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Sun 11th December, 2011

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ouroborous commented on Reaction: Picking Apart The New Nintendo 3DS A...:

love the 3DS, if theres a newer and better version out there, i will buy it.... this will be my 4th 3DS system, lol.

regular cosmo black 3DS (traded in), XL blue (given to brother), XL Zelda Gold Edition (will keep or give to brother), and probably then the new metallic blue XL+ (for me!)



ouroborous commented on Review: Yoshi's New Island (3DS):

this game is by no means for "babies", levels are relatively easy to clear, yes, but if you want to get all of the stars/red coins/flowers, then good luck, they are hidden all over the place and you will find yourself frequently stumped as to where you even missed any of them. the game is definitely challenging enough to satisfy any fan of the original yoshi's island.

as for the platforming itself, its just what it should be really and entirely evocative of the original game.
theres arrow-bounce balls, question mark clouds, and lots of hidden ones too, vines that grow from seeds, hidden pass-through walls, egg-stealing mice, chomp rocks, kamek, lost baby countdown, spin buckets in castles that drop stuff, lots of new transformation mini-levels, lots of baddies from the original, as well as new ones, like the metal shy guy and giant shy guy, poochie is in there somewhere, and the boss fights are stunning looking, if a bit on the easy side (im lookin at you giant bean guy, world 1 boss).

the game is awesome, this review is just plain wrong.
seriously, if you liked the original, don't knock this one till you try it.
odds are, you'll love it too.



ouroborous commented on Review: Yoshi's New Island (3DS):

okay, so i was REALLY looking forward to yoshi's new island, then i read this review and got totally depressed about it. that's because this site has always been about 100% accurate in their reviews of upcoming games.
despite that, i decided to watch the extended trailer and keep an open mind.
ultimately i decided to give the game a chance.
and guess what?
granted it doesn't take the franchise to all-new heights but it is a totally solid follow-up to the original game in the series, which frankly, is all that i had ever wanted.
it looks great, sounds great, plays great, is fun, colourful, and not at all a crappy effort. watch the trailer and if it looks good to you, just go for it and disregard the low score on this site (sorry guys!).

i hated the one for DS, switching babies was a royal pain and the two screen levels weren't actually the best idea. i did have fun with yoshi story for N64, though it was a really weird entry in the series.
but all i ever wanted was basically this game. so all in all, i am glad that i bothered to give it a try. i have played through the first world and am very satisfied. i would really have been entirely wrong to have just passed on this game.
for once nlife, i have to disagree with you on the score.




ouroborous commented on Nicalis Boss Tyrone Rodriguez Thinks The Wii U...:

you fool!!!!! the gamepad is AWESOME and i use it exclusively to play all wii u and eshop games cause im too cheap to buy an HD tv. besides, i like 3ds better than anything else these days anyway and basically its a giant gameboy, win + win = win. and seriously, anything would have been better than those abyssmal wiimote controls, which killed an entire generation of nintendo games.



ouroborous commented on NES-Style Action Title Insanity's Blade Is Cut...:

yea doesnt really make me think NES, looks like a very old computer game maybe. at a glance i'd say it doesn't look very good and doesn't really interest me. however, i do like an oldschool romp now and again, so i guess we'll see how it turns out.



ouroborous commented on Review: Super C (Wii U eShop / NES):

its every bit as good as the original and i wouldn't argue if you wanted to say that it's even better.

if you're looking for recommendations, contra 3 for SNES was also good in it's own right and basically faithful to the original style. contra 4 for DS (many many years later) was also really really good, if a bit on the insanely impossible side.
additionally, i also enjoyed operation C for the original gameboy, though its a very pared down version for the most part.
hm, maybe contra 4 borrowed that sub fight from operation c? something to think aboot!



ouroborous commented on Review: Super C (Wii U eShop / NES):

wonderfully and totally classic. gotta love that jungle level and the japanese hodge-podge insanity that is the final boss - it just doesn't make sense! oh and don't forget that skull and bones thing u gotta fight. wicked.



ouroborous commented on Free-To-Play Title Steel Diver: Sub Wars Break...:

loved the full game and anything more would be great.
its a shame that it was a title that got totally passed over by most people. i got it cause it was cheap and old and i ended up loving it (much like Nano Assault for 3DS). it looks great and i found it to be very addictive. i even beat all the extreme missions.

anyway, its great that its back in some form but honestly it would have been neat to have seen this with HD graphics on the Wii U.

maybe we'll get lucky and this will spark some new interest in the game and it will eventually get a sequel? one can only desperately hope ;)



ouroborous commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:

off-tv play is the #1 best thing about the wii u, that and the fact that it has basically traditional controls and doesnt require that horrible wiimote garbage. "wiimote, the controller which neutered and ruined an entire generation of nintendo games".
as i currently only have one tv, i use the gamepad to play games ALL of the time and have played whole games through on just the gamepad alone and i love it. it's like a giant gameboy with an HD screen and its awesome.
so, off-tv play is all that was needed from the wiiu and gamepad. its awesome, it stays, and its perfectly fine as-is.



ouroborous commented on Talking Point: Is The Castlevania Series Finis...:

they could keep churning out metroidvania titles like sotn or the DS entries and i would certainly keep buying them forever. ecclesia was inspired.
mirror of fate wasnt what i wanted, but it ended up being very very good anyway. despite lackluster sales, i think that the effort was a success.



ouroborous commented on Nintendo Reiterates Confidence That the Wii U ...:

nintendo does this thing, they release hardware and THEN people start working on making games for it.

the 3DS was poo poo'ed for being a total flop when it was released. but the real problem was that there were no games for it for like a year and a half. but then, lo and behold, here comes a million awesome games and the thing is selling like hotcakes now and crushing the beejeez out of the vita. and all this is happening despite the fact that everyone thinks that everyone just wants to play crappy cellphone games.

so, the wii u will ultimately catch up eventually and do fine, more likely than not.
at the end of the day, nintendo still makes quality stuff and it is still worth schilling out the cash for it.

i have an off and on relationship with my wii u, but im not sorry that i bought it. it'll work out in the end. and it better! since i dont plan on ever buying a new xbox or playstation system ;p



ouroborous commented on iPhone Gaming Controller Could Mean "The End O...:

guess what, it won't mean the end of nintendo. cell phone games are crappy and even if they vastly improve, you still have to buy and tote around the controller do-hickey in order to use and play the games the right way.
not to mention, they still won't have any nintendo titles for phones so if you want to play ANY of the big N's games, old or new, you still gotta have nintendo hardware.
also, there will always be those of us who grew up playing NES and all of the following systems who are fine with buying nintendo hardware because its a name we can trust.
they still make good stuff, and it's still worth buying devices that dont do anything other than play nintendo games.
so until nintendo is a software producer/licenser only, they are here to stay.



ouroborous commented on Soapbox: The Wii U Virtual Console Needs to Fr...:

i agree whole-heartedly, the wii u vc is pathetic so far (though to be fair, the 3DS vc was just as awful at first too) and the 3DS vc has slowed WAY down in terms of quality/enticing/interesting releases. i certainly hope that they both pick up.
i also agree that paying for the same old game yet again is something that alot of people either cannot or simply will not do. a better option does need to be provided.



ouroborous commented on Out Today: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker...:

Just to be clear, the WiiU bundle and the eShop download of the game are apparently out today.
But the retail hard copy of the game and the special edition with the Ganondorf figure are not out until Oct 4th, like originally announced.
Who knew the bundle was gonna come out first???



ouroborous commented on Weirdness: Say Hello to the Cross Plane, a Gam...:

well i love the idea of off-tv play but with the wii-u i tend to switch back and forth alot. at any rate this device isnt worth the same price tag as the wii u. wait a minute, the wii u isnt even worth it's price tag yet! lol.
maybe if it can emulate every previous-gen system and has a screen as good as the one on the gamepad, it could be kind of fun. and what's up with it needing to use some kind of bluetooth cartridges?



ouroborous commented on Weirdness: This 1DS Spoof is Remarkably Well Done:

honestly that's kinda cool, 3DS desperately needs to be able to be connected to a TV, if the PSP-Slim did it ages ago, I can't see any reason why nintendo couldn't have implemented the tech to do it. (they did do so at gaming conventions and even if the tech was an add-on, who would care?)
Also, the idea of an HDTV HDMI dongle used to beam the video to the TV is a genious idea that I wished was implemented with the Wii-U.
I know we won't see wireless power anytime soon, I can only assume that is because the infrastructure to charge everyone for it is not exactly in place. But we could at least see wireless video to the TV, that's not even a stretch.



ouroborous commented on Bethesda: The Time For Convincing Publishers A...:

oh my, he is so very right and i have to agree completely. all along it seemed to me that nintendo just made a system and released it, having not even worked with it or developed much for it themselves. i suppose they just assumed that people would be dying to develop for them, but it's not 1990 anymore. as a developer, why wouldn't you go with the company that acknowledges you and tries to work with you? there are only three major consoles to pick from and there are a few studios that make games that sell consoles. why wouldn't you try to cater to them?
i would feel a little insulted too if one of the big companies made a system and then a year or two later came to me begging for games. but that's nintendo, head in the clouds and backwards as ever. they'll persist but they really do need to wake the up and start giving even the slightest care toward things in the real world outside of the incredibly isolated nintendo bubble.
don't get me wrong, i love the 3DS more than I ever thought that I could, but the Wii U has a just as long and arduous a path to go as the 3DS did when it started out. nintendo seems to hope that dreams = money, they rush a system out the door and then it just sits there on the store shelves for a good year or so until both they and developers have a chance to code for it and make some decent games. next time they make a system, they are going to need a stellar and un-ending line-up right from the go.



ouroborous commented on Review: Nano Assault Neo (Wii U eShop):

stick with the 3DS version, surprisingly it is the far better of the two.
they are different games, the wii u game is not a direct port or anything, though there are some similarities in the levels of the wiiu version to the original 3DS levels.
the 3DS version has far more content, isn't as frustrating and unforgiving, and isn't so rushed. the experience on 3DS feels far more rewarding overall.
the wii u version does look great and is still fun but is very brief (thankfully it's also pretty cheap). at any rate though, there is extremely little to buy still at this point on the wii u eShop, so this isn't a bad choice at all in that respect.