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Formerly Nibelilt

Female, Australia

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Wed 1st Feb 2012

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Drawdler commented on Online Multiplayer and Kart Racing Gameplay Un...:

This... The vehicles aren't all they're showing of this game at Gamescom, is it?

Whenever I see these racing sequences, I can't help but think they just look less tight and entertaining than Mario Kart and kinda by-the-books in themselves... I wanna see more of the on-foot sections, so tired of seeing all the kart segments. They just don't look that fun. I wanna see what attacks the new characters have on the ground. I wanna see how I can upgrade them. I wanna think about how I could apply their moves against enemies. That's what I liked most about all the past games, and with the focus on vehicles in this game that aspect seems to be holding back the on-foot sections by breaking the pacing and forcing the devs to diverge attention to vehicles. I know you can also upgrade and mod vehicles, but they seem to be restricted to small areas and don't have the same personality as a Skylander, so I doubt I'd get attached to them. Plus, the Air and Land sections don't really look deeper than the past vehicle minigames.

That you can only have four players together online, and the rest are just CPUs, that seems like it'll hamper that part of the game too. it's just not as entertaining with less players, with CPUs taking extra places- you can't get as many people together and CPUs usually aren't fun to race.

When racing/playing co-op with friends online, is voice chat mandatory? That's what it sounds like. If I get this game I'd like to try the online out, but if I'm forced to use voice chat I'm not going to bother.

Also, is classic PVP still completely gone?



Drawdler commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D ...:

I've only played a few hours, but I really dislike the time system, because I think it adds tedium. I feel like just the masks could've added enough to the formula and I liked OoT3D, WWHD and SS much better by this point. I think I even liked ALBW better by now. I like MM3D so far, but the time system's put a huge damper on it for me.

I hate to say it, but I just liked OoT3D so much more, and MM3D makes me ache to replay OoT3D more than anything. That game had time cycles which gave some attachment and development to the characters, too. I think it did it much better, since the past/future system and time cycles didn't rush you, so you had time to appreciate everything.

Also, the framerate dips and occasional muddy textures are disappointing. Maybe I'm biased towards it, but I think OoT ran much better and had better graphics. Not to say some of the graphics weren't meh- OoT3D had flat stairs/fences and I remember a couple of iffy textures/models- but they seem more obvious in MM3D.



Drawdler commented on Parent Trap: The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Deta...:

@Damo But how much is there to really say about them? There could be a similar article about Skylanders, or Infinity figures, but I can't remember seeing either of those despite them being around much longer. I know amiibo are more relevant to this site because they're made by Nintendo, it's just... There's already so much about amiibo (a whole forum for it here), when really, there isn't that much to discuss about them. I doubt there'll be anything very interesting until February. If any more amiibo articles, I think some featuring some nice customs would be different (Cheetimus has made the best I've seen). I've been pretty impressed with some of the customs I've seen but haven't seen compilations of cool-looking ones, or guides on how to make them, or anything like that. This article doesn't have anything I haven't seen before (which I guess is why I feel so fed up, this just feels like fluff).

@rjejr Phineas' eyes just creep me out! Perry looks fine, though. I agree the Marvel ones are some of the worse ones. I think the Wreck-it Ralph ones also look pretty good, but I might be biased. And the Frozen ones look really nice, even though I don't like that film. I think Randall is my favourite. I'm curious to see the Inside Out ones, if they make them (I'll definitely buy Disgust, just love her design so much).



Drawdler commented on Parent Trap: The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Deta...:

Do we need so many amiibo articles? We've had three in the past day, and eight in the last week. They aren't that interesting. I was going to post about the amiibo I've collected but I already did it on the forums, and don't have anything to say about them that I haven't already.

@rjejr I actually like the stylisation of the Infinity figures, they're nice and slick more than cheap to me. Some of the characters look off in that style though (Phineas especially).



Drawdler commented on Activision Expands Skylanders Line-Up With New...:

These are just like any other new characters to me. If Activision finally release all the figures we're missing in Australia, like Mirror of Mystery, then I'd be more amazed. We're so far behind this year, it's pathetic. We don't get these EPs until January, and haven't gotten a lot of Wave 2, and goodness knows when we'll get the Wave 3 Trap Masters like Blastermind or any more Minis. I was braced for bad releases, after SWAP Force, but this... My interest is very low with our release schedule.



Drawdler commented on Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Yea...:

To be honest, Smash and Shovel Knight were the only games I felt truly satisfied with, so I just voted for those and gave Smash U my overall GoTY. Every other game I would consider had some flaw that impacted my enjoyment or just didn't feel as polished and fun. The only other title like those two would maybe be Tropical Freeze. To be fair, I haven't played Bayo2, though.



Drawdler commented on Video: The Top Ten Worst Designed Pokémon Ever:

I think Binacle is way worse than Barbaracle and I like most of the inatimate object Pokémon because making them into animated creatures is much more creative than most of the normal Pokémon designs.



Drawdler commented on Video: The Top Ten Worst Designed Pokémon Ever:

Wow that list was... Very objectionable.

And a spot for Gen V 'mons (which imo get way too much hate), but Cryogonal doesn't appear. I think that's the single worst-designed Pokémon. It manages to look overly complex and overly plain and boring at the same time. I keep forgetting that it even exists.



Drawdler commented on UCraft Wii U Beta Plans Outlined as New Traile...:

Looks much better than it used to, but still looks to have bad framerate and ugly textures. Those aside, it actually seems like it could be a good clone for the Wii U- but since I already own Minecraft, I see no reason to play this.



Drawdler commented on Final Shots of Lucina Figma Make the Cut:

Her expression can convey a gentle smile or the determined stare of a lady who knows it's fate-change o'clock.

Dammit you missed the chance to make a joke about scale-tipping

In all seriousness: That looks fantastic. I won't buy it, though, because it's not exactly cheap for one figurine. Not that expensive, but not something you could splurge on. I like Lucina and this figure, but definitely not THAT much.



Drawdler commented on Sonic Boom is Doing Pretty Well!:

Yeah, it' pretty decent. I really enjoyed some of it, particularly Episode 3. It's heavily plot-of-the-week-ish, but for the most part it isn't badly written, enjoyable and short enough to check out, and it has some solid concepts. I'd like to see it develop more.



Drawdler commented on Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Hackers Discover...:

@TeeJay I had a look around and Hoopa-U/the new Shiny Megas popped up around Oct 16. Discovery of the form is almost two months old (and it's not like Hyperspace Fury was discovered much later, either). There was footage of it in-battle using HF the day before release, posted by the same YouTuber that made the video shown here.



Drawdler commented on This Lovely White Super Smash Bros. GameCube C...:

I'm using the black one because it goes with my console. The Smash logo stands out more, too. If I were nostalgic for the GameCube, however, I would probably splurge on one because it looks just like the classic GameCube controller.



Drawdler commented on Review: PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (...:

And Pac-Man is so charming and fun in Smash Bros. He's one of my favourites just because of his personality, even though I like other characters with fairly similar playstyles a lot better. It's sad when the companies that own the rights to these characters are doing a worse job at representing them properly, than another company borrowing them for a mascot fighter.

@ekreig Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (yes, the 3DS version) can be expensive and is kind of short but if you're into the figures, it's also wonderfully addictive for levelling them and in general is a well-polished and fun game.
The sequels are fairly average, but enjoyable (except for Giants, which is bad- plain game and art design, bogged down by performance issues- at best, it's a neat distraction for someone into the series).



Drawdler commented on Assets For Cancelled Nintendo DS Version Of Cr...:

I feel really sad, yet intrigued...

It's always interesting to hear about cancelled games... But Crash has been dead since 2008 and hasn't had a great home console game for longer (though CoTT DS was fairly good). Fans keep finding resources related to cancelled games and believable hints toward new ones.
I lost hope of a new Crash game ages ago and as someone who grew up with Crash 3, his current state makes me upset. Same with Spyro, but at least the general public still know him somewhat (albiet, an incarnation that has no significant role in the latest games he appears).



Drawdler commented on Review: Tetris Ultimate (3DS):

Yes, I'm glad Tetris DS is getting some love here! I don't even like arcade games much, but that's one of my favourite games of all time, due to its Nintendo charm and sheer content. I still play it fairly often.



Drawdler commented on Sonic Boom Wii U And 3DS Both Stall Outside Of...:

@baba_944 The funny thing is that it even fails at being a prequel. No worldbuilding that makes the show seem more interesting or deep, and so far, the main antagonist Lyric hasn't been mentioned in the TV show at all.
There are locations in the TV show you never see or hear about in the game and the locations in the game seem completely unrelated to those of the show (so far, at least, they might explore them later though).

The show itself is actually decent, nothing special, but has a couple of good moments (Ep 3 is the best so far). I'm keeping an eye on it because I think it has potential and could get really good later on.



Drawdler commented on Review: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire...:

Reviewer confirms no Battle Frontier but it's hinted to appear later somehow.

The thing that bothers me about the water is that it feels so much emptier than land. There isn't anything to do aside from battle trainers and wild Pokémon, with occasional island city and the rare random island. There's no puzzles or hidden items like on land, sans the route west of Pacifidlog, which is optional and doesn't excuse all the other, mostly-empty routes.
I don't know if they've added anything more interesting to explore like extra dive spots, but that could've helped without removing water or changing way you move accross the routes. Even if those didn't have extra puzzles, being on water and looking for areas that might have extra items would be more interesting.

@Porky I agree, though I love how the 3D battles and some environments look. Most of the characters looked kinda silly when the series was 2D as well, but I think it's a bit more charming and excusable there (and that they did a better job with sprites in general, but that's probably because of experience over time).



Drawdler commented on Review: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire...:

If you are planning to trade or battle with someone on X & Y, you’ll have to adhere to the rules in your opponent’s game, which means you cannot use the new Mega Evolutions or trade Pokémon holding any of the new items. This makes a lot of sense

Didn't the DS games let you use new forms against older games, like a Sky Shaymin against Diamond/Pearl? I might be misremembering, but I thought they'd appear as their old forms but with new stats and such. Assuming that's right, the only reason I can think that isn't the case here is because of the new moves added for the cover legends (I don't think they added new moves between any other games of a gen).

These games look kinda disappointing to me. I think I'd enjoy them more than XY, but those are my least favourite Pokémon games, so that's not saying much. I'm going to wait until Christmas to get these because a couple of the new features seem cool and would probably make it worthwhile, but I've got enough of a Poké-fix and it doesn't seem marginally better.

@Ninjaboy666 They probably can't because of embargo.



Drawdler commented on Poll: Who'll Be Your Main amiibo Buddy?:

To be honest, the only one I really really want is Robin and to a lesser extent, Greninja. The more I see of them, the less I want them, because it seems like new kinks with these keep coming up. Out of the currently announced ones, I think I want Bowser most, possibly Dedede- but I'm not sure if I'll buy both of those. I might buy Mario or Kirby at launch, just so I have an amiibo to play with straight away.



Drawdler commented on Amazon amiibo Pre-Orders Hint at More Retailer...:

I just realised how the center of Rosalina's wand isn't actually hollow like it should be and how her fingers are so darn thick. She definitely isn't on my to-buy list, especially because the support for Luma sticks out quite a bit.



Drawdler commented on Announcement Of "Delta Episode" Brings More Le...:

Is this really what they had to announce in CoroCoro? Maybe my expectations were too high, but I'm disappointed. Don't get me wrong, I think this sounds cool, but I expect it to be the equivalent of the Looker Missions in XY and not last very long. The extra legendaries don't suck me in, either, since I already have an almost-complete living Dex that includes all of those so I have no motivation to catch 'em (unless I reset for good IVs and nature, which I have no interest in after that stopped me progressing beyond Xerneas for weeks). SoulSilver is still my favourite Pokémon game.



Drawdler commented on Sonic Boom Exploit Allows Players to Skip Larg...:

Ocarina of Time can be cleared in twenty minutes, but speedrunning exploits in that game (and many others) aren't so stupidly easy. Most glitches and unpolished details aren't as blatant as those in Boom seem to be.

@BakaKnight said it perfectly. I've watched 3/4 of the game and it doesn't look like it gets much better. If anything, I think it looks worse later on, because the later enemies sponge up dozens of hits and the puzzles/platforming hardly improve.



Drawdler commented on Video: Early Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Footage...:

I'm glad that I decided to wait for reviews. Really, really glad. This looks like a huge but empty, not very polished or interesting game. Hopefully it's better later on, but what I've seen hasn't left a good impression.

I went and watched other videos of the final version with gameplay of the first full level, not the hub. Impressions stand unwavered.



Drawdler commented on Nintendo Teams Up With Loot Crate To Deliver a...:

@Jazzer94 i never realised Marth's face changed. The final version looks silly. The more I see of amiibo, the less interested I become.

I'm not going to subscribe to this, because I'm only planning to buy a couple (and I'd like to search for the best-looking ones), plus it's too expensive.



Drawdler commented on Review: Flapp & Zegeta (Wii U eShop):

I was reading the first sentence and expected to hear about cheap difficulty with platforms disappearing and such. I assumed it was a sidescroller, didn't know it was another FB clone. There are too many popping up lately.