The Banner Saga is a stunning hand-drawn adventure that seeks to pit man against man, giant against giant, in this frozen sunless world driven to devastation by a forgotten threat.
With the evolution of videogaming comes the evolution of story-telling and Eidos Montreal and Feral Interactive have pushed the boundaries further than almost all other games. This is technology warning you about technological evolution and it is just supreme.
South Park: The Stick of Truth is a highly enjoyable game that manages to really encapsulate all that should be from a television to videogame adaptation. Cartman is on fine form, Chinpokomon are required catching and Randy Marsh’s cavities are privy to various sharp objects. Between Matt Stone, Trey Parker and the people ast Ubisoft we’ve been given a highly enjoyable videogame that will bewitch fans of the series whilst entertaining those who haven’t watched it before.
A promising first season left many people eagerly awaiting a second. And whilst the wait might have been expectant of a high quality continuation in the saga no fan can be left disappointed. A supremely talented cast holds aloft an intelligently conceptualised show that bears both fruit and scars.
Dragon Age: Inquisition continues the trend of solid fantasy RPGs from Bioware. However, there’s a lingering sense of vacuity lurking in this latest instalment that doesn’t feel promising.
12 Years a Slave raced to critical acclaim on immediate release. Telling the tale of Solomon Northup, a free black man sold into slavery, 12 Years looks intimately at the often forgotten period of depravity in North America. Steve McQueen’s film is an honest, brutal glimpse into man at his best and at his worst.
Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto conspire to put to film the story of a former abusive, homophobic bull-riding lay-about who after contracting HIV befriends a straight-up transgender fashionista. Jean-Marc Vallée sees in The Dallas Buyers Club an opportunity to bring to light some truths belonging to the era, but that can still be relevant in this day and age.