• Review: Has ‘Wonder Boy’ Stumbled With ‘Asha In Monster World’ Remake?

    
 Good old 2012. I remember the year fondly. It was a simpler time. Nowadays we have to endure the horror of seeing the world collapsing and all of our previously trusted institutions along with it before our very eyes, but back then we could only speculate about the apocalypse through vague interpretations of an […]
    • by Alan Hobbs
    • 1 Month ago
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  • Movie Review: Is ‘Mortal Kombat’ A Flawless Victory?

    
 Once upon a time it was a universal truth that, with little to no exceptions, movies based on video games were guaranteed to suck. And vice versa. Gradually, however, film adaptations of video game properties became at least watchable. Some might even say good. In recent years we’ve seen decent live-action films based on […]
    • by Alan Hobbs
    • 2 Months ago
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  • Movie Review: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Might Surprise You

    
 Hollywood seems to be creatively bankrupt as of late. The entire movie landscape primarily consists of remakes, reboots, and sequels – with nary an original idea in sight. Which wouldn’t be too bad if the films themselves had any integrity or passion felt in them, but most of them seem more like shameless phoned-in […]
    • by Alan Hobbs
    • 3 Months ago
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  • Review: Is Gnosia Really Worth The Hype?

    
 Since its localization announcement in a Nintendo Direct at the end of last year, I’ve been pumped to play a somewhat obscure Switch port of an offbeat Japanese visual novel-esque puzzle thriller set in space. Or rather, a ” Sci-Fi Social Deduction RPG”, according to its description on Nintendo’s official website. The game is […]
    • by Alan Hobbs
    • 3 Months ago
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  • ‘Demon Slayer’ Movie Review: How Did ‘Mugen Train’ Dethrone ‘Spirited Away’?

    
 With over 100 million copies of the manga in circulation and an anime adaptation that has quickly become the highest-rated and most-watched series out of Japan in recent memory, Demon Slayer has objectively taken the world by storm – blowing past other series like My Hero Academia that were previously thought to be this […]
    • by Alan Hobbs
    • 5 Months ago
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  • Review: Don’t Believe The Hype, ‘The Haunting Of Bly Manor’ Is As Lifeless As A Corpse

    
 When The Haunting of Hill House premiered on Netflix in 2018, I was one of many viewers shouting its praise from the rooftop. As a horror aficionado, I appreciated how it merged the genre with a thoughtful approach to family drama and social commentary, whilst still never losing sight of its horror roots. Created, […]
    • by Alan Hobbs
    • 8 Months ago
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  • Review: ‘Crash Bandicoot 4’ Fails To Move The Series Forward

    
 The Crash Bandicoot series seems like it’s been warped into hyperdrive as of late. Not only did the original trilogy receive a massive makeover that was so successful it revived fellow platforming series Spyro, but it even led to somewhat of a renaissance of remakes including Crash’s own Team Racing game. Finally, with his […]
    • by Alan Hobbs
    • 9 Months ago
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  • Review: ‘Kirby Fighters 2’ Is A Smash Bros. Clone, But Is That A Bad Thing?

    
 Everyone’s favorite pink puff, Kirby, is back on the Nintendo Switch! But if you’re expecting a proper follow-up to 2018’s Kirby Star Allies, you’ll need to temper your expectations. Kirby Fighters 2 is instead a follow-up to the 3DS downloadable title, Kirby Fighters Deluxe, which itself was an expansion on a mini-game from the […]
    • by Alan Hobbs
    • 9 Months ago
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  • Review: ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ Is A Boring Mess Of A Show

    
 When Michael Crichton first began writing the novel Jurassic Park, he probably knew it would be popular, but it’s hard to imagine even he would have predicted it becoming one of the most well-known and profitable media franchises in the world, rivaling even that of Star Wars and Marvel. But alas, in the immortal […]
    • by Alan Hobbs
    • 9 Months ago
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  • Review: Is ‘Super Mario 3D All-Stars’ Everything We Hoped For?

    
 It’s finally here. After years of waiting and months of rumors, Super Mario 3D All-Stars has arrived. The moment Nintendo announced the surprise release of not one, not two, but three of the greatest 3D platformers of all time, and Mario titles no less, in one package, was a surreal moment. It felt both […]
    • by Alan Hobbs
    • 9 Months ago
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