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LittleIrves

LittleIrves

United States

Contributing writer at Kill Screen. Season One author at Boss Fight Books

Joined:
Thu 7th May, 2009
Website:
http://killscreendaily.com/archive/author/jon-irwin/

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LittleIrves

#2

LittleIrves commented on Gone Home Console Versions Are "Not Actively i...:

@Harrison_Peter Thank goodness there's a sensible person among the lot of you. Gone Home was a big deal game that would have given Wii U another notch in their cap of excellent indie ports. I wanted to play it but waited for console.

It's important that non-traditional games have a place on "traditional" platforms. Otherwise, we'll all be swimming in GTA7 and CoD14 and Newer Super Mario. if you played it and didn't like it, that's fine. But if you haven't and are still moaning about it: Try something new, y'all. Won't hurt.

@ACK: Amen, brother (or sister).

LittleIrves

#4

LittleIrves commented on Nintendo Download: 12th February (North America):

Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party, reduced just in time for Valentine's Day. Smart.
(And it's a brilliant little experiment. Jump on it w/ that price. A great way to actually use Wii Remotes in this age of anti-motion control.)

LittleIrves

#5

LittleIrves commented on Ubisoft's Unreleased and Finished Wii U Game H...:

This is why the Wii U is failing. NOT because developers are making bad games for the system, but because people aren't even curious about anything different or GamePad-specific. I know Ubi is toxic around these parts, but there's a market for this game, and frankly I like the use of the camera and even its artstyle. Could have been neat. Could have been garbage. But the immediate disdain is why new game ideas so often wither on the vine and die. Then everybody blames everyone else.

LittleIrves

#7

LittleIrves commented on Club Nintendo Goes Rewards Crazy With Final Up...:

No need to spend all XXX coins you have right away, folks.
But when you do: Wii Party U and Game & Wario are both fantastic, overlooked retail games. Neither could be done on anything else. Totally worth it if you're at all open-minded and interested in weird, new experiences.

LittleIrves

#8

LittleIrves commented on Impressions: Nintendo Made The Right Call With...:

"Nintendo needs more new IP!"
[Nintendo announces new IP]
"What! Where's my favorite old IP?"
[I slap someone.]


Haven't tried demo yet but will. FE: Awakening (and Sacred Stones before it) really opened my eyes to turn-based strategy. Love the weird American history/literature mash-up story, too. Hope the hype builds and people take a chance on this.

LittleIrves

#12

LittleIrves commented on Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download Fr...:

To those of you apologizing for liking Other M: Don't apologize. A great, underrated game that tried something new and was unfairly punished for it.

To those asking for Captain Rainbow: Yes yes! Would love to get some JPN only releases over here.

The Wii library really is quite wide-ranging and full of gems when you pull back the covers a bit... sadly these downloads will likely only be Nintendo-only games, most of which I already own. But psyched to see them consider retail games for download. DS games on 3DS e-shop next, please.

LittleIrves

#13

LittleIrves commented on Wii U Games, Likely in Hardware Bundles, Enjoy...:

Nintendo Land is the most underrated game of this gen. I feel like people shrugged it off because of the cutesy Mii aesthetic but there are some proper-challenging and unique games in there. DK Crash Course is brilliant, so is the F-Zero mode, and Octopus Dance, and Yoshi's Fruit Cart. Play Ninja Castle w/ precision and patience instead of just madly swiping and it's a whole different experience. Glad to hear I'm not alone in my unabashed love for this game.

LittleIrves

#14

LittleIrves commented on Review: PUZZLEBOX setup (3DS eShop):

Love the concept. Wish more devs played with conventions like this. DS was easier, since lack of 3D effect allowed "book mode" and other formats to work, but there's still much to be explored. Will check this out.

LittleIrves

#19

LittleIrves commented on Reminder: The Nintendo Network Premium Promoti...:

I need to earn 288 points for my last $5 credit. I'm leaning towards a duo like The Swapper (199) + Thomas Was Alone (109) but I kind of want only one of those at full price and wait for a sale on the other. Any good $29 combos y'all would recommend?

LittleIrves

#22

LittleIrves commented on Review: Tetris Ultimate (3DS):

Best Tetris on 3DS is "Tetris" for Game Boy. Two Modes. Two Songs. Four bucks. All you need.

(Although I share the Tetris DS love. Kind of a precursor to NES Remix in some of the cross-Nintendo modes there, now that I think about it...)

LittleIrves

#24

LittleIrves commented on Mewtwo Club Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Distrib...:

The game has over fifty characters. If you complain about having to pay a nominal fee IF you want additional ones on top of the 50+ already crammed in the full retail game, then you and I have very different opinions on value.

LittleIrves

#26

LittleIrves commented on Nintendo's Quirky amiibo Video Shows How They'...:

A couple jokey moments didn't quite land in the top ad, but overall I thought it was pretty great. Hopefully they can condense it down and show it on TV, 'cause people still watch that, NOA.

And the concept of playing 2-player modes w/ amiibo makes a lot of sense. A brilliant way of adding value while not taking anything away from the main game if you don't want to buy 'em. Now I'm just curious how they affect MK8...

LittleIrves

#29

LittleIrves commented on Nintendo Confirms Two More Début Releases Com...:

Do GBA games on the VC still come with the scanned-in manuals? Hope so. Love that feature. I'm a big fan of handheld games on the Wii U GamePad, surprisingly. If you were to choose one between Circle of the Moon and Harmony, which would it be?

LittleIrves

#30

LittleIrves commented on Book Review: Boss Fight Books - Super Mario Br...:

@Kroisos Yeah, it's amazing how different SMB2 is to more traditional platformers. Still a unique and distinct game that holds up today. But I'm biased.
And hey, now there's a book about it! What a fantastic idea. Would love to meet the chap who would write such a thing...

LittleIrves

#31

LittleIrves commented on Two Castlevania Classics Confirmed for Wii U V...:

I definitely miss my Turbo-Grafx 16 games on the Wii U VC. This reminds me to go buy Lords of Thunder before it goes away. Man, that'll be sad when a majority of the Wii Shop games are no longer available...

But yay to GBA 'Vania games! Really enjoy the GamePad as a housebound portable.

LittleIrves

#32

LittleIrves commented on Book Review: The Untold Story Of Japanese Game...:

Wow, that book's already out? I wonder if it's mostly straight transcription of the interviews or it's all woven together into a single cumulative work? Sounds like the former. Which is cool, this feels more like a reference material, but I can't help but wish for something more akin to Game Over or Masters of Doom.

LittleIrves

#33

LittleIrves commented on Thomas Was Alone Will Look For Company on Wii U:

Excellent news! Really glad I held off playing lots of these indie games finally coming to my preferred console (this, Gone Home, Guacamelee, etc.)
Now I just hope the Wii U can host games w/ as much press and acclaim as these instead of having them ported a year later.
(Scram Kitty was good, but didn't register the same kind of response as any of the above.)

LittleIrves

#34

LittleIrves commented on New Nintendo 3DS Shown Off by Monster Hunter S...:

Nobody's going to mention the KISS make-up wearing pirate? No? Okay then.

I'm kind of partial to the smaller New 3DS, actually. I miss the sharpness of the screens from my XL and the face plates are pretty neat. Hope they come over to NA early in 2015, but probably won't be until spring at least.

LittleIrves

#35

LittleIrves commented on Nintendo's Unity Presentation Confirms Critica...:

Wow. Really disappointed to see such lackluster responses here. I, for one, am excited to experience this on Wii U. Always wanted to but I keep my PC mostly business, w/ games elsewhere. Maybe there's no shooting or crazy boss fights, but maybe our definition of "game" has become far too narrow and limiting? Gone Home looks like a great game to me.

LittleIrves

#37

LittleIrves commented on Retro Studios Ramps Up Recruitment for a Varie...:

@unrandomsam "@AndyWARbear When Retro first started they were able to handle 4 projects at once."

No they weren't. Are you talking about the whole Raven Blade/Car Combat/NFL Football period? They had some graphics in place but the "projects" were all just prototypes that, apparently, weren't very fun or impressive to play. To handle a job means to finish it.

LittleIrves

#41

LittleIrves commented on The Walking Dead's New Table is Shambling Onto...:

To anyone who hasn't played the Telltale WD games, and if you have a system that plays them (basically any non-Nintendo one), do check them out. Fantastic experience.

As far as pinball goes, I just can't get into the Zen games. Love older video-gamey pinball (Revenge of the Gator, Alien Crush) or Farsight's table-accurate sims (Pinball Arcade). Zen's tables feel like this weird in-between compromise and I get tired of them quickly. But hey, at least the silver ball is becoming more popular. Viva la pin!

LittleIrves

#44

LittleIrves commented on The Man Responsible For Reviving Nintendo's Re...:

Adelman: "I know there are going to be a bunch of forum comments and editorials saying, 'OMG Nintendo is doomed!' but the truth is that Nintendo's indie program is in good hands."

From the full interview. (Not saying that's what NLife said. But for those in the community with their hands to the sky screaming NOO, this is good to keep in mind.)

LittleIrves

#47

LittleIrves commented on Interview: Nifflas Takes Us On An Affordable S...:

One of my most anticipated games. Love the atmosphere and concept. And why haven't more people used the touchscreen as a "make-your-own-controller" like they explained? Steel Diver on 3DS does something similar, but it seems like there's so much more that could be done. Hopefully this motivates other indies to get crackin'.

LittleIrves

#48

LittleIrves commented on Tomodachi Life Demo Hitting The North American...:

The charm of this game isn't apparent in the first hour of play, but in the days after that when you finally have some people in your apartment and the relationships and drama start to unfold. Stick with it if you've tried it and weren't blown away. It's a slow-burn game. With plenty of weird, LOL moments along the way.

LittleIrves

#50

LittleIrves commented on Video: Nintendo UK Sets Its Sights Firmly On T...:

I didn't understand what the first kid said at all.
But yeah, at Christmas my nephew played on an iPad mini, my cousin's kids had a Kindle Fire and a smartphone. Mobile's a big problem for Nintendo. Advertise away to the kiddies...