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That second review is one of the worst I've ever read, and I've been reading games reviews since the 1980s. It just seems to be long one strop about the game giving him motion sickness, which is something that isn't going to affect everybody.
I'm reserving judgement on the game as I know pretty much nothing about it, but that review didn't convince me it's bad, just that the reviewer's a knob. Anyone who thinks it's ok to include the sentence "I’m not going to give this game the respect of any further words" in a games review needs to find a new career.
Picross-e 6th september £4.50
kingcrowbar 958 posts
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Of course I just bought Picross DS on monday /o\
Still, I can share the cart with the kids.
I've never touched the Picross games before, but I guess i've got no excuse now.
Picross is awesome! If there was one downside to the DS version it was that there weren't enough of the larger puzzles
Here is a review of Picross-e. Sounds like its not quite as good as the DS version.
Monsieur_Blade 444 posts
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It does sound like they've taken away some of the charm of the DS version but it actually sounds perfect for me as I've never played Picross before and the review states it's 'an ideal introduction for newcomers.' At £4.50 I think this will def be my next eshop purchase.
Maybe not quite as good, but it is only €5. I bought it and like what I've played so far. After trying to play Picross games on my iPod Touch with a finger, it feels great to tap away with a stylus again. Much more accurate.
That's fair enough, since as that review states, Picross DS is the definitive version. Certainly better than Picross 3D, and I couldn't get on with the controls of Mario Picross. I couldn't even get across the grid before the time ran out.
el_pollo_diablo 2,744 posts
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Is Picross-e in 3D?
Looks like it's presented in 3D, but the actual puzzles are 2D, as they should be.
Bought Picross E yesterday - some minor niggles aside (asking if you want hints every puzzle? NO) it's as great and addictive as you'd expect
Regarding the 3D - the presentation of the picture is 3D (as in the 2D image comes out of the screen) - like mal said: the puzzles are 2D
Looks like there's plenty of puzzles for your 5 euro / £4.50
Edited by Red_Bool at 07:43:31 07-09-2012
SlackMaster 3,156 posts
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It's quite irritating that Nintendo is sitting on a gold mine of old titles it could port to VC/3DS Shop but we just f*ck all every week. I've not brought anything from V\C or the eShop for months.
Japan currently get 2 Vc games each week. We currently get just two titles each week. I'm holding off on NES VC games as i've got a small collection on the Wii i'll be able to transfer over to the Wii U.
Cadence 2,115 posts
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If their policy is the same as it was on the Wii then we'll be waiting a long time for the decent snes stuff. Remember how long it took them to put Mariokart on there?
I remember they hinted at upgrading VC games, before the Wii came out. There were hints at an online, 8-player, Super Mario Kart. I wet myself.
To be fair they did upgrade a game to be playable online, it's just a shame it was the Mega Drive version of Street Fighter 2 rather than Mario Kart. Though to be honest I found I don't really enjoy SNES Mario Kart as much as I used to.
Lots of potential for upgrading classics without changing them though, but I supposed they know they'll sell anyway.
Edited by DFawkes at 23:33:13 07-09-2012
Fractured Souls is coming out tomorrow on the USA eShop. It was a game made for a full release but they decided to go down the digital route so it only costs $12. No idea when/if its coming out in Europe but hopefully it will soon because so far its getting good reviews with lots of comparisons to Mega man
Pocket gamer 7/10
Nintendo world report 8.5
game over 90%
Edited by roz123 at 13:36:03 13-09-2012
I've been following it for a while now. It looks really clever actually. Apparently it's been in development for years, so hopefully it's nicely polished.
From what I gathered skimming the reviews the story and presentation are not great but the gameplay more then makes up for it.
Edited by roz123 at 14:10:32 13-09-2012
I played past the first two worlds of HarmoKnight yesterday, before all the Nintendo news.
It was fun and I really liked some stages, but it was not quite as fun as I expected it to be. This was because I feel like the game is aiming for something close to a modern American Saturday morning cartoon and only halfway pulling it off, and then Japanese translation fitting that awkwardly and it clashing a bit with level presentation that resembles something more like Gitaroo Man than Adventure Time or Powerpuff Girls.
The actual rhythm gameplay is quite lovely and the rhythms match the action well. The different character do bring it a different slant as well and add variety, but at this point, not the way I was expecting. (I thought you could choose which character you wanted for a level and they were completely different mechanics. Instead, so far they tag team levels and the mechanics are the same, but with a twist. Not sure if you can unlock the ability to choose characters for stages.) However, so far each level tends to add twists in a way VERY reminiscent of modern Super Mario or Donkey Kong games and this is the part of the game that's most fun (other than the graphics, which are a great throwback to the days of the Saturn and PlayStation when most games were this cheerful, colorful and creative).
This is a really thoroughly designed game with a progressing scenario, goals, secrets, extras, unlockables and everything you would have expected of a retail Wii or DS game, which just makes me sadder that these types of games are increasingly limited to download status only.
It's really quite a nice game, I'm not sure how my thoughts on it will change as I progress though, so if I were asked for a recommendation, I'd say look into it a bit if you are on the fence.
I will say if it comes soon and you still haven't bought Picross E, and you're wondering which one you should get, don't hesitate and go for Picross. That game is a puzzle angel in digital form, and the more people buy it the sooner E2 will get translated. You want this if you like puzzle games at all, but if Picross E is an angel from the heavens for puzzle fans, than E2 is Puzzle Jesus reincarnated on your 3DS. Seriously, E to E2 is like Mega Man to Mega Man 2, Street Fighter to Street Fighter 2 or Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario Bros. 3.
In short, from my experience:
HarmoKnight: Look into it if you think it looks fun.
Picross E: If you don't buy it, because you think it ought to be the price of an iOS download, you are a dumbass and deserve what you get.
OH HELLS YES! Nintendo just added the third 3DS Picross game, Club Nintendo Picross to the e-shop. You can get it for free by having 80 Club Nintendo points. They give a code, you plug it in and hello Picross! Mwa ha ha ha!
The addiction has begun anew. Goodbye world. *waves*
Is that UK too? I certainly wouldn't object to some free Picross fun
I dunno, you might as well check. The advert for it is on the main page of the Japanese site. I just played through the first 14 puzzle though and am now doing a Micross, it's all Nintendo-themed puzzle! Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Balloon Fight, Animal Crossing, etc. pixel-art goodness.
How is this not news? Mega Man for the NES is coming to the European eShop on thursday.According to the Upcoming games list on the official Nintendo site.
Bottom right hand corner, for those unfamiliar with the site.
I'm aware that Nintendo like to give us the old PAL conversions of NES games on the Wii Shop, such as Kid Icarus, and it's a lot slower than it should be. Well, as slow as it was in our childhood, but slower than it should be. I much prefer playing Kid Icarus on the 3DS for this very reason. It's more responsive and feels tighter. Anyways...
If anybody considering downloading Mega Man on Thursday could let us know if it performs as it's meant to, rather than slow and sluggish, it'll be much appreciated!
Nevermind, somebody else on another forum helped me out. Apparently Mega Man on 3DS runs as fast as the US and Japanese versions, unlike the Wii version. I'm hoping they'll be doing the same with the Wii U eShop as i'd much prefer playing these on that beastly controller.
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