A few years back, I made the tough decision to sell off the vast majority of my backlog. From that point onward, I’ve made it a point to only buy games that I was ready to play in the near future. I also minimized the number of games I would play at once, pretty much capping my limit to one-at-a-time so that I get the most out of each. Though I buy fewer games and play fewer games nowadays, I’m largely comfortable with the way my approach has allowed me to squeeze the most out of my gaming dollars while not having to carry the weight of dozens (or hundreds) of games vying for my attention.
And yet I still have a backlog. A few games slipped through those cracks, while I began gaining interest in others relatively recently. Here are some titles I’m hoping to cross off my bucket list someday!
Strider to me is the cool ninja guy in the Marvel vs. Capcom games. Sure, I know he has his roots in manga as well as in his own 2D side-scrolling action games, but I’ve never actually played them before. I didn’t come across a Strider game in my lifetime until I picked up an NES copy of the original game a few months ago. With the reboot of Strider on modern consoles, this is really my first crack at Capcom’s brand of 2D side-scrolling ninja action.
Twitch Plays Pokemon is the focus of this week’s discussion. Is this crowd play concept a flash in the pan or the genesis of something bigger? After that, the show kind of falls off a cliff and it mercifully ends after we sing “I Will Remember You” by McLachlan together.
Games Mentioned: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Bravely Default, Strider, Ticket to Ride, Legendary: Fantastic 4 expansion
Jett – In Third Person
Jason – Downstab
Mat – Biff Bam Pop
Capcom yesterday revealed in a press release that they are working on Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. As with Super Street Fighter IV, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will be an iterative update to the original game that will be sold as a new game on a new disc. As much as I hate this business practice of Capcom’s that’s been happening since Street Fighter II: Championship Edition, historically I’ve only made the problem worse by purchasing these updates on day one. I’m fairly certain that I will continue the cycle by giving Capcom my $40 come November 15, which is when this game is scheduled for release.
What will you get with your $40 investment? Capcom revealed some of those details (such as 4 of the 12 new characters) officially through their press release and some gameplay footage, but some clever folks at NeoGAF were able to poke through Capcom’s own servers and find the remaining 8 new characters. Read through to see all the details!