Friday Favorites: Ace Attorney Characters Part Two

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The original Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney trilogy came out for the Nintendo Switch this week! Way back in October 2016, I did a Friday Favorites for favorite characters in the series, and this week I thought I would continue it, adding a few characters that have joined the franchise since then and other awesome mentions.

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Larry Butz

Larry is a dork. He gets caught in some unfortunate circumstances, but he’s endearing in that he is very loyal to his good friend Phoenix. He also just never gives up, no matter what life throws at him. He’s flighty but he does, somehow, improve throughout the games in the series.

Wendy Oldbag

This lady just amuses the hell out of me. Hearing her ramble against the “whippersnappers” of the game makes me laugh. And you got to give the old lady props for always having a job in security. She’s the kind of old lady I want to be when I grow up.

Dahlia Hawthorne

We were instantly suspicious of this woman when we first met her as she seemed too sweet, and we were horrified when proven correct. Still, she was a worthy — and batshit crazy — adversary for the games, and she is a villain that will always stick out in my mind for that.

Gregory Edgeworth

Okay, so he wasn’t a playable character, but Gregory Edgeworth as a background character heavily influenced Miles Edgeworth’s personality and development. I also enjoy the fact that Gregory seems to be a nod to Atticus Finch, the defense attorney from To Kill a Mockingbird whom was portrayed by the actor Gregory Peck.

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I Need More Paper Mario

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Thursday!

It’s been quite the weekend. Kris and I did a six-hour live stream showing off some of our favorite Nintendo Switch stream. We were totally dead afterward. It was a lot of fun though and I can’t wait to do it again sometime!

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While it was fun to play some games we haven’t in a long time, it got me thinking about how we’ve been in sort of a “gaming slump” lately. Keeping up with game reviews this year have been tough. Which is weird since there are a ton of great games coming soon or recently came out. Still, Kris and I have been more interested in playing games we started and never finished. Or maybe we’ve played them over and over again but had an itch to play them yet again.

I don’t know why – though I’ll blame Jett – I’ve been having a craving for Paper Mario.

I wanted to replay the beloved game for a while now, but there are so many other games on my list that are new, so I’ve decided to do those first.

I have Paper Mario on the Nintendo Wii. It’s been quite a while since I’ve turned that console on so who knows how well it would even work (though it should work just fine). I could play The Thousand-Year Door on the Gamecube. It’s been way longer since I’ve played that one and I don’t remember it by heart like I do with the original Nintendo 64 Paper Mario.

I definitely want to play through the whole series again. Maybe I’ll do so on stream if I can get all the games to work. But I honestly want a new Paper Mario.

The last Paper Mario game we got was Color Splash for the Nintendo Wii U. I would love a brand new Paper Mario game for the Nintendo Switch. You know, one that’s like the original game and Thousand-Year Door. Granted, I was pleased with Color Splash, though it’s not my favorite.

Having a Paper Mario game on the Switch – whether they port the Nintendo 64 and Gamecube ones to the Switch or make a brand new one – would make me extremely happy. Actually, they can just do all of that. Port the first two games and give me a brand new Paper Mario similar to the first two games.

I don’t like be like, “I need this” or “I want this.”

But…

I need this. I want this. Please and thank you, Nintendo.

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Yoshi’s Crafted World [Video Game Review]

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Title: Yoshi’s Crafted World
Developer: Good-Feel
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: 
Nintendo Switch 
Category: 
Action, Platformer
Release Date: 
March 29, 2019
How we got the game: 
We pre-ordered the game on Amazon

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Yoshi’s Crafted World stars the adorable Yoshis in yet another adventure. A successor to Yoshi’s Woolly World, Crafted World is just as enjoyable and creative when it comes to the levels and the Yoshis’ abilities.

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In fact, I think Yoshi’s Crafted World is more creative than Yoshi’s Woolly World. They definitely did a great job with this sequel.

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Similar to previous Yoshi games, Yoshi is controlled smoothly with the Joy-Con’s analog stick, is able to jump and hover for a few extra seconds, and eat almost any enemy to create eggs, which are then used as projectiles. The controls are intuitive, although we did take a moment or two to get used to being able to throw eggs at the background and foreground of the levels.

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Throwing eggs are easy enough, though you’re only allowed to have six eggs trailing behind you at a time. It definitely gets easy to run out of eggs if you keep missing your target or just wildly shoot your eggs around. There are a lot of things to interact with in each level – both in front of Yoshi, in the background and the foreground. This game really utilizes every nook and cranny of the levels.

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Another hindrance to throwing eggs is that we always seem to get in each other’s way… That may just be us, though, as I’m sure other people playing may have smoother teamwork. Speaking of teamwork, if you’re playing with two players, you can have one Yoshi ride the other to keep from being separated and to gain stronger attacks. Poochy appears in levels every so often (as well as Poochy pups!) to give the Yoshis a hand, and Poochy just bowls over nearly every obstacle!

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I like being able to ride on top of your fellow player, but it happens accidentally so much and yeah, you get in each other’s way. Poochy is OP, but I love having him appear in various levels! However, we do tend to miss a lot when we have Poochy because we like to plow through the level.

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It was rather easy to go through the level, but Poochy is a good doggie, so I will not blame him. Even with Poochy, there were plenty of little tricks and puzzles in the side-scrolling levels that made us pause to figure out. Overall, the gameplay and mechanics weren’t anything new to the Yoshi franchise, but it was charming nonetheless.

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The game as a whole is well one and a lot of fun to play. There’s a lot to explore and each button pretty much has a function leaving no room for anything more.

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The graphics of this game are absolutely adorable. I mean, Yoshi is one of the cutest characters in the Mushroom Kingdom anyway, and the creativity that was poured into this game to design the levels is fantastic. It was fun to see all the “materials” that was used to create the levels and worlds that we explored.

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Yoshi looks so soft and cuddly and I just want to snuggle with him! There’s always something to look at in every level, which was well crafted (no pun intended). Nintendo did a great job showing off what the Nintendo Switch could do pertaining to the graphics and “realism” of it.

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The music was just as delightful, staying soft and usually cheery in the background while we played, and the sound effects were spot-on, especially the voices of the Yoshis. We were definitely cooing over every noise the Yoshis made whenever we first heard them!

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Every time a Yoshi speaks, I need to stop talking and everything I’m doing just to listen. The voices are adorable and as is the music. This game is so chill overall.
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The Yoshis’ Sundream Stone has the ability to make anyone’s wildest dreams come true, making it tempting to the likes of Kamek and Baby Bowser. One day, when the baddies try to steal the Sundream Stone, the gems go flying across the world. It is up to the Yoshis to recover the gems before Kamek and Baby Bowser can.

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All the Yoshi are hanging around the stone when Kamek and Baby Bowser have to ruin their fun. Yoshi and friends do a wonderful job jumping right into action to get the gems back. The story itself is cute for a Yoshi game and the dialogue, from Kamek and Baby Bowser, are entertaining.

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While this game is fun to play, there aren’t too many collectibles or reason to go back and play the levels. There are costumes for the Yoshis to buy with the coins you accrue, as well as “scavenger hunt” challenges to entice you to replay the levels, but they’re not too difficult. Being only for one to two players does cut down on some of the replayability as well. Even though the game is wonderful with just two players, it could have been fun with being able to play with more friends.

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I agree. I don’t know how often we’ll go back to this game. There’s definitely the “completionist” factor to collect all the flowers, red coins, etc. However, we’re just aiming to beat the game. And yes, I wish it were more than two players. Our friends and cousins were disappointed to see only two could play at a time.

Yoshi’s Crafted World gets…
4 out of 5 lives.

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Ace Attorney Is Here!

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

I had no idea this day was coming until about two days ago. And boy, did it get me excited.

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The Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney series has a special place in my heart. A random purchase turned into something so much more than that. Not only did Kris and I enjoy the games and we had so much playing together, but we got our oldest sister into the series as well even though she stopped playing video games a long time ago.

We have a lot of great memories with the original trilogy and have wished the games after that came to home consoles so we could play together on the big screen with our sister again. Kris and I don’t mind huddling over the 3DS together, despite how uncomfortable it gets, but it’s hard to do that with three people. Needless to say, our sister didn’t get a chance to finish the series. She only played the original trilogy.

While I’ve been waiting for a brand new Ace Attorney game for a long time (Duel Destinies came out in 2013!) I’m excited to see the original trilogy on the big screen again.

Kris and I got the games on the Wii Ware way back in the day (when we had a blocky TV in our bedroom with the Gamecube and Wii hooked up). We had no idea the games originally came out for the DS. We also have no idea they had an order to them – we just thought there were three games total so we ended up buying the third games, Trials and Tribulations, first and played through it. We beat it and then realized it was the third game in a trilogy.

The trilogy came out for the 3DS years later and I, of course, got it. I had an itch to play it again and while I never finished it (mostly because it was more fun with Kris but also I knew the outcomes of each case despite forgetting how to get there).

Now the trilogy is coming out yet again for the Nintendo Switch. I have it on the Wii and my 3DS… do I really need it for the Switch? Um, yes. Yes, I do.

I haven’t played the games in so long – the cases are fun and tricky, the story is amazing, and the characters are so loveable!

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney trilogy comes out on the Nintendo Switch today for $30. That’s $10 per game which is a steal. I got it and I can’t wait to start playing relive those cases again!

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The Switch Stream is a Wrap!

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Yesterday was our 6-hour long stream, and we considered it a success!

The stream itself was to celebrate our personal 2-year anniversary with our Nintendo Switch, and we had a great time playing through a bunch of the games. We did some Mario Kart racing, somehow made it through a few levels of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, did a tourney in Smash Bros. Ultimate, did a quick round of Super Mario Party, and completed a couple of levels in Yoshi’s Crafted World. Our cousin Kat joined us for most of the stream, and we had a great time!

We were also thrilled that our WiFi did not cut out at all during the stream, haha! We got a new WiFi extender that seemed to work really well yesterday, keeping our Internet nice and steady during all that gaming.

Many thanks to everyone who happened to pop in and join us in the chat, as well as the half a dozen new followers! We’re excited to reach out and connect with even more fellow gamers via streaming. If you happened to miss the stream, feel free to go to our Twitch channel and watch the VOD.

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Anniversary Live Stream Today!

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Today is the day! Come and join us at our Twitch channel for a 6-hour long stream to celebrate our personal two-year anniversary with our Nintendo Switch!

We’ll be going live at 9am EST, so be sure to give us a follow on Twitch to know when we go live.

We’re going to be playing games such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Yoshi’s Crafted World, to name a few. We’ll also have an hour or so dedicated to a slew of the indie games we have on our Switch, like Tetris 99, Miles & Kilo, and Robbotto.

So, please, come and join us if you can. Even if you can only pop in for a quick hello, we’d love to see and chat with you!

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Character Spotlight: Mikk & Makk

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

It’s time for another Character Spotlight. Kris and I have been playing a lot of Octopath Traveler lately and I thought Mikk and Makk would be fun to talk about!

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Mikk and Makk are two minor characters from Octopath Traveler. They’re pirates, baddies at first, but are complete dopes. Well, they’re not dopes but their dialogue was entertaining and I immediately took a liking to them.

The two characters only show up in Tressa’s story. They’re the main boss of the first chapter for Tressa’s story. Mikk is the tall one on the right side of the photo and Makk is the shorter one on the left side of the photo. They’re two peas in a pod and they reminded me of Jasper and Horace from 101 Dalmations. They did their job but they were goofy about it.

Honestly, that’s all I can say about Mikk and Makk. They’re not in the game much as their very minor characters even though they’re the first boss battle for Tressa. Still, they were entertaining and I thought they were a great introduction the game itself. I would definitely love to see more of them in the future.

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