No, I'm not talking about the district. Though, someone like wrex would be more suitable talking about it ^_^ (i'm still waiting on pt.2 of Akihabara :P). I'm actually talking about DJ MAX Portable 2 and the title is in reference to this song I downloaded a while ago by someone called DJ Max w/ the song obviously titled Sangenjaya ;) ^^. This post is mainly a purchase/thought rant for those who care.
For those who've been following, I did an entry on DJ MAX Portable last month and have influenced even johnny to get/track to down the Korean version of this game. So it's no surprise that i'm a fan of the game (and series) thanks to my friend, or maybe it should be NO THANKS. Since I didn't have a PSP at the time when the Prestige Box came out. I mentioned I would get the LE of DJMAXP2 when that one came out. Well, it was announced last month and for those who aren't rabid game news gurus, the LE is called Orpheus Package and it comes it two flavas: Night Black and Metallic Silver and there's only 1000 of the produced. So yeah, they're really LIMITED. You can check out what comes inside these beauties at Ruliweb of course. While the Orpheus package costs about 90-100 bucks US if you buy it in Korea, Play-Asia was selling it for 150 bucks US, not including shipping. They're the only import shop known that had preorders for the both Night Black and Metallic Silver. They were also tricky by not announcing when they had preorders, thus, one had check their site almost daily to see when they would go up. So it wasn't until last week that they discretely put up preorders in the morning. Night Black was sold out immediately, w/ Metallic Silver following not long after. However, preorders were put up once again later on in the day and NB was gone once again w/ MS being presold by the next morning. Well, being the game guru that i am, i managed to snag a Night Black during the morning of the preorders, as I was just surfing on the net during class, pretending to take notes :P.
Now as you see, this game costs me just over 200 bones CDN and i'm like thinking, "that's fucking expensive.". So i'm currently in a dilemma. Do I want the LE or not? I had thoughts of selling it on ebay (a preorder went for 300 bucks US recently) and just burning the soundtrack. I would get the game afterwards with profits. But I would think "hey, this is a really rare collector's item." . Thus, I'm currently undecided as I got to see how I fare by the end of the month financially. As money should be spent on needs not wants (yeah, like i listen to myself all the time ;)). My social life isn't making this any easier either. Oh well, we'll see.
And I'll finish off as always w/ the latest Famitsu reviews (heh, quite a few girly games next week due to White Day):
Sonic to Himitsu no Ring [Sonic and the Secret Rings] (Wii, Sega): 9 / 8 / 8 / 7 - (32/40)
Theme Park DS (NDS, EA): 7 / 7 / 7 / 7 - (28/40)
Survival Kids: Lost in Blue 2 (NDS, Konami): 8 / 7 / 7 / 7 - (29/40)
Bionicle Heroes (NDS, EA): 6 / 6 / 7 / 6 - (25/40)
Kaseki Chou-Shinka Spectrobes (NDS, Disney): 6 / 7 / 7 / 6 - (26/40)
Tokimeki Memorial: Girl's Side: 1st Love (NDS, Konami): 7 / 8 / 8 / 8 - (31/40)
KuruPoto (NDS, Starfish): 5 / 5 / 5 / 5 - (20/40)
KuruKuru Princess: Figure de KiraKira Koori no Angel (NDS, Spike): 6 / 7 / 6 / 7 - (26/40)
SpongeBob to Nakamatachi (NDS, THQ): 6 / 6 / 4 / 7 - (23/40)
Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan DS (NDS, Bandai Namco): 9 / 8 / 8 / 8 - (33/40)
Tottoko Hamutaro Haai! Hamu-Chans no Hamu Hamu Challenge! Atsumare Haai! (NDS, Marvelous): 7 / 6 / 7 / 6 - (26/40)
Garouden Break Blow: Fist or Twist (PS2, ESP): 7 / 8 / 6 / 6 - (27/40) - Heh, I was semi-interested since this is a fighting game, looks like a pass for me
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 (PS2, EA): 7 / 7 / 7 / 6 - (27/40)
Shijou Saikyou no Teishi: Kenichi (PS2, Capcom): 7 / 8 / 8 / 6 - (29/40) - This mediocre score won't stop me from gettin' as Miu and the chicks are hawt. Too bad Shigure (who's the hawtest) isn't playable. Anyways, i'm just looking forward to this cuz it's a CAPCOM FIGHTING GAME!!
Kiniro no Corda 2 (PS2, Koei): 8 / 7 / 8 / 9 - (32/40)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab (PS2, THQ): 7 / 7 / 6 / 7 - (27/40)
G1 Jockey Wii (Wii, Koei): 8 / 8 / 8 / 7 - (31/40)
Vitamin X (PS2, D3): 70 / 85 / 85 / 75
Shijou Saikyou no Teishi: Kenichi (PS2, Capcom): 80 / 70 / 70 / 75
Kiniro no Corda 2 (PS2, Koei): 90 / 95 / 80 / 90
If you want the full uncropped version of the pics, go to Ruliweb for the full watermarked version :P.
March 9th '07 9:28 AM edit: too lazy to make a real post. i just want to note that the Queen's Blade Anthology comic is up for preorder at AJ, though i guess ppl won't be getting it from AJ now. The book is to be released near the end of April. If I do get it, i'll probably get it in May along w/ Zwei 3 ;). The reason I may get this, is only cuz Hisayuki did the cover for this book (Hisayuki finished the cover only a week ago) just like some of the HiME comic anthology books (which i sorta regret buying as the art from the other artists are meh, some stories were funny though). Details on the comic and ppl involved can be read at Amiami's link. Not many from the QB staff. I'm on the fence w/ this one, i'll see if i submit later ^^.