Alright, here's what I've got for my 'Cube:
- Beach Spikers: Virtua Beach Volleyball (SEGA)
Decent game, I guess. Bought it because it was <$10.
- Eternal Darkness
Creepy, atmospheric psychological thriller. Could probably be best compared to Resident Evil, but personally, I like ED much better than RE. Got it for <$20.
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and OoT: Master Quest bonus disc
Good stuff, although rather unnecessary now with the new Zelda Collection disc, unless you're a Zelda nut and have to have Master Quest, which is otherwise unavailable.
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
- Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
Just picked this up the other day for $29.99 at Target. So far, it's basically just a GameCube version of 1999's Mario Golf for the N64, but that was great, and this is shaping up to be great as well.
- Metroid Prime
- Resident Evil
It's just a prettier version of the old-school PlayStation version.
- Star Wars: Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II
- Star Wars: Rebel Strike: Rogue Squadron III: Limited Edition Preview Disc
Bought it only for the 1983 Atari game, which is apparently also on the full version of the game, which I have yet to pick up.
- Super Mario Sunshine
Eh. . . Lost interest early on. Decent game, I guess. Just not the revolutionary experience that we got with Super Mario 64 a few years before.
- Super Monkey Ball
Great, if not
frustrating impossible at times. Plenty for the single player to do, but it shines in multiplayer. A lot of fun, and the sequel's supposed to be pretty good, too.
- Super Smash Bros. Melee
Good game, just not my thing. Probably another game where the multiplayer experience is better than the single-player's.
My GameCube want list:
- Mario Kart: Double Dash
- Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
If I've got an extra $20 in my pocket, and find this new for that or less, I'll get it. No rush.
- Star Wars: Rebel Strike: Rogue Squadron III
Waiting for either a price drop, or for more details to come in about the "Rogue Squadron Trilogy", which has been rumored to be coming to the XBox sometime next fall, perhaps to coincide with the DVD release.
Another one I've been hearing some good things about is the new Pac Man World 2/Pac-Man Vs.
game, which can be found at Target for $19.99. World 2 is your typical, crappy platformer-type game, I believe, but Vs. is supposed to be the highlight here. From what I hear, the multiplayer is really fun and good.
Also heard a lot of positive stuff about Viewtiful Joe
Now, there are a few games which are available for one or two of the other systems, and personally, in those cases, my buying strategy is this:
I don't know if that makes any sense or not, but basically, if a game comes out for both the 'Cube and the PS2, for example, I'll go for the 'Cube version (thinking about Bounty Hunter
here). Likewise, if a game (thinking of the two Jedi Knight
games) comes out for both the XBox and the 'Cube, I'll always take the XBox versions. And obviously, if something comes out for all three systems, I'll take the XBox versions over the other two.
Other recommendations for your 'Cube (if you don't have them already, of course) would be a (wireless) WaveBird controller, which kick the crap out of the regular corded controllers, and the 251 Memory Card, which is plenty big (if you're not putting sports saves on there, anyway).
And if you're feelin' especially crazy, you might even pick up a Game Boy Player for your 'Cube for around $50. It plugs into the bottom of the 'Cube, and will basically allow you to play any Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance game ever made, through your 'Cube, on your big TV.