Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Finally Arrives (For Me)

Onimusha 3: Demon Siege (PS2) – I enjoyed this one much more than the two previous Onimusha games. Being able to play as Samanosuke, Jacques, and Jacques’ wife many different times was great for adding variety and they were all fun to use. It helps that the controls in this game aren’t of the “tank” variety like in the previous games in the series and it is all the better for it. Nice high production values also help make this my favorite of the series so far. We’ll have to see how the fourth one fares once I get to it.

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Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (PS3) – I finally received shipment of my copy a week after it came out even though I preordered it back in November. This Special Edition came with a cool art book and a download code for Jill and Shuma-Gorath when they release as DLC in about three weeks and all in a nice Steelbook case. I’ve been enjoying the game so far and I like Zero and Wesker the most so far, but I haven’t tried out most of the cast yet so we’ll see. I also bought the guide and it is really sweet! This is the kind of guide all fighting game guides should be: in depth strategies and data and not a glorified move list with cursory glances at strategy. In other words: Be like the Street Fighter Anniversary Edition guide and not like the Soul Calibur II guide.

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Above are some Blu-ray movies I have gotten within the last two months along with one music CD.

The Matrix (1999), Seven Samurai (1954), The Killer (1989), Ghost in the Shell (1995), MUCC: The Best of MUCC

七人の侍

Our fear of death makes us play safe, blocks out emotion. It’s a losing game.

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Takahashi Meijin no Bugtte Honey (FC) – A game that seemingly forces you to play an Arkanoid clone in order to collect letters to spell out a “password” in order to complete a level. It’s tedious and stupid.

Super Mario World (SNES) – I was going to link the title of this one to a video like I always do, but everyone knows this game and how great it is so there’s nothing to say here except that I finally own it.

Batman Returns (SNES) – A very good beat-’em-up by Konami based on the film of the same name.

Games I Played Recently

Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (XB) – A very good, enjoyable follow-up to the original Max Payne. The gameplay was still largely the same as the first, but with a slightly tweaked bullet time mechanic where the more enemies you kill while in it, the more bullet time gained and the more it slows down for them. I didn’t find the story to be as interesting as the first game’s, but good nonetheless.

Hoshi no Kirby 3 (SFC) – This is also known as Kirby’s Dream Land 3 and is a solid Kirby platformer for the 16-bit Super Nintendo. I am usually not bothered by a game’s short length, but this one is criminally under par. Still worthwhile if you are a big Kirby fan, but only if you are fine with spending ~$30 for cart only since this game is pretty rare.

Super Aleste (SFC) – Compile was a great developer of shmups back in the late 1980s and early 1990s on various systems. Like most of their games in the genre they have a tendency to pour on the powerups and this game is no exception! Lots of great ones so you’ll definitely find at least a few you like. I almost finished this game on 1 credit, but the final boss made sure that wasn’t going to happen!