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Wed 1st August, 2012

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AcesHigh73 commented on Check Out Project Colour Park – Heading to W...:

This kind of thing (what would we call it – an endless rhythm runner, perhaps?) isn't really my type of game, but as with any Wii U eShop exclusive, I'll endeavour to keep an open mind until I've checked it out for myself.



AcesHigh73 commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

@Laxeybobby I'm absolutely with you buddy. Except for my Vita, I only own Nintendo consoles and as such, I've bought both AC games, both Call of Duty games, both Batman games, Splinter Cell, ZombiU, Mass Effect 3, Resident Evil Revelations... ... the list goes on. I'll certainly be grabbing Watch Dogs too. Oh and while obviously not 'mature' in nature, I also bought sports titles, FIFA 13, NBA 2K13 and NFS: Most Wanted. Thanks for repaying the love EA, Ubisoft!!

Ps, hey Ubi, why no Valiant Hearts for Wii U? I really wanted that.



AcesHigh73 commented on Nintendo Download: 14th August (Europe):

Having only recently bought a 2TB HDD (£59.99, Dixon's) in order to liberate enough space to take advantage of the free game offer with MK8, I'm finally spoilt for choice and not confined to 'just' physical retail purchases. With that in mind, I'll certainly be picking up ACIV (maybe ACIII too), Splinter Cell and ZombiU on Thursday. I already have the fabulous Rayman Legends and Child of Light.



AcesHigh73 commented on Legendary Actor and Comedian Robin Williams Ha...:

To read this news this morning is absolutely devastating. As a 40+ year-old gamer and movie/TV-fan, I have just the fondest memories of Robin Williams. Such a genuinely funny and great man. I only hope that something positive can come out of such tragedy, such as a deeper understanding of the profound effects of depression.

Particularly as someone who lost his parents within just seven weeks of each other — while still in their mid-late forties — back in 1999, and who has struggled with depression and severe swings of excessive ups and downs ever since, my sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers are with Zelda and the rest of Robins family and loved ones.

My own children, aged 10 and 18, and my loving wife of 20yrs have kept me grounded for many years, and without their love and support, I genuinely believe I would not be here today. I thank them from the very bottom of my heart and sincerely hope that Zelda can find similar comfort in the weeks, months and years ahead. The pain of losing a parent in such tragic circumstances never leaves you, but it does dim. Ever so slightly and ever so gradually, God willing, it does dim.

RIP Robin Williams



AcesHigh73 commented on Dakko Dakko Confirms Development of Update for...:

Man, we gamers — myself included — do like an update for our favourite titles, don't we?!!

I'm not sure whether it's the prospect of a great game getting even, erm, greater, or the fact that it reaffirms that the developer is invested in both their product and their fans — which is becoming increasingly rare these days — but either way, a good update flat out rocks!

Bravo Dakko Dakko, can't wait to dive back in to Scram Kitty when the patch goes live.
Oh and by the way, good luck with all that testing, guys! :-)



AcesHigh73 commented on Mario Kart 8 Update & DLC Scheduled for 27th A...:

The TV map display and changing 'next race' to the default option post-race are two fantastic upgrades, as is the ability to monitor your coin count. I just wish they'd also add an option to map the accelerator button to the ZR trigger — then I'd be super happy.

Oh and one last thing, I'd happily pay top dollar for some new tracks and character DLC. Cranky Kong, Prof E Gadd, Samus, Kid Icarus and the Star Fox crew would be *smash*ing :-)



AcesHigh73 commented on Renegade Kid Announces Metroidvania Game Xeodr...:

Lovin' that screenshot. Xeodrifter you say? I'm in.

*** Just one other Renegade Kidd related point — is Mutant Mudds Deluxe ever realistically likely to release on EU territory Wii U eShops, or should I give up on that one and just get over it? ***



AcesHigh73 commented on One Classic Mega Man Game Is Coming to Wii U E...:

@JoakimZ You're absolutely right, it can be incredibly frustrating when your favourite game(s) fails to offer an option for customisable controls — or at the very least, an alternative layout or two. For me, Mario Kart 8 being a perfect case in point. Why can't I use ZR to accelerate?!! Sooooooo frustrating!



AcesHigh73 commented on One Classic Mega Man Game Is Coming to Wii U E...:

I'm a big fan of (most of) the Mega Man games, but more than anything else, I'm really hoping for Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana to make their way to the Wii U's VC service. Hands down two of my absolute favourite third-party SNES games.



AcesHigh73 commented on Did You Realise Lone Survivor Was Coming to Wi...:

Lone Survivor is a wonderfully atmospheric retro-enthused survival horror title, and entirely worth double-dipping for — I enjoyed the hell out of it on Vita last year — so come Q4, it'll have a home on my GamePad too (kind of off-topic, but: come on Nintendo, give us folders already!).

Curve's continued Wii U support is just awesome. Hey, here's hoping Mike Bithell's, Curve-published, Thomas Was Alone is also U-bound. Fingers crossed.



AcesHigh73 commented on Review: Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (Wii ...:

Okay, sure we want N64 and GC to fiiiiiiinally come to the Wii U Virtual Console party, but in the meantime, I for one am more than happy with timeless NES greats like Dracula's Curse... At least I would be if it was on the EU store!

Oh and by the way, for those that've not yet got round to it — and are up for a pretty stiff challenge! — Kid Icarus is another fantastic NES classic.



AcesHigh73 commented on Nintendo Download: 24th July (Europe):

@Nintendzoey Having had to sell my 3DS XL as a makeweight for the purchase of my beloved Wii U at the back end of last year (with it's steady stream of awesome indies, I just couldn't part with my Vita — I know, shoot me), I'm hoping to finally replace it this summer. And you know what Nintendzoey, I think you're really onto something by plumping for a North American system.

Indeed, three factors are pushing me towards investing in a US XL:

—1— First up, eShop games are generally cheaper than their EU counterparts. Plus, as I almost always download my handheld games (both eShop and retail), there would be no issues concerning not being able to play EU carts.

—2— Another factor is that I'm often left frustrated by the fact that so many great eShop titles are launching in America so far ahead of the rest of us. If I did have a US 3DS at my disposal, I'd already be playing two of my most anticipated games on any console, namely Shovel Knight and 1001 Spikes! Ditto Wii U, I guess, but Cave Story and VVVVVV are another brace of awesome indies that would have been in my grasp a good year or so ahead of their eventual EU relaeases.

—3— Lastly, with my younger brother taking his family to Disney World, Florida for their hols next month, what a great opportunity to get him to pick up a bargain for me while he's over there.

But... what do my fellow NintendoLifers reckon? Am I being blind mad and foolhardy or a shrewd, proactive Nintendo fan?

ON TOPIC: Really looking forward to Wooden Sen'Sey on Thursday!!



AcesHigh73 commented on If Your Free Mutant Mudds 3DS Update Causes Is...:

@ThomasBW84 / fellow NintendoLifers — Hey Tom, I've got a very quick question for you, if that's okay buddy... Do we know if Renegade Kid ever plan to bring Mutant Mudds Deluxe to PAL region Wii U's, or should I finally give up on the idea of ever getting to play my favourite eShop platformer on my GamePad?

I've asked Jools Watsham several times now (via email of course), but disappointingly — and somewhat surprisingly — I've never got any sort reply. Not even a simple 'we don't know yet'.

Cheers Tom / everyone! :-)



AcesHigh73 commented on Video: Curve's Jonathan Biddle Takes Us Throug...:

I really enjoyed Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark on PS Vita — plus I'm a hooge fan of Curve — so I'll definitely be all over Stealth Inc 2 on Wii U later this year.

Like puzzle platformers? Like sneaky sneaking? Yes? You'll LOVE Stealth Inc, I assure you!



AcesHigh73 commented on Nintendo Download: 3rd July (Europe):

As someone who's played through the PS Vita version of Guacamelee! several times, I really can't recommend it highly enough. It's an intoxicating mix of Metroidvania platforming and old skool 2D brawling — and needless to say, I'll certainly be indulging in a spot of Super Turbo Championship fun come Thursday!

What with the PS3 (cross-buy) version, Guacamelee! on Wii U will be my third copy of this particular downloadable. Cool beans! :-)



AcesHigh73 commented on Guide: The Biggest Wii U and 3DS eShop Games C...:

Lots of cool Wii U stuff on the way for me in the coming months! As a Londoner, I just hope that we're not left waiting too long for the likes of Shovel Knight and 1001 Spikes, etc. Then again, we're STILL waiting for Mutant Mudds Deluxe here, so I guess I can only remain so positive. Either way, as and when they do hit the eShop, I'll definitely be grabbing:

Chromophore: The Two Brothers Director's Cut
Costume Quest 2
Hyper Light Drifter
Insanity's Blade
Mighty No. 9
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty
Paradise Lost: First Contact
Pier Solar and the Great Architects
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
Shantae and the Pirates Curse
Shovel Knight
Stealth Inc 2
SteamWorld Dig
Swords & Soldiers II
The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup
Wooden Sen'Sey
1001 Spikes



AcesHigh73 commented on Nintendo Open To Minecraft on Wii U and 3DS, a...:

"...Nintendo's hardware is the only option that supports both touch and analogue control..."

Ermmmm, Playstation Vita has both too. In fact, Minecraft is actually due to debut on Sony's handheld — alongside the PS4 version — this August! Regardless, I'd love for Mojang's ridiculously successful sandbox to come to Wii U at some point. I'd certainly buy it. And heck, it might just be the carrot that tempts potential Wii U buyers off the fence?!