I've never been able to review this game, even when I actually wrote reviews on a regular basis. Yes, I did write reviews on a regular basis. But Final Fantasy IX eluded me. I couldn't find words for it.
I have to admit, I'm still having trouble. And I need to review this thing in the next few days for the little contest I'm involved in.
I wrote a few notes, and now I need to try and expand it into a review. I'm using this blog as a template, since it's much like the review submission box. I can't write this stuff in Microsoft Word or Notepad, because for some reason my brain shuts down.
I have the first line of my review.
"Final Fantasy IX was never going to please everyone."
A licenced game. You know, I'd been meaning to buy Lego Star Wars for quite some time. Today, I found it in the bargain bin for $30 new (from $89.95 AUD). So, 30% of the original price. Not bad, huh? I was almost going to pay $45 for a second hand copy. Glad I didn't. This is Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, on the 360.
I'm enjoying this game so far. Reminds me of when I was a kid, how I'd play with Lego. I'm sure I will be able to play enough of this game over the month to be able to review it in time. Especially if I talk about the game to people, then save what I say.
Also, I think I should get double bonus points for a game that uses TWO licences. Wait, make that 4 times! Because it's two games, Lego Star Wars and Lego Star Wars II. >_>
Damn, I'm good.
I actually wrote a review. It's more of a whinge, though, written directly into the submission box, fuelled entirely by my own disappointment at the game. I need to trade it in before it loses any more value. God, that game leaves a bitter taste. I only paid half price for it, and I still felt ripped off. I want my money back.
I did get one thing out of it, though. A review. It's... quite an important moment for me.
This is just rambling stuff I've written about my experience playing the original Zelda. I had enough Wii Points to download this one after that XMAS REVIEWS topic.
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The familiar Zelda overworld theme plays. I am walking around on sand, destroying countless red circular enemies that shoot balls at me. I continually get hit, and I'm finding the whole experience rather frustrating.
My sister walks in, looks at the television, and asks "What console are you playing?" I explain that it's the Wii, and I've used it to download the original Zelda.
"When was this game made?" she asks.
"1987 I think"
So all these interesting timesink games will have to wait. Particularly Fallout 3. The advantage of this is that I get to see what people think of it a month and a half from now. I wonder if the appeal of it has worn off, like it seemed to for GTA IV. Kinda wish I'd waited longer for that, and not pre-ordered it so I could get the special edition.
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These are the games I have on it now
Donkey Kong Country 2 (I own this on SNES but it won't hold my save games for long anymore)
Phantasy Star II (I heard this was good)
Super Mario RPG (was never released here, so it's nice to finally be able to play it properly. I got further on this in a day than I ever did on the rom. Roms suck.)
Ys Book I & II (Now I finally know what you Turbo freaks are going on about. It is very fast paced fun and it has awesome music.)
Why do people complain so much about the Virtual Console? Sure there are a lot of uninteresting games there, but no one's forcing you to buy them. I've had the Wii for a month and a half and I've picked up four gems, and there's still a bunch more I'll buy when I can spare the cash.