The Detail Review

The Detail

Episodic games are a popular format of titles recently, having played most of Telltale’s series and recently reviewing Blues and Bullets. I’m very familiar with the idea of having to wait to find out how a game’s plot continues. The Detail almost plays like a detective TV series, think CSI but told with a graphic novel art style.

You’ll have to solve the mystery of crimes and make difficult moral decisions throughout each episode. I played the first three episodes of this, rather than doing individual posts for each episode, it made more sense to put it all into one post.

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Empire TV Tycoon review

Empire TV Tycoon

Ever thought of owning your own television network like Sky or ABC, well you can do exactly that in Empire TV Tycoon. Organise your TV schedule for each day, hire staff members to carry your network forward and create your own productions. I’ve always been a fan of tycoon games, but I’ve never played a TV network one before, so it was interesting to play something different.

You’re the person in charge, so all the executive decisions come from you. A key skill to Empire TV Tycoon is understanding your metrics. You want to place the top rated TV shows and movies in the highest viewing moments, which are shown on your TV schedule. If you want to generate revenue it all comes down to managing your advertisements during these busy periods. The more ads you place throughout the day, the more you’ll earn. So a combination of both good movies and TV shows, combined with advertisements will have you on the road to success.

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Maggie film review

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I recently heard about the film Maggie on Twitter, as one of my followers was describing it as The Last of Us, but in film format. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, the film is set during a zombie apocalypse in the US, with medical facilities and the law still intact. Much of society still remains, but the infection is slowly spreading and the attention is on a girl called Maggie.

The contrast between other zombie films shows straight from the off, as the pace is slow and there’s hardly a sense of threat when a zombie does appear on-screen. You might jump a little at the sight of them, but I would say the biggest threat is Arnie’s daughter called Maggie. The film revolves around the emotions and attachment of family members when someone is bitten and you guessed it, Maggie is infected and slowly dying. You can probably already guess how the film is going to end and it isn’t happily as a clue.

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A film for the kid’s this Easter: Home

Dreamworks' Home

Easter is often a time when spending time with the kids is likely to be plentiful and more often than not it tends to rain, so finding things to do can be difficult. I have to recommend a good trip to the cinema though and this Easter’s popular film to watch seems to be Home, after raking in an estimated $54 million over its opening weekend.

After releasing on March 20th, Home follows a little purple alien named Oh, who is voiced by The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons. His species known as the Boov are looking to relocate on a new planet and it just so happens Earth is ideal. While exploring this new planet, Oh encounters a girl named Tip (Rihanna), who’s managed to hide away from the aliens during the human relocation process. However, Oh’s clumsiness and troublesome antics put his species at risk, as he sends a party invite out to the enemies of the Boov known as the Gorg. With little time remaining, Oh sets off with Tip to go find her mother whilst trying to save the Boov and human race from the Gorg.

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Fifty Shades of Grey film review

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Not something I expected myself to be writing about, but date night involved drinks and a trip to the local cinema to watch Fifty Shades of Grey. A film, which revolves around the world of the dominant and submissive. For some it may be an eye opener, but I think for most it was a sense of intrigue to go watch something so profound.

Mr Grey, the dominant in the relationship meets a journalism student called Anastasia. After bagging an interview with the successful Christian Grey, Ana’s best friend Kate is sick to conduct the interview herself, so sends Ana along in her place. Straight from the outset, there’s a chemistry between the two characters, as Ana battles with Mr Grey for control of the interview, which leaves her feeling flustered, as Christian takes control of the situation.

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