The usual end-of-year list
November 14, 2009

Getting to be that time of the year when I'm far too busy to play games and am thus missing some interesting titles I'll have to list out here so I don't ignore them after the crazed finals rush.

The list is shorter this year than in previous years. I no longer have the money, time, or willpower to pick up and try every game that looked interesting. Many was the game I had mild interest in that hasn't made this list (Brutal Legends being a perfect example).

Dragon Age Origins
Braid (finally out on PS3)

Modern Warfare 2 is a tentative entry. I'm not in much of a shooter mood right now but by all accounts it's a game that shouldn't be missed.

Demon Souls I'm afraid to pick up. I think to really enjoy it I'd have to have a hell of a lot more time in my day to devote to it.

They've also finally set a release date for FFXIII, so it looks like I'll have to have my HDTV by March.

I'm thinking of selling my DS and all the games for it. Granted, there are some good games in my collection (a couple Castlevania games) but the collection is mostly remakes of final fantasy games. And sadly I'm discovering that the SNES era and before, while great in my memory, kind've doesn't hold up when revisited today with a few minor exceptions (Startropics and the original Mario games come to mind).

Actually, the main reason I haven't sold the DS yet is because it's ability to play Advance games gives me access to a rather tremendous backlog that even my previous statement has difficulty dampening. And it doesn't take up much space, either.

Then again, that's what I thought about the Wii... sigh...

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radicaldreamer radicaldreamer - November 14, 2009 (04:56 PM)
I had a Wii. I eventually sold it, along with Smash Brawl, Wii Sports, and two Wiimotes, for $150 to a poor Mexican father for his son's birthday.

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