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Thu 28th January, 2010

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BooJoh commented on The Next Theatrhythm Game Is All About Dragon ...:

I would buy day one. DQ music isn't quite on par with FF, but there are some great tunes, and Theatrhythm is good even on the songs you didn't know already.

Personally I wish they would've opted for a mash-up that covers all sorts of S-E properties though.



BooJoh commented on Nintendo Download: 4th December (North America):

Captain Toad at midnight for me! I wish they would've allowed pre-loading, but I guess they're only doing that for the hugely popular games.

I'd pick up NES Remix if it weren't the same as the Wii U entry but with less content for the same price. I also find it amusing as always that there are stock limitations on the free digital download code for the home theme.



BooJoh commented on Teaser Tweet Suggests Binding of Isaac on the 3DS:

@KodyDawg It's based very loosely on the story of Isaac and Abraham. There are both holy and evil weapons and powers you can use. Playable characters range from Isaac to Eve to Judas. Bosses range from random monsters to personifications of the 7 deadly sins and the Four Horsemen of the apocalypse. There is no doubting that the game is vile and disgusting - for better or worse - simply due to the sheer amount of blood, feces, etc you see. If you're really concerned about whether or not it's anti-religion, look up the ending on youtube. If you don't find that or the gameplay elements offensive, it should be fine. I'm Christian and was far less offended than I expected to be.



BooJoh commented on Teaser Tweet Suggests Binding of Isaac on the 3DS:

@snoox Some of it can feel that way, but overall the game takes a somewhat neutral approach to Christianity, treating it simply as a framework of stories and characters to base content off of, which some might see as just as bad. Not to spoil anything, but the first ending (as far as I got in the original) turns the tables on the whole seemingly anti-Christian thing.



BooJoh commented on Nintendo Rolling Out New In-Store Digital Dist...:

The primary reasons for buying prepaid cards for consoles are a) that you don't have a credit/debit card, b) you have a gift card/store credit somewhere, c) you're getting the cards at a discount, or the probably less-common d) you're paranoid about putting your card info into your system.

If the option is there, it's almost always easier to just buy it direct from the console, especially when that means you can pay exact price and sometimes get your game the moment it hits the eShop.

This new system sounds more customizable and convenient for those who do use prepaid cards and vouchers though.



BooJoh commented on Review: SPIKEY WALLS (Wii U eShop):

This is what Nintendo really has to fear from mobile gaming's popularity. A sudden influx of dirt cheap shovelware that obscures the view of the good indie titles on their platforms.



BooJoh commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

This isn't like putting Coke billboards in a Star Wars game or something. It shouldn't really break immersion as some of the karts in Mario Kart are already leaning on the realistic side and these cars are still miniaturized roofless go-karts. How many of you would change your tune if the Mercedes in question was the model from Jurassic Park complete with the JP paint job?

I wonder how many of these people also have a problem with the Callaway items and tournaments in Mario Golf World Tour as well.

As for the main topic, it was obviously a personal comment accidentally posted on the wrong twitter handle. The employee should be more careful in the future, but absolutely has the right to post such opinions on their own -personal- twitter account. People shouldn't lose their right to free speech just because they have a job.



BooJoh commented on Steel Empire Blasting A Path To The North Amer...:

This game looks awesome. I love the steampunk aesthetic, and I love shmups that don't fall into the bullet hell category. But I just can't see myself wanting to part with more than $15-$20 tops for it. In a day when AAA indie titles go for $15 on average, this just seems overpriced.



BooJoh commented on Miyamoto Confirms Next Wii U System Update Is ...:

@xj220_afiles That's the case with new games, yes. I was specifically referring to PSN classics, the closest thing PSN has to VC, PSOne and PS2 games which are playable on any compatible system once you've bought them. Even if you do want to bring new digital games into this, many brand new games on PSN have cross-buy either with PS3/Vita or PS4/Vita, while some of the very same titles don't on Nintendo (1001 Spikes for example.)



BooJoh commented on Don't Worry, Nintendo Hasn't Forgotten About T...:

@ShadJV Trying to figure out how Nintendo makes these choices is pointless. Just look at the 3D Classics we got compared to the 3D Classics demo reel they showed at E3. People would've bought up stuff like SMB3, SMW, Castlevania, etc like candy, instead we get freaking 3D Classics Urban Champion?



BooJoh commented on Miyamoto Confirms Next Wii U System Update Is ...:

I personally think system-wide achievements is absolutely not a necessity for Nintendo. Most of their first party titles have achievement systems already, but they're custom tailored to each game and it's so much more satisfying that way than just having a system banner pop up over your game saying "achievement unlocked!" If anything I would be in favor of making Miiverse stamps an account-wide thing so you can use them anywhere on Miiverse and mix and match instead of only using them in posts from that game.



BooJoh commented on Miyamoto Confirms Next Wii U System Update Is ...:

Cross-buy for VC. Please.

I really do not want to have to pay another upgrade fee to get my VC games onto whatever comes after Wii U after paying to upgrade from Wii and buying separately on 3DS and then pay another separate upgrade fee to update 3DS versions to the successor of that and... can we see how ridiculous this looks compared to PSN's "buy once, play on any compatible system" classics model yet?



BooJoh commented on E3 2014: Nintendo Planning To Release Amiibo F...:

"there will be figures for the different characters in the game" doesn't seem to specify without a doubt that every character in the roster will have a figure. The statement could be interpreted simply as them saying that there will be figures for various characters, or all characters.

EDIT: okay, the IGN interview plainly states that they will all be included. Might want to add that particular quote to this article too.



BooJoh commented on Video: Prepare To Pour One Out For Sega's Fall...:

While they don't quite reach the levels of Sonic or Mario (or literally any other major Nintendo character) I think the likes of Master Chief and Kratos most definitely qualify as mascots. Not to mention Ratchet & Clank, Sly Cooper, Sackboy, and probably some more from Sony in particular.

That said, the styles are so strikingly different that you'd be hard-pressed to imagine an image of Mario, Chief, and Kratos invoking the same feelings that an image of Mario and Sonic did back in the day.



BooJoh commented on Animal Crossing and Metroidvania GDC Talks Now...:

@SylveonLover I don't know. As much as I've loved every AC entry (even the often-panned City Folk) and would love to see an HD entry, I feel like the series belongs on handhelds. I'd love if they did a double-release like with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate so we could play on 3DS, Wii U, or transfer back and forth and play it on whichever we feel like at the time.



BooJoh commented on Picross e4 Confirmed For North American 3DS eS...:

Considering these have fewer puzzles than the retail releases of Picross DS and Mario's Picross, but only cost $6 each, I have no problem with there being 4 already, since all four cost less than the retail games did at launch. I haven't done the math but the content seems to be priced just fine and this way you don't have to shell out $20+ up front.



BooJoh commented on Talking Point: Horror and Metroid Could be a P...:

Metroid has room for horror but should remain focused on primarily action and exploration. Granted I don't care for 3D Metroid, but it's a shame you didn't take the opportunity to give a shoutout to Renegade Kid's first person horror games as a point of comparison.



BooJoh commented on Nintendo Download: 27th February (North America):

Is it that hard to not complain about an eShop update? This week we're getting what looks to be a great indie puzzler in the vein of Picross and on this very page people are saying this is a crap update and indie devs need to get their games up. HELLO??? THERE'S ONE RIGHT THERE! Every update is crap if you refuse to even look into games you've never heard of.

Sure, I'd love to see a higher profile VC game or something, but I've come to expect "filler" eShop updates on weeks that NOA releases a retail game. And just because you've never heard of an eShop game (ie - Tappingo) doesn't mean it's shovelware.



BooJoh commented on Nintendo's Battles With Clones and Copycat Sma...:

"Misappropriation of intellectual property is hard to prevent in China. [Nintendo] should be exploiting their IP on their own instead of letting others do so."

This is just terrible logic. Nintendo has absolutely no obligation to make smartphone apps or games and if they don't choose to do so, that simply does not excuse IP theft.



BooJoh commented on Nintendo Planning to Offer "Flexible Price Poi...:

@smikey666 NNIDs are already linked between the two, tied to a single Wii U and a single 3DS, and yet they still continue to release VC games separately. Since the NNID link we saw Castlevania 2 release on 3DS and Wii U on the same day but getting both still requires paying full price twice.



BooJoh commented on Satoru Iwata Confirms That DS Games Are Coming...:

@Jese_1 This is also true. It seems like Nintendo loves announcing things for the future of the system and then hoping the system will sell on potential. It takes so long for most of their stuff to reach the end user that these announcements rarely have a positive effect on those of us who already own the system, so how will they bring new buyers to their door?



BooJoh commented on Satoru Iwata Confirms That DS Games Are Coming...:

@Noonch Agreed. All this shows is that they can't come up with any new ideas for second-screen, so they're just going to recycle the old ones. And let's be honest, most DS games just threw a map or something on the second screen, and many others require both screens to be equally visible, making Wii U an awkward setup compared to a handheld.

They should be focusing on NEW Wii U titles and stop just pasting the TV feed onto the Gamepad in their first party AAA Nintendo titles. Did they honestly run out of ideas between NintendoLand and Game & Wario? Why not put out something like a Pokémon Snap U that really shows off the second screen?



BooJoh commented on Satoru Iwata Confirms That DS Games Are Coming...:

@lckulczak With the current pricing ($5 NES games, $8 SNES, $10 N64, $6 GBC) I'd be surprised if DS games are less than $10 on VC. I wouldn't be surprised at all if they're more than that.

Sure, it's not the $30 we paid back in the day, but it's still going to be exponentially higher than, say, Steam sales.



BooJoh commented on Satoru Iwata Confirms That DS Games Are Coming...:

I have no desire for this at all. I might buy one or two games I missed... if they release any of those in their ever-slow trickle of one VC game per week.

I did not buy an HD Nintendo console to play 192p games that are ONE generation old and can already be played on my current-gen 3DS by just sticking the cart in the socket.

I'm not regretting my Wii U purchase, but I'm starting to lose faith in Nintendo to save the system with announcements like this that just reek of desperation. I really hope they aren't sacrificing dev-time for actual console games on this.



BooJoh commented on Mathematical Adventure Time DLC Heads to Wii U:

Is this just for Europe? The DLC hit NA December 19th.

Personally I don't find the game to be nearly as bad as other people say it is. It's a little simple, but continues to change up the enemies as you get farther, adding to the challenge. The bosses are all unique and the fully voiced characters are a treat. If it starts to get repetitive, I just take a break and come back to it later.

In case anyone actually does care though, the new characters do have their own unique playstyles. I've only purchased Gunter, but he moves at a decent base speed, and has no basic attack but can equip two sub-weapons and has infinite ammo with them.



BooJoh commented on Nintendo Download: 16th January (North America):

After getting Unepic on the cheap in a Steam sale and finding out my controller is rather inadequate for it, I'll be double dipping on that.

On the other hand, I'm finding it almost insulting that Nintendo has moved over to releasing VC games simultaneously on 3DS and Wii U but still makes us pay full price separately for both versions. C'mon Nintendo, Sony has been letting us play their classics cross-system for years. >:



BooJoh commented on Unepic Confirmed for 16th January on the North...:

@unrandomsam I'm currently using the Mayflash Wii CC to PC USB adapter but my CC doesn't show up as a 360 controller, so some games don't want to cooperate with it. Usually Joy2Key is a good enough workaround for those games, but in the case of Unepic it uses some special trigger/bumper shortcuts that aren't available unless using the game's native controller support.



BooJoh commented on Unepic Confirmed for 16th January on the North...:

Ugh, I just bought this on Steam during the holiday sale for a few bucks after reading that the Wii U version had a projected release date of March. Now I'm rather torn because the game is good, but it'd play much better on a console since I don't have a decent PC controller.

To those saying it doesn't look good... wat? I've played a little bit on PC and while the humor is a bit dry and the game references are rather heavy-handed, the game itself is a pretty cool Metroidvania with heavy RPG elements.



BooJoh commented on Review: Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Be...:

I've been enjoying the game, and while I stopped about halfway through, it was more because of Super Mario 3D World than anything else. I'll be getting back into it soon I hope. I find that the enemies getting harder the farther you go changes things up and keeps it somewhat fresh. I really think this game needs a demo so people can judge for themselves, because I don't think it necessarily deserves the absolutely terrible reviews it's been getting from most sites.



BooJoh commented on Developer Session: We Chat to Nifflas About Hi...:

I thoroughly enjoyed this on PS3 and I'll probably double-dip to get the extra content that was previously only on PC. Sure, the harsh language wasn't necessary and the dialog borders on juvenile at times, but the overall experience is great.

I'm personally still holding onto a tiny shred of hope for an eventual port of Knytt + Knytt Stories for 3DS.



BooJoh commented on Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate ...:

I enjoyed the 3DS version (though I'd love to see IGA get the series back now,) and it's a shame that they aren't supporting Wii U with the HD port. I can see why they would want to put it on the systems that have the other LoS games though, to fill in the gaps (and create gaping plotholes? I can't help but wonder how the ending of MoF works with LoS2.)

I wish Konami would support Wii U though. I'd love to see more ReBirth titles and the return of some Hudson franchises.