Sadness & Speculation: The Zelda Wii U Game Delay

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I was confident about three things this year; 1) Uncharted 4 wouldn’t make it to this year, 2) I would fall in love with the new 3DS and 3) The Legend of the Zelda for Wii U would be ready to play by Christmas this year. As Meatloaf once said, two out three ain’t bad, because Zelda for Wii U has been delayed.

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Let’s Start with the Sadness

I can’t honestly sit and say I’m happy that Zelda for Wii U has been delayed. Nintendo seemed veers confident that the game was coming out by the end of the year, and I couldn’t help but believe them. I know a delayed game eventually good, and a rushed game is bad forever but I hoped that I’d be playing Zelda by the end of the year.

The delay makes sense, improve it. One day, I’d like to break down the problems I have with Skyward Sword, I wonder how many of those problems would still be in the game if it had been delayed.

Now for the Speculation

The delay I can face, but Nintendo coming out and saying that the game won’t be mentioned at E3 is plain shocking. I also don’t believe it. I don’t believe they won’t mention it, even just a brief trailer to close the show out with. If I was a betting man, I’d bet that we get a trailer or something for the game at E3.

Staying on the speculation train, let’s have a think how Nintendo are going to close the year out without Zelda. So, we’ve got Star Fox. I wouldn’t be surprised if games like Yoshi’s Woolly World & Mario Maker are summer games, which leaves Star Fox to close the year out with. That an whatever Nintendo choose to show us at E3. A new Metroid? The return of F Zero? Or a 3D Mario game? Maybe none of the above; that seems like the most likely option.

Where Do We Go From Here?

We haven’t had a Nintendo Direct in a long time. I wouldn’t be surprised if we found out more about Zelda Wii U in a Nintendo Direct later this year. Or at least, I hope so.

Celebrating 4 Years of the 3DS With The Top 4 3DS Games

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Today marks the 4th year that the 3DS has been in my life. During those 4 years, I’ve owned 4 systems. I bought an original 3DS in black. Then a 3DS XL, dark blue. I treat myself to a white 3DS and a copy of New Leaf in June 2013, and at the start of this year, I bought the New 3DS. Seen as it’s the 4th year of 3DS fun, I’m going to list four of my favourite games you can play on the system.

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It’s a sin that this game isn’t available as a physical copy. The Ace Attorney games are some of the best games going. All of them are packed with a fantastic story and unusual characters, but the first 3 in the series are the best ones. Released as one package on the eShop, you can get the first 3 games for around £25. Which is the hottest deal you can ever come across.

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf

If we were measuring how great a game is by the amount of time you spent on the game, then Animal Crossing: New Leaf would win every time. I played that game solidly for 3 months. I became addicted to improving my town, watering my flowers and collecting fruit to sell for cash money. The Animal Crossing franchise is best played on the go, and New Leaf is easily the best one in the series.

mario_golf_world_tourMario Golf: World Tour

It seems like an odd pick, Mario Golf World Tour, to be on a list of the 4 top 3DS games, but I’m a firm believer that it earned its place. I may have missed the previous games in the golfing series, but Mario Golf had me hooked, line and sicker. The main quest and challenges kept me playing for 30 hours, and then online multiplayer extended that play time further. Once again, it’s the perfect pick up and play handheld game.

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This list probably lost any credibility it may have had when I added Mario Golf to the list, but it’s about to lose a lot more. The 3DS has 3 awesome Zelda games. Link Between Worlds is the only original title, but, to be honest, I prefer Majora’s Mask. I’ve never played a Zelda game quite like Majora’s Mask, and it caused me a lot of stress in doing so. It’s close behind Wind Waker and Twilight Princess as one of my favourite Zelda games, and the 3DS is the perfect system for that style of Zelda game.

It’s honestly a hard job to choice 4 of my favourite games for the system; there are just so many. The 3DS has a fantastic library, and compared to launch day 4 years ago, when I was playing Nintendogs + Cats & Pilot Wings, it’s got a million times better.