Obscure is now out in the US, and I found it brand new for $20. I also tracked down Echo Night Beyond brand new for a mere $7 over the weekend, which seems like a pretty good deal. Doom 3 is now out for Xbox too.
Lately I’ve been playing through Silent Hill 4, which is quite weird. The game itself is enjoyable, but the pacing is very strange: there are (apparently) no bosses, nor have there really been any climactic points in the story yet. The game has just recently gone from being very easy to being very hard, which is frustrating. It seems like the source of this frustration are a few types of enemies that cannot be killed. They are a source of infinite damage, but of course only limited health items are available. My life bar has been at about 10% for the last two hours of play, and dying all the time is really starting to get annoying. The game is fun and the story is interesting, but the progression is very strange.