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)

Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon (Spyro Reignited)

Finally we come to the end of this long-awaited dive into my childhood. Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon is the third and last entry into the Spyro trilogy and fittingly it goes all out in all the ways that only a turn-of-the-millennium 3D mascot platformer can. Multiple playable characters, vehicle sections, bigger and flashier … Continue reading Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon (Spyro Reignited)

Assassin’s Creed: Origins – The Curse of the Pharaohs

And so we come to the end of my time with Assassin's Creed: Origins. The Curse of the  Pharaohs is the final major piece of DLC for Ubisoft's adventure through Ptolemaic Egypt about one angry man and his love for stabbing lots and lots of people. Like The Hidden Ones before, it serves as an … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed: Origins – The Curse of the Pharaohs

Assassin’s Creed: Origins – The Hidden Ones

When it comes to downloadable content, the Assassin's Creed franchise tends not to do too badly, in my opinion. There are certainly some entries that have embraced the plague of pathetic balance-breaking microtransactions - Black Flag immediately springs to mind with its option to purchase upgrading material rather than plunder it in-game like an honest … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed: Origins – The Hidden Ones

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

My love of the original Knights of the Old Republic is already documented. Bioware’s planet-hopping Star Wars RPG is a brilliant experience; not only is it a solidly enjoyable CRPG in the vein of Bioware and Black Isle classics, but it is backed up by cracking writing and a marvellous understanding of what makes Star … Continue reading Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords