Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Gravity Falls: Legend Of The Gnome Gemulets Review

Gravity Falls: Legend Of The Gnome Gemulets Review


I bought my Nintendo 3DS two years ago, and my lazy self hasn't beaten a single game on the console (until yesterday!). What can I say? I'm not great at completing things AND Animal Crossing: New Leaf kept me obsessed FOR MONTHS.

But guess what? On December, 4, 2017, I finished my first 3DS game - Gravity Falls: Legend Of The Gnome Gemulets. When Gravity Falls was on the air, I was in love with it. I love a mystery show DONE WELL. I respect Alex Hirsch decision to only make 2 seasons of the show (we all know how good shows get ruined by extending the story). Gravity Falls will go down in history as one of the BEST shows of this decade.

So naturally, I had to play the video game. It was fun, the graphics were amazing. You really did feel like you were a part of Dipper and Mabel's world. You could explore the town, Mystery Shack, and the Town. You could also talk to some of our favorite characters like Wendy, Pacifica, Grenda, Candy, and Robbie. There was some witty lines from all the characters - especially Grunkle Stan. You learned more about about the Pines family - with Grunkle Stan even talking about Shermie (Dipper and Mabel's father) and how they were born. Mabel's the oldest! I loved that easter egg.  Another interesting conversation was with Pacifica where they alluded to Dipper/Pacifica. I was like "ooooo" when that happened.



The game play was easy. This was good for me as my video game skills have deteriorated and this game gave me confidence to pursue other video games. Also, the story was VERY short. That's why I was so surprised when I got to the ending. 

The after-game was to find all the lost items of our favorite characters. This took me some time, and I did have to look online to find some of the stuff. For anyone struggling, make sure when you start a level to go to the left and check if there are any items. In the beginning of the Lake level, you actually had to push a crate all the way to the left where there was a cliff to get the item. I also had trouble with the Deep Forest level (I found the missing item near the multiple bouncing mushrooms - it was to the left of the last bouncing mushroom). I don't remember which items I had the most trouble with but I think it was one of Wendy's cassettes,  Grenda's dumbbells and Robbie's song lyrics. There is no reward for giving everyone their items but I wanted to truly beat the game and so I did.

Another weird thing that happened to me as I was playing is that in the final boss, I accidently lost all my health the EXACT moment I defeated the beast. This caused a weird thing where I saw the "success" dialogue and then got a message that I had lost. When I tried to "Restart Sequence," I just got a screen with Mabel and Dipper falling endlessly in the bottomless pit. I was so confused. I didn't want to start the level over. But alas, I had to (which made me fight Dark Jeff over again).

Anyway, I would rate this game 4/5. It is a must-have for any hard-core Gravity Falls fan. Maybe it was an easy game because it was a game for kids? IDK lol xD.

There should be a link to buy the video game from amazon below if you are interested.




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