This week on the Entertainment Dome, our RWBY Recap leads to some tangents about representation in media and why it’s okay for good characters to do bad things and we theorise what the mysterious Persona 5 R could be.
2018 was a very mixed year in terms of videogames. It was a year of stellar highs and abysmal lows. On one hand, the PS4 exclusive Spider-Man game proved that not only were single-player titles still in demand but licensed games could also be incredible, Octopath Traveler was a perfect throwback to SNES-era RPGs and showed how beloved turn-based RPGs still are and only last month we got Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which very much lived up to its name considering it’s a game where Princess Peach can beat up Cloud Strife in the middle of Dracula’s Castle.
On the other hand, however, gross mismanagement led to the closure of TellTale Games, resulting in several highly anticipated titles getting cancelled and its employees suddenly jobless, the lootbox craze became so bad that some countries have made them illegal, which sets a worrying precedent for the possibility of games becoming regulated, and do I even need to bring up the utter fuster-cluck that was Fallout 76?
As always, I prefer to not dwell on the past but focus on the future. We all have high expectations for 2019 and while I’m sure there’s a myriad of bullshit headed our way, there’re gonna be some amazing things too. So let me share with you the ten games I’m most looking forward to this year. Continue reading
This week on The Entertainment Dome, I express my unbridled glee about the latest RWBY Volume 6 episodes, before we move on to talking about some of the Game Awards announcements, including the Super Smash Bros/Persona 5 collab.
Last week on The Entertainment Dome, James and I recapped the rather meaty third and fourth episodes of RWBY Volume 6 and reacted to the insane backstory reveals.
Last week was The Entertainment Dome’s 100th episode and James and I decided to spend it by discussing the Detective Pikachu trailer and how we’re weirdly excited for the movie, but not before I subject James to my dumb RWBY Volume 6 theories during the weekly recap.
Here’s to the next 100!
Last week, I was able to attend the launch event for a new range of miniature arcade cabinets by Quarter Arcades, a subsidiary of Numskull Designs – a site dedicated to making officially licensed merchandise like shirts, mugs, wallets and more based around our favourite videogame, movie and TV franchises. Basically, they make cool stuff, and I consider myself very lucky to have been invited to the event by their PR guy, Ryan Brown, who I was also able to chat with about their first arcade title and their upcoming plans for the range so I could write this very article. Continue reading
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we actually get to talk about the first episode of RWBY Volume 6 this time, but not before going through all those juicy new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate details (apologies for the drilling sounds in the background).
This week on the Entertainment Dome, James’ plans to talk about the first episode of RWBY Volume 6 are shot down due to me not watching it (oops) so we make up for it by sharing our opinions on the first four episodes of the new JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series and the new season of Doctor Who (apologies for the audio peaking).
Last week on The Entertainment Dome, we wrapped up our Attack on Titan recaps with the last two episodes before the season hiatus, and James wasn’t impressed with a certain casting choice for the Witcher Netflix show, which led to me going on a very weird soapbox rant.
The announcement of a brand new, wholly original Spider-Man game being developed by Insomniac Games got a lot of people, including me, very excited. It had felt like it had been ages since we got something like this – a console super-hero game that wasn’t just a cash-grab tie-in to a new movie or TV show. Everything about it looked promising and I felt like this could herald in a new age of high-quality superhero games. And judging by this game’s success, I think it’s safe to say that might just be the case.
Unless you’ve just not been paying attention, it’s no secret that Spider-Man (or Marvel’s Spider-Man – they seriously needed a better name) has been positively received. What was expected to be a moderate success has become Sony’s fastest selling first-party game ever and its first month’s sales beat the likes of God of War and Uncharted 4. It’s a good game is what I’m saying.
Honestly, I probably don’t even need to write a review about it. I’ll tell you right now; all the positive reception you’ve heard is right. If you have a PS4, this is a must buy. But, you know what, this game is SO good that I need to gush about it regardless. So rather than posit the question “Is Spider-Man on PS4 a good game?,” let’s discuss WHY it’s good. Continue reading