20 October 2017

The Nerdy Corner. Nostalgia & VideoGames ๐ŸŽฎ

Besides books I have another obsession, VIDEO GAMES! ๐ŸŽฎ While I do read every day, even if it's just a few pages per day, I can't play every day since I can't take  PS4 with me everywhere I go as I take an e-Reader. Yes, I'm a proud PlayStation girl. but today I'm not talking about the all those amazing graphics from a new generation of consoles. This post is all about nostalgia -how I wish more PlayStation mascots were brought back as Crash Bandicoot back in June.

The Spyro original Trilogy (let's pretend all those bad sequels/remakes never came out). Who misses this adorable purple dragon full of sass? 

That's right Spyro, I do!

The world of  Spyro is magical -the settings, the colours, the plot, the missions/puzzles, the gems, the characters and Sparx. Everything is PERFECTION! There is nothing wrong with these games. Spyro invokes my childhood -and probably my teenage years too since it was when I was finally able to beat the three games. ๐Ÿ™ˆ One of my biggest achievements! When Insominiac Games sold Spyro nothing was perfect ever again... I hate Activison for using Spyro to promote Skylanders and then dropping him as he was nothing! ๐Ÿ˜ก

What Spyro should do to Activison...
Currently, my hopes are high for a remaster since next year it's Spyro's 20th anniversary. Well, my hopes for a remaster have been high since Skylanders... I'm impatiently waiting for December 9th since it's when Playstation Experience takes place and I'm hoping a Spyro remaster to be announce announced because I need more adventures of this purple dragon in my life.  Just look at this setting. ๐Ÿ’–

Klonoa. Another game that reminds me of my childhood is without a doubt Klonoa. If I'm not mistaken, it was my first PlayStation game (I was four/five and my memories of that time are a bit fragmented, but I'm one hundred per cent sure this was my first game).

[Remastered Version] Where it all begins...
Although Klonoa was remastered a few years ago for Nintendo Wii -the reason why I got one-, sadly the sales were so low that the sequel was not remastered too. ๐Ÿ˜ญ I don't know what is wrong with this generation (I actually do since this generation only cares about shooting and blowing stuff up; it's a generation that doesn't know how to appreciate the beauty of a platform game unless there is lots of gore), but how could you not like Klonoa?! It is such a whimsical world
The settings are gorgeous and the puzzles aren't as easy as they firstly seem. And, the soundtrack? The soundtrack is simply splendid. After all these years, I still have the tunes in my head and I'm pretty sure a commercial stole one of the game's songs. Anyway, even today the ending brings tear to my eyes. 

Tombi! (or Tomba). I had so much fun playing this game and fulfilling all the missions -and it has so many missions! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Tombi with his purple hair and his all-you-can-eat stomach, travelling through whimsical worlds was a delight.

I was really happy when I found the digital version could be bought online (however, it's a little bit expensive compared with the other PlayStation games being sold). I also got the sequel, Tombi! 2: The Return of the Evil Swine, since I never had the chance to play it before. But sadly, in my opinion, it is not as good at the first game. I was so disappointed...

Honourable Mentions

Tomb Raider & Oddworld: Abe's Odyssey. I'm giving these two video games an honourable mention. Although they were part of my childhood, not only they were both remastered but also Tomb Raider has received innumerable sequels -and even a new beginning with The Rise of the Tomb Raider.

How far Lara has come since her PlayStation days.
Ps. Was I the only one who would die out of the blue when playing these two games?

Feeling nostalgic? Which video games would you like to me remake/remastered?

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