Back are the glory days of 2D platforming! So I say to ye all. With titles like Rayman Legends, New Super Mario Bros., and the slew of platforming indie games like Mutant Mudds and Super Meat Boy, the 2D platforming genre isn’t going anywhere. Sure, maybe there is a bit of an oversaturation of these titles, but many prove that the genre has a lot to offer; on top of that, developers are experimenting with the formula to keep it fresh. And then along came Shovel Knight. Shovel Knight, a kick-started project by Yacht Club Games available for download on 3DS, Wii U, and PC, is a love letter to the great NES platformer classics. The game exceeds the expectation that this game is just a nostalgia-grab (see my review of Ducktales Remastered) by forging its own place in the now decades-old legacy that is the platforming genre. Read on, my fellow knights! (more…)
Possibly more influential than the original Nintendo (NES), the 8-bit handheld Game Boy had a special place in my pocket for many years. As a result, it finds itself in a special place in my heart (mostly because I don’t wear cargo pants everyday and that thing was a brick). (more…)
Its hard to believe the zombie genre has come this far since the days of George Romero. In Plants vs. Zombies HD, flesh hungry ghouls have turned into socially conscious vegetarians, and your house is the salad bar.