Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Recent purchases pt 3

Finally, the last part of the recent pick-ups and this time some retro stuff.

Mr Nutz was a freebie and a game that I'm looking forward to playing whilst Rocky Horror was also a freebie for when I finally find my Spectrum. Striker was a replacement for the copy that I've somehow managed to lose and NBA Jam is a game that I've finally managed to get after playing and enjoying many years ago.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Recent purchases pt 2

I will say straight off that I was extremely pleased to have picked up most of these games. Pandora's Tower is the gorgeous limited edition (seen here) while Red Steel 2 is the Motion+ limited edition, which was still sealed when I received it.

I've been after Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 for a while now and had never seen it in a shop round here until about five minutes after coming out of the Cinema from watching Avengers Assemble (which was great). The Kirby game was the same, never saw it in any shops so picked it up as soon as I did see it. The two Ace Attorney games means that I've now completed the set so I will have to start playing through them sooner rather than later and I'm pleased to have finally picked up Another Code.

I was happy to have picked up DoDonpachi Resurrection as I missed out on it in the Game sale and it's a game I fancy playing after previously playing DeathSmiles and the three 360 games next to that were all freebies which was really nice.

So like the yesterday a very pleasing set of pick-ups.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Recent purchases pt 1

Over the past couple of months I've picked up quite a few games (excluding the Game sale) through buying, trading and freebies. Instead of writing a post everytime something dropped through the letterbox I thought that I would just lump them all together and post every now and then. Saying that though, I've picked up that much that I've decided to split it over three posts over the next couple of days to show off everything.

So for today's post I've put together the oldest stuff, some of which I've since completed, of some Wii, DS, Cube and GB stuff.

Although I was pleased to have picked up all of the games the only real difficult one that I picked up was XGRA which I was relieved to have finally bought, especially as I picked it up for a lot cheaper than then ridiculous BIN's on Ebay. Mortal Kombat Deception was another that I was finally pleased to have picked up as it's an NTSC copy due to the game not being released for the Cube in Europe for some reason.

As for the rest, The Last Story is a gorgeous boxset (seen here), it was about time that I picked up Mario Galaxy and Hotel Dusk I had been after for a while.

Overall a very pleasing set of pick-ups.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Wii time - one year later

A year ago I posted a thread titled Wii Time where I listed the games that I had played on the Wii and for how long I had played them. Well, one year later I decided to take another look to see how things had changed with the list and this is what it now looks like (correct on 11/05/2012)

Guitar Hero III - 90 hours 15 minutes
Twilight Princess - 56 hours 59 minutes
Guitar Hero World Tour: 39 hours 45 minutes
Metroid Prime 3 36 hours 0 minutes
Super Mario Galaxy - 32 hours 34 minutes
Kirby's Epic Yarn - 32 hours 32 minutes
The Last Story - 30 hours 45 minutes
Metroid: Other M - 30 hours 37 minutes
Mario Kart Wii - 29 hours 38 minutes
Guitar Hero: Metallica - 27 hours 48 minutes
Super Smash Bros. Brawl - 26 hours 6 minutes
Red Steel - 22 hours 54 minutes
de Blob - 20 hours 5 minutes
Tatsunoko Vs Capcom - 19 hours 34 minutes
No More Heroes - 19 hours 11 minutes
Disaster: Day of Crisis - 17 hours 32 minutes
Goldeneye 007 - 16 hours 39 minutes
Super Paper Mario - 16 hours 5 minutes
Fragile Dreams Farewell Ruins of the Moon - 13 hours 36 minutes
New Super Mario Bros. - 11 hours 34 minutes
Wii Play - 10 hours 25 minutes
House of the Dead: Overkill - 8 hours 29 minutes
Zack and Wiki - 7 hours 21 minutes
Klonoa - 6 hours 19 minutes
Raving Rabbids TV Party - 6 hours 15 minutes
Wii Sports - 4 hours 56 minutes
Boom Blox: Bash Party - 4 hours 25 minutes
Just Dance - 4 hours 14 minutes
Wii Fit - 2 hours 31 minutes
Madworld - 2 hours 29 minutes
Sega Superstars Tennis - 2 hours 24 minutes
Super Mario All Stars - 2 hours 16 minutes
Pandora's Tower - 2 hours 4 minutes
Okami - 1 hour 54 minutes
Punch-Out - 46 minutes
Gunblade NY & LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack - 45 minutes
Just Dance 2 - 41 minutes
Wario Land: The Shake Dimension - 39 minutes
Disney Epic Mickey - 38 minutes
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games - 36 minutes
Sonic and the Secret Rings - 34 minutes
Mercury Meltdown Revolution - 26 minutes
Wii Play Motion - 25 minutes
Resident Evil 4 - 24 minutes
Mario Party 8 - 18 minutes
Wii Sports Resort - 6 minutes
Trauma Center: Second Opinion - 4 minutes
Little King's Story - 3 minutes
Link's Crossbow Training - 3 minutes
Kororinpa - 2 minutes
Trauma Center: New Blood - 2 minutes
Cursed Mountain - 1 minute

The top game is still Guitar Hero III but only two hours play has been added to it where as six hours has been added to Guitar Hero: World Tour. Super Mario Galaxy, Kirby's Epic Yarn and The Last Story all appear in the list this time round with some serious hours between them.

There are a couple of more completed games in the list after that but what's interesting are the games that haven't changed like Zack and Wiki. I cannot belive that I haven't played that within in the last year, especially as I still haven't completed it and was enjoying playing it.

The bottom end of the list is games that I've just tested after buying them but I expect at least a couple of them to have moved up the list this time next year.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

10th Anniversary of the GameCube

Happy 10th Anniversary to the little box hitting Europe.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Completed Games April 2012

Disaster: Day of Crisis - Wii
Astro Boy: Omega Factor - GBA
Last Window: The Secret of Cape West - DS
WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgames!

Four games completed in April, four that I would recommend for different reasons.

Day of Crisis was an interesting game, both brilliant and terrible at the same time. Play it and you will know exactly what I mean. I only know of the character of Astro Boy but I have to say that Omega Factor is an absolutely brilliant game, simple game play but an absorbing story and it's great trying to figure out the clues for the level orders.

Last Window is the sequel to Hotel Dusk (a game that I completed in March) and it's a worthy sequel. I would even go as far as saying that I thought that it was an improvement on the first game as it was faster paced and never let-up, also great for following up on plot threads from the first game.

Finally, I fancied something quick and easy after Last Window so I decided to plump for WarioWare on the GBA. First WarioWare game that I've properly played and good fun it was. Definitely recommend it for a good laugh.

All in all, four completely different games and four that are worth playing.