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Fri 16th March, 2012

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DreamOn commented on Feature: How We'd Like to See amiibo Used in C...:

Played 6-7 levels of Captain Toad last night. It's unbelievably charming and polished in appearance! I'm loving the gameplay very much as well.

It's too bad that this is the kind of game that will only sell to a minority of Wii U owners. And compared to the broader industry, it's like it won't even sell at all.



DreamOn commented on French Health and Safety Body Recommends Child...:

The issue is that sometimes committees like this aren't always as informed as they should be before issuing advisories. Third parties can be useful when it comes to the acceptance of certain sources of "endorsed" research. In a world where all ruling bodies and corporations are clamoring for control, it's good to keep open minded



DreamOn commented on Soapbox: Sonic, It's Time to Talk:

You have to blame Nintendo. They have taken most of their 2D characters and given them all fantastic 3D gameplay. Without their flawless record in this area, we could be a little less harsh on old Sonic.

Seriously speaking, Sega needs to restore Sonic. Restore him, Sega. Please find a way, Sonic is a great video game Character.



DreamOn commented on Masahiro Sakurai Explains Why Mewtwo Isn't Pai...:

Wow! What other developer of Sakurai's stature even says things like this? The man brings it back to the roots. He cares deeply for game crafting and obviously just as much for the consumer experience. A gem in the industry, Sakurai is.



DreamOn commented on Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key...:

If there is any dissapointment here, it's that the platform was not rolled out with a sandbox Nintendoland that lets you "transport" the character into it's digital place, as Activision or Disney might have handled it. But again, I find Nintendos execution of tacking on the platform to a game NOT built around a make-believe concept to be the better use of their development resources, and my gaming time.



DreamOn commented on Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key...:

@ThomasBW84 That's fair enough. I can't help but think the generous and exciting prospects you are talking about were people's own imaginitive expectations after the announcement and limited diagram. I really don't believe there's any reason to feel dissapointed by the amiibo platform yet. I think this is better execution of the concept than Activision's and Disney's. And the limited retrofitting or shoehorning if want to call it of MK8 is not really the pin to the ballon of this platform that the article makes it out to be.



DreamOn commented on Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key...:

No mention of NFC cards and smaller figures? Nintendo has stated plans for what is highly likely to be more affordable solutions to NFC locked content. So I wouldn't be so quick to start throwing around the word "cynical" in relation to what will be a very very limited production run of one-game Smash amiibos.

By the time the majority of the clueless public becomes aware of amiibos on the shelf, these one-time Smash amiibos will be bought up never to be restocked. That's almost a garaunteed scenario and Nintendo knows it (and has even stated that caveat). Plus it will give confidence to retailers for stocking future amiibo branded products with the 'Sold Out' due to under produced initial run of smash amiibo.



DreamOn commented on Video: StreetPass East Midlands Goes Hands-On ...:

Great video, NL. Nicely edited. That guy's shirt matched the graffiti wall behind him for good visual effect. Great to see ginger-beard Tom on camera! NL needs to do an urban lifestyles-esque show just with video games being the focus!



DreamOn commented on Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data L...:

As mentioned by Tom, this is old news. Nintendo is also releasing NFC cards and smaller NFC figures in the future, compatable with the games.

Those saying this is all just a cash grab...............yup, that's what this is, a business profiting from the latest trends, completely expected. (And asked for by many fans if I'm not mistaken)



DreamOn commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Core Nintendo Philos...:

People need to get off the NSMB series as this one example that they are just like the rest of the boring industry. Each release after the first expanded on multiplayer in a way that had never been done before in a 2D Mario game! It's also highly likely that series, not 2D Mario, is finished now with just 4 games spanning 4 different DS/Wii era platforms, unlike other third party highly iterative franchises that are still going and going.



DreamOn commented on Eiji Aonuma Confirms Majora's Mask 3D Has Been...:

People are so convinced Nintendo isn't working hard to make games. Yet they release some of the most functional gsmes on the market. I'm going to just say that Nintendo probably has some of the hardest working developers in the industry, and Aonuma's and Sakurai's asides about their personal lives would attest to that.



DreamOn commented on The Man Behind Sega's Wonder Boy Series Hates ...:

It's understandable what he's saying. The initial delay and the inertia of Mario's start, full speed and then stop is challenging. But this seemed to have proved more thrilling to most people than frustrating, making it the success that a side scrolling Mario Bros. became. But the frustration can be there in that type of mechanic, similar to Ghost's n' Goblins challenging jumping.