Euro Truck Simulator 2 hides a real game under a deceivingly austere look. I fell for it for contextual reasons, but I stayed with it for its qualities.
Project Hospital, released in 2018, finally tackles the herculean task to succeed to Theme Hospital in the niche genre of video game hospital management simulation. The secret? Going their own way instead of copying the original.
From an ill-conceived idea to an apparent ideological quagmire troublingly in tune with the times it was released in, the Joker movie is polarizing for the wrong reasons.Continue reading “I don’t want to watch Joker”
In a role reversal, Fate of the Elder Gods offer players the chance to play in a Lovecraftian universe as a cult leader instead of the traditional investigators. Unfortunately, keeping the traditional serious tone of the genre even after the role reversal makes it a little tone-deaf for me.Continue reading “Fate of the Elder Gods board game review”
Avengers: Infinity War focuses on the character of the super-villain Thanos as far as making him achieve his horrific genocidal plan. This time the villain wins, and it isn’t pretty.Continue reading “Avengers: Infinity War, the villain wins”
The Devil’s Advocate uses Christian mythological images to convey very conservative opinions that must have been way less conspicuous when it was released 21 years ago in 1997.
I bought Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars (2016) in a recent deal that included the 3 original games in the franchise started in 1993. After pulling an all-nighter on it, it feels like an old game: unreadable fights, tedious planet management with a stupid autobuild feature.
As it is a personal tradition in long flights, I’ve been watching low-investment movies, here’s my watch list on my Summer 2018 round-trip between New York and Paris.
RBG is a well-made documentary about an extraordinary woman who still fights for women’s rights to this day, and her matching and supporting husband of lesser fame but no lesser merit. Unfortunately the current US political landscape tainted my reception of this movie without having to do with its quality.
Blade Runner 2049, like many modern reboots or sequel to popular 80-90’s movies, misses the mark spectacularly by failing to identify what made the original great, and ends up being all form and no substance.