Category Archives: 3DS

I just played, like, 75 hours of Fire Emblem.

So, the last couple of years have seen me trying out various Nintendo franchises, generally for the first time ever.  Some of these – Mario Odyssey and 3D World, Pokemon Moon, Breath of the Wild, Metroid Other M, Mario Kart … Continue reading

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Is it still OK to save princesses?

I have a weird relationship with most of Nintendo’s big franchises.  I started gaming in arcades in the late 70s, bought my first home computer in 1982 or so, and completely failed to notice that there WAS an industry crash … Continue reading

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I Caught Roughly 17% Of Them All

Pokémon is probably the most significant series of video games that I’ve never spent more than a few minutes with, but the few times I’ve stumbled into related discussions online it’s been like trying to follow a completely different language.  … Continue reading

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This is for kids, right?

Oh hey, it’s a Pokémon with a bone, guy looks like he came out of the Flintstones.  Cute! Wait, what? WHAT What in the actual hell, Nintendo? I have no previous exposure to Pokémon outside of seeing the first half-dozen … Continue reading

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The 3DS Mii Plaza “Line” feature is needlessly complicated

My favorite feature of both recent portable systems has been their weird little community systems.  Sadly, the Vita’s “Near” never really took off, but Streetpass seemed to do pretty well – at least, once Nintendo added Streetpass Relay stations to … Continue reading

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Senran Kagura 2: Electric Boobaloo

Senran Kagura 2 is possibly one of the most-inappropriately-titled sequels of recent memory, being at least the fourth – and possibly fifth, depending on how you count the Japanese releases – game in the series. I’m given to understand that … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Ti… No.

Earlier this year, I realized that I owned FIVE games from the Senran Kagura series, and hadn’t actually finished any of them.  I decided to start with the spin-off rhythm game, and liked it enough to the point where it … Continue reading

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