Category: Retro Gaming

Now that I’m a home owner, I have a proper office/man cave/Room of Doom! That being said, I’m long overdue for some new office furniture. I guess a quick trip to Ikea would fix that little problem. There’s way too much wood grain in my office for my liking. For now, I’ll just have to make do with what I’ve got.

Speaking of which, here’s a picture of my current retro console setup! On the top shelf I’ve got a Gamecube, PS2 Slimline, Wii, a Japanese PS2, and a Dreamcast. On the bottom shelf is a Japanese Saturn, a modified original Xbox and a JVC X’Eye. On the floor are my PC Engine DUO RX and Super Famicom. Barely in frame on the left is a Super Nintendo!

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As you may or may not know, I collect video games. I play them as well but I find I end up buying more than I actually play. My gaming backlog is shockingly ginormous. For instance, I’ve got scores of RPG games I haven’t even touched. My wife has played 90% of them and has thankfully remained spoiler free.

Well as a creature of habit, I have picked up a few games over the last week or so to add to the collection. Sin & Punishment Successor of the Earth

First and foremost, I have scored a minty copy of Tsumi to Batsu: Hoshi no Keishosha (Sin & Punishment: Successor of the Earth) for the Nintendo 64 off of Ebay. As a big fan of the game’s developer, Treasure, I’ve wanted to play this game for the longest time and finally got the chance when it was released for the Wii Virtual Console. After playing it, I had to have the real deal.

There’s a surprising amount of English voice acting in this game. Most of it is pretty good, although the compression used for the audio clips make them sound a tad tinny.

Graphically, the game looks great despite the N64 blurry textures. This game was released in 2000, very late in the Nintendo 64’s life span (Sega’s Dreamcast had launched 2 years prior and Sony’s Playstation 2 would see it’s launch a few months later).

Here’s the Japanese commercial, via Youtube:

Stay tuned for more…