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Sun 20th Jan 2008

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KeeperBvK commented on Review: Pocky & Rocky with Becky (Wii U eShop ...:

Wow, this is a pretty badly written review, sorry.

Somebody who proclaims "after over 25 years of gaming, his love of Nintendo is no longer just a phase." should at least show SOME sign of recognizing that this is just an entry in a series of games. Yet you are giving us no context whatsoever. From your review I can't tell whether it's any different from the prequels or whether you simply didn't like the flow and style. Don't you have anybody on your team who could compare this to the prequels?



KeeperBvK commented on Review: Perpetual Blast (Wii U eShop):

@ reviewer: "Perpetual Blast is an endless shooter. [...] The idea of Perpetual Blast is simple: find and destroy 100 boxes as fast as you can."

This makes zero sense. How is it an endless shooter when there is a clear goal you are supposed to reach within as little time as possible?



KeeperBvK commented on Review: G.G Series SCORE ATTACKER (DSiWare):

@MitchVogel "Gameplay is typical of the bullet hell arcade shooter genre, borrowing heavily from titles such as Galaga or Xevious."

Those are NOT bullet hell shooters. Bullet hell shooters or danmakus are a very special subset of shoot 'em ups. Please get your facts straight. I remember this site already having called just about any shmup a bullet hell shooter on numerous occasions and it's sad. How about calling Project Cars a kart racer? Or Yoshi's Wooly World a 3D platformer?

Now I have no idea how this game actually plays, so for all I know it might be a bullet hell shooter. I can't argue with that. But calling Galaga and Xevious danmakus? Sorry, that's just plain wrong. Danmakus hadn't existed until the mid 90s when games like Batsugun or Donpachi made first babysteps into danmaku territory. By your definition every single shmup would be a danmaku and I could hardly imagine a shmup with less bullets than Galaga.

On another note: When reviewing a shmup, referencing Galaga and Xevious is a bad move anyways. Those two are already vastly different from another and naming just those two granddaddies makes it seem like you simply have no clue of the whole genre, merely bringing up two games you might have played years back.



KeeperBvK commented on Video: You Can Turn Boss Weapons Against Their...:

@ricklongo The 3DS getting the release doesn't make a Wii U release any better a decision. Why on earth are people complaining that Nintendo isn't getting its fifth (or sixth when counting the 3DS collection) release of the very same 6 games? Even on a console that already has them? Just play the VC releases, especially given how lackluster this package seems to be, when apparently their biggest selling point is something the original games already featured.



KeeperBvK commented on Review: Don't Crash (Wii U eShop):

In the context of other reviews on NLife, I don't see why this would get a 1/10. It's not broken, it does what it sets out to do. It's priced lowly. Sure, it offers little content, but so do hundreds of cherished mobile games these days. If it was 5 bucks I'd understand the outrage. And I suppose it already warrants a low score as it is, but a 1/10 seems highly inappropriate.



KeeperBvK commented on Square's Romancing SaGa Finally Gets Translate...:

"To execute the translated patch in a manner which will allow you to sleep easy at night you'll need an original copy of the game and a Retron 5 console, which allows you to apply patches to original carts."

The Retron 5 doesn't apply anything to carts. If anything, it applies the carts to the patch, since, you know, the cartridges are just used to run an emulation of the game files. The Retron 5 doesn't run the cartridges themselves.



KeeperBvK commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:

@Operative "Federation Force, as confirmed by the director himself, is not focused on the exploration and isolation that Metroid is known for. It's focused on action and the ball game. So it's hardly an appropriate comparison, Reggie. Nice try, though."

It is a perfectly reasonable comparison. Your criticism is nothing but a nice try. All you're stating simply means that Federation Forces won't play like a standard Metroid game, but it says nothing about whether it's a good game or not.



KeeperBvK commented on Parent Trap: Woolly Yoshi amiibo Finally Turn ...:

@DESS-M-8 I hope you're not being serious. How can there only be one in existence, when you get your hands on two of each? They're just common Amiibos, nothing more.

@ the author of the article: Would you please stop this annoying "don't hate him" BS? It's like you're showing off your stuff desperately wanting people to feel like you've got something better than they do. Especially with something as mundane as a yarn yoshi. They're being released in Europe this week. Thousands and thousands of people will have one. But, ooh, yeah, they're gonna hate you.



KeeperBvK commented on First Impressions: Our Maiden Flight In Star F...:

"I offered up the understatement "Yes.","

Answering "yes" to a "yes or no" question is no understatement. Being asked whether you're good at Starfox and then replying "I've played it before" could be seen as an understatement.



KeeperBvK commented on Review: Journey of a Special Average Balloon (...:

@SetupDisk Urban Champion isn't that bad. It's actually a pretty clever game and fun at least for 20 minutes every now and then. People just love to jump on the hate waggon as they often do when somebody on the internet claims for something to be "the worst game everrrrrr!111!".



KeeperBvK commented on Review: Journey of a Special Average Balloon (...:

When will you guys finally learn?

"Projects like these never used to release on Nintendo systems"

Games don't release themselves. Games ARE released by companies.
It's really not that difficult and this is coming from someone whose first language isn't English.

For the love of God: It's bad enough when the comments are often riddled with the same easily-avoided mistakes over and over, but seeing even the reviewers sometimes unable to learn the simplest aspects of their very own language is just sad.



KeeperBvK commented on Xeodrifter Targeting 18th June Release in PAL ...:

@Legromancer "In Europe" doesn't necessarily mean "in all of Europe". Indie developers have complained about the high rating costs for Germany and already quite a few games have not been released in Germany without any remark on that matter. They were said to be released in Europe and they in fact were released in Europe. Just not in all of Europe; not in Germany. And a developer would probably never spoil their own announcement by publishing a news like "We're glad to tell you that our game XYZ is soon going to hit Europe! But not for you Germans. Sorry 'bout that.". They'd just keep silent on the matter.

@ThomasBW84 Has that really been confirmed? Glad to hear that then.



KeeperBvK commented on Review: Mega Man Zero 4 (Wii U eShop / Game Bo...:

@manu0 It's not an "eventual" release. It's not going to happen. Such a release would offer nothing new besides a cheaper way of getting games curretnly already available on why on earth would Capcom do that and waste money on an additional release on something that makes them earn less? Spend money to earn less? Capcom's not the smartest company, but they're not THAT stupid.



KeeperBvK commented on Review: Blocky Bot (Wii U eShop):

@Kirby_Fan_DL3 What does Nintendo have to do with this game? This isn't part of Nintendo's approach to gaming. It's a game by an entirely different company. Nintendo had zero input on teh design. They just allowed for the game to appear on their console.



KeeperBvK commented on Nintendo Download: 28th May (North America):

@ThomasBW84 "This was the last in this RPG spin-off series to arrive on the Game Boy Advance, though it did then progress onto the DS."

This is wrong. The entire series was on GBA. MMBN 5 and 6 thus were on GBA. MMBN 5 was the only one to appear on the DS and that one appeared on both GBA and DS. No "progressing" to DS at all.

Edit: I see. You already corrected that.
Edit 2: Oh, ChaosValentine was faster than me.



KeeperBvK commented on FullBlast is Bringing Some Shmup Action to the...:

Why this stupid, panned isometric view? Modern, amateur shooter developers apparently love this style, but it makes dodgingso much harder for no good reason. Reminds me of Nanostray, which isn't the biggest compliment I could make to a game.



KeeperBvK commented on Review: Nihilumbra (Wii U eShop):

You've got to be kidding me. Nihilumbra is nothing but a "me too" kind of game. It wants to be artistic, meaningful, philosophical, clever, but ends being just an utterly mediocre platformer with "been there, done that" kinds of mechanics and generic puzzles. the story also beings promisingly, but it simply goes nowhere. It repeats itself over and over and over.
It's not a bad game, but the very definition of a mediocre game worth 5 or at maximum 6 out of 10. Giving it a 9 undermines your entire rating system and devalues your scores.