I’m sure that those who got a PS2 in the first year or so remember that great feeling of accomplishment when they *FINALLY* got their hands on one and then they got it home and… there were no games. I mean, there was nothing out there worth playing. It wasn’t until around Final Fantasy X that there was finally a game worth getting and that was more than a year after the PS2 was released in the first place. (Seriously: from March 2000 until July 2001.)
Now, after that, the good games started coming out. GTA 3, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3, all kinds of good stuff. But, man, until FFX? You were playing your old PSX games and deflecting questions about why it was so freakin’ important to get this dang black box.
And as I was googling stuff about the game this morning, I learned that the United Arab Emirates has been selling its physical copies a couple of weeks early. So the UAE has pretty much come out and said “please don’t ship games to us until after the release date”. That said, if you’re going to break the rules and hobble yourself down the line for a two-week early chance to play a game, this looks like the game to do it for.
Though, honestly, I probably will wait for Cyberpunk 2077 until I start making noises to Maribou about how the PS3 is making weird noises.
So… what are you playing?