Trading in my sword for the good Professor

Originally posted at GameSpot on May 14, 2008

Another lunch, another trade-in at GameStop. While the $1.50 value I got for Soul Calibur II didn’t quite cover it, I purchased Professor Layton and the Curious Village.

I was a little sad about turning in Soul Calibur II; the game and I just didn’t hit it off. Back in the day, fighting games were the reason I wanted a home video game system, but I just couldn’t get into it this time around.

That’s not to say I’ve sworn of the genre – far from it. I just don’t have the time I need to enjoy it anymore. The time it takes to learn the moves, really get good at a few of the characters – I just don’t have it anymore.

It’s a great game – just not for me right now.

That said, I’m looking forward to Professor Layton and the Curious Village. I bought it since it’s something my wife and I will both enjoy. The question is – when will I get to it? I still have Puzzle Quest waiting in the wings…

So, it turns out fighting games aren’t the problem – I don’t have time for anything!

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