General and high profile video game topics.
I just finished Mother 3 (English Translation patch) for the gba and even though I've played it before I really had a great time playing it. That brings my total count to 4 run throughs on Earthbound (SNES) and my second time on this game. I didn't enjoy it as much as Earthbound but it was still a great game. The Chapter system was pretty neat (much better then I originally expected) and the combat system was kind of cool. In the game, you have the option to attack to the beat of the battle music to deal extra damage, although you can ignore this option completely and just smash the attack button like I did. The rolling hitbox also made a return appearance in this game and greatly helped out in some of the tougher boss battles. The story is typical wacky Mother goodness although it does have a pretty touching story (which all three games do have as well) but this is the only one where you really deal with the loss of a sibling and a torn apart family. Great game. Had a blast and was really glad I picked it up again. I hope an official English release gets done someday so I can actually pay Nintendo for making the game.
I just beat Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney for DS. I rented this game last year, not really expecting much out of it. Or more like not really knowing what to expect from it. But it blew me away with just how fun it was. I just had to buy a copy for myself, which I did back in January. I can't wait to play through the rest of the series. Those games have been out for a while so I really have some catching up to do. I recommend it to anyone who likes a good mystery. The game really makes you feel smart when you figure something out. Playing through it just feels great.