So that's every game that Squaresoft, Enix or Square Enix either developed or published (or both) on PS2 in the United States (well, except Grandia II, which was published by Ubisoft in America but Square in Japan and I really want to buy it -- so deal with it).
Collecting them seems fun because they make and publish good games and, hey, used Squeenix PS2 games are probably the cheapest they've ever been and will ever be (well, most of them). Right now is the calm before the storm where we'll watch them steadily go back up in value. I predict a black label FFX goes for at least $70 in about seven years or so.
I guess I'll make a new entry every time I get a few more games in the collection and since I'm as CAG as they come, I'll post prices I paid (all from GameStop unless otherwise indicated, some prices were paid a few months ago, some recently, so not all prices reflect current GameStop rates).
WHAT I HAVE:
WHAT I NEED:
- Driving Emotion Type-S ($2)
- Final Fantasy X-2 ($15)
- Final Fantasy XI ($30, PC version so no PS2)
- Final Fantasy XII ($12)
- Final Fantasy XII Collector's Edition ($12)
- Star Ocean: Till the End of Time ($18)
- Unlimited Saga ($8)
- Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria ($12, eBay)
USED TO HAVE but sold and now want again obviously, with current GS used prices:
- Dragon Quest VIII ($10)
- Final Fantasy X ($13)
- Front Mission 4 ($5)
- Grandia III ($20)
- Kingdom Hearts ($10)
- Kingdom Hearts II ($15)
- Radiata Stories ($15)
- Romancing SaGa ($10)
HAVE NO EXPERIENCE WITH and wouldn't mind some of your input on:
- Bouncer, The ($5)
- Dawn of Mana ($20)
- Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII ($13)
- Drakengard ($8)
- Drakengard 2 ($10)
- Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel ($15)
- Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir ($15)
- Grandia II ($13)
- Grandia Xtreme ($13)
- Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories ($25)
- Musashi: Samurai Legend ($5)
- Robot Alchemic Drive ($10)
At current prices it looks like this'll be $260, ouch (well GS EDGE card will help a tiny bit, and definitely some 25% off and some b2g1free coupons).
I'll have to take it slow and start with the cheap games and wait a while to give higher priced ones some time to devalue a bit, if at all.
So what are some of the more under-the-radar-sleeper-hit Squeenix games that I should focus on first? I've really been wanting to play Robot Alchemic Drive to see if the dual analog robot leg control works well.
Also, as bad as the reviews have been, I'm still really interested in Dawn of Mana.