Archive for posts tagged: Platformer

Puppeteer Review


I really wanted to leave this review as “Like LittleBigplanet if it was set on a puppet stage and tried way too hard”, but the editor (me) is a real hard-arse and demands top quality articles, even from his worst writer (also me). For a game as delightfully childish and colourful as Puppeteer, I feel disappointed by it. It’s like having a bunch of balloons and then trying to make your way through everyday life with them; providing more annoyance and tedium than joy. Read More »

Video Game Face Off: Crash Bandicoot vs. Metroid


Both the Metroid series and the Crash Bandicoot series have instantly recognizable protagonists: Samus Aran is the gun-armed superheroine of the Metroid franchise and the eponymous Crash Bandicoot is the orange-skinned, “Australian” bandicoot of the Crash Bandicoot series. Today these two worlds, and their heroes, collide in a fight to the death. Let the games begin. Read More »

Bit.Trip Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Review


I’ve always been what you might call ‘musically retarded’. I suffer from a condition known as ‘stupid fingers’, where my brain and flailing extremities don’t always cooperate. So when I took up the challenge to play and master a rhythm-based game I was a little wary. However, after a few hours with Runner 2, my computer keys had become the keys on a piano and I had unknowingly learnt a new instrument. Read More »

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