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Fri 21st October, 2011

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I-U commented on Super Metroid is 20 Years Old Today:

This year, thanks to being able to take screenshots for Miiverse discussion, I've been taking more note of Super Metroid's story than ever before. I love interpreting what all may have been experienced in an environment, and I really love Ceres for providing those three researcher corpses: one beheaded, one face down and one on their back. All of them are bloody. It was a scene in the environment that to me is the only time in the series where Ridley's brutality really got showcased. There are other scenes like that over the course of the game, and as I replay Super Metroid I hope to discover more to interpret.



I-U commented on Talking Point: Super Metroid's 20th Anniversar...:

"A reason that the first Metroid Prime earned such critical acclaim was that it successfully recreated the world of Super Metroid — indirectly at least — and transposed the best elements of the 2D classic into a 3D adventure."

There's a huge difference between Super's Zebes and Prime's Tallon IV, to me, in all aspects. But I'm curious, how is Tallon IV a recreation of Zebes and Prime a recreation of Super Metroid's best elements?

As far as Super Metroid goes, fantastic game. I first experienced the title through the Wii VC, and I could see why it was a fanbase favorite early on. Personally, it's just behind Metroid Prime Hunters as my second favorite Metroid game. Speaking of Hunters, today's Super's 20th, tomorrow's Hunters' 8th anniversary.



I-U commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

The breasts do draw attention, but if you're arguing that they completely take all the attention or even most of the attention away from the personalities they're given through story and gameplay, I'd say that's a case of the person wanting to objectify them, immaturity or a combination of the two. While I can see a reason to remove the breast proportions due to those who are really sensitive to this, I also don't want to see the change solely due to that reason because I do feel it's being overblown.



I-U commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

I have enjoyed my experience so far with Senran Kagura Burst. Since breasts aren't the main focus of this game, that being the game's face-paced combat, I feel the objectification is not done by the game but by the player. If you came away from the game thinking that these women solely provide breasts for a male gamer, then I would say you've chosen to objectify the characters. I personally take the game's action as a lot of these characters' portrayal, more so than their breasts. If anything, I would argue that this game is becoming a victim of a campaign that is overblown by people seeing one portion of these women, choosing to ignore completely the more significant portrayal brought in by the game's action and the fighting style of these women.



I-U commented on Weirdness: Samus Aran's Metroid Backstory Re-i...:

Upgrading to the Varia Suit when there are hostiles around leaves Samus extremely vulnerable. That was emphasized when Goyagma snatched her up at the top of the crater just after she upgraded. Before, she's sense moving out of Goyagma's reach. The excessive heat wasn't safe, but it wasn't so dangerous that she needed to stop her progress in a hostile region. The possible damage she would take from aggressive bioweapons would be much more severe, with the update process leaving her vulnerable, than the heat damage she takes through progressing swiftly through the sector.



I-U commented on Weirdness: Samus Aran's Metroid Backstory Re-i...:

The Varia Suit is only activated when it's absolutely necessary in Other M. Based on Super Metroid, the Varia Suit requires Samus to momentarily stand still and releases a good-sized energy wave as it updates to her Power Suit. Samus was never in danger from extreme heat during the segment. If there is an argument that she is, it's from a player projecting their first time through that segment where there's a greater chance that they somehow have low energy from the heat damage. It's not indicative of what Samus is actually left with though.

As for the short, I've watched it twice and have enjoyed it. I'm glad a fan, a true fan, spent the time to present a backstory for Samus that they took the time to want to craft. Too often in the fanbase now, there are people inept about discussing the aspects of Metroid they enjoyed and incapable of moving past their least favorite game in the series.



I-U commented on Famicom Remix 1 + 2 Coming to Retail in Japan:

The interest I had in getting NES Remix 2 off the eShop is pretty much gone. Why get just one when I know Nintendo would be capable of releasing both on one disc? I didn't dive into the first Remix, so a 2in1 disc would be ideal for me.



I-U commented on Mother Brain Revealed As An Enormous Super Sma...:

Don't like the troll on Other M fans in the article, but this is some great news to see Mother Brain active in the next Smash Brothers. First really exciting news I've heard of the game since Rosalina's reveal. Getting sick of seeing Retro fanboys whine about the Prime Trilogy not being the only Metroid games Nintendo cares about. There's plenty of cool material beyond those games, including within Other M, in the Metroid Series. Love what they've been doing with Metroid for this game, love it even more after all the arguments for the past 3+ years.



I-U commented on Mario Kart 8 Drifting In For a May Release:

They want to create as much drama around the Wii U as possible don't they? Had their holiday went better, maybe I could have understood why they continue to push back a critical title but right now I'm just kind of getting fed up.



I-U commented on Kickstarter Campaign Launches For ReVeN:

I'd get ReVeN. If Nintendo can't satisfy my desire for a new Metroid, I'd gladly take a developer trying to replicate that experience in their title. They've gone a decade now not even bothering to make a Metroid game that revisits the series' roots.



I-U commented on Game of the Year: Nintendo Life's Staff Awards...:

I don't like seeing Super Metroid in third place, and don't feel New Leaf should be a Top 3 in any category above. Overall though, I do like the lists and couldn't agree more that Super Mario 3D World is the GOTY.



I-U commented on Nintendo Apologises for Nintendo Network Issue...:

October 4th was the release for Pokémon X and Y, but a key feature to connect with the previous games has been lacking for over 2 months. Now it gets delayed. Nintendo has been very unprepared lately.



I-U commented on Nintendo Acknowledges Network Issues and Sugge...:

I don't feel Nintendo has been very prepared for this generation at all, and it's almost inexcusable considering what's available to them after the success of the Wii and DS. I haven't been on the eShop yet, but Miiverse has been working fine for me. I can see Pokémon Bank getting delayed when it already should have been available in late October. Again, unprepared.



I-U commented on Genius Sonority Reconsidering Denpa Men Direct...:

If I didn't have to go to different Wi-Fi spots or depend on QR Codes online to get better Denpa Men, I would have likely played the first Denpa Men to completion and may have gotten the second one. As it stands now, the original has been off of my 3DS for months.



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 Eiji Aonuma Confirms Minor Changes to A Link B...:

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 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 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 Nintendo 2DS is Actually Made With Just One Sc...:

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.



I-U commented on Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D:

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 Metroid Fan Film Seeks Crowdfunding For Comple...:

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 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.