New Live Action Trailer for “Star Wars Battlefront II” Released!

Star Wars Battlefront II was launched yesterday and there has been no shortage of drama surrounding it. Being a big Star Wars fan, I was interested in it at first (as was the case with its predecessor) but the truth is I’m not really into MMORPGs. And then when the micro-transactions kerfuffle started, I pretty much tuned out. However, I have to say that coming across this live action Playstation trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II, entitled Rivalry, which was released a few days ago, was a pleasant surprise.

In only a couple of minutes, it manages to tell an enthralling tale of the rivalry between two young but passionate Star Wars fans: a boy who adores the Rebels and a girl who admires the Empire. As they grow up, their rivalry becomes more intense and eventually, ridiculously fantastical, but altogether it’s a thoroughly entertaining little clip. One thing I noted, though, is that the rivalry is apparently instigated by the Rebel boy, who seems to take a bit too much delight in destroying a TIE fighter piñata. In other words, the Rebel boy is the bad guy.😁

If you’re a fan of Star Wars, this trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II is definitely worth checking out. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

 

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Trailer for Upcoming “Tomb Raider” Film Released!

A trailer has just been released for the new Tomb Raider film, starring Alicia Vikander, which is coming out in early 2018. First and foremost, I have to admit I’m not really a Tomb Raider fan. I’ve never played any of the original games and I’ve only ever seen snippets of the Angelina Jolie movies. However, I have played the 2013 reboot game (titled simply Tomb Raider) and I found it thoroughly enjoyable. Now, it’s pretty obvious that the plot of the new movie is based on this particular game (albeit with a different set of supporting characters), so it could be a lot of fun.

The only thing that slightly bothers me is the choice of Ms Vikander as Lara Croft. Sure she’s incredibly beautiful and all that, but (to me at least) she doesn’t quite seem to have the right physique for a world-traversing adventurer. On the other hand, maybe I’m just being biased because I’m so used to how Lara Croft looked in the game. It’s entirely possible that Ms Vikander may be as good a Lara Croft as Daniel Craig is a James Bond, but I guess we’ll have to wait till next year to find out.

That’s all for the time being. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

“Life Is Strange” Prequel Out August 31!

I didn’t know about this until I signed into Steam a few moments ago. Apparently the 2015 adventure game Life is Strange, which was created by French studio Dontnod, is getting a prequel called, rather appropriately, Before the Storm. It was announced at E3, just a couple of days ago.

I thought the original Life Is Strange was a great game. It was beautiful to look at and the story was quite interesting. However, it had its flaws. Apart from the fact that, contrary to the marketing spiel, your choices don’t really affect the game that much, there was also the issue of the whole payoff. It depended entirely on you caring about someone that, in my opinion, wasn’t really worth caring about: the protagonist’s “BFF” Chloe Price. And now Chloe is the protagonist this time round.So I can’t really say I’m terribly excited by this announcement. It may be that this prequel makes Chloe a more sympathetic character, but it’s not going to be easy to make me change my view of her as an angry, self-centred and extremely manipulative individual. I’m actually more interested in the Life Is Strange sequel, which is also in the works. But I’ll keep an eye out for news about Before the Storm too, just to see if my expectations for it change.

Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!