Favourite Moments in Fiction #15 – The Ferris Wheel Chase (Professor Layton and the Curious Village)

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Professor Layton and the Curious Village

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Following on from last week’s VG Music Pick, let’s take a quick look at what could be argued as being one of the most iconic scenes from the first Professor Layton game. Hell, you could probably make an argument that it’s one of the most iconic scenes in the franchise and helped set an example for how action scenes in the series worked. Continue reading

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Favourite Moments in Fiction #14 – The Deadpool Level (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

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The new Spider-Man game for PS4 has, at the time of writing, recently come out and has been a massive success, and for good reasons. It’s a fantastic game and possibly the best game to star Marvel’s web-slinging superhero. But for all the praise it’s getting, there’s still one other Spider-Man game that continues to hold a special place in my heart; one that I never see anyone else talk about – Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. Continue reading

Favourite Moments in Fiction #13 – Pikachu Electrocutes Ridley (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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Fun fact – I was originally planning to write about the scene in Metroid: Other M where Ridley appears to tie-in with last week’s VG Music Pick but, after re-watching it, I realised it wasn’t as good as I remember it being. But I wanted to do something Ridley-related so let’s quickly talk about the time he got one-shotted by Pikachu. Continue reading

Favourite Moments in Fiction #12 – Ventus & Mickey VS Vanitas (Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

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Following on from last week’s VG Music Pick, I want to write about the scene where that music piece debuts – Ventus’ first fight with Vanitas. The music on it’s own is really good, but it takes on a whole new level of awesome when it’s combined with this scene. Continue reading

Favourite Moments in Fiction #11 – Slip Slide Icecapades (Crash Twinsanity)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Crash Twinsanity)

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Despite being something of a rush-job, resulting in a lot of cut content and glitches aplenty, Crash Twinsanity managed to still receive some positive reception from critics and fans alike. And I think one of the main reasons for that was that it took the concept of archenemies Crash Bandicoot and Dr. Cortex working together and ran with it as best as it could, resulting in some genuinely hilarious antics. One standout for me (and no doubt others) in particular are the Humiliskate levels; the first one specifically. Continue reading

Favourite Moments in Fiction #10 – D-Team’s Force Quit Scene (Zero Time Dilemma)

WARNING: The following article contains spoiler for Zero Time Dilemma

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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

Favourite Moments in Fiction #9 – Super Sonic VS Perfect Chaos (Sonic Adventure)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Sonic Adventure

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I’ll be among the first to admit that Sonic’s first 3D outing has not aged well. However, I have too much nostalgia for the game to care. As one of the games that acted as my gateway into the franchise, I have a lot of fond memories playing Sonic Adventure and I still enjoy playing it to this day. If I had to pick an all-time favourite moment from it, though, it’d probably have to be the final boss fight. Continue reading

Favourite Moments in Fiction #8 – Mabel Trusts Grunkle Stan (Gravity Falls)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Gravity Falls

‘Not What He Seems’ is undoubtedly one of Gravity Falls‘ best episodes; possibly the best. After spending so much time with the unscrupulous yet kindhearted Grunkle Stan, this episode managed to make myself and many others seriously question whether we really knew him. We’re essentially in the same positions as Dipper and Mabel. Continue reading

Favourite Moments in Fiction #7 – Makoto Defeats the Mastermind (Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

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Sometimes a final battle doesn’t need cool explosions. Sometimes a final battle doesn’t need a clashing of blades. Sometimes a final battle doesn’t even need any sort of violence. Sometimes, a final battle can be not one of weaponry or strength, but one of words. Case in the point – the ending of the final class trial in the first Danganronpa game. Continue reading

Favourite Moments in Fiction #6 – Marge Leaves Homer (The Simpsons Movie)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for The Simpsons Movie

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In the 20+ years The Simpsons has been airing on TV, we’ve seen Homer and Marge have marital problems multiple times as early as the first season. It’s since become one of those recurring plot-lines that, nowadays, feels tired and hackneyed. But there’s something about the way this scene from the movie is done that averts that pitfall. Continue reading