If like me, you are a fan of Bioware and the games they produce then Anthem is probably something you are concerned about. With EA’s graveyard of previously beloved developers and Andromeda’s problematic launch, Bioware need a win. Now at last years E3 Anthem looked promising, a new mysterious franchise starter in a style Bioware are used to working with. A year later, I’m beginning to wonder whether that was false hope and here’s why. Continue reading “Anthem: A Disappointing Key Note For An Underwhelming Conference.”
Games Workshop launched Age of Sigamr in 2015, replacing Warhammer: Fantasy Battles amidst great controversy. It has however stood the test of time and with second edition just around the corner bringing a host of new rules and abilities, I thought I’d take take a look at AoS so far. Its successes, failures and areas in which I believe it could stand to improve. Continue reading “Age of Sigmar: Detriment or Improvement?”
Hugh here with a quick update as to the projects I am currently working on. I’ve got two major projects on the boil at the moment, both of them assessments for my MA one of which I am a little less certain of than the other.
My dissertation project, which I’ll talk about first is fairly simple in premise; take the High Fantasy genre that I love and adore, and update it using allegory. To do this I am taking recent events, tragedies and disasters, studying them and the effects that they had and implementing a version of this in my novel. (Sadly the world is throwing me a number options but more on that later.) For example Grenfell tower will become a slum wide fire reflecting the poverty of the area and the responses to this will be based on arguments made by politicians, landlords and survivors of the Grenfell tower fire. Obviously it wont be word for word but a general gist or sentiment will hopefully be distilled should I be successful. For this I am completely revamping an old universe to the point of non recognition, the only thing it has in common is names at this point, will likely post some draft work when I have something I would consider half way decent to show.
The second project is for a module assessment and for this I was hoping to do a false biography focusing on different experiences of Troy or the Trojan war growing up. Taking the reader through from cartoon books to studying the Iliad for an A Level in classical civilisation. I’m still not 100% sure how I’m going to approach this, or whether or not this will be the final idea. Right now I’m leaning towards having a narrator introduce the different experiences interspersed with bits of prose and biographical style writing, but we shall see how that goes.
Outside of these two project the main form of writing I am doing is the blog, I’m trying to get at least two posts up a week at present, maybe more depending on how much of a backlog I’ve built up at any one given time.
So that’s me, what about you? Are you writing anything? Let me know in the comments section below.
Take it easy guys!
Over and out.
Your Lie in April is an experience that leaves you both enchanted and bereft as you explore the colours of binary piano keys and the complex relationships and histories of its characters. Hard hitting and thought provoking from the get go Your Lie in April is well worth the time it takes to watch.
The Transition by Luke Kennard is clever, insightful and a real page turner. Continue reading “The Transition: Luke Kennard”
At the end of my last post I mentioned that the multiplayer had not been functioning as intended, upon its Xbox One launch. While this made people very unhappy and could likely have been solved with a beta test on the console. It is with great pleasure I bring you the news that the games multiplayer is up and functional for Xbox Users. For anyone who already plays the game however that is old news, so lets talk about the Multiplayer in Monster Hunter World. Continue reading “Bringing the squad to the New World: Monster Hunter World Multiplayer an overview.”
Monster Hunter World is a third person game, based as the title suggests around hunting monsters, from the terrifying to the bizarre, the ‘New world’ boasts a host of memorable fights and stunning vistas. So why should you pick up Monster Hunter: World over other games? To take you through this I am going to discuss a few core aspects of the game, (in a spoiler free manner) but it is important to note that having played around forty hours, I feel I have barely scratched the surface. TLDR: These are first impressions. Continue reading “Let’s talk about Monster Hunter World:”