Metro Reviews: BFI Sci-Fi, Seabeard, The Secret Life Of Books

Here’s my Metro News reviews for the week of Jan. 5th

The Life of Books
By The Open University
Four Stars

This is a rewarding chance to explore the original handwritten manuscripts and first editions from six literary classics including the novels of Jane Eyre, Charles Dickens, Mary Shelley, Virginia Wolfe, and William Shakespeare. Based on the BBC TV series, this interactive book includes virtual rooms, links to online resources, and most compelling, video tours of the rarest of research archives.



Submit photos of your meals and workout info to this app and you’ll be assigned a registered dietician for daily, personalized feedback to help you track and reach health goals.


Jamie Oliver’s Recipes

Completely redesigned to offer swipe-able recipe collections, instant shopping lists, helpful dietary tags, and new meals promised every Monday, Jamie’s Recipes remains among the very best of video-guided cooking apps.


BFI Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder

Explore 60 of the greatest science fiction films of all time in this art book analysis that includes clips, trivia, images, and timeline connections which reveal influences between different films.


Rated: 4+
3 Stars

Comparisons between Seabeard and Animal Crossing are unavoidable, but in this case prove positive as the island-hopping adventure borrows Nintendo’s childlike sense of wonder to create something very distinct. With gorgeous, charming visuals you sail between islands via sea creature mini-games to complete daily tasks in fighting, farming, cooking, photography, and archeology. The excitement though is often ruined by Free-To-Play delays aimed to remind you to pay for the game, but instead make it feel broken. Easy game to pick up, Seabeard is also too easy to put down.


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