Category Archives: Reviews

Girls’ Last Tour Episode 4 (Review)

Photograph / Temple The view from Igirisu: The fourth episode of Girls’ Last Tour feels like the most slice-of-life episode so far, lacking one of those big shocking moments that have characterised the series so far. Having said that, the … Continue reading

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Crusade: The Long Road

You know what happens on the long road?  Crashes.  Whenever you’re driving for a while, the risk increases.  The longer the road, the higher the risk.  Alas, we’re only two episodes into Crusade, but The Long Road is a traffic … Continue reading

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Voyage

Last week I mentioned that Return to Mysterious Island was my second favorite adventure game and it only seems right to share some thoughts on the one that gets top billing in my book.  In 2005, just one year after their … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Guests

It’s funny because when I played Westmark Manor, something about it seemed familiar.  I admit, I thought little of it at the time, figuring the horror setting of an old house and twisting hallways was just a trope.  But when … Continue reading

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Zombie Land Saga (Review)

The school idol phenomenon is fertile ground for anime. If you’re not familiar with the genre, it’s a simple enough idea: some school girls get together to form a group of singers, who overcome various obstacles and hardships to become … Continue reading

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Columbo: The Most Crucial Game (Review)

A sport is being played in a big stadium, represented by some grainy stock footage. It’s that game that’s a bit like rugby, but with lots of lines drawn on the grass and players wearing an amusing amount of padding. … Continue reading

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Girls’ Last Tour Episode 3 (Review)

Encounter / City / Streetlights The view from Igirisu: “Why do you think people live?” It’s a natural question to ask, for girls in Chi and Yuu’s situation. Their life is all about finding the next lot of food and … Continue reading

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Crusade: War Zone

Join us in the Junkyard as we enter the final few weeks of a major undertaking: the entire Babylon 5 series including the spinoff, Crusade.  We start Crusade with a typical setup episode.  You can’t expect opening episodes to be … Continue reading

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Return to Mysterious Island

I blame my job.  I’ve been in the IT industry for over two decades and that has an impact on you.  If you’re like me, you enjoy doing the job because at the end of the day, you’re helping people.  … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Mutant

When I watched The Outer Limits as a kid, I loved it.  I think it had the right mix of horror and science fiction in a palatable setting.  Coupled with the philosophy of that brilliant Control Voice, and what more … Continue reading

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Oreimo (Review)

Oreimo stands for Ore no Imoto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai, which translates as “my little sister can’t be this cute”. It’s an odd title, because “cute” is the last word I would use to describe Kyosuke’s sister … Continue reading

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Columbo: The Greenhouse Jungle (Review)

Sometimes a television show finds a perfect formula that guarantees the series will be successful as long as it sticks with that formula. The magic fairy dust for Columbo was always the dramatic irony of the reversal of the usual … Continue reading

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Girls’ Last Tour Episode 2 (Review)

Bath / Journal / Laundry The view from Igirisu: We are going on a journey with Chi and Yuu. Last time we transitioned from the industrial pipework under the city to the outside world. This time the journey is from … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers

Time definitely changes us.  My first impression after watching Legend of the Rangers was that it really let me down.  I wanted more Babylon 5 and I was hoping to find it when this movie emerged.  But it wasn’t B5: … Continue reading

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The Neverhood

When I awoke one recent morning, I began debating what should I do this week’s game post: pull something from the modern Steam library or aim for an old classic?  Roger seems to like the older games but I’m not … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Moonstone

Good God, it’s that dude from Buck Rogers!  Tim O’Connor plays Major Flint Anderson but the moment I saw him in that preview scene I was flabbergasted.  Was Buck around too?  Really what blew my mind is that after the … Continue reading

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Maquia (Anime Film Review)

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms, to give the film its full title, is an anime set in a fantasy world. Fantasy tends not to be my favourite genre. Let’s face it, it’s nearly always basically showing us a human … Continue reading

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Columbo: Etude in Black (Review)

Jenifer Welles is an enormously talented pianist. In fact, she is so talented that she can vaguely flutter her hands over the same few keys all the time and somehow the results of her efforts sound like a virtuoso performance. … Continue reading

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Girls’ Last Tour Episode 1 (Review)

Starry Sky / War. The view from Igirisu: The echo of water dripping from a pipe. A huge, indoor, industrial landscape. A kettenkrad trundles along, carrying two girls in military outfits. “It’s so dark.” So begins Girls’ Last Tour, the … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: A Call to Arms

It’s funny how the brain works.  I remember hating River of Souls and loving A Call to Arms.  I can’t say my feelings have flipped, but I can say that one was better than I remember it and the other … Continue reading

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