Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Friday, October 20, 2006

So Many Awesome Acronyms

Need For Speed: Most Wanted. Neat-o.

I like Japan. I like Sony products. I like the Playstation 2. I like "Need For Speed" (NFS). I like losing my BMW M3 in a race. I like starting at the bottom with $30,000 cash. I like buying a new, cheap car to race with. I like working my way up the Black List to win back my M3.

I should be able to find some sweet PS2 games at awesome prices with the Playstation 3 making its debut in mid November.

Race car games are the neatest. I like the kind where I can race a car and win money. Then use that money to buy parts and modify my race car. I've played a few of the Gran Turismo and other similar games on my friend ST3's PS2. I enjoy them. They make me go 'Wheeee!'

I'm really excited to see which Castlevania games are available for the PS2. I've been a Castlevania freak since the first one came out for the NES. Simon's Quest followed and to this day I still think it's the best. The music, unlike the horrible rap in so many modern games, is original and phenomenal - especially when entering the castle ruins to burn Dracula's body parts.

Castlevania 3: Dracula's Curse featured ground-breaking visuals with an extra graphic chip built right into the game. No wonder it cost me a whopping $85 back in 1990. Didn't matter to me though. If anybody knows how to make a jaw-dropping game, it is Konami.

I'm such a Castlevania nerd that I had the C-III castle layout map pinned up in my closet years after the SNES and even the PS1 came out. My desktop theme at work even features a sombre Belmont holding his trusty whip and looking upward. Is he looking up to the heavens for good luck? Perhaps. I imagine he's staring up at Dracula's tower from a village far below.

Me thinks some shopping is in order tonight. The Halloween decorating will have to wait. I have some SAW-ing (Skeleton Ass-Whipping) to do.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you go WHEEE in the bathroom and not in your pants!

12:26:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

Pants are for wusses.

2:16:00 PM

Blogger mmat said...

so which is better on the martini scale - Gran Turismo 4 or Need for Speed Most Wanted?

3:39:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

I've joined the PS2 family way late in the game, on the dawn of the PS3. I haven't played Gran Turismo 4 yet.

So far, I really like NFS Most wanted, however.... there is an unlockable DeLorean in GT4. So my vote goes to GT4. Which I must now buy.

5:15:00 PM

Blogger Ellie Creek Ellis said...

just because you love halloween so much, i thought i would make you druel.

i give piano lessons to a little 2nd grader and i give guitar lessons to her mother. she told me that next week, she won't be here but her daughter will. it seems ms. guitar's mother LOVES halloween, so this year they are going to Romania...specifically Transylvania...and will be attending a Halloween party on 10/31, in Dracula's Castle. Jealous?

11:08:00 AM

Blogger Vengelyne said...

I had this NFS: Most Wanted game, but it never excited me. =P The only car and driving game that I like is Burnout.

I have easily 30-40 PS2 games and I can honestly say that I've only completed not even 5 of those. I like RPGs like Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II, but sadly there aren't a lot of good RPG games. I don't like Final Fantasy. And a lot of PS2 games can't hold my attention for long... :|

Anyways, I just compiled a list of PS2 games to shop for. Lemme share 'em with you:
1) Justice Leage Heroes
2) Bully
3) Reservoir Dogs
4) Destroy All Humans 2
5) Okami
6) God Hand

12:35:00 AM

Blogger Vengelyne said...

Oops, typo up there. The first game should be Justice League Heroes. =P

12:36:00 AM

Blogger Monogram Queen said...

Mmmm not a vid game fan but the hubs is. He prefers racing and football games though :) I think i'd like the dracula games if I gave them a whirl

10:12:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

ms. creek - that's amazing! Yes, I am totally jealous. Suz and I have been trying for 2 years to get into Salem, Mass. for their 'Ween bash, but the waiting list for hotels is years long.

Venge - thanks for the list. I just picked up GT4 and Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams (which I completely love) and I'm dying to pick up Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, but every store is sold out.

I nearly bought Okami, but chose Onimusha instead. Now, I think I'll go back for Okami. Thanks!

2:38:00 PM

Blogger Rainypete said...

Me and my Xbox are chrincally hooked on The Burnout games. Back in the NES Days it was Metroid for me baby! Oh, and Castlevanie III, but mostly Metroid.

3:30:00 PM

Blogger Louisiana said...

Me thinks you and my boys would have a great many hours playing away.

Hope you have been well.

5:18:00 PM

Blogger Ham said...


Jeez louise. I know what I'm buying Bri for Christmas.

And them I'll never see him ever again.

1:03:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

One of my all-time favourite games, and possibly one of the best games ever created in the history of video gaming, was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

I had a look on the net for a black-label version for sale, (not a Greatest Hits re-release) and found ONE. I just don't have a spare $312 U.S. dollars for it.

12:16:00 PM

Blogger honkeie said...

castlevanina...OMFG I had the on the original game boy...you know the one with the green screen haha.

12:32:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

I remember that one. I hated how everything "ghosted" on the screen. But I think that was the Game Boy, not Castlevania.

2:18:00 PM


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