Archive for March, 2021

#171 Herzog Zwei

Posted: 30th March 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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942nd played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: Mega Drive Year of Release: 1989 Developer: Technosoft Publisher: Technosoft/Sega Strategy games that predate Dune II and others that created the RTS genre are always odd. When you get something turn based you can easily go back to the likes of Archon, while something like Power Monger has […]

#678 SWAT 4

Posted: 27th March 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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941st played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 2005 Developer: Irrational Games Publisher: Vivendi Universal Games In this day and age, it’s already quite uncomfortable to play as a member of the American police, doing SWAT operations, taking down criminals with a lot of violence and all that. I played the […]

940th played so far Genre: Role-Playing/Strategy Platform: DS Year of Release: 2007 Developer: Square Enix Publisher: Square Enix It’s time to start mopping up some franchises that had several entries still left – and with the immense series that’s Final Fantasy I need to tackle entry eleven out of twelve (and yes, I’m leaving a […]

#542 Freedom Fighters

Posted: 19th March 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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939th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Various Year of Release: 2003 Developer: IO Interactive Publisher: Electronic Arts Somehow I seem to have left all my IO Interactive games until the end – I played both Hitman 2: Silent Assassin and Hitman: Blood Money pretty recently. I mean, on an 11 year schedule […]

#271 Samurai Shodown II

Posted: 15th March 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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938th played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Arcade/Neo Geo Year of Release: 1994 Developer: SNK Publisher: SNK We’ve covered a number of SNK fighters at this point, including The King of Fighters, Fatal Fury and even card game ‘adaptation’ SNK vs Capcom: Card Fighters Clash. Samurai Shodown II (sic) is another, a series that based […]

937th played so far Genre: Racing Platform: Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2005 Developer: Bizarre Creations Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios It feels like Microsoft has had the lead in racing games for the past fifteen years, if not more. We’ve played a few Forza games, which are Xbox or Microsoft platform exclusive, and the Project […]

#150 Sid Meier’s Pirates

Posted: 8th March 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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936th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Various Year of Release: 1987 Developer: MicroProse Publisher: MicroProse Sid Meier is of course most known for the Civilization series that bears his name, although even from Civilization II he has not been the lead designer on the game, seemingly spending as much time exploring other game ideas […]

#469 Frequency

Posted: 4th March 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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935th played so far Genre: Music Platform: Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2001 Developer: Harmonix Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment I think I can safely say that I’ve explored Harmonix’ library in reverse – first the Rock Band franchise, then early Guitar Hero, recently¬†Amplitude and now it’s time for their very first game. I’ve seen how […]