Six new titles for Nintendo systems, including a 3D downloadable.
eShop Exclusive Let's Golf 3D (Gameloft, $6.99)
Virtual Console Brawl Brothers (Jaleco for Super Nintendo, 800 points)
WiiWare Burn the Rope (Big Blue Bubble Inc., 1000 points)
DSiWare (also available on the eShop) GO Series: Portable Shrine Wars (Gamebridge, 200 points or $1.99) My Australian Farm (BiP Media, 200 points or $1.99) Oscar's World Tour (Virtual Playground, 500 points or $4.99)
Well, in a display of "good news", Let's Golf 3D shows Nintendo is a bit more serious about digital downloads. Wasn't the block limit on WiiWare like 320? Because it uses 1526.
The price is comparable to that of the App Store ($4.99 for Let's Golf 2 HD, add some 3D in and I think the $2 increase is justified). I still likely won't be buying it, but it's good to see them get a bit more serious about the digital side of things.
GoNintendo said the game is around 200MB, which bodes very well for the eShop. I don't know what the size limit was for DSiWare, but 200MB (which likely isn't even the limit) is a heck of a lot more than 40MB.
Still waiting on Mario's Picross (or Picross e)....
I bought Lets Golf and played one of the courses out of the six available. Very cool game. Best use of $7 bucks that Ive spent in a long time. Beautiful 3D graphics, nice sound and tight gameplay. If you like golf, esp. the Mario Golf games, then here is your fix. Its a no brainer....unless you have no brain. .
Well, it all depends on if, the competent developer developed a competent game, right? I mean, Capcom, Konami or even Nintendo could release a dud of a game, therefore the score would probably be somewhere around a 7 or lower. Or maybe the competant developer might develop a really good golf game and it would probably get rated around an 8,9 or 10.
Regardless, Lets Golf by Gameloft is a solid title, well worth the $6.99 asking price. IGN gave it a 9 and as an ios game, it's Metascore is a 91. Meaning the game is good.
I'm sorry Guillaume, I share your distaste of Gameloft on a conceptual level, but I think I need to check this out. Reviews make it sound like a pretty meaty and pretty competent golf game for $7. And I've kind of been dying for actual 3DS games to play on my 3DS I spent $250 on at launch, as well as dying for a new Mario Golf which apparently isn't coming anytime soon.
I'm with you, bro. I'm definitely getting this game.
I have never been a huge proponent of boycotting out of sheer principle anyway. I mean, yes, that can be a factor, but I also have to consider the value proposition of the respective product. In this case, Gameloft wins.
Aren't the Gameloft ripoffs actually decent games in their own right? I thought I read that somewhere. I really don't have anything against shamefully profiting off another game's image if it results in something fun.
No it sounds like he doesn't want to buy them because he assumes they all suck and doesn't want to waste his money. Which may or may not be false, but it's not a boycott. A boycott is when you don't buy something that you may otherwise have bought for moral reasons/etc.
Also, holy F this download is taking forever. Huge game.
I will tell you this I purchased Lets Golf 3D and i must say shame on me. i should have known better by watching the videos. The game is so f"ing slow. Show to load and slow to animate. Horrible. I really can't get past itl. The graphics are OK and the 3D is very nice, but everything is slow. Also the game does play more like Mario Golf TT in that it makes the game idiot proof. Gone are you trying to calcutate distances of shots from the max yardage of the club you choose. Everything is handed to you. So sad how golf games eloved from Mario Golf on the N64.