Crystal Dreams

Nintendo Direct & Themes

Now, I’m going to start now and say I won’t really go into everything. I may make a few comments on things, but I will be skipping stuff. I’d also highly recommend watching the direct regardless.

I will start by saying Majora’s Mask is nowhere near one of my favorite Zelda games. I do enjoy the side quests and the various personalities of characters, but I’m just… not a big fan of dark games and it’s a bit too dark for me to really enjoy. Plus, any game that really puts you in a time limit/a feeling of being chased ends up making me a bit too jumpy and takes away from it for me. That said, my fiancé is pretty excited and may even stream the game from my 3DS.

Codename S.T.E.A.M. seems like a really odd game with not just odd real life characters, but various characters from stories and plays as well. I don’t see myself getting it due to the fact that I rarely have any interest in those kinds of games, but it does seem unique.

I don’t think I’ll be getting the NES Remix game for the 3DS. I still only have the first one on my Wii U and it’s not that I don’t like the series, it’s just a game I enjoy playing every so often versus all at once. Until we really finish that and get the 2nd, I don’t see us thinking about the 3rd one. I do think the FAMICOM REMIX mode looks neat too though as does the special theme you can get for purchasing it.

Everything we see of Captain Toad makes me excited for the game. Definitely one of my more anticipated for the year. I do wish we got to see more specific details, but I’m still pretty happy with what they showed.

Mario Kart 8’s DLC showcase is what ended up getting me hyped up the most though which is somewhat surprising considering it’s a game I haven’t picked up in ages (In fact, the most recent thing I did was grab the new DLC) and is a series that has been going downhill for me a bit between the coin features return, drifting becoming more and more required, and various other things. Regardless, I still do enjoy it for whatever reason and all the new courses look great. I am especially excited for the suits which will hopefully be less poofy, though, I wish you got two options–a suit and also a costume. I really would’ve liked Peach’s dress and crown versus a racing suit based off her style for example. I also like all the little details in the courses from other Nintendo series. If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out the latest Nintendo Minute which shows up the three courses in the first DLC pack based off other Nintendo franchises.

But even though I’m still sad about the lack of a dress, that suit does look cute:
I also like the Kirby one (especially how the back of the Helmet IS Kirby):
And I am pretty happy with Amiibo in general. And I find most of them look fine despite the quality drop with the exception of Link… Link just has a lot of issues with his :(

Speaking of Kirby, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse was shown off as well. And I’ll be honest, I’m sad I don’t want it. Well, don’t want it isn’t the correct feeling–more that I just can’t play it. As some of you may be aware, I have weak wrists which makes games that are very stylus heavy hard for me to play. I often have to take breaks from them (which is why I complete the Art Academy games so slowly) and that’s not something super easy to do in some games. I was never able to beat the first Canvas Curse game so… While the Waddle Dee mode means I could play in a way (essentially carrying Kirby the entire time), I don’t think that’s actually a viable way to play so… (Plus, my fiancé just doesn’t care too much about those kinds of games anyway). The game looks absolutely beautiful. I can’t say enough how much I wish I could play it as I’d love to move Kirby through that environment… just not through a stylus.

The Duck Hunt dog trailer was really well-made. I’d like to see Jigglypuff get one, but I know it’s not going to happen :( At least she’s up on the website now!

And I think the Splatoon single player campaign looks neat. I hope there’s an option to run through campaign with two people too, but probably not :(

On a different note, Nintendogs plus cats themes for the 3DS were announced! …except only if you buy the games on the eShop. And I bought the games a long time ago–when the 3DS first launched :( So I can’t justify spending 15 dollars just to get a theme which makes me really sad as I’d have really liked to get them. .__. Just really stinks.


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