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 first series will focus on Sony’s first entry into the console business, the PlayStation.
Let’s continue with the letter “F”.
Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix
The Fear Effect games were like nothing that came before, and little has been like them since. There has been a cult demand for Square to resurrect this series under the Eidos name, but let’s be honest, they were really only remembered for their cheesy “adult” content. Still I loved them.
Admit it, you have no idea what this game is. I had actually forgotten about it until I started digging up titles for this list. It isn’t great, but I played the hell out of it back in the day. Another example of the PSOne delivering quirky games constantly, many I had forgotten.
Final Fantasy VII
Probably my most predictable title on all of these lists. This RPG is still my favorite of its genre. The only game of its type I have completed multiple times. Not sure what it was about this particular entry, but I still adore it to this day.
I played every iteration of Forsaken and I cannot for the life of me, tell you why. The game was a Descent clone, it was fast, but the PSOne and N64 versions were joke counterparts of their PC brethren. Still there was something about the game that made it super addictive.
Future Cop: L.A.P.D.
Another highly obscure title for the system, but this time coming from publisher EA. This mech title was addictive and a blast to play. I still wish it had gotten a sequel, but then again no one remembers it outside of a niche audience.
Tune in next week for the next collection of titles.