Sunny’s Review – E3 Presentation

We’ve all heard the promises: Animal Crossing 3D, Legend of Zelda (new game or possibly Majora’s Mask in 3D), Fire Emblem, Super Smash Bros. and Metroid.

Well if you watched the E3 Presentation of 2012, you would know what I am about to say.

That was the WORST E3 Presentation I have ever witnessed! I was at least expecting something about Animal Crossing 3D since it was supposed to have come out last year. But no, no news about that other than a Wii-U mini game about teaching kids to steal candy from guards! What is Nintendo thinking?

I don’t know about you, but I think the FANS have what it takes to make our dreams become real. Here’s a fan-made trailer for Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JOChBfhta4

This trailer might be fan-made, but I’ve never seen Nintendo do anything like this! This blows away any “Lego Batman” news that they tried to pull on us! I wish them luck in creating a version of LoZ:MM3D.

I watched as hundreds of users on E3.Nintendo.com shouted in the chat box “Animal Crossing!”, “FIRE EMBLEM FIRE EMBLEM FIRE EMBLEM!”, “Zelda ZELDA!”, “Where’s SSB?!”, “METROID!”, “This is boring!”, and “What a disappointment!”

The only game I would be interested in buying this “holiday season” would be Paper Mario Sticker Star.

Nintendo needs to get their act together before they lose a whole lot of fans. I’ve been a fan of Nintendo for a long time, and I know they can do better than this. What’s up with the “Epic Mickey” game graphics anyway? Why are we regressing to GBA graphics? And Castlevania? I don’t know anything about that series, but I can tell from a distance the graphics stink! Super Mario 64 and Donkey Kong 64 had better graphics! And TWO Super Mario games? I didn’t like the fact that I could save my data on the Wii version, so let’s hope they changed that at least.

I began to watch the E3 Presentation with high-hopes, and expected a lot more from Nintendo. I guess you can say “Well, there’s always next year!” but I think they owe it to the fans to make some major changes for the better THIS YEAR.

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~iSunlight

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Sunny’s Review – Danny Phantom

Ever since I watched the first episode on TV, I have been a Danny Phantom fan. The idea of regular humans becoming intangible, or fire a ghost ray, or the ability to save the world was fantastic. Watching Danny Phantom early Saturday mornings was both exciting and relaxing, as I let the cartoon take me away into a whole new dimension of possibilities.

I’m going to start on the character’s designs, then go into more detail about the seasons.

Daniel “Danny” Fenton/Danny Phantom Danny’s character design in the first season was great. Starting out as a normal 14 year-old kid, then becoming a phantom who regularly saves the world is a great concept.

No one would suspect a 14 year-old in a tee-shirt and jean pants would have ghost powers. But then again, no one would suspect a ghost kid let himself get beat up by bullies at Casper High. I can’t tell if Butch Hartman figured that it would be easier for Danny Fenton to blend into the high school environment better if he let human-Danny get beat up by high school bullies, or if it was just a mistake. I’ll tell you, if I had ghost powers that changed me by altering my molecules, I wouldn’t let some jock bully me. In the theme song, they say that Danny’s molecules were “rearranged” (we see a ghost blend into his DNA). So wouldn’t that mean that he has ghost powers all the time? We see him reaching into his locker by turning his hand intangible, yet he is in his human form. He can also fire a ghost ray from his hand in his human form too, as seen in “The Fenton Menace”. But, in the episode “Micro Management”, he has a really hard time just running. Why is that? I think that’s where they goofed. Danny was changed down to his DNA make-up, so he should be able to run, jump, climb and do chin-ups better than anyone (after all, he can fly).

When Danny became part phantom, his “immature teen” part grew up fast (saving the world so often ought to do that quite well). He became more mature, and smarter because of this change. So why does he always have to make the obvious mistakes like totally running into every blast of energy, making two of himself so he doesn’t have to fight ghosts (when he expresses he really enjoys kicking their butts), or removing his powers entirely, or cheat on a test? I personally don’t believe he would have made those mistakes.

My favorite season is the first one. Whenever Danny would change into Danny Phantom, it had cool transformation music and the camera angle that showed his transformation was epic. It was really cool in the episode “Fanning the Flames”. I really like how whenever he was angry, his eyes would glow green. I also like how his Danny Phantom appearance is- white spiky hair, black and white jumpsuit, green eyes, and a white glow around his person. His tough-guy yet laid-back attitude made him an awesome character. Witty banter with the bad-guys is always fun to listen to, especially when the good guy is the one dishing out the pain. Presentation is what really made the series. I really didn’t care for the emblem of the letter “D” on his outfit in the second and third seasons- it made him seem more like the character “Superman” instead of being a mysterious phantom. Also, with all of the fighting he’s been through, you’d think he would have muscles instead of the noodle-arms he had. Muscles would really help the character in my opinion. And he should have developed the ability to cross between the ghost zone and earth, just as the character “Wolf” could.

Samantha “Sam” Manson is a pretty cool character. Her witty comments were always funny, and I thought it was even more funny that she was an “ultra-recyclo-vegetarian”, but a goth. She’s very determined, and wishes to preserve nature as best as she can. She and Danny have been best friends for a long time, but how long exactly was never specified. Throughout the seasons, she’s had a crush on Danny. It seems like everyone else knew about it besides Danny himself (in one episode, she would call him “Clueless” and walk off), and Danny only found out about it when he entered her dreams in the third season, in an episode called “Frightmare”. But they’ve hinted in other episodes that they “like-like” each other, as in the episode “Fanning the Flames” when Danny became hypnotized by a ghost named “Ember” and fell completely in love with Sam, but then she broke the spell and he returned to his normal, clueless, self. Thankfully, in the episode “Phantom Planet”, she officially becomes Danny’s girlfriend. I think they waited too long to make her his girlfriend though, and then they ditch the series right after they finally get together.

Tucker Foley is the comedy-relief of the series. He’s always going after the popular girls, but never actually gets one. He’s a self-proclaimed “techno-geek”, and expresses his “love” for his PDA. xD Tucker and Danny have been best friends “forever”, and he often is jealous of Danny’s newly acquired powers which gets Tucker into a lot of trouble with other ghosts. He is also strictly a meat-eater, but in rare episodes, he’s forced to eat veggies to save his friends.

The first season of Danny Phantom was the best in my opinion. Like I said, Danny looked the coolest in the first season. The whole feeling of the mystery and adventure was the strongest. In the second and third seasons, the map of the ghost zone looked like a child’s crayon drawing. The mystery disappeared when they made the ghost zone so “simple”. It’s the flip-side of earth, so wouldn’t it be a lot… bigger? I don’t think it would fit on that little map they were trying to create. The second and third seasons were becoming… somewhat boring. They used the same baddies, the same situations, and the same flaw of “Oh look, a laser! I should just scream and let it hit me!” *facepalm*. Come on people, would YOU just sit there and let a car engine hit you? I would at least go intangible, unless secretly Danny enjoys being blown into a brick wall. Also, I don’t think letting the ghost character “Clockwork” into the series helped. I think his presence made it less of an adventure, and much less of a “ghost” feel. And those “observer” creatures, why didn’t they foresee the weather ghost getting loose? o_o

I really hope Nick brings back Danny Phantom, and makes a better fourth season! If anyone from Nick ever sees this review: please don’t let pride hold you back from making a better story-line! I know many, many fans would LOVE to see this show back on the air!

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~iSunlight

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Sunny’s Review – MegaMan Battle Network VS MegaMan Star Force

Hello everyone, today I’m going to talk about the Megaman Battle Network series versus the Megaman of Star Force series, and the pros and cons of both!

I’ve played both series to completion, except MBN1 & 6 and MSF3, and from my time of playing, I have concluded that Megaman Battle Network is a far better series in it’s time than Megaman of Star Force.

Megaman Battle Network was first based for the GameBoy Advance, therefore it’s graphics were the best they could be for their time. During game-play, sprites were used. In the first three games, a larger sprite was used, making it better to see. But then in the last three games, a much smaller sprite was used. It was tougher to view the game graphics, but still do-able. The upgraded MBN5 for the DS was a lot of fun to play, as it was more realistic :)


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The first three games had the best plots in my opinion, with the third being my absolute fav. The graphics and story-line were the best. I wish the rest of the MBN games got better from there, but unfortunately, a new director took over 4-6.

Now for Megaman of Star Force. For some reason, they kept the really small sprite look from MBN4-6. They made MSF for the DS, so why didn’t they upgrade? MBN was for the GB, they didn’t have to keep the itty-bitty graphics. The only thing I like about the graphics is the new battle-field, but only graphics-wise. You couldn’t move back or forward, just side-to-side.

As for the story-line, it held my attention for a little while. Maybe that was because I heard it was going to be really good, and I had several others playing it with me on their own DS’s. But it just didn’t last. It was waaaayyy too easy to get through, no challenge. That was a real let-down for me, as I loved the MBN games for their challenges.

But these are just my reasons for it, don’t let me stop you from playing them! And thank you for reading another Sunny’s Review :)

~iSunlight

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Sunny’s Review – Mario Kart 7/3DS

I recently played the new Mario Kart 7 game for the 3DS, and I’m really glad I did. I’ve loved all Mario Kart games, especially Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart Wii, but this one passed them all!

The graphics are just as good, if not better, than MKWii. The stages are serene and beautiful, and others are dangerous and cool. Bowser’s Castle was a-m-a-z-i-n-g, with Rainbow Road being EPIC! I loved them all, they are very well done, and detailed. My favorite stages are Music Park, Bowser’s Castle, Rainbow Road and Airship Fortress, in no particular order.

The controls are sooo much better than any other system’s controls, gotta love that circle-pad control. It IS a bit harder to skid than MKDS, just because it’s longer. But it works fine for me :) The 3D effect makes the game even better, as the road seems to be coming at you! After a little time of playing, the 3D effects seem quite normal :)

The coins are a great addition to this game series, as every other Mario game has coins in it, but previous games did not. Coins in this game, when you get one, give you an immediate small boost of energy. When you collect enough coins (you can only collect 10 coins per stage, and there are 4 stages per Cup) you get a kart upgrade. Also, the new items Lucky 7, Fireflower, and the Tanooki Tail; and being able to race under the water are all amazing upgrades for the game!

All-in-all, this game was a great upgrade, one I am glad to have played :D I hope you all give it a try if you haven’t, this is in my opinion the best Mario Kart game in the series ^^

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~Sunlight

** The pictures look nothing like the game itself, as the pics look pixelated, but the game-play has smooth graphics.

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Sunny’s Review – My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic S2E24 “MMMystery on the Friendship Express”

Hello everyone, I’m here to discuss this week’s episode, MMMystery on the Friendship Express!

This week’s episode was quite fun and entertaining. The overall mystery was intriguing and suspenseful but kid-friendly, as most of the characters who were involved where Pinkie’s friends. It ended quite well, despite the fact that all of the chef’s deserts were destroyed. What I loved most about this episode was the clue-finding, as it reminds me of Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, which I believe Chapter 6 is identical to this episode.

As always, the animation was quite smooth and left you yearning for the next episode :) The new character’s designs were well-done, my favorite being Mulia Mild for her attempt at being “competitive” XD

In this episode, we learn to not make assumptions, as it can hurt other’s feelings, and make you look foolish. Pinkie Pie had assumed that the other chef’s had sabotaged the Mr. and Mrs. Cake’s cake “Mmm”, but it was actually Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy and Rarity, who just couldn’t help but take a bite out of the delicious cake.

I am looking forward to Hasbro’s next episodes, as Twilight’s brother “Shining Armor” will be getting married to Cadence, Princess Celestia’s niece!

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~Sunlight

MLP:FiM (c) Hasbro/Lauren Faust

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Sunny’s Review – Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

I recently finished playing LoZ: OoT 3D, and wish to share my thoughts and opinions with you all :) I have been a LoZ fan since OoT first came out when I was little. My favorite game of the series for game plot and action is Majora’s Mask, and my favorite graphics game of the series is Twilight Princess.

First off, I can tell Nintendo put a lot of effort into the gaming controls. I love the fact that when you use a slingshot or arrow, you simply move the 3DS from side to side! That just takes gaming to a new level. Also, the new Circle Pad is an excellent addition! That, plus the 3D effect, puts this game in my “favorite” category for a realistic view for fans.

Second, the graphics have been greatly updated since the Nintendo 64’s version. I can differentiate what is wall and what is floor. I enjoy being able to ride Epona through the occasional 3D bushes, run past 3D fire creatures and avoid being crushed by flaming skulls!

Third, the gaming speed has increased! When I enter a room, it pops up quickly- the fun has doubled!

I really hope Nintendo makes a 3DS version of Majora’s Mask, as I believe that game has the best plot/background than any other. When Link is independent, and mysteriously comes in to save the day for all inhabitants of Hyrule, I think the story flows better. Ocarina of Time is just as amazing that way. I also hope one day Nintendo will make a 3DS version of Twilight Princess and Wind Waker :)

Overall, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D has been an amazing experience for me and I recommend you all have a go at it! You may be pleasantly surprised :)

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~iSunlight

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