Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Renews My Hope in the Franchise

Back in 2017, I played and reviewed the original Yooka-Laylee game, the spiritual successor to the much-loved Banjo-Kazooie series, made by the very same people who brought us the famous bear and bird duo back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s.  I had some mixed feelings about the game, and owing to the fact…

The Sonic Movie was Actually…Pretty All Right

One of the most amusing things that happened on the Internet over the past year or so has got to be the Sonic the Hedgehog movie.  More specifically, Sonic’s original nightmare-inducing design, complete with realistic chompers.  In a turn of events that probably surprised everyone, Paramount actually redesigned Sonic and made him…actually really adorable.  My…

The Room: Puzzling at Its Finest

The Duck recently had the pleasure of playing a little puzzle game called The Room, which I heard about from fellow blogger The Shameful Narcissist.  Originally released as an iOS game in 2012, I got to play the Switch version, which came about far more recently (2018…I’m always late for things).  This game was a…

Top 4 Worst Challenges in Spyro: Year of the Dragon

I’ve already discussed the top six worst challenges in Spyro 2, so it would only be fair if I complained a bit about the more aggravating parts of Spyro: Year of the Dragon.  Though I only have four items in this list, two of them are a doozy.  As before, I’m only counting challenges that…

Spyro: Year of the Dragon Review

At last, I have completed the entire Spyro Reignited Trilogy with 100% in every game, including trophies and skill points.  That means it’s time to finally review the third and final game in the trilogy, Year of the Dragon…and provide just a little overview of my general experience with everyone’s favorite purple dragon.

Top 6 Worst Challenges in Spyro 2

Spyro 2 had a much greater variety in gameplay than its predecessor.  In many ways, these were the necessary improvements all good sequels have to make.  At the same time, this meant that Spyro 2 was also a far more frustrating game when some of the more irritating challenges were involved.  Today, we will be…

Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage Review

I have now completed the first two Spyro games in the Reignited Trilogy, so it is time for another review.  As is often the case with sequels, Spyro 2 adds a lot of new features to the Spyro formula.  While there are a lot of improvements, there were plenty of frustrating moments, as well.  Let’s…

Top 5 Spyro the Dragon Levels

Now that I have completed Insomniac’s first Spyro game, courtesy of the Reignited Trilogy, I thought it would be a good time for a nice top 5 list.  Today we’ll be discussing the Duck’s top five levels from Spyro the Dragon!  In general, I was either looking for levels I really enjoyed or had something…

Spyro the Dragon: A Short Review

For the past decade or so, I have been trying to catch up on the major PS1 games that I had missed.  For about $10 per game on Amazon (with a few exceptions), I was able to play all of the old PS1 Final Fantasy games, including a few SNES ones that were remade and…

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. …