Spyro: Reignited Trilogy Review
If you love Spyro, and like what you see and hear of the game, then there'll be no catches to disappoint you. What you see is what you get, and what you get is a blast from the past, with an amazing and impressive passion put into bringing the games back, better than ever.
Toki Tori Review
The original Toki Tori was released on the Gameboy Color way back in 2001. Since then it has been ported, enhanced, and remade a half dozen or so times across a wide variety of consoles and system generations. After all these years, the game makes its debut on the Nintendo Switch. Besides a slick new coat of graphical paint and control modifications, it remains almost entirely the same. In this case that is a good thing since Toki Tori was always a darn good puzzle game.
Yume Nikki Dream Diary Review
What is it about the Japanese culture that makes its horror and psychological thrillers so unsettling? Is it the oppressive atmosphere that builds suspense over agonizingly long periods of time? Is it the culture’s inherent spirituality, of stories about various spirits and oni affecting people? I can’t say without any air of authority, I just know that the horror films I’ve seen and the manga I’ve read are forever burned into my brain (some I wish would go away!). Which brings us to Yume Nikki Dream Diary from Kadokawa Corporatio, a remake of the cult classic Yume Nikki, which was programmed in RPG Maker by Kikiyama in 2004.
Jet Car Stunts
Jet Car Stunts is not a bad game. The visuals, while a little sparse and bland on a big screen, are still crisp and vibrant. The gameplay, while loose, can be very enjoyable. The biggest problem (glitches and camera problems notwithstanding) is that it seems like the wrong game was remade. JCS would be a fine game if a far superior version hadn’t already existed since 2013. It’s a shame that JCS2 wasn’t remade or its improvements and expansions somehow included in the remake. As it stands, Jet Car Stunts is a slightly glitchy port of a mediocre game.
That's the gist of it really. Ducktales Remastered looks great and sounds great, but at the end of the day, it's tired and repetitive. Does it color my perception of the older classic? Not in the least. But it will make me wary in the future, when a developer trudges out an old memory in new clothing, whispering the sweet siren's call in my ear, telling me it will all feel the same. It might, sure, but it rarely ever does.