Usagi704 decided it was time to only pick up Game Boy Advance games which are complete and in the box. As I’d shown off last friday, I do have such GBA titles in that very condition! However, I’m personally not against getting a hard-to-find or rare game as cartridge only if that means I’ll finally own it. This brings us to The King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood. This was a game Usagi had in the past and this was his second time purchasing it, but since he wanted a complete copy I opted to buy this one off of him.
This week (or at least this last Sunday for me) I went to Best Buy and selected to purchase Infamous 2, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, and God of War Origins Collection. I didn’t have any of these on my wish list even though I did think about getting them before (sans God of War Origins Collection since I already had a used copy). I figured I might as well this time around since they were only $15 each.
Keeping on the topic of games not on my wish list. I found Onimusha 3: Demon Siege for the PlayStation 2 for $6. It’s the only other title in the Onimusha series which interests me outside of the fourth game, Dawn of Dreams (already have). The first two titles are controlled Resident Evil style which didn’t look like it worked very well for the type of action that’s on display. I have to have a dose of Jean Reno. :D
This is the continuation of my thoughts of games at E3.
Saints Row: The Third – Three words. Over the top. This third game is even more so than Saints Row 2. I was expecting just more in the style of the last game, but this craziness has been turned up to 20. The GS stage demo was quite hilarious.
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time – Because I had my fill of the Sly Cooper games after just playing the second one, I don’t see myself getting the Sly Collection. However, this game looks fantastic and more so than I was expecting. It looks to be more of what made the previous three games great. I just hope it doesn’t overstay its welcome this time.
Tomb Raider – I remember this series not interesting me in the slightest until I saw Tomb Raider: Legend in action. I’ve been a fan ever since and this reboot looks cool. I’m sure most of the game is of a traditional style and isn’t comprised of the game’s beginning that was shown at E3 this year. I think it was a mistake to focus only on it which gave rise to Heavy Rain like comments. Here’s to hoping for better the next time it’s shown.
Twisted Metal – On the GameSpot stage this year they showed off the Iron Maiden boss battle. It took place in a canyon setting with the Dollface character controlling this huge robot. I’m not exactly sure what all of the objectives were, but there were quite a few. The biggest blow to my excitement for this game came when David Jaffe was saying that this boss battle would take 30 minutes at least and an average of an hour for most players. I don’t like this at all. In fact, now that I think about it, I don’t usually enjoy the boss battles in the Twisted Metal series. They always feel impossible and take forever. I’m looking at you Head On. I think I should admit it right here and now that I’m probably no where near the fan of this series that I thought I was.
OTHER GAMES OF INTEREST:
Street Fighter X Tekken
Uncharted: Golden Abyss
I have a trio of games left over from E3 to share my thoughts on.
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit – Many reasons point to why I’d be excited for this new Need For Speed game. The first I played and still really like was the third game on the original PlayStation. The fact that Criterion Games is developing this entry also doesn’t hurt either since I loved the Burnout series overall.
Tron Evolution – I never cared for the past games or film and I’m not currently interested in the new movie. However once Spoony noted that the game gave him a Prince of Persia vibe with the wall running moves, I checked out the E3 stage demo. I must say that I’m a bit interested in the game now. Definitely more my style.
The Sly Collection – After finishing Sly 2: Band of Thieves more recently I haven’t exactly been wanting to check out either of the other games in the series. It maybe worth picking up this collection disc, but even then I’m not all that sure that the art style of the series lends itself to looking a whole lot better in HD.
I picked up Red Faction: Guerrilla yesterday and plan to play it next.
I consider Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 finished. Reason being that it requires more than perfection to win last few events. Because of that it’s done.
Because of the storm that knocked out the power for 12 hours last weekend, I started playing Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars – The Director’s Cut on the DS. It sure knows how to make you feel smart and stupid all at once with its puzzles. I’m 15% done.