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The 5 best, 3rd party, Nintendo exclusive game series of this generation, and reasons why

I'm not going to have a huge introduction to this blog, I'm just gonna start right in on the list of games, so enjoy my blog!

1. Nano Assault

The Nano Assault is a series of 3 games (Not counting the Nanostray games on DS) that has made appearances on both 3DS and Wii U. The game is a twin-stick shooter with solid controls and great visuals.

The Good: The series keeps improving with every new entry. The visuals are great in each entry.

The Bad: It barely feels like it's changing with each entry. They add new things each time, Nano Assault Neo on Wii U brings multiplayer the series, Nano Assault EX on 3DS added Circle Pad Pro support, but it's the same gameplay each time. If Majesco hopes continue the series onto a 4th game, which I hope they do, they'll need to add more than just 1 new idea and improved visuals. Maybe try adding online play and a bigger selection of game modes to the next entry?

2. Cave Story

Cave Story is a pixelated, platform, shooter that kind of resembles Metroid, which is probably why so many Nintendo fans like the game.

The Good: Cave Story's gameplay is pretty much flawless. It has solid controls and a great story.

The Bad: Cave Story has been remade so many times that it's not even funny. It has come to Wii, Steam, DSi, and has been made for 3DS TWICE, yet it still hasn't had a sequel. Is it really that difficult to stop remaking the game and just make a Cave Story 2?

3. Scribblenauts

When I first played the original Scribblenauts on DS, I fell in love. I barely even played the puzzles, I simply couldn't stop creating whatever I wanted!

The Good: You can create anything you want. What else do I have to say?

The Bad: Creating whatever you want is only fun for so long. I don't know why, but I was incredibly bored with Scribblenauts Unlimited (The newest game in the series) after playing for only about half an hour. There have been a total of 4 games in the Scribblenauts series, and all the 4th game has that the first game doesn't is the ability to use unlimited adjectives, larger levels, a Nintendo Network feature that got boring kind of quickly, and some weak multiplayer. While that sounds like a lot of new content, it doesn't feel like enough. After you play one game in the series, you should just stop, and not get another one.

4. Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter is an epic action/rpg game series from Capcom. You'll put hundreds of hours into the game, and the whole time you'll still be having fun.

The Good: Each new entry in the Monster Hunter makes huge improvements from the game before it, and the newest one, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, is the best one yet.

The Bad: The multiplayer... Don't misunderstand me, the multiplayer is fun, but it's so frustrating and difficult to find a group to play with. Monster Hunter Ultimate 3 doesn't change this. Here's a short list of the game's multiplayer flaws: 1.During online play, if the leader disconnects, everyone's disconnected, and this happens a lot. 2. The Wii U version of the game only has local multiplayer if you have a 3DS AND a copy of the game on both 3DS and Wii U. 3. The 3DS version has no online multiplayer, unless you download an app for the Wii U which lets you play online using the 3DS, but this is a lot more work than it should be just to play online with the 3DS. Hopefully MH 4 fixes some of these flaws...

5. Professor Layton

The Professor Layton series is already at 5 games, and has already announced that more are coming. Each game tells a great story about solving a mystery, while throwing in a bunch of fun puzzles along the way.

The Good: Professor Layton has a great story, which is what had me hooked on the game, and it does a good job of balancing this story with fun puzzles. Here's another good thing, if you're bad at puzzles, you can skip quite a few of them and just continue on with the story.

The Bad: I have only played PL: The Mask of Miracle, which is the latest entry in the series. While most of the game's story is its own, there are a couple of cutscenes that I could tell were related to something that happened previously in the series, so I didn't understand them. I suppose it's my fault for not playing the whole series, but still, they should've explained these scenes better.

Thank you for reading my blog, and please support these companies by playing some of the games listed here! Please post questions and comments, I will respond!

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