The Shooter to End all Shooters

Spec Ops: The Line

Tea: Ginger Lemon

I am not a shooter person. There, I said it. However, every now and then a shooter comes along that intrigues me. Spec Ops: The Line was one of those games that was said to be different from other brown and grey modern war shooters. So I went in with somewhat high expectations, this was aided by the fact that the game was said to be partially inspired by Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. And while this sounds very unusual for a game I couldn’t shake the feeling that I had been spoiled the overall story. Thankfully that is not the case at all and thus I was presented with a truly remarkable story. But let’s get into it: Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes and the Shattered Mirror – Chapter 2

Chapter 2: Broken

The modern age casts a dark shadow on the competence of the police, if social media spreads the news faster than they can even reach a crime scene. Sherlock could see from afar that the police had to fight their way through spectators all around the house. The unit headed by Inspector Laurence was tasked with every murder-case. “Gruesome butchery in psychiatrist office” followed by the address, little posts like these were all over the usual social media suspects. It might have been easy getting out, but now the problem was to get back in, Sherlock, after all, looked no different than any other sensation-starved journalist on the hunt for his break-through article. Flashes of digital cameras were firing off in rapid succession as if the building or address plate would reveal the vital information necessary. Sherlock slithered through the big mass of people, ever under the watchful eyes of London and its many lenses. Continue reading

E3 2015 – Part 1

Mr Teatime makes weird looks in E3 2015’s direction – Part 1

Tea: Green Coconut Sencha Tea

Another year another E3 and with it more games and unreliable trailers. This year might have been one of the leakiest E3s ever, seeing as most of the surprises where already known beforehand. So let’s get through this swamp of incoherency. I will do this conference after conference and talk about anything that interested me, so if you are missing anything from your list it probably wasn’t on mine. Continue reading

The Army has arisen

Bloodstained – Update

Tea: Tomato juice to celebrate

Apologies for being a bit late on this, but I would like to formally congratulate Bloodstained Ritual of the Night. Koji Igarashi did not only reach his funding, not that this was ever in doubt. The community of the home-deprived Castlevania fans, new and old alike, have exceeded all expectations. Bloodstained is officially the highest-funded video game Kickstarter in history. What an amazing time to be a fan of this series. Continue reading

When Fanfiction gets a boxed Release

Persona Q (3DS)

Tea: Simple Sencha Green Tea (as opposed to the complex game at hand)

Persona 3 & 4 have created a huge fan-base together, more so than any previous Persona game in the franchise. Consequently fans wanted their two favourite casts to meet in person. This, of course, poses the problem of the two groups being separated by a few years. Nothing in the world cannot be fixed with a bit of time travel mumbo jumbo, however. And here we have it: Persona Q a game for fans and fans only. Continue reading

Reimagining reinterpretations

A thought on reinterpretations with special regard to “Henry 4th

Tea: Chamomile (currently sick…)

Remember that social chain I once referred to? Well, someone gripped it tightly again and yanked with all their might. This time to watch an indie re-interpretation of Henry 4th advertised as a reimagining of the source material brought into a modern setting. Being the critic towards small productions and much more social interaction that I am, I was, to say the least, a bit doubtful. But soon the realization struck me like a sack of flour, dropped from the highest window of bakery-empire: I was absolutely right to be. Continue reading