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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

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ricklongo commented on Review: Donkey Kong 64 (Wii U eShop / Nintendo...:

15 hours in, it's even better than I remembered. Yes, it's ridiculously hardcore when it comes to its collect-a-thon aspects, but that's part of the charm for me.

If you like collect-a-thons and/or open-world games with ridiculous amounts of secrets to find, please get this one.



ricklongo commented on Playtonic's Mark Stevenson Teases Wii U Fans O...:

Having started replaying DK64 this weekend, I've found myself even more eager for more good collectathons, especially if they come with design sensibilities that are more modern than they were back in the N64 days. I'll certainly be supporting this Kickstarter from the very beginning.



ricklongo commented on Nintendo Download: 16th April (North America):

@DiscoGentleman It's a very charming RPG with great storytelling and worldbuilding. Its problems come mostly from frame rate and platform optimization issues, but they're not enough to warrant the 6 grade Nintendo Life gave the game in my opinion. I spent about eleven hours to get everything, and loved every minute.

EDIT: Not 100% sure if it received a patch, but I do remember reading something about that.



ricklongo commented on Weirdness: Street Fighter's Ryu is Now Being R...:

I love both Street Fighter and Fire Emblem, but... please no.

Roy would be a very bland addition in the face of the four FE characters we have already. SF, for its part, has just become a Playstation exclusive for this generation - that, and Ryu doesn't really strike me as someone who would be fun to play as in the context of Smash, to be honest.



ricklongo commented on Feature: Key Nindie Developers and Publishers ...:

Interesting read. I can't pretend to know the first thing about programming games, so I can't really comment of specifics, although it did surprise me to see how wary Jools Watsham is in comparison with the rest of the developers.

As for me, well, I'm more of a home console guy, and the Wii U already has Unity support, so it's unlikely that this announcement will make the New 3DS more appealing to me. I do plan to upgrade eventually, especially since my 3DS is the non-XL original model, but the bulk of my Unity game playing is bound to remain on my Wii U.



ricklongo commented on Akihiro Hino on Why Fantasy Life 2 is Not Comi...:

At the risk of sounding spiteful, I hope this sequel crashes and burns.

I just can't get into smartphone gaming, especially when it comes to games that require a d-pad or directional stick. I loved the first one, but I'm absolutely not going anywhere near this - and I do own a smartphone.



ricklongo commented on Reaction: LEGO Dimensions Could be a Sales Phe...:

@Quorthon "Lego City Undercover, while it did well on the Wii U itself, as a whole, has reportedly performed poorly for a Lego game."

Do you have a source? I mean, obviously it sold less when you take the overall sales from multi-platform Lego titles, but I remember reading it sold more than Lego games tend to sell in individual platforms.



ricklongo commented on Level-5 Reveals More Information on Layton 7, ...:

My experience with past Level-5 titles has been nothing short of incredible, so I'm willing to give this the benefit of the doubt should it come to Wii U.

Still quite unhappy about Fantasy Life 2 not coming to 3DS, though. I really can't imagine devoting the 100 hours I did to the first game without physical controls on a dedicated gaming platform.



ricklongo commented on Video: Donkey Kong 64 Tumbles Onto Wii U Virtu...:

The funny thing to me is how much better the graphics on the SNES trilogy look when compared to this. I was never a fan of the chunky graphics on the N64 / Playstation generation back in the day, and that remains the case.

Either way, I can't wait to get this.



ricklongo commented on Video: Super Mario 64 Leaps Onto Wii U Virtual...:

This is my favorite Mario game of all time (perhaps tied with Super Mario 3), but I can't really justify getting it now. My backlog of downloaded games on Wii U is pretty monstrous by now - I just finished Elliot Quest (AMAZING game!) last night, and now have Golden Sun, Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid Prime Trilogy, and Citizens of Earth (is that game barely playable yet or is it still a crashing mess?) all waiting to be played.

Will certainly get DK64 in a couple of weeks, though, as I never finished that one back in the day, which is a shame for a fanboy like me. :)



ricklongo commented on Rodea the Sky Soldier Glides to European Conso...:

@scamander Well, I'm not in Europe, which cuts that list by a full third.

Of the games left, if I actually look at the games I'm actually interested in, then there is a single one: Splatoon, and that will just barely release this semester.

It's a far cry from having Yoshi (non-EU), Mario Maker and Giant Robot, which were all announced for the first half of 2015.

@unrandomsam To be honest, I don't expect any other game to not meet the 2nd semester deadline after Zelda. What can I say, I'm ever the optimistic.



ricklongo commented on Pandora's Tower And Sin And Punishment Coming ...:

I want Pandora's Tower to come to the Americas so bad. Not that I'll complain with my Super Mario 64 and Donkey Kong 64 this month, but still.

As for Sin and Punishment, classic question: does it suport Classic Controller, or is it wiimote-only?