I don't lack for motivation to play games, but I do my share of reveling in the culture of it as well.
Being something of a freak for boxed copies of old games, I am not ashamed to admit that I have watched videos of people doing nothing more than showing off their collection (which is somehow always more impressive than my own!) and giving the backstory as to the game's historical significance, what makes it worth preserving, and what it means to them.
Sometimes the answer to that last point - as is the case for my copy of Crystal Warriors - is that the box art is killer and I wanted to see it whenever I entered my game room.
This is once of those fleeting instances, and I can feel PN's scorn from here, when the American box art was superior to the Japanese. JRPGs of the '90s tended to replace the colorful anime girls with stock "western" fantasy art when it came overseas, but this is a case where it's tastefully done and I think it looks great.
Ogre Battle 64 is unfortunately far more in line with expectations. I should really be displaying something else.
Posted April 6th
hello I heard my name
googled the box art for that game and lol @ the shitty western version
yours looks eye-catching and fun and I can see why you'd like to display it
Posted April 6th
Damn Famov, nice Ogre Battle CIB. Those go for over $100. Very nice collection you have there.
=...Or am I just nuts.
Not at all. I have watched all sorts of games/reviews/opinons and never picked up the game. The Yakuza series is case and point.
I also like listening to people's opinions about random things also even if I am not much into them myself. There was this podcast I listened to alot called Retro Domination and it was pretty enjoyable to listen to them get into vintage games that I've never seen before.
Posted April 7th
by Forte Lambardi