I know what you're thinking before you even get a chance to finish this sentence. "WHY IN THE WORLD IS HE PLAYING THIS GAME AND COUNTING IT AS AN ACTUAL GAME FOR HIS BLOG? DOESN'T HE HAVE ACTUAL GAMES HE COULD BE PLAYING?"
So, how close was I? I'm betting pretty darn close, but alas, I'm also a risk taker. Either way, i'm a realist and there is no chance that anyone who clicked on here thought that this was a logical choice. So with that, allow me to enlighten you a bit, my dear, dear readers.
Find Mii is a packed-in game with the 3DS system, that utilizes the StreetPass functionality of the device to drive the gameplay and replay value of the mini-game. With every person you pass while out and about who is carrying a 3DS on them, you essentially give each other an in-game high five. You meet all your new visitors at your gate in your system, and from there, you send them into battle for you in the Find Mii game.
You can also buy warriors as well using coins you collect from walking around, but that isn't as fun. Sure, buying them for back up is great, but to use people you actually encountered in the real world to fight your battles for you is far more entertaining in my opinion.
Through the dungeon battles, you collect treasure chests that contain different hats you can swap in and out on your Mii character, which is a nice incentive too keep playing the game. Avatar awards for playing a game? Yeah, that's a successful strategy on the developers' part.
So why did I pick this game to play, you're still wondering? Well, I went up to Seattle today for a baseball game. I took my 3DS along with me, with the intention of sinking some time into the freshly downloaded Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Well, it was such a beautiful day, such a great game and I was enjoying the time with my oldest boy so much that I didn't once feel inclined to pull it out and play.
When I got home tonight, however, I flipped it open and my alerts went crazy, flashing to indicate I had StreetPassed with someone. Well, it turns out that I StreetPassed with 10 people. Now, I'm not sure if you can only have 10 at a time or not, but I kind of think that's the case. If someone knows for sure, please enlighten me!
So with my newly acquired 10 StreetPasses, I immediately jumped into Find Mii to dungeon crawl with my newly formed squad of warriors. I managed to take down two dungeons before being stopped by a tough boss-like character, collecting a new Metroid hat along the way. I have plenty of coins banked that I could have used to buy more Wandering Heros, as they are called, but I opted not to. With a game like this, it's not about the destination and it's not a race, it's about the journey, no matter how long it takes.
This is by far one of the most underrated features of the 3DS, It's a hard feature to sell and advertise as well, because it's one of those "gotta see it to believe it" type of things. It's something the player has to experience on their own, with their own 3DS, on their own accord. It looses its luster when picking up a demo or a friends, or even reading about it here for that matter.
Which lends the question as to why I wrote about it in the first place?
Because I can. That's why.
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