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Re: Review: World of Goo (WiiWare)


Wow, this is just getting crazy now.

Way too many good games coming out too fast.

Tetris Party is likely to come out soon too since the preview is up now, and so is Strong Bad 3.

But congrats to 2D Boy. Showing the world that passion and ambition trumps money and large teams when it comes to making games.

Re: Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (8th Oct)


@ Corbie

Just curious, will the Wiiware version be identical to the PC outside of control setup and the differences with the British version?

Eurogamer's review was dripping with enthusiasm and praise for the PC version, so I really hope the Wiiware one is on the same level.

Re: Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (8th Oct)


Pretty solid list. Though I wish Strong Bad 2 could have held on longer like the first episode.

And I really hope Madstone eventually breaks into the Top 20. Definitely deserves to be there for at least a week.

Re: Review: MadStone (WiiWare)


Just downloaded this and finished an hour session, and I have to say I'm really enjoying it so far. It's an awesome game.

The frantic pace does remind me a lot of Meteos in a good way; the game moves so fast that you never really have a chance to relax or fall off your guard. I think it's the shaking mechanic that really kind of gives it that visceral, for lack of a better term, feel to it that makes it so fast-paced. You're constantly trying to set up bigger combos to set up a larger quake bar, which in turn lets you use the shake powerup for a longer duration. And it never comes across as too shallow since your so tied to the screen.

Really looking forward to playing with my roommates later, because I think this game is really going to shine in multiplayer, again, much like Meteos.

And I love the aesthetics as well. The soundtrack and graphics really fit the game well.

Definitely worth the 800 points imo if you prefer a more hectic puzzle game to the slower and more relaxing paced ones.

Re: Review: MadStone (WiiWare)


Wow, that was pretty fast.

Glad this finally came out though. Between this, Corbie's impressions along with the alternate IGN opinion from Daemeon, I think I'll pick this up. 3 reviewers have enjoyed it so far while 1 hasn't. Sounds like the kind of puzzle game I'm looking for: competitive multiplayer with a fast pace like Meteos. This and Pokemon Puzzle League should satiate whatever need I have for puzzle games from now on.

Re: USA WiiWare Update: Midnight Bowling And MadStone


Jacob seems like a stand-up guys, taking criticism well while still promoting his game in a humble fashion.

I think I'll pick up Madstone later this week. Both Corbie and Daemon from IGN seem to enjoy it, and Daemon is one of the most critical reviewers out there (Helix got 4.0d). Frantic stuff like Madstone and Meteos is right up my alley.

Re: Confusion Reigns over Mega Man 9 Sales


@ Peznaze

Except all 3 versions were released at different times, so VCchartz's info couldn't take that into account.

I have no doubt that MM9 will eventually pass 140k, but I'll wait for an official confirmation. Bionic Commando Rearmed only did like 100k on the two systems with active online communities.

Re: Confusion Reigns over Mega Man 9 Sales


140,000 is PROBABLY too high.

I say that because downloadable games still are not as big as retail releases by any stretch of the imagination.

And let's not forget how easily new games can climb up the Wiiware popular games chart either, which is a sign imo that not many of the games on the service sell THAT well.

Re: MadStone Coming To WiiWare On Monday


Was checking out the site for the developer, and I thought it was pretty cool how it's comprised of two brothers who went into the game business.

I really wish Nintendo had spaced out the Wiiware releases a little better. MM9, World of Goo, the Strong Bad series, Bomberman, Orbient... so much stuff in such a short time.

That said, I need a good Wiiware puzzler that isn't Tetris, so it's either this or Groovin' Blocks.

Actually, I just noticed that they listed Meteos and Tetris Attack as the inspirations for Madstone.

Definitely leaning towards this game now.

Re: Review: Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint (WiiWare)


Well, looks like Maka turned tail once more people came out to say how bad Plattchen is. Probably just another BPlus plant.

BTW, I don't see reader reviews as insulting. I just see them as a 2nd opinion, which is nice. Better to have an environment that encourages multiple viewpoints imo.

Re: Review: Strong Bad Episode 2 - Strong Badia the Free (WiiWare)


I'm kinda surprised this Episode didn't warrant an 8.

The humor is much better than Episode 1. More focused on an actual scenario than the last one's random humor, and more spot on imo. What's not to love about Bleak House?

Taking into account that a 9 or 10 should be saved for episodes that actually take the mechanics and go above and beyond what the last two episodes have offered.

Re: Strong Bad Episode 2 Out This Monday


@ Stratos

I kinda doubt it. Nintendo's been pretty shrewd lately in terms of how they treat their longtime fans.

They'll probably wager that only a few thousand of us even pay attention to these kind of press releases, so another VCgate wouldn't have an impact on the people who've been buying the Wii.

Re: USA VC Releases: Cho Aniki and Final Soldier


@ Tony

Sorry, just had to comment on something I found hilarious.

Are you implying that Conan does NOT come across as homo-erotic, but Cho Aniki does?

I guess I missed the memo on how some naked buff guys are the epitome of straight, while others should set off my gaydar.

Re: USA VC Releases: Cho Aniki and Final Soldier


@ Mr. Cheez

"Why Cho Aniki?"

Probably because Nintendo wants to gauge the interest of American gamers in quirky Japanese titles.

Dare I hope that it's a test for whether they'll localize Captain Rainbow, GOTY?

And my comment wasn't made to infer no one on here has a social life. Just that I find it hilarious how many young people think they'll damage relationships over a game that's obviously meant to be crazy.

Re: USA VC Releases: Super Mario RPG and Clu Clu Land


@ Rexy

That's a totally asinine philosophy.

I don't want a video game company to take some paternal attitude towards my gaming habits. That is to say, they shouldn't make RPGs such rare releases in the hopes that we take our time to consume each release.

Let us decide how we play them.

Re: TurboGrafx-16 Releases - September


I'll be downloading Cho Aniki simply to support bringing over more bizarre Japanese titles.

And like someone else said, I'm not a hardcore shooter fan, so reviews can't dissuade me. This and Star Parodier are the only ones I have any interest in (sorry, Lords of Thunder).

Re: Japanese Virtual Console list - September 2008


This is awesome news.

Mario Golf for the N64 is the only game my dad would ever play back when I was younger. I have a lot of fond memories playing it with him and my younger brother too.

Looking forward to getting it when it comes to the U.S. and playing it during holiday visits.

Re: USA VC Releases: Ys Book I & II and Samurai Shodown II


@ J.K.
I understand where you're coming from, but complaining about whiners isn't terribly productive either. As long as Nintendo holds back on their huge catalogue of classics, people will whine for whichever game they want.

That said, I've seen plenty of people here praise Ys. I'm glad I got the chance to play it. The music is incredible (it holds up so remarkably well, probably one of the Top 3 gaming soundtracks), the combat is more addictive then it has any right to be (who'd imagine running into enemies would be compelling?) and the atmosphere is simply epic.

Not only that, but Ys broke into the Top 20 Popular VC games. That is a HUGE victory for hardcore VC fans who want to see more rare and obscure classics released over major Nintendo titles everyone has played. When was the last time a TurboGrafx game even broke into the Top 20? This is great news, up there with Pong Toss getting knocked down from #1 to #6.

Let the whiners have their pulpit. Those of us who know the score can enjoy the stuff that the VC is offering, like sweet, lovely Ys.

Re: USA VC Releases: Ys Book I & II and Samurai Shodown II


Honestly, I really can't imagine that SUperMario is serious.

According to his logic, the Virtual Boy was not a mistake. Connectivity achieved Nintendo's goals. Their decision to keep carts on the N64 did not cost them 3rd party support for generations.

Yeah, Nintendo can do NO wrong.