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Male, 30, United States

Sun 20th Jan 2008

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Edwin commented on Review: Cosmophony (Wii U eShop):

Just completed level 4. Level 5 practice mode crushed my spirit.

For those who don't like rhythm/music games, don't worry. It's not actually necessary to time your inputs to the beat. Most of the time you can rely solely on the visual cues and just play naturally. Of course a lot of the time you're required to move so quickly that your movements happen to line up with the beat but you don't actually need to try to stay with the beat. For the most part I didn't find the background visuals to be distracting.

I've put in 3 hours so far and imagine that level 5 will take me at least another 1-2 hours...could be I certainly think the game is worth the $4 asking price.



Edwin commented on Review: Mario Kart 8 (Wii U):


Can you tell us a little more about the online ranking system? Do you get a separate rank for worldwide, regional, friends, etc? And do you get a separate rank for tournaments?



Edwin commented on Nintendo of America Offers Free Wii U eShop Cr...:

Has it been confirmed that the big games coming out this fall (Wind Waker HD, Donkey Kong, Mario 3D World) will be available on the eShop?

Also any guesses on how many GBs they'll take up? People with 32GB many retail games can you fit? Thanks!



Edwin commented on Sakamoto Wants to Know Your Metroid: Other M T...:

  • Pick 2D or 3D, don't try to do both
  • Ridiculous doesn't begin to describe the "authorization" method of unlocking power-ups
  • Make it less linear
  • Incorporate the nunchuk
  • Make Metroid Prime 4 (and let Retro develop it)


Edwin commented on E3 2010: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword:

Unforgivable if the outline of the remote and nunchuk stay on the screen the whole time. I'm not two years old, I know where the A button is without having to look at a diagram.



Edwin commented on Reggie: Nintendo Not Considering Successor to ...:

Even if Nintendo is planning on releasing an HD Wii this year, Reggie still would have said what he said. If they're planning to announce a surprise at E3, there's no way he's going to give it away in this interview.



Edwin commented on Miyamoto Talks Zelda With MotionPlus:

I really hope to see this next year, but I kind of doubt that we'll see it before 2011 considering Metroid: Other M and Super Mario Galaxy 2 are announced for 2010.



Edwin commented on The Elusive Kenji Eno Speaks!:

You put "hints at future Nintendo titles" in the subtitle of this article, so I clicked on it, and then you don't include these hints in the article? Not fair.



Edwin commented on Nintendo Trademarks "The Last Story":

I don't think it can be for Zelda. They wouldn't put the words, "legend" and "story", in the same title (The Legend of Zelda: The Last Story). Those two words are synonyms and "story" is not as epic sounding as "legend".



Edwin commented on New Metroid Prime Trilogy Artwork:

@ StarDust

These really don't feel like an FPS. It's more of a FPA (first person adventure). And they are hard, but not hard in the sense that you get killed easily, but in the sense of exploring and solving puzzles.



Edwin commented on Review: Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1 (Wii...:

"clicking on an object will automatically make Guybrush do the correct thing to it....don’t let that fool you into thinking the game is any easier than the previous instalments in the series though"

Sorry, I am going to let this "fool" me into thinking that this game is easier than the previous installments. It sounds more like an interactive movie than a videogame. I loved the list of verbs you could choose from in the old games.

"This is a whole lot less fiddly than the 'SCUMM' interface used in the first two Monkey Island games, where you had 9 different options (Such as “look at,” “close,” “open” and “pick up”) and you just had to try various things on various objects."

This way of playing was not "fiddly". The actions that worked were the ones that made sense.

Alas, another great franchise has been kid-ified.



Edwin commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess...:

@ Chicken Brutus

I agree with you. I am not saying that reviews should conform to anything. There is nothing wrong with a reviewer giving a game a high or low score if that is what he really feels the game deserves.

My point is that for someone considering buying a game that they haven't played before, they will be best served by looking at the average reviews of that game. That's the whole point of Metacritic. The highest reviews and the lowest reviews are probably written by fanboys and overly critical people, respectively. By looking at the average of what everybody thinks, you have a better idea about how good a game really is.



Edwin commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess...:

@ Chicken Brutus

Of course I don't think Metacritic should influence people reviewing a game. All I am saying is that since this review falls at the extreme low end of all reviews for this game, it should, perhaps, not be as trusted as reviews that fall in the middle of the spectrum.