Game Acquisitions from November/December

Below is the list of games that I acquired throughout November and December. These 42 games in total that I got bring my collection up to 181 games and counting. This past year I have acquired more than 100 games, which is far and away the most I have ever gotten in a single 12 month span.

Sega Saturn
AZEL: Panzer Dragoon RPG (aka, Panzer Dragoon Saga)

Playstation 2
Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner
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Guitar Hero II
Namco x Capcom
Tales of the Abyss
Bujingai
Dark Cloud
Dark Cloud 2
Onimusha: Warlords
Viewtiful Joe 2
Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2
Devil May Cry

Game Boy Advance
WarioWare: Twisted
Castlevania (Classic NES Series)
Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation
Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls
Final Fantasy IV Advance
Final Fantasy V Advance
Castlevania Double Pack
Super Gunstar Heroes

Nintendo DS
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan
Meteos
Resident Evil: Deadly Silence

Xbox 360
Sneak King
Gears of War
Ridge Racer 6
Dead or Alive 4
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter

Playstation
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy IX
Capcom vs. SNK Pro
Final Fantasy Chronicles (not pictured)

Nintendo 64
Doom 64
Fighters Destiny (not pictured)
Mortal Kombat Trilogy
Blast Corps
Jet Force Gemini
War Gods

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Most Anticipated of 2007

In my previous post, I named the games for my personal Best and Worst of 2006, but now I want to switch gears and name my Top 10 Most Anticipated for 2007. This list is in no way set in stone and could change at any time new games are known and others possibly being delayed.

(in no particular order)

1. Hokuto no Ken (PS2)

2. God of War II (PS2)

3. Bleach DS 2nd: Kokui Hirameku Chinkon Uta (DS)

4. Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (DS)

5. Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)

6. Shirokishi Monogatari (PS3)

7. Tekken 6 (PS3)

8. Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (X360)

9. SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters DS (DS)

10. Unreal Tournament 2007 (PS3)

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Best of 2006: usagi704 Edition

Below are the games that won their respective categories based mostly on what I have played this past year. I took these categories from Gamespot’s Best of 2005, but not all of them are represented here.

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC: Okami (PS2)

MOST SURPRISINGLY GOOD GAME: God Hand (PS2)

BEST LICENSED MUSIC: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PSP)

BEST STORY: Final Fantasy XII (PS2)

BEST SOUND EFFECTS: Black (PS2, XBOX)

BEST GRAPHICS, TECHNICAL: Gears of War (X360)

BEST GRAPHICS, ARTISTIC: Okami (PS2)

BEST USE OF A CREATIVE LICENSE: Marvel Ultimate Alliance (X360, PS3, XBOX, PS2)

MOST OUTRAGEOUS GAME: WTF (PSP)

FUNNIEST GAME: God Hand (PS2)

MOST INNOVATIVE GAME: Madden NFL 07 (Wii)

MOST IMPROVED SEQUEL: King of Fighters XI (PS2)


MOST DISAPPOINTING DELAY: Half-Life 2: Episode Two (PC, X360, PS3)

MOST DISAPPOINTING GAME: Metroid Prime: Hunters (DS)

FLAT-OUT WORST GAME: Elf Bowling 1 & 2 (GBA, DS)

BEST GAME NO ONE PLAYED: Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords (PC)


BEST ACTION ADVENTURE GAME: Okami (PS2)

BEST SHOOTER: Gears of War (X360)

BEST FIGHTING GAME: Bleach DS: Souten ni Kakeru Unmei (DS)

BEST PLATFORMER: Daxter (PSP)

BEST PUZZLE/RHYTHM GAME: Elite Beat Agents (DS)

BEST ROLE-PLAYING GAME: Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (PC, X360)


BEST GBA GAME: Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation

BEST DS GAME: Bleach DS: Souten ni Kakeru Unmei

BEST PSP GAME: Daxter

BEST GAMECUBE GAME: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

BEST PS2 GAME: Okami

BEST XBOX GAME: Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure

BEST X360 GAME: Gears of War

BEST PC GAME: Company of Heroes

BEST PS3 GAME: Resistance: Fall of Man

BEST Wii GAME: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess


GAME OF THE YEAR: Gears of War (X360)

Portrait of Goodies

Today, I picked up Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin along with the preorder bonus, which included a Castlevania branded extendable stylus, Castlevania branded game case for two DS game cards, soundtrack with 37 tracks spanning the series’ entire history, deluxe art book, timeline/poster, and a box to keep it all in.

Now I just need to get the previous DS installment and the GBA Castlevania Double Pack and I’ll be set.

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The Reason To Own A 360

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Gears of War

Published by Microsoft Game Studios
Developed by Epic Games

Gameplay – 9
Graphics – 10
Sound – 9
Value – 9
Tilt – 9

9.2 Superb
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One of the best original shooters to come out for some time, Gears of War is truly a sight to behold and one of the best games of 2006! This is the Xbox 360’s first true “killer app.”