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Mon 8th April, 2013

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ICHIkatakuri commented on Nintendo 64x64: Mario Kart 64:

Every year, me and my friends get together from all over the country to play some old video games, reminisce and go out for a drink. Without a doubt every time this occurs, Mario Kart 64 will see some decent play time. Not as much as Goldeneye, but for me and my friends its at that level of multiplayer simplicity that makes it still fun to play 17 years on.

Oh and I seem to be the only person on the planet who didn't really like DKR, which had too much going on for new people or non gamers to appreciate what was happening, though technically a better game it lost something compared Mario Kart in my opinion. I loved to play games with anyone who would give it a try and got some of my friends into gaming, but at the time if they didn't "get it" immediately, then it was never seen again during multiplayer sessions. Mickeys Speedway is better than DKR :)



ICHIkatakuri commented on Nintendo Download: 18th September (Europe):

Hyrule Warriors for me.


I have recieved an email from Amazon yesterday regarding my preorder of Bayonetta 2. Amazon UK originally advertised the normal edition as coming with a physical copy of the remastered Bayonetta 1 game too (which we know now is not the case), but have upgraded my order to be the special edition for the same price. I am now getting the special edition Bayonetta 2 for £31.97



ICHIkatakuri commented on Catch Up on All the Bayonetta 2 Direct Videos ...:

OOOOOOOOoooo It just keeps looking better and better, wish it hadn't taken the best part of 2 years to get my hands on it but not much longer now. Going to be getting the Bayonetta 1 and 2 box, dont have my XBOX to play the original on anymore anyway.



ICHIkatakuri commented on Review: SteamWorld Dig (Wii U eShop):

Been looking forward to this for a while now and though I have it on 3DS, I am going all out and support this port by buying it again for Wii U. Games which show so much charm and instant appeal such as this are few and far between. I hope these guys have a long career in game development.



ICHIkatakuri commented on Fifa 15 Coming to Wii and 3DS on the 26th of S...:

I have only ever bought pro evo and as that game doesn't rely on actual FIFA endorsed rosters or teams, I dont feel the need to get a new one every year. And for me at least it always played better than FIFA anyway, with little chance of finishing games with scores as high as 13 goals like FIFA seems to be capable of. I am hopeful we will nget a Pro Evo Wii U Game soon



ICHIkatakuri commented on Play & Win: Join the UK Mario Kart 8 Champions...:

Well I didn't finish my full 16, think I got to 117 by the end of my 10th race and thought better of trying to beat the rest of these guys who were too good. One race I was really mad with! Mario Kart has always made me invent new swear word combinations but honestly I had one round on Grumble Volcano (which I hate anyway) and all I got were coins and single mushrooms, from every item box. I was in 10th at one point and it gave me coins..............needless to say I'm thankful my TV is still alive.



ICHIkatakuri commented on Play & Win: The UK Mario Kart 8 Championship, ...:

Registered and will try to give it a go, but like 123akis says, I'm not good enough to hit the top 3. Some of the players out there are insanely good :)

On a side note any news on whether PES15 is actually coming to Wii U? I always preferred PES to FIFA as games in PES never end 10-10 more like 3-4 which is at least a bit more realistic.



ICHIkatakuri commented on Video: Impa and a Naginata Mean Bad News For G...:

This game has always been a day one buy for me but this video has got me now waiting impatiently for its release. The chaps at w-force have given the animations, backgrounds and character models so much attention since E3 even that it's really starting to look like it will be a bit of a beautiful game and those moves will make you feel like a bad ass.



ICHIkatakuri commented on Video: The 10 Best Zelda Games As Selected By You:

I love Zelda 2 but probably because I haven't played it much since its original release. OoT on the other hand, though I appreciate what it means for the franchise and remember how I felt the first time I played it, I have played it to death and couldn't care any more if I never see it again. If Ninty ever make a Skyward sword HD I hope they tone Fi down too as she just ruined a lot of that game not letting me solve the puzzles myself or just simply talking about the stuff I had picked up for the first time...........every time you loaded your game.



ICHIkatakuri commented on Play & Win: Join The Grid for The UK Mario Kar...:

@Grumblevolcano it's sad that there is always someone trying to take advantage and not actually willing to get credit for being actually decent at something. I used to enjoy playing cod on the 360 until it got really easy to find hacked lobbies and you could even get your account banned for accidentally finding one.



ICHIkatakuri commented on Play & Win: Join The Grid for The UK Mario Kar...:

Ooooo scandal, I didn't know that last one went off with such controversy. It's good you guys have managed to organise another though I'm sure cheating will occur wherever competition does. I know a lad that cheats at warhammer against his friends on friendly match nights, some people just want to kudos so much they don't care how it's achieved. Very sad :-(



ICHIkatakuri commented on New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In ...:

@Ralek85 I don't think it will set the world on fire or even think that people who buy into the wii u will necessarily buy a new copy of the game. But after Christmas, or throughout next year when someone thinks "I really fancy playing #insert Nintendo first part game list here# but don't want to buy a console for that/those games alone". Extras like this, bayonetta, wonderful 101, devils 3rd are going to help sway people.



ICHIkatakuri commented on Video: This Hyrule Warriors Trailer Shows Off ...:

@arnoldlayne83 It basically is, have you ever played a warriors game? They are basic in premise and the mobs often don't provide a challenge, instead being a combo extending or XP farming tool. As you play you'll be given areas on the map which need to be given help or tasks which need to be completed like breaking down a wall or killing a general and that's where the meat of the game lies, you could totally ignore all of the basic baddies if you wanted, though you might get swamped on occasion in the later levels. It sounds rubbish, but playing them can become addictive, especially in multiplayer and I bet everything we have seen so far will be from the first couple of stages, themselves part of a large story with multiple paths depending on the character you play as.



ICHIkatakuri commented on Video: This Hyrule Warriors Trailer Shows Off ...:

The diversity of the characters seen so far has been great, really looking forward to seeing what tingle can do and my god I want that scarf! I know he's he hero of time but the digital clock is a bit of a rubbish pack-in, it just looks a bit cheap.



ICHIkatakuri commented on Shigeru Miyamoto States There Are "A Few" Zeld...:

@Nintenjoe64 Totally! I loved how the first two games dumped you in a world and gave you not much other than a sword, the onus was totally on you to make the adventure. Zelda is still a top quality series but that feeling of crafting your own story and surviving a brutal world within a certain set of basic rules doesn't exist outside of the souls series, which is probably it's so popular. I think I got stuck on something stupid playing skyward sword because I refused to hear fi anymore and I died once on the last boss fight.



ICHIkatakuri commented on Nintendo Highlights Hundreds of Developers Wor...:

Back in the GC days some third party devs had hits on the system as they could afford to make exclusive games for each console going. The number of exclusive games from big developers on any platform has dwindled since that generation and I totally understand that if a company is going to invest heavily on new Dev kits for the most powerful consoles or pc rigs then it's going to put it's eggs in those baskets. Since the N64, Nintendo has rode on the quality titles it produces in house to sell consoles and as the sole reason to own a Nintendo machine is to play their games, not for multiplatform ports. With the amount of interest these days into low budget titles and the support Nintendo has given to indie developers, the wait between first party titles isn't such a chore. The added bonus of a very few top quality multiplat or exclusive 3rd party games (e.g. Mh3u) makes the wii u my system of choice. I just wish the VC would speed up with its releases and think Nintendo could do a lot to sort it's dashboard increasing exposure to indie titles without relying on a constant barrage of adverts.



ICHIkatakuri commented on Review: Monkey Pirates (Wii U eShop):

@Pod I totally agree the last few years of my xbox360's time under the telly was spent totally on the live arcade games available. Trials HD, Super Meat Boy, Limbo, Iron Brigade, Splosion man and fez are examples of innovation no developer of full priced games was willing to take. Nintendo did the right thing courting indie devs early on, it swayed me to buy my Wii u day one! Now we are beginning to see these games completed en mass, hell even I'm trying to make one the Wii u is that exciting to me :)



ICHIkatakuri commented on Nintendo Scoops Three "Best Of E3" Game Critic...:

@outburst I was the same but after watching it and reading more, evolve looks like an fps monster hunter. The catch though is that the monster might be a human player and the longer it evades capture, eating lesser beasts, the more it evolves getting bigger and stronger and then becoming the hunter itself. I think it looks good, but then I loved turtle rocks other game (left 4 dead) too.



ICHIkatakuri commented on EA Explains Why It's Abandoning Dedicated Hand...:

I wonder if EA would have won the worst company in america again this year had they dropped this bomb before the vote? Meh, it means not a lot to me, I only like burnout which they don't seem to want to make anymore and battlefield which has been steadily r@ped of all identity since bad company 2 so wasn't looking forward to the next one.



ICHIkatakuri commented on Devil's Third Developer Discusses Its Unique A...:

I couldn't care less about wether or not a game is violent or not before I decide to buy it, but I do care about online action or shooters. I like to kick back with a bit of an online action game when the kids and the Mrs have long gone to sleep. I don't get that on wii u regularly without playing cod, so more choice is welcome.



ICHIkatakuri commented on Interview: The Wizard Director Todd Holland On...:

I enjoyed this film as a kid, not watched it since but seen it's on Netflix so might fire up the wii u later and watch it with the kids. That advert is pretty terrible though, love the way it just drops in "Fred savage" at the end like they forgot to when it was first put together.



ICHIkatakuri commented on First Impressions: Getting Creative With Mario...:

I'm hoping by the end of development you can change the length of the stages and hopefully have underground and bowser castle levels complete with negative feedback loop repeated pathways. Even if these things don't make it I think its looking like great and would buy day one.



ICHIkatakuri commented on Video: Prepare To Pour One Out For Sega's Fall...:

I was a huge kid chameleon fan when I was a kid, I probably preferred it to sonic! But then I never really thought Sega quite did mascots like Nintendo did and found them to be better at games like this which occur once a lifetime for most developers, but Sega is still busy kicking it out in the arcades with their genius.



ICHIkatakuri commented on E3 2014: Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Star Fox fo...:

I noticed this on time a couple of hours ago and think it's sounding immense. And from the pic looking rather nice too :-) already happy enough with E3 now this has been shown that the digital event could be 47 minutes of reggies bowel movements and I'd still think Nintendo won the show. This is after watching the exciting but nowhere near finished sony conference (where everything seemed to be for next year) and Microsoft we have cod again and halo and forza and crackdown and gears of war and dead rising and more halo and another game which is dead rising and crackdown mashed together so my opinion is objective lol



ICHIkatakuri commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (W...:

I (despite being a Zelda nut), due to money issues at the time, let this one pass me by. I got this first day on the eshop and although it looks to be a little different and the beginning feels a bit coincidental, it could be good.



ICHIkatakuri commented on Nintendo@E3 2014 Community Now Live on Miiverse:

Yay! Totally mental community posts full of 'this game will always be special' and 'Reggie always loves you' platitudes designed to make me feel better whilst simultaneously appeasing Nintendos deep seated sense of guilt for not finishing Zelda U yet and destroying my faith in everything which is good and pure!
Which makes me wanna drown things, but tomb raider wasn't released on wii u :-(



ICHIkatakuri commented on Zen Studios Collaborates With Telltale Games a...:

I loved the walking dead telltale first series, not played the second yet but would welcome some pinball fun to remind me those sad times :-( Hell, I would buy both seasons again on wii u as the controller on the gamepad must be better suited than on 360



ICHIkatakuri commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's System Updates Bring...:

Nintendo needs to scrap it's current menu screen as it's cumbersome. Still think they should bundle everything into one screen with apps, media and downloaded games having their own areas so everything is kept neatly in one place then the option to sort your games by type such as VC or indie with links to that eshop category in that menu. I imagine if people bought a system now, older eshop games would be hard to find unless there was some sorting or unless you had a blank library section in your menu and it encouraged you to have a proper look at what's available.



ICHIkatakuri commented on Nintendo Game Seminar Confirmed for Japan, Foc...:

Wish there was one of these in Yorkshire :-) I'm currently trying to learn how to make games in unity, been 15 years since I last did any coding and so far it's surprisingly easy. Would love to try and get a game on a Nintendo platform if I can figure it all out properly over the next couple of months while I have time to get the basics down.



ICHIkatakuri commented on Official Twitch E3 Schedule Features Four Extr...:

I am really excited for this E3 even though my hopes are still not as high as they were last year and I'm trying to be realistic about it. I do hope there is some more news on fast racing neo as they said they would show more soon in January!!! Since then has it become f-zero? Don't want to think about it but excited to hopefully see some more of that if it's there.