With summer fast approaching and my free time becoming ever more limited, I decided to entertain myself as much as possible before the inevitable world of work consumes my life, soul, and first born child. Using the last of my Amazon Prime Student subscription I got a new NEW 3DS along with Super Smash Bros. and went to see the new Avengers film yesterday with some friends.
Here are some surface opinions of both.
NO SPOILERS ARE IN THIS JOURNAL i.e. nothing to do with the plot
Avengers: Age of Ultron
I liked it. I think the general consensus is to say that the preference is with the first film and I have to agree. The crew do a great job adding in charismatic quips for each character making them all super likeable as if they needed to make the leading men more attractive, but sometimes it did not match the scene tonally. They did the same thing in the previous film but it was much more apparent in this one, probably because there was a lot more jokes.
I really liked how the Avengers worked together in this film. The film heavily emphasised how they had become a cohesive unit compared to previously where they were just thrown together. Its pretty sad that Joss Whedon had to quit twitter because of the backlash of this film. I personally think its an overreaction from the fans but I'm not part of the demographic that would be offended.
Assemble your friends, summon some popcorn, and have a great time with Avengers because the next one will be bigger and badder.
So this is my first new handheld since the iPhone 4. I had a DS lite but extremely late in the consoles lifespan and only picked up a few games for that system. Not much could tide me over from playing my PS3 even if it was convenient to carry around. The New 3DS is a nice device to have. Its got lots of different activities to do revolving around the camera and 3D technology that will tide you over until you get a game. I especially like the Street Pass feature. Finally something to compete for pocket space next to my iPhone. I've become addicted to getting street passes with other people that I always take my 3DS with me whenever I leave the house. It's an added benefit that it comes with a pedometer too.
But a console is nothing without a game so...
Super Bash Sisters Super Smash Bros. 3DS
I love the Smash Bros. series. I must have put in over a hundred hours into Melee and worn by my fair share of gamecube controllers from the amount I played with my friends during my college years. I got suckered into the amiibo craze after looking Lucina but ended up getting Robin and Ike too. The amount of characters is overwhelming but appreciated. Lots of time can be spent learning the moves and strengths of each one. I've already found some new characters I like despite maining Lucina/Marth.
A big problem I have is the amount of Counter type moves in this game. Previously only the Fire Emblem swordsmen Marth/ Roy (Melee)/ Ike (Brawl) had this down+ B special but now its been replicated to Little Mac, Palutena, Greninja, Lucina, Shulk, and Mii Sword Fighters.
I'm thankful that the 3DS version also has online play. Even if it is laggy I'm glad its an option because even if the classic modes are harder than ever, the level 9 computers are still a laughing joke