Let’s… Sorta… Talk About Twinkle Star Sprites

Sometimes, making a conscious decision on what to write about it can often lead to very boring, safe ideas. I mean, I could probably spend the next few weeks being very safe and ordinary and reviewing games that everyone EVERYWHERE ever has reviewed – like the entirety of the Sonic or Mario franchise – but…

Let’s NOT Talk About Street Racer

I remember saying when I reviewed the PS1 version of this game that I wanted a rebooted/updated version of it. I still maintain that idea because clearly I’m weirder than most and I like to root for the underdog. I mean it’s never going to happen in a million years because nobody gives a flying…

Let’s NOT Talk About Monster Trucks

Wait just a damn minute here, people. Did I just do two racing game reviews in as many weeks?! What the hell is wrong with me? Am I running out of games or am I just in a weird place where I reviewed racing games instead of fighting games? Did one of you hit me…

Let’s… Sorta… Talk About Lotus Turbo Challenge

I think it’s safe to assume that I will never own a Lotus. That isn’t because I probably won’t ever be able to afford one or because it’s not really the car for me or whatever. It’s more because I genuinely couldn’t give a shit about cars and I’m not even sure I know of…

Let’s… Sorta… Talk About Biomotor Unitron

Pokemon had a lot to answer for. In the age of battling little creatures against each other, it seemed as though the pocket monsters phenomenon was head and shoulders above the rest and nothing was truly going to ride its coat tails. In truth, this was pretty much exactly what happened, albeit not without some…

Let’s NEVER Talk About Fantastic Four

Normally, I don’t feel particularly sorry for actors when they take on certain roles in films, particularly superhero ones, because by and large, you should know what you’re getting into when you take it on. Some roles, I understand, might take a bit more convincing purely based on who the character is and whether they’re…

Let’s… Sorta… Talk About Ex-Mutants

I’ll come clean with you now: I don’t actually have much affinity to comic books at all. I say this knowing that I have an entire cupboard full of manga from when I absolutely loved the stuff and became slightly obsessed with making sure I had every volume of certain series… before I grew slightly…

Let’s Talk About Garou: Mark of the Wolves

Do you remember back when they released Tekken 3 and everyone had aged like 20 years or something (apart from Anna and Nina who were cryogenically frozen)? And you know how the King of Fighters series started all the way back in 1994 and pretty much ended naming itself after the year in 2003? That’s…

Let’s Talk About Devil Dice

There’s this little unit of maths that I used to have to teach when I was teaching in the higher year groups, long before they decided that kids needed to more more about algebra and how far a greased log would have to travel down a river before a swan would fall off the end…

Let’s NOT Talk About Pete Sampras Tennis ’96

In 1999, my mum and brother took me along with them to watch the tennis in Nottingham, back when the Nottingham tennis tournament was still a thing. It’s a well established fact in our family that I REALLY didn’t want to go. In fact, I was so against going that I grumbled for weeks knowing…

Let’s… Sorta… Talk About Power Instinct: Matrimelee

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today, in the sight of God and in the face of this company to join together this word… and this word… in holy matrimony. Now, repeat after me: I, MATRIMONY… take thee MELEE… to be my lawfully wedded… word. NOW KIIIIIIIIISS. And get a room, you two. So Power…

Let’s Talk About Cool Spot

When designing a game centred around a mascot of some sort of brand… it’s not always wise to go for something insignificant. Clutching at straws to try and get your idea across is sometimes the fast way of confusing people or stopping people from getting on board the train. I mean, let’s be real here……