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grumblebuzzz

grumblebuzzz

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#2

grumblebuzzz commented on Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Yea...:

Tropical Freeze was my biggest disappointment of the year, but I won't go into that...

I can't vote on overall or Wii U yet since I'm getting Captain Toad for Christmas, but so far it's likely to be Smash for me, which I didn't expect at all.

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#7

grumblebuzzz commented on Review: Thomas Was Alone (Wii U eShop):

I mean I'm certainly no graphics snob, but I just don't see paying $11 plus tax for a game that's visuals seem almost totally made up of squares and rectangles. This looks like something you'd buy for $.99 at most on the iTunes store.

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#8

grumblebuzzz commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

@Nintendobro I like Wind Waker as much as the next guy, but it's a remake of a GameCube game and shouldn't be the standout title on a new system for me. I can't game online because of a bad internet connection so Mario Kart and Smash Bros are pretty much worthless to me. The more I think about how much I love my 3DS and how tepid I feel about Wii U makes me feel like maybe I've shifted to being primarily a handheld gamer. The rumored next Nintendo home console/handheld hybrid might be perfect for me.

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#10

grumblebuzzz commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

All of you who "love your Wii U" and "play your Wii U all the time", might I ask what games you're playing so much of? I just haven't stumbled onto that killer app that has me playing for hours on end and I honestly just wonder if I'm missing something. I thought Mario 3D Land would be that game for me since I'm a Mario fanatic and have been since the NES era, but I came away disappointed and actually liking the 3DS prequel better. I feel that that gameplay style is far more suited to a handheld and it just kind of seemed like a lazy enhanced port of the 3DS game. Hyrule Warriors was fun for a second but quickly became a mindless hack and slash for me. Pikmin 3 became frustrating only a few days after I started it and I just didn't see a reason to jump back into it. Mario Kart 8 is fun, but is really the same ol' game from 3DS, only with an anti-gravity gimmick and some new characters. DK Tropical Freeze was another hugely disappointing rehash. Which games are you guys playing that are blowing you away? I really would love to LOVE my Wii U, but sadly at this stage, I just don't.

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#11

grumblebuzzz commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

The C- is pretty accurate for me. I just simply am not into the Wii U like I have been with every single other Nintendo system since the NES. I just don't find the games very compelling this time around since most of them seem like half-cooked sequels to games that I've already played on 3DS or Wii, only with better graphics and a gameplay tweak here or there. I also find myself extremely frustrated with how bare the Virtual Console is and I find most of the highly celebrated indie games on the eShop to be overpriced for the amount of content contained within them; if I can beat it in two days, it shouldn't be $20. I guess at this point I will just buy the very few games that are on the horizon that interest me (Zelda and the Yoshi game) and look toward the future in hopes that the next go-around will be better.

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#13

grumblebuzzz commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

I don't agree with this review whatsoever. I find the graphics to be just fine, even very beautiful at times, and the music is actually one of my favorite elements of the game. The heavy metal remixes of Zelda classics helps to pump me up for the chaotic game play on the battlefields and it also hits my nostalgia buttons just right. This review goes to show that a review is simply one person's opinion on something.

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#15

grumblebuzzz commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Fal...:

Seems to me like they're putting all of their chips in on Smash Bros to move units this holiday season, but since many people will already have the 3DS version, this strategy may not work. Nintendo really should have made it a number one priority to release the Wii U version of Smash before the 3DS version because that takes exclusivity away from the Wii U game. Yes, the Wii U version will be the most "complete", but why pay over $300 to play the game (if you have to buy the system too) when you can pay just $40-ish and play, pretty much at its core, a very similar game? They really should have also had at least one other truly exclusive, must-have AAA title out on Wii U for Christmas because honestly, none of this excites me and I definitely don't think it will be enough to entice many fence-sitters enough to buy a Wii U for Christmas either.

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#16

grumblebuzzz commented on Almost 50 Different System Themes Revealed Pri...:

@AVahne, I have an XL. A theme for it would be cool, but at 32 years old, I don't necessarily want to have a big cartoon Mario or Yoshi staring me in the face when I open my 3DS; however, if it were a screen out of Super Mario Bros or Metroid for NES, I'd love it.

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#18

grumblebuzzz commented on Miiverse Update Moves Search Boxes and Improve...:

I was just talking about something similar on Miiverse yesterday. I feel that Nintendo really missed the mark with the stamps. I don't get excited about unlocking them at all because I know that I can only use them on posts in that game's community. It would have been so much cooler to have a stamp collection and be able to show off the ones you've unlocked all over Miiverse.

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#20

grumblebuzzz commented on Nintendo Confirms Two More Virtual Console Tit...:

I think one of the biggest bungles of the Wii U era that has yet to be rectified has been the Virtual Console system. We will be going into year two of the console's lifecycle in November and still nothing from N64, a console whose games were available on the Wii on day 1. It's just nonsensical and as a retro-gamer who does not do the whole emulator thing, very frustrating as well.

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#24

grumblebuzzz commented on Nintendo Download: 28th August (North America):

I may check out Steamworld Dig since I held off on 3DS. Still waiting on those N64 Virtual Console games, Nintendo. I think we have pretty well mined the NES catalog at this point. When you're having to dredge up unwanted junk like DK Jr. Math, it's time to move on.

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#29

grumblebuzzz commented on Eiji Aonuma: Zelda 3DS Will Feature a Light an...:

Basically here's the divide: Under 25 years old: "I hate this! It's not polished! I want a true 3D world to explore!" Over 25 years old: "I love this! Excited to see this classic game updated! Love the original top-down style!" Of course there are exceptions to both rules, but the consensus of both stands.

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#32

grumblebuzzz commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's Identity Crisis:

Also a problem is the fact that a lot of the sales of the Wii were to people age 40 and older because of Wii Sports and Wii Fit. These people are still perfectly content playing the Wii they already have and don't see any reason to upgrade.

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#36

grumblebuzzz commented on Talking Point: The Download or Disc Dilemma:

I have downloaded a couple retail titles to my 3DS, but there are some games that I prefer to buy the physical copies to (mainly games that I want to keep forever since Nintendo has no username or cloud service to keep my downloads secure in case my 3DS dies).

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#38

grumblebuzzz commented on Feature: Series Reboots That Have Divided Gamers:

Kid Icarus was unplayable to me because of those controls. I have big hands because I am an adult male and I felt like I would have had to grow octopus tentacles out of my fingers to effectively navigate that game. As for Other M, I'm a supporter. I actually did like the story a lot because it showed a vulnerable side to Samus, whereas that's why a lot of people disliked it.

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#41

grumblebuzzz commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2013:

Animal Crossing followed by Luigi for me. I hope that NoA is using all this delay time for AC to really make the villagers' personalities shine in New Leaf, as opposed to City Folk, where each personality only repeated the same 12 phrases or so over and over.

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#49

grumblebuzzz commented on Talking Point: Time to Adjust Nintendo Direct ...:

These are basically commercials for games that have already been announced. It started out as kind of a mini E3 showing kind of thing, but quickly devolved. I'll continue to watch 'em probably, but I won't get my hopes up for anything big anymore.

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#50

grumblebuzzz commented on Capcom Has A Whole Year Of Mega Man Celebratio...:

Capcom has just become *bleepin idiotic. "Oh, this computer only thing will determine the future of a console series that's been around for 20-something years." Gah. Shut them down and give Mega Man back to the guy who created him.