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Tue 9th February, 2010

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MeloMan commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd October (North America):

Ok, this week is on OVERLOAD, seriously. I forgot about Shantae had another game coming and lost track that it was coming this week... haven't even got around to finishing the original Shantae for 3DS VC yet (gotta get on that... AFTER I finish Phoenix Wright:AA:DD). Fantasy Life comes NOW... I have NO time to play it. Thank goodness I've played and beaten Castlevania:AoS (have fun those of you who never played it... great game). Of course Bayonetta 2 is out, but so is part 1, and I'm going to play 1 before 2, but that is a dilemma in itself: I don't have $60 to blow on the double pack, but I'm determined to play part 1 before 2, so I guess I'll need to get home and download part 1 for $30, and wait 5 more days for part 2 to come through GameFly (thanks GF... you said it was releasing tomorrow). As last but not least, Hyrule Warriors is finally on it's way to me from GF, all while prepping $60+ for the bundled SSBWiiU in November. Gaming ain't easy! :o



MeloMan commented on Nintendo Confirms Retro Halloween Scares for t...:

Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness AND Demon's Crest??? At long last and both at once?? I'll probably get Gargoyle's Quest II on 3DS and Demon's Crest will likely be my first Wii U Virtual Console purchase. Merry Halloween!



MeloMan commented on Nintendo 64x64: Mystical Ninja 2 Starring Goemon:


Ah, and the references of Jichael Mackson. Music and wit were the things I loved about this series. Speaking of music, in GGA, the first castle (Edo Castle?) and Toad Pass(?) were two of the catchiest themes I've ever heard in a game. I can still hum them today.



MeloMan commented on Review: Donkey Kong: Original Edition (3DS eSh...:

I don't know about everyone else, but all I need is the original Arcade edition itself. I know Nintendo listed technical reasons why they can't emulate it, but it still seems odd to me. It appeared in DK64 in all it's glory, so I know it's POSSIBLE. Probably alone in this, but I'll never understand Nintendo on that one...



MeloMan commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd October (North America):

Meh, Wii U SSB for me, so nothing for me this week. It's cool, I'm still trying to get Deus Ex:HR:DC and Ace Attorney:PW:DD beaten so I can move on to Hyrule Warriors and prep for Bayonetta 2... WHEW! :)



MeloMan commented on Review: Art of Balance (Wii U eShop):

I'm guessing Tower Tumble isn't online? That's too bad, sounds like that would be great to play online. Regardless, I love this series, and I never thought I'd say this, but I love it enough that I'd have it on my 3DS AND on the big screen though essentially the same game. Good series, Shin'en :)



MeloMan commented on Wii U System Update 5.2.0 Brings Folders, New ...:

The folders are definitely overdue, so thank you Nintendo. I really have to give a thanks for:

  • Quick Start will now also boot up if you press the TV button on the GamePad (My GOD this would piss me off... I had to do Power THEN TV button THEN turn on the TV lol :D )
  • An icon to start the Download Management application has been added to the Wii U Menu (Now I don't HAVE to bring up the Home menu just to get there)

Thank you Nintendo.



MeloMan commented on Want Bayonetta 2 On PS4 And Xbox One? You Migh...:

Guess there's always next generation that "might" get this as a port to those systems, but yeah, sounds like this one is truly, truly, Nintendo exclusive. I'm sure there will always be some people that will say things like "Bayonetta wasn't all that good anyway" lol :)



MeloMan commented on Limited GameCube Controller Edition of Super S...:

I may get that, but I have 3 GCN controllers and 2 Wavebirds still, most of which are in great shape, so I reeeeally don't need another GCN controller. Once I see the breakdown of pricing I'll figure something out. All I really need is that adapter and SSBWiiU itself and I'm golden.



MeloMan commented on Video: New Bravely Second Trailer Sets The Sce...:

Similar to a previous poster, I wanted to get BD but the timing was killer as I was playing too many games already. Imma try to give BD a shot as soon as possible... but I'll have to pull off the impossible to do it...



MeloMan commented on Nintendo 64x64: Banjo-Kazooie:

This game was the truth when I played it. A true testament to Rare in it's hayday. Sadly to this day, I still never played Banjo-Tooie :(



MeloMan commented on Nintendo 64x64: Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon:

Ohhhhhh YES!! Mystical Ninja. This was the first of the series I played, and I took a chance on it renting it one day from Blockbuster. Right from the opening theme to the awesome music, I loved this game and series ever since. I wish this series never died. :)



MeloMan commented on Cancelled Mario Volleyball/Wrestling Wii Title...:

I can't see the point of the two sports combined, though I imagine it would be a more hilarious version of Super Spike V-Ball or even inspired by another Kunio-Kun game Super Dodge Ball. Separately, hell yeah I would've loved to have Seen a Super Mario Spikers and Super Mario Wrestling.



MeloMan commented on Review: SPIKEY WALLS (Wii U eShop):

I've been following this for a while now. My overall opinion is that there is a place for deep games AND games that are simple-and-quick arcade-ish fixes. In the case of Flappy Bird, like Angry Birds, it's a simple arcade style game designed not to contain 40 hrs of gameplay, but quick minutes-long fixes of time wasting. That is why both of these games do so well in the smartphone market... it's the perfect marriage between technology and simplicity. Now, onto the discussion of simple style gameplay on core gaming systems. Gaming systems are gaming machines, which mean they have the capacity for simple-and-quick or super deep experiences... ALL gaming, in other words. We as consumers can buy whatever the devs throw at us... as it was stated, we vote with our wallets. It turns out, there's a market unfulfilled for that Flappy Bird loving person that loved playing it on their smartphone but can't get that fix on their Wii U... but wishes it was there. Well, the original creator of Flappy Bird didn't port it over for free, $1, or otherwise, so RCMADIAX's creation served two purposes: Give the Wii U a Flappy Bird fix AND make $ off of it because "the" Flappy Bird is not there. I consider the move smart myself. The rest will be determined by us consumers and whether we WANT to buy it... it's that simple. I understand the sentiment as well when people say "this is what's ruining the eShop!" or "ruining gaming everywhere!" because there are a lot of devs that shamelessly make money off duplications or me-too experiences (Wii generation anyone?). But last I checked, there's TONS of deep engaging gameplay still out there, and NONE of that has gone away. I don't care if it's SSB, Xenoblade Chronicles, Bayonetta, Azure Striker Gunvolt, Zelda, Metal Gear Solid, Mario, Destiny, etc, etc, they are still out there and still cranking out the deep games despite these clone/cheap cash-ins. I'm sorry, but to think that the WHOLE console gaming market is going to be owned by simple-and-quick games is ludicrous-- Smartphones, sure, cause it's harder to maintain deep and super deep games there, but consoles/portable consoles? No, we're safe my friends, we'll be ok, we're not starving. I rarely do simple games like these, and if I did, I very less than likely to do them on consoles (sorry RCMADIAX).

My final word is, let the Ma, Pa, John and Jane Doe's have a Flappy Bird experience on Wii U... gamers who dislike it will vote with their wallets and not buy it. RCMADIAX will be thanked by those that have wanted Flappy Bird on Wii U, at home, on the toilet and will get their wish. For everyone else (including me), just buy what you WANT to play. Enough of the complaining.



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

I'll get the combo pack of these and start off with part 1. October leading into SSBWiiU in November is going to be one helluva run for me.



MeloMan commented on Sakurai Explains Reasoning Behind Removal Of I...:

Odd, but I'm guessing this is some of the same stuff that must've prompted Nintendo to come up with the New 3DS... I'm guessing there's a chance they will be DLC at some later date. On another but similar note, I know that Rosalina her Luma don't operate like the Ice Climbers did, but it seems odd there will be no issue with their dual character setup. Like someone mentioned earlier, I didn't program this game, so I wouldn't understand. It's an unfortunate circumstance, but I will get over it like I did Mewtwo :)



MeloMan commented on First Image Of Wii U Wipeout-Beater FAST Racin...:

Considering my love for all things F-Zero, I probably will get this like I did the first one. But for the love of all things Nintendo, why doesn't the Big N just give the F-Zero franchise to Shin'en to churn out a new game?



MeloMan commented on Retailer Lists Super Smash Bros. Wii U for 21s...:

I know there's all the strategy, fiscal mumbo jumbo, release of SSB3DS first, etc., but I don't see what's so hard about stating the obvious. We KNOW the game will be out this year, and it's NOT going to come out on 12/31/14 which would be ridiculous. I find this date plausible and set it in my brain log before it finally becomes official.