I’m loving Nintendo again (except that I haven’t gotten the Club Nintendo coins for my Wii U yet, grr). That’s why I am so quick to share this cool animated montage of Nintendo past. Except it is very obviously missing the Virtual Boy. Not sure if it should have been excluded since it’s still part of Nintendo history. Oh, Virtual Boy. You gave such headaches.
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I understand that everyone loves Pikachu and that Oshawatt is the cutest thing since Piplup, but making the two of them best friends after one falls from the sky and then having conversations and then reaffirming their friendship on a random mesa isn’t a choice I would make for a full-talky Pokemon thing. I know they’ve talked before, but I’m not for this. I can’t even remember what this is promoting. Something on 3DS. Whatever.
Yes, Animal Crossing for the 3DS looks like more of the same game you’ve been playing for over a decade. You get more customization options this time around, and now for some reason you are mayor. Unfortunately, this trailer doesn’t really spell out how that changes the gameplay. Show me more, Nintendo, or face my wrath. Oh, nevermind, I owe Tom Nook 1,000,000 bells for a wrath.
I played the crap out of Monster Hunter Tri on Wii. It wasn’t always easy, but it was a lot of fun, especially that sand ship battle you can play online to make the sweet looking samurai armor. A new one is coming out for the Wii U with compatibility for 3DS if you bought that version. Watch the trailer above to see how you can waste 60 hours again.
If you are really interested in Animal Crossing for 3DS and can understand Japanese, here’s the video for you. If you are still interested in Animal Crossing for 3DS, but don’t speak Japanese, you could probably still watch it and figure it out. If you possess neither of these qualities, you can probably move on with your day, but then you couldn’t claim that you’ve watched 50 minutes of a game promo.
In case anyone at all was curious. We’ve got Gameboys, we’ve got PSPs, we’ve got DS and 3DS. Gameboy Color wins. But it’s also not a backlit screen so you definitely save battery there, except that those have a bunch of AAs so it’ll cost you in the long run. Now what about the Game Gear?
For absolutely no reason than it looks like you are playing a Teletubby RPG. This commercial probably isn’t meant to be seen on TV, because that would scare lots of adults. Nope, I wager this was meant only for the Internet where far worse stuff can be found. FAR. WORSE.
Have you had enough Angry Birds. No? Well, apparently no one else has either. That’s why they are repackaging the first three Angry Birds games into one sweet package for Xbox, PS3 and 3DS. Now you can relive the good old days. Or, if you live under a rock, for the first time. Because if you have a smart phone you are 99% likely to have played or at least heard of Angry Birds. Hence, the rock comment. Now, if you’ve never played them in HD and you really, really want to, this might be the game collection for you. Or you can go crawl back underneath your rock.
Do you wish your 3DS were larger? Let me answer that. No. You don’t. You don’t have a 3DS. Because I’m the only person who was dumb enough to buy one of these. But maybe you’ve just been waiting the screen to get crazy large. Well, that day has come. This is the 3DS XL, and it’s substantially larger, with a 4.88 inch upper screen, as compared to the 3.5 inches on the current model. Still no second analog stick. Apparently that feature is less useful than Monster Hunter 3 implied. Though that does raise the question of what happens if you want to play Monster Hunter on this new, larger machine. Will they release another analog stick adapter thingy for this new size of machine? Or will you forever be trapped between deciding if you want a giant screen or if you want to hunt lizard monsters?
The thing’s gonna be 199.99, which isn’t such a bad deal. Except, maybe no charger? The Japanese and European versions aren’t coming with a charger, because you probably already have one of those, right? The 3DS and the DSi XL used the same charger. So if you’re in the sliver of people that own a DSi XL, or you already own a 3DS and just want a bigger one, you’re set. Otherwise, tack on the price of a charger to that 199.99. Or maybe America will get lucky and get it for free. We are Americans. We tend to expect things that other countries have to pay extra for as standard.
I like Capcom, Sega and Namco Bandai, lets have them all fight in a difficult to identify genre. I think I want to play it, but I need a 3DS. Damn you, Capcom, Sega, and Namco Bandai for making me want to buy a new handheld!