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Mon 29th November, 2010

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Dr_Corndog commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

Good. If I'm going to pay for a dedicated console so as to have access to Nintendo games, I don't want it to be expensive. And if I want power, I can just upgrade my PC--not that it needs an upgrade to beat out any console, currently.



Dr_Corndog commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (...:

@Tsurii It still plays wonderfully, though. I did play it back in 1998, I will admit, but only through the first three dungeons. I didn't actually complete it until after beating Wind Waker, myself. And though it has aged in some respects, none of them are a significant detriment to the great game that's still there.



Dr_Corndog commented on Nintendo NX Will Avoid The Launch Issues Which...:

Will it have a strong launch lineup? In particular, will it launch with that one must-have first-party title that sells systems? Because, believe it or not, Nintendo hasn't made it a point to launch a system with that kind of game since rhe Nintendo 64.



Dr_Corndog commented on Monolith Soft Open To Helping Get Zelda Wii U ...:

@EllenJMiller I only played the second one. I thought the battle system had real potential, but it ended up being a bit one-note since 90% of the item cards were completely useless. For that matter, there were a lot of things about the game that had great potential but lacked a bit in execution. So, I'd be up for a third game that really capitalizes on what was set down by the first two.



Dr_Corndog commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

I will admit that I'll be disappointed if the system I bought thinking it would have a five-year lifespan is replaced at the end of next year.

Still, I have to account for the fact that I bought my Wii U at a much lower price than I'd have paid for an XBox One or PS4, and that it came packed with a game. I was given a full retail game for free when I bought Mario Kart 8. And in the three years that I'll have owned a Wii U by fall 2016, I'll have not paid a cent to play it online.

As disappointing as the brevity of the Wii U's lifespan will likely be, I have to remember all the advantages I've gained from this console.



Dr_Corndog commented on Hands On: Logging More Flight Time With Star F...:

"While the controls are certainly different, I thought they worked wonderfully, and loved every minute of my time with Fox and company."

Excellent. This is what I've been looking for. When I heard last year that Splatoon used gyroscopic controls in addition to the right stick, I was skeptical. After playing it for myself, I decided that those controls work better than dual analog alone. Because of that I was more open to Star Fox's controls, and I'm glad to hear that they seem to work well, too.



Dr_Corndog commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:

I do appreciate the somewhat candid answers from Reggie. I wish we'd gotten more of that during E3. I'm still disappointed with Federation Force--more for how it was revealed than the game itself--but I'm hopeful it will turn out to be a good game.

His point with the amiibo situation is valid. However, although I don't think Nintendo is intentionally constricting supply, that's what they'll be doing in effect if they continue to release new lines of amiibo before they can satisfy the demand for the old.



Dr_Corndog commented on Review: Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U):

@shinynewbicycles I didn't even mention Gamespot myself since I find them even less worthwhile than IGN. As one of the older game sites on the internet, they seem to me these days to mostly be a relic trying futilely to make themselves relevant.

Although it has no real bearing on the overall quality of their review, I find it very appropriate that the quotation chosen on Metacritic for their review of Yoshi's Woolly World includes an egregious misuse of the word "paradoxically."



Dr_Corndog commented on Don't Hold Your Breath, But Axiom Verge Is "Pr...:

So, is it worth waiting a year for when I can get it on Steam right now? And if I wait a year, is it worth buying at full price on the Wii U when I could have bought it on sale on PC at some point between now and then? Unfortunately, this is the conundrum I face with almost every indie on the Wii U, and the reason I buy most of them on PC.



Dr_Corndog commented on Review: Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U):

I've been waiting for this game for a long time. A 9 is a great score, but I'm hoping it'll be a 10 in my book.

@rjejr Too difficult? The difficulty in Tropical Freeze is perfect!

@TheAceofMystery I put little stock in anything IGN says. Every time I visit that site I get the feeling the whole thing is run by corporate suits who have little personal interest in games.



Dr_Corndog commented on Splatoon Holds Its Territory in the UK Charts:

@Peach64 Some of the lower-scoring Splatoon reviews reminded me not to put too much stock in reviews. There are some sites that I trust, and even then I've learned it's better to read the review than just go off the score.

I guess my point is, I don't care what Batman scores, because it's less worthy of a purchase than Splatoon in my book.



Dr_Corndog commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Retail Games of 201...:

Honestly, this lineup is enough for me. Woolly World, Xenoblade, and Star Fox are all games that I'm genuinely excited for. But I need to finish playing the games I have first, including a few that I picked up on Steam this past week.



Dr_Corndog commented on Feature: Our Impressions of the Full Nindies@H...:

I fell in love with Freedom Planet within ten seconds of starting, but my infatuation faded a bit as I continued to play. I'm chalking it up to an unfamiliarity with many of the game's mechanics for now, though, because it seemed very solid. It also has almost unanimous praise on Steam.

Rive seemed incredible. Even in the short demo there were a great many features presented, and the ability to hack enemies should allow for some really interesting gameplay. There were some framerate issues, though, and I hope Two Tribes takes care of that before the game's release.



Dr_Corndog commented on Feature: Five Key Moments from Nintendo's E3:

I'm just going to say it: I'm looking forward to Nintendo's upcoming games. All of them. (Well, except the Animal Crossing amiibo game.) Video games are a pastime, and it's dumb getting all bent out of shape over a pastime.



Dr_Corndog commented on Feature: Five Key Moments from Nintendo's E3:

How crazy is it that Nintendo went from blowing us away on Sunday to letting us down in a way they hadn't in years on Tuesday?

In hindsight, I'm a little upset with myself for not really tuning in to the Treehouse. Sure, the Event was disappointing, but the games themselves look fun. The event dampened my enthusiasm for the games, though, and as a result I skipped the Treehouse, which I really enjoyed last year.



Dr_Corndog commented on First Impressions: Getting Into the Fold With ...:

Shame that the quality of these games is being overshadowed by Nintendo's Event. Also, the most interesting thing I gained out of the trailer for this game is that Paper Mario does indeed take place in an alternate universe.



Dr_Corndog commented on Editorial: Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting G...:

Here's the big upside to Nintendo's Event: six of those Wii U games are coming out THIS YEAR. Sony dropped a couple bombshells with FFVII Remake and Shenmue III, but those games are still in early development, and they're years off yet. Plus, neither one is a PS4 exclusive, Nintendo chose to focus on games that will be in your hands in a matter of months, to let people know, hey, you don't have to wait for these games to come out to buy a Wii U. You can get these games immediately.

The problem with Nintendo's event was that we were all expecting some big surprises, and rightfully so, I think. But the games shown off are all still very, very good.



Dr_Corndog commented on Editorial: Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting G...:

I had good reason to be upset Tuesday, as I'm probably as big a Metroid fan as anyone on this site. And you know what? I think I'm over it. Federation Force looks fun, Metroid branding or no. But aside from that, why was I upset? It was because of my expectations. Yeah. We all had sky-high expectations, and Nintendo didn't meet them.

Yes, there were some things that could have been better. There was too much time spent on amiibo, and ending with that Mario montage, as cute as it would have been in another context, is a weak way to end your E3 broadcast. And honestly, Nintendo probably should have known the reaction they'd get to Federation Force being announced in that way, without an accompanying console game, and come up with some other way to reveal it. But the biggest reason for the disappointment, I think, is that we all expected Nintendo to deliver heaven and earth, and they gave us an event that was merely good.