I’ve been playing Pokemon since the day the Red/Blue came out in America in 1998, but was a fan for about a year before just because of all the hype it was getting. To this day Red/Blue is the only game where I caught ‘em all legitimately (minus Mew, there were never any events that I knew of to get it here, so I gamesharked that one), and Silver/Gold is the last one I played all the way through to the end (I don’t think I beat the Elite 4 in any other up until Y). I’ve always been a fan of the series, and it’s one that just keeps refining its formula over time.
So this is the new generation of Pokemon, and the hype was pretty high. I’ll just make this a quick little post, since I think by now everyone knows if the game is good or bad anyways.
…So let’s go!
3DS, Games, Handheld, impressions, Review
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
Yeah, so this was one of my most hyped games this year. I saw videos for this during E3 2012 and I was hooked. Moreso when I actually ended up playing the E3 demo (which was called “Project P-100” at the time) and loving every second of it.
Not only is it one of the first few games worth actually buying a Wii U for, but it’s a new first-party Nintendo license, and it was developed by the masters at Platinum Games.
So read on and see why I liked this!
Console, Games, impressions, Rant, Review, Wii U
So the Wii U hasn’t been doing too well, but that’s because of a massive lack of worthwhile exclusive games (and because of an industry that’s generating fewer sales and a fanbase that hates fun games), and this is basically the first interesting game since launch back in November last year.
Pikmin gets the ball rolling on the Wii U, and is the first of many cool releases for the rest of the year (the others being The Wonderful 101, Wind Waker HD, Sonic Lost World, Super Mario 3D World and hopefully Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze… and there’s some 3rd party crap too… and next year has Smash, Mario Kart and Bayonetta 2 lined up, so the system is finally starting to do well games-wise). While it failed to move the Wii U much on its own yet, I do think it will be a contributing factor to higher Wii U sales later on in the year, as it will finally have a library of games worth buying for.
So let’s talk about the Wii U’s first real gem! Let’s go!
Console, Games, impressions, Review, Wii U
Well I’ve been once again slow on posting, but I do want to post a couple things this in Ocotober. Namely a handful of reviews, but a few other things too.
Anyways… Here’s what’s coming out in October: 3 Wii U games, 3 3DS games, 2 PS3 games, 7 multiplats and 1 Vita game. There’s a couple things of actual note here.
Usual disclaimer: Those include either games I’m interested in, or games that may be/become popular… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning, whether I’m personally hyped for it or not.
3DS, Console, Games, games of the month, Handheld, impressions, ps3, Rant, Vita, Wii U, xbox 360
I wasn’t planning on getting this game so early, but there was a deal I couldn’t pass up in Canadian Best Buys. Basically I could trade-in a single game to get it for free, and for whatever reason last year’s HORRIBLE Paper Mario Sticker Star was part of the deal, so I figured I’d get rid of a shitty game and get one that should at least be acceptable.
This is a series I do enjoy. Liked the first, didn’t care for the second, really liked the third. This one looked sort of fun but I wasn’t too sure about the dream world concept until I actually started playing.
So let’s go and see if it’s good!
3DS, Games, Handheld, Review
As usual I do a quick impressions post about all the big 3 conferences. Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are showing stuff and I’m just giving my opinion.
I’ll try to do something different from my usual inconsistent ranting… I’ll list the positives and negatives or whatever, with short comments, and then my overall impressions.
3DS, Console, demo, e3, Games, Handheld, impressions, independant, Opinion, OUYA, PC, ps3, PS4, PSN, Random, Rant, sexy, Vita, Wii U, XBLA, xbox 360, Xbox One
This is a pretty empty month surprisingly, but there’s a couple cool releases upcoming… Oh, and kickstarter backers such as I will be getting their OUYA consoles near the beginning of the month so you can expect a post where I’ll bash the console! … Probably.
Either way… In April we’re getting: 2 3DS titles, a Vita game, a PS3 game, a 360 game and 3 multiplats. As I said, slow month.
Usual disclaimer: Those include either games I’m interested in, or games that may be/become popular… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning, whether I’m personally hyped for it or not. I’m probably missing some stuff (generally the more indie stuff).
3DS, Console, Games, games of the month, Handheld, impressions, PC, ps3, Rant, Releases, Vita, Wii U, XBLA, xbox 360
It’s E3 time! And, as per usual, I’ll spend some time talking about what us, the general public, can see from E3. Specifically the Big 3′s conferences.
For full disclosure, here were my expectations for E3 2012 before the conferences started:
Microsoft would end up having a pretty worthless presentation, Sony would have a great presentation because, at this point, they NEED to, and Nintendo will kick ass with tons of Wii U announcements and 3DS dates and announcements. So basically: Business as usual for MS, Sony going more above and beyond than usual and Nintendo being Nintendo, pretty much.
So let’s talk about the 3 main conferences. What worked, what didn’t, who sucked, who didn’t, stuff like that.
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A sequel to the very awesome Rhythm Heaven on DS. It features slightly less depth of gameplay, but is still a complete blast to play. Pressing 2 buttons to a rhythm is a lot funner than it sounds, and the cartoony graphics and animations are super fun to look at and greatly enhance the experience. And hey, after the first few levels, it’s kinda challenging too!
Blurb reviews are short 1 paragraph mini-reviews of games I’ve played and don’t feel like making full reviews of for various reasons
(note: coming up next: Diablo 3 review)
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