Critical analysis and reviews, Videogames

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In light of having a birthday this week, I’ve finally started playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the 3DS. While later to the game than most of the people of Twitter, it seems, I’m taking the game at my own pace or rather – I’m taking it at Animal Crossing’s pace. Welcome to Balamb.
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Currently playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf

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Critical analysis and reviews, Films, Videogames

Ignorance of infrastructure

I don’t want this to be a long post, so I’m going to try and keep it short. But in amongst all the stuff to come tumbling out of events pre and during this year’s E3, especially in regards to the Xbox One, I just feel like companies behind hardware and software for entertainment products are unaware of global access to efficient and fast internet infrastructure, and certainly unaware of the UK situation. Continue reading

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Creative analysis, Critical analysis and reviews, Videogames, Writing

Intertextuality, genre expectations and LEGO City Undercover

Chase is standing in the middle of a dojo. Some dodgy sounding geezer is spouting words of wisdom when it comes to kicking ass, and said geezer is wearing a waist jacket and a pair of glasses that seem awfully familiar to some other arse kicking geezer from a highly popular film franchise. Then the wire-fu starts. It’s The Matrix but LEGO City style. Continue reading

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Critical analysis and reviews, Videogames

Lego city undercover dinosaur robot

I can’t bring myself to play any more Stark Trek: the Video Game at this time. So my main videogame this week, with anything approaching a narrative, has been LEGO City Undercover on the Wii U. Apart from the lack of co-op akin to other LEGO games and the loading times, it’s been highly enjoyable so far. I’ll have some deeper analysis on parts of the game out later this week.

Currently playing: LEGO City Undercover

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