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F Zero, Waverace, Starfox, Metroid.

Male, Ireland

Tue 11th March, 2008

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Falco commented on Microsoft's Ken Lobb: Metroid Prime Wouldn't H...:

Yes you do need to remember where you are supposed to be going but if you forget the game will give you a hint after a while.

I have all the Metroid games on Gamecube and Wii. I tried to give Metroid Prime a play last year but the problem was I remembered most of it and it felt very familiar so I got bored but with MP2 I raced through it in the past so i wasn't that familiar with it. Im really enjoying it.



Falco commented on Microsoft's Ken Lobb: Metroid Prime Wouldn't H...:

Nintendo are good at not listening as we know, which is good, sometimes. :-).

Funny the topic of Metroid Prime came up because I'm 8 hours into MP2 on Gamecube. All I have say is 'what a game'. I only played it once 10 years ago and didn't finish it. I can't remember a thing about it, so it is a total new adventure.

Anybody who had a Gamecube please play this.



Falco commented on Nintendo Titles Struggle for a Presence in UK ...:

Ireland is the same. If I ask a gamer 'do you play Nintendo games?' they look at me and say no.

UK and Ireland have always been like that. Back in the SNES/Mega Drive era UK and IRL is one of the few regions where Sega's machine won the console war.

Nintendo are not blameless for this, they have treated this region with contempt in the past.



Falco commented on Nintendo Shows Off Upcoming Golden Sun and F-Z...:

GP Legends outdoes Maximum Velocity in terms of graphics and characters but I'm not so sure about gameplay. GP Legends is way to easy, the craft is stuck to the track. Maximum Velocity controls are much more faithful to the SNES original. GP Legends feels like it was designed with casual gamers in mind.



Falco commented on Here's a Rather Attractive Portable Nintendo 64:

I'd love a new N64. I have about 30 N64 games and a broken N64 :-( I noticed recently that Super Mario 64 is missing, I had a party or two a long time ago and someone must have pinched it.

The N64 is a great console with one major flaw, the control stick is designed badly, its gets stiff.



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

I have six classic controllers, four of them unopened. I have two classic controller pro's (red & black) the red one is unused, got it with Xenoblade Chronicles the other day. That's eight in total :)

I bought most of my classic controllers on amazon for £11.99.

One of the best things about Wii was the classic controller, I love it.



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

I bought Xenoblade yesterday. Argos are selling it cheap, (shock horror). €30 for the game and red classic controller pro. The controller is worth €25.

Played it for 5 minutes, it looks interesting.



Falco commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Saturn:

I was watching TV back in the day, the program was talking about the Saturn and Playstation specifications. I knew after watching that programme the Saturn was finished and it hadn't even been released yet. Playstation specifications and Ridge Racer destroyed it. The specifications for Saturn were like '2 of this and 2 of that', it didn't look good.

When the N64 started to struggle Nintendo were able to cut the price by £100 to £150 but Sega were unable or unwilling to cut the price of Saturn from the humongous £400 asking price (remember this is mid nineties, that is a lot of dough).

Some other reasons the Sad-turn :) failed was Sega made bad business decisions during the 16bit era, Mega CD, 32X, pricey hardware that was not supported. Gamers had lost faith in them, you really could not trust them.



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

Mario Kart Wii (I forgot how much fun it was online), Super Mario Bros 3 (US Super Mario All-stars version that is running noticeably faster than the pal version I downloaded on Wii VC) and Gran Turismo 6 if I have time.



Falco commented on EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's...:

There must be a real 'hate Nintendo' culture inside EA. Sad company. The last EA game I bought was Tiger woods tour 2011, I'd say I played it for a total of 2 hours. Bland would be a good description.

Wii U is a lot better than EA's console....oh I forgot they don't have one, sad losers.



Falco commented on Nintendo Download: 3rd April (Europe):

I think the price is a bit high again, but after Thursday people will see that GBA games are a perfect fit for the Wii U gamepad.

UK gamers are getting SNES games much cheaper than European gamers. That is why £6.29 now seems high to them.



Falco commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:

This decision by Nintendo is not about selling Wii U consoles. Its about finding uses for the gamepad and giving Wii U owners some games. Nobody is going to buy a Wii U because of GBA games.
I think Nintendo are skipping generations with certain VC games. This will give them something 'new' to sell the next generation. I don't expect to see N64 or Gamecube on Wii U.
3ds is 3 years old and coming near the end of its natural life so I wouldn't hold my breath for GBA games.



Falco commented on The Videogame History Museum's GDC Nintendo Ex...:

The attitude in the comments is that Nintendo should hang its head in shame because of the Virtua Boy and it's good they're not hiding their shame.
They're even acknowledging it's existence. Which is good. We all like good. ;-)



Falco commented on Wii Sports Club Free Trial Swings Into Play in...:

I don't think there was much of a demand for this remake and the price is well above what I would class as value for money.

If Nintendo got all the sports done and sold them on a disc for say €25 - €30 then I think it'd sell.



Falco commented on Expect Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty To Cost Around ...:

He used 2 million of his own money, I love that line, he sounds like my old boss.

I love the way everyone is 'oh I'll be buying that $30 is great value' but when it's released no one will buy it. I can see $30 converting to €30 for us Europeans.

I'm not feeling the love. I had the original on Xbox and I didn't like it.



Falco commented on Super Mario Kart Drifts Onto Aussie Wii U Virt...:

Imagine if Nintendo did a remake of this, same tracks and handling, with on-line play and beautiful 3D graphics. I'm just after designing the greatest video game of all time. When your at it Nintendo do a remake of Stunt Race FX as well. Wow I'm good. :)



Falco commented on SNES Classic Super Mario Kart Is Racing To The...:

SNES SMK in definitely in the top 5 greatest games of all time.

Nintendo won't be suckering me into going download with MK8.

Has anyone else noticed VC games don't run as smooth on Wii U as they do on Wii? I know it's probably to do with the resolution but I really notice it on Super Metroid when it moves from screen to screen. It is jerky.