Late To The Party 1: Setting Up My GameCube

I'm at a weird position in my life. I've graduated high school and started college, I have a job, I don't have a place of my own, and I have very few responsibilities until I can find a roommate. I have a whole bunch of entrainment options, but few that are truly mine. For instance, I doubt that my family will willingly give up the Wii or the PlayStation 3 when I move out, but anything I purchase should be okay. So, I've set off to find things in my room that I own or am willing to buy. I happened upon my GameCube.

This was the first system I bought with my own money, but at that point I didn't have money to put towards going on a limb with other purchases unless I knew it was going to be good. For instance, I have Super Smash Bros. Melee sitting next to the GameCube. I knew it was going to be awesome because I loved the original and I would look at those pictures on the Nintendo site pretty much every day and just drool over the idea of playing it. I'm fairly certain I had friends around that time just so I could play their GameCubes and imagine what it would be like to own the game for myself. On the other hand, I never did that with Animal Crossing, so I have no idea if it's something I'd have any interest in. Now that I have more money to play with, I want to experiment and expand my "collection."

I started my quest on Reddit. /r/gamingsuggestions is a pretty neat place that is exactly what it says on the tin. So I asked for their help, and got some great responses. Now I can start putting together a list of games!

Then I started thinking. What if other people are late to the party like I am? I mean, it's not out of the ordinary to buy used games for the previous system, especially since the games are more expensive than the GameCube itself in some places. How are they going to find out what games to get outside of going "Well, Nintendo first party games are normally pretty good?" Why don't I help them?

With the help of Reddit and anyone who is interested in my GameCube journey, I'm going to be buying GameCube games and telling you all about them here. I don't want to call it a review because I'm no professional. I'm just some 18 year old kid trying to beef up my game library so that when I move out I won't have a lack of good, quality games to play. I don't know how regular of a thing this will be, or if I'll be able to get all these games, but if I can turn that into something helpful for someone else, I'll feel pretty good about it.

Without much else to explain, here is a list of games I'm going to be writing about!

GameDo I Own It Yet?Have I Reviewed It Yet?
F-Zero GXYes!No.
Resident Evil 4No.No.
Metroid PrimeNo.No.
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin SnakesNo.No.
Super Mario SunshineNo.No.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year DoorNo.No.
Skies of Arcadia: LegendsNo.No.
Tales of SymphoniaNo.No.
Baiten KaitosNo.No.
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's RequiemNo.No.
Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue LeaderNo.No.
Killer 7No.No.
Mario Golf: Toadstool TourYes!No.
Super Smash Bros. MeleeYes!No.
Super Monkey BallYes!No.
Mario Party 7Yes!No.
Fire Emblem: Path of RadianceNo.No.
The Legend Of Zelda: WindwakerNo.No.
Resident EvilNo.No.
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!No.No.

If you think there are any games that should be added to this list, feel free to say so!