Platformer Tag

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 29 Aug 2014

The PS4 is a real indie machine, when you start factoring out some of its AAA titles. That's in no way a bad thing, especially since some quality titles that were once exclusives are now making their way to Sony's platform. Dust: An Elysian Tale is the next game to make the jump.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 14 Aug 2014

Not everyone has heard about Ori and the Blind Forest, but after watching the E3 trailer most people realized that it’s going to be a gorgeous and emotional game. However, players shouldn’t be fooled. It’s not just about stunning aesthetics – the game is also quite tricky.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 05 Aug 2014

Have you played BattleBlock theatre? You really should, it’s all kinds of platforming fun! It also has some awesome multiplayer, perfect for trolling and ruining friendships teaching people how to work together. We teamed up with a certain cuddly Wookiee to bring you some gameplay footage.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 25 Jul 2014

The LittleBigPlanet series is one of my all time favourites. It was my first ever PlayStation 3 game, something I actually bought months before I even owned the console. When I got around to playing it, I refused to do it alone. I roped in three friends for some weekly LBP action for a good few weeks. The same weekly meeting happened when the sequel rolled around. It makes me happy knowing I will be entering the imaginative shoes of Sackboy once more, with the third one being announced at E3. LittleBigPlanet 3 will be hitting a closed beta next month.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 14 Jul 2014

You want to feel old? Remember Abe’s Odyssey? It was released almost 17 years ago! That was a true gem, with one of the most original and unusual worlds I’ve ever seen in a game. The remake, New N’ Tasty is nearly upon us, and pre-ordering it will net you some extra content.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 14 Jul 2014

You want to feel old? Remember Abe’s Odyssey? It was released almost 17 years ago! That was a true gem, with one of the most original and unusual worlds I’ve ever seen in a game. The remake, New N’ Tasty is nearly upon us, and pre-ordering it will net you some extra content.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 10 Jul 2014

I will be completely honest. Before I started writing this, I had absolutely no idea that Epigenesis even existed. After doing some research and watching the new trailer, I think I can say that I am officially interested.

Posted by Stephen Snook - 05 Feb 2014

I love myself a good platformer. I still play Super Meat Boy to speed run it because I find it infinitely replayable. Never heard of The Floor is Jelly? It’s likely you wouldn’t have. It’s not on Steam, not on Desura, but quite fittingly on the Humble store for 10 dollars. It’s a platformer not unlike Super Meat Boy, but with a twist. Every surface is a Non-Newtonian fluid, possessing a jellylike consistency. Throw in some puzzles and you’ve got The Floor is Jelly in a nutshell.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 11 Sep 2013

I often think that WWII gets way more attention than it should in gaming, I suppose because no one feels bad about killing Nazis. However, there were so many other interesting wars in history - I'm excited about this new game from Ubisoft that's based on actual letters from WWI.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 06 Sep 2013

Spelunky is a platformer for masochists. Okay, I've said it! Wildly popular and very well designed, Spelunky is quite the rage at the moment. Unfortunately, I'm simply not a big enough glutton for punishment to enjoy this game to the full extent.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 14 Dec 2012

I’ve got a love/love relationship with Disney games, when they happen to be from an older console cycle. Duck Tales and Darkwing Duck were a blast on the NES, while the Sega Megadrive gave way to such gems such as Aladdin and Castle of Illusion. That’s where Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion comes in, as the iconic mouse once again visits his butt-stompin’ roots in this new 3DS title. And boy oh boy, does it suck. Ah ha!

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 14 Dec 2012

It would be easy to believe that New Super Mario Bros U. is a simple cash-in; something to give the masses of early Wii U adopters as some sort of peace offering until a real Mario game arrives for the new system. Even its name is a bit of an insult; as the fourth game to fall under the “New Super Mario Bros.” calling it “new” is an affront. A nostalgic stab in the face, it’s not quite as ground-breaking as something like Super Mario Galaxy, but dismissing it would be a grace offense – because it’s the best damned 2D Mario since the 16-bit era’s Super Mario World. In fact, I think it might even be better.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 28 Oct 2011

Most current gamers probably only know Ubisoft’s Rayman from the game that spawned those annoying, but delightfully charming Raving Rabbids. It’s been 16 years since the disembodied Rayman first charmed PlayStation 1 gamers, and 8 years since his last bona-fide platform game. Well he’s back, and he looks better than ever.

I’ve been terribly excited about the game since this year’s E3, where I got the chance to go hands on with the delightful platformer. I’ve since gotten the opportunity to sit down and play through the game at my own pace in the comfort of my home. Here’s why it’s one of the best games I’ve played all year.