Archive for August, 2015

#344 Diablo

Posted: 31st August 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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452nd played so far Genre: Action/Role-Playing Platform: PC Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Blizzard North Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment Time for another big name – although arguably its successor Diablo II was that even more. Diablo is the other side of Blizzard’s empire. While the Warcraft/Starcraft series provided the strategy games and, indeed, the world for […]

#999 Chime

Posted: 27th August 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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451st played so far Genre: Puzzle Platform: Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2010 Developer: Zoe Mode Publisher: OneBigGame Shout out to Peter P., you know why! We got this game recommended from a few sources, the above being one, while seeing the sequel at EGX earlier this year was another. Chime is a puzzle game […]

50 Game Round Up: 401-450 (Jeroen)

Posted: 25th August 2015 by Jeroen in Round-Up

450! It’s weird – on one hand we’re already starting to plan the halfway point, while on the other hand it still seems far away – probably about six months at our current rate. Still, it’s all coming up, exciting times for the blog are ahead! For now, however, we look back. How were the […]

#435 Deus Ex

Posted: 23rd August 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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450th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter/Role-Playing Platform: PC Year of Release: 2000 Developer: Ion Storm Publisher: Eidos Interactive Here we go! 450 games, the last minor landmark before our big one. Deus Ex has been on the list of games I’ve wanted to play for a while. We’ve come across FPS games with RPG […]

#175 Strider

Posted: 19th August 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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449th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1989 Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom I’ll admit, before playing Strider was categorized, in my mind, as a general samey-seeming group of games. Somewhere between platform, beat ’em up and action game, I would have easily confused it with something like Forgotten Worlds if I […]

#221 Super Mario Kart

Posted: 15th August 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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448th played so far Genre: Racing Platform: SNES Year of Release: 1992 Developer: Nintendo EAD Publisher: Nintendo It feels like it’s time for something fun! Well, most of these games are, but the Mario Kart series always offers that bit extra. We played the direct successor of this game, Mario Kart 64, a long time […]

#223 Flashback

Posted: 11th August 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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447th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Various Year of Release: 1992 Developer: Delphine Software Publisher: U.S. Gold Flashback, contradicting the above description, is described by Wikipedia as a “science fiction cinematic platform game”. To me, that sounds a bit pretentious, but I assume there’s a way in which it has earned this distinction. That […]

#147 Rainbow Islands

Posted: 7th August 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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446th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Various Year of Release:1987 Developer: Taito Publisher: Taito Or, as is proper, Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2, making it clear that this game is, in fact, the sequel to Bubble Bobble and not just a standalone game. In it, our protagonists have changed from looking […]

#29 Ms Pac Man

Posted: 3rd August 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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445th played so far Genre: Maze Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1981 Developer: Bally Midway/General Computer Corporation Publisher: Bally Midway/Namco Pac-Man was a popular game and it seems like it was geetting cloned early on. Ms. Pac Man, as is well known by now, was an early one. It caught the attention of Namco and, […]