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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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Sonic CD

Sonic CD

Game: Sonic CD
Start Date: April 5th, 2016
Videos: 5

Sonic Boom! Sonic Boom! Sonic Boom! It’s time to save the world from disaster! Not long after the creation of Sonic the Hedgehog 1, two different teams went off to work on two Sonic games. The first team worked on Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which was already a pretty solid investment. The second team worked on this game, Sonic CD for the Sega CD. While this game was still essentially a Sonic game at heart, it had some pretty interesting twists and some unique mechanics on its own. Because the Sega CD was such a novelty and rare system though, most people didn’t get to play it until it started getting released on modern systems via collection discs or on online platforms like Steam. I think it’s great they decided to do this so this gem from Sega’s history wouldn’t be forgotten.

At the end of Sonic 3D Blast, I mentioned that there was one more Sonic game I wanted to cover before making my trip to the 3D Sonic Realm, and that was this game. The only problem though is that I hadn’t played this game yet and wouldn’t play it until this year when I finally felt it was time. I had a good time playing it my first few practice files and thought it made a pretty good playthrough as well.

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