My friend in Singapore was a little surprised when I didn't pick up any games during my recent trip there last month. I suppose this is because he has seen me at my worst, splurging on video games to the point he had to treat me to dinner afterwards as I simply couldn't afford such a lavish meal on my last day there. Yeah I know, I'm embarrassed by that so I made it a point not to let that happen again (the splurging of course, not the lavish meals...)
This time there were a couple of close calls like Shadow of the Damned and No More Heroes Paradise but ultimately it just wasn't as cheap as it looks after converting the dollars. I ended up having enough for a lavish meal this time even though we just had some rather affordable greasy burgers instead.
Today's Play-asia weekly special is pretty enticing, in fact they have been on quite a row recently offering Binary Domain and Never Dead just weeks after release. This week is the big kahuna, Yakuza: Dead Souls as well as Shadows of the Damned on the daily special. The only concern is Shadows happens to be the Japanese version and I didn't have time to see if it was import-friendly or not. The time was 3 hours away from the daily special expiring and there were only a few copies left. Ultimately I just had to take the chance, it's about as cheap as you can find the game selling here and just a tad cheaper than it was in Singapore. Of course, this wouldn't be a story if I failed to mention the hero's trashy looking girlfriend appearing on the cover of the box art as she was curiously absent from the others. Never underestimate the power of the string, my friend now it's time to make some room on my hard disk and game cupboard for my bulging collection.