My VG Music Picks #61 – Enter the Darkness (Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

While I don’t have as much as an emotional connection to many of Kingdom Hearts‘ original characters as some people do, I won’t deny that the series has some effective and enjoyable original antagonists. For example, Vanitas from Birth by Sleep became an instant favourite of mine due to his personality, his vocal performance and his theme music. Continue reading

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My Ten Favourite Justice League Episodes

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Justice League

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I’m just gonna cut to the chase – I consider Justice League to be one of the best cartoons ever made and the standard that I hold a lot of other shows up to, particularly DC’s other animated offerings. It’s responsible for why I love so many of DC’s superhero characters (especially its depictions of Superman and Batman) and introduced me to characters I might otherwise have never known. To this day, I’m still mad that the series never got a DVD release outside of America.

So after recently re-watching the series in its entirety with a friend of mine, I figured why not finally express my love on this site by listing my ten favourite episodes from the show. Continue reading

You’re Welcome – A Marvel Parody

Yep, I actually made another one of these. You can blame my friend, Christina, for implanting this idea in my head – You’re Welcome sung from the perspective of Thanos. Lyrics can be found below but be warned – there are spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War here. Also I can’t sing but what else is new? Enjoy!

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My VG Music Picks #60 – A Cue Aun Tu Oi / A Red Apple (Gravity Rush 2)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Gravity Rush 2

One of my favourite scenes in Gravity Rush 2 is when Kat is mistaken for a singer and has to perform for some soldiers, because it’s so silly, especially since it seems like Kat is making this song up on the fly, but it’s also incredibly charming (not to mention she’s a damn good singer). Continue reading

Detective Pikachu – A Bolt of Brilliance Or A Load of Trubbish?

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When this game was first announced, it raised a lot of eyebrows, myself included. In a good way, mind you. The idea of a game centered around a gruff-sounding, coffee-loving, talking Pikachu seemed so crazy that it could actually work, or at the very least was worth experiencing. But after its official announcement, we heard basically nothing about the thing for, like, three years until it was suddenly released in Japan in early 2016.

Cut to two years later and the game not only received an expansion but was released in its entirety here in the West for us to enjoy. But was it worth the wait? Does it offer anything of substance outside of its bizarre concept? Is there any reason it should also be getting a movie adaptation? Well, I think I can answer those first two questions at least. Continue reading

Phi’s Dilemma

WARNING: The following story contains spoilers for Zero Time Dilemma

Synopsis: Phi finds herself in a rather awkward position when Diana asks her for a favour – babysitting.

The harsh ringing of Phi’s phone stirred her from sleep. Instantly awake, she switched her bedside lamp on, put on her glasses and grabbed the phone, assuming it was an emergency call from work. Who else would be calling her at 5 o’clock in the morning?

Not that she minded, though. The only reason she was taking the day off was because Akane had found her asleep on her desk and insisted that Phi was overworked and needed a break. Phi was never good with just “relaxing.” But now it looked like something had come up, and they needed her help. Continue reading

The Entertainment Dome One Shot – Octahedron

Wait a second, an Entertainment Dome video WITHOUT James? Yep, I’m going solo in this one and it’s a first impressions video about 2D vertical platformer Octahedron, where you have to create the platforms to progress.

With tricky puzzles and funky chiptunes, is this something anybody can enjoy or is this one for platformer purists only?

A massive thank you to Amy Graves for providing me with the code for the game.