God of War II Progress

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In the last four days since I started playing God of War II, I’ve been able to not only finish the game making it the fifth game for 2010, but I’m also one Challenge of the Titans mission away from getting my fourth platinum trophy.

This final mission that I speak of is a dozy. It requires the player to never take a hit. That’s not something I’m very good at. Hopefully I’ll get past it soon. I found this video that helps a bit, but makes it look slightly easier than it really is.

Total runtime was 8 hours and 38 minutes.
Trophies: 33 / 35 (94%)

INTERGALACTIC SHMUPPRECIATION MONTH
I had played two more shoot-’em-ups that I didn’t previously mention before I started God of War II.

*Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar (GEN)
Also properly known to the rest of the world as Thunder Force IV. My score was a not-so-great 133,610.

*Phalanx (GBA)
Known better for the SNES version’s banjo cover, the GBA game actually had much more suitable box art. It also saves your progress for which mine is currently Mission 7 with 2,931,500.

Of the six titles played so far, Phalanx slightly beats out Gekrindan has my preferred shmup. None of the others come close.

That’s it for today’s update. Thanks for reading and make today a great one!

Game Manuals

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I have here a video that I’ve been meaning to do for awhile now. This was planned before I asked for any suggestions, which I thank those of you that helped out.

The video in question is showing off 16 manuals that I was able to get for free at the local store It’s About Games to go with the games that I didn’t have ones for.

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Next week or so I’ll be able to show the purchases of recent eBay auctions. Those that know what I usually get maybe surprised to see what the stuff is. I was kind of amazed myself.

Well, until then take it easy.

21

Alright, back again and this time I show off a total of 21 games and 2 systems that I’ve added to my collection.

In the past some of you have wondered how I get all of this stuff. It’s all thanks to a wizard or if you’d rather a different reason, then we’ll go with Joe Pesci. Thanks Joe! (lol) In the end it’s about what I got not how I get it. So let’s get to the goodies.

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First up is two Game Boy Pockets, one blue (eBay) and one green (eStarland.com). I invite you to check out this video I made that shows me testing the unopened green Game Boy Pocket for the first time.

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Now for the games. The picture above is to give a perspective of the many games I bought. Below are more detailed shots via links of smaller groups. Group #2 are actually replacement games as the ones I already owned were working fine, but the label color didn’t match the disc color.

GROUP #1
Fighting Force
Crash Team Racing
Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed
Final Fight 3
The Scorpion King: Sword of Osiris

GROUP #2
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Nightfire
Spy Hunter

GROUP #3
Metal Slug 7
Overlord: Raising Hell
Bleach: Dark Souls

GROUP #4
Metal Slug Advance
After Burner: Black Falcon
Tetris DX
Phalanx

GROUP #5
Neo Contra
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
Alone in the Dark: Inferno
CT Special Forces

GROUP #6
Tetris
Pokemon Blue

I was thinking of plans for future blogs/videos and I thought of showing off sections of my collection that were requested by you all. I’m not going to do a multi-part of all my PS2 games or anything really long like that. However, I’m willing to show games that I have from a certain series or something similar like that. Maybe even with some gameplay footage at the end to spice things up a little. So if you’d like to suggest something, please do. Just remember to check out my game collection list to see what I have first.

Like always, I’ll put up another blog here soon. So thanks for reading.

Street Fighter IV Plus Other Goodies

I picked up the much anticipated fighter Street Fighter IV yesterday at that local store I often mention, It’s About Games. While I was there I also selected some other goodies.

The first was The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King for the PS2. After thinking about getting this game in the past and also being disappointed with the Conquest demo, I figured I’d actually get the game this time. I also picked up the SNES shoot-’em-up Phalanx. It’s a decent and serviceable game aside from the odd box art.

On the portable games side I was able to get a second copy of Twisted Metal: Head On. Why another copy? Two reasons: first the copy I had included black cover and red disc and while I don’t care which it is, they still have to be the same. Second reason was that it was new, which the current one wasn’t.

The final two portable games were the remake of Kirby’s Adventure for the GBA called Kirby: Nightmare In Dream Land and a Game Boy game that I haven’t owned in years entitled Fortified Zone.

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Details: Phalanx, Kirby: Nightmare In Dream Land, & Fortified Zone | Street Fighter IV, Castlevania Chronicles, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, & Twisted Metal: Head On

Today in the mail I also received half of my Amazon.com order consisting of a second Dualshock 3 and Castlevania Chronicles, which was won in an eBay auction last Friday. The condition of the game is really great considering the last few auctions I won.