We were already on our way to Dream Land when the hunger took over. Me, Lololo, Lalala, that Blimp Guy and what’s his face with the eye. The heavens shone with a serene brilliance, a warm glow that dared us … Continue reading Kirby’s Dream Land – Fear and Loathing in Dream Land – Part I of III
The third set of Pokémon remakes, are the most vibrant and beautiful in the series to date, giving Hoenn a facelift that retains much of the original layout with several tweaks implemented in between. The Gyms of the region are … Continue reading BWU: The Best Gyms in Pokémon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire.
Samus Mission Log #1 – Arrival on Planet Zebes My arrival here has not been without a heavy heart. My friends the Chozo are nowhere to be seen, desperate abandon has replaced their once happy homes. The Space Pirates certainly … Continue reading Metroid – Weapon of the Chozo – Part I of III
The thrill of setting sail not knowing what island is coming across the horizon, seeing the moods of the tide wrap around your boat in a beautifully crafted cel-shaded universe. The promise of adventure has always been ripe for the … Continue reading The Wind Waker: Adventure without the Spectacle
The career of Sonic the Hedgehog has been rather bumpy since the phenomenon he sparked back on the Sega Mega Drive. Since he faced the dilemma of transition from 2D into 3D he’s never really found a sure fired footing … Continue reading Sonic and Repeated Spin Dash Failure
The Simpsons have never been strangers to video games, appearing on almost every console and handheld during their ongoing 25 year syndication. As the show has evolved the games have changed from Bart Simpson’s adventure games, to parodies of established formulas like Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Grand Theft Auto and onto the grand outing in The Simpsons Game. However in recent years the family have been pretty quiet on the video game front, TV and movie tie-ins aren’t so popular today as they once were; “serious” gaming has not been kind to The Simpsons. Then the app craze hit … Continue reading The Simpsons Tapped Out: The Definitive Simpsons Video Game
The Pokémon series has graced our lives for almost 20 years now, causing our Nintendo handhelds to become new appendages to our bodies and turning into a huge phenomenon in the process. While the series popularity may not be as intense as it once was, the games continue to be some of the most anticipated titles on the market, with a whopping 719 creature roster at our fingertips. However there are people who, after having “been there” at the beginning of the craze, will say … Continue reading Pokémon and the Issues of Design and Adventure
At times it can feel overwhelming driving in the race course of life, especially when you never know what’s going to get you a gold cup or a Koopa shell in the bottom. Choosing your career can be a daunting task let alone surviving through the day to day work of one. Thankfully we have video games to play when we say “move over life I’m taking a break”. Perhaps though, our video games can teach us how to make it through all this chaos, if only we paid more attention to … Continue reading Mario Kart and how it reflects your Life
*Contains Spoilers: This article may only be fully appreciated upon completion of The Last of Us* The video game hero is oftentimes never a truly realised character. With hours needed by the player to invest in the completion of the game, to have the player at odds with their heroes makes the entire experience hard to connect with. We want to save the world or we want to destroy it, whichever route the game takes you down the player’s and protagonist’s goal are intertwined; we share their quest because it is what we generally believe in. Therefore the hero we … Continue reading The Last of Us and the Independently Motivated Protagonist.
In a recent Official Nintendo Magazine UK interview Shu Takumi, creator and scenario writer for the Ace Attorney series, revealed that ‘I felt that Phoenix’s story had been told, and that the series should not continue’. This has of course not been the case and many of us have now finished playing the fifth instalment Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies and I for one am thankful to see the series return. The thrill of the courtroom and the cast of character’s unfaltering optimism have really put a smile on my face once more, reminding me how much love I … Continue reading Ace Attorney: Is Phoenix Wright’s story over and finished with?