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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 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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#3

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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#5

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.

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#7

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

I'm not sure if I'll get it or not. On one hand, I do want to see what the fuss was all about. On the other, $20 is quite steep for how short this seems to be, and I can't shake the feeling of this being merely a not-horribly-insulting sibling to The Letter. Games that have you do almost nothing outside of following a plot aren't my cup of tea.

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#8

ricklongo commented on Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With...:

Everything I've read about this interview so far around the web had me genuinely smiling. His comments on casual gamers were quite bold and, if taken to heart by the company, might indicate a very different focus in the future.

I don't think the source of Nintendo's problems are their games or their hardware. It's just that sometimes they let opportunities to be the talk of the moment (like the recent Pokkén Tournament announcement for arcades only, and only in Japan) slide. That should have been treated as a megaton global announcement for Wii U, as Sony or Microsoft undoubtedly would have done if it was their IP. It's more of a marketing and imaging problem, which turns off a portion of potential customers.

Having a less powerful hardware was never reason in and off itself to fail, as the NES, Game Boy, Playstation 2 and, more recently, the 3DS would attest. They have the first-party games. If those are marketed correctly, players will come, which in turn will get the attention of third parties, which in turn will bring more players, and so on.

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#16

ricklongo commented on That Shocking Pokémon Announcement Was Arcade...:

Wow, seriously? How can Nintendo be so dumb?

This should have been announced for both Arcade and Wii U. I mean, really. The Wii U needs this kind of thing. Am I going mad? Because it's such a no-brainer that I can't believe they didn't.

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#20

ricklongo commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

I got a Wii U and a gaming PC (and a 3DS), and honestly I don't see myself getting another console this generation. There are zero Sony/Microsoft exclusives that interest me in a significant manner, especially with Rare's IPs left untouched.

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#23

ricklongo commented on Fifa 15 Coming to Wii and 3DS on the 26th of S...:

Well, at least they're publishing on Nintendo platforms again, even if the lack of Wii U seems asinine (as in, I doubt the Wii version will sell more than a Wii U version would at this point).

If it comes to Wii U next year, then I'll actually get it.

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#25

ricklongo commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

What are the "Big Three" Nintendo franchises and how is Metroid one of them? Myself, I can think of several more popular IPs to be regarded as the "Big Three", including Mario, Zelda, Pokémon, Donkey Kong, and Kirby. If you want to talk about a "Big Six", however, I'm fine with Metroid being included. ;)

Either way: yes, Zero Suit Samus in Smash is blatant "fan service", for lack of a better expression. It definitely sexualizes her, and people might get offended. I'm not one of them, though, especially because she's still presented as a powerful character rather than a damsel in distress.

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#30

ricklongo commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

By the way, I would really like to know the figures for Child of Light on Wii U, especially compared to other platforms. I get a feeling it did well, which shows that not only family games can sell for Ubisoft on Nintendo consoles.

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#31

ricklongo commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

I got Assassin's Creed 4 last year, enjoyed it a lot, but frankly I wouldn't buy a new entry this year. It's really not the kind of game I'd be willing to play on a yearly basis. And truth be told, what I liked most about that title was the open world exploration; the actual stealth mechanics were more often than not quite a drag.

Either way, it's a sad reality. I'll get Watch Dogs, but I'm not optimistic about its chances on the console as such a late port.

The one Ubisoft game I'd like to have seen on Wii U this year is South Park: The Stick of Truth. I feel like it could sell well on the platform.

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#33

ricklongo commented on Talking Point: The Pokémon Trading Card Game ...:

It is a pretty good move. But yes, also bringing it to the Wii U (supporting cross-play with iOS and PC) would be an even better move.

In fact, leaving the Wii U out in this case is one of the most puzzing moves I've seen Nintendo do in recent years.

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#37

ricklongo commented on The Pokémon Trading Card Game Is Coming To iP...:

Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers have been coming to Playstation and Xbox consoles, as well as iOS, Android and Windows, for years now. There is simply no reason why this shouldn't also come to the Wii U. It would be perfect with the gamepad.

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#38

ricklongo commented on Super Smash Bros. Seizes Gamescom Most Wanted ...:

Tiny bit of negativity: am I the only one who absolutely LOATHES the "for 3DS" and "for Wii U" names? I dunno, it seems so soulless to spell out the platform name like that, instead of attaching the SSB name to a more evocative word like Brawl or Melee.

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#40

ricklongo commented on Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect fo...:

Luigi's Mansion would be my choice given the parameters of the article. From those options, I vote for Mario Galaxy. I haven't even played Mario Galaxy 2 yet, since I'm completely sick of motion controls.

Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword would be at the top of my list, as well.

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#47

ricklongo commented on Sonic Boom Games Now Have Their Official Europ...:

Sonic's "personality" on this trailer showcases exactly why I want Nintendo to keep Link and Mario as semi-mute characters. Jeez.

Someone please tell me there will be a way to turn off the character voices during gameplay without having to flat-out mute my TV. Someone? Please?

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#48

ricklongo commented on Video: Flying Carpet Level in Shantae: Half-Ge...:

As long as the game delivers (and I'm pretty sure it will, especially after that video), I don't care to wait a bit more. With that kind of budget, I'm expecting a massive campaign, at least as big as something like Tropical Freeze or NSMBU. Don't disappoint me, WayForward!

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#49

ricklongo commented on The Letter Version 1.1 Update Has a New Trailer:

@unrandomsam It was only "free" on Xbox as part of their premium account system, which makes it very much not free at all. The Steam and PS3 versions, on the other hand, are still the original game, without the pretty massive chunk of additional content found on Super Turbo Championship Edition.

I paid $15 for it on the Wii U and it was worth every penny. Amazing game.