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Fri 22nd February, 2013

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Captain_Gonru commented on Sakurai Explains Reasoning Behind Removal Of I...:

While I'm disappointed at the exclusion, I'm even more confused by the reasoning. How many months were spent telling us that the two games weren't directly connected to each other? "Some boards will be exclusive to one system or another" they said. I genuinely hate being cynical about these things, but it really smells like a money grab issue relating to the amiibos (or is that amiiboes).



Captain_Gonru commented on Thomas Was Alone Will Look For Company on Wii U:

ON TOPIC, I am looking forward to this. I prefer buying downloadable titles from Nintendo, as they seem to be the only platform left that doesn't insist on having a credit card on file. Seriously, my Nook refused me free software without a credit card first.



Captain_Gonru commented on Feature: We Go Hands On With SteamWorld Heist,...:

This looks quite promising. I like the art style of this "series", and will most likely be getting this day 1.
I will say, though, that "rag-tag" is up there with "zany" and "madcap" as words that normally send me running. The concept is fine. I just think the phrase is cliché.



Captain_Gonru commented on Nintendo 64x64: BattleTanx: Global Assault:

I had pinned my hopes on Tank! Tank! Tank! based on the fun my friends and I had with this game. While it wasn't our go-to on a regular basis, it did serve as a change of pace from Goldeneye whenever we sensed a fistfight building.



Captain_Gonru commented on Feature: Ahead Of Hyrule Warriors, We Take A L...:

Having never played a Warriors game before, this will still be a fresh experience for me, so it won't matter as much if it's only a retread of previous entries.
It would be interesting to see the series move to other periods of history, though. While ancient Rome or Egypt may seem obvious, I'm thinking a bit more modern. Picture World War Warriors. Churchill and his surprise scotch attack ftw.



Captain_Gonru commented on Nintendo 64x64: Cruis'n USA:

I really wish they would revisit this series. I have some fond memories of this one. In fact, its "sequel", California Speed, was the first game I wrote a FAQ for, back in the dark ages of the internet.



Captain_Gonru commented on A 3DS Can be Used as a Controller in Super Sma...:

@rjejr I would assume it will work much like it has over the last few hardware changes. The older models will cease to be restocked on favor of the new. Any old models still somehow left will get marked down once whatever MSRP agreement lapses. Quick example. If you can find the powder blue Wii Skylander Giant bundle at a Target, it's to around $75 these days. Most stores, having long since sold out, have either flexed something else into its place, or left a big hole in the cabinet (depending on the competency of the staff there).
And add me to your list of people who like your name idea. New Super Mario Bros. became confusing the day a new Super Mario game was released.



Captain_Gonru commented on Nintendo 64x64: Diddy Kong Racing:

@Blue-Thunder I think, for me, it was the depth and variety. Strictly comparing the kart controls on each, yes, MK64 was the better game. More recently, look at the whole package on offer between MK8 (what are they going to do 56 sequels from now?) and Sonic Racing. Again, MK8 is the better game on the track. But, there is just more to do in Sonic. And for someone that plays primarily single player, that means something to me.



Captain_Gonru commented on Pre-Orders Open For NES, Persona Q and Smash B...:

@ShikabaneHime13 I guess it just seems like, having already announced a New 3DS AND stating that some games will have functions only available on the new system (or even entire games), it seems like a poor decision to release new limited edition, "last generation" units. Why not wait and do these designs on the new models? Frankly, I feel like some retailers may have concerns about being stuck with leftover "normal" old units with potential buyers flocking to the special releases.
For me, while the new designs look neat, I'm holding out for the New 3DS XL. I've been getting along with my launch unit just fine, so I might as well wait a bit longer now.



Captain_Gonru commented on LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC Season Pass i...:

@aaronsullivan True, though the pulse of the posters both here and on other game sites suggests that Day 1 DLC may also cost them sales, making it almost a lose-lose.
The solution, however, is even more sinister. Release the DLC later, thus passing it off as something that COULDN'T have been included on the disc. They wouldn't even have to lie, just omit a few facts.
This does, as is the case when this sort of topic comes up, bring to mind Tank! Tank! Tank! Here you have a game sold piecemeal, allowing fans to buy as much, or as little, as they want. I'm surprised other companies haven't followed suit. The idea has merit (even if the game may not have).



Captain_Gonru commented on Watch Dogs Stares at a November Release Date o...:

@AcesHigh73 Agreed on all points. Valiant Hearts looks amazing. As for Watch_Dogs, though, had it been released on time, I would have bought it. But given the "meh" reviews and general reaction from other gamers, I'll pass for now, and grab it cheap later. So thanks for the delay, I guess?



Captain_Gonru commented on Sherlock Holmes And An 8-Year-Old Female Watso...:

@SkywardLink98 Yes to both. The gun was a revolver he got while in the military. Granted, he didn't use it often, and didn't even bring it along all the time (Holmes would suggest bringing it when he thought there may be a need for it, which to me implies that he didn't carry it regularly). I don't know that either is REQUIRED for Watson to be Watson, but any time a storyteller has tried to stray too far from the original version, the results have had a mixed reception from fans (see Elementary, or the cartoon set in the future where Watson is a robot).



Captain_Gonru commented on LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC Season Pass i...:

@aaronsullivan Maybe they should raise the price. If the game, as developed, cost a company too much to sell at the current MSRP ($60 here in the states), then that number should be raised. Adjusting for inflation, games are cheaper than ever these days.
I guess it depends on the situation. Here it seems like bonus material. As opposed to, say, Assassin's Creed, where they took an entire chapter out of the middle of a game and effectively charged extra to put it back in. THAT seemed like a cheap tactic.



Captain_Gonru commented on LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC Season Pass i...:

@KikReask Thank you! I wondered when someone would finally say that. Frankly, the Dark Knight stuff is of little interest to me either. The Anniversary pack, though, does look like fun. Perhaps if they are still released on Wii U separately, I would consider it. Maybe someone will even get it through their head that we don't all want all the DLC.



Captain_Gonru commented on Nintendo 64x64: Mario Party:

This was a frequently played game with my friends and I in college, usually paired with beer and such. I'm still not sure if I hated the stick spinning of this one or the ahem Wii remote manipulation of 8 more.



Captain_Gonru commented on Ubisoft's Uplay Application Hints That Watch D...:

I really need to find that early interview where they claimed that the Gamepad would make the Wii U version the "definitive" version of the game. It will pair nicely with the forthcoming cancellation announcement.
As for uPlay, Watch_Dogs has been on there for some time. I thought everyone knew that, or else I could have broken this story some time ago.



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 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.