It’s time for Captain America, Iron Man, and the rest of the Avengers to get back in action with Captain America: Civil War, and this time they’re fighting among themselves. Of course, the Avengers alone couldn’t carry more than a scenery-destroying barroom brawl, so they’ve brought some friends along for the fight. Let’s dive into the brawl for this review. Last one in’s a rotten egg.
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Adult colouring books are currently a massive thing, and for a number of good reasons. I own a good few myself, ranging from the usual serial publication ones to a really delightful one full of Japanese patterns. And then there’s this one that’s currently in Indiegogo fundraising: Sham’s Flights of Fancy, by local artist Shameema Dharsey. The idea behind this work is a colouring book that both children and adults could enjoy. The images she’s posted so far show some really fun works of imagination that look like they’d be a great amount of fun to add colour to. I’ve posted a few images from this book after the break, but if you want one of your very own, please visit her campaign page and support an amazing artist.
Ratchet and Clank originally debuted on the Playstation 2 back in 2002 to huge acclaim, partly due to the humour, partly due to the platforming design, but mostly due to the insane array of weapons you can shoot things in the face with. Numerous sequels and HD remasters later, the game is getting a movie based off the first game. This naturally means that the first game needs a reboot. Grab your weapons, unplug Mr Zurkon, and come along as I review this new rebooted Ratchet and Clank.
When Star Fox appeared on the scene for the Super Nintendo, it blew everyone’s minds at the time. It featured 3D polygonal graphics on a console that wasn’t supposed to be capable of it thanks to an extra chip in the cartridge called the SuperFX. Furthermore, the game was an insane amount of fun because it deviated quite strongly from the usual platformers that were the order of the day. Star Fox made a reappearance on the Nintendo 64 in Lylat Wars, and once again broke the mold by being the first game with rumble. It made a few, less notable appearances again on Gamecube and now, 10 years after the last home console Star Fox game, we have Star Fox Zero on the Wii U. Get suited up and I’ll meet you in the briefing room for the review.
Yo-Kai Watch is a new IP from Level 5 that’s set to rival Pokémon in the “collect all the things” genre of video games. It even has its own anime show and, curiously, its own dance. It’s taken Japan enough by storm that next month already sees Yo-Kai Watch 3 over there. In the US, the TV show and the toys have been huge hits, and I think it’s only inevitable that they make their way to our shores. We’re just starting to get the first wave of this new craze, so I let the game inspirit my 3DS to see what it was all about. Come join my adventures around Springdale.
It’s another year for the Summer Olympic games, and this year it’s in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In usual fashion, Mario and Sonic are there to take part and compete in as many of the events as they possibly can. Although the game will see a Wii U release later this year, this time around we’re covering the 3DS version. Are you up for a sporty review?
Atari was one of the biggest names in video games during the 2nd Generation of consoles, and helped contribute to the popularity of home-based consoles as a form of interactive entertainment. In fact, until the 3rd generation and the rise of Nintendo, Atari was the best-selling video game console of that era. Like many early consoles, development was easy and cheap, and often could be done by a single person, as opposed to the teams of up to 100 people needed for a single AAA development title today. Many of us old fogeys, myself included, whiled many hours away on Atari’s best-selling console, the Atari 2600, as well as played many popular Atari games in the video arcades. To fuel the current nostalgia going around, Code Mystics has brought us Atari Vault, a collection of 100 of the most popular first party Atari 2600 and Atari arcade games.
The 90s were an amazing time for video games, as is evidenced by the flood of remakes, remasters, and redos we’re currently getting. Adventure gaming was in its prime back then (although it’s recently seen a re-surge in popularity), and one of the major studios involved with making these amazing works of comedy was LucasArts, the video game arm of George Lucas’ company, LucasFilm. One of the most critically successful games from that era, Day of the Tentacle, now has an HD remaster, released by Double Fine productions. Come time travel with me as I review this game.