3D platformer Genre Game Previews

The kitty looking toward the camera in Little Kitty, Big City

Little Kitty, Big City Preview

Some say everybody wants to be a cat, and that’s never been truer than in recent years. Everyone remembers Stray, but it's time to move over; Little Kitty, Big City is the next cat-based game looking…

June 15, 2023 | 03:40 EDT

Key art for Sludge Life 2, which depicts a creature hiding in a dumpster

Sludge Life 2 Preview - Old Life New Life

The first Sludge Life was an unexpected delight. It presented a woozy, vaporwave-style world for you to explore and tag with your graffiti, and although it was a little light on plot and direction,…

March 23, 2023 | 01:00 EDT

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Crude Crypto Goes Global In Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed

There are tons of games about aliens arriving on Earth. Many popular titles deal with humans banding together in order to fight an outer space force with superior technology. You've got the newest…

May 31, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

Kao running through a forest level in Kao the Kangaroo

Kao The Kangaroo Is Uncomplicated 3D Platforming Fun

Of all the platforming properties that have been on hiatus since the mid-2000s, Kao the Kangaroo was perhaps one of the least likely to get a reboot. Of course, it's got a hardcore dedicated…

April 21, 2022 | 09:00 EDT

Kao the Kangaroo

Kao The Kangaroo Is Platforming Fun for the Whole Family

After over a decade and a half, video game developer and publisher Tate Multimedia is reviving Kao The Kangaroo, a series that has been dormant since 2005's Mystery of the Volcano. This time around,…

February 21, 2022 | 01:00 EST

Blue Fire

Blue Fire is a Beautiful but Buggy Union of Zelda and Dark Souls

Blue Fire feels as though it has been a long time coming. Dark Souls is unmistakably one of the most influential games of the past two decades, and The Legend of Zelda series is one of the few other…

February 4, 2021 | 03:05 EST

Ary and the Secret of Seasons

Ary and the Secret of Seasons Needs a Few More Months of Summer

The prospect of a young hero controlling the seasons at her fingertips is an exciting idea, which is exactly what hooked me into Ary and the Secret of Seasons. It has a lot of cool gameplay…

August 5, 2020 | 09:00 EDT

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Yooka-Laylee First Impressions - Platforming Reptile

I have something to confess. I'm going into Yooka-Laylee fresh, and I've never played a Rare platformer of this type. That’s right, no Banjo-Kazooie, no Donkey Kong 64, and no Conker’s Bad Fur Day.…

April 6, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

A Hat in Time Key Art

A Hat In Time is Already a Compelling Platformer

Sometime last year, a game called A Hat in Time on Kickstarter was brought to my attention that checked off a whole bunch of boxes in the “What Seth Looks For In A Game” list. It promised to be a…

February 26, 2014 | 09:00 EST