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So Smash Bros. Brawl is right around the corner.

And I know you have just got to be excited. Am I right?...


Well fortunately for you, we have than what, 5 weeks to go? I'm sure this is the game everyone who bought a Wii has been waiting for(out of sheer misjudgment, thus overshadowing other great games such as Mario Galaxy and Fire Emblem). But hey, who's to say right?

I must say, Super Smash Bros Brawl. is the first game to tease me to the point where I would literally kill someone to find the materials to a time machine to the future. Dead serious. No other game has held me dangling like a worm on a hook to a fish ever like this game has.

Excuse the unorganized thoughts here, I'm typing and thinking spontaneously. Whether or not that benefits you, the reader, or me, the author, is based upon your own discretion.

So in the meantime, instead of looking forward to February, I've been looking forward to playing two big hits this month. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin and No More Heroes. Both games look spectacular and I'm sure they'll pass the time quickly. Now don't get me wrong. I'm not saying, "I'm going to play these until Brawl comes out". 'Cause you know, most Smash fanboys do. It's really that I've been looking forward to these games for awhile and them coming under the radar so soon just might push Smash Bros to the side. Might.
Anyway, here are a few games I'm working on(when I'm not at work)

Usually with megaton releases such as Smash I try not to think about it. To support that reason, I've finally had the time to finish completing(or attempting to) the games I bought awhile back, that was pushed over to the side to make up for other games to play. Metroid Prime 3 is a big suspect here. The whole "key quest" bullshit really pissed me off to the point where I stopped playing, but now with only 2 more to go(I've started again recently), I realize it's not as mundane as I thought.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn is dead last on the list. Started a new file and the game is tough as nails. It's what F-Zero GX would be if it's difficulty was transferred into a strategy game. The game rewards you for thinking, playing smart, but punishes you for making dumbass decisions. I love it. It keeps me coming back, but the huge blocks and blocks of text really put me to sleep.

NiGHTS Journey of Dreams isn't that bad people. I'm enjoying it. In my opinion it's like Sonic as if he could fly. Fly through acid trips. I've only played a brief session of the original back at ToysRUs in '96, but I do remembered being confused by the weird ass camera angles. I can't say JoD lives up to the original, as I've never owned it, but I am satisfied with the project in general. It actually feels more like a remake than a sequel. I just don't like the damned platforming parts though.

And last but not least, Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles. For a light-gun esque shooter, it's very deep and entertaining. Lots of cool backstory and bonuses to obtain. That's all I have to say about it.

If you're wondering about Super Mario Galaxy, it's already done. But I do love playing it still, especially on this HD Gateway Monitor I bought. Everything looks so much better.

Geometry Wars Galaxies is just "kill time" fun and Lego Star Wars just has too much stuff going on, I would never complete that game before Smash hits.

Either way, chances are those games and more will totally get the shelf treatment when Smash comes out. I've never been so excited for a fighting game(party game?) ever in my life, even Melee didn't get me this excited. Is it that crapload of modes, characters, stages, or just the overall effort they're putting into the game to make it last a long time?

Unorganized thoughts aside, I hope everyone that's getting it enjoys it, plays it, and post shelf it afterward. Because you know it's going to happen. Maybe not this year, or anytime soon. But you know it's going to happen.

So what are you people doing to pass the time?
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