Gerard Kennedy

Typical nerd. Love comic books, video games and movies. My all-time favourite video games are the Final Fantasy series, my favourite Superhero is Superman but I prefer Marvel Comics. Controversial? I don't care!

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Great!

Harmonquest

To anyone who has never played Dungeons and Dragons, watching a bunch of people essentially sitting at a table playing D&D might sound like one of the most boring things ever and anyone that has played it would probably agree. But HarmonQuest is much more entertaining than you’d think. Each episode is an hour-long session that has been cut down to 20-minutes, this heavy editing, some railroadi...[Read More]

PS Vita

So I recently bought a PS Vita slim, Sony’s current handheld gaming console, and I gotta say it is fast becoming my favourite system to game on. I’ve spoken to a few friends about how I’m loving it, but they all say they’ve never used one or they didn’t think it would be worth buying, but let me tell you, it is. So here are my 5 reasons why it’s worth owing a PS vita. (1) Raw gaming power The PS V...[Read More]

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The Accountant

So I just got back from the press screening for The Accountant, and I have to say, that I was blown away by this film. I hadn’t heard much about it, hell; I didn’t even watch the trailer, so I didn’t know what to expect from it, I will however say I know what I didn’t expect. I did not expect Maths Batman. Plot So the plot surrounds Christian Wolff (played by Ben Affleck), who is a forensic accoun...[Read More]

9.5

Brilliant!!

Final Fantasy VII

So, with news of Final Fantasy VII finally getting a remake, I felt it was time to dust off the PlayStation One, dig out my old copy and replay it for the 20th time. But then I thought to myself, “bollocks to that, it’s the future!”, so I downloaded to my PSP, so I could play it on the go and quite frankly, it hasn’t been out of my hands. You see Final Fantasy games require a lot of your time, (we...[Read More]

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Brilliant!!

Dr Strange

Dr Strange is Marvels latest block Buster, now; I freely admit that there is a gap in my Nerd Knowledge when it comes to the “Sorcerer Supreme”. I’m not completely unfamiliar with him, while I haven’t read any of the comics he stars in, I did see the 2007 animated movie, which I really enjoyed. On the bright side, this does allow me to review the movie as John Everyman. Without the bias that being...[Read More]

9.5

Brilliant!!

Jessica Jones

Be warned I’m going into spoiler territory here, but frankly if you haven’t watched Jessica Jones yet then I don’t care about your feelings and you can’t come to my birthday party.  Seriously go watch this show, even if you’re not a fan of the superhero genre. The plot Our story is about Jessica Jones played by Krysten Ritter, a female private eye with super strength and durability. Rather than da...[Read More]

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Mantis Burn Racing

This change of direction really works for them, they’ve designed a fun little racing game featuring various tracks and challenges. Like most racing games you can choose from a selection of cars, but first you must unlock them by completing races or challenges. I liked this aspect of the game, mainly because it felt more satisfying to earn better vehicles rather than have them all available from th...[Read More]

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Good

Tarik (Issue 1)

Thus far I have only had the pleasure of reading the first issue of Tarik so a full review is always difficult but like the professional I am (Fuck you, I am) I persevered . The Plot Tarik is set in “the Kingdom of Altair” and follows the story of a young boy named Tarik, a member of the iron district. He is left orphaned as a boy when his mother, “Grania” and his father (unnamed), are killed by m...[Read More]

9

Brilliant!!

Telltale’s Batman

I’ve  played the majority of video games starring Batman, the Arkham games being a particular favourite. So when Telltale announced that they would be doing a new game involving the caped crusader, I must admit I had a happy trouser moment. At present, there are only two episodes out, like most Telltale games “Batman” is episodic. I have nothing against episodic games as a whole; I just wish we ha...[Read More]

9

Brilliant!!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

First of all I must state that I’m not a huge Tim Burton fan; other than his two Batman movies I haven’t seen much else of his work. Not because his stuff doesn’t appeal to me, I’ve just never really watched much of it. However, this film feels different; almost like a new direction for Tim Burton. The story follows Jacob “Jake” Portman, a 16 year old boy who has been brought up ...[Read More]

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Okay

Lords of the Fallen

Lords of the Fallen is an action RPG set in a Viking style world that was developed by Deck13 Interactive and CI Games and follows the story of Harkyn. The opening cinematic shows him fighting a massive demon and trying to summon a god to fight with his giant hammer. Right I thought, this is the business, let me fight that bastard and smite the holy shite out of him. But no, apparently that would ...[Read More]

Modding

Modding is a funny thing, from Thomas the tank engine instead of dragons in Skyrim to naked people in Fallout 3; it was something I never really took seriously. That was until I found out that some people who mod games do it to make them run and look better. It was then I asked myself “Would it add anything to the experience?” or more accurately, “Could it add something new to an...[Read More]