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GiantPooka

GiantPooka

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http://gaminghell.110mb.com

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#1

GiantPooka commented on Review: Zombie Panic in Wonderland (WiiWare):

@tealovertoma - I've beaten it about four times now and still haven't finished the extra stage. If there's anything to complain about it would be the length- 45 minutes, if you don't get stuck. It's the perfect arcade game length, though, so it doesn't get too monotonous, and it's very moreish, but any longer and I would've given up. There's a few silly design decisions here and there too (you have to cycle through weapons one-by-one). Anyone who likes the genre though should definitely try it.

@Sean Aaron - Thansks for your reply, and thanks for clearing that up :) I know what you mean about not wanting to be too harsh, but I think had you been more clear in the review, there wouldn't be an issue at all. Now that you have clarified, I can see why you gave it that score. And scoring reviews is a tricky business, especially when it's out of 10!

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#2

GiantPooka commented on Review: Zombie Panic in Wonderland (WiiWare):

@Omega - Honestly, I wouldn't mind a 7 being given to this game, or to any game as long as it's backed up somehow.

It's juist that there's absolutely no criticism in the review at all, so the only real judgement people can use is the big 7 at the end, which isn't justified by the text, which is baffling. And this alone is enough to put people off, which is a shame.

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#3

GiantPooka commented on Review: Zombie Panic in Wonderland (WiiWare):

Agreeing with Scottie and tealovertoma- the review doesn't really say what's wrong with the game. It says that the charm 'makes up for shortcomings elsewhere' but never says what those shortcomings are, save for a complaint about later bosses and the ranking screen. Perhaps some elaboration is in order.

For the record, I really liked the game, but that's because I absolutely love games of this type like Cabal.

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#4

GiantPooka commented on Review: The Tower of Druaga (Arcade):

Just thought I'd share this- because I'm actually a fan of the game, I wrote a little bit about The Tower of Druaga on my own site (http://gaminghell.110mb.com/TheTowerOfDruaga.html). More importantly, at the bottom, I've scanned the really handy guide from the Namco Museum version of the game- you can get the guide online elsewhere, but this one's nice and compact. Might be handy for anyone brave enough to try and beat this thing.

To keep this from just being a message shilling my website... Judging from the poor reaction the game's got, I sincerely hope we don't get the sequel, The Return of Ishtar- it's on the Japanese service already, but hopefully it won't get released here. If you thought The Tower of Druaga was cruel, Return of Ishtar is practically impossible unless you make your own maps, and you need to control 2 characters at once!!

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#5

GiantPooka commented on Review: The Tower of Druaga (Arcade):

Just to let you all know- you can continue after a Game Over by holding down the attack button before pressing Start to try again. You'll continue from the last floor you got to.

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#6

GiantPooka commented on Namco Announces Upcoming Arcade Games:

Holy crap, Numan Athletics! That's awesome! It's nice to see that a lot of the games on this list (Finest Hour, Knuckleheads, Emereldia) have never been given home conversions in the past, which gives me hope for a much-needed VC port of The Outfoxies (imagine Smash Bros. in 2D and with assassins)

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#7

GiantPooka commented on Three Interplay-Owned Franchises Coming to VC:

Right. Time to clear up the Earthworm Jim confusion.

The Mega Drive version of EWJ 1 has an exclusive level called Intestinal Distress, which takes place inside a giant alien's body. The snot bungie and hell levels are in both.

The Mega Drive game's definitely the better of the two, as the SNES one just feels really ropey, and it's even missing some animation frames! Loads of sound effects are different too, and not for the better. The music may have taken a dive in the Mega Drive one, but that's it.

Different story with EWJ 2- the SNES one sounds and looks a lot nicer, and you can swap weapons, which you can't in the Mega Drive one. Grab the Bubble Gun and you've got to use up all the ammo before you can get back to a decent gun!

So, Mega Drive version of EWJ = Good!
Mega Drive version of EWJ = Bad!

Sorry, I'm a huge fan of the series, so I had to butt in- great that they'll be on the VC!