Thanks to the use of eBay and some older games that were collecting dust, I have had $60 burning a hole in my pocket for the past couple of weeks. I have been targeting a PS3 purchase: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune or Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction. $60 a pop for a PS3 game is a little too much for me to make casual purchases. It would not matter so much if I actually had a lot of time to play, but these days I do not have a lot of video game time, so my purchases have to count.
After a family breakfast at Shoney’s, a quick stop in the local B&N, we managed a detour to Toys R Us to pick up my next PS3 game. Of course the kids were gung-ho for a purchase of their own, but today’s video game trip was all about me. I could not decide between Uncharted and Ratchet. I would like them both, but I was determined to be fiscally responsible, which meant I could only claim one game today. Ultimately I decided on Uncharted because I think it will be a more unique experience.
After making a decision I decided to check out the PSP section to see if I wanted to get the new Atari Classics Evolved, but decided that Uncharted was enough for today. Then I noticed that LocoRoco was $9.90. I have read a lot of different opinions on this one, and have often thought adding it to my PSP library. In the end, I always skip it, figuring it would end up being a waste of money like so much of my PSP library. This time I figured that for under $10, I did not have much to lose. I could always dump it on eBay.
Next up was a stop at the local ebgames. I figured I would check to see if they happed to have a used copy of Ratchet for under $35. I know, so much for being fiscally responsible. Used games at ebgames are pretty much a rip off. Uncharted, Ratchet, and Heavenly Sword were all $54.99. Used. For those prices, I may as well buy new.
I also ducked into Circuit City to see if they had anything interesting in the clearance bins. Nothing that I could not live without. I came real close to throwing some money at Rock Band, but quickly came to my senses. I have no musical talent.
More to come later on Loco and Uncharted.