Over the last two months I bought a few things off of my various wish lists.
The first group of games were all from a recent sale on the PlayStation Store. Slain: Back From Hell has interested me since it was released with a bunch of tweaks to overhaul how the gameplay felt. There was enough positive thoughts on it that I figured I might like it.
I also, on a whim, bought the trilogy of Trine games. I did play the demo of the original many years ago. It was decent, but nothing that was amazing. At the very low price all three games were going for I thought what the hell why not and bought the package deal.
Finally, here’s two movies I’ve been wanting to get. Yes, that’s two. You can ignore Halloween 6 and 8. I bought that triple feature because it was the only way to get Halloween H2O on Blu-ray. Best of the Best 2 isn’t even available on BD so I opted for a more expensive DVD. Previously I’d bought it on a used VHS tape in 2011. Here’s where I published my thoughts on it.
A few more games this time around for the collection. Not all were necessary, but it’s how these things go sometimes.
The first game is very much in that “not necessary” category. I already have Legend of Kay on the PS2. It was one of those games I didn’t know about, but ebbderelict had fun with it as he’d mentioned in his review of the game he did six years ago. As usual I’ve yet to play that one and bought the PS4 rerelease Legend of Kay Anniversary anyway.
In Neo-Geo news, I picked up Garou: Mark of the Wolves and ADK Damashii on PSN when they were on sale for around 50% off. These both are PS2 imports for play on PS4. ADK Damashii is a compilation of five games: Aggressors of Dark Kombat, Ninja Combat, Ninja Commando, Ninja Masters, and Twinkle Star Sprites.
I also bought a recent disc release of Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours by Limited Run Games. This is the first time I’ve shopped with them and I also plan to do so for the rerelease of the Sega CD game Night Trap that they’ve announced is coming soon.
Finally, I picked up the Harrison Ford movie, The Fugitive and the great 1980s series Cosmos by Carl Sagan. This latter is a DVD set since there hasn’t been a Blu-ray version made as of yet. I also have another DVD on the way of Best of the Best 2. Wayne Newton is fantastically cheesy in this film and I loved it.
Recently I had bought three new games. One was a retail release of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst for the PlayStation 4. The other two were from the PlayStation Network. Those were Fu’un Super Combo, consisting of the fighting games Savage Reign and Kizuna Encounter: Super Tag Battle. This was originally a PS2 compilation released in Japan in 2007.
The final game purchased was Double Dragon II: The Revenge. This is the Hamster emulated arcade game original.
Shortly after I posted about what I played in the latter half of 2016 at the beginning of this month (a week later to be precise), I finished my first game of the new year. It was Watch Dogs.
I enjoyed my time with Watch Dogs more so than it’s reputation would lead you to believe is possible. The story is passé as you’ve probably heard, but since I don’t get caught up in worrying about that I had fun.
Oh and I uploaded ten clips of things I found amusing while I played Watch Dogs. Take a peek at them if you so wish.
With my current game I’m three stages from being finished. It’s Bujingai: The Forsaken City on PlayStation 2. It’s has an enjoyable combat system where you play as a character that was motion captured by singer Gackt.
The problem with the game is figuring out where to go or what exactly to do on some of the stages. Stages range from dead simple straight forward affairs to mind-melting mazes of confusion. Clearly a well-planned out and cohesive game Bujingai is not. To avoid wanting to chuck a controller at the wall, I suggest having a FAQ on hand. I’m playing on Easy to help this out as well.
Finally I have more purchases to tell you about.
Shadow Complex Remastered on PSN was for about $6 on sale so I went for it. Also, I have picked up locally two movies: Big and Enemy at the Gates.
The following stats are for all of my video game purchases throughout 2016.
Total number of games: 30
Amount bought decreased by 10 from 2015.
18 PS4 (60%)
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Batman: Arkham Knight
Far Cry 4
Just Cause 3
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Cruse
Grand Theft Auto V
Ratchet & Clank
Dark Souls III
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Wild Guns Reloaded
1 PSP (4%)
Kamen Rider Chou Climax Heroes
4 PS3 (13%)
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation
Far Cry Compilation
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze
2 PC (7%)
The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match
5 GBA (16%)
Island Xtreme Stunts
American Dragon: Jake Long – Rise of the Huntsclan
Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams
SNES Capcom Soldier Pad
I also bought myself one last game in the final week of 2016 which is included in the stats above. It’s Nastume’s Wild Guns Reloaded!