Archive for the ‘Games’ Category

841st played so far Genre: Action/Platform Platform: Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2004 Developer: Sucker Punch Productions Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment The Sly series is another one where we have a big gap between the two games of the series. We played Sly Cooper about nine years ago, as part of a collection of games […]

#763 GrimGrimoire

Posted: 24th January 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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840th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2007 Developer: Vanillaware/Nippon Ichi Publisher: Nippon Ichi/NIS America/Koei With GrimGrimoire, I continue my exploration of strategy games on the console. While a game like Halo Wars draws on the RTS genre, it looks like GrimGrimoire draws more on the likes of Dungeon Keeper, […]

#412 Mr. Driller

Posted: 20th January 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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839th played so far Genre: Puzzle Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1999 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco As the last of this batch of Dreamcast games (for now – the real last one of the batch needs some more time to play), Mr. Driller has always reminded me of early list game Drill Dozer – drilling […]

838th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade/Dreamcast Year of Release: 1998 Developer: Sega AM 2 Publisher: Sega I think today’s game has one of the longest titles on the list, as well as one that has some of the more random words thrown together – I don’t expect tangrams to feature at all in […]

#448 Power Stone 2

Posted: 12th January 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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837th played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Dreamcast Year of Release: 2000 Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom I haven’t played many Dreamcast games recently, in part because I have to go out and retrieve it from semi storage (the bedroom TV) and connect it to a TV that is too new to handle aerial connections gracefully. […]

836th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Nintendo DS Year of Release: 2007 Developer: WayForward Technologies Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainments Contra III was a pretty standard run and gun game, with some level based enhancements that made it stand out, but ultimately existing in a genre that doesn’t appeal to me. Contra 4 […]

835th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC/Playstation 3/Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Monolith Productions Publisher: Warner Bros. Games Bringing in another sequel, we return to the world of F.E.A.R., an FPS with a horror-based story that we played about a year ago that was effective in its story telling, but didn’t […]

#559 Kill Switch

Posted: 31st December 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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834th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2003 Developer: Namco USA Publisher: Namco Kill Switch really is one of those generic titles that does tell you what it’s about, but feels interchangeable with about twenty other games at the same time. Everything about it screams generic-ness – it’s […]

#310 GTI Club Rally Cote d’Azur

Posted: 27th December 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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833rd played so far Genre: Driving Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Konami Publisher:Konami In my last write up about Fuel, I wrote about games that would have been good when the book was published, but wasn’t as notable now. On the other hand, GTI Club Rally Cote d’Azur feels like it fits in […]

#923 Fuel

Posted: 23rd December 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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832nd played so far Genre: Racing Platform: PC/Playstation 3/Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Asobo Studio Publisher: Codemaster One part of the structure of the list is that 2009 games are over represented on the list – over a tenth of the list is that, which makes sense when the book was published in […]