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Blue_Rover

Blue_Rover

Male, 41, United Kingdom

A gamer of many years who not being so hardcore now, more enjoys the playing than having a challenge. Its all about the fun, not the frustration!

Joined:
Wed 29th December, 2010

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Blue_Rover

#2

Blue_Rover commented on Splatoon Global Testfire Suffers Major Problem...:

Got one match in. Although I left as it was picking up (I'm UK) I am so glad the second hour proved a far improved experience. Disappointed by the issues in the hour I attended but overall its a far better picture for launch now and thats the main thing. Should hopefully appease the naysayers...

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Blue_Rover commented on Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to th...:

Echoing others on here, VC is a great idea and in many ways a far better concept that anything on other platforms by a country mile.

What has been continually disappointing is the slow release of some classic games and platforms. Some of them we still haven't seen. Allowing owners of 3DS/Wii U to access and buy the vast and wonderful library of Nintendo games of old was such a missed opportunity. Its always felt, especially since the Wii, that VC was a half hearted attempt. There are some great games/platforms that need to be on there. It should have been as good as the Wii offering straight away and its not and that feels like a step backwards.

I'm still a bit confused with the predilection of releasing GBA games on the Wii U. Maybe its just me but I'm not that keen on playing handheld games on the big screen.

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#9

Blue_Rover commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Dreamcast:

I picked one up from a friend about 2005, and I really enjoyed it. Had a few games but the two that stuck out that I had were SF Rush 2049 and Headhunter. On the face of it it still seems strange looking back that it failed. I still have it and rack it out every now and again... Come to think of it... ;)

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#12

Blue_Rover commented on ​​​Parent Trap: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimat...:

Thank you for sharing your insights Andy into this experience. Its made me re evaluate some restrictions on games with my children. They are some games naturally I would stop them from playing but having recently got into MHU3 I thought this weekend I would try by 8 year old boy on MHU3, Early signs are good. He played through some of the early tutorials on the Wii U and we are next planning a co-op effort between Wii U and 3DS. Again thanks for sharing.

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#16

Blue_Rover commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

I love it. We as a family love it. I wish there were more games but the ones we have we all love and seeing Mario in full HD is a sight to behold. You can play games on the Wii U that other consoles can only dream about (I am not getting into a PS4 XB1 debate here). My one complaint is the VC or lack of it. There is an abundance of games that could be brought out on it from all the previous consoles, and that would be a huge reason for some people to buy it. The fact that even after 2 years there are VC games that were on the Wii that still have not appeared on the Wii U is frankly beyond me. Missed opportunity totally. But I wouldn't give up my Wii U thats for sure. Its the first console we have played as a family and I know already Nintendo is forming a part of my childrens memories like it did me 25 years ago...

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#18

Blue_Rover commented on Preview: Using amiibo with Super Smash Bros. f...:

I was excited about these when they first came out but disappointed when it was announced they wouldn't be players in Smash you could control. I'm just not sure of the point is to spend £10 on a figure you can level up to fight against or fight with but not fight as. Nintendo really need to market these better and make it clear what the compatibility is other wise they could be a disappointment. The possibilities are mouth watering but so far it feels underwhelming. These need to have compatibility with more than Smash on day one but there has been nothing on Hyrule Warriors or MK8 only a mention they might be compatible with these games.

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#20

Blue_Rover commented on Nintendo 64x64: Excitebike 64:

Never played this. Just baffles me echoing other comments, why more formats and games are not on VC? Even the HD upgrades of what was available on the Wii (and are playable on the Wii U) have not been forthcoming. Nintendo are missing such a huge trick with this, but then I seem to remember this was the same complaint/observation with VC on the Wii.