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Sun 13th May, 2012

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LavaTwilight commented on A Totally Complete Version Of Star Fox 2 Reall...:

@joemama93 "who's that crossing my bridge?" snarled the troll. "It's me, big billy goat gruff" replied the goat. "I'm going to gobble you up" shouted the troll. "O no you're not" replied big billy goat gruff and then charged at the troll with his mighty horn, pierced his spleen and the guts of the troll poured out all over the ground. The troll died a horrible gruesome death. Then all the goats could enjoy the green grass on the other side of the bridge".



LavaTwilight commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

I completely agree with this article.

People are being groomed to a culture of expecting something for nothing, and expecting their voices to be heard if they scream loud enough.
The problem is, money is tight everywhere. People will only buy the games they want to buy. They may end up buying a game on discount if it's appealed to them but their funds don't allow for it. They may 'treat' themselves.
I have an interest in Lone Survivor but there's always been other games to demand my money. Now it's on a 50% discount I'm seriously considering buying it, but that doesn't mean I've been waiting purely for a discount.
Point of Interest, Nintendo seem to have it spot on. When both Mario Galaxy 2 and DK Country were released I made sure I put my money down? Why? First Week discount. I had no reason to believe these discounts would be repeated at any time during their lifespan. If they weren't discounted I probably wouldn't have got them, most certainly not yet. If eShop games stop going on discount and instead opt for a 'First Week' discount, people would be more likely to part with their cash straight away and then not complain about the price later on. They would know they had a fair opportunity to get it at a discount. If they still really wanted the game, they'd get it later on. Maybe exceptions could be made for when a sequel is released or something similar, like an anniversary. But not sporadic discounts. It only cheapens the product and causes a backlash like this.



LavaTwilight commented on Art Academy: Atelier Sketched In For 26th June...:

@Souldin I got Art Academy for the 3DS and if it's anything like that and you want to learn how to paint then I can't recommend it enough. It uses the stylus so effectively and teaches about how the paints work, how they blend, how the 'masters' had done it, etc etc. Also includes how to sketch, how chalk and watercolours work. On occasions I almost forget I'm just using a stylus. Anyone with an interest in learning how to paint should definitely purchase it.

Might be worth seeing what Atelier actually offers before putting down money though but like I said, if it's anything like the 3DS version it's worth a purchase!



LavaTwilight commented on Don't Worry Colour-Blind Gamers, Splatoon Has ...:

My uncle, who was a gamer, was colourblind. He hated the fact that he can't play modern games due to the colours and stuck with his old spectrum which seemed to not bother him. He was affected badly though, even green and blue would look the same if not similar to him. He would've loved this!!! Good job Nintendo, you outshine the competition once more!



LavaTwilight commented on First Impressions: Tapping In With amiibo Tap:...:

TBH I was disappointed with this announcement and didn't expect positive reviews at all. So this doesn't surprise me.

A free NES game would've been awesome, even if it was one that couldn't be stored to the WiiU (so you have to tap the amiibo to play it).

This is free though so I'll be probably be trying it out with my lone amiibo and see what game I get. Who knows, might convince me to buy it if it's one I don't already own.



LavaTwilight commented on Masahiro Sakurai Shares His Positive Feelings ...:

I picked up on him saying "additional modes" - new modes coming to Smash? I'd love to see a return of the individual target smash levels that were in Melee. Obviously tournament mode, both online and local. If I think hard enough im sure I can come up with an original idea too but it's midnight where I am so I won't. But I agree, it's nice to see someone take so much passion into their work and it breathes through every facet of the game. Sakurai should be an inspiration to all developers.



LavaTwilight commented on Poll: Would You Like Mario Kart 8 and Super Sm...:

I think smash bros dlc should stick with characters, stages and maybe a premium stage builder. What would be really awesome is to bring back character-specific break-the-target modes as was in melee. I'd pay for that.

I'm really hoping for more mario kart dlc. I'd love wario coliseum from the GCN to be a stage (have I mentioned that before), but would love more characters, like Dry Bones and maybe introduce Zelda as a racer too.



LavaTwilight commented on Rumour: Upcoming Mario Kart 8 DLC to Include B...:

I'd love to see Baby Park in there, it's great! It just goes round and round. It was one of my favorite tracks due to the gauntlet you could create with the shells, banana peels and who could forget racing against Bowser's giant spiny shell?!!

I'm still hoping for Wario Coliseum though from the GCN! Anti Grav would work wonders on that raceway!!!



LavaTwilight commented on Games Consultant Believes Nintendo NX Could Be...:


I have to agree and disagree here. Whilst it's well known that Nintendo do not follow the herd, I also believe that they are aware they need to play catch-up. Here in the UK, Blockbuster Video went bankrupt because they refused to play catch-up. Once the market leader in video and games rentals, they quickly went under due to not acknowledging the power of instant-streaming and downloads.
Nintendo are finally entering the market and doing so sensibly. They know that mobile gaming is different to dedicated gaming and they need another's expertise on the matter. They won't be satisfied with cheap ports however and alternative versions and will most likely bring the 'Nintendo feel' to mobile gaming.

However I don't agree with what they think the NX is... a power glove? Wrist watch? Ring? Whilst it's all fascinating, I can't see it taking off, and how low-powered can it be if it's there to act as a controller for smart devices. It must be expensive too and I just don't see it happening that way.
I think they missed the point that the NX is a separate announcement to the partnership with DeNA and we shouldn't imagine it has anything to do with mobile gaming, excepting the inter-connectivity.



LavaTwilight commented on Empty Slots on Super Smash Bros. Site Suggests...:

It's interesting to note that just because a character wins the ballot, it doesn't mean Nintendo can make it happen. For example, if Ridley happens to win, I don't see Sakurai putting him in Smash. He's already explained this is due to continuity. Likewise, they may not accept a character if he's already an Assist Trophy such as Waluigi. Ice Climbers too may not be possible due to system limitations on the 3DS.
Not that these characters are receiving much attention, it seems to be a toss up between K.Rool and Inkling but I guess we can just wait and see.
Personally, I've gone for Simon Belmont and wife has gone for Captain Rainbow :)



LavaTwilight commented on Review: Super Mario 64 (Wii U eShop / Nintendo...:

That would've been awesome since it would've cost the same (here in UK anyway) and would've been upgraded. Saying that, I had M64 on Wii so I got the 'offer' price which I can't complain with. I'd still like to play the DS version and I'll probably still get it if it's ever released.
IMO Mario Sunshine was better. Sunshine for VC!



LavaTwilight commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

i for one loved it. Now we have N64 games, we're one step closer to GC games, right? I'm also surprised they didn't mention Starfox. That omission may mean they're saving it for E3, which may mean they have more games lined up, but will throw it at us all at once at E3.
I'm upset Mario Maker is so far away but at least it's announced. And am I the only one excited that Nintendo are giving us the chance to nominate the next Smash Bros character for dlc? That's awesome isn't it?



LavaTwilight commented on Mario Kart 8 Is Getting A Blisteringly Fast 20...:

I wonder if Nintendo are holding out on some unlockables in that free upgrade? U know, for getting gold and unlock some new kart parts or characters maybe? You'd have thought they'd have announced it but gotta leave some surprises right?



LavaTwilight commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st April, With ...:

7/10 - Sure I'm excited but they need to talk about what I want to hear about. A lot of people will want a lot of things. As for me, I hope for more details on Art Academy and Mario Maker - a release date for each please. I'd also love to hear them announce they're working on a new F-Zero. Smash update or even better, new DLC. More info on the new Fire Emblem.
I'd also love to know more about this partnership with DeNA and what Club Nintendo will be about.



LavaTwilight commented on Feature: Ten Must-Play Games for the Nintendo 3DS:

There's some comments here I want to rip to shreds but... i'll resist. As I've never played Kid Icarus I couldn't vote for it but it seems to be receiving a lot of love. My list was:
10. Art Academy
9. Zelda: LBW
8. Virtue's Last Reward
7. Luigi's Mansion 2
6. Mario 3D Land
5. Zelda: MM 3D
4. Fire Emblem Awakening
3. Zelda: OOT 3D
2. Mario Kart 7
1. Smash Bros



LavaTwilight commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

As an Optimist I must point out that he never said it won't be released in 2015. He just said a 2015 release is no longer a priority.

Either way... of course it's disappointing but I share everyone's view. why rush brilliance? I'd rather see a game worthy of my time rather than something picked up on the bottom of Epona's shoe!



LavaTwilight commented on Mysterious Murasame Castle's Takamaru Was Cons...:

Takamaru would've been kool. As for 'Nintendo' character, I'd have to agree with 9th_Sage and say an Inkling. If anyone argues that's not a Nintendo character then I'll go with Takamaru why not.

As for none-Nintendo, I'd say Simon Belmont! His moveset would be ideal for Smash.



LavaTwilight commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

You can't really say that. I consider myself a hardcore gamer but I revel in Nintendo. I'd say at least 80% of all decent games released today is by Nintendo. I like Nintendo because of the quality. The fact that a game is 'mature', does not make it a 'hardcore gamers' game. Additionally, 3rd party support is dry on nintendo products because they run a different code and programming script to Sony and Msoft. Theirs are very similar and very simple, making games cheap and easy to produce for both consoles simultaneously. I feel Nintendo appeals to hardcore gamers much more than other companies do who seem to appeal more to mature gamers. I'm not saying there aren't other decent companies out there (I'm a big fan of Konami and SquareEnix).
I think the real question is how do we define what a hardcore gamer is. And surely that's a matter of opinion?



LavaTwilight commented on Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think ...:

This would be pretty awesome but could end up being expensive. If the price is right, that could be a winner. A nintendo phone wouldn't be unlikely tho. Saying that, what's stopping it from being something like the virtualboy, now that technology has improved considerably.



LavaTwilight commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's DeNA Plans and Ideas...:

I loved the Tomb Raider franchise but I was seriously let down by the mobile apps. That never stopped me buying the TR games. It nearly did tho. As long as DeNA don't cop out - and I'm sure Nintendo won't let them - then we don't have to worry about it. Personally, I think it can only do them good.



LavaTwilight commented on Satoru Iwata Emphasizes That There Are "No Exc...:

Dedicated console games and mobile phone games will always remain separate. Console games require in depth play and dedication to seeing it through. Even handheld games have an aspect of that. Mobile phone games though are developed for on-the-go quick-burst play. Sometimes only 5mins at a time. If Nintendo can utilise that they'll do well.



LavaTwilight commented on Nintendo Doesn't Intend To Be A One-Hit Wonder...:

The Legend of Zelda: Angry Cuccos! Anyone else interested?

Seriously though, I think Nintendo have the skill and dedication to pull this off. I have no strong opinions one way or the other as to whether this is a good venture for Nintendo. I just hope it doesn't bankrupt my favourite games developer!



LavaTwilight commented on Talking Point: It's Time for a Nintendo Direct...:

I'd love to see more on the art academy lessons or full AA game. I'm also eager to see more on Mario Maker. 3rd party titles wouldn't go amiss either.

I'd love to see payable DLC for ssb! I understand new characters can be a bit difficult, but new stages surely shouldn't be too hard? I also loved the target smash on Melee, it'll be cool to see each character have their own target smash stage again. More trophies, maybe the trophy game from Brawl making a return... it doesn't have to be a major update but to have added content... I'd pay for that!



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

Seems pretty good actually and the price is right lol. Might be worth trying in lieu of any other Mother/Earthbound games.
I'm surprised Nintendo has done nothing with the franchise since their constant inclusion in Smash. Let's hope we see a new one released.