Posts Tagged ‘action’

647th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Xbox Year of Release: 2005 Developer: Oddworld Inhabitants Publisher: Electronic Arts We played Oddworld games before, as a story based platformer that was about these characters gaining freedom. Here, a few games later in the series, we get a 3D action adventure instead, quite a different challenge. I’m […]

#426 Threads of Fate

Posted: 6th October 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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638th played so far Genre: Action/Role-Playing Platform: PlayStation Year of Release: 1999 Developer: Square Publisher: Square Square was on a roll in the late 90s. We’ve seen their Final Fantasy output, still some of the golden age of the series, and we’ll discuss the flawed sequel, but better standalone Chrono Cross at some point too. […]

636th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Game Boy Color Year of Release: 2001 Developer: Capcom/Flagship Publisher: Nintendo These games have a bit of a special place in my heart. I got these games when I got my Gameboy Advance – the first Gameboy I owned – and it was special. Like the Pokemon games […]

#205 Hunter

Posted: 31st August 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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629th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Amiga/Atari ST Year of Release: 1991 Developer: Paul Holmes Publisher: Activision There’s a lot of randomness in game selection. In the case of Hunter, it’s because it always makes me think it’s some early 3Dish shooter, while in reality it seems to be something quite different – similar […]

626th played so far Genre: Action/First-Person Shooter Platform: Gamecube Year of Release: 2004 Developer: Retro Studios/Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo After finding out that the first Metroid Prime game was best played on the Gamecube rather than Wii, we also tracked down a Gamecube copy of the second in the game (the third only being available on […]

#235 Cannon Fodder

Posted: 18th July 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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618th played so far Genre: Action/Strategy Platform: Various Year of Release: 1993 Developer: Sensible Software Publisher: Virgin Interactive Partially because of this blog, I started reading up more on older games, to learn about their background and find out more about them. Cannon Fodder is one of the games that I feel are often discussed […]

#94 Mercenary

Posted: 15th May 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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602nd played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Various Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Novagen I think I underestimated Mercenary slightly. All this time, I thought it was another shoot ’em up, which is frequent in this era, and certainly not the action/adventure we’re getting here. What it is, is a game that has you crash […]

597th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2005 Developer: Rockstar Leeds Publisher: Rockstar Games As there are 10 GTA series games on the list of 1001, we tend to play one every 100 games – and as, per tradition, the first games in the series were played at the 100 […]

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 […]