Well I got my hands on the Nintendo 3DS and have been playing it non-stop, which is why this article is being put up late (I actually made the publish time the 28th, even though I’m just doing this now -_-). As you can see, I picked up Super Street Fighter IV and Samurai Warrior: Chronicles. Well on to the preview!
The Nintendo 3DS was released! For a list of launch day games, check this IGN article. For their 3DS review, click here. For my first impressions, click here. Real quick: some people are saying that DS games look terrible on the 3DS. That’s because the 3DS has a higher resolution. If you want to play DS games, you have to select the DS option on your 3DS. For instructions how either: read the manual (duh) or check this IGN article.
Platform: Playstation Portable
Developer: Nihon Falcom
Publisher: Nihon Falcom (Japan), Xseed Games (North America)
For those of you familiar with The Legend of Heroes series, this should be a no-brain pick-up. If you’re a fan of JRPG’s, then you might also want to give this a try. Xseed Games has also brought the Ys games to North America.
The 3rd Birthday
Genre: Third-person Shooter, Action RPG
Platform: Playstation Portable
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Platform: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC
Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
Publisher: Electronic Arts
For those of you who don’t know (and can’t guess by the picture), this is indeed a Need for Speed game. After the successful release of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit last November (five million copies in its first three months! for reviews click here) that brought the franchise back into relevance, here’s hoping Shift 2: Unleashed can continue the trend. The first Need for Speed: Shift was pretty fun and sold well (five million copies to date, for reviews click here), so I’m hoping the new features of 2 will make it even better. What made Shift so much fun was the true driver’s experience, which captured the realism of driving at 200 mph. Shift 2 adds to this by introducing “the driver’s battle, an even more authentic and primal feeling of power and speed which elevates the fundamental competitive race into a struggle for supremacy against other drivers and even the track itself” (Source: EA News). Plus, no other racing game gives you the selection of cars that Need for Speed games do, with Shift 2 featuring 145 cars from 37 manufacturers. Oh and did I mention the awesome crashes that we’ve all come to love from Need for Speed games? For Metacritic reviews, click here.
Genre: Hack and slash
Platform: Xbox 360, Playstation 3
Developer: Omega Force
Another Dynasty Warriors game…hooray. I was considering not even mentioning this since it’s so boring. I’m enjoying Samurai Warriors: Chronicles because I can play it on the go; however, I just can’t sit and hack and slash my to enjoyment in front of a big screen. Oh well.
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