Last night I went to Best Buy with the intention of buying a portable RPG for my upcoming plane ride to England. I chose that particular store because it is close to home and closes late, not because it doesn’t suck. Looking for Contact for the DS, I had a myriad of experiences that I’d like to now share with you.
– The PS3 demo kiosk is not working. Some racing game is stuck at the course selection screen and there is a short loop of bad heavy rock music playing. This same game crashed at the same spot at the same Best Buy a few weeks ago. I’m not sure if that store got a bad kiosk or if all the kiosks are that awesome. I do know I’m not closer to spending a months rent on PS3, though.
– I watched someone play the new Sonic game on the 360. He repeatedly fell to his death. Sonic runs very fast but the levels have a lot of dead ends and nooks to get stuck in, not to mention endless endless pits. Not having played the game it’s probably a bad idea to review it, but it sure looks like it sucks.
– A Best Buy employee was doing his best to sell Dirge of Cerberus to a mother who obviously didn’t have a clue about games. I overheard him say, “the great thing about this game is…” Unless he ended that sentence with “how gracefully it flies through the air and into walls,” I think he may have been deceiving her.
– Finally, there was a dearth of worthwhile GBA games. I was contemplating picking up Summon Nights 2 and Super Robot Taisen 2 if the drawings on the cases were pretty enough, but I found neither. Instead, titles like Dogz, Barbie Secret some stupid crap, Unfabulous, and Catz littered the racks. At least they had Contact.