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AcesHigh73 commented on Armillo Update Arrives in Europe:
@PinkSpider - oh dear!
AcesHigh73 commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:
November 21st you say? Cool, count me in!
Fingers crossed for the DLC though.
AcesHigh73 commented on Watch Dogs Stares at a November Release Date o...:
@Kyloctopus — agreed, I don't quite 'get' the Ubi-haters. Sure they've mucked us Wii U owners around a fair bit (read: a lot), but they've also brought us some of the systems standout third-party titles...
Don't get me wrong, I'm not their biggest fan by a long shot, but I don't hate them either. And like @Kyloctopus, I certainly won't entertain simply boycotting them. That ain't right.
[NOTE]: If anyone at Ubisoft happen to be listening, I'd dearly love to add Valiant Hearts to that list of great Wii U experiences!
This delay — and Ubisoft's inexplicable silence — has been poor form to say the very least, BUT... along with Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2 and Super Smash Bros, I'll most likely be all over Watch Dogs when it's finally let off the leash, regardless.
And you never know, if the price is right (£39.99, max), I may even grab it on day one! 'Stranger things' and all that.
AcesHigh73 commented on LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC Season Pass i...:
...Not surprised, am frustrated.
HOWEVER, as long as we can still grab the DLC packs individually, it's all good I guess
AcesHigh73 commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:
That's a good enough reason to delay a game as far as I'm concerned. Really looking forward to Project CARS — maybe even a bit more now
AcesHigh73 commented on Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As...:
@Nintenjoe64 @rjejr — plus Dillon's Rolling Western. Was Dillon a Nintendo IP?
AcesHigh73 commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:
Awesome. Awesome. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
AcesHigh73 commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:
A cut and paste from a comment I made on another NL article:
"Like many Mario Kart purists, I was initially horrified at the news that the hideous Mercedes GL SUV would be cluttering up our favourite MK tracks, but having since seen that the DLC also includes one of my favourite cars of all time (the utterly gorgeous 300SL Roadster), I'm more than happy!
The inclusion of the German car makers formula racing Silver Arrow is another fabulous addition for petrolheads like myself. Indeed, for me, the 1930-1960's era brought us some of the most beautifiul cars (and bikes!) ever to grace the earth.
Speaking of bikes... perhaps this is going too far, but I'd kinda like to see a properly old skool MV Agusta cafe racer and maybe a 1930's Harley flathead DLC package later...?!?"
AcesHigh73 commented on Review: SteamWorld Dig (Wii U eShop):
Gorgeous game — I'll gladly engage in a spot of double-dipping come Thursday!
AcesHigh73 commented on Nintendo Download: 28th August (Europe):
Like many Mario Kart purists, I was initially horrified at the news that the hideous Mercedes GL SUV would be cluttering up our favourite MK tracks, but having since seen that the DLC also includes one of my favourite cars of all time (the utterly gorgeous 300SL Roadster), I'm more than happy!
Speaking of bikes... perhaps this is going too far, but I'd kinda like to see a properly old skool MV Agusta cafe racer and maybe a 1930's Harley flathead DLC package later...?!?
AcesHigh73 commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?:
Don't get me wrong, I adore pretty much every last one of Mario's 2D and 3D platforming adventures, but for me, 3D World isn't just the latest, it's also the greatest!
Still, seeing as we gamers do love a good 'Top-X' list, here's my personal top 5:
1. Super Mario 3D World
2. Super Mario Galaxy 2
3. Super Mario World
4. Super Mario 64
5. Super Mario 3D Land
AcesHigh73 commented on Ghost Song Developer "Prepared to Move Heaven ...:
Ghost Song looks utterly brilliant and right up my street. If it's appearance on Wii U becomes a reality, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
Got my fingers crossed for you Matt
AcesHigh73 commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:
@XFsWorld Speak for yourself buddy. Sure, I'm in the distinct minority, but Mature games (or 18's here in the UK) on Wii U certainly appeal to me.
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.
@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 Wii U System Update 5.1.2 Takes Stability to A...:
@Pahvi — yeah, GamePad support for Wii mode would be absolutely awesome! Doubt it'll ever happen though Folders would be another nice UI update, but still, I love me some stability!
AcesHigh73 commented on Typoman Hoping to Get it Right on the Wii U eShop:
Oh Man, this looks soooooo cool.
EDIT: By the way, the extra O's in SO aren't a typo!
AcesHigh73 commented on illo: birth of the cool is Getting Ready to Ch...:
Love the art style!
AcesHigh73 commented on Nintendo Download: 21st August (Europe):
Another poor week. Hoping for a SSB Fighters related Wario Land 4 sale though!
AcesHigh73 commented on Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect fo...:
... and on!!
I'd also pay handsomely for a remastered Viewtiful Joe on Wii U...
Same goes for Donkey Kong Country Returns... and Luigi's Mansion... and Okami... and Muramasa... the list goes on.
... and on!
...or how about a 'Super Mario 3D Collection' consisting of:
— Super Mario Galaxy— Super Mario Sunshine— Super Mario 64
The Galaxy games by a country mile for me! The chance to play them 'off-TV' on the GamePad would be far too awesome to resist.
What d'ya say Nintendo? You know it makes sense!
AcesHigh73 commented on Don't Touch Anything Red Close to Release, Hel...:
Liking the look of DTAR, that's for sure
AcesHigh73 commented on XType Plus Arriving Today on North American Wi...:
I would love to grab XType Plus, but Off-TV support is a deal breaker for me
AcesHigh73 commented on Gallery: A Closer Look at the GameCube-Inspire...:
Damn, these controllers look rad. But which is it to be – Mario or Yoshi? Argh, screw it, maybe both!
AcesHigh73 commented on Nintendo Confirms a Huge Range of eShop Discou...:
Ooooooo, Super Punch Out!! and a bunch of Mega Man games for me. So far I only have Mega Man 2, so it'll be nice to bump up my Wii U VC collection
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 Zen Studios States That Wii U Pinball News is ...:
The Heroes Within DLC tables for Star Wars Pinball would be cool
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 Shapes of Gray is Aiming to Bring Less Colour ...:
This is right up my alley!
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 Rain Games' Upcoming Wii U eShop Title Teslagr...:
@WaveBoy That's harsh dude. Okay, 'some' indies could fall into that catagory, but 95%? Absolutely not!
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!
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 Captain Toad Won't Be Tracking Treasure In Eur...:
Noooooooooooo!!!!! I need this NOW, not January 2015.Never mind, six months and counting...
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 You Won't Need To Track Too Much Treasure To B...:
...though £29.99 makes it all the sweeter
£29.99, £39.99 or £49.99 — either way, I'm getting it..!!
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 Curve Studios Is Bringing Spooky Puzzle Title ...:
Absolutely awesome news Damo! Yesterday, we heard the announcement of 'Trine: Enhanced Edition', and today it's the utterly fantastic 'The Swapper'. The Wii U eShop continues to go from strength to strength. Wicked
AcesHigh73 commented on Trine Enchanted Edition Will Be Casting A Spel...:
Awesome news! I loved Trine 2 on my Wii U last year, so I'll definitely be grabbing it's predecessor – especially seeing as it boasts enhanced graphics and features
AcesHigh73 commented on Review: Siesta Fiesta (3DS eShop):
AcesHigh73 commented on Latest Wii U System Update Allows Console To C...:
Why won't Nintendo give us folders? As someone who downloads a good 95% of their Wii U software, I'm running out of homescreen slots... And fast
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 Master Reboot to Arrive on the Wii U eShop on ...:
Master Reboot has been on my radar for a while now, but a forthcoming NintendoLife review will likely push me one way or the other. Really hoping it's good enough to warrant a purchase though. Fingers crossed I guess.
AcesHigh73 commented on Nintendo Download: 17th July (Europe):
Still no Shovel Knight or 1001 Spikes 😫