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Tue 11th Jun 2013

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FX102A commented on Europeans Will Be Able To Download Xenoblade C...:

I gotta remember to buy myself an external hard drive to transfer my eshop games so I have space for these packs.

Does Nintendo have a list of suggested models or just that they recommend an externally powered one? Also does it need to be FAT32 formatted?



FX102A commented on Video: Remembering Bubsy The Bobcat, The 16-bi...:

I had Bubsy on the SNES and I loved it. For years I had this memory of an enjoyable 2D platformer with catchy music, nice graphics and humourous death animations.

Years later I went back and realised how blinded I had been by nostalgia. Whilst not awful in my opnion, the physics of that game were seriously messed up from the fall damage, floatiness and insane running speeds combined with one hit deaths. No wonder they made them funny to watch!



FX102A commented on Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U eShop Games - Third ...:

Shovel Knight, Freedom Planet and Shantae are al there. All is right with the world. Guacamelee is also great.

I guess I do like my pixelated, side-scrolling goodness. Although I'd gladly play modernised graphics versions of all 3.



FX102A commented on Nintendo Download: 19th November (Europe):

Typoman had an interesting premise and the demo was decent. But I am just not desperate to play it. I'll wait until that point comes or pick it up when it's on sale in preparation for that point.

Looking at my past, I rarely ever feel desperate to play download titles.



FX102A commented on Video: Get a Closer Look at the Lovely Stella ...:

Looks lovely but I gave up buying their launch editions as it was just too expensive for what basically became shelf pieces due to the stupid region locking on the 3DS.

Also NISA Europe tends not to offer these editions for their EU releases of Atlus' games; apart from Persona Q but I think Nintendo may have had a hand in that one.



FX102A commented on Cybernator Creator Talks Destructible Environm...:

As already said, the Western version was butchered story wise with all cut scenes and character portraits removed.

When they re-released it in an enhanced form on PS2 I was excited, until I learnt they totally screwed it up by removing the strafe ability.



FX102A commented on Final Fantasy Explorers Will Have a Collector'...:

I'll keep an eye out for more details but Monster Hunter style games have never gone down well with me, ended up feeling like a constant grind.

Also, despite loving JRPGs, Final Fantasy is the one series I've never really had a good relationship with; though maybe it's cos I missed out on its heyday during the PS1 years.

@GoldenGamer88 That Agnes figure is currently where it belongs; inside the box and on a shelf inside a cupboard. That thing was just an abomination, like Resident Evil 5's statue level awful.



FX102A commented on Beenox Won't Be Working on Spider-Man Games An...:

Considering their last game ended up on more "Worst Games of 2014" lists than I expected, this doesn't surprise me too much.

Almost every time I watched or read a review of it, somewhere reference made to Spiderman 2 the game and wondered why the studio that did that game wasn't tapped for another go.

Then I learnt it was Treyarch; this unless this is a franchise swap between studios I doubt we'll see them make another one any time soon.



FX102A commented on Nintendo Download: 6th November (Europe):


My apologies, I usually hate Caps-typing but those sort of comments are a MAJOR annoyance for me during these download updates.



FX102A commented on Fire Emblem will be Getting an Art Book for it...:

Udon, call up Nintendo and start formulating a localisation deal!

If they can release books of the Shining series, the majority of which never came out in the West, I can only see this not happening if Nintendo act stubbornly.



FX102A commented on Nintendo Shares Suffer Major Drop as Investors...:

And that's exactly how I like it. Let's not taint beloved franchises with such cursed mechanics and bring out something new from the start.

As said already, investors tend to be fickle, impatient beings who will gladly chuck everything out the window whenever they are presented smooth something unexpected or different. I'm just glad Nintendo hasn't caved into their demands so far to basically pimp out their franchises.



FX102A commented on Sega: Recent Sonic Games Haven't Been "Accepta...:

The problem is this is like the umpteenth time they've said something along these lines. Sonic 06 was meant to be a "return to form" and look how that turned out!

Maybe they should take a page out of Galaxy Trail's book. One mechanic I would love to see them return with is the Rush gauge from the DS games; albeit with perhaps a smaller gauge that recharges more slowly. But at least it helped you keep up your momentum whilst Sonic 4 just had me suddenly stopping due to an obstacle, enemy or trap that you almost need clairvoyance to avoid.

Sonic Colours was also pretty good, gotta finish that.

On a side point, is there much visual difference between the 30 FPS Generations on PS3 and the 60FPS on the PC version?



FX102A commented on A Teaser Site for Xenoblade Chronicles X Has J...:

Got my orders in, can't wait to play it. I'll basically be dropping anything I'm playing at the time to play this.

I sure hope the hype following on from the original won't leave me disappointed from overhyped expectations.



FX102A commented on The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Misses O...:

Not really too surprised. Many of Triforce Heroes previews talked of the singleplayer being a bit "weak" and is likely to have turned off many buyers (including yours truly).

As for Guitar Hero, perhaps the poor record of 3rd parties with DLC was a deciding factor with many dual console owners deciding on the PS4 or XOne versions.

As for Just Dance, the market for these games as practically entrenched in the "lower tech", younger audiences who feel the simplicity of the game with the Wii remote is good enough (although the U version can use the remote) despite the SD graphics. So no real surprise there.

Must say little surprised to see Mario Maker holding on in the UK and MK8 having a minor resurgence, yet glad to see it.



FX102A commented on Nintendo Download: 29th October (Europe):

Yay! Freedom Planet! Didn't expect till early November. Hope that small cut scene bug they found following the U.S. release has been patched.

Project Zero LE is on order and its shelf spot is reserved.

@Splatburst Wow, there is so much questionable optimism and speculation in that sentence I don't know where to begin (although the emoticon does make me question the truthfulness).



FX102A commented on Aonuma Talks the Legend of Zelda's 30th Annive...:

Obviously his words can be taken in so many ways. Although I do hope the game remains a Wii U game if it ends up being a dual release I have to make sure I don't do the same mistake as last time and buy one copy for each platform.



FX102A commented on The Wii U's Broad Audience Means Star Fox Zero...:

I can see his points and I do agree in part. This obsession with cramming all this big budget AAA releases with Q4 releases, regardless of if they are ready, has had a negative impact on the games industry in general.

On the other hand, it is no secret that sales do go up during the Christmas period and exclusive titles can help shift units. Although I don't think Stat Fox is one of those titles that will shift much outside of the Nintendo Faithful.



FX102A commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes ...:

I admit I haven't even tried the game yet but the fact that it's multiplayer focused completely erased almost any interest I had. Splatoon made me realise that. As good as the game was, it just didn't do it for me.

I guess that's why I haven't been excited in any way for this game since it was first announced.



FX102A commented on Yes, Fatal Frame's Lingerie Outfits Have Been ...:

The only "good" reason I can think for them doing this is that the main character is under 18 (is she? I need to check) and portraying her in highly suggestive, lingerie style clothing can be considered "sexualising if minor" to some so it could open an incredible large can of worms.

On the other hand, if this is related to NoA's supposed attempt to aim for a T-Rating then that just sucks; maybe we're lucky and I their Marketing building gets buttered sewage rebound that causes all their toilets to overflow into their offices and meeting rooms to make them realise that they have completely lost the plot when it comes to their more mature fans and niche products.

Still getting the game though; I'm not really one for playing games in out-of-place outfits. Then again, even lingerie is more believable than a freakin skin-tight space suit!



FX102A commented on Review: Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water (W...:

@617Sqn So is the inability to keep the Tin Triangle flying or that we have to remain Dam-buster-less for a few years.

Just because it's nothing serious doesn't make it any less annoying for someone who enjoys looking at cover art; especially since many other publishers seem to have found ways around it.

In fact EVERY problem on this website is a "First World Problem". It's a video games site! They're hardly a vital element to human life.



FX102A commented on Review: Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water (W...:

@locky-mavo Basically took my view of the scores out of my head. Although I asociate a 4 with "Poor". I feel you may be able to get some minor enjoyment out of it but its hidden in the depths of a lot of frustration and boredom.

So honestly, I would only ignore a game I was initially interested in if it got less than a 5. I may wait for a price drop, but that wasn't an option for this game's physical edition.

Also a 0 is "Unplayable" or "Broken" for me, but that would be a disaster.



FX102A commented on Review: Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water (W...:

Can't believe this. A score below an 8 and a few "average / good" scores on Metacritic, alongside some really good scores, and suddenly people are moaning, getting all downer and considering cancelling preorders (to which I say go right ahead, I'm sure there are plenty of people who'll gladly take up your units and appreciate it a heck of a lot more).

TBH, I truly believe that the gaming community as a whole are starting to act with a hint of the "spoilt brat" syndrome where they will hardly make their own choice, rely entirely on a selection of arbritrary figures from some random people and won't give a second glance to a game unless it gets at least a rating equivalent to "Great".



FX102A commented on Review: Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water (W...:

Also Metacritic reviews are all over the place, ranging from Game Revolution's "9" to Destructoid's "4". So even more so that it'll be down to personal preference and views.

The only bad thing is that I fear this is likely to make Nintendo further question whether such games should see Western releases. Well, depends on sales of course; but some reviews may detract buyers.



FX102A commented on Review: Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water (W...:

The only person that'll be able to give an "accurate" score is yourself. Scores on sites will only be an indicator as everyone has their own opinions and preferences. I've preordered it and a score of 7 is enough to at least let me have some faith to try it myself. Now if it had gotten a much lower score then I may have considered cancelling it.

I know there is the digital option to try before you buy, but I was willing to take the risk to snag me a physical copy. Shame it means there will be none without that USK logo ruining the cover (Shakes fist at Germany!).



FX102A commented on Nintendo Download: 22nd October (Europe):

May get RE Revelations on Wii U. Wanna play the game but can't be bothered buying hard copy and going through the process of passing it on whilst complete. Although I'd prefer a £5 price point so it'd feel like a rental of old.



FX102A commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2015 - Q4 Ed...:

Ironically it's only the two mentioned at the end that just "missed" the list that actually interest me. Although I didn't tick the last choice on the voting slip since I probably got a good 5 years worth of DS & 3DS games still to play.



FX102A commented on SEGA and M2 Reflect on 3D Classics Series and ...:

With so many half-arsed ports or near joke "HD-versions" released over the past few years, it's wonderful to see a team put so much time and effort into creating an experience that not only captures the essence of these titles of yesteryear, but improves upon them with greater options and customisation to truly provide us with the Definitive Experience.

I'd love to see Thunderforce III & IV make an appearance.

Or any of the Strike series for that matter; although I guess EA still have their claws on those.



FX102A commented on Review: Freedom Planet (Wii U eShop):

Was hoping for at least a 9 but an 8 is fair. It does have a few kinks here & there and some elements that are clearly gonna be down to personal opinion (Story, Voice Acting, some of the game mechanics). It doesn't detract that Galaxy Trail put in a lot of effort and clearly showed their sources of inspiration (Sonic, Gunstar Heroes, Rocket Knight, Megaman, etc). All in all, an immensely fun game and a great reminder of past gaming. I personally place it up there with the likes of Shovel Knight and my Late Under the Radar Game of 2015.

What does surprise me is whilst minor, this game has been receiving a tidbit of flak purely for being inspired by the Sonic Mega Drive titles. Seriously what's wrong with that? Also as you go further into the game the differences begin to become more profound; plus being inspired by past titles is hardly a bad thing; especially if it's games that many people still hold in high regard.



FX102A commented on Nintendo Download: 1st October (North America):

Currently wish I had a US Wii U just to play Freedom Planet. Even though I've played through it several times on Steam I wanna play it on a console so badly. Its a true labour of love of action platformers of the 16 & 32 Bit eras with one of the greatest soundtracks I've listened to.

I hope for a good review to entice more people to give it a shot. The demo was fun but personally it really is the subsequent levels that brings out the best in the game. Plus with hours of content its worth $15 in my opinion.



FX102A commented on Nintendo UK Store Offering Limited Edition Sup...:

I wrote up a comment with reasoning why I wasn't getting it and how I would have to leave it sealed to ensure it accrued value etc etc.

Then I ordered it XD. I just want that plush on my bed next to my teddy and other plushie.

No way to select t-shirt size though.



FX102A commented on GAME Apologises for Super Mario Maker Pre-Orde...:

Tried calling the Hotline number but only kept on hearing some rather cringeworthy pop music and like heck I was going waste my lunch break listening to that!

I know there's licensing issues and all but GAME are just completely terrible when it comes to music in stores and helplines. They should take advice from the Japanese Embassy, their "hold" music sounded like something out of a Final Fantasy 8-bit Overworld Theme.

Anyways, back to the subject at hand, this is likely to have some long term impacts on them especially since they so far have offered no sort of compensation and have been so slow in getting word out. That email, or even a brief and short one, should have gone out immediately to all preorderers just asking them to check their accounts and that it was being looked into, the moment they noticed something iffy going on.



FX102A commented on GAME Promises Quick Refunds After Charging Cus...:

Thankfully I had only 2 charges yesterday but they said there was a "problem". Frankly, I can't be bothered chasing it up so I'll just wait for it to be sorted out. If I end up with no game, well so be it. I mainly bought it on a whim and for the pin badges. If I loose out on them, c'est la vie. I'll just order a copy from my local indie retailer and request full refunds from GAME.



FX102A commented on Chieftain Bob Meets Gunman Clive, You Won't Be...:

I honestly can't tell whether this was meant to be a Marketing Ploy, a Forced Message or a "LOL Random!" moment.

Oh well, if the creator wanted to set off a Drama Landmine he sure got it.

Got to see the best and the worst of both sides here today.



FX102A commented on Freedom Planet Wii U Fix Making Progress, Gala...:


Analogue stick wth a 2D side scroller! I don't know sounds borderline heretical to me XD [yes I know I am ignoring the arcade scene ].

You're talking bout the PC version right.


I've been told about that one, but I also heard that the D-pad is not recognised by the game. I use a Hori Fighting Commander 3 Pro which is really good, but not perfect. D-pad is good although behind the likes of the Saturn, SNES and Wii U; whilst it's somewhat bulky size and asymmetrical design makes it a little awkward to hold.

Wonder if it works with PS3 for PSN shm'ups.



FX102A commented on The Club Nintendo Goodbye Coin Has, Well, Said...:

Well that didn't last long, seemed like many were waiting for it (both genuine fans and scampers).

I was too, but when they put up that CD I realised I'd get more enjoyment out of that than a coin.

Now that I think about it, Soundtracks are all I have gotten from Club Nintendo Stars; apart from my original pre-release Phat DS.

Actually, did the Wii RPG trilogy coin set require stars?



FX102A commented on Freedom Planet Wii U Fix Making Progress, Gala...:

Will the Wii's Virtual Console Controller be compatible? Whilst I love the Gamepad's controls, even with the larger battery it can run dry a little fast or I find myself wanting to play only to find its run out.

I do have a pair of Pro controllers but I find access to the d-pad a little unsatisfactory. The VC Controller however was sublime.

Of course the best would be a compatible Saturn style controller.



FX102A commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

Well that sold out fast. I'm sure other retailers will start offering in time.

Either that or Amazon has sold out an initial batch and is reserving the rest of its stock to give people time to know such a thing exists.