The Haul: 10 - Return to Form

Welcome to The Haul.

So I know I said I'd be cutting back on my purchases, but there have been too many good deals to pass up lately. This Haul is a hefty size, but that's partly due to the Thanksgiving holiday stopping me from receiving a couple of packages that should've made last week's edition. Either way, I got some decent stuff this week.

On another note, I've been playing quite a bit of Professor Layton lately and I am really enjoying it, despite a few quirks.  My biggest problem with it is the repetitive nature of solving all of the puzzles. I love a good brain teaser, but there's nothing else to do in the game. Yes, you're solving several mysteries in the process of playing through the game, but you don't really do anything to solve them; you just progress the story by solving riddles. I still recommend it, but if you dislike puzzles or feel dumb when you can't solve one, then this game is not for you. I'm also a little antsy to finish that game up so I can start another DS game, which you'll see down below...

 

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES Bundle (PS2) - New

  • Price: $19.99
  • Location: Amazon.
  • Comments: I used to be a huge RPG fan and this game has received some amazing marks, piquing my interest. The FES version is bigger and better and this special package comes with the art book and original soundtrack that were released with the game's first run. In case you were wondering, the sleeve case is exactly the same as the one that came with the original release. Also, great price.



Chrono Trigger (DS) - New
  • Price: :( ... Still totally worth it.
  • Location: Amazon.com
  • Comments: Simply one of the greatest games ever created. I bought this in spite of already owning the original SNES version and the PS version (Final Fantasy Chronicles). I've beaten it more times than I can count and I will beat it again as soon as I finish Professor Layton. I am overjoyed to have this game sitting on my desk. :-D Also, I pre-ordered, so it came with a two track sampler soundtrack.



Prince of Persia Limited Edition (360) - New

  • Price: :(
  • Location: Amazon.com
  • Comments: The game looks great and I wanted the LE, so I pre-ordered. It cost the same amount as the standard version, so it's understandably lacking in extra content. There is a nice sleeve cover and an extra disc containing a documentary and the music of the game.

Ridge Racer 7 (PS3) - New

  • Price: $9.95
  • Location: Amazon.com
  • Comments: Cheap PS3 exclusive. Also, not a bad game.


Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Kollector's Edition (360)

  • Price: $44.99
  • Location: Amazon.com
  • Comments: I'm not terribly interested in this game, so I was mostly just jumping at the price. I have heard a lot of good things, so I'll probably run through the single player and see how it is, but I don't see it lasting. This "Kollector's Edition" has some of the worst packaging I've ever seen (it's literally falling apart already) and the game disc is in a sleeve with the extras disc, so I can't put it out on my shelf. Also includes a comic book and lithograph.
  • Recommendation: Do Not Buy



Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Limited Edition (360) - New

  • Price: $29.99
  • Location: Newegg.com
  • Comments: This game looks spectacular and I've been waiting for a price drop on the LE for a while now. Includes comic book, map, and Sgt. Matt Baker action figure.

`Nick

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Posted by RenegadeSaint

Welcome to The Haul.

So I know I said I'd be cutting back on my purchases, but there have been too many good deals to pass up lately. This Haul is a hefty size, but that's partly due to the Thanksgiving holiday stopping me from receiving a couple of packages that should've made last week's edition. Either way, I got some decent stuff this week.

On another note, I've been playing quite a bit of Professor Layton lately and I am really enjoying it, despite a few quirks.  My biggest problem with it is the repetitive nature of solving all of the puzzles. I love a good brain teaser, but there's nothing else to do in the game. Yes, you're solving several mysteries in the process of playing through the game, but you don't really do anything to solve them; you just progress the story by solving riddles. I still recommend it, but if you dislike puzzles or feel dumb when you can't solve one, then this game is not for you. I'm also a little antsy to finish that game up so I can start another DS game, which you'll see down below...

 

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES Bundle (PS2) - New

  • Price: $19.99
  • Location: Amazon.
  • Comments: I used to be a huge RPG fan and this game has received some amazing marks, piquing my interest. The FES version is bigger and better and this special package comes with the art book and original soundtrack that were released with the game's first run. In case you were wondering, the sleeve case is exactly the same as the one that came with the original release. Also, great price.



Chrono Trigger (DS) - New
  • Price: :( ... Still totally worth it.
  • Location: Amazon.com
  • Comments: Simply one of the greatest games ever created. I bought this in spite of already owning the original SNES version and the PS version (Final Fantasy Chronicles). I've beaten it more times than I can count and I will beat it again as soon as I finish Professor Layton. I am overjoyed to have this game sitting on my desk. :-D Also, I pre-ordered, so it came with a two track sampler soundtrack.



Prince of Persia Limited Edition (360) - New

  • Price: :(
  • Location: Amazon.com
  • Comments: The game looks great and I wanted the LE, so I pre-ordered. It cost the same amount as the standard version, so it's understandably lacking in extra content. There is a nice sleeve cover and an extra disc containing a documentary and the music of the game.

Ridge Racer 7 (PS3) - New

  • Price: $9.95
  • Location: Amazon.com
  • Comments: Cheap PS3 exclusive. Also, not a bad game.


Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Kollector's Edition (360)

  • Price: $44.99
  • Location: Amazon.com
  • Comments: I'm not terribly interested in this game, so I was mostly just jumping at the price. I have heard a lot of good things, so I'll probably run through the single player and see how it is, but I don't see it lasting. This "Kollector's Edition" has some of the worst packaging I've ever seen (it's literally falling apart already) and the game disc is in a sleeve with the extras disc, so I can't put it out on my shelf. Also includes a comic book and lithograph.
  • Recommendation: Do Not Buy



Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Limited Edition (360) - New

  • Price: $29.99
  • Location: Newegg.com
  • Comments: This game looks spectacular and I've been waiting for a price drop on the LE for a while now. Includes comic book, map, and Sgt. Matt Baker action figure.

`Nick

Edited by brukaoru

Awesome deal on the Brothers in Arm, especially with the action figure included! I also pre-ordered PoP just so I could have the LE for a cheaper price. If they hadn't done that deal, I would have waited to buy the game, and would not have gotten it for quite awhile. I was thinking about getting the MK vs DCU Kollector's Edition at that price, but I decided I may be better off waiting down the road and perhaps I could still find it relatively cheap (I hope). Great haul!

Also, it has to be said... RIIIIIDDDDDGGGEEEEEEE RRAAAAACCCCEEEEEERRRRRRRRR!

Posted by MasterSplinter

I wish I had a DS to buy Chrono Trigger for (Yes, I am one of the 5 people who don't own one). Great price on BIA and I'm looking to play Prince of Persia soon. Newegg is a great site for purchases. To anyone who has a 360, go buy a 12 month XBL card for 39 bucks at Newegg. Hell, buy 2. Free shipping!

Posted by brukaoru
MasterSplinter said:
"I wish I had a DS to buy Chrono Trigger for (Yes, I am one of the 5 people who don't own one). Great price on BIA and I'm looking to play Prince of Persia soon. Newegg is a great site for purchases. To anyone who has a 360, go buy a 12 month XBL card for 39 bucks at Newegg. Hell, buy 2. Free shipping!"
 Yeah, I don't have a DS either, not probably going to be remotely close to getting one anytime soon. Amazon has the same deal as well... Actually it's a 12 month + 1 month bonus card for $40, free shipping. It's good to check out both Newegg and Amazon, they usually have the best deals.
Posted by dogbox

Awesome picks, especially Persona 3 and FES for 20 bucks. Persona 3 was probably my favourite game in 2007, and FES is one of my favourites this year (that's sorta half cheating the year system but whatever)! Give it a little time and you will be hopelessly sucked in. Totally and completely Japanese. My dad bought the Brothers in Arms LE and for some reason the paratrooper is in my room staring at me.

Posted by Brandy

Wow, that Persona deal was definitely a good one. Good thing I don't have a credit card in my name, or I'd be broke with all of these deals you've shown me!

Posted by albedos_shadow

Weird, I got the soundtrack sampler even without preordering Chrono Trigger. I wasn't expecting it at all.

Posted by Claude

I have so much to learn, thanks for sharing. Great Haul.

Posted by RenegadeSaint

Holy crap!  So many comments!  Okay, here we go.

@Bru: I know!  Those stupid jerks at Ubisoft totally got me to buy a game I would've waited months on.  And yes, I'm glad you said it because it had to be said.

@Master:  I've had a lot of luck with NewEgg, but I only order from them occasionally.   And you should totally get a DS if an opportunity presents itself.  There are literally hundreds of good games.

@Sched:  I'm excited to play P3, but I have a feeling it will be a while.  Stupid school.

@Brandy:  Credit cards = BAD!!!  I can't believe all the crazy good deals lately.  It's really draining my checking account.

@Albedos:  Nice get.  That's definitely the reason I pre-ordered.

@Claude:  Thanks, Zombie Santa.