C'mon, if three fantastic Castlevania games in one package doesn't sway you to pick up a Sony PlayStation Portable, what would? That's oversimplifying the issue, of course, but I'm really surprised at how much I now want a PSP just because The Dracula X Chronicles is coming to the system. Then there's that new Ratchet and Clank adventure plus those Mega Man games I've wanted to explore. Gaming sure can be an expensive hobby.
Speaking of being swayed, over the last decade we've watched poor Sonic the Hedgehog go from gaming powerhouse to lackluster disappointment. Recent games in the series just haven't lived up to the character's potential nor the legacy of the original Sega Genesis adventures. Last year's next generation Sonic the Hedgehog seems to be a new low for Sega's blue boy. However, Sonic and the Secret Rings for the Nintendo Wii has some good buzz around it in that it might actually be, well, fun. I don't know about the rest of you, but I desperately need a new solid Sonic title to reaffirm my faith in Sega and Sonic Team. Are you prepared to risk a dud purchase in the hopes that Secret Rings may actually be good? Or have you been burned too many times by this fading franchise? Let's hear your thoughts on this one. I know I'm curious. I've already started reviewing the game for AMN, so rest assured that you'll be hearing my thoughts on this one soon.