Author: Trent Cannon

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 …

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 …

Senran Kagura Bon Appétit! PC Review

“Define questionable,” I asked.

“These,” Paul answered, pointing the pictures he’d found on my hard drive with a dagger that seemed to materialise out of nowhere. “These are the very definition of questionable.”

“Right. No more physics-defying anime mammaries.”

“Now, I very distinctly remember this conversation,” Paul Izod, editor and resident tyrant here at Zero1Gaming.com, told me as he turned off the video record of a conversation we’d had months before. Read more …

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Review

As should come as a surprise to precisely no one who has read any of my articles, I am a huge fan of the Dragon Ball franchise. It’s a series that has seen a lot of success both in and out of its native Japan, where it continues to be well loved more than 30 years after it first appeared in manga form, so it should come as no surprise that it has seen its ups and downs in the realm of video games, which continues this year with the release of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Its been one of my most anticipated games for a good while now; I was a big fan of the first one and have been eagerly awaiting the chance to play the sequel. Read more …