The lights are on
Lately, I have struggled with splitting my time between playing current titles and playing older ones. Too many games exist that I never tried out – either because I wasn’t old enough to hold a controller or because I just didn’t play a title around its release window.
Most recently, I desperately want to play the classic RPG Earthbound. Not only do I not own an SNES, I also don’t have $200 to drop on a copy of the game. Thankfully, the title will be coming to Virtual Console, making the adventure more accessible to those who missed it the first time around.
Playing classics at a reduced price has become even more common with the growing number of downloadable titles available on PSN, XBLA, Steam, and Nintendo’s Virtual Console. But, many are still left out of the loop.
Not only is this an issue with older games, but also with downloadable versions that have not been imported. For example, I have previously mentioned my love of Brave Fencer Musashi. That title is available on the Japanese PlayStation store for a reasonable 600 yen – roughly six dollars. This is undeniably a much more affordable option than tracking down a copy on eBay.
Even when the older games I want to play are not outrageously priced because of their rarity, they are often priced similarly to current-gen titles. Although I would like to play many older titles and broaden my gaming knowledge, I have a very hard time convincing myself it is worth the extra money. I play games; I don’t have the income as a college student to collect them.
So until I make the disposable income to start a decent collection, I will be waiting for many titles to become available for download.
What games would you like to see remade or re-released for download? Share your picks in the comments.
Delta Force 2. Played that game for 10 years online. I'd love to play it on my 360.
I actually wrote a blog about this a while ago, well... a top 5 list actually, that I'd love to see make way to the Wii U eShop anyway. Check it out; www.gameinformer.com/.../five-classic-games-the-wii-u-eshop-needs-that-aren-39-t-earthbound.aspx
Mega Man X 4.
EVERYTHING! GIVE US EVERYTHING!
I'll take anything really.
I'd prefer hard-copies just thanks to their greater reliability, but I'd take up that offer for just about anything. Can't wait to play Earthbound for the first time.
I would love to be able to download Panzer Dragoon Saga and Lunar 2 Eternal Blue Complete.
The GBC Shantae. Landing a copy of this game costs $200-300. I have no idea why it couldn't happen either, since there are plenty of GBC games available on the eShop already, and Nintendo and WayForward seem to love each other.
wizards and warriors, shadowgate, uninvited, megaman legends 1 and 2, metroid zero mission, battle of olympus.
Odd World Stranger's Wrath and Return to Castle Wolfenstein for XBLA please. :)
Being able to download the PSx classic LSD Dream Emulator in America