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DreamOn commented on The Club Nintendo Goodbye Coin Has, Well, Said...:
DreamOn commented on Monster Hunter Stories Will Bring Its Own Bran...:
Super excited to see localization!
DreamOn commented on Freedom Planet Wii U Fix Making Progress, Gala...:
Played the demo 5 billion times, I can play it 5 billion more
DreamOn commented on Interview: Saber Rider Team On Making A Decade...:
This is an amazing project. I hope the best for these guys and the game
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 Interview: Candlelight Studios and Bold RPG Am...:
The presentation is more reminiscent of 8-bit Sega than 8-bit Nintendo, if I may may split non existent 8-bit hairs
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 3DS Saber Rider Game Back In Development, Kick...:
The run and gun 16 bit is a good choice for this as it's totally something Konami might have made a board for back in the day. If it played like COW Boys of Moo Mesa that'd be great
I'm going to back this! Maybe few people will care but to those people this is complete brilliance. Absolute mega 80's retro power
DreamOn commented on Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relat...:
Is it time to frighten Wii U owners again into pre ordering and purchasing amiibo as soon as humanly possible so they have a chance at ever owning the toy and getting to play the content?
DreamOn commented on Treasurenauts Development is Getting Back on T...:
I feel like I was waiting for this game in 2013? Great that it's still on the horizon
DreamOn commented on Rumour: Fresh Sources Suggest Shovel Knight Is...:
I remain unconvinced! There was even circulation of Artsy Omni's SK rendering as official design. I don't see a backbone to these so called clues.
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
content, laid back, just playin a good, old Mario bros. game. All that it needs
DreamOn commented on FAST Racing NEO Developer Shin’en Multimedia...:
I'm there with my monies
DreamOn commented on Capcom's North American eShop Sale Has Some Te...:
D&D is a great game for anyone feeling a good blade brawler!
DreamOn commented on Nintendo of America Opts for 'Real World' Supe...:
It's good. Lots of gameplay unlike those shameless mobile game ads with their 2 seconds required by law, just horrible
DreamOn commented on Updated 'Roadmap' Infographic Shows Nintendo's...:
Too many games. I needed some of these games to come out in the summer to stretch it out! I hope Yokai Watch catches on, it's got the runway clearance with no main Pokemon to compete with
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 Poll: Is Pokkén Tournament The Wii U Release...:
I think I want it, tho I don't play Pokemon
DreamOn commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:
@ThomasBW84 I'm curious if patent details like this in the past were helpful in painting a picture prior to hardware launches? I can't seem to remember the particular patent discoveries before projects Cafe and Revolution were revealed...
No music or movie playback means disc drives were always utterly useless in Nintendo hardware compared to every other device that had them.
DreamOn commented on Video: Metroid in Unreal Engine 4 is Shiny and...:
Metroid can't afford graphics like these. Not historically anyway.
DreamOn commented on Collectors Rejoice, Rare amiibo Figures Are Ge...:
Meta knight? Dark pit? Both of those hit 2 stores in my town and were bought up within minutes and I've never seen a restock. Mostly I've given up hoping to see certain amiiibo with my own eyes
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 Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Director's Cut G...:
Totally surprises me that this title is considered by someone to be a retail seller at this point. But stranger things, I suppose.
DreamOn commented on Nintendo Download: 20th August (North America):
@ikki5 Were there assumptions about those games not ever being released when Iwata was alive? I don't understand your connection there.
DreamOn commented on Nintendo 2DS Drops To $99 In North America:
I bought the clear blue one when it came out just for collecting purposes. I think it was $99 at the time as well.
DreamOn commented on Analysts Suggest That Nintendo's Quality Of Li...:
It's not been that much time since news of QOL has been heard. And there's nothing else that suggests they've shelved it. But hey, Nintendoomed! Because...Wii U!
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 Freedom Planet Release Bound by Bug:
Aw darn aw darn...at least it's still coming and I can eventually buy it on eShop. Played through the demo a gahzillion times now
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
Bought this game and never could finish it. Not my favorite Mario game.
DreamOn commented on Wii U System Update Now Live, Finally Puts TVi...:
A bit of a waste but I'm sure can only mean better features for Nintendo's next console
DreamOn commented on 3DS Homebrew Hacker Turns to YouTube App As La...:
Are many people all that interested in hacking a 3DS in an age of infinite open system portable devices?
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:
I just know Mario will return again to his dream world and after a game like Mario Maker, there's never been a better time for his 2D adventures to go to strange lands
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.
DreamOn commented on Short Bursts Of Tetris Can Help To Control Cer...:
Just Tetris? What about Columns? Will that have the same effect?
DreamOn commented on Mario Memories: How Super Mario Land Made Me A...:
I got a Gameboy at or close to launch and this was one of my most played games. I could play it repeatedly and never tired of the music or the strange sound effects. It was one of the games that created my obsession with handheld video gaming. It's a near and dear game in my memory banks for sure. I look forward to other handheld Mario's in these articles as they all kept me playing
DreamOn commented on Exclusive: MercurySteam Has Been Working On A ...:
Makes you wonder which came first, plan A or plan B?
DreamOn commented on Chris Prangar, Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Who ...:
I imagine the podcast creators were blown away by the news. Kind of a traumatic moment in your podcasting. When you hear the audio you just know there's no way anyone was thinking the recording would ever eventually be under review by NoA executives.
DreamOn commented on Splatoon Passes Half a Million Copies Sold in ...:
Good for NEW3DSXL, I love mine. Best feeling dual screen hardware yet since the original DS. It's a good sign to me.
DreamOn commented on Review: Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey to Kyoto ...:
I liked the first game and found it fun. It's a cool little simulator even if not a good one. I'd like to get this sequel but at close to $30 CAD, that's way too much for a crappy little game that I happen to like anyway
Harsh reality is harsh. A textbook case of a violated contract and subsequent Letting-Go. A lesson to us all that when you finally get that employment you want and need, remember to keep your guard up lest you let affairs become too casual
DreamOn commented on Nintendo's Awesome Super Mario Maker Overview ...:
The daily unlocking of tools sounds like a great idea to help get more people into thinking about what makes a sidescrolling game fun. I have no doubt that people will discover that fun levels can be created even with a limited tool set. Nintendo might just know a thing or two about how the basic elements of a level can enhance more complex features later on.
Obviously there are people who were born to play Mario Maker and can educate themselves about level fundamentals well within one day. But I think they may be a small fraction of the audience contributing playable content for the wider community.