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PureXbox Reviews Editor / Nintendo Life Reviewer

Fri 28th Oct 2011

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DRL commented on Review: Yo-Kai Watch (3DS):

@ShikabaneHime13 I did experiment with different foods quite a bit, actually, but it never seemed to make much of a difference. Even when Yo-Kai reacted positively to the food I gave them, they very rarely offered their friendship.



DRL commented on Momonga Pinball Adventures is Flipping Onto Wi...:

@Spin I agree. I'd also like to see more creative pinball games in the future. It seems like there's so much potential to evolve pinball beyond a simple game of high-score chasing, yet there have been so few attempts to do something new. It would be cool if Zen Studios tried to tackle adventure-style tables in the future. They've done a fantastic job modernizing and adapting pinball for consoles.



DRL commented on Mario Memories: How The Super Mario Bros. 2 In...:

@Kirk I completely agree. I hope Nintendo gets more ambitious with its next 2D Mario. There's a lot to learn from the recent Rayman and DKC games when it comes to organic level design and immersive, distinct visuals. I'd love to see similar things done with Mario in the future but with some sort of genuine mechanical evolution.

@Splatburst @Gauchorino Thanks for the compliments!



DRL commented on More Club Nintendo Goodies Coming To The Europ...:

Um. Someone sell me that Captain Toad lamp for a reasonable price. Seriously, tell Nintendo to make it available for sale. That was the kind of thing I was saving my Club Nintendo coins for.



DRL commented on Review: Fossil Fighters: Frontier (3DS):

@Tops Thanks for the compliment. I'm actually a little bit shocked by how low some other critics are scoring Frontier, but it does back up my point that this game isn't going to be for everyone. Even though it's polished and harmless, there are design choices that will be a huge turnoff for certain types of gamers. I tried my best to convey that in this review.

@BlackSpy You're welcome. I hope you like it!

@Link506 So that really did backfire on ya, huh?

@Sir_Teabag Right on. Are you finding the dialog to be humorous, too? It's not often that I chuckle out loud at a video game, but this one got to me on a few occasions.



DRL commented on Review: Elliot Quest (Wii U eShop):

The lack of direction and communication in this game seriously bothers me, but outside of that, I love it. I just hate having to spend 30 minutes to an hour without a hint of where I need to be headed when there are tons options on the map.



DRL commented on Review: Titan Attacks (3DS eShop):

Maybe it's because I played it right after Resogun, Velocity 2X, Stardust Delta and Geometry Wars 3, but I couldn't get into this game. Nothing about it seemed all that bad, just wasn't the right speed for me at the time. I'd say @moomootown got it right on the money here.



DRL commented on Review: Paparazzi (Wii U eShop):

@Aviator @AlexSora89 Truthfully, I don't know anything about Lady Gaga. I know she has a song that mentions paparazzi in the chorus, but that's about it. Sounds like I missed a prime opportunity for a punny tagline by being out of touch with pop music. Such a shame.



DRL commented on Guide: Collecting All the Gems in Captain Toad...:

@NintyMan It was definitely a challenge, there's no question about that! Thankfully, I had Tom's help when I ran into any toad-blocks (sorry, couldn't resist).

Anyway, I hope the guide helps you to acquire those last few elusive gems.



DRL commented on Nintendo 64x64: Mickey Speedway USA:

Fun game. Runs smooth, controls are tight, and the multiplayer is decent. The wife and I often have N64 race-offs, and we always look forward to our time with Mickey's Speedway. It's not a spectacular kart racer, but it's very good filler.



DRL commented on Nintendo 64x64: Forsaken:

Very happy to see Forsaken acknowledged. This game kind of blew my mind when it launched. I remember renting it with some buddies the weekend after it came out. I spent the night over their place and one of them was displeased that I wouldn't put the controller down to go participate in a little late-night basketball. I ended up playing Forsaken with his little brother all darn night. The world was spinning come morning.



DRL commented on Nintendo 64x64: Killer Instinct Gold:

@Dreamcaster-X Yeah, I'm obsessive when it comes to keeping my games clean. I think there's damage done to the contacts that I didn't notice when I bought it. It's always taken a few tries to get going but now nothing seems to work.



DRL commented on Nintendo 64x64: Killer Instinct Gold:

Ugh. It had to be KI: Gold today, didn't it? I was looking through my N64 collection yesterday and was immensely bummed when I realized that my copy of Gold doesn't work anymore. The world is a cruel place, you can't deny it.

Anyway, this game is pretty great. Pretty....killer.



DRL commented on Nintendo 64x64: F-Zero X:

The wife and I come back to F-Zero X more than any other N64 racer. It's spectacular. If we get a new F-Zero game and it doesn't have a rippin' rock soundtrack or comic book-style artwork, I'm going to be gutted.



DRL commented on Nintendo 64x64: Wave Race 64:

I can't get over how great this game holds up. Whenever I spend a weekend afternoon in my retro game room, I find it hard to resist popping Wave Race in the N64. It's just pure fun.



DRL commented on Nintendo 64x64: Beetle Adventure Racing:

Beetle Adventure Racing was one of the first retro reviews that I contributed to Nintendo Life. It's such a superb game. F-zero X, Ridge Racer 64, the Rush games, and BAR are easily my fave non-Kart racers for the Nintendo 64.