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  1. 3DS - Community Thread!!

    Project X Zone 2 is drawing to a close! I think!   I'm nearly at Episode 30, and if this game is about the same length as the original, I should be coming to the end soon.   There is a light at the end of the tunnel...!
  2. River City : Tokyo Rumble

    I haven't played it at all, but the reviews seem to say that the game is good. Not great, not amazing, but definitely not bad. It's....good.    And yes, this is directly related to the original River City Ransom.
  3. 3DS - Community Thread!!

    @Mike   Eh. I'm not that big of a Sonic fan. But I have to admit, a 7.5 from IGN is pretty promising for that game. Could it be...maybe the best reviewed Sonic game from IGN in the last five years or so?!?
  4. Project X Zone 2 DragonQuest VII Super Smash Bros.
  5. Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse – The Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse game is now available exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system. The protagonist is a novice demon hunter in the ruins of Tokyo who meets an untimely end, only to find himself returned to the world of the living by the lesser god Dagda to serve as a pawn in his schemes … with humankind as the prize! Nintendo eShop on Wii U Severed – Take control of a one-armed warrior named Sasha who wields a living sword on her journey through a nightmare world in search of her family. Features include Wii U Off-TV Play, in-game achievements and HD graphical optimizations. Buy the Wii U version of Severed and receive a free download code for the Nintendo 3DS version upon release. This game is part of the #Nindies Summer Jam promotion, with a special introductory price through 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 29. Wii Retail on Wii U Donkey Kong Country Returns – Donkey Kong Island has been taken over by the musical Tiki Tak Tribe! In this Wii platforming classic, jump, swing and blast your way through more than 65 levels spanning eight worlds. There are many hidden items to uncover in each level, and collecting them all will unlock something special. Invite a friend to take control of Diddy Kong for two-player cooperative play (additional accessories required for multiplayer mode; sold separately). Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS Final Fight 2 – In the second chapter of the beat-’em-up Super NES classic, the Final Fight 2 game will take Haggar back to the streets of Metro City. Accompanied by Maki and Carlos, he will travel across the world and fight to end Mad Gear Gang’s reign once and for all... Final Fight 3 – In the third chapter of the Super NES Final Fight series, a new enemy has arisen by the name of Skull Cross. Join Haggar, Guy, Cody and Lucia as they battle it out on the streets of Metro City once more in what may be their actual final fight. Nintendo eShop sales: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Nintendo 3DS and Wii U), Wipeout Create & Crash (Nintendo 3DS and Wii U) and more games from Activision are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 30. Grumpy Reaper (Wii U), Toys vs Monsters (Nintendo 3DS) and more from EnjoyUp Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 20. Dan McFox: Head Hunter (Nintendo 3DS) and Word Party (Wii U) are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 29. Nintendo eShop on Wii U Dual Core is 30 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $6.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 2. Steel Rivals is more than 25 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $5) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 12. Hold Your Fire: A Game About Responsibility is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to 99 cents) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 3. The Quiet Collection is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 26. 3Souls is 25 percent off (reduced from $3.90 to $2.90) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 29. Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $39.99 to $24.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 3. Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 29. Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS: New themes this week include: Sonic series: 25th Anniversary (free) Sonic series: Boom Style Sonic series: Classic Style Sonic series: Sonic Style Sonic Bundle #2 Also new this week: River City: Tokyo Rumble (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available on Sept. 27 Noah’s Cradle (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) Laser Blaster (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) TITANS TOWER (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) Double Breakout (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) Wings of Magloryx (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  6. 3DS - Community Thread!!

    @Mike   Don't forget about 7th Dragon III:  Code VFD. Awesome RPG from SEGA!
  7. Super Mario Maker 3DS

    @DCDescent   1.) The Pokémon games have voice chat. Most other games are text chat at best though. But like I said, it's free, so eh.   2.) That's cool. Like I've been saying, it SHOULD be better since you're paying for it. I just don't see the value like you do. (or maybe you're trying to justify the expense you've been paying?)   3.) Your opinion. Plus you're paying for that stuff. *shrugs*   4.) It was a gift, actually. (Christmas) Did you pay for any of your hardware?   5.) I've bought every PlayStation and Xbox system until this current generation. I've played online with these consoles and even had experience with my buddy's PS4 until it brick'd itself because we had the audacity to want to play video games on it.    Look, I think you misunderstand my position. I never said what Nintendo has is uniformly better.   I just disagree that it is garbage.  
  8. Super Mario Maker 3DS

    @DCDescent   $35 a year?  Pretty sure it's at least $50.   1.) Wii U versions of Smash and Mario Kart have voice chat. If those aren't flagship titles then what is?   2.) LOL at saying the cost is worth it when you admit that the Vita has those same features for free. You're literally paying for something you can get for nothing. Screw that.   3.) Nintendo gives free games and discounts, too. But you don't have to pay a fee for those.   4.) It's impossible for me to feel like a sucker because I'M NOT PAYING FOR ANYTHING. I'm getting something for nothing. You can't claim that for any other system.   5.) You clearly have no experience with Nintendo's hardware this gen if you think it feels like operating in the dark. Miiverse alone makes that next to impossible.   But yeah, game invites are cool.  
  9. Super Mario Maker 3DS

      Oh, don't misunderstand me. I've had experience with all current-gen systems. Don't think I'm like...blind to what's going on outside of Nintendo, LOL.    I'll repeat what I've been saying (over and over and over): online functionality may be better on other systems. I'm not disagreeing with that! But I'm sorry, I'm not seeing an enormous, world-of-difference across platforms. And I think that added content can come at the actual, personal expense of one's wallet.    On a side note, I think that's gotta sting a bit more for Playstation gamers, because (as you've even said in this thread) Sony used to provide this same kind of service at no charge (on PS3). I mean, I guess I could go and buy a PS4 and a Plus account so I can voice chat while I play Street Fighter V or something. But I'd feel like a sucker. 
  10. Super Mario Maker 3DS

      Eh, it was 2005. Neither system was even a year old yet. The user base wasn't all THAT different. DS didn't really take off until 2006 with the release of the Lite.   PSP had some great online games, though for sure. I played the hell out of Hot Shots: Open Tee 2 back in the day. I also loved playing WipEout Pulse with the crew on IGN's PSP board, as well as Motorstorm: Arctic Edge back in...2009, I think it was? Arctic Edge had some crap match-making features which made it next to impossible to meet up with friends online...but once you got on? Pretty intense. Great stuff.     @Scape Zero I dunno man. Your post is, while not entirely inaccurate, full of hyperbole, conjecture, and just straight up opinion without any actual, factual basis on which they can be derived from. I think we're done here. Agree to disagree, and all that. Truce? 
  11. Super Mario Maker 3DS

    @Scape Zero   Hey man, YOU brought up third party games when you mentioned PSP2 in your post on the previous page about the PSP. (wow, that was a lot of "P" words in a row, ha ha!  ) I was just using an example of - what I thought to be an equivalent game - on how robust an online game can be on a Nintendo platform. A platform that you (self-admittedingly) were fairly ignorant about. And I did list a bunch of online, first-party games from Nintendo that were on DS...did you just ignore those?    Take Metroid Prime Hunters, for example. You could go online and set up game modes, create lobbies, add strangers to your list of online friends (rivals), and the game kept track of an enormous amount of your online stats...even allowed voice chat thanks to the DS's microphone (or you could use a headset if you had one). All with (in my experience) an extremely solid netcode that was lag-free or nearly lag-free. Not too shabby, right?    Now, don't misunderstand me. I'm not saying that Sony's online infrastructure was terrible. Far from it! Heck, that SOCOM game you mentioned that was on PSP supported like, 16 players at once, IIRC. That's pretty damn impressive. I'm just saying  (as I have been saying during this entire thread) Nintendo's online isn't garbage. I feel there is a big misunderstanding when it comes to that. It's also important for you (and others) to understand is I'm also not saying that Nintendo's online offerings are THE ABSOLUTE BEST. Because...yeah, they're not. Obviously. But far too often it seems people are quick to say that the offerings *are* trash, when most of the time that's not true at all. (though this lack of online sharing for Super Mario Maker 3D does not fall under that category, LOL!)    Lastly, I know my 3DS feels pretty modern - it's the NEW 3DS. I'm connected to the internet, I can see on my Friend List who is online and what they're doing. I'm getting updates and comments from Miiverse, push notifications, news, DLC, and demos from the eShop. I can browse and upload files to Twitter and Facebook, I can view videos on YouTube (in 3D, even!) and fire up Netflix and Hulu and all that. It's not some old relic from hundreds of years ago, LOL.    I'll let you know how a Vita feels if I ever get around to picking one up.  
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  13. Super Mario Maker 3DS

      Then why are we even having this conversation, LOL!?! You don't even know what you're talking about! LOL!    Oh man. What is even going on. Alright, look. Tons of DS games were online. I don't even know how you were unaware about this. It was kind of a big deal since this was pretty much Nintendo's first foray into online hardware. All kinds of games had online play. Mario Kart DS and the Pokémon games were probably the most popular. But yeah, Animal Crossing, Metroid, Fire Emblem, Advance Wars...all of these games had online multiplayer. Call of Duty, Final Fantasy, Castlevania, Tetris, Phantasy Star...I mean, there are tons of examples.    And it wasn't unusual that the DS would have better online features than equivalent PSP ones. I'll give you an example:    In 2005, Activision released Tony Hawk's American Sk8land for the DS. Online features included:   1.) Online leaderboards 2.) Online multiplayer 3.) Ability to upload and share replay videos. 4.) Ability to upload and share custom deck and graffiti designs. 5.) Create and join Sk8 Crews (clans). 6.) Download new challenges not originally built into the retail release.   That same year, Activision also released Tony Hawk's Underground 2: Remix for the PSP. It's online features?   None. Zero. There was no online mode at all.    So, uh. Mic drop, I guess.