Woah, woah, woah…two games for the Purchase of the Month? Yes. Let me explain.
For about the past year or so, I’ve allowed myself to make one videogame purchase every month. This keeps my wallet safe, this keep my brain at ease during these crazy retail seasons, and this keeps this blog active and alive with new content–well, considering that I’m often late to the party and buy mostly “old” games these posts are not necessarily new content about new content, but new content nonetheless.
Also, a Purchase of the Month does not necessarily mean a top-dog, AAA product retailing for $60 or more. In fact, here’s a rundown of my purchases from this year, as best as I can recall or find out thanks to Grinding Down‘s search function:
- January 2010 – Nothing
- February 2010 – Dragon Age: Origins
- March 2010 – Pokemon HeartGold
- April 2010 – Borderlands
- May 2010 – Picross 3D, The Saboteur
- June 2010 – Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
- July 2010 – Limbo, Dragon Quest IX, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- August 2010 – Scott Pilgrim VS. The World: The Game
- September 2010 – Mini Ninjas
- October 2010 – Chrono Trigger DS, Fallout: New Vegas
- November 2010 – Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime, Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
- December 2010 – ???
Hmm. Might have forgotten some XBLA titles in there. Now, of those listed, only a few were brand new retail copies; about 75% were purchased for less than $25 each, which I think is a great amount to spend on a videogame that may or may not give you a good amount of playtime. So, if I’m not looking for a big name retail game, I’m looking more for something in my secondary price range. The fact that both purchases of this month were released well over three years ago definitely helped with this–DQH: Rocket Slime was $6.99, and FFXII: Revenant Wings was $14.99. Perfect, I said to myself and not out loud as that would be a bit weird.
Right now, with the way life is–married, working, stressing, worrying, not drawing, not writing, worrying, worrying, wondering, sleeping more, band practice, worrying–it seems I have a lot less time for console gaming and much more time available for DS gaming on the go. These two games, plus the epic RPGs of Chrono Trigger and DQIX, should help fight back the lack-of-serious-Fallout: New Vegas shakes. I’ll also go into the reasons I picked each of these up in another post later on. Because, yes, I do have my reasons!