This was, without a doubt, the Zelda game that I have wanted since 2010, and the best Zelda game since Twilight Princess was released. Every single thing I have wanted was there, and then some. While Yuga's presence in the second half of the game was unfortunately limited, every boss battle against him was lots of fun.
I have nothing but praise for this game, except the one pet peeve that irks me every time it occurs: there is no way to save your game after the final boss. I don't know why games still do this in the year 2013, but it is an unfortunate reality.
That said... the game was still so good that I think I'll try out Hero Mode over the upcoming break, and undoubtedly fail at it.
-Kid Icarus: Uprising
-Mario Kart 7(even though it sucks)
-Super Mario 3D Land (even though it also sucks)
-Ocarina of Time 3D (this sucks too)
-A Link Between Worlds
-Pokemon X & Y
-Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
-Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
-Star Fox 64 3D
-maybe something else I'm forgetting who knows
Games I'm already planning on getting at some point:
-Fire Emblem: Awakening
-Animal Crossing: New Leaf
So... what other 3DS games should I look into?
That is one ugly picture, but the machine is a beaut. Much deserving of its place with me, considering that it will be taking the place of my 7 year old DS Lite that recently died (perfect timing, DS Lite... you were there for me until the end ;_;
Also totally had this conversation with Blade while trying to figure out how Club Nintendo works with downloaded games:
4:11 PM - Tex: sooo
4:11 PM - Tex: My product registration survey still doesn't work, but
4:11 PM - Tex: It expires November 22 2018
4:11 PM - Tex: That's nice
4:11 PM - BZP Blade: Wow. =P
4:11 PM - Tex: I'll just wait FIVE YEARS to fill it out xD
4:11 PM - BZP Blade: xD
4:12 PM - Tex: aaaah there we go it worked
4:12 PM - Tex: Now it expires January 1st 2014 though
4:12 PM - Tex: Laaaaame
4:12 PM - BZP Blade: xD
I ordered it online today, so it should arrive sometime next week! After two and a half
Plus, I'll get the Zelda game I've wanted for years - seriously. Pretty much when the 3DS was first announced I thought "it would be totally cool if they remade the original Zelda for the 3DS with upgraded graphics and new features, with the 'pick a dungeon' setup". While ALBW isn't a remake of the original game, in my opinion, it's even better - because Nintendo has also fixed my issue with items in the past (virtually every) installments. ALBW is the Zelda game I have probably been waiting for my entire life.
And of course I've still got Pokemon X to play; I put it down for awhile since it's a little frustrating to rely on someone else's gaming machine to play. However, with this I will be able to exchange friend codes and play to my heart's content!
I haven't touched the game much in recent weeks, mainly because I'd rather play it on my own 3DS, which has yet to exist. Hopefully there's still a Zelda 3DS XL available once I'm ready.
In other news, I have discovered that my old DS Lite is completely non-functional. So... I need the 3DS even more now if I want to enjoy the few DS games I have again.
Luigi wins by a vote of 8-4, emerging as our second "Best Character Ever"!! He earned it - the Year of Luigi really has paid off in full.
Feel free to suggest themes for the future - who knows what three will be? (Although I must admit, there is one idea I'm leaning towards....)
Did Luigi deserve to win over Hades? Would Luigi have defeated any challenger he came across? Who knows - we'll see if he can advance to the finals again in the future.
Until next time... VOLTEX... AWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY
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It's the final 4! It's Luigi vs. Kirby and Hades vs. Bowser! Who will advance to the final round?
#3 Luigi (Super Mario) vs. #7 Kirby (Kirby)
#10 Hades (Kid Icarus) vs. #16 Bowser (Super Mario)
I vote Luigi and Hades.
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Well, well! Here we are in the third round, and every single matchup is a question. Samus once again emerged victorious over Link, barely edging out the green hatted hero, while Luigi, Bowser, and Fox all decimated their Round 2 opponents.
Now the question remains - will Luigi be the one to finally topple Samus from the throne, or will the bounty hunter rise once more to the Final 4? It might be his year, but Luigi has one heck of a job ahead of himself. Kirby and Ridley are both evenly matched, but the real questions lie on the other side of the bracket. After being defeated by Mega Man in the first round last time, Fox has been on an amazing winning streak, while Bowser has slammed two different Pokemon characters to make it this far - both have done quite well, but it's up in the air over who could win. Should Bowser win, however, one side of the bracket will be dominated by villains, and that could open up an opportunity for a good vs. evil final round, or perhaps a Luigi vs. Bowser one?
These questions will, of course, be answered by you. You may vote one character in each bracket!
#1 Samus (Metroid) vs. #3 Luigi (Super Mario)
#6 Ridley (Metroid) vs. #7 Kirby (Kirby)
#10 Hades (Kid Icarus) vs. #21 Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
#16 Bowser (Super Mario) vs. #20 Fox McCloud (Star Fox)