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GreatPlayer

GreatPlayer

Australia

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Wed 12th June, 2013

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GreatPlayer

#1

GreatPlayer commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@Diddy_kong It will indeed the greatest year for Wii U if they have sonic DLC. I think they should have a downloadable DLC, with 8 additional courses inspired by Sonic Transformed. Sega has been pretty steadfast in supporting Wii U, and it will be happy to potentially earn those extra money and increases its loyalty to develop for the console.

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#2

GreatPlayer commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?:

@element187 I actually like Galaxy 2, but the best stages in the game has the least Mario - flying a bird through obstacles.

Mario 3 (flying) and 4 (riding a dragon + Problem-solving stages) are more innovative than even recent Mario 2D games. Recent Mario games not only has nothing to add upon this formula, they are actually worse (much less problem-solving stages). Flying in Mario 3 also made exploration more extensive. True, the graphics is these two earlier entries are worse. But other than that, I don't see how recent Mario games are better. It is not just about nostalgia.

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#4

GreatPlayer commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@ToxieDogg What I really wanted to mean was that it is shorter if you take out all the rehashed Rayman Origins levels in Rayman Legends. If Origins was published 10 years before Legends, then I would enjoy replaying those levels. However, they were only 3-4 years apart? When I replayed those levels they felt extremely familiar - I even remembered the layout of those "remastered" levels. The game is pretty short from start to the normal ending. I was also surprised that those after-ending levels (whatever they should be called) are again amendments from earlier levels in the very same game.

Although there are new levels in Legends and I enjoy playing those, I do not feel that Legends really surpassed Origins much in terms of novel content (although I feel its novelty factor is still better than that in Mario and Luigi U, particularly because Legends really use the gamepad more).

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#7

GreatPlayer commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

I do not think it is necessarily Ubisoft fault - even Nintendo own employees have disseminated bad messages against Nintendo. ("The name Wii U is bad" - remember?)

But I do not care too much about Ubisoft game. Rayman Legends is shorter than Rayman Origin. I actually think Just Dance series is fun, but Wii U does not have a camera to track your moves (and thus you just need to dance with your hand.)

I do feel sorry for Ubisoft for spending so much resource on Zombie U and the sales did not really pick up. If I like horror games I would definitely buy it.

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#8

GreatPlayer commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?:

I had SMW on my Wii U. When I compare SMW and NSMBU, I am just amazed by the original and novel ideas in SMW, including Yoshi swallowing a blue shell which makes it fly. The Star World in SMW are all fun problem-solving stages, which are absent in today's 2D Mario games. Mario 3 also has an amazing flying mechanism, which makes exploration much more fun. The new 2D mario games are just pale in comparison.

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#14

GreatPlayer commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

If you want Assassin Creed or similar games, you can still play it on your PC. Steam goes sales much quicker than an equivalent game on Wii U. Ubisoft probably spent more energy optimizing the game for PC anyway than for Wii U.

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#16

GreatPlayer commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

@Mega719 I did not say the console is for kids. I am saying that violent games are not suitable for kids. Research has shown that explosure to violent games diminish empathy and decrease helping behaviors. I can give you a reference if you need to.

By the way, when you say "mature" games I think you mean games with violence. But... aren't Mario games supposed for "mature" gamers like you also? I see mature games as having a deep gameplay, suitable for veteran gamers.

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#21

GreatPlayer commented on Review: Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails (Wi...:

This game reminds me of Super Monkey Ball - people either love it or hate it. I can see why some people will love this type of game, but I do not like this one. The control is somewhat unpredictable.

I usually do not mind difficult game, even though this game is difficult at the beginning. It's the control that is difficult to master.

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#24

GreatPlayer commented on Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect fo...:

Mario Galaxy were not that old. If people have the Wii version will a large number of them spend money to buy the Wii U version?

Actually I want to try Yakuza. Majora's Mask may be good too. Skyward Sword may be good (just because I really want to get it and I have not played them)...

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#26

GreatPlayer commented on The Sega Genesis is Now 25 Years Old:

SNES was more popular than Mega Drive in the East, although Mega Drive has many classics that are clearly superior, including Aladdin and Street of Rage, all due to the faster CPU in Mega Drive. When I play Contra in Genesis I was blown away by how fast the game ran (compared to the SNES version).

When will Sega port Shining Force 3 to VC?

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#27

GreatPlayer commented on A Pre-order of Sonic Boom Will Bag You an Excl...:

@Palutena Standard in the old days is different from the standard now. I grew up with Sonic 1 and 2. I certainly have nostalgia towards them, though I get bored after repeatedly play these short games. I did not play Sonic Adventure until later and thus they do not have the nostalgia effect on me. Lost World Skyward Sword level is pretty good. Level-design wise, Sonic Colors and Lost World are both good. Nostalgia can undoubtedly add more fun to a game. :>

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#29

GreatPlayer commented on A Pre-order of Sonic Boom Will Bag You an Excl...:

@Palutena Interestingly, I do not have the same opinion. I believe that modern Sonic games are more relevant to today's standard. I am okay with Sonic Rider and Sonic Adventure. I really dislike the camera angle issue in Sonic Heros. However, I love Sonic Colors, Generations and Lost World.

By the way, has Sega forgotten about making 2D sonic games? Where is Sonic 5?

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#41

GreatPlayer commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

Last year there was a serious drought. This year, I did not really sense it. There are quality Indie games (Shovel Knight, Armillo, etc). Also, MK8 and Wii Sports were both released BEFORE the summer, and it helps a lot because people keep playing.

Waiting for the new Sonic, Bayonetta, and Captain Toad. Also want to buy Donkey Kong. My wallet...

@unrandomsam I probably spent 4 hours per day to play, still cannot finish the games... Windwaker and Pikmin 3 took me probably at least 60 hours each.

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#44

GreatPlayer commented on Super Mario Kart Speeds Onto the North America...:

@dkxcalibur It is probably fun if they made multiplayer in MK1 online, although I know it won't happen.

I think people here complain MK8 as having few courses. The online element is the best in a kart game, but people tends to play a few courses repeatedly online in MK8. As a result, I also found the experience somewhat dull after a while.

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#47

GreatPlayer commented on Super Mario Kart Speeds Onto the North America...:

@MoonKnight7 There is a fundamental logical flaw in your reasoning. Why does the sun raise every morning? It is a wrong question because the sun does NOT raise every morning, scientifically. We need air, food, and water because they are basic requirements for human cells to survive. Let me ask a question: Do we need Mario Kart to suvive biologically?

I see what you are getting - you are trying to equate the importance of fulfilling fundamental biological needs such as having air, food, and water, as well as the occurrence of natural phenomenon, to the non-fundamental necessity such as having a mario kart game. Can you see there is something wrong in your logic?