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Rootin'est, tootin'est cartoonist

Male, 24, United States

A dude who recently discovered a passion for animation, but always had a passion for video games

Sat 21st December, 2013

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GoshDangTravino commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to Feature Grab th...:

Ah, the Temple holds such fond memories. I hope it makes a return in the Wii-U version. Not that I'm getting it right away [especially since this broke college student still doesn't even own a Wii U] but it'll be even more incentive to get it as soon as the pocketbook allows.



GoshDangTravino commented on Sakurai Explains Reasoning Behind Removal Of I...:

I don't understand why people are so upset at this. I've never seen the Ice Climbers used professionally, or even for fun. The few times I personally used them, I found them extremely frustrating, especially since the AI on Nana was terrible and she'd fall off stage on her own accord. And, when she did, Popo was severely handicapped and had no UpB recovery move, most notably, and also had severely downgraded moves all around the board. I remember doing through Melee trying to get their trophies on Single Player, and remember it as being one of the most frustrating things I'd ever done in a game. They were terrible characters. Fun? Sure. Cute? Absolutely. Practical? Nope.



GoshDangTravino commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

I think it's a wise choice. The 3DS version will be out, just in time for summer vacation for a lot of people. A ton of people are going to lay it and love it, and it's gonna lay down some serious hype for the WiiU version. Now, for me, I've been a Nintendo fanboy all my life, and the WiiU is the first system of Nintendo's I haven't been in a rush to buy, and I think that goes for a lot of people. They're waiting for a good reason to buy the WiiU, outside of a remake of a game of console past. Not only is a winter release date going to allow for more work to be done on the game to fix minor graphic errors and bugs, but it's going to set WiiU to sell a lot of consoles for Christmas. I've seen a lot of complaint about 'Winter' being late December, early January, which is fairly untrue. I'm betting a late-November to early-December release.

I've been waiting for a reason to buy the WiiU, and now I have one. And who knows? Maybe they've got an unannounced holiday bundle in the works? All I know is, I'm getting a WiiU this holiday season, if only just for Smash.



GoshDangTravino commented on SteamWorld Dig Coming to PC, But Follow-Up Wil...:

@imageform I really can't wait to see what you guys have in store for the next game. A Metroidvania is obviously an awesome direction, being my favorite style of game, but if you deter from that and do something completely off the wall, I'll support it. Steamworld Dig was absolutely beautiful, and I'd love to see how the PC Version will look and feel.



GoshDangTravino commented on Review: Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of ...:

Ninja Gaiden is a barsteward of a series, but it's so fun. It's fun getting really good and mad at a game, because it so rarely happens with newer games. I beat the first one with save states, but then went through it again and succeeded [I did use a save state at the beginning of each act, however, after mindlessly hitting reset during Act IV during my second run - I didn't use it otherwise, like before a boss or after running a level unusually well], and I'm struggling to play the second one through the same way as my second playthrough of the first

The headache from typing that sentence aside, I refuse to play the third until I beat the second, but I'm close now. I already have it, just waiting for the day where it can jump from my 3DS and stab me through the chest with the Dragon Blade



GoshDangTravino commented on Review: 3D Altered Beast (3DS eShop):

When I was a kid, I loved playing games, but never had anyone outside of a Pac-man loving grandmother to play with. That all changed when I met one of my closer friends in the 3rd grade. I went over to hang out at his house, where he had a Sega Genesis. I had one myself, but the game he showed me was one I hadn't heard of, but I fell in love with it right away - that game was Altered Beast.

While the game certainly has aged rather disgracefully, as mentioned by a few others here, its legacy is what matters. It has a very strong nostalgic value being that it was one of the first games that really popularized the side-scrolling beat-em-up. It did a lot of things wrong, absolutely - no extra lives [I've never gotten past level 4, and I'm pretty sure that if they were available, I'd have gotten one by then], no continues, and a few very overpowered enemies [i.e. the bird thing with the long tail that you can ride in games like Golden Axe, that thing will kill you ridiculously fast in AB]. However, it's still damn fun to play, despite its flaws, and it's one that I'll always have in my library in some way, shape or form. I hope to get my old Genesis out one of these days, and to buy a physical copy of this.