Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty Black Ops

Respect to Treyarch for creating a different narrative technique for their Call of Duty game but after Modern Warfare 3 I was kind of sick of military shooters. I think I need some time out from that kind of game. Also, Sam Worthington can’t do an American accent to save his life.

Modern Warfare 3

Modern Warfare 3

There’s nothing fundamentally wrong with Modern Warfare 3, it is clearly a well made game with excellent production values. The problem is it is ultimately more of the same, a sequel to more of the same before it. Bringing nothing new to the table. At least it had a satisfying conclusion to its story.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Tom Cruise has still got it. This action franchise has no reason to ever end, and in the right hands has the potential to have the long life of the James Bond films. With MI:2 nothing but an embarrassing memory in the past, this film delivers awesome action and does so on an impressive IMAX canvas. More films should be made entirely on IMAX – it looks great.

Moneyball

Moneyball

Although based on a true story, it’s basically Brad Pitt if Brad Pitt was the General Manager of a Major League Baseball Club. I think I appreciated the story slightly differently to how an American audience would have because I genuinely had no idea how the events would play out whereas seeing it was based on a true story, American’s probably knew exactly how the Oakland Athletics fared that year in the competition. A good movie.

Alan Wake

Alan Wake

An interesting gameplay mechanic involving shining a torch on your enemies before shooting them – a solid survival horror game with a solid story.