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Tue 9th February, 2010

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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



MeloMan commented on Meet Playtonic, A Studio Of Ex-Rare Staff That...:

It's wonderful to hear the band is getting back together. Thing is, that was a different time, and a very magical place back when they cranked those beloved games out. Whether the core Rare dream team can still produce that magic, and, produce the kinds of experiences that appeal to today's audiences remains to be seen. But they have my best wishes. Good luck Playtonic :)



MeloMan commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

Believe it or not, I said no score at all. The review is opinion, the score is opinion... it's all subjective. I don't have to have a score as long as the reviewer expounds on the games pro's and con's, utilizes comparison's of current and past games of similar ilk, utilizes current and past game "mechanics and mechanisms", and overall, delivers an unbiased opinion for the game "in front of them", and not because they have something against a style of play, developer, etc. THAT... is the review I want to read and the opinion I want to hear from the reviewer. That's the reason why I completely abandoned IGN way back when. To your credit NL, you guys use a 10 point scale that you manage to hit better on the head than any other reviewer site/magazine/etc. I've ever read reviews from, and I mean EVER. I disagree with you guys like, less than 10% of the time, maybe 15% at most, but not more than that. Just make sure you guys keep your opinions unbiased, and everything else is ok in my book... imo :)



MeloMan commented on Feature: A Summary of the Xenoblade Chronicles...:

I skimmed the article above as I haven't watched the presentation yet for myself, but I will later today. I'm trying so hard to hype my friends around me... they simply do not understand WHY they need to be hyped, but I won't give up. I... just don't have the words to justify how BAD I'm ready for this game.



MeloMan commented on Nintendo Looking To Offer Affordable Smartpho...:

I have no problem with it cause I know Nintendo will continue to produce high profile games in lieu of this. The way I see it, there would be a super cheap one button game like a "Super Mario Jump!" where Mario has to time jumping over (or on) various objects at varying heights, speeds, and patterns. And then as always, we'd still get the full-on next Mario adventure. I don't see that killing the latter's sales in any kind of way imo. As they say though, time will tell all.



MeloMan commented on One Of The Brains Behind Tetris Explains How T...:

Heh, I don't know how many times I've heard the business strategy of basically "keep it in your name", "make a company feel like they're missing out", and "strongarm your demands even if you have to lie"... the rest is history on how many things have become big and famous because of this, lol. Excellent read.



MeloMan commented on Weirdness: Tetris Designers Believe That It Sh...:

eSports are inevitable... the Olympics at their core, not so much the original events, is these days about competition on a worldwide scale. I see no reason "eGames" cannot make it based on that ideology. Guess it's all up to the Olympic board what's acceptable.



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

It Tetris, and needs to always be somewhere on my portable system (next to Pac-Man of course). I'll get it if I ever get bored, have the time, both, etc.



MeloMan commented on Weirdness: Hands Up If You Knew About the Supe...:

I want to say that my cousin knew of this way WAY back when I played SMB for the first time, but me just starting out with Nintendo, it was highly unlikely I'd remember this. And SMB STILL continues to hold secrets!



MeloMan commented on Nintendo Download: 29th January (Europe):

If the report was correct, then we should be getting Gunman Clive 2 this Thursday in NA. At that price too? I can't wait. I just hope the rest of Thursday's line up is decent.



MeloMan commented on Weirdness: According To McDonald's, Mario And ...:

I understood the whole commercial including the Mario/Bowser segment and I dunno, it was entertaining and kinda humorous. I didn't take it serious at all and just respected the nod McD's gave to the two iconic characters.



MeloMan commented on Video: New Nintendo 3DS and XL Batteries Put t...:

Compelling... I get an extra 3/4 of an hour out of an N3DSXL over my 3DSXL. Still not high on my to do list due to other expenses I have to take care of this year, but if the timing and the price are right at the right time.....



MeloMan commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Feature An "Outsta...:

I loved the British accents of the first one, but, I notice a whole lot of "United States" going on in the videos, so are we getting American english voices this time I wonder? It would at least make more sense imo...