Five Year Recap

Five years ago I started a review site, a Blogspot to be specific. I played some games, wrote a lot, and some people read it. After a year, I moved away from the Blogger platform to my own domain built on Drupal. I enjoy having control over all aspects of the site, but nothing beats writing about video games. Others started writing too: a few friends and some curious strangers who later became great friends. I've poured countless hours into First Hour, and it's been worth every minute.

Most of the effort has gone directly into first hour reviews, 240 of them total. 10 days, 240 hours, 14,400 minutes, 864,000 seconds. That's a lot of gaming, and here's the complete list. Enjoy.

  1. Beyond Good and Evil CoverGod of War II
  2. Earthbound
  3. Beyond Good and Evil
  4. Indigo Prophecy
  5. Half-Life 2
  6. Harvest Moon
  7. Diddy Kong Racing
  8. Bully
  9. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  10. The Curse of Monkey Island
  11. Final Fantasy VII
  12. Halo: Combat Evolved
  13. Streets of Rage 2
  14. Zombies Ate My Neighbors
  15. Portal
  16. Okami
  17. Star Control 2 CoverEternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
  18. Kirby Super Star
  19. Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters
  20. SimCity Societies
  21. Jet Force Gemini
  22. Psychonauts
  23. Skies of Arcadia Legends
  24. Assassin's Creed
  25. Mass Effect
  26. Hotel Dusk: Room 215
  27. Gears of War
  28. The Lost Vikings
  29. Tecmo Super Bowl
  30. Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams
  31. Suikoden II
  32. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
  33. Bioshock CoverThe Lion King
  34. The Haunting: Starring Polterguy
  35. Homeworld
  36. Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer
  37. Bible Adventures
  38. Bioshock
  39. Another World
  40. Pocky & Rocky
  41. Ninja Gaiden and Ninja Gaiden
  42. Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen
  43. Night Trap
  44. Grand Theft Auto 2
  45. Pilotwings 64
  46. The World Ends with You
  47. Star Ocean: The Second Story
  48. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
  49. Aladdin CoverCall of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  50. Fallout
  51. Mutant League Football
  52. Ico
  53. Aladdin
  54. Diablo II
  55. Mother 3
  56. Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures
  57. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  58. Katamari Damacy
  59. Pikmin
  60. Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure
  61. Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble!
  62. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
  63. Kung Fu Panda
  64. ActRaiser
  65. Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars CoverLost Odyssey
  66. Braid
  67. Kudos 2
  68. World of Goo
  69. The Magic Toy Chest
  70. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
  71. Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
  72. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
  73. Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
  74. Suikoden Tierkreis
  75. Nintendo DS M-Rated Blitz
  76. Grand Theft Auto IV
  77. Demon's Crest
  78. The Sims 3
  79. Enter the Matrix
  80. Freedom Fighters
  81. Knights of the old Republic CoverNetHack
  82. Hitman: Blood Money
  83. Mister Mosquito
  84. Battalion Wars
  85. Rogue Galaxy
  86. I Wanna Be The Guy
  87. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  88. Call of Duty: World at War
  89. 007: Everything or Nothing
  90. Final Fantasy VIII
  91. Scribblenauts
  92. Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
  93. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
  94. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  95. Jet Set Radio Future
  96. Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
  97. Fallout 3 CoverChibi-Robo!
  98. Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
  99. Wheelman
  100. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  101. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  102. The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age
  103. Beetle Adventure Racing!
  104. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai
  105. Star Trek: The Next Generation - A Final Unity
  106. The Wheel of Time
  107. X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse
  108. Dragon Age Journeys
  109. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  110. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  111. Fallout 3
  112. Dragon Age: Origins
  113. Odin Sphere CoverPhantasy Star Zero
  114. Overlord
  115. Batman: Arkham Asylum
  116. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
  117. Final Fantasy IV
  118. Mass Effect 2
  119. Odin Sphere
  120. BioShock 2
  121. Major League Baseball 2K10
  122. Armada
  123. Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
  124. Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
  125. Borderlands
  126. Red Dead Revolver
  127. Infinite Space
  128. Assassin's Creed II
  129. god of war 3 CoverXIII
  130. Trine
  131. The Saboteur
  132. Iron Man 2
  133. Aquaria
  134. 3D Dot Game Heroes
  135. Resident Evil
  136. Super Mario Galaxy 2
  137. Super Mario Galaxy
  138. Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
  139. God of War III
  140. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  141. Heavenly Sword
  142. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  143. Alpha Protocol
  144. Gears of War 2
  145. Metroid Other m CoverSin & Punishment: Star Successor
  146. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game
  147. Split/Second
  148. Mafia II
  149. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
  150. Killzone 2
  151. Metroid: Other M
  152. Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure
  153. Halo 3: ODST
  154. Mega Man X8
  155. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
  156. Castlevania: Lament of Innocence
  157. Civilization V
  158. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
  159. Kirby's Epic Yarn
  160. Penumbra: Overture
  161. Dance Central CoverDwarf Fortress
  162. GoldenEye 007
  163. Dance Central
  164. Sonic Colors
  165. Donkey Kong Country Returns
  166. Mirror's Edge
  167. Trauma Team
  168. Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
  169. Black
  170. Fable II
  171. Disney Epic Mickey
  172. Emergency Heroes
  173. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening
  174. Harvest Moon: Magical Melody
  175. Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
  176. The Hobbit
  177. Radiant Historia CoverFable III
  178. Radiant Historia
  179. Tales of Legendia
  180. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  181. Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  182. Okamiden
  183. Red Dead Redemption
  184. Burnout Paradise
  185. Illusion of Gaia
  186. Suikoden
  187. Portal 2
  188. Crysis 2 - Video
  189. L.A. Noire - Video
  190. Infamous 2 - Video
  191. Wii Play Motion - Video
  192. Dragon Age II
  193. Minecraft CoverIndiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  194. Captain America: Super Soldier - Video
  195. Captain America Wii - Video
  196. Minecraft
  197. Magicka
  198. Kyotokei - Video
  199. Xenoblade Chronicles
  200. Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition - Video
  201. Bionic Commando and Bionic Commando
  202. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  203. MotoHeroz [Video]
  204. Fallout: New Vegas
  205. Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale
  206. Rage [Video]
  207. Professor Layton and the Last Specter
  208. Batman: Arkham City [Video]
  209. Dark Souls CoverGhostbusters: The Video Game
  210. Dark Souls
  211. Bastion
  212. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  213. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword [Video]
  214. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
  215. Suikoden III
  216. Dead Nation [Video]
  217. Knights Contract
  218. Heavy Rain
  219. Fluidity [Video]
  220. Rhythm Heaven Fever [Video]
  221. de Blob [Video]
  222. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
  223. Mass Effect 3
  224. Tales of Graces f
  225. Diablo 3 CoverCrusader Kings II
  226. Icewind Dale II
  227. Rayman Origins
  228. Infamous
  229. Lost in Shadow
  230. The Sea Will Claim Everything
  231. Diablo III
  232. Final Fantasy XIII
  233. Link's Crossbow Training
  234. FlingSmash
  235. A Boy and His Blob
  236. F-Zero GX
  237. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  238. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  239. Valkyria Chronicles
  240. Our Five Year Anniversary - Revisiting God of War II

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