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Do you remember the very first Spyro The Dragon game on PlayStation? The graphics were blocky and unrealistic, but it was a darn-good platformer with a good deal of difficulty. But now, someone has taken the old Spyro that we know and love and transformed him in Unreal Engine 4—and it looks pretty amazing.
Do you remember what scared you the most when you were a kid? Was it the closet, or the darkness under the bed? For one young, teenage girl, she started having detailed nightmares about a creature she called “NOOZh.” To help her deal with her nightmares, her father decided to design a video game based on the nightmares his daughter described.
With upcoming titles like the rebooted Ratchet and Clank, Psychonauts 2, Yooka-Laylee and Lucky’s Tale, it’s obvious that a demand for the lovable, cartoony platformers we used to know and love is heavily increasing. And this could be exactly what the video game universe needs right now.
Ratchet and Clank has gone down in video game history as one of the most beloved platformer adventure games to hit PlayStation, right alongside Spyro the Dragon and Crash Bandicoot. Now, fans can pre-order the game ahead of its April launch and to celebrate, you can check out a brand new Ratchet and Clank trailer to help you wait.
Sony has been making the PS4 home to a lot of smaller games in between their big releases. Usually they use them as a way to hold gamers over until the AAA titles arrive. One of those games is called Klaus and it's an interesting puzzle-platformer due for release at the end of the month.
The epitome of any Gen-Y gamer’s childhood is filled with memories of vibrant platformers like Spyro The Dragon, Jak and Daxter and Crash Bandicoot. It’s been years since anyone has heard anything about Crash Bandicoot since its last few failed titles. But now, a YouTuber by the name of Anisotropic is hard at work designing a fan-made reboot of Crash Bandicoot using Unreal Engine 4—and it looks pretty amazing.
A brand new, fantasy-science platformer has been announced called A Story About My Uncle. It captures a bit of the game Prey and fuses it in with Mirror's Edge and a bit of Tribes.
A new teaser trailer was released for the successfully Kickstarted game, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams. The trailer is basically just to promote that the game is currently available for pre-order at Good Old Games and GamersGate at a 25% off discount. The game itself is a fast-paced, side-scrolling platformer much like Crystal Dynamics Pandemonium series.
One of the most wildly inventive side-scrollers to release this year is a game called Intrusion 2 by Aleksey Abramenko. The game fuses classic Contra-style run and gun action with new-school physics-based mechanics and vehicular interaction. It's almost like if Metal Slug, Gunforce and Just Cause 2 got together and had a Russian baby, it would be named Intrusion 2.
With less than a week to go on their Kickstarter campaign, Black Forest Games is working diligently to spread the word about their 3D, side-scrolling platformer called Project Giana. With a goal of $150,000 the team is barely getting there as they sit at the $107,000 mark looking for that extra boost to get them across the finish line.
Kickstarter has all sorts of games, projects and creative endeavors going on and it's easy to see a few and miss the rest. Mercenary Kings is one of those games that could have easily slipped through the cracks but it's uber-awesomeness is what makes it stand out from all the other games out there. Why? Simple, it's like Metal Slug meets an RPG crafting game.
Might and Delight's newest side-scrolling, 3D, adventure-platforming puzzle game, Pid is a mighty delight to behold, indeed. The game may not have next-gen graphics or visual effects, but the gameplay is leagues beyond what we're currently getting from most other AAA titles.
Fez, the throwback platforming title for the Xbox Live Arcade, has finally be rated by the PEGI, meaning that it will be released sooner rather than later. Well, at least everyone who wants to play the game believes that.
Rochard is a very fun and challenging puzzle-platformer that shouldn't be overlooked. It's not often you find puzzles designed with such consistent quality and challenge.