3DS Games I Need to Play

So recently, I caved and became an owner of a brand new Nintendo 3DS, only just adding to the family of Nintendo handheld consoles within my family, which include the original Game Boy, Game Boy Colour, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP, and Nintendo DS Lite.When the 3DS first came out, I believed that I would never purchase it, and therefore gave up my dreams of being able to play new games from my favourite series, namely Professor Layton, Phoenix Wright/Apollo Justice, and Pokemon. However, there was a deal last month where I just couldn’t pass up…and here I am today, a proud Pokemon trainer who has defeated the Elite Four.

Before I forget, I just wanted to quickly document a few games that I am extremely excited about playing sometime in the very near future….very near.

1) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies

  • Release Date:Oct 24, 2013
  • Price:$29.99

2) Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy

  • Release Date:Feb 28, 2014
  • Price:$39.99

3) Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

  • Release Date:Oct 28, 2012
  • Price:$39.99

4) Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright :Ace Attorney

  • Release Date:TBA, 2014 (already released in March in other parts of the world)

Time to keep an eye open for some deals!

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Pokemon is Timeless.

When I was a child, Pokemon was the greatest monument in my life…other than Sailor Moon. I used to watch all the original Pokemon TV episodes on YTV, play the trading card game with friends at school, and role-played Pokemon battles with little plastic figurines. I’ve purchased Pokemon handbooks from Scholastic, and I’ve played almost every game on Nintendo game boy that has ever come out. As I moved forward in my schooling, Pokemon grew and evolved along with me. Now there are so many new Pokemon that I can’t even keep track…but that hasn’t stopped me from trying to stay updated. I still love it to bits.

Here is a link to a comic that my friend sent me. It’s so true!

Now, I find myself asking, what is it about Pokemon that makes it so timeless? It has amused most of us as children in elementary and middle school, some of us in high school…but why does it still interest university students and beyond? Procrastination? Nostalgia? Thirst for adventure? Share your opinion below!

PS. Why hasn’t Ash Ketchum aged in the last 10 years? Seriously.

Pokemon.

So. It’s August 1st, which means I haven’t posted here for yet another month. I’m awesome!

Anyways, so I got a silver Nintendo DS Lite. I’ve been playing Professor Layton, My Pet Shop, Phoenix Wright, and of course…Pokemon Platinum on it.

I love playing these games. They are so interesting and fun and a good time killer! It’s like being a kid again, except that since I’m older, I know how to control myself and I won’t become obsessed. It’s just something else I can do when I have free time, other than reading, playing guitar, or making stuff.

But…is it really that immature? I didn’t and still don’t think so, but a few days ago I was playing some Phoenix Wright while waiting for food at a restaurant, and a bunch of rowdy kids crowded around me. They were like “Is that a DS?” “What game is that?” I suddenly felt kind of embarrassed that I, an 18-year-old university student, am playing with game systems that kids play with.

But then again…what’s the difference between this and DoTA? Not much.