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Adventure Games Forever

Male, United States

Sat 17th May 2014

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Jim_Purcell commented on Review: Stella Glow (3DS):

I ended up playing the demo of this last night by chance, and it's rocketed up my 'must buy' list based on presentation alone. It's so... Crisp.

Honestly my only hang up is its really creepy female designs, of both over the top endowments and lolli varieties. So skeevy.



Jim_Purcell commented on Midora Developer Admits He Knew Kickstarter Fu...:

The mistake these Kickstarter guys make is getting too ambitious with their minimal funding goals. $60,000 is a good chunk of change to build a decent sized proof-of-concept game. Build an overworld an a solid dungeon and call it. Act 1' and then follow it up with another Kickstarter or find a publisher to back you. Don't try to make a 10 or 20 hour game on a shoe string. You're doomed to failure.



Jim_Purcell commented on ​Atlus Reveals its DLC Plans for Shin Megami...:

Apparently the $50 price tag is due to the game's extensive voice acting requiring higher capacity game carts. Which is also why Persona Q and SMT IV were also $50, but EO Mystery Dungeon was only $40.

So... maybe folks should calm down about 10 more dollars?



Jim_Purcell commented on Video: Mother 4 Fan Game Gets a Crazy New Trai...:

@TobiasAmaranth Mother 3 had rhythm based action commands in the combat. It looks like may have been a bit more refined for this game.

This game looks really interesting. I fear it might be channeling Earthbound/Mother 2 a little too much. Mother 3 was such a fresh experience as a follow up. Going backwards seems like a really fan thing to do.



Jim_Purcell commented on Feature: Five Nintendo 64 Games We'd Love to P...:

Its funny, I came down here to post a whole list of games I'd like to see. But then I realized... a lot of these are third party, or RARE. And people say the N64 didn't have 3rd Party Support...

Frankly all 5 choices here aren't too great. Maybe because I'm not that into racing games. And it would make more sense to make Pokemon Snap 2, instead of a port...

But I would kill for a Pilotwings game that was as expansive as Pilotwings 64. Resort was such a let down.

But if I could get one 3rd-party 3D remake... SPACE STATION SILICON VALLEY!

Get on it Rockstar!



Jim_Purcell commented on Guide: Getting The Most Out of Monster Hunter ...:

I've been enjoying the demo for MH4U a lot, previously I tried the demos for MH3, but something never quite clicked. With the new 3DS's C-Stick the camera isn't as much of a fight any more.

That said I seriously wish this game had a proper lock-on system. Like Dark Souls (or Zelda, I suppose...). Its frustrating mashing L and trying to orient yourself constantly (and still have a lot of attacks whiff). And no real way to lock on to the little monsters that might harass you during a fight.



Jim_Purcell commented on Poll: Are You An Early Adopter With The New Ni...:

Decided to early adopt primarily because I felt I could get the best value out of my 3DS XL trade in.

C-Stick is a serious game changer.

I didn't pick up any new releases, but I'm strongly leaning toward Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, the demo is pretty good.



Jim_Purcell commented on Guide: How to Complete a System Transfer from ...:

Is the second wireless transfer option just save data? How much time should that typically take if you have nearly 4GBs of game content? I don't mind re downloading all my eShop purchases on my own time. But I really need an efficient way to transfer at the place I'm trading in my old 3DS.



Jim_Purcell commented on Code Name S.T.E.A.M Demo Available Now on the ...:

After spending a little time with the demo I was shocked with how much nicer the graphics look on the hardware then any of the preview vidoes/images. I know the 3DS is quite lower res, but some games just do not look very good as screen shots for some reason.



Jim_Purcell commented on Weirdness: Fan Turns Pokémon Blue into a SNES...:

But... does it work? I literally don't know how it would. The Super Game Boy is literally the guts of an actually Game Boy shoved into a cart. An SNES circuit board doesn't have the means of playing a Game Boy ROM.

EDIT: Oh, he's soldering a GB circuit board to a Super Game Boy circuit board then cramming both circuit boards into an SNES cart. I guess that would work. But it seems like of... pointless.

Also, I just realized something... has Nintendo never releases a mainline Pokemon game on Virtual Console?



Jim_Purcell commented on Expect To See More Spin-Off Titles Like Hyrule...:

I'm trying to think of another interesting combo they could go for... maybe something Super Robot Wars-esque from Bamco?

They really need to light a fire under Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem. Bringing Majin Tensei back from the dead is some shape or form.

They've already got Pokefighters lined up for a... probably 3D fighter? Could probably use a 2D fighter too. Nintendo vs Capcom anyone?



Jim_Purcell commented on Nintendo 64x64: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o...:

And yeah, if any game is going to last up. Its gonna be this one.

What a great feature this 64x64 thing has been. N64 was probably the second most important console I ever owned behind my NES. It was the first console I got on release month (Christmas 96) and I followed its releases pretty rigorously throughout its lifetime. I still have all my original games, plus a whole pile of new ones I had missed. I still play it pretty often. Its library is often underrated compared to what the PS1 was putting out at the same time. But at the same time... it was so much more exciting then Sony's offerings. Maybe if its was a disc based system it could have edged out in the long run, but game carts have their own strengths (no load times here!).

A great console, from a great generation of gaming.



Jim_Purcell commented on Want Bayonetta 2 On PS4 And Xbox One? You Migh...:

As sweet as the tears of Xbone and PS4 players are, I think the best way to describe their reaction is that they don't want to watch a game they want, fail. Because they perceive the Wii U as a failed console. So if Bayo is exclusive to Wii U, it can't possibly succeed and there won't ever be a Bayo 3 anywhere.

Also there's some selfish entitlement in there.



Jim_Purcell commented on Sakurai Explains Reasoning Behind Removal Of I...:

This is pretty obvious to anyone who understands the technical limitations of the 3DS compared to home consoles.

I'll bet you dollars to donuts that this is the same reason previously transforming characters are stand alone characters and don't transform. All those characters have to be stored in game memory during gameplay.



Jim_Purcell commented on Feature: Ahead Of Hyrule Warriors, We Take A L...:

After reading this article I popped in a copy of Dynasty Warriors 4 (PS2) I had randmly picked up when Gamestop was unloading all their PS2 titles. I'd never bothered playing it, or any DW game for that matter. I didn't play much, just the first mission. And it was kind of interesting? But I totally can see it getting repetitive quick. That said I'm going to at least sink a few more hours into it. One thing though..... are there no Camera Controls? Turning around and not getting hit by unseen enemies seems to be a problem.