Friday, August 12, 2011

Random Shots: You Can Lead A Horse To Gamestop...

  • As I look over the rest of the year, I'm having some trouble working up any excitement for any of the games scheduled for release. And there are quite a few games ready to go. I even made a list for you (thanks, IGN): The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Dead Island, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Tomb Raider, and Batman: Arkham City. And that's not to mention the sports games and rubber stamped shooters coming out. I think it was most telling when the one game that caught my eye was Chrono Trigger, off in the sidebar, already released on Virtual Console for the Wii, a system that I don't even own!

  • I'm kind of at a loss about what to do with myself. There is still The Pile to get to. Thank goodness for The Pile, I guess. Lots of good things in there. Maybe it's a good thing that I'm not excited about any forthcoming games. There is a chance that I'll get that Pile under control. (Stop laughing. That's not nice.)

  • That's not to denigrate games like Torchlight II, Diablo III, Guild Wars 2, and Star Wars: The Old Republic. I'm sure they will be good, assuming they come out this year at all. And that's the problem with them. Since I don't know when they are coming out, I'm not inclined to ride the hype wagon so early. But someday (soon, I hope), a game will come out that I can be excited about.

  • Of course, now that I'm thinking about it, there is a version of Chrono Trigger for DS. Hmm....

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  1. Chrono Trigger for the DS is a great choice, trust me.

    ...not that they changed much. They just added in a new ending. But hey, Chrono Trigger didn't need much changing to begin with.

  2. Now that I've gotten a 3DS, there are a lot of 3DS games I'm really looking forward to in the next few months.

  3. @ Straw Fellow - Good to know. I've only played it on an emulator (shhhh!), so I'd like to try it for real.

    @ MMOGC - There is a lot to look forward to, now that Nintendo is getting its act together with the system. It's a great time to buy.

  4. Chrono Trigger is the only game I've ever considered buying three times on different platforms. I own the SNES and PS1 versions... and I think I'll get the DS version one of these days. It's that good.

  5. @ Tesh - That's a heck of a recommendation. I'd better start looking for a copy.