Pre-E3 Blog

This past week or so I went out to Sears and found some a few games at unexpectedly good prices! I know I said last blog that I wasn’t going to get any more games for awhile, but when you come across these type of deals, you gotta go for it.

Folklore – $9.97
Timeshift – $9.97
Heavenly Sword – $14.97

TImeshift wasn’t much cheaper than can be had from almost anywhere, but Heavenly Sword and Folklore are both pricey. Heavenly Sword and Folklore are always around $50-60 (new) and usually $35 (used).

On the playing games front, because of the release of Klonoa: Door to Phantomile for Wii, I decided I’d play though the original PS1 release again. Still a completely awesome game that I really enjoy! Since I don’t have a Wii, I checked out someone’s entire playthough of the new Wii remake on YouTube and I have to say it still looks like it is almost completely identical to the PS1 version outside of the visuals. However, there are a few things that were changed from the original which seems stupid because they make the game even easier than it already was. The biggest culprit is that you get five hearts of health in the Wii remake as opposed to only three in the original. Regardless of those minor changes I wholeheartedly recommend the game no matter which version you choose, though I still prefer the original.

I also finally started playing Killzone 2. I have been having a hard time getting motivated to play it because I was involved in the multiplayer beta back in November and I think it spoiled my enthusiasm I had for the game at that time. I can say the same for Resistance 2, which is probably why I don’t own it yet. I’ll likely turn down any future invites I get to betas because of these two revelations. It is a bummer that I end up this way, but I can’t help it for some reason.

Other games I played off and on recently: Tekken, Bleach DS 2nd, Ridge Racer, Mortal Kombat II, Tetris DX.

Somehow I got sucked into playing the original Tekken and the original Ridge Racer, both of which hold up pretty well considering their age. Mortal Kombat II, on the otherhand, is way too basic of a fighter for my tastes nowadays, which is something I could say for the whole Mortal Kombat series with the exception of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.

I am totally excited for E3 and am looking forward to the awesome announcements that are sure to come out of it. I’ll be twittering my thoughts on the press conferences as they happen, so if you’d like to follow me on Twitter to see those, check me out at twitter.com/usagi704!

Also, I have put up videos of my collections for a few of my game systems on my YouTube account. Check those out if you are interested. Later!

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Last Acquisitions For Awhile

Back at ya this blog with my last gaming acquisitions for awhile. Some good stuff for some good deals have been picked up this time around.

It was good to find You Don’t Know Jack for PS1 because playing my plethora of old Windows based YDKJ games hasn’t been possible since I have moved to Linux, at least not without screwing around with something like Wine. This particular version is very good with no noticeable loading and is very comparable to the PC versions. Found Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII for only $19.99 new, so that was a pleasant surprise, especially since most local used shops sell were still selling for about $26 used. Picked up Nightshade and Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies used for cheap, $3 and $7 respectively.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters is a pretty good fighting game for the Super Nintendo especially since whenever Konami attempts a fighting game, things usually don’t end well.

Tetris DX for Game Boy Color is easily my favorite Tetris ever and Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest can be confusing if you don’t know what you need to do or where to go, but otherwise is a pretty good game.

The last game I acquired is something I didn’t have when I took the picture above. That game is the excellent Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand for GBA. This is actually a game produced by Hideo Kojima and has a few obvious Metal Gear-esque stealth mechanics even though stealth isn’t a big part of the game. Definitely check it out if you can find it!

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