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Fri 22nd February, 2013

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Captain_Gonru commented on New Super Mario Bros. Wii Hits 10 Million Sale...:

@SuperWiiU You'll probably have to go used, then. For about the last year, retailers (at least the ones I see) have been getting white cases, instead of the original red. The cover was identical (no Selects titling or anything), so this might be all that's left of the "older" stock. They did the same thing with one or two 3DS games.



Captain_Gonru commented on Battleminer is Bringing Its Crafty Presence to...:

I would have liked to see more of the crafting. They really just spent way too long on shooting ants. I understand that you're trying to show what you do differently from Minecraft, but honestly, you aren't fooling anyone. Just show how faithfully you replicate Minecraft, and we'll all buy it for lack of choice.



Captain_Gonru commented on "The Sky Is The Limit" For amiibo, As Nintendo...:

@brewsky @Mega719 And let's not get carried away just yet. They said the amiibo would work in indie games, not necessarily that we'll get a Gunman Clive amiibo (awesome as that would be). This could be as simple as a variation on the Mii outfits you get in MK8.
Honestly, I'm not sure my wallet can handle too many amiibo, so let's not give them too many ideas ;-)



Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Falling Skies: The Game (Wii U eShop):

@Kaze_Memaryu Thanks a bunch there, Captain Obvious. That was kind of my point.
I'd even say that this is a worse offender. At least with Transmorphers, you had a rip-off so thinly veiled that, should you actually fall for it, you kind of deserved to be ripped off. Here, you have an officially licensed game from a moderately successgul show. To then discover the borderline plagiarism at work (for $40), is almost criminal.



Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Falling Skies: The Game (Wii U eShop):

@rylo151 Maybe, but the "Transmorpher" reference conveyed quite a bit of that to me. I think it's on Netflix, for anyone willing to subject themselves to a genuinely awful movie. In a nutshell, take any one of the Transformers movies, strip away the nuanced plot and riveting dialogue, slash the FX budget to a nine year old's weekly allowance, and you'd STILL have a better movie than Transmorphers.



Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Tetrobot & Co (Wii U eShop):

@BensonUii I've said it before, but it bears repeating. THIS is where I feel Nintendo is behind. Not smartphone apps. Not unified accounts. No. Microsoft got it SO right when they REQUIRED all XBLA games to have a demo available. I don't even mind the limited uses on the few demos Nintendo has made available. If you don't know on your 30th try if you want something or not, that's a you problem. I know that I'd be buying more games if I could try them first. My Xbox can vouch for me.



Captain_Gonru commented on Nintendo Discusses Plans for amiibo Cards, Fra...:

So long as we don't venture too far into the "pay to win" quagmire, I can see this being fun. I don't want to HAVE to buy cards for an already full priced game.
It does open up possibilities for some form of Pokemon online game for Wii U, where you use the cards in exactly the same way as you would offline.



Captain_Gonru commented on Nintendo Releases Footage of Its Upcoming Supe...:

I still don't get it. I mean, I understand how it functions, but I don't see why I would spend money on it. If they were included with their respective games, maybe, but why would anyone spend actual dollars (or pounds, or yen, or whatever your local currency is called) for something you only see for a few seconds (at most) between the time you open your system, and start playing a game.
But perhaps I'm just getting to old.
Now get off my lawn.



Captain_Gonru commented on New Nintendo Direct Airing 5th November:

Very cool. I think I'll actually be home for this one for a change, though I see no harm in waiting an hour or two, provided you stay away from the Wide World of Webs.
As for predictions, here goes:
-amiibo. This HAS to be covered. We are way too close to release to have as little info as we do on what these things will actually do in other games.
-Captain Toad. A new trailer, plus some multiplayer and/or Miiverse info.
-A narrower release window for Yoshi and Kirby. Not dates yet, but at least months.
-New 3DS launch window. Like above, not a specific date yet, but at least a season, MAYBE a month.
-An eShop roundup, probably covering both systems.
-A trailer for a previously unannounced game.



Captain_Gonru commented on Preview: Using amiibo with Super Smash Bros. f...:

@rjejr Good points. I'm still waiting for any indication that I'm not throwing away my money. At the moment, the most useful one seems to be Yoshi, with 4 confirmed games, Smash, MK8, Wooly World, and Mario Party. But even then, what EXACTLY is this going to do for me in the other three games? We really need a Direct to sort some of this.



Captain_Gonru commented on Region-Locking May Be a Thing of the Past Soon...:

@whodatninja To me, you've just hit on the point here, particularly if this isn't something that can be patched in. The eShop would likely still be region-specific. And, with more and more of a push to digital distribution, that means that games would still be locked to their respective region.
Personally, I don't care. I've never bothered importing. But, I also wouldn't stand in the way of someone that wanted to. It just isn't my bag.



Captain_Gonru commented on Nintendo 64x64: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o...:

I have such mixed memories of this game. As a gamer, it was a revelation. It took a series that, at the time, everyone said couldn't he done in 3D, and basically set the standard for 3D adventure games that is still in use today.
However, I was working at a game store at the time of its release. We had 150 preorders and reservations, but only received 75 copies on the first shipment. Given the release's relative proximity to Xmas, I had to deal with MANY angry parents, and gamers, that first day. My manager asked us to forgo picking up our own copies, so that we had a couple extra for customers. Having already paid mine off months before, I refused. We got more in within a few days, but I'm glad I didn't wait. Such a great game.