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Same username as Nintendo Net ID

Male, United States

Lifelong Nintendo fan; current owner of a Wii U and a 3DS XL as well as a semi-retired Wii. Former owner of an NES, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP, 3DS and Virtual Boy.

Thu 7th May, 2009

Recent Comments



JJtheTexan commented on Nintendo Download: 28th August (North America):

Holy buckets. One of the best weeks for us in a long, long time. There will be quite a few additions to my wish lists for purchase later.

(The quality and quantity almost make up for the horrendous decision to port Donkey Kong Jr. Math instead of, you know, ALMOST ANYTHING ELSE.)



JJtheTexan commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

The biggest obstacle preventing Wii U from becoming a strong "second console" as was the Wii is its price point. It's far too expensive for the vast majority of gamers to plunk down $400 for an Xbox One or PlayStation 4, then another $300 for a Wii U that plays far fewer games that interest them. (I'm assuming here these consumers chose X1 or PS4 as their primary console because they want to play pew-pew FPS and true new-gen adventures like Destiny, Tomb Raider, Grand Theft Auto, etc.)

Wii U must get down to the $200 level the Wii saw fairly early on before that's even a consideration for most gamers.



JJtheTexan commented on Square Enix Announces Limited Edition of Final...:

Square Enix execs have said Bravely Default far exceeded their expectations in the west and made them rethink future marketing of JRPGs overseas (from Japan, that is), so I'm cautiously optimistic we'll see this in the Americas and Europe / Australia. If they have any reason to hesitate, it's the modest support for Monster Hunter games outside of Japan. May end up being download-only, but hey, I'll take it!



JJtheTexan commented on Donkey Kong Jr. Math Arriving on the Wii U Vir...:

@WaLzgi @Neko_Rukiafan well, I'm also including MSX (lots of VC titles in Japan, zero brought West), Nintendo 64 (promised to us by Nintendo in 2011), Master System, Genesis / Mega Drive, Neo-Geo, arcade, PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16, etc. Not to mention the sudden death of Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Gear ports to 3DS.

If they would at least hurry up and bring over the remaining Wii Virtual Console games, I'd be happy. Running Wii Mode is a hassle.



JJtheTexan commented on Donkey Kong Jr. Math Arriving on the Wii U Vir...:

Now Nintendo is trolling us. This is a TRAVESTY. There are HUNDREDS, if not THOUSANDS of great games that should be on Virtual Console right now, and we're getting this worthless piece of garbagepoo?

I complain about the lacking quality in Virtual Console on Wii U every chance I get, with a Club Nintendo survey. They are definitely going to hear from me about this garbage.



JJtheTexan commented on Zen Studios States That Wii U Pinball News is ...:

I think the critics need to give Zen a break. They have absolutely no obligation to support Wii U any further, but they do support it for the fans. Obviously the other consoles take precedent, perhaps because of easier development — but I think the more likely explanation is that they have MUCH larger install bases and generate more revenue. Simple as that.

I own both Zen Pinball games for Wii U and 3DS and love them. I'll keep supporting them as long as they continue to bring their A-game to Nintendo platforms, even if it takes a little longer.



JJtheTexan commented on Poll: Is Online Co-Op a Major Miss in Hyrule W...:

Come on. Nintendo SUCKS at all things online. The default assumption with any Nintendo console game should ALWAYS be, "This game will have limited or no online functionality" unless specifically noted otherwise.
I think this is due in no small part to Nintendo still producing games and systems for Japan first, where things like local multiplayer and getting 30 StreetPass hits a day are commonplace. Online competitive play (or even co-op) is largely a Western preference. We (as adults) live much farther apart and are less likely to have friends over for local multiplayer than gamers in Japan.



JJtheTexan commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

The biggest problem for me, as a Platinum member and heavy buyer, is that I already own ALL of those games except three, and those three are titles I was never interested in to begin with. I guess I'll take Game & Wario because it's there, but geez I already had to settle for the somewhat similar Wii Play U as my freebie with Mario Kart 8 since I already owned all three of the other free choices. :/



JJtheTexan commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

If I ever do buy a second current-gen console to compliment my Wii U, it will be a PS4. I am already very interested, though, in the PlayStation Vita TV, and I plan to pick one up probably early next year. I can get caught up on many of the Sony and third-party franchises that way. But I have so many Wii and Wii U games in my backlog pile, I don't know that I can really make room for an entirely new disc-based console!



JJtheTexan commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

Other posters may have said this, but I think you really ought to combine the original and remake titles: Ocarina of Time and Ocarina of Time 3D, for example; Wind Waker and Wind Waker HD; Link's Awakening and Link's Awakening DX.



JJtheTexan commented on HullBreach Studios Bringing New RPG, Tomeling,...:

This needs to stop. Seriously. "Percy's Predicament" looks like garbage. "HullBreach Uncloaked" looks like the CG stuff we made in the lab when I was in high school... IN 1996. This tripe looks WORSE than shovelware. I'm all for Nintendo opening up the eShop to indie developers, but I mean come on already — it shouldn't be a freaking testing ground for mom's basement devs who just want to be able to put "game published on Wii U" on their resumes.

I have no idea what the gameplay is like, and I don't care. I know graphics aren't everything, but literally every screen shot I've seen from this studio looks bleeping awful. For crying out loud, there's more production value in "Funky Barn"!



JJtheTexan commented on Atari's "Corporate Comeback Strategy" Includes...:

This recent story in Wired will tell you all you need to know about the "new" Atari:

Quick summary: Atari is going all-in on mobile, free-to-play and freemium, repurposing its classic titles as "social" with in-game payments, and an absolute stance against ever publishing on consoles again. "Games, of course, will still be part of Atari’s future. But this time, Atari is targeting the mobile and online gaming markets, not consoles. In other words, says Chesnais, 'no boxes.'"



JJtheTexan commented on Review: Pac-Land (Wii U eShop / NES):

@ToxieDogg beat me to it — this game has one of the worst control schemes EVER. Though it does predate Super Mario Bros. and the controls actually mimic the arcade version, which was just three round buttons — jump, move left, and move right.



JJtheTexan commented on Don't Worry, Nintendo Hasn't Forgotten About T...:

Talk is cheap. Nintendo is sitting on a gold mine and they're going after it by using a pickaxe instead of an industrial drill. I've said it many times — Nintendo's mistreatment and neglect of Virtual Console is inexcusable and the most-easily remedied problem with the Wii U and 3DS.



JJtheTexan commented on Don't Worry, Nintendo Hasn't Forgotten About T...:

Talk is cheap. Nintendo is sitting on a gold mine and they're going after it by using a pickaxe instead of an industrial drill. I've said it many times — Nintendo's mistreatment and neglect of Virtual Console is inexcusable and the most-easily remedied problem with the Wii U and 3DS.



JJtheTexan commented on Grezzo Seeks New Employees Asking If They Want...:

My take-aways from this:

1.) If the job listing really does refer to Majora's Mask 3D, they haven't even started development and we're likely 18 months or more from release.
2.) It probably isn't for Majora's Mask 3D.

Nintendo has gotten a lot better at listening to fans, but I don't think this is coming any time soon, if ever. We do enough remakes nobody asked for, like Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, though.



JJtheTexan commented on E3 2014: Yoshi's Woolly World Details Revealed...:

The game looks all right but the re-reveal / presentation freaking clobbered the momentum from the otherwise (mostly) brilliant Nintendo Digital Event. They should have kept this to a 90-second sizzle reel. The whole yarn store interview thing was BORING.



JJtheTexan commented on Review: Mr. Driller 2 (Wii U eShop / Game Boy ...:

You can't go wrong with "Mr. Driller W" in the WiiWare section of the Wii Shop, and the DSiWare title "Mr. Driller: Drill Till You Drop" is just as good. There's really no reason to pick up this GBA version unless you're a completionist or a huge "Mr. Driller" fan who wants to share scores and such on Miiverse, since the other two titles aren't Miiverse compatible.



JJtheTexan commented on HullBreach Studios and Cthulhi Games Retract C...:

I think this is good news. Clearly, HullBreach doesn't have the ability to actually create what the original Sadness was supposed to be, and wanted to do something completely different. Hopefully whomever does actually buy the IP will create an immersive 3D survival horror / puzzle game as the initial creators intended.



JJtheTexan commented on Exclusive: Lost Wii Game, Sadness, To Be Reviv...:

So... this is Sadness in name only, then.

I'm extremely skeptical, given I've seen nothing of Ex Oblivione, and the aesthetics of Hullbreach: Uncloaked leave a great deal to be desired.

If the Wii U has too much of anything, it's indie 2D platformers in development.



JJtheTexan commented on ARC STYLE: Baseball 3D:

Hope to see a review of this soon. I watched the trailer on the eShop and I honestly don't know what to think of it.



JJtheTexan commented on Review: Mega Man II (3DS eShop / Game Boy):

I must be the only person who really liked this game. I guess it's because I was a kid and it was so easy as to be very accessible to me, whereas most of the other Mega Man titles were too difficult for my liking. And I LOVE the soundtrack! I must have a brain injury or something.



JJtheTexan commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

I'm a backer of Source, but it sure doesn't look like it has much of a chance of getting funded. It's too bad, because the game looks marvelous. Hopefully a publisher will pick up the rights and make it happen; development looks to be fairly far along, so I doubt the husband-and-wife development team will give up entirely.



JJtheTexan commented on Preview: Mario Kart 8:

The game does look great, but I can't help but notice the elephant in the room - the second-straight major Wii U first-party release that does absolutely nothing with the GamePad.

I'll keep repeating myself until I'm blue in the face: the GamePad was a mistake; Nintendo doesn't even know how to use their own stupid gimmick; and they need to drop the GamePad, sell the system with just a Pro Controller and Wii Remote + Nunchuk with a modified OS that doesn't require the GamePad. Sell it as an accessory for the three games that absolutely require it. (Literally, three games I can name: Nintendo Land, ZombiU and The Wonderful 101.) Done. Move on.



JJtheTexan commented on Review: Clu Clu Land (3DS eShop / NES):

Yet another example of Nintendo's clueless inability to make Virtual Console a system-selling, game-changing service. When we could be getting more Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance or Game Gear titles on 3DS Virtual Console, we instead get a re-re-re-release of a poor, badly dated, shallow NES game already available on Wii and Wii U. Shameful.



JJtheTexan commented on Poll: Have Your Say On The GamePad's Role With...:

I'm surprised to find myself in such a small minority. I've owned a Wii U since launch, and I have come to believe the GamePad is an albatross, not a distinct and "vital" part of the experience. The system could be sold more cheaply and fare better if Nintendo reworked the firmware to function without the GamePad, and sold the console with a Pro Controller and Wii Remote / Nunchuck for $250 or less.

As it is, the GamePad is a needless accessory that drives up the price of what is a marginally more-powerful-than-last-gen console.



JJtheTexan commented on Review: Ice Hockey (Wii U eShop / NES):

Loved this game as a kid. Played it again on Wii Virtual Console a few years ago and realized this title has NOT aged well at all.

Frankly it only deserves a 5/10 if it's priced at a buck or less. For $5, you're not getting your money's worth.