Archive for July, 2017

621th played so far Genre: Strategy/Adventure Platform: ZX Spectrum Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Mike Singleton Publisher: Beyond Software I sort of remember Lords of Midnight. I was a lot younger, but cousins had it on an old computer system and we (sort of) used to try it. I’m not sure I ever understood quite […]

620th played so far Genre: Role-Playing Platform: Playstation 3 Year of Release: 2009 Developer: FromSoftware Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment/Atlus Software/Namco Bandai The Dark Souls series has its own particular reputation for difficulty and requiring learning by repetition. I’ll be honest, while I think I would enjoy parts of it, it also sounds like something I […]

#61 Lode Runner

Posted: 22nd July 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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619th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Various Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Doug Smith Publisher: Broderbund/Ariolasoft I’m not going to claim any great affinity with Lode Runner, but I remember playing a version of this at some point and becoming obsessed for a bit with its large number of levels and built-in level designer. […]

#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 […]

#328 Wipeout 2097

Posted: 14th July 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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617th played so far Genre: Racing Platform: Playstation 1 Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Psygnosis Publisher: Psygnosis We have played several Wipeout games – including the first – and the main thing I remember is that the first in the series didn’t agree with me… and that later ones were okay, but still difficult. The […]

616th played so far Genre: Stealth Platform: PC Year of Release: 1998 Developer: Looking Glass Studios Publisher: Eidos Interactive After System Shock 2, Thief: The Dark Project is another part of the Looking Glass trifecta of important games – the Ultima Underworld series will follow later. All three evolved what 3D games could do, each […]

#827 De Blob

Posted: 6th July 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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615th played so far Genre: Puzzle/Platform Platform: Wii Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Blue Tongue Entertainment Publisher: THQ I’ve been keeping an eye on De Blob since, I believe, just before the start of this blog, as an interesting game that seemed so different from everything else. Not to mention that the original version of […]

614th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: PC/Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Hidden Path Entertainment Publisher: Hidden Path Entertainment/Microsoft Studios Although there are plenty of tower defense games out there these days, we don’t see many on the list. We’ve had Pixeljunk Monsters and one of the first, Desktop Tower Defense, but they […]