Category Archives: 3DS

YOU LIKE DRAGONS?

Compared to the original DS, I never really made my 3DS into a constant pocket companion.  By the time I’d owned one for a couple of years, I had to admit that I’d spent far more time collecting puzzle pieces … Continue reading

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Fire Emblem: Chrom has his priorities straight

Thanks to the combined forces of Corona-chan, heavy rains locally, and a rapidly-dwindling work ethic, I have been getting some significant work done on pruning the backlog. The most recent “big” game I’ve finished was Assassin’s Creed: Origins, which was … Continue reading

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I am not going to be the very best, like no one ever was

I’m about three hours into Pokémon Black “Version 2” and have passed the first gym. It was a god-damned virtual bloodbath.  I’m not good at this.  On the other hand, the stuff I am fighting now that I am past … Continue reading

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Once more, unto the tall grass

I don’t have a ton of history with the Pokémon franchise, but there is just so damn much fan art based on it that it’s hard to avoid tripping across it here and there – and once you’ve seen the … Continue reading

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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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