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Tue 11th June, 2013

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FX102A commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

Currently juggling 3 games at the moment:

Ar Tonelico (PS2) - My current JRPG fix but it is getting a tad dull, the battle system is a bit too slow with little enemy variation.

Megaman X Collection (PS2) - Oh how I forgot how hard games were back in the day. Still need to finish the first one but Sigma keeps kicking my ass. Best go find those 2 other sub tanks.

Dynasty Warrior Gundam 3 (PS3) - Since none of the interesting / decent Gundam games are released here, this'll have to do. Also, how else will I control MS's like the Victory & F91?

As for Nintendo games, maybe I might start Last Story or maybe Continue something on DS or 3DS.



FX102A commented on Review: Conception II: Children of the Seven S...:

Both copies are currently crossing the Atlantic my way, of course due to region issues I guess it'll be the Vita version I'll be playing. Still haven't heard much about the differences between the 3DS and Vita versions (apart from the obvious ones).



FX102A commented on Australian Classifications Out Western Release...:

@unrandomsam I'm actually playing it on a modded PS2 (though still with a 3rd party pad that has a more suitable d-pad). Shame cos I do own that Hori Pad that looks a bit like a SNES pad, good for playing GBA games on the GC GBA player (though I need a GC Component Cable).



FX102A commented on Australian Classifications Out Western Release...:

How ironic and appropriate then that I started playing through the Megaman X Collection 2 days ago.

MMXtreme will be an insta buy for me. I know I have one if the 2 Xtreme cartridges I picked up cheap but can't remember which one.



FX102A commented on Wii Classic Controllers No Longer Being Manufa...:

Currently have six of the things, two original (one boxed), 2 black pros, 1 red pro and 1 gold pro.

A blue one would have been nice, their d-pads are among some of the best I have ever used. Precise yet squishy and smooth, great for the Virtual Console Shm'ups like Gate of Thunder, Lord of Thunder and Blazing Lasers.



FX102A commented on Video: What Could Xenoblade Chronicles Look Li...:

In all honesty, I'm glad the original was in SD because being blown away by the visuals and scenery was heightened when I remembered that this was all in SD on a little console that many had tagged as being 'underpowered'.



FX102A commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Saturn:

Never was too impressed with the PAL Saturn's offerings, but when my friend introduced me to the JPN Library I was blown away. Hyper Duel, Battle Garegga, Strikers, Metal Black, Thunder Force, Eolf Fang, Darius, the amount of quality shoot'em ups was damn amazing. The sheer cost and lack of space (and my dedication to RPG collecting) prevent me from pursuing this.

I'd gladly welcome them coming to the Wii I VC.



FX102A commented on Preview: Mario Kart 8:

The lack of using the Gamepad for multiplayer split screen up to 5 is baffling. It worked so well in Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed.

My only theory is that Nintendo wanted to ensure the 60FPS for at least up to 2 player and it couldn't work when using the Gamepad? The only other reason I can think of is they wanted everyone to see the game in 1080?



FX102A commented on Video Games Live Tour Confirms UK Gigs:

Did the press release only just get sent out? I got an email from VGL weeks ago and booked my tickets for the Manchester show ASAP.

After watching the Level 2 Blu-Ray and listening to the original CD I can't wait.



FX102A commented on Nintendo Comes Up Empty at BAFTA Awards:

I honestly fail to see why The Last of Us garners so much praise. I can understand its high production values, cinematic presentation, well developed characters and such but as for the all essential element of having fun gameplay I found it falling far, far, far short. The story was what kept me going and even then I decided to stop around half way through for a break and its now been over 6 months. Every time I think about it I say, do I really want to actually 'play' the game. No not really. Are you really that bothered about the characters. Kinda, but its not like they're going anywhere. In the end I pop in something else that just gets me smiling through sheer enjoyment like a good shm'up or a fast paced game or perhaps a bit of exploration in an adventure or RPG game.

Maybe it is time I just finish it, then I can finally put it to pasture.



FX102A commented on Capcom Is Aware That We All Want A New Mega Ma...:

@WaveBoy unless you were lucky to buy the Hori GameCube pad that looked a bit like a SNES pad, though the B & A button swap was still an issue.

I have the MMX collection on PS2 and can play it in my modded PS2, but I had to buy a 3rd party controller due to my inability to use the PS2's pseudo d-pad.



FX102A commented on Nintendo of Europe Confirms Mario Kart 8 Limit...:

I'm usually all over special editions but having tasted PROPER collector's editions from companies like NIS America, XSEED, Ghostlight and Bandai Namco, I find many of Nintendo's offerings lacking and excessively expensive. The Ganondorf statue with Windwaker HD was subpar with its floppy bent swords and the less said about Bravely Default's statue the better (rest of the swag was good). But yeah, I ain't paying £60 for a small shell and a box.

THIS is what a special edition should be like:



FX102A commented on Strike Force Foxx Is What You Get When You Mix...:

I remember playing Choplifter III on the SNES. I know there was a new title in the series recently but I always tend to wait for PSN sales unless desperate. If this looks good, may put down cash once more details are released. Licensed helos would be nice but based on that screenshot I doubt it, looks like an angular BK117.



FX102A commented on Senran Kagura Bursts Into The UK Top 40 While ...:

@NodesforNoids Considering its universal infamy and that new copies can be picked up for like £5 online, I guess many people were all like (just how bad is it, let's give it a shot). Or perhaps being cheap attracted people who don't know any better.

Back to SKB, got it on Friday and despite some quality issues (running animations in the 'hub' rooms) it's quite the fun game and I had trouble putting it down over the weekend (take what you want from that statement). Even wore the t-shirt on Saturday (under a very thick coat).



FX102A commented on Video: Experience The Acute Embarrassment Of O...:

I actually felt a bit nervous picking this up at the post office this morning even though you couldn't see a thing inside. Wonder if I'll ever have the guys to wear the t-shirt, probably only when me equally open anime boob loving (female I might add) friends decide to visit. Or during a drunken house party.



FX102A commented on Investor Wants Nintendo To Create Mobile Title...:

Would anyone be offended if I said that after reading that 99 cent = higher jumping quote I had a small desire to replace his spinal column with a pick axe?

There's seeking out new business and there's selling your morals, dignity and soul in order to scam people to the maximum extent.



FX102A commented on New and Sealed Xenoblade Chronicles Copies Ava...:

This shipment was actually reprinted by Nintendo on Video Game Plus' request and due to the higher printing price per copy, they've had to charge a higher price. At a converted value of approximately £40 and factory sealed, I'd say it's definitely worth it for North American fans. If only the cover was different to the EU release I would have ordered me a copy.



FX102A commented on Talking Point: What We Expect In Nintendo Dire...:

I'll just reiterate my predictions, hopes and dreams:

1) More footage, info and a name for Monolithsoft's X

2) More new game unveilings for Wii U

3) A tease that new Metroid and Starfox games are in the works but info still to come

4) Announcement of a new exclusivity deal with Platinum Games and that Bayonneta 2 will be followed by Vanquish 2

5) Deal with Sega to release the Valkyria Chronicles Trilogy on Wii U with updated graphics and Gamepad strategic controls

6) An all new tactical / strategic 3rd person shooter for Wii U that allows two teams to operate. Variety of vehicles or two commanders to use the Gamepad to perform realtime tactical and strategic decisions and actions (along with an in depth single player campaign).



FX102A commented on The UK Is Getting A Senran Kagura Burst "Life ...:

A tad expensive (basically an extra £20 for the shirt, hopefully it comes in a nice box).

Still, my weakness for Limited Editions made me order it, at least I found a 10% off voucher online so £45 in the end. Could always eBay the t-shirt and get my £15 back.

On another note, surprised the story hasn't included a translation of the t-shirt.

Now I honestly don't know whether I should wear it just for laughs.



FX102A commented on Wii U and 3DS Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 13...:

Being slightly realistic but still in the realms of fantasy:

1) More footage, info and a name for Monolithsoft's X
2) More new game unveilings for Wii U
3) A tease that new Metroid and Starfox games are in the works but info still to come
4) Announcement of a new exclusivity deal with Platinum Games and that Bayonneta 2 will be followed by Vanquish 2
5) Deal with Sega to release the Valkyria Chronicles Trilogy on Wii U with updated graphics and Gamepad strategic controls
6) An all new tactical / strategic 3rd person shooter for Wii U that allows two teams to operate. Variety of vehicles or two commanders to use the Gamepad to perform realtime tactical and strategic decisions and actions (along with an in depth single player campaign).

I think that goes in order if disbelief.



FX102A commented on Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Finally H...:

I rarely play the game unless in the mood for some racing or local multiplayer with friends but damn does it have some of the best designed tracks I've ever seen.

Mario Kart 8 better offer something special, those Skies of Arcadia and Afterburner stages were awesome!



FX102A commented on Atlus is Bringing Conception II to Europe as a...:

Already preordered the 3DS & Vita Day 1 editions from the States, but may pick this up when its goes on sale.

Now had it been a physical release, I may have bought it on release. Pity, I thought NIS America was handling Atlus European releases.



FX102A commented on Pokémon X & Y Hit 11.61 Million Worldwide Sal...:

What caught my eye is that Mario & Luigi (really need to buy that one) and Zelda: ALBW (the perfect fusion of nostalgia and new ideas, utterly amazing) sold predominantly more in the West than its home market.



FX102A commented on Video: The First Thirty Minutes Of The Best 3D...:

Played the demo on PS3 and whilst I could have imported it, I like to be able to understand the story and character conversations. The soundtrack was also littered with J-Pop that just worked with the game's style.

Like someone said earlier, if only Capcom had just added simple captions underneath all the Japanese text and left the voices as is, I'd have bought it in a heartbeat.



FX102A commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Wii U Struggles Brin...:

A well written article, I think after the Wii Nintendo perhaps should realise that if it sticks to its guns of efficient, less powerful systems it should aim for the 'Second Console Market'. As much as many say 'graphics don't matter, it's gameplay' and 'online is overrated', the fact is these are features that are important to the Mainstream Market which make up a considerable %. Unfortunately these are also the misinformed people who equate Nintendo as Uncool, etc.

Anyways, if this is the route Nintendo wants, then unfortunately it will have to consider making the system more affordable. Many people last generation bought Wii's not as their main system, but as a secondary system to play those truly unique titles only Nintendo and it's 2nd parties could make (as well as a few 3rd parties who actually put the effort in). This brings us to the second issue; The need for games. Now I'm not suggesting Nintendo do what many have been clamouring by releasing a tonne of games of their popular franchises. Quality takes time. However, perhaps they should use just a bit of their funds to entice 3rd parties to produce some unique games for the Wii U that plays to its strengths unlike many ports. Maybe even help (within reason) on the advertisements.

Nintendo has been around for a while and whilst they shouldn't get complacent, I am gonna trust them more than the many analysts, extroverted gamers constantly calling for sudden, quick, short term solutions that are more likely to ruin the company in the long term than save it.



FX102A commented on 3DS Hack Removes Region Locking For Retail Car...:

Like many have already said, the fact that many niche titles (especially JRPGs) are seeing European releases have made the need for importing from the US less of an issue (although patience is still required), although special edition swag is still missed out on unless you double dip.

It was the complete opposite on the DS where I built up a large collection of NTSC-U JRPGs that Europe never saw the light of day.

But if I had a choice I would still prefer no region lock.



FX102A commented on Nintendo Download: 9th January (Europe):

@Ootfan98 Not sure, but I personally doubt it. Being different versions in both game speed and sprites, it's likely they'll treat then as 2 separate games.

I already have Super Probotector on my Wii (wish I could copy all VC games rather than move them) but I may actually buy this faster version (as if the 50 HZ version wasn't tough enough).

Although the chances are next to nil, what I wouldn't give for the US version of UN Squadron to be released for VC.



FX102A commented on PC Engine And MSX Games Coming To Japanese 3DS...:

There were several TG16 shmu'ups I wanted to get on the Wii VC but I held off buying anymore beyond Gate of Thunder cos I didn't want to transfer all my Wii data to Wii U. Hope they add them soon cos they'll probably look better on the Gamepad rather than a 46 inch LED.