Tag: gaming

Why I Don’t Play the Machines

“In early 1967 the late Prof. Oscar Schwiglhofer , founder of the Scottish Branch of the British Interplanetary Society which by then had become independent as ASTRA, was given the chance to use a simulation of a Moon landing on a Strathclyde University computer programme.”

Sgathaich: Crash Bandicoot

The Crash Bandicoot character

Crash Bandicoot really does feel like a continuation of the previous gens mascot platformer designs. But of course, the big difference is this is 3D so he has a fair few more directions he can move in than just left to right and jumping. Crash’s primary movement is with his back to the camera going forward, to the point the game went under the code name once of Sonic’s Ass Game.

Sgathaich: Devil May Cry 5

opening screen shot from trailer to Devil May Cry 5 with the title and a swirling frondy figure

The story is set after the events of 4 and we’re thrown right into the action. Nero the main protag of 4 has had his arm ripped off and has been contacted by a man named V to take down the demon who did that, who he has called Urizen, Dante already way ahead of them and currently fighting the demon.

Sgathaich: Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart

The title screen Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart

After an opening in a strange dark oppressive looking world and introduced to all new Lombax Rivet (Lombax being the name of the species Ratchet is from) we catch up right away with our heroes being presented at a fantastic award ceremony, even mentioning how long it’s been since they have really done stuff (not counting the remake tie in to the movie).