Archive for the ‘Games’ Category

879th played so far Genre: Adventure/Fighting Platform: Playstation Portable Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Ready at Dawn Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment There’s still something amazing in my mind about some of the God of War fights – big and impressive at its best, although possibly not always as good in tying them together, from what […]

877th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: Playstation 1 Year of Release: 1999 Developer: Square Product Development Division 6 Publisher: Square I’ve been looking forward to playing Front Mission 3 – at its core a tactics game like Final Fantasy Tactics, but with mechs and all that. It also seems appropriately story dense and in […]

#193 Raiden

Posted: 19th June 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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876th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1990 Developer: Seibu Kaihatsu Publisher: Tecmo Thanks to one bundle or another, I found out that this game has had at least four direct sequels, as well as, it seems, a couple of spin offs. The plot of the fifth game goes […]

#1009 Dark Souls

Posted: 15th June 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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875th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Playstation 3/Xbox 360/PC Year of Release: 2011 Developer: FromSoftware Publisher: Namco Bandai Games Hearing everyone talk about it, I feel I should consider Dark Souls a big game. Although Demon Souls did it before, this is the game that started the Souls-like trend – difficult games that reward […]

874th played so far Genre: Survival Horror Platform: Wii Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Tecmo Publisher: Nintendo It’s always a bit weird when both parts of a known horror franchise are on the list when I hadn’t heard of it before the list’s existence. We covered the Fatal Frame series, a survival horror game that […]

#104 Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Posted: 7th June 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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873rd played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Master System Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega Rather than discussing yet another platformer, can I say how much I enjoy this style of box art? You see the blue lined graph paper on a couple of boxes and the fun art on top of something […]

872nd played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: PC Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Cavedog Entertainment Publisher: GT Interactive Software I vaguely remember playing Total Annihilation with friends, in an era where Warcraft dominated the RTS conversation at school. Aside from the futuristic setting – Command & Conquer had that – there was something about the […]

#840 Maboshi: The Three Shapes Arcade

Posted: 30th May 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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871st played so far Genre: Puzzle Platform: Wii Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Mindware Corp Publisher: Nintendo With all the digital storefronts disappearing – in particular Nintendo’s offerings disappear early – it feels right to get these indie titles done earlier so I don’t have to worry about disappearing or breaking consoles. So far we’ve […]

#585 Doom 3

Posted: 26th May 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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870th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 2004 Developer: id Software Publisher: Activision Doom and Doom II were the two games that started the FPS genre – not the first to exist, but they defined a lot of how it worked. Being open sourced let to its life being lengthened, […]

#283 Alien Soldier

Posted: 22nd May 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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869th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Mega Drive Year of Release: 1995 Developer: Treasure Publisher: Sega Throughout this list, the run and gun shooters continue to put me off – Alien Soldier was the most recent at the bottom of the list (like┬áReturn Fire) and I keep not really seeing why I’d […]