Now, ogres, oh, they're much worse.

“They’ll make a suit from your freshly peeled skin! They’ll shave your liver, squeeze the jelly from your eyes! Actually it’s quite good on toast.”
I really rather liked the original Shrek film. It was clever, witty, mostly original and nicely done for its time.
Since that time, though, Hollywood has done its level best to suck all the originality and wit out of Shrek, which doesn’t leave much beyond a series of increasingly disappointing films and video games that are somehow much worse. I’ve reviewed the latest effort over at
Shrek Forever After: “It’s competently put together in the visual stakes, but the gameplay is more on the nose than Shrek’s big green stinky feet.

There. That’s all you need to know. Can I go home now, please?

About the author

Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.

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