If backwards compatibility is still region free, I'm OK with that (for now). The big deal for me is I'll still have to keep my DSi around in order to play all my import DS games if it isn't
I assume it'll be the same as the DSi - region free for regular DS titles, region locked for DSi-only or DSi-enhanced titles. So everything that's region free right now should stay that way, because there wouldn't be any region lock code on the carts.
And the news sucks, but as Rebel said after the DSi it's exactly what I expected. I'll just have to get a Japanese one and hope there's nothing in English I want. If there is, it'll be a flashcard not another 3DS.
Post by schlagwerk on Jan 19, 2011 14:14:46 GMT -5
3DS info keeps trickling in, and mainly I'm finding myself less and less inclined to buy one at launch.
First, it's official official that DSiWare purchases can be transferred to the 3DS, but unless the 3DS doesn't region-lock DS games, I'm stuck with my DSi anyhow. (though I'm thinking they won't be region-locked. The DSi didn't region lock older DS games and I think that's because it couldn't. Like there's no hardware way to tell the region of a game back then)
Ehhh, I don't know how I feel about this either. The Japanese game list looks a LOT better.
I'm curious about Rayman 3D, but I'm not holding my breath. It could be "Rayman Origins", but seriously?! They're trying to fix what they ruined, by taking us back to familiar things, and including what wronged the series to begin with?! (I'm looking at you, Globox!!!) Rayman's best adventure was on the PC, it's meant to be a beautiful 2D affair, very artsy and colorful. Rayman lost that selling point as soon as he went 3D, and they ruined it further with the addition of plain, mechanical, lifeless worlds and characters, horrid music and voice acting, scripts and dialogue that don't even fit the series' aesthetic, and almost entirely too painful gameplay. Granted, Rayman 3 wasn't TOO bad, it wasn't nearly as great as the original. It's like the difference between Mozart accompanying Thomas Kinkade, and (to give you an idea) low-budget, grim and grimy counterfeit remakes of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Drop Dead Fred (which IS getting a remake...), and Cool World. (If those movies sucked, that is.)
Post by ParanoiaDragon on Jan 20, 2011 2:07:21 GMT -5
Yeah, there's nothing in that launch window that makes me care. For now, I'm deffinitly sticking to me waiting for the 3DS 1.5 or whatever they call the next iteration, plus, I don't like the price. It's better then 300, sure, but, still, I don't want to pay that much for a Nintendo portable.
I'll wait n' see what Sony has to offer with the PSP2. I doubt I'll get that right away either, but, who knows, atleast so far it's not relying on a gimmick.
Post by ParanoiaDragon on Mar 1, 2011 1:40:43 GMT -5
And it begins: "Shortly after the 3DS launched in Japan, a great number of users from various websites and Twitter have reported eye strain problems caused by playing in 3D mode. Despite Nintendo's advisory to take a 15 minutes break every 30 minutes of 3D play, users claimed 3D play caused eye strain for as little as 5 minutes. Nintendo has yet responded to the complaints from users."
Got that off Magicbox. I actually played the 3DS a bit at a London Toy Fair last month, was not impressed. The tester who let me played freely admitted that YOU WILL GET SICK! He said he gets sick from playing it, though, 5 minutes? Yeesh! I'm sure I played it longer then that. I just had a bad feeling something like this was going to happen. When/if I get a 3DS someday, I will play it with the 3D off, cuz I'm sure there'll be some great games for it regardless if it's headache inducing or not!
Post by ParanoiaDragon on Mar 1, 2011 5:34:14 GMT -5
Now that you mention it, I do think I remember how odd it was, switching over to a dpad from the 2600's stick, though, the dpad didn't damage my eyes Eh, we'll see what happens, I just had a feeling that people were going to start complaining about the 3D.
Post by ParanoiaDragon on Mar 2, 2011 20:47:00 GMT -5
Wasn't that Regis saying that though? I'm guessing the US will get them as well, the PS3 is getting Genesis games this month, & is supposed to be getting atleast 10 or so Turbo games, though, that's maybe up to Konami now, hopefully they'll follow thru with the plans.
I think it'd be great if they got even more obscure stuff though, especially on the portables, I'd love Lynx, Jag, & 3DO, heck, maybe even CD32 & regular Amiga games! Now THAT would rock! Ooooh, & NGPC!
I have faith we will get the service, but fear it'll be like PSOne Classics on the PSN where Japan has like 600 and US has 100-some or the Wii Virtual Console where Japan has awesome and we (US again) have weeks without even getting any new titles added
It doesn't help that licensing for most of these games in EU and US is a complicated mess these days
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