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Chronological Challenge: Micro Machines V3

November 16, 2015 1 comment

Once again, I’ve decided to change the format of the Chronological Challenge reviews. With 1996, I decided to post a single large post featuring all the games of that year. Problem was, when I did it, it ended up being huge and slightly unwieldy, and on the Internet that’s quite a bad thing.

So instead, I’m just going to post up reviews every time I clear a game from the list. So the posts will be on single games, but they’ll appear more frequently. Not regularly, just…frequently.

And speaking of frequently, I decided to speed up the challenge a little by alternating games between play sessions. This is why today’s game has come up before Final Fantasy VII‘s review, because although it was released afterwards, it’s notably shorter, so I cleared it first while alternating between the two. By doing this, it means that I’ll be able to clear several short games while also battling through much longer games like FF7, rather than stalling the whole challenge every time I hit a JRPG (which has already happened with the Shining games and EarthBound too).

Of course, this means the reviews will be slightly out of chronological order, but it’ll be roughly correct. So now that all that’s out of the way, let’s go, it’s time to race! Read more…

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Chronological Game Challenge: 1996

October 28, 2015 4 comments

Hello! We have finally reached the end of 1996 in my Chronological Challenge, so it’s time to take a look at what I really thought of the selection of games on offer. We already saw the first two in the last update, so here are the rest of 1996’s offerings. Read more…

Clearing The Backlog: Chronological Game Challenge pt 14

October 4, 2015 Leave a comment

Welcome to this week’s update on my Chronological Challenge, where this week we start 1996, the year where the PS1 picked up and the N64 popped up to really bring us into the 5th generation.

So naturally, we begin this year with two SNES games. Because of course we do.

Let’s kick this off with something that never originally had a European release… Read more…

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…

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…

Clearing The Backlog: Chronological Game Challenge pt 10

August 29, 2015 Leave a comment

Oh hi, welcome back to my Chronological Game Challenge, where I play every game I own in order of release. I’ve mostly been playing yet another long JRPG, so I only have my thoughts on one game this week. Please understand. Read more…