I had the pleasure of diving back into the way back machine with the old overgrown, orange marsupial last week with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on the Nintendo Switch. Crash, despite a few niggling flaws, it still holds up magnificently after 22 years thanks to its wonderful remaster of the very first 3 games in Naughty Dog’s original video game releases that started way back in 1996. Continue reading Game Review: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Switch, 2018) spins its way onto all Major Platforms.
It seems ironic that the more video games improve and grow, the more gamers yearn for the simpler classics of their past. Sure, graphics might have advanced to the point of near-photorealism, but what’s more impressive? That, or being a low polygon Australian mammal with the ability to double jump? For many, it seems the answer is the latter, and it’s the strength of their collective nostalgia that has brought back Crash Bandicoot from his years-long exile. The soon to be released N. Sane Trilogy features the classic Crash trilogy remastered for both a new generation of gamers, and the reminiscing older generation, but is this nostalgia really such a good thing?... Continue Reading
As the successor to the original PlayStation, and the awkward stepping block to the technically superior PlayStation 3, the PlayStation 2 is often largely dismissed by the modern era of gamers. Lacking the classic nostalgia of the original console, and the refined graphical capabilities and endurance of the PlayStation 3, the games of this era have largely been forgotten, with a few quality exceptions. While mainstream games such as Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and San Andreas have stood the test of time, along with classics such as Kingdom Hearts and Devil May Cry, all of which have received remasters or classic ports over to the PlayStation 3 and 4, there are many hidden gems of the PlayStation 2 era that have largely been forgotten. Continue reading The Hidden Gems of the PlayStation 2 Era
Activision has announced its line-up of game release news at Gamescom 2016, including Call of Duty: Infinite Warfares – Zombie in Spaceland, Skylanders Imaginators and Destiny: Rise of Iron. ... Continue Reading
The monolithic E3 Expo has come and gone for another year, showering us with exciting new trailers as often as it saddled us with toe-curling moments of cringe. We’ve rounded up the very best and the very worst of both for your stern appraisal. Continue reading The Best and Worst of E3 2016
90’s gaming mascot Crash Bandicoot will return to Sony PlayStation platforms this year as part of Skylanders Imaginators. He will then be back in 2017 in an HD remaster of the first three games in the Crash series. Continue reading E3 2016: Crash Bandicoot returns, but probably not in the way you were hoping for
In the ever-changing video games industry landscape, it’s easy for classic franchises to be left behind or forgotten. Some characters have been adapted and changed, such as Rare’s foul-mouthed mascot, Conker, who appeared in the recent Project Spark and Sony’s Spyro the Dragon, now featuring in the much-loved Skylanders series. Other games are often left in the dust, and never get the sequels that they deserve. Here’s our list of the top video game franchises that desperately need sequels for the modern generation of gaming…... Continue Reading