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 “O”.
O.D.T. Escape: Or Die Trying
This might be one of the worst names for a game in history, but still Psygnosis’ action title was surprisingly well done. It also looked pretty good for its time, well outside the horrible draw distance. I miss games with horrendous titles.
Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssey
The one that started it all. Lorne Lanning’s weird masterpiece debuted on the PSOne, just one of many gaming franchises that started on Sony’s console. The weird characters and gloomy atmosphere were unlike anything at the time, and are still memorable to this day.
This game still has one of the best, and most cheesy FMV intros of all-time. Who knew the guys who created Gran Turismo were capable of creating one of the greatest space shooters ever created? Now if Sony would only let them make a sequel, but we all know that isn’t going to happen.
Yup, it is just called One. Again generic titles plagued the PSOne, but this poorly named shooter was actually a lot of fun. It was fast and full of big ugly polygons, which I suspect will become the new indie hotness by 2017. Calling it now.
Oh Overblood. With your creepy robot buddy and awkward running animations. This 3D adventure game was not great, but it did spawn a sequel. Also you try to come up with five memorable games on any console that start with the letter “O”. Yeah now Overblood looks a little better doesn’t it?
Tune in next week for the next collection of titles.