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Mon 13th Feb 2012

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oninowon commented on Feature: Ten Must-Play Games for the Nintendo 3DS:

My list would be different except for a couple of games. I agree that Super Mario 3D Land, Fire Emblem Awakening, Pokemon XY, and Mario Kart 7 should be on the list but not every Legend of Zelda that came out for the 3D. None of the Zelda games that have come out are new. They are all remakes! Maybe A link Between Worlds because that is the most extensively remade game.

Besides the 4 that I have mentioned above I would have added Resident Evil Revelations, Etrian Odyssey IV, Kid Icarus, Bravely Default, Theatrerhythm Final Fantasy, and Mario and Luigi Dream Team. It is a shame that a lot of great mature games for the 3DS get overlooked!



oninowon commented on Review: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS):

I was really excited for this game because I was looking forward to the social link mechanic that Persona is known for but that mechanic is absent in this version. Instead we get heaps of dialog akin to the Tales franchise which is really a weak substitute.

I also don't like that the format closely resembles Etrian Odyssey with the mapping (although very limited) and cast placement. They should have stuck more with its parent game, the Shin Megami Tensei series.

I really wish now that they would have just ported Persona 3 and/or 4 over to the 3DS. Having said that, I do like the graphics and I've heard great things about how it uses the 3D effect.



oninowon commented on Review: SDK Paint (Wii U eShop):

I have Art Academy and Colors 3D on my 3DS. Between the 2, they meet all my needs. SDK doesn't look like it offers anything unique or better.



oninowon commented on Pikmin Bag Available to North American Club Ni...:

I was excited to see a new if temporary item on the Club Nintendo site. I promptly ordered one since I do need one but don't feel like forking over actual money to obtain one. I'll use mine to carry boardgames over to friend's house.



oninowon commented on Etrian Odyssey IV Confirmed for European Relea...:

You guys may get different preorder bonuses but the one we got in NA was a CD containing rough drafts of some of the music shown in the finished product. Personally I was very disappointed with the preorder bonus. There was no instruction booklet included that used to be typically packaged in the physical product. Instead the bonus is a very thin booklet of several art with the CD in it.

However, Atlus redeemed themselves with SMT IV...



oninowon commented on Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl Revealed In Fa...:

If or when EO:MG comes to America, I will buy it on day 1! I had a chance to buy the first one but the 2nd one was right next to it and I opted for the more recent version. Now with the remake, I will be able to (hopefully) enjoy the game (if I don't end up throwing my 3DS in frustration ).

I'm all for the remake not just because I never played the first one but because I hate how the DS graphics are displayed on the 3DS. The stretching and bleeding of colors just bother me to the point where I've turned off the game after a few minutes of playing. The remake would at least readjust the size of the screen even if the graphics are left as is (which I won't mind). However I will be ecstatic if the graphics received a face lift and even 3D'd.



oninowon commented on Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan Demo O...:

I'm definately not downloading the game- I'm getting the physical copy simply for the xtras!

Glad for the demo because some gamers have it in their head that 1st person view of combat is boring. I'm usually gritting my teeth after I input all of the actions I will take.

I loved the classes in EO II because they were so wacky! EO III brought the classes down to more typical fantasy classes and unfortunately it looks to be the same for EO IV. However, the skill system in every game has been fun in exploring which skill sets work best for your play style.

I know some people don't like the cute anime style of the game but personally I love it. The artwork has been steadily improving over each iteration and EO IV looks even more amazing than EO III.

Looking to confront more F.O.Es !!!



oninowon commented on Fire Emblem: Awakening Download Takes Up Almos...:

I rather get the physical copy for this game due to the xtra stuff such as the artbook. I do like the concept of retail games having its digital counterpart however. I opted for the digital version of the retail Art Academy and that took up 3,000+ blocks and will continue to grow as they offer more DLCs. My next digital retail game will be Animal Crossing whenever that comes out.



oninowon commented on Talking Point: The Emergence of Download-Only ...:

Personally, I'm not happy about the region lock myself but I've come to accept it and move on. Now with digital downloads of retail, I'm more hopeful that games that don't normally come out in the USA region will more likely be made available.

I'm still apprehensive about digital downloads and vastly prefer physical copy over digital but I've slowly started to build up my digital collection. I bought my first retail-now-digital "Art Academy". I will follow up with Animal Crossing when it comes out. Other than that I will pick up physical copies of games if I can.



oninowon commented on Talking Point: The Emergence of Download-Only ...:

To Peach:
The reason why digital games are more expensive for consoles and dedicated gaming handhelds is because it caters towards a smaller segment of gamers- the hardcore gamers- and also the games made for digital distribution for these dedicated gaming machine have a higher cost investment by the company producing the game.



oninowon commented on Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan Dated...:

Etrian Oddyssey series takes its inspiration from old school crpgs such as Bard's Tale and Might and Magic. The gameplay is extremely difficult (although the 3rd in the series eased up the difficulty) so much so that you are almost guarenteed at least one party member killed on your first outing. Throughout the game there is a good probability of TPK.

The story starts off slow but once it starts going, you'll be on the edge of your seat.

The artwork has steadily improved but the character art has always been very good anime characters.

One of the things I love most about EO is discovering the synergistic effects of party members. There are enough combinations to suit each player's taste.



oninowon commented on Inazuma Eleven Compilation Kicking Off on 3DS:

I've played a copy of it and it really is a great hybridization of soccer and rpg. It has a bit of pokemon thing going on in that you are constantly trying to recruit new players and each player has his/her own strengths and weaknesses as well as well as over the top abilities.

I really hope that a 3DS iteration of the series comes to America.



oninowon commented on Review: Mighty Switch Force! (3DSWare):

You would be a fool not to get this game at that price. I consider it well worth its original price. I don't normally like platform games but this game is one of the few exceptions.



oninowon commented on Review: Pokémon Conquest (DS):

If you like strategy rpgs then you'll love this interpretation of Pokemon. If you have never tried a strategy rpg then this is a good intro with enough depth to give you more challenge later in the game. I've heard the game really opens up later in the game so it may become more challenging later in the game.



oninowon commented on Review: Lola's Fruit Shop Sudoku (DSiWare):

At first I was intimidated by Sudoku but got the hang of it after trying a few of the easy ones. I got the Brain Age version which I heard was the best. It has room to jot down all possible numbers on a single square (you zoom in and out). I play it whenever I go overseas or on public transportation.



oninowon commented on 3D Beauty Clock Timing a Release on 3DS in Japan:

I don't get people's objection. It's not like they are from Playboy. They look more like fashion magazine models.

As some have said, it is free and it is an alarm clock which some may find more useful than others. I just wonder if the alarm sound will be loud due to 3DS sound being subpar.