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Tue 9th February, 2010

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MeloMan commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

Loving the stylus and game loading into the bottom of the console and also the volume and mic being on the screen. They definitely put some thought into this. While this is comparable of the DS Lite jumping to the DSi, I think this N3DS will be greatly appreciated by core gamers more akin to the DS Lite and how it was appreciated. I want one, but I'm not ready to sell the farm yet. Now, next year though..........



MeloMan commented on Reaction: Picking Apart The New Nintendo 3DS A...:

Called it... I KNEW they'd come out with a new iteration of 3DS that had a 2nd stick and better viewing angle. It's the Cadillac of 3DS but my resources are elsewhere for the foreseeable future. Still happy a better 3DS has come along finally :)
My apologies to all the Circle Pad Pro users :(



MeloMan commented on Nintendo Confirms Two More Virtual Console Tit...:

Speaking of this Capcom love, I forgot that I wanted to download SonSon. Guess I'll fire up the Wii emulator and get to it...

And SF2010... we meet again at last. Ken was the hero, correct? :P
And that boxart..... that BOXART! XD



MeloMan commented on Nintendo Download: 28th August (North America):

Jot this week down... this is one of the best and most well-rounded weeks I have seen in a long time. I see things I've already purchased, moving up my list, gonna buy later, took notice of, etc. The only disappointing thing is, I still haven't played PW:AA:DD which I bought at full price a month ago, and NOW it's discounted! Doh! >_<



MeloMan commented on Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With...:

With regards to developing on two displays, devs said some of the same things about the DS when it first came out. In the beginning, it was VERY rough trying to come up with good ideas/uses, but fast forward to 3DS, and there's not much else I have to say on that point. Some devs are lazy and don't want to learn the Wii U. Other devs are interested, but because the installed base for Wii U is not as strong as rival platforms, the ends don't justify the means for them and it's viewed as a wasted effort (I can't "totally" disagree with them). Devs are like artists: some do it for the money, and others do it for the love of being an artist. Nintendo is an "artist" that makes money, sure, but they want to create gaming art by any means necessary (perhaps to a fault)... most devs today stunt themselves into only developing games "safely" to meet profit. It's a sad situation really, and it's us gamers that lose out on new experiences that devs "could" be generating for us on ALL platforms, not just 2/3 of them. My message still remains the same as I've always said: You are either a follower dev waiting for a system to sell well so you can dip your toe in the pool of money, or you are a frontrunner dev looking to play your part to drive the install base for a gaming system. If only more devs thought like Nintendo... what a glorious system the Wii U could be...



MeloMan commented on Review: Amida's Path (DSiWare):

This game intrigues me and I'd still give it a go if it weren't for all these other games I'm backlogged in. To the bottom it goes unfortunately...



MeloMan commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

I still think it's mostly because Nintendo doesn't do a good job advertising it's 3rd party games. But I guess that's just a staple of Nintendo. While I can't argue them putting their own 1st party games in the spotlight, if Nintendo (IF that is) they want to so called "win back" the 3rd parties, then feature them as hard if not harder than your 1st parties. Most people already know they can count on Nintendo for the Marios and Zeldas, but people don't know, or have little reason to care, that 3rd party games "are" on the system. Not a hopeless situation by any stretch, but you'd think Nintendo would've learned something by now...



MeloMan commented on Super Smash Bros. For 3DS To Feature More Trop...:

Bout time. As much as I like the luck and hard work aspects of getting trophies, I like the ability to just buy it. One of my pass times is reading about the trophies and all the Nintendo (and non-Nintendo) lore.



MeloMan commented on Review: Strike Force Foxx (3DS eShop):

I kinda expected this game was like this. While I do love a good arcade experience, and I think this will scratch that itch, my backlog of games is going to put this one toward the bottom of my to-do list. If by some freak chance I get though the games ahead of it, I'll give it a go.



MeloMan commented on Review: Siesta Fiesta (3DS eShop):

That's long enough. It's a brick breaker game?! I LOVE brick breakers, and someone has actually evolved the concept? I had no idea what this game was about. 9/10 definitely helps but I'm sold already when it comes to this genre. What a pleasant surprise (and enjoyable time waster).



MeloMan commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Release in Japan See...:

3DS Pro... you and I are on the EXACT SAME PAGE. Enough with the accessories (although with this latest one, I'm glad this thing allows the 3DS to remain symmetric this time, though why not put the circle pad on the right side?). It's time for the 3DS to come built with a second circle pad. C'mon Nintendo, if you can give the Gamepad 2 sticks, give the next inevitable iteration of the 3DS 2 circle pads.



MeloMan commented on Yumi's Odd Odyssey Hooks In Permanent Price Dr...:

I was indeed on the fence about this.... I like platformers and quirky platformers, but this game seemed so over priced I definitely was not going to get it until dropped to a reasonable price. I still don't want to get it at $20, but people are really raving about this game. If I can open a gap in my gaming backlog then I'll be sure to pick this up.



MeloMan commented on Sakurai Explains Why Chrom Didn't Make It Into...:

As much as I loved Ike, because of differentiating among FE characters, I would've been fine with letting him go. That way we continue the trend of Marth from the first FE game and Chrom and co. from the latest, then Chrom could've been balanced to be stronger than Marth or Lucina, but a mix of the two (though I do admit, Ike is a much bigger contrast). I'm not a whiner though, I'll play with whoever Sakurai throws at me. I guess this means he's a decent lock for an Assist Trophy then...?



MeloMan commented on Review: The Letter (Wii U eShop):

Quote the video: "Why am I here?"

Sigh.... I just want a good point and click game to play... this is one of the simplest genres to NOT eff up, and someone manages to. I might as well buy Secret Agent Files: Miami, at least it got a 3/10. Ah well, there's always Syberia for PC I never finished.... <_<



MeloMan commented on Review: City Mysteries (3DS eShop):

Hidden object games have all but destroyed what few point-and-clicks seem to exist anymore. If any devs are reading this, there's some of us that still love the adventure/point-and-click genre and the 3DS is in dire need of a few. Thanks.



MeloMan commented on Nintendo To Keep Focus as an "Entertainment Bu...:

Been out of the loop on this, but I guessed right about the health aspect. What better way to make sure your co. has residuals other than to tie your business into the things that are "never" going away. Case in point:


Just to name a couple. If this indeed is what Nintendo's after, then they're getting into a nice little side niche that will likely be transparent to most of us but beneficial to those that need it most.