Thursday Night Foursome

OK, it is not what you think. Last night I decided to do something a little different. Well, something I have not done in a while. But I am getting ahead of myself, and like I said, it is not what you think.

For whatever reason – growing old, less time to play, family responsibilities, you name it – I typically play a single game in one sitting, and I usually concentrate on that same game for several sessions in a row.

Last night I decided to tackle several games in a two hour block. First up was Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 for the PlayStation 2. Man, that is still a fun arcade racer; maybe still one of the best (if not the best) for the PS2. I never finished the World Tour (or whatever it is called) … so I jumped in and promptly won one of the events. Now I am one away from the fine one where you win the F1. Have to try that one again sometime soon.

Next up was Animal Crossings for the GameCube. I have not booted this one up in 10 months or so. All my animal friends were pissed, and there were a ton of weeds in Toonceville (in honor of Toonces the Driving Cat). I cheated a little and set the clock to December 2, 2004 (my birthday) to see if I would get any sort of neat goodies. I did not, but the snowflakes were pretty. If you want a low stress game, with no blood and gore, time limits and such, that is a good way to waste away time, Animal Crossings is it.

Enough of the cute crap – Champions of Norrath was up next. I have written enough about this game to make many of you puke. I just keep pouring it on. I stopped at the Arena (somewhere in Act IV before pure hate and junk kicks in). Actually I died in the Arena a couple of times before deciding to try something else.

Something else was Katamari Damacy. What a crazy, funky game. I have written a lot about this one lately, so I will not get to out of control with this one right now. Just know that rolling around a ball and picking up stuff is a ton of fun. Give it a try – you will be glad you did.

So there you have it; my Thursday night foursome. It was not what you thought, but hopefully it was still worth a read.

Right now life is good. I am having a cold one (or three), watching G4-Tech TV, blogging, managing my OOTP6 baseball team (the Columbus Kudzu), having adult conversation with my wonderful wife, and getting ready for some more gaming.

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2 thoughts on “Thursday Night Foursome”

  1. This is the exact reason I don’t trade in my games. I’ve come back to my old games many times and have had a great time the second time around.

    Some of my currents are: ESPN Baseball, NFS: Underground (the first one) and MX Unleashed. I’ve also been playing alot of NCAA Football 2005 after a long break from it.

  2. Jason – in the past I would rarely trade my old games, but I have always made an attempt to dump my sports games before the next version comes out. Kind of a sale while at the highest value it will go for before the new version is out kind of thing.

    I actually sold NFS:U for around $30 a month before NFS:U2 was released.

    I am trying to decide what should stay and what should go – playing them is the perfect way to find out! Look for more reports in the future on "what is old is new again."

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