The 3DS definitely got a lot of love in yesterday's Nintendo Direct, with a bunch of new games announced. Which one caught you by surprise and became one of your most anticipated games for the handheld?
Mario & Luigi for now. I need to hear more about Mario Golf. If it's as vanilla as Mario Tennis seemed to be, then I won't be too interested, but if it has some RPG elements, tons of great courses, etc. it could be #1.
@Jargon Mario Tennis was pretty damn vanilla. The only "great" thing about it was the online; and very few people still play it online (in Europe, anyway, might be different in the US). It was a really good sports game, too, but the lack of single player modes let it down.
Hopefully, Camelot's learned their lesson and will give Mario Golf more single-player content; or else it'll be two disappointments in a row from them.
Also, yeah, a new Mario & Luigi RPG is easily the biggest surprise out of the announced games for me. The 3D backgrounds look a bit... lame, but if the actual game part is as good as the previous three games (okay... maybe not Partners in Time); then it's set to be great.
Mario & Luigi followed by Mario Golf and Dillon's Rolling Western sequel.
@tudsworth The online wasn't even "great". It was lag-filled half the time, and pretty barebones overall. One "great" thing about Matio Tennis was the local multiplayer - 4 players download play off of one cart. That was awesome. I'd argue the gameplay was great, as well.
I'm sure it's fun, though. I'm annoyed it's not in the latest batch of cheap games at Best Buy. You'd think it was because it has Mario in the name, but Paper Mario is at $20! I would gladly pick it up at that price.
Does anyone have numbers on the sales of the different incarnations of the Mario Tennis/Golf games? I would be stunned if the more involved versions sold better, but I have nothing to back that up at all.
To the OP... Mario Golf, I guess? I burned out on the Mario and Luigi games a while ago and none of the others really jump out at me.
I'm not a huge fan of the Mario & Luigi series, but the new game did look interesting to me. The Lego game looks a lot like what I've seen of the Wii U version so it didn't really blow me away. None of the other games interest me all that much.
@anon_mastermind I must have lucked out, because the online multiplayer wasn't that laggy for me. That said, this seems to be the general consensus about it on most forums - it's laggy for some, not for others. I use "great" in quotation marks, because it's one of those things that would be great... if people still played it and 50% (if not more) of the player base didn't have to compete with lag.
I do agree about the local multiplayer, though, I kind of wish more games would utilise download play as well as MTO did.
@Jargon Don't get me wrong, it -is- a fun game, I'm still reeling at the £30 I spent on it, though. If you can find it on the cheap, I'd highly recommend it.
@nate38 While I forget the European title right now, I'm definitely going to buy Kersploosh! when it comes out in two weeks time. I liked Speedthru, and Kersploosh! looks incredibly similar to that.
@nate38 Yep. That's the only thing I didn't like about the game. Damn, I cannot lie, I'm really really excited for this game, I was actually hoping that they would port it someday, I think I've even mentioned it in threads before. I'm all for Wii ports, another one I'd like to see is Twilight Princess.