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I've been taking an unexpected hiatus from blogging for the last couple of
months. I either didn't have time, could think of what to blog about or was
just plain lazy (The latter of which, was what sabotaged me the most.) But I've
finally been able to break the cycle of repetitious nothingness with something
I haven't actually done before: An A-To-Z video game blog!
A: Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
game I remember most fondly from the PS2 era. The combat, story and characters
still hold up pretty well and every time I hear Blurry by Puddle Of Mudd, I
shall always remember Chopper *sniff.*
anybody who has played it and they will tell you that Bastion's art style,
soundtrack and narration are absolutely fantastic.
C: Call of Duty
it was about Modern Warfare and regenerative health, it was a World War 2
shooter with health packs. I put a good amount of time into the original's
single player campaign way back when. I played just couple of months ago and
I'm still surprised at how well it holds up.
D: Dear Esther
speaking Dear Esther can very loosely be called a 'game.' You don't have any
combat, puzzles or anything else that is commonly associated with gameplay past
movement. The main thing you actually do in it is figure out the story and
listen to the narrator.
But it was
still a pretty interesting game and, even though it's only about an hour and a
half long, I still felt that it was worth the ten bucks I spent on it off of
E: Endless Space
gem of a yet to be fully released game, has already taken up a good chunk of my
time and will probably grab more of my time before the week is up! Endless
space is a mix of turn based strategy and 4X* gameplay and is currently only in
its alpha so not everything is finished yet from what I've played I can
definitely recommend checking it out.
games like Sins of a Solar Empire and Homeworld
F: Fallout 3
I admit I'm
a late bloomer to the Fallout series. I was holding off on the series but I
eventually said Eff it and bought all four games (Still haven't gotten around
to playing 2 and Tactics though.) I'm not sure if I have put in the same amount
of time in it as I did with Skyrim but I know I got a much bigger kick from it
G: Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
really quite sure how many hours I've but into this game but I'm guessing I
probably don't want to know. It could basically be called Age of Empires with a
star wars skin to it but I didn't really care.
part about this game will all ways be the cheat codes. Besides your basic
resource and fast build cheats, Galactic Battlegrounds had a pretty large
number secret unit codes that can range from a less powerful Star Destroyer and
Tantive 4 to the instant killing Simon the Killer Ewok and of course The Death
H: Hard Reset
really love cyberpunk, so when I saw Hard Reset I got really, really excited!
The game was a pretty enjoyable old-school style shooter up until the ending
which, felt more unfinished then rushed.
I: The Iconoclasts
there is just an alpha version of this game so it isn't actually done and has
plenty of flaws but it is still pretty enjoyable and it is a Joakim Sandberg*
game so the art style, music and boss battles are all fantastic. The Dialog
between the characters is also pretty well done and story is pretty
interesting. It basically boils down to "What if the neighbor that offers to
fix your dishwasher, is considered to be doing a very high sin against the
talking more about him in a later letter.
J: Just Cause 2
As far as
map sand-box map size goes, Just Cause 2 takes the cake with around 500 square
miles of map. Getting 100% in this games would not be an easy feet to do
(Especially when you have to get all of the unique vehicles on the map, not an
K: Knights of the Old Republic
A star wars
RPG set long before the movies and is made by Bioware. What more needs to be
green haired rodents will give the Energizer bunny a run for its money when it
comes to going and going and going. They hit a wall, they turn around and when
they fall I'm sure they keep going. The only time they stop is when they reach
the cave... and then the go to the next zone!
M: Metro 2033
While it has
a few flaws, there is no doubt in my mind that Metro 2033 is easily my favorite
game from this gen! The gunplay was very solid, the story is well done and I
have yet to play a game with better atmosphere then Metro 2033.
N: Noitu Love 2: Devolution
2033 is my favorite game of this gen, then Noitu Love 2 Devolution easily takes
a photo finish second place in my heart. The music and art style is of course
great (being another Joakim Sandberg game) combat is super-fast requires you to
constantly be on the move if you want to finish the level with a good score.
The boss battles are like puzzles rather than frustratingly over powered
opponents like in others games.
The game is absolutely
fantastic and I definitely checking out at least the demo on Steam.
O: Orcs Must Die!
tower defense with third-person shooting mechanics. The name says it all, all
of the Orcs must die!
P: Popping Penguins
find anything off of Google about this game so I doubt many people remember
this game but for me, this old Macintosh game was my earliest introduction into
gaming. The game design pretty simple, you pop penguins with a weapon you got
from an Eskimo who tells you to "Choose your weapon, and pop those pesky
always picked the lips because watching penguins pop from being kissed was hilarious
to me as a kid.
haven't gotten around to buying it yet but the demo for it was interesting. It's
like portal but with colored cube based puzzles instead of a portal gun.
R: Star Wars: Republic Commando
was one of the most absolutely fantastic, if not underplayed, of the Star Wars
games. There was no Jedi or sith to bog it up and the only lightsaber in the
game was an Easter egg. Personally it's still my number one favorite star wars
game, and I'm sad that It will probably never get a sequel.
earliest mash-up of RTS and RPG elements into one, the first Spellforce was far
from perfect (As it stands I had to use a god mode cheat just to get past the
later levels) and the gameplay in the second game was far superior. Still there
was something about the first game's aesthetics that I found somewhat more refreshing
then the second game's standard blagh dragons and scantily-clad female character
T: Thief 2: The Metal Age
As far as
stealth games go, Thief 2 is the king of them all. Thief 2 isn't going let you
go off with a loud approach to anything; it's one of the few games where you
actually had to be stealthy. Your blackjack and the shadows are your main
weapons, killing is only a last resort for you are a Thief and you are supposed
to steal stuff not kill people.
U: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (Yes, I know I'm sort
of cheating on this one, but I don't care)
I'm not sure
if this is the game I've put in the most hours into but I know I've put in well
over 250 hours at least. The first couple of hours can be slow for anybody that
hasn't played one of the previous games before but it can get very addictive
and is very fun whether you play alone or with one or more people in your
V: Valhalla Knights
It was a
pretty enjoyable PSP Dudgeon Crawler but tended to get a bit too grindy at
times. The second game took a huge misstep by taking away the teleporters and
forcing you to backtrack all the way back into the dungeons.
twin stick shooter with a lot of visuals going on at once.
X: X3: Reunion
Though its UI
has a very steep learning curve, I felt Reunion had the most balance of the
previous games and had some pretty good visuals... Characters models were still
pretty gross though.
Y: Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge
mostly here because I couldn't think of any game that started with a Y in it.
Though it wasn't my favorite of series (That goes to Generals and Renegade),
Red Alert 2 was what got me into the command & conquer series. Yuri's
Revenge had a lot of mind control and mutants, that's what I remember most
Z: Zoo Tycoon
that proves I would get sued within 24 hours of becoming a zoo manager.
Well I hope you enjoyed this blog! Now if you will excuse me, I'm to teach Children math with sequels!