The From A to Z series lets our editors go back and take a look at games from past generations that are classics, overlooked gems, or just titles they remember fondly. The idea behind this is to pick five games from each letter of the alphabet, once a week to showcase. This delivers 26 weeks and 130 games to talk about. Hopefully it sparks some conversation, and of course plenty of memories.
Our second series will focus on Sony’s sophomore entry into the console business, the PlayStation 2.
Let’s continue with the letter “L”.
Legacy of Kain: Defiance
The one and only Legacy of Kain game I have ever played. I know the series is near and dear to numerous people I know and I very much want to go back and play the other games in the series. This title has players taking on two roles of both Raziel and Kain.
Legaia 2: Duel Saga
While not as good as one of my favorite RPGs on the PS1, the sequel to Legend of Legaia was still an enjoyable ride. It still had the unique combat mechanics and it looked way better than the first game. I always wanted a new game in this series and it never came.
Legend of Kay
Actually recently released in a remastered form, this action platforming game had a lot of charm and some decent voice acting that really gave off a well produced cartoon vibe from it all. I remember having a great time with it even though it will never beat out my king, Jak and Daxter.
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
A licensed game that was so well done in execution. I played all three action games on the PS2, but the Two Towers was the one that really stood out to me. It had the epic scale, and some pretty fun combat to boot.
I actually remember being jealous of the PSP when Lumines first released. Luckily, an updated version of the game was released for PS2 and I couldn’t wait to try out this fun little puzzle game. I think I spent far too much time on this than I should have still, a pretty fun game.
Tune in next week for the next collection of titles.