This was partly inspired by Mark, who has been playing through the Metal Gear Solid games in order this summer. That sounds so fun, so why couldn't I do it? So, with help from the wonderful Kenny of PKMNcast fame, I decided on my games of each generation. I ended up picking the "third" versions, which (of the first three generations, at least) I haven't played. So, in order: Yellow, Crystal, Emerald, Platinum (which I've mostly beaten already..), and then, if I have time, finish up the endgame stuff I have left in B&W. Phew!
Mark and I had the first half of yesterday totally free, so we took a trip to the cities to find some used video game stores for the first three games I needed to pick up. At the first stop, High Score in Chaska, I was happy to see Yellow right away! It was $30, though, and a little dirty.. I was glad to see it, though, because it was a back-up. We left there and stopped at the other location in Shakopee. Yellow was there, too, priced at $35, and the guy who was working didn't even take a second to say hi to us as we walked in. After that, we went to a few Game Centrals (one in Eden Prairie and one in Southdale) and weren't too happy with the condition or prices of any games we found. I was getting a little nervous, though, because at all of these places, I didn't spot a single Crystal or Emerald..
Time was getting short and we had to make it back home soon for a family supper, but we had time for one more stop. Discland in Bloomington. I love that place - a record store, movie store, and used video game store all in one, mixed up with some incense-y stuff, pop culture toys, t-shirts, and body jewelry. The staff is always super friendly and it's just a fun place to walk around and look at stuff.
|Driving to Discland|
Until she told me that she'd let me get away with getting Yellow for free! So.. all three games that I wanted, all for $50? I knew that I couldn't pass that up, especially since all the copies of Yellow that I had found already were at least $30 alone. I went for it, and walked out smiling, since our last stop definitely paid off.