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Tue 9th February, 2010

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MeloMan commented on Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash Could Possibly be the La...:

Always heard of this series, at least around the time I came to know about Custom Robo. There's nothing that really sets this series apart in the western world that garners it much attention. I have nothing against the character or series, but all I can muster is a "oh okay" whenever I see it. Poor marketing? Like someone said, put his character into SSB? I dunno what it will take, but the last thing you want to do is keep beating a dead horse. If it's not cut out for western markets, leave it be in the homeland, or move on from the franchise. Ever game can't be a winner...



MeloMan commented on Nintendo Download: 1st October (North America):

Freedom Planet, Alice, and I'm interested in Chronus Arc. I heard about the bugs in Alice, but I'm so starved for a decent point-and-click I may be able to overlook it. I had the FP preview, so I'll get that at a discount. Chronus Arc I heard about but still would like to see a review. The first thing that will be done though is downloading DLC pack #4 for SSB as soon as I get more cash.



MeloMan commented on Review: STARWHAL (Wii U eShop):

I really like this concept, same for Sportsball, but I have no one to play with near me. So with no online, I'm out of luck unfortunately.



MeloMan commented on Review: StarTropics (Wii U eShop / NES):

I love this game to death. I really was hoping Nintendo would give Mike Jones some new love but it's ok. For anyone who's never played it before and you like Zelda, Adventure games, Earthbound, witty games, etc, this game is definitely for you. PLEASE do youself a favor and accidentally play it as I did myself back in 1990



MeloMan commented on Angry Sun Game Files Reportedly Uncovered In S...:

There will NEED to be DLC, as there are so many things, enemies, behaviors, etc. from Mario's universe that aren't even in SMM. Here's a minor "thing". SMB2 skin, and/or, enemies such as Shyguy, Snifit, Tweeter, Pokey, etc.



MeloMan commented on Nintendo Download: 24th September (North America):


I love me some StarTropics, so I feel your pain. Mike Jones will never seem to get the respect he rightfully deserves

As for this week, Extreme Exorcism is a rather fun game, but I don't have anyone near me to play it with, so, with no online functionality, I'm going to have to pass unfortunately. Starwhal has me intrigued, but I'll wait for the review. Elliot's Quest keeps going on sale, but is still $10-- I'm playing too much stuff as it is already, so I'll wait until that discount drops down some more before I pick it up. Hold your fire sounds... "interesting"... to say the least as it's a reverse shmup, so I'll look forward to that review too. Lastly, I just remembered today to download the demo of Legend of Legacy, and behold, a Mercenaries Saga 2 demo comes out, so I'll be sure to download that one for sure. Not a great week, but I'm so busy gaming I don't even have the time to complain.



MeloMan commented on Talking Point: Star Fox Zero's Delay Could Be ...:

I'm not surprised actually. In this article, and across several others, the point has basically been made that NX is coming late 2016 (If Nintendo was trying to keep pushing the Wii U, then why even mention the NX so EARLY?), the Wii U was a commercial failure, even IF Zelda and SFZero came out when they were supposed to, the list gets insanely thin after XCX for the whole YEAR of 2016. I don't know if it's been announced yet, but I feel about 90% certain that Zelda will launch in 2016, but it will do so a la Twilight Princess style where it launches for both Wii U (since it's basically a done game, just being polished) and makes a nice launch title for NX. To me, this whole picture has been pretty clear to see, but Nintendo is also trying not to "hurt the feelings" of Wii U owners by breaking this obvious news to us, though to us who follow the news everyday can see right through it all. Lastly, the holiday situation 2015 - For NA at least, It technically starts with Yoshi's Woolly World, and whether it's a system seller or not, it will be touted "throughout" the holiday and hits the marketing target of "kids" and "holiday". Then the western world gets XCX where while a 2rd party offering, and perhaps, "everyone" may not play it, the hardcore who loved the first and are into RPGs will be MORE than satiated (I know I will, but I'm only one of those few).



MeloMan commented on Talking Point: Sweeping Internal Changes Show ...:

I feel like NIntendo is taking all the right "next steps". Time will tell of course, but I'm glad to know they are taking the future seriously, cause it's real out here, and if you want to be at the top of the gaming industry, and I mean to gamers and devs alike, then you have to face the future head on without fear. Good job so far Nintendo, I'll be watching.



MeloMan commented on Talking Point: Tatsumi Kimishima Is A Safe Pai...:

While he may know how the west "works", that doesn't necessarily translate to a good thing as a whole as he will be HQ'd in Japan, having to also make homeland decisions first and foremost. Time will tell, I'm neither excited nor disappointed, just patient.



MeloMan commented on Mario Memories: How The Super Mario Bros. 2 In...:

Man, I remember that section of that manual vividly. I remember saying to myself, "I wonder how Wart looks in the game. Maybe he doesn't even look like his artwork,' I thought. Memories. SMB2 was a different beast whether by design, accident, or designer decision, But it was the Mario game that gave me the impression that every Mario game from here on out was going to introduce a new set of enemies, worlds, gimmicks, power ups, etc. Sadly that wasn't quite the case as Mario continued to return to the tropes of the original SMB and kept redefining them (though I'm not complaining). I will forever love this black sheep of the Mario lineage.



MeloMan commented on Nintendo Download: 10th September (North America):

SMM pre-download was begun when I left my house this morning, so I'll look forward to this game when it completes at midnight. That home theme is definitely coming home. AoT:HiC is at a better price, but I'm still waiting for it to hit at least the $20 mark, then I'll pounce on it. Got too much to play to download Trine 1&2. Never got into Tecmo Bowl back in the day so I'll pass, but I know it's a top notch game. Gonna be fun gaming this weekend.



MeloMan commented on Nintendo Download: 3rd September (North America):

Vs. Excitebike is an instadownload for me, even if I don't have anyone to play with lol. I still want Never Alone, but does anyone know if they fixed the bugs that were hampering the game yet? While glad it's on sale, I still don't want to bother with it if it's still buggy as hell. As for Attack on Titan, I'm glad they finally dropped the price, but like someone said, I now need a sale from that price, THEN, I will likely pick it up-- I really want to get into it's interestingly deep online component.



MeloMan commented on Gallery: Phoenix Wright is Looking Sharp in Th...:

First we almost stopped getting AA games because they didn't want to localize and/or produce hard copies. So, we get AA, lose hard copies for download only, and now, there's no guarantee this will get localized. Smh Capcom, smh.....



MeloMan commented on Review: Devil's Third (Wii U):

Games like these are why I'm glad I GameFly. I will play this, but now that I've had a review of it, I understand just how unpolished this is, which is very, very unfortunate. I do know in my time I've played some unpolished games that were just quirky enough to still be fun on some level. When I play this, I will go into this with my expectations already low, that way I don't have to be too disappointed.



MeloMan commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against am...:

Nice nod to Devil's Advocate, NL
I don't care to manipulate the Amiibo data whatsoever, so I can either live with getting an Amiibo or two (or three), or not chase it at all. Happy gaming to those in the the pursuit, both sides of the fence!



MeloMan commented on VS. Excitebike is On The Way Soon:

Excitebike 64 WAS the truth, no lie there. What was that one canyon where you could catch some stupid air?

It's funny, I was looking through the "Builder's Week" yesterday and saw Mach Rider and instantly thought about "Where's Excitebike"? And Vs Excitebike is something I always wanted when I played the original and said "this would be great if I could play someone". If that's the game coming, that will be an insta-download for me.



MeloMan commented on Analysts Suggest That Nintendo's Quality Of Li...:

I agree with the point that they need to focus hard to stopping any bleeding and making that the number one priority. Once times, and public favor, show lucrative again, then they can usher QoL back into the picture. I don't feel the concept is gone completely, it's just a shift in focus. Can't say I'm surprised with Iwata's untimely passing.



MeloMan commented on Nintendo Download: 20th August (North America):

Loved Woah Dave! on 3DS, so I'll go ahead of cross-buy that onto my Wii U. Might download Splatoon Testfire again to satiate my lack of time to own and play the game. I'll be waiting for the Capcom discount to see if there's anything in there I want to scoop up. And since Life of Pixel is within my backlog list, I may just go ahead and pick that up to. Hmph, not bad-- not great, but I've seen worse weeks.



MeloMan commented on Mario Memories: Super Mario Galaxy 2: A Tale o...:

I wouldn't mind a SMG3, but I worry for Mario's future, as the "New" and "3D" games have shown me, that the question of "Where can Mario go next?" is starting to hit. It's one thing to experience Mario's 2D side scroller SMB when it first came out. Then the renaissance of SM64. Then the redefining, definitive 3D platforming glory that was the SMG series. Gameplay-wise, I don't know where Mario can go from here as I don't think there is anything "better" or "revolutionary" beyond Mario hitting the limitless boundaries of space. I feel like the 3D games are a redefining and merging of Mario's 2D roots with his 3D outings, but it feels more of a re-do of past concepts and tropes rather than "the next big Mario".
All in all, whether Mario can top his best recent acts ever again, I'm just going to enjoy Mario for Mario from here on out, cause there's going to be a lot of repetition/re-do/remixing unfortunately going into the future-- Maybe that's the sole motivator for Super Mario Maker. YOU make the Mario... nothing else new can be made. Just my 2 cents.



MeloMan commented on Mario History: Super Mario Bros. 2 - 1988:

I remember when I first came in contact with a Shy Guy and expected to stomp it like a Goomba only to find that I was riding on it! The moments I felt from SMB1 and SMB2 are some of the greatest gaming moments of my, then, young gamer life-- you can't put that stuff into words. SMB2/USA may be the black sheep in the series, but I loved it, and it made me appreciate when Mario does departures from his tried and true formulas. I guess you could say it's the first Nintendo game that helped me develop an open mind to games "shaking up" their formulas.



MeloMan commented on Mario History: Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Lev...:

I didn't even know there was a world 9 until I replayed this on Wii VC. Back on All-Stars, I beat the game and played world's A, B, C, and D unawares. When I play this game, I feel like it's less of a sequel and more of a "re-do" of the original that dares you to get comfortable before slapping you in the face with an untimely pit, awkwardly placed enemy, or running for your life from a poison mushroom. But, it succeeds in it's goal: catch you unaware of what you thought you knew from the original, and challenge the heck out of you to overcome the odds with little to no help to you.