Monday, July 25, 2011

Dipping back into the classics

An incredibly fun/unique game
 So... I'm still working on the idea of finishing up some games and foregoing buying more until I finish some that I have stockpiled; I've been doing rather well, I must say. I did pick up a game on steam called Magika because a friend of mine wanted me to play it with him (and I'm all for co-op so I agreed) and it was on sale at that moment, so I decided "Why not". But besides that I've done REALLY well. No disc based games have entered my house and aside from free games on PS+ I really haven't gotten anything else via digital means either.

Sickeningly good character development
I was playing a number of titles and then just did the whole "Stop!" thing as I got really hooked on watching Battle Star Galactica (blew through the mini series, season 1 and 2 and am now on episode 8 of season 3) which is a fucking blast! Having watched Caprica before it, I was assuming it had the same slow burn, yet incredibly complex and fleshed out character progression that I was use to and I'm pleased to announce that it really does. I love shows that can really work with the characters. I've got the rest of season 3 to finish and then season 4 awaits - I'm excited.

Jade is such a strong character. Fitting for such a strong game.

Anyways, back on topic. I've dug into Beyond Good & Evil and I'm loving it. I enjoyed the hell out of it on the PS2 back in the day and I eventually got my hands on a PC copy... but the PC copy always had issues with working correctly... so I haven't re-played it until now. It's really fun and I love the two main characters. Wonder when they're going to get around to finishing up the sequel?

I've also got inFAMOUS2, NFS Hot Pursuit, Alice: Madness Returns, Gears of War (decided to replay the original) and L.A Noire (which is now with a friend whom wanted to borrow it) on the go... but I just didn't feel like playing any of them. So, what did I do? I grabbed my PSP, transferred some PS1 classic titles from my PS3 (where I had them downloaded) and started in on some older games :)


 A lot of these games I've had for a while or I got free thanks to PS+ and thus far I'm quite impressed. I've jumped into Xenogears and I'm really impressed at how awesome it looks, both in game and the superb anime cutscenes. Also loaded up the first Spyro game and that too really impressed me with it's visuals! I guess I had an image in my head of what a PS1 game should look like and then keep getting jarred awake by what they actually look like :P I love having them on my PSP too... it's just a different feeling than sitting down infront of my TV to play them.

I've been combing through the PSOne classics section on the PSN store and notice quite a growing group of awesome titles there! Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, Final Fantasy 7, 8 and 9, Syphon Filter, Resident Evil, Castlevania SotN and more top the list... I guess I wasn't paying attention to the awesome that they have up there :P Honestly... at $5.99 and $9.99 for each game... it's quite an awesome deal. There are a number of titles I'd like to nab there, but will again leave it until later as I finish up some titles.

Another awesome thing I ran into. Turbo Grafix 16 games are transferable to your PSP :) I wasn't aware of that either... I moved Neutopia over and I'm insanely pumped.

I've got some more titles to play and enjoy... and I didn't have to spend a penny :P Hells yeah.