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Mommar

Mommar

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Mommar

#1

Mommar commented on Veronica Mars Star Kristen Bell Reveals Her Fo...:

@FJOJR This is what happened with my brother, it all but stopped once he was working and married. Then along comes my Nephew and suddenly Lego Marvel Superheroes has pulled my brother back in with him. I had no idea a four year old could be so fond of Stan Lee.

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#4

Mommar commented on Review: Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Del...:

This game was terrible on the 3DS, as a matter of fact it's the only game I've downloaded and deleted as i was never going to play it again. I doubt the WiiU version is any better with the possible exception of the frame rate not being nearly as terrible.

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#6

Mommar commented on Video: This New Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer S...:

I was at Toys R Us two days ago and saw a sign for this that said "Available Now." It was not available, nor was I able to track down the Marvel Legends Spider-Girl figure I was originally there for. Kind of a let down day.

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#9

Mommar commented on Matters Of Import: Steel Empire Is Flying High...:

You guys are about the only ones talking about this game. I don't really understand why. Maybe because I (and you guys here) are nostalgic for shumps and most aren't? I don't know, but I'm happy to know things like this are being produced.

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#13

Mommar commented on Matters of Import: 3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Br...:

It's too bad Nintendo isn't embracing this like Sega. I thought the touch-up to Kid Icarus was great and made the game a lot more enjoyable. I'd like lots of other 3D updates to classic Nintendo properties. I'd like to see stuff from Capcom/Konami/etc... too. A 3D port of the arcade version of Contra would sell gangbusters.

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#15

Mommar commented on Weirdness: This Super Mario 64 Fan Remake is F...:

Note to these developers, only ever spring onto the internet completely finished products based on Nintendo works. That way it will be torrented/archived/etc... and people can go find it. Release an early preview and you're guaranteed Nintendo is going to shut you down. This is fricking Mario, if they shut down something like Star Fox that they don't care about at all do you really think they're going to let you muck with their flagship character?

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#20

Mommar commented on Platinum: Nintendo Has Been The "White Knight"...:

"I mean I’d rather be in a world with Bayonetta 2 than without."
What's funny/sad is on other messageboards I've read comments from people who say if the game is only going to be on the WiiU then they would rather the game doesn't exist at all. Really messed up hate for Nintendo there.

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#22

Mommar commented on Video: The Dubious Charm Of Senran Kagura Burs...:

While it's not the most high brow comedy around the game handles all of that sexuality in a very tongue-in-cheek manner. It's pretty much making fun of the people who like that sort of thing. It's not just based around degrading women.

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#23

Mommar commented on Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edit...:

Honestly I don't care about this release. The gameplay was pretty boring/bad on the 3DS. The framerate on the WiiU will be better so that might alleviate some of the input lag problems from the 3DS but it won't fix the fact shoe-horning in the mechanics from the console Arkham games into a 2D side-scroller is a clunky, bad idea.

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#26

Mommar commented on Soapbox: A Case For The Defence: Castlevania 64:

I owned both C64 and the 1.5 sequel. The game definitely suffered because it was originally planned to be more open-world and the project faltered out so they had to quickly re-do alot. As a matter of fact I believe the original game had planned to have four playable characters but they ran out of time for more then two in C64 and they made up for it by fixing graphics, etc and adding back in one of the characters in the update they released a year later. The gameplay is definitely simplistic, and portions of the game were tedious, but I still think it was a decent effort. The 1.5 update a year later was especially helpful. Not fantastic but I enjoyed it more than the PS2 Devil May Cray knock offs. It got atmosphere right, but the system just couldn't handle the visuals. It didn't help it came off the heels of Symphony of the Night which did so many things correct, even if that was a 2D affair. 3D at the time would have never looked as good.

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#30

Mommar commented on Brand New Game Developer, AE Games, Shows Its ...:

I like the enthusiasm. I'm not sure it's going to work out for them though, there isn't much of a market. And even if it's an amazing game the sabotagers who always say "There's no games" will change their tune to "I don't want to buy the system for this one game" or "too little, too late" like they have been doing since the Gamecube days.

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#31

Mommar commented on Video: Yacht Club Games' Sean Velasco Digs Up ...:

While I'd personally prefer a pumped-up 16-bit style more (the limited 8-bit color palette can be a bit samey and harsh on occasion) these people absolutely know what they're talking about/doing. Just his basic description of their goal for the game shows how clear a vision and how good the leadership of the project was. I can't wait to buy this for WiiU and 3DS.

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#37

Mommar commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:

@Yorumi And let's also not forget the average span of time a developer stays in the gaming industry, five years. Most of these larger publishers are programmer mills. They churn through guys with very little experience all the time. And let's face it, unless you're a genius (and I, as a software engineer too, am not), these guys coming out of college likely wouldn't be the smartest/best or experienced programmers working on the game either. Ports are generally considered easy by management, which hardly ever turns out to be the case.

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#41

Mommar commented on First Impressions: 3D After Burner II:

@TheRealThanos In terms of making the 3D work with the old games, it takes effort. But your point about the Saturn or any other system doesn't hold water. None of these games were on those systems, they're from a much earlier era and the 3DS is far more powerful.

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#42

Mommar commented on First Impressions: 3D After Burner II:

@Damo I'm not making light of their effort, I'm pointing out that the 3DS hardware is not "humble" when compared to the hardware they are emulating from over twenty years ago. They've done a good job emulating it, but it's not really a surprise it can be done on the 3DS. It's far more capable hardware wise.

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#43

Mommar commented on First Impressions: 3D After Burner II:

@Mqblank @ChessboardMan @TheRealThanos @drexegar
I am specifically referring to "the relatively humble 3DS" comment at the beginning of the article. it implies the hardware shouldn't be able to bare it. I understanding porting games from other hardware/systems is difficult. I'm a software engineer. That being said these old systems are just that, they're old, the 3DS is more than capable of emulating them hardware-wise.

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#44

Mommar commented on First Impressions: 3D After Burner II:

I'm a bit confused, these are all arcade games from the late 80's.early 90's... pretty much anything with a computer these days can easily replicate these games. Why is M2 being praised for running a 23 year old port on a modern system? I mean, other than actually adding new modes, it's really not a spectacle to emulate something that old even on "weak" 3DS hardware.

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#47

Mommar commented on Review: Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (3DS):

@MikeDanger I haven't played the Vita version but I watched some video after being horribly disappointed with the frame-rate and responsiveness of the 3DS version. It looks like the frame rate and controls are all around better, however that won't fix the boring gameplay much. I actually would have scored the game a three or a four myself. It's the first 3DS game I've bought that I didn't want (too bad I downloaded it and can't return it.)

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#49

Mommar commented on Hyrule Warriors Is Zelda Meets Dynasty Warrior...:

My problem with this is that it doesn't show off a lick of the systems power and it's not a terribly mainstream game. It's not going to do anything to draw in new gamers as it's a niche game style, and it doesn't look like it plays or looks very good on top of that.