30 Day Game Challenge # 23 – Game Of My Childhood

Well, there’s plenty of games from my childhood, but the one I remember playing when I was very little still was Syphon Filter 2 on the PS1. I never actually got far in the game, but I loved it so much. I can’t really say why because I’m pretty sure I understood very little of it, but I guess it was just a period in my life where shooting guns, and tasing people until they became charred corpses was what I liked. Also, killer soundtrack.

Anyway, let me know what you think after watching the trailer below, and see you tomorrow for day 24!

/Niels

30 Day Game Challenge # 22 – Game That I Never Finished

Well, this is one from a pretty extensive list of games that I never finished, some to my regret others not so much. One that I don’t regret that I didn’t finish it is Hitman: Blood Money. this is the first Hitman game I ever bought, and I must say it looked quite appealing playing Agent 47, a professional assassin, but it turned out quite differently. You see, I’m not a very stealthy type of person. I prefer running into the room guns blazing, which is not a good choice in Hitman: Blood Money. Stealth and cunning is key in this game, and it just isn’t me. So the result is that I played a couple of missions only to condemn the game to the deep reaches of my cupboard. Haters gonna hate I guess!

Join us tomorrow for day 23!

/Niels

30 Day Game Challenge # 21 – Game With My Favourite Soundtrack

Aah, game soundtracks I loveth thee. Yeah, I’m a pretty big fan of soundtracks from games and movies so I’m pretty happy that there’s a chance to share one with you. I chose Halo: Combat Evolved as the game with my favourite soundtrack. I’m sure everyone knows this soundtrack by now, but I can’t stress enough how awesome it is. The calm and choir part contrasts nicely with the quicker, action-packed sequences. And, before I foget, if you haven’t played this game you’ll get your chance very soon because there’s a Halo Anniversary pack coming soon!

So, no excuses not to play this game and enjoy the soundtrack. I’m adding the soundtrack below the trailer as well.

Join us tomorrow for day 22!

/Niels

30 Day Game Challenge # 20 – Game That Was My Biggest Disappointment

Seems we have another fairly easy one today! When the Xbox 360 launch titles were first announced I was excited about 2 of them, one was Kameo and the other was Perfect Dark Zero, a First-Person Shooter. Kameo is a great game, but Perfect Dark Zero turned out to be a huge disappointment. After the success of Perfect Dark on the N64 my expectations for the sequel were pretty high from the start, pair that with the high expectations that the Xbox 360 graphics brought and you’ve got the perfect recepe for disappointment I guess.

Perfect Dark Zero had shoddy gunplay, a storyline that could’ve been written by a toddler and the graphics looked like everything was covered in grease. The variations in enemies, death mechanics and physics weren’t any better either. It certainly didn’t bring me the same kind of fun that Rare delivered with Perfect Dark back in the day.

Join us tomorrow for day 21!

/Niels

30 Day Game Challenge # 19 – My Favourite MMO

Hah! This one couldn’t be easier … Since I spent 5 years playing this game it’s bound to be my favourite MMO. I am, of course, talking about World of Warcraft. I spent a couple of years on a private server with a friend or two after which I moved on to the official version. I reckon I was the biggest noob on the realm for a couple of months, until I got into raiding. I joined a raidguild and switched my main character from a mage to a Holy Paladin. Turns out the class was exactly the right thing for me. I became quite adapt at healing and in Wrath Of The Lich King I changed factions and joined a higher-ranked raid guild where we managed to kill Heroic Lich King after about 100 wipes I think.

I had such good times playing this game, and not because of the game itself but because of the people I met there who still continue to be friends even if I don’t play the game anymore.

PS: I’m not a fan of the way Blizzard is taking it’s cash cow, Kung Fu Panda wtf?

Join us tomorrow for day 20!

30 Day Game Challenge # 18 – My Favourite Game Based On A Book

Well, this one is kind of tricky since I don’t really know any games that are based on books. Plenty of books that are based on games though (<3 Richard A. Knaak). But I did find one game based on a book, namely Age Of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. Granted, it’s only the origin of the game (Correct me if I’m wrong).

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is a fantasy-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by a Norwegian computer video game developer company, Funcom, and is published by Eidos Interactive for the PC. The game received “generally favorable reviews” according to Metacritic. The game was “very inviting and plays well” according to VariableGHz. Player reactions were overwhelmingly negative in the months following the release, as the game was plagued by a vast number of bugs, missing zones, broken encounters and total lack of end-game content. I believe the game has recently gone Free-to-play, but I could be wrong.

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Anyway, join us tomorrow for day 19!

/Niels

30 Day Game Challenge # 17 – Favourite Game Based On A Movie

Hi and welcome to day 17 of the 30 day game challenge here on The Grumbler! Today’s topic: My favourite game based on a movie. Well, I really love The Matrix: Path of Neo. Obviously, this game is based on The Matrix trilogy, and that needs no further explanation really.

The Matrix: Path of Neo is the second game based on The Matrix trilogy after ‘Enter The Matrix’. You play the game from the point of view of ‘The One’, also known as Neo or Mr. Anderson. The game is loosely based on the movies, with added missions/levels to lengthen the game and add to the story.

Naturally, all the important scenes from the movies are in the game as are all the ‘I know Kung Fu’ and ‘Guns, lots of guns’ parts. You know what I’m talking about. Naturally, all the actors from the movies are doing the voice acting. The signature Matrix sound effects and music aren’t missing either!

Overall, a fun game for any fan of the movies. If you haven’t played it yet, go find it on Ebay or in some used games shop.

Join us tomorrow for day 18!

/Niels