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#386 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

Posted: 9th January 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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752nd played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: PC Year of Release: 1998 Developer: Factor 5/LucasArts Publisher: LucasArts I had yet to kick off two Star Wars game series. Star Wars: TIE Fighter was still in the previous fifty and it focused on space combat, becoming incredibly accessible compared to other games in the […]

#705 Art Style: Orbient

Posted: 5th January 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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751st played so far Genre: Puzzle Platform: Gameboy Advance/Wii Year of Release: 2006 Developer: Skip Ltd. Publisher: Nintendo At this point, two different tasks I’m doing cross. The game after each landmark is informally reserved for a more indie game, while there are two games in the Art Style series, so it’s time I start […]

750th played so far Genre: Role-Playing Platform: Playstation Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Squaresoft Publisher: Square/Sony Computer Entertainment Happy new year! And happy 750th game landmark! It’s pure coincidence the two coincided, but I quite like that both happen at the same time. My search for a big game to play coincided with my quest […]

749th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: PC Year of Release: 2001 Developer: Bohemia Interactive Studio Publisher: Codemasters According to the book, this is the first soldier FPS – focused on the reality of participating in war rather than the shooter fantasies of, say, Quake (to use a not quite contemporary). More realistic […]

#218 Contra III: The Alien Wars

Posted: 26th December 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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748th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: SNES Year of Release: 1992 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami I’m making my way through the franchises I haven’t started yet, I am coming across some that I haven’t started because I haven’t really cared enough. The Contra series is another run and gun series – very […]

#280 Star Wars: TIE Fighter

Posted: 16th December 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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747th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: PC Year of Release: 1994 Developer: Totally Games Publisher: LucasArts There is a subset of Star Wars games that focuses on the space dog fights that are a part of the franchise – small crafts flying around as they chase each other around the large structures. […]

#985 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

Posted: 12th December 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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746th played so far Genre: Sports Platform: Various Year of Release: 2009 Developer: EA Tiburon Publisher: Electronic Arts I’ve mentioned my general discomfort with sports games before, as a genre that I don’t get much out of. I can understand why they’re popular and why people would enjoy them, but I often find them awkward […]

745th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 2005 Developer: Monolith Productions Publisher: Sierra Entertainment/Vivendi Universal Games/Warner Bros. Games Supernatural elements to the extent that F.E.A.R. seems to have, based on the reading I have done so far, are normally the domain of the survival horror. Resident Evil has some of […]

#306 The Neverhood

Posted: 4th December 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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744th played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: PC Year of Release: 1996 Developer: The Neverhood, Inc. Publisher: Dreamworks Interactive The Neverhood is another game I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. My first school diary for secondary school came with a demo disc for a bunch of games (it was video game themed) […]

#80 Jet Set Willy

Posted: 30th November 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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743rd played so far Genre: Platform Platform: ZX Spectrum Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Software Projects Publisher: Software Projects/Tynesoft Some games are on this list because of their legacy and place in history, rather than being the best out there – if you grew up with it, you probably consider it great, but it’s not […]