November 13, 2014 – Lots of new games up on the eShops this week, but the big one hit last night, as Mario Kart 8 DLC is now available on Wii U! Check out all of this week's new games, sales, and demos on your favorite digital storefront today at noon eastern.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – WB Games, $49.99
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric – SEGA, $49.99
A World of Keflings– NinjaBee, $9.99
Tengami – Nyamyam, $9.99
Xavier – Prison Lab, $4.99
Mario Kart Super Circuit (Game Boy Advance) – Nintendo, $7.99
Flowerworks HD: Follie's Adventure
Abyss – $1.49 (RRP $1.99) through December 4
Bit.Trip Presents… RUNNER 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien – $4.99 (RRP $14.99) November 14-24
Chubbins – $2.99 (RRP $3.99) through November 20
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – $29.99
Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal – SEGA, $39.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze – Activision
Tetris Ultimate – Ubisoft, $19.99
Winx Club Saving Alfea – Little Orbit, $29.99
Castle Conqueror Defender – Circle Entertainment, $4.99
Whoa, another Picross e? I've been passing on these since I've had Mario's Picross to keep me occupied in the past, but I could go for another Picross game if it's a great one. What are people saying about e5 (and are any of the other e's worth getting)?
@GameDadGrant I hope you're joking MAN. Runner 2 is not endless, it's packed with a ton of unique stages. If anything it has too many stages...
On the other hand, "I've got to Run!" is also 5 dollars and is endless and sounds horrendous. It makes me think hey, if I do end up putting my (not endless) runner on the Wii U at least it won't be the worst runner on it!
This is gonna sound strange coming from me (who's working on a music auto-runner myself), but I didn't love Runner 2. The gameplay tied into the music nicely, but the music itself was pretty generic and forgettable, IMO. Just a whole lot of unmemorable techno to me. I also thought the game could've benefited from more elegant simplicity--there didn't seem to be a reason to have both a block and a kick button when they both serve the same function against slightly different obstacles. It over-complicated things. And finally, while I loved how the game handled checkpoints with regards to your score, I thought it was a big misstep that a big chunk of points came from this end-of-level minigame that had zero to do with the rest of the game's gameplay.
Two hours later and I've beaten Tengami. Ridiculously short game. Barely even a game. Still, it's pretty, very atmospheric, has a few fun puzzles and a holy-crap-you-won't-believe-how-good-this-is-why-won't-you-believe-how-good-this-is-when-I'm-telling-you-how-good-this-is soundtrack.
Well, Pokemon TCG is pretty awesome. As someone who once collected the cards, it's a wonderful way to get the whole card "experience" without the cost or need to find buddies to play with. I also like how it has Base, Jungle, and Fossil, the expansions that were around when I was into it. Good times...
That one's pretty good, but I guess I'm not as into the sort of trance genre that transcends what I've played of Runner 2. Maybe the music stylings change as you get further in the game, but it wasn't quite my tastes.
I liked the Pokemon TCG quite a lot as a kid, and I really liked the idea of paying $30 for a Game Boy game with all (most?) of the cards from the first couple of expansions in it, instead of paying $30 for a single rare card. I once bought a Dark Blastoise for $25...and then immediately got another one in a booster pack. Come to think of it, I probably spent hundreds of dollars on rare Pokemon TCG / Star Wars CCG cards as a kid...
But even back then, I found the Game Boy game pretty basic and a bit of a grind. Might be fun for $6 if you'd like to reminisce about the card game's origins and don't mind the lo-fi Game Boy style, though you'd probably be better served looking into the iPad app or whatever if you actually want to play the card game in a more authentic way (I assume).
I'm looking forward to LEGO Batman 3. Hopefully I'll get that for Xmas. I'll have to get Picross e5. I've purchased all these Picross e games and they seem to have more content in each game. Lastly I'm curious about Pokemon TCG. It has a story mode right? I played those Yu-Gi-Oh! games but they were just card battles.