I know I’ve been quiet again lately which wasn’t the plan but it was unavoidable but for far less dramatic reasons than the last time. That’s not to say I have much to talk about. So instead I’m just going to share the Halo 5: Guardians campaign footage that’s found its way on to YouTube. I cannot wait for this game.
And I may have got a little over excited about the return of a certain ODST.
So another Warhammer 40,000 game is in production. This time it’s 40k Chess. To be honest I have no feelings one way or the other on how good or not it will be. Or even how advisable it is to make a 40k version of the original strategy game when Games Workshop spend a lot of energy telling everyone theirs is the best. However the teaser and the animations look epic so for now I don’t really care.
And pay special attention to the bolters and heavy bolters when they fire. Because you can actually see the contrail of the bolt round’s rocket igniting. Which is pretty badass.
The Hobbit, for me, has been a distinctly average affair. Stretched over three films when at the absolute most it should have been two even with all the source material and non-Hobbit events crammed in there.
The first film was okay but let down by moments of stupidity on the part of Peter Jackson. Just some scenes offered nothing and should have been cut. It was too long, too laboured and often too cheap. The second film was better but sadly nearly as forgettable with it being yet another overly long road trip movie. Evangeline Lilly all done up like an Elf was the probably my favourite bit, but that’s just me… The films erred too much on the light hearted side of butchery to make it more accessible to children but actually just comes off as naive and inappropriate.
The trailer for The Battle of Five Armies has come out and finally looks like a Lord of the Rings film. It looks gritty, grungy and the capery of slitting a Godlin King’s throat is long gone. This one should be good.
When I first heard about Firefly online I felt very mixed. Whilst I was pleased that Firefly was getting a new lease of life, I was concerned about how good the game would be and how good it would look. Projects inspired by cancelled shows tend not to have big budgets. Or often get completed.
This teaser hit the interwebs and I have to say, overall, it looks pretty good. It seems to have lots of different elements crammed in there which is no bad thing. The Sims-esque shipbuilding, RPG exploration, turn based combat and some funky flying about in ships. It’s offering fans an awful lot.
Graphically it’s fine. Not amazing but pretty enough. But as the finished product isn’t out yet we may yet see some improvements.
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