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AlexOlney

Video maker, writer, time-waster

Male, 23, United Kingdom

Follow me on Twitter if you'd like to read some of the things I say sometimes.

Joined:
Wed 9th April, 2014
Website:
http://youtube.com/nintendolife

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#2

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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#29

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.

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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.

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#38

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.

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#47

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.