Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Metroid Samus Returns for Nintendo 3DS - My Thoughts E3 2017

So another E3 has come and gone and with so many titles to talk about where does one begin? Randomly choosing the new 2.5D Metroid Samus Returns for Nintendo 3DS.


The side scrolling Metroid titles have been a favorite of mine since the NES days, but the weakest of them I'd say would be Metroid 2 Return of Samus. Their are 2 reasons for this, firstly the graphics are pretty much the same in most areas, and second is the lack of a map. It can get confusing on where you been and where to go. The first game on the NES didn't have a map either but since you only needed to hunt down 2 bosses and then the Mother Brain, it wasn't anywhere as bad.

So now Nintendo fans have started remaking Metroid 2 but Nintendo took it down in favor of their own re imagining of the Gameboy title, and it looks good. This was the Metroid I've been waiting for since the release of the 3DS and can't wait to get my hands on it.

Understandably some people are upset that the game isn't on the Nintendo Switch but personally even if they did port it I would get the 3DS version (unless it was an HD version). The depth that the 3D effect of the parallax screen brings is enjoyable to me, even if not everyone agrees.

What I'm looking foward to is the remake having a map, the new actions Samus can do in combat, and taking on all the Metroid forms again.

What I'm worried about is that the game doesn't sell well like most Metroid titles and once again gets swept under the rug by Nintendo for another dozen years.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Do I Think Nintendo Will Suffer From The 4K Competitor XBOX One X

No, I don't.

Nintendo has a good concept with the portable home console the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo can still pull out a 4K addon for the system.

Nintendo Switch 4K Addon
I'm still adamant that Nintendo can turn their new console the Nintendo Switch into a 4K beast with a simple addon. As I've said before, this can be done by using the Switch base unit to house the additional hardware and people will like it because the whole 4K thing won't be crammed down their throats and can upgrade at their own time.
Chibi's Thoughts

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

What Do I expect to see at Nintendo's E3 Showcase

Nintendo has toned down on the whole E3 thing since they started doing Nintendo Directs so this one won't be any different, but that doesn't mean they won't have things to show off. This is a quick list of what I expect Nintendo to bring to the show, so in no particular order, lets begin.

I think the big four will be:
Super Mario Odyssey
Arms
Splatoon 2
Zelda Breath of the Wild DLC
All of which will get a new trailer and be playable on the show floor. The trailers will reveal more about the games and new stages.

Other notible entries will be:
Pokken Tournament DX
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon

I also think they will reveal a new game:
2.5D Metroid for 3DS
3D Metroid for Switch (not a Metroid Prime 4 but people will still subtitle it as such)
The reason for a 3D Metroid on Switch would be to give the Switch a good variety of games as I don't think it really has a big shooter right now, however since I'm not big on FPS games I'll be more excited bout the 2.5D Metroid on 3DS.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Recap On The Recent Pokemon Direct

So Nintendo and the Pokemon Company recently had a Direct video where they revealed some new Pokemon games coming out for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch.

Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver are set to be re released on the Nintendo Virtual Console for the Nintendo 3DS, unfortunately Crystal has not been included in this. I remembered playing my copy of Pokemon Gold back when I was a kid, whenever I remembered to, I would go to the Pokemon Bug Catching mini game. It was like a more interesting version of the Safari Zone and I loved it not for the reward but for the game itself.

Pokken Tournament DX is a new version of the Wii U version with added characters. The likely re release of this game could probably be to try and give it another chance at life as games on the Wii U did have some challenges.

Pokemon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon, looks like Pokemon Stars isn't happening.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Frieza Tournament Of Power Predictions - Freeza Predictions

So Freeza or Frieza in the English dub (still pronounced the same), has been chosen to be the tenth man for Universe 7 replacing Majin Buu. This came as a surprise to me to bring back the most evil villian in the Dragon Ball Z series, but how will he fair in the Tournament of Power?

Freeza entering the Tournament of Power changes how my prediction of defeat order for Universe 7 see here.

Well I'm sure Freeza will be using his teammates as a shield a few times in the battle, and try to kill Goku getting himself killed. I just can't see this working out.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Why Does Mario Wear Gloves?

Nintendo's iconic plumber Mario has worn gloves in most of his adventures, games where he doesn't wear gloves are the arcade classics Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. as well as games where he's a baby. In Luigi's Mansion on the Gamecube Luigi finds one of Mario's gloves but later Mario is still seen wearing his gloves.

So why does Mario wear gloves?

Some people think that it has to do with his job as a plumber, but I have my doubts about that. He wouldn't need to wear them all the time if he did that. Also I'm sure his gloves would be quite stained unless he keeps buying new one (though that would explain the extra glove in Luigi's Mansion).

A joke answer I came across was that Mario was a serial killer and used them to cover up his trail. Now this is implausible as well, Mario hasn't killed anyone since I last played Super Mario Maker yesterday... um.

So why does Mario wear gloves? My answer.

Mario's first game wearing gloves was Mario Bros. a game where you hit blocks to stun enemies, this is the key to my answer. Afterwards it became common for Mario to punch blocks to get power ups or other reasons. It's quite simple then, he wears them for the padding so he doesn't break his hands on all those blocks.
why does mario wear gloves

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Live Stream - Legend of Zelda Ocacle of Ages - ChibiKage89 Plays Classic Games

Having a fun time with Zelda Ocacle of Ages, playing the game, making jokes, and chatting with the live audience in chat.

Game description,
The protaganist Link is sent on a quest by the spirit of the Triforce to save a land called Labrynna, where Veran possesses Nayru to travel back in time to have to build the Black Tower to lite the Flame of Sorrow.

The Legend of Zelda Ocacle of Ages, is a part of the two part Oracle series, which is a combined adventure. Oracle of Ages is seperated by two times which you have to go back and forth to save both the past and present.

Originaly released on the Game Boy Color you can now also purchase them from the Nintendo 3DS Eshop for the Virtual Console.

Dragon Ball Super - My Thoughts On Freeza As The Tenth Man

The space conqueror Freeza (or Frieza in some dubs spellings) has been chosen to replace Majin Buu for the upcoming Tournament of Power. This is a huge shock as Freeza isn't exactly friends with Son Goku and the gang it might have something to do with their hand in his death.

Freeza is incredibly powerful and could prove to be more reliable than Majin Buu. Freeza is even powerful enough to go head to head with Super Saiyan Blue, but can we trust him to not try and kill everyone?
Dragon Ball Super - My Thoughts On Freeza As The Tenth Man