Doctor Who – Colony of Fear Review

So here we have it: the final Sixth Doctor main range story, and while it would be more fitting if it were with Evelyn that’s no longer possible, so a new story set during the period where it was just The Doctor and Constance together will have to do! Colony of Fear is a perfectly fine “base under siege” story, though with some fun twists and some odd continuity! Let’s take a look!

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Urban Reign (PS2) Review

Urban Reign was a surprise hit for me. I hadn’t heard of it at all until I saw it on some random website, not even a review I think it was talking about the hidden characters from Tekken being in it… anyway, it looked fun so I rented it out from Blockbuster and sure enough! It’s like a scrolling beat ‘em up, except you select missions in locations rather than move from one to the other seamlessly. I brought it a few months later and me and my friend played the hell out of it. What’s it like now? Let’s find out in what is the last console game of this generation, as well as the second… See what I mean about the genre falling out of fashion?

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Trigun – Episodes 1 – 13 Review

After having watched it fifteen-odd years ago, I decided to re-watch Trigun as it was conveniently streaming on Netflix, and while I was at it I finally watched the movie, “Badlands Rumble”, which I’ve had on my shelf for years waiting for, well, when I “finally get round to re-watching the series”. The first half of the TV series is very different in tone to the second half (well, apart from Episode 12, but it’s far too convenient to split a 26-episode series into two 13 episode halves…) in that it’s mostly stand-alone stories with a far heavier comedic edge to them. Is it still good though? Let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who – The Company of Thieves Review

So two stories ago we saw the (re)introduction of Kroton The Cyberman, then the previous story we resumed following The Doctor and Izzy, so now it’s only natural that our next story sees the two come together! The Company of Thieves is more of a light-hearted affair, which given the story that’s about to come next, only makes sense! Is it good though, or does it exist purely to set up something greater? Let’s find out!

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WCW Backstage Assault (PS1) Review

You know what I really hate about wrestling games? The wrestling ring! THANK YOU BACKSTAGE ASSAULT. Seriously though, when is a wrestling game not a wrestling game but instead a vs. fighting game with wrestlers? It might be WrestleMania: The Arcade Game and its sequel, but even those games had a ring in it… Oh well, let’s take a look at Backstage Assault, both the first game to feature only backstage environments and the last game released with the WCW logo on it. Yep, this is how WCW’s gaming legacy ended…

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Doctor Who – The Road To Hell Review

We re-join The Doctor and Izzy on their travels as they arrive in 17th Century Japan, so expect samurai swords, constant referring to one’s sense of honour and … a non-copyright version of Godzilla and Astro Boy? Yes, it’s quite the odd story, but more importantly, it sets up a new major character for his key appearance in the big story of this run. So… let’s take a look!

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State of Emergency (PS2) Review

State of Emergency was one of those game I hadn’t heard anything about until it was suddenly on shelves, and the mix of scrolling beat ‘em up-like action, loads of people on screen and the Rockstar logo on the front meant I brought it immediately. While parts of the game might be hitting home a little too much right now (but I’m sure as hell not changing the Scrolling Sundays order right near the end!) it’s still a good laugh, but at only four levels, how long can it hold your attention, both then and now? Let’s find out!

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Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (Episodes 1 – 13) Review

I was interested in The Adventures of Dai for two reasons: I enjoyed playing as Dai in the unfortunate game known as Jump Force, and secondly I always enjoy seeing smoothly animated Toriyama characters powering up and overcoming evil with some sort of special attack. Is the series worth watching for such a flimsy excuse? Let’s find out as I look at the first “cour”, or 13 episodes…

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Doctor Who – Throwback: The Soul of a Cyberman, Ship of Fools and Unnatural Born Killers Review

We quickly make a detour from the travels of The Doctor and Izzy as the next story in this run is “Unnatural Born Killers”, but in order to understand THAT story we have to look at two far older backup strips called “Throwback: The Soul of a Cyberman” and “Ship of Fools” (thankfully included in this graphic novel!) as all three stories tell the tale of Kroton the Cyberman, a member of the Cyber Race who regains his humanity and searches for friends and meaning, his original memories lost. Interested? Read on! … Not interested? Skip it, but you’ll be wondering who the hell Kroton is in a few stories time…

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