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Tue 5th Jan 2010

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Raisinghelen commented on Luigi's Mansion to Get Sequel?:

If it's a NPC game like the Metroid Prime Trilogy then let them laugh, they may be older games but they are better than most new games could ever hope to be. NPC DK Jungle Beat and NPC Pikmin are worthy too, as they change up the originals. I'd agree that NPC Mario Power Tennis is laughable and lazy though. To be honest I don't think that it is just Wii games that are copy n' pasted from previous gens, a lot of my 360 games seem like last gen stuff just with fancier graphics. If the template that they use is good and it results in a fun game then I don't worry too much about it though.

I never played Luigi's Mansion on the Gamecube so I'd certainly pick up a NPC version, but like everyone says, a sequel would be better.



Raisinghelen commented on Wii Software Sales Outmuscle Xbox 360:

It depends on your personal tastes. One person may find lots of games on the Wii that they like and nothing on the 360/PS3 or vice versa. It is true that for traditional types of games those platforms do offer more but you shouldn't make blanket statements over what's best, only what is best for you. Personally I prefer my Wii to my 360 and play the Wii a lot more because it has a much wider range of game types, where as the 360 has a lot of very samey stuff.

You are in a minority as the PS3's attach rate is really no better than the Wii's. I don't own a PS3 but if I did I wouldn't buy many games for it other than a couple of exclusives, as the majority of multiplatform games are better on the 360. I might pick one up next Christmas but at the moment I can't justify paying $300 for a console that I'd only play 2 or 3 games on.



Raisinghelen commented on Review: Rabbids Go Home (Wii):

I bought Rabbids Go Home on boxing day as EbGames had it on sale for $25. It is a fun game but it felt a little lacking at the end, like there should have been something more after the credits rolled or some kind of bigger end challenge.

The kids love it though. My 4 year old plays it non-stop despite finding some levels a bit difficult and my 1 year old copies the Rabbid in the remote when its leaning and just laughs at it the rest of the time.



Raisinghelen commented on Review: Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Wii):

Silent Hill Shattered Memories is a great game and one of the best that I've played on the Wii this year.

I have to agree with the icy nightmare sequences being the weak point. I don't find them particulary scary but they do inspire an 'oh crap' feeling as you know that you'll be running for your life soon.

It isn't the longest game at around 6 hours but that is about the same length as the previous games in the series, so it is acceptable. I believe that it has quite a bit of replay value too, as your choices directly effect the game and there are 5 different possible endings. While there is room for improvement there is nothing that is really game breaking and if Climax could build on what they have created then a sequel could be something very special indeed.

I would guess that you would need to be a bit thoughtful to get the most enjoyment out of Silent Hill as it is heavily based around the story and atmosphere, meaning that the scares are as much in your mind as they are on the screen. If you want an action packed game where you blast monsters with machine guns then this isn't it but if you are interested in a true survival horror game then this is one of the best around.



Raisinghelen commented on Wii Dominates 2009 Sales:

@The Fox
I believe that Reggie had said NSMB will outsell MW2 on one platform before the end of 2009, that platform obviously being the PS3. He went on to say that NSMB would outsell MW2 on all platforms in 2010.

It did outsell MW2 on the PS3 and will soon overtake the total sales (if it hasn't already, as its sold over 2 million in Japan alone), so Reggie was right. People may have thought that it was a risky statement with all the MW2 overhype but honestly it was really a forgone conclusion.