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Tue 9th Feb 2010

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MeloMan commented on Review: Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II (Wii U ...:

The review is spot on with how I feel. I felt the gameplay was superior to the first, but it definitely lacked the "charm" of the first. I feel as far as what made StarTropics "StarTropics" was captured superbly in the first game. For those that played the first and were on the fence about the 2nd, by all means play it as it's still a worthy play.



MeloMan commented on Feature: Why We're Still Playing... Super Metroid:

NL, you hit it right on the head about Meridia. I remember first hearing that hauntingly subtle tune-- I didn't have the words. Even the very hype tune playing when you first delve into Brinstar still pop in my gamer memory from time to time. They just don't make 'em like this anymore (but we can hope).



MeloMan commented on EA Will Evaluate "Any And All Opportunities" W...:

Eff EA and Ubisoft regarding their comments. Produce, or don't, but don't make promises you can't keep. It's the principle of it, whether money was lost on the Wii U or not. Put your money where your mouth is or keep it shut. Games or silence, I'll take either from them.



MeloMan commented on Rumour: Retro Is Working On A Game It Pitched ...:

Hmm... just a thought: If Retro didn't work on an old franchise, would they be "Retro"? Perhaps they will work on an original IP, but it will have an old school flavor to keep up with their namesake? Or perhaps they won't worry about that and will make an original FPS (I REALLY hope this is their project considering how good MP was). There's no telling, but they've proven to me that they produce quality and I can't wait until they unveil whatever it is.



MeloMan commented on Details Emerge on How Nintendo Accounts Will Work:

What I'm waiting to hear with unified accounts is the ability to redownload a game you've purchased and possibly back up the save file to Nintendo's server. (Example: Let's say I lose my 3DS and have to buy a new one. I now have to re-buy any games I previously downloaded and start new save files). Maybe that's asking for too much, but I'm hoping by the time the NX comes out, this unified account business will be even better.



MeloMan commented on Review: Slender: The Arrival (Wii U eShop):

Wow... so it's almost like Friday the 13th the video game then
Ugh... I like the premise, but I think I would be driven nuts if I'm that close to completing objectives only just to have to retrace my steps with no guarantee of getting my bearings any time soon. I think I'll wait for a sale or something.



MeloMan commented on Here's Where The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force He...:

Interesting. So the true hero, from Zelda: ALBW, is the one playing. So the world in the game is a multiverse node where multiple versions of the hero collide. In other news, I can only hope Zelda U would finally take the series beyond The Adventure of Link and/or unify the timeline once and for all.



MeloMan commented on Eiji Aonuma is Aiming For an Open World "Surpr...:

Maybe the open world twist will be an open world that spans not just land, but also sea (a la Wind Waker) and the air (a la Skyward Sword)? That TRULY would be a super massive, but nonetheless a Zelda-worthy "world".



MeloMan commented on Feature: Our Nintendo Gaming Plans for Hallowe...:

Hmm... I may give my Wii version of Ghostbusters another play (die hard GB fan here) more than likely. I may get around to making my first Ghost House in Super Mario Maker. Come to think of it, I have some scary/weird/etc stuff to play on my Wii U I've been slacking on: Year Walk, Lone Survivor, The Fall, and High Strangness. I think I'll give all of these a play.



MeloMan commented on Video: This Super Mario Maker Player Captures ...:

All I do is go "that's amazing the time and dedication people have for creating this" and that's about it. I don't hate the stages as they are amazing, but I tend to enjoy a stage I can "play". Either way, I can't say it's "bad" design, it's simply preference as a player. Thank goodness we have the powerful skip option, right?



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.