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London Film and Comic Con 2017 – Preparation is Key!

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Here I am again, finding myself getting ready for another awesome weekend of nerdy greatness! It’s that time of year where London Film and Comic Con 2017 is coming to Olympia for it’s summer show.

This is probably my fourth time attending this convention but it’s the first time that I am properly going all out to meet guests and get photo ops with them, will be top Heroes and Villains Fan Fest? That would be a tough question to answer as I had the time of my life at Heroes and Villains so I’m hoping I enjoy myself at LFCC this year. The event, run by Showmasters, is a convention that is dedicated to film, TV shows and comics as the name of the event entitles. Besides Heroes and Villains, this is the convention I prefer over the likes of MCM as I am more into my film, TV shows and comic books so it’s the perfect event for me as a fan.

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – First Impression

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I finally managed to grab a copy of Crash Bandicoot N.  Sane Trilogy exclusive to PS4, after weeks of the game being sold out! I’ve only played a few levels on the first game and thought I would do a brief post on my first impressions of the game so far.

So with Crash Bandicoot N,Sane Trilogy, you get all three original games that have been remastered in full HD and to say they look amazing would be an understatement! The developer on this game, Vicarious Visions, really have done a fantastic job on updating the graphics for the games to next gen. I love how the levels I have played so far are exactly like the original PS1 game, from the placement of boxes to the NPC creatures trying to stop Crash in his tracks but with a serious improvement on the graphics. At first glance it looks like something straight out of a Disney/Pixar film, Crash looks like he could appear in Big Hero 6 the graphics really surprised me. I knew they were going to be good but holy shit they have far surpassed my expectations.

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The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game Series – A New Frontier Episode 3: Above The Law Review

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A New Frontier Episode 3: Above The Law Review

Hey again you zombie survivors!

So I’m now at the midway point of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier with episode 3!

The third episode continues with the strong theme of family that begun in the first two episodes of the season, following the journey of our main character Javi. I must say that I am enjoying his character and enjoying learning more about his past as it’s helping me to understand how he is shaped as a character.

Like with how Clementine’s character has been well established as our main protagonist in the first two seasons, I feel that A New Frontier is continuing to do the same with Javi presenting us with different ways of creating a very likable and relatable character in this third season. “Above the Law” begins with a flashback of when Javi first hit the road with Kate and the kids during the beginning of the outbreak. One thing I will say is that the flashbacks do serve an important purpose as it shows us how Javi had to step up in protecting his brother’s family, as I feel it’s really vital to the events occurring in the present day plot. In the flashback scenes there doesn’t appear to be as much action but the one thing I am a massive fan of is character building moments, which is something the flashbacks do very well in this game. For me personally, I do feel that this hold great importance in the bigger scale of things during the game and have an impact on the characters, as well as on us as the player.

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The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game Series – A New Frontier Episode 2: Ties That Bind Part 2 Review

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A New Frontier Episode 2: Ties That Bind Part 2

Welcome back survivors!

I’m carrying on with my review of The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game Series – A New Frontier with episode 2 titled Ties That Bind Part 2, so I’m gonna jump straight into it.

The second episode in A New Frontier picks up pretty much where part 1 of Ties That Bind ended, picking up the pace that was set in the season opener. I did feel like this episode was closely more linked to what I love about The Walking Dead and does a solid job of solidifying the brilliant story plots that Telltale have formulated in their games since the first game. It does a great job of building on the foundation set in the season premiere and also what occurred in the first two seasons of The Walking Dead, one thing for sure is that the ending of this two part episode has really set the scene and is setting up what could be an amazing season for the game. More so than ever with these games, I do feel like the choices I will make throughout the story really will matter and I will have to tread carefully as the plot develops. As a gamer, I like to think strategically and in these games I think my choices will be more important than the previous two games.

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The Walking Dead: A Telltale Series – A New Frontier Episode 1: Ties That Bind Part 1 Review

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A New Frontier Episode 1: Ties That Bind Part 1 Review

So episode 1 kick starts the new season of The Walking Dead with what I thought was a really great pilot episode, that really got me stoked for what’s in store for the season as a whole. “Ties That Bind Part 1” is a great start to the season taking elements from the previous seasons and building on this walker infested world with this new assortment of characters.

We get to take control of and meet the new protagonist in this season, Javi, in what I think is one of the best sequences I have seen in the Telltale games so far. It takes place during the beginning of the zombie outbreak and the opening sequence does feel like something straight out of a horror film, with the way the lighting has been used and how the scene has been edited together making a very strong and memorable opening to the new story.

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The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game Series – A New Frontier

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Telltale Games have done it again!

I have been a massive fan of the Telltale Games: The Walking Dead series as I thought it was such a new and immersive gaming experience. It really got you to step into the shoes of characters from the post-apocalyptic world and the decisions you make really impact the story, giving different outcomes to other players. I thought that the first two seasons of The Walking Dead were brilliant, so when I stumbled across The Walking Dead: A New Frontier I knew that I had to jump on this game as I absolutely loved the first two.

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Overwatch Collector’s Edition Unboxing

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Now being the nerd that I am, I am prone to now and again splash out on a good collector’s edition of a game. In this instant I recently purchased the Overwatch: Collector’s Edition for Playstation 4 from my local GAME store.

This is the huge mother all packaged up in a decorative and sturdy box which has plenty of awesome Overwatch swag inside:

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Horizon Zero Dawn – First Impressions

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As a huge gamer, 2017 has given us some of the biggest and most highly anticipated titles on console and it’s only the early part of the year.  For me one of the titles I was early looking forward to is Horizon Zero Dawn, developed by Guerrilla Games which is a PS4 exclusive. I have only just got around to playing the game myself so I’m just giving a brief review of my thoughts so far on the game. Horizon Zero Dawn is an action-RPG game that features a very unique and interesting story-line. I’m just going to talk briefly on what I think of the game so far.

I think first and foremost the graphics of this game are absolutely amazing, you cannot fault the attention to detail in the game. I’ve only been playing for about a day or so now but when you’re running around the world I can’t help but take in how realistic the settings are. The landscape of the wilderness is just amazing and does remind me of Far Cry and the Uncharted games in parts. I think this game was designed with character interaction and integration as a top priority, as the character expressions are just so accurate to real life.

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