Friday, March 10, 2006
Pre-emptive GBA purchase
I’m not sure when I’ll be able to play it, but I picked up Tales of Phantasia for the GBA today. My spider senses tell me this has a good chance of becoming scarce down the road, and eventually I’ll really want to play it. I’m tempted to fire it up now actually, but there really isn’t enough time to commit to a RPG right now. There’s barely enough to make sure this blog doesn’t go too long without an update.
Speaking of time commitments, there’s no doubt I’ll be sinking whatever I have into GRAW. It looks damn sweet every time I see someone playing it in the office. Burnout 360 looks hot too and Oblivion is right around the corner. My long hiatus from the 360 is about to end. Yes, it’s true, I’ve barely touched my 360 in over a month. I’m scared to see how many friends have zoomed past my gamerscore and rankings in Geometry Wars. It just can’t be helped. Work is super hectic and my game time has been sucked up by the DS. Those damn Nintendogs still have me going, my Animal Crossing town is being tended to, and I’ll randomly pop in fare like Elektroplankton or Rub Rabbits (which I also just picked up).
DS time will surely increase whenever I can score a DS Lite. My pre-order for the import one is stalled due to jacked up prices, so might have to actually wait for the official US release. Guess it depends on if they’ll offer the dark blue color at launch here.
Many Toys R Us stores around the country are closed now (there are maybe two left in my area, down from five). They had been slowly reducing prices till a final blow out. During the 30% off phase, I was scored Castlevania DS. After that, I forgot to check in till the last gasp 90% off phase. Barely anything was left except there was still a thick stack of Baten Kaitos GC. The price was $29.99, so it was down to a shocking $2.99. Wow. I wonder where all these popped out from? There was a period this game was considered rare, but that’s definitely not the case anymore.
Posted by Wataru Maruyama at 7:58 PM