The Tyranny of King Washington

Assassin’s Creed is an inherently silly series. It’s a sci-fi with pretensions of being a historical action-drama that produces, with poe-faced seriousness, a narrative which posits all of history has been a never-ending conspiratorial war between Assassins and Templars, who are fighting over relics of an ancient, omnipotent precursor race. It’s utterly daft, which makes … Continue reading The Tyranny of King Washington

Okami

I hope you’ve heard of Clover Studios. This little game company was responsible for some unique titles during the PS2’s lifespan; both the stylish sidescroller Viewtiful Joe and the beloved cult classic God Hand were part of their catalogue, but the one that always interested me the most was Okami. Both it and God Hand … Continue reading Okami

Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (N-Sane Trilogy)

And so another trilogy of old-school PS1 platformers is done (well, in remake form at least). The N-Sane Trilogy comes to an end with Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, the 1998 entry to Naughty Dog’s platformer series starring the eponymous deranged marsupial. The original release was one of the most well-received and best-selling games on the … Continue reading Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (N-Sane Trilogy)

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (N-Sane Trilogy)

Unlike the first Crash Bandicoot, let’s look at a game I actually had some level of genuine nostalgia for! I never owned Crash 2: Cortex Strikes Back but do remember it very clearly from those halcyon days of late-night playthroughs at friends’ houses. The first game doesn’t exactly occupy a beloved space in my memory … Continue reading Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (N-Sane Trilogy)