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Topic: pilotwings resort 3DS longevity?

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retired_account

It's a gimmick.

But yeah, it took me 10 hours to complete the game (all three stars and found everything). I'm very happy with the game since I got it for basically free from Amazon, haha.

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WaveBoy

I don't think it's a gimmick at all, it totaly enhances the experience big time. The depth, the pop out effect with the glider and the like. It's a window into a tiny magical 3D world and it's knocking my socks off.lol It changes the way you look at videogames for the better. It's wonderful shniz bud!

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retired_account

"In marketing language, a gimmick is a unique or quirky special feature that makes something "stand out" from its contemporaries."

It's a gimmick, lol.

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WaveBoy

Usually when somebody calls something a gimmick they're basically coming off as if it's a negative thing, something that won't last. You're just giving us the standard definition.lol

Anyways, I'm almost finished up PilotWings....I think. I haven't unlocked the so called Platinum Cup, since i need to get 3 stars for 2 more stages. And they're both to do with the glider. I'm having a real hard time trying to get air when getting blasted upwards in those toranado currrents(whatever they're called) One stage requires you to get higher than 1500 ft, i can only get up to 1480, or around that. It's pure frustration to no end.

You're supposed tip the nose of your glider at the right time apperantly. Anyways, plus i've got to finish up Free Flight mode with the Glider as well. But yup, I having a killer time with this one. It's crazy how much more fun and interesting the 3D makes the game.

And by the way, after the 2 & half hour mark, or around that without taking breaks the 3D effect for me becomes altered. I start seeing ghosting, the Mii/Air craft becomes less sharp and almost doubles and the 3D effect becomes less noticable. Anybody else get the same thing?

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Chris77

I completed Pilot wings early on and didn't fancy replaying. By complete I mean 3 stars in everything, not perfect scores! That was very frustrating. However a few months later it's awesome again, nice and relaxing in places, but hard to complete it.

I'd also add in some comments on 3D - SS4, looks beautiful, although probably adds the least value to me. However many people buy other consoles on the basis of beautiful looking games. And it plays well too.

PES11 - I've found this very tough to get into, partly cos my brain is stuck on a FIFA button configuration and I'm too stubborn to change it. But again, crappy menu's aside, it is a very good game - and the 3D - I find helps slide tackling a lot. Definately an added bonus over 2D. Pick your views carefully I would suggest.

Lego POTC - nice easy game although some of the final bottles are frustrating to find. The 3D effect is subtly but I think again adds value when walking the planks etc.

I've just got Zelda so not tried it yet - but in my experience to all those who say the 3D adds nothing, maybe it's personal preference but to me they do. Maybe not as revolutionary as some people were thinking, but much better than 2D and for me makes the environment much richer and nicer to play. And thats with the first crop of games. I had a US DS on day one (I'm in the UK but was there for work) and aside from Mario64 it was a while before devs really got stuck in. I read somewhere a comment that while the launch games weren't AAA, they were solid and the whole system reaks of potential.

I'm off to play Zelda OOT! - PS in the UK i registered my copy at 15.30 and it was still saying I got the CD. Apologies if most of that went of PWR topic.

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WaveBoy

@Chris77
Dude....Anybody trying to score 'Perfect' 3-Star ratings on Mission Mode stages in PilotWings Resort has either got way too much time on their hands, must love frustration, killing some extreme time or has the most crazy amount of patience in the world.lol I would never submit myself to such extremes and torture haha.

But ya, going for 3 star ratings is what it's all about. Oh and have you completed everything in Free Flight Mode?
Meaning the White Ballons, Island's(I still have 2 left to find) ect ect?

As for SSFIV I'm not a big fan....Actually, I'm dissapointed with it thus far. Like i've mentioned earlier, it just feels a bit clunky, stiffer, slower and doesn't flow well and perform as quick as SSFII HD Remix, which is my fav SF game hands down. Plus, you only get 3D running at 30fps....Switching it to 60fps is so much nicer, but then you obviously lose the 3D effect AND you can't seem to play online matches on 60fps, then again maybe you can in the custum set up that is. But ya...I'm selling my copy, I just don't like how it controls compared to SSFII HD remix...They butchered Ken, he's so much slower... I wish i had gotten Super Monkey Ball 3D instead.

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@Pixelman
Did you just delete your comment?
I guess you're right....Yet many people do in fact throw the word gimmick around as if it's a bad thing. I see it so much on IGN, but then again, trolls and retards and uninformed brainless twats and crazy fanboys run ammock on that site.

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retired_account

@WaveBoy: Yeah, I decided I didn't want to drag this on any longer, lol. Looks like I wasn't quick enough. D:

Also I think the word you're looking for is "amuck." (or amok, whichever you prefer, lol)

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WaveBoy

lol This is where "I'm French" Comes in handy.

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Chris77

@waveboy - yea I think I got perfect up to silver, but beyond that it's pretty hard. I commute and travel a lot!

I did complete the free flight mode. I found that equally if not more rewarding. There's a nice surprise when you've got them all, nothing major, just a nice touch. I was going thorugh the missions again (3 star) and then waiting to do the free mode together.

I haven't actually played SSIV all that much, but I was thinking it might grow over time. The resale value isn't that great here now, I think amazon have it for £15 now.

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grumblebuzzz

I only got to the 4th class and then I quit playing Mission Mode. It just got too frustrating for me. I still can't do a barrel roll in the plane and the next mission requires it. ._.

I do like to fly through Free-Flight Mode, check out the pretty scenery and take 3D pictures still though.

When I close my eyes, I see pixilated blood.

Sneaker13

Barrell Roll is easy, just press the button twice.

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WaveBoy

I need help getting more air with the glider in those whirl wind tornado's(whatever you call them) I can't get over 1500ft in one of the silver Cup stages!

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tanookisuit

I think the replay value in this comes down to just how damn good you are at nailing all the cups with perfect stars if you're that type. Or perhaps it's unlocking all the vehicles that are hidden and then doing every last ring, target, bubble, etc challenge in free flight mode. It's whatever you make of it, but unless you're Mr Perfect it is going to take a LOT of hours because some of the tasks are just downright vicious and nitpicky to no end. I saw that 1500ft glider challenge brought up, that was nasty, but I did nail that one once and that was fine though I think I 2 starred it in the end (don't remember.) Pilotwings has always been a fun and relaxed casual affair for me where I'd get the points to move on, now sadly it's more about pickier stars so I just do my own thing and enjoy the ride.

I'm having more fun I think using the flying bike and some of the other weird stuff free flying around and trying to get all the weird stuff picked up as it extends that clock which is good.

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WaveBoy

xDemon720x wrote:

@Waveboy You can't go higher than 1500 can you? I get stuck at 1499 at which time I start getting pushed back down. o_O

I cant get past around 1488.
I loathe that stage to no end, and I have to get 3 Stars on it knowing me, after all i wan't to unlock the Special Cup. And Hell I can't even get 2 stars on it considering gaining those extra points is another problem all together when trying to do so within the time limit.

Aside from that stage, there's one other Glider level in Gold mode that i can't get 3 stars on, and it has to do with getting more air with the glider again. There's this ring high above, or there's 2 of them that i can never seem to reach no matter what!

WaveBoy

WaveBoy

FINALLY
I finished the 2 last stages for the Platinum Cup and 3 starred everything, which then unlocked the secret Diamond Cup.
Which consists of 3 stages, I've only played and and gotten 3 stars on the Super Rocket Belt stage....And man what an intense blast that was.

2 more stages to go, along with finding the rest of the goodies in Free Flight and I'm finally done with this game.
Free Flight mode is driving me nuts though, I need to find one more Island and alas', no luck no matter how much ground I cover.

I'm so pumped to play Zelda: Link's Awakening DX....But I'm going to go through Nintendog's + Cats, Excite Bike 3D and Super Mario Land first.

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WaveBoy

Blaghhh, I still can't find the last Island in Free Flight Mode, yet I've finished the Diamond cup with 3 stars for all of the stages, and I've completed the Free Flight mode with the Belt Rocket and Plane Pats shouder on the back* yay me. haha.

As for the Glider. 5 more Gold Rings and 2 Ballons left to go and I'm done...But finding them is pure torture.
And there's no way I'm going to try and get 'perfect' 3 stars rating to unlock the final 'whatever' for all of the mission based stages, that would basically be a near impossible time wasting nightmare.

WaveBoy

Ren

Hey guys. interesting topic . I also got Resort and SF4 at launch and SF4 is pretty boring for me, I think I'm going to sell it while people still want it. Something about standing in front of the same people punching and kicking over and over with little story gets dry really fast.
i wanted to like it but got bored, and I was a little bored with the ease of Pilotwings and the re-hash of the island too, but you all have convinced me to give it another chance. I do wish that there was more new stuff to the island or even some hidden other completely new area or something. Why the exact same island with no-one on it? I've actually been playing Excitebike so much I haven't touched it, so I need to go back and complete everything to see what else I'm missing. Plus I haven't gotten my Zelda yet, either and thats going to eat up everything as soon as I get it.

Ren

WaveBoy

At first i didn't know what to think of PilotWings during my 15 min hands on with the game during my 3DS unboxing because i barely knew that there was some pretty crazy skill that was involved, but once you start the mission mode and master the controls, especially with the Rocket Belt things get pretty great! I see the entire thing as an 8.5 And again, the 3D is pretty remarkable depending on which air craft you select. With the planes, they don't stand out that much, but the rocket belts and gliders are incredible.

As for SFIV.....Yup, same deal with me as far as boredum goes. I honestly don't care for online, i'd rather play with friends in the same area, but none of my friends have a 3DS. Besides like i mentioned earlier i don't like how SFIV plays compared to SSFII HD remix. I prefered the quicker, faster and more responsive controls/gameplay of SSFII HD Remix easily.....But SFIV however, doesn't play as well imo...And i'm sure you'll agree that the experience feels pretty damn lifeless due to the static people and animals in the backgrounds....it's just really weird and akward. And it's a shame that it doesn't run in 60fps with 3D.....Hell, i don't think ANY 3DS game will beable to run at 60fps with 3D and that's a bit of a letdown...Considering how much more amazing it would look with both combined.

Anyways, I enjoyed soaring through Wuhu Island even if it was rehashed. But I never wan't to see it again Nintendo!

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