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Linguist. Musician. Adventurer.

Male, United Kingdom

Ex-The Economist. Ex-BBC. Ex-many things.

Wed 5th September, 2012

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FritzFrapp commented on Review: Hazumi (3DS eShop):

Looks like a very polished game by these Polish developers! I agree with the Lady above, though—rather an unfortunate name.
Nicely reviewed and a good recommendation from Prof_Clayton there. I'll be looking to pick this up when it gets released at the end of January in Europe.



FritzFrapp commented on Miyamoto Talks Up Star Fox Wii U's "Fun And Un...:

I'd like the following mini-games in the new Star Fox:

•Slippier: Slippy is trying to cross a busy road to get home and Fox is a traffic cop attempting to get the traffic to squish him.
•Falco Hunt : Falco is flying uselessly about onscreen and Slippy has to shoot him down. If Slippy misses, which will be often, Fox will pop up and laugh.
•Cooking Fox: Fox has to prepare a rabbit stew. He must skin, chop and cook Peppy before the timer runs out, whilst Peppy mocks him with quotes such as:
"Aim for the rudder Fox!"
"Be careful, it’s a trap!”
"Enemy down! Wait, that was one of ours!”
"Go for the chest!”
"Quit screwing around, do something!”
"They’re on me!! I’m getting careless!”
"Use the boost to get through!”
"What’s taking you so long, Fox?”

Best damn Star Fox game, right there.



FritzFrapp commented on The World's Oldest Video Game Media Brand Is B...:

Remember the very first one. Those happy days of spending hours copying code from mags and then trying to get the code to run, HOPING there were no typos which meant waiting a whole month for the correction in the next issue. Used to like C&VG most for its arcade coverage. Didn't buy C&VG all that regularly though—more often I'd read it in WH Smiths/John Menzies during lunch breaks. Crash was the absolute pinnacle of games mags for me, and I also liked Your Sinclair for spits and giggles.
Sad to see C&VG go. End of an era indeed.



FritzFrapp commented on Artist Reimagines Nintendo Characters Through ...:

I find the Metroid art most successful. That's a very interesting take on an older Samus—Marilyn Monroe, but with a touch of an alluring Eva Marie Saint. I like her outfit and the ditching of the arm cannon. Good framing too. Delightful.



FritzFrapp commented on Amazon UK Is Cancelling GameCube Adapter Order...:

Probably a case of see what the initial demand is, and then decide whether to manufacture more. Not an easy decision for Nintendo, actually: a peripheral for a record low sales console—and in one game only—that allows use of controllers from a previous record low sales console.



FritzFrapp commented on Review: PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (...:

@cammy said: Damn. My 7yo son loves Pac-Man from Smash Bros - so much so he even now plays the original Pac Man games. He want this game for Christmas, I fear he may be disappointed. :(

If he hasn't got it already, may I suggest the original Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures on 3DS instead. That was by a different developer: Inti Creates, the brilliant Japanese team behind the Mega Man Zero games on GBA/DS, Mega Man 9 & 10 on Wii and Naruto Powerful Shippuden on 3DS.



FritzFrapp commented on Ninterview: Tom Bramwell On Nintendo and 15 Ye...:

"With 15 years under your belt, you must of built up a decent collection of Nintendo games and merchandise?"

For shame! Aside from that howler, it was a reasonable interview. I've never been a fan of Eurogamer, but I was interested to read some of Bramwell's responses, particularly: "Nintendo has become less prominent in my day to day life as I've grown older."
I'm pushing fifty and quite the opposite holds true for me.



FritzFrapp commented on Soapbox: Sonic, It's Time to Talk:

I liked the first game, mostly because of the truly excellent music, and also I quite enjoyed the Rush games on DS. Sonic had a few good moments, but now he's just roadkill.