Nightflyers is a show from the Sy-Fy channel which came to Netflix in early February. It’s adapted from a novella of the same name by George R.R Martin. And, although I have never read the novella, I enjoyed his A Song of Ice and Fire series so thought I would give it a go. He’s such a great writer when it comes to story telling and characters, so how could this possible go wrong? Major spoilers ahead.
Over 20 years ago the Resident Evil franchise changed the face of horror games. From the jump scare of the zombie dog bursting through the window to being consistently chased by the terrifying Nemesis. Now, one of its most successful entries, Resident Evil 2, has been gifted with a complete makeover – and for once the idea of rebooting an entire series might actually work.
Most women have struggled with the inconvenience of ‘I don’t know what to wear’ – shifting from shop to shop because you can’t find the right outfit for a special event or you just need new clothes. Add this to the frustration of nothing ever fitting, of trousers constantly being too long, ‘daring’ mini dresses ending below the knee and consistently having to roll up the sleeves of every top you wear.
In 2013, Rockstar shocked the world with its instant success, Grand Theft Auto V which turned out to be the fastest selling entertainment product ever (making $1 billion in just three days). Players became involved in the story of three main characters on their mission to score big in the world of crime and corruption – revealing the vast open-world map of San Andreas. The question of whether Rockstar could ever top the controversial monument arose. Yet, after six years in development, Red Dead Redemption 2 proved us wrong.
For years, games developer tycoon EA have been preaching the impending doom of single-player games. Just under a decade ago, EA label president Frank Gibeau told Develop that the single-player game model was ‘finished’ and EA’s growing devotion to ‘connected’ online games were ‘where the innovation, and the action, is at’. However, 2018’s year of games has proved him very wrong indeed.
Hitman 2016 was the best thing to happen to the Hitman franchise since Blood Money. It was clean, fun and brought new things to the table as well as maintaining the classic Hitman sandbox mechanic. More interactive than ever, the levels were huge, interesting and diverse. Originally intended to be a 3 part series, the latest instalment should have been Hitman: Season 2 – however somewhere along the line became a full blown sequel. This was a move I believe to be questionable considering how little this game has to offer in terms of improvement from the first, and would have worked better as an expansion as previously planned. Here is my review of Hitman 2, beware of minor spoilers.
Boots Riley’s daring debut starts as a fresh, darkly humoured, and eye-opening commentary on racism, capitalism, slavery and the American Dream. Though not perfect, it was a risky start for a promising director. Here is my review, beware of minor spoilers.