The Playstation Network is having one of their increasingly common Steam-esque sales. The Summer Sale, this one I believe has more than a few hot hits up for sale at a steep discount. Maybe you realized that living one more day without Greg Hastings Paintball 2 would actually cause you physical pain, like a thousand paper cuts. Or you saw the glaring hole in your existence that could only be filled by the addition of the Duck Dynasty game, available now for the PS3 and the PS4. If either of these are true, PSN has you covered, as it had me covered the other day when I decided to drop some money on these sales, and pick up some games I have wanted to play for a while now, on the cheap.
Now I am a PS Plus member, so some steeper discounts were applied to the items I purchased, but they are still pretty cheap, even without being a PS Plus member. I managed to finally pick up a game I have wanted to play since I heard of it, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc for the PS Vita. Coming in at 16 dollars, this is the cheapest I have ever seen it, physical or digital. I want to know what that bear is all about, damn it. The sequel, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is also at the same low price point, but I am comfortable holding out for now, at least until I know I like the series. As it stands right now, I am relatively certain I will love the games, but who can be sure really?
The other two games I picked up were both actually PSP games that can be played on the Vita. That is amusing because they’re both also strategy RPG’s that first appeared on the PS2, eventually being ported to the PSP. It’s amusing at least to me. It’s also pretty great that buying both games only set me back 8 dollars. Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle was only 2 dollars. At that point it basically got into that “Why not?” pricing area that I normally only say with Steam sales, or Humble Bundles. While Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness was not in that sight-unseen impulse buy area, it was a game I tried a few times to get into, and failed despite actually liking it. Mostly I think it is that I saw and heard how deep that game can go, and frankly it scared/scares the crap out of me. You have battles in the world, you have battles inside your weapons to level them up to have better battles in the world. It is basically the Inception of SRPG’s.
For now, it seems all three of these games are going to be thrown on top of the ever-growing pile of shame that currently haunts every moment I am playing another JRPG that is going to take me dozens of hours. Even so, I am satisfied with the purchases, and definitely the price. I honestly have no clue of Microsoft does sales like this on their console, but they should. A lot of these titles are old, but still completely viable, playable, and fun games that should reach a wider audience that maybe has a tighter wallet. Also I just realized, I think all these games were published by NIS. Ha, didn’t even notice that until just now. So what about you folks, find anything that tickled your fancy on the PSN sales lately?