Category Archives: 3DS

Hero’s Journal: Dragon Quest VII – The Ruins

The Hero’s Journal is my attempt at creative writing. It gives me a chance to talk about the stuff I’m doing in a game while playing through it. Many games I use the Hero’s Journal for are longer RPGs that will take a lot of time to play. It’s a good way to chronicle my thoughts and let you guys behind the scenes a little bit. You’ll find out some of the stuff that I’m doing in the game and you’ll see what my characters experience.

I will warn you that these articles could contain spoilers so if you don’t want anything potentially spoiled don’t read past the break. This time I’m playing through Dragon Quest VII. Make sure to check back often as these posts will be updated with new journal entries chronicling my adventures.

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Hero’s Journal: Dragon Quest VII

The Hero’s Journal is my attempt at creative writing. It gives me a chance to talk about the stuff I’m doing in a game while playing through it. Many games I use the Hero’s Journal for are longer RPGs that will take a lot of time to play. It’s a good way to chronicle my thoughts and let you guys behind the scenes a little bit. You’ll find out some of the stuff that I’m doing in the game and you’ll see what my characters experience.

I will warn you that these articles could contain spoilers so if you don’t want anything potentially spoiled don’t read past the break. This time I’m playing through Dragon Quest VII. Make sure to check back often as these posts will be updated with new journal entries chronicling my adventures.

Continue reading Hero’s Journal: Dragon Quest VII

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Review (3DS)

Shin Megami Tensei IV was a bit of a breath of fresh air when it was released three years ago. A darker, more ‘realistic’ RPG on the 3DS where the characters felt human and less like an anime cast. It was the first game in the SMT main series in over a decade. This game takes the story from that previous game, continues where it left off and streamlines a lot of the mechanics present in that game. It all makes for a much improved experience on an already stellar game.

SMTIV: Apocalypse is a sort of pseudo-sequel / side story to the original game released back in 2013. The events of this game take place about three-fourths of the way through the original. You see Flynn and his crew of samurai as they are finishing up their fight to save Tokyo and the world. From there you are cast into the role of Nanashi, a teenager who has aspirations to help save the world as well. The game takes place a number of years after the events of the first one and many of the things we take for granted today have become lost to time and regarded as legend by some people. You, and your friend Asahi join a group of fighters called Hunters. They work on the edges of the fight to help Flynn. Occasionally your paths cross and Flynn will help you. You work to make Tokyo livable amongst the fight between angels and demons.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice Review (3DS)

In a land far, far away where attorneys are all but a myth and prosecutors reign free.  Where those who proclaim innocence are silenced by the legal system.  There exists one man who will stand in the way.  A man out for justice, not for one, but for all.  And his name is… Phoenix Wright. Continue reading Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice Review (3DS)

The Legend of Kusakari Review (3DS)

Every once in a while a game comes along that’s just so wacky, weird or unusual that it can only be one of two things. It’s either incredibly fun and you spend far more time on the game than you think or it just falls apart and turns out that the concept just doesn’t work. Legend of Kusakari from Nnooo is just one of those games. Luckily this one happens to fall into the former category rather than the latter, because I had a really good time with the game.

On it’s surface, if you just look at gameplay trailers or screenshots it looks almost like a clone of games like the Legend of Zelda. If you took the game just from those still images alone it doesn’t look like much. However, when you see the game in motion and actually play it you realize it’s something far different.

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Atooi Announces New Game, Chicken Wiggle

Chicken Wiggle Logo

Jools Watsham, and his new company Atooi, have announced their first 3DS project and it looks rather interesting. It’s a game called Chicken Wiggle. The game is set to come out to 3DS and iOS later this year.

In the game you play as a young chicken who is, rather than eating it, carrying around a worm in a bag on its back. The two team up to rescue their friends from a witch who has kidnapped them and locked them in a tower in the sky. The chicken can jump across platforms and peck at enemies that get in their way. You can use the worm to “grapple” high platforms like apples growing on a vine that would let you reach normally out of reach platforms.

In addition to that there will be a complete level editor that will allow you to create and share levels with other players. You can customize the rules of the level, the art and even themes in the game. You can provide hints and tips for players to get through the tougher part of your levels and create tags that players can use to search for specific themes.

Jools Watsham and Atooi will be showing off the game at PAX this week. Check out the game play demo below to see the game in action.

Nintendo Direct Coming Thursday

Nintendo DirectNintendo has announced a new Nintendo Direct coming this week. Thursday, Sept. 1st there will be a feature showcasing upcoming 3DS games. There will be no news or reveal for NX at this event so don’t ask. It will be strictly about upcoming 3DS software alone.

You can watch the presentation by going to http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct at 9am CST. We’ll have details about what was shown following the event.