Friday, September 25, 2009

I got Street Fighter IV & LittleBigPlanet

So my brother came home for leave after being stuck in Florida since this past January. He usually comes home in July but he had a lot of work to do. Anyway, he took me shopping for my late late birthday gifts, and I picked Street Fighter IV & LittleBigPlanet for the PS3 Slim I bought myself at launch.

Anyway, I'm just gonna say it. I must've lost my touch when it comes to standard games. I truly suck at Street Fighter IV, and the pushing the analog stick or using the direction buttons doesn't really work too well for me. I really need to get an arcade stick or something. If other fighters are this complicated with a PS3 controller, then I should just avoid fighters now shouldn't I?

LittleBigPlanet as you know is like a Platformer/Puzzle, and I really tend to enjoy those kinds of games. Does this make me a casual gamer? A term that seems to be associated with negativity from the so-called hardcore gamer. Anyways, I am really enjoying it and will definitely have to complete it. I know it has some DLC within it, but is there more purchasable levels or anything like that?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I got Scribblenauts

I have talked to the maker of this game Jeremiah Slaczka many times, and he seems to be a really cool guy. I even had a custom scribblenauts avatar made by someone on NeoGAF. Now I finally bought the game!

It's definitely one of the most interesting games I've ever played. I love the concept and I can't wait for the next game from 5th Cell. Thanks Jackson!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I got Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

So today I picked up Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story for the DS. I was actually eagerly awaiting this games release...I think maybe just because of the writing! I love the mechanic of switching from Bowser to the Mario Bros. inside of reminds me of the 2D to 3D aspect in Super Paper Mario. Great use of ideas! Anyway, I decided to take the pic of the game with my DSi:

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks launched on December 7th

The Legend of Zelda™: Spirit Tracks
Format: Nintendo DS™
Launch Date: 12/07/09
ESRB: RP (Rating Pending)
Game Type: Action Adventure
Players: 1
Developer: Nintendo
Game Information

All Aboard for an Amazing New Adventure
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks sets hero Link™ on a daring new adventure. The game provides players with a new story, more puzzles and even a new mode of transportation. In this game, Link voyages by train, which offers up new possibilities for problem-solving. The game has the same look and feel established in the hit Nintendo DS game The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.

Style Savvy launching November 2nd

Style Savvy™
Format: Nintendo DS™
Launch Date: 11/02/09
ESRB: E (Everyone): Mild Cartoon Violence
Game Type: Fashion-Styling
Players: 1 in main game, 2 in local wireless shopping, up to 4 in contests
Developer: syn Sofia

Game Information

Put Some Style in Your Stylus
Style Savvy combines creativity and fashion with a collection of trendy clothes, chic accessories and stylish shoes. As the owner of a clothing boutique, you must purchase inventory, monitor the store's funds and try to please a constant stream of customers who look to you for the best fashions.


* You can stock your store with items from 16 different in-game designer labels, each with its own distinct style and price point. Style Savvy includes more than 10,000 items and a range of customers with a variety of styles and personalities.

* Every day customers who walk through the door of your shop tell you their shopping budget and the kind of clothing they want. If you make them look good, they'll be back – or they might even stick around and spend more.

* Once you build up some cash, then it's time for you to go shopping to stock your store. You can expand your inventory or start getting ready for seasonal changes, which are timed to the calendar of the Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi™ system.

* You can make a local wireless connection with up to three of your friends to host a fashion runway contest to see who has the best eye for fashion.

* If two players have Style Savvy game cards, they can connect their Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi systems locally to visit each other's stores. Players who have broadband wireless Internet access can connect to Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection and walk around other players' stores and browse their best wares. Players can find their favorite coordinates, download them and wear them.

* You can customize the look of your character with different head shapes, eyes and lips. Or you can modify your look by changing your hair color, getting a new hair style or adding makeup.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I beat Muramasa!

Oh hell yes! This game is like one of the top 10 games for the Wii! Everyone go out there and buy it now...don't let it fall through the cracks. Make it known that this game is among the best out there!

I just finished Kisuke's Story...having played for 5 hours straight through. (Holy crap I haven't done that in a long time.) I beat Momohime's Story the other night. As I said, if you are looking for a great Wii game, definitely pick this one up!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

I got Muramasa: The Demon Blade

So today, I decided to go pick up Muramasa: The Demon Blade for Wii. Originally, XSEED Games was going to be publishing the title, but Ignition Entertainment aquired it from Marvelous instead. The original release of the game was planned for July, but was pushed back to September instead, but that's okay with me!

I just love the art style. I decided to start playing as Momohime first, later on I'll play as Kisuke. It's gonna take me a while to learn this game, such as all the different combos you can perform, as well as the special move each blade you aquire can perform. I'm really enjoying it though, I just wish it wasn't out at the same time as I got my PS3, because I'll be torn between it and the Wii.

If you are one of the people out there who are claiming there are no games geared toward gamers on the Wii, then you should pick this game up! It's such a beautiful game and it's a hack n slash with tons of different kinds of swords.

I also picked up from Best Buy, the Studio Ghibli films Pom Poko (which I just watched) and Porco Rosso. I absolutely love Ghibli films, not only for their art style and presentation, but for the stories they revolve around. Can't wait to pick up more films in the future!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pokémon Rumble headed to WiiWare Soon

Pokémon Rumble, the English release name for the game Melee! Pokémon Scramble that was released in Japan, will be headed to the WiiWare in North America (and I assume other territories) soon.

In Pokémon Rumble, you play as a Pokémon and attack many other Pokémon in one huge Melee...I mean Rumble. See, it's kinda like Smash Brothers, and kind of like street gangs having a rumble.

I was really hoping this game would be coming soon and it finally is. More as it develops!

Sin & Punishment 2 hits Japan on October 29th

As revealed by Nintendo's own Japanese website, the long awaited Sin & Punishment 2 is finally being released Japan on October 29th. The game has a subtitle 罪と罰 宇宙の後継者[そらのこうけいしゃ| Sora no Kōkeisha). Various sources are saying that it means Successor of the Sky, but there is no way to confirm that at this time.

Nintendo of America stated recently that Sin & Punishment 2 would be released in North America in Quarter 1 of 2010. With a Japanese release around the corner, I hope we get a release date soon! It would be nice if we had it in time for Christmas, but like Endless Ocean 2, probably not until January 2010 :(

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Monster Finder - First Retail DSi Game for Japan

The first retail DSi game has been revealed for Japan, a game called Monster Finder. It is implied that you will be using the DSi Camera to capture monsters. The game is due out in Japan by Winter 2009. You can check out the teaser site here.

Nintendo announces Wii Fit Plus & New DSi Colors

Wii Fit Plus will be released on October 4th as a bundle with a Wii Balance Board for $99.99 and the standalone software for $19.99.

On September 13th, the White and Pink versions of the Nintendo DSi will be released in North America.

This holiday season, Nintendo is going to release the Black Wii Remote, Motion Plus, and the Nunchuck in the US.

Okamiden is Okami for the DS

Free Image Hosting at
Click to Expand

A couple of weeks ago, it was discovered that Capcom filed a trademark in Japan for something called Okamiden. Speculation soon began, and now we have this image from Famitsu that looks pretty real. It looks like a DS sequel to Okami, but we don't know anything yet.

I really need to go play through the first game on Wii which I've owned for over a year now. Anyways, I'm excited for this. DS is still going strong apparently almost 5 years later! ^_^