One of my favourite podcasts, Final Games, is to video games what BBC’s Desert Island Discs is to music. Each episode a different guest details their 8 video game choices they would take with them to a hypothetical deserted location for the rest of their days. So, in Final Games tradition, I will include my… Continue reading My ‘Final Games’
Otherwise known as Goeman, Legend of the Mystical Ninja was actually the 2nd Goeman game in the Konami series, but the first released in the west. Considered by many a SNES classic, Mystical Ninja follows Kid Ying and Dr. Yang as they travel across native land to free an abducted princess. Now almost 25 years… Continue reading Retroreflection #1: Legend of the Mystical Ninja
We all love video games, whether your tastes are for platformers, shooters, RPG’s or even sports. They are a wonderful form of escapism, but what about escapism within escapism? I'm talking about the fishing in Zelda games, the end of level bonus sections of Yoshi’s Island, getting drunk at the bar in GTA IV; games… Continue reading Video Game Inception: Top 5 Games within Video Games
Forget the current resolution wars between Call of Duty on PS4 and Xbox One; this intellectual property added to the already-brutal console wars of the 90’s. I remember having brutal arguments with friends as a 13 years old at the time, unjustifiably defending my choice (SNES) even though I’d never played a second of the Mega… Continue reading The Console Wars: Aladdin Vs… Aladdin?
Before Square Enix there was Square Company. From its inception Square released 145 titles before its merger with Enix in 2003. Many of these games were released under a given ‘Squaresoft’ brand name, such as the ever-popular Final Fantasy VII for PS One, which was one of the west’s first taste of Squaresoft magic, which… Continue reading Nintendo/Squaresoft Gems of a Generation
2014 was a great year for gaming. Particularly for me, as I decided to undertake the ultimate lonely gamer task: complete 52 games in a calendar year. That works out at just shy of 4.5 games a month. Ouch. Now I’m typically a gamer who starts many games, but takes forever to finish them. Save points… Continue reading My 52 Game Challenge of 2014
The TNMT franchise has been going through a massive resurgence in the last 12-18 months, coinciding with the purchase of the rights by Nickelodeon. This has led to the production of a great new animated show (I've watched season 1 and it’s rather good), toys, merchandise, and a return to grace in its originating comic… Continue reading Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – 4 Games You Must Play