But For Me..it was Tuesday! – 12th May

I really like the May and even more the possibilities I have through this website with all those additional blog and article writing options, bringing back the “But For Me, It Was Tuesday” blog series based on the M.Bison Gimmick while it is actually about pretty great games that were released on the same date years ago will be a lot of fun and I hope that it will be informative?? for some of you.?? But enough of the talking ..its time to use ze Psycho Power and give some great games a bit spotlight! And yup..this must be weird for everyone who is reading this and does not know about my history on destructoid.

This week it’s all about the first NES TMNT, Forsaken on the Playstation, The Suffering for the PS2, and Torchlight for Steam OS X!


TMNT-NES-1989-MayTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the NES in May 1989

If there is one Non-Disney Cartoon series just everyone who grew up in the nineties remembers, its definitive TMNT , the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael. Konami created a series of awesome games for them that were a lot better than the big majority of other licensed video games at the time. TMNT was released first in Japan on the 12th May 1989, it made it to the west just a month later.

Currently we hear only bad news about Konami..just think at Silent Hills and the disaster around Hideo Kojima.?? Back in the eighties and nineties they were an almost completely different company and usually named as one of the best Japanese game developers next to Capcom and Nintendo. TMNT on the NES was an excellent action platformer of its time…games like this one are just not made anymore.

??Forsaken-Tuesday-12Forsaken, Sony Playstation in May 1998

Akklaim was mostly known for their many mediocre games, including many of them based on movies or cartoon series up to the mid nineties. From around 1986 on forward they published some real gems like this one by Probe Entertainment, the guys that developed Extreme G before for the Nintendo 64.

Forsaken is an fps where the player is racing/flying through big labyrinths full with enemies ..it’s a lot like the Descent games but plays in a different setting where the player searches for treasures in these labyrinths. The Playstation version had great graphics for its time but unlike the N64 and PC versions no multiplayer options sadly due to the technical limitations.


The-Suffering-Playstation-2The Suffering for Playstation 2, 12th May 2004

The Suffering is my favourite game of the five I remember this week. This game series is one of the victims of Midway Games going bankrupt, it will most likely never be re-released or remade except Warner Bros which acquired the rights is all of a sudden surprising us..

This game starts like the movie From Dusk Till Dawn with a story you would expect in a typical action movie ..or game and changes abruptly when hell breaks loose and the main protagonist has to fight all kinds of super-creepy demons. That all presented in well done cutscenes, likeable characters and great monster designs. The sequel was great as well. R.I.P Midway Games

TorchlightTorchlight for Max OSX, 12th May 2010 via Steam

Torchlight is a hack n slay game like Diablo..i fact it was even developed by some of the Diablo 1-2 creators and also features music by the same great composer Matt Uelmen. The game by Runic Games lets you choose between 3 classes, you get also a pet like a dog to accompany new through the dark dungeons beneath the city of Torchlight. The story itself plays only a minor role, its again all about finding better and better gear, upgrading your stats and many different abilities and have fun slashing through true hordes of monsters.

The game was a financial success and from own experiences I know that it was a lot of fun already but relative small. Torchlight got the direct sequel Torchlight II in September 2012 which had a much bigger scale and not a few people ay its seriously better than the “AAA” competition of Diablo 3. I myself never played D3 but believe that Torchlight Ii might be better already alone because the giant support of mods like Synergies that adds cool classes like a Necromancer and many new monsters and locations.

Thanks for reading, it feels damn good to write these weekly Tuesday blogs on an own website, I wonder how Hoffmanntoid will evolve in 2 years.

Did you play any of these games?

  • https://www.game-art-hq.com/ R.Hoffmann

    This is the first comment written on Hoffmanntoid…but for me..it was Tuesday!

  • mrandydixon


    • https://www.game-art-hq.com/ R.Hoffmann


      Cheers Andy, and I am sorry that I caused a lot of headaches to some of the mods sometimes. I hope Chris was not serious when he wrrote I caused them sleepless nights lol.

      • Nekro

        You caused me sleepless nights <3.

        If you know what I mean…

        • https://www.game-art-hq.com/ R.Hoffmann


          Welcome Nekrosys, hope the site might be entertaining for you sometimes, there won’t be 25+ articles like on dtoid every day but who knows, just got another writer on board and this place might grow a bit ^^

          If you have any suggestions regarding the content or layout, always out with it!

          • Nekro

            Do a long article about how Nekro is literally the pinnacle of humankind and that all other beings are mere insects to Nekro.


          • https://www.game-art-hq.com/ R.Hoffmann

          • Nekro

            They’re no Design the Skyline, that’s for sure.

          • https://www.game-art-hq.com/ R.Hoffmann

            Jeeeezus…I hoped that Attack Attack would be the only band of this kind. This music is fun for a short while but the videos are the best when those kids headbang a bit and the camera goes all like “OH NOES WE GOT HIT; EVERYTHING IS SHAKING!”

    • Terry 309

      I think you should change your name by depol to Randy Dickson, it’s got a nice ring to it.

      • PhilK3nS3bb3n

        What’s a depol?

        • Terry 309

          Short for Deed Poll
          it’s basically a legal document of your identity.

          • PhilK3nS3bb3n

            The more you know! Thanks.

  • Terry 309

    I think i should try Forsaken one of these days.

    • https://www.game-art-hq.com/ R.Hoffmann

      If you liked the Descent games you might like it as well

  • Carp

    Jesus Christ, where am I and how the hell did I get here?

    • https://www.game-art-hq.com/ R.Hoffmann

      You are on the website where you can openly state that you think the Bible is fiction without getting your comment deleted <3

      You followed your inner voice that told you to come here.

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