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Fri 17th June, 2011

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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



Rect_Pola commented on Cross-Buy is Now a Thing on Nintendo Platforms:

Odd that it's only one way, but progress is progress. Nintendo continue's it's glacial march to iron out their online quirks. Sometime down the road, I hope they explicitly say, your purchases are backed by your account and not the system.



Rect_Pola commented on Nintendo Executive Suggests Wii U is at a "Tip...:

I would be monumentally stunned if there was no positive step for Wii U. Provided content comes and and comes often; I figure the worst case would be the Wii U thriving through this generation. As far as making up for lost time, and out performing PS4, that's probably more of a function of Sony making the wrong moves than Nintendo making the right ones.



Rect_Pola commented on E3 2014: Nintendo Life's E3 Reaction - Live!:

Not a bad show. Gave me good vibes. Showed enough stuff to be happy. But it was the Treehouse Live made it much stronger. Zelda is gorgeous, and I really want Splatoon. Finally; an online multiplayer game I want to play. Pity the only thing they have lined up right now is Smash and Amiibo toys. I do hope there won't be scarcity.



Rect_Pola commented on E3 2014: Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Star Fox fo...:

Sweet! I'm confused about how their ideas about the controls will work. (at least he admitted "this may be weird and I'm too close to tell") I do like the idea of breaking things up into missions. That's an even better model for episodic gaming than linear episodes. My vision would be if they are going to weave in a story, I'd make that a bonus for playing through in sequence, while getting a level out of context would have a "straight play" mode.



Rect_Pola commented on Meet Sticks, The New Member of Sonic Boom's "C...:

Okay, whatever. I can't recall a time Sonic had a deliberate "funny one" since Antoine. The voice isn't that bad, I got used to it fast and found it pronounced yet fitting, like Toad. I really don't get what in her design is repulsing people so much more than any other Sonic character.

In fact, isn't the usual "different = bad" reflex out of place toward sonic boom in general. Last time I heard, Sega made it clear this was spin-off from "your" Sonic. That tells me they still regard the franchise as an experiment they could cut off if it fails. Yeah, they're pushing it hard with merch and such, but you can't fault they're giving it the best chance they can. Remember how hard Microsoft wanted Viva Pinata to win hearts?

BOOM would have to do incredibly well for Sega to change gears and declare it the new direction of the entire franchise. And even if they did, they'd still have the other Sonic in their arsenal for when they felt it was time for a "return to form" series like NSMB.



Rect_Pola commented on Nintendo's Plan for "Redefining the Definition...:

I have no intention of abandoning Nintendo, but I'm hoping they aren't (still) desperately grasping as straws and have a solid plan (this time). Cranking out Mario's and having nothing to talk about while you checked off The List didn't work. The former made people too bored to get excited over 3D World, and the latter has left everyone with nothing to talk about.

NNID: sounds encouraging, mostly because I assume it's finally doing what everyone has been demanding for years; backing accounts like the competition. Use of NFC: might as well, you put it in there.



Rect_Pola commented on Satoru Iwata Explains "Conservative" Wii U Sal...:

Here's hoping they at least meet that. Poor Wii U. It's a perfectly nice little system, but that's about it. The big thing to make it more fell flat, largely before a much nicer system and whatever Xbone is even joined the party.



Rect_Pola commented on Review: Mega Man II (3DS eShop / Game Boy):

I really enjoyed Wily's revenge. The pace and your limitations made the weapons more necessary to survive stages as much as boss battles. It felt refreshing, if not stellar.

I'm glad you brought to light this mess of a game's development. Usually I'm of two minds between "remastered" versions of classics vs warts-&-all ports, though I'm usually not weighing "study in how not to make a game" vs polishing a turd. Ick...

From now on, I imagine a "The Real" in fancy script over the NES version.



Rect_Pola commented on Nintendo Lifts The Lid On Its Plans For E3 2014:

I'm not surprised they would only reveal stuff about a title they've spent all year talking about. I just hope they have plenty of new stuff to talk about to inspire confidence and desire. As for the presentation style. I don't know what they mean. Livestream? Video? Interactive? I didn't mind the Super Direct, and there are pros between it and the stage show. No awkward moments falling flat, but no ability to adapt and totally burn the other guy when set themselves up (Sony's done it twice now).



Rect_Pola commented on Download Developer Hits a "Brick Wall" When Tr...:

I firmly believe Nintendo will get there, but I've also firmly believed that it was going to take a tone of baby steps to make it happen. Nintendo has a history of not only being super secretive, but trying too damn hard to be in absolute control. And it has bit them square in the ass before. Besides my 2 beliefs, I also fear that by the time they open up the being an awesome group to work with, the system will have moved on even further without them.



Rect_Pola commented on Nintendo Is Shutting Down Its Taiwan Subsidiary:

Good E3. They must have a good E3. Question is, would they really pull the plug on the Wii U vs inject some new life into it? I say it's too early, but when was the last truly new thing (not on the eshop) that's been announced?



Rect_Pola commented on New Instalment In The Popular Fatal Frame Fran...:

NOA, why do we have go through this every generation? Wii U isn't exactly sitting pretty. At least with Wii, you could argue you had a "good for the family" image to quasi-uphold. What image was Wii U supposed to have? A gaming system refocused on "U" (the hardcore gamer/informed enthusiast; i.e. me)? Well, guess what? I want this game. I want you to stop balking left and right at well crafted games by companies that care.



Rect_Pola commented on Talking Point: Horror and Metroid Could be a P...:

Thinking about it, Metroid Prime 3 also had some elements in it's climax that could be twisted into a form or horror too. When you went to tackle the source of Phazon and became overloaded, you still had your powers, but that power was killing you and you couldn't do a thing about. You had to constantly burn it or you would die. Even you're ship betrayed you. Being powerful, yet helpless at the same time an interesting angle that was unsettling.