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Achoo

Achoo

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Achoo

#2

Achoo commented on Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Yea...:

For me Bayonetta and Smash. I vote for smash just because of the scale of it. Bayonetta is amazing, and totally worthy also, but for this smash it just seems they threw the kitchen sink at it, and that can't be praised highly enough.

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#6

Achoo commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:

Talk about stoking the fire! Sometimes I wonder if this website wants Nintendo to succeed, I really do.
This feature is scraping the bottle of the barrel, and that is saying something for a media site.

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#7

Achoo commented on New Mario Maker Footage Shows Off Multi-Genera...:

@TheWPCTraveler I have not heard of him before but thanks for bringing him to my attention.
I think the term "Lateral thinking" is associated with most RTS games though. I am a huge Starcraft 2 fan, so naturally Pikmin 3 to me is excellent. The multiplayer is fantastic also.

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#8

Achoo commented on New Mario Maker Footage Shows Off Multi-Genera...:

@minotaurgamer I disagree with everything you said...and calling Pikmin crap, well, that is just crossing the line! Pikmin 3 is just amazing. So much time spent on it personally. It does require lateral thinking though, so I can understand it might not be to more direct peoples taste. But to call it crap is very shortsighted. Just sayin'

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#9

Achoo commented on Amazon UK Is Cancelling GameCube Adapter Order...:

@ikki5 I am not sure what this means "you're telling people to get their act together for people that ordered it and now are not going to get it because it was cancelled due to stock?", but I did not tell "people to get their act together". I was quoting what other people have said Nintendo should do.

Also, I think you cannot blame Nintendo for preorders. I think it is the retailers responsibility to check how many they will be supplied with, or even what the production run will be, so that they can curb the preorders they take, otherwise they are taking preorders on the ASSUMPTION enough will be supplied. The blame for me falls with the retailers. If you cannot guarantee it you have no right to be taking preorders.
I have already covered why it is justified for Nintendo to make a limited run of this adapter. Put in the same shoes I would do the same

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#10

Achoo commented on Amazon UK Is Cancelling GameCube Adapter Order...:

No-one bought the Wii U. They had many left over. They are not going to make that mistake again. It is better for them to put out enough that if it doesn't sell well the hit they take will not be that bad.
Everyone on here complaining about Nintendo "needing to get their act together", but in truth, they have given many different options for controllers in the game, and have even considered the 'hard core' players by bringing out this adapter. They could have just as well left it being pro controller only.
So boo hoo. You can't play with the gamecube controller for a while. Just use one of the other controller methods available until more are produced. When Nintendo see the demand for it they will produce more, my guess is they will be here by January.

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#11

Achoo commented on Feature: Five Nintendo Games Perfect For Multi...:

Wii Sports Club is much more fun than the original. Got bad reviews for internet lag, but that depends on the connection. If both players have a relatively decent connection then no problems. Problems only occur when I meet with someone with a bad connection. Nintendo should just check the connection of both players, and if one players is much lower than the other, do not connect them. Simple. Still a really fun game that should be on here.
Then maybe Wonderful 101? Have 5 player multiplayer.
But my personal favorite is Pikmin 3 bingo battle. I know on 2 player, but still, if your stuck with just one other person, or even 2 and rotate, this is great fun. We keep coming back to it!

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#13

Achoo commented on 8 Player Smash Mode Confirmed For Wii U Super ...:

I think it is a nice bit of fan service to include it, and still negative words such as "is tempered", and "will only" and "the catch" in this article.
It seems to me Nintendo threw everything at this game, but I guess there just ain't pleasing the media these days

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#18

Achoo commented on Feature: Bayonetta - Creating Gaming's Combati...:

@Ryu_Niiyama Why bother giving a score at all then? I've not thought about it much, but from my experience it seems people are becoming more and more dependant on reviews, and giving it a score encourages people to just 'skip to the end'. if it don't get above a 8 it is probably passed over, like what happened with W101.
As a reviewer though, I suppose it would be difficult to drop the score system, as readers want a quick easy out and will go elsewhere to get a score if your site doesn't give one.
That's enough from me anyway, I got uni work I should be doing

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#19

Achoo commented on Feature: Bayonetta - Creating Gaming's Combati...:

@ThomasBW84 Yes I tried to find a more current game than Mario Wii as an example, but couldn't be bothered to go through them all until I found one. Even so, oranges and apples aside, it is still claiming it is the best of it's genre, and Bayo is not then?
Probably best to leave it there anyway, obviously this is your profession and I am but a layman. My apologises, I did not mean to cause any upset.

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#20

Achoo commented on Feature: Bayonetta - Creating Gaming's Combati...:

@ThomasBW84 OK. I was just curious because of this feature being published. Would it have got this feature had it got a lower metacritic? Be honest.
Also, just checking metacritic now quickly, and I notice you gave New Super Mario Bros. Wii a straight 10. First one that came up. Seems a little off maybe? I've only played the demo of Bayonetta, but just that was enough for me to realise it has a LOT of love gone into it. Is it really THAT simple?

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#24

Achoo commented on Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition Sparks Huge Nu...:

Obsessive to the extreme. These are probably people with youtube channels or collectors who would feel incomplete without it. I find the mentality of the collector funny, as when broken down, the only reason they sell for this much is because they are 'limited'. Put the scarf on a store shelf and it wouldn't sell for $5 in large numbers. At the end of the day, it is just a scarf.

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#26

Achoo commented on Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect fo...:

M Sunshine or F-Zero GX for me. I think Metroid Prime might be a bit dated by now. First person shooters have come a long way since. It would still be good, but more for a nostalgia sake than anything else

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#34

Achoo commented on Review: Pop'n TwinBee: Rainbow Bell Adventures...:

@DJaa It was never released in NA, so it was either the 50hz Euro version, or the 60hz Japanese version.
Personally, I don't think the 50/60hz argument really matters that much with some plat-formers, apart from the boarders...but after a while I even get use to boarders.
Obviously, if they released the Japanese version it would not be in English, so I think to release this version was the best option.

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#37

Achoo commented on NES Remix Titles Coming in Physical Version to...:

I really don't get why people are so attached to physical releases. At the end of the day they are both digital, even if one is on a DVD. It is not like it is analogue, like a vinyl. You get some box art but hey, we have the internet these days people, it is not like pictures are in low supply...jeeze, your even reading an online magazine here now, your not complaining that that is not a "physical" release are you?
And people that buy both are just crazy.
The only advantage to buying a physical copy is the resell value for me, and that is all. If they offered all download games at 2/3 the price of physical, I'd buy them everytime. They are more convenient.

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#39

Achoo commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Beware the Slip...:

@Hit-Girl I won't pretend to know anything about cars. Are Mercedes typically slow on acceleration or something?
Personally, I am not a fan of commercialism in most forms, but I especially don't want it in my fantasy worlds, I'm a bit OCD like that. I don't even like product placement in movies. Don't break the forth wall I say.
I'm all for LOTS of DLC don't get me wrong, but I'm not of the opinion that if free must be good.

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#40

Achoo commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Beware the Slip...:

For me personally, I do not like it at all, for many reasons, some of which you have outlined in your article.
I think how much people 'care' about this will depend largely on their age. When I was young I couldn't give a hoots about this sort of thing, as I didn't know any better. But now as a mature, free thinking and reasonably intelligent person, I find it disturbing in many ways

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#44

Achoo commented on Older Wii U Bundles, Including All Black Syste...:

@Zombie_Barioth Motherboards cost a lot more also. My motherboard alone cost £100. Sure it comes with gigabyte Ethernet, which I never use. Ethernet is only really useful these days for transferring lots of data around a local network. When it come to internet speed, it isn't even close to WiFi-N capabilities for most countries. Ethernet does give less dropouts, but again, the routers most isp's provide these days make this very rare, at least in my experience. So no, it is not ridiculous to leave out Ethernet, but it would be to leave out WiFi.
If extra features that minimal people will use "looks like" they cheaped out to you, then I think your wrong. The price was changed to accommodate this.
Internal HDDs that don't have moving parts (SSDs) are still expensive, so the option was a large standard HDD that creates heat and clicking noises and break quite often if banged, or give people the option of an external HDD of a size of their choosing, and then possibly upgrade the standard internal flash memory as costs come down with future revisions of the console. Nintendo's whole perogative with the Wii U was to make it as cheap as possible at launch.

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#45

Achoo commented on Mario Kart 8 Sells More Than 1.2 Million Units...:

@hydeks Nonsense...Rayman Legends is best on Wii U and defo worth it, Pikmin 3 is probably the best game on the system, Zombi U is underratted and well worth playing, Nintendoland, New Super Luigi U, Wind Waker and I could go on. Loads of great games

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#46

Achoo commented on Older Wii U Bundles, Including All Black Syste...:

@Zombie_Barioth I don't know, I think I disagree. I don' think they "cheaped out" as the price is lower the competition (i'm not counting ps3 as this is a DX9 console, and the Wii U is DX10 or DX11 I believe). It would not make sense to leave the WiFi off in place of a LAN adapter, due to the wires problem you have already said people dislike. As I said, WiFi is not a problem anyway, I doubt anyone would notice the difference between the 2 if given a blind fold test (providing a good router is used).
As I said before, I would rather a lower retail with less features in a smaller quieter box, than to have all these feature you mention on bored from the start. At least then I have the option of adding them if I wanted, and not if I don't. If I don't, which lets be honest, is the majority of people, I end up with a smaller, quite, cheaper system. If I do add anything, well sure the pay off is a few more wired around my console and the inconvenience of having to disconnect a few usb cables etc. This slight inconvenience I think is more than acceptable. How often you gonna move your console anyway? Hardly ever.

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#47

Achoo commented on Older Wii U Bundles, Including All Black Syste...:

@unrandomsam Don't need a Lan adapter for a start, unless your going for a full on set-up, in which case you'll probably be the type of person to have room in your entertainment area for such things. Personally, I've had no trouble at all with the wireless, a good router would be a better investment than a lan adapter.
Gamecube adapter sure, but then it is no different than people who use a PC get in many cases. Hell, even the SNES had a bigger multitap than that gamecube one.
Then HDD, you can get very small these days, and then just disconnect it when not playing the games on it. Or get a really long USB cable and have it away somewhere else. Not a problem.
For me, small and quite are underestimated and appreicated. Both the Wii U is great for. I've not needed to add an external HDD as yet, but I only download indy and VC games to it.