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  • Star Trek: Picard End-of-Season Review

    Red alert! Shields up! Spoilers inbound! Last week, Star Trek: Picard came to strange and surprising end as Jean-Luc and his motley crew saved the galaxy and, much more interestingly, exorcised their own personal demons. At least, I think that’s what was happening. It’s been a bizarre season of...
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    Why Dying is Essential in Children of Morta

    There are many reasons why Children of Morta is a remarkable game but the one reason that has taken root in my mind is how the simple act of dying serves a much greater purpose. Children of Morta is a grindy RPG Roguelike about the Bergson family and their...
  • Studio Ghibli Review (Part 1)

    Nausicaä of the Valley of The Wind & Castle In The Sky.   The first two films from the iconic team of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki – released in 1984 and 1986 respectively – lived up to the billing. In popular culture both Ghibli and Miyazaki have a...
  • Hidden Through Time – Another Take

    A few of us here at Out of Lives have been playing Hidden Through Time, a hidden object “Where’s Wally?” style game from Crazy Monkey Studios. Lucy discussed it on Tanked Up a couple of weeks ago and Lee wrote his review last week. Both of them praised the...
  • Ranking Every Star Wars Opening Shot

    Everyone knows the now iconic opening to the Star Wars movies, with John Williams’ incredible score accompanying three paragraphs of crawling text designed to set up the following couple of hours of space-set action and adventure. Watching the films constantly since a young age, these crawls are seared into...
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    Hidden Through Time Review (Switch)

    When I first heard about Hidden Through Time I was quite excited. Here was a game that was putting a spin on Where’s Wally, by sending you on journey through the ages to find hidden objects instead of the famous white-and-red evader. The idea of building your own maps...
  • Doom Eternal Review

    I will cut to the chase, should you buy Doom Eternal? Yes, the game is insane. It is a love letter to the old school whilst adhering to modern conventions. The mixture results in something that feels familiar yet unique. This review will only cover the single-player portion of...
  • Should The Outsider Get a Second Season?

    HBO’s The Outsider, based on Stephen King’s novel, concluded its 10-episode run last week in an unexpected fashion. With it being adapted from a single novel and the final episode adapting the closing chapters of the book, it seemed safe to say that The Outsider was a miniseries, a...
  • Why the Umbara Arc is the Peak of Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    With the glorious and unexpected return of Star Wars: The Clone Wars for a seventh and final season, over the past few months I’ve been rewatching the excellent animated series that fleshed out and radically improved the prequel era of storytelling. It’s taken me back to when I first...