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Don't throw the prinnies, dood.

Male, United States

A dood who plays games a lot. My actual collection has just taken off, so it's rather modest, but I'm working on it. My favorite systems are the PlayStation and SNES, but I enjoy most systems. I'm waiting for the RDP, to collect "rare downloads" too. Also a fan of anime, manga, and classic films.

Fri 31st May, 2013

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8BitSamurai commented on Review: NES Open Tournament Golf (Wii U eShop ...:

Honestly, as the console gamer I am, I've never heard of Holed Out. Power Golf 2 and Neo Turf Masters are both at least a generation newer, though. (Yes, I know the Turbo is technically 8-Bit :P)

Totally cool :D. This probably isn't the game for everybody honestly. Most people would probably be better off with more modern sims or Hot Shots / Mario Golf. But, for whatever reason, I've found I'm a real sucker for golf games. (And I can't even stomach other sports games!)



8BitSamurai commented on Review: NES Open Tournament Golf (Wii U eShop ...:

Sorry Hughes, it's this comment :$

I probably would have given it a few points higher myself. This is probably the best 8-bit golf game out there. You have multiple courses, and a ton of features for an NES sports title. You can even change your swing speed. The graphics are very decent with cool Mario stuff and the close up shots just rock.

Most non-golf game fans are probably better off with Mario Golf or Hot Shots, though.



8BitSamurai commented on Sonic Lost World Gets Patched Up On Wii U:

This patch will probably make it slightly less frustrating, but as for making it worth buying, I cannot recommend it. Especially if you think the demo was bad. That's the good part. If you're asking me, there's nothing patches can do to fix a game as broken as this one without replacing it with something totally different.



8BitSamurai commented on Pokémon X & Y Bundles Land In North America A...:

It's not actually inferior ;) I switched from my 3DS to the 2DS. Brighter screen, far more comfortable, softer and more comfortable controls, start/select and stylus easier to get to, little better battery, no fingerprint magnet finish, and far more durable. The only thing that isn't better on the 2DS is the sound (Which is easily remedied by using headphones).

You can tell it's mono, but it's actually pretty decent for mono. I've needed to turn the volume down occasionally because it was too loud. And all 3DS models sound the best with headphones irregardless.



8BitSamurai commented on Talking Point: Regional Online Multiplayer Mis...:

Okay, first of all, most Sony franchises are held in high esteem for their quality. If you want to disagree, go ahead, but "the quality of the titles are shoddy" is pretty bare bones, if I have to say so myself. As for me, the original Ratchet and Clank is one of my all-time favorite platformers, and it actually feels very fresh and unique, to me, even today. Saying that you've played more creative indie games is not indicative of much of anything, considering indie games have been well known recently for taking unique directions.

And as for "95% of PlayStation gamers play shooters almost exclusively", that's just wrong, and is basically exactly the same thing as "95% of Nintendo gamers play childish platformers and gimmicky shovelware almost exclusively". It's just not true. On the contrary, Sony's top selling franchise is Gran Turismo, a realistic racing game, followed by Ratchet & Clank, a platformer, which you claim Sony does not give any attention to (Considering this is their second top-selling franchise, this seems highly suspect, TBQH).

Furthermore, if you want to cite development budgets, that's fine and all, but you need some sort of valid sources.



8BitSamurai commented on Talking Point: Regional Online Multiplayer Mis...:

I really don't think you've played much of LittleBigPlanet if you think LittleBigPlanet is a generic attempt at a 2D platformer, no offense. 5 years later, I still don't think there's another 2D platformer like it. ModNation Racers was also hardly a Mario Kart rip-off, as it's heavy emphasis on user-generated content was more than enough to give it some freshness in a sea of uninspired kart racers. If you want some more creative Sony games, look no further than Sly Cooper or Ratchet and Clank (You don't have to like Ratchet, but you could at least give a reason or two why you think it's so terrible).

And if we want to talk about Sony ripping off Nintendo franchises further, I would also like to point out Megami Tensei was doing Pokemon long before Pokemon was a thing, and Sonic Xtreme and Ratchet and Clank were doing space and gravity themed platforming a good while before Mario. Pretty much every game company has taken inspiration from other games. Not to mention, Nintendo did not launch any major new IP's comparable to Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet, or even Infamous on the Wii.

I don't think you have to adore every Sony franchise, or even any of them, and I'm not saying Sony has been 100% creative and innovative in all of their games, but I would have to say that Sony most certainly does have creative developers, and while I'm not saying Nintendo is unoriginal, they aren't perfect in this category either (No game developer really is, that I'm aware of).

Another new Sony IP, Tearaway, hardly unoriginal.



8BitSamurai commented on Talking Point: Regional Online Multiplayer Mis...:

You're not alone on that one. You can always find online players at 1:00 A.M. even when everybody at home is asleep :D.
I really wish Nintendo would get the ball rolling with online and region-free. The online still really isn't up to 7th gen standards, and they've been going backwards with region-lock... :(



8BitSamurai commented on Poll: Is Nintendo's Wii U Advertising and Mark...:

This is personal, but I have not seen any sort of a Wii U advertisement or anything of the sort for a long, long while. I've seen more marketing for the Xone and PS4, and those are not even out yet.

And just for the record, I'm not talking about TV commercials or anything like that, I haven't had cable for 4-5 years now.



8BitSamurai commented on Reaction: The Pokémon Bank and the Inevitabil...:

Not worth it at all, to me, and I hope this is not the start of a dangerous trend. The game costs enough as it is and this service is unlikely to really need expensive upkeep (Battling, trading, etc. are all free even!)

I also just want to clarify that it doesn't matter if it's only $5. It's not a matter of being able to afford it, it's a matter of monetary worth. It can be seventy cents. If it's not worth seventy cents, it's not worth seventy cents.



8BitSamurai commented on New Loveplus+ Heading To 3DS in Japan:

There's probably enough of a niche Otaku market to at least warrant a low print run of the game, but I'll probably see a flying unicorn before I see Loveplus on NA store shelves, unfortunately.



8BitSamurai commented on Talking Point: It's Time for Nintendo to Drop ...:

If Sony has been region-free for almost a decade, and even Microsoft is going region-free, I don't see why Nintendo can't/shouldn't drop it. It's just a bad, bad business policy. The pros of region-free obviously heavily outweigh the cons.