WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the following:
A Hat in Time
2017 saw the releases of A Hat in Time and Yooka-Laylee – two titles that aimed to help revive the 3D platformer/collectathon genre, much like classic titles such as Super Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie. While 2017 was jam-packed with much bigger and popular releases, these two in particular stood out to me personally. Why? Well, the first reason is because of how similar they were.
Whilst A Hat in Time was the first game made by the folks at Gears for Breakfast (a relatively new group that initially consisted of one developer – Jonas Kaerlev – before more members joined voluntarily), Yooka-Laylee had a bigger name attached; specifically Playtonic Games, formed by ex-Rare members who had worked on beloved 90s platformers like Donkey Kong Country and the aforementioned Banjo-Kazooie and its sequel.
However, despite these differing backgrounds, both games came about thanks to incredibly successful crowdfunding campaigns. Whether it be because of promising early footage or their years of experience, Gears for Breakfast and Playtonic inspired confidence within their backers; the future seemed bright for those dying for a return to this long-forgotten genre. Continue reading
WARNING: The following article contains spoiler for Zero Time Dilemma
If you played Zero Time Dilemma, you already know what I’m talking about and why I enjoy this scene. Granted, it is stupidly cheesy but even though I’ve only experienced the game very recently, it instantly wormed its way into a special place in my heart.
First, some context (not all the context, though, because we’d be here for much longer otherwise). The Force Quit Box – which can be used to end the Decision Game that the main cast have been forced to play – has been opened thanks to the efforts of C-Team and Q-Team. All that’s left is to activate it, which falls to D-Team – Diana, Sigma and Phi. But the box needs two specific items placed in it to do so, with the only clue to what they are being “Each is a mother’s memento.” Now, if you’ve not played the game, this is where it gets weird. Continue reading
Do any of you have a piece of music that when you listen to it, you end up feeling sad regardless of your current mood? For me, Blue Bird Lamentation from the second Zero Escape title is that piece. Seriously, I get melancholy whenever I hear it. Hell, sometimes I put it on just to make myself sad. Continue reading
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we wrap up our RWBY recaps (for now) with the Volume 5 finale, share some of our hopes for Volume 6 and then I spend the last ten minutes unintelligibly gushing over the new Cardcaptor Sakura anime.
I’ve already mentioned my interest in Square Enix’s upcoming crossover fighting game for the PS4 in a recent article, but I still had some slight reservations regarding whether I could actually play the game or not. I don’t want to spend money on something that I ultimately can’t get to grips with. Fortunately, Square Enix released an open beta for the game, allowing players all over to get a taste of what it has in store.
With the beta now closed and the game due out in a few days, I figured I’d jot down my personal experiences with Dissidia to share with you all and see if this is a game anyone can pick up and enjoy or something reserved only for the most die-hard of fighting game fans. Continue reading
This week on The Entertainment Dome, James and I are pleasantly surprised with the penultimate episode of RWBY Volume 5 and we go through every announcement from Nintendo’s so-called Mini-Direct from last week (apologies for audio issues).
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Pokémon Sun & Moon
I instantly fell in love with the Ultra Beasts when they were first announced for Pokémon Sun & Moon. They were so alien in design, so unnatural looking and a little bit scary to boot. And on top of that, they have an amazing theme to go along with their appearances. Continue reading
James and I have returned from our winter break, and we have not one, not two, but THREE episodes of RWBY Volume 5 to discuss. So listen in and hear us praise, criticise and generally ramble all about them.
Oh, and we have a soundboard now. We apologise for its inevitable overuse.
About a couple of years ago, I wrote a list about thirty of my favourite Pokémon, but that was before the then upcoming seventh generation of games had come out – Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. These two games introduced a bunch of brand new catch-able creatures so, with the updated releases, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, still fresh in my memory, I figured I would follow up on that previous list and share a small sample of my favourite additions to the ever growing world of Pokémon.
Quick disclaimer – I’m only including brand new Pokémon so no Alolan forms. Continue reading
OK, can I quickly start off by saying that it took me ages to find this track’s official name because, Christ, there are SO many variations of this theme. Also, why is it written in all caps; it just looks obnoxious. ALSO also, if you’re wondering whether this can actually count as a VG Music Pick since it’s trailer music and not in the actual game, well, it is included on the game’s official soundtrack. Besides, my site, my rules. Continue reading