May is upon us, the first third of 2016 is now finished, so it’s time to look back on the best releases from the month just past.
Captain America: Civil War.
Marvel’s latest entry in to their ever expanding cinematic universe opts to shed the traditional Sci-fi MacGuffin and replace it with a deep, clever story of human and political conflict. It’s a smart and engaging approach from a studio who are undoubtedly the industry leaders in the superhero genre right now. Couple this great story with a vast, diverse ensemble cast, stellar performances and great cinematography and you have what is undoubtedly one of the strongest movies of 2016. Civil war represents a massive increase in quality from Marvel and if you’re a fan of the Superhero genre, you owe it to yourself to see this movie.
Little Bribes: Obstacles.
Little Bribes can be summed up as a “DIY punk band” and their first release captures that feeling perfectly. The EP is a mix of strong, driving guitars, tight drum work and vocals that run the gamut from dark and melodic to gritty and aggressive. Across the EP’s five tracks Little Bribes present a mature, deep sound that is reminiscent of Biffy Clyro or Taking Back Sunday (from their Louder Now days). Obstacles is an impressive first release from a band who are not shy about the kind of music they want to be creating and if you’re a fan of the heavier things in life, this is an that deserves your attention.
Tron Run/r (Xbox One Release)
At first glance Tron Run/r may look like a shallow iPhone style endless runner, A neon-y temple run clone, if you will. But it won’t take much playing before you realise that this is a fast paced, challenging and well balanced video game that’s a surprisingly good use of the Tron License. Developer Sanzaru Games has built an endless runner which features tight combat and combo mechanics, to give a new edge to the genre. But as well as being a good game it’s also a good entry in to the Tron franchise, with lovingly crafted character models, vibrant levels and game play that feels fitting of the Tron universe. It’s an engaging, enticing game with a fun game play loop and great visuals to match.
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 May. Thanks for reading