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Tue 18th Sep 2012

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KneehighPark commented on Nintendo Network IDs Are Tied To A Single Wii ...:

Wow. I don't mean to be so crass, but that is just plain stupid. The reason I was looking forward to the Nintendo Network ID was to have a server based username/ID. This means I can't go to a friend's house and sign into my Nintendo Network ID (though with the lack of an achievement system, the reasons for doing so are lessened...). People better hope their Wii U doesn't get bricked or stolen, because I wouldn't be surprised if your ID is lost forever.



KneehighPark commented on Movie Review: Professor Layton and the Eternal...:

@daznsaz - Yes, it uses voices from the game. However, the movie was first localized in the UK, and then Viz Media brought that version directly to North America. Because of this, some voices sound different, because you're hearing the UK voice actors vs. the American ones. The most noticeable is Luke, but I liked his voice.

@Geonjaha - Thanks. I'll (hopefully) be doing movie reviews for the foreseeable future, and I will not be assigning scores.



KneehighPark commented on Talking Point: The Challenges When Writing Abo...:

For example, when this site is at the bottom of review scores... and gives a game a 1 out of 10, I would expect that means the game is basically broken, not playable, terrible button responses, etc. BUT, then you read/see other reviews rate the exact same game around the 7s mark... there is clearly a disconnect somewhere.

Building upon what Phil said, I don't think its a matter of disconnect, simply a difference on what scores mean to people. In my experience, there are gamers who expect scores of 10/10 to equate to some sort of catharsis or huge innovation within a game, while to others, a score of 10/10 equates to a game that is really well put together, with little or no flaws. Similarly, there are people who expect a game that gets a 1/10 to be riddled with visual flaws and other glitches (broken gameplay, constant crashes, etc.), while others expect a game that is simply garbage, even if it doesn't crash.



KneehighPark commented on Feature: Nintendo Life's Top 20 Wii Games:


Jamie has made some excellent points. I think there are a couple of things that people need to remember:

1) The placement of a game on this list is not based on review scores. Each NL staff member voted for their top games. This moves into my other point...

2) We can't expect EVERY staff member who votes on this list to have played every Wii game. Because of this, some people are going to leave out great games, simply because they haven't played it. Similarly, there are going to be a handful of games that don't make it on here, because no matter how highly one person rates a game, it's going to take votes from everyone to make sure it comes out on top. I placed Little King's Story and Rayman Origins very high on my list, but one person's opinion doesn't trump 16 other opinions.

And while some might argue that we should have included 25, or 30 games, we have to draw the line somewhere. Else we would just keep adding game after game.



KneehighPark commented on Feature: Nintendo Life's Top 20 Wii Games:

I had a lot of fun voting for this list, even though 4 of my favorites didn't make the cut:

Rayman Origins, Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure, Little King's Story, and World of Goo

@Philip_J_Reed - I think Ninjabread Man surpasses every game on this list. Its godly status is too much for this mortal list.



KneehighPark commented on Review: NightSky (3DS eShop):

@ouroborous We don't hand out 10's too often, but we have given out our fair share:

World of Goo, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Bit.Trip Runner, Shantae Risky's Revenge, Kirby's Epic Yarn, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Ocarina of Time 3D, MotoHeroz, Skyward Sword, Rayman Origins, and most recently, La-Mulana.



KneehighPark commented on Review: Crosswords Plus (3DS):

@ouroborous Yeah, as you can probably tell from my review, the anagrams were a misstep in my opinion. The lack of hints makes for a tedious time. I would have much rather seen something more akin to Boggle, where you use a pre-set grid to try to find as many words within a specified amount of time.

I actually walked into a used game store today, and saw Crosswords DS for $7. It's virtually the same game



KneehighPark commented on Review: Crosswords Plus (3DS):

@Flowerlark - I unlocked Hard mode by doing enough Medium puzzles. Same goes for Expert; I completed enough Hard puzzles. I don't have an exact number off the top of my head, but I think it was around 15-20



KneehighPark commented on Here's That Batman Arkham City Video Walkthrou...:

@SkywardLink98 Ah, the new modes that the website mentioned are some slight gameplay tweaks. The Battled Armor Tech mode is essentially a meter that Batman uses. As he defeats more baddies, the meter builds up, and when full, he can dole out some serious damage.

Other than that, the DLC, and the WiiU gamepad features, I think everything else is the same.



KneehighPark commented on File Sizes Revealed For 3DS eShop Retail Downl...:

I see this coming up a lot, so I wanted to mention two things:

1) With all DS/3DS cartridges, they use cartridges that have 2^n MB of space. Even if a game is 513 MB, they fill the remaining 511 MB with dummy/junk memory and put the whole thing on a 1 GB cartridge. I can't remember the exact reason for it, but I know hackers have developed tools to delete the dummy memory so they can fit more games on flashcarts.

2) To those complaining about the high prices of digital releases (like Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, etc.) realize that Nintendo is obligated to release these games at high prices? Why?

Well, in short, they aren't allowed to undercut retailers like Wal-Mart, Target, etc. Nintendo has to keep a good relationship with these large retailers, and they are obligated to sell these games at the same price as big stores do, so that people don't just skip on buying physical releases for a cheaper digital release. This problem is compounded by the fact that the MSRP on Nintendo games rarely drop. Mario Kart 7 still retails for $39.99, and it will for a long time (except for sales and online prices).



KneehighPark commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

@David77 FTL is awesome! I find that the endgame is a bit unfair, in the sense that you have little to no chance of surviving if you haven't upgraded your ship enough. On the flipside, a roguelike such as the Binding of Isaac has some very difficult bosses, but it's possible to win even if you aren't upgraded.