It's that time again! I'm here to show my videogame pickups for the month of April and trust me, there's some really good ones this time!
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My first acquisition is Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for the PS4. I’ve been hoping to play this game for a while, but I kept waiting until Capcom stopped updating the games and with the new game coming out soon, I have a feeling this will be their final update for a while. The case came with this tiny sticker on the shrink wrap which promotes the next game. I thought it looked kinda neat so I decided to keep it.
I love how the manual is in the form of a comic book I wish more games did this. But maaan, Zero! What did they do your face?! That is some Captain N bullshit right there, especially for a modern game.
Next up is Resident Evil Revelations 2, also for the PS4 and also by Capcom. I own the first game on PC but I never got around to play it. Well here’s a Portuguese ad, let’s get that out of the way. Oh is there anything on the other side of this technical sheet? Oh… well that’s disappointing. Anyway, yeah, I plan to getting around to playing both these games eventually. Pretty disappointing package overall.
Now we move onto the PS2. If you guys follow me on Twitter or Facebook, then you probably know I went to an anime con in Lisbon last month. And I got a few games there, starting with Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mask of the Millenium 2001. And wow, I just realized that’s 3 capcom games in a row. The price for this one wasn’t great, but meh, it was there, I had money to spend so I got it. A shame the manual is in black and white, but at least it has the moves for each character.
Next up it’s Shadow Hearts: From the New World. This is the fourth and final game in the series. I own the first game, Koudelka for the PS1, but I need to get the second and third entries. The manual has some nice art, but again it’s all in black and white. Oh well, at least it’s in English. A lot of these PS2 RPGs and Fighting games were either in Spanish or Portuguese in my region and I’m not a big fan of that.
And the last game I bought in the anime con was Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga. I have never played this series or the Personna series. And that’s because I never know where to start. From what I understand there is SOME continuity between games even if it’s mostly superficial stuff and because of that I always felt intimidated to play these games. Oooh I like the art in the manual a shame it’s in black and white. But yeah, I’ll probably get the persona 1 and 2 remasters for PSP at some point and then I’ll bother SnicketySlice as to where I should start. I know I’ve asked him this question like 3 times already but I always keep forgetting. Yes, I am an airhead.
Overall, I quite like this packaging, if of only the manual were in color.
And now we move on to the good stuff. Lunar 1 for the Sega CD. I can’t tell you how happy I am to get this. Especially because the Lunar games were never launched in Europe. But I saw a guy selling American Sega CD games on a facebook group and I just had to get it. Oooh I like the disc art. As per usual with Working designs games, the manual also doubles as the cover. Wow, that’s a really beautiful back cover. Remember when JRPGs focused on romance and character interactions? I feel we’ve been slowly losing that focus. Aww, the manual is in black and white. Well, this was an early Working Designs game, so I guess they didn’t have the money to spend on color manuals. Anyway, I’ve been meaning to review sega CD games, as I actually own a handful of them.
Problem is, I don’t own a Mega CD, they’re kinda pricey around here. Maybe I’ll run across a good deal one day or I might break the bank and order one off ebay…. Or I might never get one because I may not be willing to pay ebay prices. Who knows?
And I also got the sequel, Lunar 2. Anyway, like I said before, the lunar games never launched in Europe so I’m happy to own these. I’d like at some point to get the PS1 remakes as well, but that’s unlikely to happen. I don’t like back cover of this one as much as I did the previous one.
Ah, this time the manual is in color! Man look at that art, look at those colors. I’ll never get tired of that. Whoops, what’s this? Oh a Working Designs registration card with Lunar branding on it. Nice!
Maaan I wish I could play this game. I wish Mega CDs were cheaper.