Handhelds are always a very large portion of the gaming industry. This is shown largely by the DS being the second highest-selling gaming console of all time (and the Game Boy not far behind in third place), and right now the 3DS always outselling everything.
This is the final installment of this series of posts about the best 7th gen games, and there’s still quite a few good games left to mention.
Let’s do this!
Note: No particular order
Console, ds, Games, Handheld, import, impressions, Nintendo, Opinion, psp, Retrospective
Talk about not writing about what I said I would… mostly because I’m playing too much stuff at the same time. I’m still planning about writing about some of the things I mentioned before (and more upcoming stuff), but it may come later.
So what’s coming in May… just a couple things, not a whole lot of high-quality stuff. 1 and a half PC releases (Edit: Now 2 and a half), 2 3DS releases, 3 PS3 exclusives, 2 Vita games, somehow 2 360 releases and 7 multiplatform games, (Edit: and an NES game). Those include either games I’m interested in, or games that may or may not be popular… Well, basically anything I feel bears mentioning, whether I’m personally hyped for it or not.
So let’s see if there’s anything interesting.
*Post updated to include an extra PC game, and an extra NES game*
*Post updated again on May 14th to add a new 360 game, what?*
3DS, Console, Games, games of the month, Handheld, NES, Nintendo, PC, ps3, PSN, Vita, wii, XBLA, xbox 360
Finally the revival of a long dead series! Kid Icarus was a great game on the NES, featuring good challenge, fun gameplay with a lot of variety (both horizontal and vertical scrolling levels, plus zelda-style dungeons and a shooter level), great music, great enemy design.. overall a really fun game, with the only down point being the leveling system requiring some grinding (if you want health and weapon upgrades). The sequel was much on the same, but on game boy! Okay, I’ve only played a very little bit of that one as a kid so I don’t really remember it… But I did hear good things about it.
So a whole 25 years after the original (and 21 years after the game boy sequel), it’s quite an event to finally see Pit on the screen again…. well, not counting Brawl of course. So does he live up to his old standards, or should he have remained in obscurity?
3DS, Games, Handheld, Nintendo, Review
It’s Mario. It’s awesome. Do I really need to say more?
Okay, I guess saying just that is really not doing this game justice, since there’s actually a lot to say about it. Its original game design philosophy is something to be commended and that’s what I want to talk about here.
So read on!
3DS, Games, Handheld, Nintendo, Review
Ah E3, a magical time for gamers where all the hottest new games are revealed, new hardware is shown and, outside of the big keynote conferences, more games are announced and tons of games are playable on the showfloor, sometimes for the first time, for journalists top try out and comment on them.
But the biggest part of E3 is definitely the big keynote conferences, namely the ones by Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. I have a few things to say about them after watching them, so let’s go! Keep in mind I’m only talking about the big 3 here, so there’s gonna be no mention of the EA or Ubisoft conferences (despite Ubisoft kicking Microsoft’s ass, and that JUST by showing Rayman Origins footage… but I digress)..
Read on! (wow, I wrote a lot more than I thought I would… Oh well)
3DS, Console, e3, Games, Handheld, impressions, News, Nintendo, ps3, Vita, wii, Wii U, xbox 360
I love Mario sport games. They’re basically always really fun. They take a sport and add various twists to them, making them much more interesting to play than the sports simulators that come out otherwise. As soon as Mario Sports Mix was announced, I was excited for it. Not only is it a Mario sport game, it was 4 Mario sport games.
I haven’t played the game a huge amount of time, and I won’t play it again for a while, which is why I’m writing this as an impressions post rather than a review.
Console, Games, Nintendo, Review, wii
Well this is something I was interested in. What I saw of the gameplay concept before playing it seemed very interesting, and the art looked good. So, while I wasn’t SUPER hyped for this, I definitely wanted to check it out.
I missed out on checking out the demo, so I went at it light-heartedly, and what I found surprised me. A lot.
So read on and see why!
ds, Games, Handheld, Nintendo, Review
This morning I woke up with a box in front of my door, addressed to me. I open it up to find a yellow “?” block.
After hanging it to the ceiling and hitting it from the underside, something came out! (okay, I didn’t really do that… yet)
I’ll say that it looks pretty badass. The paint isn’t perfect, like Peach’s lips aren’t colored at all. And the plastic is a bit on the cheap side. But overall it’s a very nice little statue.
Speaking of little, this is actually fairly small. It’s a good size but… I have a 4 inch tall mario figurine that I bought earlier this year, and it’s actually as slight bit taller than this one.
Anyways, this is a pretty fun Club Nintendo reward, and I’m currently looking as to where to display it in my room…
impressions, Nintendo, sexy