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Mon 29th November, 2010

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Dr_Corndog commented on Talking Point: What's Next For amiibo?:

I wouldn't mind a game requiring amiibo since amiibo would have functionality outside that game. If the only purpose of amiibo was to unlock characters in a single game that couldn't be played otherwise, then I'd be against it.



Dr_Corndog commented on Video: Two Smash Bros. Instructional Videos to...:

@GearsOfWarU One of the best things about Smash is that it doesn't require you to learn complex controls. There are only two attack buttons, and special moves don't require special patterns of input like in Street Fighter. It really doesn't take too long to become competent with the game.



Dr_Corndog commented on Video: Two Smash Bros. Instructional Videos to...:

I knew about all these, but I've never made much use of them. I have to agree that Smash is better off without L-cancelling (which adds no depth to the game) and even wavedashing. The controller is only the means to achieve something onscreen, not the end itself.



Dr_Corndog commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U GameCube Controlle...:

I had my bundle pre-ordered at Best Buy, two weeks in advance, and when I arrived they didn't have it. But that is a separate issue, I think.

I ended up getting the game (alone) from Gamestop. True enough, all the stores in my area are sold out of the adapter. But I'll have one in a few days.



Dr_Corndog commented on Mewtwo Club Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Distrib...:

@Yorumi If they'd simply cut a few characters and left it at that before offering Mewtwo as DLC, you'd have a point. But even after the cuts, Smash 4 still has 11 (or 13, depending on how you count) MORE characters than Brawl. So having Mewtwo on top of that huge roster truly is a bonus.



Dr_Corndog commented on Sakurai Explains Why Ridley Is Not A Playable ...:

I don't completely agree with Sakurai, but I can't say I'm too upset. I wanted Ridley, but it was because I wanted Metroid to have a real second rep--not because of the character Ridley himself. Honestly, Metroid just doesn't have any good characters beyond Samus, but Ridley seemed like the best choice of all of them.



Dr_Corndog commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

If Wii U is lacking, it's only in third party support. I say that in admission to the fact that, in spite of the banality of most "AAA" releases as well as the widespread availability of third-party title on PC, some people insist on buying their third-party games on a console; whereas I could hardly care less about the Wii U's third-party support personally.
The Wii U offers several stellar titles that can't be had anywhere else, along with some unique gaming possibilities, at a much lower price than what its competitors are available for. (That it's less powerful than the other two consoles is a non-issue. After all, in a world in which gaming PCs exist, buying a console for its processing power is like buying a minivan for its horsepower.) And above all, Nintendo knows that a game is meant to be fun, which is more than can be said for certain members of the video game industry today. I give the Wii U a B, and possibly a B+.



Dr_Corndog commented on Nintendo Download: 13th November (North America):

The MK8 DLC is an incredible deal and the tracks are every bit as good as those on the disc. If you have MK8, you should absolutely buy this DLC. If you don't have MK8, then buy it and then get the DLC.

Super Circuit is a solid game, though Mario Kart has never been as good a handheld title as a console one. The main issue with this one back in the day was that it was even more difficult to set up multiplayer games than it would be later on MKDS and MK7. The mechanics and tracks are all very good, though.