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Fri 22nd February, 2013

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Captain_Gonru commented on Nintendo Download: 28th August (North America):

@allav866 I prefered it on the Wii U, but if you have a 3DSXL, it may be a closer fight. I have a launch model and Circle Pad Pro. The smaller screen had me using it less than the Wii U version, but was serviceable for foraging while on the go (you can transfer your save back and forth, in case you didn't know). With the Circle Pad Pro, though, the game play is practically identical.



Captain_Gonru commented on Review: SteamWorld Dig (Wii U eShop):

@aaronsullivan I agree with you on the need for more Pro Controller support in general, but we'll have to part ways on the touch screen for Pikmin 3. I thought it worked perfectly, and the pausing is essential. With it, you can give nearly simultaneous orders to all your captains. Maybe an option toggle or something?



Captain_Gonru commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

I would once again point out that ACIV wasn't even on some store shelves. My local Target (hardly a no-name brand) never got this, Arkham Origins, or Deus Ex in stores, only online. Kinda hard to move product when it isn't there.



Captain_Gonru commented on Die Rise Could Arrive in Call of Duty: Black O...:

@taptapuyok It maybe be much simpler than that. Perhaps a certain threshold of new users was reached, so the maps got released. I first had the thought when the Nuketown 2025 map story was posted.
Yours is a valid idea, too. It is a relatively cheap way to keep the finally growing number of Wii U users interested in your franchise. Maybe next year, in a post-Smash world, they'll consider bringing a new game to the system.
BTW, this all means little to me. I'm not a huge FPS fan, and CoD lost me the first time I watched another player jump across half the map.



Captain_Gonru commented on Coleco Wants to Bring Back Their Version of Do...:

Oh my yes.
Anyone know if the Flashback will be able to take carts, like the Genesis one, or just preloaded games, like the 2600 version? My Colecovision died a few years back, so a legal alternate way to play would be nice.
Also, glad to here so much love for Venture. Its one of my all time favorites, and it rarely gets mentioned, I find.



Captain_Gonru commented on Talking Point: Deconstructing Nintendo's Retai...:

@rjejr I was going to bring up the same point, so lets all not jump on Nintendo for this one, as they aren't the only ones.
The odd bit with Sony, though, is the retail sale of download codes for PSN games. They can packaged like a regular disc game (if not even more elaborately, like with Terraria), but just contain a code. XBox is following this trend with World of Tanks. Which is even more odd, as WoT is an online only game.



Captain_Gonru commented on QOL Trademark Filings Point to Quality of Life...:

I have no problem with expanding into new markets. It's SHIFTING into new markets that would be worrisome to me. There's a huge difference. One is trying to make money another way in addition to your current avenues. The other is trying to make money another way INSTEAD of current venues.
I'll buy a Triforce FitBit, but not if it means you don't have time to make a new Zelda too.
Also, I question their insistence on QOL. How is that pronounced aloud? Y'know, the way people tend to do? Is it like "coal"? Or more like "quill", but with an "o" sound? Too ambiguous. Seriously, who picks names over there? This is the third awkward and/or confusing name in a row for them.



Captain_Gonru commented on Adam West Dusts Off His Bat-Vocals for LEGO Ba...:

@XCWarrior Agreed. To any challengers to the superiority of the Adam West Batman, consider this. In any given episode of the old series, Batman does more detective work than the last SEVEN live action movies combined. That (lengthy expletives list deleted by poster) Nolan forgot that he isn't the Dark Knight, he's the Dark Knight DETECTIVE.



Captain_Gonru commented on NES Remix Titles Coming in Physical Version to...:

@retro_player_22 @FragRed I sort of doubt we'll see a third NES Remix. I feel like they hit the ones most people would want. A third may require digging a bit too deep into the archives, as some of those titles are best left in the past.
However, I do wonder how this may affect sales of a probable SNES Remix. Will people hold out for a physical copy? If so, I worry the knock on effect would be the appearance of disinterest due to low sales, thus torpedoing the possibility of a second SNES Remix and subsequent physical bundle.
Also, as a fun thought exercise, at what point do they have to stop? Sure, a SNES Remix is easily imaginable, and Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and GBA games aren't too hard to picture either. But could you even do N64 Remix? I feel like the games are too complex for the formula. And would certainly be too data-heavy to include as many in one Remix while maintaining the package size.
Although the idea of running SM64 Mario through Ocarina of Time is not without some appeal.



Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Strike Force Foxx (3DS eShop):

@SetupDisk The unrelated "Strike" series (Desert, Urban, and Nuclear, if memory serves) was on Genesis (the first two, at least. I had Nuclear on PS1), but I'm not sure if they were on SNES. Yes, I could look it up, but I like relying on brain from time to time.



Captain_Gonru commented on Areal Campaign Suspended By Kickstarter:

@FragRed But, perhaps more concerns SHOULD be raised. Maybe this will be the tipping point that forces this and other crowd-funding sites to implement better procedures.
As for this case, I haven't heard every detail, but if they have the money already, and can deliver what they promised, does this "shutdown" even matter?



Captain_Gonru commented on Interview: Meet Naked War, The Wii Advance War...:

@AJWolfTill Maybe. But a few articles down from this are a review for "Bombing Bastards" and a piece related to a violent game "Devil's Third", so we know they aren't always as prudish as we think they are.
I wonder if it was too close to something they already had cooking. Wouldn't be the first game that started life on a previous gen console, had a rough development, and comes out eventually, or not at all.



Captain_Gonru commented on 72 Million Kids Are Dying To Get Their Grubby ...:

Outside of a few personal favorite characters, I'm not going to dive into this until I get more info on what they'll actually DO in games beyond Smash Bros. Because, so far, we really don't know anything.
Perhaps a Nintendo Direct with the figures explaining it, Robot Chicken style, would be in order.



Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Monkey Pirates (Wii U eShop):

This isn't the same game we got a trailer for some time ago, is it? I recall that had monkeys as pirates, but also other animals. And I thought it was based on some anime. Anyone else remember that?



Captain_Gonru commented on Talking Point: New Ideas, Not New IPs, Are The...:

@Peach64 I wonder about that. You may be right, but walk with me on this for a sec. Imagine a trailer opens with barbed wire, dirty trenches, typical shooter stuff. Then, out of a foxhole, pops Yoshi, Rambo-ed out with twin paintball guns and red bandanna. He grabs a purple acorn, pulls the "pin" with his teeth, and paint-grenades a nearby Bowser in the face. If you did it all in an almost Call of Duty parody mold, I could see some hype. I think at some point it becomes a different game, but maybe billed as a Sunshine follow-up, it could work.



Captain_Gonru commented on Nintendo Download: 19th June (North America):

@wizball-23 True. For Sony, its trying to get people to play their handheld in the first place. Sales numbers don't lie there.
Apple lets you port that "premium" version of Angry Birds you spent a buck on, so congrats there.
As to the software on Nintendo's side, the only applicable titles are primarily either VC Classics (SMB3 and such) or titles of interest (Color Zen). They can charge twice for it because, honestly, people will pay for it twice. The shovelware (of which, I'm the first to point out, there is plenty) usually only comes out for one or the other.
Lastly, I'd be all for them giving us infinite copies of a game once I paid for it once. But, until the day comes when THEY feel it's in their best interest to do so, its never going to happen. I try to affect change with my wallet. If you don't feel you should pay for something, don't. But if you complain AND buy it, they still got your money.



Captain_Gonru commented on Eiji Aonuma Vows to Reduce Hand-Holding in Fut...:

@Hero-of-WiiU Totally agree on the King. Moreover, it was help done right. There when you need, keeping quiet when you don't. Stuck? Ask him. Doing your own thing, or maybe enjoy frustration? He just keeps on being a boat.
The battery thing, to me, was the one thing I didn't mind. Because it would have been worse to be surprised by it during a boss fight. Perhaps a subtle on-screen prompt would have been better, but it was at least useful.



Captain_Gonru commented on First Impressions: Solving the Puzzle of Capta...:

As far as how being retail will affect price, I'd look to NSLU. You arguably get a "full game's worth" of content for $30. For $60, I'm hoping for some kind of multiplayer and/or board creator. Imagine something in the vein of Lost Vikings for starters.



Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Soccer (Wii U eShop / NES):

@Samurai_Goroh I think you mean World Cup TM. Do you want to get sued?
But seriously, that was a FAR superior game. I can only assume licensing is preventing us from getting it now. A shame, really. I would have loved another crack at beating Mexico, my bane in that title.



Captain_Gonru commented on Tactical Strategy RPG Based on Sci-Fi TV Serie...:

@Sean_Aaron That's a good point. The one reason I can think of to do a physical release would be for your collectors out there. Digital is fine for convenience, but you can't display it the same way. But that wouldn't, to your point, preclude them from also offering it digitally.
Maybe, in a fight for shelf space, Nintendo is aiding in a physical release in order to have one more product in stores to entice comsumers.
Or, it was all just an oversight in the announcement.



Captain_Gonru commented on Spider-Man's Sworn Enemy Venom Revealed In Wii...:

For me, I have to reconvince myself that no, I don't need to fill my house with these. It will come down to the Nintendo NFC figures or this, frankly. This would be option #2. Not that I don't think will be fun, mind you. I've thoroughly enjoyed the Avengers series of movies (the show has had its moments, too), but I was more a DC kid.
Captain America looks cool, though...



Captain_Gonru commented on Weirdness: This Walmart Employee Got a Little ...:

@B3ND3R A former co-worker of mine is with Wal-Mart now. His biggest complaint is that, while he technically works in the electronics department, most of his time is spent picking up the slack in the surrounding areas, due to understaffing. So his time spent actually in electronics is pretty minimal.
As for this, most times there is either a signing "specialist" or an outside vendor who handles the signing. The guy or gal behind the counter probably didn't hang this poster. More likely, they should be given credit for posting this.



Captain_Gonru commented on Spider-Man's Sworn Enemy Venom Revealed In Wii...:

@rjejr As one of those retailers (not at Toys 'R Us, though), I can safely say that we could use more of you around. I've had days where I start talking with one bewildered parent, and end up practically teaching a class to a group by the time I've finished.
Oh, and @Kaine_Morrison, I'd tell you off if you weren't right on. The overwhelming majority of my equivalents are underinformed at best. The reasons why are legion, but most involve money. I've told the story before of my experience at a Gamestop trying to preorder the Cirlce Pad Pro. Long story short, it took a literal fifteen minutes to convince the clerk that no, I'm not asking for a PS3 game, rather a 3DS accessory for which your company is the sole offline retailer.



Captain_Gonru commented on Tactical Strategy RPG Based on Sci-Fi TV Serie...:

@Sean_Aaron Not sure I follow your logic. One could just as easily say that the game MUST be good if they are going to the trouble of making it a retail release, instead of the cheaper digital-only route. Not every game is available both ways, but I don't think that automatically means anything as far as the quality of the game is concerned.
Personally, I prefer physical copies over digital.



Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Arc Style: Baseball 3D (3DS eShop):

This is disappointing. I really wish Nintendo would bring a licensed baseball game out again. There's no need for annual releases. Just paid DLC with roster updates for a year or two until a fully developed sequel is ready. Maybe with some 3DS-Wii U cross-connectivity, while we're dreaming. Thoughts?