Tuesday, April 21, 2009

RE5 save file fail? Time to move on

My save file for RE5 on the 360 somehow corrupted while I was doing a speed run to get the rocket launcher. It's sad, but I did finish what I needed to get done for work before the save fail.

The bright side is that it made me get to some Fire Emblem action on the new DSi. Up to this point I've mainly just messed with the camera. The audio is a tad punchier than the Lite and I definitely notice the extra screen real estate. Was it worth the upgrade? Probably not, but I'm pretty happy with it anyway.

Friday, April 03, 2009

The sneaky DS backlog

I’ve been whittling down the games backlog to a fairly manageable point…or so I thought. A handful of 360, PS3, and Wii titles with only the PS2 packing a somewhat larger library (retro/fighting game collections that are evergreen). Very nice work I thought to myself.

With the launch of the DSi, I took a gander at the games I had for the DS. I already knew the collection would be fairly large since the portable nature made it the go to entertainment device when traveling or doing anything away from the house. There wasn’t a problem with that line of thought until late last year when iPhone games started getting good. Now it just seems clunky to lug the DS to doctors appointments or wherever.

With that in mind, I need to start making some hard choices. What makes it even tougher is the huge amount of great DS games that came out the last few months and are coming still. I picked up Fire Emblem, but haven’t purchased buzzed about titles like Henry Hattsworth, Rhythm Heaven, Valyrie Profile, GTA Chinatown, etc. Then there are the quirky games like Tokyo Beat Down, Steal Princess, uh, I guess most of the games Atlus is releasing.