With my contract in limbo, it makes me feel better to sell a few games.
Just in case. The capsule reviews are free:
Man ZX: It's Mega Man as reinvisioned for a sugary cartoon,
with a little bit of Metroid thrown in. Everyone always talks about
Mega Man games like they're the bread and butter for the hardcore,
but for the most part I end up bullying my way through them based more on
hoarded energy tanks than any kind of innate skill. It might be hardcore,
but it's not elegantly so.
Center: Now this really is pretty hardcore. It's also fairly
well-written, includes some clever scenarios, and makes you feel a little
bit better about yourself. My only issue with it is that you cannot
leave and come back a few months later, because each illness is treated in
very specific ways, and the game will not prompt you after the first time.
Evil DS: Not much to say about REDS. This was the first time
that I beat the first game, although I'd played about a quarter of the way
through the PC port many years ago. It's not RE4, but there's still
a lot to enjoy.
in Arms DS: On the one hand, this game is beautifully rendered,
well-animated, with lots of cool scenes going on around you the entire
time. Very cinematic. On the other hand, it lasts about 3 hours all told,
poses no real difficulty at all, and the controls can be a little wonky. I
enjoyed it, but I don't know if I could recommend it at full price.
Trek Tactical Assault: I like
this one, but other people didn't.
It has its charms. Like Brothers in Arms, if it could play online
or with a single-cart download, it would have a lot more going for it.
Everything starts at $5, and the Buy It Now prices are pretty reasonable,
I think. Tell your friends.