This is a great game to have on the 3DS. The story is very enjoyable, and has many suprises for you. The only issue is how much the characters talk. THEY DON'T SHUT UP...EVER! Not to say voice acting isn't a great aspect to a game, but this is over the top.
There are so many weapons and powers in this game that more than likely you wont encounter anyone else with the same set. There are nine different types of weapons: staffs, bows, clubs, orbitars, blades, claws, palms, cannons, and arms. Each weapon has its strengths and weeknesses, like staffs can snipe people easily from a great distance, but have very little melee ability. As for powers, they allow anything from exploding jumps to countering attacks thrown at you. Getting good powers and combining them with weapons makes all the difference in online matches.
If you hear the controls are terrible, they aren't. Its only a new concept to get used to. Actually, the controls work quite well for any part of this game. Its a combo of the circle pad, the left shoulder button, and the touch screen.
Now, for the best part of the game, Together mode. I play online with this game all the time. It has barely lags. My Wii lags when online more than this does. Its outstanding, though Free-For-All gets a little chaotic with so many players going at it at once. Light vs Dark is great not only because its a team vs a team, but theres a little bit of strategy to it. The team has one big health bar. Each time someone dies the bar goes down. How much value your weapon has determines how much of the health bar goes down when you die, so big strong weapons are impossible to use unless you are so perfect that you can't die. Once someone dies with no team health left, they become the teams angel. If they die as an angel, their team loses.
Overall, the only problem I had was the amount of talking during the story. Though its unnecessary, it doesn't take away from the fun to be had while playing this game.
posted by pswilliams986 (ROCKY POINT, NC) Apr 2, 2012
Member since Oct 2011
What the critics are saying about the controls is true, they're kind of frustrating sometimes. I woulds have actually rather used the gyro like in Starfox 64 3D rather than the touch screen to aim. Aside from that the game is good. This is the most cinematic Nintendo game I've seen aside from the Metroid series and, like Resident Evil Revelations, the graphics are amazing and vibrant. It gives me hope for future of other Nintendo franchises on the 3DS such as Zelda and Pokemon.
This game changes things up and gives you enough to keep the gameplay from becoming repetitive or boring. I could have easily seen this game being a 9 if it supported the circle pad pro.