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Wed 19th Aug 2009

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Darkmire commented on Splatoon Producer Inks Out Reasons For Lack Of...:

I think there should be an option for friends to chat. But none of my friends have the game so in the end, honestly, I'm glad I don't have to hear strangers being nasty on the Internet. I already get frustrated playing Smash online and there's no voice chat in that one (thank god). I don't trust the young audience that plays Nintendo games competitively to be mature online. But Nintendo should still give people options.



Darkmire commented on Review: Yoshi Touch & Go (Wii U eShop / DS):

I think people look at this game through the wrong lens. It was definitely overpriced and should have been a cheap download game, but those didn't exist at the time, at least on DS. Compare this to any current-day runner that all of us have played on our phone. In that sense, this game is strangely deep and makes for awesome high score gameplay (which admittedly isn't for everyone). This was a (somewhat) procedurally generated and highly dynamic runner from almost 10 years before the genre really blossomed. The only thing that shows its age is that you don't get a ton of unlockables like in most modern runners. It's also slower but they really made it work by incorporating aiming, shooting, jumping and circling things. I've only played this on DS but if you enjoy this sort of game, I think it still holds up. I have come back to it on occasion. I could see this being strange to play on the gamepad, but maybe not. I think, when held vertically, the screen area on the gamepad might be bigger than the original DS.



Darkmire commented on 3DS Browser Jumps Ship from Opera to Access Ne...:

As much as people complain about not having flash on the DSi's browser, I think it was a really good browser and thankfully now a lot of people know what a loss it is to lose Opera. My crappy Blackberry Curve lives and dies by the awesome Opera browser I use for it (version 4.2 I think, not the bloated version 5). They make great, user-friendly mobile browsers.



Darkmire commented on MundoRare Shuts Down After Losing Faith in Rar...:

Banjo-Kazooie Nuts and Bolts was good. I'm not even a big follower of Rare or anything, but I'm not convinced that they lost the ability to make good games. Rare has always followed in Nintendo's shadow and Kinect Sports falls into that mold. The real problem here is that what they did to MundoRare is really cold. They denied a long-time fan site something as simple as interviews.



Darkmire commented on Review: The Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Puzzlin...:

Actually, yeah. I've heard that about My Life as a Darklord. I haven't beaten it yet, but I got a little DLC and it made the game a lot more enjoyable for me, and a little easier. But it's still hard either way, imo. But I think SE's WiiWare games have been of a higher quality than most games on the service and are worth a little extra (or just getting the barebones version is worth it). When I clear some backlog and have the points, I'm getting one of the Bearsworth games.



Darkmire commented on Sims 3 for Wii Goes Multiplayer, Loses Constru...:

Ummmmm..... All of the Gamecube Sims games had construction. What does it have to do with hard drives or hardware in general? It has everything to do with EA incompetence. They aren't even giving us options, they just removed a core gameplay element. Clearly they're shafting the Wii like they usually do.



Darkmire commented on Review: Rune Factory: Frontier (Wii):

This game is at LEAST a 9.5. Just kidding, 8 is an awesome score, but for me personally, it's one of the best games of 2009. I love it. I haven't gotten to the second year (yet I'm over 22 hours into it). But I knew about the runeys and basically already have them under control. At least I think so. Zaphod is making me second guess that. But if you ever liked Harvest Moon, this is my favorite game related to the franchise.