It has been a few weeks since I last posted anything on 3DStination.com; I apologize for the lack of updates and news, especially if you are a frequent visitor to the site.
Getting back on track has been pretty difficult over the past few weeks – I was without an Internet connection for a few days, not to mention I was spending almost every waking moment of free time playing Pokemon Y. The extended absence was unexpected, but I was looking forward to launch day all year, and I just couldn’t help myself.
After passing the 100-hour mark, I have decided to take a bit of a break and address other matters – such as returning to regular updates on 3DStination.com. I have missed out on some big news in the downtime; it kills me not to go back and publish some of the articles I think are the most important, but I think it works out better to move forward and get back to my daily routine starting on Monday.
That being said, I will have a full review for Pokemon X & Y posted sometime this afternoon. I am looking forward to getting that finished and moving onto the rest of what 2013 has to offer (Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds), not to mention getting my “Best of 2013″ article started.
In other news, I have been playing through Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – I plan to have that review posted pretty soon, in addition to the Pokemon review. I wish I could say I was as enthusiastic about that one; unfortunately the game just didn’t stack up as well as I hoped when I wrote about my most anticipated 3DS games of the year.
I do not want to ruin anything, but if you are on the fence about picking it up, you should know that it plays more like a handheld Batman: Arkham game with “Metroidvania” influences, not so much the straight-up Metroid/Castlevania clone that was originally being teased. In fact, it reminds me a lot of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate…but I will get to that in the full review.
IGN posted some new footage of Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate from New York Comic Con, which you can see below. The quality is actually pretty good for an off-screen video capture using the 3DS:
What do you think? The game is due out later this month (October 25).
A new trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate has been released, showing off some story-related sequences and plenty of slick gameplay footage. Check it out:
Stay tuned for the October 25 release and a full review once I finally have my hands on one of my most-anticipated 3DS games of the entire year.
There’s a screenshot gallery with new images of Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate after the jump. Continue reading
Now that E3 and the big Nintendo Direct presentations are behind us, so many details about what’s ahead of us have been revealed: information about the upcoming Link to the Past sequel (A Link Between Worlds), big games for 2014 such as Yoshi’s New Island and Super Smash Bros., and more about the next generation of Pokemon – Pokemon X & Y. It was an exciting time for us all, as 3DS owners – no doubt.
With the exception of the 2014 releases, I would like to go over some of the Nintendo 3DS games that I am looking forward to the most this year. Continue reading
Batman: Arkham Origins has been unveiled for all major home consoles, but it appears handheld gamers will also get their chance to play an entirely new Batman experience themselves. Continue reading