Laharl's back again
Today, top-notch online game retailer NCS has posted up a brand new printing of PS2 cult-classic Disgaea. Used copies of this game have hit as high as $100 on eBay in recent months, so it's exciting to see the off-the-wall strategy RPG available once again in pristine condition for a more reasonable price: $49. Hit NCS' website to get your very own brand new copy. It should slot in nicely alongside the high-quality sequel, Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, which came out this summer and which is still easy to track down. Between the two games... well, see you in 2008.
The grass is always greener - even if it's pixellated
We think we have it good these days, but Nintendo is determined to prove us wrong on two fronts. First, courtesy of Game|Life, we have a look at the list of games that will hit the Wii's Virtual Console in Japan by the end of the year. Sure, a few of them are Japan-only stuff we don't even want, but there are some serious hits and hidden gems in that list, too: Gunstar Heroes, Super Castlevania IV, Donkey Kong Country and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past are just a handful of the top-tier titles. Hit the story for the complete list.
But it doesn't stop there. Just yesterday, we in the GamesRadar offices were lamenting the fact that Club Nintendo, an awesome bonus program the company runs in Japan, still hasn't been introduced in the US. And then today, wouldn't you know it -- Joystiq posted a story complete with some fine examples of the swag the Japanese can get for free... just for being a die-hard Nintendo fan. Using points packed in with every game release, gamers can purchase this stuff. Hit the Joystiq story for a glimpse of what we're not getting, including a universal TV remote that looks mighty familiar.
Not for everyone
Left Behind: Eternal Forces simply isn't a very good game. But it's getting a lot of attention for a couple of reasons: one, because it's based on the phenomenally popular Christian novel series, and two, because it appears to promote violence against non-Christians. As Next Generation reports, one Christian group has come out to publically denounce the game, which is gratifying to those of us who don't like the idea of being gunned down in the streets if the Rapture hits. Kirk Cameron has not commented as of press time.
Battlestations: Midway (PC, 360)
Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel (DS)
Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-earth II - Rise of the Witch-king (PC)
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (PSP)
NBA Street Homecourt (360)
Pocket Racers (PSP)
Red Steel (Wii)
Rogue Warrior (PC, PS3, 360)
Shining Force EXA (PS2)
Sneak King (360)
STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl (PC)
November 29, 2006