Silly Scoundrels: Dr. Neo Cortex

Of all the goofy villains that came to mind when thinking on this topic, Dr. Neo Cortex is perhaps the most unfortunate of the lot. He’s supposedly very intelligent. I mean, he was able to create all sorts of crazy technology that should have enabled him to achieve his goals. Yet, he’s never managed to…

Listmas 2021: The Duck’s Favorite Gaming Mascots

This week’s Listmas theme covers mascot characters, those characters that are so darn iconic that they actually represent an entire company or franchise.  Today’s post shall cover the Duck’s favorite examples of mascot characters in gaming, in no particular order.

Top 5 Best and Top 5 Hardest Levels from Crash 4

Crash Bandicoot 4, which I reviewed here, is easily one of the best games from the franchise, with the interdimensional time-travelling allowing for a really great variety of stages that are as beautifully detailed as they are fun to navigate.  To begin, I’m going to be talking about my top 5 favorite stages from the…

Is a New Crash Game Already in the Works?

It looks like there’s a particularly interesting surprise waiting for those who manage to obtain 106% completion in Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. It seems that the series’ current developer, Toys for Bob, may already be working on the next Crash Bandicoot sequel. A very interesting image has surfaced showing the TV from N….

Stuck in Gaming’s Past: A Response Post

When I was reading Cary’s post entitled “I Am the Future of Gaming?”, I couldn’t help but see myself.  For me, too, the future of gaming couldn’t be further from the truth.  Forever stuck in the past, I will often find myself buying a new console just before its predecessor is announced.  More often than…

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time Looks Incredible!

Well, it looks like the fan response to the Crash N’ Sane Trilogy actually managed to impress Activision, because it’s just been revealed that we’re now getting a direct sequel to Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped. Yup, that’s right. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is a sequel to the very last PlayStation 1 Crash Bandicoot….

Comparing Crash Bandicoot 1-3

After many long hours of platforming peril, both delightful and frustrating, the Duck has finally completed the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.  And almost with 100%, too.  While I was able to get 100% in the first two games (minus the relics), I was not able to get the final gem in the third game. …

The Duck Finally Plays Crash Bandicoot

(Note: I know I’ve already written posts about playing Crash Bandicoot…I simply forgot to publish this until now….)  The Duck’s mission to experience all the classic games I possibly can has been mighty successful these past several years.  I’ve played such beloved SNES titles as Super Metroid, EarthBound, and Super Mario RPG.  I’ve even caught…

Crash Bandicoot 3: Top 3 Favorite Levels

After having completed the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on the PlayStation 4, I can easily count myself a new fan of the series.  And out of these three delightful platformers, I would have to say that the third game is my favorite, with its fun variety of stages and less aggravating difficulty level (on…