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Thu 31st Jan 2008

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Garlyle commented on StarTropics:

I gifted this to a friend for a Christmas present (A little late...). It was an expert piece of work back in its day and it still continues to be. This game will take quite a while to finish for an NES game, and will still get you to come back for more to enjoy it. I highly recommend this game.



Garlyle commented on Pokemon Snap:

It's definitely a very unique game. Easy on the eyes, nice and relaxing, and good if you're not looking for something that'll stress you out. Again though, it's also stupidly easy; most players will have no difficulty, but it's not about being difficult; it's about relaxing or other times obsessively going after that perfect shot.



Garlyle commented on Yoshi's Story:

I think this game is really underrated. Though it doesn't have as many levels as other Yoshi-titled games, and perhaps is not as good as Yoshi's Island, it's still about even with YI-DS. With that said, this is a game that casual, 'get to the end' gamers will not appreciate much because it will take about an hour for you to beat the first time. But the moment you start setting limits on yourself, and try digging into it to find every melon in a stage... you are looking at a challenge to rival, or perhaps beat, the stage-combing, hunting difficulty of Yoshi's Island.



Garlyle commented on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time:

It's good. I'll give it that. But I don't think it's the "best game ever" by a hookshot, or even a longshot (Hahahaha, did you get that? It was a joke--shot). It may be the fact that I have finished it a few times over the years, usually to help other people beat it, that it seems to be missing some of the charm and magic that it used to have. Those who have played the hell out of this game, over and over, might want to consider buying something else.



Garlyle commented on Sin and Punishment:

This game is awe-inspiring. It's the most expensive title on the VC, but it's also the freshest to the general audience, and one of the more unique titles. The rail-shooter-meets-third-person-shooter type design really works, and even with controls as simple (if tricky to learn) as they are, Treasure manages to do what they do best - get a lot of variety, in a short amount of time. The only issue I have with this game is that I was really confused by the story... it would've been nice to have English subtitles, seriously.



Garlyle commented on Gunstar Heroes:

Ah, here's a game with a name behind it...

Gunstar Heroes was wonderful. For the five hours it took to finish it... like a lot of Treasure games, it is absolutely incredible - the gameplay is simple but leaves a great amount of room to master, the music is good, the graphics are good, and there is a large amount of variety to the gameplay - but also like a lot of Treasure games, it is very short. That's my only complaint about it, really.



Garlyle commented on Kid Icarus:

This is one of those games that I can sense a great amount of potential in... and I suspect it gets much better, but the difficulty will take some getting used to, and there's nothing really driving me to attempt it, either. I suppose I'll come back to it later, play it, and get addicted, but until then...



Garlyle commented on Adventures of Lolo:

The only problem I have with this game is that it sort of feels a bit repetitive. It's definitely a brainbender, for sure. I would suggest Lolo 2 or 3 over this one (especially 3) - 2 because it is even more difficult, and 3 because it is far longer and has more to the gameplay.



Garlyle commented on The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past:

Yeah, the Zelda series has always been more about self-driven exploration then being told where to go, or at least, the classic Zelda games are...

This is an excellent game, but those who have played the bajebus out of it on the SNES and emulators may want to think twice about purchasing it on the Virtual Console, since it will be missing some of that "Wow" factor.



Garlyle commented on Super Castlevania IV:

Ah, my first Castlevania game, which I over-played in my youth and ended up selling off to get Secret of Mana - and in the end missed the game, even if SoM was awesome. Regardless, I do recommend this game fairly heartily, even if it might not last too long.



Garlyle commented on Kirby's Dream Course:

I own a copy of this game on the SNES, but I still bought it (mostly because my SNES copy tends to get its memory erased). It is absolutely incredible. It's a truly unique game, and deceptively challenging - perfecting the game and getting the Gold Medals on every course in single player is an incredibly difficult feat, but it still manages to be incredibly fun in the meantime. The multiplayer on it is also awesome, should you find someone willing to play as well.



Garlyle commented on Breath of Fire II:

I find this to be a fairly enjoyable game. I don't think by any standard that it stands up to many of the other stellar RPGs of the SNES era - but then again, those were really high standards to match, and this is by no means a bad game.



Garlyle commented on ActRaiser:

This was one of the first titles I downloaded on the VC. I had fallen in love with it as a child and still love it just as much now. It is also still a difficult game, even if it was actually made easier for North Americain release. There's really no game out there that has even attempted to follow its formula of platformer + sim...



Garlyle commented on Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Tro...:

I think even for today that this game's one of the most beautiful platformers I've ever played, and definitely one of the true classics of the SNES Era. It's definitely worth getting, and admittedly I favour it over DKC2.



Garlyle commented on Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest:

The entire Donkey Kong Country series is an excellent one. For those who are considering trying it out, if you can, purchase all three titles. If you can't DKC2 or 3 are the way to go. There's a lot of improvements over the first in this one, although these improvements have yet to be quite as refined as they were in DKC3.



Garlyle commented on Donkey Kong Country:

I am torn with this game. By itself it is a pretty damn good game. I adore it. However, it pales in comparison to DKC2&3. My suggestion to gamers is to get all three entries to the series; but if you can't do that, go for DKC2&3 instead.