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  1. 3DS Retail Game of the Year

    Surprised Bravely Default counts, considering it came out December 2013. I would have voted for that if Smash wasn't there. Nicking and editing what I said about it from my top 10 Games of the year. If I had to choose one version, I'd go for the one with better stages and Smash Run. Sure the controls are not ideal, but I cope with them just fine. Even with WiiU out, I still play this one more. Other than that, do I really need to explain why I like Smash? It's Smash!
  2. NE GOTY 2014 Member Top 10s

    Sure, I'll post my top 10. Fair warning, I only own a WiiU and 3DS, so it's gonna be quite heavily sided with those consoles. 1. Hyrule Warriors - I've never played a musou game before, so I really only played this for the Zelda influence, but I've ended up sinking hour after hour into it since. It's not really about just destroying every enemy in your way, (OK, it is at first), it's more about management. Should you focus on taking keeps to protect your allied base, or try and finish the mission before it falls? Should you go rescue that Hylian captain, or would it take too much time? It really makes you think on your feet. I love the challenge of trying to A rank things on Adventure Mode. (Not to mention the DLC is very good value for money) Hyrule Warriors is a game that's gonna keep me coming back for more well into next year. 2. Bayonetta 2 - Just barely missing out on top spot. I'm someone who thinks The Wonderful 101 is pretty OK at best. So I was pleasantly surprised with how much I was smiling throughout this game. It has so much polish, so much humour and just the right amount of challenge. It only misses out because of the slight lack of replayability. But what is there is truly beautiful. 3. Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS - Yes, 3DS. They're both fantastic, don't get me wrong. But I'm only choosing one version for this list, so I'm going for the one with better stages and Smash Run. Sure the controls are not ideal, but I cope with them just fine. Even with WiiU out, I still play this one more. Other than that, do I really need to explain why I like Smash? It's Smash! 4. Bravely Default - Yes, I know it came out December 2013! But I feel any game released in December leaves nowhere near enough time to properly decide whether I like it. So deal with it! Bravely Default gets a lot of slack due to it's "weak second half". Personally, I thought it was OK, sure it's the lowest point, but I still enjoyed it. So that says volumes about the rest of the game. A battle system so awesome, it might even give Earthbound a run for it's money. Music that is consistently fantastic, great usage of the features of the 3DS and 3D effects that really makes the game look great. I've played it 4 times, and I still loved every second. RPG fans really do need to give it a go, despite the negativity you may see. 5. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call - The original Theatrhythm was a fun Rhythm game with RPG elements celebrating the music from the first 13 Final Fantasy games. So you know there's going to be some great music. It had over 70 songs plus 50 more as DLC. So there was quite a bit of content to play with. Now take those 120 or so songs, add another 100 songs (Including FF14 and some of the spin-off games) with 50 more downloadable songs with the possibility of more to come (Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana and Bravely Default being some of the new titles), over 30 new characters, an online Versus mode and Quest Medley. You end up with Curtain Call. A smorgasbord of what makes Final Fantasy music so damn great! 6. Shovel Knight - Probably the most known Indie title this year. Shovel Knight is a love letter to old NES games. And what a love letter it is. Tight controls, fantastic music, awesome sprite work and levels that provide a tough but fair (mostly, stupid kickback...) challenge that is sure to make old-school and new fans grin from ear to ear. For Shovelry! 7. South Park: The Stick of Truth - I don't play a lot of games on PC, mainly due to not having a PC. But being a huge South Park fan, the idea of having a South Park RPG that had a story written by the actual writers and visuals that you could mistake for an actual episode. I had to give it a go. I was not disappointed. Gameplay reminiscent of Paper Mario with the typical humour you expect from South Park. What's not to love. It is a little easy, but I wasn't playing it for the difficulty. And neither should you. 8. Child of Light - If I had to sum up this game in one sentence, it would be "The perfect RPG for when you want to relax" It's definitely slow-paced with a focus on exploration and it's fairy tale setting. And it's not challenging at all (That's what hard difficulty is for). The dialogue is a "love it or hate it" affair (I personally love it). Child of Light is probably my surprise hit of the year. Considering how Ubisoft has been this year. 9. Pokemon Art Academy - Yeah, OK, it's not really a game. Not even gonna bother to argue that. Even if you're not a fan of Pokemon, it still provides the most useful tools for drawing you'll find for the 3DS. The lessons were surprisingly well made, even compared to the more technical lessons found in previous Art Academy titles. It's not for everyone, of course, but if you have an interest in improving your drawing skills, give it a look. And remember, you don't have to draw Pokemon.
  3. Wii U General Discussion

    Apart from having arguably better stages, Smash Run, a different style of Classic mode and Streetsmash? I can't stand the conception that Smash 3DS is somehow a "lesser" version of Smash. It's bordering on ignorant. (As far as quality of content goes, 3DS has far superior stages for me)
  4. Captain Toad: Treasure Trackers

    You know, the more you rip on Captain Toad, the more you make me want to buy it, just to help prove you wrong. Your hate on it is near comical at this point.
  5. Pretty good player looking for a Smashing good time after weekly drive at 9pm. Looking for fun times and maybe more. Past... That means I'll be online at 9pm tonight.
  6. N64 Appreciation Thread

    Yeah, but it's safe to say the general consensus disagrees. I'm only just realising that I might be in the same kind of minority when it comes to the Banjo games.
  7. amiibo (NFC)

    Yeah, I'm in the same boat. Sure, I want the Greninja one, but that's about it. I honestly can't see how people would want every Amiibo.
  8. N64 Appreciation Thread

    I still prefer Tooie. I never really knew that it was considered worse than the original. I guess my tastes are just odd. (Other M is still fun, even if it's silly)
  9. N64 Appreciation Thread

    Huh... I prefer Tooie to Kazooie. I love the scale of the game and the darker tone (To an extent, it's still a Banjo game, so it's still funny). Also, Tooie had actual bosses. Kazooie had Gruntilda, which is a great fight and... um... that giant box? Honestly, short-sighted welding torch? Genius!
  10. amiibo (NFC)

    That's nice of you to warn me. But I like Greninja too much to miss out on the Amiibo. We'll see if I can resist the urge to spend all my money after that.
  11. Nintendo Badge Arcade (eShop)

    Well, I'm not gonna spend a penny on this. But I will probably end up playing it every day. The artist in me can't not have customisation.
  12. 3DS Console Discussion

    I thought DCubed's track record was pretty decent for predictions? The only thing I think he got wrong recently was the Smash WiiU release date. (I'm probably wrong, though)
  13. amiibo (NFC)

    For what it's worth, I was that kid that had a Charizard, and I let all my classmates and friends know! I was obnoxious at times. I remember making a joke about someone making the same mistake a while back. I'm guessing auto-correct threw you off, huh?
  14. Wii U General Discussion

    OK, "Patronising children"? Really? That's taking it a bit far. What kind of tone were you wanting from it? Quick question, did you ever finish the game? Just wondering because...
  15. Hyrule Warriors

    Speaking of the map, I'd like to say how much better the map items are. If you know what you're doing, you never need to use the compass. Makes the map stuff flow more smoothly. Also, if you're really struggling with something, you might want to consider using one of the new potions. It's very easy to overlook them. But they have some awesome effects. Permanent upgraded items, Guard breaking attacks and Special Bar constant refill. I imagine some of those would be very helpful. (Especially the Guard Breaker) Shame they're pretty pricey. (30,000 - 50,000)
  16. Wii U General Discussion

    I agree. Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors have been my most enjoyed Single player games this year. Hey, you can knock Child of Light, but I will not condone the knocking of the dialogue. It works for the kind of story it goes for. (Children's fairy tale) I don't know, it's one of the most lovely looking games I've played in a while. I would say Child Of Light is an awesome game to play when you just want to relax and chill out. Plus it's battle system is very similar to Grandia. Which most see as a plus point.
  17. Hyrule Warriors

    That would be the Twilight Realm messing with you. On the map, some squares have that Twilight rectangle effect, this stops you seeing the map clearly, along with other disadvantages. If you get a Tear of Light item, you can use it to get rid of Twilight and play the mission normally. (Highly recommended, the map is essential)
  18. Hyrule Warriors

    I just pretend that the reward for having someone help you doesn't exist. Helps that I don't play Hyrule Warriors while online. I'll be amazed if I ever get that notification. Anyway, took on RedShell's Lv 120 with a Lv 70 Impa and aced it. (He was actually blocking me from proceeding to a new square) It took forever though, half an hour is nowhere near my average time. Went up 2 levels for doing it though, so it's all good. I swear, some of these Twilight Princess Quests are all over the place when it comes to difficulty. Some are cake, while others boast enemies that can take more than 10 hearts in a single hit, ruining an "A" rank. They really should have accounted for that. Oh, and I keep failing messenger quests. They die so easily.
  19. That double Rosalina moment was fantastic! We both agreed to charge up and shoot our Lumas to try and get them to collide and have a Luma fight. We really didn't expect what happened next. You just can't predict Smash sometimes. (Couldn't ask for a GIF of that? One of the funniest moments tonight)
  20. Yeah, that's pretty obtuse, I'm amazed you figured it out. Speaking of obtuse, I've noticed something about getting Azelf, Mespirit and Uxie. For some reason, I couldn't access the Island where you encounter them. Turns out the little sparkle only appeared when I had a full party of 6 Pokemon. I don't remember reading this on your site, so I thought I'd point it out. EDIT: Never mind, Serebii updated his site. You need 3 Pokemon with max happiness.
  21. Hyrule Warriors

    That reminds me... USE SOMEONE OTHER THAN LINK, DAMNIT! Your stages are always so tough, I refuse to believe that your other characters are around the same level. My Link has been at 89 for about a month now.
  22. OK @Serebii, I need to ask you something. How on Earth did you figure out how to get Regigigas? Are you ever told what needs to be done in game? Because that might just be one of the most obtuse ways of getting a Pokemon I've ever heard of.
  23. That video makes us all look so amatuerish! I love it! Superb work, @Sprout! And I love how I get the last embarrassing spotlight.
  24. amiibo (NFC)

    Oh you! If you knew me in real life, you would not think that.
  25. amiibo (NFC)

    Not enough, needs Baby Pink Gold Peach. You'd think they were running out of Mario characters to use, but I'm sure any decent Mario fan could name a whole bunch of characters that haven't appeared in Mario Kart yet. Wart comes to mind for me. Absolutely criminal that he doesn't appear in 3D World when SMB 2 inspired a lot of the features.