Famitsu’s most-wanted games

Here are Famitsu’s most-wanted games for last week. Looks as though Final Fantasy is getting some love and the 3DS looks like it’s going to have a phenomenal Holiday season. Check out the list below:

1. Final Fantasy Type-0 (PSP)
2. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3)
3. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
4. Monster Hunter 3G (3DS)
5. Dragon Quest X (Wii)
6. Dragon’s Dogma (PS3)
7. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
8. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
9. Fotokano: Picture Girlfriend (PSP)
10. Persona 4: The Golden (Vita)
11. Final Fantasy Versus XIII (PS3)
12. New Love Plus (3DS)
13. Metal Gear Solid Rising (PS3)
14. Animal Crossing (3DS)
15. Gundam Extreme Versus (PS3)


Wii – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Fire Sanctuary Trailer

Nintendo America has just released two beautiful new Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword trailers. The first trailer shows the Fire Sanctuary while the second trailer gives players a glimpse at the fiery Volcano Summit. The game looks absolutely incredible and is already receiving high praise in the few magazines that have already played it. Expect more coverage in the coming weeks leading up until its release.


I Played Super Mario 3D Land… Initial Impressions Below

Today I got the chance to play the highly anticipated Super Mario 3D Land and it was awesome! My local Best Buy had a demo version of the game and I instantly fell in love. The game is what we have come to expect in a Mario title (vibrant colors, classic enemies, classic sounds etc) but with the added dimension, the game truly shines. I can see this game selling a ton of Nintendo 3DS systems and should be fantastic when it hits retail.

My initial impressions of the title have all been positive and I am dying to play more of the game. The 3D just seems to fit Mario so natural that I was able to instantly jump in the game without any hesitation and go to town. In no time at all, I was tail swiping enemies, listening to a classic Mario tune, collecting coins and finding secret 1-Ups all over the place that I never felt the need to let my eyes adjust to the new (and impressive) 3D perspective.

The level that I played was typical Mario and featured some incredible moments. The game felt like a classic Mario title but brand new at the same time. As mentioned above, the colors where vibrant and beautiful and all the animations were spot on. Super Mario 3D Land feels a lot like Super Mario 3 sprinkled with a little Mario 64 with Mario Galaxy on the side. The board I played had a lot of side scrolling but also featured 3D as well.

Control wise, the game was as responsive as ever and I never felt the need to adjust any of the familiar settings. I was but stomping, running, jumping and Tanooki suit floating all with ease and should invite gamers right on in with its familiar and easy controls.

All in all, we already know what to expect when a new Mario game hits. I am very happy to report that the game controls flawless, looks fantastic in 3D and is classic Mario through and through. If you have a chance to head to a Best Buy near you, check it out and let me know what you think.


Be Heard…. Name Me 1 Game…

Riddle me this my awesome readers; if you can only have 1 game this Holiday season for any system, what game would you pick and why?

I have struggled a lot with this question and it is a hard one to answer (that’s why I hope you all comment as I am very interested to hear your responses)….

My pick would have to be The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword (narrowly beating out a number of other quality titles)….

Nintendo Download October 27th

Here are the latest items you can download for your wonderful Nintendo systems. Anyone going to check anything out?

Thriller – DreamWorks
Shrek, Fiona and Donkey are in for the scariest Halloween of their lives when they attend a midnight musical based on Michael Jackson’s classic video… it’s bound to be a Thriller!
(For Nintendo 3DS™)

Burger Time Deluxe™
How fast can you put together a burger when there are toppings out to get you at every turn? Give Chef Peter Pepper a helping hand in creating the ultimate hamburger in this classic arcade game.
(For Nintendo 3DS)

Anima: Ark of Sinners
Join Celia in an astounding journey through the world of the RPG saga Anima Beyond Fantasy, an adventure that will lead to the deepest secrets of the city of Ark — and her own soul.
(For Wii™)

Pyramids is a puzzle-platform game in which an explorer tries to get out of the pyramids with his loot. Expect dangerous traps and monsters that will put your dexterity and ingenuity to the test.
(For Nintendo 3DS)

Halloween: Trick or Treat (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare™)

The title can be described as an all-action Halloween game. Mike and Sally meet wicked witches, scary skulls and flapping bats as they search for treats. But they have to watch out as they might get tricked along the way. You can compete with family and friends to get the highest score.

Academy: Checkers (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare)

Is from the good guys at Gamelion and will run gamers 500 Points ($4.99). If there’s no one around to compete with, there’s no need to worry: skillful AI players will gladly play with you in two Checkers variants: English Checkers and International Draughts. And both of those variants are available in three different difficulty modes too! Compete in the League Mode if you want to try your hand at proving you’re the Checkers Champ. Collect achievements and you will become a real Checkers Master!
(For Nintendo 3DS and DSi )

Enjoy the downloads everyone.

Just Dance 3 Review

Just Dance 3 and the hilarity that comes with the franchise, has arrived again and it’s another stellar addition to the popular dance genre. The multi-million selling franchise has officially arrived on all home consoles and, as usual, is a blast to play, especially if you have a bunch of friends and family members to join in on the fun. This review is specifically from the Wii version of the game and is a fantastic addition to your Nintendo Wii library.

How does this new entry fair? Read on and find out.

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