So let me get this out right now it's been 8 lonng months the last time I updated this thing. I would be surprised if anyone reads this and I wouldn't be shocked if no one does. So during my 8 month hiatus from blogging I bought the 3DS 4-6 weeks ago and I have to say I am happy with this system. Yeah the 3-D is a bit gimmicky and some games hurt your eyes (Zelda remake) while others are perfection (shadow wars). So starting today I think Nintendo is slashing the price off the handheld because it's not selling enough, yet I really don't think the high price point was the 3DS's fault. Yes it was a high price, but it was also not ready to be released. The day it was launched its market wasn't up and its launch games sucked and now a few months later its market is up and it has some games and it's still not selling why?
Well as a 3DS owner let me tell you there is no software at all. I look all over the internet, gaming websites, and there is no game worth $40 out there. I own three 3DS games and I am going to do a mini review of all three.
It's the remake of our favorite N64 game with the inclusion of a boss mode and the master quest and that's it. Yeah its fun, but we played this game years ago and nothing new was added besides the updated visuals. Also one of the only 3DS games I HAVE to turn the 3-D off because it actually hurts my eyes and distorts easily if you move the 3DS an inch. Which I find weird because the game has motion controls so just turn the 3-D off.
Ever play the lego games? Now just imagine a Lego Jack sparrow and horrible cut scenes that explain nothing and puzzles so easy that a new born could figure them out. Yet the 3-D is kind of good.
Not a bad game imagine turn based RTS combat with ghost units each with their own role. We have a medic, sniper, gunner, leader etc etc. It reminds me of advanced wars. I love the game and its long, but after awhile you are like meh. The 3-D is good though probably the best.
*reviews (if you can really call them that) are now over*
The 3DS sadly has no software support at all and I doubt a price drop will fix the sales. Also yes the battery life is meh not 3 hours, but definitely shorter than the DS it depends on what you play really. The market place is also a joke. From horrible DSi shovelware to the virtual console that has only one good game and that is link's awakening for the gameboy color. I don't understand it really I am not mad about the price drop I am mad about the support. I went out and paid almost $300 for a system because I played it at my friend's house and loved it and saw upcoming games for it like Luigi's mansion 2 and Mario kart, yet to my dismay those games aren't coming till 2012 or late 2011. The only game that is coming out now is the remake of star fox 64, yet it's coming out at a horrible time. It comes out the same week as Dead Island and like a week or two before Gears of war 3. Why not release it now during the summer drought? The 3DS has no software support and I am getting desperate for games. my 3DS stares at me while I play with my itouch or my new phone. I want to play with it my wallet and my heart reach out, but then I see my lack of games. Yeah I will probably play some old DS games or Pokémon black and stuff, but it makes me sad. I rather be playing a 3DS game than a DS game.
Nintendo you can make the 3DS free for all I care all I want is some decent games. I am not angry about the price drop, yet as of right now I though there is nothing out on the market for anyone. I hope this changes within the next few years or we have another case of the virtual boy, but this time it has 2 screens and more compact thanks for reading.