Squidlit

“Hi Plip! I’m the village Squizard!” Right, because he’s a squid… and he’s a wizard, you see? Yeah, it’s adorable. Squidlit (PC) Released Mar 2018 | Developed / Published: Squidlit Ink. Squidlit is an ode to the Nintendo Game Boy. It’s a love letter to Nintendo’s wonderful handheld, right down to the meticulously recreated limitations … Continue reading Squidlit

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

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

What’s that, "More Ezio!" I hear you cry? Yessir, we’re on our third game starring our favourite Florentine vagabond-turned-Master Assassin, but this time we’re definitely in the endgame. And perhaps, just like our hero, we’re all getting a little bit tired. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One [reviewed]) Released Nov 2011 … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

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)