Game Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (3DS)

Dual DestiniesPhoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies doesn’t change the series’ formula, but it does upgrade the presentation and fine-tune the gameplay a little. There are now 3D anime scenes scattered throughout to liven things up, the character animations are more refined and the locations are 3D diorama’s with subtle movements in the background. New to the franchise is the ability to rotate your way around a crime scene during an investigation.… Read the rest

Movie Review: The Hobbit – Desolation of Smaug (3D – HFR)

the-hobbit-the-desolation-of-smaug-posterI don’t have much to say about The Desolation of Smaug as far as plot and acting go. The middle part of the trilogy is basically just more of the same, an overlong but entertaining fantasy ride with some scenery-chewing. Cumberbatch is fun as the dragon Smaug, and the scenes with him are a highlight.… Read the rest

Movie Review: Dredd

dredd-posterDredd is a well-executed, lean and mean sci-fi action movie. It is based on a series of grungy underground comics (from 2000 AD) and is far more true to the source material than the Sylvester Stallone flick from 1995 was (titled Judge Dredd).… Read the rest

Television Review: Homeland (Season 1-3)

homeland posterIt’s sad to watch your once favorite series slide from ‘Woohoo!’ to ‘Meh.’ Then again, Homeland was always walking a tightrope, and it seemed inevitable that it would lose its balance at some point. The first season was a taut cat-and-mouse game between two people.… Read the rest

Game Review: Botanicula (PC)

Botanicula_coverBotanicula manages to be massively cute without feeling saccharine. Its art is amazing and the sounds – mostly people mouthing sound effects in silly voices – are equally good. Its world feels like a picture-book for kids and the story is sweet and sincere.… Read the rest

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