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Same username as Nintendo Net ID

Male, 35, United States

Lifelong Nintendo fan; current owner of a Wii U, New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS XL, Wii, and GameCube. Former owner of an NES, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP, Nintendo 3DS, and Virtual Boy.

Thu 7th May 2009

Recent Comments



JJtheTexan commented on Jools Watsham Wants to Know if You Want a Deme...:

For crying out loud, wasn't Jools lamenting the weak sales of most of Renegade Kid's 3DS titles just a couple of weeks ago? If the sales figures for Dementium I and II Remastered don't give him a good indication of whether a Dementium III is warranted, I don't know what to tell him.

All due respect, Jools seems like a great guy and is a passionate developer (and I liked Moon Chronicles). Maybe I'm missing something here.



JJtheTexan commented on Mighty No. 9 Has Been Delayed Once Again as Ke...:

I'm a backer and I have no interest left. None.

Why the f--- does a freaking Mega Man clone need online multiplayer anyway??? If anything, they should cancel THAT component, or delay it and add it as free DLC down the road.

I will not be surprised if the game is never released at all because they run out of backer money.



JJtheTexan commented on Miitomo Could Make This Year's Mii March The B...:

Got to be honest with you; I don't think Miitomo will get any traction at all outside of Japan. Nintendo would have to spend many millions of dollars in marketing just to create some type of awareness, and I don't see them doing that for a free-to-play product that I perceive as very Japan-oriented.



JJtheTexan commented on ​BOXBOY! is Getting a Sequel:

I forgot Nintendo Life gave BoxBoy! only an average rating. It's a fantastic game. Simple, addictive, charming, challenging. Download it now if you haven't played it yet. Easily one of the best 3DS games of 2015.



JJtheTexan commented on Review: SteamWorld Heist (3DS eShop):

I've had an "ambassador" advance copy for a few days after winning one of the Image & Form contests, so I've been lucky enough to try it out already — I had already started writing a review, and mine is shockingly similar to what @ThomasBW84 wrote here. This is a good thing! It's a really fantastic game, and I would say in some ways better than the outstanding SteamWorld Dig. The most important take-away I can offer is this: even though I LOVED Dig, I was a little nervous about this game because I am not a huge fan of turn-based strategy games, and I just didn't know what to expect after watching the trailers. Any fears I had were immediately overcome by the quick but gentle tutorial, and not only did I get the hang of it quickly, I started coming up with better strategies and a more aggressive style. And I am no completionist, but I find myself going back and re-playing levels in which I didn't get the max number of stars, to improve on my previous strategy — no easy task when the levels are procedurally generated and therefore a bit different each time! In other words, as with SteamWorld Dig, I am hooked on SteamWorld Heist.

One last thought - I know for many regular commenters, value / pricing is a concern — there was a lot of consternation around here when the excellent Steel Empire listed for about $30 US. I can assure you, SteamWorld Heist is every bit worth the "premium" full price, and is a steal at its current introductory discount. Pardon the cliche, but if you buy only one eShop game this Christmas, make it SteamWorld Heist. Trust me!!!



JJtheTexan commented on Hardware Review: Cyber Gadget Retro Freak:

True story: This console looks very much like one I "designed" on notebook paper when I was in middle school. It had slots for NES, Super NES, Game Boy, Master System, Genesis, and Atari cartridges. I never thought I'd see a real one, and now there are like a dozen such "consoles".



JJtheTexan commented on Editorial: It's Not Fun to Criticise Nintendo ...:

I purchased two Wii U games at retail this year: Kirby Canvas Curse and Super Mario Maker. There was nothing released between those two that did anything for me. (Splatoon is not in my wheelhouse.)

This was easily the worst year of the Wii U's short life in terms of game releases. 3DS didn't do a whole lot better. Xenoblade Chronicles X isn't going to change that much.

With Star Fox Zero and (probably) The Legend of Zelda on the way, next year looks more promising for Wii U.



JJtheTexan commented on Feature: A History of the Mario Tennis Franchise:

I know I'm in the smallest minority here, but I absolutely LOVED Mario's Tennis. It was of course the Virtual Boy game I played the most. I really hoped for something similar with Mario Tennis Open, i.e. court-level 3-D visuals, but it's just not really there. How I wish Nintendo would release Virtual Boy games on 3DS Virtual Console...



JJtheTexan commented on The Super Mario Maker Update Has Cleared Up So...:

Good on Nintendo fixing the invisible block exploit. I was encountering more and more troll levels taking advantage of it.

Not sure how I feel about the SMW springboard fix, since it seems like a lot of the extreme Kaizo levels were depending on it. Pretty harmless but oh well.



JJtheTexan commented on Nintendo and DeNA Smart Device Game Details Co...:

I'm not holding my breath. I don't want to be disappointed.
Maybe we'll see

  • Mario endless runner
  • Flappy Kirby
  • Yoshi match-three game
  • Zelda mini-RPG
  • Some sort of Mario Kart spin-off
  • Animal Crossing / Tomodachi Life Lite
  • Nintendo characters collectible card game (like Pokemon CCG or Hearthstone)

I'm almost certainly wrong in every guess, but that's the best I can come up with.



JJtheTexan commented on Lost NES Title Wonderland Dizzy Made Available...:

Played this for about an hour yesterday. VERY challenging. And as @Shiryu mentioned, no GameFAQs or Let's Plays exist (yet), so I was totally on my own. This would have been a memorable if not very high-replay-value NES title, had it ever made it to market.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but no Dizzy title was ever released on a Nintendo platform, correct?



JJtheTexan commented on Nielsen Game Rank Lists the Most Anticipated G...:

No Xenoblade Chronicles X? Surely it couldn't have anything to do with the fact Nintendo has done almost nothing to market it, right? (Though that applies to Devil's Third as well, and the overwhelming critical consensus is that DT is garbage.)



JJtheTexan commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2015 - Q4 ...:

Oof. Some decent titles there to be sure, but this pretty much seals the deal as far as I'm concerned, for 2015 being the weakest year in the Wii U's lifespan and one of Nintendo's worst years ever in terms of major releases on its platforms. Frankly, it's only saved by Super Mario Maker and Splatoon (for those who play the latter; I'm not one of them but I can see why so many people like it).

Hard to top 2014, but what a letdown 2015 turned out to be.



JJtheTexan commented on Video: If You Want to Beat The Legend of Zelda...:

@James_mussell98 absolutely, get this game. It's one of the best Legend of Zelda games, easily the best Game Boy Color game, and belongs in most all-time best game lists. Challenging but not overwhelming; excellent localization with genuinely funny dialogue; memorable characters; excellent boss fights. And fun side-quests!



JJtheTexan commented on Talking Point: Star Fox Zero's Delay Could Be ...:

The Wii U was on its deathbed before the Star Fox Zero delay. SFZ wasn't going to sell many consoles this holiday. Nintendo may not even move a million more Wii U units before the end of the year.

SFZ, Xenoblade Chronicles X, etc. are rewards for current owners. There are probably a handful of PS4 / X1 owners who will finally pick up a Wii U this Christmas as a secondary console, but it's past the point of no return now that its two biggest upcoming games are delayed indefinitely (and possibly shifted to NX).



JJtheTexan commented on Mario Memories: Getting Creative With Mario Paint:

I love Mario Paint so, so very much. One of my favorite Super NES games. For a long time, I had hoped Nintendo would find a way to emulate it on Virtual Console by using a Wii Remote (or later the Wii U GamePad). Super Mario Maker is a far better spiritual sequel than I could have ever imagined.



JJtheTexan commented on Review: Mario Golf (Wii U eShop / N64):

Yes, but Nintendo later identified the golfer in the NES game as Ossan, which is Japanese for "old guy" or something like that. The golfer in the Game Boy version of Golf is clearly Mario.



JJtheTexan commented on Review: Mario Golf (Wii U eShop / N64):

@joel_couture "That being said, Mario Golf was effectively Mario's first foray into the world of professional sport - aside from Mario's Tennis on Virtual Boy..."

What? It's not even Mario's first GOLF game. He starred in NES Open: Tournament Golf, and Golf for Game Boy, prior to Mario's Tennis.



JJtheTexan commented on Gallery: Mario - A History of Power-Ups, Fashi...:

I HATED the Blue Shell suit in New Super Mario Bros. Difficult to control. Led to many unintentional deaths.

The Flying Squirrel Suit is probably my second-least-favorite in the entire series. Wonky controls and didn't really add anything new.

Super Cape and Super Leaf / Raccoon Mario (oddly missing from the above list) are the best power-ups EVER in any platforming game. Period. (Or full stop if you're British.)