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Bass_X0

Bass_X0

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Bass_X0

#1

Bass_X0 commented on Review: Pac-Attack (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo):

Its only worth downloading if you already downloaded it on Wii and want to transfer. Otherwise, yes, everybody else should get the Pac-Man Collection if you want to play this. A pointless release, but I want all VC games from Wii to eventually appear on the Wii U eshop.

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#2

Bass_X0 commented on Interplay Is Remastering Cult SNES Brawler Cla...:

why do you assume that a game that once sucked (in your opinion) can't be improved enough to make it an actual good game? and surely a game that does suck is more in need of a remake than a game that was originally good?

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#5

Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 5th March (Europe):

I don't think I will be visiting the eshop until Nintendo have released a Wii game with added Wii U gamepad controls.

And when a Wii game that uses the Classic Controller does get released, it will use the Game Pad - and not before. Motion control games won't ever do so.

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#7

Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (Europe):

I thought of a reason why Pac-Attack should have came to the Wii U Virtual Console - so that those of us who have downloaded it on Wii can transfer it across to Wii U. But thats the only reason.

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#14

Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (Europe):

Nintendo still doesn't want that VC free money. Crazy! Still tons to bring out

It costs money to put games onto the VC so putting a lot out too quickly will result in some games being overlooked. Three games every week across Wii U and 3DS, regardless of what those games actually are, is the best option.

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#15

Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (Europe):

Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Advance are acceptable. Super Mario Advance has several differences compared to the original NES game. Super Mario Advance 2 is pointless because its not that different to SNES Super Mario World.

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#16

Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (Europe):

Which should I get out of 4 Elements, Jewel Quest 4 and Jewel Quest Mysteries 3? I don't have any of these Jewel Quest type games. Also, Pac-Attack isn't worth a purchase since its also included in the GBA Pac-Man Collection.

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#18

Bass_X0 commented on Review: Breath of Fire (Wii U eShop / Super Ni...:

Breath of Fire gets 5/10 and Baseball (NES) for the virtual Console gets 6/10. Normally I agree with your reviews 100% but these are the two that befuddle me.

Games from one system are generally scored against other games from the same system. I agree that Baseball isn't as good as the reviewer thought it was.

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#22

Bass_X0 commented on Review: Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (Wii U eShop / ...:

You're just angry for the sake of being angry, ANGRYBALDMAN666. Capcom deciding to release Super Ghouls n Ghosts on GBA doesn't prevent arcade, N64, GameCube and Mega Drive games coming to Wii U or GBA games coming to 3DS. The only justified complaints about this release is that Capcom should have chose to release something else instead. Nothing to do with Nintendo's decisions.

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#25

Bass_X0 commented on Review: Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (Wii U eShop / ...:

Capcom should have offered the GBA version on sale if you already own the SNES version. I wouldn't have minded paying £1.50 for this. I also think Capcom should have released some of their other GBA games before this. This should really have been the last GBA game that Capcom released. SSFIIT Revival, Final Fight One, Super Puzzle Fighter II, Mega Man & Bass... they're all much better.

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#27

Bass_X0 commented on Review: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Wii U eSh...:

You never know when Nintendo might bright us the NES Classics GBA ports, they did it with Super Mario World's GBA port in Japan after all.....

They won't bring the NES Classics to Virtual Console when they already have the NES originals. There's no point. At least the GBA versions of Super Mario World and Super Ghouls n Ghosts had new content to warrant their release.

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#28

Bass_X0 commented on Review: Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (Wi...:

I stopped caring about the old GBA cartridges. I'd rather have them on my Wii U, even if they are more expensive. Anyway, I think this is better than Circle of the Moon. It looks a lot better on my Wii U Game Pad than I remember it doing on my old GBA SP.

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#36

Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 19th February (Europe):

what would be the benefit of the GBA Breath Of Fire games over the SNES versions that are already on VC?

The menus look a lot better and modern over the originals, but thats just cosmetic. Plus you gain double EXP in the GBA versions which means less grinding. SNES BoF1 feels far too dated for me personally.

And Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo on GBA has a couple of nasty game breaking glitches they need to deal with before they put it out there.

I doubt they would fix the glitch. VC games tend to be ported exactly, glitches and all. I would still download it though.

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#37

Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 19th February (Europe):

the Wii U VC releases seem to becoming more and more about handheld and mobile type versions of games. You don't buy a Wii U to play handheld games

Aren't most of the GBA games better than most of the SNES and NES games? It doesn't matter to me that the GBA was a handheld, they're still enjoyable games to play on Wii U Game Pad.

i want the arcade version to play on a HD TV, that's what home consoles are supposed to be for.

I agree that arcade games should come to the Wii U VC. But I was disappointed by the choices of games on Wii VC. There should have been more arcade games from the 1990s.

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#39

Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 19th February (Europe):

So letdown the 9 quid first week price point won't be continuing...

We knew from the start that the sale was only a launch offer.

What's happened to GB and GBC games on 3DS Virtual Console?

Nintendo hears ya. Nintendo don't care.

Kirby should've been the Dream Collection as it never came out in Europe. I would've bought that!

I have already downloaded the games individually so no point for me. Okay, so I can't play Kirby 64 with Game Pad controls but I can live with that.

And two VC GBA quality third party games on the Wii U in one week?

Any benefits over the SNES version of Super Ghouls n Ghosts? I'd have preferred Capcom release Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival, Final Fight One, Mega Man & Bass or either GBA Breath of Fire before Super Ghouls n Ghosts.

Cannot bring myself to buy GBA games on Wii U. They just don't look or feel right.

They look far better than on 3DS to me. I don't use the TV though, only the Game Pad.

Wait...one of the DLC tracks is Swivel, from Seiken Densetsu 3?! That's an instant buy from me. There's something about that track that makes it one of my most fondly remembered RPG pieces of music from the SNES era.

I'd have preferred Nuclear Fusion. Best music in the game.

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#44

Bass_X0 commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

If 60% or more of a rating scale is used for varying degrees of crap, that seems pointless to me.

The WiiWare version of Phoenix Wright was given a 5/10 score here despite being an enjoyable and worthy download that was in no way crap - it was only scored so low because NintendoLife wanted everything to be redrawn. The same trilogy with redrawn graphics with zero gameplay changes was given a 9/10.

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#45

Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 12th February (Europe):

Nope. Its the exact same price as a bundle as being purchased seperately.

why don't they ever release proper VC games we all actually want?

Namco and Sunsoft have games they want to sell on the VC too. Thats this week. Plus some companies aren't interested in submitting their games to Nintendo yet.

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#46

Bass_X0 commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

Yes, but given a hundred reviews, you're not going to read every one of them. You need a system to break the reviews down so that you know what kind of quality of game you're expecting from the review before you actually read it.

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#48

Bass_X0 commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

A decent summary paragraph at the end or a list of pluses and negatives at the end with a short summary is far better.

How would that be presented on a list like this?

http://www.nintendolife.com/games?region=usa&system=wiiu&submit=Filter&sort=rating

A list of games from good to bad is a very helpful feature of the site. It doesn't matter to me though if a game comes before or after a game with the same score.

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#49

Bass_X0 commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

A system of "Must Buy, Buy, So-So, and Avoid" would work best.

Which is still a scoring system out of four. 4/4 = 10/10 - 9/10, 3/4 = 8/10, 2/4 = 7/10 - 5/10, 1/4 = 4/10 - 1/10

A game with a score of 9 isn't always much better than one with an 8, but there are people who think so.

The 9/10 game should have been scored an eight, or both should have recieved a nine. The review text is to determine whether a game is appropriate to a person's individual tastes.

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#50

Bass_X0 commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

If I'm looking at a list of generic game titles that I have no clue whether they are any good or not (say on DSi or WiiWare), how am I supposed to pick out the good from the bad? I'm certainly not going to read a hundred reviews to find out which game I want to play next.

With review scores, I can look up the games that scored highly and just read a few to see whether I would like it. Out of ten is fine. There is no real benefit to percentages since a X6% game is barely different to an X2% game.