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My Blog: 366 Games To Play Before You Die

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:22 pm
by Reprise
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So this is my new blog/project. Not the most original concept, but I will be trying to review/recommend a game every single day of the year. One game for each day.

Let me know if I touch on any games you like or if you have any feedback or if you just want to chat about the games I cover.

https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com

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I’m not entirely sure people ever read these – or even care about the person behind the blog – but here I am, writing this regardless.

So, you may be wondering “what is 366 video games to play? What is the format? What is the point of the blog?” and essentially, it goes like this: Starting as of 1st January, 2016, I will be posting a short review of one game every single day of the year, up until 31st December 2016. Part of it is for fun and part of it is for myself, in order to relive some of my youth and revisit my favourite games, growing up. But another part of it, is in the hope that others may read this and I may be able to recommend some great games that people unfortunately have yet to experience. But who knows?

I have been a fan of video games for as long as I remember. Around 1991 or 1992, my parents and I were over my Auntie and Uncle’s house. I must have been about 4 years old and my cousin was playing on a new video game, called Sonic the Hedgehog on this weird contraption that sat beneath the television screen. I was enthralled and captivated by what was unfolding, on the screen in front of me. The second I played the game for myself, I knew I wanted a Sega Mega Drive and I wanted one now.

Unfortunately though, I had to wait a year or two for my parents to buy me and my brother a Sega Mega Drive. In the meantime, I had to get my video games fix from early 90s PC and MS Dos games, which actually, wasn’t too much of a bad thing. There was some incredible PC games coming out in the 90s and that helped get me into video games.

So over the years, I’ve ended up owning a lot of different consoles, most have been kept (some have been sold), and now I find myself owning nearly 600 games (at the time of writing) and I still game today. Nowadays, I mostly find myself playing on the Wii U and PS4, as and when new games I’m interested in come out, but I still have a huge love for the Sega Dreamcast, which perhaps my favourite console of all time. In addition to those, I still own a Sega Mega Drive, Saturn, SNES, N64, Gamecube, PS1, PS2, PS3, hell even an OUYA, for God knows what reason. Finally, I get my handheld gaming fixes from my PS Vita and 3DS.

Other consoles I’ve once owned and have since let go off include the Game Gear, GameBoy Color, Neo Geo Pocket Color and the Original XBox.

So here we are. Now at the age of 27 years old (unless you’re reading this after my 28th Birthday), I feel now is the time to write about my experiences with the video games that shaped my tastes over the years.


#1 Little Big Adventure - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -adventure
#2 NiGHTS Into Dreams - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... to-dreams/
#3 Shenmue - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... 4-shenmue/
#4 Shenmue 2 - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... shenmue-2/
#5 Star Wars: Battlefront (2015) - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ront-2015/
#6 ZombiU - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... /6-zombiu/
#7 Gunlord - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... 7-gunlord/
#8 WWF No Mercy - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -no-mercy/
#9 Light Crusader - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -crusader/
#10 Mario Party 2 - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... o-party-2/
#11 Segagaga - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -segagaga/
#12 Soul Calibur - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... l-calibur/
#13 super Mario Bros. - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ario-bros/
#14 Dark Savior - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... rk-savior/
#15 Rez - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/15-rez/
#16 Metal Gear Solid - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ear-solid/
#17 Sonic the Hedgehog - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -hedgehog/
#18 D/Generation - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... eneration/
#19 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... awakening/
#20 Metropolis Street Racer - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... eet-racer/
#21 Super Mario Kart - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ario-kart/
#22 Strider - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... 2-strider/
#23 Sonic Lost World - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ost-world/
#24 Fire Pro Wrestling D - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... estling-d/
#25 Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... the-movie/
#26 Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... g-edition/
#27 Bangai-O - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -bangai-o/
#28 Vib Ribbon - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... vib-ribbon
#29 Burning Rangers - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... g-rangers/
#30 Fahrenheit / Indigo Prophecy - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -prophecy/
#31 Unreal Tournament - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ournament/
#32 Quake III: Arena https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/32-quake-iii-arena/
#33 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... edgehog-2/
#34 Mass Effect - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ss-effect/
#35 Mass Effect 2 - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -effect-2/
#36 Mass Effect 3 - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -effect-3/
#37 Haunting Starring Polterguy - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... polterguy/
#38 Super Mario Bros. 3 - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... io-bros-3/
#39 Conker's Bad Fur Day - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... d-fur-day/
#40 Super Mario World - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... rio-world/
#41 Bulk Slash - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ulk-slash/
#42 Pushover - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -pushover/
#43 Yakuza - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... 43-yakuza/
#44 Final Fantasy VI - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... antasy-vi/
#45 Crazy Taxi - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... razy-taxi/
#46 Dead or Alive 2https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/46-dead-or-alive-2/
#47 The Last of Us - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ast-of-us/
#48 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -republic/
#49 Headhunter - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... eadhunter/
#50 Herzog Zwei - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... rzog-zwei/
#51 Sturmwind - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... sturmwind/
#52 WCW/nWo Revenge - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... o-revenge/
#53 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -the-past/
#54 Shock Troopers - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -troopers/
#55 Super Monkey Ball - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... nkey-ball/
#56 Rayman Legends - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... n-legends/
#57 Chroma Squad - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... oma-squad/
#58 Pier Solar and the Great Architects - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... rchitects/
#59 Limbo - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... /59-limbo/
#60 D2 - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/60-d2/
#61 SMW2: Yoshi's Island - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... is-island/
#62 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ppy-havoc/
#63 Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... e-despair/
#64 Super Mario 64 - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -mario-64/
#65 Sonic Adventure - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... adventure/
#66 Final Fantasy VII - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ntasy-vii/
#67 Panzer Dragoon Saga - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... goon-saga/
#68 Phantasy Star Online - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ar-online/
#69 Theme Park - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... heme-park/
#70 Ikarugahttps://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/2016/03/10/70-ikaruga/
#71 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -knuckles/
#72 Ico - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/2016/03/12/72-ico/
#73 Theme Hospital - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -hospital/
#74 Paperboy 2 - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... aperboy-2/
#75 Mario Kart 64 - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... o-kart-64/
#76 Jet Set Radio - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... set-radio/
#77 Gunstar Heroes - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ar-heroes/
#78 Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... s-requiem/
#79 ChuChu Rocket - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... hu-rocket/
#80 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... a-of-time/
#81 Guardian Heroes - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... an-heroes/
#82 Catherine - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... catherine/
#83 Sonic Adventure 2 - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... venture-2/
#84 Alien Front Online - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... nt-online/
#85 Assault Suit Leynos 2 - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -leynos-2/
#86 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... oras-mask/
#87 Splatoon - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -splatoon/
#88 Tech Romancer - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -romancer/
#89 Worms - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... /89-worms/
#90 Resident Evil REmake - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... il-remake/
#91 Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... n-machine/
#92 Power Stone - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... wer-stone/
#93 Lemmings 2: The Tribes - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... he-tribes/
#94 WWE Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -the-pain/
#95 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... persona-4/
#96 Alien Isolation - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... isolation/
#97 GoldenEye 007 - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... eneye-007/
#98 Shadow of the Colossus - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -colossus/
#99 Perfect Dark - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... fect-dark/
#100 Little Big Adventure 2 - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... s-odyssey/
#101 F-Zero GX - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... f-zero-gx/
#102 Bayonetta - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... bayonetta/
#103 The Secret of Monkey Island - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ey-island/
#104 Wii Sports - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ii-sports/
#105 Super Smash Bros Wii U - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ros-wii-u/
#106 Heavy Rain - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... eavy-rain/
#107 Pokemon Red, Blue, Yellow - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... nd-yellow/
#108 TimeSplitters 2 - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... litters-2/
#109 Shadowrun (Genesis) - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... n-genesis/
#110 Bayonetta 2 - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... yonetta-2/
#111 Halo: Combat Evolved - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... t-evolved/
#112 Tetris - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... 12-tetris/
#113 Sonic Colors - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ic-colors/
#114 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ind-waker/
#115 Resident Evil Code Veronica - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -veronica/
#116 The Walking Dead (Telltale) - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... tale-game/
#117 Comix Zone - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... omix-zone/
#118 Deus Ex: Human Revolution - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... evolution/
#119 Sonic Generations - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... nerations/
#120 Metroid Prime - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... oid-prime/
#121 Virtua Tennis - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ua-tennis/
#122 Guilty Gear X - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ty-gear-x/
#123 Streets of Rage 2 - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... of-rage-2/
#124 Metal Slug: Super Vehicle-001 - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... hicle-001/
#125 Def Jam: Fight For NY - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ht-for-ny/
#126 TrickStyle - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... rickstyle/
#127 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -princess/
#128 Maken X - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... 8-maken-x/
#129 Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -skater-2/
#130 Pong - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... /130-pong/
#131 Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... ja-master/
#132 Exhumed / PowerSlave - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... owerslave/
#133 NieR: Automata - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... -automata/

Re: My Blog: 366 Games To Play Before You Die

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:40 am
by Reprise
Another review posted.

#2 NiGHTS Into Dreams - https://366gamestoplay.wordpress.com/20 ... to-dreams/

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Re: My Blog: 366 Games To Play Before You Die

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:54 am
by noiseredux
hey Reprise, just wanted to let you know I have been following this - just haven't been commenting. I enjoyed the Nights review a lot. That's one of those games that I always mean to 'get into,' but all I've ever done is like 10 min spurts to check it out. I skipped the Shenmue II review because I've never gotten very far in the first game and #nospoilers.

Re: My Blog: 366 Games To Play Before You Die

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:03 am
by Reprise
Ah thanks, Noiseredux. Cheers for the feedback. I've always enjoyed your blog.

If you enjoy the Sega reviews, I have a lot planned for their systems (spoiler: Gunlord is tomorrow's featured game).

Re: My Blog: 366 Games To Play Before You Die

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:05 am
by noiseredux
Nice! Gunlord's one I've always been curious about but never picked up. I look forward to it.

Re: My Blog: 366 Games To Play Before You Die

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:51 am
by SNESdrunk
I'm digging the Sega stuff, most of which I've missed out on over the years.

The problem with the 32/64 bit era was 3D polygons were still a relatively new concept and developers felt forced into creating 3D games in order for them to sell.


...and this would be why. So many games of that era have aged terribly. But Nights always stood out, I have to get my hands on a copy