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AlexOlney commented on The Man Who Found The SNES PlayStation Thinks ...:
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 Prototype SNES PlayStation Found In The Wild, ...:
Olaf Olafsson has to be one of the greatest names to grace this world of ours.
AlexOlney commented on First Impressions: Celebrating a Gaming Icon W...:
Excellent stuff as always Morgan, I'm still massively jealous that you got your hands on it though!
AlexOlney commented on Feature: Nintendo Wins at Its Own Game - A Rev...:
What? ANOTHER Nintendo Life review without a score?
AlexOlney commented on Feature: Our Hopes and Dreams for Nintendo at ...:
@abbyhitter I've been busy losing recorded footage and sleeping.
AlexOlney commented on Eager Splatoon Players Aim to Make Sense of th...:
I'm shouting this at myself right now:http://youtu.be/IRsPheErBj8
AlexOlney commented on Street Fighter Legend Ryu Found In Super Smash...:
When Ryu is fighting in Smash Bros., Alfonzo becomes the ultimate street fighter.Alfonzo: "Leave it to me!"
AlexOlney commented on Video: UCraft's CraftyKart PowerPack Mod Gets ...:
Nexis Games using assets from another company? Quelle surprise!
AlexOlney commented on There's Another New Weapon Coming To Splatoon ...:
@RantingThespian I will not buy this tobacconist, it is scratched.
AlexOlney commented on Squid Girl Collaboration Set to Invade Splatoo...:
I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see a Splatoon-themed course in the next Mario Kart 8 DLC pack if/when it's released.
AlexOlney commented on Guide: Use these Splatoon Tricks & Advanced Te...:
@flag We get ours from http://www.canvasdesign.co.uk/
@Dogorilla Keeps me in my place.
AlexOlney commented on No FIFA For Nintendo Fans This Year, States EA:
No FIFA for anyone soon.
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 Satoru Iwata Will Return as Nintendo Direct Ho...:
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.
@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 Guide: Tips On How To Become A Squid Hotshot I...:
@Einherjar It's only horizontal surfaces and slopes. Of course some surfaces have the ink simply run off, so they don't count.
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.
AlexOlney commented on PDP Is Aiming to Sell the World's Shiniest Con...:
That is the most hideous controller I've ever seen.
And I must have it.
AlexOlney commented on Video: We Tackle The Dual-Stick vs. Motion Con...:
@GrailUK I'm glad somebody noticed!
AlexOlney commented on Nintendo Life Weekly: 8th May 2015:
@Iggly More like daily! There's a new video every day featuring your truly in case you need your fix on a more regular basis!
AlexOlney commented on Nintendo Life Direct: 1st May 2015:
@kiigu Someone didn't wait until the end of the video
AlexOlney commented on Nintendo Direct: A Special Splatoon Direct is ...:
@RainbowGazelle Good luck!
AlexOlney commented on Weirdness: Shigeru Miyamoto Takes on a Shinya...:
@AhabSpampurse Thanks for clarifying that important detail, you dispelled a lot of horrific images.
AlexOlney commented on amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits Bringing ...:
This is clearly designed for younger/newer Nintendo fans that haven't experienced Nintendo's old classics before and is a perfect gateway to get them to try it out. It's not much cop for any veteran fans, but that's not who they've designed this for.
Anyway, it's free.
AlexOlney commented on The Mechs of Xenoblade Chronicles X Are Named ...:
@Blast Sounds like someone's got an issue with Isshu.
AlexOlney commented on Hacked Passcodes Leaked For 3DS eShop Microtra...:
I decide not to use them (despite being tempted) for the simple reason that like it or not, these codes were not meant to be used yet. I'm not a fan of microtransactions and the like, but that's what Nintendo's made this game to be, and even though you can play the entire game without paying a penny, the option is there for those that want it. Nintendo is the only developer I know of that presents freemium games as fairly as they do, so you'be got to hand them some credit.
AlexOlney commented on Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations H...:
I'm reasonably hopeful for this, previous AT games have been mediocre to irritatingly shy of fantastic, I just hope they take third time and get everything polished with this one.
AlexOlney commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd April (Europe):
That is a killer price for Tetrobot & Co., you'd have to be mad or outside of Europe not to take advantage of it.
AlexOlney commented on Pirate Bay Co-Founder Unable To Experience The...:
"Screwdriver which costs 100 kroner"
Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't it just need a tri-wing? I swear you can pick those up on eBay for pennies.
AlexOlney commented on Guide: Improve Your Wii U's External Hard Driv...:
Loving the subtle Mr. Sparkle reference.
AlexOlney commented on Feature: The Final Xenoblade Chronicles X Pres...:
Online co-op? Oh be still my beating heart...
AlexOlney commented on Weirdness: Hospitalised Man Steals More Than $...:
@A01 Despite McDonald's more than questionable nutritional value, it's still probably better than the food the hospitals provide.
AlexOlney commented on Exclusive: Theatre Musical 'The Legend of Zeld...:
I heard that there's talk of Benedict Cumberbatch getting involved.
There's no confirmation as to which part he'll be lending his booming, theatre-filling voice to, but many signs are pointing towards Navi.
AlexOlney commented on Video: Watch the Original Master Sword and Hyl...:
@Link-Hero I understand where you're coming from, they're not quite as intricate as the stuff found in films, but nine times out of ten they're making fictional weaponry, so if they made them ultra realistic it might detract from the result.
Plus given the fact that they're probably using the YT channel as glorified advertising means they're not going to be making too much money out of it, focusing more of their time on more important projects.
AlexOlney commented on Opinion: Splatoon Is to Shooters what Mario Ka...:
@Monado_III I reckon if there is an option to team up with friends against strangers online (and there should be), the competitive side of this game could revolve around teamwork and coordination more than simple individual skill that games like Smash focus on.
If this does happen it could be a breath of fresh air, as the only games I know of that focus on teamwork in the competitive crowd are MOBAs.
AlexOlney commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:
I have to say due to the fact that Link's quite a blank canvas in terms of personality this could be a really interesting move. I doubt Nintendo will latch onto the idea but you never know.
AlexOlney commented on Preview: We Take Aim at Splatoon to See if It ...:
@SpriteMaster Local multiplayer is confirmed, it's a 1v1 but we don't know any more than that.
@Dr_Corndog You have no idea, it's ludicrously enjoyable.
AlexOlney commented on Gallery: Nintendo Celebrates Women's History M...:
@TwilightAngel 'Tetra the boring pirate.'
You mean the first incarnation of Zelda to have a proper personality rather than the carbon copy we've seen in most Zelda games since OoT with the warmth and compassion of wallpaper paste?
AlexOlney commented on Feature: We Catch Up With Four Nindies at EGX ...:
They're all terrific games, so despite only four Nintendo indie titles at Rezzed, the quality is universally splendid!
AlexOlney commented on Talking Point: It's Time for a Nintendo Direct...:
Mario Maker with a Stunt Race FX theme if you please.
AlexOlney commented on Review: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (...:
Well guys, the score's finally up! Sorry for the delay!
AlexOlney commented on Freedom Planet Bringing Its Brand of Sonic-Sty...:
The artwork has a definite Deviant Art vibe to it, which I can't say I care for, but the actual sprites and the gameplay look solid and incredibly satisfying. Might be picking this one up when it lands on Wii U.
AlexOlney commented on Poll: Which 2015 Nintendo Blockbusters Should ...:
There was mention of other themes for Mario Maker beyond the Mario franchise, so I think amiibo could be a brilliant method for giving you access to them.
@CaptainRockout You don't need a TV to play it, but it's nice for others to be able to watch!
AlexOlney commented on Look On In Despair At The Hardest Super Mario ...:
And I still have trouble in Forest of Illusion.