Posts Tagged ‘action’

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 […]

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 […]

#332 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Posted: 12th February 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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579th played so far Genre: Action Platform: PlayStation/Saturn Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami Most of the Metroidvanias we have played so far have been Metroid, rather than Castlevania. We have previously played Super Castlevania IV, the first on the list chronologically, which was a good 2D platformer in an open area. This […]

#896 Bit. Trip Core

Posted: 4th February 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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577th played so far Genre: Action/Music Platform: Wii Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Gaijin Games The Bit. Trip series of games is – as far as I know, a set of small games that rely on rhythm game mechanics inside a bunch of other game genres. Bit. Trip Core is the second in the series, […]

#976 Torchlight

Posted: 27th January 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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575th played so far Genre: Action/Role-Playing Platform: PC/Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Runic Games Publisher: Runic Games I’m not quite sure why I’ve taken so long to try Torchlight – other than there being so many other games to play for the list. It’s a Diablo related game, heavily streamlined compared to the […]

569th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Game Boy Year of Release: 1993 Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Although we had been jumping around the Legend of Zelda canon early in the blog’s life, lately I’ve been trying to get through them in order. Today is the first handheld outing, with one of the stranger stories […]

#815 Galcon

Posted: 30th December 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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568th played so far Genre: Action/Strategy Platform: iPhone Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Phil Hassey Galcon looks like a shooter. At least, that’s what I thought when I saw the screenshots (and every time I googled it to see what was happening). Loads of colourful shapes, mostly abstract – the semi-retro look of, say, Geometry […]

#825 Fable II

Posted: 10th December 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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563rd played so far Genre: Action/Role Playing Platform: Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Lionhead Studios Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios By the time you read this, Fable Fortune will have had its Kickstarter campaign, and so I can’t spoil much by saying I’ve worked a little bit on it. In fact, that was one […]

#149 Xybots

Posted: 6th December 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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562nd played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release:  1987 Developer: Atari Games Publisher: Atari Games Early 3D games are weirdly fascinating to me. Games like Ultima and 3-Demon (or Monster Maze) (I know, not famous, but I remember being amazed by it) did it by using wireframes and simple constrained viewpoints. It […]

#57 Spy Hunter

Posted: 2nd December 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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561th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Bally Midway Publisher: Bally Midway After Klax and Marble Madness, here’s our third game from the Midway collection… or extravaganza. Not to be confused with Spy vs Spy, a cartoon that was turned into a game (that I actually remember), this is […]