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Sun 20th January, 2008

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Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 14th May (Europe):

GBA games only on Wii U is stupid.

Yes, but the 3DS is getting ZERO VC games at all right now. Even if 3DS were supporting GBA games, it still wouldn't be getting any VC games right now.



Bass_X0 commented on Review: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 R...:

I haven't completed Devil Survivor Overclocked or SMT IV yet. I think I won't bother with DS2 until its on sale in the U.K. I'm a new fan of the series but I don't have to have each new game at full price on release day.



Bass_X0 commented on Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to th...:

you would then pay a monthly subscription service of about $15-$30 to access the games.

Whatever the hypothetical cost would be, people generally pay less per month on VC games. And just because they have access to the whole library, it doesn't mean they would play them. So someone could be paying $15 - $30 a month just to play a few same games. And companies would stop releasing games on the service because they are effectively not getting paid.



Bass_X0 commented on Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to th...:

what I don't like is that I have to buy a game again when I change consoles (i.e NES games from Wii to NES games from Wii U) even if they are discounted. I already paid for them, why should I pay again? it's absurd.

Nobody likes having to pay extra again, especially when NES games are the same cost on the Wii U as they are on the Wii. And yes, it is absurd. But I play more games on my Wii U now than on Wii mode so I upgrade every time a new game is released that I already own.



Bass_X0 commented on Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to th...:

Also, GBA and DS games have no place on the Wii U. The native resolution is way to low to enjoy it on my 55" TV.

So do as I do and only play them on the game pad. GBA games definitely have a place on Wii U, and I enjoy playing them on my game pad a whole lot more so than on my 3DS. I think its too soon to say whether DS games will be important to the Wii U. I think they should have been downloadable on 3DS instead because the Wii U screen layout for DS games is terrible for some. I imagine Yoshi's Island DS would be annoying to play on Game Pad or Game Pad and TV together. Its fine for the two games I have downloaded; Mario Kart DS and WarioWare Touched.

The 3DS' lack of SNES, N64, and GBA games is disturbing...

No... The 3DS' lack of any new games at all is what disturbs me. They need to get more Game Boy and Game Boy Color games on the 3DS before they start releasing games from currently unsupported consoles. I'm still downloading VC games on 3DS but I'm running out of choice now. I'm not happy with games costing more on 3DS than the same game on Wii U (in the U.K. at least). On Wii U, every NES game is £3.49 regardless of quality. On 3DS, they range from £3.59 to £4.49... why...?

Oh and also GameCube VC for Wii U thank you very much

Sure. I'd be quite happy with that.



Bass_X0 commented on Talking Point: Mario Maker Can Be A Game Chang...:

Nintendo should place the condition on sharing levels that you have to reach the end of the level yourself before you are allowed to share them. Just to prevent trolls making levels that impossible to complete.



Bass_X0 commented on Digital Foundry Assesses The Legend of Zelda: ...:

I'd like to see a remake of an N64 game with the same quality of graphics as Wind Waker HD. Star Fox 64, Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask have already been remade for 3DS so not those three. "Wave Race Trilogy HD" on Wii U, anyone?



Bass_X0 commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 DLC is a Winning F...:

Removing the metal characters wouldn't have gave us two other characters. They're just a recolor with changed stats and a few new spoken lines. Their creation could have been made in a single day and only serve to pad the heavyweight class, perhaps to make the character select screen a complete box.

And baby characters have been in the Mario series for years. However, we didn't really need baby Daisy and baby Rosalina, Those could and should have been replaced by two other lightweights. The other three babies appeared in the Yoshi's Island series and Mario & Luigi Partners in Time at least.

i just think its stupid to have the "coin/s" as a item to me

Perhaps they were supposed to be useless so that you aren't always guaranteed a weapon or speed boost. Anyway, the coins were in the original Super Mario Kart so I say they're fine here too.

we don't need those lousy Koopa Kids,

sure we do. as someone who used to watch the Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World cartoons as a kid, I'm happy to see the Koopalings in Mario Kart.



Bass_X0 commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 DLC is a Winning F...:

I think the game could get two more packs, but after that it wold likely be getting time to start making "Mario Kart 9" for Nintendo.

There should still only be one Mario Kart game per console. Mario Kart 9 would be on the 3DS successor (not the current New 3DS) while Mario Kart 10 will be on the Wii U successor. Neither console will be out for years so they still have time to make more DLC packs until they get released. I would say that Mario Kart 8 should keep getting DLC while Mario Kart 9 on the 3DS successor is released.



Bass_X0 commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 DLC is a Winning F...:

I voted more courses, and I would like each character to have alternate color schemes as a freebie, That should be easy to implement.
I would also like a smaller character select screen. Alternate versions of the same character would now be found under the main version of the character. Select Mario's face and you would bring up a box allowing you to pick either regular Mario, Baby Mario, Metal Mario or Tanooki Mario.

Half of the DLC content is old courses and half the initial game was old courses.

Thats how it should be. Half new, half retro. But they've been making the retro courses more unrecognisable to their original versions. Cheese Land and Ribbon Road barely resemble their original versions. Is that enough for you? I would want the next two packs to give us a fifth course for each existing cup instead of making new cups.

I'd personally like retro courses not from past Mario Kart games. Games like F-Zero, Stunt Race FX, Wave Race, Diddy Kong Racing...



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

It just doesn't pay for anyone to be a 3DS owner without also owning a Wii U.

I already paid for the Mario Kart 8 season pass. Money is tight right now so I will only be upgrading Street Gangs from the Wii Virtual Console. Will eventually get Mario Kart: Super Circuit but will probably have to wait for another sale to get Kirby Adventure Wii.



Bass_X0 commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Br...:

The original game (disk) cost me £35 and has 8 cups, that's £4.38 per cup. The DLC costs £7 per cup. That is not good value. If I want to pass my game on to a friend, they would have to pay again for the DLC.

Its £7 per pack of two cups if bought separately OR I think it was £11 for both packs (four cups) if bought together. And yes, your friend would have to download the DLC themselves, thats pretty much the point of DLC and applies to all games with it, so don't blame just Mario Kart 8.



Bass_X0 commented on Poll: Would You Like Mario Kart 8 and Super Sm...:

I guess there are people (like children who think they want ice cream all the time without realizing the consequences) for whom enough is never enough and for some reason no amount of content could ever satisfy them, but I've discovered this amazing thing called "other games to play" so it doesn't bother me so much.

I don't see much difference between wanting Mario Kart 9 and wanting more content for MK8. Its still more content either way. However, Mario Kart 9 will appear on the successor to the 3DS (not the recent upgrade) and Mario Kart 10 would appear on the Wii U successor. So those wanting to keep playing new content on console would have to wait until Mario Kart 10. Thats too far away.

If your analogy made sense, you're basically punishing a child for wanting an ice cream twice a year (two DLC packs a year) and instead saying that they should wait another five years for ice cream (the next console).



Bass_X0 commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Dreamcast:

"The Dreamcast's 32-bit predecessor was badly hampered by (...)"
Didn't you mean Saturn?

No. The Saturn is the Dreamcast's 32-bit predecessor. The console that came before the Dreamcast.



Bass_X0 commented on ​Vote Now and Decide Which Classic Mega Man ...:

And what about the 3DS? Why doesn't the 3DS get anything besides the NES games and obscure GB ones? Give the 3DS some love...

Are there any more NES, GB or GBC Mega Man games to port to the 3DS Virtual Console? Nintendo doesn't allow GBA and SNES games to be ported to 3DS Virtual Console. I suppose there is the crappy Sega Game Gear version though.



Bass_X0 commented on Review: Donkey Kong 64 (Wii U eShop / Nintendo...:

Yes. And its a perfect emulation as far as I can see. All levels intact. The only difference is that you rescue an N64 coin instead of Pauline the second time.

This game is a long, slow and at times painful chore.

I'm 12 hours into the game. Its not feeling like a long, slow or painful chore to me. I haven't really gone far into Gloomy Galleon yet. From memory, it can be a long, slow and painful chore, but only the last three worlds of the game. Its quite a good and fun game until then. And with save states, it won't feel as slow or painful.



Bass_X0 commented on Review: Yoshi Touch & Go (DS):

Not a fan. Its just average to me though I've not played it in years. And Corbie, there are numerous worse games than this. Yes, it is repetitive, I agree with that. But at least its playable and nice to look at. If this is 1/10 for you then you've clearly not seen actual 1/10 games on the DS.