Monday, January 31, 2011

Pokemon Black and White Versions

Finally, they're here. Yet again!

Pokémon Black and White Versions

Pokémon Black has Reshiram ...
... and White has Zekrom as legendary Pokémon

Really now, who has never ever played one of them Pokémon games? After the incredible success of the first four generations, sixteen individual games (including remakes and special editions) and several spin-off games, the new versions are about to emerge. Pokémon Black and White will hit stores on March 6 2011. The two new games will introduce 156 new Pokémon

that you will want to catch. That's a total of 649 Pokémon overall. Go ahead. Pick your favorites. I dare you.
The games' concept is conceivably easy. Fight, catch new Pokémon, level them up, get even stronger, beat the crap out of the Elite Four at the end of the game, gain access to new areas and try to be the Pokémon Master.

A Pokémon Master is someone who caught all the Pokémon and bought every single piece of merchandise. So they say in the anime series.

Anyway, you're gonna love this game if you're into those catch-this-catch-that-and-make-it-stronger-games. And it's not that hard. Even a child could  pick up and play it!

The new starters. From left to right: Snivy, Tepig and Oshawott.

The graphics have been dramatically changed since the last games Diamond and Pearl. It's even more 3D (not the 3DS-3D) and the battle system has been upgraded as well. Sprites now don't just stand around all day waiting to be slaughtered. Now they jump while doing so.

Explore all new cities in Pokémon Black and White ...
... to wreak havoc in!
Look forward to playing the latest editions of the incredible Pokémon games. They're popular for a reason.

Resident Evil: Revelations

I hope you read my first entry of this blog. Because it's awesome and because it's about Nintendo's latest creation (which is awesome in itself).
Let's start by taking a look at the latest entry in the Resident Evil series. By god, that's on a handheld?

Resident Evil: Revelations

Yes. The Japanese name is Biohazard. In case you didn't know.
Look at Chris go!

Point, click and kill some bad guys. IN 3D! Don't forget to dodge the bullets.
Resident Evil: Revelations will be released shortly after the launch of the 3DS. 

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

Surprised? I'm not just gonna aim at the 3DS but also on great games for the regular Nintendo DS.
Ever heard of Phoenix Wright? That lawyer guy in a blue suit? First, those games are freaking awesome. You really care about the characters, the storylines are fantastic and you will cry at the end of part 3, Trials and Tribulations.
But hey. The creators of the Ace Attorney series made another game, similar to Phoenix Wright.
It's ...
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

And let me tell you: you have never played anything like this.
The story in a nutshell. You play as Sissel. Or rather as his spirit, because Sissel is dead. Why did he die? That's what you are supposed to find out in this game.
Sissel's spirit "wakes up" at a junkyard, looking at his own dead body. Not knowing what's going on around him, a young lady gets shot by a mysterious assassin. Sissel learns to use his so-called "ghost tricks" with which he can manipulate objects in his vicinity. For example, he can possess a ball to make it roll to another place so Sissel can reach objects farther away.
This is Lynne, Sissel's red-haired helper. And she's about to die. Too bad.

That alone is a pretty cool system but the real candy is his ability to connect to a dead body, talk to the spirit of the departed and go back in time to four minutes before their deaths. In these four minutes, Sissel can manipulate objects to prevent the person's death.

While in "ghost mode", time stands still and you can move freely between objects, try to interact with them and see the outcome. Some are downright hilarious.
As said, your main objective in Ghost Trick is to find out why Sissel had to die and who killed him. The characters and story are awesome (those dudes over at Capcom must be some bunch of story- and character whiz-kids) and the animation is ... wow. Yes. It's glorious 2D sprites! I have never seen such fluid and beautiful animation in a 2D game period.
I swear, if you are the least bit of a text-adventure lover or if you liked the Ace Attorney games, check this out. Hell, even if you are not a text-adventure lover, give Ghost Trick a chance. In case the end of the game makes your head explode or something, don't worry. As long as there is someone like Sissel, you don't have to fear death ever again. Unless he doesn't see you die. It's just tough luck, then.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Nintendogs + Cats

You remember Nintendogs for Nintendo DS? Admit it, you do! AND YOU LOVED IT! ....... I know I did.
Ahem. Well. Umm ... ~ here, take these pictures of some cute virtual dogs - and cats!

Nintendogs + Cats

Oh yeah. The 3DS will be available in different colors. Go figure.
A cat! And a guinea pig or something.
Prepare to waste a good amount of time playing this gem. Now you don't need to tend to your dog. Ditch the sucker and make your pussy purr. But then I wonder who you will throw your frisbee. Actually, what can you do with a cat? Find out in Nintendogs + Cats.

Nintendogs + Cats will be available for launch of the 3DS console.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Nintendo 3DS - Real 3D without glasses!

Real 3D without the need of stupid looking glasses? Yes. Features big name games like Pilotwings, Nintendogs, Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, Street Fighter, Resident Evil and even Kid Icarus.
Just look at this beast. Two screens, one is a fully functional touch screen, the other can display real 3D images. The slider on the right side of the top screen can be used to adjust the intensity of the 3D effects. Are your eyes tired? Turn that 3D off!
There is even an analog stick. Remember the good old N64 days? 360 degrees of freedom? IT'S BACK WITH A VENGEANCE, BABY!
The 3DS has several new functions like the newly implemented Home menu. Access the most important options ingame with the push of a button. Oh, and it has like 5,000 cameras in it. For shooting photos of your face - IN 3D! Not to mention all the other body parts you can take pictures of. Just don't go and poke your eye out.
The 3D effects cannot be seen on recorded video. That's a shame. But I guarantee that if you see the new handheld in action, it will blow your brains out. It's just that awesome.
The 3DS will be released on March 25 2011 in Europe and March 27 2011 in America.