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Oh_Well

Oh_Well

"I am error"

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#1

Oh_Well commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

DuckTales will likely consume most of my weekend. I know some people have said they found the game to be pretty easy, but the hard setting seems pretty comparable to the NES game in my opinion. I haven't tried it on any other mode though. Anyway, if I finish DuckTales, then I'll probably return to Darksiders 2

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#2

Oh_Well commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

In general, I try to finish whatever game I'm currently playing before starting a new one, but I'm just not that into Deus Ex: Human Revolution. I may have to abandon the good fight in favor of The Last of Us, which has been sitting unopened on my shelf for a week now. I've also been really meaning to play Link's Awakening, which has been haunting my backlog for like 10 years.

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#3

Oh_Well commented on Hardware Classics: Nintendo Virtual Boy:

I had one of these when I was younger, but I have no idea what happened to it. Like everyone else, I remember Wario Land being good and then there was that Punchout style boxing game. Teleroboxer maybe? It was pretty good. Mario tennis was decent and the space pinball game wasn't bad either.

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#4

Oh_Well commented on Rumour: Wii U Sold Less Than 40,000 Units In N...:

I continue to hear people say that Nintendo's fortunes will change once they release their first party exclusives. To a certain degree, I expect that will happen, but I'm curious as to how much of a system seller Pikmin 3 actually is. Realistically, it is the only significant upcoming release with any amount of certainty behind it. Don't get me wrong, It's an interesting and well made series, but I know I don't see it as a compelling enough reason to justify the purchase of a new console.

I know that both a new 3D Mario game as well as Mario Kart U are forthcoming, but I am also concerned about the state of those games as well. The Mario galaxy games took the series to "the final frontier." Pardon the bad pun, but my point is; Mario is running out of unique and interesting environments to platform in. The move to space was simply the next logical progression in the series, but what now? As for Mario Kart U, I think it could be hard to introduce further innovation within the series/genre. Mario Kart U, unlike its predecessor, won't benefit from the novelty of online play. The mode will be there for sure, but it was still new with the debut of Mario Kart Wii (at least, I think it was introduced in that game). Now that I've experienced it, I'm not sure that a subsequent incarnation would be enough to convince me to purchase a WiiU. Not to mention, the Mario Kart Wii community is still pretty vibrant.

Beyond those announced games, I would assume that we're about due for another Metroid game, but I feel like it could be a significant period before we see another 3D Zelda title, which behind Mario is probably Nintendo's next biggest IP

Despite my concerns, I'm sure that the announced games will sell systems and I'm sure I will inevitably purchase the machine myself, but I don't find myself as tantalized by the prospect of a new Mario game or Mario Kart game as I once was. More than anything, I would love to see a new IP from Nintendo.

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#5

Oh_Well commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

Recently finished: Spec Ops: The Line, Final Fight 3 - Spec Ops was unbelievably good with a lot of emotional weight. I just downloaded FF3 from the virtual console on a whim and was pleasantly surprised by the command variety.

Currently Playing: I'm working on my first play through of Metroid Prime. Hopefully I should finish it this weekend. It really is great, but it still doesn't hold a candle to Super Metroid.

On the Docket: Link's Awakening. This is one of the few Zelda games I've never played. Both it and Metroid Prime had been haunting my backlog for too long.

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#6

Oh_Well commented on Feature: Nintendo Life's Staff Favourites - Su...:

I can't really argue this list as the sheer number of incredible SNES titles is staggering. My Personal list is as follows:

1. Zelda: A Link to the Past
2. Super Metroid
3. Donkey Kong Country
4. Donkey Kong Country 2
5. Super Punchout
6. Super Ghouls N Ghosts
7. Rock N Roll Racing
8. Super Mario RPG
9. Turtles in Time
10. Super Mario World

The Lost Vikings and Secret of Mana just missed. I've also never played Soul Blazer or Illusion of Gaia, but they look like they would be right in my wheelhouse. Judging from what I've heard about them, they could possibly sneak into the top ten if I ever get around to playing them.