Mikami is a name that holds a lot of meaning and weight to me, as a Resident Evil fan it was Shinji Mikami that brought the genre from the obscure into the mainstream – he created a game that was as terrifying as it was well designed and sublimely programmed. A genre-defining game that was one of the best games of the era. Continue reading
Crash Bandicoot is a game that I have no nostalgia for; I played the games as a kid, mostly on demo discs, but I never really liked it; it looked good, but it was uninspired. Besides I was busy playing Syphon Filter and Resident Evil to really give a game like Crash Bandicoot any time of day.
The only game in the series that I have any fond memories of is Warped (aside from CTR); and the love for that game is so real that it formed the only reason why I, not only, purchased the N.Sane Trilogy but preordered it!
Once the game arrived on my doormat I decided to play through all the games in order and have a bloody good time doing it…
As a 15-year-old there was nothing better in the world than booting up my PSOne and my copy of Tony Hawk’s Skateboarding (that’s what it was actually called here in the UK) and losing myself hours of my day while having an absolute blast. Honestly, I would say that between MrJohnSherry and I we probably wasted 200-300 hours playing through the single player collecting everything and playing horse for days.
It was a superb game! Continue reading
… Three Reviews In One!
After getting a bit of extra money that I wasn’t expecting, I decided to go against my own rules and just treat myself and just chill the heck out all week. So I did, and I thought it my lucky week! LocoRoco Remastered, NBA Playgrounds and STRAFE all in one week? Someone pinch me! However, all is not what it seemed. Continue reading
The horror renaissance of 2007 is well and truly over. In recent times the genre is having a bit of rough patch. They are increasingly running out of ideas and as a result they are homogenising – I am finding it hard to differentiate my ‘Sinister’ movies from ‘The Conjuring’ ones! While there is the odd stand out movie; the entire genre is in danger of repeating the mistakes it made in the late 80s. There are only so many times you can watch a young, attractive couple get haunted by malevolent spirits.
Puzzle games and I have had a strange relationship. I’m not a massive fan of the genre but every now and again a puzzle game will grab my attention and compel me to play it on an almost obsessive level – it happened with Tetris, Columns, Bust’a’Move, Peggle and Zookeeper. Continue reading
… Kick, Punch, It’s all in the review.
Back in December 1996, NanaOn-Sha released the first influential rhythm game and created the ultimate Rap God. Parappa The Rapper. Almost 21 years on, Sony have listened to the players and brought this all time classic to the PS4 – but how does it hold up? Does it get a karate chop or did it leave me believing? Continue reading