Well, 2 more games I add to want list. DQ has been interesting me for a while since I picked up an advertisement booklet when I got P3P. I want it even more, after hearing about the Tag mode where you can interact with other DSes with the same game and get maps. There are quite a few heartwarming articles on DQ on siliconera, which got me interested. The character creation aspect, plus art by the creator of Dragonball has got me interested. It’s coming out tomorrow, but I don’t have enough allowance saved yet. I think I’ll wait a bit before picking it up (preferably when I’m far into P3P first).
Etrian Odyssey 3 comes with a pre-order artbook, which basically screams “PRE-ORDER NAO YOU IDIOT” to me. I’ve tried EO2 (download) a bit myself, and I got owned pretty quickly. However, that was a while back and I’ve gotten better at dungeon crawlers, so I want to give it a try again. Before, I didn’t like hard games and only wanted to play the grind-free RPGs that can be easily beaten. I’ve changed and I like challenges now, so I really want to beat an Etrian Odyssey game famed for its difficulty. Of course, the artbook is a pull factor too. I’m thinking I should pre-order EO3 first, as DQ9 probably will have copies left later on. I see a lot of DQ4 and 5 around, and I’m guessing that DQ9 will restock if it sells out. Atlus games become hard to find, as I’ve learned.
Including this week’s allowance, I’ve got around $40 saved up. I’ll just pay the pre-order deposit first, then save up to buy DQ9. I think I’ll have enough money to pick up EO3 if I behave or eat cheap lunches. Hah…I’m saving up weekly allowance to buy the upcoming awesome video games and then boasting to my friends about it at school while putting many hours into it. I feel like an average boy in elementary school, complete with the constant yelling from parents to clean my room or study. That’s not bad, considering that these peaceful days will probably be gone once I get to grade 11 or so. It’s quite similar to back when I was actually in elementary school, except with mmorpgs. I spent a summer playing MapleStory, and proceeded to boast about my level and how I memorized all the monsters at that time to my classmates. Man, it’d be great if childhood lasted longer. Even when I have other stuff to care about, I’d probably keep playing video games. I may change, and the games will change, but the fun will stay just the same. Or by then I’ll have nostalgia goggles and complain about new games and how they’re too easy and stuff.