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Wed 12th June, 2013

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GreatPlayer commented on Sonic Boom Release Dates Are Confirmed for Wii...:

By the way, if you play PC games, recently there is a release of a game called Freedom Planet. It borrows many ideas specifically from old Genesis games, and it plays like a combination of Sonic + Rocket Knight Adventure. There is a demo which you can easily google and download. I am a big fan of 2D platformer, and as such, I have a very high standard of this type of game. From the demo it has great level design.

Maybe it is time to support more Indie game from independent programmer as they are diversifying the gaming industry. Good to spend the time before Sonic Boom comes out!



GreatPlayer commented on Sonic Boom Release Dates Are Confirmed for Wii...:

@Jazzer94 Sonic Lost World balance between speed and platforming. Being slower for good!

The game reminds me of Sonic Unleashed. I actually did not dislike the Warhog stage. Brawling is pretty fun. I did not finish it, however, only because I found the graphics of this earlier entry worse than Sonic Colors and because the difficulty in some of the tasks in the game is high (more difficult than Sonic Lost World).



GreatPlayer commented on Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perf...:

@RainbowGazelle Play Sonic Transformed on the PC version: you always find people online and on weakend and at weekday night, it is almost always full.

The best Wii U game I recently found was Pikmin 3 - so strategic and exploring the Pikmin world is so much fun. The gameplay really makes you feel that you are abandoned in an unknown world with interesting things to explore. The multitasking requirement of this game makes it a vast improvement above the previous two entries in the series. Played Pikmin 3 through once, love it, and gonna play it again to get the best time.

I recently also played Pikmin 1 and 2. Love Pikmin 1 but do not prefer the combat-oriented nature of Pikmin 2. Pikmin 2 has some outrageously hard bosses that will decimate your entire team within a second (machine gun boss?), if you do not practise fighting them.



GreatPlayer commented on Sonic Boom To Be Playable At Comic-Con, "Never...:

People either love or hate Sonic Lost World. Reviewers either like or hate the game. I love the game, think it is the best 3D sonic game and thus I look forward to the new Sonic Sonic title.

Can Sega even consider bring the Shining Force 3 to Wii U? I played the three episodes in Shining Force 3 and they are awesome.



GreatPlayer commented on Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures To Utilise To...:

Although aVGN is a good game, after playing the PC version I do not see how the use of the gamepad will enhance much of the gameplay.

The game that makes the best use of the gamepad, in my opinion, is Pikmin 3. The use of the gamepad as a device that helps you pinpoint a specific targettremendously enhance the ease of playing the game. The map-system that allows direct instruction to a character on where to go next also seriously enhances the strategic component of the game, over and above Pikmin 2.



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

@statnut There is nothing wrong with considering which console to buy. But given that it is a short game (8 hours of playthrough time), for the amount of time and energy that you took to think about which buying option you have you can already finish the game.

Sorry but I am not too positive about the game in general as it perfectionizes the old genre game rather than giving anything you have not seen. It is in contrast with the cheaper Armilo, which gives you the experience of Sonic + Pacman in Mario Galaxy World. I would wait for a price drop like $9.99 or even $4.99 a year after for Shovel Knight.



GreatPlayer commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Master System:

I had a Famicom, hated it, got a gamegear (i.e., handheld version of Master System) and love it. It motivates me to get a genesis.

The best game on gamegear is baku baku animal. Not sure if the Western audience knows.



GreatPlayer commented on Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures To Utilise To...:

It's a good game. The fun thing about this game is that after playing on an easier level you want to raise the difficulty. The shortcoming of this game is that the game is short, but mastering the hardest difficulty will make you play it for a long time.



GreatPlayer commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

@seng2kx I agree. At least they can offer discounts on old eshop games as ADDITIONAL rewards. Think about it: 50% off on some of the popular old titles are nice (50% off on Pikmin 3 or Mario 3D)? The sales of old titles will not go up after a few months since its release anyway, and it can satisfy loyal fans.

By the way, Club Nintendo website is again down.



GreatPlayer commented on Video: You Really Don't Want To Know What Kids...:

@World I shared your opinion about old games. I had a NES and Genesis, but not SNES. I have not played some of the old NES and SNES game (Super Metroid and Zelda 2) until recently and found myself hard to connect with those games. Sorry, fans. I also found Mario 64 and Sonic Adventure 2 hard to control and have blocky graphics. (I did play Sonic Adventure 1 and found it amazing, but that was over 10 years ago).

Conclusion: Games nowadays are much better!

(I did remember borrowing my friend's gameboy to play Super Marioland over 20 years ago and that game, in my opinion, is superior to Super Mario World.)



GreatPlayer commented on Talking Point: With E3 Long Gone, Nintendo Sti...:

Hope that nintendo allow fans to redeem Nintendo Club loyalty coins to discounts on Nintendo eshop. Lately the games that fans can redeem in Nintendo Club have been mediocre. If it continues to be so, what is the point of having this loyalty club?



GreatPlayer commented on Miyamoto Thinks That Nintendo Are in a Genre o...:

@Darknyht ...and linked by similar styles too.

@earthboundlink ... your response really speaks to why there is a disconnection between Mario fans and other gamers. Mario fans just want more Mario appearance while other gamers will say,'another one again?' The year 2014 is not a mascot era; the 1990 was. Even back then i did not recall sonic characters appear so frequently in Genesis (perhaps in GG when they seem to test out new ideas in that console).



GreatPlayer commented on Miyamoto Thinks That Nintendo Are in a Genre o...:

@Blue-Thunder Yes, and this result in games having the same feel because the same characters and styles were used, even though fans argue that they are different franchises. Due to the recycling of characters and styles, the games alienate other non Mario gamers, and Nintendo fans keep complaining about other gamers ostracizing the wii u console. Don't you see the cycle?

Also, i don't see how new franchises cannot be developed even though every style of gameplay can be incorporated into existing franchise. For Toad Adventure, for example, it has a new gameplay but can't Nintendo develop new characters and new enemies for the game? I start to think that Nintendo liles to play safe even though it hurts the development of its business in longrun.



GreatPlayer commented on Miyamoto Thinks That Nintendo Are in a Genre o...:

@Artwark The hardware is not an issue. It can handle most heavy processing games nowadays. However, Nintendo genre may also include repetitiveness. Can the Big N stop recycling mario and donkey kong characters? Too many games with Mario and related characters or enemies in it, causing all these games having the same feel, despite fans arguing that they are different franchises.

If Nintendo is so confident of making fun games that gamers will like, why does it keep recycling the same set of characters, esp those from Mario games?



GreatPlayer commented on Two Separate Bayonetta 2 Retail Releases Confi...:

Just give both games at the price of US59.99 and stop the confusion. When consumers are confused they may decide not to buy the product. There is little extra cost of selling both games in one package. Also, the company needs to get their act together in order to reclaim its lost reputation as being a viable game company. The sales of W101was underwhelming.



GreatPlayer commented on Guide: The Biggest Wii U and 3DS Retail Games ...:

There are already two Dynasty Warrior games on Wii U, and not sure if another one with the skin of Zelda is worthwhile. I will probably get Sonic Boom and Bayonetta 2.

I wish that Nintendo will develop new franchises rather than keep recycling characters and enemies from Mario games (Mario + Yoshi + Toad + MK + SB). Gamers in general (non-Nintendo fans) are seeing too much.