Nerd Rage - Update
Ain't No Party Like A Mario Party
February 24th, 2012
I've always questioned Mario's definition of party. Apparently in the Mushroom Kingdom a 'party' is defined as a random string of tasks through which one risks their life for coins, then spends said coins on stars so that they may be declared the 'winner'. I've played a lot of Mario Parties (yes, plural) in this never-ending chain of sequels, but the one that always remains the most memorable is the original. Probably because it burned a hole through my palm.
Metal Gear Solid 3D came out this week. I picked up a copy, but haven't actually played much. I have watched a lot of cut scenes; not trashing the game based on this, I knew what I signed up. I'm just stating the facts. It's a hard follow up -- an almost direct port of a PS2 game -- having just finished the fantastic Resident Evil: Revelations. My hats off to Capcom on that one. They may have crushed Mega Man Legends 3, but RE:R is a solid, 3DS-original title.
Konami is looking for help on designing the next Metal Gear. What does that mean? Who knows! But there's some new art of Big Boss (or someone who looks just like him), a dog, and it will use that fancy FOX Engine we've yet to see in a real game.
Sega, Bandai-Namco, Capcom and Banpresto are working on a 3DS game. No, not separate 3DS games. A single 3DS game.
This week 'Pokemon Yellow' appeared on the Apple app store. One has to question how and why the long authorization process exists if they can't pick up on who owns little properties like Pokemon.