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The Art of Phoenix Wright

January 27th, 2010 by Tara

Categories: DS, GBA, Merchandise

The Art of Phoenix Wright

I got this smexy thing today in the mail! It’s big, it’s heavy, and it’s in English. Plus I had to wait over two months for it. They kept delaying the release of it, I think.

From what I can see of it, it’s a pretty good art book. I think. I’m no expert on these, but it seems well-made so far. I’m just glad I didn’t have to pay the full retail price of this huge book! (Yes, I’m cheap!)


I Had Never Heard of the Knights Templar

May 11th, 2009 by Tara

Categories: DS, GBA, Wii

Seriously, until today, I had never heard of the Knights Templar, and I only know of it now because of Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars for the DS. For those unaware (like me!), the Broken Sword is actually a series of adventure games for the PC. This instalment, known as Circle Blood in United States, came out in 1996 and has already been ported for the PlayStation, GameBoy Advance and now for the Wii and DS.

So far, I’m enjoying the game. It has that old adventure game feels to it (kind of like the King’s Quest games), with an intriguing plot line and interesting characters. Since I never played the original game, I cannot compare. There is one thing that I am a bit !@#$ about. I know the DS is meant for its touchscreen abilities, but must it only use that? I would like to alternate between the buttons and the touchscreen, thank you very much! My right arm hasn’t been enjoying the control aspect of the game, haha.

Other than that, it’s nifty. The DS is really a great system to play these text-adventure/adventure games! Kind of strange, though, since I didn’t really like them when I was a kid. Then again, I think they were too difficult back then, or I didn’t have the patience for them.


20 Things I Have Learned from Phoenix Wright

April 23rd, 2009 by Tara

Categories: DS, GBA, Random

This was absolutely brilliant. I nearly fell out of my chair due to laughing so hard. If you’ve played Phoenix Wright aka Ace Attorney aka Gyakuten Saiban games for the GBA or NDS, then you have to read this.

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Hotel Dusk Reprint

August 28th, 2008 by Tara

Categories: DS, GBA

This excited me at work today. Provided it happens of course!

I would so love to get this game instead of playing it on an emulator of some sorts. I wished more games would see reprints instead of buying them used (I don’t feel comfortable buying used games . . . ) or paying a fortune for an unopened one. It’s a shame, really, since gamers like me who are slow with the mainstream world do not hear about the good games until retailers stop stocking them. That happened to me with Hotel Dusk and older GBA games like Golden Sun 1 and 2.

What Nintendo games would you guys be interested in seeing as reprints?


Old school games are harsh

June 4th, 2008 by Cat

Categories: GBA, SNES

I recently beat Link to the Past which I had been playing on my GBA. As the credits started to roll, I put it down and didn’t really pay attention to it. When I looked at it again, it was listing all of the dungeons with numbers next to them.

What… what were these numbers? I had no idea since I missed whatever was above them. It finally finished listing them and then it said,

Total Lives Used: 97

It kept count of how many times I’ve died in the game?! Oh man, I suck! It’s like the game is saying, “hey thanks for beating me, but look at how many times you died just to get there.” I obviously need to re-learn the ways of old school games and how to not die all the time.