Monday, August 22, 2011

Revisiting the dusty shelf and some new games!

So lately I've been really out of the gaming scene. As much as I want to pick up the controller and start playing, life is too crammed as it is to go on a gaming rager. That didn't stop me from picking up some cheapy games and revisiting some classics. These aren't going to be in review format per se, but just a quick post about what I've put back in.

Super Smash Bros. Melee - GameCube -
The best of the SSB trilogy in my opinion. Brawl was a catastrophic failure that left me hanging. I liked the new characters better than some of the ones Melee brought such as Snake, Pit and Sonic. Whereas Melee had the duplicate characters. Dr. Mario & Mario; Ganondorf & Capt. Falcon; Pikachu & Pichu; etc.
But Melee was a drastic change over the original Smash, where Brawl didn't bring anything new to the table over Melee. Just items, stages and characters but Melee felt massive compared to the first. I was hoping Brawl would bring that same scope, but it didn't.

Animal Crossing - GameCube -
Guilty pleasure #92. Animal Crossing. I still feel this will be the best one ever made in the series. Wild World made everything a chore where the GCN Animal Crossing felt pure and fun. And trying to get home to sell your turnips before they wilted? The stalk market was nowhere near as fun when it was in your pocket at all times.

Borderlands GOTY Edition - 360
Borderlands is one of those games I stopped playing and I can't remember a good reason why. Now with all the DLC out, I figured the best way to get back into this one was to buy the Game of the Year edition which includes all DLC. For $40, I won't complain.

Fallout: New Vegas - 360
Fallout 3 definitely ranks as a game that stole much time for me. But time is always spent well in the Wasteland.
I rented New Vegas on its release, on understanding a different studio had their hands on it. First impressions were awful and it was super buggy. I understand patches have been released and there is good DLC; plus it was $20 brand new.


  1. I've heard great things about borderlands!

  2. Fallout New Vegas looked really really tempting from what ive seen.

  3. I love Super smash Bros. :D I still play it some times.

  4. Borderlands is one big grind fest. It's entertaining at first but really boring later on.

  5. Gotto love Smash :D
    Never played Brawl though O:

  6. Borderlands sounds like an amazing game!

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  7. Melee is awesome, i will never get rid of it as i know i can just stick it on and have mindless fun whenever i'm bored.

  8. man Super Smash bros is one of the best series of all time.

  9. Used to love playing Super Smash Bros on my Game cube . . . Memories hehe Defo following this :)

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