My very first GIP! This is technically a re-post from my art site journals, but it’ll be nice to archive it here.
Today, I’ll start off with a few semi-oldies, but all goodies… pre-warning: if you don’t have Nintendo’s latest systems you will be disappointed.Xenoblade Chromicles: This is a Wii game that is unlike any other Wii game. Amazing graphics, ballgasmic sense of scale and exploration, and a story and world that grab you by the tail and defenestrate you from the 18th floor window with awesomeness, all wrapped up in gameplay that’s some of the best I’ve seen in a JRPG. I was dropping cash I practically didn’t have in order to get this game the day it came out but I’m so glad I did. You may learn eventually that I know a good number of Wii games that I would rate even above 360, PS3 and PC games. Xenoblade Chronicles might just about top that list.
Resident Evil: Revelations: I like this a lot more than the last Resident Evil on console. It’s no Resident Evil 4, but that game had a special something I don’t think Capcom will ever manage to tap into so perfectly ever again. But the mechanics are great. You might want that GIANT ADD-ON BLOCK OF DEATH for your 3DS if you pick this up, but if you’re like me and got used to PSP shooters after a few hours, you can easily manage to kick ass by aiming with the right-side buttons. My main complaint is that I can’t change aiming to the left stick, because I think moving around using ABXY would make a lot more sense. 😐
Kid Icarus: Uprising: Gonna say this right now, this game is almost worth getting a 3DS for. The dialogue is awesome, the story has some great twists so far and not only plays with your expectations, but sometimes almost TROLLS you, and the game is as hard as balls as you want it to be. You can “bet” hearts (the in-game money, which looks like heart containers… if only Link here around for this one!) to increase the difficulty or lower it, below a certain point, and you get more rewards and better stuff in general for pitting yourself against a bigger challenge. It’s kind of a mix between on-rails sections that play a bit like Starfox on steroids, and directed on-foot sections which play very similar, but have almost more of a third-person shooter aspect to them. (Gears of Sonic the Shoothog!)
So, yes. Three awesome games. Definitely worth getting if you have the right systems.