Yesterday was reportedly the last flea market being held at Upper Darby High School, so I scoured the school parking lot for some good deals as I usually do when these things pop up. I managed to pick up Mario Kart Wii for a measly $2, and We Ski and Mass Effect for $5 each.
I rented Mario Kart Wii a while ago when I started using GameFly, and I had only managed to win all of the cups on 50cc when I chose to return it. I haven’t done that much racing online, and I watched my VR score plummet 100 points after two lousy showings with King Boo last night. The 100cc Star Cup still remains out of reach for me, but I’ll win it some day.
We Ski is a prequel to another game I rented through GameFly a while ago, called We Ski and Snowboard. I mainly bought it so that I’d have another game to use with my Wii Balance Board. Of course, when I actually went to test it yesterday, I forgot to start the damn thing up, and had to resort to just using the controller to propel myself down the mountain. Interesting, but I can’t really gauge it until I know how well the Balance Board works with this game.
And then there’s Mass Effect. I foolishly went ahead and bought the PlayStation 2 version of Mass Effect 2 so that I could skip out on going to the game store to buy it for myself, but after playing it for a bit, I found myself lost because it felt like there were people, characters and events that didn’t make sense to me unless I played the first game. Unfortunately, I didn’t have an Xbox 360 or a Mass Effect-capable PC at the time, so I was lost, AND I had blown $60 on a game I simply wound up deleting to make room for other games. This time around, I’m gonna do it right, from beginning to (stupid, stupid) end, as both a male and female Shepard. Who survives? Who dies? Who will Shepard choose to “do the giggity”? I sure as heck don’t know.