Review: Alita: Battle Angel (Spoiler-free)
Playbomb Reviews Alita: Battle Angel

Review: Alita: Battle Angel (Spoiler-free)

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Main Cast:  Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jakey Earle Haley, Keean Johnson
Genre: Action, Romance, Science-Fiction
Movie Run Time: 2hrs 2 min

Review Read: ~ 5 mins

I walked into the cinema with no knowledge of Alita: Battle Angel’s story (or Gunnm) – All I knew was that there was a manga about her and that the visuals look interesting enough to buy me a movie ticket. What I experienced was something quite unique. If you’re looking at a TLDR of what I’m about to review, I will just say that I liked it and it’s worth the watch – Not because of what the dystopian Sci-Fi genre would usually bring with an intellectual discussion on technology and artificial intelligence in general, but just because it was an interesting tale of how cyborgs can fall in love coupled with fun fight scenes.

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10 Movies Playbomb Reviews is looking forward to in 2019
10 Movies Playbomb Reviews is looking forward to in 2019

10 Movies Playbomb Reviews is looking forward to in 2019

Op-Bomb Read: ~15 mins

Last week, we shared about some of the video games Playbomb Reviews’ looking forward to get our hands on and play. This week, we’ll be talking about the movies we’re all excited for. Now, we know that the grand majority of us will be stoked for Captain Marvel in March, Avengers: Endgame come April, and Spiderman: Far From Home in July; so let’s just get those out of the way and focus on the other movies that we think might be worth talking about. Here are 10 movies PBRV would be reviewing and talking about in 2019 (In order of stipulated release date in Singapore).

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10 Games Playbomb Reviews’ looking forward to in 2019
10 Games Playbomb Reviews' looking forward to in 2019

10 Games Playbomb Reviews’ looking forward to in 2019

Op-Bomb Read: ~15 mins

January has been a solid month for games with the release of Resident Evil 2, Ace Combat 7, and Kingdom Hearts 3. Since it is still, technically, the beginning of the year, we would like to share with you the games Playbomb Reviews is looking forward to – These will be the games PBRV would be reviewing as the year progresses (That is, if they do release in 2019). Here are 10 games we’re looking forward to.

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Reviews: Spider-Man Silver Lining DLC (Possible Spoilers Ahead)
Playbomb Reviews: Spider-Man Silver Lining DLC

Reviews: Spider-Man Silver Lining DLC (Possible Spoilers Ahead)

Developer: Insomniac Games
Genre: 
Action-Adventure
Platform Played: 
PS4 Pro
Completion: 
Story Completed
Hours Played: ~3

Review Read: ~5mins

Spider-Man’s Silver Lining is the final instalment of the three-part DLC series The City that Never Sleeps. Although the DLC may feel somewhat shorter than the previous ones, it proved to bring a fitting end for the series, and set up for the sequels to come for the franchise.

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Reviews: Gwent Homecoming + Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
Playbomb Reviews Gwent: Homecoming and Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

Reviews: Gwent Homecoming + Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

Developer: CD Projekt Red
Genre:

 

  Homecoming: CCG (Collectible Card Game)
  Thronebreaker: Adventure

Platform Played: PS4 Pro, PC
Completion:

  Homecoming: –
  Thronebreaker: Story Completed


Hours Played: In Total ~96 (and more)

Review Read: ~20mins

This article will contain both reviews for Gwent Homecoming and Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales as both games are closely related to each other and better for player experience when purchased and experienced as a whole.

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Latebomb Reviews: Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition
Playbomb Reviews: Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition

Latebomb Reviews: Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition

Developer: Team Cherry
Genre: 
Metroidvania (Action-Adventure)
Platform Played: 
PS4 Pro
Completion:
Story Completed
Hours Played: ~24 (and more)

Review Read: ~15mins

When I paid SGD$20 for Hollow Knight, I was not aware of what I signed myself up for. For what I thought would be a less than 10-hour experience of a gloomy-cute-looking Metroidvania game, turned to an approximate 24-hour gameplay of souls-like boss fights, challenging platforming, and an existential-philosophical reflection of life and death, light and dark.

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Reviews: Spider-Man Turf Wars DLC (Spoiler-free)
Playbomb Reviews Spider-Man Turf Wars

Reviews: Spider-Man Turf Wars DLC (Spoiler-free)

Developer: Insomniac Games
Genre: 
Action-Adventure
Platform Played: 
PS4 Pro
Completion: 
Story Completed
Hours Played: ~3-4

Review Read: ~5mins

Spider-Man’s Turf Wars is the next instalment of the DLC series The City that Never Sleeps and, unlike its previous DLC chapter, takes a darker turn in its storytelling. It brings nothing new to the table in terms of gameplay, but it will keep you at the edge of your seat, causing you to look forward  into finishing the story come December.

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Reviews: The Quiet Man (Spoiler-Free)
Playbomb Reviews The Quiet Man

Reviews: The Quiet Man (Spoiler-Free)

Developer: Square Enix, Human Head Studio
Genre: 
Action-Adventure
Platform Played: 
PS4 Pro
Completion: 
Story Completed
Hours Played: ~5

Review Read: ~7mins

After the credits rolled, I got the feeling that The Quiet Man was Square Enix and Human Head Studio’s attempt to revive a beat ‘em up subgenre like the first Playstation’s Jackie Chan Stuntmaster or Shiny Entertainment’s Enter the Matrix – games that were lost in translation as the industry went into focusing on mainstream AAA game types. I was also torn between deciding if the intent of developing the game with that very purpose justified its creative direction.

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Reviews: Spider-Man The Heist DLC (Spoiler-free)
Playbomb Reviews Spider-Man The Heist

Reviews: Spider-Man The Heist DLC (Spoiler-free)

Developer: Insomniac Games
Genre: 
Action-Adventure
Platform Played: 
PS4 Pro
Completion: 
DLC Story Completed
Hours Played: ~4-5

Review Read: ~5mins

Spider-Man’s The Heist is the first chapter of the three-part DLC saga The City that Never Sleeps – So when you play the game expect something of a cliff-hanger. Like the original game, the DLC hinges a lot on its story, but it doesn’t shine with anything new in its gameplay.

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