VOD: Downton Abbey (Series 1 & 2)

Review: I’ve reviewed British dramas before, notably Life on Mars and Doctor Who, who have always worn their Britishness casually.  They’re set in contemporary Britain, but the stories they told could have been set in almost any location.  Downton Abbey, however, is a story of a British Earl’s estate and the lives of the people […]

VOD: Legend of Korra

Review: What do you really need to know here?  The sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender hits it right out of the park in almost every way that matters.  Characters are complex, charming, and surprising.  The visuals are amazing.  The animation is unparalleled.  The story is compelling and well told.  Lead character Korra is […]

PS3: Journey

Review: I never did play flOw, ThatGameCompany’s debut work, because it seemed a little esoteric for me.  I’m a huge fan of narrative (which is really what this blog should be called, I think) and a game about abstract shapes in a blue featureless mass just didn’t appeal to me.  Where’s the story in that? […]

360: Mass Effect 3 (overall review)

Note: There will be a follow up post to this to talk about the story from a more spoiler-centric perspective.  This review is largely spoiler-free. Review: It comes down to the ending, doesn’t it? All in, Mass Effect represents at least 120 hours of gaming, perhaps more than twice that much with replays, and renegade […]

360: Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Review: I talked about this game quite a bit already, so I’m not going to be terribly verbose about the gameplay or mechanics.  Read the linked post in the previous sentence if you want more detail on those items.  The short of it is: if you played Brotherhood, the game is very similar.  The hookblade […]