So yesterday was my Mum’s funeral, and while I’m not back to my old self just yet I do feel a lot better this morning. I’m hoping my reviewing mojo will return soon and certainly there are a few reviews that were half done before my life momentarily crumbled I should be able to finish.
Basically I just wanted to say that I’m on the way back up, just so my last post doesn’t hang around at the top of the blog any more…
See you all soon!
Due to my Mum’s sudden passing on Wednesday I’ll be temporarily stopping this blog until I can get back in the funny and enthusiastic review mood, whenever that’ll be.
Thanks for any kind thoughts and I’ll hopefully see you soon!
For the next seven days, in other words the run up to the UK release date of Resident Evil VILLAGE, there will be a Resident Evil review going up at 2pm. Now, this is the third time I’ve done a week themed around Resident Evil reviews, and because of that it has to be the last because after this one I won’t have enough content to review! (beyond one or two spin-offs I never played that I might get round to one day, a few books and whatever has yet to be released, obviously…)
As per usual this won’t effect the reviews that are already scheduled to go up at the usual 9:10am slot (that I ended up sticking with accidentally) and instead can be treated as a “bonus” due to my excitement at playing a new mainline entry into one of my favourite franchises. So, in terms of the final releases I have but haven’t review it looks like this…
I was initially hesitant to buy Wicked Sisters, given I haven’t been following the Graceless spin-off series, but after being assured it was pretty stand alone, and given the price, I went with it. Turns out I made the right choice, because whatever happened to Abby and Zara between the Key2Time trilogy and this was nicely explained in a few bits of dialogue, and what was left was a fun story featuring The Fifth Doctor teaming up with Leela to tackle a duo who are pretty much doing what The Doctor does, just with more … dangerous powers…
Starting tomorrow and through to the end of the week will be reviews 998, 999 and 1,000 for me after the last five-ish years of giving it a go, so I’ve decided to do something a bit special. The most popular/most frequent things I review are Doctor Who, Games and Anime, so I decided to pick one thing from each of those categories that I “always wanted to review” and, well, review them!
So not necessarily my favourite of each category (though I’ll admit two of the three could very easily be) but something that when I started this for-fun “career” path I knew I’d cover at some point and was excited at the prospect. So look forward to that, and then next week I’ll be back to regular, if not a little full of Big Finish Audio backlog reviews, schedule.
So this is a big one… I mean literally, making the 30 thumbnails was a pain in the arse, but I just couldn’t nail it down to just 20, and when I did 25 I thought of five more I could easily talk about and went “screw it!”. Hell, I could have easily gone to 50. So with that all being said (and the usual “these are only game I’ve played so I’m sure there are many great games left off this list” message) let’s go!
While I’m one of those people who likes to remind people that there was no “0 AD” and therefore a decade is actually 1-10, I do also understand its far easier to say 1990 is the start of the 90s than to say the 1980s ends with 1990, so with that being said: Here are my picks for Top 20 TV Series of the 2010s! Hooray! A mix of genuine praise along with other things like nostalgia and influence, this list is, once again, just my opinion and therefore there are undoubtedly many, MANY shows I never watched that are therefore not on this list. Let’s begin, shall we?
Another year, another struggle to find 10 games released in 2019 I actually played. So once again look forward to wondering why I didn’t mention “Major game release X”, the answer of which is “I’m just one man, full-time employed, so I don’t have that much time to play loads of games”. Especially when non-2019 games Super Robot Wars V and Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey ate up so much of my gaming time this year… Anyway, enjoy!
2019 was a weird year for Doctor Who stories, as there was only a single, solitary episode on January 1st, meaning this list is pretty much entirely Big Finish (I’m always behind on the comics I’m afraid). Still, which Big Finish was best? Did their anniversary release come up big? Did the one TV episode place at all?! Let’s find out!
Another year gone, and time for another trio of Top 10s! It’s only December 30th as I upload these, but the reason for that will become clear tomorrow! So without further ado, here are my top 10 TV series (or seasons, if you like) of 2019, as always baring in mind there are plenty I missed out on (like the Mandalorian… Thanks for not launching Disney+ here yet, Disney! *grumble grumble*) so these lists are, fittingly given its my blog, just what I’ve actually seen…