I had been digging through boxes at my parents’. Fortunately, the ones filled with my console games had been stored far above the ground, and there was no damage.
Anyway, I had a single goal, since a single of my consoles is in any usable shape right now: to find my copy of Kessen 3, and hopefully the complete manual released as two extra books in the Koei fashion (you never milk enough your fans). And today, finally, in an obnoxious-looking box on the upper floor of a locker, here they all were!
I still needed to open the defective CD tray of my Playstation 2. It turned out to actually be super easy: after a failed attempt with a clipper, I just needed to slide a credit card, in the manner they unlock doors in American fictions.
I have jumped back into it and the game holds up quite well (RTS meets beat’em’up!) although it sports that weird trend of very awkwardly comical cutscenes (I remembered those in Dynasty Warriors 3, but I just witnessed Imagawa’s death, and it was pathetic).