Posted on Thursday, September 16 2004 @ 21:51 EST by r3dux
Yeah. Stuff. Love it or loathe it, hoard or abhor it (echo), the world has a lot of, for lack of a better word, stuff. And some of it is deeply, deeply desirable – invoking an almost hypnotic sense of “Gimme!”. For such a broad stroke, I thought a new topic was in order, aptly titled “Consumer Whore” – this’ll be the banner under which most review/want/hate type rants get slung.
Today, I will be mostly consumer whoring PS2 games… I don’t know if it’s just that time of year, or some kinda of strange multi-tiered coincidence, but there’s been and is a fair old number of great games out/coming out soon.
With Burnout 3 and Mashed already wisely invested in (for they r0x0rz the b1g 1111), there’s still:
– GTA: San Andreas
Build your own crime empire, mission by mission. And drive around “surprising” pedestrians. Ace.
– Tiger Woods 2005
Alright, so I own 2004, but looky! New! Shiny! Goodness!
– Tony Hawk’s Underground 2
Skating games. Skater. It’s a no brainer.
– Metal Gear Solid 3 : Snake Eater
It’s MGS, set in the 60’s. With camouflage. Snaaaaaaake!
Never a huge fan of FPS’s on consoles since the mouse/key combo is the only way to fly, Kill Zone does however look like it could be very, very, very good. And it sounds, aurally, fantastic.
Everyone should own a footy game, even if you’re not a big fan of the sport (like myself), when done right they can be a lot of fun, especially multiplayer. And afterall, that’s what it’s all about.
Add this to some back-catalogue titles I always keep promising myself I’ll pick up at some stage (Futurama, Rez, Jak II etc), and I’ll be damned if I’m not turning into the veritable green-eyed monster!
Maybe I should make an effort to cut it out. It really means nothing to me. I could stop playing Burnout 3 anytime I want… it’s not like I have to get every single crashbreaker, or those custom take-downs ticked off, or super-pimped custom cars with exactly the right speed and inertia/handling ratio or get Gold in every GP…