Recent purchases: 1/19/15
January 18, 2015

Thanks to some awesome sales, a few Christmas bonuses, and effective money saving, I was able to purchase (over the last few months, anyway):

Note: For PC

Note: For PS4

Note: for PS3. Something tells me I'm going to regret this purchase...

Note: for PS4

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overdrive overdrive - January 19, 2015 (07:30 AM)
Welcome to my world. Over the extended holiday season, I bought about 10 or so games (and with the second Avernum or whatever it's called getting remade and released on Steam, I'm not done!). Also got DA 2, solely for the purpose of leading into Inquisition when I upgrade to the current gen (who know when that will happen with the huge amount of games I have on older systems I haven't even started yet).

Along with Bravely Default, Zelda: Ocarina 3-D, Radiant Historia, Spyro 1 and 3 (PS), Dragon Warrior VII, GTA 5, Diablo 3, both Darksiders and probably a couple others I'm not thinking of off the top of my head. I have a hoarding problem...
Genj Genj - January 19, 2015 (03:45 PM)
I got Dragon Age 2 for free over the summer during a B2G1 sale at GameStop solely for playing Inquisition. It's really not worth it. The game flat out sucks. The story sucks. The gameplay sucks. The main quest is like 6 hours long except for the FORCED side quests in Act I to raise an arbitrary amount of gold. You should have just watched a summary on Youtube. Inquisition is significantly better.

If you've never played The Last of Us, you're in for a treat. Pretty much everything about the game is fantastic. One of the few titles I've liked enough to replay multiple times ever since I started my career (the only others that come to mind are Deus Ex 3, Bioshock Infinite and Dishonored).

Dragon's Crown was disappointing. More pretty looking than fun. Then again most Vanillaware games are.
JoeTheDestroyer JoeTheDestroyer - January 21, 2015 (12:50 AM)
So it sounds like I'm not alone. Did I also mention that I've really, RREEEEEAAAAALLLLY wanted to buy every Assassin's Creed, Mario & Luigi, Ys, and Tales of... title I can get my hands on, but have been doing my damnedest not to give in?

I figured that would be the cast with DA2, but it's a bit too late now. The Last of Us will be interesting, because I've read convincing reviews on both sides of the fence with that one. I play horror games regardless, though, because even a bad game gives me something to write about come October. However, it sounds like TLOU might be up my alley after all. As for Vanillaware, I tend to like their games, but not love them. GrimGrimoire was one of my favorites, which says a lot since I usually don't like RTS games.
honestgamer honestgamer - January 21, 2015 (09:38 AM)
I just picked up The Last of Us Remastered, as well, since there was a terrific sale here recently at the store where I work. I also snagged Mario Party: Island Tour and Lords of the Fallen. Will I play any of them? There's a good chance I won't. I don't think there's anyone better at throwing money down the drain on games than I am.
overdrive overdrive - January 21, 2015 (10:12 AM)
I'm getting to be no slouch in that department, though. Especially since I'm making my final concerted effort to get through the entire alphabet marathon this year, so I can say I did it once. Which means that after I get through the games I'm currently playing (I've done "S", I'm playing 4 other "S" games; I'm writing my "E" review, I'm playing 3 other "E" games), instead of necessarily focusing on the games I bought I truly want to play, I'll be playing games that fit letters. So, Mass Effect Trilogy is on hold and Vene-fucking-tica will be getting played this year. I guess that sort of justifies the simple fact I own Venetica, which I bought solely because it was cheap used and looked like a western-style action RPG AND THEN found out its aggregate ranking places it slightly above the "Action 52 Category of Futility".

I truly define suffering for my art...
honestgamer honestgamer - January 21, 2015 (10:25 AM)
Heh heh. I picked up Venetica, as well, and also haven't yet played it. Amazon had a brand new copy for dirt cheap, so how could I resist? The cover art is pretty decent, at least!

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