Sunday, March 20, 2011

3DS Update


Well everyone it's almost time. The 3DS is set to realease here in Ireland this Friday. I have mine pre-ordered. DO YOU?! Now seeing as it's been around a month since the Japenese release date reviews and videos are already flooding teh interwebz. I'm gonna take this time to talk about some things that have peaked my interests and things I have found out since the last 3DS update I put up here. Some of you might also be wondering about the whole Earthquake/Tsunami in Japan well the Nintendo said everything was good with them in this statement:

Business operations, including future product shipments, have not been affected. Our thoughts and best wishes are with everyone who has friends and family members who may have been affected by the earthquake or tsunami.

Number one. Piracy be gone?
As everyone knows, Nintendo consoles are notoriously easy to pirate. To crack the wii you simply put a save file on your console and load up the game. I'm being serious look it up. For the original DS you just slipped in a game card. Now personally I did pirate my DS. This was because of the lack of effort put into games and the ridiculous prices nintendo tries to keep up. It's been around 3 years and The Legend Of Zelda Twilight Princess is still €45 new (About 55 US $). That's some fucked up shit right there. So I pirated the handheld and have no regrets. €15 for the card and downloaded many games, some of which just highlighted my point for getting the Flash Card in the first place. With the DSI it just locked the Card out of the console if it caught you using thanks to the various updates. With the 3DS they lock YOU out of the console. Yep it gets bricked. Personally I don't want a €250 lump of plastic wasting away in my room. However if I have heard correctly, the Psp has the same security feature but it's bricking can be fixed just by swapping the battery out for a fan made one. So We shall see how well Nintendo can contend with this. It wouldn't really help though seeing as it downloads security updates when on standby.

Number 2: Games
I was really excited when I saw the line up for the 3DS 2011 games at E3. One of my favourite games *As you can see in my top 10 gaming moments (Metal Gear Solid 3)* was being re-made for the DS with a MGS4 engine. The 10 minute trailer they released later was pure heaven. Let's also not forget the Legend Of Zelda Orcarina of Time. Now i've only played 3 Zelda Titles (Twilight Princess (Wii) Spirit Tracks and Phantom Hourglass (DS)) Each of them were completly different but maintained their same style combat and puzzles, so if Orcarina of Time follows this path, I'll be on happy camper. Then there's
  1. Assasins Creed Lost Legacy
  2. Mario Kart
  3. Kingdom Hearts
  4. Professor Layton
I don't know about you but I didn't see these on the launch titles list... As it turns out these ARE meant to be coming out in 2011 but just not yet. Instead the launch titles are as follows;
  1. Pilotwings Resort
  2. Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends *
  3. Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog & New Friends
  4. Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle & New Friends
  5. Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition *
  6. The Sims 3 *
  7. PES 2011 3D – Pro Evolution Soccer
  8. LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars *
  9. Ridge Racer 3D
  10. Super Monkey Ball 3D
  11. Samurai Warriors: Chronicles *
  12. Asphalt 3D
  13. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars
  14. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3D
  15. Rayman 3D (Re-Make of Rayman 2) *
While there are some notable titles e.g. Street Fighter and Lego Star Wars there isn't any of the titles I was excited about at E3. Titles I am interested in are marked with a *.
  • Personally I don't want to get Nintendogs because I don't like cats and for a second tier game whose main boost is the addition of Cats I don't like it.
  • The Sims series has never been great (in my opinion) on any console other than the PC.
  • Lego Star Wars 3 dosen't sound right to me. I've seen a few clips of it on Sky and I just don't think i'd like it. I'd be more inclined to buy one from the original six.
  • I've never been a fan of Street Fighter (I'm more of a Tekken man) I've played Street Fighter one in HD on my PS3 and just didn't like it. I'd have to get a lend of it or a demo before I'd ever buy it.
  • Rayman 3D is yet ANOTHER remake on the most re-made game ever, Rayman 2. I didn't like it on the PS1 much but there was something there. Maybe a buy down the line perhaps.
  • Which leaves me with the last title, Samurai Warrior Chronicles. This looks pretty bitching but I haven't found any reviews yet so let's hope I amen't dissapointed which looks like it will be my first game for it.

At least there won't be nothing for me to do if I AM dissapointed. There are many little aps such as the AR cards which can be printed off and put on t-Shirts and much bigger pieces of paper to make the game more fun. There's also Mii Viewer and all the features of street pass and more to waste time on.

Samples of the App. Mii Viewer.

Well that's all I have to say... UNTIL FRIDAY BWAHAHAHAHAHA!.

Also on a Final Note. You may have noticed a review for the 3DS on Ign. According to them it deserves a 7.5. Every other site I see gived it from a 10 to a 8.5 with a lot of them declaring that Ign= IGNorant. So I wouldn't think it wise for you to follow the Lambs (Peope) into the the Slaughter house( IGN) as it seems everyone else says otherwise.


Daisy said...

Bah! I have a 3DS on pre-order, comes out on the 31st in Australia though, another week and a half for me. :( I'm getting mine in Aqua Blue weehaa! I too am VERY excited for MGS it looks heaps epic. Gosh I can't waaiittt!

Theusualtype said...

I'm getting the black one for myself. Let's hope that we're not left too long for MGS :P

LoneIslander said...

I'm on the fence about it.

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