July 12, 2010
Back to familiar (and cheap) territory this week as the PS2 collection gets another substantial boost. Capcom’s feudal Japan slash’-em’up series Onimusha gets represented with the first two titles, along with Naughty Dog’s Jak II: Renegade. Rounding off the PS2 titles this week is Dark Cloud, developed by the team responsible for the Professor Layton series, and rather more topically, the latest Dragon Quest games, VIII and IX. The ol’ cube gets an update with everyone’s favourite nemesis Wario, in the Treasure-developed Wario World.
You may have noticed the general lack of posts on the site recently. This is only partly down to the intense heat here in the UK reducing me into a sweaty puddle – in actual fact, it’s more because I’ve been busy getting our new home ready. It’s almost, almost ready. I’m very excited to be able to share it with you very soon. Watch this space, and get ready to update your bookmarks. Full IC Collection update details after the jump.
July 5, 2010
The PS1 and PS2 collections have been receiving the lion’s share of attention recently, so this week’s update focuses on the more neglected consoles, although one PS2 game, Shadow Of Rome, still snuck in. This time round, the original Xbox gets some love, with Halo, Halo 2 and RPG Jade Empire injecting a splash of vivid green on the shelf. As it turns out, I am not a fan of Bungie’s much-loved franchise, but I recognise that it’s still an enormous franchise and one that needed some representation.
Elsewhere, Killer7 gets added to the Gamecube library, a title that I’ve been after for a long while now, and finally snapped up at a reasonable price. To continue the Suda51 theme, I also snapped up the Flower, Sun And Rain DS remake too.
June 28, 2010
Gathering greater pace since last week’s dismal showing, the IC Collection update this week is still a modest affair, with only a trio of PS2 games and a pair of PS3 games being added. Survival horror makes a swift return with Forbidden Siren 2, even though the original is still missing from the Collection. Also in tow are Gregory Horror Show (pictured) and Blood Will Tell, an obscure SEGA title in which the collectibles are your own organs. Yep, you heard.
For the PS3, new release Singularity gets added, as does an extremely cut-price Bionic Commando. Expect a review for Singularity sometime in the near future.
June 21, 2010
Guess what? Wrong! There are no RPGs or survival horror games in this week’s update. In fact, there are hardly any games in this week’s update, full stop. You’ll find only a single, lonely Gamecube title after the jump this time, but it’s still a classic. Excited by the resurrection of several key IPs in Nintendo’s E3 2010 keynote, I decided it was time to welcome Pikmin into the bosom of the Collection once again, having been owned and subsequently discarded back in my fickle University days, where Virtual Boys were spontaneously purchased and sold again just as quickly. Before we fall headlong into nostalgic reverie, I’ll cut this short and hit up eBay to make next week’s update a more substantial read.
June 14, 2010
After oscillating wildly between RPGs and survival horror titles over the past few weeks, Update #8 consists of a pair of RPGs… and a survival horror title. Joining Lost Odyssey and Infinite Undiscovery on the ol’ Xbox 360 are similar efforts Enchanted Arms and Eternal Sonata. Meanwhile, the PS1 gets a further shot in the arm with Resident-Evil-with-dinosaurs, Dino Crisis. Full prices after the jump.
June 7, 2010
Another week, another clutch of survival horror titles through the door. This time, we have some little-known horror RPGs for the PlayStation, in the form of Koudelka and Galerians. Lara Croft again makes what seems like a weekly appearance in her latest game, Tomb Raider: Underworld for the PS3. Dead Space once again makes a return to the library after being traded in when my first Xbox 360 RRODed on me, but this time on PS3. And, finally, after years of waiting for a lowish price, I snap up the much-loved Shadow Of The Colossus, which joins its stablemate Ico in the rapidly expanding PS2 collection. Full details of this week’s update after the break.
May 31, 2010
After a mini break playing big new releases Red Dead Redemption and ModNation Racers over the past week, this Collection update sees the return of much more thrifty pleasures. Continuing the survival horror theme from a few weeks ago, we have Alone In The Dark: The New Nightmare for the original PlayStation and Resident Evil: Outbreak File #2, one of the numerous spin-offs to the main zombie series. Another well-known franchise gets its first last-gen entry into the Collection, with Ratchet & Clank on the PS2. And filling a gap in the Collection is Tomb Raider II for the PS1. Full details after the break.
May 24, 2010
It was always going to be about Red Dead Redemption this week, wasn’t it? I knew Rockstar’s new Western open-world game would be consuming a lot of my time, along with United Front Games’ ModNation Racers, so I shied away from a slew of new purchases of old games. This week’s update consists of three recent PS3 purchases, all of which will see First Impressions posts soon, and also a game I’ve been wanting to add to the Wii collection for awhile now – Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles, the follow-up to Umbrella Chronicles; an on-rails shooter that I enjoyed immensely.
May 17, 2010
If last week’s update was all about RPGs, this week it’s all about survival horror titles. Inspired by the release last Friday of Xbox 360 thriller Alan Wake, I’ve been scouring eBay for the great and good games from years gone by which were designed to raise the hairs on the back of my neck. So, new to the Collection this week are a clutch of horror-tastic PS2 games, Condemned 2 for the PS3 and Call Of Duty: World At War… because, er, it was cheap.