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Male, 27, United Kingdom

Retro reviewer for Nintendo Life, and loving it!

Tue 9th October, 2012

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MegaWatts commented on Nintendo 64x64: GoldenEye 007:

@GrunkFace The graphics are dated but the game is very playable with the N64 controller; most people say it's bad because they're so used to twin sticks nowadays. However, your point about incredibly linear missions is the one I disagree with the most; many of the stages were fairly open environments you had to explore to find the objectives (and work out how to do them). Incredibly linear belongs to something like Call of Duty, which is an A to B experience at best. GoldenEye 007 was more like A to B via C, D and E — especially at higher difficulty levels.



MegaWatts commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS):

@triforcepower73 The soundtrack is awesome! Lots of variety, the remixes are well done and being able to use the system as a portable music player has certainly come in very handy when writing!

The quality sounds a lot better than what you may have heard in YouTube videos, too. If you want the ultimate experience though, use headphones!



MegaWatts commented on Guide: How To Beat Everyone At Super Smash Bro...:

@Senario The demo units at EGX will likely be set up for 2-minute FFAs with all the items turned on. Given that the guide is intended solely for that event, it's in no way meant to be a hardcore analysis of how to play Smash.

At least you had a good chuckle though.



MegaWatts commented on Nintendo 64x64: Lylat Wars / Star Fox 64:

@Hero-of-WiiU I think it was very special for its time, but today it can be very tough to get back into. Lylat Wars/Star Fox 64 really does offer that smooth, cinematic experience that doesn't feel too out of place compared to today's games. Loved the 3DS remake too!



MegaWatts commented on Steel Diver: Sub Wars Gets an Upgrade to Versi...:

Having sunk tens of hours into this game, I honestly can't recommend it enough. It takes some getting used to at first, especially if you're used to conventional FPS games, but this really is a deep and tactical experience. There's a heavy emphasis on choosing the right sub and crew members to suit your play style and, more importantly, on teamwork. The Premium Version really is a good deal, given that they've consistently upgraded it at no extra cost.



MegaWatts commented on First impressions: HD Brawling with Super Smas...:

@Yorumi I think you raise a fair point, and what I was trying to get across here is that the highest level of Melee is to an extent quite exclusive, but you wouldn't know it unless you played with those types of players. In this new version, online play is a more crucial element and, therefore, there's more opportunity for people to potentially come across these high-end players. Nevertheless — and as you astutely note — the game can certainly be enjoyed by many due to its overall simplicity.



MegaWatts commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Innovative E3 Approa...:

I think the biggest success of the Smash Bros. Invitational was that it gave us viewers a very natural overview of the game that wasn't determined as it usually is by pre-approved footage and stylised shots.

Not to mention that the Grand Final was a spectacularly close match featuring highly skilled players who had already worked out some key elements of the gameplay mechanics. A refreshing insight, even if we probably all knew what the game was going to be like.



MegaWatts commented on E3 2014: Hands On With Nintendo's New Online S...:

Superb write-up, @zipmon — especially after what must have been an exhausting day on the showfloor. I'm arguably more amazed by your talents than I am the game, which is saying something when you consider that Splatoon is my game of the show.

Lovely to learn more about it and really hope Nintendo nails the additional features to make this one people will want to keep coming back to.



MegaWatts commented on This Foul-Mouthed Bomberman Clone Is Blowing U...:

The fact that this game has pretty much stolen everything from Bomberman and repainted it actually makes me happy. Used to be a huge fan of the series and it's a shame that it's disappeared into obscurity. Hopefully this'll provide a somewhat nostalgic retread of the good ol' days!



MegaWatts commented on Talking Point: For Better Or For Worse, The Wi...:

I just hope that Nintendo show us some new stuff at E3 which makes innovative use of the GamePad. It's a great bit of kit, but so horribly underused; I remember seeing the reveal trailer at E3 and feeling so excited about the possibilities - let's hope they can find some of that magic again!



MegaWatts commented on Swedish Speedrunner Breaks Record For Fastest ...:

@DerpSandwich I think there's a lot to be said for the amount of effort and time that goes into finding these glitches (which you don't really see in the streams). While a legitimate playthrough could be fun, there comes a point very soon where people are probably only shaving seconds off previous records, and they're spending umpteen hours doing it. I actually played through Ocarina of Time with a friend in a single day a few years back and it took all day and most of the night. While it was fun, I didn't feel like doing it again in a hurry, especially when I've other commitments in life getting in the way.

With the discovery of new glitches, there's the potential for huge gains in terms of reward. Not only that, but it adds another layer in that the people doing these things are actually taking the time and effort to truly understand how the game works and explore it in ways which no conventional guide or walkthrough has covered.