Ah, those crazy Sontarans.
Doctor Who 7×06: Doctor Who and the Snowmen will air at 5:15pm next week on Christmas Day, BBC One and BBC One HD.
It appears that the Doctor has let sexy do another bit of interior designing again. With less than a week to go until the airing of Doctor Who 7×06: Doctor Who and the Snowmen. The BBC have revealed the first image from the new interior of the TARDIS console room.
The new design will make its first appearance in the episode which airs Christmas Day on BBC One and BBC One HD.
The BBC have released a Prequel episode to next weeks Christmas Special. Doctor Who 7×06: Doctor Who and the Snowmen will air on Christmas Day next week.
The Prequel Episode was written by Steven Moffat who also wrote next week’s Christmas Special and features the first appearance of Jenna-Louise Coleman as the Doctor’s newest companion.
Now that we’re in the month of December and the year is reaching it’s end, it’s a good time to take a look back at what was great about the year and what should be forgotten.
Best Video Game of 2012: Mass Effect 3
Best Film of 2012: The Avengers
Best TV Show of 2012: Game of Thrones
Best Comic Book of 2012: Batman
Best Writer of 2012: Gail Simone for Batgirl
Best Video Game Developer for 2012: BioWare
Most Over-Rated Video Game of 2012: Dishonored
Most Over-Rated Film of 2012: The Hunger Games
Worst Video Game of 2012: Medal of Honor: Warfighter
Worst Film of 2012: Ted
Worst TV Show of 2012:Family Guy
Worst Comic Book of 2012: Action Comics
Worst Writer of 2012: Zero Punctuation of The Escapist
Worst Video Game Developer for 2012: Activision
The Giving Fandom a bad name award for 2012: The Reaction by “fans” of the ending to Mass Effect 3.
The Better than Expected award for 2012: 343i for making Halo 4 a better game than a Bungie Halo Game.
Here’s the trailer for this years Christmas Special of Doctor Who as featured during tonights Children in Need appeal.
The episode will air on 25th December 2012.
As part of this years BBC Children in Need appeal, the Doctor makes his usual appearance. This time in a prequel episode that is set in between 7×05: The Angels Take Manhattan and the currently untitled 7×06: 2012 Christmas Special. The Prequel episode can be viewed below.
There will also be a new trailer for the episode that will air later during the Children in Need appeal and where the episodes title will be announced.
If there has been any video game series that has constantly evolved its storyline and gameplay over the years, the Resident Evil franchise is certainly among them. The game has progressed far from its days on the original Playstation 1 and the incident at a manor just outside Raccoon City. Mostly the changes have been met with derision from fans of the series who feel that the series has gone too far from its original roots. Personally it’s my understanding that any game series that keeps doing the same thing over and over ends up suffering fatigue and lack of game quality (you only have to look at the yearly FIFA, NFS, Call of Duty games that are peddled out each year).
The latest entry in the Resident Evil series, Resident Evil 6 advances the games storyline even further. Gone now is Umbrella and the events of Raccoon City, but the shadow and fallout from those events still play a hand in the latest entry. Resident Evil 6 not only advances the games storyline but it also improves upon the gameplay as well. the most unique and fun feature of these is the intersecting moments. Due to the games online nature, it allows for players to experience the storyline together. There are 4 different story lines played out over the game and at points these story lines crossover with another. so players at these points are linked together and it creates a more unique and personal adventure for the game player.
Unfortunately there are still quite a few problems with Resident Evil 6 and most of these come down to either the online nature of the game or the gameplay itself. One example of this is the lack of a pause button. When played solo over Xbox Live the game will not pause. Since story chapters are over a hour in length this can create frustrating moments when players want to take a small break for the game. This problem can be solved by taking the game offline but it was something that could have been avoided if Capcom had provided a bit more info. Another problem with the game is the QTE moments. Some of these can spring up so fast that the player is unable to hit the corresponding button in time resulting in frustrating moments of anger. Again, these are all problems that could have been avoided had Capcom given a lot of thought to the game itself.
It’s not a game that is bad or awful. Resident Evil 6 is still extremely good and a lot of fun. Leon’s storyline is without a doubt the best storyline in the game and the game length is just right. It isn’t too long and it doesn’t feel that repetition sets in. Some have criticised the game due to its departure from classic Resident Evil of old. However if it had not changed then we certainly would never have had Resident Evil 4. If each game focused on a threat from Umbrella then it would have bordered on the ridiculous for the player in defeating Umbrella at the end of each game only to have them return in the next. The Japanese still manage to write extremely good games and Capcom are still among the best when it comes to the video game medium.
If I was to be asked where Resident Evil 6 falls in a list of the best RE games it would definitely be among the top. It wouldn’t be the best because I still feel that Resident Evil 2 was the best of the series. Resident Evil 6 is a great game with a great storyline, but it’s online problems keep it from achieving that greatness because it could have beaten RE2 had it not been for the little things.