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Sat 18th August, 2012

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Mr-DNA commented on Review: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Wii U e...:

Besides hardware limitations (I've experienced slowdown even on the Wii U version in an exceptionally weapon-heavy run), I'm sure the presence of a second stick (or nub) is useful. The game just wouldn't be as enjoyable forced into a button-only control scheme for shooting. Even though you can only shoot in four directions (most of the time), using the stick just feels better.



Mr-DNA commented on Interview: Warren Spector on the State of Nint...:

Disney may have told him no only once directly, but he left out the part where most of the design choices were dictated by focus groups. There was so much promise in the concept, but ultimately it was a bland platformer with a mechanic that never quite saw its potential.



Mr-DNA commented on Review: Rock Zombie (Wii U eShop):

No co-op, no aerial attacks. These are cardinal sins for an arcade beat 'em up. 6/10 seems generous. In my mind, "so bad it's good" is limited to the Rushing Beat trilogy. Even indie games can be "so good they're good."



Mr-DNA commented on Giana Sisters 2 In Development, Could Be Comin...:

The original has the honor of being the first game that I've downloaded and deleted without finishing. It was a mediocre platformer at best, with eye-burning visuals. The only thing is had going for it was the whole world-switching mechanic, and even that was mostly cosmetic. Sure, it made a couple floating floors switch places, but altering the whole background did nothing, save for opening a few wells. If it was more thoughfully implemented, it could have been great. As it stands now, it's just a cheap hook.



Mr-DNA commented on Pre-Orders Open For NES, Persona Q and Smash B...:

The box looks like the NES console while the 3DS itself just has a controller slapped on the front. WHY. They should have designed it just like the NES-styled GBA SP. I dig the red buttons though.

As I was typing this, IxC posted essentially the same thing, but I think it's worth stating twice in a row.



Mr-DNA commented on Rock Zombie Is Bringing Hard Rock And Side-Scr...:

(Cut to generic rocker chick [red] repeating a single swing)

I'm all for arcade brawlers, but this looks awful. Those jerky walk cycles, the samey characters, no co-op, and worst of all, the band has no drummer!



Mr-DNA commented on Review: Mega Man X3 (Wii U eShop / Super Ninte...:

I'm surprised the review didn't mention my biggest complaint with this game. Nearly every enemy has some type of shield. I don't expect to mow through every single enemy in the game completely mindlessly, but the books -when they're actually there- are a chore to fight through.



Mr-DNA commented on Nintendo Confirms Two More Virtual Console Tit...:

Sweet! SF2010 will complete the Capcom page on my Wii U menu!

MM1-6, MMX1-3, FF2-3, SF2T, Duck Tales, and D&D, in case anyone was wondering. Once Gargoyle's Quest II and Demon's Crest are available, I'll have to kick the two non-VC games out.



Mr-DNA commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

I can't wait for Yves' inevitable "SEE? We told you Wii U owners don't buy mature games!" when W_D tanks. It'll have nothing to do with the fact that everybody bought it for every other system imaginable and found out that it was all hype. I don't know anyone who's played it who didn't find it to be a huge letdown. Which is a shame, since I wanted to try it, but I already bought a ticket to the Ubi hype train before. (Zombi U)

If Ubisoft crafted games half as well as they concoct their self-fulfilling prophecies on Wii U owners' buying habits, they wouldn't have to release these statements.



Mr-DNA commented on Beautiful Limited Edition Super Smash Bros. 3D...:

This design is in full violation of 'less is more.' It doesn't need the character lineup and the title; they should have just picked one. Honestly, I would have preferred a big Smash logo. I was waiting until a Smash edition XL was announced before upgrading, but now I think I'm going to hunt down a Zelda edition.



Mr-DNA commented on Former Cing Vice President Would Like the Stor...:

I imported Last Window. It's the only video game I ever gave my girlfriend as a gift. (Its the only one she'd want as a gift.) I'm still bummed that I'll never see a release of Another Code R in the States, though.



Mr-DNA commented on Capcom's Mega Man 7 Is Dashing To The Wii U eShop:

Apparently the Saturn is notoriously difficult to emulate, hence the appearance of the PS1 version of MM8 on the Anniversary Collection. It's a shame, too, as the Saturn version has more content, like the optional Cut Man and Wood Man fights (no weapons though), and the fan design galleries.



Mr-DNA commented on Slew of Capcom Titles Announced for North Amer...:

Oh, man! This is some good news! Looking forward to rounding out my MM collection, as well as GQII, DC, SF2010, and MFF. Geez, I'll have a whole page on my Wii U menu devoted to classic Capcom before the year is over!



Mr-DNA commented on Game Boy Classic Donkey Kong Land Is Coming To...:

I never played the sequels, but the original DKL always seemed to me like a case of "coulda" over "shoulda." The pre-rendered graphics lose quite a bit when your reduce them to four colors from the SNES' 256. Combine that with a tiny screen, and you've got a formula for running into Kremlings. The 8-bit renditions of the tunes were great, though.



Mr-DNA commented on The Year of Luigi Officially Ends on 18th March:

People who are clamoring for another "Year of ___" have completely missed the point. Luigi was almost always in the background, whether he was relegated to Player 2 in Super Mario Bros or off having (possibly more interesting) adventures in Thousand Year Door. Hell, even when he was brought to the forefront, he was either shown as a coward (Luigi's Mansion), a coward (Superstar Saga), or a coward (partners in Time). If anyone deserved some spotlight time after 30 years, it was Luigi.

Other Nintendo characters don't need their own year; they just need more games.



Mr-DNA commented on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Hits Funding Target t...:

I'm glad they made their goal. This has been a painful Mickstarter to watch, mostly because I just don't have the spare cash to donate to this kind of thing. If I did, I'd throw that $350 at them to put my art in the game. But there's just one little detail, WayForward: artists don't have money. That said, who'd like to donate $350 to put MY art in 1/2 Genie Hero?

I'm kidding, of course.

No I'm not.