Archive for August, 2020

#413 SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash

Posted: 30th August 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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894th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: Neo Geo Pocket Color Year of Release: 1999 Developer: SNK Publisher: SNK Although Pokemon: The Trading Card Game dates back a good two decades by now, it feels like the genre hasn’t taken off until the release of Hearthstone about six years ago, with plenty of other games […]

#170 Revenge of the Shinobi

Posted: 26th August 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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893rd played so far Genre: Action Platform: Mega Drive Year of Release: 1989 Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega I’m sure I’ve mentioned wanting to make sure I spread out entries in a series, but I haven’t done a great job with Shinobi. I played the previous one just over two years ago, but here we’ve got […]

892nd played so far Genre: Role-Playing Platform: Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2002 Developer: Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo Publisher: Konami I’ve been careful going through the JRPGs as I always enjoy them for the blog – and because they are pretty long plays, which I need to be careful with so I can keep up […]

#108 Darius

Posted: 18th August 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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891st played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Taito Publisher: Taito For a lot of these shooters, it feels like it’s a bit more of the same – I swear that a lot of them go by different ways of handling weapons. Raiden, for example, always keeping you […]

#156 Impossible Mission II

Posted: 14th August 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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890th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Various Year of Release: 1988 Developer: Novotrade Publisher: Epyx Impossible Mission II is, in fact, not related to the Mission Impossible franchise, despite using the same words in the title. It is, instead, the sequel to Impossible Mission, which is about a secret agent infiltrating an enemy base […]

889th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Playstation Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Treasure Publisher: Entertainment Software Publishing/Working Designs I feel like we’ve been covering a bunch of games by Treasure recently, with action shooters being one of their clear fortes that we’ve covered with Alien Soldier and the Gunstar Heroes series. Silhouette Mirage draws […]

888th played so far Genre: Adventure/Fighting Platform: Playstation 3 Year of Release: 2007 Developer: Ninja Theory Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Time to be reductive: Heavenly Sword looks like a hack and slasher not unlike God of War or Ninja Gaiden, fighting your way through enemies with maybe some exploration. It’s no wonder that this studio […]

#550 Jak II

Posted: 2nd August 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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887th played so far Genre: Action/Platform Platform: Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2003 Developer: Naughty Dog Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment For some reason, we played some Daxter before I covered either this game or the first Jak & Daxter game. It takes place between the two, before the current game, covering the two years in […]