Tales of Symphonia 2 and Tales of Vesperia seem to have picked up an official European release date. As those who have previously read my blog would know, this pleases me greatly. Now all that needs to be done is to announce Tales of the World 2 and I can finally completely forgive Namco for it's sins against the European gaming world, which rest entirely upon their refusal to release several incredible games over here.
In other news, I placed a preorder for Persona 4 as soon as the oppurtunity opend up. I look forward to playing it and I hope that it shall last me as long as Persona 3: FES has. I seem to have adopted the stand point of one who plays one gameof interest until the next is released, this is mainly because the vast majority of game releases either bore me or disgust me. Take for example the vast amount of shovelware being released on the DS at the moment. I brought a DS for some quality entertainment with some innovative twists, not for Yet More Brain Training or whatever they are have made now. The only thing that is currently slated for DS release that I give a damn about is the next Kingdom Hearts game, unless they've announced some actual games for the console since I last checked.
I believe the main issue of this is caused by Japenese developers not releasing the games they have out there in Europe, where I live. We've missed out on two Tales games and several other good looking rpgs. Though the release of Castlevania: Order of Ecclessia does please me somewhat, despite it's release being delayed for a looong time.
Unless things turn around I may sell my DS after I've completed KH: 359/2 days, and it would be the first time I've ever sold a console.
If anyone can point out some good DS games to me I would honestly appreciate it, I don't want to hate the console or those who actually put effort into making some good games, so please feel free to disagree and prove me wrong.