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EvilLucario

441. Posted:

skywake wrote:

PrimedMetroid wrote:

From what I've seen, Mario Tennis Open = Mario Kart 7, in how play time will go. Being a solo player myself, I don't really like going online, so the biggest appeal of Mario Kart 7 and Mario Tennis Open just doesn't cut it for me.

Total reverse of this for me so I'm pretty hyped about Mario Tennis. The best thing about Kid Icarus was the depth of it's online mode IMO so that's why both Mario Kart and Kid Icarus are two of the most played games on my 3DS. I expect Mario Tennis to be the same :)

Oh, and the fact that Starfox lacked an online mode hurt it a bit IMO. I still go and play vs the CPU though and if Starfox wasn't literally at the bottom of the pile when I get local 3DS multiplayer going maybe I'd be doing some more of that.

Ok, I admit that I still play Kid Icarus: Uprising online. However, for the online to carry the game by itself isn't what I look for in a game. See, multiplayer in Kid Icarus is a a SUPPLEMENT to the meaty campaign, and the campaign is the reason why I boot up Kid Icarus. Not for the itch to beat down some anonymous fools with my Magnus Club. I boot it up to replay Chapter 15. I just can't get enough of Phyrron's voice. B-)

Plus, no matter how much fun Star Fox 64's multiplayer is, the campaign is the true meat of Star Fox, and Nintendo in general.

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442. Posted:

How's Cat Trap, Balloon Kid, Shinobi(GameGear) and Fortified Zone for the 3DS's VC? Are they worth checking out? As for Bionic Commando, I'd rather play the NES original. Same deal goes for Double Dragon and Adventure Island....And then there's Blaster Master, i seriously can't stand the original....I still can't beat the final boss. And you'd have to kill me first to get to that point all over again. Grating tunes, horrible Dungeon gameplay and a few of the frustrating crazy bosses ruin it for me. How does the GB version fare in comparison?....

Other than that, I Plan on getting Metroid II, Avenging Spirit and possibly Game & Watch Collection. B-)

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Kirby's Dreamland
Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
Mega Man Dr. Wily's Revenge
Donkey Kong
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Gargoyles Quest

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443. Posted:

WaveBoy wrote:

How's Cat Trap, Balloon Kid, Shinobi(GameGear) and Fortified Zone for the 3DS's VC? Are they worth checking out? As for Bionic Commando, I'd rather play the NES original. Same deal goes for Double Dragon and Adventure Island....And then there's Blaster Master, i seriously can't stand the original....I still can't beat the final boss. And you'd have to kill me first to get to that point all over again. Grating tunes, horrible Dungeon gameplay and a few of the frustrating crazy bosses ruin it for me. How does the GB version fare in comparison?....

Other than that, I Plan on getting Metroid II, Avenging Spirit and possibly Game & Watch Collection. B-)

~VC Collection! B-)

Super Mario land
Kirby's Dreamland
Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
Mega Man Dr. Wily's Revenge
Donkey Kong
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Gargoyles Quest

Can't say anything about Cattrap, Balloon Kid, Fortified Zone, Avenging Spirit, and the Game % Watch Collection, but The G.G. Shinobi is a whole-hearted recommentation. Great visuals, awesome soundtrack, punishing difficulty, and great controls all rolled up and boiled in a melting pot. Blaster Master: Enemy Below is also a great game. Though it's a little harder than Blaster Master on NES, it has a password system (and restore points, if you so desire B-))and, like always, rock-solid controls. The dungeon control needed some improvement, though.

Metroid II takes a more linear approach than Metroid I / III, but it's still worth playing. Get over the black and white colors and prepare to get lost in the alien world of SR388.

I'm waiting for Shantae and Metal Gear Solid: Ghost Babel to come into VC.

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Wait, you NEVER played Mario's Picross?!? Duuude...

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444. Posted:

PrimedMetroid wrote:

WaveBoy wrote:

How's Cat Trap, Balloon Kid, Shinobi(GameGear) and Fortified Zone for the 3DS's VC? Are they worth checking out? As for Bionic Commando, I'd rather play the NES original. Same deal goes for Double Dragon and Adventure Island....And then there's Blaster Master, i seriously can't stand the original....I still can't beat the final boss. And you'd have to kill me first to get to that point all over again. Grating tunes, horrible Dungeon gameplay and a few of the frustrating crazy bosses ruin it for me. How does the GB version fare in comparison?....

Other than that, I Plan on getting Metroid II, Avenging Spirit and possibly Game & Watch Collection. B-)

~VC Collection! B-)

Super Mario land
Kirby's Dreamland
Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
Mega Man Dr. Wily's Revenge
Donkey Kong
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Gargoyles Quest

Can't say anything about Cattrap, Balloon Kid, Fortified Zone, Avenging Spirit, and the Game % Watch Collection, but The G.G. Shinobi is a whole-hearted recommentation. Great visuals, awesome soundtrack, punishing difficulty, and great controls all rolled up and boiled in a melting pot. Blaster Master: Enemy Below is also a great game. Though it's a little harder than Blaster Master on NES, it has a password system (and restore points, if you so desire B-))and, like always, rock-solid controls. The dungeon control needed some improvement, though.

Metroid II takes a more linear approach than Metroid I / III, but it's still worth playing. Get over the black and white colors and prepare to get lost in the alien world of SR388.

I'm waiting for Shantae and Metal Gear Solid: Ghost Babel to come into VC.

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Wait, you NEVER played Mario's Picross?!? Duuude...

I second the Shinobi recommendation. That game is all sorts of badass, and difficult to boot. If you enjoyed Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge, you'll love this, because it's literally Mega Man with Ninjas (Like MM you start out with 4 levels you can tackle in any order, and just like MM a certain order makes it easier due to the ability you get for beating certain levels first, and then you take on the big evil fortress).

Can't speak on the behalf of the other games, besides Metroid II, which is pure awesomeness as well.

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445. Posted:

Thanks for your opinion everyone, really appreciate it! I'll give OOT another whirl tonight. I did use the in-game hints and a walkthrough as a last resort, I think it was mainly dungeon fatigue that got to me. Just the monsters constantly respawning when you realise you entered the wrong door or getting sent back to the entrance and needing to retrace your steps when you reload the game.

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Can't tell you much about Link's Awakening, but I can tell you that OoT's puzzles only get harder. Puzzles are like the meat of the Zelda series sandwich, more so than story. You might like Skyward Sword better than any other Zelda (unless you dislike motion controls). It's cinematic and the puzzles play a new surprisingly minor role in the game. Even if you do get stuck, Fi will usually tells you what to do before you even do it and there's also an in game hint system back at Skyloft.

That sounds like a good suggestion, I never thought of that actually! I remember watching the trailers last year and really loving the art direction. The only thing that was holding me back was the fact I had to buy a new motion plus controller since I only had the old wiimotes.

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446. Posted:

WaveBoy wrote:

How's Cat Trap, Balloon Kid, Shinobi(GameGear) and Fortified Zone for the 3DS's VC? Are they worth checking out? As for Bionic Commando, I'd rather play the NES original. Same deal goes for Double Dragon and Adventure Island....And then there's Blaster Master, i seriously can't stand the original....I still can't beat the final boss. And you'd have to kill me first to get to that point all over again. Grating tunes, horrible Dungeon gameplay and a few of the frustrating crazy bosses ruin it for me. How does the GB version fare in comparison?....

Other than that, I Plan on getting Metroid II, Avenging Spirit and possibly Game & Watch Collection. B-)

Catrap is awesome, it is a really unique puzzle game, it even has a level editor. The music is fun and catchy, however it just one track through out all the 100 levels. But I guess for a early Gameboy game that is fine. Game and Watch Gallery is also fantastic there are four games and your goal is to get a high score on both the classic Game & Watch style and 1997 modern Mario style. I got 10 hours into Gallery and about 3 into Catrap, which I have yet to beat, so they both could both probably last about 5 or maybe more hours.

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447. Posted:

Hey everyone! I am going to Iowa for Odyssey of the Mind and I want to know whether I should get Kid Icarus Uprising or Tales of the Abyss to play during my free time during those 4 days + the time on the plane. I have played Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of a New World and was immensely dissappointed during my 5 hours of play. Is the combat of Abyss better from that of the first bit of Dawn of the New World or about as bad? Also is Abyss going to have me running around towns so I can watch boring cutscenes or is it about fun gameplay? I would prefer people who have played (and beaten) both Abyss and Uprising to state which they prefer and why. If you have played 1 game state what you liked and didn't like about it. Also, could you give me an idea of how long each game is? I am left-handed; love Xenoblade, Chrono Trigger, and Fire Emblem; and love fast-paced action games.

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448. Posted:

Tales of the Abyss is the best Tales of game out there. Dawn of the New World was a good RPG but not a good Tales of RPG. Go with Tales of the Abyss for three reasons:

  • It's going to become rare in the next year unlike Kid Icarus
  • You've played games in the series before so you're somewhat used to it
  • It's fully updated in 3D. Not only are you buying the definitive version but I also think it has more side quests or something. (But either way it looks better and it's portable.)

Plus, Kid Icarus is a mess. Amazon. Ebay.

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Kinioka

449. Posted:

Tales of the abyss does not offer anything new, just the 3D(and even that won't make a difference) and it's not the best tales of games out there. Not even close. Anyway, if you are going to pick Tales of the abyss, prepare yourself for one of the most annoying main characters ever.
I dont have kid icarus yet, so i can't say anything about it. Probably the best reason to pick up this game (if you are not a big fan of the series) is the first reason chrono said.
It's not a terrible game by any means, im currently playing and i am a fan of the series, but i dont know if you will like the very few things tales of the abyss has to offer.

"Is the combat of Abyss better from that of the first bit of Dawn of the New World or about as bad? "
Literally the same.

"Also is Abyss going to have me running around towns so I can watch boring cutscenes or is it about fun gameplay"
Yes, you will be running around towns. All "tales of" games are like that. :D

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450. Posted:

@Kinioka: ok, but will it be the main part of the game? Dawn of the New World seems only to be doing that as you play.I'm only at Palmacosta and it seems as if combat is just running forward pressing A and Up twice then A and Down twice. Battles last me 22 seconds or 2 minutes against a boss. Did they make the battles any harder?

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451. Posted:

After the first 2 hours if I remember correctly...
And well..."Field of Fonons" offers something "new". Similiar to eternal sonata, where you can perfom different attacks standing on light or shadow, in tales of the abyss you will be capable of using your artes with different elements when you stand in some circles that will appear in battle ( they will appear when you use a spell for example). This will change your artes and of course their elements. As you know each monster has a weakness or a resistance, so that offers a new way to battle in terms of strategy. Also, if you stand in the circle and perform the skill that corresponds with the element in the circle, the skill will be upgraded.
But of course, that will only be necessary depending of your experience and the difficulty that you pick( you can change it whenever you want to)

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452. Posted:

I'd go with TotA, it's a longer game, and while KI:U is fun, its not very comfortable for extended playtime (like the plane ride you mentioned). I'm a fellow lefty, so I can give you a better idea of how comfortable it will be for you, than all the rightys out there. It is a fun game, but it's just a bit more akward to play. As for TotA's battle system, early on you get the option to free run around the battlefield (not sure if that was in Symphonia, but figured I'd mention it). Yes, the main character STARTS out annoying, but because of that, his transformation into selfless hero is one of the best I've experienced, and is a strength for the game, IMO. All the other characters are a little clichéd, but the main character's transformation makes up for that. Also, as a JRPG, it's story gets a little 'out there' at the end, but I think it holds itself together better than most.

KI:U is a fantastic game (a must have even), but I'd wait for when you have the time to thouroughly enjoy it in a comfortable setting.

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453. Posted:

Should I get Steel Diver for $9 US dollars?

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454. Posted:

Gamesake wrote:

Should I get Steel Diver for $9 US dollars?

Considering that people would be happy if it was released on the then-upcoming eShop instead, I'm sure it's a buy. I mean, the only problem with Steel Diver was it's lack of content for $39.99. With $20.99 shaved off of the price, I guess you should go for it.

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455. Posted:

Square-enixFan wrote:

WaveBoy wrote:

How's Cat Trap, Balloon Kid, Shinobi(GameGear) and Fortified Zone for the 3DS's VC? Are they worth checking out? As for Bionic Commando, I'd rather play the NES original. Same deal goes for Double Dragon and Adventure Island....And then there's Blaster Master, i seriously can't stand the original....I still can't beat the final boss. And you'd have to kill me first to get to that point all over again. Grating tunes, horrible Dungeon gameplay and a few of the frustrating crazy bosses ruin it for me. How does the GB version fare in comparison?....

Other than that, I Plan on getting Metroid II, Avenging Spirit and possibly Game & Watch Collection. B-)

Catrap is awesome, it is a really unique puzzle game, it even has a level editor. The music is fun and catchy, however it just one track through out all the 100 levels. But I guess for a early Gameboy game that is fine. Game and Watch Gallery is also fantastic there are four games and your goal is to get a high score on both the classic Game & Watch style and 1997 modern Mario style. I got 10 hours into Gallery and about 3 into Catrap, which I have yet to beat, so they both could both probably last about 5 or maybe more hours.

Game & Watch gallery definitly is great, in short bursts. I ended up putting a few hours into it a few days ago, and Octopus brang back a total retro jolt of nostalgia. :D But I don't feel compelled at all to beat my high scores or to achieve a high score in general because there's nothing to unlock either way, it's just a repetitive retro loopdy loop of time and persistence. :p But again, killer in short bursts!

Cat Trap however....Well, seems solid for what it is, but for some reason I just couldn't be bothered with this one. I made it up to level 24-ish and turned it off. I absolutely love puzzlers like Zack & Wiki(Adventure/puzzle that is, and boy is it innovative, highly creative, extremely fun and clever) along with Pushmo as well, and even a bit of Professor Layton depending. But I just couldn't really get into Cat Nap( i mean trap. ;) ) I think it's because i've got several more titles left to play in my collection that i dread the thought of wasting countless hours trying to figure out what to do in CT, let alone I've been hearing that after stage 50 it gets completely riDONKulous & devlishly tricky challenge wise. :p Hell it's already starting to at 20. lol

Plus, i just got rid of Balloon Kid No more taking risks on titles that don't even look appealing to me in the first place. The last thing i need is spending $2.99 on a mediocre reviewe'd title just because i feel that there's a slight glimmerr of hope that i'll really enjoy it. lol The 2nd to last stage was pretty great though, and the final boss who looked like the Tin man gettting his hump & funk on was hilarious. lol Yet the game controlled TERRIBLY which basically hindered the experience big time. You adjust, but i'd say that many of your deaths will easily be because of the lousy unintuitive loose controls.

Anyways! I totaly Recommend Fortified Zone. Definitly one of the better VC games of the bunch, too lazy to get into why because i'd be basically repeating myself again, but it's worth the Leonardo loot! B-)

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456. Posted:

Well, Metroid II is the only other title I'm getting(until another solid release hits) for the VC and that's that.
Lock n' chase at one point spiked my case Jones Curiousity, but that crashed down the moment i realised that it was just a pacman clone with a different shnazzy twist. And Tetris is Tetris, i'd get it for the sake of Nostalgia or just 'to have' but realisticly i'd hardly play it. :p And finally, there's Blaster Master....I'm leaning towards a big fat no, as the NES original and me have a semi-love/hate relationship. Bah, I think i'll pass if it's anything simular to the NES game which drove me nuts with it's extremely repetitive grating tunes, horrible Dungeon gameplay and some of the unfair ridiculous boss battles(Not the crab exactly, but that Blue Lobster creature that flings Ice at you AND the final boss....whome i still can't destro destroy! :p )

Balloon Kid and Cat Trap have been axed, so now I'm left with....

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Super Mario Land
Kirby's Adventure
Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge
Donkey Kong
Super Mario Land 2
Gargoyles Quest
Fortified Zone
Mr. Game & Watch Gallery
Avenging Spirit - (haven't played yet!)
Shinobi

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457. Posted:

Why was Balloon Kid axed?

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458. Posted:

Right, so, I'm thinking about this:
1) Should I get an eShop card, and wait with MTO or don't buy it?
2) Get MTO and wait with an eShop card.

Oh, and MTO needs to have some sort of selling point. If you think you've found one, please add that.

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459. Posted:

KaiserGX wrote:

Why was Balloon Kid axed?

ha ha...Unless You're actually serious. That, or I've just been Kaisered!

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460. Posted:

@WaveBoy
Don't leave Lock N Chase hanging it is an absolutely fantastic game and is WAY better than the Gameboy version of Pac-Man. While it is still a Pac-man clone for $3 it is well, well worth it. There are a good amount of levels for an early Gameboy game and is really quite fun. Easily one of my favorite VC games so far.

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