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Fri 11th June, 2010

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Crouteru commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May Be Playing Catch-...:

To be fair, I've played two Bethesda games, Fallout 3 and Skyrim, and quite frankly, I found them both very boring. Generic post-apocalyptic sandbox game and generic LOTR-style fantasy sandbox game.

I don't doubt that these games have their fans, judging from their sales, but I certainly won't miss games like these on the Wii U. Nintendo games have character, they're unique. They're the only games you need a Wii U for, everything else is just a bonus, a welcome bonus don't get me wrong, but 3rd party games are not what I buy Nintendo consoles for.



Crouteru commented on Xbox 360 Sales Set to Pass the Wii's in the UK:

@LAA Thanks for your thoughts. I was referring to the statistics only, because many tend to dismiss the Wii's sales as "not counting" for some reason. Personally though, I found the exclusive games on the Wii to be superior to those on the other consoles. I only used my PS3 more because it was a DVD and Blu-ray player as well.



Crouteru commented on First Impressions: Super Mario 3D World:

Looks a bit restrained in terms of new ideas, doesn't seem as impressive as Galaxy did a few years back, but hey, it's a Mario game, it'll have that certain standard of quality only found in Nintendo games.



Crouteru commented on Wii U Virtual Console Launch Lineup Is Revealed:

Not to sound cynical, but I really can't be bothered to wait for all these games to be released again. Is gamepad play really that special? Why not finish releasing some of the big titles not included on the old Virtual Console?



Crouteru commented on UK Gamers Rate Wii As "Best Ever" Console:

I wouldn't call it the best, but in terms of content, it had some great exclusive games, could play any Gamecube game and offered downloads for NES, SNES, N64, Genesis, etc. games from the Virtual Console. That's a lot of gameplay.



Crouteru commented on Rumour: Aliens: Colonial Marines Tester Says W...:

I was put off buying Colonial Marines even before the other console reviews came out. The gameplay trailers looked terrible compared to those from the previous year. It was obvious Gearbox dropped the ball on this one, and I highly doubt the Wii U version could be any better.



Crouteru commented on Talking Point: Wii U Direct - Tell Us What You...:

Well this announcement tells me that Nintendo is listening to its customers, giving us some great "core game" announcements and details on updates that will improve loading times and bring us new features like the Virtual Console. I guess I'm a little disappointed I'd have to pay a bit more for the Wii U versions of Wii Virtual Console games I already own, it depends on what "enhancements" these games have. Also a bit frustrating to have to wait for the Virtual Console games to be released all over again. Other than that, it was all great news!



Crouteru commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2013:

Zelda U, Mario Galaxy 3, Mario Kart U, Smash Bros. U, Metroid U, Star Fox U, F-Zero UX, Wave Race U, Pilotwings U, Banjo-Kazooie 3, Perfect Dark 2, Donkey Kong Country U, Rogue Squadron 4,



Crouteru commented on Feature: The Making Of Star Fox Adventures:

@dragon_rider Hehe, very clever What I meant was that it would have been a good technical achievement in the final year of the N64's lifespan. Getting bumped onto GameCube essentially made it an enhanced port, not necessarily using all the potential of the GameCube hardware as it would have done on the N64 hardware.



Crouteru commented on Feature: The Making Of Star Fox Adventures:

I think this may have fared better had it been released under its original title on the N64. As it stands, Star Fox Adventures was a disappointing Star Fox game and an unremarkable 3D platform adventure game.



Crouteru commented on Wii U Uses 25GB Discs and Lacks GameCube Compa...:

Obviously, it's a shame Gamecube games won't be supported, but I guess they had to draw the line somewhere. I just hope Gamecube controllers or some variation will still be available to use on Wii games like Mario Kart and Smash Bros. Brawl.



Crouteru commented on Review: Pilotwings Resort (3DS):

This was always a launch day purchase for me. Pilotwings 64 is one of my favourite Nintendo games and this seems to be pretty similar. I'm just a little disappointed that there's only one island!



Crouteru commented on Review: Final Fantasy III (Virtual Console / S...:

The PS1 version had terrible amounts of loading time and the audio was somehow worse than the SNES version.

It's better to play this game on its original format, and this VC release is as close to that version as you're going to get.