1. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
don't know why i haven't played uncharted yet. it started with how much i hated the shooting in the first one, but then for some reason i just kept buying old cheap games instead of picking this one up. oh and AC2, tons of AC2.
2. 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
this was just too pricey for such a bizarre gamble of a game. i recently acquired it for $20 but i'm waiting to play it with a friend. maybe someday one of my friends will buy it....
3. DJ Hero
i was really, really tempted to buy DJ Hero; more than once even. before it came out, i was all cavalier about it, talking about how i didn't need another peripheral game, how i didn't want to continue supporting activision, how i didn't care about DJ culture. but once i saw that box, i knew i needed. yet, i just couldn't, and continue to not be able to justify $120 on a game i can't play with friends. i only spent $40 more on my original rock band bundle that i still use to this day. when it's $40-60 with the controller, we'll talk, but until then, i say no to you DJ Hero. and no means no.
4. Shadow Complex
i have no real excuse for missing out on Shadow Complex other than a) it came out really near Trials HD which sucked up a huge amount of my time competing with friends and b) i can't really justify buying this and supporting orson scott card. that guy is a grade A douche.
5. Dead Space Extraction
partially because i never played dead space, and partially because it just didn't seem that original, i had little interest in checking out dead space: extraction. but come year end time, with top 10 lists, recommendations from friends, and a 2 hour game of the year podcast for gamefocus.ca; i'm pretty convinced that this 'guided experience' (*cough* on rails shooter *cough*) is a game worth checking out for both it's technological achievement in terms of graphics on the wii and it's heavily lauded gameplay.
just paid a dollar for the soundtrack and am entranced. had heard it was a great action/puzzle game and don't know why i don't already have it, besides my reluctance to pay $10 for an unknown quantity if it's a downloadable. $5 is easier to stomach.
7. Ghostbusters: The Video Game
this one came out during a busy time too and the demo did not convince me to spend $60 on it. i may pick it up now that it's $30 but only after i whittle my pile of unplayed games down a bit.
8. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
wrong game, wrong time and i was so burnt by phantom hourglass (and the painful recurring dungeon) that it's hard to take another chance on a handheld zelda. heck, i don't even get excited over ANY zelda's since the pair of bombs that were phantom hourglass and twilight princess. they may have killed my inner adventurer, at least for the moment.
9. UFC 2009 Undisputed
another case of a game that came out right around the time i was playing like 3 others that better held my interest. i like the idea of UFC, but i just don't know if i'll have the patience to see it through. i did learn how to play Street Fighter this year though so who knows...
10. Brütal Legend
i flipped and flopped over this game and almost bought it numerous times.
it's tim schafer
- it's basically a console RTS
it's full of awesome metalocalypse-style metal in-jokes
- it has a bunch of stupid cameos
maybe i'll pick it up when it's sub-$30
11. Trash Panic
this was just plain bad timing. this came out before PSN network cards were available everywhere and for some reason the PSN wouldn't recognize/accept my credit card at the time. i'm sure i'll get it sometime...
12. Bionic Commando
with this, my GRIN set will be pretty much complete. i already have terminator salvation, which is absolutely terrible, and bionic commando: rearmed, which is awesome, so picking this up will finish off that trilogy. it's supposed to be alright but i figure it will have a lot of the same combat and pacing problems as terminator. GRIN should never have attempted cutscenes or story.