With the end of Lent, my self-imposed ban on DVD buying ended. Ironically, most stores were closed that day, so it wasn't until last night that I got out to buys some DVDs from a local secondhand shop and Best Buy. The latter had Jackie Chan's First Strike (AKA Police Story 4)and The Truth About Cats and Dogs (a pleasant update of Cyrano de Bergerac, but nowhere near as brilliant as Roxanne) on the sale rack, so I grabbed those. For some reason I can't fathom, the secondhand store had a Mei Ah Chinese import of an obscure Michelle Yeoh/Tony Leung/Donnie Yen wuxia film, Butterfly & Sword. Naturally I grabbed it, and a copy of Resident Evil: Code Veronica X.
Here are my impressions from the short get-acquainted session I played last night with RE:CVX:
- OK, this game looks pretty cool. Good buildup of tension...it sux0rz to only have a knife.
- I see Capcom kept the door animations and sound effects around from the first game...
- Uh oh, a zombie, and I still only have a knife
- More zombies coming out of the ground?! Bad news!
- Well, I'm dead.
I'm still enjoying DOA 2 Hardcore. I. Last night, by beating the story mode with no continues, I unlocked Kasumi's sera-fuku costume. w00t!
I haven't been playing Mortal Kombat Trilogy very much. I'm embarrassed to admit that although I've scraped some of the rust off my Kombat skillz, the difficulty level of this game seems to be cranked up way out of proportion. (The computer's reflexes make it nearly impossible to win after a point; it can always launch the precise countermove.) Mortal Kombat 3 was the first game I ever played on the PlayStation, and it's cool to own a copy; I just approach it like a coin-op game: play until there's no more point to continuing. (It's a testament to how much I like MKT that I'm willing to do that; I generally either focus on beating a game or don't play it at all.)