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Sun 6th May, 2012

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DerpSandwich commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ambitious amiibo Pla...:

Right now what Nintendo needs more than anything is a game that basically requires the figures like Skylanders and Disney Infinity does. The draw is in buying a new toy and also getting the satisfaction of unlocking a new character to play with. Nothing Nintendo has offered is anything close to that. And I think their assumption that the figures will sell just because kids like toys might be the undoing of this whole thing.

But we'll see what they come up with. I just don't think the fact that they've failed to reveal anything at this point is a good sign. And unlocking minor additional features in games isn't going to cut it.



DerpSandwich commented on Nintendo's At It Again With Another Majora's M...:

On the one hand, I feel like this HAS to all be hinting toward the very real release of the game.

On the other hand, even if they had only just begun work on it back when Link Between Worlds came out, they would have been able to show it at E3; it's a darn remaster, which can't possibly take this long to make.

So I'm forced to come to the conclusion that they do plan on making it someday, but right now they're enjoying just screwing with us.



DerpSandwich commented on Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Ev...:

@SetupDisk Even just compared to regular shooters. You've got to move the stick soooo much for the game to register movement. It makes everything so inaccurate. I'm glad some people enjoyed it, but I really don't understand how, and I feel like Capcom killed the game's potential with those controls.



DerpSandwich commented on Former Cing Vice President Would Like the Stor...:

I didn't know there was a Hotel Dusk sequel. Great to know there are sequels for both Hotel Dusk AND Trace Memory, neither of which I can play despite them already being in my language.

Gotta loooove that region locking. Makes a ton of sense to put out games that just can't be played by a huge percentage of the world despite them already being translated. For all we know the dev wouldn't have gone bankrupt if Nintendo would just be reasonable.



DerpSandwich commented on Review: Pokémon Trading Card Game (3DS eShop ...:

Man, I LOVED this game as a kid. I loved how you could just build all the decks you wanted and store them in the computer. I remember having every card but the Balloon Pikachu and trying the last challenge over and over again endlessly without getting it. Then a few years later I picked the game up and scored one in one try. A good day.

The only problem was that it was too easy. All you've got to do is walk into a gym with a deck that's strong against the type you're up against and there's basically no challenge. It's sort of like with Pokemon, except you don't have to take the time to "train" your decks.



DerpSandwich commented on Nintendo Download: 10th July (North America):

@Thulfram I just can't justify buying it when the demo contains half the game. There's this huge map, and in the demo you only traverse a tiny bit of it, and the gameplay is so ridiculously simple that I first assumed there would be 50-100 levels at least. But then I found out there are only 20! If they tried again and included more levels I think they could have a fun little time waster on their hands. I think the game has potential.



DerpSandwich commented on Nintendo Download: 10th July (North America):

Every so often I find myself returning to the Witch and Hero demo for another playthrough or two. I know everyone hated it, but I like it for some reason, and every time there's a discount I have to stop myself. I'd buy it if it had more levels.



DerpSandwich commented on An Iconic Super Mario Bros. 3 Overworld Theme ...:

Hey mods, can you just start deleting the "must be a slow news day" comments? It's getting REALLY old, and they never fail to crop up on every single "for fun" article.

Anyway, Smooth is the best. He's sort of like Weird Al; he tackles songs that normally I wouldn't have listened to and makes versions I love to hear regularly.



DerpSandwich commented on First Impressions: Getting Creative With Mario...:

My only worry was that in all the Treehouse footage the levels were extremely short, no more than a few screens long. I'm really hoping this isn't the case, as that would make these more like little challenges than actual levels. But I guess we'll have to wait and see.



DerpSandwich commented on E3 2014: Nintendo Won't Bring Live Twitch Stre...:

I don't know why he didn't just say the system wasn't capable of doing it, as the PS4 and Xbone were specifically built with extra dedicated processing power for recording and streaming video. If he said that we would all just be like, "Oh," and that would have been the end of it.



DerpSandwich commented on E3 2014: Hands On With Nintendo's New Online S...:

In true Nintendo fashion, they've taken a genre that I normally have no interest in and made a game that I'm genuinely excited to play. With one small mechanic they've added layers of strategy and depth that change the whole experience.



DerpSandwich commented on E3 2014: Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Star Fox fo...:

I came here thinking that OF COURSE there wouldn't be any spoilers so close to the time of the event. OF COURSE nothing would be dropping with AN HOUR to go. That's what I get for making assumptions, huh?

Oh well, it's not like I wait for this all year or anything.



DerpSandwich commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (W...:

One of my absolute favorites, and I can only hope they make them in this style again someday. Gorgeous 2D visuals rather than bland 3D ones would probably be what I like best about Minish Cap, but everything about it is just amazing. Give the series back to Flagship!



DerpSandwich commented on "Play Nintendo" Tour Rolling Through the U.S. ...:

It stinks how everything comes to California but I live pretty much as far away from where the stuff ends up as possible. I'm a nine-hour drive from LA.

(But it also doesn't stink living here, because I find Southern California to be entirely awful.)



DerpSandwich commented on Digital Foundry Pins Down Mario Kart 8's Resol...:

@Azooooz I don't know why everyone keeps saying this. I have a 32" 1080p and the difference between 720 and 1080 is extremely noticeable. It's the difference between straight lines and jaggy ones. Some people are less nitpicky than me, and that's fine, but too many people are under the impression that it actually makes no difference.



DerpSandwich commented on Hyrule Warriors Is The Zelda Game That Eiji Ao...:

While I'm not interested in this game, I think it's a great idea to use the Zelda IP in different ways. We want to explore different gameplay possibilities and play as different characters. Look up Hyrule: Total War if you haven't yet. That's the sort of thing that would be awesome if Nintendo did it.



DerpSandwich commented on Reaction: Mario Kart 8 Accused Of Poor Sales P...:

The other stuff is just silly, but the battle mode point is valid at least for a lot of people. I'm one of the few, the proud, the Wii U owners, and while I was already only considering buying the game somewhere down the line if I've ever got nothing else to play, learning about the lack of arenas completely robbed me of any desire to buy the game. My best times with Mario Kart have always been battle mode, and doing it this way sounds really unappealing. I know not everyone's like me, but it's not a completely invalid complaint.



DerpSandwich commented on Review: Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (Wii U e...:

I really enjoyed this game when it came out. I'm still a little bitter toward the series for basically replacing Paper Mario as the proper RPG series, but I really look forward to playing the other three games. I've been meaning to get to them for years, and the demo for the 3DS one was a blast.



DerpSandwich commented on Nintendo Releases An Awesome Mario Kart Infogr...:

Funny enough, this one pic explains the Wii U difference better than every direct attempt they've made. Anyone who looks at this is going to see that it's on a new system with better graphics. The difference in color between the Wii and the Wii U helps differentiate them.



DerpSandwich commented on Feature: What We Want to See in Nintendo's Sup...:

I'm torn for two different reasons.

I don't want to watch the stream because it's always a laggy mess, sometimes even being completely unwatchable. But if I wait until it goes up on the eShop, they'll probably spoil some character with a big picture before I can get the video started. (The huge Mega Man pic completely ruined the surprise when I went to watch the E3 ND.)

Then, I don't want to have every character spoiled for me, so I don't want to watch the presentation, but I know that the buzz online is going to be too loud for me not to hear anyway. And I'm not going to avoid gaming websites for the better part of a year just to prevent spoilers.

Man, things were a lot simpler before the internet! Remember getting Melee and being actually surprised every time you unlocked a character? Not sure why they're intent on telling us every last thing about this game.



DerpSandwich commented on Super Smash Bros. Direct Will Bring the Hype o...:

Is it weird that I'm pretty much only disappointed that we're not getting a full ND? I guess I'm hard to please, huh?

It's just that we didn't get one last month, we're not getting one this month, and they're not going to give us any good info the month before E3, so what, we get three a year now? We need announcements more than ever.



DerpSandwich commented on Hideki Konno Emphasizes That Mario Kart 8 Bala...:

Wouldn't it be really simple to include an option to switch between place-based items and purely random ones? Wouldn't the entire game be fixed if they included an option to turn off certain items? But I guess Nintendo, huh? Yeah. Nintendo.



DerpSandwich commented on Review: I Am In The Movie (DSiWare):

@mr570 It was insanely fun! When the GBA came out I was waiting for a sequel, thinking it was inevitable! Then we start getting systems with built in cameras, and we get a couple apps, but nothing like Gameboy Camera. I don't even know how much I played that thing... The fact that Nintendo hasn't done something like that is baffling to me.



DerpSandwich commented on The Wonderful 101 Saving Wallets on Wii U eShop:

@TysonOfTime That one made sense, and was a control style that achieved something not otherwise possible, so I was happy to practice at it. (I also didn't find it as difficult as some people, as I cut my teeth years ago on Metroid Prime Hunters.) It's the fact that the system in W101 is shoehorned in that bothers me. It's like they just wanted to have some use for the gamepad, and also to stick the Okami drawing thing in.



DerpSandwich commented on The Wonderful 101 Saving Wallets on Wii U eShop:

I really, REALLY wish I was more into this game. I want to support it as both a new IP and a Wii U title, but I didn't like the demo enough. The whole drawing mechanic is just a huge pain in the butt, and I can only wail on endless dudes for so long before I get bored.

But I hope a lot of people pick it up at this price, though I don't know why they wouldn't have already picked it up for $24 on Amazon.