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ness

ness

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ness

#3

ness commented on Review: Mega Man 2 (NES):

@ Review: I can't read any negative points, and you say "platforming action at it's very best."

So why did it not get a 10/10?

@ Music: I find the music in the PAL version better because for me the music in the NTSC version is too fast.

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#4

ness commented on Take Five and Double It!:

@ Fuun Saiki (#119): "So, have you changed your minds about some games?"

Yes, they gave Yoshi's Story a 3/5, and now it has a 4/10.

@ Dazza (#102): "Long term we want WWW and VCR to be much more unified, the beginning of doing this is having the same rating scheme across the board."

There are so many magazines and websites where the rating scheme is different between WW and VC games, and this for a good reason...

And you still didn't answer about the following paragraph:

You didn't give a reason why it (MM2) does not deserve a 10/10. But that is not the point. Look at my examples (Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Bros. 1, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Mario's Super Picross, Mega Man 2) to see what I mean. You didn't dwell on that subjects.

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#5

ness commented on Take Five and Double It!:

@ slangman (#103): "This will help with comparing with unique games like Zelda against other games like Lords of Thunder"

How can you compare 2 games from such different genres?

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#6

ness commented on Take Five and Double It!:

With a 10/10 system you have to argument why a game deserves a 8/10, not a 9. Or why a 9/10 not deserves a 10/10. That is missing in nearly every review of you. Often a game has no negative point, but still "just" get a 9/10.

@ Dazza (#91): "A 9/10 for Mega Man 2 is still a great score, are you really complaining now that we didn't give it 10/10?"

You didn't give a reason why it does not deserve a 10/10. But that is not the point. Look at my examples (Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Bros. 1, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Mario's Super Picross, Mega Man 2) to see what I mean. You didn't dwell on that subjects.

@ Mickeymac (#99): "That's why there's a link to the scoring at the bottom of every review, so people will know that a 5/10 isn't that bad(accually, in this case, it's "average)."

Go to WiiWare-World and you will see that most people think that 6/10&7/10 stands for a average game. You don't have that problem with a 5/5 system.

Btw. were stars better than numbers, especially for a retro-videogame internet site.

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#7

ness commented on Take Five and Double It!:

A 10/10 system gives just too much room for discussions.

For example: Why does Donkey Kong Country not get a 10/10? And Super Mario Bros. 1 gets a 9/10? The same as Donkey Kong Country and Sonic the Hedgehog 2?

Or Mario's Super Picross. It's a perfect Picross game with a absolutely high game volume, why does it not deserve a 10/10?

And what is with Mega Man 2? "platforming action at it's very best." (From the review)
Not a 10/10? Why then "very best"? What is missing to get a 10/10?

You see what I mean? The 5/5 system was just perfect for the old games.

Quote: "We have debated making this change for some time as so many classics ended up getting rated with five stars (rightly of course!)."

Huh? That is a contradiction. You say they deserve a 5/5, so why then a change? I really can't understand why a high quality site like VC-Reviews should change its scoring system.

I see it coming. In the past: Game A = 3/5
Comments: "A quite good game, I will give it a try"

In the future: Game A = 5/10
Comments: "Wow, so bad?"

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#8

ness commented on Take Five and Double It!:

@ d.vader (#38): "I abhor 10-star rating systems. What's the difference between a game getting a 2 or a 3? It's a bad game either way. Who on VC Reviews is going to spend time and energy to decide whether a bad game should get a 2 or a 3 especially when there are different people having a different idea between what a 2 and a 3 rating is. I prefer a 5-point rating scale because it's simple and gives more than enough information when accompanied by the written review. Why fix what's not broken?"

I absolutely agree with that. A review should always just give a overview about the game and an unsubtle appraisal. A 5/5 system is perfect for that.

@ Tides of Chaos (#45) "Ick, two pages per game now? I can understand wanting to separate the review and actual game comments but still, I prefer having all the info I could need in one place. Now that's gone, and it's something that I've always hated about Wiiware World."

The same here, I can just agree with that.

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#9

ness commented on Take Five and Double It!:

@ "You'll get used to it, Ness."

They could have made a survey or something like that.

Boah, I'm so furious about that changes, because VC-Reviews is one of my favorite Internet sites.

The next time there will be a 100/100 system...

Again, why do we need two pages for one game? If want to talk about a game I just need one page for it, not two.

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#10

ness commented on Take Five and Double It!:

No, please, please not.

No to the 10/10 system and no to the extra review page =(.

Man, the old system was perfect, but now...

Why do we need two pages for one game? And the 5/5 system is perfect for old games, because everyone has an slightly different opinion for every game.

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#11

ness commented on First Screens of Adventure Island: The Beginni...:

I would prefer a pure 2D game rather than a 2,5D one. On the one hand because of the 40MB limit and the length of the game, and on the other hand because I think the graphics would be better. For me the game doesn't look very good, hopefully it looks better in motion.

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#17

ness commented on Nintendo DSi North American Launch: April 5th:

@ chunky_droid (#29): "Katamari too!"
&
@ Mickeymac (#44): "Kamatari is coming to DSi? F*** yeah!"

It's not the Katamari you think of, it will be a falling block game similar to Tetris.

@ DSi: I will buy the DSi because I still have the old DS.

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#18

ness commented on Rumour: EarthBound Not Coming to Virtual Console:

@ All who thinks that the copywrite buisiness wasn't a problem years ago:

"In fact, Nintendo DID have a problem with a lot of stuff in EarthBound back in 1995. A lot of changes had to be made before the 1995 legal squad then gave its approval."

http://earthboundcentral.com/2009/02/earthbound-legal-issues/

@ RadioShadow (#142): "But Nintendo own the rights to the Mother series."

I didn't mean the rights to the Mother series, I meant the rights to some other stuff which can be in the game.

@ pikmin95 (#151): "What's with all the Paper Mario avatars?"

That is the new default avatar which shows if readers don't upload one of their own.

@ Adamant Norway (#148): "Jesus, guys, the game isn't even that good."

Well, that's your opinion ;).

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#19

ness commented on Rumour: EarthBound Not Coming to Virtual Console:

@ HeikeKagero (#130): "Plus this game had no problem coming out in 1995 so there should be no problem with it coming out in 2009"

Once again: It can be that Nintendo owned the rights at the time for the release of the game 14 years ago and no longer. It is the same (license) problem with games like Duck Tales (NES). If you do not own the rights anymore you can't release the game.

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#21

ness commented on Rumour: EarthBound Not Coming to Virtual Console:

@ Cally (#101): "Excellent point. They didn't BUY any licenses at the time."

How do you know?

@ ReZon (#100): "The Earthbound demo was taken out of the NA Brawl, they didn't Have to leave anything else about Earthbound/Mother in it."

Yeah, but it was NoA who take the demo out. Why?

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#22

ness commented on Rumour: EarthBound Not Coming to Virtual Console:

RadioShadow (#87): "But why didn't Nintendo get sued in 1995? Why could they get sued for a game that is 14 years old?"

I think because they own the rights at the time for the release of the game 14 years ago and no longer. It is the same (license) problem with games like Duck Tales (NES). If you do not own the rights anymore you can't release the game.

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#23

ness commented on USA WiiWare Update: Evasive Space:

@ odd69: The RPG game is from Kemco, so I think the chance is a little bit higher ;).

@ Hardcore/Shooter: The shooter genre is one of the most hardcore genre at all.

@ Dazza: All right, thank you, that explains much^^.

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#26

ness commented on Rumour: EarthBound Not Coming to Virtual Console:

@ Aardvark Soup (#10): "Well, this seems like a case where downloading the ROM is justified. I'll still wait for some more news on this but otherwise they leave me with no choice."

I agree with you. I also think this is like a free ticket to download the ROM, especially for the people in Europe...

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#32

ness commented on EU WiiWare Update: Onslaught and Pop-Up Pirate!:

@ AlexSais : "what looks to be no challenge whatsoever."
@ Objection_Blaster (#47): "I think he was playing on easy."

Yes, he played it on the easy mode. (He even wrote it in his comment on the Youtube-site.)

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#33

ness commented on USA WiiWare Update: LIT:

@ Bass X0 (#56): "Is NintendoLife active yet or if not when do you plan it to be?"

I didn't know the site, but it took me around 5 seconds to find it out ;).

@ Dazza: Why isn't it possible to login with my VC/WW-W account there?

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#37

ness commented on USA VC Update: Sonic Chaos:

I don't know what is so interesting in this article. I mean, it is clear that the collection is much better that downloading every single game.

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#38

ness commented on Hudson's Upcoming WiiWare Games Revealed:

Adventure Island WiiWare sounds interesting, also because it has updated graphics =).

@ Onslaught: I am a little bit sceptical because of the 40MB limitation of WiiWare games.

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#39

ness commented on USA VC Update: Sonic Chaos:

@ occipital (#77): "Terrible. Just f**cking terrible. I think it's time to sell the Wii."

Because of one game? Yeah, then you SURE have to sell your Wii!!1

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#45

ness commented on EU WiiWare Update: Pop Them Drop Them and Fami...:

@ PiratePete (#59): "And Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band 2 let you run DLC straight from an SD card."

Not really, the game copies the song from the SD card to the Wii system and then deletes it after playing.

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#47

ness commented on More Info and Screenshots for Bubble Bobble Wii:

@ Bahamut ZERO (#26): "Second, BB was always something you play with your friends."

And Mario Kart & SSB not? ;)

"Without talking with your friends, and making strategies with an actual person whom your talking to, Bob could be replaced with a computer player, and feel the same."

Solution: Wii Speak =)

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#48

ness commented on EU WiiWare Update: Pop Them Drop Them and Fami...:

@ AlexSays (#36): "So ridiculous, you couldn't come up with an intelligent response."

It seems that you didn't read my post, so thank you, the same to you.

Maybe I expected too much. But wait...:

"It's okay, I've seen your posts and know what to expect from you."

Interesting, I can say the same about you. And I think I am not the only one. What a surprise!

EDIT: Oh, and the new DLC feature from the music games (Rock Band 2, Guitar Hero), where 1 song can take up to 200 blocks is just another problem.

Ehm... I mean it's great, there is no problem!!1

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#49

ness commented on EU WiiWare Update: Pop Them Drop Them and Fami...:

The Wii has such a intuitively user interface, so why is it so "complicated" just to play a vc game you want?

@ "I've downloaded forty or so games and have about 1200 blocks left."

Do you know the Channels?

@ "Even IF you like to play 15 games all at once (nobody does but someone will say they do) Nintendo offered a great method of storage."

Great?

Congratulations, that is one of the most ridiculous comments I've ever read on WiiWare-World.