Recent Buys: Episode 7 - The Legend of Extreme Vs. Skullgirls

loz skullgirls psn card

Like I said in my Skullgirls demo impressions post, I got a $20 PSN card and bought Skullgirls. I also bought some more videogame toys so let's get into it.

PiSsiN card

So Skullgirls, I bought it, checked to see if it really did install the full game unlock, went into training mode and tried some other characters for a few minutes. Outside of that I haven't played it for real yet. This is my first weekend since getting an internet connection setup in my home (finally) so Ziggy (my PS3) is busy downloading and installing update for every single disc I pop in. Those update can't be downloaded in the background so I'm stuck watching a very boring screen for 10 minutes to even an hour NOT playing the game. No worries though since I got a whole Sunday still ahead of me.

loz gasha

Aside from Skullgirls I also bought a Legend of Zelda gashapon set. Usually these come in one of those random capsule machine where you don't know what you're getting until you open it but since I got mine from a local hobbyshop (GreatToysOnline), it was already a complete set meaning no duplicates. I'm sure most of you will say that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is the bestest 3D Zeldarific game ever but in this figure set I gotta say that the Ocarina figure are the weakest of the bunch. Young Link is in an ok pose but is facing all the way to the side of the stand and young Zelda looks like Master Yoda with those big eyes and big ears. My personal favorite from the bunch are the Wind Waker figures since they look exactly like their video game counterparts (w/c are adorable) and is what sold me on getting the set in the first place. The Skyward Sword ones are pretty cool too since I like the new design of the characters. Paint job on the figures re pretty spot on considering they are gashapons though to be fair they are one of the expensive gashapons (they went for 200php a piece which means 4 tokens per draw) so at least the QAs did their job.

epic shirt time

On to the items that are in sort of the grey area of things. Not quite recently bought but more like recently acquired. Finally got my hands on the import of Gundam Extreme Vs. that I sent for back in February and the custom printed t-shirt that a friend of mine did for my birthday present. Since shit is still downloading, installing, and updating on my PS3, the Gundam Extreme Vs. game is still sealed in it's plastic shrink wrap (NRFB mode). Still deciding whether to open it tonight or save it for tomorrow and try Battlefield 3 online for the first time instead.

E3 2011: The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary [update: trailer]

It's Link and Zelda's 25th anniversary and Nintendo has a lot of plans for the franchise.

With the Nintendo eShop online for the Nintendo 3DS and the first virtual console game from the GameBoy line-up is The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.

Next weekend The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D launches with an improved framerate, enhanced graphics, hint movies for those who get stuck and need a helping hand, Mirror Master Quest mode and a boss rush mode.

The DSi will be getting some love with The Legend of Zelda; Four Swords which will be available for free so keep an eye out and get it as soon as you can to play with your friends.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be launching this holiday season. 1 to 1 motion using Nintendo's Motion Plus for Link's sword and items will definitely be a different experience. A special gold wiimote will be released to help promote the game, possibly a pre-order bonus item?

The Nintendo Press Conference opened with an orchestral performance of tunes from The Legend of Zelda series along with a montage of scenes from various Zelda games. Legend of Zelda Symphony concerts will be happening around the world starting this fall.

An OST CD of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D will be available as a gift for Club Nintendo members who pre-order the game.


The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D opening

Kyaaaa!~ This game looks so good! Can we still call it a port if they've improved the graphics this much? Now obviously the 3D can do better but compared to OoT's original N64 look, the 3D version is amazingly beautiful.

If you missed out on playing this on the N64, Gamecube, or even the Wii virtual console, you have no excuse not to play it now. Save your money, get a 3DS, get LoZ: OoT 3D and get Mega Man Legends 3. Do it!


Some gameplay footage can be seen on the official site.