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Wed 20th Jun 2012

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

A very good read. I have as many responsibilities as the next man but I have never questioned my ethics or morals while playing a computer game. I guess I should consider myself lucky. GTA's violence has always been a step too far for some people, on the other side there are those that will refuse to even experience some Nintendo titles because they consider them too childish.



Cranky commented on Looks Like Batman: Arkham Origins Isn't Gettin...:

Nintendo have to take some blame for this, there are no online multiplayer first party titles. We may have to wait until 2014 when SSB and Mariokart come out for a strong online community to even exist.



Cranky commented on You Can Now Use Your GameCube Pad On Your Wii U:

I think this is better than having GC pad ports, hardly any developers gave you the option to use the GC pad in the first place. I use a similar device to use my GC controller on my pc. My only concern is that the GC pad has only one left shoulder button and the analogue triggers would just be in the way. Still, I'm getting one, the GC pad is the best imo.



Cranky commented on Poll: Do You Follow and Watch Rival Console Re...:

It seems like a great console and controller but I'm so disappointed that they are destroying the used game market, that really sucks! If they had amazing deals like Steam and the overall price of console games went down by a third I might be tempted, but that will never happen so the Xbox one is not for me.



Cranky commented on Amiga Classic Putty Squad Morphing Its Way To ...:

Amiga remakes? Bring me my Zipstick!
So many good games mentioned above. Wiz 'n' Liz, Fury of the Furries, Bills Tomato Game and Indy Heat get my vote for remakes.
andrea- there is a remake of Flashback coming this year:)



Cranky commented on Talking Point: The Unreal Engine 4 Gaffe Expos...:

This guy did not backtrack, he said you can port unreal 4 games to Wii U. Unfortunately his statements confirms the fact that even the idea of making a game from the ground up using unreal 4 engine and 2gig of ram is laughable. The Wii U is not powerful enough. Don't get me wrong, I love Nintendo and know they will always make the best games, but at the moment the Wii U is struggling to even haul its own Menu screens around.



Cranky commented on Video: Zelda: A Link To The Past Gets Condense...:

I swapped a copy of Home Alone on the Snes for this:) I remember when I first played it I was really disappointed because I thought that rescuing Zelda at the beginning was the end of the game, silly me. For me this was the game that just kept giving.



Cranky commented on Talking Point: Wii U eShop Discounts Show It's...:

So far so good for the eshop i suppose, but it has a long way to go. The speed is awful, there is a lack of DLC and the price of a full game via digital download is too high. Nintendo need to turn on the tap and release more of their back catalog instead of slowly drip feeding us games like they did with the Wii. The Wii U can perfectly emulate all of Nintendo's previous home consoles and handhelds. I know it can be done quickly, they managed to quickly release emulators with 10 Nes and 10 GBA games instantly for 3DS ambassadors. Personally I would love a service like PS+.



Cranky commented on Does The JXD GamePad 2 Remind You Of Anything?:

@PinkSpider Do not worry, game emulation devices like this have been around for years. The VC will be affected much more when/if the 3DS or Wii U gets hacked.There are products like the Sega Mega Drive Arcade Ultimate Portable that are built to emulate the Mega Drive. Not only are they endorsed by Sega, with 20+ games built in, it also has a sd card slot so you can add what ever roms you like. Anyone thinking of buying a emulation device should look up the GCW Zero.



Cranky commented on Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Compariso...:

I love the game on the Wii U but it is worrying that it does not have a better frame rate than a console that is 7 years old. I have always been a huge Nintendo fan and will always look to positives, but I fear that this console is just not powerful enough to last more than a few years.



Cranky commented on Rayman Legends No Longer a Wii U Exclusive, De...:

It could be a good thing; the delay is surely to create more levels that don't rely on the Wii u gamepad, in order to make a fully fledged release for Xbox and PS3. If this is true then it could mean more content than originally planned for the Wii u version.



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

I love being able to play a first person shooter at 30+fps on the small gamepad screen, it looks awesome. The UAV requires more points now, and I believe that the bouncing betty's take slightly longer to explode.



Cranky commented on New Club Nintendo Reward In The Form Of A Yosh...:

I'm not bothered about the price because Club Nintendo are my best friend at the moment. I finally managed to get enough points for the Snes pad for the Wii and they have sent me two by mistake, that 7000 free points! Good times.



Cranky commented on Nintendo Says The Play Limit On Demos Is Set B...:

Play limits are totally fine, and I'm happy that the publishers get to set the limits, its not like you would have to play a demo more than 10 times to make a decision anyway. I remember when the Tony Hawk 2 demo included the level editor, that was the best demo ever



Cranky commented on Entire SNES Game Collection Up For Sale:

It is nice to know that someone has compiled all the Snes roms and scans so thoroughly, and I think it is also cool that he is aiming to do this again for all regions. Good on him, it is obviously a labor of love. Pirates have had access to all Snes roms for many years so I cant see it having a significant impact on future sales, if at all. If he cant find a buyer he could always take them all to Game and get £10 on trade in



Cranky commented on Nintendo of Europe Gives Free Retail Game to 3...:

In my opinion the ambassador program is a much better reward than a free 3ds game. There are some real gems in the ambassador program like Yoshi's Island, Warioware, Metroid Fusion and Zelda Minish Cap. Don't get me wrong, I would love a free game but I'm more than happy with what I have got given for free already.



Cranky commented on Talking Point: Life Without Wii U Achievements:

This is bad news and a step backwards, Nintendo need to make it at least optional especially if they are trying for the more hardcore market. I don't really understand the logic in not liking achievements. They only add to the game experience in my opinion. Some can be really fun to achieve, some frustrating but they are optional so what is the problem?



Cranky commented on The Pinball Arcade Set for Wii U Launch Window...:

I love Pinball Arcade, it just edges Zen Pinball in my opinion, although I would not like to see this ported to the 3DS...
1. The screen is too small and the wrong shape to get the ideal view.
2. The 3DS does not have the resolution to do Pinball Arcade justice.
3. Sacrifices would have to be made for the 3DS, this is not the case for the Vita or mobile phone versions.
Zen Pinball certainly suffered from these problems on the 3DS, it is a better game in every way (including gameplay) on other formats.



Cranky commented on Feature: Nintendo Life's Top 20 Wii Games:

I do find it a little worrying that Rayman Origins did not make the list. I understand that not everyone has played it, but it got a perfect score from this website. As game journalists do you go out of your way to play games that get perfect scores? Just wondering.