I never owned a PlayStation 1 so I completely missed out on the Crash Bandicoot games and instead was partial to other platformers like Mario on my N64. When the chance to play them on PS4 came up, I was excited to play something that was so beloved in the past and that I only had a small taste of at friend’s houses. Let me tell you one thing. If the remaster is anything like the original, I’m glad I never played the Crash series.
This is one of the ones I don’t have enough time or patience to beat. I was cursing too much and decided to put it down and never look back. Flinthook is a combination of Rogue Legacy and banging your head against an unforgiving, space-pirate themed wall. I like rogue-likes. I really do. I put so many hours into Binding of Issac. This one just got under my skin.
Nintendo is running some tests of their servers before the release any major titles with online service and after Splatoon, their newest fighting game, Arms is up next. I was very on the fence about this game going into the TestPunch. At its essence, it is a 3D fighting game and the gameplay revolves around punching and turning your extendable fist toward your opponent. You can jump, dash, lean, grab, block, and punch with each hand just like a virtual boxing match.
Mario Kart 8 is by far one of the best in the series (in my opinion the best). The unfortunate part of the eighth iteration of the game is that the Wii U has a less than desirable install base. Now that everyone is clamoring to get their hands on a Switch, the deluxe version is selling like hotcakes. With a small library of releases so far, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe brings a well-known party game to a crowd desiring to have something to show off or play on the go.
Hey there! Today I am starting a new category of posts on my review site called Impressions. These posts will be for games who could be considered incomplete, that I probably won’t end up “beating”, have a major change incoming, or a rerelease of an old title. Today’s first example will be the newly released NBA Playgrounds!