This is my weekly blog of everything Nintendo this week. I made this blog so you can have a one place that would give you all the information you need from the week. Look through it and if you find something I overlooked or would like to mention something, leave a comment!
Week March 24th
Luigi's Mansion came out on Sunday this week. The game is very fun and you'll find a lot of ghosts to hunt. Nintendo did a great job marketing this game and even placed a special visit from Miyamoto himself in the Mii Plaza. Luigi is once again needed to bust ghosts in mansions in the valley. He uses his special vacuum cleaner to solve puzzles and capture ghosts for research. The game stays true to a lot of the original game play. This time around is more puzzle based and a lot of fun. Multiplayer is not accessible at first but shortly after completing four missions, is unlocked. You'll have a lot of fun playing online or local as there are a couple of game play modes and ghosts to see in multiplayer.
For Monday, owners of a 3DS once again received a system update. Version 5.0.0-11U has been made accessible via wireless. The update wasn't anything drastic but did include updates to eShop and some system improvements. You're required to update to access the eShop but I haven't found any issue with the update so I would recommend it.
Miiverse is coming to smartphones, PC, and the 3DS....eventually. The apps for smartphones and PC should be released in May. Which is sooner than I expected. Now for the 3DS update, which I am much more excited about, doesn't have a date yet but will be released this year. Now this is huge for the 3DS but as noted by Nintendo a lot of the already released games will NOT be Miiverse compatible.
Netflix is on Nintendo TVii FINALLY! Also no update is required. This is a great addition and should make watching your favorite shows on Netflix more enjoyable. I have to admit at the time of this writing, I have not used it yet. However, once I get home tonight, I'll be watching some Walking Dead.
Sad news for the week
Battlefield 4 will not be coming to the Wii U. This makes me sad as it feels like game companies still don't trust the platform for strong sales. Which I don't blame them as Black Ops II was released at launch and Activision has been vocal about it's slow sales. I hope this doesn't become the norm as it will help in the demise of the Wii U. Nintendo NEEDS third party publishers to release games for the Wii U that the Playstation and Xbox will get.
The game is barely three days old and already I'm hooked. I would have never thought I would be saying this if you asked me two weeks ago. But here I am, playing on my breaks, playing at night, and playing in the morning. I'm captivated in this world of monster hunting.
This is my first monster hunting game. That being said, I regret not getting into this series earlier. The game is very fun and the quest setup is very fun. You start off as a monster hunter known by all in your tribe you live with. They all help you in one way or another but once you leave town, you are on your own. It starts off with a rather small area for you to explore. Very easy quests are available and just getting to know the controls is the trick. I would highly recommend using the Circle Pad Pro. Using the D-Pad to control the camera is the worst part of the game. I can get by this by using the L button but I can see where the Circle Pad Pro would help this game out greatly.
Other than that, there is little to complain about this game. They use the streetpass functionality of the 3DS very well and I love the customization of the character and gear. I'm excited to get better gear so I can take on more monsters. There is a guild card you have that when you streetpass, it will be passed on along with your character, stats, gear, and monster hunts. I have yet to slay my first featured monster but I know it will be soon.
There are a lot of cool features, quests, and monsters in this game. I look forward to playing and would recommend this game to anyone. Happy Hunting.
Released back in 1990, I remember renting (yes, renting) this game week after week from my local video rental store, which has since closed. *tear*
My personal favorite in the original Megaman NES games, you play as Megaman and keeping with the previous games style, are sent to battle evil robots. This time around however, Dr. Wily and Dr. Light tag team to keep peace on Earth. However, something goes awry and Megaman has to save the day.
You can't go wrong with this game. If you are a Megaman fan and have a 3DS, this is a must have! You can pick up this title on Nintendo's eShop today for $4.99.