Holiday Guide 2005

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posted 12/13/2005 by The GN Staff
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Tyler Sager- Senior Staff Writer

While I would be happy to see a shiny new Xbox 360 under my tree come Christmas morning, I’m just thinking that’s not going to happen.  Instead, my Christmas list consists of some great games that I somehow missed through the past year.

Actually, most of my wishlist titles are PS2 games this year, as I’ve managed to pick up most of the interesting PC games.  Shadow of the Colossus has been calling to me from the store shelves for a while now.  I’m a sucker for non-traditional games, and this beauty from the makers of Ico is almost irresistible.  I’d also like to hit the slopes again with SSX On Tour, as I’ve been a long-time fan of the series. 

To scratch my RPG itch, Dragon Quest 8 looks to do the trick.  I just need a dose of RPG goodness every so often, or I start to get cranky.  Moving to handhelds, I wouldn’t mind finding Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones for the GBA to help pass the time on the long holiday drives. 

On the PC side of things, there’s really only one title I feel I need:  Civilization IV.  Yes, I almost feel ashamed that I haven’t picked this gem up yet, but I’m sure that Santa will be kind this year. (note from the editor: Tyler just got his review copy in the mail so he's all good but this is still a game the strategy gamer in your life needs).

And finally, on my “it’ll never happen” list, I would be ecstatic if Square Enix made a surprise announcement about Kingdom Hearts 2 actually releasing before next year.  Wishful thinking, I know, but it is that time of year for miracles…

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