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Male, 25, United Kingdom

Mon 18th Mar 2013

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PorllM commented on Miitomo to Include Photo Mode and Pre-Registra...:

I hope they release a "My Nintendo" app with access to the eShop and remote downloads, Friend List and messaging, Nintendo news, links to new Nintendo smartphone games/apps, access to your "My Nintendo" points and the incentive store etc. Seems like a no brainer and much more attractive for adult/serious gamers than this Miitomo, but given Nintendo's fear of messaging apps I fear it's not likely.



PorllM commented on More Details Emerge on the Launch of My Nintendo:

@GoldenGamer88 I hope so. That could mean NX could launch with a huge selection of indie games and maybe even some Wii U retail games. Plus if you could do a system transfer, you could use your whole Wii U purchased library on NX instantly. Maybe even your Wii Shop games too from Wii mode? If they do that and continue adding to NX VC and continue their good relationship with indies, the NX game catalogue could be pretty huge pretty fast which it desperately needs to be honest.



PorllM commented on Review: Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 1: The...:

@Plainsville Yeah but that's all anyway had any business expecting it to be. If you like Minecraft and Telltale Games/story based games it's impossible not to like this. If you don't like one or both of those and bought it, well that's your fault. (Not aiming this at you obviously).



PorllM commented on ​'Brain Training' Games Aren't All They're C...:

@mjc0961 at least your comment had reasoning though. Now you put it like that I see what you mean actually, even though I don't quite agree as this was interesting to me. His comment was a drive-by insult with nothing worthwhile to say though lol.



PorllM commented on ​'Brain Training' Games Aren't All They're C...:

@Minotaurgamer Quite a lot of people. Why do you have time to read articles you don't care about and post meaningless comments should be the real question.

On topic I always kind of knew this could be the case, but to be honest I do still believe around the time I was playing the game daily, that I felt a bit sharper and had improved concentration. Not evidence by a long shot but even doing a page of sums every day would help keep your mind active so I do believe this helped somewhat.



PorllM commented on Minecraft: Wii U Edition Will Support the Wii ...:

What's the USB keyboard for? I've never heard of the other console versions using one and I can't see any benefit to it , unless it's just for text chat? But even then it would be just as good with a keyboard on the gamepad.



PorllM commented on Nintendo: Wii U Version Of Kerbal Space Progra...:

Control wise this makes perfect sense and I wouldn't be surprised. But performance wise I'm worried tbh. The game struggles on even the most powerful pcs as your vehicles get more complex. I hope they do some MAJOR optimisation, otherwise the wii u version may very well only be playable for the first half.



PorllM commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

@Ninstarkof A bit of common courtesy wouldn't go amiss. There are people who met him on here, and ALL of us were touched by his personality and love of fun and video games. It's cool if you didn't like some of his decisions, we are all entitled to our opinions, but this isn't the place to say that, for very obvious reasons.



PorllM commented on Rumour: Nintendo Isn't Bringing Devil's Third ...:

This is pathetic. The Wii U is suffering a terrible drought of games especially mature action games. The gameplay videos look fast and fun so even if it's not a great game there's only a certain level of bad it can be, and there are much worse games on Wii U already. Here they have a unique exclusive made by a big name and are deciding to ignore it. Absurd decision honestly.



PorllM commented on Matters Of Import: Fire Emblem (Sort Of) Exist...:

@KO-Cub Where did you get that? I said Fire Emblem is no longer really a niche series since Awakening sold very well. Did I suggest anything about Awakening being the best or that future games should be inspired by it? I prefer the older games so I'm not sure where you pulled that from.



PorllM commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

@Savino That's a terrible comparison to make. Ryse is a mostly single player game with a basic horde-like online component. Splatoon is an online game with a small single player "distraction" component. Of course Ryse is going to be longer.



PorllM commented on Review: Nihilumbra (Wii U eShop):

@ricklongo It was never him disagreeing that was the issue, he outright said " Giving it a 9 undermines your entire rating system and devalues your scores", essentially meaning any opinion that doesn't agree with his own is invalid.

If he read the review instead of just the score he would have found a series of reasons the reviewer liked it so much which might have helped him realise not everyone looks at things the same, instead of just going "9?! NOO!" I think that's roughly what @Genesaur meant.



PorllM commented on RCMADIAX Takes to Twitter to Outline New Strat...:

I'm never going to attack or insult a one man developer that has managed to get several games released on a home console, that's an immense achievement. With that said, maybe he needs to go back to the drawing board, study some more advanced development techniques and come out with some bigger experiences. As mentioned above, Gunman Clive was made by one person and did extremely well with no discounts whatsoever, even selling more on the eShop that it did on any other platform including smartphones.

This shows it is possible, but you have to create the games that suit the platform. RCMADIAX's games did feel a little too much like browser flash games that could be played for free. I assume this is why people were averse to buying them, unless they went on sale for ridiculously cheap.

Still, he had ambition and got the games out, which is more than most of us can say. Good luck for the future.



PorllM commented on Card Format amiibo Confirmed to be Heading our...:

I wonder how they'll sell the Amiibo cards. Could they be in packs with random cards inside like Pokemon cards? But then a pack would contain a few for a much lower price than an Amiibo figure, giving the buyer access to all the DLC and Amiibo functionality included for ridiculously cheap. This would make the figures not even worth considering for someone who just wants the functionality, making the figures only attractive to people who collect figures anyway. Not to mention there are only a few Amiibos at the mo so you would have a fair chunk of them from one pack?

I wonder if the cards will be launched alongside some sort of Amiibo game? This would allow dozens/hundreds of new cards to be available in the packs with functionality only for that specific game, with the regular Amiibo characters being in there occasionally as rare cards, solving all the problems above. If this happens I hope they make a pokemon trading card game for Wii U next where you buy actual packs and unlock them in the game through that!

The more I think about it, the more I realise the possibilities are endless, but then I think this with most new Nintendo announcements and they never seem to follow up .



PorllM commented on Exclusive: Full Fat Is Bringing The Insanely P...:

@triforcepower73 I dunno why you put "games", they're definitely games, and in this case very highly rated ones. Yes smartphones are full of shovelware and we want to avoid a lot of that coming to consoles but that has been avoided so far. 3DS is a portable device with a touch screen to of course it makes sense to bring popular smartphone games to it.



PorllM commented on Retro Studios Launches Twitter Account And Set...:

I don't think this in particular is a sign of anything, but I do think the Metroid Prime Trilogy for £8.99 deal is an experiment to see how well it sells. If it's super popular they know there's still alot of interest in Prime which could lead to 4 !



PorllM commented on Book Review: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collecte...:

Mega Drive was my first console, and I backed this on Kickstarter the moment I saw it. It got delivered a few days ago, and seeing my name in the Benefactors section was awesome. It's an extremely high quality book with tons of detail, truly awesome!



PorllM commented on Moon Chronicles Developer Seeking Interest for...:

Kickstarter is supposed to be for small devs to get off the ground. If they can't make enough money off the 3DS version to port it to Wii U then the game is clearly lacking. They're a pretty well known dev by now and should be able to handle this with their own funds. Also the graphics are pretty bad and I can't see the Wii U version improving it much.



PorllM commented on's £180 Wii U Bundle with Bayonetta...:

@ikki5 if they were to start using normal drives I agree, but the wii u currently uses flash memory as far as I know?

Edit: on second thoughts I have no idea why they couldn't start using normal drives to lower the price, the 500gb one used in the ps3 must cost next to nothing. I wonder if nintendo always using flash has something to do with their lacking account systems, as I've heard it's a bit longer lasting and reliable.



PorllM commented on's £180 Wii U Bundle with Bayonetta...:

@ikki5 but I got a 2tb hard drive for my wii u for £60 and this was over a year ago, you could get this bundle and 2tb for what, 230-240 max? Still below the wii u RRP and if they brought out a new model with more memory it would surely cost more than that and have less memory so it's pointless. Or of course if you don't need that much memory you can get a USB stick for next to nothing as mentioned above.



PorllM commented on Junichi Masuda Talks Pokémon Snap and Listeni...:

Dunno why he's acting like everyone is asking for a remake with better graphics, of course that would be boring. The same thing but in completely new levels, with new pokemon and more unpredictable/hidden things? Would be incredible! The best thing for me about Snap was seeing the Pokemon in their natural habitats and interacting with them.



PorllM commented on Nintendo Download: 25th September (Europe):

This is so weird. I woke up at 4am Friday night/Saturday morning with the words Nobunaga's Ambition in my head. I knew I'd heard it at some point in my life but whether it was a film, book, game, or something completely else I had no idea. I ended up Googling it because I couldn't sleep, found out it was a game. Now it's on the download update. I think I'm psychic. lol



PorllM commented on Nintendo's Unity Presentation Confirms Critica...:

Weird how whenever you go on Miiverse it seems like every other post is by a female? Is that the result of men using female Miis or women just use Miiverse more? Either that or this study is completely false...



PorllM commented on You Won't Be Able To Cross Swords Online In Hy...:

@ModestFan93 What do you mean ? Nothing in any of my posts suggests I thought it wouldn't, I was just disappointed there wasn't full online co-op. I figured there would probably be another online mode anyway which is awesome. And no I only commented on the article, then responded to someone who attacked me for having a different opinion to him, so I haven't had chance to read any of the other comments.



PorllM commented on You Won't Be Able To Cross Swords Online In Hy...:

@Einherjar "I doesnt offer exactly what everything else does, so i wont buy it"

I never said anything close to that, it doesn't offer what I want so I possibly won't buy it day one. As a die hard Zelda fan I possibly will end up getting it day one anyway but I reserve the right to not if I'm not 100% sure it's worth full price. Excuse me for having my own tastes.

I'm still hugely excited for the game but I'm just disappointed there's no online co op, stop jumping on people when you disagree with what they say, you think it doesn't need online co op, great, enjoy then!



PorllM commented on You Won't Be Able To Cross Swords Online In Hy...:

@Einherjar Lmao are you serious? Nintendo isn't popular in the UK there are only maybe 10 players of Nintendo in my whole city, the local game stores don't even have Nintendo sections, so my chances of finding someone to play this with locally is almost absolute zero, not that my friends are any part of this discussion or any of your business!

Also you're forgetting this game already has online play so your server cost argument isn't relevant. "Most people won't use it more than once or twice" is a ridiculous generalization that isn't even close to true.

I won't post an opinion on this site again since people aren't capable of disagreeing without being insulting and dismissive.



PorllM commented on You Won't Be Able To Cross Swords Online In Hy...:

This is pretty pathetic. I only have a few friends that would ever play Nintendo and none of them would be interested in this. I'm still interested in the game as a huge Zelda fan, for fan service reasons only, but the value of it just shrank hugely to me. Not interested in day one any more, I'll get it when it's cheap. Hopefully an online vs mode where you capture each other's bases and command troops against each other could still make it worthwhile? Co op would be so much better though, still.



PorllM commented on Interview: Meet Naked War, The Wii Advance War...:

Sounds like a really good idea for a game and the WiiConnect24 stuff would have been great too. Honestly I think it could be even better now with the Gamepad flashing up notifications when someone makes a move. It could still play the same, using the Wiimote, but could have touch controls on the gamepad too for those who wanted it.

I can't shake the feeling they did this interview in the hope of getting an apology/free devkit from Nintendo though, especially with the comment at the end. I applied to be a Nintendo developer with no experience whatsoever and was accepted within a few weeks and now have the ability to purchase a Wii U devkit at an extremely reasonable price. For accomplished, experienced devs like these guys, there is really no excuse not to fill in a simple application form and get things moving. "Chasing" would be no part of it.



PorllM commented on Nintendo Supported Our Vision The Most, Says D...:

@Xiao_Pai Yeah but that quote about boundaries was in regards to the content of the game and violence, nudity and swearing etc.

The part about Nintendo costumes is different since it's Nintendo's own IPs, they might be happy to have a violent game exclusively on their console but I doubt they'd be quite as fond of seeing Mario and Peach slicing people in half and stuff haha.



PorllM commented on Nintendo Download: 3rd July (Europe):

Good week for sure. Already have the normal version of Guacamelee on PS3 so I'll give that a miss but it's a really fun game, highly recommend it to someone who hasn't played it already, especially if you like Mario and Rayman and stuff like that. It's a really surprisingly well done 2D platformer with great combat and puzzles.

I'll probably give Armillo a go at that price.



PorllM commented on Nintendo Download: 19th June (Europe):

Highly, HIGHLY recommend Toki Tori 2+. Me and my ex girlfriend 100%'d it last year sometime, we paid £12 for it and were very satisfied, and she's not even a gamer. It's one of the best puzzle games in recent years and doesn't explain anything to you, instead letting you explore and experiment, learning about the game world in your own time. For £2.50 it's an absolute steal!