[Blogging] Video Games: First Impressions (1)

I recently wrote about the huge amount of new games being released this month. I haven’t posted about all of them yet but I wanted to write my first impressions on some of these new games that I have been playing recently. Just to remind that these aren’t reviews of any kind, just my thoughts and things I noticed while playing for a few hours. Also, there are no spoilers or nothing related to the story here. I picked these four games even if I still played more this month. Depending on my progress, I might write about the other ones in another article.  😉

Kid Icarus: Uprising

This game was actually one of the titles I was looking forward to the most ever since I bought the 3DS. Now that I finally got it, I played for a while and so far it’s really fun. It’s actually really entertaining to listen to the characters talk while you play but I think it’s actually sad that you can’t focus 100% on these dialogues since you have to keep your eyes on the upper screen while the rest is happening on the touch screen. If you don’t actually mind that, it’s alright but I would still have preferred playing the game and getting a real cutscene after beating a level. Then there are tons of unlockables, so the replay value to get everything is high. I don’t know how many levels or chapters there are but most of them are quite short so at least it’s worth playing through them a few times. You will have to fight a boss after each level but most of these aren’t too hard. You can also increase the difficulty or play under certain conditions at the beginning of each level. Something that really pleases me, not that it’s really important but I like the design of the game and the way everything looks. Everything is adorable, Pit’s expressions are lovely and it gives the game more personality. I still need to test the other features of the game since there is still more to discover but I have to say that I’m not disappointed of my purchase so far.


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[Update] Video Games: Progression

I’ve decided to write a short article about the games I’ve been playing recently and update it from time to time.

The 3DS has been in my possession for more than a month and I’ve been using it pretty much every single day.  :green: If it wasn’t to play Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, I was at least streetpassing and beating the puzzle campaign and starting the Mii quest a second time.
And if I wasn’t using my 3DS, I was probably playing some games on the Xbox. Moving on to the list:

# Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition: The game is a lot of fun, I’ve been playing Arcade mode with some of my favorite characters like Sakura, El Fuerte, Cammy, Ibuki and Dan. Other than that, I’ve been collecting the figures that you can also use in StreetPass and I’m only missing… 6 of them!! 😆 But except for that, I’m not playing the game anymore because I already spent way too much time playing this one if I could have focused on something else.

# Okamiden: I’ve seriously fallen in love with this game! I played its predecessor for a while but never finished it because it never really grabbed me. I don’t know what’s different with the DS version, maybe it’s Chibiterasu, maybe the not so difficult but fun puzzles or maybe the use of the stylus which is much more precise than a Wii remote. But all in all, I’ve been hooked and used every occasion, like bus or train ride to play it.  :green:

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