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post #121 of 304
According to Destructoid, Monster Hunter 3DS will not support online multiplayer. What. The Hell.
post #122 of 304
I'm trying to figure out if this is another Capcom screw-up or a Nintendo screw-up. Given that Monster Hunter on the PSP apparently didn't support it, I guess it's Capcom. Apparently Japanese gamers don't care about online as much as Western gamers do, which confuses the hell out of me. This would seem to be a perfect case for suitable online multiplayer.

Hope Heroes of Ruin supports it.
post #123 of 304
Well, apparently Nintendo holding conference on Friday about 3DS firmware, Mario Kart 7.

I'd have to think it has to have SOME online component if they're having an event about 3DS firmware, but then, I thought it'd for sure have better functionality for online at least by that May update.
post #124 of 304
With the last handheld Mario Kart having partial online multiplayer (Sadly, the more complicated tracks were locked to single player due to lag issues) and the last console title having full multiplayer, I'm sure Mario Kart 7 will.

It's all but mandatory and expected at this point.
post #125 of 304
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Originally Posted by Leo_Ames View Post

With the last handheld Mario Kart having partial online multiplayer (Sadly, the more complicated tracks were locked to single player due to lag issues) and the last console title having full multiplayer, I'm sure Mario Kart 7 will.

It's all but mandatory and expected at this point.

It'd better, but despite full online multiplayer in previous Mario Karts... it honestly feels like single-player. There's zero interaction whatsoever; I might as well be playing with 7 downloaded ghost runs.
post #126 of 304
post #127 of 304
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Originally Posted by jhoff80 View Post

It'd better, but despite full online multiplayer in previous Mario Karts... it honestly feels like single-player. There's zero interaction whatsoever; I might as well be playing with 7 downloaded ghost runs.

That seems a little unfair. I mean, what more interaction could you want when playing a racing game online? Voice chat from a bunch of junior high schoolers? Uh, no thanks...
post #128 of 304
I found the lack of voice communications in Mario Kart Wii a positive, rather than a negative.
post #129 of 304
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Originally Posted by ThisOneKidMongo View Post

That seems a little unfair. I mean, what more interaction could you want when playing a racing game online? Voice chat from a bunch of junior high schoolers? Uh, no thanks...

Not with strangers, no, but when I'm playing with people on my friends list, yes, there should be interaction / voice chat.
post #130 of 304
Oh right. In hindsight it seems obvious that's what you meant. My only defense is that I simply forgot it's possible to play Nintendo consoles online with people I actually know who also own Nintendo consoles.

Coincidentally, Nintendo spilled details of MK7's online capabilities today. No mention of voice chat, although, semi-hilariously, as per your sarcastic suggestion, you will be able to play against 7 downloaded ghosts:
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Mario Kart 7 will have wireless connectivity features that use both broadband internet and the 3DS's own "StreetPass" connection, Nintendo announced today. As noted at E3, you'll be able to race online or off, with 8-player online retaining a 60 FPS framerate. You can set up "communities" that allow you to create groups of people to race against, setting up various criteria for inclusion in the "community" and racing settings.

You'll be able to collect data from other players by passing by them, using StreetPass. You'll pick up win/loss records, coin data, and more, including "ghost" data of other players' races, which you can then race against. You'll also have the option to install a Mario Kart Channel to your 3DS, to act as a hub for downloaded Mario Kart 7 stuff.

Nintendo also announced a couple new playable characters: Lakitu and Metal Mario. In other news, Nintendo is apparently running out of ideas for Mario Kart characters.
post #131 of 304
Resident Evil Revelations will cost $50. No, Capcom/Nintendo. Wrong way. Bad.
post #132 of 304
Their reason being that the cart is 4gb instead of the standard 2gb. Amazon is selling the game for $39.99....
post #133 of 304
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Originally Posted by dragonyeuw View Post

Their reason being that the cart is 4gb instead of the standard 2gb. Amazon is selling the game for $39.99....

Capcom really seems to be heading down a bad path, here. Then they'll express surprise when an 'M' rated game sells poorly on a Nintendo handheld, especially when a ton of 'T' and 'E' rated games all flood the market at $10 less.
post #134 of 304
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Originally Posted by dragonyeuw View Post

Their reason being that the cart is 4gb instead of the standard 2gb. Amazon is selling the game for $39.99....

Yeah, I heard their rationale. But how much could the price difference possibly be between 2GB and 4GB these days?
post #135 of 304
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Originally Posted by WizarDru View Post

Capcom really seems to be heading down a bad path, here. Then they'll express surprise when an 'M' rated game sells poorly on a Nintendo handheld, especially when a ton of 'T' and 'E' rated games all flood the market at $10 less.


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Originally Posted by ThisOneKidMongo View Post

Yeah, I heard their rationale. But how much could the price difference possibly be between 2GB and 4GB these days?

Probably not enough to justify selling it for $10 more, not sure exactly. I have a feeling the $50 tag isn't going to last long anyways.

Anyways, how are you guys finding the 3ds nowadays, after 6 months on the market? Are you impressed with the system? Any game stand out in a big way? What games best utilize the '3D' effect?
post #136 of 304
Ask me again when Super Mario 3D Land comes out, but right now I'm barely using mine.
post #137 of 304
What he said. I'm currently only using mine to get my last Streetpass puzzle pieces, and play Kirby Mass Attack. And as much as I look forward to Mario, I think I'm gonna wait for a deal or go through a trading site. I've kinda decided I refuse to pay $40 for a portable game.
post #138 of 304
Not likely to find Mario heavily discounted anytime soon. Nintendo first party games usually retain their launch pricing for years.

I've been thinking about ordering 2 for xmas, if I can pick out 5 games I really want right now I'll probably go for it.
post #139 of 304
Yeah, I know, but I figure there's bound to be at least one B2G1 sale or something between now and Christmas. Ideally I'll pick up both SML3D and Mario Kart, even though my interest in the latter series is waning. Or if not, like I said, there's always Goozex or GameTZ.
post #140 of 304
Or you could take advantage of all the gift cards coming out around this time. I'm hoping if I decide to drop cash for 2 3ds consoles, that each will come with a $25 gift card or something to that effect( I believe a few of the retailers are doing that now. Target perhaps?)
post #141 of 304
That's true too. Target (and Best Buy to a lesser extent) routinely gives out gift cards with console purchases, and the 3DS is sure to rotate in there before Christmas.

Actually K-Mart at some point sneaked in to become one of the best places to buy new games and consoles; they've been handing out pretty generous "gaming coupons" with most big new releases for quite a while. Might wanna check them out come SM3DL time.
post #142 of 304
What games do you currently own, Mongo? You mentioned Kirby above, anything else?
post #143 of 304
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Originally Posted by dragonyeuw View Post

Anyways, how are you guys finding the 3ds nowadays, after 6 months on the market? Are you impressed with the system? Any game stand out in a big way? What games best utilize the '3D' effect?

Well, we're finally getting some honest-to-goodness games this month, so I'll let you know. Unlike everybody else, my 3DS has been in constant rotation. I logged about 60 hours on Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor: Overclocked. It used the 3D almost not-at-all, being a port from a previous game. Zelda was great and the 3D was nice. I have plenty of DS games to play, so it wasn't like it's a wasteland...but they're not 3D games.

I downloaded Pyramids, but found it wanting, though the 3D isn't bad. I'd like to get Bit Trip Saga, but will probably have to order it online. And with Super Mario 3Dland and Mario Kart 7 about to drop, it's not likely I'll grab it soon. Nintendo Power's review of Shinobi made it sound good, not great. Pokemon Rumble Blast sounds like a downloadable game sold at full price. My wife will probably want Doctor Lautrec and I need to get the new Professor Layton.

There are a few DS games I still want to play through, as well. I have Ghost Trick but haven't tried it, yet, for example. The fact is that there are only now getting a bunch of good 3DS titles, but there are still a lot of good DS titles I haven't played yet.
post #144 of 304
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Originally Posted by dragonyeuw View Post

What games do you currently own, Mongo? You mentioned Kirby above, anything else?

The only 3DS-exclusive game I currently own is Shadow Wars, which is a really fun strategy RPG with effective (if understated) 3D. Other than that, I downloaded (and greatly enjoyed) Link's Awakening, and yeah, am now working through Kirby and then the new Layton. I do plan on picking up Zelda and Starfox at some point, but again, definitely not paying $40 for a portable game and certainly not for N64 ports. I do tend to buy fewer games in general than most people who constantly post about games on the Internet though.
post #145 of 304
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Originally Posted by WizarDru View Post

Well, we're finally getting some honest-to-goodness games this month, so I'll let you know.

Yeah Super Marioland and Mario Kart are probably two system-sellers, a bit surprised Nintendo is launching them a matter of weeks apart. Hearing a new Zelda is on the horizon as well...

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Originally Posted by ThisOneKidMongo View Post

The only 3DS-exclusive game I currently own is Shadow Wars, which is a really fun strategy RPG with effective (if understated) 3D.

Heard good things about that one, it's selling cheap now so it's something I'd likely pick up...
post #146 of 304
I've actually got quite a few games now, and don't play them very often anyway.

Shadow Wars is very good, but it really requires a decent amount of time to play each segment, and so I stopped playing it on my commute and then when other games came out I just stopped playing this one much.

Street Fighter IV is like any other Street Fighter game has been for me, fun for a little while, but then gets boring after a short while. And online is worthless since anyone I play online seems to be an expert who just completely destroys me.

Pilotwings was awesome.... except I've gotten 100% in the game, so there's nothing left for me to do. And without a US-type map like in the N64 game, there's not really anything fun left to do to just fool around with.

Steel Diver bored me very quickly, I was very disappointed with that one.

OoT is great, the visuals are definitely improved, but otherwise it's the same (great) game... except I've beaten it a million times, and so it didn't take too long to beat on the 3DS. The Master Quest option is there after you beat the game, but they actually crank up the difficulty so high that I keep getting frustrated by it, at least in the Deku Tree level where I only have 3 hearts.

And then I was a sucker recently and picked up two more games:

Starfox is again a great game, but I've played it a ton before. The gyroscope controls are useless, but the 3D is pretty awesome. It's just that I've played it a million times before, and so all that's left for me is to collect the rest of the medals that I didn't get the first time through on the 3DS.

And Tetris Axis seemed interesting for some of the new modes it had... but the only one that is actually any fun is the main Tetris mode, so that was a waste.

I've been playing through the newest Layton game (DS) though, so I shouldn't say it's getting no use.
post #147 of 304
http://kotaku.com/5857367/check-out-...-3ds/gallery/1

* crosses finger for NA version *. Would have been even better if they made it gold, imo...
post #148 of 304
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Originally Posted by dragonyeuw View Post

http://kotaku.com/5857367/check-out-...-3ds/gallery/1

* crosses finger for NA version *. Would have been even better if they made it gold, imo...

Day-umm... should have released with OoT3d, but better late than never.







post #149 of 304
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Originally Posted by voodoozen View Post

Day-umm... should have released with OoT3d, but better late than never.








Indeed, that topic was discussed here several months ago about a 25th anniversary LE Zelda to launch with OOT3D. I'll bite on 3Ds if that makes its way over this side.
post #150 of 304
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Originally Posted by dragonyeuw View Post

Indeed, that topic was discussed here several months ago about a 25th anniversary LE Zelda to launch with OOT3D. I'll bite on 3Ds if that makes its way over this side.

I expected them to release something like this in Japan to correspond with the release of Zelda 3D. I don't know why they didn't release it HERE.

Some days I want to just kick Nintendo in the nuts.
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