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BearHunger

BearHunger

Male, 17, United States

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BearHunger

#2

BearHunger commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

I just beat Disney's Aladdin on Genesis for the third time this week, so I think it's time to move on. Onto Pitfall Pac-Man 2: The New Mayan Adventures, that is! Or maybe that was two separate games. I'll figure it out.

I'll be sure to check out and get pummeled by Chakan: The Forever Man as well.

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#5

BearHunger commented on Android Game Inspired by Muramasa Takes Some Heat:

@vonseux The actual art assets themselves would have been copied directly from Muramasa. Drawing the same architectural style of house or the same species of plant is not the same as ripping the backgrounds from the ROM (if that's a thing people do) and placing them in a different game.

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#6

BearHunger commented on Feature: How A Team Of Dedicated Fans Is Fixin...:

Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the third game in the series, was by many accounts slower, looser. Creator Masahiro Sakurai had worked to make the game more welcoming to newcomers, but in so doing had sacrificed the precision necessary to foster a competitive fighting game community.

This is exactly what I love about Brawl. I loved Melee too (and played it about as much :) ), but the controls were a bit too sensitive and the gameplay a bit too fast for my tastes.

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#11

BearHunger commented on Round Table: Let's Talk Endlessly About Mario ...:

This game looks set to repeat every problem the series has had since Mario Kart DS. It's a shame, because the courses, graphics, and character roster all look amazing. Battle mode will probably continue the recent tradition of no survival matches even in local multiplayer, and local multiplayer itself will still most likely be a snooze fest.

But for how much I whine that those games are missing the point of ol' Mario Kart, they are remarkably fun, addictive, and overall great all the same. This game will be no different, and as bad a thing as that is, that is a good thing. :)

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#13

BearHunger commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

I'll be playing the Genesis version of Strider on Virtual Console. If you can get past the subpar sound, sprite flicker, and stiff controls, it's still a mediocre game. But hey, I knew what I was getting into! (Okay, well to be honest I thought the graphics only looked wonky because I was watching a Youtube video at the time.) I'll also be playing Axelay on Virtual Console as well; I was originally planning to download it on Wii U VC, but by the time it gets there it may be gone from the Wii Shop!

I won't be playing much, though, 'cause I have work to do.

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#14

BearHunger commented on Preview: Mario Kart 8:

YES! Royal Raceway!

While it supports off-TV play, it does not enable you to play with five players, nor does it allow the GamePad player to use the full screen on the controller while others use the TV in a local race, thus potentially adding an extra player in the process.

What— what the— what— what‽ Did such a feature (which S&ASR Transformed had and was appreciated for) slow the game down too much? Is there some half-butted justification, like that it would make the GamePad player jealous 'cause the visuals are worse on that? This is brain-dead.

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#16

BearHunger commented on Features: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2014 - Spri...:

Siesta Fiesta? Conception II? It sounds like you guys ran out of games.

Substitute any two between Friend Collection and Moon Chronicles, exclusive, for Sonic Boom and Disney Magical World and this list would be slightly more accurate. But still, ten is reaching. It doesn't help that Super Smash Bros. is (I suspect) likely to be delayed.

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#19

BearHunger commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Spr...:

This is the first time I've ever been unexcited for a Mario Kart game. Maybe that will change as the launch approaches, but usually the first trailer hooks me in and then every day thereafter is more painful waiting. :)

Huh, I was expecting Sonic Boom to have a higher turnout. Super Smash Bros. is a hype juggernaut, I guess. But still, don't I count as more than one vote?

Also, I don't think Xenogame is coming out this year, and I wouldn't be surprised if Super Smash Bros. is delayed into 2015.

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#23

BearHunger commented on Star Parodier Removed From the Wii Virtual Con...:

I just checked—Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure is gone too. Dang, I was gonna get that. I guess I'm not missing that much, but this is still alarming. And this forum post indicates that Shanghai II is gone as well.

I ought to get Strider before Capcom follows suit. The old Strider, that is. The new one's probably not going anywhere for a while. 😌

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#30

BearHunger commented on Month Of Yoshi: Your Travel Guide To Yoshi's I...:

@Kirk Before Yoshi's Island, even. At least, I haven't had much fun with Mario & Yoshi or Yoshi's Cookie, and apparently Yoshi's Safari wasn't very good either.

I'll admit that I can forgive a lack of graphical excellence if I like the style enough. Some of this game's animations are lackluster/jarring (even on Yoshi himself, if I remember the trailers correctly), but the way the game blends 3D models with textures and assets that look painted wins me over. I didn't love it the first time I saw it, but, like the graphical style of Skyward Sword, I warmed up to it. At the end of the day I think it looks better than Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, even though that game is clearly animated better.

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#31

BearHunger commented on Month Of Yoshi: Your Travel Guide To Yoshi's I...:

@Kirk Yoshi's games have been throwaway ever since the character was created. He has been the star of exactly two games that are universally considered great. (Why two? I counted Tetris Attack.) There are worse actual Nintendo games, and certainly worse Yoshi games.

P.S. That screenshot looks fine to me, except for the NSMB2-esque washed out fuzzy background that seems to be all the rage with 3DS sidescrollers. You could've reposted one that includes Yoshi's giant feet instead. :P

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#32

BearHunger commented on Review: Yoshi's New Island (3DS):

@Tsuchinoko You're not alone. I actually prefer the DS iteration. It just feels… less overwhelming. And I don't mean from a difficulty standpoint, I mean the game just doesn't stress me out like SMW2 does, even though they follow the same model. I'm not sure what it is, exactly.

@unrandomsam #201

New Kirby looks like more of the same but 30fps (So it will feel wrong). Probably even easier than this. Definitely far too soon from the last iteration.

That is exactly how I feel about that game, as well as about DKC Tropical Freeze and Rayman Legends (I know, it's a Rayman game, but bear with me). I can't get excited for a sequel that soon anymore, especially not when I had no complaints with the original.

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#33

BearHunger commented on Review: Yoshi's New Island (3DS):

those well-versed in all things Yoshi will likely be disappointed.

Actually, they'd probably expect this due to this game being made by some of the same people who made Yoshi Topsy-Turvy (and Yoshi's Island DS, but that doesn't as much support my case), and because all Yoshi platformers except for the first and DS have gotten mixed reception at best. Even then, DS is generally held not to have reached the heights of the first game—which is not easy, of course.

But hey, thems is some great art style.

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#49

BearHunger commented on Review: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (...:

@unrandomsam Or longer. Games could afford to be short back when they were hard enough to take multiple plays-through to beat—it took way longer than the <45 minute length of The Revenge of Shinobi for me to finally reach the end of that game. On the other hand, the N64 era had games like Donkey Kong 64, which was not especially difficult (save a few minigames) but took me almost 30 hours to complete 101%. Nowadays games have neither difficulty nor length, with the exception of DKCR.

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#50

BearHunger commented on Review: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (...:

@unrandomsam If this game's difficulty to Returns' difficulty were like the difficulty of The Lost Levels to that of Super Mario Bros., then the vast majority of consumers would be confounded and angered. (Unless SMB1 were taken to already have been significantly more difficult than DKCR.) That said, I agree. :P