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I-U commented on Review: Super Mario 3D World (Wii U):
@LUIGITORNADO Reported. lol
I-U commented on Poll: Is Nintendo's Wii U Advertising and Mark...:
I've seen a ton of commercials here in the states for Xbox One and PS4, and zero for the Wii U for around a month. In addition, NOA has announced they will be releasing the Wii Mini in the same month that the Wii U's GOTY is hitting. The Wii U's handling going into the holiday has been mindless and it wouldn't surprise me if the Wii U has a very unsuccessful holiday in spite of having 3D World and Wii Fit U.
I-U commented on The Wii Mini Will Arrive in the U.S. in November:
NOA knows they have a Wii U to sale right?
I-U commented on Eiji Aonuma Confirms Minor Changes to A Link B...:
@ReigningSemtex Just leave 3D on and you will.
No 3DS game should require 3D for completion. 3D has been an option since Day 1 of this 3DS family, and no game thankfully has required 3D. 2D on the other hand is required and supports all of the system's audience. 3DS titles should only go as far as Super Mario 3D Land where 3D is used to greatly help a player understand designs for puzzles but still be doable for the player opting out with intelligent camera angle change placements within the designs. Eiji's decision to have the team develop 3D-required puzzles is the big concern to me here as it would have been a huge oversight of the audience had it released in that state regardless of the 2DS's existence.
I-U commented on Video: Here's How The 2DS Stacks Up Against Ot...:
My 2DS lasted around 7 hours yesterday, playing software and using the local wireless for around 3 hours. I've been very impressed by its battery life.
I-U commented on Rumour: Shipments of Pokémon X & Y Delayed to...:
X and Y did come in to the Exchange I work at; however, I can definitely imagine some Exchanges not getting the games in on release. Not sure if I'd put it on the shutdown though, more so shipment handling.
I-U commented on Video: New Treasurenauts Trailer Filled to the...:
Definitely getting this.
I-U commented on Super Mario 3D World Brings New Power-Ups to t...:
I will be showing my little brother this trailer when he gets home. We already wanted 3D World back at E3. The addition of this trailer just reconfirms that it'll be a great investment for the Wii U.
I-U commented on Poll: Would You Buy Grand Theft Auto V On Wii U?:
Yes, I would purchase Grand Theft Auto V if it had come to the Wii U; however, I'm just going to get it on the 360. I've only recently got into GTA with DS's Chinatown Wars, and I'm fond of the freedom that the game provides. I'd imagine, considering the size of GTAV's map, that freedom will be even more expansive with this title.
I-U commented on The Wonderful 101 Could Have Been Released on Wii:
This news bugs me. I'm not very willing to pay $10 extra just for HD. Unfortunately for Wonderful 101, I was already on the fence about it...and now I know this information.
I-U commented on Jools Watsham Offers to Help Create a 3DS Vers...:
After Mutant Mudds and Bomb Monkey, I'm willing to get into any project Renegade Kid wants to do on the eShop.
I-U commented on Weirdness: ABC News Tells Us All About How the...:
No excuse here. Nintendo can use better marketing, and people can use more intelligence.
I-U commented on Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D:
The lack of a hinge makes it studier for all ages.
I-U commented on Nintendo 2DS is Actually Made With Just One Sc...:
@IAmAPersonShould it matter?
The fact that it doesn't use the clamshell design makes it come off as a much newer handheld than the 3DS, and I think they should have went with this as their next generation handheld in the first place. I really want one.
Who started defining a portable system as one that must go into one's pocket? It's still a portable system whether or not it can go into pockets.
I actually think this feels more like a new system coming off the DS than the 3DS does. The 2DS has a completely new design overall, and to me, it looks very fresh while also being a bit familiar. I also love the shoulder buttons. I've been waiting for Nintendo to improve their handhelds in that regard, and the 2DS looks to be the best yet since the original DS.
I-U commented on Video: This Super Metroid Animation is Rather ...:
Metroid Enemies Within is forgotten already...I do love the short, but the fan in me had to point out the lack of mention.
I-U commented on GameStop Defends Xenoblade Chronicles Pricing,...:
Xenoblade at $90 is worth it. If you wanted the game, you should've gotten it earlier at $50. Their price is completely fair for the value of the game's experience.
I-U commented on Metroid Fan Film Seeks Crowdfunding For Comple...:
@kyuubikid213 I hope a Metroid game has a strong focus on shooting or the gameplay's going to suffer. Most of the gameplay in every Metroid game revolves around the idea of shooting. Heck, shooting is a means of progression and how well you're able to shoot in these games determines your success and your pace. Metroid Prime Hunters' focus on shooting is for the better.
As for Metroid Enemies Within, I hope to support the project on my next paycheck.
I-U commented on Review: Shantae (3DS eShop):
Is the original more straight forward than Risky's Revenge?
I-U commented on Nintendo Defends Influx of New Mario Titles:
There's no way people are going to convince me that New Super Mario Brothers 2, New Super Mario Brothers U and Super Mario 3D World offer the same experience. It's simply not true. I mean if Mario was offering zero change up, I would be sick of it myself, but that's not the case. Even counting New Super Luigi U, which I look forward to getting, that too will offer a different experience. If anything, I think they need to push 3D and 2D Mario more on their systems considering all the untapped material from the RPGs not yet seen in the platformers.
I-U commented on Feature: Our Top 10 Third-Party 3DS Games - Su...:
Of the ones I've played on that list, my list would be pretty much flipped except in the case of Code of Princess and Mutant Mudds, so...
1. Mutant Mudds
2. Code of Princess
3. Super Street Fighter IV 3D
4. Liberation Maiden
5. Resident Evil Revelations
6. Mighty Switch Force!
I agree with @RR529 that Dead or Alive Dimensions is better than Street Fighter. Overall though, it does look like there are some third party games I could get into on the 3DS. I have VVVVVV, but have yet to play it.
I-U commented on Mutant Mudds Deluxe Will Cost Less Than Ten Bucks:
8 levels per dollar? That's a steal considering the experience being offered. I'm looking forward to the 20 new Ghost Levels, and how the flow of the game turns out now that there are checkpoints.
I-U commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2013 - Sum...:
The 3D Super Mario game will set the tone of Nintendo experiences on the system, and I hope it's as memorable as Galaxy while returning to the wider exploration experiences of Super Mario 64/DS. That said, I may be looking forward to The Wonderful 101 more, as it has a greater chance to wow since it's new and carries little expectation.
I-U commented on Feature: Our Top 10 3DS Games - Summer 2013:
Super Mario 3D Land is the first 3DS title that made me really think the 3DS had a chance to compete against the Nintendo DS's library, which is brilliant. It's not my favorite though, that would be Mutant Mudds, the only 3DS exclusive to really stick with me game-wise. 60 levels of pure charm, pick up and play action and engaging difficulty, Mudds is the only 3DS game I've put more than 50 hours into. I'm not entirely sure where my list would go after that, because I've not been returning to these games much. New Super Mario Brothers 2 and Mario Kart 7 are, right now, the most likely for my #2 and #3 spots respectively.
I-U commented on Rumour: Retro's Wii U Title Is An Entirely New IP:
I'd rather have a new Metroid than anything else. Had this been a discussion for last year's E3, I would've included Raven Blade, but it's come to the point where I really want the next Metroid experience.
I-U commented on Review: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS):
So because it lacks 60 frames per second, it's not the definitive version in spite of getting rid of the questionable waggle controls, adding new levels and being more accessible to a wider range of players? I'm definitely going to get this version even though I do have the Wii version, as this, to me, is clearly the definitive of the two.
I-U commented on Mutant Mudds Deluxe in Final Preparations for ...:
With the news of checkpoints and spruced up visuals, I may consider getting this edition of the game as well. Still want to finish the Granny levels though, I got around 17-16 more to go.
I-U commented on Talking Point: The Wii U Virtual Console Has S...:
I'll invest in the Wii U's VC when it gets Super Metroid later this month.
I-U commented on Activision Reveals Call Of Duty: Ghosts, Doesn...:
Wii U's not next gen material, no major title announced to support it. Wii U is next gen material, no major game announced to support it. Nintendo just can't win with most of these third party developers.
I-U commented on Nintendo To Reveal Retro's New Wii U Game "In ...:
Considering how much expansion they've given the series through their Prime games, I would like to see where they would go to next with the Metroid Series. If not that, I want to see how they handle a new IP of their own instead of having their creativity regulated towards already established franchises.
I-U commented on Club Nintendo Rewards Updated With Some Retro ...:
As a Wii U owner, I can't wait for Super Metroid for $.30 next month, so I'm definitely passing on these rewards.
I-U commented on Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Has Local Co-op...:
I'm definitely getting this next month as I've been convinced that this will be superior to the Wii version of the game thanks to the absence of the shake controls. An easy mode makes the deal even sweeter, though I didn't really have much of a problem with the original difficulty that wasn't a result of control frustration.
I-U commented on Feature: The GamePad - From Waggling Remotes T...:
I definitely don't consider the gamepad a revolution nor do I consider it an evolution. It has yet to improve two screen gaming, DS will likely always remain the king, and it has yet to really deliver anything better than the Wii in terms of motion gaming. It's more so a product of revolution than a revolution itself, as it really hasn't taken off and is failing to capture the same magic as the DS and Wii.
I-U commented on Shigeru Miyamoto: People Need To Be Patient Wi...:
Nintendo is cursed with their own success. With the DS, 3DS and Wii U all focusing on the dual screen concept, I feel like Nintendo is being less original in their direction unlike the previous generation where we had a focus on touch/two screen gaming (DS) and motion gaming (Wii). Combining the best of both worlds isn't a pro here, as this is already represented by a fan owning a DS and Wii. The Wii U desperately needs core first party software.
I-U commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2013 - Spr...:
Is Shovel Knight releasing publicly or is it just for those who have donated to the project? I'm a little surprised that the new 3D Mario isn't on this list, and will be even more surprised if it actually doesn't release this year. TBDs need to get their dates.
I-U commented on Renegade Kid Reveals Upcoming 3DS eShop FPS - ...:
@rayword45Nano Assualt EX was never a game on my radar, so I didn't consider it, but you're right it does look better. Has the new Jett Rocket been seen in action? This does look better than both Pushmo and Dillon to me, and while it does look like a DS game, "looking like a DS game" makes it one of the better looking eShop titles. So sure, it's not the best looking, it's one of the best looking.
As an eShop game, this is the best looking game in terms of graphical output. Not sure where people are getting the idea that this looks ugly or unimpressive. I guess it's just a dislike for the developer.
I-U commented on Feature: Series Reboots That Have Divided Gamers:
Those people would be wrong. If NST was solely focused on the multiplayer for Metroid Prime Hunters, they would have just settled with a generic Chozo world with Metroids and a Space Pirate invasion for the single player. Instead, they bothered to create a new race for the series, coupled with their own (former) territories, and a plot that didn't use Metroids, Chozo and Space Pirates as crutches. What's sad is that the lazy route would have gotten the game, and them, more praise.
@3DashThere's no way I'll be turning off the dialogue since it's the only means of acquiring the story for the game, which is the aspect that will have me try new chapters in the future. If Uprising was more geared towards environmentally storytelling, I would consider it, but no story at all would be worse than the dialogue clashing with the rest of the game and my control issues. I have tried that option of no dialogue and the game wasn't right.
@3Dash I know how to stop the sliding in-game with a tap of the screen. If I didn't know that I would be much harsher towards Uprising. Regardless of having an input to stop sliding, I feel the sliding should not have existed at all. A game with similar controls to Uprising is Metroid Prime Hunters, but with a major difference, no sliding. The difference between them is a game I have yet to complete and a game I've come to appreciate for over 125+ completions.
I will say that I have really enjoyed the first chapter, mostly due to its length. Right now, to reach the end of the game I would have to force myself through 20 min. chapters. They lost sight of replayability when they decided to lengthen chapters and cram as much dialogue as possible into them.
I've been to the options in KI:U, and the option to get rid of sliding entirely isn't an option rather how quickly that sliding effect while turning ends. For me, Kid Icarus Uprising was a mess outside of its controls, as it came off as a competition between character dialogue, music and action. I believe the last chapter I did was the one where I save Palentuna from the Chaos Kin. I have yet to feel any sense of immersion in the game, and have not beat it obviously.
New Super Mario Brothers is one of my favorite games of all time, and I appreciate that it is really easy, as I love the experience of blazing through that game. I feel to this day it is the best of the New series, as its so easy to learn and perfect levels to create amazing runs. Story-wise, I found it to be really cool too, what with Bowser being an undead king from the end of the first castle to his chamber in his castle.
Originally, I had Metroid Other M as my number 2 Metroid game after really getting into it, but as of today it has dropped though still in my Top 5. I feel that its story is a dedication to fans that have stuck with the entire franchise, not just the games but also material that has been released associated with the games. The Metroid manga being a major piece. The fan service of content made 30+ playthroughs easy.
I-U commented on Masahiro Sakurai: Stories in Video Games Can b...:
While I do agree with him, Kid Icarus Uprising did not turn out to be well meshed together at all. The story detracts from the music and the gameplay.
I-U commented on Pandora's Tower Finally Heading To North America:
This has been my most anticipated game to get post-The Last Story, but I sorta gave up on it when I experienced Nintendo Land. It's my most anticipated game for 2013 now that its release has finally been confirmed. Can't wait to preorder this and eventually experience the game. Hopefully, I'll have The Last Story done beforehand.
I-U commented on ATV Wild Ride Trailer and Details Race Onto Th...:
The game does look cleaned up from the original, but I'm unsure about getting this game since I have the original. That said, ATV Wild Ride is a great racing experience.
I-U commented on Game of the Year: Nintendo Life's Community Aw...:
@rayword45 I don't believe the controls are as a tight as they could be. The fact that it uses a flick mechanic to turn is ridiculous.
@3DashI think you misunderstood me. I can play KI:U easily. What I'm saying is that the controls aren't smooth. Lock-on should not be saving this game everytime I decide to turn, which creates a slip slide effect to an extent no matter what option I would go with. My experiences with the controls aren't the only reason why I feel it shouldn't be discussed as overall GOTY with Xenoblade though, so if somehow control complaints aren't valid, there are more reasons why I've been disappointed with Uprising.
@3Dash If KI:U had smooth controls for its land segments and multiplayer, something it should have gotten first, I would likely understand where you and others are coming from. It doesn't have smooth controls though, and so I definitely cannot put it into the same GOTY discussion as Xenoblade Chronicles.
Only Xenoblade deserves GOTY status. Kid Icarus Uprising shouldn't even be discussed with it, unless you're simply stating it as the handheld GOTY.