Category: TC

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 …

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Preview

In case you haven’t been keeping up, I love the Legend of Zelda series. However, even a long-time fan such as myself can admit that the games have grown increasingly stale over the years. With a formula that has largely unchanged since the 90s, there has been a growing sense of frustration among fans. True, there has seldom been a bad entry in the series, but how many times does Nintendo expect us to wander Hyrule, fight our way through a fire, water, and forest temple before wrestling control of the land from the Ganondorf. Heck, the series is so repetitive that, in Skyward Sword, the final boss was Ganondorf, despite the fact that the game took place generations before he was born. Read more …