October 14, 2005
Man, remember last time when I said this was a slow period in gaming? Well, that apparently goes for people sending in letters, too. :P Of course, I have a feeling there were several letters lost in the spam flood, but I've got the cure for that...but that can wait till the end of this thing. :P
I hope you've all been keeping yourselves busy with all the gaming goodness that's come out lately. I know I have. Things started out wonderfully a few weeks ago, when I managed to score a copy of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne for a stupidly low price. I wish I had gotten this game earlier, because it is absolutely wonderful. Not much plot to speak of so far, but it's insanely fun. And insanely hard, but that's okay. :P
Of course, I got a little sidetracked by another release, one that I've been looking forward to for months: Digital Devil Saga 2. If you've read the past, oh, twenty Mailbag editions, you already know how much I love the original. This sequel is better. Seriously better. I don't know if it's worth a 99% score or not, but it's definitely up there. :P I'm not really digging the music this time around (more guitar, damn you!), but that's my only real quibble with things.
And of course, there's the game I picked up only yesterday: Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow. Yet again, this is another well-built game by the braintrust at Konami. But as much as I'm enjoying it, I think I'm getting tired of the whole Metroidesque vibe. Hopefully the upcoming console Castlevania will be a much needed breath of fresh air for the series.
Well, now that I've bored you to tears with this long winded intro, I guess we can get to the letters. :P