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Fri 8th May, 2009

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Burning_Spear commented on Two Tetris Downloads to be Removed from the 3D...:

IMO, Tetris 3DS/Axis is vastly underrated. I've read a preview of Tetris Ultimate, and I don't see what it has over Axis. Having played Tetris since the GameBoy original, I'm now just lukewarm on the series. Been there; done that. But Axis really revived me, even more so than Tetris DS.



Burning_Spear commented on Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Set to Bloom on ...:

Good call, Tasuki. I agree. Natsume owns the name but not the game. I'm not against new ideas, but I don't like to see the franchise being split this way. It could inspire Marvelous to release a console version, to pre-empt one by Natsume, but in the long run I think two versions of the same franchise will lead to saturation and hurt both companies.



Burning_Spear commented on Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Re-Tools Its Ite...:

HM fan who owns every game but considering skipping this one.

The tool upgrades are a staple element of the game. They add an RPG flavor and should not be disturbed. Making the rucksack too big is also a bad idea. This game is about resource and time management. It simulates work and is not supposed to be a breeze.



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

To me, this seems like time and effort misspent. A DSi XL provides a bigger screen than a split-screen GamePad, better battery life and complete portability. Playing on a TV screen would likely mean a grotesquely pixelated image. So who exactly are we targeting? People who don't own a DS? And with Nintendo's history of VC releases, will we even see a meaningful number or selection of games?



Burning_Spear commented on Review: Mario Bros. (3DS eShop / NES):

My favorite arcade game of all time. There was a time when every machine had the Spear's initials at the top of the leaderboard. Crowds would gather when I played.
Oh how I wish Nintendo would port the arcade version with the icicles and the higher difficulty level.



Burning_Spear commented on Nintendo of America Offers Stock of Refurbishe...:

@Marko said: Earth to Nintendo Wii U MSRP should be 199.99 Deluxe version.. anything more than that is an insult to the consumer...

They should just give it away, right? The closest-priced system on the market is $100 more with no pack-in game. The other system is $200 more with no pack-in game. The price is fair based on the offering and functionality, and it's not the problem. You reach a point of diminishing returns with price drops because you tend to attract less-enthusiastic customers who won't buy a lot of titles anyway, and that means Nintendo doesn't make up the cost of the price cut.



Burning_Spear commented on Review: F1 Race Stars: Powered Up Edition (Wii...:

Gotta wonder what Codemaster was thinking. The game was released on other platforms more than a year ago. Rather than producing a Wii U version when the system's owners were begging for any new release, the company waited until now, just a few months before the release of Mario Kart.



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

I've been Zen Pinballing on Wii U a lot lately, so I'm looking forward to a lot more of that this weekend. Kicking around the idea of starting Duck Tales Remastered or Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. We have a three-day weekend here in the States, so it's a good opportunity to get immersed in a new game.