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Mon 23rd Mar 2009

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Hoofbites commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64):

Is it just me, or are the graphics in the game darker overall than they were on the N64? Some of the colors are different--the Stray Fairies and fires are more colorful than glowy. I'm sure this has something to do with decreasing the risk of epileptic seizures. But there's a part in the first dungeon where you have to light braziers while fighting off Black Boes in the dark, and that room is quite a bit harder than I remember. Majora's Mask is still one of my favorite games, but I hate having to turn my TV's brightness all the way up to see things correctly.



Hoofbites commented on Game Center CX Looks at the Virtual Console:

Awesome! I got hooked on the show after finding a bunch of episodes on Veoh (although they had no subtitles). I hope they'll get around to putting it on DVD over here eventually; that little teaser on the back of the Retro Game Challenge manual is becoming sort of painful to look at.



Hoofbites commented on Nintendo Download: 21 April 2009 (Japan):

As if Nintendo cares about "demands." I'm not saying this from a cynical point of view, but Nintendo's under no obligation to just bow down to the whims of its fanbase (and I'm sure there are little business-related reasons behind everything).

Besides, I think I'd rather that they keep the freshness of the service going as long as they can instead of just blowing through all of the available titles as quickly as possible.

And while we're at it, I know that every so often we get a real clunker like Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars, but I don't see every week that we don't get a big-name first-party title like Super Smash Bros. as a failure week. I enjoy seeing the VC get some great titles that I've never played (like Ogre Battle) or even heard of (like MUSHA). To me, it isn't about just getting all of those games that I played to death as a kid.



Hoofbites commented on Rejoice! The DSi Gets a Virtual Console After...:

I figured that they might do something like this. I probably won't be buying a DSi at launch, but this is good news to hear.

There are a lot of games I'd like to see, but I also hope that they put up the Gold/Silver and/or Crystal versions of Pokémon because those games are especially prone to having their save capabilities fizzle out (as mine did). Plus, the guys who missed out on the Johto generation will have something to do. Not sure how trading's going to work, though.