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Bazly

Bazly

Canada

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Bazly

#1

Bazly commented on Atlus Confirms Etrian Mystery Dungeon for Spri...:

Well I guess my first Etrian game is going to be a Mystery Dungeon game as well! Awesome!

Unless I decide to pick up the other ones before then, but I doubt it to be honest. They look great but none of them stand out to me the way this one does!

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#3

Bazly commented on Pyramids 2:

I could be really interested in this if they did a better job than the first one...

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#4

Bazly commented on Review: Kirby Fighters Deluxe (3DS eShop):

Really, this gets 8/10 yet Dedede's Drum Dash gets 9/10? And the reasoning behind that seems to be that this game doesn't have online multiplayer? And what host of online features does Drum Dash feature, exactly? Can't help but wonder at this ranking.

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#5

Bazly commented on Video: You Really Don't Want To Know What Kids...:

They had far more positive things to say than you guys made it sound... like most of them said good things about it, just that it's hella outdated - which is true... I wouldn't have bought a bunch of Gameboy games on the 3DS eShop if I felt just using my Gameboy was an acceptable option. (Which I don't, even then I would use my Advance SP :P)

Someone needs to tell them they can get a bunch of Gameboy games on their 3DSs though. It sounds like most of them would appreciate that.

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#7

Bazly commented on Final Fantasy VI On Android Is Pricey and Look...:

I think the main reason why they redo the graphics like this is so that it will look vibrant on smaller phones, which is ironic considering these games lag on those devices.

While I am not a fan of the redone graphics (or the graphics of their Android games in general cough*Dimensions*cough great game but it also looks like this) FF6 IS my favourite game of all time, so naturally I had no choice but to purchase this release. There are quite a few things about it I like:

1) Having it portable is really nice. That's the main downside to the Virtual Console version for me, no portability. The only other portable option would be to have the PS1 version on the PSP or Vita, which I do, but the PS1 version doesn't have the benefits I'm about to mention.

2) A lot of the new control features are, in my opinion, fantastic. First off, as much as I love this game, it is a game with a lot of "sequences" that require a lot of timing and button pushing. It's kind of nice that during those sequences, a button appears on your screen that is specifically for that event (team switching, airship controls, etc). Not that these were AWFUL in the original, but it is a nice change that keeps me focused. It could be distracting to accidentally hit the wrong button and switch parties.

I LOVE the 8 directional walking option. It just makes so much sense. Even in the original, there were cut scenes where sprites moved diagonally, but players were unable to. It's a welcome addition for me!

THE MAGIC MENUS. When you open up your character's "magic" screen, the magic is sorted into separate windows by type! It's absolutely wonderful. (Except, I suppose, if you use the "active" feature in battle, then it might be a bit cumbersome for you.)

And just in general I like the look of the new battle menu, with the character action boxes acting as their own active time bars. It's nice that you don't have to hit a button to switch to a different character whose AT bar is full - all are accessible to you and it allows for much faster strategizing.

Just a few pros I saw! Again, I agree that the graphics aren't great, but it's yet another way to play FF6. That's something we don't have enough of!

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#9

Bazly commented on News Site Claims That Zelda "Takes A Dim View ...:

His analysis does have some merit, if you try thinking with your head instead of your rear, which it seems most of the people commenting here like to do.

But the REAL problem I have with this article, is that it is horribly unoriginal and does seem to be aiming at getting views just by being controversial or something. Thus, I didn't even bother clicking the link.

Why was this even posted on here? There are MANY more examples of MUCH better video game analysis. Seriously NintendoLife, I'm a bit disappointed.

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#11

Bazly commented on Circle Entertainment Backing the eShop In A Bi...:

I am interested in the other "Dream" games, but I always hate buying DSiWare games these days because I can't save them to the SD card. I already have a bunch I had to temporarily keep on the SD card instead of having them on my main menu because I just don't have room. I loved Bookstore Dream though. :(

On the plus side though, a lot of 3DS games here! I'm very interested in Lair Land Story, can anybody hook me up with a gameplay video? I'm curious as to what kind of game it is, apparently it's quite popular!

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#13

Bazly commented on SteamWorld Dig To Hit 3DS eShop in North Ameri...:

An official trailer we know about thanks to the investigative skills of... who now? ;D

Really excited for this one! Though I would hope a procedurally generated world would have more than 12 hours to offer...

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#15

Bazly commented on Video: DC Comics Shows Off the Hero Creator in...:

This is going to be SO awesome. I really hope they have endeavoured to include EVERYTHING, and therefore end up having some of the characters unique to Batman: The Brave and The Bold. Specifically the Music Meister and Equinox. They will pretty much always be with me if that's the case.

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#16

Bazly commented on Review: Spelunker (3DS eShop / NES):

I seriously love this game. The protagonist's ridiculous weakness is hilarious - and if you look at a lot of games from the early NES era, all of the protagonists were weak. Have you PLAYED Donkey Kong? Mario can't fall that much farther than Spelunker can.

Also, I'm starting to get the feeling that when a reviewer on here says that something has "unresponsive controls", what they really mean is "I hit the jump button and for some reason it didn't teleport me instantly to the end of the level and shower me in praise".

If you play any game and find you're dying a lot, then you're not very good at the game yet. A game like Spelunker requires patience, but obviously that's too much to ask of gamers in 2013...

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#18

Bazly commented on Review: Crystal Warriors (3DS eShop / Game Gear):

I'm surprised this scored so low! I've had 0 problems with the controls, I honestly don't know what you're talking about there.

As for the lack of story, I CAN see why that would be a problem, but I still find myself getting attached to the characters regardless.

Strongly disagree with this review and score!

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#23

Bazly commented on Rumour: Tomodachi Collection: New Life Update ...:

Honestly, as disappointing as it is, since this game will probably never see the light of day here, and since it really isn't a big title by any means (I hadn't heard of it until this article) I'm not really bothered by it. It is unfortunate, and it's silly that they don't just make it an option. But I've stopped depending on Nintendo's head office to actually line up with any forward thinking. They're hopelessly stuck in the past, whether that be with regards to political issues or online functionality on their systems :P

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#24

Bazly commented on Tomodachi Collection: New Life Features Same-S...:

I am very pleased to see that a majority of the responses on here are positive! Way to go Nintendolife, it is reassuring to know that I am (mostly) welcome here! Unfortunately it can be hard to tell in the gaming world...

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#27

Bazly commented on CNN Money: Nintendo Is "Tone Deaf" To Industry...:

The thing is, Nintendo is making some poor decisions when it comes to gaming trends and how they are developing their consoles and treating their customers.

BUT

This doesn't mean they're doomed to sink. For some reason whenever anyone looks at gaming, they seem to think it's this market where one mistake will sink a company. Trust me, we're NOWHERE near the games crash of the 80s, which, by the way, Nintendo was part of saving the world from.

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#29

Bazly commented on Shadow of the Eternals Expected To Spook Its W...:

Iiiiii am pleased with everything I saw in the trailer. I've never really tracked the developer's work, all I know is Eternal Darkness was amazing and a sequel, even if it's a "spiritual" one is fine by me!

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#31

Bazly commented on eShop Leaks Possible Date For Mario and Donkey...:

@shinesprite - I think they mean to say it is the second to be an EXCLUSIVELY digital game. If we go by your logic, then it's technically 4th, as DK94 is also available for download! :)

SO excited for this game! I agree with @SparkOfSpirit though, it would be cool to have another DK94 style game too, but I love what they've done with this series regardless. Will definitely be getting this at launch!

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#33

Bazly commented on Review: Clash of Elementalists (DSiWare):

Ugh, so sad. This looked SO promising, and I was SO excited for it.

But controls would be everything in this game lol. Like come on guys... the one thing that needs to be right...

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#36

Bazly commented on Former WiiWare Title Animales de la Muerte Ris...:

Damnit, I wanted this game so bad back in the day, I used to talk about it all the time, but I don't really care for what it looks like NOW. I hope they will eventually go back to what they originally designed, but I'm not holding my breath

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#37

Bazly commented on Square Enix Teases New Projects on Anniversary...:

You know what would be awesome? If instead of just bringing back Square games, they put some effort into bringing back some Enix classics. Like BRAIN LORD! or The 7th Saga! Would love to see them either remake or make those available on virtual console...

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#39

Bazly commented on Review: HarmoKnight (3DS eShop):

Just curious: you mentioned the length of the game. Just how long is it? I think I will be buying this immediately without much consideration, but I would like to know how long you'd say the main story is, approximately.

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#41

Bazly commented on Reaction: Doom and Gloom Merchants on Wii U Be...:

Here's the thing though: if you take a look at the HUNDREDS of games available for PS2, XBox, PS3, or XBox 360, how many of them would you actually buy?

People always complain that the Wii had "no games" and that the Wii U will have "no games". Generally what people mean when they say that, is that it has no games THEY plan on buying. But personally, I would rather a Nintendo console have a bunch of quality games that I'm interested in, then have a massive library where maybe 1/4 of the games are good. There is less selection, yes, but quantity =/= quality. Sometimes LESS IS MORE.

People just need to REALIZE what's available. I have so many friends who never play their 3DS, and haven't touched it in months, but what do they have? Super Mario 3D Land, and Mario Kart 7. They aren't even aware that there are tons of awesome downloadable games and downloadable retro games. I almost have 100 games on my 3DS already - and I keep the system on me AT ALL times. When I explain to people that I have 100 games in my pocket 24/7, then they kind of realize "Hey, I guess the 3DS does have something to offer". Yet even then they still seem to show know interest in checking out what the eShop has to offer. Meanwhile, they will have a bunch of games on their iPhone or Android.

TL;DR: I think the big issue here isn't that there isn't enough available, it's that people aren't AWARE of just how much IS available. Once they knew, I imagine they would be more interested.

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#44

Bazly commented on Talking Point: Review Scores and Unwinnable Ar...:

I honestly think dropping the review score would not be a bad idea. I've never on here seen a reviewer say "I really hated this, this, and this about this game. But I think it deserves an 8/10." Obviously, the score is always directly linked to what they thought of the game, and it's an entirely subjective opinion.

I think what matters more is WHY the reviewer did or didn't like it. For the sake of "convenience", someone reading who does not want to read the entire review, could just jump to the "conclusion", to see a summary of what pros and cons the reviewer felt were present.

To be honest, I think having a score system at all just ruins the purpose of reviews. Because now people will simply go to a review, jump down to the score, see it's a 4/10 and go "Oh well, that game sucks. Pass." I think people would be provided a better service if your reviews encouraged them to actually look for WHAT the reviewer SAID about the game, what they liked or didn't like, and what the key features, pros, and cons were about the game. This way they can determine how those things compare to their own tastes.

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#47

Bazly commented on Witch & Hero:

I think I might go for this one! Will have to hear a biiiit more about it, but I like what I see so far!