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#966 Skate 2

Posted: 20th April 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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949th played so far Genre: Sports Platform: Playstation 3/Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2009 Developer: EA Black Box Publisher: Electronic Arts In my understanding, the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series and its spin offs dominate the skating genre, although it makes sense that EA would try to get into it considering the number of sports […]

#256 Shadowrun

Posted: 17th April 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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948th played so far Genre: Action/Role-Playing Platform: SNES Year of Release: 1993 Developer: Beam Software Publisher: Data East I’ve always been curious about the Shadowrun universe. Not enough to play a paper and pencil RPG with it, but there’s something about the cyberpunk universe that’s interesting, with a dystopia that seemed prescient. Yeah, I backed […]

#375 Grand Prix Legends

Posted: 14th April 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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947th played so far Genre: Driving Platform: PC Year of Release: 1998 Developer: Papyrus Design Group Publisher: Sierra Sports The focus on Grand Prix Legends feels different just reading the description. While other racing games tend to have you drive modern cars with focusing on that polished experience –¬†Forza Motorsport feels like one of the […]

#160 Narc

Posted: 11th April 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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946th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1988 Developer: Williams Electronics Publisher: WMS Industries It appears that Narc was another controversial game back when it was released because of the amount of violence in the game. That, I suspect, will be a quaint complaint knowing where we are now, […]

#164 Fantasy World Dizzy

Posted: 8th April 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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945th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Various Year of Release: 1989 Developer: Oliver Twins Publisher: Codemasters Both because of my interest in older games and to prep playing older games, I regularly read the Retro Gamer magazine for a while. I haven’t taken the time to do so in a while, but one of […]

944th played so far Genre: Puzzle Platform: Playstation 3/Playstation Portable Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Game Yarouze/SCE Japan Studio Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment After Art Style: Intersect a few days ago, we’re now covering another minimalist, black and white puzzle game. This time, if the timings were reversed, I’d say it looks like a knock […]

#888 Art Style: Intersect

Posted: 2nd April 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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943rd played so far Genre: Puzzle Platform: Nintendo DS Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Q-Games Publisher: Nintendo Looking at the list of other Q-games titles we’ve played and that they published, such as the Pixeljunk series, Starship Patrol and Reflect Missile, it’s clear that they were one of the known indie developers for Sony and […]

#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 […]