1 June 2012

Countdown to 100

I regard Playstation 2 as the best modern times game console. Not for its technical specs but for the sheer diversity of its enormous game library. No other console can ever reach that. Sometime ago we decided to earn a real-life achievement of acquiring 100 PS2 games. Yes, we would have easily broken the barrier already if we hadn't traded games in the past years before we decided to hang on to every title for the sake of collecting. When we made this "100 games for PS2" goal, we had one rule; we wouldn't grow that number artificially by getting just some crap for cheap, like EA sports titles which are easily up for grabs for a penny. No, each game should be considered something we could still play for real. But of course there are exceptions which brings us to the 90th PS2 title in our collection...

Mighty Mulan

When Disney made the Chinese legend of Mulan into an excellent animated feature in the late 90's (the last good cartoon movie Disney has released...) there were bound to be cheap copies dabbled together straight to video. Mighty Mulan is based on one of them. It's a game only superficially as it's just a collection of sliding puzzles, coloring books and other crap. More than that though, Mighty Mulan features a 50-minutes long animated "movie". It can't be watched as a separate DVD, only through the game menu and lacks every feature a movie on a disc should have, like a chapter select, subtitles or even pause! The movie is a laugh really, with no real effort put into it but this Mulan beats the villain with a Chuck Norris roundhouse kick and that alone is a plausible reason why Mighty Mulan belongs to our game library. And no one sings in it! Thanks to our friend for getting this from a farmer's market jumble sale knowing our 100 PS2 games hunt.

Isn't the cover art convincing? Yeah, thought that much too...

More entries on the subject of getting 100 PS2 games on following days...

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