Archive for the ‘Games’ Category

596th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: Nintendo DS Year of Release: 2007 Developer: Keen Games Publisher: Disney Interactive I’ve always wanted to play the Anno series. The basic ideas of village building and economy handling is one that appeals to me, as previously discussed for The Settlers, it scratches this vaguely simulationist itch. Out […]

#53 Gyruss

Posted: 17th April 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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595th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami Time for another early game – I have some room for them. Time for another shooter – I need more of them. Just playing more gmae. Yeah! Our Thoughts So we’ve played Tempest and its many, many […]

#196 Snake Rattle’N’Roll

Posted: 13th April 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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594th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: NES Year of Release: 1990 Developer: Rare Publisher: Nintendo/Sega For some reason, I kept confusing this game with Marble Madness for a long time. It doesn’t make any sense, none of it really matches, but the isometric perspective is similar and I haven’t looked much beyond screenshots. I’ll […]

#417 Quake III Arena

Posted: 9th April 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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593rd played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 1999 Developer: id Software Publisher: Activision A bit of a jump in genre here. Somewhere around 2000 – and obviously, in case of this game, in 1999, several publishers and developers realised that the main thing that kept people playing FPS games was […]

#116 Out Run

Posted: 5th April 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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592nd played so far Genre: Driving Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Sega AM 2 Publisher: Sega Next, we have an older driving game. Out Run sets you off on a trip around a summery city area. You go on a drive and go fast. Why does that sound familiar? Maybe thanks to OutRun […]

#629 Battlefield 2

Posted: 1st April 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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591st played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 2005 Developer: EA Digital Illusions CE Publisher: EA Games It’s a quick return to the Battlefield series. At the time of writing the first game hasn’t been published on here yet, showing the quick turnaround. Aside from being a long series, however, it’s […]

#320 Metal Slug

Posted: 28th March 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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590th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Neo Geo Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Nazca Corporation Publisher: Nazca Corporation/SNK One of the difficulties I’m starting to face with this list is that a bunch of games blur together. Metal Slug is a run and gun platform shooter, It looks a bit like Ghosts […]

#688 Prey

Posted: 24th March 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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589th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: PC/Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2006 Developer: Human Head Studios Publisher: 2K Games Ignore the category above – this is an FPS that just wasn’t categorised by the book as one, while we didn’t pick up on it earlier. Now the stats drive us forward, and […]

588th played so far Genre: Role-Playing Platform: Playstation 3/Xbox 360/PC Year of Release: 2011 Developer: Bethesda Game Studios Publisher: Bethesda Softworks Looking back on the Elder Scrolls series, I think I preferred Morrowind over Oblivion. Sure, the latter is more modern, with better graphics, but it wasn’t quite as weird as Morrowind, while having to […]

#680 Resident Evil 4

Posted: 16th March 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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587th played so far Genre: Survival Horror/Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Various Year of Release: 2005 Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom I can’t say I’ve enjoyed the previous Resident Evil games much. There were some okay adventure elements and such, but the controls were terrible and shooting difficult. Partially it’s said this was meant to create horror, […]