Archive for September, 2015

#849 LostWinds

Posted: 28th September 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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459th played so far Genre: Adventure/Platform Platform: Wii Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Frontier Developments Publisher: Frontier Developments Just the look of this game draws me in. It looks gorgeous, while even the few things I’ve read about it draw me in – an interesting looking platformer. We ended up playing the IOS version of […]

#58 Crystal Castles

Posted: 24th September 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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458th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Atari Publisher: Atari These isometric games don’t work well for me. I’m not sure why, but there’s a series of games like Crystal Castles (several of which are yet to come) that I just dread. The controls are awkward, the action simple […]

#32 Ultima 1

Posted: 20th September 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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457th played so far Genre: Role-Playing Platform: Various Year of Release: 1981 Developer: Richard Garriot, Origin Systems Publisher: Origin Systems One of the early RPGs I played was Ultima Underworld, the sequel to which we’ll end up playing at some point in the future. I’m not entirely sure what led me to it. I had […]

456th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: PC Year of Release: 2006 Developer: Big Huge Games Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios We loved Rise of Nations when we played it. It was a good mix of strategy gaming and civ-style simulation. Sure, Age of Empires has it similar, but the work and experience put in by […]

#161 Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders

Posted: 12th September 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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455th played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: Various Year of Release: 1988 Developer: Lucasfilm Games Publisher: Lucasfilm Games Time for another Lucasarts adventure! Although another early one, and the last pre-Monkey Island adventure. Happily so, as Maniac Mansion showed they didn’t seem quite as good. Zak McKracken‘s protagonist is a journalist… for a gossipy myth-chasing […]

#355 Tekken 3

Posted: 8th September 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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454th played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Playstation Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco Tekken is, I believe, one of Peter’s favourite fighting game series – he certainly always managed to tell me a lot about it. We played the first game some time ago, that time, too, playing from the Tekken 5 […]

#414 Mario Golf

Posted: 4th September 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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453rd played so far Genre: Sports Platform: Game Boy Color Year of Release: 1999 Developer: Camelot Software Planning Publisher: Nintendo In general, we like Mario games – they are done well, whether it’s an RPG, a platformer or a racing game. A branch that we haven’t really covered are his (semi-)sports games. We’ve also covered […]