Posts Tagged ‘action’

#716 Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

Posted: 5th October 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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1005th played so far Genre: Stealth/Action Platform: PSP Year of Release: 2006 Developer: Kojima Productions Publisher: Konami I don’t think there’s a better series to look at for stealth gaming than the Metal Gear Solid series. Obviously Metal Gear Solid V wasn’t out when the list was made. It seems to have been, in part, […]

#430 The Typing of the Dead

Posted: 17th September 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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999th played so far Genre: Action/Edutainment Platform: Arcade/Dreamcast/PC Year of Release: 1999 Developer: WOW Entertainment/Smilebit Publisher: Sega The Typing of the Dead was the first game I reserved as a final game without being able to go back on it. We played The Logical Journey of the Zoombinis really early on, then reserved Oregon Trail […]

998th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Gamecube/Wii Year of Release: 2006 Developer: Nintendo EAD Publisher: Nintendo As I’m starting to round up games, it’s time to say goodbye to another major franchise. I’ve always enjoyed the look of The Legend of Zelda series, my experience was always with the original 2D entries, with the […]

#443 Jet Set Radio

Posted: 27th August 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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992nd played so far Genre: Action Platform: Dreamcast Year of Release: 2000 Developer: Smilebit Publisher: Sega Back when we played Jet Set Radio Future it really felt like we found an odd piece.  While we obviously have plenty of other skateboarding games, with Tony Hawk‘s games being great, this game’s graffiti focus in a dystopian […]

#458 Thief II: The Metal Age

Posted: 12th August 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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987th played so far Genre: Action Platform: PC Year of Release: 2000 Developer: Looking Glass Studios Publisher: Eidos Interactive I’m always amazed at what games Looking Glass Studios released and how its influence stretches into a lot of modern games and their underlying simulationist tendencies. Aside from the previous Thief game, which set up these […]

984th played so far Genre: Action/First-Person Shooter Platform: Wii Year of Release: 2007 Developer: Retro Studios/Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo I’ve felt a bit ambivalent about Metroid Prime. Not because of the series itself, but because its Wii controls are quite bad and I’m glad that after having a short go at it, I switched to Gamecube […]

982nd played so far Genre: Action/Strategy Platform: PC Year of Release: 2000 Developer: Shiny Entertainment Publisher: Interplay Entertainment/MacPlay My mind has always mixed Sacrifice with Sacred, an isometric RPG also set in a fantasy world. What it actually is, is another strategy game where you’re in the action, like with Battalion Wars and Herzog Zwei, […]

980th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Nintendo DS/PSP/iPhone Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Rockstar Leeds/Rockstar North Publisher: Rockstar Games For the final Grand Theft Auto series we go to something atypical for the modern series – a handheld entry in the series that I’m sure will be compromise. The game has an overhead perspective […]

#365 Burning Rangers

Posted: 13th July 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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977th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Saturn Year of Release: 1998 Developer: Sonic Team Publisher: Sega Less than fifty games left and the list still brings up some pretty unique concepts. I don’t think I’ve played another game here where you are a firefighter. Sure, SOS The Final Escape/Disaster Report had you deal with […]

974th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Various Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Crystal Dynamics Publisher: Eidos Interactive It’s hard not to feel that the Tomb Raider franchise has been overtaken. They are still decently well regarded, but after the most recent entries it seems like the series has lost it a bit. It doesn’t […]