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Video maker, writer, time-waster

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Wed 9th April, 2014

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AlexOlney commented on Video: Here's What Rare's Final GameCube Title...:

This would have been so impressive on the GameCube, the fluid animation, the superb graphics for the machine, the works. I still really enjoyed it on the 360, but I feel it was a bit of an older concept by that time, this could've blown the Ninty market away.



AlexOlney commented on Review: SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson (3DS):

@TheWPCTraveler 1. I would say it's about 60% gameplay to 40% plot.

3. Pretty plain to be honest, it's certainly not a bad narrative (bar the occasional appalling dialogue) but it's definitely not engaging enough to be 'good'. A lot of this is due to the ludicrous abundance of named characters you're expected to remember, it's like reading the Silmarillion, only with fewer Númenorians.

3.14. Whichever one doesn't have the irritating child-like character with the ultrasonic voice.

4. It's fine, probably a spot above average but it's no Shovel Knight.

All puns should be intended.



AlexOlney commented on Feature: A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation ...:

Pokémon holds a particularly special place in my heart; I was the right age to be caught up in it, all my friends were crazy about it, the cards became banned in my school making them even more sought after, it was a perfect storm of Pockety Monstery goodness.



AlexOlney commented on Review: LBX: Little Battlers eXperience (3DS):

@XCWarrior @Legromancer
Even with online the game wouldn't be a ten. It's good, but it's not perfect, so it could well have been a nine with proper online multiplayer.

It's a big deal because it feels so ripe for such a game mode, but it just doesn't have it, it's quite disappointing to not be able to show off your creations to the world.



AlexOlney commented on This Mario Kart XXL Game Boy Advance Prototype...:

If this really was a demo or prototype Nintendo wouldn't have bothered to photoshop the Double Dash artwork in order to remove the characters on the back of the karts. Plus the nasty font and animated arrow all point (pun intended) to this just being a clever hack. Whether or not this is actually running on the GBA is also a matter for contention.

What I'm trying to say is I'm not convinced.



AlexOlney commented on Masahiro Sakurai Tackles Criticisms of Bonus F...:

I once bought a chicken lunch in a Wetherspoons that came with some sort of blue cheese sauce in a tiny bowl on the side. I don't like blue cheese sauce so I simply didn't eat any of it.

There's an analogy in there somewhere but I got distracted.



AlexOlney commented on Video: Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investig...:

I'm a massive, biased Adevnture Time nerd, and I don't want to say that this is the game AT fans have been waiting for, but this could well be the game AT fans have been waiting for.

Also the art style translates well into 3D, but we knew that from the excellent A Glitch is a Glitch.



AlexOlney commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (...:

This game essentially made Zelda what it is today. Yes I know ALttP was also revolutionary, but the atmosphere and immersion of this game was unlike anything else at the time. It balanced gameplay with story sublimely, and whilst it may be a little rough around the edges by today's standards it still holds up very well.

If this game was released for the first time in this form today it would not be a 10/10, but considering how much this one title gave to the industry and how it shaped so many successors means that - purely on merit - it DESERVES a 10/10



AlexOlney commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

After rigorous testing over the weekend I'm thrilled to bits to award Splatoon a 9/10! I had faith that Nintendo would be able to pull through, and the servers have held up superbly; clearly the Global Testfire gave Nintendo the numbers it needed to get everything running like silk!

Despite its few shortcomings Splatoon is frankly one of the best games available on the Wii U, and I have tremendously high hopes that this game will evolve into a hugely successful series. Thanks for being so patient with the score!



AlexOlney commented on Poll: Early Impressions on Splatoon and That A...:

@biffman77 How far away is your Wii U to your router? It sounds like your connection is stable enough to load webpages but not stable enough to maintain the constant connection required for Splatoon. Consider moving it closer if you can, or failing that you could try getting an Ethernet adapter for the Wii U and a pair of network plugs that use your mains electric to transfer internet data.



AlexOlney commented on Poll: Early Impressions on Splatoon and That A...:

@Wouwter I ran into this occasionally when reviewing, I believe it's when one or more party member has moderate or closed NAT, and the timer's resetting because the game is trying to connect people that can't join, so they don't appear but the counter behaves as if they have.



AlexOlney commented on Review: Stone Shire (Wii U eShop):

@Einherjar I think the biggest issue is that the more complex features take an awful lot more time on top of what is an already considerable task of creating the game to begin with.

Smaller devs don't have the time/technical know how to produce these additional bits.