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To love and to hold.
Have you ever been in love? I have. To a machine. Not just a machine, but a PlayStation. Do you remember the day clearly? Your first PlayStation console? Whether you purchased it yourself or with the help of others, that day can never be erased from our memories. The first game I ever invested my time with was Metal Gear Solid. I was a freshman in college in Chicago. Winter break came along and I chose to stay in my dorm room. As my ex-girlfriend and her roommates went home for the winter, I stayed home with the company of Solid Snake and Sniper Wolf.
A couple years later, I’m out of college. I have my first job and I had my sights on a PlayStation 2. First paycheck, I went to my local Toys ‘R’ Us to purchase my second love. So many memories we made. From my first 23-2 game in SOCOM 2, to the endless nights securely transporting convoy trucks safely in SOCOM 3, the amazing final fight with Solidus Snake, the clutch field goal that won it for you in Madden 2003, the drama that unfolded with Ocelot, Volgin, and the Boss; after going through those experiences, I knew, at that moment, I would always be a PlayStation fan.
First of all, let me start by apologizing for the timing of this post. I have been working on it for about two weeks, but I hadn’t had the time to finish it. Sorry. Now that’s out of the way, let’s get down to business.
This is one thing I reflected on after the whole PSN fiasco and I decided to share it with everyone in order to get different points of view on the subject.
To start, let’s go back couple weeks. I was traveling for Easter, so imagine my surprise when I got back home and saw PSN wasn’t working and, on top of that, the major outburst of reactions from all around. I was baffled by the way people we’re infuriated about a couple days with no online services and no decent excuse for that.
With Sony and Sega bringing us Dreamcast titles, I thought I would bring up a few gems I would like to see come to PSN. The Dreamcast was one of the best consoles in its time and had many great games, the majority of which were overlooked. Here is a few I would like to see Sega bring to PSN.
#1. Record of Lodoss War
Think Diablo and you know exactly how this game plays. This was Hack and Slash at its finest when it was released. I don’t know of a lot of people who actually played it, or even knew of its release.
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Since my last top five list was marginally well received, I’ve decided to give it another shot and deliver the games that will keep me a recluse for most of this year.
Yes, it’s almost April, but it’s never too late to think about the games you’re going to be shelling $60 out for. And as long as it’s snowing outside (and it still is here in Maine), I still consider it the beginning of the year…you know, unless it’s November or something.
Anyway, here are my top five most anticipated games for the rest of 2011. All release dates are the current US release dates for the games.
We’ve all have had games we’ve despised, and games we’ve loved. Games that made us stand up and cheer, and games that made us stand up and throw the controller through the nearest window. Games that are a triumph and games that are…um…not a triumph.
I’m not good with analogies. Anyway, we’ve all had games we’ve loved and games we’ve hated. It’s just the games I love are always within arm’s reach, and the ones I hate are in the bargain bins at Goodwill.