Payton Knobeloch Biography

PAX East 2017: Snake Pass is The First Great Herpetological Platformer [Preview]

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by Payton Knobeloch March 17, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
Sumo Digital
When I think of kicking back and relaxing, snakes would not be the first thing that come to mind. But putting the team behind LittleBigPlanet 3 in charge of a slithery puzzle-platformer may give it enough charm to change Indiana Jones’ mind.

How Ratchet & Clank's PlayStation 4 Remake Nails The PlayStation 2 Throwback

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by Payton Knobeloch December 20, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Insomniac Games
Sony’s PlayStation 2 was my first concrete foray into console gaming. And as the highest selling console of all time, I’d think it’s safe to say it was for a lot of other boys and girls my age. With such a wide berth of titles available, from the mascot platformer to the military shooter to the… Katamari, there was something for everyone. And that’s where Insomniac’s 2016 remaster/re-imagining/movie tie-in Ratchet & Clank comes in.

I Don't Care About Doom's Story, And Neither Does Doom

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by Payton Knobeloch October 18, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
id Software
If I’m being honest, I couldn’t care less about Doom’s story. That’s not what drew me in. Instead, I loved Doom for its pitch-perfect controls, inspired level design and well of surprises I didn’t know I could expect from a first-person shooter.