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Donjwolf

Donjwolf

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Donjwolf

#1

Donjwolf commented on Three More Pokémon 3DS HOME Themes Heading t...:

Doesn't anyone wish there were some Digimon themes instead? I'd pick one up in a heartbeat, especially if it was Tamers or Savers related. While I'm not a huge fan of Pokemon anymore, I admit the Eevee one is pretty cute and has nice colours. Too bad it's going to cost almost 3 bucks for it.

These themes are so expensive now in Canada, BTW. They used to be 99 cents for generic ones and $1.99 for themed ones. Now they jumped up to $2.49. Add in 13% tax and it'd cost me $2.81 just for a theme!! I'm not paying that much unless it's a reaaaaaallly good theme. I'm very lucky the Totakeke theme I wanted came out back when they were $1.99.

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#3

Donjwolf commented on Feature: The Full Story Behind Star Fox 2, Nin...:

@Kirk Okay I didn't see the entire video yet, but WOW. That looks amazing! Can't believe this game came out before Star Fox. Maybe SF took inspiration from Star Blade. Yeah, I'd prefer if this was what we got for SF 64. The level design and battles in Star Blade take SF to new heights.

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#4

Donjwolf commented on Feature: The Full Story Behind Star Fox 2, Nin...:

The cutscene of the ships being blasted off into space in the opening of Star Fox looks more impressive to me than SF 64's opening where the pilots are running to their ships and taking off. SF's cutscenes are sure lovely :3

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#5

Donjwolf commented on Feature: The Full Story Behind Star Fox 2, Nin...:

@TheRealThanos I agree with what you said but you said it a lot better than what I can do :D Overall all the elements of Star Fox comes together to make an appealing whole. It works better for me than Star Fox 64 does. I really wish Nintendo would make a brand new SF game with Virtual Racer's aesthetics. That would be simply mind blowing. That or a straight port of Star Fox to the 3DS.

I'm glad I'm not the only person who loves Star Fox more than 64 and/or agrees that the visuals/art design isn't 'butt ugly.' Sadly I've read too many comments like that from people. Yes, most fans prefer 64, but Star Fox is the far superior game to me, and is a lot more impressive on a technical level. Plus the music is epic quality.

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#6

Donjwolf commented on Feature: The Full Story Behind Star Fox 2, Nin...:

@Shani If you say it's all opinion, then why do you keep insisting we're (Kirk, Damo, me) wrong? If we prefer Star Fox's aesthetics to Star Fox 64, then we just have different tastes than you. We're not wrong and you're not wrong for preferring SF 64's aesthetics. SF 64 looks fine to me, but SF just looks -better- in my eyes. The flat, textureless look keeps it looking simple and clean. I don't see anything 'ugly' about it. Even if showed 2 pics to random people and they prefer 64, that doesn't change the fact that -I- prefer the original so how does that prove anything? What a bunch of strangers say isn't going to change my mind. Take a look at Kirk's image of Virtua Racing. It looks fantastic to me. That's what I also feel about Star Fox's visuals. It looks more visually appealing.

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#7

Donjwolf commented on Feature: The Full Story Behind Star Fox 2, Nin...:

@shani Sorry, but I too think SF looks better than SF 64. There's nothing wrong with those polygons. They look clean and bright and unique to me, and no it's not because of nostalgia. Newer isn't always better. I've replayed it several years ago and it still looks and plays great like it did back at launch. As much as I like SF 64, I wish we had gotten a 3D version of SF instead of SF 64 3D. IMO SF is still the best SF game in the series. It has an epic quality/feel to it that has yet to be matched.

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#9

Donjwolf commented on Feature: The Full Story Behind Star Fox 2, Nin...:

"I was also actually just thinking last night about how different and possibly even better the original Star Fox might have been if they didn't go with those kiddy anthropomorphised animal characters"

@Kirk Ugh, no. You can design anthros without looking 'kiddy,' and anthro characters doesn't automatically make it 'kitty,' if that was what you're implying. The first cartoons (anthros and otherwise) were created for adult audiences. Having SF characters be humans or something else would have destroyed the charm it has. I like animation and animals though. I wouldn't mind redesigning them to look more realistic, like the original animatronic models they've used.

I do agree though that Star Fox is loads better than SF 64. It has a more epic quality to it that hasn't been matched since, and the music is among the best soundtracks I've ever heard in a game. While SF 64's music is good, it just pales compared to the original. Space Armada (the level and the track) is one of the best tracks/levels ever.

I really wish the license issues were worked out and I could play it again on the 3DS. :(

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#10

Donjwolf commented on Feature: The Full Story Behind Star Fox 2, Nin...:

@BigBabyPeach Star Fox is the best SF game ever IMO. It beats 64 in many ways. It has better music (movie quality), challenge and levels. The graphics still look great even today and the controls are fine. 64 is a good game, but it still pales in comparison to the first. I'm rather annoyed with Nintendo for rebooting Star Fox with SF 64, and then pretending the original no longer exists. I'm really happy SSB Brawl included two tracks from the game, but other than that they're doing their best to ignore it. I'd really wish I could play the game on the 3DS but that's never going to happen.

@KLZ Command was a good game IMO. It was a lot better than SF Assault. It's my third fave SF game.

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#11

Donjwolf commented on Nintendo Download: 21st May (North America):

@cali_angel Yeah those type of casual Mahjong games (I say 'casual' because I can't think of a better term for them) are generally bad and have random 'story modes' that make no sense for the genre.

I've played lots of digital Mahjong games so I am used to seeing little tiles on a small screen, but if you're having trouble, Best of Mahjong has several other tilesets that's easier to see (I think one has numbers). I always use the Chinese characters personally.

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#13

Donjwolf commented on Nintendo Download: 21st May (North America):

@cali_angel Solitaire Mahjong games have timers? When it goes to zero, it's game over? Wow. That's pretty stupid. Well Best of Mahjong has no timer. It's also the best Mahjong game on the eshop as I've mentioned above, and did I tell you it's pretty cheap??

I dunno any physical mahjong games other than that 3D one (Atlus I think) but I never bought that so I can't comment.

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#16

Donjwolf commented on Review: 3D Thunder Blade (3DS eShop):

The whole point of these games is to replay them over and over in order to achieve the highest score possible (and to beat your high score). The length of the game doesn't matter for this genre. Loads of SHMUPs had only 5 or 6 levels. Points shouldn't have been taken off for that. Anyone that does so either wasn't around in the era of SHMUPs, or doesn't understand the genre.

Sure, it's not as good as Out Run and After Burner II, but that doesn't make it -bad.- It's a technical powerhouse and the rail shooter portions of the game is really cool. Yes I kept crashing into everything at the start and yes, it was definitely frustrating, but I did much better later so it IS something you can adjust to and become a much better player. I was awful in After Burner II too a first. I'd recommend it to others.

I have heard that Super Thunder Blade is very bad, like the Genesis version of Galaxy Force 2, and the arcade versions are vastly superior. Just to let you know, the controls in Thunder Blade are very good.

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#18

Donjwolf commented on Review: A-Train 3D: City Simulator (3DS eShop):

$14.99 is way too cheap for a starting price, considering how much deeper it is than any other console/handheld game in existence. It's one reason why PC games are awesome; their depth and complexity. The full price is actually a steal.

3D is used for camera view mode.
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#19

Donjwolf commented on Review: A-Train 3D: City Simulator (3DS eShop):

@SuperWiiU Other than the people, the game isn't 'cartoony.' SimCity 2000 from way back had very similar graphics for the buildings, making the cities pretty colourful, and that game sure wasn't 'cartoony,' unless you're talking about something else entirely.

@notchucknorris As a sim fan I liked Civ DS actually. Also have the PS3 version. It's not very indepth, no, but it was still pretty fun. My only gripe was the size of the world. It was pretty dinky. SimCity DS was horrible though. I'll stick to the PC versions.

@Spoony I don't understand why non-fans of a genre would want to review genres that they don't care for either, but I'm pretty used to it by now. If someone cites 'slow paced' or 'too much work' or something similar in a review, then I'd say it's probably a good game :3 Reviewers who don't understand a genre does the same for hunting games (the good ones anyway) and first person dungeon crawlers. I actually saw a review for a good hunting game say the maps are 'too large' for a negative. What? It's a big plus for fans. Who wants to hunt on a dinky map? In fact, the maps were actually kind of small compared to other games, actually. It wasn't dinky, but it wasn't huge either. The bigger the better! All these things people say are negatives are actual positives to fans, it's a positive. It'd be a lot easier though if actual fans reviewed games instead.

If The Witcher 3 wasn't coming out this year, I'd say A-Train would be my GoTY, but I can still say it's my handheld GoTY though.

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#20

Donjwolf commented on Review: A-Train 3D: City Simulator (3DS eShop):

If you've played similar games before, it actually doesn't have a impossible learning curve. In fact, the tutorials teach you stuff in small batches, not all at once so it will help you learn faster if you're brand new to the genre.

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#21

Donjwolf commented on Review: A-Train 3D: City Simulator (3DS eShop):

@World While I like Air Traffic Controller Hero Hawaii too, it's hardly considered a simulation game. The air chatter may be authentic, but the gameplay is basically a slow-paced puzzle game with planes.

A-Train is an actual simulation game. Although a Japanese company made it, it plays exactly like any Western made simulation game that has done very well on PCs, like the SimCity series. If you've never played this genre before, and you don't have access to a PC and it's bajillion simulation games, then A-Train is a good starting point! It has extensive tutorials that tells you everything you need to know in small batches, so you're not terribly confused all at once.

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#23

Donjwolf commented on Review: A-Train 3D: City Simulator (3DS eShop):

@AndymanMessiah @TheWPCTraveler I just finished tutprial 2. You're never going to believe that this game is actually as complex has a standard PC simulation. There's -loads- of info and features in this game that you won't believe is on a handheld. Believe me when I say there simply isn't any other game like it outside of a PC.

The game actually has a ton of customization and helpful features that I wasn't exactly expecting, such as the ability to colour-customize your vehicles, changing the trackbed, bridge and the piers (the support structures holding up these bridges) adding catenaries, fences, guardrails and street lights.

You can copy a vehicle's schedule/colour/etc to another vehicle for convenience.

You can make elevated tracks and even have "highway" intersections with on/off ramps. Not sure what to call those, but I'm sure you know what I mean.

You can put the 3DS in sleep mode and the game can still run (and earn you money) while you do other non-gaming things.

See, THIS is what SimCity DS should have been. That game was horrible. A-Train actually has a lot more depth and you can fully customize how your trains run.

As a simulation fan, I highly doubt you're going to be disappointed in this game. I've always wanted a game like this on a handheld, and that game has finally arrived. Maps are huge too, BTW!!

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#24

Donjwolf commented on Review: A-Train: City Simulator (3DS eShop):

@MitchVogel Oh, you misunderstood me. I don't actually have an issue with the review. I know the genre isn't for everyone with its slow pace, so having it as a 'negative' isn't a knock against the review, as it's to be expected. Pretty much all first person dungeon crawler and hunting game reviews generally say the same thing too (unless it's a cruddy Cabela title), and to fans of those genres, it's actually considered a good thing that it's slow.

This type of game is barely on handhelds/consoles, so A-Train may actually get some people interested in this title, which previously can only be found on PCs. I already said action-oriented people aren't going to get any fun out of A-Train, but people with a lot of patience may find a lot to like.

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#25

Donjwolf commented on Review: A-Train: City Simulator (3DS eShop):

I figured points would be knocked off for being slow-paced. Only people with patience (helps if they'ere fans of the genre too) will get a lot of fun out of this game. Definitely not for 'action-oriented' folks.

Also, talk about devaluing a product. £3? Really? This game is basically on the same depth as a PC game. 20 is a steal actually, for all the mass amount of content you get with it. There is NO OTHER game (in this genre) of this magnitude on a handheld/console. Saying it should be worth only $5 is rather insulting to be honest.

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#33

Donjwolf commented on Video: This Harmless Exploit Will Help You Gra...:

I lost all my puzzle pieces when my 3DS got stolen from me on Christmas Eve, and I had every puzzle completed except for the three latest ones too. I doubt I'll be doing this exploit though. While I'd love to get back all the puzzles I lost, this sounds like a really time consuming method since you're only getting one piece at a time.

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#35

Donjwolf commented on Review: 3D Out Run (3DS eShop):

I've been waiting for this game for a while now. I've never played any of SEGA's arcade games, so these are a brand new experience for me! I have GF II and Afterburner II and both are mighty impressive!

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#38

Donjwolf commented on Masahiro Sakurai Praises the Achievements of S...:

I think every other PC digital storefront is better than Steam. People love Steam cause it was the first digital store and has achievements, trading cards, badges, a chat system, etc. I think all those stuff are useless, IMO, and I'd rather just play the games I buy than care about worthless badges, etc.

I prefer GoG, GG, GMG, even Origin, to Steam, since they don't have all that stuff and you don't need to load up a third-party program in order to play the games you buy from them.

Steam doesn't always have the best sales anymore too. Even Amazon has amazing deals now that beats Steam. Despite what people think about EA, I've had good customer service from them, and I can talk to them through livechat. I've heard nothing but horrible customer service from people who had to go through Steam support. Origin even gives you a complete refund for games within 24 hours after you buy them, and that goes for brand new games too. They have Game Time too, which lets you play the game unrestricted for 48 hours so you can judge whether you want to buy it or not, and once you buy it, you can continue from where you left off. I played Sims 4 using Game Time and I discovered it isn't as horrible as people say it is.

Too many people worship Steam, which baffles me. If I didn't already have a bunch of games on Steam, I'd ditch them a long time ago.

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#41

Donjwolf commented on Zen Pinball 2 Set to Hit a New High Score for ...:

I told you, I don't HAVE a Wii U so how can I check the Eshop? -_- The only page I CAN check is on Nintendo's website, and how would I know that it's 'outdated,' especially if it's on an -official- website.
It's good that Wii U has most tables then.

I think you're seriously underestimating the power of soccer though. In EU, soccer (football) is mega huge, whereas in NA it's not as popular. It probably sold tons in EU. There's no need to buy every single team either. I just bought the skin that had the wolf mascot since I love wolves. I don't even watch the sport, but it's by far the best table I've played in Zen Pinball 2.

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#42

Donjwolf commented on Zen Pinball 2 Set to Hit a New High Score for ...:

@rockodoodle Really? I do have ZP2 on the 3DS and I played just fine on it. The 3D effect actually made it easier to see everything on the top screen if it was cramped with stuff. I switched to the Vita for pinball though since the 3DS was barely getting any tables in a timely manner and because it was too weak to run The Pinball Arcade on it.

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#47

Donjwolf commented on Zen Pinball 2 Set to Hit a New High Score for ...:

@mystman12 While it's true most of Zen's pins are 'video gamey' with their rule sets, they have also made tables that are more down to earth. There's nothing in them that can't be done on a real table. Try pins like Street Fighter or Super League Football (my personal fave from Zen).

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#49

Donjwolf commented on Feature: The Heartwarming Tale of a Missing 3D...:

I lost my 3DS right in the lobby of my very own apartment and no good samaritan (sp?) ever returned it to me, yet this guy lost his thousands if of miles away and he gets it back. He's a very lucky guy, but it doesn't make me feel any better :(

All the work I did on Tomodachi Life was wasted since it was in the slot, and my poor 3DS case and my Digimon cell phone strap. I'll never see them again :(