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Jesus is Lord

Male, 30, United States

I love everything Nintendo, but also enjoy gaming on other consoles. My first game was Mega Man 3, and some recent Ninty favorites include Pikmin 3, Fire Emblem Awakening, DKC Tropical Freeze and Zelda Link Between Worlds. I own a Wii U, PS4, X1, 3DS and Vita. And of course, a Gamecube and Wii.

Fri 15th February, 2013

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JaxonH commented on Video: Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Online Sharin...:

@CB85 Well, Zelda TP was a massive game. I remember riding horseback and it would STILL take me 20 minutes to get across the world. The game was not open world- it was too big for them to make it open world. So to have a seamless open world now that matches the size of it is nothing to complain about. In fact, any bigger than that and I might start complaining. 20 minutes across the world on horseback is long enough.



JaxonH commented on Video: Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Online Sharin...:


Well what I don't get is why people doubt Zelda at all. It's like, ok, when was the last time Nintendo made a horrible, disappointing Zelda game? Right, never. And we have no reason to believe they plan on starting now. It's the same thing with Mario. When was the last time Nintendo made a bad Mario game? Never. Yet when 3D World was first shown, everybody was freaking out about it saying it wasn't going to be any good.

If there's ever been a series that has proven consistent satisfaction, it's Zelda. The games are always good and never disappoint. Neither will this one.



JaxonH commented on Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Yea...:

Wii U (retail): DKC Tropical Freeze
Wii U (eShop): Armillo

3DS (retail): Mario Golf World Tour
3DS (eShop): Shovel Knight

GotY: Bayonetta 2

Gosh it's so hard choosing between DKC Tropical Freeze and Bayonetta 2. They are both so deserving! Smash and Mario Kart are also worthy, but they're not bringing anything new that we haven't seen before. Great games, but they obviously didn't wow me like Tropical Freeze and Bayonetta 2 did.

Really feelin' the love for Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze. If that was your pick, you have impeccable taste.



JaxonH commented on Review: Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire (Wii...:

@sillygostly I would have to disagree. The GBA line of ports are anything but bare bones, in fact they're some of the best retro releases to date, boasting full button customization with multiple controller options, optional Pixel Perfect mode and screen smoothing, virtual restore points and off-TV play, access to the full color game manuals on the gamepad while you play... I wish all prior VC were kept to such a high standard.

And Nintendo did allow connectivity between Oracle of Ages and Seasons, so you never know. I do know this though- if there's a line of VC games to do it- it's gonna be the GBA releases on Wii U.



JaxonH commented on Video: Learn How to Make Mario Kart 8 Koopa Sh...:

How many other game developers would take the time to meet with a fan, sign a 3DS and give it to them, then sit down and play video games with them at their house?

Jus sayin. This is why I cannot help but feel compassion for Miamoto and Nintendo's top brass,



JaxonH commented on Best Buy and Walmart Pitch In With Festive Wii...:

@JabTomcat That's awesome. My dad owned a pawn shop when I was growing up, and got me an NES with Mega Man 3 and Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt for my 7th birthday. I remember handing him the controller to jump over the pits for me because I couldn't do it lol. When I first started I would hold the controller kind of like it was a keyboard and would "type" the buttons to jump.

Anyways, all these years later I decided to get my dad a Wii for Christmas (about 4 years ago I think). It was fun just showing him Mario and how to play, since he had once showed me the very same as a kid.

Having a console is more than just great games to play, it's memories that last a lifetime.



JaxonH commented on Best Buy and Walmart Pitch In With Festive Wii...:

That $250 3D World Wii U bundle is what's up. My friend at work is probably buying one now. He was iffy about buying one because he had other expenses but I told him about the sale and he seems like he's going to bite.



JaxonH commented on Best Buy and Walmart Pitch In With Festive Wii...:

@Nintendofan83 Respectfully, I don't exactly see it like that. The way I see it, you would have sacrificed an entire year's worth of enjoyment with the console to save a lousy fifty bucks. What's $50 extra to enjoy the console for an entire year? And now you have had an opportunity to play 3D World, to play DKC Tropical Freeze, to play Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2, had time to play Smash Bros, and Captain Toad, and (if you're like me) Pushmo World, Armillo, Shovel Knight, NES Remix games, and a fairly large chunk of GameBoy Advance virtual console games (and several dozen AAA ports, many of which are very enjoyable on Wii U)

Had you waited until now, you would not have played any of those games, nor would you have had the opportunity to play any of the titles out prior (Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Zelda Windwaker, New Super Mario Bros U). You would only just now be playing your first Wii U game, and believe me I know how it goes when you come late to the party- you never catch up on the backlog. Which means you very well might have never experienced some of those games.

Idk, to me, I never understood those who would rather wait a year to save 50 bucks. To me, I'd rather pay an extra $50, heck even an extra $100 if need be, and enjoy the system for that year in advance, or two years in advance, or however long you would have waited.

Which is why I am a staunch supporter of launch day consoles. I paid $400 for my PS4 day one, and sure, by the time it's been around for two years the price might drop 50 bucks but there's so many games I can play between now and then- what's an extra $50 when compared to an entire year or two extra worth of enjoyment?



JaxonH commented on Poll: Have You Been Able to Buy the Super Smas...:

Got everything no prob so far (thanks to pre ordering), however, my wave 2 Amiibos have not shipped out because apparently Best Buy is withholding the release date until Dec 19 and Dec 30, for reasons unknown. That's ok, as long as I know my pre order is locked in I can wait.



JaxonH commented on Rosalina & Luma amiibo Exclusive to Target in ...:

@ikki5 Yes, it SAYS "out of stock" but it's not out of stock. It says that because it's not available to order yet. Anytime an item is made available in the system but is not yet available to order it will say out of stock. Meaning "no stock available to order, YET"

Meta Knight has been available for weeks on Best Buy's website and is not yet OoS. Shulk has been available on GameStop's website for weeks and is not yet OoS. This Target listing just went live in the last 24 hours. And there is no record of anyone making a single preorder. It has said "out of stock" since it was first listed. Which is why all the other third wave Amiibos also say "out of stock". We all know there's no feasible way on this earth every single third wave Amiibo sold out of stock within 24 hours but only on Target's website, yet are all still available on every other retailer's site. No, they all say out of stock because there is no stock available to order at this present time. Once the listing goes live you will see that change.



JaxonH commented on Rosalina & Luma amiibo Exclusive to Target in ...:

@ZBomber @TylerTreese @missanthropic

It's not been made available for pre order yet at Target. I checked their site 2 days ago when the news broke that Rosalina would be exclusive, and the figure was not in the system yet. Neither were any of the 3rd wave Amiibos.

Now they're finally listed, which only just happened in the last 24 hours. Which means it's not actually sold out, it just hasn't been made available for preorder yet.

This is the ONLY Amiibo I don't currently have locked in with a pre order.



JaxonH commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sold to Over Ten P...:

I bet Japanese Xbox One sales are all US military stationed in the country lol...

Which means the ACTUAL Japanese X1 user base is probably just a small percentage of what we think it is.

Japanese Xbox gamers... The most hardcore gamer there ever was



JaxonH commented on Nintendo's Holiday Sales and Profit Set to be ...:

No, I like Nintedo hardware.

And I don't think its absurd. Your statement makes it sound like GC and Wii had equal 3rd party support, but they didn't. Sure, a few CoD games but even Wii U has that. I dare say Wii U has more top rated AAA titles than either the Wii or GC, and in just 2 years it surpasses them.

In any case I don't think it's absurd to become self sustaining. Sure it was slow the first year- they weren't planning on lack of support. But with proper planning and increased output, this is a very feasible option. Games are meant to make money, and AAA games don't make money on Nintendo hardware. So they can crank out more of the games that do. Between increased 1st party output and select 3rd party exclusives (at least one or 2 per year), and the other hodgepodge games like LEGO and Disney Infinity that are popular in the platform, they'll have more than enough.

Nintendo consoles don't need the same marketshare. They just need to maintain a profit to sustain both them and their gamers. And if they're turning profits now (which they are, huge turnaround this year) they can certainly pull it off in the future as they pump out more and more games to fill the gaps.

EDIT: And at the end of the day, people can say they should go 3rd part, or get AAA (that repeatedly do not sell no matter what), or whatever, but it's not gonna happen so the point is moot. Nintendo will keep making games and consoles, will continue NOT having 3rd party AAA titles, will continue to dominate in the handheld an remain small in the home console market. And I will continue enjoying their games as I have for 20+ years now.



JaxonH commented on Nintendo's Holiday Sales and Profit Set to be ...:

@Quorthon Parents aren't looking at how many games are on the shelf. They buy what their kids want. If It does come down to money, Wii U has the advantage. Be it $50 or not, less is less. Old Wii prices are now irrelevant.

3rd party (as in popular AAA) have been gone for 15+ years. They just don't sell. It's not a Nintendo issue, or a hardware issue, or a relations issue. It's a "the fan base refuses to buy them" issue. And, that's ok. Won't be as popular a system (and again, Nintendo hasn't been for 15+ years), but 3rd part are not the end all be all. Nintendo keeps ramping up production by the next generation they will be completely self sufficient. Be it to a smaller base but again, that's ok.



JaxonH commented on Nintendo's Holiday Sales and Profit Set to be ...:

@electrolite77 Well said. Besides the core base, the rest of the base is predominantly the younger crowd. Right now that younger crowd is mainly playing on the 3DS, seeing as what, over 87% of Wii U owners are age 18-35 according to that recent data? Something like that. Anyways, if they can figure out a way to get them to migrate over to the Wii U they will have nothing to worry about.

And I've taken notice of them doing exactly that. All those Wii U vids in the 3DS eShop, releasing DKC Returns 3D 9 months before Tropical freeze, Mario 3D Land and 3D World, porting Xenoblade before releasing the sequel X on Wii U- it's pretty obvious they're doing everything they can to convert that younger crowd on their handheld platform to switch over to their home consoles. And to be frank, that's probably their best strategy all around. There's more than enough in the 3DS base to make the Wii U successful. The obstacle is, as you so finally stated, the restricted income of younger gamers. Which is why Christmas is such a pivotal time of year for the system.



JaxonH commented on UCraft Wii U Beta Plans Outlined as New Traile...:

@midnafanboy All games are attempts to make cash. And clones are nothing new. Doesn't mean they don't have the right to exist and it doesn't mean there's not a place for them. There is a reason clones exist in the first place- because people want a certain experience and for whatever reason cannot obtain that experience as it stands. The motives of why the game is being brought is irrelevant.

People want to play Minecraft on Wii U. And that's never going to happen. So developers step up and serve a need. No it's not the real thing but it's certainly better than nothing. Think of all those kids whining about Minecraft on Miiverse. They will be more than happy to play this game- and if the game is good, so will I. Whether or not it's a clone is irrelevant to the discussion. It's an experience people desire. World works by supply and demand and right now, there's a high demand.

But that's not to say you have to like the game. But there's a difference between ignoring a game you're not interested in and actively cheering for a developer's downfall. This entire industry is built on clones (Battlefield and CoD, Monster Hunter and the dozen Vita lookalikes, Smash Bros and PS All Stars, etc etc etc). Whether to fill a gaping hole left by a missing franchise, or to compete with a massively successful title, clones have always had a place in this industry. Doesn't mean we have to like the game, but since when do we actively cheer for a game to fail simply because it's a clone? At least this clone is filling a need on Wii U, which is more than I can say for the original Minecraft, which is doing absolutely squat for Wii U owners.

Think about it this way- what's the game you want to play most, but can't because it's on a platform you don't own? GTAV? The Last of Us? Halo 5 perhaps? What if somebody handed you a game and said this looks and plays exactly like the game you want to play but it's got a different name. Would you care? Or would you say I don't care what the name is, I just want to have fun and play a fun game. Or take clothes for example. If you could buy a shirt that looked exactly like the name brand shirt that's $300, for $20, would you buy it because it looks good? Or would you say no because I have to have name brand- I don't care how it looks?

The fact this game is a clone is just politics, and has no actual bearing on the entertainment value of the game. Do people care about fun or about politics? Not saying the game will automatically be good, but what I am saying is that it should receive a fair shake just like every other game. Based on one thing and one thing only- is it fun? Since when has playing games ever been about more than that? If it's fun, play it, right? If this game turns out to be fun I'll play it. If it turns out this game sucks then I'll skip it. But I'm not going to judge this game on anything other than that.



JaxonH commented on UCraft Wii U Beta Plans Outlined as New Traile...:

@platoonleaderg In fairness, he didn't say he didn't NEED money to fund the game, what he was saying was that his true desire was to gain fans rather than make a profit. Being a clone is irrelevant. It's filling a void and supplying a demand (and a VERY highly demanded demand at that).

The Kickstarter failed, yes, but I must have missed the part where he blamed Wii U owners. I don't recall that ever happening but if you have a link Id be interested to see it.

And the hate started the second the game was announced. Go back to the initial article announcing this game and you'll find people posting all kinds of hateful stuff. For no good reason either. Just "Oh it's a clone I hope he fails and the game flops" kind of crap.

Now I'll be the first to say this guy seems to take things way too personally but at the same time, people have had their pitchforks out for this game the moment it was announced...



JaxonH commented on UCraft Wii U Beta Plans Outlined as New Traile...:

So what if it is a clone? Do we have Minecraft on Wii U? No. So in this instance, we NEED a clone! That said, this looks pretty dang good.

Anyone hoping for a developer (I don't care if it's a clone game or not, a game is a game) or their game to fail is a disgrace to this community.



JaxonH commented on Nintendo's Holiday Sales and Profit Set to be ...:

@electrolite77 It's not just about being good games though. It's about being good games that are different than the blue ocean of AAA. Some people (multi console gamers) want something different on offer while others may just have different taste and aren't into the modern AAA title. There's a lot of high-scoring games on the other consoles (I play many of them) but they all fit the same bill- humanoid protagonist in a real world environment, some type of gun or weapon or physical combat involved, serious storyline, etc (and not every game checks every box, but most games will check 5 out of 6 boxes following the same blueprint) Or, games that mimic realistic sports (racing, basketball, football, baseball, etc). Nobody is arguing there aren't great games on other consoles, they're just all cut from the same cloth. And the games that do venture to do something different typically suck.

Now, that's not to say those games are inherently bad, it's just that after so many of them you start to get bored with the same old thing. So where there might be 100 games on offer, there's really only 10 sets of 10 games on offer, each set of 10 strikingly similar to each other. For every great AAA game, there's 10-15 more just like it. That's not to dismiss the other consoles because they are equally enjoyable- key word there being equal, not more. There's certainly more games but for reasons mentioned above you're probably not going to get any more enjoyment on a macro level as opposed to the Wii U.

The argument isn't that other consoles are not valid, or that the other consoles are lesser platforms, but rather that the Wii U is equally valid. By capitalizing on each and every release, and varying the gameplay from title to title, Nintendo has been able to offer a console which provides equal enjoyment as the other consoles. Yes, PS4 and Xbox One have high rated titles. But people are buying those. Wii U has high rated titles, yet most ignore both it and the games.

Now, yes- it probably will always be niche. But that's because the average gamer today isn't a habitual gamer like we are. The average gamer today fits the bill of what I described earlier. So it does Nintendo no good whatsoever to have great games that are different than everything else and provide unique experiences if that's not really what people care about. But, for the minority of habitual, chronic gamers such as ourselves, who want a little more from gaming than just your modern megabudget title, Nintendo has just what we're looking for (not saying we don't want AAA , just saying AAA only accounts for half the pie, and Nintendo has the other half). Since the popularization of video games, most have created a very narrow, limited box in their mind of what a video game can (or should) be, which is why so many AAA games look the same. But there is still a small minority of gamers that do not limit what a game should be in their minds. Gamers who are open to anything, and are perfectly open to playing a game that goes against the norm- as long as it's fun- as long as it's entertaining.

Gaming has become popularized. But serious, habitual, chronic (some would say hardcore?) gamers are still a small minority.

EDIT: I also think that while many games will score equally as high by critics, I feel that many games cannot truly be represented on a numerical scale. For example, I know 3 games on Wii U I will be playing the entirety of this generation- Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. Now, judging numerically those games are no more impressive than the latest GTAV port, however, judging actual utility, the enjoyment I will get from those games will far exceed in any game I have yet to play on my other two consoles. And they are all different then anything else out there (which is why people can play those games for so many years- because they're not playing 10 other games just like them). Now, that's not to say the other consoles won't have games like that of their own- because they will, but again the argument isn't the other consoles are bad, the argument is that Wii U has equally compelling software and yet it is ignored entirely, by most anyways.

But, I do think the "core base" of PS4 and X1 gamers will probably help boost Wii U sales around Year 3 or so. And by "core base", I estimate most of the people who bought a PS4/X1 within a year of launch. Because those are the enthusiasts who love gaming more then the average Joe. And like how I bought a Wii U first and then added a PS4 and eventually an X1 to my spread, I think many of them will likewise add a Wii U to their spread in a year or two (after they've recovered from the financial blow of buying their first console). I think a lot of Nintendo-only gamers are going to broaden their horizons into third-party territory this generation, and I also think a lot of third-party gamers are going to dip their toes into the Nintendo well this generation.



JaxonH commented on Nintendo's Holiday Sales and Profit Set to be ...:

@thatguyEZ The friend thing is true for many. So Wii U is a hard sell if you don't know how good the games are. Once you actually play some of the games on Wii U and discover how fun they are, the system sells itself. Most people who have a hard time finding a reason I buy a Wii U, don't fully grasp just how fun games the games are. Probably because (contrary to popular belief) a lot of them are franchises they are unfamiliar with. Pikmin 3, DKC Tropical Freeze, Wonderful 101, heck even the Mario games and Zelda, a lot of people have simply never played.



JaxonH commented on Nintendo's Holiday Sales and Profit Set to be ...:

@Hy8ogen I wouldn't label everyone, but there is a significant number who only have interest in playing socially accepted, popular franchises that get heavily advertised. And that's not to say that all heavily advertised games are inherently bad, but if you're only interested in what marketing dictates to you, your scope of enjoyment is going to be severely limited.



JaxonH commented on Nintendo's Holiday Sales and Profit Set to be ...:

It's not just Smash Bros scoring off the charts on Metacritic- Bayonetta 2, Captain Toad, Mario Kart 8... There's been numerous games this year scoring off the charts.

Just goes to show people don't actually care about great games. They just care about "great games that are socially accepted and politically correct by releasing on the popular consoles of the day".



JaxonH commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:


Fair point. But the Wii U was sold at a loss up until (very) recently wasn't it? Still, not by much I suppose.

I guess the prepaid market comes to mind. More and more people are buying phones outright and saving money with the monthly bill. Could be the answer.



JaxonH commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:

See me, I don't do contracts. I have an iPhone 4s (slightly older model, but it's brand new and works great) but it's through Straight Talk for $45/mo and unlimited everything. AND runs on the Verizon network (which I insist on).

If I were to get a Nintendo phone it'd have to be non-contract $50/mo unlimited everything, and it'd have to have Verizon as one of the carrier options.

Granted, I might would still buy a Nintendo phone just for the games, and not even use it as a phone lol...



JaxonH commented on Weekend Best Buy Discounts on Nintendo Product...:

@DiscoGentleman I was about to say sorry to hear about your job, but I guess you already found a better one so all's well then!

Yeah, especially with DDP ending in a few short weeks, it's good to save money any way you can for eShop purchases. I really wish they made DDP a permanent offer, a little incentive to buy digital know what I mean? Ah well.



JaxonH commented on Code Name: S.T.E.A.M Local and Online Multipla...:

@R_Champ One thing this game has going for it is the pedigree of Intelligent Systems and the success of Fire Emblem Awakening.

If Fire Emblem managed to sell over a million copies, and all those people who bought it know how good it is, then hopefully all they need to do is advertise this game based on who the developer is.

Say "Hey everyone! This is from the devs who brought you Fire Emblem Awakening!". I'd be hard-pressed not to listen to something like that.



JaxonH commented on Weekend Best Buy Discounts on Nintendo Product...:

@burninmylight @DiscoGentleman Remember when Best Buy regularly held 20% off sales for eShop cards? Then after DKC Tropical Freeze hit, the sales seemed to stop. That 15% off sale was the first I'd seen in a long time. Good to stock up on a year's worth (or more) when you have the chance. My rule is, I always grab enough to fill my eShop balance to the limit twice over. Because between the Wii U and 3DS- all the VC games at $8 a pop, indie games averaging $15-20 each, and the occasional Nintendo digital release, that balance dries up quicker than you think it will.



JaxonH commented on Rumour: Villager, Marth & Wii Fit Trainer amii...:

I pre ordered all 12 of the 1st wave Amiibos which now sit nicely on my shelf next to my Monster Hunter figures, and locked in a preorder for all 6 of the second wave of Amiibos as well.

The trick was locking in a pre order for the 3rd wave Amiibos and 3 exclusive figures. Best Buy website didn't show 3rd wave Amiibos in search results, BUT, if you search the figures individually by name they actually are up for pre order. So I got Mega Man, Bowser, Ike, all them guys on lock.

As for the exclusives, I pre ordered Meta Knight through Best Buy where I usually buy my figures ($10/ea through Gamers Club), but went ahead and put Shulk on lock through Gamestop and Lucario on lock through ToysRus.

Every Amiibo accounted for and on the way!



JaxonH commented on Feature: How We'd Like to See amiibo Used in C...:

@rjejr Yeah I'm playing it right now in fact. Gotta squeeze in some play time, cause tomorrow it's back to Minneapolis for another week- always right when good games release too :/ When I get back that guide should have arrived too (eBay is not the most reliable for prompt shipping).

So far I've played like 6 levels, and they can take 5-10 minutes each, depending. Me, I gotta get all 3 gems before the star, and I always replay a 2nd time to do the bonus challenge. Not too thrilled about the 3D World levels. I mean, those were designed for fast running and jumping and, well...Mario mechanics. I prefer the fish tank-like puzzle levels- that's where the true fun comes in. And, the game is great, it really is. Excellent level design (as usual).



JaxonH commented on Nintendo Wins Four At The Game Awards 2014, Wh...:

@DiscoGentleman Agreed. Hearthstone was a legit contender. Not to discredit Smash, because let's face it- it was a truly amazing handheld game. But yeah, I don't think anyone should criticize a game unless they've actually played it.

And yes, Nintendo winning Developer of the Year is huge. That's a very coveted award, and they were competing against some big name devs this year.



JaxonH commented on Feature: How We'd Like to See amiibo Used in C...:

@rjejr You're right about Luigi jumping higher, but as you said, they had to make levels specifically for him as a result.

And ya, the sword wouldn't be that big a deal. A little Kirby running around with a sword probably wouldn't be an issue. I was more thinking of the jumping when I said it would break the game, because the entire game is designed around a character that can't jump.

Having a character's trademark move set can work, but not always. It just depends on the type of game and the move set in question. Look at the morph ball and all those other moves in Bayonetta 2, and it didn't affect the gameplay negatively.

But for a game like Captain Toad, you'd have to be careful so as to not interfere with the core mechanics. Idk, maybe they could have a set of 3 levels designed around each character, and do it for 4 characters (that's 12 levels extra total if you owned all 4 amiibos). Maybe have one with magnetic rails and morph ball tunnels for Samus, have one for Luigi with the Poltergust 5000 and ghosts set around a haunted mansion, have one for Marth where your moves are grid based, and take turns with the enemies moving around the level, and if you encounter them and don't have a turnip (or item) you take a hit, stuff like that.

But the levels would have to be designed specifically with the move sets in mind. Other than that, Idk. Besides predetermined unlocks I'm not sure there's much more you can do with the memory capabilities of RFID.



JaxonH commented on Feature: How We'd Like to See amiibo Used in C...:

@rjejr ??? Kinda lost on that one- the ability to jump and swing a sword would break the game. It would be akin to to letting MK8 racers drive through walls and fly across gaps.

I think what everyone wants is unlockable characters. To play as a different character in a given game. But they'd have to have the same move set so as to not break the game.



JaxonH commented on Fire Emblem Looks Set to Arrive on the North A...:

Got Fire Emblem Sacred Stones on 3DS (Ambassador Program), Shadow Dragon on DS, and Fire Emblem Awakening on 3DS.

So glad this is one I don't own yet. And yes, save states will make this game playable to the MAX! I don't feel the need to impress- there is no shame in the virtual save.