There Will Be Geek

Cav, Chani and Mike wittering about geek stuff.

Disenchantment Review

About halfway through the first episode of Disenchantment, wanderlust-stricken elf Elfo sees his destination, the human city of Dreamland, on the horizon. “Wow!”, he exclaims, “It’s so small! Oh wait, I’m far away!” End scene. In many ways, this joke is emblematic of the show’s debut ten-episode run, recently debuted on Netflix. Disenchantment certainly has the weight of expectation on its […]

Pedanticide: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Pedanticide is a column where we take a widely (which usually also means, ‘inaccurately’) criticized slice of pop culture, and give its most miserly, myopic and frankly munted nitpicks a taste of their own medicine. The goal is to try and ‘clear the air’ a little around the discourse on certain things and maybe even pay the artworks, and artists […]

Pedanticide: An Introduction

The Internet: a place built on one half of a certain long-held adage (that everyone has an opinion) and sustained by the utter lack of comprehension of its other half (that this makes them easily comparable to arseholes). A place where everyone’s an expert, everyone’s the one and only person to whom the political and creative elites should be listening, […]

Star Wars Battlefront 2: Six Months Later – Doublejump

DICE’s take on the much-loved Star Wars: Battlefront series has been fraught with problems. Its first attempt, released among the hype maelstrom accompanying 2015’s The Force Awakens, was an aesthetically spectacular but unsubstantial effort, disappointing both fans of the original games and those eagerly anticipating the Battlefield creator’s take on such a rich, storied universe. Source: Star Wars Battlefront 2: […]

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Review – Doublejump

Kingdom Come: Deliverance (KCD) has been an anomaly in modern gaming in a few ways. While many studios have attempted to create AAA-level games through crowdfunding, Warhorse Studios has pulled off the rare feat of actually doing it (Unlike some…. CoughStarCitizencough). Source: Kingdom Come: Deliverance Review – Doublejump

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus review – Doublejump

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a game not inclined to fuck about. It’s a fact that it has no qualms making crystal-clear right from the moment you hit New Game and are dropped in exactly where the first game, 2014’s Wolfenstein: The New Order, left off. Longtime protagonist and damn-near superhuman Nazi-killer B.J. Blazkowcz has just managed to finally […]

MCP RANDOM SELECT: CRUSADER KINGS II — TROUBLE CITY

We don’t usually report on free weekends on Steam, but we have to make an exception for a game that’s become dear to many a heart round these parts: Paradox Interactive’s Crusader Kings II, which is taking advantage of the Steam promotion to celebrate 1 million copies sold following its rise from obscurity to what will probably go down as one of […]

STORYTIME WITH MCP: STAR WARS – THE EXCOMMUNICATED UNIVERSE (EPISODE THREE) — TROUBLE CITY

Continuing our look back at the selected highs and lows of original storytelling in Star Wars games. You can find Episode One: The Golden Years HERE, and Episode Two: The Prequel Years HERE. SPOILER ALERT – As is regularly the case in this column, we will be going into key plot spoilers for certain games. Enter at your own risk! Source: STORYTIME WITH MCP: STAR […]

STORYTIME WITH MCP: STAR WARS – THE EXCOMMUNICATED UNIVERSE (EPISODE TWO) — TROUBLE CITY

Continuing our look back at the selected highs and lows of original storytelling in Star Wars games. You can find Episode One: The Golden Years HERE. SPOILER ALERT – As is regularly the case in this column, we will be going into key plot spoilers for certain games. Enter at your own risk! Source: STORYTIME WITH MCP: STAR WARS – […]