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Star Wars Battlefront 2 review

I got the game on pre-order hoping for a really good Imperial storyline, but I was very disappointed with the story. It started off well, I liked the Imperial droid and how you had to handle him to get to the main character Iden Versio. From the introduction mission to Endor, I was more or less happy, but as soon as you found out your character went turncoat the story campaign went sour for me.

With a bunch of cameos from the Star Wars legends such as Luke Skywalker to Han Solo. With the Han Solo scene it almost went into RPG mode for a short mission! How I wish they would develop a decent Star Wars PS4 RPG game!

The developers had put some thought in to the first two missions, the rest of the game, well, it feeling disappointing. A lack of cinematic flow, the story-arc fell flat and on its face trying to reveal which they probably shouldn’t have touched. Sometimes it best to keep a game independent of the films.

Into multiplayer, I’d have to say it does handle slightly better than its predecessor and less annoying. With the same features, I wouldn’t say it’s improved that much, the graphics are much improved, the handling feels better. I’ve had some good games and some very bad games. It did feel at times as if I was fighting some people that had spent money on it, even know they removed all of that. Either that or these people have had far too much time on their hands to get all these cool add-ons.

There is lots for the in-game collector to acquire and challenges to complete which should help for the longevity but I will only be giving this game an average score on 3 out of 5.

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I thought Gravity was suppose to be good!

I finally got round to watch the film Gravity with Sandra Bullock because I thought it was suppose to be good as it had loads of awards. I personally thought it was terrible! It was like the Blair Witch Project in space, it didn’t port well on TV for me. And nothing really happened than bad luck for the main character!  The mix of music didn’t help, if they had chosen better, it could of been more impacting. Nobody to greet her when she finally arrived on Earth.

I was so bored by it, don’t know how many people really like this or not! I’ve done this before, the critics liked the film Black Swan and I thought that was horrible too. I am trusting the critics less and less now.

Marvel Inhumans wow is it boring!

I got up to episode three, still trying to watch it, but, very little action. What’s with wasted viewing time on meaningless content like an Inhuman on a drug farm, stupid small talk, incoherent content, plot holes. A stupid scene of going to the beach, trying to be sexy when it just wasn’t!

This has to be one of the worst TV shows I have ever tried to watch, I couldn’t watch all the episode. All I can say to people is please don’t waste your time watching this drab-trash of a TV show.

I said to this guy “Are you still playing Pokemon Go?”

I walked down to the shop to get some junk food and this guy was in front of me, then behind me as I passed him. I stopped to contemplate maybe getting some KFC chicken from a small local chippy then decided against it. 
Then the guy was in front of me again.

I said out loud “Are you still playing Pokemon Go!”

This Asian guy who had two mobile phones with the app running on both. I must of scared the shit out of him, he jump up and back, skipped sideways looked at me and just ran away!

I didn’t think I was that scarey but it made me laugh hard!

National Army Museum

Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HT

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This is another museum that you can visit for free, walk in and view the exhibits. The first main exhibit on the ground level is about becoming a soldier. It obviously wasn’t clear enough on which side to start as a few people were going the wrong way around. You’re supposed to go from the right round to the left! As for this exhibit, I really wasn’t that impressed, you should be able to understand the whole concept if your school gave you a decent history lesson.

A few pictures, some weapons on display, descriptions of the different items, what a person in the army should carry. Then jumping into the devastation of war and the medical history needed to help the troops. For the vast subject that could be displayed it seemed to lack any flow and felt disjointed. That’s not to say they packed a lot in to it, but that can be too much.

The lower level was just drops in a vast ocean of different cultures. It felt more along the lines, ‘Look what we plundered!’

The top floor also felt jam-packed with signs, posters, memorabilia one side. Some stories and a collection of weapons and armour on the other. There was an interactive display for the battle of waterloo which didn’t feel that interactive!

The temporary exhibit War Paint: Brushes with conflict was far more interesting and had my attention span the longest. Even today we still have artists in the field of war, painting scenes which you can stand in front of for a good few minutes and make you think. The collection of artworks on display here offer more to the mind than the rest of the museum.

For the curious you might find something you like which will grab your attention, if you’re into war art or are an artist then maybe the temporary exhibit will take your fancy. But I don’t think this museum will work for everyone.

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This last photo of the giant metal rat was created by Anna Redwood when she was invited out to Afghanistan by the 7th Armoured Brigade in 2014. The rat symbolises the desert rats who served in North Africa in WW2 and still today in Afghanistan.

Bird in the Chimney

I went to watch the football at Wembley on Sunday (Spurs vs Chelsea) only to be disappointed, when I got home there was a massive mess in my fireplace, so I went and cleared it up. Straight after I had done that more mess came down so I just left it and had dinner.

I slept okay, wasn’t really disturbed, Monday came, a load more mess, so I phoned the RSPCA only to get an automated response. Told me to clear my room, turn off the gas and do it all myself!

Tuesday came, I decided to stay home and sort it out, I pulled out the heavy cast-iron Edwardian or Victorian fireplace, not sure on that part. A load of mess came out, I had all my windows in the front room open after sitting for around 10 minutes low and behold what looked like a Crow popped down into the fireplace, poor distressed bird wasn’t sure of himself and went straight for the window. I captured a bit of him on my iPhone I can only wish the fella gets better.

I did cleanup the mess before I wrote this.