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Octane

Octane

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Octane

#1

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

@Zodiak13 Indeed, shovelware (and it's a pun as well!). I don't really care for it. I'm tired of that 16-bit retro look, just because a game looks like something some obscure third party company released on the SNES back in the early 90's, doesn't mean it's a good game. Shovel Knight might actually be one of the few games that are actually playable, but it's still nothing special.

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#6

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

The original Wind Waker, sure the HD versions looked a little better, but I think the remake wasn't necessary, especially since Wind Waker has aged better than other Zelda games. I was never bothered by the things they changed in WW HD, so it's Wind Waker for me.

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#7

Octane commented on First Impressions: Throwing Down in Shigeru Mi...:

@unrandomsam Star Fox Adventures; Paper Mario: Sticker Star; Wii Music; he suggested the ''blow'' mechanic in DKCR (great game, but that was he only thing I personally disliked). He even suggested Kirby to be yellow, and was against the colour pink. He's a great developer, with amazing ideas, I won't deny that, but Miyamoto is just a person, and he will make mistakes every now and then.

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#10

Octane commented on CoroCoro Magazine Reveals Mega Metagross for P...:

@Yorumi Oh I agree, diverse movesets are a must. But I think that limiting some moves can make some under-used Pokémon more viable. Pokémon like Seaking don't have the best stats, which isn't a problem as long as the Pokémon has a unique moveset, good ability, or just a good combination of moves in general. There are plenty of Pokémon however that can do the same thing as (for example) a Seaking does, thus making Seaking somewhat a useless Pokémon. I think by having more unique combinations of moves on certain Pokémon, it is possible to diversify the competitive battles a lot.

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#11

Octane commented on CoroCoro Magazine Reveals Mega Metagross for P...:

@Yorumi Or remove some moves, they only add more and more. I don't foresee how that's going to be good thing in the future. I don't think Mega Pokémon are the problem, it's just that they're too overpowered. If Mega Pokémon raised the stats by 50 instead of 100, they would be a lot more interesting. Then there's actually a choice of equiping a Mega stone, or a regular item. Now, the Mega stone is always the best choice.

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#15

Octane commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Sum...:

Captain Toad and Hyrule Warriors are both a day on purchase. I'll keep an eye out for Bayonetta though. Never cared much for Smash Bros, and Ubisoft doesn't deserve my money.

@SavoirFaire

Japan and Europe will get a separate physical disc of Bayonetta with their copy of Bayonetta 2. NA will receive a download code for Bayonetta, so no physical release of Bayonetta in NA. The eShop version of Bayonetta 2 will include a discount (free as well) for Bayonetta, in all regions.

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#16

Octane commented on Video: Hands-On With Captain Toad: Treasure Tr...:

@JaxonH I've looked it up, and found some sites mentioning this. It seems that several retail stores have a temporary box art set up for those games. Other than that, no actual confirmation from Nintendo, and I have no idea if the temporary box arts can guarantee anything.

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#18

Octane commented on Iwata's Approval Rating Rises While Miyamoto's...:

It only shows that investors are afraid to take risks. They don't care what Nintendo does, they only want Nintendo to make money, and by Nintendo doing the same thing over and over again, they hope to achieve that goal. Every time Nintendo does something new, approval rates drop. It's nothing new, and doesn't say anything about Nintendo at all.

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#19

Octane commented on Save The Universe From Evil Vegetables In Upco...:

@Kirk You're free to presume anything you want, but at least elaborate yourself, and explain why this game isn't a simple knock off from every other sidescrolling shooter. It's a sidescrolling shooter, the sprites don't use more than 4 images, and all you do is collect gems, which are translated into a score. The artwork isn't great, we've seen the gameplay before. The only thing that makes this game slightly interesting/unique is the ice cream vs. vegetables theme, but even that gets thrown out of the window as soon as the game starts and becomes completely irrelevant.

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#20

Octane commented on Save The Universe From Evil Vegetables In Upco...:

@Kirk The ice cream doesn't make it terrible, it's the gameplay itself. It's a simple shooter. The coding for that can be written in under an hour, further, there's some simple animations, but that's about it. The artwork might take week, but in all honestly, it's really not that difficult. I bet that anyone with a little experience in making games, is able to produce this. It's a simple copy of another sidescrolling shooter without much depth. If they have been working on this for several months, I honestly wonder what they've been wasting their time on.

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#21

Octane commented on Save The Universe From Evil Vegetables In Upco...:

@deKay Actually, yes. Just for personal use, with the aid of Game Maker. But that shouldn't matter, as I don't have to be a movie director to have an opinion on a particular movie. This game doesn't look that difficult to make, I guess anyone with a little experience could make this within a week.

If a game is good, it is good; If it's terrible, it's terrible. Being an ''indie'' game isn't an excuse for poor quality.

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#25

Octane commented on Nintendo Needs To Cut Wii U Cost To Capitalise...:

Any price cut will sell more systems, thanks for stating the obvious. Mario Kart 8 is one of the most succesful games of the series, if I recall correctly; it had the biggest attach rate, doubled (if not more) Wii U sales, so it's already a succes..

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#28

Octane commented on First Impressions: Getting Creative With Mario...:

@Jared1984 I don't think so. Whilst they confirmed that they'll add more in the final version, I still expect it to be a limited editor. I doubt you will be able to recreate any level from the main games, as they usually revolve around a level specific mechanic. Just take the rotating grass wheels in the first level of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, I doubt they give you the option to make those.

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#32

Octane commented on Mario Kart Month: Keeping the Mario Kart 8 Rac...:

As long as it's free...

DLC always makes me wonder, why couldn't they just include it in the game in the first place? Well, obviously to make more money, but now you'll end up with a Mario Kart game priced around +$100. When I buy a game, I want to buy the full game, and not a half game that wants to empty my wallet.

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#34

Octane commented on Square Enix Considering "Overseas" Release of ...:

It's interesting to see the software sales in Europe are on par with those in NA, something you don't hear every day. I'd buy the game if it comes to Europe.

The list of ''upcoming Wii U games'' already had this game set for a 2014 release in Europe, was this already confirmed before?

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#36

Octane commented on Pokkén Fighters and Pokkén Tournament Tradem...:

@Kaze_Memaryu That would seem inevitable, agreed. But figthing games are not my cup of tea either, so something like that wouldn't appeal to me anyway.

I wonder though, why did the fifth generation never get a console game? Well, a game like Stadium in this generation is almost pointless on the other hand, as the handhelds seem to handle online battles with no problem.

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#38

Octane commented on Nintendo Confirms Kirby: Triple Deluxe eShop D...:

@allav866 It's true that NOE is eager to give away free digital games, but when it comes to actual games they have a lot to learn as well. There's quite a lot of games I wish would have been released over here. It seems as if they're giving you a nice deal, but in the end I don't think many people will make use of it.

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#41

Octane commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

Assuming they are developing a Mario game for the Wii U, we probably won't see a release anytime soon, late 2015 would be my guess. Retro already confirmed to be working on something (Metroid?), and hopefully E3 this year will bring us some good news (Zelda confirmed for E3). There's more than enough time for our Zeldas en Metroids in between. It's just a confirmation that there's a Mario game in development, as there probably always is..

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#43

Octane commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

There was no need to mention the GamePad if the game wasn't planned for the Wii U. Koizumi did consider making an open 3D Mario game for the Wii U (like 64/Sunshine), and it's better to aim for a early release in the Wii U's lifespan, than for a late release with those kind of games. We'll see how this will turn out.