Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the U.S., and every year when I get together with my family and friends, they always ask me one thing – Are you going shopping on Black Friday?
And I always tell them the same thing – I don’t really have any plans to go buy anything on that day.
But once Black Friday rolls around, I almost always end up going shopping with one of my friends or family members. And this year I expect the same thing to happen.
Anyway, last week I was at a Walmart and a Meijer and I couldn’t resist buying some games. I bought seven PS3 games.
The games I bought are Dark Souls, Sleeping Dogs, Spec Ops: The Line, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Dishonored, Bodycount, and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Each game was $19.99
The first four games you see below were bought from Walmart, while the last three games were from Meijer.
Dark Souls (along with 2008’s Demon’s Souls) is a game known for it’s extreme difficulty and high learning curve. It’s a game people either love or hate. For the people that do love this game, I think one of the reasons for that is that it’s very rewarding when you are able to defeat the tough enemies in the game. This will be a challenging game for me, but hopefully I’ll be up to the challenge.
Sleeping Dogs is a game that I was looking forward to way back when it was known as True Crime: Hong Kong at Activision. I was sad to see that game get cancelled by Activision but I got super excited when Square Enix picked this game up and decided to release it. I’m really looking forward to playing this game.
Spec Ops: The Line is a third person shooter with a single player campaign that has a critically acclaimed story. However, I believe most reviewers didn’t like the online multiplayer very much. Perhaps one of the reasons for this is that the campaign and multiplayer were developed by two different developers. I bought this game mostly for the single player campaign though, so I should be good.
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is part of Playstation’s “Cross Buy” promotion, so this game not only has the PS3 version of the game on a blu-ray disc, but it also comes with the PS Vita version as well (I believe there’s a downloadable code for a digital copy of the PS Vita version). So that means Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is also the first ever PS Vita game that I own. It’s so cool that Sony did this.
I remember seeing the trailers for Dishonored and thought that it looked like a really cool game. I know there’s a Game of the Year version of this game with all the DLC, but I figure I’d get this “standard edition” first and if I really liked the game, I might buy some DLC later.
I knew nothing about Bodycount when it was first released, but later I learned Bodycount is considered the spiritual successor to Black, which was one of my favorite FPS on the PS2. I always wanted a sequel to Black, so I’m real excited for Bodycount.
The final game I picked up is Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. I’ve heard some people say that this game (along with Tales of Vesperia and Xenoblade Chronicles) is the best JRPG of the Xbox 360/PS3/wii generation. When this game was first released, I thought that it would be unlikely that I would find it for $20, but apparently this game has sold enough copies to reach Greatest Hits status, as I have seen this game in a red Greatest Hits case.
Alright, hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving! And have a great time shopping on Black Friday (if you are going out shopping on that day)!