User Profile




Fri 20th February, 2009

Recent Comments



Pahvi commented on Wii U System Update 5.1.2 Takes Stability to A...:

@NauticalCrimes Like I said, a pipe dream :) Although not for the game-by-game basis reasoning, since I'd see the Gamepad acting like a Classic Controller plugged into a Wiimote not pointing at the screen (the cursor in the menus can be moved with the Controller sticks). Then again, the Wii mode should hardly be their focus.



Pahvi commented on Wii U System Update 5.1.2 Takes Stability to A...:

@NauticalCrimes Re: Gamepad in Wii mode: other than displaying a copy of the TV screen and functioning as a second sensor bar - not to my knowledge? The buttons etc cannot be used in Wii mode. The TV remote feature does work, though, even in the Wii mode. That was a fun surprise.



Pahvi commented on Wii U System Update 5.1.2 Takes Stability to A...:

I downloaded my free MK8 game (WWHD) last week or so, and during the process I think the console froze itself for a moment. Or at least it let out that buzzer sound, before eventually resuming operations. Dunno if it was the eShop I had open at the time as well. Still, there was still unstability left, and maybe there still is.

I'm still hoping for the user interface enhancements to someday include Gamepad support for the Wii mode... pipe dream for sure. Especially with Mario running about everywhere.



Pahvi commented on Dolphin Up is Joining the Sea of Wii U eShop G...:

The start of the video looks like what I used to do in Ecco 1 when I didn't want to leave the opening stage.

That said, it's not trippy enough. There's Always room for more to-be iconic music, and this also could use a fair amount more of rainbows, narwhals and/or unicorns - metallic or not.



Pahvi commented on Nintendo Download: 21st August (Europe):

So, the NES Remix game discount bonanza is closing... it was fun while it lasted.

Still waiting for the big number of Spikes and Shovel Knight.

As for the titles mentioned in the original post, nothing for me. Maybe the Smash Bros discounts, if there are any, will change the situation.



Pahvi commented on XType Plus Arriving Today on North American Wi...:

@LawRulesAll Until you realize that the game requires at higher levels accurate maneuvering so that downscaling from the TV resolution to the gamepad resolution is going to be an issue. And "zooming in" so that the playing field is not shown completely isn't a good idea either.

That's my opinion on it anyway.



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

Metroid and Balloon Fight for me, maybe Wrecking Crew as well. If anything, these NES Remix discounts have made me buy half a dozen NES games on Wii U VC I otherwise wouldn't have bothered with. (Clu Clu Land, Kid Icarus, Punch-Out, Ice Climber, Ice Hockey off the top of my head). Even those are 5 sales as opposed to 0 sales.



Pahvi commented on Review: XType Plus (Wii U eShop):

Anyway - it took me about 16 hours of playing in two weeks before I got... fed up as playing for higher scores the game had become a chore rather than a fun pastime. That much gaming for 3€ is in my book perfectly reasonable.



Pahvi commented on Coleco Wants to Bring Back Their Version of Do...:

@WanderFan91 I'd like to see MSX on Wii U VC outside Japan. Penguin Adventure (looks a lot like Antarctic Adventure, and I played them both when I was a kid) has already been released there.

The system - at least in theory - supported two-button joysticks. In Nemesis (think Gradius), one button for shooting and the other for selecting the powerup.



Pahvi commented on Review: SHUT THE BOX (Wii U eShop):

I haven't played this game in any form, but it sounds a bit like solitaire. A lot of it is luck, but you aren't passively watching things happen.

Solitaire has its fans, maybe this will as well.



Pahvi commented on Review: XType Plus (Wii U eShop):

@lifer Ok, I just checked that two replays had different enemies for phases 1 and 2. So you're right on that account.

However, I disagree that procedural generation would, by definition, exclude the fixing of seed values for the pseudorandom number generator. See the Sentinel on CBM-64 or how Worms produce level maps from a character sequence. Or the galaxies in Elite 1.



Pahvi commented on Art: Controller Evolution Photo Series Hammers...:

One thing about the Wii controller picture is how close the Nunchuk and the Wiimote are to each other. The picture hides one "hidden" feature I really liked about this combination: it allows for a much more "open" posture for playing by not forcing the hands to grasp the same small piece of plastic in front of you..



Pahvi commented on XType Plus' Game-Breaking Bug Nearly Squashed:

I think I heard it came up when there were some hundred or hundreds of highscore table entries. Over a hundred tester/review accounts would be quite a few testers, even for two QA teams.



Pahvi commented on Hyrule Warriors Direct Reveals New Items and C...:

If I got it right from the video, the combo keys are more varied than in what I remember seeing in Dynasty Warriors 7 (or at least in the first campaign), essentially of type YX, YYX, YYYX and so on: (Y)^+ X.
I've barely started with One Piece Pirate Warriors, in which there already are combos of the type XYX (or whatever the Playstation controller keys are).
The NintendoDirect showed a combo something like YYYXXX. Maybe, maybe.

I now expect a fair amount of level grinding.



Pahvi commented on Review: XType Plus (Wii U eShop):

@unrandomsam: I'd take at least Jets'n'Guns Gold and Satazius off yourlist of danmaku and add Danmaku Unlimited 2 (Steam and iOS, I believe).

I agree on the game being visually rather "primitive". The bosses aren't even palette-swapped. But then again, one could say that Super Hexagon is also rather primitive, visually, but it's a very addicting game nonetheless. XType Plus doesn't come near that game, though.



Pahvi commented on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Delay in Europe...:

I'm pretty sure there aren't any surprise first-party retail titles coming to Wii U (in Europe but not in NA). I'm even more sure there aren't any surprise third-party retail titles coming to Wii U (in Europe but not in NA). So what we're left with is... the backlog of eShop games (Shovel Knight, 1001 Spikes - which I really hope do come out in Europe before December) and Virtual Console games that aren't coming out in NA in December.

I don't think anyone is a fan of these theories. I know I am not. Maybe NoE sees things differently from NoA.

Of course, we could try to see if Nintendo might be looking at PC/PS/XBox releases... but I won't be doing that.



Pahvi commented on XType Plus Delayed in North America Due to Onl...:

For its price, I think the game has a fair amount of content. I don't think the classic mode rewards you enough for accurate shooting over focusing on just surviving, but the Plus mode does.

@Marioman64: They kind of already did - they disabled the servers, so the game can now be played by those who already bought it. I also think they did the right job removing it from the store until this issue is fixed, since selling games without the advertised features isn't a good idea.



Pahvi commented on NES30 GamePad Brings Old School Control To iOS...:

So it has tilt sensors built-in then? In theory interesting, since I'd like a good wireless pad for playing Wii VC games.

Not sure about the "good" part and the design of the controller is still painful.



Pahvi commented on Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perf...:

@SphericalCrusher: The first one is less a game than a petting aquarium, whereas the second adds various game mechanics to it (leveling up diving and salvaging skills), limited air tank capacity, actually aggressive wildlife that need to be fended off. Even worse, I can't choose which song to listen to in the sequel.

I kind of miss the relaxing atmosphere of the first game. I have played the sequel for only about 6 hours, so I don't have a solid opinion on it yet.