I'm back on June 2nd. I'm really looking forward to the time I'm going to be able to spend with my friends, family, and most importantly, consoles. There are quite a few games that I missed out on since January, where I held off from buying any games before going off to Japan. So now that my return is nigh, I wanted to run through the list of what I'm planning on purchasing.
I'll be going through each console, and listing games with a sentence or two as to why I'm interested in it. A lot of this is based off of little knowledge of the title, so feel free to correct me if my impression is by and far wrong. Let me know if I'm missing anything, too. Also, no Xbox 360 games on here, because I don't own the console. Unless, of course, someone is going to ship me an Xbox 360 out of the kindness of their heart.
First off, let's start with Nintendo's little box with some swing to it. My Wii library is notoriously unfinished: Red Steel
and Escape from Bug Island
are waiting to be 100% completed, while Mario Galaxy
and Twilight Princess
are barely touched. Let's make that list even worse.
After the review
went up, and hearing Rev talk about it on Podtoid, my interest was piqued. I need something light and easy to balance out my RPG-heavy diet.
Mario Kart Wii:
Japan has been advertising this game like crazy. With my group of friends at home and school, I know there's no chance to avoid playing this game fairly frequently. Also, Chester liked it
House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return:
I love lightgun games with a passion. They're always the first thing I run to in arcades, and I still have the first two stages of Time Crisis 3
Super Smash Brothers Brawl:
Brawl is probably the title that I least want to buy on this list. The Brawl fanatics turn me off to the series, and well, my roommate is one. There will be no fun found in playing with them. But JESUSCHRISTITSTHEBESTGAMEONTHEWIIADS;LGKJAGKLFG.
No More Heroes:
I wanted to buy this game so bad when I was in the U.S., but had to hold off because, frankly, I had very little time to play this. I'm looking to beat the shit out of some people on the Wii.
Yes, it's plastered all over the website, but I'm just curious to try out something that reminds me of ye ol' Track and Field
. I guess it's some sick, self-abusive desire.
Castle of Shikigami III:
It goes pew pew pew. Haven't heard the verdict in from Topher, but the reviews (if you read the text and not the numbers) seem to be fine
Alright, time to touch myself with the DS. Yes, prepare for all of these phrases to be fucking cheesy.
The World Ends With You:
A Square-Enix title that isn't a sequel? I'll give it a shot to see if the old magic of my favorite Squaresoft titles is still there.
Professor Layton and the Curious Village:
People have been playing this game all the time while I've been here in Japan, so I figure I might as well give in.
Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys:
Zombies? Plus. Colette's [url=http://www.destructoid.com/destructoid-review-teenage-zombies-invasion-of-the-alien-brain-thingys--84776.phtml]slightly
wary review[/url]? Minus. Still want to give it a try.
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin:
Tactics. I'm a whore for it. Is this worth it, or should I go ahead and finish up Soul Nomad
Rondo of Swords:
Just going off the boxart.
Now onto the Sony stuff. Let's start with portable and move up.
It goes pew pew pew, too. And Dale liked it
The game has been sold out in stores here, that's the only reason it's still on this list.
God of War: Chains of Olympus:
Well, I guess there's the slight problem of not having played any God of War
title. But I figure I'll pick these up before playing this.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII:
I don't have the sort of enmity that others seem to have for the series, so I want to try it out.
Wild Arms XF: It's a tactics RPG now. Jesus, I should play a different type of RPG, shouldn't I?
Alright, time to move onto the PS2. Well, the PS2 inside of my PS3, technically. I suppose I could've used images to break these things up, but I don't have the Internet connection for fancy images.
I'm going with Dale's recommendation
Twisted Metal: Heads On:
I'm looking to smash some cars together for no good reason.
Despite Colette's review
, I still want to give this game a shot. I'm not expecting her to be wrong, I just want to see the points she made for myself.
Persona 3: FES:
I already own the original Persona 3
, but I am a bit of a sucker for new content. Haven't picked up the Subsistence MGS titles yet, though.
Now finally, the PS3. The black behemoth of love.
Army of Two:
I bought into the hype when this game was first announced. Despite the less than stellar
reviews the game has received, I still want to sit down and go through some overly-violent shooting that isn't Kane and Lynch.
Burnout Paradise: I'm not usually one to play the Burnout series. The motion blur was a bit much for me when I watched a friend play it. But the reviews for this game were praiseworthy enough for me to want to try it out.
The sound of mass-slaughter
, while being done stylistically, sounds like a lot of fun.
Devil May Cry 4:
I should probably play 1-3 first, shouldn't I?
It got surprisingly good reviews
. I was just wondering how necessary it is to play the first one?
Call of Duty 4:
It's life-changing, apparently
Grand Theft Auto IV:
This is kind of take-it-or-leave-it, but I've been inundated with talk of it, so I can't help but have a piqued curiosity.
Thoughts and comments would be greatly appreciated. read