Video Game Review
PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness
PC (via Steam)
By Alexander O. Cuaycong and Anthony L. Cuaycong
At first glance, PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness does very little to distinguish itself from other Visual Novels. Lacking English voices and sporting confusing default configurations, booting up PSYCHO-PASS did not leave a very good first impression. On PC, especially, playing around with the settings should be a player’s first priority in order to have a comfortable experience.
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LOS ANGELES — Decades after the release of The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood’s dystopian sci-fi fable and foundational feminist text arrives on television — with critics noting its enduring resonance in Donald Trump’s America.
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By Noel Vera
Richard Abelardo’s Mutya ng Pasig (Pearl of the Pasig, 1950) at first glance plays like a musical version of Wuthering Heights (Doña Sisang’s LVN Pictures was known for its many musicals): the star-crossed lovers separated (this time due to a false accusation and a prison term); the woman marrying another; the death in mid-narrative; the man haunted by ghosts of memories past.
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By Alexander O. Cuaycong and Anthony L. Cuaycong Videogame Review For Honor Ubisoft WITHOUT a doubt, For Honor can be an immersive experience. Boot up the game and marvel as catapult shots fly overhead and arrows zing past you. Armor clinks and swords clash as your chosen knight charges into battle, hacking, chopping, and slashing. You breeze through the first few missions, then move to … Continue reading For Honor is at the mercy of one’s Internet connection
By Noel Vera I REMEMBER watching Takaw Tukso (directed by William Pascual, written by Armando Lao) in a wretched 16 mm print years ago: the film would skip and skitter, and jump (it seemed) entire scenes. Had the vague notion that Boy (Gino Antonio) married Debbie (Anna Marie Gutierrez), and later Nestor (Julio Diaz) married Letty (Jaclyn Jose); also had a notion that Anita Linda … Continue reading Fourway