Archive for the ‘Games’ Category

#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, […]

#50 Star Wars

Posted: 12th March 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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586th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Atari Publisher: Atari There are many different games called Star Wars. The one I’m familiar with was the NES iteration that mixed platforming and top down planet exploration sections with space battles. That one was released in 1991, while the […]

#877 Valkyria Chronicles

Posted: 8th March 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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585th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: Playstation 3 Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega I’ll be honest, based on the cover and title I figured this would be another RPG. It’s not – this is a strategy game in the style of Fire Emblem and the like, but set in a fictional […]

584th played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: PC/XBox Year of Release: 2006 Developer: Funcom Publisher: Aspyr/Empire Interactive After starting The Longest Journey for the blog a few years ago, I kept playing it on and off to truely get through the game. One of the big reasons for it was that I enjoyed the game […]

583rd played so far Genre: Action/Role-Playing Platform: Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2002 Developer: Level-5 Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Although billed as an action RPG, the main thing that stands out about this game before really playing it is that it is supposed to have city building elements. Now, we recently got that in Fallout […]

#233 NBA Jam

Posted: 24th February 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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582nd played so far Genre: Sports Platform: Various Year of Release: 1993 Developer: Midway Publisher: Midway My knowledge of basketball is probably summed up best by saying that the podcast Pistol Shrimps Radio actually teaches me things about the game, and that the most exposure I’ve had to it was through the Michael Jordan classic […]

581st played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2005 Developer: SCE Santa Monica Studio Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment The last time we visited Kratos, in God of War 2, Peter probably played more of it than I did. It’s down to experience and familiarity with the controller, as well as general […]

#809 Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts

Posted: 16th February 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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580th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Rare Publisher: Microsoft Moving around the canon of Banjo-Kazooie a bit, for various reasons, Nuts and Bolts feels like a late entry for a 3D platforming hero – the genre seemed to be forgotten about around this point. This game draws […]