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Mon 23rd Jun 2008

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BleachFan commented on Feature: Our Favourite 3DS Games so Far:

I'm just going to come out and say it...

Super Mario 3D Land is one of the most overrated games I've played in recent memory. It brings no new ideas to the table (aside from the occasional 3D effect). Its levels are empty and forgettable. All it seems to do is point to itself and yell "Hey guys, look at this! You remember these from other games right? Oh the nostalgia! Now, look at this!"

It got exhausting after a while. Is it a bad game? No, I guess it isn't. The platforming's solid, and everything's nice and colorful, I suppose. However, it is an uninspired, stagnating bore to play. I'm not sold on why people seem to love it so much.



BleachFan commented on Talking Point: 3DS Depends on Nintendo Titles ...:

Without a doubt, Nintendo needs to make some changes if they don't want to lose all of their third-party support again. Unfortunately, those changes don't seem to be happening. Now, I like Mario and Zelda as much as the next guy, but even those franchises are starting to stagnate for me. I've drained more hours than I can count on Dead or Alive Dimensions, and I predict a similar situation for Revelations, as I'm playing it. And Mario? Eh, I'm slogging through it, but as I play, I always think to myself that I could be playing Resident Evil instead. That's not to say that Mario is bad, by any means. It's just that RE is something unique, and thus more interesting for me to play.

Third-Party titles offer something different to the consoles. They add variety, which is never a bad thing. Nintendo hasn't exactly been a company that's known for that, however. Currently, I've been going through 3DS droughts, not touching my system for MONTHS, and then playing it for hours on end when something genuinely new comes out. I'd rather have a more balanced cycle than this...

So yeah, Nintendo needs to step it up with supporting third-parties. Yeah, we like Mario, guys, but that's not the ONLY thing we like. Support some new ideas, and see what comes out of it!



BleachFan commented on Zelda: Skyward Sword Misses Wii's 2011 Top Five:

Wow. A lot of bitterness going on here...Is it so wrong that games like Zumba Fitness and Just Dance sold well? The people who made those games were smart. They tapped into an audience, and they reaped the benefits from their decisions. Good for them!

So what if Skyward Sword didn't make the top 5 list? It was still praised across the gaming masses. Does its abscence from this list make it any less great of a game? Absolutely not.

Sure, this might be a sign that the casual market outnumbers the more hardcore market (a fact that honestly shouldn't be very surprising), but that doesn't mean that hardcore gamers are being ignored, like many people in the comments seem to be dispairing about...Skyward Sword, the Mario Galaxies, New Super Mario Bros., Rayman Origins, Return to Dreamland, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Monster Hunter Tri, Muramasa...We gamers are definitely getting our fair share here.

So everyone just chill out, and quit bashing games you've probably never played before.



BleachFan commented on Review: Rayman Origins (Wii):

Love, Love, LOVE this game!

It's such a shame that it might have some less than stellar sales numbers, due to other games being released around the same time...



BleachFan commented on Fatal Frame Spin-Off Looms Over 3DS:

I was SUUUPER psyched when I saw that Fatal Frame screenshot. That would be AWESOME if the series was ported to 3DS or something.

If it's a spin-off, I can only hope the quality will be just as good as the other games. And I hope it doesn't rely completely on AR to make ghosts appear in your house. The atmosphere those games build up through the environments is half of what makes those games work.



BleachFan commented on Hands On: Nintendo 3DS:

I haven't been keeping up to date with this...

Has Nintendo addressed the problem that left-handed people might encounter with games that use the circle pad and the touch screen simultaneously?



BleachFan commented on Features: The History of BIT.TRIP, Part 3:

I just finished Flux today, and I'll have you know that the ending sequence practically made me teary-eyed!

I don't know how you guys at Gaijin did it, but you made me mourn the loss of a black square box with arms and legs...Good job!



BleachFan commented on Skyward Sword Combat Trailer Shows Plenty of M...:

I think I'm one of the few people who still misses the style of Twilight Princes.

Don't get me wrong, this game looks great an all, but the darker overtones of TP were just more appealing to me. That won't stop me from picking this up when it comes out, though!



BleachFan commented on Features: Fear In Gaming:

I can't say that I agree with external gaming mechanics making the game scary. I can't really put into words what makes for a good scary game. However, these guys seem to do a good job of explaining it.



BleachFan commented on Our Nintendo Life Begins...:

It's not like many people can RESIST panning down to the lowest page when they look at the long list of them in the news section. Curiosity got the better of me. I had no idea the site was this old... O.o



BleachFan commented on Nintendo Download: 9th August 2010 (North Amer...:

I don't care about this update. I was never looking FORWARD to this update. Nor am I looking forward to anything next week.

Rytmik comes out the week after that, and I have to say that there's nothing else I'm looking forward to at the moment.

So yeah, these terrible updates aren't bothering me so much.



BleachFan commented on Yep, Flipnote Studio Is One Way To Make a Musi...:

"A quick trip over to Flipnote Hatena is all it takes to see just how fantastic the free DSiWare animation tool Flipnote Studio can be when in talented hands."

(I have to search around a lot for good ones...)



BleachFan commented on Epic Mickey Brushes with Paper and Digital Com...:

I don't think I'd WANT to download a comic onto my Wii or DSi (Unless it's free). It seems to have a "one time only" enjoyment factor, unless you're already a fan of comics, which is not the case for me.

That being said, this DOES look very interesting...Perhaps I'll download it on the iTouch when it comes out...



BleachFan commented on Review: The World Ends With You (DS):

I think you've pretty much hit everything I loved about the game.
Fantastic story, great humor, awesome style, unique combat system, and the best soundtrack I've heard in years! Easily my favorite game of all time! I'm glad you guys finally got around to reviewing it!



BleachFan commented on La Mulana Developers Discuss Religious and Rat...:

Um...This was never an issue in Twilight Princess. Remember? In one of the flashbacks it panned over the statue of the three goddesses, and THEY were topless! It was no big deal. It didn't hurt the gameplay, and so fact I forgot about it as I continued playing.

Why this is such a big deal I'll never know. Kids can see a lot worse things on TV or the internet. As for the sacrificial storyline, KEEP THAT IN! It adds to atmosphere, which is what really makes a game immersive.



BleachFan commented on Review: Surviving High School (DSiWare):

Probably just going to get the iPod version. I played the demo, and I have to say, the game DOES have a sense of humor...However, I just can't stand the stereotypes of teenagers. They definitely shine brightly in this game, and I cringe whenever I see them. Ah well, at least it's funny...



BleachFan commented on Mothers Against Violence: Violent Games Aren't...:

Sometimes it's not just the "prominent age ratings" that should put up a red flag in the parents' heads. The box arts themselves should give them some forewarning as well. I mean, if there's some dude standing with a bloody sword on top of a pile of decapitated corpses, it's probably not something you want your twelve year old playing. Indeed, parents hold a respectable amount of blame for children getting their hands on violent video games.



BleachFan commented on Review: Calling (Wii):

Ah, phooey!
That's too bad...I've heard the same before...
Oh well, I'll probably get this later, but for now Fatal Frame II has my friends and I occupied.
(Too bad about the scare-factor...)