Well checked out the 3 Demos that the Nintendo e-shop had to offer.
First up was the upcoming “Rayman Legends” demo.
The first level of play was half Rayman who fights, glides, and rescues these little blue creatures. Then the second part was a Gamepad playable section. Ok the Rayman game felt like any other Rayman game but once I got to this my opinion changed. Tapping on creatures, moving the Gamepad around, an interacting with the environment was so cool. Being able to affect the onscreen progress from what I did on the Gamepad was just amazing to me. The second level was a wind level where the regular where it just showed off amazing graphics. It felt like playing just a regular game. I was able to play it fairly easily the “bulky” Gamepad was hardly uncomfortable. Then came a third and final demo level that had a very creative gameplay as I ran through the level. The music kept me entertained, the obstacles we well manageable and it sold me to looking into this game a bit more.
Sonic & All-stars Racing Transformed
There was so much this game could have been. The graphics are awesome for a sonic game. The gameplay could have been so much more. With the size of the Gamepad it could have been good to use it as a steering wheel much like the Mario Kart attachment for the Wii was.
This is just the demo but it really gives me no urge to go out and buy the entire game.
I am a soccer fan so I was looking forward to this demo. I had seen the video with the instant on Gamepad coaching functions and I wanted to experience it for myself. It did not disappoint. The graphics are awesome both on the main screen and on the Gamepad are good. The Gamepad directed shot is awesome but can be a bit tricky to get use to but if all else fails there are the classic controls you can rely on. The movement is very fluid and allows for a non stop playing experience. No more having to pause the game to change things. This demo did a great job of showing the tutorial and showing the amazing use if the Gamepad screen.
So far the demos I have tried have been awesome. Rayman Legends I will look into getting and giving a full review and maybe some video of the gameplay. Sonic & All-stars Racing Transformed I may get if it ever comes to $20. FIFA ’13 really got my attention and will definitely get as soon as I can. I will review and send both TV and Gamepad shots as well as some video of gameplay.