Posts Tagged ‘action’

#170 Revenge of the Shinobi

Posted: 26th August 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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893rd played so far Genre: Action Platform: Mega Drive Year of Release: 1989 Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega I’m sure I’ve mentioned wanting to make sure I spread out entries in a series, but I haven’t done a great job with Shinobi. I played the previous one just over two years ago, but here we’ve got […]

#156 Impossible Mission II

Posted: 14th August 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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890th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Various Year of Release: 1988 Developer: Novotrade Publisher: Epyx Impossible Mission II is, in fact, not related to the Mission Impossible franchise, despite using the same words in the title. It is, instead, the sequel to Impossible Mission, which is about a secret agent infiltrating an enemy base […]

889th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Playstation Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Treasure Publisher: Entertainment Software Publishing/Working Designs I feel like we’ve been covering a bunch of games by Treasure recently, with action shooters being one of their clear fortes that we’ve covered with Alien Soldier and the Gunstar Heroes series. Silhouette Mirage draws […]

#550 Jak II

Posted: 2nd August 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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887th played so far Genre: Action/Platform Platform: Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2003 Developer: Naughty Dog Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment For some reason, we played some Daxter before I covered either this game or the first Jak & Daxter game. It takes place between the two, before the current game, covering the two years in […]

885th played so far Genre: Action/Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: PC/Playstation 3/Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2007 Developer: Midway Chicago/Tiger Hill Entertainment Publisher: Midway Games I’ve managed to do some different preparation for this one – knowing I had a game with John Woo’s name on it, we watched his most known film, The Killer, a […]

#833 Devil May Cry 4

Posted: 17th July 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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883rd played so far Genre: Action/Fighting Platform: Playstation 3/Xbox 360/PC Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom So we’ve played the first and third Devil May Cry games before – the latter’s start in a store or (according to my four year old memory) pizza place standing out as an odd place to start. […]

#1009 Dark Souls

Posted: 15th June 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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875th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Playstation 3/Xbox 360/PC Year of Release: 2011 Developer: FromSoftware Publisher: Namco Bandai Games Hearing everyone talk about it, I feel I should consider Dark Souls a big game. Although Demon Souls did it before, this is the game that started the Souls-like trend – difficult games that reward […]

#769 Odin Sphere

Posted: 18th May 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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868th played so far Genre: Action/Role-Playing Platform: Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2007 Developer: Vanillaware Publisher: Atlus It feels like the Playstation 2 era is one of experimentation, a time where a lot of different variants of the game are created, made possible by better hardware while not being big enough to constrain by the […]

862nd played so far Genre: Action/Platform Platform: Nintendo 64 Year of Release: 1999 Developer: Sucker Punch Productions Publisher: Ubi Soft My first encounter with Rocket: Robot on Wheels was actually through the video of a tool-assisted speedrun, which showed an action platformer that clearly drew on the Super Mario 64 set up of worlds with […]

859th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: PC/Playstation 3/Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Rockstar North Publisher: Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned was the first “expansion” of Grand Theft Auto IV, a game set in the same city/world with a different set of protagonists and missions. The Ballad of […]