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Jazzem

Jazzem

United Kingdom

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Sun 20th January, 2008

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Jazzem

#13

Jazzem commented on Nintendo to Pull the Plug on Several Online Wi...:

What a shame...I actually used some of these quite a bit way back when; everybody votes was a guilty pleasure of sorts, ha.

I can't imagine many were using them these days, but it's still a worrying precedent of online services...plus, doesn't that mean there will be inaccessible content in Metroid Prime 3 now?

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#14

Jazzem commented on Talking Point: Wii U Direct - Tell Us What You...:

Any good will from the generally excellent direct video is currently drowned out by the annoyance of PAL Wii U VC in 50Hz. Absolutely disgusting that this is sill seen as acceptable, completely ruins one of the most exciting features of the console for me. Shame on you Nintendo :(

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#15

Jazzem commented on Nintendo Launches Wii U Virtual Console Trial ...:

WARNING TO PAL GAMERS(ie those in Europe or Australia)

The version of Balloon Fight up is the dreaded 50Hz version, which means borders and slower gameplay all over again. I suggest you don't buy it and fire an email to Nintendo to show that this is unacceptable in this day and age, especially considering the 3DS VC is in 60Hz.

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#16

Jazzem commented on Nintendo Reveals More Dates for Zelda Concert ...:

This one's going to have something from Link's Awakening!? :O

I already went to the 25th London one, but might have to go to this one now, haha. As much as I loved the 25th anniversary concert, I was really sad at the lack of a showing from LA.

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#20

Jazzem commented on Mega Drive Strider Confirmed For European Virt...:

Yeah, not to dampen the mood but the 50Hz version really does suffer, not just because of the gameplay but it's also one of those cases where the music is slowed down as well :( Shame as it's such a good game otherwise (though that final stage is rather infuriating)

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#28

Jazzem commented on Talking Point: Your Favourite Nintendo Christm...:

Gotta say, speaking as someone who's 19 who used to be the 'young' one on such websites likes these, it's wonderful to see the younger folks having their great Christmases with the newer systems :) But worries of senility are starting to settle in!

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#29

Jazzem commented on Talking Point: Your Favourite Nintendo Christm...:

Chirstmas 1997. My brothers and I all asked for different presents (I asked for magnets; how sad is that!?), but we all shared one 'main' gift we dearly wanted; an N64. I'd been fascinated by Nintendo since watching Super Mario Kart in motion at friends' houses and the mesmerising bleeps of a Game Boy, so the thought of a new Nintendo console to replace our now-dead (and later replaced) Mega Drive was Christmas magic in the making.

Funny thing is I wanted a PlayStation at first...for the game based on the Looney Tunes Space Jam movie. Eep! My bros convinced me otherwise, and while the PS wouldn't have been a poor choice, I'm glad we went with the '64. We got Super Mario 64 and Diddy Kong Racing (even if initially my eldest brother advised me not to play the former due to difficulty; screw that!), two games very dear to my heart that allowed my love for Nintendo and Rare to really be cemented. I fell in love with DKR and its colourful characters (pre Bad Fur Day-Conker yes!), amazing music and fast frantic gameplay, and Mario? Well that was just glorious, you know?

But guess what? Power frigging cut! Hooray to South Wales eh...happened for a good deal of the day, which meant some sad fixated staring at the console, all of us so desperate for a race or two against some weird animal dudes. Still, you could tell a dear love for that jet black console had settled in and was there to stay. We ended up getting several games for it (up to Paper Mario and Pokémon Stadium 2 in 2001!) and plugging untold amounts of hours into it.

I've had other great Nintendo Christmases (Game Boy Color, Wii, Donkey Konga, Mario Kart Double Dash) but that's probably the most significant and most fondly remembered for me, as I've remained a huge Nintendo fan ever since. 1998 would probably be a runner up though, getting my own Game Boy Color was amazing for me, and the magic of my brother on Ocarina of Time in the background was certainly acknowledged.

Long live the Big N!

@Dazza Honestly I probably wasn't far off that :P

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#31

Jazzem commented on Review: Fire Emblem (Game Boy Advance):

I got this years after it came out, well into the DS era and it still blew me away. Wonderful game, the strategy is sound and very involving and the presentation just enhances the drama and sense of fun. I've only played this and Shadow Dragon on DS (which I enjoy but feel is a step down from FE-GBA, mostly fort he presentation), but this is certainly one of Nintendo's more fascinating franchises.

I think the review was spot on with the script as well, the story isn't too memorable but the characters are very distinctive and memorable, and have pretty well written dialogue. It's always a bonus when those weird talky bits in-between gameplay are actually enjoyable :)

Shame it's hard to get a copy for a decent price though. I was very fortunate to get a spare copy for free from someone I knew off a forum, and a friend of his got me Sacred Stones for £7, but still...what is it with old RPGs that get them to fetch such prices? :/

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#32

Jazzem commented on Nintendo Download: 25th June (Europe):

I'll have to grab me 1000 points (along with the 400 stored on my Wii) to grab the latest Art Style games :) Otherwise not a very interesting week to me personally, but more Art Style is more Art Style!

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#35

Jazzem commented on Review: Sonic Classic Collection (DS):

I'm quite happy with it, as it's a fairly decent way of playing the classic MD games on the go. It certainly could have been better (not being able to play Sonic 3's competition mode in single player is silly), but it's a nice little collection of four legendary games :)

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#44

Jazzem commented on Review: Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams...:

Funnily enough I bought this off ebay earlier in the year for £1.04 :P

An interesting port nonetheless, and quite an impressive one in some aspects. The developer behind it went on to port Alpha 3 to GBA, which apparently is an excellent conversion.

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#46

Jazzem commented on Review: Starship Patrol (DSiWare):

This is indeed a great game. Fans of the genre should check it out! (and the retail title Ninjatown for that matter). I'd probably vouch for a 9 myself, but an 8 will do :)

Also, I love that eccentric robot assistant that guides you through the game!

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#49

Jazzem commented on Review: Excitebike: World Rally (WiiWare):

The lack of offline multiplayer sure is puzzling...especially since a Japan only version of NES Excite Bike with such a feature exists.

Still, can't wait for this to hit EU :) I even grabbed a cheap GBA cart of the NES Classics version in anticipation. Hopefully tonight!