Firstly an apology to readers expecting a Friday post. I spent some time with my family this weekend and ran into some connectivity issues.
I didn't get much gaming in this weekend, however I have made a resolution: No more will I purchase games that I have previously owned. Why? I was perusing sale stock and had both Far Cry 2 and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion in my hand. At $25 each both games looked like a steal, but then I thought about it a little more. I had owned Far Cry 2 three times. Twice on the PS3 and once on 360. Good game? Yes. Classic? By no means. Oblivion I had also owned 3 times in its various incarnations. Twice on 360, the standard edition and the GOTY edition. Once on the PS3. To be fair, my PS3 copy was stolen (THIEVES!!!). Is Oblivion a good game? Definitely. Is it a classic? You bet your sweet bippy. I have however finished the main game twice and completed the brilliant Shivering Isles expansion, I'm done with it.
Before I continue, the resolution above does not extend to Super Street Fighter IV. It has just enough new content to qualify as a separate release. Now that we've all lowered our pitchforks I will carry on.
So, where to now? Well on the weekend I picked up Dark Void and Midnight Club: Los Angeles for next to nothing. Both games enjoyed (I use the word lightly) mixed reviews and will allow for me to live life outside of the "Blockbuster," category for a little while. I have high hopes for MCLA but after playing the Dark Void demo a few months ago I think I may be in for some pain.
Are there any games that you've bought several hundred times? I bought Devil May Cry 2 & 3 three times each. If you count digital releases I have purchased Marvel Vs Capcom 2 on three different consoles. If you then start to consider retail retro collections such as Sonic Mega Collection Plus then I would have owned Sonic 2 on 6 consoles: Mega Drive, PS2, PSP (twice), Xbox, Xbox 360 (XBLA) and PS3. Street Fighter II? 7 consoles! It is crazy how many times I have paid for the same games!
Any game retail resolutions and mantras that you would like to share? How about not paying 1200MSP for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package?