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But, as i've said multiple times now, because its an add-on, nobody will design games for it, they'll all be designed around the standard 3DS controls, rendering it rather pointless. Also, games that do use it, will be compromising the other controls of the 3DS. Its a bit of a mess really.

There's nothing wrong with focusing games on a one stick set-up, with simple camera controls on the touch screen. Resi does this well.
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[quote name='Fully Aspel' timestamp='1328545137' post='8427060']
But, as i've said multiple times now, because its an add-on, nobody will design games for it, they'll all be designed around the standard 3DS controls, rendering it rather pointless. Also, games that do use it, will be compromising the other controls of the 3DS. Its a bit of a mess really.

There's nothing wrong with focusing games on a one stick set-up, with simple camera controls on the touch screen. Resi does this well.
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I think we're all in agreement.
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[quote name='Fully Aspel' timestamp='1328545137' post='8427060']
But, as i've said multiple times now, because its an add-on, nobody will design games for it, they'll all be designed around the standard 3DS controls, rendering it rather pointless. Also, games that do use it, will be compromising the other controls of the 3DS. Its a bit of a mess really.

There's nothing wrong with focusing games on a one stick set-up, with simple camera controls on the touch screen. Resi does this well.
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Yeah, I pretty much agree. I don't mind a few games using it, but to be honest I don't think I'd want to play a lot of games like this on it a handheld anyway. It works fine, but they're still much, much better suited to home consoles.
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Not sure if i've got what you're saying right, but for me personally, i'd love to see more games like Resi on the 3DS.

It feels like a bit of a landmark handheld game to me. The main Campaign is up there with anything a big console version could offer, but its done in a way that plays to the strengths of a handheld and the 3DS itself. In addition, with Raid mode, it provides perfect "on the go" gaming. I'd probably never play this mode if it was on the big consoles, but as a handheld game i just can't put it down. Its insanely addictive.

I'd love to see games like Metroid Prime, Tomb Raider, Ninja Gaiden, etc along with new franchises on the 3DS, but playing to the strengths of the machine and handheld gaming. Not just big console versions lazily plonked onto a portable format.
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Raid mode is perfectly suited to being on a handheld, no doubt, but I don't think the main campaign really gains much, if anything, by not being on a home console. The 3D is nice, but it doesn't benefit this style of game as much as it does a 3D platformer or racing game, and certainly doesn't benefit it as much as a big screen and surround sound would.
I think Peace Walker is the very best example of taking a console style game and truly playing to the strengths of being on a handheld. I wish they were porting that to the 3DS rather than MGS3.
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For anyone wondering how to make commands In raid, press a, b, y, or x while holding up on the d-pad. ( first time I`ve opened an instruction manual in about 10 years)
Magnum is my weapon of choice . Usually x3 . wait , wait , wait , wait, wait, .....thanks! go!
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[quote name='Massive Invisible Dog' timestamp='1328554256' post='8427320']
Raid mode is perfectly suited to being on a handheld, no doubt, but I don't think the main campaign really gains much, if anything, by not being on a home console. The 3D is nice, but it doesn't benefit this style of game as much as it does a 3D platformer or racing game, and certainly doesn't benefit it as much as a big screen and surround sound would.
I think Peace Walker is the very best example of taking a console style game and truly playing to the strengths of being on a handheld. I wish they were porting that to the 3DS rather than MGS3.
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I appreciate your views and opinion but i don't agree.

The episodic nature of the campaign suits handheld gaming perfectly, the touch screen is used well, and the way you slowly unlock sets of Raid stages is great. I'm playing one Episode of the Campaign a night, with the lights out, headphones on, 3d maxed out (really pulls you into the game) and i'm finding it incredibly immersive. Probably more so than playing on a big 1080p screen with a 1000+watt surround sound system. Its hard to describe, it just feels more personal.

Then in the day time, when i get chance, i'm blasting my way through the Raid stages i've unlocked. The game is designed really well, both modes compliment each other and play to the strengths of the 3DS and handheld gaming.
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Yeah, a Silent Hill that took advantage of the features of the 3DS, with Akira Yamaoka back on sound duties would no doubt be amazing. Imagine playing that, headphones on, out in the middle of nowhere in the dark!

I'd also like to see a proper Project Zero or new psych horror game that uses the 3DS well, Tiger Woods, a Tomb Raider with similar design structure to Resi, a shit hot Platinum games action title, a new Wave Race, some brand new games from Miyamoto. I'm not asking for much!
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Parker is my man. He's the raid mode daddy. Fucking KING of the Shotgun/Machine gun combo.

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So I'm glad he didn't die - he's a human tank with a fucking AXE. Looking forward to his return.
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Chris Redfield is a big twat.
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Parker is definitely just behind Ada as the best supporting character in the series. Loved him, especially his "so...shall we go for a drink now" (or whatever he says) quote at the end of a round of Raid mode.
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I want a Parker: Origins game, DLC or whatever... where we found out just *why* his chosen Melee weapon is such an evil looking axe

He's seen things... he's done things. He's been there.
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[quote name='Mafro' timestamp='1328562209' post='8427544']
Parker is definitely just behind Ada as the best supporting character in the series.
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Parker may be good but let us not forget the great one.

[Img] http://media.psu.com/media/articles/image/barry_burton_2.jpg[/img]
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The Iwata Asks for this is up now [url="http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/3ds/creators/8/0"]http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/3ds/creators/8/0[/url]
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[quote name='scottcr' timestamp='1328567848' post='8427700']
Parker would tear Luis to pieces.

And then have a drink.
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fuck you luis gets more pussy you are just a stupid jealous man
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Earlier in the thread i said this game looked PS2 in terms of graphics. I was talking absolute bollocks.

Just been playing some PS2 and Xbox games and can't believe how dated they look all of a sudden. I'd now say Resi's graphics are somewhere between Xbox and early 360 stuff. Just thought i'd say like.

Luis? Parker? Fuck off! Barry Burton's eat bigger Cornflakes.
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When Chuck Norris gets scared in bed, he imagines Barry Burton's watching over him.

Really enjoying Raid. My first few games were with randoms who were between level 19 and 26, so I flew up to level 8 pretty rapidly. Hunters dead with one shotgun blast - that'll do. Such a fantastic addition to the game, and much more enjoyable than Mercenaries. I think mini-missions rather than arena combat works better in the Resiverse.
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I'm quite enjoying this, it being my first 3DS game after picking one up at the weekend. However, I'd much prefer to use the d-pad for movement. It's just an old school thing for me. I've always preferred the d-pad for RE's tank like controls.

Looks nice though, but I'm having trouble aiming at the dogs in the caves with Chris. I'm sure I'll get used to it though.
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      3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
       
      Heart Beaten (Spingloaded, €2.33/ £2.00 until 12th February, normally €3.49 / £2.99, OR €1.09/ £1.00 until 12th February for those that have downloaded Space Lift Danger Panic! on the same ID.
      Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €3.99/ £3.59 until 11th February, normally €7.99 / £7.19)
      The Magic Hammer (Wobbly Tooth, €2.99/ £2.69 until 12th February, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
       
       
      3DS eShop Permanent Discounts
       
      Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €29.99/ £24.99)
      How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €29.99/ £24.99)
      The Penguins of Madagascar (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €29.99/ £24.99)
      Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €29.99/ £24.99)
      Violetta: Rhythm and Music (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €29.99/ £24.99)
      Winx Club: Saving Alfea (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €29.99/ £24.99)
       
       
      3DS Demo
       
      The Magic Hammer (Wobbly Tooth, free)
       
       
      3DS HOME Theme
       
      Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Classic Theme (NIS America, €0.99/ £0.98)
    • Nintendo eShop 28th Jan 2016
      By deKay
      This week, from Nintendolife:
       
      Wii U eShop
       
      Shadow Puppeteer (Sarepta Studio, €14.99/ £13.49) - This is a platform puzzler designed for intricate solo play or co-op, as both a boy (in a 3D environment) and his shadow (limited to left / right movement) both navigate tricky puzzle areas. With a charming aesthetic and soundtrack this certainly aims to immerse players, and we'll have an interview and review with you before its release.
       
      Level 22 (Moving Player, €6.99 / £6.29) - This sounds like a quirky title, as you play a worker that's a bit rough after a night out but needs to get to his work desk on time to avoid getting the sack. You manoeuvre 22 floors of a building, while avoiding being seen, all the while experiencing a "zany little universe". We'll try to take it easy tonight before getting started on a review.
       
      Word Puzzles by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €8.99/ £7.99) - The latest word game arrival from this studio, this time around there are six core pen-and-paper style games with hundreds of puzzles between them, all designed to give your brain a workout. This also support all amiibo figures and cards, as scanning them will create puzzles using the name data stored within; we'll get working on a review.
       
      PictoParty (Retroid Interactive, €7.99 / £7.00) - This provides a virtual equivalent to Pictionary, naturally utilising the Wii U GamePad for drawing while team members look at the TV to guess the image. Though simple and streamlined this is fun with a crowd, as we explain in our PictoParty review.
       
      Sense by Play.me (d-mobilelab, free) - This is a subscription based "interactive web radio by Play.me which offers you the right music for the emotions you are living, promising a range of genres in its library.
       
       
      Wii U Virtual Console
       
      Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (Square Enix, €6.99/ £6.29) - A relatively early spin-off in the Final Fantasy franchise for the Game Boy Advance, for which Square and Nintendo co-operation. As the title suggests this is a tactical RPG, and we'll figure out a battle plan for a review.
       
       
      Wii U Retail Download
       
      LEGO Marvel's Avengers (Warner Bros., €49.99 / £39.99) - This one's going to cover six films in total - Avengers (which was called Avengers Assemble in the UK to avoid confusion with the cult TV show of the same name), Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The First Avenger,Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3. The Wii U version will serve up HD visuals and co-op, and we'll assemble for a review. Available from 29th January.
       
       
      Wii U DLC
       
      LEGO Marvel's Avengers Season Pass (Warner Bros., €9.99 / £7.99) - It's a season pass! On Wii U!
      Skylanders SuperChargers - Boost Kit (Activision, €1.99/ £1.59)
      Skylanders SuperChargers - Super Kit (Activision, €4.99/ £3.99)
      Skylanders SuperChargers - Mega Kit (Activision, €9.99/ £7.99)
       
       
      Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts
       
      Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations (Little Orbit, €19.99/ £15.99 until 27th February, normally €29.99 / £24.99)
      Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends (Little Orbit, €19.99/ £15.99 until 27th February, normally €29.99 / £24.99)
      Affordable Space Adventures (KnapNok Games, €13.20/ £11.80 until 4th February, normally €18.99 / £16.99)
      Cube Life: Island Survival (Cypronia, €7.99/ £6.39 until 28th February, normally €9.99 / £7.99)
       
       
      Wii U eShop Permanent Discount
       
      TABLETOP GALLERY (RCMADIAX, €2.99/ £2.69, was €4.49 / £4.09)
       
       
      Wii U Demo
       
      Cube Life: Island Survival (Cypronia, free)
       
       
      3DS eShop
       
      Family Fishing (Aksys Games, €5.48 / £3.98) - This includes various locations and opportunities to upgrade gear and generally to "fish like a boss!". Naturally larger fish pose a challenge, though rather disturbingly you can "throw smoke bombs to disrupt your opponents and seize the advantage". We had fun with this one in our Family Fishing review.
       
      Runny Egg (Tom Create, €1.99 / £1.79) - This is about an egg that runs, which explains why it's called Runny Egg. A fast-paced runner / platformer, you dash through stages as fast as possible while levelling up your egg, grabbing chicks for a power-up and even tackling the occasional boss. It's been perfectly poached, too, as we gave this a recommendation in our Runny Egg review.
       
      Word Puzzles by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €8.99/ £7.99) - We expect this to be effectively identical to the Wii U version, and will also utilise amiibo on New Nintendo 3DS models or using the NFC portal on older systems. We'll think of the right words for a review.
       
      Epic Word Search Collection (Lightwood Games, €7.99) - Previously released in 2015, this entry is likely to be an update for a release in Germany; we gave it a recommendation in our review.
       
       
      3DS Retail Downloads
       
      Final Fantasy Explorers (Square Enix, €39.99 / £29.99) - This spin-off arrival on the 3DS includes a number of legends from the franchises' history, as you tackle the adventure alone or in co-op with others. The focus is very much on basic exploration and combat, it seems, with some aspects of this one trying to tap into the Monster Hunter craze. We'll have a review with you very soon.
       
      LEGO Marvel's Avengers (Warner Bros., €39.99 / £29.99) - The portable version of this latest LEGO title; a review is on the way. Available from 29th January.
       
       
      3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
       
      Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations(Little Orbit, €19.99/ £15.99 until 27th February, normally €29.99 / £24.99)
      Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends (Little Orbit, €19.99/ £15.99 until 27th February, normally €29.99 / £24.99)
      Barbie and her Sisters Puppy Rescue (Little Orbit, €19.99/ £15.99 until 27th February, normally €29.99 / £24.99)
      Monster High: New Ghoul in School (Little Orbit, €19.99/ £15.99 until 27th February, normally €29.99 / £24.99)
      Art of Balance TOUCH! (Shin'en Multimedia, €5.20/ £4.70 until 18th February, normally €6.99 / £6.29)
       
       
      3DS HOME Themes
       
      Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Café Theme (NIS America, €0.99 / £0.89)
      The Legend of Legacy: The Seven Adventurers Theme (NIS America, €0.99 / £0.89)
    • BoxBoy! + BoxBoy! sequel announced
      By Keyboard Koala
      This one got a bit lost amidst all the Nintendo Direct news from last week...   A black and white puzzle platformer, with a simple but bold presentation and with a very strong core mechanic: you create boxes in different directions from your, well... box-shaped-hero (Hakoboi actually means litt. ''Box Boy''), to interact with the world and solve puzzles. And you jump. And that's it.   It looks so simple at first, and it's the classic game that's difficult to explain by words as is easy to grasps while watching the trailer or, better,  playing it. By the end of the video this core mechanic gets applied in some astounding ways, opening up an inordinate amount of possibilities, driven by clever game and level design. As per Hal's trademark development skills.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obs7JBp3pZ4   A Euro release is a big unknown at the moment.    
    • Nintendo eShop 31st December 2015
      By deKay
      If you're a fan of N64 extreme sports games, you might think this is a good week. Otherwise... meh. From Nintendolife!
       
      Wii U Virtual Console
       
      1080° Snowboarding (Nintendo, €9.99) - Perfect for the season, unless you're in the UK where it's just raining constantly, as you can blast down the virtual slopes in this much-loved skiing title. You can take on races, the half-pipe or dramatic trick jumps, and this will certainly hold some fond memories for some. We enjoyed this in our Wii Virtual Console 1080° Snowboarding review and will take another look. This is the US version of the game.
       
      Wave Race 64 (Nintendo, €9.99) - Another extreme sports racing title from the N64 era, this time with a summery vibe as you ride the waves and try to secure top spot. At the time its wave physics were a sight to behold, and we gave it plenty of praise in our Wii Virtual Console Wave Race 64 review; we'll jump in for a fresh look. This is the US version of the game.
       
       
      Wii U Virtual Console Promotion
       
      Get 50% off either 1080° Snowboarding or Wave Race 64 when you buy the other on the same Wii U system, a reduction to €4.99 - it'll therefore cost €14.98 to buy both.
       
       
      Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts
       
      99Moves (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 until 28th January, normally €2.49)
      Abyss (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 until 28th January, normally €1.99)
       
       
      3DS Retail Download
       
      Story of Seasons (Nintendo, €39.99) - Actually a Harvest Moon release in Japan, this underwent a rebrand due to regional rights issues in the West. It maintains various conventional aspects of that series, such as farming and romance, while adding some pleasing new touches and plenty of charm. We gave this a recommendation in our Story of Seasons review.
       
       
      3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
       
      Nano Assault EX (Shin'en Multimedia, €7.49 until until 21st January, normally €9.99)
      Castle Conqueror Defender(CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.49 until 21st January, normally €4.99)
      Castle Conqueror EX (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 until 21st January, normally €3.99)
      Demon King Box (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 until 21st January, normally €3.99)
      European Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 until 21st January, normally €3.99)
      Tappingo (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 until 21st January, normally €2.99)
      Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 until 28th January, normally €2.99)
      Real Heroes Firefighter 3D (Zordix AB, €4.99 until 14th January, normally €9.99)