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Male, 18, United States

Thu 13th February, 2014

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BearClaus commented on Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Yea...:

I'm tempted to vote for Bayonetta 2 for Wii U Retail and Overall even though I haven't played it. You know, just to give credit where credit is due.

I'll compromise by not voting in either of those categories. Sitting out solves everything. :P



BearClaus commented on Review: Heptrix (Wii U eShop):

Given the recent influx of shovelware on the Nintendo eShop — both on the 3DS and Wii U — it seems like the right time for new developers to ask themselves an important question before taking the plunge into the indie scene: why?

Because they like making video games, possibly as a side hobby, and figure they might as well put something out there. The chance of a modicum of money is a nice incentive.

Mobile devices' app stores sound like the better homes for this, though it seems progressively more like the eShop isn't much different from one of those.



BearClaus commented on Review: Xavier (Wii U eShop):

So haphazard. Is that cactus supposed to be prickly? It doesn't look prickly. And what's it doing in a snow level? Come to think of it, what's that buzz saw blade doing there sticking out of the snow?



BearClaus commented on Sonic Boom Exploit Allows Players to Skip Larg...:

@kamifox1 #25 I think it'd be pretty easy to get by accident. You'd just need to pause the game after starting the attack and then notice that the attack is canceled when you unpause. It's a pretty small window of time, but I could see it happening by chance, particularly in co-op mode.



BearClaus commented on Table Top Racing: World Tour Dev Isn't Sure Ab...:

They've got Mario Kart, so is it really in their interest to do this, I'm not entirely sure.

So hold on, let me see if I'm understanding this correctly. They're not sure if Nintendo would allow them to release this game because it would compete with Mario Kart 8.

Is that actually… a thing? I think Nintendo would resent the release of every third-party platformer on their system if that were the case. This doesn't make sense to me.



BearClaus commented on Video: Early Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Footage...:

I was under the impression that a game-breaking bug crashed the game, prevented you from completing the game, made you restart your save file, let your character fly, or other such horrible or awesome thing.

I had this same glitch happen in Rabbids Go Home, except by complete accident rather than jumping on the boundaries of the level. I had to restart the level. Not quite the same as the invisible barrel glitch from Donkey Kong Country 2.



BearClaus commented on Sounds Like Super Smash Bros. Director Masahir...:

He brings the work on himself, if he doesn't trust his team with it. To be fair though, there is a ton of pressure on these guys to make the best game possible, so I can see why Sakurai would want to go overboard like that. He probably doesn't want anyone but himself to mess anything up, and when projects are made without sticking to a leader's vision, well, they can fall apart. (Not that having one person in control of everything is perfect either, of course…)



BearClaus commented on Review: Donkey Kong Country (Wii U eShop / Sup...:

Not one of the best games of its generation, but one of the most significant and influential from what I can tell. The level designs aren't all that inspired and the bosses are far less so, but the foundation was laid and the game left its mark.

Now, this game itself may not be a masterpiece of creative platform game design, but its first sequel is certainly up there. Really, Diddy's Kong Quest deserves all the praise that this game gets. I understand that this game is a little overrated, but anyone who claims that the whole series is is wrong.



BearClaus commented on Mad Men Football Shows Off Its New N64-Inspire...:

Stranger things have happened than this game turning out good. Namely, this game turning out to be in any sort of development at all! Seriously, color me surprised. This game being released in the first place would be a greater surprise than it getting a review score greater than 2/10.



BearClaus commented on Miley Cyrus Confuses Fans by Owning a Wii U:

A public figure owning a Wii U controller is definitely newsworthy, especially compared to some of the other things that get news articles on here. I mean, not many people own a Wii U controller.

I've woken up like that before… I'm pretty sure Penny Racers on N64 put me to sleep once when I was nine. ;)



BearClaus commented on Review: Donkey Kong Land (3DS eShop / Game Boy):

Great soundtrack, but not a great game. More 6/10 than 8/10. The controls are pretty awkward and the level design isn't excellent, but the game may be worth checking out for its strangeness and aforementioned soundtrack.



BearClaus commented on Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U):

@Captain_Toad I'm tempted to just post a comment saying, “c1pher_c0mplet has gotten the message,” whenever a new comment comes in. That might alleviate things.

Nah, waste of server space. But so are all these redundant replies!



BearClaus commented on Nintendo 64x64: Paper Mario:

This game bores me often. Maybe I'm partially responsible for this, but the battles tend to repeat themselves. I guess that just means I'll have to change my badges around next time I pick up my save file.

The visuals are simple, but they convey atmosphere effectively. The music, while not usually great on its own (exceptions include Bowser's theme), contributes to this. I always wished the game did more with the paper aesthetic, but thankfully its sequels did just that. This is a good first effort.