Well its official, I am now the proud owner of a portable gaming console, the wonderful Nintendo 3DS. I have held out and held out and held out, but my friend made me an offer that I just couldn’t refuse.
Yeah you know those big posts I was promising, well instead of writing and reading I was actual playing Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Pokemon White which Alaisdair included in the sale. He also included Nintendogs complete with his own puppy named Thor which he had not deleted. I tried playing with him, but he was malnourished and dehydrated so I did what I thought was best and traded him in for Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings and Chrono-Trigger. It’s ok, Thor has just gone for a holiday up north to a new farm where he can chase rabbits to his hearts content. You will be missed Thor, but not by me.
Talk about gaming nostalgia with OoT. It looks good on the 3DS, really good. I remember back when I first played this on the N64 and I thought graphics would never get better that this, well its 13 years on and the new facelift has done wonders, I think this is the game that Nintendo wished they could have made if they had have had the technology. The only thing is, I dont remember getting through it so quick, I haven’t spent much time on it and I am already Adult Link in possession of the Master Sword. The 3D has been done very well here, but I find myself playing the game in 2D for the most part and switching to 3D for the cutscenes. Time will tell for whether or not I keep using the 3D functionality.
Pokemon… where to start… I haven’t played Pokemon since I borrowed my friends Gameboy well over 10 years ago, and I have to say that I dont think much has changed. Sure there are another 150 pokemon to catch, but its still the same formula of catch some pokemon, level up, go to the next town and fight the gym leader so you can get the gym badge, rinse and repeat. There is some story in there about pokemon having the right to be free vs. the trainers bringing out the best in pokemon, but it just seems really uninspired. I’ll probably finish it and trade it in for the next big game, but then again I may not make it that far.
I haven’t played Final Fantasy or Chrono-Trigger yet. I would normally have tried both out by now but with all the books I’m reading, all the movies I’m watching, and all the stories I’m writing, I find it hard to concentrate on more than 2 games at a time now. My poor PS3 is sitting there feeling slightly neglected now that the new toy is in town. And as for the Wii… well… once the new Zelda comes out and I finish it, I dare say you will be making a trip back to EB Games so you can be sent to the farm up north where you will meet up with Thor.