I’ve been cranking to finish Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask all week, finally wrapping it up last night at about 12:30 am. Then I got the Joystiq review done in the morning, so it could be edited and posted in the early afternoon.
All this is my roundabout way of saying: it would be cool if someone read this.
I really like Professor Layton games! Even when I’m marathoning them for review, they’re so chill. Now I just sit back and wait for people to finish the game so we can [REDACTED EMOTIONAL RESPONSE] about the ending together.
“I do not know when people will become bored with an average man in his fifties talking at length about games, but at the moment it appears that many people are enjoying and paying attention to our Nintendo Direct broadcasts, and while this is the case, we will continue to air them.”—
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata promises to keep filming Nintendo Direct presentations until people get fed up with watching an old dude talking about video games.
Hey, watch some 3DS game footage with us tomorrow! Nintendo of America will run a Nintendo Direct presentation at 10AM ET/7AM PM, during which it will show “an in-depth look at several announced Nintendo 3DS games coming this holiday season, and there might even be a sneak peek at a few 2013 titles!”
There will also be a stream in Japan at 7AM ET/4AM PT, which will focus on 3DS, and cover previously announced Wii U games afterward. I don’t expect any major news from either stream, but I’m down because of the chance I might get to see even one second of the enchanting new Animal Crossing. Also it’s my job and whatever.
Get ready for tomorrow’s release of Virtue’s Last Reward by picking up a cheap copy of its predecessor, 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors on Amazon.
Okay, considering shipping time, this will only prepare you for VLR if you wait to get VLR, or if you get VLR on release day, but wait to play it. Point is, buy this game and play it, then play that other game.
Amazon’s Halloween sale doesn’t have a damn thing to offer on handhelds, although the Madden Vita bundle is linked from it for some reason. So I went looking for other Halloween-ish deals on 3DS, and came across this pretty good one: Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove for $18.89 from Big Game Vendor, a third party that seems reputable. At least it works with Amazon Prime…
Seems like the perfect game for the spooky, spooky season. You can make Gabrielle papercrafts too, after you’ve finished your Gabrielle-face jack-o-lantern.