Yeah, yeah… we missed another month on the podcast. Go ahead. Sue us. I’ve got a perfectly fine excuse (moving!).
In going through my feeds today, I noticed a couple good deals. One that stuck out to me was Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock being sold for a mere $9.99 over at Best Buy (360 / PS2 / Wii).
Now that we’ve progressed into the realms of Rock Band and World Tour (and… sure… Rock Revolution, if you so desire), what kind of benefit or reason do you see for picking up one of the “antiquated” versions of these games? I picked up Guitar Hero III on release date and played the heck out of it, and while I revisit it occasionally for a couple songs and the increased difficulty level, it rarely makes an extended stay in the 360’s disc drive. No-one can sing or drum along, and when the other two games are sitting right there, it is not a very difficult decision which to keep in.
How about you all, though? If you have not yet picked up Guitar Hero III, does the ridiculous $10 price point sway you? Is the lack of export/compatibility with newer game-engines and (full band) instruments still keeping you away? Do you not even like to play the guitar/bass parts of songs in the first place?
I could have sworn I posted about this game and its price(s) previously on the blog. I even took pictures of it. Guess I never did anything with them. Regardless, as you can see in the below picture, that’s three red stickers placed over each other, indicating a clearance price-drop each time.
Yes, that’s right. Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, the apparent cause of Gerstmanngate, is down to a hilarious $9.98 on clearance at Target.
I love good deals. I can’t pass them up! It’s one of my biggest faults… err… weaknesses… no, wait…
So the back corner of my local Target has a shelf where they throw all of their clearance electronics, which also includes video games. I’ve picked up a couple good things here and there (like some Lego Star Wars game on 360 that I’ll probably never play for ~$5), and always make a point to head back there when we find ourselves at the store (which, honestly, feels like every other day).
The picture kinda sucks, but that is Final Fantasy XII for the PS2 running a nice $9.98. I picked up the “Collector’s Edition” version a couple years back at the GameStop “Game Daze” sale for about $20, I think. If I didn’t already have it, I probably would have grabbed it today. Never played it, though 😛
Here’s a pretty good one. $3 off the standard $20 “Greatest Hits” is a nice little extra bonus. I picked up the first God of War game at Target for $15 on a similar sale a while back, and it’s another one I haven’t played :P.
That reminds me… I still need to post up that Top 10 list of PS2 games I own and haven’t played…
So while I didn’t actually pick up either of those two, I did grab NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams on the Wii. It was sitting on the shelf there a few weeks back for $35, but I checked Amazon on the iPhone and saw it was selling there for $30, so I passed it by. Today it was down to $25, so I picked it up.
We’re recording episode three later today…!