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grumblegrumble

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I'm curious to see who downloads this in the U.S. on Thursday morning. Please chime in with your initial impressions. I am slightly interested in this title but weary to plunk down 5 bucks, too. Please share ;)

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Bankai

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I have the iPad version, and the game is very, very zen. No real purpose, but very relaxing and enjoyable.

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bboy2970

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I WOULD have it right now but my 3DS seems to be taking its sweet time on the trip back to me. Anyway, since I can't get it until probably tonight anyway, i'm also quite interested to hear impressions of this odd little title.

@Waltz: I've seen videos of this on other formats and don't doubt its good. My main concern is that everything carried over in the transition to 3DS. It would be a shame is some major feature was cut away...So I've actually got 1 question, in the ipad version, is the a spot to save some of your favorite work? Like a gallery or something. If so, how many pieces will it actually hold?

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bboy2970

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C'mon people! Surely SOMEONE here took a chance on this one and wouldn't mind sharing his or her thoughts on it.

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Cengoku

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I would buy this if it was released in Europe....

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Philip_J_Reed

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I'm reviewing this, but haven't gotten to sit down with it yet. Looking forward to it though; I could use some relaxation after the week I've had!

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ToadFan

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I'm kinda weary of it, I'm waiting til reviews.

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grumblegrumble

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Chicken_Brutus wrote:

I'm reviewing this, but haven't gotten to sit down with it yet. Looking forward to it though; I could use some relaxation after the week I've had!

Great! We look forward to your thorough review, Brutus :) I hope it's zen enough for you. Have a good weekend..

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Chicken_Brutus wrote:

I'm reviewing this, but haven't gotten to sit down with it yet. Looking forward to it though; I could use some relaxation after the week I've had!

Yay.

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bboy2970

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Ok, so my 3DS finally came back from repairs today so I scooped this up from the eShop. I've clocked a little under 2 hours so far and my impressions so far are positive. Basically you have clients that mail you pictures and descriptions of a piece they want you to make for them. You then go to shape the clay and are judged on a 5 star scale for shape accuracy and color accuracy. When you are happy with your finished piece, you send it off to the client and they pay you (if the piece is acceptable).

The controls are very simplistic and much easier than real pottery. Swipe the stylus up or down to alter the height of your piece and pull the sides in or our anywhere on the clay to your liking. When your shaping is finished, your piece gets fired and then you can paint it and put stripes and designs on it. The coloring system is actually quite deep. Paint is applied like its an airbrush. The longer you hold in one spot, the more vibrant the color there becomes. By quickly swiping over the whole piece, you will just get a very light, mostly transparent haze of color. You can use this to make some interesting mixes and gradients and I've really been having fun with it so far. You also have various designs you can add such as stripes, or cave paintings. There are actually quite a few options in this area.

When you piece is completely done, the game will save it and add it to your collection. From there you can wither keep it if you particularly like the piece or sell it at auction to get a little cash. The auction process is pretty smooth and interesting. You will see the current bid for your piece and its exciting to see it rise. I like to try and beat previous records of money gotten from a piece (My current record is $72).

All the supplies I mentioned earlier are not available right from the get go. In fact, none of them are! You must earn money(Which isn't really that hard) and buy them from the store. Its a good way to add progression to the game and introduce things one at a time. Before long you'll have a fine collection of tools for making your pieces really pop! Aside from clients and stuff , you can also just sculpt freely to your hearts content free of any judging or specifications.

So that is Let's Create! Pottery in a nutshell (Ok, maybe this was a little long for a nutshell but you get it). I'm pretty happy I got it and feel it was worth the 5 dollar investment. It is legitimately relaxing and I can see myself getting a lot out of it. If anyone has any questions, I'd be happy to answer them.

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grumblegrumble

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@bboy2970 Thanks for the great thorough review, BBoy! You make me want this ;) I just have three questions... is there a gallery where you can view all of your creations in one single place, and how many items can it hold? Does it store it on your sd card? Also, is it as relaxing as the game description makes it out to be? Thanks...

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Taya

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I bought it. I'm not sure if you can display your creations or not because I've just been selling them. My record is $249. I like trying to match my pottery with the photos people keep sending me.

The game is really relaxing and pretty addicting too. The price probably should have been $2, but I'm happy with my purchase.

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TeeJay

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All right, now I really want this. This title looks so unique and fun. To me, that is. I can tell that this would be boring for some people, but I think I would really enjoy it. I only had the chance to make pottery using a turntable once in my life, and I had a blast. This looks like it'll be the same experience, minus all the mess.

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I'm done.

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@grumblegrumble: Yes, you can store your favorite pieces that you don't want to sell. I have 3 saved. I'm not sure what the maximum amount allowed is. As far as I can tell, it does not store to SD card. I would have very much appreciated a feature like being able to send a picture of you favorite pieces to the DSi/3DS Album.

@Taya: Glad to hear another person is enjoying it! Maybe you can help me with something. I'm on an order that I simply can't get right. Its from Frank Smith. Its like a round vase with caveman and deer depictions on it. I can get the shape up to 4 stars but absolutely can't get the color any better than 2 stars! I don't get it....I mean the color isn't perfect but its pretty damn close! Surely I'm missing something here. Have you completed this one and if so, got any tips?

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Chicken_Brutus wrote:

I'm done.

I can't wait to hear what you think of it!

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grumblegrumble

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Hrm. Interesting... I guess I'll wait for @Chicken_Brutus to post his review before I make my decision, but I like what I'm hearing so far ;) If you say it should be $2 instead of $5 I'm assuming there could have been more content or variety of play?

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Victoria

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LOL - What an interesting concept for a game. It does sound relaxing, and that's the sort of game I like playing in bed while I wind down before going to sleep.

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Taya

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bboy2970 wrote:

@Taya: Glad to hear another person is enjoying it! Maybe you can help me with something. I'm on an order that I simply can't get right. Its from Frank Smith. Its like a round vase with caveman and deer depictions on it. I can get the shape up to 4 stars but absolutely can't get the color any better than 2 stars! I don't get it....I mean the color isn't perfect but its pretty damn close! Surely I'm missing something here. Have you completed this one and if so, got any tips?

Hmm, I didn't have any trouble with that one. Add the brush images first and keep placing them in different places until you get it right. I can't remember the colour for that one. I think I just lightly brushed it with red and yellow until it looked like red clay.

I'm stuck on the native American pottery from Fredric Quille.

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Taya

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Eh, nevermind I managed to make a pot that was to his satisfaction although it still wasn't quite right. I could manage three stars on the colour.

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