There’s nothing quite like a bit of nostalgia, is there? It seems that there are more games hearkening back to a previous era than there are gigantic, modern triple-A titles. The SNES-era produced a few memorable 2.5D platformers that maintain a significant following to this day. Fans who want to revel in that particular brand of nostalgia need look no further than Explodemon.
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Since we’re still in the quiet, early stages of 2014 and most of the year’s games have yet to be released, the topics for these articles of mine are becoming all the more difficult to come up with. You try writing about games twice a week for over a year and see how well you do without a constant stream of games or gaming news. These dry periods would normally be the time that I’d dig around my gaming collection and see if I could do a retrospective review of a classic title, or scour the internet to see if there’s a scrap of gaming news to be had.
This week, though, I have done none of that.
Many were excited to hear that TinyCo were putting the finishing touches on what turned out to be called Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff, and I must confess I was one of them. I’m a big Family Guy fan, and I’m an avid Simpsons Tapped Out player so it ticks all the boxes. In the interests of fairness, I have abandoned Springfield for the past week and concentrated all my attention on Quahog to see how it compares. Unfortunately, I’m going to have to report that the comparison is ‘not favourable’. What I have done therefore is do a comparison between The Simpsons and Family Guy, strengths and weaknesses, and let you make your own mind up.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a fan of Sony. Ever since seeing Final Fantasy VII being played on the original PlayStation, I’ve been enamoured with Sony’s gaming prowess. They lost me for a bit with their early pitches of the PS3 and subsequently the Vita, but both grew on me the more they were refined. They recently did a bang-up job of convincing me of how awesome the PS4 was; so much so, I pre-ordered the thing almost a year ago and never looked back. To date, I’ve had plenty of fun with my PS4, but it’s not perfect – there’s a few things I’d like Sony to improve on, or in some cases, just done differently in the first place.
So, in an attempt to take a step back from the fanboy precipice, here are my top three gripes with Sony’s parallelepiped.