Archive for January, 2016

#588 Gradius V

Posted: 28th January 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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484th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2004 Developer: Treasure Publisher: Konami Today we revisit the Gradius universe, a pretty enjoyable shooter that supposedly helped create a weapon bar and other refinements – mostly decent fun really. The fifth sequel (apparently the best of the series) is quite […]

#64 Track & Field

Posted: 24th January 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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483rd played so far Genre: Sports Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami Sports games have been around for a while, and today we’re going to play an early one. Many newer ones don’t necessarily grip us, but it feels like a large part of it is because they become impenetrable if […]

482nd played so far Genre: Flight Simulator/Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: PC Year of Release: 2000 Developer: Zipper Interactive Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios For my birthday I got a proper, fully featured joystick, one of those gaming implements I still needed. Being a busy bee, however, I haven’t really had a chance to actually play a […]

#420 Shenmue

Posted: 16th January 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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481st played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Dreamcast Year of Release: 1999 Developer: Sega AM2 Publisher: Sega Shenmue has created its own hype. A little while ago there was a Kickstarter for the third part of the game series (originally, I believe, set up to have at least four games). It’s praised for the depth […]

#971 Trine

Posted: 12th January 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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480th played so far Genre: Platform/Puzzle Platform: PC/Playstation 3 Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Frozenbyte Publisher: Nobilis Trine is a puzzle platformer. The main draw comes from the way three characters interact, each with different abilities and options. Sounds like The Lost Vikings, except, apparently, with less babysitting as you only have one on the […]

#35 The Hobbit

Posted: 8th January 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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479th played so far Genre: Interactive Fiction Platform: Various Year of Release: 1982 Developer: Beam Software Publisher: Melbourne House It’s been a while since we’ve played a text adventure, isn’t it? It certainly feels that way. And while The Hobbit technically isn’t, the version we’re playing having some graphics, they’re simple interpretations that don’t actually […]

#173 Populous

Posted: 4th January 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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478th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: Various Year of Release: 1989 Developer: Bullfrog Publisher: Electronic Arts Some time ago, when it was newer, I really enjoyed Populous: The Beginning, a strategy/simulation game with a focus on you being a deity. That game left you more in charge of a shaman honouring a god, while […]