Some fairly slim pickings this month. I already bought Sweeney Todd on DVD today. If Okami Wii is still on track, I'll be getting that. I'm halfheartedly looking forward to The World Ends With You, Mario Kart Wii, and Grand Theft Auto IV -- but the title I'm most looking forward to is SNK Arcade Classics Volume 1. I'll likely be picking up the PSP version. Sengoku on the go? Yep, please.
Funny story about Sengoku. I remember vacationing with family down in Florida one summer. I think it was 1992; I was twelve, if I'm not mistaken. Anyway, we came upon a cafe during one of our tourist rounds, which had a NeoGeo arcade kiosk featuring Sengoku. I spent our whole lunch hour there just playing Sengoku, before having to be practically dragged away from the machine to continue on our way. At the time, I remember not only wishing that I could have Sengoku available for play at home (NeoGeo was something I could ill-afford back then), but I also stepped up that wish into one those wild, youthful gaming fantasies that I could somehow have it replicated on a portable system that I could take with me at anytime. How I had the itch to play more of the game that night at the hotel!
Who would've guessed it would take sixteen years to reach such a reality? I should head back down to that same Holiday Inn in Kissimmee this summer after picking up the game. Keep the room's mini-bar stocked, crank up the AC, plop down on the bed, and just play Sengoku. Hell if I know if I'd still actually enjoy the game today, but hey, some fantasies just need fulfilling.