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Wii Fit…Yay or Nay?

December 9, 2007

You all remember a while ago at the E3 conference, right? We were all worked up about the given release dates for Brawl, and Galaxy…then something arose that popped a big “Huh?” across the faces of many.

 Wii Fit.

 The game that comes with a balance board, and as the title suggests, is a bit of a work-out program, if you will.

It’s out in Japan already, and is coming to America early next year, but the question is, how’s it doing?

According to the people of Japan, it’s doing quite well. Good ratings, reviews, etc. Maybe Wii Fit has a little more to offer than Nintendo let on…?

Either way, this is definately a unique game, and one that I am still wishy-washy on whether or not I’ll be picking it up.

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A Phoenix Wright…book? OBJECTION!

December 8, 2007

Yeah…

 As strange as this may sound, a Phoenix Wright novel is headed to America soon. Now, I’m a huge Phoenix Wright fan, and will probably pick this up, but I must say…it’s sorta random.

Japan has a Phoenix Wright manga series, which I hoped would come to America some day, and now…well, apparently we have this.

 Not much is really known about it, other than the fact that it’s 400+ pages.

 Personally, I’m not sure if a novel will be able to capture what made us fall in love with the series…and I don’t know how they’re even going to make it work…but, I suppose I’ll just have to buy it and see, right?

 So, feel free to speak your mind on the subject here. Will you be picking this up?

Street Fighter for Wii?

December 7, 2007

We all remember the astonishing series, “Street Fighter”, right? Whether you remember it’s old, past titles, or the more recent ones…Well, if you haven’t, it’s a series I HIGHLY recommend you all check it out.

Well, it appears that this great franchise is at it again. Capcom recently discussed Street Fighter IV, telling a few minor details, but nothing too big. The following are still all subject to change:

“FEATURES:

? 2D/3D fighting environments
? Classic Street Fighter characters re-imagined for a new generation of gamers
? New special moves that go beyond any Street Fighter fan’s wildest imagination
? Amazing locations never seen before in a Street Fighter game
? New game-play elements provide new challenges for both newcomers and the most seasoned Street Fighter pro.”

Which system(s) it will be for though, has yet to be spoken of. We can all only hope that it’ll hit the Nintendo Wii. Think about it, I think it could be pulled off pretty well. I would just hope they could have the game on the Wii, without it turning out like DragonBall Z Budakai Tenkaichi 2…don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed that game, but it constantly had me swinging my arms around in awkward motions and things. But, even if it was, I would still love seeing Street Fighter on Wii…maybe even with some sort of online capability…hmm…

So, I’ll keep you all updated as best I can, but lets all cross our fingers for Street Fighter on Wii!

Nintendo Wii: Still the Gift to Give This Holiday Season?

November 23, 2007

Last year, just around the holidays, stores were out of stock on Nintendo Wii’s wherever you went. The reason why goes without saying. It was nearly impossible to find a Wii last year around this time, if you hadn’t received one launch-day.

Now, the question is…is history repeating itself? Is the same thing happening again? Well, from what I (and many many others) have been hearing, the answer is a resounding “yes”.

People will have a far easier time finding Xbox360’s or Playstation3’s then they will Nintendo Wii’s this year. Which, of course, is disappointing news for those people…but great news for Nintendo.

The Wii just still might be the gift to give this holiday season. I hope all of you out there looking will be able to get your hands on one. I suggest, to those of you, calling stores ahead of time and possibly having them hold one for you from their next shipment if at all possible.

Now, I won’t jump to any conclusions with my personal accusations here, but I will say that I am quite happy for Nintendo’s success. Then again, did we really expect anything different?

Happy Anniversary DS!

November 21, 2007

Today marks the 3rd anniversary of the beloved handheld system, the Nintendo DS. Wow, it seems to me like it was only yesterday when I was un-boxing my first one, too…time sure does fly when your having fun. Or in this case…playing games.

The DS is truly a wonderful system, and one that should be remembered through the ages. It has taken us places no other handheld has. Sure, it let us hook up with a nearby friend to play wirelessly (which was amazing to us all at first), but then came WiFi. This took gamers to the next level, playing other competitive gamers across the world.

It’s also provided us with amazing titles, such as Phantom Hourglass, Elite Beat Agents, Phoenix Wright, Animal Crossing Wild Word, and SO much more.

To anyone that has yet to experience this remarkable gaming device, I advise you to try and pick one up this holiday season. The DS is, and forever will live on as, a Legend.

New DS Model?

November 16, 2007

Recently, it has been reported that a new model of the Nintendo DS is in the works. Not much was said about it, other than the fact that it will be thinner (likely more sleek as well) and to much disappointment, there will be no GBA cartridge slot.

This was interesting news…but I wouldn’t consider it very good news. Personally, I was a big fan of the GBA titles, and still enjoy playing them from time to time, as I’m sure many of you do also. While this is a slight disappointment though, I’m not sure if it’s enough of an issue to actually stop someone from purchasing this item.

For those of us who’s DS’s have taken a bit of a toll by now, this might be a good opportunity for us, nonetheless.

Who knows, though? Nintendo is full of surprises. Maybe they’ll introduce something for the DS that will be so amazing, we’ll forget about the lack of the GBA slot.

More on this as it develops.

Phoenix Wright 3 Impressions

November 6, 2007

First of all, hello to everyone out there. I’m new to GetN as you might have noticed, but you can expect to see quite a bit from me in the future. What better way to begin my duties then to write up my impressions of one of my all-time favorite games, Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations.

 I ordered my copy from Japan, so I recieved it earlier than most did. Opening that case, I was both exited… and worried. I was worried about how the game would seriously turn out. As a big fan of the series, I will admit that I had my doubts as to if it will be able to stand up to the might of the wonderful series so far.

 After just jumping into the first case… all of my doubts and worries blew away. This case was truly phenomenal; it included everything I expected and a whole lot more. I won’t give much away, but I’ll just say it starts out quite a bit differently than the rest of the series has.

 As far as overall look goes, there’s not much I can say. The Phoenix Wright games are all sprited, so they all look pretty much the same graphic-wise. So as you may have assumed, there really wasn’t much of a “wow” factor in comparison to the look the other Phoenix Wright games. Though, I’m certainly not criticizing the look in any way. The Ace Attorney series has a unique style to it… one that I’m personally quite fond of.

 The first case to the game was very well thought out. It isn’t one that is quickly run through, either. I would certainly say that it’s the longest 1st case in the entire Ace Attorney series, which I was very happy to see.

If you’ve played the Phoenix Wright series through up to this point, I can strongly say you will not be dissapointed with this one. For those of you that have been nebulous of the series so far, well, you might want to look into it, even if trials and courtrooms isn’t your thing. It’s never too late to start playing through these games, and with the holiday season just around the corner, this just might be the perfect opportunity for you.