Just popping back in with our traditional look back at the past 12 months. (It may not be very useful to you, the reader, but it helps old fellas like us keep track of things, as the years increasingly blur into each other, weeks and months seemingly pass in the blink of an eye, and so many moments are lost in time, like…tears…in…rain.)

Ahem. Anyway, the year began with a discussion of Ys: The Oath in Felghana, which we both kind of liked, although I was a bit confused about what was actually happening.

Stoo’s FPS adventures continued with the very old Catacomb 3D and the somewhat-more-recent Quake IV. Meanwhile the RPG section received another boost with a write-up of Westwood’s Nox.

My own focus was again on a mixture of old racers and sports games. I was pleasantly surprised by Driver: Parallel Lines (and its use of Suffragette City sent me scrabbling to dig out my old Bowie CDs) and – to a lesser extent – Juiced (for which I still have a soft spot despite some really fundamental flaws).

2014 was a World Cup year, of course, which meant that I once again decided to rummage through the scrapheap of old football titles to try and provide some topical content. I can confirm that I still hate Actua Soccer; ISS 3 was a little more fun to revisit.

I also play adventure games, although in truth I am not very good at them, especially less-forgiving oldies like A Cruise for a Corpse. I later took a look at the fourth instalment of the Broken Sword series, The Angel of Death.

Somehow, we also found ourselves agreeing to discuss a Leisure Suit Larry game and we sat down to have a chat about his cruise ship adventures in Love for Sail! Well, I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time.

And, that was pretty much it, except for my late-year obsession with trivia games, which inevitably led to me revisiting 2001’s football quiz head-to-head, and an honourable mention for the 2004 version of Sid Meier’s Pirates!

As for 2015, well, that year seems significant for some reason. Oh yes, I remember, it’s the far-off date I used to give when making an empty promise to cover something. Well, I’m a man of my word, so I guess I’ll be reviewing another strategy game at some point. (But it will definitely not be Operation Flashpoint!)

We’ll also – finally – be fulfilling at least one, and maybe as many as three, old requests for reviews. So stay tuned!