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Fri 20th February, 2009

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Pahvi commented on Video: We Tackle the Legendary Hyrule Warriors...:

@rjejr The first two scenarios branch from the first mission, the next two at from The Water Temple and The Shadow King (the branching section), and the last from A War of Spirit (second mission after the merging of the timelines).



Pahvi commented on Nintendo Download: 16th October (Europe):

... it's not like I already have enough to play in Hyrule Warriors, but the first DLC pack comes already? Ehm. Gotta pick up the pace and clear more of the base game's Adventure mode map.



Pahvi commented on Bayonetta 2 Demo Now Live In The European Wii ...:

Cue the complaints of how badly the demo reflects on the game - like TW101's demo :)

Anyway, the demo was, I think, the Prologue or the end of it. Which is what the text at the end said.

Hyrule Warriors didn't get my thumbs tired like this game did in just one level. Ehh. Then again, I haven't had much success with PG's games before either, including B1 on PS3.



Pahvi commented on Nintendo Confirms GameCube Controller Adapter ...:

@jariw The question of it working in Wii mode is not the question I'm asking but do the Wii games see it as a Classic Controller or a Gamecube controller plugged into a virtual Gamecube controller port? (Or does that matter, even? I do not know how Wii handled those internally.) The newsitem states it appears as a Classic Controller and doesn't mention at all that it would appear as a Gamecube controller.

DDR dance mats on Wii go into Wii's Gamecube controller ports. I don't know how they'll work with this adapter either. I think the games might support playing on a D-pad - so maybe they'll be playable again, but as a virtual D-pad?



Pahvi commented on Nintendo Confirms GameCube Controller Adapter ...:

So the GC controller works as a Classic Controller but not a GameCube controller in Wii mode? I take this to mean that Metal Slug Anthology is still pretty unplayable on Wii U's Wii mode (since the game supports GC controller but not Classic Controller).



Pahvi commented on Nintendo Download: 9th October (Europe):

Every day I'd be shoveling... if I had Shovel Knight to play.

I wonder if the EnjoyUp discounts are again contingent on having purchased other titles before? If not, Abyss might interest me.

Beyond that, I'll try to reach 80 hours in Hyrule Warriors. Only 15 or so to go...



Pahvi commented on Review: Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit (3DS):

Can you smell what the Rock is cooking? Well, no, but I can't smell what Mama is cooking either.

But compared to Cooking Mama World: Babysitting Mama, I wonder if this type of iterative sequel is still preferable to innovative.



Pahvi commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

@Damo Wouldn't that apply to split-screen Super Mario Kart as well, then? Both have the a different view of the action, namely the back of their karts. It just happens to be on the same display. How would you separate that from the Luigi's ghost mansion attraction in NintendoLand, where the gamepad player plays a completely different role with completely different rules than the ones playing on the TV screen? I'm even be tempted to call Super Mario Galaxy's two-player mode asymmetric multiplayer mode of sorts.



Pahvi commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

So - not great, but not a franchise killer either. A game that isn't as polished as first-party Nintendo titles and the presentation is about on par with older Warriors games. The terrain and models being of low detail - nothing new there.
Uses an engine that can't compare with what PS4 and XBox One could do - duh? Someone expected otherwise?
I agree that the music I heard in the trailers was not to my liking.

About in line what I expected - and I'm keeping my preorder coming.

Finally, something to criticize the review about: "the Wii U's unique asymmetrical gameplay possibilities at least give you a multiplayer experience which is thankfully bereft of split-screen shenanigans" - Asymmetric gameplay has nothing to do with one player using the TV and the other the gamepad while doing essentially the same thing, or I've completely misunderstood what asymmetric gameplay is about.



Pahvi commented on Ubisoft Confirms Just Dance 2015's Full Tracklist:

Six songs that I recognized. I am curious of the choreography for What does the fox say... probably not curious enough to buy the game, though - I think I've played only the first one even though I have the second one as well. Sorry, Ubi, but I prefer using two Wiimotes and not just one.



Pahvi commented on Review: SteamWorld Dig (Wii U eShop):

If you intend to finish the game once and then forget it, consider writing this game off altogether. I saw digging outside the hand-crafted dungeons as filler activity (pretty close to grinding, actually) that takes up most of the time spent playing. It took me 5 hours to finish the plot for the first time, and that was taking things slowly. There aren't all that many of those (assumedly) hand-crafted puzzle dungeons either and they're all rather short.

That said, the controls and graphics were spot-on.



Pahvi commented on Nintendo Download: 11th September (Europe):

Skipping the pinball game in favour of maybe someday buying Zen Pinball tables, and after being a bit disappointed with Steamworld Dig, I'll skip Teslagrad for the sake of it being another new eShop title.

Minish Cap gets my glowing recommendation.



Pahvi commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

Now the "buy MK8, get another game free" campaign started looking smarter: they also increased the potential customer base (=number of people with MK8) for MK8 DLC packs.

Before this, I thought it was mostly a desperation move of sorts.



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.