Simplicity is often thought to be the key in gaming. And what would be more simple and relaxing than enjoying the simple bob of the ocean, with something as innocuous as a rubber ducky? Well, if that same ocean is … Continue reading
Tag Archives: platformer
You might recall we mentioned Puppeteer in our review of Foul Play as another example of fourth wall breaking, stage-based gameplay.
Ah the 8-bit age! The days of Spectrum and Commodore computers, where bedroom programmers hammered out starkly coloured platformers and shoot-em-ups with naught but their imagination and occasional psychosis for company and inspiration.
Just to make it clear; this is a review of two games, the original A Valley Without Wind and it’s sequel.
One of the basic foundations of Nintendo’s success is giving their audience what they want.
People love platform games.
Xbox 360 owners have been simply spoiled by the current wealth of excellent titles hitting its video game download service, Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA), of late. From The Cave, with its wonderful scripting and fiendish puzzles, to Capcom’s outstanding Dark … Continue reading
Ah Pixar, how fond we are of you, the saviour of Disney, and the proof that CGI animated movies were ever more than just a fad.
Old game heroes never die, they just…. get revamped. Sometimes this is for the best, others not so much.
In Tiny & Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers, the player takes on the role of Tiny, an odd-looking chap with a wide range of gadgets, who’s hunting down Big, another odd-looking chap, who’s made off with a family heirloom passed down by … Continue reading