Archive for June, 2013

50 Game Round Up: 201-250 (Peter)

Posted: 29th June 2013 by Mulholland in Round-Up

25% in and the only thing I can think of is: thank God this 50 is over. In many ways this has been an odd fifty because we have had to tiptoe around with every game that I have ever played. That meant pretty much no fighting games in ages and major series like Resident […]

50 Game Roundup: 201-250 (Jeroen)

Posted: 28th June 2013 by Jeroen in Round-Up

Woo! As we round off another 50, we’ve reached the one in four mark. Had we done this in order, we would have managed to get to 1993, having just enjoyed The Settlers (a game I am looking forward to playing). The past fifty games were dedicated to games Peter hadn’t played before. Mostly to […]

#342 Fallout

Posted: 27th June 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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250th played so far Genre: Role-playing Platform: PC Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Interplay Entertainment Publisher: Interplay Entertainment Yes! Yes yes yes! We’re finally here! With this entry, we’ve reached 250 games, having covered one in four (game 1001 doesn’t count. We can write up Minesweeper from memory. Or another game like that. Maybe Reset […]

#872 Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

Posted: 23rd June 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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249th played so far Genre: Action/Role-Playing Platform: PSP Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom Well, doesn’t that sound interesting? Aside from sounding like a bit of a Pokรฉmon rip-off, a game we’ll get to eventually that seems to have inspired many others, this also brings in another Japanese trope – vaguely appropriate sounding […]

248th played so far Genre: Action/Role-Playing Platform: Xbox 360/PS3 Year of Release: 2008 Developer: The Behemoth Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios/Sony Computer Entertainment There’s something fun about side-scrolling beat-em-ups. They’re straight forward, fun bashing which feels like you progress easily as you figure out the (usually easy) combos. They make for good multiplayer as you work […]

247th played so far Genre: Survival Horror/Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: PC/XBox 360 Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Turtle Rock Studios Publisher: Valve Corporation A while ago, when talking about Alone in the Dark, we discussed how all survival horrors had their own second genre. We quoted that game as an adventure, Dead Rising as an […]

#951 Shatter

Posted: 11th June 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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246th played so far Genre: Sports Platform: PC/PS3 Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Sidhe Interactive Publisher: Sidhe Interactive Let me, as way of introduction for this game, discuss the genre decisions for the games we use. Rather than them being made up by us, they’re based on the genres listed in the book. This usually […]

#13 Eamon

Posted: 7th June 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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245th played so far Genre: Interactive Fiction Platform: Apple II Year of Release: 1980 Developer: Donald Brown Publisher: None And now we truly go back in the ages. Text adventures – interactive fiction – with some strong RPG elements. Its special feature isn’t that, however – we’ve had games like Adventure before and MUD was […]

#72 Deus Ex Machina

Posted: 3rd June 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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244th played so far Genre: Action Platform: ZX Spectrum Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Automata UK Publisher: Automata UK Sometimes, finding the more obscure games on our list have surprises of their own. This game had one.ย  In what must be one of the first examples of voice acting in video games, Deus Ex Machina […]