Posts Tagged ‘animal’

My Mario Kart 8 DLC Impressions, Round 2

I regret that this year’s guest blogging week had to be cut short by one day due to unforeseen circumstances, but I do want to take a brief moment thank all six wonderful contributors for their entertaining pieces. Moving on…

It’s official: Mario Kart 8 is now the biggest Mario Kart game to date. Say what you will, Battle Mode fans, but this week’s arrival of the highly anticipated second MK8 downloadable content pack announced last year means that the latest in Nintendo’s flagship racing series boasts more content than any entry before it. The game is now bursting at the seams with 48 painstakingly rendered tracks, along with 36 playable characters and a dizzying number of karts, bikes, ATVs and the like. Given the critical and commercial success of the last DLC pack, I wouldn’t be putting any money down on this being the last update, but we are at least now at the end of what we knew was coming, and there’s a sense of finality that comes with that.

So, much like I did for the first DLC pack last November, I thought I’d share my impressions of the new stuff. Everything you’re about to read has been scientifically tested by a small but lovable bunch of teenagers and twenty-somethings over an evening of, err, healthy competition.

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Crossing Some Line

Almost every single day since it launched in Australia on June 15th, I have played some Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

A lot of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, rather.

I really shouldn’t check my Activity Log to find out exactly how many hours. The number may horrify me.

In any case, one of the coolest of many new additions to this latest iteration in the Beetle Animal Crossing franchise is the ability to save a screenshot at any time, which to the best of my knowledge is unique among 3DS games thus far.

So here are some screenshots from my town, Egopolis, because it’s a lot quicker than writing my thoughts on the game in a couple thousand word essay.

This is me. Come to my town. It'll be fun, I promise.

This is me. Come to my town. It’ll be fun, I promise.

It rains a bit.

It rains a bit.

Rockin' it.

Rockin’ it.

My house and front yard, thanks to the magic of QR code design downloads.

My house and front yard, thanks to the magic of QR code design downloads.

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