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ricklongo

ricklongo

Male, 30, Brazil

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

Joined:
Fri 19th April, 2013
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http://www.metacritic.com/user/ricklongo

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#2

ricklongo commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

Whoa, isn't this a bit early?!

Anyway, it's been a tough few months at retail for me. I have little interest in both Hyrule Warriors and Bayonetta 2, sadly (although I'm probably still getting the latter as soon as I can), so I most definitely will not be playing this game before diving into 2. Who knows, maybe if I end up absolutely loving the sequel, I'll go back and play through this one.

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ricklongo commented on Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Speeds To Earlier Re...:

@Action51 My old Master System was a Miracle World bundle, and I beat it numerous times back in the day. It was indeed a hard game, though I don't think it was as hard as some of the true 8-bit hair-pullers like Ninja Gaiden 3 or Battletoads (those I never managed to finish at all).

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#5

ricklongo commented on Review: Mega Man 7 (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo):

You know, I think Mega Man just lost something in the transition to those big sprites. The action seemed a bit less exciting to me back when I got this for my old SNES, and I say that as someone who ranks Mega Man 3 as the best NES game of all time. I can't quite put my finger on why... this game just seems less dynamic, more cartoony in a bad way, and the environments / robot masters seem a lot less inspired than the NES series or the SNES X series.

I think Mega Man X3, which got a 5 here last week, is better than Mega Man 7 by a mile.

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#6

ricklongo commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

I don't think I'm getting this in the near future. The funny thing is, were it not for the Zelda skin, I might be more inclined to bite. I just feel that, as a huge Zelda fan, I'll be disappointed by this not being a true expansive Zelda action-adventure game, which is certainly the opposite of what they were hoping for when they made the decision to join the two series.

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#7

ricklongo commented on Review: Fantasy Life (3DS):

Man, for a second I though I was somehow wrong and wouldn't have to wait an entire month for this game after all. Lucky Europeans!

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#8

ricklongo commented on Nintendo Advert Confirms November 21st Launch ...:

Hmmm, so it seems like it'll be three games in November for me - Sonic Boom, Watch Dogs and Smash. Which just reminds me how neatly Watch Dogs would have fit into the Wii U schedule in, say, July or August. Heh.

Oh well. At least I'll have plenty to play during the holidays. :)

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#12

ricklongo commented on Video: Nintendo Goes For Drama and a Deep Voic...:

I'm eagerly waiting for the reviews on this one; maybe they can tide me over. It's been months since I got a new retail game for my Wii U, and honestly I'm not feeling this one, even as a big Zelda fan (or perhaps precisely because I'm a big Zelda fan, and this is only a Zelda skin).

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#13

ricklongo commented on Review: Azure Striker Gunvolt (3DS eShop):

Has this been released in Brazil yet? I was looking forward to getting it day one, only to discover it hadn't been released on the Brazilian e-Shop. Which is quite weird, because generally we follow North American release dates. And sadly, unlike the Wii U, the 3DS no longer allows me to switch between regions.

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#18

ricklongo commented on Nintendo Download: 11th September (North America):

Teslagrad for me! Super excited, and hopefully it continues the incredible e-Shop run of Child of Light / Shovel Knight / Guacamelee / Steamworld Dig.

I've also been meaning to get Unepic when a discount hit, but I was looking for something along the $5.99 range. That, coupled with Teslagrad releasing this week, will mean I'll have to wait a bit more.

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#21

ricklongo commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

I'll be definitely getting it. Yes, I've been more and more fed up with Ubisoft's crap - but at the end of the day, if a game looks appealing to me, and if it's available on my platforms of choice, I'll get it. Simple as that.

I do know that this is likely the last R-rated game they release on the Wii U, but hopefully Child of Light did well enough to warrant bringing us other future games like it (and I much prefer those kind of games anyway).

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#22

ricklongo commented on Yokai Watch 2 Back at Number One in Japan - Wi...:

Things do look grim for the console market as a whole, but that's not new. I really hope numbers get back up in the near future. The vast majority of my favorite games come from Japan, and I'd hate to see that market go more and more mobile.

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#23

ricklongo commented on Square Enix Temporarily Pulls 3DS Dragon Quest...:

I'm a big fan of the series (DQIX is probably my favorite DS game), but not really into MMOs, so I'm not really bummed that this never came west. They've already hinted at a DQXI announcement in the near future, and I hope to heavens it hits the Wii U.

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#25

ricklongo commented on Talking Point: The Growing Role of The Treehou...:

I'm cautiously optimistic about the Twitch session this Friday.

I'll say it again, though: I'd much rather get a multiple-game Nintendo Direct, preferrably with an unannounced title or two thrown in. I don't really care to watch people play through a game; it kind of ruins some of the surprise, I think. I prefer watching trailers like the ones in the E3 Digital Event, for example, mixing gameplay footage with concept art with an interview with the developers. I really miss getting this sort of thing on a regular basis.

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#26

ricklongo commented on LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC Season Pass i...:

Less options are always a bummer, but truth be told I absolutely loathe day-one DLC and this season pass nonsense. I hardly ever buy DLC anyway, so this wouldn't affect me if I were to buy this game.

(Which I won't. The only way for me to buy anther Lego game is if it starts with "L" and ends with "ego City Undercover 2".)

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#29

ricklongo commented on Review: Mega Man X3 (Wii U eShop / Super Ninte...:

I never agreed with the criticism thrown at this game. It's easily an 8 in my book - not as good as the original Mega Man X, but on par with X2 and better than pretty much every Playstation iteration of the series that came later - now THOSE were bloated, uninspired pieces of software.

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#30

ricklongo commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

In that case, they should have delayed every version, and release everything when everything was ready.

Yes, I realize that it probably makes more business sense to do it the way they're doing it. But that decision also has the unwanted side effect of ostracizing Wii U owners, whether they want it or not. So, really, they should just deal with it, and realize this decision will impact sales on the platform.

For what it's worth, I for one am excited about this game and will probably get the Wii U version when it comes out.

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#37

ricklongo commented on Nintendo Direct on 4th September to Reveal Mor...:

Come on, another single-game Direct? :/

I want the multi-title extravaganzas back. I've always felt like I just couldn't miss those, whereas I'll probably have no problem about just watching the highlights of this single-game event the morning after.

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#38

ricklongo commented on Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition H...:

I'll try to muse about the hints in this post, so possible spoilers ahead.
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Maybe they mean "trolling" as in "fishing"? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trolling_%28fishing%29

There's the fishing village (a new area, which fulfills hint #1), so maybe that would be a good place to start. There's the large-headed fellow right at the entrance, and unless I'm mistaken he's fishing. I did explore that entire area (with the Goat Fly, no less) and the most secret-looking thing I found was the room with miniature villains.

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#40

ricklongo commented on Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition H...:

Ooooh, you don't say? And here I was all proud of having accomplished a 100% rate (which is not easy by any means). Man!

I think I do need some sort of hint if I'm to dive back into the game, however. The world is too big for me to just blindly look for the room.

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#43

ricklongo commented on Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says T...:

I think this is more of an example of how Nintendo misses the boat sometimes. They should have thrown cash at Mojang about two years or so ago to make this happen near the Wii U launch. Right now, I'm honestly not sure just how well it would sell on the platform, since everyone and their mother has it already in every non-Nintendo platform under the sun.

Incidentally, the lack of a 3DS version (which could stand to sell magnitudes more copies than versions for PS4 or XOne) is further indication that this is probably due to Nintendo's inaction.

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#45

ricklongo commented on Dahku Creations Announces Departure From Game ...:

That's always sad to hear. I gotta say, however, that Chubbins and Soon Shine both felt too smartphone-y from the trailers I've seen, and as a result I wasn't compelled to buy them. They're just not the kind of experience I want from my Wii U, I guess.

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#47

ricklongo commented on Xenoblade Chronicles Coming to 3DS in Japan:

@Sam_Loser2 Well, I'm pretty sure I'll get a New 3DS XL, but that's because I've been meaning to upgrade to an XL for a while now. It still worries me as a possible practice for console manufacturers.

I'm also curious to see how badly 3DS sales dip in the coming months, because I reckon a lot of potential consumers will be waiting for the new models.

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#48

ricklongo commented on Nintendo Confirms amiibo Launch Range of 12 Fi...:

My initial purchase is gonna consist of Donkey Kong, Link, and Kirby. Shoud get some others as the months roll by.

I wish they'd release an amiibo-exclusive 3D collect-a-thon game along with the figurines, though. Maybe next year?

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#50

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

On the gender breakdown: honestly, that doesn't surprise me. I see a lot of talk on how video games are appealing to both genders these days, but that's not what my personal (and yes, anecdotal) experience suggests. Almost 100% of my friends who have video games as a major hobby are male. Several girls I know, including my girlfriend, will play stuff like Just Dance or Mario Kart at parties, but they won't obsess over the medium, and certainly won't browse websites such as Nintendo Life or IGN.

And yes, it's a shame.