Shadow of the Colossus: Ranking All Colossi

As the name suggests, Shadow of the Colossus has some of the biggest boss fights in gaming history.  In general, these sixteen colossi are, well, colossal, and today, I thought it would be fun to rank them all, from the most aggravating or otherwise disappointing to the most epic and downright awesome (the order in…

Cheeky Charlatans: Daxter

It seems to be a common theme that a lot of these “foolish” characters tend to not make the best first impression.  Take Daxter, for example.  Sure, you might remember him now as a goofy and likable character in Jak 2 and Jak 3, but when I first encountered him in the very first game…

Listmas 2020: The Duck’s Top 6 Favorite Bonus Content

With Christmas almost upon us, it might be nice to list some of our favorite gaming “gifts”, extra bonus content that the game developers didn’t have to include, but did anyway.  From bonus worlds to cut content to a secret island, this post discusses the Duck’s personal favorite bonuses found in video games!

Listmas 2020: Top 5 Characters with Bad First Impressions

They say that “first impressions are everything”.  And in the real world, that can often be the case.  Because who wants to hang out with someone who acted like a huge creep the first time you met them?  Well, video games are a bit different because you may be forced to see a character you…

I No Longer Fear Change AKA A Thank You Letter for Naughty Dog

If you’re familiar with the Jak and Daxter series from the PS2 era, then you’ll no doubt be aware of the drastic departure in tone the series made beginning with Jak 2.  The first game, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, was a lighthearted collectathon not unlike Banjo-Kazooie and Super Mario 64.  And then Jak…

Listmas 2019: The Duck’s Favorite Games to Play Around Christmastime

This week, we’re covering the games we enjoy playing around Christmastime, whether it be alone or with others.  I must confess that I don’t have many games that I would specifically play around Christmas, so I’m instead going to largely focus on games that I have played around Christmas (regardless of how much fun was…

Hunter: The Reckoning – A Proper Review This Time

Though I have talked about the first game in the Hunter: The Reckoning trilogy multiple times in the past…in some really old posts from 2013…that haven’t aged the best (please do not seek them out…), I have never given the game a proper, honest review.  So without further ado, let’s discuss the Duck’s very first…

Challenge Mode: Fighting Dark Yabu in Vexx

A good deal of the time, I’m not a big fan of boss fights.  Many of them are long and tedious and generally not a whole lot of fun.  Other times, they are brutally difficult, and when these battles are of the final-boss variety, it’s only my obsessive desire to finish everything I start that…

Offering Some Solutions to KH3’s Messy Story (Spoilers)

Yes, I’m still fussing over Kingdom Hearts 3.  Though I did enjoy the game to some extent, enough to keep playing until I got Platinum, I wanted to discuss a little something regarding the plot that I thought was rather baffling.  And I’d really like to know if I’m the only person bothered by this…

The Duck’s Top 10 Video Game Songs

While we have discussed often songs that have resonated with us (and the Duck has frequently listed top 5’s and 10’s from various games over on my own blog), we have yet to compile a list of our top songs from video games in general.  Today, I am going to right this wrong with a…