This is the second half of a review from the older gens version of Dragon Age Inquisition, thus I recommend you read the first half available HERE!
For those who don’t want to, can’t be bothered or who have done but have forgotten what I said as it was so long ago or just so blandly written. Know that the game is a lot bigger and more open world like but lacking in the character and plot. Actually that could probably do as an overall review, but you should still read the second half of my review anyway.
Dragon Age Inquisition is the “third” entry in Biowares hit generic fantasy RPG that breaks new ground by putting you as an Elf Dwarf or Human who must go around rescue maidens, punch trolls, stab goblins, battle Dragons and vanquish demons. However when the series went from a standard fantasy epic to a small character focused piece, stuck in one grimy medieval city people began to complain. However the new game is here stretched across hardware both old and new.
Thus the two questions we need to answer are: is this one any good and is it any good on the outdated hardware us peasants are still struggling with. For I shall be reviewing, as you can tell by the title the PS3, version which I assume to be much the same as the Xbox360 version now that we are not arguing over a few megs or pixels in face of the next step in gaming evolution.
It turns out the Roswell Incident was in fact an alien being, with a rather addictive personality, stopping by to warn us all of our impending doom. It seems that Earth will be passing through a rather dense asteroid field similar to one that swept over during the late Cretaceous period. Seen as how we all know how well that turned out the American government quickly sets up a new programme where the sharpest shooters and sharpest minds will get together and stand guard over the planet. This elite group are known as the Rock Jocks.
Unfortunately it is now approximately forty years later and the programme isn’t doing too well.
Delve is a fantastically simple dice rolling game trying to fill the role of a fully-fledged dungeon crawler. In it you lead a party of four standard fantasy tropes through a series of caverns and caves fighting monsters and claiming treasure.
Last time on Doctor Who: Danny Pink was killed in the universes quietest car accident and thus the Doctor and Clara set off on an Orpheus quest. However instead of ending up bobbing down the river Styx, they wind up in a mausoleum where the dead are on display inside giant fish tanks. Here they finally meet Missy who eludes them by humping the Doctors leg until he asks for her to leave. They also meet a young scientist who tells them that Humanity has made contact with the other side, or more accurately the other side has made contact with them. The Doctor poo-poos this notion of the Dead being able to talk despite being ready to journey to a literal physical afterlife not less than ten minutes ago. However this might have been a wise move on the part of the BBC after they got a few complaints about Doctor Who delving into the afterlife. Though if they hated that, I hate to think what they will say after a few choice lines from this episode air. There is a bit of pre-amble before the Cybermen emerge, we find out that this was modern-ish Earth all along and Missy is a newly regenerated Master who has gifted them a bit of Time-Lord tech that stores the memories of the recently departed so that their bodies can be cyber-converted. And now the conclusion…. Continue reading
Okay I wasn’t planning on doing another update today and I certainly wasn’t planning on reviewing the latest episode of Doctor Who. In fact the plan was to wait till next week, review the whole thing as a whole, moan about the usually over complicated and generally unsatisfying ending Moffat has given us and call it a day. Maybe with a link to the Christmas trailer.
However at the end of part one we have found out the identity of Missy and seen as how it will temporarily break the internet and certainly derail any review I put up next week I thought it best to get some words out on the matter now. Now there are a few things to mention first:
Number one is, spoiler. Duh
Number two, is that quite a few people have already guessed it which is what I guess we can expect when Moffat tries to do a twist that works rather than getting too far up itself.
And finally number three is spoiler. Duh. Now I know I’ve said it twice but it’s so important I thought it was worth repeating.
From the pen of Mark Laporta, the new young adult novel from chickadee prince wins some originality points right from the off simply by not blowing up the whole world before we start. Young adult literature seems to have gotten a little hung up recently on the metaphorical anger teenagers have with the unfair broken world around them by depicting every apocalypse going. Meanwhile ‘Heart of Earth’ may lose some of its readers by being a bit too far from this and the average teenage life. For you see in it we follow young Derek Dixon, a boy whose body has changed into something unrecognisable that is clumsy and awkward, he’s found that girls are a mystery that leave him tripping over himself, his people skills are all out of whack and his parents are now unfeeling prison guards who were never young and will never understand him. Now I ask how is any teenager supposed to relate to this?