It's been quite a while since my last real blog, so I think it's about time for another one. You know, just to prove that I am still alive and playing games. :)

I'll start by listing the games I've bought since my last update. I'm only listing games I bought at retail. I also purchased a bunch of games from Steam, but those are not listed here.

  • Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica (PS2 / new)
  • Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey (GameCube / used)
  • Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard (DS / new)
  • Eternal Poison (PS2 / new)
  • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (DS / new)
  • Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns (DS / new)
  • Lost Kingdoms (GameCube / used)
  • Master of the Monster Lair (DS / new)
  • The Orange Box (PC / new)
  • Princess Debut (DS / new)
  • Retro Game Challenge (DS / new)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (PS2 / new / includes Amazon-exclusive goodies)

I think that covers all my retail purchases. I hope I'm not missing any.

Since I had bought the Rockstar Collection off Steam, I played through and beat both of the Max Payne games. This means my PS2 copy of Max Payne will probably never be played. I've also found myself playing Grand Theft Auto III quite a bit, but I've only beaten a few missions.

At some point I also opened up The Orange Box and installed Portal. It was fun, it was funny, and yeah, it was short. But that just gives me more motivation to replay it, and that's fine with me.

I'm currently at the Secret Lab in Persona 4, with three Social Links maxed. It's really fun so far and has been taking up most of my gaming time.

But another game that's been taking up time recently was Retro Game Challenge, which I recently beat. It's quite enjoyable, but the challenge structure can be a bit annoying at times. Still a really good game though. The Haggle Man games are more fun than they ought to be, and I plan on playing through Guadia Quest soon.

Now there's another game that I've played that I think is worth a mention. Yes, you all know what I'm talking about. The greatest game ever made:

Princess Debut!


This all started on the Giant Bomb forums. Axersia made a page for this game I had never heard of, but the concept sounded incredible. So I created a topic pointing out the awesomeness of this game that none of us actually knew anything about. The game soon became popular, even appearing on the front page as the most popular game of the month. Someone created a topic suggesting we send a copy to the Giant Bomb guys to review. So Axersia actually called up Natsume's Vice President of Operations, and Natsume sent off a copy to the Giant Bomb offices.

Although they didn't end up Princess Debut Luchadeer soon took a liking to the game, and it can now be seen in most videos where Luchadeer makes an appearence. It even appeared in Giant Bomb's Game of the Year awards, where it garnered 16 votes. Truly that is a testament to the GB community's influence on the site and our ability to ruin awards shows.

But seriously, it's actually a pretty good game. It's like Ouendan/EBA, but with princes and an anthropomorphic rabbit.

Posted by lordandrew Mon, 09 Mar 2009 17:46:23 (comments: 6)
Mon, 09 Mar 2009 18:07:32

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Mon, 09 Mar 2009 20:15:35

Amazon keeps trying to sell me that game, ever since I bought My World My Way.

Tue, 10 Mar 2009 00:57:45
Axersia keeps telling me to buy that game too. And I would, but then people might think I'm too weird. WinkWink
I don't want people to get the right wrong idea.
Tue, 10 Mar 2009 20:38:45

The Orange Box is awesome. I bought it last November for my 360, and it's a lot of fun. I've only played a little bit of Portal so far, though.

I greatly enjoyed both Max Payne games too. There's nothing quite like diving into a crowed room in slowmotion, and capping everyone before you hit the ground. Happy

Wow, I haven't been to Giant Bomb in a long time! I forgot it even existed. LOL I should check it out again.

From Giant Bomb's main page:

"Giant Bomb is the world’s largest editable video game database. It's powered by pancakes, booze, and viewers like you." LOL

Wed, 11 Mar 2009 20:22:34
You are still alive? You need to post more on the weekly page and forum man. Happy
Thu, 12 Mar 2009 04:15:57
I went to Giant Bomb once with the idea that you could say/do anything unlike GS. I trolled a thread and it got locked.

Here, you actually CAN do whatever you like. Well, except post nudity...
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