By OldManLollipop 2 Comments
I don't think I bought a single game between July of last year and January of this year. So I missed a lot of cool stuff. I didn't have the time for gaming for once, I swear.
I like portable platformers, what can I say? Blame the Kirby series or all the Mario Land games or something like that for getting to me when I was young instead of Ultima or Mortal Kombat or whatever but games like The Legendary Starfy get priority over everything else when I pick out new games. But since it was such a slow game-buying year for me I didn't really get around to this one. It really does remind me a lot of the Kirby series though so I think I'll have to pick it up sooner or later before it runs out and never returns. It doesn't bug me that much if it's easy or short, games like this are ones that I usually end up coming back to every year when the mood hits me.
I was surprised to hear Rhythm Heaven referred to as a "spiritual cousin" to the Wario Ware series when Jeff reviewed it. That wasn't the idea that I had in mind when I pictured a rhythm game. Those comparisons are what make me want to try this out, because outside of the Guitar Hero series I have very little interest in the rhythm genre. If this game really is worthy of the comparison in terms of quirkiness and it's overall replayability then I probably really do need to give it a shot. It could hold me over the Summer if I'm too embarassed being seen playing a music rhythm game around school or whatever (I shouldn't be but I probably would think that way).
I don't know why I skipped GTA: Chinatown Wars. I didn't think that a modern GTA game on the DS would work much less be as good as the reviews made it seem. This weekend I saw it for only twenty bucks which seems like a really big bargain. I didn't pick it up though because I'm already playing through Bowser's Inside Story and I didn't want it to get lost in the meantime. That might have been foolish though because if it really didn't sell then there's the possiblity that once it's gone retailers won't bother reordering very much. Another factor might just be that GTA: San Andreas was really the only GTA game that I ever got into. GTA IV was too preachy for me and I never got more than halfway though III and Vice City. Maybe that's why I avoided it until the price went down.
I know that Scribblenauts is considered a dissapointment but I still want to try it deep down. It seems like such a cool concept even if they sort of messed up the execution. Some of those words have to have some cool results. I also find myself wanting to play the newest Professor Layton game but I don't know if I'll find the time or the cash to fit it in between all of these other games. I really liked the first Professor Layton game so it stands to reason that I'd love more of the same if that's really what "The Diabolical Box" is.