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 “L”.
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
The Soul Reaver era of the Kain series is still some of my favorite gaming from this era. From the outstanding voice acting, to the gothic adventures. I really hope to see this series flourish again some day, but for now we are left with these great reminders.
Legend of Dragoon
Every RPG wanted to be Final Fantasy in the PSOne days, and few came as close as Legend of Dragoon. This stellar role-playing game is still fondly remembered by all who played it, and again is one of the most requested sequels in gaming history.
Loaded is a guilty pleasure from the PSOne days. This top-down shooter was chock full of blood and gore, and hearkened back to the glory days of Smash TV. While the sequel was a disappointment, I will always have a soft spot for this twisted original.
Lost World: Jurassic Park
Some stop and wonder, has there ever been a good Jurassic Park game? While the answer is yes, this is not one of them. Still I played the crap out of this 2.5D action title. The human segments were awful, the compy sections pointless, and the T-Rex and Velociraptor stages mediocre. Why do I cherish this memory?!?
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
Working Designs was the Atlus of the PSOne generation. Bringing over fantastic Japanese games that would never have been noticed otherwise, complete with stellar packaging and extra goodies. Lunar is also a fantastic classic JRPG that still holds up today, also that special edition puppet.
Tune in next week for the next collection of titles.