I put a couple hours into Castlevania: Lament of Backtracking the other day. I got bored with it and figured I’d never play it again. I decided that it deserved more than that though so I went back to it on Saturday and really invested some time it. Unfortunately it didn’t change my opinion of the game any. It’s just okay. It’s not a bad game but it’s also not great. Any other month I could see myself really getting into it. The problem is that it came out at the same time as Crimson Skies, which is a fucking great game. When I look at the next couple of weeks and see games like Final Fantasy XI, Top Spin, Call of Duty and Gladius I just can’t imagine investing anymore time in Castlevania for a long time. I decided what I would do is stick it on the shelf and wait for next summer when game releases are few and far between. Then I’ll crack out Castlevania and I’ll probably really enjoy it. Like an old lady canning vegetables for those lean winter months, I’m packing away games now during harvest season in the hopes that they will nourish me through the long dry summer.
We are leaving for the Las Vegas Comic Con on Thursday. We’d love it if you came out and said hi. Our good friend Kiko was originally supposed to share our booth with us. We ended up getting a huge chunk of floor space and the plan was always to split it between PA and Gameskins. Then the Devil Winds showed up. Apparently the fires are raging just a few miles from Kiko’s house. Personally I’d say there is no better time to go to Vegas but apparently he doesn’t feel the same. He has decided to stay and battle the Devil Winds. The problem for us is that Kiko was supposed to bring the shelves. I understand this is not as big a problem as losing your house to a wild fire but it still puts us out a bit. So those of you who come to Vegas will be treated to a giant empty booth where you will see all of our merchandise scattered around the floor in piles. It should be pretty funny.
For those of you unable to make it to Las Vegas this weekend there is still hope. Our online store is up and running again. Please feel free to go there and purchase things .That is what it’s there for after all.