Gaming Pickups From The Last Couple Months

I have now joined the legion of 3DS owners and look forward to enjoying what the platform brings. I have kicked it off with seven games so far already! If you are looking for more people to add to your 3DS friends list, add me and let me know your code too! My 3DS Friend Code is: 2122-6348-8351.


Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS) – After a long 10 year hiatus of the main SMT series, the fourth game has finally arrived. The reviews have been largely extremely positive so I look forward to playing this entry!

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner – Soul Hackers (3DS) – This is a port of the a Sega Saturn SMT spinoff from 1997 that was going to see a release in the west on PlayStation at the time, but Sony refused to allow it. Us westerners are finally now allowed to experience it for the first time.

Project x Zone (3DS) – The successor to Namco x Capcom that was only released in Japan for PlayStation 2. Reviews have been very mixed, claiming it’s a lot of flash and very little substance when it comes to actual strategy. I doubt that will bother me any since I did play the PS2 game and it didn’t bother me there either. It’s a title that is clearly far more about the three different publishers’ (Namco, Capcom, Sega) characters interacting with one another rather than anything else.


Tetris: Axis (3DS) – This is the one 3DS game I’ve played to any extent so far. Yes, another Tetris game, but I gotta have my Tetris on my systems, especially on my portables. This is a great version of Tetris with all of the expected modes, plus some good (Fever, Fit, and BombBliss) and bad (Stage Racer, Shadow Wide, and Capture) variants.

Star Fox 64 3D (3DS) – I don’t have quite the love for Star Fox 64 like so many others, but I do enjoy it and didn’t already have the N64 version since I, well, don’t have an N64 anymore.

Code of Princess (3DS) – This game looks like a fun Guardian Heroes style beat-’em-up/RPG.

Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS) – I bought this mainly to get the $30 Nintendo eShop credit they were giving when you registered this and Shin Megami Tensei IV. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this new Fire Emblem and it seems to be the best way into the series for newbies.


Agile Warrior F-111X (PS) – Looks like a fun Ace Combat style game where you can blow up all the things!

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (PS) – I’ve already played this game years ago. I’m using this copy to replace my greatest hits green labeled copy since I found it very cheap.


F.E.A.R. 3 (PS3) – I received this game for my birthday this year from my brother because he and another fellow, RivalShadeX, were playing online together and they wanted me to join them.

Quantum Theory (PS3) – A Gears of War clone by Tecmo Koei. I remember playing the demo years ago I feeling like it wasn’t very good at all, but I was persuaded to get it when I came across it because it was only $5.

Bionic Commando (PS3) – While not a particularly well received re-imagining of the classic series, it still looked good enough to me to give it a shot for cheap.

Tomb Raider: Underworld (PS3) – After playing my first Tomb Raider game in Tomb Raider: Legend earlier this year, I decided to pick up the direct sequel to that game since it clearly ended on a cliffhanger and I want to see the end of that story.

Persona 4 Arena (PS3) – I held out on this one for awhile since it has been very hard to keep up with all the different fighters coming out, but now I have it so I’ll give it a go in the near future.