Thursday, August 19, 2004
I just got me a second job working at a video game store and I'm considering getting me a console to play my free game rentals on.
After much deciding, I finally settled on X-Box.
I haven't owned a console in several years. I've been pc-only as far as games go for quite a while. PC Games I've played and enjoyed: Star Wars Galaxies (still playing), Anarchy Online, Neocron, Earth & Beyond, Mafia, No One Lives Forever, Rainbow Six, Diablo, Morrowind, Neverwinter Nights, Deus Ex, Doom, UnReal, Red Faction, B-Hunter, G-Police, Omnikron, Homeworld, Star Wars: Jedi Knight II.
Some of the games I played on Playstation I and Dreamcast, prior to my pc devotion...
Metal Gear Solid, Ghost in the Shell, Crazy Taxi, Tomb Raider, Myst, Rainbow Six, Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy 7 (I was a big SquareSoft follower at the time).
And I played a lot of GoldenEye on a friend's N64.
I'm thinking about getting Splinter Cell as my first title. Either that or Hitman: Contracts. I really like mercenary-type games, as long as it has a lot of atmosphere.
Ghost in the Shell was the first game I played like that, and it left a big impression.
I'd love to get into a mech-type game, but I never know which one would be the best to sample first.
I was just watching G4TV and they had a piece on the next Splinter Cell. Looks real good. I still haven't played the first one, although I have a friend who played it on Playstation.
G4TV also gave a "best game" nod to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. It looks nice, but way too many Jedis for me. I wouldn't want to be a Jedi. I'd rather be a bounty hunter or smuggler. Guess that's why I have Star Wars Galaxies...