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Male, 31, Brazil

I've been a gamer since 1990, when I got my NES and Master System. I love Nintendo because they're are a haven of personality and witty gameplay in an era when everyone puts way too much stock on cinematics and gritty realism. Also a huge fan of Civilization and Magic Online on my PC.

Fri 19th April, 2013

Recent Comments



ricklongo commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (North America):

@JaxonH Ha, I had better luck than you: I read the news during my lunch break, when the office was almost completely empty. This does mean I have an ENTIRE FREAKING AFTERNOON to wait before I can get home and download these babies, though...

And I didn't know that about Rare. I admit I don't have any concrete idea of how these deals work, but I thought it stood to reason that they should get something at the very least.



ricklongo commented on Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U...:

@alLabouTandroiD Mine would be similar, except the price realy didn't come into the equation for me. Exclusive Nintendo content really is where it's at, and I'd have gotten a Wii U even if it costed the same as a PS4.

@rjejr I didn't own a Wii! Been a Nintendo fan since the NES, but motion controls are 100% not my thing, so I stuck to my DS last generation. I do see your point, though.



ricklongo commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (North America):

@NintyMan Oh, I'm pretty sure there's a problem. They were taken off the Wii Virtual Console apparently for no reason, and while they didn't elaborate on why, it seems pretty obvious that this was some kind of dispute. Rare does get money from VC sales of games they developed, and maybe there was a dispute about the size of their slice? I guess we'll never know, but they wouldn't have taken those off otherwise.



ricklongo commented on Clive 'N' Wrench Aims to Bring Back Those Rare...:

Well, I backed them.

I remember this project from a year ago, around the same time I backed Lobodestroyo. At the time, I thought it was promising, but still way too clunky-looking. It certainly looks much better now, and to be honest I don't mind the chunkiness of the graphics in this case.

Yes, they could work a bit on the character art, but what I've seen looks quite promising.



ricklongo commented on Interview: Nintendo's Damon Baker on the eShop...:

"I'd love to get to a point where we have marketing channels where we can promote direct communication with the community, where people comment on stuff and Nintendo can communicate back. That's my dream."

This is exactly the sort of thing I've written multiple times on their surveys. They need to engage the community. Everyone is doing it, and for good reason - it works. This is my biggest frustration with Nintendo these days.



ricklongo commented on Poll: Are You An Early Adopter With The New Ni...:

I chose "I would have been, but the model I wanted was sold out / unavailable". And by "the model I wanted", I mean "any of them", since I live in Brazil.

No worries, though, since the country's online shops should have them available later this month.



ricklongo commented on Nintendo Goes Big On Download Games at IndieCa...:

@mowerdude Allow me to disagree. This last year was INSANE when it came to quality indie titles on Wii U, from exclusives like Shovel Knight, Shantae, and Stealth Inc 2 to multiplatform releases such as Guacamelee STCE, Teslagrad, and Costume Quest 2. There are even promising ones I haven't be able to get to yet, such as Stick it to the Man and Pier Solar.

Yeah, there were duds as well, but that doesn't really bother me when there's so much quality at the other end of the spectrum.

That said, more indies are always welcome, and I hope the number keeps on getting bigger.



ricklongo commented on Review: Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ (3DS):

I can't help but giggle every time I read this game's name. It's ridiculously overblown enough, but for some reason it's the "+" that makes me lose it. Sometimes Assault, Horizon and Legacy just aren't enough, amirite?



ricklongo commented on RCMADIAX Scales Back Wii U Plans for 2015:

His games are probably more at home at smartphones anyway, and not the kind of stuff I wanna spend money/time on when I'm playing my Wii U. Either way, I wish him luck in whatever other platforms he decides to develop for.



ricklongo commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

@Dpishere If that's all you need to now, why even have text? Why not just slap a "recommended" or "must-buy" tag and be done with it?

I really wonder if people actually believe getting rid of scores would "coax" peaple into reading the paragraphs. Hint: it wouldn't. And that's because those people like having scores sum things up, and probably don't like reading reviews. If they did, they'd do it, number or no. If you take out numbers, it won't force them to read; they'll just go to another website which still uses numbers (or to Metacritic). Simple as that.

I love reading reviews about games I'm curious about. But there are many other games I'm not, and even in those cases, I still click the review here on Nintendo Life. Sometimes the summary and grade will surprise me, making me want to read the review after all. If those are gone, I frankly wouldn't even click those articles, and would probably stick to the ones I'm actually interested in.

I honestly see no good reason to get rid of scores - if you don't like them, fine, you're free to skip them. But many people do like them, so just let each person enjoy what they want. In this regard, I definitely agree with what @gcunit wrote on the matter.



ricklongo commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

I love numerical scores and have never understood the hate they get sometimes.

Websites like Nintendo Life have scoring policies, meaning the number can be used to sum up neatly a reviewer's impression about a game (especially along with the "conclusion" paragraph). Of course, reading the entire thing is optimal, but this setup is a great tool for when you don't have too much time on your hands, or when you're skimming through older reviews.

I dislike Eurogamer's new metric system, and I absolutely hate reviews with no metric system whatsoever, so I hope that's not the way Nintendo Life is going in the future.



ricklongo commented on Satoru Iwata Reiterates Plans for Quality of L...:

@Savino I would. Miyamoto has even mentioned the kind of Mario he wants to make for Nintendo's next console, and we're constantly getting tidbits on how Nintendo's hardware cycle for each new generation starts right after (or even before) each new console launch.

These are additional pillars. They won't replace their core gaming business.



ricklongo commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X eShop Page Points to On...:

I don't think I can get more excited for this game. It has surpassed Zelda as my most-wanted title this year.

Oh, maybe there's one way: local co-op with one player looking at the gamepad, and another looking at the TV. It's not really needed, though, since games like this are almost always solo experiences for me.



ricklongo commented on Dead Or Alive Producer Feels That A Cultural D...:

@Spoony_Tech Heh, my thoughts exactly.

It's at best naive to try and force the same social developments of the West onto the Far East. They deal with this sort of thing in an entirely different manner, one which has its advantages and disadvantages from my point of view. Of course, we're all entitled to our opinions on whether that's a healthier reality or not, but outside of blatant human rights violations, I don't think we should even try to dictate how cultural norms should work.



ricklongo commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D ...:

I wish I could get the New 3DS XL bundle. As is, I think I'll be lucky to find the game itself outside of websites here in Brazil.

Either way, I can't wait. One of the last few Zeldas I haven't played yet, and this one has always really intrigued me.

Now if only they rereleased Skyward Sword without motion controls... :)



ricklongo commented on Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Br...:

@rjejr I think it's also about more people owning a Wii U there already. As far as I remember, almost twice as many Wii Us have been sold there as PS4s, mainly due to the year-plus head start.

Although, if I were to guess, I'd say it's a matter of time before the PS4 catches up. It's certainly not going to be as much of a walk in the park as it's been on the west though.