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Fri 16th March, 2012

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DreamOn commented on Shiny Founder Dave Perry Wasn't Keen On The N6...:

The rep in the store persuaded my parents to go Playstation over Nintendo for Christmas so my family never did own Nintendo consoles from that point as my folks also went with PS2 some Christmases later lol



DreamOn commented on Retailers In North America Merge Wii U & 3DS L...:

Branding. Wii U is weak with consumers and 3DS is nearing its end. Simply "Nintendo" surely fortifies their retail space and perhaps preps for a more unified platform message coming soon. Bye bye Wii/DS era!



DreamOn commented on Review: Super Mario Maker (Wii U):

I know there's people out there who don't see the need to award 2D platformers 10/10 in this day and age, especially Mario, as they don't feel the genre pulls its weight anymore compared to the possibilities of other genres and styles of games, but this game and it's execution are a demonstration of how to celebrate a 30 year classic such as Super Mario Bros. I don't see what more they could have done while keeping the core simplicity of Mario the highlight as it's seen here.



DreamOn commented on Review: Sin and Punishment (Wii U eShop / N64):

This release is my first experience with the game. I'm enjoying it so far in my slow playthrough of it. It's a style of gameplay found largely in a bygone era of gaming that was still ok with letting the player's perseverance with the controls be a critical part of the game's functionality.



DreamOn commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Continues to Shift Its...:

I think it's becoming apparent Nintendo's approach going forward will be to consolidate its platforms and profitably grow it's niche, while investing in some other areas of revenue. Some people commenting seem to suggest NCL doing something more impossible than just growing its niche, but suggesting they attempt shifting established audiences by virtue of major third party development.

The NX, by my estimation, is NOT either of these things: a PS4/XBox with full command of westerns pubs, a replication of the Wii's formula for success. Where does that leave them? It leaves them with being Nintendo. There's a place in this world for that, and Mario is going to mobile, going to universal, going to Hollywood, to grow that niche.



DreamOn commented on Video: Japanese TV Commercials For Super Mario...:

In America we get one approach to ads with graphical flash, pop, nothing contemplative and a snappy finish. I really want so much less production value but they're not going to give it to me, they want me stunned. Unless it's an ad on late night CNN, then they want me to contemplate life's troubles as a senior



DreamOn commented on Mario History: Super Mario 64 - 1996:

SM64 gave the world much. Anyone disputing its achievements is too far removed from the year 1996 where a bit-sized video game icon made a move into 3D with a gracefulness that few pixel platformers would replicate after the way was lit.



DreamOn commented on Talking Point: Pokkén Tournament May Not Be a...:

Once Reggie said at E3 they will be talking new hardware next year, that was it for me in wondering how it would end as that moment ended it. Nintendo has moved on to 2016 plans that involve hardware that isn't branded WiiU. I don't think any game can help the Wii U to momentum when Nintendo has shifted gears. It's seriously a competitive market and every product absolutely needs full, 110% promise from the company making it, that can't be stressed enough. Nintendo is talking what's next, fans are a talking what's next, sales momentum is done.



DreamOn commented on Review: 3D Gunstar Heroes (3DS eShop):

The 3D that's been implemented can't be praised enough. Games built from scratch for the 3DS don't do the 3D as well as this game which is a technical marvel of emulation and porting programing before you even get to the 3D. It really can't be overstated the work and sheer passion M2 put into this game that they weren't even tasked by Sega to do. The quality and even the existence of this product exceeded the order in this case, all in the name of retro glory. So go buy this game!



DreamOn commented on M2's Porting of Gunstar Heroes To 3DS Was Almo...:

Nintendo can't put SNES or GBA on 3DS but M2 is breaking up the backgrounds of Gunstar Heroes into 2000 pieces (read the interview) to frame the graphics in a stunning 3D all while the 3DS is emulating the Genesis with not a single frame lost?

M2 are champions of the retro cause and everyone should read all their 3D classics interviews as they are some of the best interviews of this generation.



DreamOn commented on Mario Memories: Super Mario Galaxy 2: A Tale o...:

Also I feel it's not extremely fair to stack up 3D World against the Galaxy games as they don't accommodate 4 players on the screen. It's a huge accomplishment I think that 3D World held up as well as it did for the single player. Not many 3D adventure platformers tackling level design for up to 4 players and it was Nintendo's fist go at it with Mario. I do get that the genre's single player experience is an all important aspect but 3D World was always going to have to scale back it's level design (but only in a traditional sense) and the amount of visual elements on screen at a time. But if I'm honest, its definitely the reason I preferred my first play through of 3D Land more, but multiplayer in 3D World was a new feeling that mostly produced joy for all



DreamOn commented on Mario History: Super Mario Land - 1989:

For sure a gameboy classic. I've not returned to it as an adult, and really it's not a game that I feel has outstanding gameplay so I'm happy just letting it stay a memory of my childhood gaming for now



DreamOn commented on Mario History: Super Mario Bros. 2 - 1988:

This game set the stage for SMB3. It was such a great game and new Mario's time away from the mushroom kingdom really made the return of the goomba and other elements of SMB1, just shine once that game came out. It expanded Mario lore and really gives the gamer a gem to rediscover now when going back to Mario's NES days because of its differences. More Mario's like this please



DreamOn commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

A discussion about Nintendo's company culture is a discussion worth having. There's probably even some points there to be argued like when @ThomasBW84 talked about NCL's top management having no diversity. I think this was the wrong event to frame that discussion around for a number of reasons but mostly because Chris's case is not unique to Nintendo. What is unique is this case in light of the Nintendo Treehouse - this a rare moment for a Treehouse team member to stand out from his peers so much. And that's something that's not in line with the mission and operation of any company. It is harmful to organization and that is a serious matter for any group unified for a purpose or a cause.