Tired of the 30 days game challenge? Enjoy my own personal revisitation of a classic challenge! Instead of 30 daily posts that fill an entire month, this challenge is more diluted in time and it will cover all the year 2018. 52 weeks, 52 questions to understand who’s the person behind this blog. Me!
Week 19 – Your favourite developer
For most of my live I’ve played PC games. That means that some of the best developers ever that created games mainly for consoles were almost unknown to me. For example I’ve never paid attention to Sega as a developer as much as I didn’t care about SNK or Rare or Capcom, at least not until I’ve discovered Resident Evil.
Being also and adventure lover, especially a graphic adventure lover, as I confessed in the last post of this challenge, I got in touch mainly with companies like Sierra, Revolution Software and, of course LucasArts.
In the rivalry between Sierra and LucasArts, a competition that for me is almost on the same level (but software-wise) of the competition on the hardware side between Sega and Nintendo, I’ve always supported Lucas. Some of my favourite games, and some of the best games ever came from mighty George’s forge: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max, The Dig, Monkey Island 2.
Of course Sierra has magnificent titles and even a greater number of games and they’re all exciting: whoever tried at least a chapter of Police Questm or Space Quest, or King Quest, Leisure Suit Larry or Quest of Glory knows what I mean.
I think it’s probably purely a matter of chance. Both of the developers did a great job back in the early 90s but since my first games were Lucas branded I took immediately their side. I don’t know if they’re reallly better or no, it’s like choosing between Sega and Nintendo: 99% of times the first thing you got is the one you’ll be fond for life.
As always, time for some honorable mentions: given my love for racing and F1 games I have to cite also Microprose that gave us a wonderful game like Grand Prix 2, I have to cite (this time regarding my loved ZX Spectrum), Ultimate Play the Game and, of course, given my immense love for Resident Evil, Capcom.
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Yes! It’s back! Nintendo’s mine. Zelda, Metroid, Mario, Fire Emblem, Mother, Star Fox, Kirby, and Pokémon to name a few series.
I do not really follow developers, but I would nominate Konami. I enjoyed the Metal Gear Solid series, which use a tactical gameplay and a thriller storyline. I also enjoyed the Goemon games, which had a fantastical setting, varied gameplay and comedy. I have played some good Lucasarts games, such as some of the Star Wars games (eg. Jedi Knight and Star Wars: Bounty Hunter) and a few Indiana Jones games (Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb and Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings).
What are the Police Quest and Space Quest games?