They also ported it to the iOS, and the PS2 (under the name Rayman Revolution), and the original game was out for the N64, Dreamcast, PC and original PlayStation. So yeah, it's a bit of a [censored]*, Rayman 2, but it's a fantastic game.
So, day 1 retail feedback, from my perspective at work, of course.
It's selling well, very well in fact. Obviously I can't mention specific numbers (I had to sign a contract afterall) but the 3DS is taking off extremely fast. It's primary (in retail) buyers seem to be mother and child combos. Most of them opting for either Pilotwings, Pro Evo or sometimes Nintendogs.
The price seems to make many of them go "eeerrrgghhh" as they pay, however it's not disuading them from doing so.
After using mine extensively yesterday, I can't really say that the battery life was a problem for me. Admittedly, I was 80% playing inside where I could plug it in and 20% playing it on the coach, but since that hour and a half on the coach is really going to be the longest I need the thing to be playable outside, I can't say it was an issue at all.
Plus, the reports of the '3 hour battery life' are at the highest end of sucking power from it: full volume, full 3D, full brightness, 3DS game. There are plenty enough options to extend that life further if necessary.
I hope everyone else is doing the same as I am with my 3DS while out and about: leaving it in sleep mode with Street Pass set up. I managed to come across one Mii yesterday on my way to Manchester (which was kind of impressive, given that the system had been available for less than 12 hours), and I'm hoping I'll not have to wait long to start picking up more people. I'm definitely going nowhere without this thing now.
Seriously, I was never under any misconception that it was a HD camera, and tbh, the camera was never a particular point of interest. The console itself isn't HD either, and again, I never thought it was.
Post by Juliett. Bravo. Alfa. on Jul 30, 2011 15:02:29 GMT
Its like the reverse Wii.
Played Street Fighter on it I think my eyes are [censored]ed because I couldn't really see it. Dont think its the 3DS's fault because its kinda the same thing with Mortal Kombat PS3.
I think its because Nintendo promoted games like Zelda: OOT and MGS33D and they weren't for launch. So you look at the current 3DS shelf and its Ridge Racer and Street Fighter and Dead or Alive. And that's pretty much it. Zelda: OOT has only just been released and pfft.
Plus I dont think the market for the DS/DSi had died really. Its like "Wow, this console is selling really well!" "I know lets make a new one with THREE DEE and release it with no stand out games on release."
I mean the Wii is dying a slow gradual death, so it makes sense to hype up Wii U now.
The DS had carved its niche and I dont think its going to go any where for a while still.
In short: Nintendo released a console that no one really wanted with nothing people wanted to do/play with. They gone done [censored]ed up.