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Tue 9th February, 2010

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

First, I just want to say that all devs have a schedule to meet, even if new ideas are presented, but it's not often that time can get bought that easily, even in Nintendo's internal world. I feel Aonuma's explanation is plausible, but I feel this push back was more so from the top brass of Nintendo, and here's why. What is the other MOST EPIC game that Nintendo is pushing hard and is planning for a 2015 release? Xenoblade Chronicles X, period. I challenge anyone to consider the chaos of sales of those games cannibalizing each other if both released later this year? When Nintendo stated that both games would come this year, I didn't want to disappoint people, but I KNEW that wasn't a good business move and ONE of those games were about to get pushed to 2016. I just know how Nintendo works by now, lol. But it's cool Nintendo, I DO want the most epic Zelda, but I also plan to enjoy the heck out of XCX too, so... thank you! :)



MeloMan commented on Review: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (New Nintendo ...:

Those who haven't played it, enjoy, I've had my fill on the Wii it is definitely a 9, and technically there's nothing like it from a JRPG standpoint, so I'd even give it a 10. Regardless, if you fancy yourself an RPG person, get your hands on this game, period.



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

I will say that I'm cautiously optimistic. New things always bring about fears of the unknown, and lack of information doesn't help those feelings. But realizing that Nintendo is getting beaten by themselves time and time again for not moving into the modern/future technological age on all it's fronts is a bit discerning. That's why I have optimism that this will only help Nintendo, and unless Nintendo completely loses its mind, I don't see this move as a move that will dilute the company and completely tank it... Nintendo is not THAT stupid. Poor choices, sure, but stupid, no, they haven't been around this long for nothing.



MeloMan commented on Nintendo Download: 19th March (North America):

KLONOA 2 shifts to my wish list (as did part 1), as will Elliot Quest until I either see a strong review, or I clear out some of my backlog. Other than that, looks like my wallet can breath easy this week.



MeloMan commented on Sega Producer Explains Exactly What Went Wron...:

"Speed is always a Sonic thing, we didn't focus on that"

This "IS" who Sonic is. It may be a gimmick, but it's "his" gimmick, and when it works, it works well. Instead of coming up with all these design philos, focus on speed and speed oriented things can be implemented in a way that makes sense and makes the most of who Sonic is. There is no reason Sonic should have EVER fallen from glory in the first place if the right care was put in place. Every Mario isn't the best, but the TLC is there. Until Sonic can produce for example, Sonic Colours, or even some earlier titles in it's history consecutively, we will continue to get mediocre Sonic. And that's a shame. Sonic should never suck, period, and I haven't even been a lifetime Sonic fan.



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

Maybe it's been said already, but I see NX as a comprehensive and ever-present "entity" that ties our Nintendo accounts, e-stores, Virtual Consoles, downloads, retails, etc. into a system that is accessible from any device and will enable cross platform play. Examples I envision are:

  • Bought Super Mario Bros. on 3DS VC? With NX, you don't have to re-buy it for another Nintendo system, smartphone, etc., but will be able to play it on ALL devices, ANY time (PC, tablet, smartphone, 3DS, Wii U). Of course, depending on the game, there will always be some compatibility limitations.
  • What's the difference between Wii U and 3DS? HD vs 3D generally, and of course the power under the hood, but playability-wise, they both have near identical control inputs (touch screens, 4 face buttons, NOW 4 shoulder triggers, start, select, dual analogs, etc.). Point is, bought a 3DS game, but want to play it on the Wii U in the comfort of your home? Now you can do it. Want to take your Wii U game on the go for 3DS, now that can happen. Of course, it's not a perfect one-to-one as adjustments and compatibilities would vary, but if even slightly possible, imagine the possibilities.
  • Ability to buy any game for any system via any device. Example: Pokemon Shuffle for smartphone, bought on my 3DS accessing the NX network, or Buying Super Smash Bros. for Wii U via my PC accessing the NX network.

All speculation, but considering how much of an advantage this would give so we can stop rebuying games for multiple platforms, or, Nintendo won't have to produce multi-platform versions of games (or even $ 3rd parties spend on multiple versions of a game/porting), this only makes perfect business sense. I'll be looking forward to Nintendo revealing more details.



MeloMan commented on Elliot Quest Has Fresh Release Dates for Both ...:

That's exactly what I was thinking, with a phanto mask from SMB2 and a tombstone from Zelda 1 sprinkled in, lol.

I'm still not "feeling the hype" about this game for some reason... it's not really doing/looking/being anything that hasn't already been thrown at us by Cave Story, Shovel Knight, Teslagrad, and a myriad of others I can't even name right now. I'll be waiting for the review with bated breath.



MeloMan commented on Nintendo Working On New 'Dedicated Game Platfo...:

Cross platform or "Nintendo eXchange" are likely what it means. I'm hoping that when the next console comes out, Nintendo will take what comes from the primordial design of the Wii U gamepad, combine it with the 3DS, and come up with the first true-next gen system that will hook to the TV as a console and can be taken on the go as portable. I can only hope of good things.



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

I'm not going to join the doom and gloom parade. Some of these thoughts and ideas, such as this article, flow around the Sony and Microsoft camp effortlessly and is why those systems can tie their "worlds" together with no issue when it comes to online, marketing, etc, but this is only a boon for Nintendo as they are finally entering the 21st century FULLY for the first time. Now, I'm not going to up-talk them through the roof either, because none of us knows exactly how this will work in the end.

My final word is: How's Nintendo's "today" looking? After learning that Nintendo is finally putting themselves in a competitive, modern-age position, how is their "tomorrow" looking? Which "fate" would you rather see? The choice is obvious and I can't wait.



MeloMan commented on Review: Zombie Incident (3DS eShop):

I was actually intrigued by the retro look and price tag and figured it would make a nice "something to do" game to pass some time. The review pretty much told me what I needed to know, so I think I'll scoop this up.



MeloMan commented on Nintendo Download: 12th March (North America):

Um... damn, ok? We all have different tastes, agreed, and I didn't read most of the above posts, but... this collectively has to be one of the THE BEST weeks I've seen for both Wii U AND 3DS. From discounts, to new releases, to VC, there's not a lot of "bad" in this line up. Here's my run down of "to get":

Trine Enchanted Edition
Trine 2: Director's Cut (never got it the first go around)
My Style Studio: Notebook (It intrigues me, will wait for review first)
F-Zero: GP Legend
Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (I'm beating the first Shantae currently)
3D Out Run

The rest are ones I either played or ones I will get once my list clears out a bit. If only Nintendo could pull this EVERY week....



MeloMan commented on TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT, The Game Freak and ...:

I guess this just shows that GameFreak isn't owned by the big N and "played" 2nd party, but only for Pokemon. Not since Pulseman have GameFreak and Sega been near each other. Very interesting indeed, I'll look forward to seeing where this goes in the future...



MeloMan commented on Capcom Had Two Game Boy Color Versions Of Dino...:

I instantly thought of Resident Evil Gaiden when I saw this. For the time, I think I would've wanted to play these. I don't think I'd even consider it nowadays. I'd like to see a remastering/re-release of the original Dino Crisis though.



MeloMan commented on A Cowboy's Tale from Nexis Games Rides to the ...:

I like the open world western theme and am glad to see someone looking to fill a gap on Wii U. When it comes to games on the Wii U, for me, it has to pass 2 tests for sure: 1) Not just be a weak genre cash-in and if good, 2) Not get cancelled. 2016 is a LONG time away at this point, so I'll hope for the best and keep an eye on this one.



MeloMan commented on Freedom Planet Bringing Its Brand of Sonic-Sty...:

I'm amazed at how some of the ideas and concepts seem like they should've been logical evolutions in the Sonic series, but yet, here they are in this game, and I must say, I'm quite impressed. I'll be keeping an eye on this one.



MeloMan commented on Fan Discovers StarTropics Music Tracks that We...:

I had to come running as SOON as I saw StarTropics lol. It definitely was a footnote game in Nintendo's history, and given that I don't even think this was released in Japan (please correct me if wrong), this franchise will stay forgotten unfortunately. I was shocked to even see it make it to the VC, let alone part 2. I'll never forget how pleasantly surprised I was when I took a chance on this game over Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers cause the box art "looked" interesting and the commercial "looked" similar to Zelda gameplay. I will not be holding my breath for this game unfortunately, but I will quickly tell ANYONE who hasn't played it to DO so... it's pretty awesomecola ;)



MeloMan commented on Free-To-Play Puzzler Pokémon Shuffle Gets Upd...:

I don't even play it often, so I have no idea how many hearts I have now, so the game works out fine for me. Each time I play it free, I'm voting with my wallet how I feel about this game. I will play it when I can, which I can only tolerate it for short burst, play other bigger more important games in my backlog, and will come back another day. Nothing to get worked up about.



MeloMan commented on WayForward to Celebrate 25th Anniversary With ...:

I don't know if the original GBC Shantae is going to make this list eventually, but I JUST bought the original Shantae. Fortunately, it's was only $5, but still, Imma be mad if it goes on discount (as it likely will). The good news for me is, I passed the first time around on the discount of Shantae:atPC BECAUSE I wanted to play the original Shantae, and now I will have a 25% discount. Interesting times, these discount days...



MeloMan commented on Review: Pokémon Shuffle (3DS eShop):

I find it fun, but just like Candy Crush, I WON'T be paying for anything beyond free. The good part is, I don't play puzzle games all day anyway, just for minutes at a time, so this is perfect for me. Not one cent to you Nintendo... not ONE cent...



MeloMan commented on Review: Flipnote Studio 3D (3DS eShop):

I never thought about it until someone mentioned it above, but yeah, this should definitely have been on the Wii U as well for some cross platform action. Time will tell if Nintendo improves on this (such as a "new" Hatena service), but not being on 3DS and Wii U seems like a missed opportunity. Oh Nintendo...



MeloMan commented on Review: Best of Arcade Games - Brick Breaker (...:

Someone mentioned Alphabounce... that was probably the best brick breaking game I've ever played. Other than me being biased to the original arcade Arkanoid as my first brick breaker game, I think I would only get this if I'm just dying for a new experience. Arkanoid DS wasn't too shabby itself.



MeloMan commented on Review: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U):

I'm not sure why an opinion score of 7 upsets people, or any numbered score for that matter. If you like the game no matter what, or, are going to play it... uh, play it... right? A site could tell me a game is a 3 because they hate the style or genre of it, but if it's something I like to play, I'll play it regardless, it's not that serious. /2 cents

Other than that, review phrase of the day: "One of them is ol' series standby Wispy Woods, the poor tree whom Kirby has felled so many times at this point that he could build a log cabin from its multiple remains and still have enough wood left over to last through winter". I got a good laugh out of that one :D