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Drinking coffee, playing games...

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Wed 17th Feb 2010

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CoffeeWithGames commented on Poll: Would You Buy Grand Theft Auto V On Wii U?:

If you're only a Wii U owner, and looking for an open-world game that you don't have to be super concerned with content, I highly suggest going with LEGO City Undercover.

I am having great fun with the title, and I'm not even sure how far I am into the storyline, but have already put more than 10 hours into the game. With TONS left to do based on my percentage that I have completed.

LEGO City Undercover has:
1) Open-world
2) Tons of unlockables
3) LEGO games humor

Content side:
1) No cursing
2) No nudity

I have also heard that LEGO Batman 2 is an open-ish type world game, but haven't played it, so not really sure about it and how it would compare to LEGO City Undercover. But, LEGO Batman 2 is on the Wii U as well.

For those of you that have been playing GTAV, is there any sort of content filter in the game? And do you have to be concerned with foul language if you are just driving around, meaning, getting cursed at by citizens and the like?



CoffeeWithGames commented on Soapbox: Why Grand Theft Auto V Isn't For Me:

I have no desire to play the game, as I see it continuing down a road of immaturity rated as "Mature". I am married, with children, but I never really enjoyed the immaturity aspect in games like this.

I am currently playing through the Wii U's GTA though, that being LEGO City Undercover and am having a blast with the game. I also enjoyed the original Mercenaries when it released.

They say too much of a good thing can be a bad thing though, and I think often times with games like GTA, the developers/writers should remember that, and then some.

If too much of a good thing is a bad thing, then what is too much of a bad thing?



CoffeeWithGames commented on Nintendo to Pull the Plug on Several Online Wi...:

I use the Nintendo Channel weekly for data reports. While the removal of the Channel will prevent new games like Pandora's Tower from having data reflected in the U.S. (as of now I don't think it's even programmed to reflect it), I hope they will just update it for the Wii U.

Hopefully something like that will happen, but I don't think Nintendo liked some of the data being shown on the WiiWare titles.



CoffeeWithGames commented on Feature: Luigi's Diary - Extracts:

First, awesome write up!

I only briefly played Luigi's Mansion, but Luigi is known in our house even by our oldest (not even 4, but he was running around with Mario and Luigi toys yesterday).

Knowing this is The Year of Luigi now, I'm wondering if Nintendo is doing a Luigi's Mansion HD for the Wii U? Either based off the original, like The Wind Waker, or perhaps some of those Luigi's Mansion 2 Wii U retailer listings could end up being true?

I mean, if this is The Year of Luigi, I would think they have more planned than just one game on one system, right?



CoffeeWithGames commented on ZombiU Patch Rises From The Grave To Harass Th...:

I think if you experienced a glitch prior to the patch, that you might need to start a new file. It seems that some that experienced glitches before the patch, and try to continue the game where they first got stuck/glitched, can't continue right now.

I would say just wait another week to see if there's more on it, or just start another file, which should hopefully allow you to play through without any issues.



CoffeeWithGames commented on Metroid Prime Developer Working On 2D Platform...:

"Understandably, we asked Behr is a Wii U eShop version was a possibility. While it's not on the cards at present..."
Just raise the KS goal like everybody else, and call it a day?

Was this done before GDC, and the Nintendo Web stuff?

Just makes me wonder why he/they would reach out to a Nintendo based site about the game, if they aren't planning it for the Wii U/3DS. Kind of odd...

As for the video and what was shown, I need to see more gameplay footage to really know what they're going for.
When I read, "2D platform adventure" I was curious, but then I saw "A dream-like 2D "endless runner"", so the video should convey either a more standard 2D platformer, or the "endless runner" portions. I just didn't really get the "endless runner" feel from the clips in the video.

As for the "treehouse" idea/theme, I like it a lot, being that I might of had one/two growing up...(they should all have secret/trap doors!)



CoffeeWithGames commented on Side-Scrolling Fighter Dusty Raging Fist Is Pu...:

Looks like it could end up good (animations & effects in the trailer look good, and the design sort of reminded me of Muramasa...just based on the trailer), not sure the genre has really been hit on a lot here recently, so seems like this could have a good audience.

As for this Q&A:
NL: What are your thoughts on the Wii U hardware?
KJ: The hardware is actually very new to us, so we are still exploring it. I think the Wii U GamePad is really cool and innovative."

I would suggest they take a look at Trine 2, as one quick eShop title with lots of control options, including GamePad.
One big thing, I would say is to include Off-TV's absolutely awesome for a parent with little ones.



CoffeeWithGames commented on Activision's Bobby Kotick Is Disappointed With...:

"was asked to break down the install bases of the consoles which are currently available."

It should be noted that he was asked about the Wii, and PS3/360 specifically, not the Wii U. He digressed to the Wii U, when he was originally asked about the Wii and PS3/360 attach rates instead. Perhaps it should be titled "Kotick thinks PS3 and 360 markets are worse than the Wii U for Skylanders, because he diverted question to another console he wasn't even asked about."



CoffeeWithGames commented on Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wii U Update Hits A...:

@Azooooz So when you hit the "Home" button, it actually accesses the "Home menu"!? If so, that's a good thing, especially IF it takes a screen shot for Miiverse, that would be nice...but either way, it would be nice to access Miiverse from multiplayer quicker.

I'll check it out in a bit, as I have been really enjoying the online. Playing via the GamePad, while the TV is being used for Netflix or a Wii Virtual Console game (on the Wii), is awesome. Throw in some headphones, and it's great for sitting in the same room as your wife, who isn't distracted by all the game noise.



CoffeeWithGames commented on Review: The Cave (Wii U eShop):

@SetupDisk Very interesting. Shorter than Trine 2, and priced lower than Trine 2. As long as games in development for 2-ish years though, and cost $60 retail. Makes me think it's not a bad deal.

Thanks for the feedback on your time with it!



CoffeeWithGames commented on Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Wii U):

I beat the campaign on the GamePad, while my wife was watching Netflix (using the Wii). Using the GamePad to play online multiplayer (and the single-player) works very well, and I really, really like that aspect of the game.

The single-player campaign I found odd, like, the storyline I was able to follow for the most part with the back-and-forth, but it was just odd......especially with the hilariously odd ending and credits. It just gets OFF-THE-WALL-CRAZY.

I haven't even played Zombies yet, but it's on my list to try.

The one thing I found interesting about the GamePad use, is that when playing via the GamePad, the full screen isn't used...just a portion of it. Not really sure why that is, but it still works well enough.



CoffeeWithGames commented on Review: Trine 2: Director's Cut (Wii U eShop):

@Koto It's not the same type of gameplay though, different type. I'm talking about content/amount. If Trine 2 offers 15+ hours of gameplay on a single play-through, without collecting everything...what about NSMBU? The fact Nintendo couldn't get some form of online multiplayer in NSMBU is terrible IMO, but that doesn't mean we aren't getting the game (it's currently hidden in a closest as Christmas gift for your oldest!).

Also, do you have Trine 2 on the Wii U?! If so, please add me and perhaps we can try the co-op at some point. Coffees is the name.

@ueI They added certain levels for the Wii U, that aren't in the other versions.



CoffeeWithGames commented on Review: Trine 2: Director's Cut (Wii U eShop):

The game is gorgeous. When an eShop game looks on par, or better, than NSMBU and possibly Rayman Legends, and has more than 15 hours of gameplay, local co-op, online co-op, voice chat being really makes you question Nintendo's development style. Also, the fact that Trine 2 is a larger file size than NSMBU should make Nintendo ashamed for the lack of content/art...or the Trine 2 developers think about raising the price.



CoffeeWithGames commented on Talking Point: The Challenges When Writing Abo...:

@Philip_J_Reed "Then again, if we say a game is broken and someone else says it's very good, maybe the disconnect is on their end!"

I would typically agree if it was only one other review, but even a comment in the review here called it out for being very odd. Again, I think a 1 out of 10 should = broken, not playable, freezes, screen doesn't move, buttons don't respond, etc.

There were at least 3 other reviews that were higher, one giving it a 9.0 out of 10 (4.5 out of 5). There is a disconnect. It's one reason I wish one standard on every single site for game reviews, was AMOUNT OF TIME PLAYED. At least then that gives readers an idea of how much time the reviewer spent before slapping a score on something.

Then again, I tend to look more toward user reviews on games, than professional reviews...

On the comments issue @madgear was addressing, unless a comment is outright cursing/name-calling, etc., I don't see the point of deleting them, especially when somebody took the time to comment on it. If there was a mistake, a simple edit with "Thanks to comment #5,001 for the clarification!" would be simple... but deleting a comment(s) seeking clarification on a post seems a bit odd... especially if it was done in a normal non-troll manner. The fact somebody took the time to actually read the article and spot a mistake in it, should be seen as a positive I would think.



CoffeeWithGames commented on Talking Point: The Challenges When Writing Abo...:

I do have a question, when it is said in one instance, "We're not exempt from these suspicions due to the advertising that we run, even if that advertising is needed purchases....", specifically the "game/hardware purchases" part.

I'm always curious, how many games are reviewed on a monthly basis that are purchased as new releases (retail) compared to the number that is reviewed because they are given by companies for review?

I think there can be a balance, but I honestly think that when the industry (in general) has no/few review standards, it's going to become a race to the bottom, and it already has I think.

For example, when this site is at the bottom of review scores... and gives a game a 1 out of 10, I would expect that means the game is basically broken, not playable, terrible button responses, etc. BUT, then you read/see other reviews rate the exact same game around the 7s mark... there is clearly a disconnect somewhere.

Do editors not ask "reviewers" for clarification on reviews? Do the editors try and make sure that a Call of Duty fan that has hated 2D platforming games his entire life doesn't get the main review copy of the next big Mario game? There has to be a balance, and when I see a game get a 1 out of 10 here, versus 7-9 on other sites it makes me question the reviewer first, but shows me the entire industry has serious issues.



CoffeeWithGames commented on First Impressions: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Tr...:

I gotta say the trailer for this made me interested in the game. It looked like there was A LOT of variation within each track, as for optional routes and ways to use the vehicles.

While I rarely purchase racing games, our oldest is starting to enjoy gaming A LOT more, and can identify Sonic because of the cartoons on Netflix. So, I'll be keeping on eye (or two) on this one.



CoffeeWithGames commented on Look Out, There's a New Pearl Harbor Video on ...:

@Chicken Brutus!!!

Excellent spot! I actually just finished playing a few missions, and was about to ask if this footage was from the PC version, due to some camera angles I couldn't get in the Wii version(not that it mattered, but I did notice).
The camera angle was at about 1:26 in the video.



CoffeeWithGames commented on Review: Tournament of Legends (Wii):

I really feel bad for HVS on this game. I think the reason for the change was they couldn't get a publisher to publish Gladiator A.D. the way it was originally being made.

Sega probably said, they would publish it if changes were made, and this is the game Wii owners are given.

I was interested in Gladiator A.D., but not this for now.



CoffeeWithGames commented on Official Dive: The Medes Islands Secret Gamepl...:

I'm pretty hopeful this will turn out well. I own Endless Ocean: Blue World, but haven't played it much; I need to put it back in and give it another try.

I think the appeal to this game, is its 2D style.
My wife gets sick when playing games like Endless Ocean, and Ecco the Dolphin(on Dreamcast). The open movement in 3D space in water, starts messing with her senses, I think a 2D design like this, will be a lot better.

I'm probably going to download it, to see if she'll enjoy this.



CoffeeWithGames commented on Rage of the Gladiator Giveaway:

This game is absolutely awesome. I hope these copies help spread the word of Rage of the Gladiator's awesomeness.
If you don't win a copy, and are on the fence, I HIGHLY recommend this game. It's worth more than the 1000 Wii Points they're asking, IMO.

I'm currently playing through it now using the Wii Remote/Nun chuck controls and having a blast!(already beat it via the NES style controls).



CoffeeWithGames commented on Review: Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Calib...:

Does a game have to be perfect to be a 10/10?
I honestly don't know a game that will appeal to EVERYBODY.

A reason I don't like scores on games in general, is it seems the general consensus is, "No game is perfect, no game deserves a 10".
You never know what type of games the reviewer likes, and how that may affect the review score.

I'm not saying this review score is good or bad for this game, as I've never played it, but I'm glad to see a 10/10 being put on a game.

For me personally, Rage of the Gladiator is might near a 10/10.



CoffeeWithGames commented on Review: Rage of the Gladiator (WiiWare):

@Token Girl:
I didn't buy Punch-Out!! because I thought $50 was too much money for essentially the same game with very few new characters.

I think Rage of the Gladiator proves that a game can follow a formula, but offer new game-play elements and presentation, that make the experience fresh...and for only $10 at that!

I think the music is great in the game, I've got a story I'll be posting up with my "thoughts" on the game once I finish Challenge Mode.



CoffeeWithGames commented on Review: Rage of the Gladiator (WiiWare):

@Sean Aaron:
Just get into Challenge Mode. It is absolutely destroying me.

Replay value to the MAX if anybody is going to get A rankings on everybody in Challenge Mode.

"it's difficulty doesn't crush my soul as much as Punch-Out...."
Have you made it to Challenge Mode yet?

I haven't played Punch-Out!! on the Wii, just the original Punch-Out, so I don't know how the difficulty compares. I just know Rage of the Gladiator is no walk in the park right now.