Friday, March 29, 2013

Though Dated, Sly Cooper is Still A Great Game

Quick Note: Though very linear and old school on level design and enemy AI, Sly Cooper is still a great game to play when you just want to play a game. For only $10 you can download a Playstation classic that will fill the gap between games and still enjoy a solid game.  

During my early PS2 days of gaming, I was kind of a snob. If it wasn't a JRPG or made by Square, I wouldn't have it. It took a couple of good friends and at least 2 hours of play before I even looked at my first action game (the original Devil May Cry). But by the end of my time with the console I had added great 3D Platformers like the Ratchet and Clank Trilogy and Jak and Daxter,  but Sly Cooper seemed to slip right through my fingers. After playing inFamous and inFamous 2, I decided to take a journey down memory lane and play some older Sucker Punch games, and though it is old school design, Sly Cooper and the Thievious Raccoonus is a fantastic game.

Time to Defy Gravity

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ninja Theory Blows Everyone Away in the New DmC

Quick Note: DmC is exactly what Devil May Cry should be. With small tweaks, the combat system is even better and faster and the story has more depth than previous iterations without becoming too serious. DmC is something all lovers of Devil May Cry and Action Games should play.

Action games are a dime a dozen these days, but the Devil May Cry franchise still seems to sit at the top of my list. Just something about that platinum haired asshole that makes me smile every time I play him. I know a lot of people just didn't like the juvenile dialog or the corner action sequences, but to me, that's what makes Devil May Cry shine. So like many, I was very leery of a new studio taking over, even if it was Ninja Theory. Well I am here to tell you that DmC: Devil May Cry is not only the best the series has seen (and I dare say it), but also a great step in the right direction for action games in general.