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Clearing The Backlog: Chronological Game Challenge pt 13

September 28, 2015 Leave a comment

The 13th post on my Chronological Challenge. Unlucky for some, but for me, it’s where I finally finish up 1995, which has been a little bit of a disappointment after how amazing 1994 was. That said, we do have a couple of good games here today to round off what’s been a bit of an average year all round. Join me now, won’t you?

Oh, and we’re right back in the 4th gen this week. Just can’t quite leave it behind! Read more…

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The Ferret Reports: EGX 2015

September 27, 2015 Leave a comment

This weekend is EGX, formerly Eurogamer Expo. This year, it was held at the NEC in Birmingham, and therefore was right on my doorstep. As a result, I decided to pop along and experience my first ever video game conference.

I would love to report on the wide range of games I experienced, but sadly I was only able to get a single day ticket on Friday as all the weekend passes had sold out. As a result, I got to play exactly three games. Which isn’t that great, let’s be honest.

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Clearing The Backlog: Chronological Game Challenge pt 12

September 20, 2015 1 comment

Hello and welcome to this week’s update on my Chronological Game Challenge. For those who don’t know, I have been steadily playing through my game collection in order of original release, and giving my thoughts on the games as I play through them.

Last week, we finished up 1994 and I excitedly mentioned that we’re moving into the 5th gen of consoles in 1995. But don’t get too excited yet! We still have a couple of Mega Drive games to get out the way first. Read more…

Clearing The Backlog: Chronological Game Challenge pt 11

September 12, 2015 Leave a comment

Hello! It’s been a little while, but that’s because I’ve been busy playing this week’s first game over the past couple of weeks, so I’ve had very little to report. But I’m back now with more thoughts, opinions and stories on my attempts to play every game I own in chronological order.

This week we come to the end of 1994, and this has been a year I’ve been looking forward to. And I wasn’t disappointed at all. 1994 has proven to the best year so far, with games such as Sonic 3, Super Metroid, Final Fantasy VI and Beneath A Steel Sky leading the charge, and this week’s got a few greats of its own. It’s almost a shame to leave it behind, but there’s plenty of great stuff to come in the looming PS1 era.

So let’s kick this off with a game I’ve waited to play for a very long time… Read more…