A Day With Kenn 109

2:06 PM

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This'll be a short one.

Picked up a 3DS yesterday! The decision to get one is one part 'new' and another part 'my ds is fucking old'. For those of you who remember, my DS is the tank one, the very first model that came out. It's screens are the same size as the GBA (original model), and even uses the same charger as the GBA SP.

Compared to that antique, the 3DS feels so incredibly sleek. Holding the old model feels like a task; it's big and unwieldy. The 3DS (along with all newer models of the DS) fits nicely in your hand, and it's corners don't stab into your palm like the old model does. It also looks much, much nicer. The NDS looks like something from an age long past, and it's bright red doesn't help it look much better.

Just a bad way of comparing the two. The 3DS (which I'm almost certain has the same dimensions as the DS Lite) is a good bit smaller than the NDS. A little bit slimmer and smaller but a little bit heavier. I'm not entirely on the triple colour scheme of the 3DS though. Small thing, but when I look at the PSP with it's single colour, I ask "why couldn't the 3DS be like that too?". The triple colour scheme makes it look like it opens on three levels and makes me wonder which of the three is the actual Aqua Blue (it's the bottom colour - same colour as 初音ミク's hair).

Only have this one for now. Going to try and actually finish games for this before I move onto a new one. It's a problem that comes up whenever I have access to more games than I can finish. I'll play a game for a good few weeks and play it so much that I'll bore myself out of my skull and start a new game. Repeat the cycle a few times and you end up with a pile of half finished games. Since I'm playing them until I get sick, when I go back to play an unfinished one I'll remember the reason why I stopped playing and think "no I don't want to go through that again" and not go back to it.

Sometimes I'll have to force myself to play a game, with a prime example being the Valkyria Chronicles games. I'm pretty bad at those kinds of games and in both 1 and 2 there's a stage where the difficulty jumps out the window and just becomes batshit impossible. For 1 it's the battle in the desert with Max's massive tank, and in 2 it's the APC escort against the V2s. The missions are just so hard I'll give up, move on and see if I can get back into it (which I never do).

Anywho, on topic now, as a kid I had an N64 but for some reason never got into Zelda. I'm not entirely sure why I didn't as the original Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask were out around the time I had the N64. I'll be living the childhood I missed out on with the 3DS. Excuse me while I try and figure out what the heck I'm supposed to be doing in OoT.

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