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One of the best games I have ever played!

posted by JCGir (WEST CHESTER, PA) Jul 18, 2012

Member since Mar 2012

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I pretty much like everything about this game. I loved the storyline, the controls, and the music. I heard that people didn't like the controls in that game, but I didn't have any problems. I expected this game to be really short and that I wouldn't really get into it before I rented it. But it turns out that the game had over twenty chapters that were packed with extra things to do in themI got really hooked into the game and I wished more games were like it!

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posted by Iamtyler1235 (BROOKLYN, NY) Mar 29, 2012

Member since Mar 2012

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If i could sum this game up in one word, it would be "amazing". Nintendo finally brought something NEW to the 3DS, ive waited for it for a year now.... it was worth it.
The storyline was good, im not going to say fantastic, but good enough. Flying through medusas army both in the skies AND on land made a great adventure. I loved the rendition of all the characters, they all had their own attitude, in the game you see a comic-style version of the characters talking on the bottom screen, while on the top you see the 3D version. I found this to be a fun way to see the story as it was happening.
The flying style was fixed, unfortunately. But you still had controll of where you moved in the camera zone. There were many weapons like claws,bows,spears, ect. So that added variety to the gameplay.
Unfortunately, one thing i must say, the controls were pitiful, to move the crosshairs in the middle of the screen you needed to move it on the bottom touchscreen, use the ABXY buttons which i chose, or the D-pad. It took some getting used to, and ended up making the game get irritating at points.
The dialogue in the game involved shoutouts from certain old games like nintendogs, and old nes games.
This game brought no-glasses 3d to the next level. One level in particular i loved was chapter 8 where your in space, following a pirate ship or whatever. Was visually stunning!
So in my opinion this game is 9/10

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(By Far)The Best 3DS Game So Far

posted by wiilover27 (TEMECULA, CA) Apr 18, 2012

Member since May 2006

11 out of 12 gamers (92%) found this review helpful

This game is way better than I expected it would be.

First off, the Graphics:
Extremely beautiful.
I usually find myself looking at the backgrounds than acutally fighting.
Everything runs very well, too.

Next, the Story:
The story is spectacular, and the dialogue is hilarious(they also make various references to the original Kid Icarus).
Although, while fighting, it's kinda hard to read all of it.
Plus, they do talk quite a lot, and sometimes I find myself finishing something before they finsh speaking.

Next, Gameplay:
Simply, unique.
The switching between air and lands battles makes for a fun addition.
The controls are a little bit difficult at first, but are pretty easy to learn once you get used to them.
Also, there are powers that you can use to help in battles.
Each power ranges from health recovery to giant lazers.

Next, Variety:
In this game, there are 9 different types of weapons in this game, and each is unique; Every weapon you get is different from the last, so, what you have there is endless possibilies.
Also(like in Mario Smash Bros.), there are collectable "figures" called "Idols".
They can be obtained by using coins to launch eggs, through online play, and through Collectable AR cards.

Lastly, Online Play:
There are two different modes in this:
1. Light vs. Dark is where teams of three battle against eachother to deplete their life gauge; once depleted, the tema's Angel comes out(Either Pit for Light, or Dark Pit for Dark side).
Once the other team's Angel is defeated, the match ends.
2. Free-for-All is where(up to)6 players brawl it out.
The person with the most kills is the winner.
Also, in some matches, there are Mystery Weapons. After the match, a random person is chosen to recieve the weapon.
Also, sometimes, you'll win random items like: Weapons, Idols, Powers.

In the end, a great game for the 3DS, although, it's not for everybody.
A definite rent or buy.

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