Dilemma

I’m faced with a bit of a Moral Dilemma.
I recently dug out the PS1 in search for games that I could just play a little bit of without investing a lot of time in.
City of Heroes kinda demands time.
Anyway, turns out I don’t have that many time killer games. Seems I bought all the FF stuff, and stuff like it, and that kinda stuff takes time.
Anyway, while searching for decent quick games i ran across Raiden Project.
I loved Raiden in the arcade, and it pretty much matches the time killer kind of game.
Problem; it’s going for between $50-$150 on ebay.
This is a PS1 game!
I know it’s rare, or at least I’ve now come to that conclusion, but that price is just stupid!
Of course tack on shipping.

Anyway, as I was looking for it today I came across a site that sells “backups” of PS1 games.
For $3 each.
And they have Raiden Project.

What’s a cheap bastard to do?
They also have FF7, of which I don’t have(but paid about $400 for the PC version w/graphics card) and should get.
I don’t feel bad about FF7, but it’s the 10 other games that I want that I feel kinda bad about.

But these games are not easy to find in stores.

Gah!

Normally this wouldn’t be a problem, since I’m cheap and immoral about this kind of thing, but I needed a topic….

2 Comments

  1. flying_squirrel
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    You might need a modded PSX to play “back-ups”… And, while certain RPGs might be tough to find, I’m sure there are lots of used game stores around that have lots of old PSX games.

    FF Tactics can be picked up and put down.

    Harvest Moon, too, but I don’t know how much you’d be into repeatedly watering plants and patting your sheep. Might also be hard to find.

    Driver was kinda fun, which with running away from cops and everything. I don’t think we ever actually played the missions. It might get old fast…

    About all I can think of at the moment…

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  2. sidekickca
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    I have said PS1 with the “mod-chip”.

    I haven’t given up hope that I can actually find this game. FF7 should be easy enough to find, and it’s cheap enough to order.

    I just don’t feel like paying $100 for Raiden though…so the back-up might be the last resort.

    I have Tactics around here, just haven’t done anything with it yet.

    And the stores with the old PS1 games are becoming fewer and farer(?) between. Well, in Ottawa anyway.
    I suppose I could wander down TO way and find some good places.

    You know, I think I found harvest moon….

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