Toki Tori 3D (hard mode)
Hard mode levels were tons of fun, but some of them were a bit challenging. I had to make use of a guide to complete some of them. I reckon the game would have been more frustrating if there wasn’t any guide. Regardless though, the game is absolutely worth it. There is a lot of value for the price that’s being asked.
Zelda OOT 3D
Forza Motorsport 3
I actually only played Zelda OOT once for the past week or two. It was just doing the Water Temple. I remember hearing how this dungeon annoyed many gamers in the past. It had to do with changing equipment by going to the menu constantly. I don’t remember being annoyed by this when playing the gamecube version, and I wasn’t annoyed at all with the 3DS version. Since they changed the item’s function in such a way that you can equip it or de-equip it with a single button. Very convenient!
Forza Motorsport 3 is a game that I’ve played for a while, not enjoying it much, then slowly enjoying it and finally stopped playing it for some reason. I was planning on giving the game one final chance and ended up continuing with it for now.
The game is very impressive in many aspects: the graphics are gorgeous, there are many cars to choose from, they are satisfying to control, you have many options to change the difficulty in a way that suits you, you can customize to your hearts content etc.
What always gives me a hard time playing this for a langer period is how it drags and feels grindy. It is different factors that add up. You have tracks that keep getting repeated without seeing new ones for a while, when you race there are races that have too many laps which add to the length of each race, loading times are incredibly long that I end up reading something in between, according to the event list there are 220 events, each event can have different races with long laps. This is very discouraging to think how long it would take to complete all of them and how repetitive the game would feel after doing many of them. The licensed soundtrack is very lackluster.
Despite all of this, I do enjoy the gameplay. I started having a routine where I do about 1-2 events a day and play less when an event is too long. Although there are 220 events, I imagine that most of them are optional since you only have 6 years in the season mode (the main ‘story’ mode). In the season mode you select an event between a championship race as a cool down period. I don’t know if the game will keep its interest but the plan is to at least complete season mode and then decide whether I feel like doing the rest of the events. I’m enjoying the gameplay so much, even more than before. It’s a very rewarding feeling when you keep getting better and driving different cars.
Box Boy (Eshop/3DS)
I expected to focus on the 2 Zelda games heavily after completing certain games, but it turned out that I need a bit more time to get into Zelda again. Recently I have completed many eshop 3DS games. I had none left on my backlog. I’ve noticed the need to have at least one bite sized game between other big games. The choice fell on Box Boy as I enjoyed playing its demo and it’s a perfect pick up and play experience. It is another puzzle slash platform game (mostly puzzle), only in black and white and with its own distinctive style. This is a Hal Laboratory game from the guys that make Kirby I believe. I’ll talk more about this in the future.