Andrew Carroll

Comics You Should Be Reading

We all have our comfort zones when it comes to the things we love, be it video games, movies or comic books, but sometimes it’s good to venture outside that zone to experience new things, or the far more likely scenario, have a friend do it for you and recommend something. Well consider me that friend, here are a few comic books you should give a go! The Creep A sombre classic detective noir...[Read More]

2

Horrendous

King Arthur: Legend of The Sword

But seriously, it’s the standard hack Arthurian tale, King Uther (Bana) has been murdered by an evil bastard named Vortigern (Jude law) and the masses decided that, “that is jolly well enough of that, but rather than elect a strong and fair leader why don’t we pin all our futures on that tosser Arthur (Hunnam) who pulled a sword from a stone, and possesses none of the qualifications necessar...[Read More]

9.5

Brilliant!!

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Mobile)

The story of Vice City remains the same, it’s 1986, Tommy Vercetti, fashion victim and part time genocide enthusiast, has been released from prison, and before he can even purchase the numbing cream for his throbbing arse, he gets embroiled in a drug deal. Things go south quicker than a quadriplegic in a snow sleigh down the side of Mount Everest, and Tommy must make the money back fast and get to...[Read More]

7

Good

PowerBeats

As a runner, I find there is nothing worse than having your headphones yanked out of your ear just when your stride and song match up. So moving to wireless headphones sounded like a no brainer to me, unfortunately I have had nothing but bad experiences with wireless headphones due to going for cheaper brands, my fault I know, but hey, I’m not forking out a fortune for something I may not like. Ho...[Read More]

9

Brilliant!!

Batman: The Black Mirror

Black Mirror is a story set in an interesting time at DC, Bruce Wayne effectively died during the events of Final Crisis which lead to Dick Grayson taking up the mantle of Batman, a decision he struggled with many times with other writers at the helm. Scott Snyder has a different take, Dick Grayson is much more comfortable and experienced in the role of being Gotham’s Dark Knight and more im...[Read More]

6

Average

The Strain: Season 3

The  Strain started as a filler show while I waited on more episodes of Walking Dead and Ash vs Evil Dead, but it bloomed to be more exciting than both of those shows. For the unaware, this is a zombie show but with a Blade 2 twist. We have The Vampire Master with his Nazi co-horts in one corner, and a Holocaust survivor and his band of New Yorkers looking to kick ass and cure the virus in the oth...[Read More]

8

Great!

Arrow (Season 5 Premiere)

  With Arrow inspiring so many other comic book related shows, it effectively lost its audience around season 3 by trying to be more light hearted like The Flash. Forgetting that it was the show’s dark, edginess that fans loved and it just didn’t work. There were some frankly insulting moments from the writing team, still to this day I can’t believe that wheelchair walk out. From ...[Read More]

8

Great!

Supergirl Season 2 Premiere

Thought impossible, after the embargo from DC executives of major characters being used on TV and being reserved for the movie-verse, it’s amazing to see the Man of Tomorrow back on our screens. Indeed while it is fantastic for such an A-lister to turn up, the writers are graceful enough to balance his introduction and still maintain that this show is about Kara, AKA Supergirl. The Maiden of...[Read More]

8

Great!

Broforce

If you had to explain the definition of subtle, you would not use Broforce to do so. It’s loud, angry, gory and even the women are manly (bro-men if you will). Even while writing this review, I had to have early Metallica hits like ‘Hit the Lights’ and ‘Ride the Lightning’ to maintain the testosterone levels and post-game erection. This is a perfect love letter to action mo...[Read More]

7

Good

Batman: Rebirth

Gotham Girl is a new hero in Gotham city, who possesses super strength, flight and super vision and sees Batman as her inspiration. Now, while Batman has taken on the role of mentor before, (Dick Grayson, Jason Todd and Tim Drake), in this instance it’s not Batman that reaches Gotham Girl, it’s Bruce Wayne. The issue starts with Gotham Girl, alone talking to her deceased brother which makes her co...[Read More]

8

Great!

Doom

Rip and Tear!!!!! Doom is yet another journey round a hell-spawn infested Martian UAC outpost and a welcome one at that. The last Doom game I played was Doom 3 a fun little romp at the time but it suffered from horrible balancing issues, especially once you got the chainsaw, effectively hurling all tension out the window.