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Fri 17th June, 2011

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Rect_Pola commented on Review: psyscrolr (Wii U eShop):

Glad I got it for free by backing another game. Everything annoying that Jowi brought up is literally in the first world. The lack of polish is unsettling. I don't mind the game forcing me to look at the touch screen, though I am surprised nobody's capitalized on the asymmetry it opens up.

I can't fault a game for wanting to use the damn touchpad, but there are exactly three ways to use it. 100% touch, a support screen you only need to briefly poke (if at all), or don't. The touch pad has the same issue my 3DS XL has when I need its touch screen; its too heavy to wield one handed when you need to work buttons too. (Ironically, the stand they give you with Kid Icarus is a godsend for the XL) The weight issue is only made worse by the decision to use the L button to jump, when there is a ZL button happily living on the ridge Nintendo put there to make holding the thing comfortable.

Also, am I the only one who thinks controlling a 2D game with a thumbstick is awkward? If there's no variance of speed, the Dpad works just fine. But no, Psyscrolr demands you play it's way. Blek. It's not a nightmare, but you feel every moment of poor design.



Rect_Pola commented on Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the ...:

Inkling is my easy vote (once the game comes out interest will skyrocket)
Shantae would be sweet.
Then in no order, Sora, Wonder Red, Rayman .
Shovel Knight too, but ONLY if they worked with Yacht Club Games so any new moves we'll see (let's face it, he's kinda limited) end up in a future SK game.
I can't see Bayonetta, not that she doesn't have moves, but making her work in a family game feels like we'd lose something in translation.



Rect_Pola commented on Weirdness: Club Nintendo Members Attempt to Se...:

I hope this has nothing to do with why the webpage has been down all day.

Why would anyone do that? Never mind the moral question of is it right to make money off goodwill, they shouldn't do that because Nintendo never stopped desperately needing to be in control. And the moment they decide to do something nice, people jump up and try to sell it for an easy buck? This is why we can't have nice things.



Rect_Pola commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

The last decade or so has been a constant display of Nintendo not really understanding this "internet" thing or why the rest of the world thinks it's so great. They (eventually) resigned that it's too big to ignore, so they're trying their next favorite tactic; controlling it. Because Nintendo.

Why is it whenever Nintendo is being a jerk, you can tie it to how willfully out of touch they are?



Rect_Pola commented on Miyamoto Talks Up Star Fox Wii U's "Fun And Un...:

The best case is we get something like Zelda. The motions are similar enough that the game you know are there: the boy, the girl, the man (who is sometimes a pig). But it's the unique telling and additions that keeps it interesting.



Rect_Pola commented on Genyo Takeda Discusses Nintendo's Hardware Future:

The Future? I suspect the next console will be MUCH more DL friendly. The next handheld will probably be better able to keep up with smart devices as far as games (actual smart device functions, I'm not sure.) Both will probably have much more direct connectivity they've been tinkering with forever. Maybe even enough cross pollination game-wise for getting VC and indie titles that could go on either bundled in a single smaller-than-the-sum purchase.

As for advertising, no reason to retire the TV completely yet, but the web is a powerful tool. If anything, I want to see more effort to advertise DL games. I always felt the core series that do the most don't really need the help.



Rect_Pola commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

I'm with Reggie on the grounds that each console is supposed to be it's own entity. Even in the bad years, that model always garnered Nintendo a safe spot as the only place with Mario and Zelda, etc, while the "big guns" tried to be the same system. Or tried not to be and failed, hard to tell. While not the best system for our wallets or developers, it's been the only way to support more than two systems. Pick Nintendo and one other, shrug off the ones you miss out on.

Until the day we can look at the maker of your game machine in the same light as your Blu-ray player, I do prefer the varied diet approach.



Rect_Pola commented on Poll: Nintendo Minute Debate - Is Super Mario ...:

Ahh, so many memories. I'm going to say Mario 3. While SNES featured a lot of NES classics evolved into the polished forms that really "set the standard" with conventions the originals lacked (Zelda, Metroid, etc), Mario already had that with Mario 3.



Rect_Pola commented on Weirdness: Monster Hunter Series Producer Deni...:

I kinda wish there was some sort of harvesting mechanic where you could at least buff getting certain things from creatures. Occasionally I feel like I'm exterminating a species because I'm apparently too crap at breaking them down to get something they should all biologically have.



Rect_Pola commented on Review: Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darknes...:

Alright, I know Wii U isn't as well established, but the favoritism is getting annoying. They really need to start linking the versions so you can go portable if you want. Especially if they work in a big discount on the 3DS version after getting Wii U. There; get your Wii U love and extra sales you weren't even trying for and probably wouldn't happen at all if both were full price.



Rect_Pola commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Will Suppor...:

This is beyond wrong. Is this going to be a trend? Games technically for 3DS are going to be shut out from being too similar to New 3DS [name check: still stupid]. that's just wrong. Different on a different system is one thing, but the option to use it is right there.



Rect_Pola commented on Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Ninten...:

ASSUMING the 3D is really improved, i'm going to miss that more than anything else.
Titles limited to "new" (please don't make that the final name) depend on how many come out and how good they are. If it's Wii ports, they'd have to get some decent updates for me to lose sleep. Now if they crank out a lot of all new stuff, then I may break.



Rect_Pola commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

@Smooty DS lite got nothing (in as far as games go) DS phat couldn't handle. That was an upgrade; exactly like the original only better. But DSi did. It was a "soft" succession, where the official format of the line hasn't changed, but it also had it's own thing the havenots would have sit out.



Rect_Pola commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

Well, great. Guess I should be GLAD they never wide released charging docks or circle pads for XL.

And I love how it's functionally a new system (with unique software) but the only distinction is the damn "NEW" label.

I'm not mad Nintendo is making an updated system. I'm mad they screwed over the experience promised.



Rect_Pola commented on Video: Mighty No. 9: The Animated Series Gets ...:

I get CG and live action is (or at least can be) cheaper, but I think they could have pushed to capture the art a little better. I don't mind humor, but seeing Beck fumble around like he has no idea what he's doing better be short lived.



Rect_Pola commented on EA Explains Why It's Abandoning Dedicated Hand...:

Either EA's bad habits are catching up with them and they can't manage console level games. Or they realized the App market has a larger pool of people less likely to be industry savvy and thus easier to soak for dollars than the other gamers