Virtual Console Monday: Gaiden III And Phantasy Star II

By Steve West 2008-02-18 19:58:49 discussion comments
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Iíve been on a Gaiden kick the last few days. At least when Iím not playing Rock Band, which has finally gotten its claws into me. Just two nights ago I decided to see how far I could get before dying in Tecmoís original Hyabusa adventure. The answer was 5-2, not bad but certainly a failing compared to my younger days. This week brings Ninja Gaiden III and Phantasy Star II to the Wii Virtual Console.

This week the offering by Nintendo more than make up for the crap fest weíve seen lately. Personally I never beat Gaiden III, and itíll be nice to go back and finish the NES trilogy after all this time. You can pick up Ryuís further adventures for 500 Wii Points.

If I have to hear any more about the amazing super powers gained whilst playing a Phantasy Star game Iíll inject heroine into my temple. I get it. Itís an old and amazing JRPG. Not only that, but yes the games are that damn good. And yes, Iíll probably pick this up at some point. But if youíre at a game store and see me standing there looking apprehensive about a Lost Odyssey purchase, please donít regale me with tales of superior JRPGís. I know they exist. And now Phantasy Star II exists on Virtual Console for 800 Wii Points.
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