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Part-time writer, full-time moron

Male, 22, United Kingdom

Wed 9th April, 2014

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AlexOlney commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

If I were to vote for my favourite, it would probably be Link's Awakening, but that's purely because it was my first Zelda game. Speaking objectively I had to go with the Wind Waker HD, as it's an undoubtedly superior version to the original, and the game itself keeps many of the Zelda traditions whilst breaking away and doing something really fresh and interesting with the assets and storyline, as well as the timeless art style.



AlexOlney commented on Developers Outline The Creative Process for Cr...:

When I first saw the Wii U logo being splattered out with ink, I did think we were getting DeBlob 3. That would have been nice, but Splatoon looks like it might just be the game everyone wanted before they knew it existed.



AlexOlney commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

I'm always disappointed with the trend of having a Wii U/3DS stretch goal tens of thousands higher than the core goal. Target 22,000 with a 3DS stretch goal of 180,000?

Sometimes I think these stretch goals are just pipe dreams put in to silence everyone who clamours for them.



AlexOlney commented on Nintendo Confirms Tomodachi Life: Welcome Vers...:

@Kiz3000 Supply and demand - if the demo is easy to get, people won't be as enticed to try and get it, but if their friend offers them a code to download it, suddenly its value is astronomically higher, they buy the game and the cycle continues.

It's basically word of mouth 2.0.



AlexOlney commented on Little Orbit Bringing Adventure Time: Secret o...:

I was part of the minority that actually enjoyed Explore the Dungeon etc., once you got past the slow beginning it really picked up and became a brutally difficult dungeon crawler. I can see where many people were disappointed though, with elements such as the lack of polish and the glitches and game-freezing, but I thoroughly enjoyed playing it with my housemate.

Let's hope WayForward can take a little more time with this effort and bring joy to more than just a few weirdos such as myself.



AlexOlney commented on Satoru Iwata Announces 'Nintendo Figurine Plat...:

The way I see these working is little bonus characters/other bonuses that you would get from having a certain game's save data on your system/memory card like in the days of yore.

You're playing F-Zero U and you want to play as James McCloud? Stick your Fox figurine on the NFC and watch him materialise.

I doubt they'll ever be integral, but more like multi-game single purchase DLC.