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Male, 30, United States

Mon 21st January, 2008

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BulbasaurusRex commented on Review: LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Wii U):

Actually, I consider the lack of an open world to be an improvement over the previous game. Gotham City was a huge pain to navigate, and the controls and lack of guidance for doing so only made the problem worse. Did they fix the flying controls in this game (or at least give you the option to flip the Y axis), because those controls are absolutely horrible in Lego Batman 2?



BulbasaurusRex commented on RCMADIAX Confirms Two Wii U eShop Releases Thi...:

I don't get the hate for this guy. While he settles for making very simple games without much content, most of them seem like pretty decent games for the prices he charges. I for one plan on buying "Shut the Box" once I get a Wii U, and this "Toss 'n Go" game looks like it has some potential as well.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Feature: 12 Days of Nintendo Christmas - Day Four:

@B3ND3R But there are 8 Monado Arts, not just 5. Two of them are optional side-quest aquisitions, while the last one isn't unlocked until late in the game.

Anyway, shouldn't it be 4 Calling Chatot? I thought the plural form of any Pokémon species (as well as "Pokémon" itself) was the same as its singular form.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Developer of Retro City Rampage Explains, Agai...:

@Varoennauraa That's part of the DX update that's now been released for the WiiWare version. Go ahead and get it.

His arguments are absolutely correct. The game is already available on the Wii U, and the game would hardly benefit from an Wii U port in the first place, so wasting all that time and effort just to make a small extra profit on the game is almost completely redundant. The Wii U eShop may not have a sales threshhold so that he might make some extra money off it, but it's still not worth all that extra work for it

Also, some of your guys's arguments for avoiding the Wii Shop on Wii U are just silly. You guys are passing up on loads of great WiiWare and VC titles (which may or may not ever see an updated Wii U release) just for minor issues like inconvenient loading, awkward control setup for off-TV play, wasting a few bucks that'll be ultimately leftover from buying Wii Points once you've bought everything you want, or some paranoid fear that Nintendo will steal your credit card info. Yes, Nintendo screwed up in numerous ways with the implementation of the Wii Shop Channel, but that doesn't mean you can't fight your way through a few headaches if it means access to such a huge and wonderful back catalogue of goodies.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Video: Teens Test Their Skills On Super Smash ...:

This is why I always explain the controls in advance to someone who has never played a certain game before...and then give out an internal scream of frustration when he/she later admits that he/she wasn't paying attention to a certain part of my explanation.

Still, that was a tough break with the golden hammer at the end there, a self destruct to which many other quality players would've also fallen victim.



BulbasaurusRex commented on There's An Awesome Retro Easter Egg Hiding In ...:

@Joruus_Cbaoth I use it all the time to read fan fiction in bed.

Then again, I don't bother wasting money on luxuries like eReaders, tablets, or Internet access on my cell phone. It's not too hard or inconvenient to just borrow actual books for free from the library (or on rare occasions just buy the actual book), and if I want to use the Internet or play games on the go, that's what my 3DS is for, especially since I carry it with me everywhere for the potential StreetPass hits, anyway. True, I do need to find a wi-fi spot to use the Internet on my 3DS, but there's hardly ever anything that can't wait until I get to a friend's house, McDonald's, Barnes and Noble, church, the library, etc.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Guide: Training The Ultimate Pokémon In Omega...:

I've never bothered with EV training outside of using the vitamins and wings I pick up on appropriate Pokémon. It's just too much work in what is meant to be a game.

Besides, natures are just as important (if not more) as EV training in developing Pokémon to their full potential, and it's definitely too much of a hassle trying to catch or breed Pokémon of the right nature in addition to getting them with their best abilities.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Review: Mario Kart Super Circuit (Wii U eShop ...:

I have this game as a 3DS Ambassador, and the turning is just way too sensitive. It sends me off the course almost every time I try to drift around a turn. I was only barely able to beat the second cup (and only after several tries) before I gave up on it. In short, it's by far the worst Mario Kart game I've ever played.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U):

So you can't even upload your custom stages through your PC via SD card like you could with Brawl? That sucks. Do they give you any tools for drawing circles and other curved lines like in Microsoft Paint? I'm a terrible artist, and I could really use some helpful tools like that, otherwise this game's stage builder may not be any better for me than the basic one offered in Brawl.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Bandai Namco Announces Ace Combat: Assault Hor...:

@darthllama Just because others do it doesn't make it right. If they want to update a game, just release an update for it like with "Retro City Rampage" and many other games. Even making it paid DLC is acceptable if it's worthwhile new content. As you mentioned, this is one of the reasons Capcom's popularity has plummeted in recent years. I'm glad Nintendo themselves have never gone this greedy route with any of their first or second party games (well, maybe once if you count "Link's Awakening DX").



BulbasaurusRex commented on Bandai Namco Announces Ace Combat: Assault Hor...:

So they're releasing an updated version of a previous retail title as a new game on the same system?! This sounds like a pretty petty cash grab to me in the same vein as the many different Street Fighter 2 releases. They're basically saying "screw you" to those of us who bought the original version (well, original 3DS version)! I'm certainly not spending another $40 on essentially the same game. The least they could do would be to offer the amiibo support as a free DLC update for the original version, but I'm not holding out much hope for that.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Review: Rock Zombie (Wii U eShop):

@Mr-DNA Oh, no co-op. That should've been mentioned in the review. I was going to mentally add this to my future Wii U Wishlist until I saw that. No co-op, no sale, where beat-'em-ups are considered in my book.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Review: Skylanders Trap Team (Wii U):

It sounds great. I might have to get one of these games someday (prefer this series over Disney Infinity).

There's one thing that worries me, though. When you say the camera is non-adjustable, does that mean that every area has its own fixed camera views (bad, at least for 3D platformers e.g. "The Simpsons Game"), or does it mean the camera automatically keeps pace over your character's shoulder (good)?



BulbasaurusRex commented on Hardware Classics: The Sega Genesis Nomad:

Yeah, 2 hours isn't enough time to finish a large portion of the Genesis library, most of which don't have an internal save feature, thereby making its portability extremely limited (along with the bulky design and battery pod). Throw in the fact that you can just play the games on a standard Genesis (although a brilliant idea had it actually been decently portable), and I can see why it bombed.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Retro City Rampage Gets Beefed Up on WiiWare W...:

@Gameday Sorry to hear that, but yeah you can buy and download anything that's on the Wii Shop Channel directly on your Wii U by going to a special section of the eShop (or something like that; I don't have a Wii U yet). You can then also update the VC games that have also been released on Wii U with the extra features (restore points, gamepad play, etc.) by paying a dollar or so per game.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Review: Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX (3DS eShop):

I don't see how this is the DX version when it's actually quite inferior. The original WiiWare version has a bigger screen, a superior control scheme (which works equally well for both righties and lefties), two player co-op, and it only sends you back to the beginning of the stage when you die in story mode. I'll definitely pass.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Bigger Stages, Dual-Plane Battles and Danger Z...:

Ugh, I hate dual planes, one of the banes of modern 2D platformers! How do they expect us to see the battle properly at that distance, especially with stuff simultaneously going on in the foreground?!

I'm not a fan of the danger zones, either. It's just overdoing it again on the hazards, one of the more common complaints about Brawl, although at least it's not as bad as random tripping.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Mewtwo Returns to Super Smash Bros., Ridley an...:

@Undead_terror It says nothing about being able to buy Mewtwo afterwards. It just says free for a limited time with both copies of the game, which does not necessarily mean that it will ever be offered again afterwards at any price. That being said, they very likely will offer him as paid DLC afterwards, or they're going to risk alienating a lot of fans.