February was a slower month for strong releases than January but if you were looking for some of the best, look no further:
Deadpool is a breath of fresh air in a genre that seems more and more inflated and stale. It’s action is brutal, its character’s are varied and interesting, It’s dark, gritty, sexy and loud but above all else it’s funny. It’s really funny. The film is a tour-de-force of, humour, whether it be meta-humour, referential humour or just classic toilet humour. Either way it’s all fantastically written and it’s great fun to watch. If you’re looking to spend a few spare hours in the company of a good comedy, this one comes highly recommended.
(if you’re looking for a full Deaadpool review: Click Here)
Rocket League (Xbox One Edition)
Rocket League’s genre is hard to nail down, it’s hard to call it a sports game, but it’s equally hard to call it a car/racing game. It involves the player controlling a rocket powered car in a game of Football (or Soccer depending on your location). What makes Rocket League so good is how well balanced every mechanic in the game is. Everything from the weight of the car and ball to the size of the pitches and height of the roof comes together to make an experience that feels incredibly tight and addictive. Lots of customisation options and variety in the cars and maps help make Rocket League one of the most memorable Indie releases of the past year and if you haven’t checked it out already, it’s now available on all the current generation platforms, so there’s no excuse not to.
The 10 Cloverfield Lane ARG
ARG’s (Alternate reality games) are a fascinating thing to watch unfold. They mix the story of a movie (or other piece of media) into our own world through events, hidden giveaway drops and many other occurrence’s, to establish a much wider story for that movie. Previous examples are The Dark Knights ARG (which involved everything from bowling balls and cakes to joker cards and international meet ups) and the Tron Legacy ARG*. The 10 Cloverfield lane ARG is focusing on the main protagonist of the film, Howard Stambler. The game is slowly unraveling the story of Stambler and his distant daughter as he prepares her for something catastrophic which will be linked to 10 Cloverfield Lane. Involving everything from satellite tracking to message decryption to hidden images in trailers, this game is a truly unique piece of movie marketing and definitely worth a few moments of your time.
If you’re interested in taking part in the 10 Cloverfield Lane ARG check the links in the comments for more information.
Did you enjoy anything on this list or think I missed something off it? Feel free to leave a comment on this article or get in touch with me. I hope you’ll look forward to the next list in this series, at the end of March. Thanks for reading.
* I was lucky enough to be a part of the Tron Legacy ARG and it was one of the most interesting movie experiences I’ve ever had, not only did it give me a great connection to the characters and the story of the movie, but it gave me some genuinely great memories and some sweet merchandise as well. If you’re at all interested in 10 Cloverfield Lane I would recommend seeing if you can get involved.