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Comedy in Gaming

Being funny is really hard, guys. Don’t believe me? Check out some of my early articles on this site and watch me painfully struggle to be amusing for the first year or so. Unlike now, when the funny just flows freely from me like… something funny. Look, I said this stuff was hard. Humour is not just very subjective, it is also very difficult keep up over the course of a 1000 word article, so imagine how difficult it can be over the of a 20+ hour game. This is why so many games seem to take themselves so seriously. It is infinitely easier to do than to be funny for that long. I’ve talked before about what happens when someone tries to be funny but isn’t clever enough to pull it off, so I really appreciate it when we get a game that is genuinely funny. Enough to sit down and write a list of games that have actually pulled this difficult feat off. Read more …

Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star PS4 Review

Surprised is the first word that comes to mind when I think of my experience with Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star.

I feel as though there will be two kinds of players that play Fate/Extella on PS4. One kind will be those that are familiar with the Fate anime series, that has spanned multiple series, films and games. And then there will be players like myself, who have not encountered the Fate series before and so may find the whole thing rather strange, but ultimately very enjoyable. Read more …

Jak and Daxter Retrospective

Believe it or not, there was a time before Uncharted was the flagship series of Naughty Dog studios. There was a time even before The Last of Us made everyone on the planet collectively weep. A time when Crash Bandicoot had fulfilled its purpose and was being left by its original creators in the bygone era of the Playstation One. That time, my friends, was a magical time for me, because it was when Naughty Dog were busy creating one of my favourite game series of all time. It was the series that would take them from the realm of simple platformers into games that swore, blew things up, and starred genetically-altered murder-machines/ heroes. That series was Jak and Daxter. Read more …