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Male, 20, United Kingdom

Thu 21st July, 2011

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Geonjaha commented on Did You Realise Lone Survivor Was Coming to Wi...:

This is a really well made game for its price, and I highly recommend it. I had a lot of fun with the PC version.

It is very atmospheric, and gives you options of how you want to approach situations. You can get out a gun and shoot things, but not often due to limited ammo. Survival is strongly pushed (find food, supplies, etc), but it also scales the difficulty a bit (iirc) based on how well you do.

Also - it's weird. Very weird. But in an awesome way. ;)

If I didn't have the PC version I'd buy it on Wii U. A portable 3DS version however? Sign me up for that.



Geonjaha commented on Review: Mega Man 6 (Wii U eShop / NES):

The only Mega Man classic game where they perfected Rush's abilities though - honestly its a huge improvement. Plus, by now the graphics are very good. I'd definitely recommend it.



Geonjaha commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

At this point, I think we'd be happy with anything substantial from Nintendo's Virtual Console service.

  • A guaranteed 1 game a week per console at least.
  • Faster porting to Wii U of existing Wii VC games.
  • More GB/GBC games, not just more obscure NES ones (3DS).
  • Custom GB game palettes.
  • GBA games on the 3DS.
  • Any more 3D Classics (Seriously - anything that isn't from Sega).

Nintendo needs people who know what they're doing to take charge of the Virtual Console. If it makes them money, then put the effort in. If it doesn't make them a lot of money, why stagger the releases so horribly? We in Europe are still waiting for those six Mega Man games for the 3DS.

@JaxonH - Barely handles GBA? I enjoyed playing the 10 GBA Ambassador games, and they ran well enough for me to want to buy more.



Geonjaha commented on 3DS System Update 8.1.0-18 is Now Live:

Even if all Nintendo is doing is something to keep R4 cards from being viable on the 3DS, I'm fine with the occasional tiny update. It if did anything substantial they would have told us.



Geonjaha commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

As long as the games aren't doing anything terrible; They have to be games (look at the greenlit simulators on Steam (PC) - it's horrible!) and they have to not steal assets or do anything else reprehensible. All platforms has its bad games, but as long as there is some redeeming factor the games should be allowed to be released to let the public decide.

Saying that people wont notice a great game about terrible ones is a bad argument imo; people who actually put a decent amount of money into gaming look into the games they buy first, and if they don't - why cater towards them? They'll buy anything! Have some level of quality control on the platform, but have we really seen that many games as of late that don't deserve to be on the Wii U/3DS eShops?



Geonjaha commented on Video: More Mighty No. 9 Footage Arrives to Te...:

They got 4 million dollars with the initial backing, and they wanted more? As if 4 million dollars doesn't cover voice acting on an indie game. $200,000 for voice acting!? No, sorry - who are they hiring? Morgan Freeman?

The game looks promising, but I wont be supporting it if it carries on like this. If they claimed to be able to make the game alone with 900k, then 4 million covers PLENTY of extra content.



Geonjaha commented on Check Out the Evolution of Visuals in Pokémon...:

@Ernest_The_Crab - Most other games on the 3DS managed to give players the option to use 3D. I'm always one to sacrifice a bit of frame rate for the 3D effect because I really enjoy it. Besides, most of the screenshots of the world shown there could easily use 3D without killing the frame rate (If it managed to look like a full open 3D world I wouldn't be asking).

Remember that A Link Between Worlds managed 60fps with 3D on, and this game doesn't look much more graphically impressive. I'd settle for 30fps if the 3D is nice.



Geonjaha commented on Yacht Club Games Gives a Shovel Knight Localis...:

NA tends to be ahead with the releases or localisations most of the time. I'd be able to deal with this better if we got some of those six Mega Man VC titles for the 3DS sometime soon. Please? Compared to that, having the GBC Pokémon TCG seems like nothing.



Geonjaha commented on Nintendo Download: 17th July (North America):

@ColdingLight - It has only been 2 weeks. We in Europe are still waiting for those six Mega Man titles that the US got over a month ago.

@Gerbwmu - I'm pretty sure cannibalised sales doesn't factor into an emulation service for games that are up to 20 something years old. If it does - Nintendo is doing something else wrong with their VC service.

@Blast - I almost forgot that demo's were actually a feature of the 3DS and Wii U. I guess this shows how little is being released nowadays.



Geonjaha commented on Review: Mario Power Tennis (Wii U eShop / Game...:

I loved this game when I first played it. It didn't need any of the Mario characters because the gameplay was fun and the progression was enjoyable. Something the 3DS version came nowhere close to having. Again though; it's on the Wii U. I'd much rather buy this on the 3DS, and as such - I'll be waiting.



Geonjaha commented on Nintendo Download: 17th July (Europe):

I'm still holding off on Wii U GBA VC purchases as I'd much rather play them on 3DS, but I think for Nightmare in Dreamland I'll make an exception; assuming the multiplayer is there.



Geonjaha commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Rewrote the E3 Ruleboo...:

While that's great, it's never been Nintendo's problem. People started playing Nintendo games ~30 years ago. Their downfall has been their inability to grow with their fans; always focusing on children. Nintendo needs to venture more into adult games than they are already. No, that doesn't necessarily mean shooting and blood - but it means more serious story telling and more complex game mechanics. There's a reason a lot of people don't look to Nintendo anymore - they've outgrown them, and this shouldn't be a problem, because Nintendo could easily make games for all ages.

I will say that it was good to see Nintendo open up E3 for kids regardless though - and a lot of that stuff really is heart warming.



Geonjaha commented on Dragon Quest X Is Now Adventuring Onto 3DS:

@Caryslan - That argument makes sense up until you realise that they ported Bravely Default over here. A new game from a new franchise took precedence over a Dragon Quest game; the famous series that pretty much helped RPG's become a thing. I know DQ isn't that well known over here, but its more successful than that at least.

All they have to do in reality is translate it. For Dragon Quest VII it shouldn't even be that difficult considering its a remake. They could release it digitally only on the 3DS if they're afraid of spending money on physical copies (if it actually came to that), but they wont. Given all this its clear to see that localising it isn't that much of an issue - it's the obvious conclusion to come to, but it makes no sense.

@SphericalCrusher - That's a little self-centred. Surely you alert them so that everyone can see the news, not just so that your name is up there?



Geonjaha commented on British Tabloid The Sun Brands Gaming "As Addi...:

(@unrandomsam) @MoonKnight7 - Exactly.
Once someone gets into reading and enjoy it - they will want more books to read. Soon nothing will quench their addictive thirst for reading! Except that isn't seen as a problem (Spoiler: Because It isn't). Someone who reads a lot is seen as intelligent and devoted since books have been around for generations. Games though? They from the devil himself.



Geonjaha commented on British Tabloid The Sun Brands Gaming "As Addi...:

There is no reason to give these kind of stupid articles any more advertising. The mainstream media is going to bash video games because they're the newest form of media, and least understood by most people. Much like there used to be scares about people being addicted to television or even books, we don't see any of that any more, and its because video games can now be bashed.

◾‘Call of Duty link to three suicides’
When they say linked what they mean is that the three people happened to play Call of Duty. They also had other hobbies - but lets focus on gaming for little reason.
◾‘Dopamine levels increase in the brain’
It also increases when you eat food, and do fun activities. Once again the paper shows its lacking understanding of science.
◾‘It gives you a kick and a chemical buzz’
SO DO ALL OTHER ENJOYABLE HOBBIES. Honestly, the sensationalism is real. If only the writer hadn't flunked out of high school chemistry.

People can get 'addicted' to anything. If someone locked themselves up and played video games all day and didn't ever go outside then the person has issues to deal with. If they weren't allowed to play video games they would turn to television, books, or some other hobby. I swear if someone wrote a joke article about Game Addiction I wouldn't be able to tell amongst this stuff.



Geonjaha commented on Dragon Quest X Is Now Adventuring Onto 3DS:

@Zombie_Barioth - It upsets me how much attention Square Enix puts on mobile devices now. They'll port and localise 8 games for mobile, but not even give us one of the numerous 3DS games? Hell, I'd settle for a digital only release - but even that isn't going to happen.

Square Enix: Running one of their best franchises into the ground with their own arrogance, and not releasing the other overseas ever. They really have lost it.



Geonjaha commented on Nintendo Download: 10th July (Europe):

@ShadJV - Could*n't* care less.

Yes, the story gives you a reason to capture all the Pokemon, but outside of a tiny certificate that doesnt mean anything (Pretty much the equivalent of an Achievement unlock in a game) the game itself with its own mechanics gives you no reason to capture them all. Capturing them all is boring and tedious, and all amounts to nothing. As I mentioned, the reason I stopped playing Pokémon is because other franchises do it better - and actually make you want to catch all the creatures, because doing so is actually helpful to you progressing in the game, because the mission it's actually well integrated into the game mechanics. In Pokemon its just the longest side quest ever.



Geonjaha commented on Dragon Quest X Is Now Adventuring Onto 3DS:

Damn it Squeenix! That makes 5 3DS Dragon Quest titles that you haven't localised. I'm throwing my money at the screen waiting to buy any one of them! As a big DQ fan who happens to live in the West, this drought is a big dissapointment.



Geonjaha commented on Nintendo Download: 10th July (Europe):

@ShadJV - That's part of the reason I stopped playing Pokémon in the first place though. The game tells you to "Catch 'Em All!" while giving no real incentive to do so. In other monster catching games you can actually use all the creatures to access different breeding combinations and new monsters. In Pokémon you capture them all then throw them in a box and only use 6/150 (Or ~800 given recent games). Except maybe you use some with the boring breeding mechanics.

I would love to play the old Pokémon games again on the VC just to play the game, not to collect everything in an 18 year old game that gives you no real reason to do so in the first place. If the only reason that they're holding back Pokémon on the Virtual Console is not being able to complete the Pokedex then I say just let us play it. I know some people would like to collect all the Pokémon but wouldn't it be better to please half the fans rather than none of them?



Geonjaha commented on Nintendo Download: 10th July (Europe):

@SanderEvers - No, no it is not useless. I, and plenty of others would gladly buy the old Pokémon games again on the VC, even if it meant not being able to battle other players or complete the Pokedex - because unless you're an obsessive completionist, that stuff isn't necessary.



Geonjaha commented on Nintendo Download: 10th July (Europe):

Hey, I'm happy to finally see a 3DS VC release that isn't just an NES game! Never played it before but I might check it out. It depends how much money I lose buying all the VC Mega Man and Harvest Moon games coming up, assuming they get here soon. :P

@chiptoon - Yeah I know what you mean. If they were on large sales occasionally or just a lower price than they are now I'd end up buying a lot more VC games just to try them out. As it stands I end up either only buying those I know I'll love from nostalgia or those that get great reviews.



Geonjaha commented on Review: Armillo (Wii U eShop):

I'll look into it sometime in the future. It's always great to see quality titles hitting the eShop, and there seems to have been quite a few as of late.



Geonjaha commented on Iwata's Approval Rating Rises While Miyamoto's...:

Apparently people can claim they love the new Zelda based off 30 seconds of cinematic, but cant say they weren't interested in two other "new IP's" based off actual demos. That's fanboys for ya.

People can get very good impressions of a game and whether they'll like it based on early gameplay demonstrations - and while it will obviously get better, that doesn't mean people cant gauge their interest now.



Geonjaha commented on Cross-Buy is Now a Thing on Nintendo Platforms:

I think it's the choice of the actual publisher, and this doesn't really show any improvement on the matter - especially considering it isn't even Nintendo. Call me when the VC actually supports cross platform play when hell freezes over.



Geonjaha commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Beware the Slip...:

@Mk_II - What if I'm playing an online race with other players, and I'm forced to play alongside someone else in a Mercedes car even though I don't have the DLC?

I don't mind this being a single player thing, and I don't know if it can be played with online, but if it is then its not a question as to whether or not you can ignore it.



Geonjaha commented on Nintendo Open To Minecraft on Wii U and 3DS, a...:

@Jazzer94 - Yeah that sounds like a pretty terrible idea. Charging for DLC on Minecraft when the PC version lets you make whatever you want in skins or mods for free? No thanks. If its all free then I'd still go for it, but it'd be nice if you could at least make your own skin using the gamepad.

None the less, it'd be nice to see if they implement the controller well into the game. It wont be for me though, I already have the PC version and I've played it to death.



Geonjaha commented on Don't Worry, Nintendo Hasn't Forgotten About T...:

"Our commitment to virtual console is exceptionally strong."

Meanwhile on the 3DS VC releases in Europe this week: Nothing
With over 10 confirmed titles coming to the VC in the future one wonders why we still have weeks where we get nothing (or just NES games).