Spin Jam (2000) - MobyGames
||Classic Game Room - SPIN JAM review for PlayStation - YouTube|
Hundred Swords (2001) - MobyGames
||Hundred Swords - Sega Dreamcast - Intro & Gameplay All Modes [1080p] - YouTube |
I fadedly remember reading someone on another forum mentioning this game. Very interesting to know there was a dungeon crawler mode. Let's see if I can find a copy in the future to try it out!So I was browsing around YT and one of the recommended videos was about a game I played a lot on my PSOne.
Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring.
It was a 3D fighting game originally released for arcade and ported to Playstation and the biggest selling point were the FFVII characters present in the game. The best part about it wasn't the fighting game there was also a dungeon crawler mode! But my copy was in Japanese so I didn't have any idea about was going on lol.
The illustrator is Eeji Komatsu. He is still a rather prominent artist in the field.I love the art style, we really missed out on a huge part of gaming history seeing those.
I wish Ubisoft can make more titles like this. I like their smaller titles like Child of Light.
I remember playing this game a lot back when I was 8-9 years old. Was one of my first game that I played on a computer.
Oh wow, really tempted to pick up the first one from dlsite. It is on sale until mid-May and I would get an additional 300 yen off since I do not have an account there. I should think about it since I am not sure how finicky the game would be on Win10.Are you ready for anime games?
Aoi Umi no Tristia and Aoi Sora no Neosphere , developed and published by Kogado Studio.
If you want a little more incentive, Nanoca is voiced by Ayako Kawasumi, more known by her performance as Saber from Fate series. Her performance is fantastic in these games.Oh wow, really tempted to pick up the first one from dlsite. It is on sale until mid-May and I would get an additional 300 yen off since I do not have an account there. I should think about it since I am not sure how finicky the game would be on Win10.
I really love the top down art style.
Oh wow, that is crazy she voiced these games.If you want a little more incentive, Nanoca is voiced by Ayako Kawasumi, more known by her performance as Saber from Fate series. Her performance is fantastic in these games.
Sadly I don't know how it runs on modern OS. I have cleared both games for a few times but not on Win10. Upon searching this page says it works but I am not sure how reliable they are.
The Earth Defense Force before Earth Defense Force lol. Looks pretty fun to play. Going to wait for the steam release.Outwars!
Outwars is a third person shooter from 1998, where you play as a soldier in the war against an insect-like alien threat.
Yes, you guessed it, it's pretty much Starship Troopers, but in this game you have a jetpack!
Since you are outfitted with either a jetpack (or a jet-powered hangglider on some levels) all the levels have lots of verticality and a multitude of mission objectives to complete.
I loved the demo back in the day from a PC Gamer demo disc, and bought it in an old big box a couple of years later when I found it in a game shop (remember those???).
Personally, I always thought the parallels to Starship Troopers are really blatant (the aliens launch a sudden attack in the beginning, they are controlled by a brain-bug etc.) but that just made it so much cooler back in the day.
The graphics are not much to write home about, but the levels are really large, and encourage exploration.
And you can still play it today!
GOG has it available right now:
And it seems to be releasing on Steam in a couple of weeks:
"The only good bug is a dead bug!"
I loved this game.It's...... The Clue!
An adventure / strategic heist game from 1994. You play as a poor aspiring burglar that arrives in London during the early 1950's. You need to find prospective targets for heists, investigate the area to see the comings and goings, buy tools for the heist, recruit accomplices to help with the breaking in and the getaway driving, buy cars to lose the cops with and so on.
A major part of the game plays like an point and click adventure game where you choose where to go next and what to do, but when you start to plan a heist, the game switches to a top down strategic interface.
Here, you control each member of the heist crew one by one. You walk around in paused real time. Each time you interact with an object, the interaction time is added as well. Any patrolling guards can be seen moving around "in real time" when the clock is running.
When you switch crew members, the timer is reset and you start from zero with that person, while all the other members of the crew act out their parts of the planned heist.
Then when it is time to execute the plan, it's time to see if it actually works or if you're discovered by something you missed or didn't plan for.
Followed by getaway chases, fencing the goods and hopefully, living the good life with the spoils.
It's a really neat concept that I haven't seen much of since. Heists are of course always cool, but I especially like the planning system where you control each member individually to make the perfect plan.
Apparently, it's been made open source and there's a project to keep it running on modern machines.
The Clue! Open Source Project
Haven't tried that version myself.
I loved that game on PC. A official level edtor was also released.Drakan: Order of the Flame
The usual description of this was Tomb Raider with dragons, but that has more to do with Rynn being a busty female protagonist in a late 90s third person video game than it does with actual gameplay.
Drakan is 3rd person, yes, but it's more a hack and slash rpg lite than the 3rd person shooter puzzle game that Tomb Raider was (there are some puzzles to solve obviously, it is a 90s action game after all).
Rynn is off to find and avenge her brother who was captured when their village was overrun by Wartoks (orcs, basically) working for an evil baddy.
She has to team up and join an ancient order (through some story bits I won't spoil, but are played out nicely via cutscene and deal with the larger mythology of the Drakan world) with one of the last remaining dragons of that order Arokh.
So now you've got a mount, woop dee doo, right? He flies you into cut scenes, ain little arenas with not much else.
Noooooope. You dogfight other dragons in huge open areas AND he can basically fly you around the rest of the world, frying anything that moves (like the islands in that picture above), saving your swords/arrows for better use. Now mind you, he cant fly underground and you still have to hit various story beat checkpoints, but it's a lot easier when enemies are already sauteed when you do get there.
it did get a sequel, which, as I never owned a PS2, have only recently acquired and begun getting through via emulation, so i can't say much about.
I dream that Sony remembers they own this r sell it off because id love a remaster/more. This game however it becoming for me what Dino Crisis is for Jawmuncher and I'm okay with that
7s mostly from what I remember at the time.I remember this being really hyped up by PC Gamer back in the day, but not reviewing so well when it was finally released? Never played it myself.
Really wish the spiritual sequel had come to fruition when it hit the crowd-funding arena years back. The multiplayer is tons of fun if you can find people down the asymmetric natureGiants: Citizen Kabuto
A gang of weird aliens called the Meccs crash land on a distant planet. The immediately enlist the help of the native Smarties to try to repair their ship. The quickly discover that this planet is controlled by the hostile Sea Reapers and also inhabited by the gigantic giant Kabuto.
The Meccs utilize their jetpacks and explosive weapons to try to complete their missions, all while spouting very British humorous retorts.
But you also get to control one of the Sea Reapers, and the giant Kabuto himself.
It's a third person shooter / light real time strategy game! You traverse the gigantic maps, completing different objectives as you try to move the plot along. It's filled with weird humor and crazy characters.
My only gripe with the game is that the save system is a bit archaic, since I believe you cannot save mid-mission, and some of the levels are quite long and large.
And it's still available for purchase:
This was my fever dream from Childhood. It was installed in my Uncle's PC and I played it but never knew the name.Today, let's talk about..... MDK
It was one of my favorite games when I was younger. The whole bizarreness of this game kept my young self playing it for many and many hours.Today, let's talk about..... MDK