Funding cuts affecting university sport

Universities have faced massive funding cuts to UK sports initiatives over the past four years. Many universities have faced funding cuts throughout the year with the government’s aim focusing more on participation as oppose to competition. Table tennis is an example of a sport which is facing funding problems at Solent University with the team struggling in the BUCS Western 1A league this year due the absence … Continue reading Funding cuts affecting university sport

Review: Bohemian Rhapsody ★★★★★

Bohemian Rhapsody is a love letter to the incredible work and career of the iconic Freddie Mercury, as well as a smashing concert film that dazzles with its impressive library of Queen’s catchiest songs. Despite glaring pacing issues and a tendency to bend the facts a little too far, Rami Malek’s electric portrayal of the prodigious lead singer will remind you why music at the … Continue reading Review: Bohemian Rhapsody ★★★★★

Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Razor sharp humour juxtaposed against stark and sobering emotional pain, Three Billboards is a must see. Those of you familiar with the works of writer and director Martin McDonagh will know what to expect from this film; twisted, wicked humour, set against a backdrop of sheer, unimaginable emotional anguish. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri centres around protagonist Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand), the mother of a … Continue reading Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Happy Death Day is lite in tone and scares

“Happy Death Day is a healthy mix of both Groundhog Day and Scream, this much is obvious and almost every critic is going to notice it.” Jessica Rothe stars in what most would assume is a horrifying tale of a girl trying to figure out who her killer is, or face being stuck in an endless cycle of death, death and more death. However, Happy … Continue reading Happy Death Day is lite in tone and scares

A shake-up in all areas for Assassin’s Creed Origins

“Assassin’s Creed: Origins isn’t quite the best of the franchise. Instalments such as Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag serve as examples of the best the series has to offer but Origins is certainly up there, blending RPG elements and new gameplay mechanics, reinventing the series when it was at risk of becoming stale.” Level progression can be a tricky thing in … Continue reading A shake-up in all areas for Assassin’s Creed Origins

Dancing with Swords: A Review of Hyper Light Drifter

In 2016, the games industry treated us to classics such as Overwatch, a reboot to the Doom franchise and a nostalgic indie action/adventure named Hyper Light Drifter.

Inspired by the Final Fantasy and Zelda franchises from the NES/SNES, Hyper Light Drifter is the breakout game by small independent company Heart Machine available on PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This 2D isometric game, about the player finding the cure for their terminal illness, is currently in my top ten games of all time. In this review, I will break this hidden gem down and analyse its gameplay, art, narrative and music to see what makes it so great. Continue reading “Dancing with Swords: A Review of Hyper Light Drifter”