Metroidvania influx

This summer has seen a number of Metroidvania releases, with Hollow Knight (Switch release), Dead Cells, Death's Gambit and Guacamele 2 all either available or about to be make their way onto a variety of platforms. Having been a huge fan of the original Guacamele, I'm probably looking forward to playing it's sequel the most, …

The return of Devil May Cry and why this is so important pt.3: Rooted in history

Pt.2 of this series focused primarily on the combat origins of the character action genre, discussing it's Beat 'em up roots and how, with the introduction of character development via upgrades and combat depth, these games have evolved and deviated from their, somewhat, linear forefathers. The 3D character action titles offer more than just a …

The return of Devil May Cry and why this is so important pt.2: Origins

At the turn of the millennium, Capcom's Devil May Cry was created by director, Hideki Kamiya. Gamers hadn't seen anything of this type before; here we had a 3D title delivering relentless, fast-paced combat all at 60fps. But where did this genre stem from? We didn't really have a direct, 2D equivalent in previous generations. …

thegaminghubby on YouTube and IGTV

Since starting this blog, i've branched out into other social media channels; you can find me on twitter (@thegamehubby), Instagram(@thegaminghubby) where I post videogame related images and YouTube where I've created two videos. The other day, while, Mrsgaminghubby was watching Love Island I did my first IGTV video. It's something I'm going to be doing …

The return of Devil May Cry and why this is so important pt.1:

This years E3 saw the return of a familiar and beloved franchise. Sitting alongside Bayonetta and Ninja Gaiden, the Devil May Cry series is considered to be the foremost example of the 3D action game genre at it's absolute apex. In 2019, Devil May Cry 5 will be released on the leading platforms (PS4, XBOX …

EA kick off E3 2018 with more of the same

So E3 2018 kicked of yesterday with EA's, somewhat, underwhelming press conference. At this point, I don't expect any exciting new IP or ventures into the unknown from EA, so I wasn't as disappointed as others seemed to be. EA will continue to plug their cash cow properties (we saw new iterations of both Madden …