Posts Tagged ‘adventure’

#267 Monster Max

Posted: 11th September 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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897th played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: Game Boy Year of Release: 1994 Developer: Rare Publisher: Titus France I guess I always forget how long the original Game Boy stuck around for. These isometric games in the vein of Knight Lore and Fairlight belong, in my mind, in the eighties, but Monster Max shows the […]

888th played so far Genre: Adventure/Fighting Platform: Playstation 3 Year of Release: 2007 Developer: Ninja Theory Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Time to be reductive: Heavenly Sword looks like a hack and slasher not unlike God of War or Ninja Gaiden, fighting your way through enemies with maybe some exploration. It’s no wonder that this studio […]

879th played so far Genre: Adventure/Fighting Platform: Playstation Portable Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Ready at Dawn Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment There’s still something amazing in my mind about some of the God of War fights – big and impressive at its best, although possibly not always as good in tying them together, from what […]

861st played so far Genre: Adventure/Platform Platform: Wii Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Frontier Developments Publisher: Frontier Developments There was something incredibly charming about LostWinds, an IOS platformer where you controlled the winds that blow a character around, rather than making him jump directly. It felt uniquely suited to touch controls, although I can see […]

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 […]

850th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: DS Year of Release: 2007 Developer: Nintendo EAD Publisher: Nintendo Somehow, I managed to end up behind on Legend of Zelda games and have three more to go in about 150 games – yeah, with 850 we’re at a clear landmark and it feels good to play a […]

#698 Tomb Raider Legend

Posted: 9th February 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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844th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2006 Developer: Crystal Dynamics Publisher: Eidos Interactive So I still had two Tomb Raider games left to play – Tomb Raider Underworld is yet to come. My only real exposure to the series was the original Tomb Raider, which was my only real […]

#99 Fairlight

Posted: 12th December 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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829th played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: Various Year of Release: 1985 Developer: The Edge Publisher: The Edge This genre of isometric adventures, which we’ve seen before in games like Knight Lore and Crystal Castles, had its moment in the eighties but has almost completely died out since – I think the still upcoming Monster […]

#348 The Curse of Monkey Island

Posted: 25th August 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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809th played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: PC Year of Release: 1997 Developer: LucasArts Publisher: LucasArts I’ve always loved The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island II and it was a treat to revisit them for the blog. I’m not as familiar with the third game, having played through it only once, but I’ve […]

#234 Myst

Posted: 20th July 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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800th played so far Genre: Adventure/Puzzle Platform: Various Year of Release: 1993 Developer: Cyan Publisher: Broderbund Game 800! To celebrate that achievement (and it really is one to me, somehow the before-last 100 milestone matters a lot) I’m playing game that I’ve been interested in for a long time, for similar reasons as The 7th […]