Today, while Xmas shopping (which I hate almost as much as the season itself) I, of course, wandered into a games shop and spend money on video games I will probably never play. This week I got:
Guilty Gear XX #Reloaded (XBox)
GGXX is awesome, but I already own the PS2 version and have done now for many years. As much as I love the game, I've not touched it in ages. Really, all GGXX# has over the version I already have is Robo-Ky and an online play feature long made redundant by the passing of time. Still, it was £3 and I regret nothing.
Broken Sword 3 (XBOX)
I've played and beaten this one before, but not owning the third Broken Sword felt incorrect somehow so I cabed when i saw it super cheap. There's a pretty good chgance I'll replay this one as I constantly replay the first two when I'm out of games to try.
Never seen the show, but it's made by Telltale who made the new Sam & Max games, so I can expect a solid puzzle game if nothing else. It also never hurts to have another C game sitting around for the Alphas.
But buying these amde me look at all the other games I've bought and will probably never play. Here is a quick run down of the more recent ones:
2001 shooter made by Core before Eidos decided to shoot them in their sleep and give their best games to Crystal Dynamics to rape. Because CD is a great company with a huge backlog of great games like, um, Gex? Looks brown -- a sign of things to come for SONY?
Close Combat: First to Fight
Sluggish, awkward FPS that tries to be as realistic as, say, GRAW but is a generation behind.
The Seed: Warzone (PS2)
Sci-fi consoles RTS. I played just past the intro once as was assualted with a scary amount of stats so turned off.Looks okay, but seems super complex. Maybe someday.
Syberia II (XBOX)
PLay as a sassy female New York lawyer as she searches for wooly mammoths in Syberia. Not yet tried this one, but I'm hoping for something DReamfall-esque. Looking to nab the first.
Haven: Call of the King (PS2)
Not so much as opened the game box for this one.
I doubt I'll ever bother with the only XS released in PAL. Just owning it is enough.
Alter Echo (PS2)
This one is actually pretty good. It's a cartoonish thrid-person shooter that allows you to change your form on the fly. I'd like to think it's one I'll go back to and grind a review from someday but, for now, it gathers dust.
Resident Evil (GC)
Only Gamecube game I own. Cost me £1. Which is roughly $36.
Noteable only for being cheaper than REmake. 50p!
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|Felix_Arabia - December 10, 2007 (07:08 PM)
As of today, according to Yahoo Finance, 1 British Pound is equal to about $2.05, not $36.
|sashanan - December 10, 2007 (07:14 PM)
I've never gotten around to picking up Broken Sword 3 at all even though I loved the first two. I need to do something about that.
|joseph_valencia - December 10, 2007 (07:37 PM)
I think I'm going to fly to Britain and pick up some loose change off the street.
|wolfqueen001 - December 10, 2007 (08:53 PM)
Spaceworld'll be stuck there because e won't find enough money to fly back... lol
Dammit, EmP - why do you get your games so bloody cheap? That's not fair... ...or maybe it is. We geta wider selection. >.>;
I bet if I were to look in the store for any of those games, they'd cost me $10 at least...
Oh, well. Guess it's good you do, since you said you probably wouldn't play them anyway. Or at least not for a while. >.>
For the record, I've heard of almost none of those - or the ones I have heard of never looked into... Probably should.
|Genj - December 10, 2007 (09:16 PM)
What did you get me for Xmas? If the answer is kippers, I'm mailing you a package of floss.
|wolfqueen001 - December 10, 2007 (10:19 PM)
XD Nevermind the British stereotyping, Genj - mail him a fruitcake. That's the all-time favorite American "Meh, here" gift. >.>:
|MartinG - December 10, 2007 (10:20 PM)
For the price of a cup of coffee in the UK you could probably buy a PS3 in the US.
If you're in Europe and paying in Euros, maybe only a Wii.
|PAJ89 - December 11, 2007 (05:03 PM)
Love the early Broken Sword games. Not such a fan of the third though.
|EmP - December 11, 2007 (09:52 PM)
I went in to BS3 thinking it would be complete crap and although I was far from impressed with the new control sceme and felt the difficulty had been scakled back, the writing was as sharp as ever. So I enjoyed it a lot.
Ending was very clumsy, though.
|disco1960 - December 12, 2007 (09:05 AM)
I'm still working on the first one, but so far it looks like both Zoe and Kate have sad robot friends.
|lordandrew - December 15, 2007 (05:29 PM)
Wait. Are you saying that after releasing Xenosaga II, they didn't bother publishing Xenosaga III? That doesn't make any sense.
|EmP - December 15, 2007 (11:20 PM)
Worse. They didn't even release XS1. Then they released XS2. But not XS3.
|bodo_parkour - December 16, 2007 (06:48 PM)
I didn't know you lived in the UK, EmP O_o !
|EmP - December 16, 2007 (10:47 PM)
Well, I do! South-East England, to be more exact.
|wolfqueen001 - December 17, 2007 (01:48 AM)
LoL... bodo didn't know. *snickers* It's sooo obvious, though...
Heh. >.> Why couldn't I get that much info about your location in all the years (wow - can't believe it's that long now...) I've known you? >.> Afraid I'll tell VM and me and her'll stalk you or something? =P
|darketernal - December 21, 2007 (04:49 PM)
BS3 had a dodgy ending? It was a piece of art when compared to the "ending" of Broken Sword IV.
|EmP - December 21, 2007 (06:45 PM)
BS3 had an awful ending! Plot and control-wise. But mostly control.