It has been a busy couple of weeks! The end of May I went back home to watch my brother get married! It was amazing, of course, and it was the first time I was back home in Indiana in almost two years! The weekend immediately after was Fanime, an anime convention here in California that we’ve gone to for the past few years. We dressed up, we bought stuff, and we had a good time. Following that we had a friend move in with us until he can find a place of his own, and now Laura’s sister is back home for a couple weeks before her job starts! Phew! Thankfully though, a visit home means a ton of new video games I can’t get here in California! Let’s break it down! Read the rest of this entry »
Category Archives: Xbox 360
Release Date: February 5th, 2008
Purchased at: GameStop (Campbell, CA – $9)
Wow, such a cool find at this store! I’ve heard of the Culdcept series before, but never knew it was released on the 360. More importantly I never knew the series was comparable to the board game Monopoly! Players traverse around the game board, purchasing land/locations in hopes others will land on it and pay their fee. Instead of setting up hotels to ensure the most return, you actually summon monsters to guard your locations, which other players can then challenge and defeat to claim the land as their own! It’s like Fortune Street but replace the stock market with freakin’ dragons! How has this series escaped me all this time, because that sounds fantastic!
|Record of Agarest War Zero
Release Date: June 14th, 2011
Purchased at: GameStop (Campbell, CA – $4)
I’ve seen this games on the shelf for years now, and only this week decided to take them home. This is a prequel to the original Record of Agarest War, also on the 360, and features similar gameplay. As far as recognizable RPGs go, even on the 360, these games aren’t ever mentioned. I wonder if it’s just another generic RPG with nothing to call it’s own. Wikipedia says there’s a generation thing going on, in which your main protagonist has a child who becomes the new main protagonist as the timeline continues. So that’s cool, but if it’s the only thing the game has going for it, playing for several dozen hours will be tedious.
One of the best things video games can do is bring people together. Multiplayer has been around for decades, and with a general shift toward online multiplayer being the only way to play with others, local multiplayer and party games have been declining. Despite this, some of the greatest video games created were made specifically with local multiplayer in mind. Recently Nintendo seems to be the only publisher making games to fit in this genre, but there have been dozens of games released over the past years that exemplify the party genre. Here is my list of the ten greatest party games ever! Read the rest of this entry »
While Laura’s out of the country for work, I decided to do a bit of a game collecting experiment: Determine of GameStop’s in my area are conducive to collecting. There have been many negative comments on the internet about GameStop, how they’e a terrible place to shop for games, they charge too much for games and give too little with trade-in prices, and in general that they’re a bad place/thing for gamers. Personally I’ve never had a problem with GameStop: they don’t have all the stuff I want all the time, but I can usually find some quality games there time to time. So this week I’m going to try to hit up each of the dozen or so stores in my general vicinity and see if I can actually find decent stuff at each one. Here’s the first part of that, with two brand new GameStop’s I’ve never been to giving me some games I’ve actually been looking for for nearly 5 years! Read the rest of this entry »
Collecting two weeks, this Sunday Roundup has a few targeted pickups I knew I was going to grab, as well as some totally random ones, and even some awesome sale prices! Whenever there are sales that lump together a few solid games and some average one in a bundle price, I’ll always take a look if not grab a few to add to the collection. It’s good, though, these don’t come by too often, otherwise I’d have no money at all! Read the rest of this entry »
A new Roundup for a new month! Laura and I found ourselves in Mountain View this past week on a day off, and while we weren’t particularly close to GameStop, since we weren’t really doing anything anyway we made the adventure and headed there. I wasn’t disappointed, as a Buy 2 Get 1 Free deal was going on for all used Wii and DS products! Also, some friends of ours are moving this month and they decided to clear out some of their unwanted stuff, some of which included a small box of Xbox 360 games! And, surprisingly enough, I didn’t have many of them! Huzzah for free games (but sadness from friends moving). Read the rest of this entry »
This blog has been stagnant for the past few weeks because life has been getting in my way. We’ve recently had a handful of birthdays come up (including mine and Laura’s!), a friend returned to the US after studying abroad for a year, and both of my brothers from out of state and out of town visited to go to California Extreme (more on that bit later). With work and other responsibilities getting in the way as well, unfortunately SlickGaming/DownStab has been thrown to the wayside. But that certainly doesn’t mean I haven’t been looking at games when I can get the chance! And with three weeks making up this Roundup, there are plenty of titles to discuss. So let’s begin! Read the rest of this entry »