22nd Apr2021

Rewind: ‘Resident Evil VII’ Review

by Xenia Grounds

With Resident Evil Village about to release, it’s more important than ever to revisit Resident Evil 7 because Ethan’s story is set to continue to Village and potentially come to a final conclusion if the foreboding line from the first trailer, “His story comes to a close”, doesn’t end up being something to throw us […]

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02nd Apr2021

‘Life is Strange Vol. 4: Partners In Time – Tracks’ Review

by Xenia Grounds

Written by Emma Vieceli | Art by Claudia Leonardi | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 112pp With Life is Strange: True Colors now announced and the remaster of the first Life is Strange also coming out alongside it, it makes sense to revisit the three characters who stole the hearts of so many […]

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30th Dec2020

‘The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya’ Review

by Xenia Grounds

Features the voices of: Crispin Freeman, Wendee Lee, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh, Johnny Yong Bosch | Written by Fumihiko Shimo | Directed by Tatsuya Ishihara, Yasuhiro Takemoto A flaw with the Haruhi Suzumiya series lies in its massive fantastical elements. The stories could get really grand, insane and the characters just had to roll with […]

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11th Dec2020

Opinionated: Is Haruhi Suzumiya’s Endless Eight Worth Watching?

by Xenia Grounds

In my review for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, I mentioned that there was a set of eight episodes which would need further discussing. It’s a very infamous part of the anime and something that generates a lot of debate among fans on whether it’s worth sitting through or not. We call it ‘The Endless […]

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09th Dec2020

‘The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya’ Review

by Xenia Grounds

When you’re a kid, you imagine a lot of things. We fantasise about epic adventures around things like time travel and supernatural beings like ghosts, espers, aliens. However, most of us grow out of these fantasies because we learn to live with everyday reality bound by the laws of physics. This is an anime that […]

30th Oct2020

Rewind: ‘Psycho’ Review

by Xenia Grounds

Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Simon Oakland, Frank Albertson | Written by Joseph Stefano | Directed by Alfred Hitchcock There’s no denying that when we look back on the horror film genre, one of the directors that we strongly associate with it is Alfred Hitchcock. Yes, there […]

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15th Sep2020

Opinionated: ‘Tell Me Why’ is a Triumph in Trans Representation

by Xenia Grounds

WARNING: The following article contains some spoilers for Tell Me Why and Life is Strange 2. When I first saw the reveal trailer for Tell Me Why, I remember thinking it looked interesting but I was a little skeptical. If I’m completely honest, I was mostly interested by the game having transgender lead because that […]

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22nd Jul2020

Opinionated: Why I Liked ‘The Last of Us Part 2’

by Xenia Grounds

WARNING: Massive spoilers for The Last of Us Part 2 . If you haven’t seen the leaks or played the game then this article will spoil important plot points Like I said in my review of The Last of Us Part 2 , if I wanted to delve into why the story has been so […]

16th Jul2020

‘The Last of Us Part 2’ Review (PS4)

by Xenia Grounds

I’ll be honest. I’ve had over a week to really reflect on this game and I’m still digesting what it had to say. Prior to its release, there was already controversy thanks to the unfortunate leaks which I purposefully dodged which created backlash from fans saying it was a betrayal of the game or that […]

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05th Jun2020

Opinionated: Is ‘Persona 5 Royal’ a worthy upgrade?

by Xenia Grounds

WARNING: The following article contains massive spoilers for the original story of Persona 5 and very minor spoilers for the new third semester in Royal. If you haven’t played the game or gotten past the seventh palace then avoid reading this. In my retrospective on Persona 5, I mentioned I was playing Persona 5 Royal. […]

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28th Apr2020

RETRO-spective: Resident Evil 4

by Xenia Grounds

With the release of Resident Evil 3 Remake, I was debating which game in the series to talk about for a retrospective. It was between Resident Evil 4 and RE Remake for a while. Then I heard the rumours floating around about Resident Evil 4 being the next game in the series to get the […]

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22nd Apr2020

RETRO-spective: Persona 5

by Xenia Grounds

When it comes to great storytelling, the medium doesn’t matter. It can be a movie, television show, video game or animation. The most impactful stories take people on journeys that are potentially capable of changing the direction of someone’s life. For me, something that did this was Persona 5. When this game came out, I […]

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21st Apr2020

‘Life is Strange Vol.3: Strings’ Graphic Novel Review

by Xenia Grounds

Written by Emma Vieceli | Art by Claudia Leonardi, Andrea Izzo | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 112pp At the end of the last volume, it’s safe to say that I found things a little disappointing because it’s where I really saw the cliched fanfiction tropes and it came across as fan service […]

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06th Mar2020

‘Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution’ Review (Netflix)

by Xenia Grounds

It’s hard to believe Pokemon is nearly 25 years old. It’s even harder to believe I’m older than this series (Not by much but still, that’s a good way to remind me of my age). It’s stating the obvious but Pokemon has taken the world by storm. It’s been a staple part of many childhoods […]

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19th Feb2020

RETRO-spective: Catherine

by Xenia Grounds

Valentine’s Day wasn’t too long ago and a game that I think about around this time is Catherine. Mostly because it does have a large focus on relationships and also if you’re single, you’ll probably be grateful for it after this game. Catherine is absolutely hilarious and full of adult humour but it does have something […]

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03rd Jan2020

‘Mr. Robot 4×12 & 4×13: Series Finale’ Review

by Xenia Grounds

“Hello, Elliot” With those two simple but very meaningful words, Mr. Robot came to its heavy-hitting and emotional close. How does this journey end for Elliot? In standard fashion for this show, it’s not a straightforward ride to the finish line but it’s definitely an ending fitting for this final delve into a tortured character. […]

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02nd Jan2020

‘Mr. Robot’ Review Round-Up: 4×08-4×11

by Xenia Grounds

Mr. Robot has finished its run. I’ll go into the finale in more depth when I review it but my general consensus is that the ending has made sure that Mr Robot is one of the best television shows of the 2010s. However, let’s talk about the episodes leading up to the stunning finale. First […]

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18th Dec2019

‘Life Is Strange Vol.2: Waves’ Graphic Novel Review

by Xenia Grounds

Written by Emma Vieceli | Art by Claudia Leonardi, Andrea Izzo | Published by Titan Comics When I read ‘Dust’ months ago, I remember enjoying it and curious to find out where it went after that cliffhanger ending. It’s been a long wait to see the next few chapters but I have to be honest…I’m […]

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12th Dec2019

‘Life Is Strange 2 – Episode 5: Wolves’ Review (PS4)

by Xenia Grounds

We’ve reached the end of a very long road. Sean and Daniel’s journey is over in its entirety. Over this past year and three months of watching their story, it’s warmed and broke my heart so often. Their relationship has made everything very worthwhile. I’ve never seen a game that so accurately captures what it’s […]

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26th Nov2019

‘Mr. Robot 4×07: Proxy Authentication Required’ Review

by Xenia Grounds

WARNING: Triggering topics such as child abuse and sexual assault are mentioned in this review. If this will affect you in any manner then please do not read. For the most part, I’m covering my thoughts on the final season of Mr. Robot in roundups. I say it a lot but there are always exceptions […]

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22nd Nov2019

‘Mr. Robot’ Review Roundup: 4×01-4×06

by Xenia Grounds

WARNING: Massive spoilers for the first half of Mr. Robot season four. We’re halfway through the final season of Mr. Robot now and I can honestly say that each episode so far has been better than the last. It’s a relief because in a year when one of my other favourite television shows (cough, Game […]

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21st Nov2019

RETRO-spective: Jet Force Gemini

by Xenia Grounds

As far as shooters go, it’s not my favourite genre. I have nothing against them but I’m a very story-focused gamer and shooters can sometimes be light on that. However, like anything in life, there are exceptions to the rule. I grew up with a Nintendo 64 as a kid which would spoil you with […]

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