(PG-13: Language) Sonic Frontiers was one of the most hotly-anticipated video games of 2022. But does the high-speed, open-world 3D platformer live up to the hype? Videogamedunkey offers his honest take on the game, its level design and control quirks, visual glitches, and occasional moments of actual fun.
There’s been a lot of hype and interest in the game Stray, mostly because you get to play the entire game as a cat. The game looks and sounds great too, but it’s far from perfect. Videogamedunkey provides his typical blend of humor and honesty about the game’s presentation, controls, story, and depth.
Big budget game titles hire A-list actors to voice characters these days, but Videogamedunkey reminds us that it takes much more than acting talent to pull off a convincing performance in video games. Scriptwriters, animators, game directors, translators, and actors must all do their best work or it all falls apart.
(PG-13: Language) Game consoles and video games have always been expensive – especially when you adjust for inflation. VideoGameDunkey looks back at the history of game pricing, how we got to the $60 price tag for AAA titles, how “free to play” games are anything but, and the wonders of Xbox Game Pass.
“If you show this movie to 1,000 different people, everyone is going to be zoned into a different corner of the action.” videogamedunkey is filmessayistdunkey in this great review of Jacque Tati’s 1967 experimental comedy PlayTime, a nearly wordless film that deserves multiple viewings by every movie buff.
Videogamedunkey presents the debut single off of his fictitious album “Yo Peter, pass me the meatballs.” The prolific video game reviewer offers up a rap about his mad YouTube and gaming skillz set to the tune of The Notorious B.I.G.’s Mo Money Mo Problems, which itself is set to the tune of Diana Ross’ I’m Coming Out.
(PG-13: Language) If you happen to have a fancy VR rig for your PC, you can tune out the rest of the world with Valve’s latest stress-inducing Half-Life game. But if you’re videogamedunkey, you don’t just play the game, you live the game. And yes, you can wear a headcrab as a hat now.
(PG-13: Language) The Sony PS4 game Dreams lets players create their own games from scratch. But the latest from the creator of LittleBigPlanet might not have enough guard rails to keep people from designing complete garbage. At least that’s what Dunkey shows us in his demo of some user-submitted content.
(PG-13: Language) From primitive games like Pong to today’s biggest shooters and RPGs, there’s a point at which game designers decide how their worlds will be structured. Videogamedunkey explores how gameplay dynamics and rules are born, and are ultimately refined.
(PG-13: Language) Video game enthusiast and critic Dunkey offers up his take on the announcements that came out of E3 2019. From Sony’s no-show stance, to the ability to play as any random NPC in Watch Dogs: Legion, to Keanu stealing the show in Cyberpunk 2077, he’s got all the notable moments covered.
(PG-13: Language) If you’ve never played Super Mario 64, you need to go get your hands on an N64 (or a good emulator) and play it. Videogamedunkey reminisces in this review of Nintendo’s truly groundbreaking 3D platformer, its analog control scheme, and amazing level design.
Videogamedunkey takes a moment away from his usual snarky video game reviews to give us a little rap tune about a bunch of random stuff that proves you can rap about just anything, and with a good beat and smooth flow, it’ll work. Also we are now really hungry for wings.
(PG-13) Videogamedunkey talks about the video game industry’s never ending quest for beautiful, detailed, or realistic graphics. While it is mainly a visual medium, the quality of a game’s graphics – and all other aspects – should be second to the quality of its gameplay.