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PatrickElliot commented on Live: Wii U Preview:
Let's do this!
PatrickElliot commented on Site News: James Finds a Warp Zone:
Congratulations, James! NOE couldn't have made a wiser decision.
PatrickElliot commented on Feature: Bargain Bin DS Games:
Some panned it, but If you like first-person action RPGs, you can find Atlus' Deep Labyrinth pretty cheap. It has a neat touch screen battle system.
PatrickElliot commented on Review: Super Street Fighter II (Wii Virtual C...:
Wait, we have to pay for our sins?
PatrickElliot commented on The Last Story Coming to Wii in North America:
Best. Birthday. Ever.
PatrickElliot commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (G...:
PatrickElliot commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons...:
Some will prefer action over story-telling, and if you do, than this is your Zelda game. And yes, the Magnetic Gloves rule and should exist in real life by now.
@mjforthewin Ages' puzzles are more challenging, while Seasons is more action-oriented, and while the stories and world of each are independent of the other, they do have an over-arching connection (as @ShadJV & @Grackler noted). They're an interesting part of the Zelda series, and really deserve to be played together as a pair.
PatrickElliot commented on Review: Mutant Mudds (3DSWare):
Heck yes to the 10th degree.
PatrickElliot commented on Review: Mario Kart Super Circuit (3DS Virtual ...:
Finally, a Mario Kart I can best my wife at. This is going to be a very special Christmas. Nice review, Ronny!
PatrickElliot commented on Feature: Bizarre Emails Sent to Nintendo Life ...:
Pure yuletide joy. I feel truly blessed.
PatrickElliot commented on Bleep Bloop, Rytmik: Retrobits is Out on 22nd ...:
Yes! I was waiting for this announcement, loved the original.
PatrickElliot commented on Miyamoto Stepping Down Into Smaller Role:
If anybody deserves a little time off, it's Miyamoto!
PatrickElliot commented on It's Official: Xenoblade Chronicles is Coming ...:
PatrickElliot commented on Feature: The Revolution of the Wii:
I remember calling local retailers and checking the dates they receive shipments so I could be there early, in case any Wii systems came in. Those things sold out quick!
For me, the Virtual Console and GameCube B/C was a huge lure. That and the fact that I was consistently whooped at Wii Sports boxing. I had to get my hands on a console so I could train!
PatrickElliot commented on Round Table: Let's Talk About the GameCube and...:
Ron - Best. Intro. Ever.Another great roundtable fellers! I picked up a GameCube after my PS2 got the dreaded disc-read error. Circuit City fully refunded it, and by then the 'cube was pretty cheap, so I was able to snag one along with a bigger TV. Savings!
PatrickElliot commented on Feature: The Best Games on GameCube and Wii:
A very nice, well-rounded list Thomas. Certainly is the nature of numbered lists to garner disagreement and discussion. Still love me some Muramasa and No More Heroes!
PatrickElliot commented on Wii Budget Range Grows with Super Mario Galaxy...:
I've been waiting for SPM to drop since it launched! This is rad news!
PatrickElliot commented on Features: Bizarre Emails Sent to Nintendo Life...:
There's just so much gold in here. So much high performance, girly gold.
PatrickElliot commented on After 1980s Valet Parking Comes 1950s Lawn Mow...:
Help a True Man!
PatrickElliot commented on SEGA Makes Shinobi Official, First Shots Inside:
This looks dope!
PatrickElliot commented on Review: Inchworm Animation (DSiWare):
Man I want this. I'll buy anything Sabiston makes!
PatrickElliot commented on Carved with Love - Introducing the Wooden Neo ...:
@JamieO LOL! Also, anyone need a kidney? Because mine currently can't play Waku Waku 7 and will probably go for the same price...
PatrickElliot commented on Shift Your Continuum with BlazBlue 3DS on 31st...:
@Besen I had the first Guilty Gear on the PSX, and loved that old dude with the giant cleaver! "HEAVEN OR HELL...LET'S ROCK!"
PatrickElliot commented on Nintendo Download: 18th April 2011 (North Amer...:
Man I rented MMX so much when I was little, this is Jawesome!
PatrickElliot commented on Review: Physiofun: Pelvic Floor Training (WiiW...:
Six pack a beer, the movie "Junior" running on my VHS and this game spells ALL NIGHT PARTY
PatrickElliot commented on Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Launches on 19th June:
This is rad butter on tubular toast. Most excellent.
PatrickElliot commented on Guides: Using QR Codes on Your Nintendo 3DS:
@KidA Me too, I totally missed this! I tried getting the QR codes to work but my 3DS kept telling me my Mii was "Too Gorgeous" to render in code
PatrickElliot commented on Review: Absolute Baseball (DSiWare):
@BulbasaurusRex The third paragraph lays out how to issue batting and pitching commands.
PatrickElliot commented on Review: Samurai Warriors: Chronicles (3DS):
@ 35 I played the effin crap out of this game. It just had some major flaws I couldn't look past, regardless of the of the limited combat mechanics.
@postman the Musou attacks are contingent on your spirit gauge, the only way to unleash your most powerful M attack is to do so with a full spirit gauge.
PatrickElliot commented on Nintendo Said Unto the Patent Office: Let Ther...:
Bump up the Floyd and fire this baby up!
I really wanted to like the game more, and did at first, but the issues with the AI got incredibly frustrating fast. The combat just doesn't hold up long, and the battles are straight up cheap sometimes--not by design though--since the non-existent draw distance makes dudes appear out of thin air, you commonly get tossed into an endless air juggle from seemingly invisible dudes until you die. Totally fair! And to get all the way to the end of a long, boring mission just to be forced to restart because you got cheap shotted by some dudes who seemingly appeared out of thin air is more than a little frustrating. It made me want to BBQ my 3DS. There are a lot of missions here though, so if this is your thing you get a lot of content, but it is pretty unpolished and just feels unfinished.
PatrickElliot commented on Review: Madden NFL Football (3DS):
@wariowoods That would be sweet, a turn-based strategy football game where each down plays out depending on your choices. I'd buy that.@626b Rugby?! What do you call Rugby then?
PatrickElliot commented on Review: Steel Diver (3DS):
If this drops in price, I'll definitely pick it up. Your description of Periscope Mode sounds pretty bodacious. Nice one Corbs.
Never got into this franchise...seems like a good decision now. Thanks Chris!
@626b @MadScientistMan - I liked it best when you Brits called it Grid Iron. That was the dopest.
PatrickElliot commented on Xenoblade Chronicles Heading to Europe This Year:
Hell to the yes. Come on NOA!
PatrickElliot commented on Review: Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (3DS):
Rad review Corbs, been saving up for this since, finally picked it up!@WaveBoy 3 - I too haven't dabbled on SF since downloading it on the VC...I got some learning to do!
PatrickElliot commented on Interviews: Richie Knucklez - The Kong Off:
Thanks Richie, it was a blast!
PatrickElliot commented on Review: Okamiden (DS):
Rad review Thomas! After I was first introduced to Okami on the Wii (my PS2 disc-errored before it came out) I've been waiting for another adventure ever since. Good to hear about the lengthy quest--I could have sworn Okami ended three times before I was actually finished!
PatrickElliot commented on Live Text: The Kong Off:
@Swerd_MurdActually Steve got a killscreen today to take the lead with 986,900...until Hank got one too and edged him out with 994,400. Still no millions though!
That would be interesting. This is how they all play on their own machines though.
PatrickElliot commented on Features: The Game Gear Games We Need on 3DS V...:
Vampire: Master of Darkness and Ax Battler! Those were the ones I remember playing. Never knew about Panzer Dragoon mini, sounds pretty sweet. I actually have a cart for Sylvan Tale too but its Japan-only and not likely to hit the VC. Its a great SEGA-made Zelda clone though. There is even a fan translation!
PatrickElliot commented on Features: Games That Should Already Be on Virt...:
This is such an epically dope feature Marcel, nice! I love the VC but this details the dream platform it could been, a place for the games non-Japanese consumers have been clamoring to play for decades. Nazo no Murasamejou now!
PatrickElliot commented on Review: JellyCar 2 (WiiWare):
@Bulbasaurus RexMaybe they had a worn out Wii Remote because I never had a problem with the controls locking up. Like I say in the review sometimes the weight shifting is hard to control but the forward/backward mechanic worked fine for me.
PatrickElliot commented on Review: Fluidity (WiiWare):
@RacoonMarioSeriously? That's awesome! She did a good job. Comes of with a nice whimsical, storybook vibe.
@Metroid FanThanks, and I'd say give the demo a try if you can't secure the funds right away!@Shinesprite: The game has four main worlds, but to say there are just four levels isn't quite accurate, as each of these four maps must be revisited as you gain powers. Think of the four areas as different sections of a Metroid game, ones with areas locked till later in the game.@SlapshotAgree, the effort put into this title definitely warrants the price!
PatrickElliot commented on Cartoon Network Mayhem in Upcoming 3DS "Battle...:
This shall be rad
PatrickElliot commented on Review: Street Hoop (Virtual Console / Neo Geo):
Oooh, a 90's Hip Hop soundtrack on Neo's sound ship? I'm in! Need to get some more Neo Geo on my Wii anyhow. Nice review Corbs!
PatrickElliot commented on Review: The Addams Family (Super Nintendo):
Its nice to see a game not require you to go back and forth, letting you explore an area without the need of backtracking for items to unlock new areas. I like the idea of mastering one direct route to boss after boss. Also, passwords are always fun! I wonder if there are any that give you extra lives or powerups?
Killer review Jamie!
PatrickElliot commented on Features: Staff NES Stories:
The NES: Inducing anti-bath Mom kicks since 1985.