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MussakkuLaden

MussakkuLaden

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#2

MussakkuLaden commented on Nintendo 64x64: Pilotwings 64:

Talking of Paradigm, I hope F1 World Grand Prix (II) will not be forgotten in this special. Impressive for it's time and both realistic and fun, with a really unique scenario mode. In my opinion the best Formula 1 games of all times (when regarded in relation to the hardware and release date).

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#3

MussakkuLaden commented on Nintendo 64x64: Pilotwings 64:

Talking of Paradigm, I hope F1 World Grand Prix (II) will not be forgotten in this special. Impressive for it's time and both realistic and fun, with a really unique scenario mode. In my opinion the best Formula 1 games of all times (when regarded in relation to the hardware and release date).

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#6

MussakkuLaden commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

I am requesting a female Link for quite a while. However, I think that nothing about Link's personality and hardly anything of his look should change then. Rather I'd find a Link like that in the new WiiU Zelda appropriate, who could actually have either sex in terms of his look, and simply make him female.
However, Zelda and Ganondorf should not change, as I find their respective sex essential for their character (and their names clearly denote them as female and male respectively).
But Link was always some sort of blank space, a character closely associated with the actual player (hence the name Link or the possibility to enter one's own name, and hence the lack of dialogue on his part). Furthermore we know that in many titles of the series, the "Link" is indeed a different person, with entirely different backgrounds (whereas Zelda is, though one of different reincarnations too, always the royal princess of Hyrule, and Ganondorf may indeed be the very same person throughout time, merely changing his appearance). There is no reason or obstacle why a future reincarnation of Link should not be a female (while at the same time there should not be made a big fuss about it; a feminization of the character would be entirely the wrong way).

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#7

MussakkuLaden commented on Nintendo Download: 14th August (Europe):

Wow, those Ubisoft-Discounts are really damn nice and with only a few exceptions indeed below the retail-prices! At the moment I have neither time nor space for those games, but surely some great offers are among them.

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#9

MussakkuLaden commented on Nintendo Download: 7th August (Europe):

Mach Rider for 3.99. So Nintendo really allows variable price tags for Virtual Console games generally and aside from some special releases, after they already introduced this with the GBA VC. Good thing. Mach Rider for instance always looked quite interesting to me, but as with many other "small" titles, 4.99 had been too much.

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#10

MussakkuLaden commented on Review: Master Reboot (Wii U eShop):

Hmm, the art style looks downright horrible. But then the overall presentation and the ideas look really interesting. If that ever drops to 5.00 or so, I may give it a try, especially as it's a pleasantly short game.

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#14

MussakkuLaden commented on You Won't Need To Track Too Much Treasure To B...:

A budget price is what I was hoping for, though I didnt really expect it. I'm very interested in this game, but then I had not bought it at full price. But then again, until today I got each first-party Wii U title for a maximum of 45 euro (e.g. MK8), in most cases 40 euro (e.g. Pikmin 3), on day one. But I don't expect to get this for 30. 35 rather, so I may wait.

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#17

MussakkuLaden commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

I would favour a quality control too, simply in the most basic way. It was less of an issue in the Wii Shop, but with it now being easier to port to the console and to publish (which is a good thing as such), there is a lot of real crap coming which could disappoint some casual gamers and hurt the reputation of the console. I don't mean that Nintendo should act like a dictator and prevent anything that serious gamers would consider crap - like those My Farm games, which are not totally broken after all, and seem to have their fans, as otherwise they would not release more and more all the time. But some games, like this letter title recently, they seem to lack any production standards... Having a certain minimum quality in the Nintendo shops would also be an advantage over completely open platforms like those on Apple and Android.

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#18

MussakkuLaden commented on Ocarina of Time Joins Hyrule Warriors With She...:

The number of playable characters is becoming quite crazy. It remains to be seen how different and balanced they play, but it's certainly a great fan service. Moreover, as even such fairly minor characters will be playable, I'm sure that some of the bad guys will turn up as bonus characters as well, Ganondorf first of all, perhaps even in different forms.
Now I'm wonderfing if some side characters from older 2D Zeldas may be playable too.

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#20

MussakkuLaden commented on Nintendo of Europe Launching Wii U Virtual Con...:

Nothing interesting for me among these 7 titles. Either I already own them in one way or the other, or they are not worth half their price. But if something like SMB 3 turns up the next weeks, I may consider getting one of the NES Remixes.

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#28

MussakkuLaden commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

@Sparx What? There's a bonus scene in LA if you do a no death run? :O Uh, unfortunately it's one of the hardest Zelda games, so I cannot hope to ever manage that...
But I fully agree with you as regards the story. I'd like to include the game's really unique characters and find that the game is one of the most moving experiences I ever had. The music was great too.

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#29

MussakkuLaden commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

@SKTTR Totally agree with you. In fact, leaving aside any comparisons what is the best Zelda game and things like (as it seems you either love or hate Majora's Mask, whereas, let's say, a ALttP, OoT, or TP have somewhat similar appeals), I think that Majora's Mask is one of the truly outstanding and unique games in video game history overall. Sure, a OoT is no less great and was even more influential, but what I mean is that a number of games are based on its near-perfect formula. Majora's Mask is truly extraordinary not only with respect to its time system, but also its setting and characters, especially for its time, 2000. In a line with games such as Shenmue, it is one of those titles you cannot purposefully evaluate on terms of good, perfect, best, whatever, but it's special in its own right, doing things no worse or better than others (although I for instance think that MM has the best dungeons in the whole Zelda series, but then again it's only four) but doing it differently, creating an experience no other game ever delivered.

However, I felt very happy that SS, while of course not copying MM's time system, is the first Zelda since MM to offer a town with deep and complex NPC relationships, echoing MM at least slightly in this regard. I really hope that the Wii U Zelda will continue like that...

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#30

MussakkuLaden commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

It's always difficult to decide between Link's Awakening and Majora's Mask. Depends on the criteria I apply, but really I don't favor any more than the other. Number 3 is Ocarina of Time. While it has undoubtedly not quite the same status as MM or LA for me, it would however be unfair to call it a less great game.
Unfortunately, after MM no Zelda game of true greatness has been released. The three home console titles all had their individual strengths and shortcomings. I consider WW (no matter if HD or not) a low point in the series, though not a bad game as such, and since then it got gradually better. But SS still is far from the quality of the N64 Zeldas for me. All the handheld titles after LA were simply "very good" but not outstanding (leaving aside Spirit Tracks and A Link Between World's, which I haven't played yet). Personally I find nothing good in A Link to the Past and the NES Zelda's I cannot quite evaluate as I only played them way after release.
So for me, LA is the first truly great game in the series, and is it was followed by OoT and MM, the sum of those three games is the pinnacle of the series. Since then, each entry pursues to reach these heights again, though none really did. However, recent developments make me optimistic that it's still possible to happen in the future. WW, TP and SS were not fundamentally inferior anyway. Each had at least the potential in it to compete with the N64 classics. Unfortunately, each appeared in one way or the other unfinished.

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#35

MussakkuLaden commented on Animal Crossing 'Clone', Castaway Paradise, Co...:

There was already an Animal Crossing clone on a Nintendo console once, some witch-school-themed game for the DS, published in Europe through Konami. Forgot the title but played it once on the Games Convention way back and it left a very good impression on me. Nice graphics and design and it felt somehow tighter than AC, due to its witch theme and the idea purpose that resulted from it. Seemed to be very much addressed to teenage girls, though.

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#36

MussakkuLaden commented on First Impressions: Moulding Clay With Kirby an...:

What I like about the graphics of this and Yoshi is that they show that a much greater leap forward can be with a creative artistic approach, rather than mere technological progress. It's true that almost all AAA games these days pay much attention to their art style, yet in more than 9 out of 10 cases they arrive at a good-looking yet totally unoriginal "mainstream" look.

Edit: To be precise, Nintendo's approach to graphics (another example was by the way Skyward Sword's look) is not only a creative and interesting from an artistic perspective, but also because it entails simultaneously interesting technical twists, as one can see in the simulation of clay or yarn – substances that have not been simulated so often before.

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#43

MussakkuLaden commented on E3 2014: Did Zelda Williams Just Tease Majora'...:

Hmmm, not sure if the 3DS will really see Majora's Mask THIS year, but I'm pretty sure that it'll see it one day. Being occupied with the WiiU Zelda, I don't think the 3DS will see any totally new Zelda game anytime soon, so "simply" releasing Majora's Mask would be a quick and easy way to make some people happy. My guess: First half 2015.

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#45

MussakkuLaden commented on Talking Point: What We Expect From Nintendo at...:

Well, everything seems possible. Major surprises like in the early 2013 direct, but also mere presentations of the AAA titles scheduled for 2014. What of both (or a mixture of both) will happen is on the one hand a question of strategy, on the other dependent on what Nintendo did or did not in secret throughout the past 12 months, and what they still expect they can make of the Wii U.

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#47

MussakkuLaden commented on Nintendo Download: 12th June (Europe):

If I didn't have it already, I'd feel extremely happy seeing Super PO arrive. However, as I do have it on the Wii already, and didn't like it nearly as much as the amazing original (but maybe I just didn't invest enough time into it), this appears as a rather shallow week to me. But no problem, the previous weeks were all too great and it'll take me month or years to catch up all these games.

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#50

MussakkuLaden commented on 130 Jobs To Go In Nintendo Of Europe Reshuffle:

@Starwolf_UK Regarding your question about the warehouses, I assume the distribution process has been somewhat restructured, decentralised for quite a while. At this time it is no longer economical to carry all hard- and software (which is produced almost entirely outside of Europe) to Großostheim, and then to re-distribute it from there again. Also the fact that Nintendo set up a new location in Frankfurt quite some while ago, rather than expanding Großostheim, indicated that the significance of the latter was dwindling for quite a while.