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« Reply #240 on: May 03, 2011, 12:37:45 PM »

It shouldn't have come out yet.
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« Reply #241 on: May 03, 2011, 12:39:29 PM »

Nintendogs has been a big seller in the US, but hopefully the introduction of quality software will drive hardware sales.  It doesn't surprise me the PSP continues to grow in Japan - in that region, it's got a fantastic software setup.
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« Reply #242 on: May 03, 2011, 12:47:59 PM »

I'm interested in a 3DS, and I would buy one...IF there was a decent game. Most of the games just don't pull my interest. Even Zelda, which I already have a copy of. This seems to be a huge issue for Nintendo launches in general - crappy software launches.

I'll wait till late summer or fall to see if the lineup improves.
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« Reply #243 on: May 04, 2011, 12:44:57 AM »

Eh, this is true of pretty much all consoles these days. Remember the 360 launch? I think the best game in that window was Kameo, and I got board with it after 3 hours. Problem is, consoles are complicated enough that it takes more time to develop a game than the heads-up time manufacturers give 3rd parties (and themselves). So all you get out of a launch are: 1) ports, 2) rushed titles, 3) paid tech demos, 4) titles that were originally developed for the last console, but added a few things at the end. The need for secrecy of a new console is really doing damage to the launch window. Manufacturers should send out SDKs the moment a console is solidified, not wait until E3 rolls around. Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo... they're all guilty.

This could mean a really good thing for Sony, though, since they weren't afraid of releasing NGP schematics into the public LONG before the console will be released. NGP could have a chance of getting good titles out on day 1. Then again, they could have a shitty launch just like everyone else has since the N64.
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« Reply #244 on: May 04, 2011, 04:24:28 AM »

Still a port (of 6 games) but now we'll be having Bit.Trip Saga, and no doubt it will be trippy in 3D.
http://www.aksysgames.com/2011/04/29/bit-trip-saga-is-coming-to-nintendo-3ds/
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http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/04/14/senran_kagura_first_look/
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« Reply #245 on: May 04, 2011, 05:44:21 PM »

Haha, I'm hilarious.

Yesterday I said, "lol not till December!"

Then flash to today where my dad owes me money, I see a 3DS bundle at Costco for a good price,  and well...

Yeah my 3DS is charging right now. Hahah you may proceed to laugh now.
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« Reply #246 on: May 04, 2011, 09:01:08 PM »

What game did you get, Lucca?
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« Reply #247 on: May 04, 2011, 11:55:43 PM »

What game did you get, Lucca?

Nintendogs. Seriously. It's kinda sad, but the only other one I considered was Street Fighter, until I realized I really suck at fighting games.
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« Reply #248 on: May 06, 2011, 12:35:52 PM »

It seems that Microsoft might be prepared to give the finger to Nintendo next month. E3 is going to be bananas.
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« Reply #249 on: May 06, 2011, 02:48:09 PM »

Well, they might announce it at the same time as nintendo, but it will only hit stores a year later at best. Nintendo will have time to build momentum.
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« Reply #250 on: May 07, 2011, 11:15:32 AM »

I need to promote Samurai Warriors in this thread.  If the storyline wasn't so strictly historical and war-philosophical, it would be easy to call it an action RPG.  KeeperX mentioned that Ghost Recon fell out of RPG coverage as the game went on, which I noticed as well.  Samurai Warriors on the other hand, keeps adding new features that would qualify it as such.  I'm on chapter 2 and they finally introduced the armor/clothing shop.

Street Fighter IV, Shadow Wars, and Samurai Warriors are real games.  The original Nintendogs was good too actually, so I'm sure the 3DS one is great, for what it is.  The lineup isn't that bad unless you really play through that many games, in which case the battery life would already deter you...
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« Reply #251 on: May 07, 2011, 11:59:22 AM »

Nintendogs was good too actually,

I know nothing about that "series."

But I have to ask, how is that possible?
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« Reply #252 on: May 07, 2011, 12:11:31 PM »

I had Nintendogs on DS, and I liked it too.  It's kind of a strange game, at times little more than a high-res Tamagochi, but playing frisbee or running the obstacle course with your dogs is fun.

If I get a chance, I might have to check out Samurai Warriors.
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« Reply #253 on: May 07, 2011, 12:18:18 PM »

I got a real pooch for that.  So Nintendogs wouldn't really fly with me.  I love my fuzzy, dumb, food whore, stinky mutt.   ....mind you, at least those pups can go on forever.  Mine's a fat little dog.  She walks and gets tired.
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« Reply #254 on: May 19, 2011, 12:37:26 PM »

Well, for what it sets out to do... a pet sim, Nintendogs actually does pretty well!

Waiting mostly for Megaman Legends 3, and then Capcom pulls this "buy the demo to show us you want it" thing. A rumor of Monster Hunter... and possibility of Etrian Odyssey 4.

Just a really, really slow start for the 3DS, but I imagine it'll pick up by Q1 next year. IIRC, the DS didn't really take off until the DSLite hit.
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