rpwll's forum posts

#1 Posted by rpwll (77 posts) -

Counter Strike: Source and Half Life 2 for me. Thought it was bullshit that I had to install a client.

#2 Posted by rpwll (77 posts) -

Currently I just own a 3DS XL and my iPhone / iPad for portable gaming. At various points I've owned a Game Boy Advance, original DS, and original PSP, but I never really had the money to buy many game for any of those systems. My 3DS game collection is currently sitting at around 30 (retail) games, making it larger than my combined collections for all three of those older systems.

I originally bought the 3DS while I was doing an internship that saw me travelling like 3-4 hours a day, so I'd have something to do during that ridiculous commute, but nowadays it's somehow become my primary console. Something about handheld gaming is just super appealing to me.

#3 Posted by rpwll (77 posts) -

@ravelle: You didn't really miss much in B/W2, there were some neat advances in a few places, but overall it felt like I'd played it before.

#4 Edited by rpwll (77 posts) -

I don't know, why do people buy new iterations of GTA, Need for Speed, or Call of Duty?

At the end of the day, a lot of people really enjoy the formula of the Pokémon games. Mechanically they're pretty solid and surprisingly deep if you're looking for that. On top of that the world of the Pokémon games is a really enjoyable one, in later games they've done a fantastic job of wold building. Some people just enjoy collecting cute little animals that beat the shit out of each other, there's like 700 now and the balance between them tends to change pretty significantly between games.

Game Freak have done a really good job at iterating on the core gameplay of the Pokémon games in such a way that every one of those three kinds of people will find something new and interesting in each instalment. Each game brings with it new Pokémon and regions that keep the collectors and sightseers happy. On top of that the actual mechanics of battling Pokémon have evolved pretty significantly over time. Gen V introduced new battle formats (triple and rotation battles), seasons which affected the outcome of moves, as well as making TMs (technical machines) significantly more useful by making them no longer single use items. That last one is important as it means you can experiment with new move sets with a much smaller penalty than in previous games.

The changes in Pokémon games tend to be more iterative than revolutionary, but there's still a large demographic that's totally satisfied by that. On top of that, there's always new players coming into the franchise. Game Freak does a masterful job of appealing to both of those demographics and disregarding pretty much everyone else.

#5 Posted by rpwll (77 posts) -

I'm just excited that I can actually get a legitimate copy of that game in Australia now. So yeah, I bought it.

#6 Posted by rpwll (77 posts) -

@fluxwavez: That would be so great, also a Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney release date would make my day.

#7 Edited by rpwll (77 posts) -

Also according to the guys over at /r/3DS there's going to be a press event after the Nintendo Direct so it could be bigger than usual.

#8 Posted by rpwll (77 posts) -

Just a heads up guys, there's going to be another Nintendo Direct, this time focusing on the 3DS. As usual there's separate streams for the US and Europe / Oceania that'll have ever so slightly different content. They'll be running simultaneously at 3PM GMT which means:

  • 7am Pacific Time
  • 10am Eastern Time
  • 12am Australian Eastern Standard Time
  • 3pm in the UK
  • More time zones here

It'll be interesting to see what they do, I'm personally hoping for more Animal Crossing news, Miiverse for the 3DS and perhaps a new Advance Wars. What're you guys hoping for?

#9 Edited by rpwll (77 posts) -

Don't know if you're still interested, but I have a Keldeo that I'm happy to trade if you'll give it back. Also I'm in Sydney, Australia so organising a time might be tricky, PM me and we'll figure out the details.

My friend code is 4943 3308 8106

Also I got White 1 and Black 2 so I'm literally drowning in Zekroms, well I have two anyway. I really should get around to trading one for a Reshiram.

#10 Edited by rpwll (77 posts) -

I'll probably pick up both versions, I'm totally up for some co-op Monster eviscerating.