Thursday, April 13, 2006

Rez High

I've never spent more than about $15 on a used game before (why pay alot if it's not new?), but the other day I dropped nearly $40 to get a game I never thought I'd see at Gamestop - Rez. This cult classic has been in very short supply until recently. I have no idea why there are so many on eBay now unless a whole batch was dug up in the desert next to the ET landfill.

I've always been curious about this game, but the screen captures always made me feel the game was rather primitive in its graphics. I figured I could always return it under their 7 day policy, making this more of a rent than a purchase. After playing it once I couldn't even imagine returning it! It's an amazing experience of light, music, and rythm that I wish every PS2 owner could have. (Oddly enough, OPM just put the demo on their DVD this month.) It actually made me think of Case's runs in cyberspace from Neuromancer. After my first run, I just sat and stared at the screen.

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