Acekard 2.1 Review

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  1. Another World
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    [​IMG] Acekard 2.1 Review
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    GBATemp.net is proud to present an official review of the Acekard 2.1 and AKAIO firmware. What started as a simple update to the Acekard 2.0 review by Urza quickly became a full rewrite. Users will notice that this review does not have any “cons.” You are urged to read the final thoughts at the very end of the review, inside the spoiler tag.

    Feel free to post any comments or questions into the discussion thread, linked below



    [​IMG] Acekard 2.1 Review by Another World
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  2. Costello

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    As a con, I'd mention the lack of in-game features like real time save and other things...
    some other carts already offer those features, if I'm correct. [​IMG]
    not a big con, but still a con.

    Anyhow excellent review! great job, looking forward to reading your next reviews!
     
  3. BoxShot

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    Ditto.
     
  4. Another World
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    then you guys will love it when i get around to working on the R.P.G. review! =)

    -another world
     
  5. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    I am jealous of your branded microSD reader...

    Which store can you buy it from?

    I got the AK2 pack with microSD reader from DX and got a crappy non-branded stock-standard microSD reader...
     
  6. Normmatt

    Normmatt Former AKAIO Programmer

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    Mine still works .... just [​IMG]
     
  7. Costello

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    Another con if i may add, is that all those cool features are not brought in by the default / official loader but by AKAIO or others.
    Someone who doesnt know about that could be disappointed when trying to use the default loaders. Nay?
    Again not a big con but still a con.
     
  8. Normmatt

    Normmatt Former AKAIO Programmer

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    AKAIO is advertised on the official acekard website as being the best firmware [​IMG]
     
  9. Costello

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    then you may as well add as con that the official firmware doesnt get much support and the AK team relies on third party [​IMG]
     
  10. BoxShot

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    You missed unofficial Norm. [​IMG] It's been advertised since 1.4.1 I think?
     
  11. SylvWolf

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    This. These reviews are mostly for people who don't own any flashcards yet and want to compare them. Features that the AK2 (through AKAIO) does have and that other cards don't have are pros, so the opposite should be true too. The cons don't get "overwritten" by the pros. Honestly though, that's the only issue. In the actual written text, you're quite objective and do list the faults. A lot of people won't read that, though, going straight to the pros/cons section, where you lose some objectivity.

    Great review though. Quite informative and well-written. I agree that the AK2 is great, I have one myself and it's just so awesome.
     
  12. BoxShot

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    [​IMG] Really? Well the last chinese reader I got crapped out on me in 2 weeks. I don't regret buying a sandisk micro sd reader. I don't touch my supercard reader.
     
  13. mercluke

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    i had one of those plastic sd readers that came with my fat error ak2 and it fried my sd [​IMG]
     
  14. OzModChips

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    What are you guys smoking? the old "branded" acekard readers where fkn horrible
    I had so many faulty ones its not funny.

    I think i still have 20 or so working one around
     
  15. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

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    Why is this review not showing up in the Review Portal?
     
  16. House Spider

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    Nice review there. For the R.P.G, will you be using akAIO or Wood R.P.G?
     
  17. Infinite Zero

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    woot woot! [​IMG]
    im really gonna get this!(acekard 2i)

    this is really one of the best flashcarts!
     
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    Great to hear that the faulty 2.1 will be supported by Akaio.
     
  19. Retal

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    tl;dr: there are no cons because I'm a fanboy.
     
  20. Jakob95

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    Nice review just wanted to add in that N+ wifi didn't work is because the company off that game shut down there servers.

    But I really agree I have yet to find a problem with AKAIO. No cons what so ever.