Would You Rather: Phoenix Wright Edition

WYR Phoenix Wright | Phoenix Wright | Ace Attorney | Video Games | Gaming | Nintendo | Doublexjump.com

krismii
It’s been quite a while since we’ve done a “Would You Rather” post here, and this time we’re focusing on one of our favorite series, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Our streams of the first game have been on a small hiatus, so this is us letting you know we haven’t forgotten about it, haha! Starting right off the bat, Rachel, would you rather be a character in the games from the original trilogy when Phoenix was the defense attorney or arrive during the Apollo Justice trilogy when Phoenix was… well, in the process of picking himself back up?

rachmii
I would want to be a character from the original trilogy. Miles, Gumshoe, Maya, Pearl, and other characters are there consistently while some of them aren’t really there in the later games. Kris, would you rather be the judge or the prosecutor against Phoenix?

krismii
I’d rather be the prosecutor. I would hope I’d be the type to, you know, want the truth to come out rather than always want a guilty verdict. Would you rather be able to somehow communicate with spirits or have a handy little gadget, like a magatama or Athena’s mood matrix?

rachmii
Hm… Medium, magatama, or mood matrix. Lots of Ms there. I think I’d rather be a spirit medium. Despite my fear of ghosts, it would be awesome to communicate with the dead and talk to old friends again. Would you rather be Phoenix’s assistant or Gumshoe’s assistant?

krismii
My first instinct was totally Gumshoe’s assistant, haha! Phoenix is awesome, but Gumshoe is a giant teddy bear who works with Missile the dog and the prosecutors enough. Yeah, I think I’d go and hang out with Gumshoe. Would you rather help out Phoenix during the witch trials in the Professor Layton crossover game or help and stay with Apollo in Khura’in after Spirits of Justice?

Rachel Mii Double Jump
Wow, both of those are kind of creepy. Witches for one and the other is about dead people and monsters. I think I’d have to go with the Witch Trials though. Layton is there and I’d love to get to know him as well. If I’m with Phoenix at that point then I must know Apollo already. Final question, would you rather always get a guilty verdict or cheat to win the trial? Like, forging evidence or withholding it or something along those lines.

krismii
Hmm… Well, granted, I probably wouldn’t be in business for too long if I always get a guilty verdict, to be honest, but I would not want to cheat to win a trial. I suppose I’ll go with the guilty verdict and hope that the prosecutor just always knows what they’re doing. Maybe I’ve just always been picking the wrong clients!

Rachel Mii Double Jump
Maybe you put your faith in the wrong people, that’s true! Anyway, this was fun. I love a good round of Would You Rather, especially with a series such as Ace Attorney. We’ll have to do another round soon.

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Would You Rather: Gamecube Edition

Would You Rather: Gamecube Editon | Nintendo | Video Games | Gaming | DoublexJump.com

krismii
It’s time for another rousing edition of “Would You Rather!” This time around, our questions are focusing on one of our favorite eras of Nintendo gaming, the GameCube. To kick things off, Rachel, would you rather have a GameCube with a memory card that only has room for your top three GameCube games or a memory card that has ten random games?

rachmii
Right off the bat we’re starting off with a fairly difficult question… I think I would rather have ten random games. I honestly played a ton of Gamecube games and while I do have a top three list of my favorites, I enjoyed the console as a whole and wouldn’t mind playing a nice variety of them. Kris, would you rather have the Gamecube be the last console Nintendo ever made or have them never had made the Gamecube in the first place?

krismii
Oh, shit. What an unfair question! I think… I would rather the GameCube not exist. I love the GameCube’s library, but I think I would definitely miss games from the later consoles more. Alright, if you could only have one of the following two series that started on the GameCube, which would it be — Animal Crossing or Luigi’s Mansion?

rachmii
Hm… that’s a tough one. I think I would have to go with Animal Crossing. I like story-based games but there’s more to do in Animal Crossing. I mean, the game would last longer for me. Kris, out of all the multiplayer games we have for the Gamecube and have played together, would you rather have only multiplayer games (Four Swords Adventures, Mario Party, etc.) and no single player (Twilight Princess, Starfox Adventures, etc.) or vice versa?

krismii
Considering the fun we’ve had with multiplayer games on the GameCube, I would choose those. The single player games were great but the ones I really cared about — such as the Legend of Zelda titles — do get ported later, so I’ll cut my losses with those, haha! Rachel, would you rather have to play future Nintendo games using the GameCube controllers or have the GameCube controllers not exist (such as still using N64 controllers or the Wii controllers for the GameCube console)?

Rachel Mii Double Jump
Ah, that’s an easy one. I would prefer to use the Gamecube controllers for everything. I have baby hands so, aside from the Joy-Con, the Gamecube controllers seem the most “fitting” for me. The Wii controllers weren’t too bad, but definitely were an interesting shape. Last question Kris, would you rather do without the memory cards and have the games save right onto the disc or console or have to use those memory cards and keep buying more for all the Nintendo consoles?

krismii
Hmm, I don’t mind the memory cards. Sure, they’re kind of annoying to keep track of, but they do save space, both physically and digitally when it comes to save files for games. That was a fun “Would You Rather,” and I like that we had more technical questions rather than focusing on just the games, haha!

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Would You Rather: Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Edition

Would You Rather: Super Smash Brothers Ultimate | Nintendo | Nintendo Switch | Video Games | Gaming | DoublexJump.com

krismii
We’re having a blast playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and we thought it was time for another round of “Would You Rather?” this time based on the popular Nintendo Switch game. Might as well dive right in. Rachel, would you rather always have to play heavy characters with a strong punch or quick, lighter-hitting characters?

rachmii
Honestly, I think I might prefer the heavy characters. I’ve actually gotten pretty good at them even though I adore my Zelda and Young Link. Kris, would you rather every mode be only single player or every mode be only multiplayer?

krismii
Oh, that’s kind of a tough one. Considering the nature of Smash Bros., I’d go with every mode be multiplayer. While I tend to prefer single player games, Smash Bros. is made in mind with playing with others. What kind of adventure mode would you rather have, one with platform-like levels such as the Subspace from Brawl or a series of challenging battles like World of Light on Ultimate?

rachmii
Hmm… I think I would prefer the way World of Light is. I enjoy the various battles even though I loved Subspace, but having the multiple battles is Smash to me. Would you rather only have the Adventure mode in Smash Ultimate (you know, have it be more of a story-based game) or get rid of the Adventure mode all together and have it be a sole fighting game.

krismii
World of Light definitely reminds me of the Event mode from Melee with the battles, haha! On that note, I think I would rather have the game be a fighting game rather than be a story-based game. I prefer story-driven games to fighting games, but I can’t imagine Smash Bros. being a story-driven series. Would you rather the game’s fighters be filled with Miis pretending to be Nintendo’s best characters or have the game’s roster be overwhelmingly filled with characters from one single franchise, such as more Fire Emblem or Legend of Zelda characters?

Rachel Mii Double Jump
Considering that the point of Smash is to have many characters from multiple series, I think I’d rather see the Miis. I think they’d be cute too. Would you rather be locked into playing as one single character every time you play or forced to choose a different character each time you play?

krismii
Ugh, you know I have my favorites… I think I’d rather be forced to choose a different character each time I play. I didn’t mind it during the Smackdown mode and, with the limited number of characters despite how large the roster is, I’d eventually get to play as my favorites every once in a while. What answers would all of you have to these questions?

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Would You Rather: Mini Console Edition

Would You Rather | Video Games | Nintendo | SNES | NES | Classic Consoles | Mini Consoles

krismii
Hello everyone! With the second release of the NES Classic at the end of June — along with the fact that it outsold the Playstation 4 and Xbox One with its resurgence — we decided that mini Nintendo consoles would be the topic of our latest round of “Would You Rather?” With us for this go-round is our good friend Jett from In Third Person.

Thanks for joining us, Jett! To welcome you, I’ll start off with asking if you would rather have a mini console, doesn’t matter which one, that has every game from its library on it or if you would rather be able to choose your top ten games from the library for a customizable mini console.

miijett
Thank you Kris & Rachel for having me! I’m an avid reader of your site and I also love this modern wave of mini consoles, so this is great all-around! Between those two choices, I would have to go with the mini console that has every game from its library. Yes, it would be full of crappy games that I would never play. Yes, it would be a pain to navigate from game-to-game if the console didn’t allow for segmenting the list by favorites. But it would also have all of the games I would want, plus a few rare titles that I would never have access to if I tried to track them down in the aftermarket. I would grin and bear the poor user experience for a mini console with my favourite games, all of the rarities, and filler that I might play for a laugh.

Question for you, Rachel. Would you rather have the existing SNES Classic that has 21 games, or a Sega Genesis equivalent with 30 of the best games in that library? If not, what number of Genesis games would tip the scale?

rachmii
Ah, that’s an easy one. We’ve never had the Sega Genesis before so I don’t really know what I’m missing and have no attachment to those games. With that said, I’d rather just have the SNES Classic. It’s familiar and honestly, a lot of those games are pretty new to me since I wasn’t even born yet when the SNES was first released in 1991.

Kris, if Nintendo were allowed to make only one more mini console, would you rather have a Nintendo 64 Classic or Gamecube Classic?

krismii
That’s a tough one. Those two were great consoles with fantastic games. I think I would go with the Nintendo 64 Classic. While we do have all of our old consoles and games, it’s easier to set up and keep playing our GameCube rather than our older Nintendo 64. Best to keep a bit of history with the Nintendo 64 Classic.

Speaking of older games, Jett, would you prefer to have Nintendo’s Virtual Console back or a mini version of any — Nintendo or otherwise — console?

miijett
One of the biggest benefits to the current mini console formatting is that it’s a great value proposition. We get dozens of games for a fraction of the cost of buying them separately. Where they falter is in their game selection. None of these consoles at this point are built with expandability in mind, which ultimately limits their value. Even if it costs more in the end, I would prefer a Virtual Console style infrastructure that would allow players to expand and customize their game library well beyond what’s possible within the current mini console price range.

Rachel, let’s revisit the idea of the Nintendo 64 Classic. The N64 controller is often criticized for its unusual form factor, as well as its flimsy analog stick that quickly grinds into dust, making them less precise over time. If/when Nintendo releases the Nintendo 64 Classic, would you rather it come with the original controller with all of its faults? Or a modified one that addresses the issues relating to form factor and/or durability?

rachmii
I think I’d want the classic N64 controller. That controller was always hard for me because I have small hands and, let’s be real, how do you hold it? But if they came out with a mini console, the controller would be mini. Plus, I believe it would be better made because there’s a lot more technology and knowledge now. I assume – I would hope – Nintendo would fix those issues with the mini controller.

Kris, if Nintendo had the ability to add updates to the NES and SNES classic consoles, would you rather have them update them with better experiences such as more games, customization for the home screen, and more always working to make them better (and never work on another mini console) – or would you rather leave them alone once they’re out and work on the next mini console?

krismii
I think I would want them to update the NES and SNES classics. Those games are the hardest to come by, unless you were able to completely preserve your original console and games, and I imagine that a Virtual Console-like aspect will come with the online subscription service. I’m hoping that more popular games from the N64 and GameCube era will be available with that.

Jett, would you rather enjoy the classic consoles as they are, in all their old-school glory, or be able to equip the classic consoles with online capabilities so you can play with Internet friends rather than just local co-op?

miijett
With the consoles already seeing adjustments for modern times, such as the units being mini, the controller ports not being the same, and with HDMI out instead of RF or AV, the mini consoles already stray from their original forms quite a bit. On top of that, we got NES controllers that were authentic in cable length, and those are awful to use in modern times. As such, I’m all for adding online play to those classic games if possible. It’ll greatly extend the lifespan of the console and its games to be able to play with friends at any time, even if the magic of playing together in the same room is lost. Even then, just invite them over!

Rachel, if Nintendo were to release a Game Boy Classic, would you want it to look and function like the original Game Boy in its iconic gray casing and green screen? Or would you want it to look and function like the newer Game Boy Color with its slimmer form-factor and colored screen?

Rachel Mii Double Jump
I’d love to have the Game Boy. I only have the Game Boy Color and I do love it and still try to use it sometimes. However, I’d love to see what the Game Boy would have been like. Though maybe they could just keep it the same size rather than making a mini version… it’s kind of already on the small side.Kris, speaking of the handhelds, they’re already pretty small with Nintendo creating XL versions. Would you rather have Nintendo create classics of the handhelds such as the Gameboy Advance, SP, and DS, or have them keep coming out with new handhelds, despite the Switch?

krismii
I think I would rather Nintendo come out with new handhelds. I use the Switch docked most of the time, and I believe the games for the Advance, SP, and DS aged better than the older consoles. Most of them you can still use with backwards compatibility and many of the favorites are available on the eShop as well. This was a great round of “Would You Rather?” and it brought up some great ideas for the development of the mini consoles. Nintendo, take note! We’re going to wrap it up here, and we want to give another shout out and thank you to Jett for joining us on this post!

miijett
Thank you for having me! It’s been a pleasure chatting about mini consoles. Fingers crossed that the rumored Nintendo 64 Classic is true and coming soon!

Rachel Mii Double Jump
It was a pleasure having you here, Jett. I hope to see a Nintendo 64 Classic in the future as well. Thanks for joining us!

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Would Your Rather: Mario Edition

Would You Rather: Mario Edition | Video Games | Gaming | Nintendo | Mario Bros. | DoublexJump.com

krismii
We’ve done a couple of “Would You Rather” posts in the past, and we thought it’s time for another. This round will be all about Mario, considering we’re big Nintendo fangirls and we realized we haven’t quite celebrated Nintendo’s best-known mascot just yet. So, Rachel, would you rather play a game that has Bowser as Mario’s ally or the antagonist?

rachmii
I think I’d rather have Bowser as the antagonist. That’s what he’s well known for and he’s usually funny as the bad guy. Of course, I do feel bad for him and would love to see him as an ally again like in Super Mario RPG. Kris, would you rather only be able to play Mario Party 10 or Mario Party Top 100?

krismii
Really? I would have thought you’d pick him as an ally. Why start me off with such a hard question? If there’s no option for “neither,” then I suppose I would pick the Top 100. At the very least, I can play the mini games. Would you rather have tea time with Princess Peach or Princess Daisy?”

rachmii
I’m surprised you didn’t pick 10. The mini-games is a good point though. We don’t know each other that well with Mario, huh? I think I would prefer to have coffee with Peach. Daisy is kind of annoying sometimes. Would you rather have a Goomba friend or a Bomb-omb friend?

krismii
Apparently not, haha! I think I’d like a Bomb-omb friend as long as, you know, they can regenerate after exploding like the ones that were partners in the Paper Mario series. Goombas can be cute, though! Would you rather live in a haunted mansion with Luigi or live in the Comet Observatory with Rosalina?

Rachel Mii Double Jump
Despite my fear of the dark and ghosts, I’d have to pick the haunted mansion with Luigi. In Dark Moon the ghosts are friendly anyway, so it should be okay. Would you rather live in the Paper Mario world or the Yoshi’s Island world?

krismii
Paper Mario world, I believe. The world seems so lively when Bowser isn’t stealing the castles and whatnot. I’d love to see Shooting Star Summit from the original Paper Mario world! One last question to wrap this up. Would you rather only play the Mario Party series or the Mario Kart series as your source of Mario games?

Rachel Mii Double Jump
Hm… That’s a real tough one. I think I’d have to go with the Mario Party series. Each game is different and I think I’d get tired trying to beat my own high school in Mario Kart.

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Would You Rather: Nintendo Switch Edition

Would You Rather: Nintendo Switch Edition | Nintendo | Nintendo Switch | DoublexJump.com

rachmii
It’s been a little while since Kris and I have done a Would You Rather game so we decided to play another one. This time we’re going to focus on the Nintendo Switch!
Kris, would you rather play only games developed by Nintendo or only indie games on the console?

krismii
Sure, start off with a hard one! I’m going to say indie games. We’ve played so many fantastic indie games on the console so far, and the main Nintendo games that I really love on the console — Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe — have been ports or are also available on other consoles. Would you rather play the Switch only in handheld mode or only docked to the television?

rachmii
Hm, touche. I didn’t think about that. I’d rather play it docked on the TV. I love handhelds, but I enjoy the 3DS XL size. The Switch screen is too big for me to toss into my bag and go without worrying it’ll scratch or break. Plus, the bigger the screen, the better.
Would you rather buy every single physical game or only be allowed digital downloads with no extra SD card?

krismii
Haha, didn’t we have a similar post about this? I’d probably rather get the physical games. I find most of the cover art for games nice, even if we don’t have much room to keep them all for long. Would you rather play games with a singular Joy-Con held horizontal or always use both, with one Joy-Con in each hand?

Rachel Mii Double Jump
We did, but I threw it in the single SD card to throw you off.
Hm… I think I would go with the single Joy-Con. It really depends on the game, but I’m used to having one controller in both hands instead of trying to think of two controllers in two hands.
Would you rather only have multiplayer games but have to play alone or only have single player games and have to split the Joy-Con?

krismii
Probably single player games and split the Joy-Con, or pass it back and forth. Single player games tend to have better story lines, in my opinion, and the stories and characters of the games are my favorite parts. Would you rather be able to collect all the different colors of the Joy-Con or save your money for games while keeping your original pair?

Rachel Mii Double Jump
Oh, why’d you have to ask me that…? You know I love collecting things. Hm… I’d say get all the colors and then have you buy the games. That sounds good to me! Now let’s end this because I’ve run out of questions and I know you’re going to say something about my loophole!

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Would You Rather: Pokemon Edition 2

krismii
To help celebrate Pokemon Month here on Double Jump, we’re going to play another Pokemon round of “Would You Rather?” The beauty of the main Pokemon games is the sheer diversity of your teams and how you go about completing your adventure, so there are so many different options as to what you can do in your save files. To start off, Rachel, if you had to choose one to join in the Hoenn region, would you rather join Team Magma or Team Aqua?

rachmii
Hm… Probably Team Aqua. My favorite color is blue, and I do love swimming. Honestly, I could probably join either team. Kris, would you rather make it through Victory Road and never win against the Champion, or not bother to try to get your gym badges at all?

krismii
I think I would love the challenge of getting my gym badges and going through Victory Road. Even if I never won against the Champion, going through Victory Road is a challenging feat in itself. I’d probably occasionally try again against the Champion, but he or she can reign from their throne while I continue traveling and bettering myself and my team. Would you rather be someone’s rival, always the antagonist to someone else’s story, or going through your journey with only your Pokemon team, always being mere acquaintances or a passing face to everyone you meet?

rachmii
I think I’d rather be a rival. At least I’d be known and I’d still have my team. Plus, no one said I had to be a mean rival. I could be like Barry from the Sinnoh Region.
Would you rather be able to explore only one region, catch only that region’s exclusive Pokemon, and never travel anywhere else, or would you like to be able to travel anywhere but only be able to catch Pokemon exclusive to your home region?

krismii
That’s a mean question! I think I’d like to travel to the other regions, perhaps keep my original team with me as my main partners. At the very least, if my home region is Kanto, I’d have a better chance of seeing those Pokemon out and about in the rest of the world! Would you rather be a Pokemon doctor like Nurse Joy or work with your Pokemon in catching criminals like Officer Jenny?

Rachel Mii Double Jump
I’m pretty sure you already know the answer to that. Work with Jenny, of course. Ever since I was little I wanted to be a detective of some sort. I would not do well being a doctor. Plus, Jenny has Growlithe. And no offense to Chansey, but I like Growlithe. Kris, out of everything there is for Pokemon, would you rather have the Pokemon Trading Card game because its main gaming source, or play all the Pokemon spin-offs games forever? (Meaning, the main journey games don’t exist.)

krismii
I’m definitely more into the games rather than the trading cards, so I would go with the spin-offs. The Pokemon Ranger games weren’t too bad, Conquest seems interesting, and the Mystery Dungeon games are unique where you get to play as the Pokemon. Speaking of being a Pokemon, if you were one, would you rather be part of a trainer’s team or live as a wild Pokemon?

Rachel Mii Double Jump
That’s easy! I’d rather be with a trainer. I like the companionship.
I’m out of questions, but if you have any more for us, leave them in the comments!

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