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Here Comes the Spider-Man

 

The Marvel Cinematic Universe expands once more this week with Spider-Man: Far From Home and the gaming bug has truly bitten. I don't know where the time is going to come from to fit all of this in...


Movies

First up here should be an apology for the late review of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, thanks to going to see Avengers: Endgame yet again - this time with the extra stuff at the end. The screening was pretty packed in Leicester Square and everyone seemed into it, even if I imagine it was at least a second screening for most of the people there.


As noted above, Spider-Man: Far From Home is out this week and that will be reviewed on Saturday - from the reactions I've read, this stands a chance of becoming my favourite Spider-Man movie. In fact, I'm due to do a ranking for the MCU again now that we're done with those movies for 2019, but I might also do a Spidey-specific list too.


No game review on Monday, instead another movie that's the latest in an amazing franchise: Toy Story 4. I will say now that it's not my favourite in the series, but it's still a damn good movie all the same, even if it is really pushing the premise of toys secretly coming to life. If you can't wait until Monday, I'd say to just go and see it anyway - you won't be disappointed.


Games

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare hasn't progressed a jot since this time last week, although I plan to push on very soon. After the Modern Warfare trilogy, I've already set my mind going back through the Batman: Arkham games - I've really missed the incredible combat and need some quality Bat-time with the next movie still some way off.


I've also got to fit in the Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC at some point, so I've been playing it recently to refresh my skills with the game - which took about two minutes because the damn thing is so well designed. I'm not in too much of a rush though, as it might be taking the piss a bit to have two Fate of Atlantis reviews so close to each other.


Also, as the top image should imply, I've got my eyes set on another go at the PS4 Spider-Man game. I didn't enjoy my first time through, but thanks to the New Game+ mode, I think I may enjoy that more than the original play-through. This has nothing to do with the Far From Home suits having already been added to the game. Nope, no connection whatsoever.


When I get the chance, I'll post the Papers, Please review as I actually have finished that wonderful little game. It's visuals and audio may be even more simplistic than the Indiana Jones game reviewed this week, but it's tackling far darker material (yes, even darker than a game featuring Nazis!) and far more morally-complex.


Then there's Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, which I've been thinking about buying for an age, and now own thanks to the latest Humble Monthly Bundle. By all accounts, this isn't too long or difficult a game to get through, so I'll be trying this out shortly. I'm also tempted to buy My Friend Pedro, where you mow down endless enemies at the behest of a sentient talking banana - no, seriously, that's what the game's about.


Lastly, thanks to the first promo images of Netflix's adaptation of The Witcher stories, I'm really tempted to go back through The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for a second time. The first time through was one of the most perfect videogame experiences of my entire life, but now I also own the DLC. I more post updates in these weekly posts if I do go back to it, but don't expect a review for a looong time.


TV Orphan Black season 3 is up next, although I may take longer than originally planned. As I noted in the review of season 2, it's not really made for bingeing, so I may space it out and watch one episode every few days. This means it will likely take until the end of July for a review to appear, but I think it's original nature as a weekly episodic series might put me off if I go through it too fast.

 
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