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Sun 20th January, 2008

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Bass_X0 commented on Review: Final Fight One (Wii U eShop / GBA):

There aren't any VC games being released on 3DS by anyone now for whatever reason. Companies can now only release their old games from any console on Wii U. It doesn't matter to me if handheld games appear on Wii U. Game Pad is better than 3DS' screen.



Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd July (Europe):

Can't really see the point in Yoshi Touch & Go getting a new release. It was only ever a glorified tech demo,

And thats why its cheaper than other DS games. I got it free a few weeks ago after downloading Yoshi's Woolly World for £35.

And no game should be restricted from release due to simplicity. Just release it at a lower price.



Bass_X0 commented on Review: Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival...:

>GBA on Wii U
That's the wrong platform but they refuse to admit it.

Well the 3DS isn't getting any new VC games from anybody right now. I think Nintendo has banned every other company from submitting their VC games for release on 3DS.



Bass_X0 commented on Review: Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival...:

the bad (if completely predictable) news is the lack of multiplayer.

I don;'t think any game on Virtual Console should be marked down for lack of multiplayer. Thats a fault of Nintendo, not the game or its developer.

I played a lot of "Street Fighter Alpha 3" on the PS1. I had totally forgotten it had come out on the GBA as well! Was it as good as the PS1 version?

Nope. It really wasn't. SSFIIT Revival is a better port than GBA Alpha 3.

They should instead make street fighter alpha 3 upper for gba available on the wii u eshop, that´s a way better game, it´s much more polished in my opinion and resembles far better the original source material.

Its really not. The sprites and backgrounds are very small and under-detailed. Even in comparison to SSFIIT Revival.

]I have Street Fighter II: Turbo on my Virtual Console, so no thank you.

Its not really the same though is it?



Bass_X0 commented on Interview: Senran Kagura Producer Kenichirō T...:

I will never understand how a game about underage children being objectified is even allowed on nintendolife. Fictional or not underage children barely wearing clothes and being objectfied is disgusting. It should not even be a thing. Sadly it is. This world is getting worse and worse.

Still a Nintendo game. And they're hardly children with chests that mature.

NintendoLife raise the bar- don't lower it....

NintendoLife just reports the news. If games like Senran Kagura make themselves news worthy then NintendoLife has to report it.



Bass_X0 commented on Interview: Senran Kagura Producer Kenichirō T...:

Is there a game like this but with hyper-sexualized hot guys instead? I never see games like that, it's always got women. Where are the fanservicey games for us hetero ladies*?

It tends to be single geeky males that buy this kind of stuff. Women can be single and geeky who get off on hot men, but the big money is selling towards single men.



Bass_X0 commented on Interview: Senran Kagura Producer Kenichirō T...:

Because it seems that most/ all of the time, if the "sex appeal" card is played,

Whatever entertainment medium you can think of, Japan uses sex appeal to sell it. Not all the time of course. But its easy to find examples. Senran Kagura is actually quite common of Japanese "otaku" culture.



Bass_X0 commented on Review: Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising (Wii...:

I think it's probably going to happen, but probably not for a long while, looking at other Intelligent Systems VC games. I have no clue whatsoever as to why, since the game is clearly localized, licensed, ported and all that, but then again NoA is not afflicted by logic, so there is that.

Its probably sitting on Nintendo of America's long list of games just waiting to be released. Games get submitted to Nintendo of their respective region, and Nintendo of that region decides on the release schedule. Its not particularly a fair schedule either.



Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 16th July (Europe):

SSF2 turbo Revival is far from my favourite SF2 games,

I like it. It has large sprites, Super Moves, more special and normal moves for some characters, new backgrounds for some characters and Akuma as a playable character. Just avoid activating that glitch! I had the GBA cart back in the day and don't remember seeing that glitch often. Its really not a game killer unlike what other people say about it.

Of course, the arcade version of SSFIIT and HD Remix are the best SFII games overall. But as far as the best SNES and GBA SFII games go, its equal to SNES SSFII, I'd say.



Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 16th July (Europe):

How many Street Fighter 2's does the Virtual Console need!

All of them. Don't need the TurboGrafx and Genesis versions though. But give us Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Super Puzzle Fighter II on GBA.

Why on EARTH would you put a Street Fighter game on something that can't be played 2 player?

Because it is still fun as a one player game of any version. I've never played any handheld game against a second person in my life, only trading between Pokémon cartridges that I owned. Only being able to play single player has never stopped me from buying a game I want.



Bass_X0 commented on Poll: What Do You Want From Nintendo's NX Plat...:

I'd like a hybrid. Call it the Wii DS. Only plays cartridges away from home, but also plays discs when at home. Depending on the game, it would only be able to play 3DS quality games downloaded games away from home and also Wii U quality games while at home.



Bass_X0 commented on Review: Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Wii U eS...:

The last time nintendolife reviewed this it was given a 5/10...number systems are stupid.

I agree. It is stupid how Nintendo Life has different scores for some games. When I come to Nintendo Life, I don't come to find out an individual reviewer's opinion, I come to find out the site's opinion. So when the site says the game is both good and also bad, thats just confusing. Which reviewer should you believe if you should buy it or not?

Scores out of five were better. There's not much difference between 3/5 and 4/5.



Bass_X0 commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Strategy Needs to be Glo...:

They don't seem to really get that the western market's as big as it is or that it likes certain things,

Actually, Japanese companies in general don't get that westerners want more Japanese games to be translated. I'd rather play a Japanese themed game thats good than a typical American themed game thats bad.

"You don't tell us what you'd like, we'll tell you what you'd like!"

Who would ask for a plumber in a mushroom kingdom fighting a giant turtle today if Mario never existed?



Bass_X0 commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Strategy Needs to be Glo...:

How about the company changes its name to something more americanised when dealing with countries outside of Japan while you're at it? Surely American fans are put off from buying a console from a country that doesn't sound english?

Personally, Nintendo is Nintendo and Nntendo is Japanese.



Bass_X0 commented on Gunpei Yokoi Discusses The Struggle To Make Th...:

If things are too realistic, there's no room for your imagination, and the reality of those faces you thought were beautiful will be revealed.

Why is realism okay for movies and tv shows since its actual people being filmed, but not for videogames?



Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 9th July (Europe):

Any week with a Mega Man game is a good week

On the contrary, I am beginning to see why the whole Mega Man series died in the first place. The Battle Network games are barely different to each other. I'll still download it.

How many Mega PokeMan games did they make?

There are six Battle Network games on GBA, four of which come on two cartridges so ten. Then there is the spin-off Battle Chip Challenge on GBA. A port of the fifth game on DS and Network Transmission on GameCube which I haven't played. How similar is Network Transmission to the GBA games other than featuring the same characters?



Bass_X0 commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (...:

I will pass, this time. I already have OoT in the following formats
Original gold cartridge
Gamecube Zelda Collection Disc
Wii VC.

And this release is so you can upgrade your Wii VC to Wii U.

I rate it 8 while WW is 9 and TP and SS full 10's. The series has gone uphill like there's no tomorrow

I feel like Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword are steps away from the classic Zelda formula. And not in a good way like Hyrule Warriors. Too much focus on story and running errands / collect quests.



Bass_X0 commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (...:

On the Wii Shop channel N64 games (barring imports) are £7.00, whereas on the Wii U eShop they are £8.99 . You gain rumble, Miiverse posting and proper off-TV play, but is that worth the extra £1.99?

You have to pay £1.79 to upgrade your N64 game from Wii to Wii U. So its actually a little cheaper to download on Wii first then upgrade to Wii U.



Bass_X0 commented on Review: Yoshi Touch & Go (Wii U eShop / DS):

You can get this game for free if you download Yoshi's Woolly World in Europe.

Yep, GBA and DS games belong to 3DS and not to Wii U.

Nobody is supporting the 3DS with any new Virtual Console game right now. Even if GBA and DS games were possible, that doesn't mean the 3DS VC drought will be lifted.



Bass_X0 commented on Review: Life of Pixel (Wii U eShop):

I imagine that most won't have even heard of the Spectrum or the ZX81...

I'm sure almost everybody here has heard of Jetpac in Donkey Kong 64 though.

Reminds me of an idea I had for a game. The hero is a famous mega star videogame character known and loved the world over. But in our reality he's completely new even though everybody in the game intro acts like he's been around for many years and has been on many adventures that the player should know of already. However, the main villain decides to stop trying to kidnap the princess all the time and instead erase the hero's past so that he's a complete unknown. In order to regain his fame, the hero has to return to 1981 when his legacy began and redo it all over again to get back to the present day.

This is a compilation title where every game is completely new. You will play early 80s arcade games, NES games, Game Boy games, Super Nintendo games, a Virtual Boy game, an N64 game, Game Boy Color, Advance, Gamecube, DS, Wii etc... The games are not just one genre either - there are all sorts of different genres and several games from each "system". The better you play, the more spin-offs you unlock as the hero gains in popularity.



Bass_X0 commented on We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Fas...:

Virtual Console itself is a service that began when we developed Wii so that consumers can play past titles on new platforms, and we continue to distribute various titles now. However, back when we started this service, there were some points that we could not sufficiently foresee about how big this business would grow to be and how the business would expand. For example, Virtual Console titles are generally developed based on the original game software, but this does not mean that we can develop numerous Virtual Console titles simply if we have the original game software. Development of Virtual Console titles require detailed manual work, such as testing if the software runs smoothly on each platform, or making sure the content is appropriate under the various standards currently in place. Thus, we occasionally receive opinions that our pace of releasing new Virtual Console titles is slow, but if we use much of our human resources on such detailed manual work, we would not be able to develop new titles, so we are currently researching how we can efficiently develop Virtual Console titles with limited human resources. One of the big issues for our system development is how to resolve the situation in which we can only release a few Virtual Console titles at a time when we release new platforms.

Okay, we get that. But surely a game being released in Europe means the game is ready to be released in America, and vice versa. But releases have been largely been unique to each region with the other waiting months to catch up, if at all.



Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd July (Europe):

Can Fire Emblem be played using only the touch screen, or do you have to use buttons too?

Okay, I just checked and you can. So thats good. Vertical Game Pad screen it is. It wouldn't have worked well otherwise. The small screen played horizontally would have been to small to play the game.



Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Life Weekly: F-Zero Wii U, Octolings,...:

I am not against gay people, I am against their lifestyle.

The gay lifestyle is part of being gay. So you're either against them or with them - you can't be against their lifestyle but not against the people. It doesn't work that way. I myself am straight so I am against practicing homosexual acts myself. But for those who are gay, they can do it by all means.



Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 25th June (Europe):

Ummm......Samurai Warriors 3 for 39.99 then what looks to be 68.00 dollars in DLC? Am I dreaming that? This is the kind of stuff that is ruining gaming! KOEI you have lost a customer. No thank you! I won't be buying if that comes to North America. Shame too I really liked that first Samurai Warriors.

Only completists with more cents than sense would download ALL of a game's available DLC. Normal people just download the few that they want, if any at all.