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Nintendo Download for October 24-30, 2013.
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October 24, 2013, 17:34:45
 
October 24, 2013 - This week's Nintendo Download is packed with content for both the Wii U and 3DS! The Wii U gets five retail games along with two NES games. The 3DS gets four retail games, a big eShop game (Phoenix Wright anyone?), and an NES game. Be sure to check out all of this week's updates at noon today on your favorite Nintendo digital storefront.

Wii U eShop

Retail Games

  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Ubisoft, $59.99 (available October 29)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins - Warner Bros., $49.99 (available October 25)
  • Monster High: 13 Wishes - Majesco, $39.99 (available October 29)
  • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures - Namco Bandai, Price TBD (available October 29)
  • Sonic: Lost World - Sega, $59.99 (available October 29)

    Virtual Console

  • Baseball (NES) - Nintendo, $4.99
  • Pinball (NES) - Nintendo, $4.99

    3DS eShop

    Retail Games

  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Warner Bros., $29.99 (available October 25)
  • Monster High: 13 Wishes - Majesco, $29.99 (available October 29)
  • Regular Show: Mordecai & Rigby in 8-Bit Land - D3 Publisher, $29.99 (available October 29)
  • Sonic: Lost World - Sega, $39.99 (available October 29)

    eShop Games

  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Dual Destinies - Capcom, $29.99

    Virtual Console

  • Star Soldier (NES) - Konami, $4.99

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    Posted: 10/24/13, 17:34:45  - Edited by 
     on: 10/24/13, 17:32:53    
     
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    @anon_mastermind I'm sure that people could figure out some way to prop up the GamePad to play the games, but I would not be surprised if the stand were the reason why Nintendo have skipped an eShop release. That just sounds like their kind of thinking.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/27/13, 21:17:02
    Anand said:
    I was reading up on Revelaitons. Seems like the Wii U version is a bit weaker than the other HD ports. GAH, why didn't they patch in RE4-style pointer control?

    Maybe I'll get the 3DS version, even though my Wii U is hungrier... Does the game work better on handheld or console? How's the online scene?

    I would take any Wii U review with a grain of salt. In fact, I barely read reviews any more. The bias against Nintendo in this industry is palpable. The Wii U version is fine, but this game was built with a portable game system in mind. The tradeoff is dual stick controls with strafing on the Wii U version from the get-go. It's really well put together for both systems, and the Wii U version more closely emulates the 3DS version with 2 screens.

    In short, reviewers don't know what the fuck they're talking about.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/28/13, 00:25:20
    You basically CAN'T trust any reviews any more, seriously. Just look at good footage off the game from Youtube and make your decision that way. That is the best review you can ever fucking see, the goddamn game itself. Cuz YOU'RE doing the review based on what you see and what you think you'll like.

    Pisses the shit out of me when people see Sonic Lost World reviews and say "too bad, I was hoping it was a good game". FUCK THAT. Doesn't even make any sense.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/28/13, 00:41:45
    carlosrox said:
    You basically CAN'T trust any reviews any more, seriously. Just look at good footage off the game from Youtube and make your decision that way. That is the best review you can ever fucking see, the goddamn game itself. Cuz YOU'RE doing the review based on what you see and what you think you'll like.

    Pisses the shit out of me when people see Sonic Lost World reviews and say "too bad, I was hoping it was a good game". FUCK THAT. Doesn't even make any sense.


    I don't disagree with the youtube comment however I think you can certainly use a site like Metacritic to decide if you are most likely going to like something or not. Which is not to say you just look at the score, but read several different reviews and see what the general consensus regarding strengths and weaknesses are and then weigh that against what your personal tastes are.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/28/13, 00:46:55
    @Oldmanwinter
    Not even. Reviews seriously straight up lie and get stuff wrong, often. Which is my point. Sure you can use the shit as guidelines I guess, but people use that shit as if it's some kind of truthfact.

    Then you have people who think they're the Roger Ebert of the fucking game industry and give great games lower scores cuz they're just that cool.

    I'll never forget the blatant lie that the Orange Box's HL2 was identical to the release before. And it was so completely untrue it wasn't funny. Either these people don't have an eye for anything, don't care, or they didn't even play the game. I don't know which is worst.

    Not to mention reviews acting like multi-plat games are all identical. Embarrassing.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/28/13, 00:51:20  - Edited by 
     on: 10/28/13, 00:52:05
    @Mop it up
    Probably the same reason Kid Icarus Uprising isn't available in the eShop.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/28/13, 05:38:11  - Edited by 
     on: 10/28/13, 05:38:23
    @Oldmanwinter I look at the scores. I don't take them as fact, but I look at them, and they're generally close enough to my own tastes that it becomes a good tool to help make purchases with.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/28/13, 07:08:06
    @Zero

    How do you know if review scores matched up with your tastes for games you don't buy.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/28/13, 13:39:41
    There's way too many quality games to start giving a look at lower scored games. More often than not, I'll have to skip them. Not always because I want to, but because I simply don't have the time to invest into all of them. And if I'm going to include gaming as part of my hobby, then I'd rather play games that do generally review well than take my chance with a game that may or may not be something I enjoy.

    Of course I rarely even bother with reviews to begin with. I already have an idea of genres to keep a lookout for and just go by people's opinion that I trust from here and on Twitter. It usually works out in my favor.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/28/13, 13:49:50
    @Jargon You don't, of course, no one does. But I've done enough "hey I wasn't interested in that but it got good reviews so maybe I'll check it out" and "hey I was interested in that and it got bad reviews but I'm going to check it out anyway" over the years to know that I do put some trust in reviews. Most games that I've wanted to like that got bad reviews and I bought anyway I ended up agreeing with the reviewers more often than not (offhand examples: Lufia GBA, Noby Noby Boy, Monkey Ball Wii, Elebits (sorry JKR).) Most games that weren't on my radar but got great reviews so I bought anyway were similar, I "got" why they got great scores and enjoyed them (even though some ended up not really my thing, like Gran Turismo 3 or whatever, in which case I should have maybe trusted my own tastes more, but... I like to try to expand my tastes sometimes, so it's worth trying out a few games that wouldn't normally be on my radar at times.)

    Most. Not all. But no one ever said people should take score aggregators at face value and make all decisions 100% by reviews. I mean, I'm obviously not running out to buy Grand Theft Auto V just because it scored well. They're just a tool to be used among other tools + my own tastes, and for me they have been a pretty useful tool.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/28/13, 16:52:51  - Edited by 
     on: 10/28/13, 16:54:53
    carlosrox said:
    @Oldmanwinter
    Not even. Reviews seriously straight up lie and get stuff wrong, often. Which is my point. Sure you can use the shit as guidelines I guess, but people use that shit as if it's some kind of truthfact.

    Then you have people who think they're the Roger Ebert of the fucking game industry and give great games lower scores cuz they're just that cool.

    I'll never forget the blatant lie that the Orange Box's HL2 was identical to the release before. And it was so completely untrue it wasn't funny. Either these people don't have an eye for anything, don't care, or they didn't even play the game. I don't know which is worst.

    Not to mention reviews acting like multi-plat games are all identical. Embarrassing.


    Yeah. Some reviews get it wrong. Rarely (or never) does the entire industry "straight up lie" about core facets of a game. I'll generally see what IGN and Gamestop think, knowing full well IGN is probably going to inflate any major popular releases score, I'll check out sites like Destructoid and Gametrailers because I tend to value those two's opinion and find myself in agreement a lot of the time and I'll do what you said and watch some unknown people play or review the game.

    More importantly however I really cannot stand the mentality that "you don't know if you are going to like it until you play it/use it". And not just for games, for anything. Part of being an educated consumer is finding resources to help you make decision that fall in line with your personal tastes. I read a lot. To insinuate that I have to read a book before I can really know if I'm going to like it or not is absolutely ridiculous. I go to Amazon and Goodreads and check out what people are saying, I read some critical reviews, I look at the authors past work and I make a decision. Am I going to be right 100% of the time? No however I can't remember the last time I read a book I didn't really enjoy/love. It's because I find books I'm almost positive I'm going to like because I research it before hand.

    The same thing goes for gaming. It's why I was fairly sure I wasn't going to like highly reviewed games like Super Meat Boy and Rogue Legacy long before I ever played them... and I was right. Even though reviews were glowing I don't particularly care for twitchy platformers, so even though those two games are great examples of the medium it just isn't my cup of tea. I didn't need to play either of those (though I did and mildly enjoyed both) to know there is an incredibly high liklihood I wouldn't be enamored with either.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/28/13, 19:59:19  - Edited by 
     on: 10/28/13, 20:00:51
    I grabbed both Revelations and Mercenaries. Splurge!

    Mercenaries seems like it should have always been a $10 downloadable title.


    Posted by 
     on: 11/02/13, 14:48:06
    @Anand

    Nah, they should make it $0.99 - the same price any game should be. amirite?


    Posted by 
     on: 11/02/13, 17:35:58
    Mercs is a lot of fun, we should all play together! (it's 4 player right or is it only 2?)

    Definitely should have been $10 or $20 though, like a lot of early 3DS games: Steel Diver, Pilotwing Resort, Star Fox 64...


    Posted by 
     on: 11/02/13, 17:43:25
    @GameDadGrant
    True, true.

    Mostly, I meant that it's more of an arcade-style title.

    @deathly_hallows
    Only two, I think. So is Raid Mode, I think. But the DS port of the first RE is four, right? Has ANYONE played that with four people? I wanna have a meetup just to play stuff that I've never tried, like the four-player modes in Boktai and Karnaaj Racing (or is that 2?) and all of those other GBA games. Even the multi-cart DS ones. It's so rare to get to play them.


    Posted by 
     on: 11/02/13, 18:33:10  - Edited by 
     on: 11/02/13, 18:33:47
    @Anand
    Only 2? Oh well, I played it with Deerock once and it was a blast, so if you want to try it out let me know! (of course I need to buy it again, I sold my cart... but I intended to buy it again someday anyway)

    Oh yeah... Deadly silence multiplayer, I've never played it but I think it's supposed to be bizarre, like the game engine can't render more than one person on screen so the other characters show up as floating stars or something, haha, I'd definitely play that!


    Posted by 
     on: 11/02/13, 18:36:34
    I have Mercenaries also, but I'm more the type to say "Hey I have that!" than I am one who would actually try to organise something. :/


    Posted by 
     on: 11/02/13, 21:57:06
    @Anand

    I'll admit I've never played Deadly Silence multiplayer before.

    Speaking of DS multiplayer games, I never got to try out Chrono Trigger's tacked-on multiplayer mode. I wonder if it's any good.


    Posted by 
     on: 11/03/13, 01:27:28
    @deathly_hallows
    Oh, yeah. I had forgotten that! Pretty funny.

    @GameDadGrant
    I didn't even know that it HAD a multiplayer mode.


    Posted by 
     on: 11/05/13, 22:35:42
    @GameDadGrant

    There's a multiplayer mode in Chrono Trigger? I know there was in the original Final Fantasy VI (III on Super Nintendo), but never in Chrono Trigger...


    Posted by 
     on: 11/05/13, 22:37:12
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