Sunday, January 1, 2012

Top 5 3DS games of the year

Hey, I'm back (not like anyone cares)

But it is the first day of the new year, and i want to try to get back into writing more so I am planing on writing something about every week (really don't know how that is going to work out)

But since it is the first day of the year why not start if off with talking about last year (ha ha ha, get it?)
well, one of the biggest things for me last year was the release of the 3DS, so lets talk about my top 5 games on the 3DS.

First I have some criteria that i am going to follow: I would have had to play/own the game and no ports or remakes (so no Street Fighter or Zelda, even though they would be at the top of my list if I counted them)
so let us get onto the list.


Steel Diver

Now, usually I would not put this game into the top anything, but considering the lack-luster launch of the 3DS I almost have to.
But nevertheless Steel Diver is still a decent game, the 3D in is pretty good and with some of the scenes that are in the game it looks amazing. But other than the addition of the 3D, the game is very basic, while playing through it you can tell that this game was supposed to be a launch title for the original DS.



Like Steel Diver this game would usually not be on here but since there wasn't much else to pick from...
Well on to the game. Freakyforms is a game were you create your own weird animal or "formee" and you explore your own little planet. The idea is basic and maybe overused a bit, but the execution of it was good. The 3D on it is sort of unnecessary, but it does not take away from the game. an i do think it is worth noting that this game is only on the eshop for download.


Pilotwings Resort

This game is probably the best launch title for the 3DS (even though the competition wasn't very tough)
It uses the 3D very well, has a good amount of content of gameplay, and the scenery is really gorgeous to see and explore.
But, even with all of that in mind the game as a whole is just meh...
Pilotwings Resort ( and the other launch titles) did not truly help the 3DS at it's launch.
And i know its weird saying all of that and putting it at number 3, but it still is a decent game.


Super Mario 3D Land

It's Mario, what more can you say. (it's funny because that is the exact same excuse I'm going to use for the next game)
This game is the perfect fusion of 2D and 3D Mario, it has all the platforming action o the traditional games, while still keeping things new and fresh with free range movement and "point-of-view" style puzzles.
The only true problem i have with the game is the same problem i have with a lot of the newer Mario games, in that they have noticeably toned down the difficulty, but that is a discussion for another time.
So again, the only way to some up his game is "It's Mario"


Mariokart 7

Did you really expect anything less.
It's Mariokart (see, I told ya)
What's good about this game is what's good about every Mariokart game. (And what's bad is... well you know)
But, I do give this game a lot of credit or trying to change the traditional game of Mariokart. I love the the new customization of the karts, and I think the weirdest (but at the same time coolest) is what they did with the courses, and I'm not just talking about adding the flying and underwater parts, (but on that note, I think they did an excellent job trying to change the classic courses up by adding those new parts to them) But, for me, the most noticeable change to the courses was the sectioning of them, and what I mean by that is, that instead of making one track and having you race over it three different times, on some of the courses they make one long track and section it off into three separate parts, making those the laps, making the whole track seem less mountainous.

So that is it of my Top 5 3DS games of the year, and I hope that this new year brings more games (and maybe better games) And to any and all who are reading this (probably no one) keep on playing, comment, criticize, and all that other good stuff.

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