I have decided that this isn’t a review. From now on, if I haven’t completed a game, or experienced all it has to offer, I’m going to talk about it in a thing like this, which just talks about the experiences I’ve had. So please consider this like a review, but not actually a review.
You just have to decide if it’s worth it based on the best information you can get. I suppose that’s what game reviews are for.
So it turns out that all my talk actually had an effect on people. They’ve been out there buying 2 and 3 DSs and now they’re asking me what games they should get for it. That’s why it’s time for me to give you a run down of my top ten favourite 3DS games.
Area 51 is apparently based on another Midway game of the same name. Midway made arcade games, and Area 51 the arcade game, is something I put more than a few pound coins into as a teenager. It was a shooting game with an actual gun, and quite a good one if I remember rightly. This was at the hight of the Time Crisis, Point Blank and House of the Dead popularity.
The only thing you really need to know about vanilla ice cream is that it’s good enough to eat. Beyond that there’s nothing much to say unless you can compare it to other vanilla ice creams. Unfortunately I can’t do that with Pilotwings Resort. I will say without a doubt that it is the best island resort based flying mini game game I’ve ever played.
I laughed, I swore, I threw the controller, what more can you ask for from a game?
This is a great metroidvania style game that pulled me in right away. It’s big and time consuming in all the best ways.
Syberia is the first graphical adventure I’ve played since KGB on the Amiga, and it feels good to get back to it.
I thought I’d show you this game I’ve been playing. It’s pretty good. I’ll do more of these.
The whole shrine experience is really really bad. It’s easy to get lost, and there’s usually no logic to the layout of the caves. I would go so far as to say that the shrine exploring has ruined this game for me. Sadly it’s not the only problem.
I’ve read criticisms of the length of the game. I haven’t made it to the end yet so I can’t speak to that. What I can speak to is the fact that it only cost me £5 so I can live with it not being a 100 hour Epic. This is the beauty of playing older games. I’ve payed more for games on my iPad that I’ve never so much as launched once.
It’s a fighting game, very much like Street Fighter 2. You fight a person, then you go on to fight the next person. There are Grand Prix events, during which you fight ten people in a row. There are ten skill levels for a Grand Prix event, and you have to be on at least level four before the game will let you play online.
There are approximately eight million known Zelda games, and Link Between Worlds is the only one that was created entirely for the 3DS. I say that, but it’s based on the third Zelda game, Link to the Past. It uses the same map, and has the same top-down style gameplay, but it uses a fancy new 3D graphics. The two games play very similarly to each other. I’ve been thinking about this, and I’ve decided to recommend that you play Link to the Past first. It’s an old game that holds up perfectly, and currently has a meta critic score of 95.
The main story of the game is good and there’s just the right amount of it. There doesn’t need to be much, there’s so much to do in the world that too much story would ruin it. You want to spend time playing around. I’d describe it as the computer game equivalent of delaying orgasm.
So Fire Emblem. Hmmm. Fire Emblem is something that I didn’t know existed until I got a 3DS. Apparently Fire Emblem has been a thing for ages, in Japan, but has been a huge hit since it arrived on Nintendo machines in Europe and the USA.