Monthly Archives: February 2018

Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet & Clank

Game: Ratchet & Clank
Start Date: February 20th, 2018
End Date: May 9th, 2018
Videos: 27

Nintendo has always had the Mario series, but alongside the Platforming King came a number of other heroes who have had their own time in the platforming spotlight. Sony and the Playstation definitely started out with Crash Bandicoot, but when the Playstation 2 came a plethora of other heroes to play; from Jak and Daxter, Sly Cooper, and another incredibly epic duo in the form of Ratchet and Clank. One is a lombax, the last remaining creature of his species who happens to be a really handy mechanic, while the other is a tiny robot who has come to the solar system with a message and a mission; to stop the evil Chairman Drek from causing harm to the galaxy. These two will now team up and try to stop Drek once and for all.

I first discovered this game through my friends at CrystalStarStudio when we decided to pick this game for one of our upcoming projects. I immediately fell in love with the game because I am so incredibly fond of platformers, especially platformers that have great characters, a great sense of humor, and of course, great and fun gameplay. Although the Ratchet games focus more on action and blowing stuff up with a variety of weapons and other tools, I’d say the platforming is still very much relevant, and was a very easy sell to me with all of that taken into consideration. Anyway, I knew I couldn’t just stick with Nintendo for the rest of my time on Youtube, so I decided to do some branching out this year to the Sony front. Because I haven’t gotten familiar enough with Jak and Daxter or Sly Cooper yet, and there is one small thing holding me back from Crash Bandicoot, it was only natural to pick Ratchet for my next non-Nintendo romp.

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Mega Man II

Mega Man II

Game: Mega Man II
Start Date: February 6th, 2018
End Date: February 13th, 2018
Videos: 3

Dr. Wily never knows when to quit…and neither did Capcom back when Mega Man was at his peak in popularity. Every year, at least for awhile anyway, Capcom would grant a release on NES and a release on Game Boy, making sure the Mega Man madness would never quit and so gamers could have a new game on each particular platform. However, knowing how incredible Mega Man 2 was for its fans, how did the Game Boy version of this sequel take off? I think it’s time we try to discover that answer.

I admittedly wanted something short to work on in between projects, and since I’ve been trying to cover all the handheld ground for game series I’ve covered on console platforms, and because there is a lot of Mega Man to sort through, I decided to attack this game; Mega Man II for the Game Boy. I remember enjoying this game when I played it for Retro Achievements, but at the same time, I also know that this game is a bit of a sore subject for die-hard Mega Man fans. After finishing the game, I can understand why, but at the very least, this is a game I could recommend for newbies to the series, who might find the NES installments to have too high of a difficulty curve.

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