Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Coming out on July 31st (tentative), are two excellent collections of classic PCE games for the PSP.
Tengai Makyou Collection contains:
Far East of Eden Ziria
Far East of Eden II: Manji Maru
Tengai Makyou: Fuun Kabukiden
Ginga Ojousama Densetsu Collection contains:
Ginga Ojousama Densetsu Yuna
Ginga Ojousama Densetsu Yuna 2
Ginga Fukei Densetsu: Sapphire
Both are priced at a very reasonable $29.90 @ Playasia.com. I personally am looking forward to these collections (even though I own them all in original formats). Seeing these games on the sweet PSP screen, and in a portable format will be great. If you have a PSP, consider looking in to these sweet collections, as they have some great games included.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Just started this game a couple days ago, and WOW. How did the US get the short end of the stick on this great game? It has elements of the Ys series for the overhead areas, and switches to gorgeous side scrolling levels for the boss fights (ala Y's 3). In between areas, there are animated cut scenes, very well done, and the music is catchy, and fitting.
Currently in the 3rd area of the game, and getting more, and more addicted the longer I play. Given my complete lack of Japanese knowledge, it can be a bit slow going, and the stories mostly lost on me, but still very worth a try for anyone on the fence.
This was the system that started many of it's fans love affair with a sorely under appreciated system. My time with the Turbo was short back in the day. I only had the TurboExpress, Veigues Tactical Gladiator, and Neutopia. Thru the years it gathered dust as I foolishly lost interest, until I sold it off (regrettably).
Many years passed as I slowly became more disenfranchised with the direction many modern games/companies were going. So recently, I decided to go back to a simpler game time. I have always had my SNES, but needed MORE, so I decided to look up an old forgotten friend. Started scouring the net, and finally scored my first Turbo Duo.
Then began the game hunt. My collection has grown, as well as my appreciation of one of the best systems to ever have been released here.
Then we go on to the PC Engine. The PCE did much better in it's native japan, even giving the Super Famicom a run for it's $. The US received only a fraction of the catalog of games that were released in Japan. Many great games are unheard of by many people who had a Turbo back in the day due to some pretty hefty import prices years ago. Luckily, many games can now be found for much more reasonable prices.
This blog will help to bring info on the system(s),
and many of the games that have become classics.