Thursday, June 27, 2013

Two New Games Have Me Playing My 3DS More Than Ever


In my opinion, the 3DS has been in sort of a minor software drought since Fire Emblem Awakening. There were a few months where I did not even touch my 3DS. Thanks to a first-party title and a third-party title, my 3DS might just overheat from me playing it so much. Most notably, for the first time ever, I'm carrying my 3DS around in my pocket earning play coins from the steps I take because everywhere I go I try to squeeze in some time playing on it.

So what are these two new games?! The first one is Nintendo's ingenious take on the life simulation genre: Animal Crossing. Easily one of the most personal experiences packed into a game, Animal Crossing keeps me playing daily to pick more fruit and get more bells. The frequent random events are a nice touch as well. Multiplayer is great because it is so simple, yet so fulfilling trading fruit to get even more bells. There is no point to Animal Crossing, but that is what makes it so great. The second game is Project X Zone, which literally just released this week. It had been out in Japan for months and received nothing but praise, making it worthy of localization. I am extremely thankful this game was localized too. It is a strategy-action-RPG, but take strategy with a grain of salt. There really is no strategy to be had in the game, but that is okay considering how fun the combat is. Chaining combos together with your favorite characters from Namco, Sega, and Capcom all in one game is just as fun as it sounds. I will be writing a review of Project X Zone next week, first I need to finish the game which I am 10 hours into and still have a lot to go.

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