Films

‘The Hate U Give’ is Vital Viewing

If there is one film you need to watch this year, it's this one. Sorrow. Grief. Rage. There are no words in existence that could explain the impact that this film had on me. More than a solid storyline, poignant cinematography, and well-thought-out characters, The Hate U Give (THUG) is a masterpiece that causes its viewers to deeply empathise, to react, and to reflect on our own privilege in today's society. With incredible power, THUG refuses to give in to injustice from the law, nor will it excuse ignorance from the majorities. It reminds us that racism still exists today, is still a part of the mainstream, and is being ignored now more than ever...

anime

‘Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai’ So-far Exceeds Expectations

At first glance, you might think this anime to be another fan-servicing harem. The very first image you see, after all, is of an attractive anime girl in a playboy bunny outfit. This impression, however, could not be further from the truth. It is, in fact, a heartwarming story centring around male protagonist Sakuta Azusagawa and his "bunny girl senpai" Mai Sakurajima. The show focuses on different symptoms of so-called "Adolescence Syndrome", in which supernatural events and circumstances happen. The initial plot point of this is that Mai is literally invisible to everyone but Sakuta. From this, the two bond, and the audience in turn bonds with their characters...

Video Games

March 2018 in Video Games – What’s Coming?

A list of the upcoming video games for March 2018. Includes the game title, platform, date, and genre.

Video Games

First Impressions: ‘South Park: The Fractured but Whole’

By now I've probably played about three hours of South Park: The Fractured but Whole and have found it to be entertaining, but also far too reminiscent of it's predecessor: South Park: The Stick of Truth. That said, my experience of the game so-far has been very positive...

Video Games

Subnautica is Incredibly Immersive

Subnautica hones in on one truly natural and instinctive phobia: the vastness and dangers of being stranded in the middle of an ocean. If that weren't bad enough, the game takes it one step further and leaves you a sole survivor on an alien planet where dangerous creatures lurk the depths. It forces you to enter this world, to swim hundreds of meters deep for the simple aim of surviving; not just to survive the dangers, oh no, but also to survive the foreign plague that has newly infected your body...

Video Games

Doki Doki Literature Club is Full of Surprises

Doki Doki Literature Club (DDLC) was released for free (I’m not kidding- free!) on Steam in late September 2017 but didn’t achieve wide-spread popularity until just recently. Since its entrance in to the mainstream there have been an abundance of memes generated and fan-art created, making it so that the game can be enjoyed a long time after you’ve completed the story. It’s here at the very beginning, readers, that I will enforce a HUGE SPOILER WARNING! If you haven’t yet played the game you really don’t want any information on it before you get the chance to play it for yourself (which you definitely should do… Did I mention that it’s free?)

Video Games

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – Consumerism Kills the Charm.

It was very easy to play this game for hours on end as a newbie level 1. Here you have plenty of craft supplies, leaf tickets, and tasks to complete- your future is ahead of you and it’s bright, staring right in to your gigantic eyes. It’s a shame that the charming lustre died so quickly...