2D platformers are a dying breed.
Longtime fans of the genre will make mention of a plumber, a couple of rodents and even a caveman among a myriad of other oddities that no one in their right mind would have thought of. But that is for console gamers. Now, ask a computer gamer from the times before Windows and you will receive different answers- mainly one answer: The Great Giana Sisters, which was actually based QUITE A BIT on the model that Nintendo used for Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
If you listened to my rant HERE on the Paranerds Podcast, you know I think the VGAs didn’t really get a fair shake. Its important to note that this is only the 9th annual event, meaning a decade ago we didn’t even have a mainstream award show for games. That being said, I think we could all stand to be a little more appreciative of the attention our medium is getting, even if every pretentious ass with a Twitter account thinks they could have run it better.
I'ma let you finish
Hello Communitarians! TGIF amirite? Of course I’m right! Especially because I plan on transplanting another rant from the paranerds site over to our page, as well as dropping a completely new Voice post reviewing Free-to-Play MMO “Spiral Knights” sometime this weekend!
That’s right…I said SOMETIME! Guess you’ll just have to keep refreshing our page ’till it goes up! Now if only we made ad revenue… :/
I love Valkyria Chronicles. The strategy and third-person aspects are complex, innovative, and pulse-pounding. Not only is the game beautiful with it’s canvas engine, which allows you to wage war within an artistic, watercolor canvas, but the writers also know how to pen a great story. So you could say I was a little biased when I picked Valkyria Chronicles 2 up for half price on the PSN (Should’ve picked this up way sooner).