I've hit a bit of a dry spell game-wise (totally not a shameless, contrived excuse to promote Gamewise) recently. The newest game that I have is Kirby's Return to Dreamland, and the latest game that interests me on a console I don't own is Arkham City. So I've been buying some Virtual Console games and replaying pretty much everything worth replaying to keep myself busy. But alas, after finishing Final Fantasy VI last week, I was officially out of both Wii Points and decent shit to play. So I went out and ended up finding a couple of nice PS2 games.
The first game was Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. I've heard a lot of good things about it, and the time-reversal mechanic sounds fun. Should be interesting.
The second game I bought was Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Truthfully, I only bought because I needed one more purchase for a 25€ gift card at the store. Based on the little amount of time I've spent playing them and the large amount of time I've spent reading Internet discussions about them, the Metal Gear Solid games sound exactly like something I would not enjoy. But oh well, it's worth a shot if it ends up broadening my horizons. Besides, the jungle setting and the injury system are kind of interesting. And I've heard that the boss fights are great.
And the last game is Shadow of the Colossus. Yes, the elusive Shadow of the Colossus. The same Shadow of the Colossus that I've been trying to find for almost 3 years now. And the infuriatingly funny, thing is, I found it at pretty much the only game store in town, which I've been to literally dozens of times. There it was, just sitting on its ass at the back of the shelf like it's been there for years. (I hope it hasn't, because if it has, I may need to punch a cute baby animal) Hell, I've been contemplating on buying a PS3 ever since I heard of The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection. I'm still kind of in shock, really.
You're probably going "Why aren't you posting this shit on blogspot or something? Whaddaya want from us, man?" Well of course, the primary purpose of this thread was to gloat about the fact that I found Shadow of the Colossus for 15€ in a perfect condition box with neat little art cards and everything. But I'd also like to know if there's anything I should know that might enhance my enjoyment of the games. (no spoilers, of course) And while I'm definitely going to play Shadow of the Colossus first, and you can go fuck yourself with a choke pear if you try to change my mind, which game should I play after that? And I don't want you to tell me which to play first based on your preference, since your preference probably isn't like my preference. No, I want you to talk about the games (in a spoiler-free fashion, preferably. I'd hate to dampen my festive mood by killing you [or reporting you like a bitch]), and I will then later make an informed decision based on what I read in this thread.
Or you can just do your usual thing and have a run-of-the-mill shouting contest about which game I should play first. Either way is fine.
I'll probably keep putting my impressions on the games in this thread if it stays alive and I can be arsed.