The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 153 – Twerky

Welcome back to The Weekly Rapture, our fortnightly pop culture news and reviews podcast!

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Big News

This week we chat about the upcoming Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 remaster, the Unreal 5 tech demo, Taika Waititi directing an upcoming Star Wars film, and The Mandalorian Season 2 casting.

Screentime – Sonic the Hedgehog

This week we review the recent Sonic the Hedgehog film, that due to the pandemic is the 2nd most successful film of the year right now.

Now Playing – Reading/Watching/Playing
Adam – Girl. Woman. Other by Bernadine Evaristo, The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo, and The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive Book 1) by Brandon Sanderson/Westworld Season 3 finale on Sky Atlantic, The Clone Wars finale on Disney+, and Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 on Netflix/Final Fantasy VII Remake on Playstation 4 and Hyper Light Drifter on Nintendo Switch

Ian – Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky/Critical Role (podcast or stream)/Call of Duty: Warzone on PS4 and Animal Crossing on Nintendo Switch

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The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 152 – You Had Your Time

Welcome back to The Weekly Rapture, our fortnightly pop culture news and reviews podcast!

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This week we chat about the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla trailer, the new release dates for The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima, the new live action Discworld deal, the AMC/Odeon and Regal/Cineworld boycott of Universal films, and professional tennis players having a Mario Tennis tournament.

Screentime – Color Out of Space

This week we review the recent adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft short story ‘The Colour Out of Space’ starring Nicholas Cage!

Now Playing – Reading/Watching/Playing
Adam – Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky, and The Broken Kingdoms (Inheritance 2) by N.K. Jemisin/The Midnight Gospel on Netflix/Final Fantasy VII Remake on Playstation 4

Ian – The Alloy of Law and Shadows of Self (Wax and Wayne 1 and 2 [Mistborn Era 2]) by Brandon Sanderson, and Black River (Tuva Moodyson 3) by Will Dean/Killing Eve Season 3 on BBC iPlayer, Midsommar, and Extraction on Netflix/Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch, and World of Warcraft on PC

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The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 151 – You Didn’t Get It

Welcome back to The Weekly Rapture, our fortnightly pop culture news and reviews podcast!

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Very short news section this week, where we chat about all the Dungeons and Dragons free content that is going online from Wizards of the Coast at D&D Beyond, the news of the Crysis remaster, and the Vanity Fair screens of the upcoming Dune film.

Screentime – Tales From the Loop

This week we talk about the first episode of Tales From the Loop, a new Amazon Original Sci-Fi show based on pieces by artist Simon Stålenhag. Ian didn’t really like it. Adam thought it was alright.

Now Playing – Reading/Watching/Playing
Adam – Ship of Magic (The Liveship Traders 1) by Robin Hobb, The Last Wish (The Witcher) by Andrzej Sapowski, The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders, and To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers/Westworld Season 3 on Sky Atlantic, and The Simpsons on Disney+/Resident Evil 3 Remake and Final Fantasy VII Remake on Playstation 4

Ian – Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence, Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive 3) by Brandon Sanderson, and Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky/Nothing/Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch, Call of Duty: Warzone on PS4 and World of Warcraft on PC

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KiiGX 2015 – Part 1: Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer & The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes

Adam and Kii once again head to EGX to check out some upcoming video games!

Wonderfully, EGX for some reason let myself and Adam back in this year! The show has moved to the NEC in Birmingham which I feel is a much better venue. There’s a lot more space, it’s easily accessible by train and the layout without an upper level means you won’t forget to go to an area.

So, after getting off the train and going on a merry adventure to find the hall we gave the show a good walk around to figure out where everything is. I obviously gravitated towards Nintendo and got my hands on a couple of Wii-U and 3DS games.

 

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
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So here it is. My perfect Animal Crossing game. I spent so long simply building rooms to get points in Animal Crossing: A New Leaf that it was almost obsessive. Now they’ve built a game that’s exactly that. You work for the Happy Homes Association and build homes for your clients which you also then decorate to their specific needs. Having looked at Adam’s screen whilst we were demoing this, apparently the perfect home has a dessert cart, a luchadore mask thrown on the floor and a photo of the client’s daughter. He clearly has a future in interior design.

As I’ve come to expect from the series, the game is adorable and charming with increasing levels of obsessive collecting. It even has Amiibo cards which is another thing you can collect even when not playing the game! Finally, Nintendo are adding even more things for me to fill my real house with to benefit my virtual one!

 

The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes
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Triforce Heroes is a three-player co-op game for 3DS, similar in design to Wind Waker/Phantom Hourglass. Minus the fact that this game relies on you having TWO friends, I had a really good time playing it! At the beginning of the levels there are three items, one per ‘Link’, in our play through these were two gust jars and a bomb sack. As you probably noticed not all the Links will have the same item so you need to work together to use the right items at the correct point in the puzzle. This can create some ‘Portal 2’ style friendship enders as one of us immediately blew another off a platform and to our doom.

wpid-20150924_135901.jpgAn interesting mechanic that Triforce Heroes has is stacking where the Links can jump on each other’s shoulders to essentially be three times the height. This, again, becomes part of the puzzles where different levels of switch need to be hit and then you can also throw the other Links off the platform to their doom.

It’s a simple game but it’s really fun. The co-op is interesting though I’m unsure how well the mechanics translate to single player unless you switch between Links. Well worth a play, especially if you have two friends who are willing to put that relationship to the test with you.

~Kii x