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What a weird Nintendo Direct.
If I had my guess, the new 3DS’s exclusive games will likely just be for a very small amount of games like the Xenoblade title and not necessarily to represent a new swath of titles. Sort of like the Expansion Pack for the N64, it’ll rely on more developers actually utilizing it, and if some publishers’ reactions to the Wii U not having as many units as they’d like is any indication, we’re not likely to see more than a handful overall. (Hell, EA already bowed out of the handheld market entirely, and rightfully so after a piss-poor showing.)
I do like the Amiibo integration, though; it seems like a smart upgrade for those who’ve already settled on collecting the figures. And the C-Stick, while looking a bit uncomfortable to use, is pretty dang necessary. (Plus? Extra buttons!) The biggest thing is the eye-tracking mechanism for the 3D viewing; the limited range of the 3D scope makes for a really annoying experience on vanilla 3DSes if you actually enjoy 3D, and can contribute to some bad headaches, so making it a little more natural is a solid idea.
I can imagine a lot of people viewing this new system as bad timing, as titles like Pokemon X/Y and New Leaf sold a bunch of units only last year, and no one’s ready to plunk down on a new model quite yet (especially since the 3DS only launched three and a half years ago, making this the shortest turnaround for a handheld upgrade from Nintendo yet). It’ll be interesting to see how they handle pricing and marketing for the new version, though, because you know people are gonna be irate until Nintendo acknowledges that a lot of people won’t be ready for a change without some kind of bonus or reward.
Besides the point: Really? Xenoblade? Then again, I’m not sure how well it did in Japan, and while it’s a great game (seriously it’s one of those titles that’s right up my alley), I never expected it to go beyond the singular title. And I thought we were already getting a sequel on the Wii U, so color me surprised that there’s another entry in the series. Maybe we can get Last Story on the 3DS as well?
I’ve been gettin’ real involved in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure lately, and have read up through most of Stardust Crusaders. UNFORTUNATELY, there aren’t really any decent scans of some of the later volumes, so I am playing the HD release of the old PSX/DC/Arcade fighter in the meantime while I continue my search.
Kinda in love with this series.
still aint gonna play that nopenopenope
for you zack, I will get my shit together so you can READ IT. hopefully it will live up to your expectations.
that is too much power for me to wield but hell if i’m not gonna accept the consequences
i’m sitting on a 30 (approx) page horror comic that I want to finish by halloween yet refuse to work on for some reason.
i want to reeeaaaad it
*wwwww* spooky ghost story by Zack? HELLS to the YEAHRRRRR
i need to get into the habit of small comics anyway and i’m STILL sitting on a horror story i never finished. time to reconsider it
it kind of would be good for like..ghosts talking..or general spooky stuff.
shit i could do that
i need a new lettering brush just for that now
brb writing a spooky ghost story to draw
your writing would make a really interesting font…
ngl i’ve been considering it ever since my handwriting started getting legible these past few months
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