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Sun 20th January, 2008

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SKTTR commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

Remembering WiiWare (bought 140 games off that service) and it was great. The games were under amazing quality control, so bugs and freezing issues were extremely rare! It was in a time where there was no need for updates, and in fact only 1 out of 300+ games received an update and that was purely cosmetical (Gradius ReBirth). There was a standard for 5€ games and anything with less quality, content, or depth was rejected.

On Wii U however, many downloadable games have bugs,
Funky Barn was a total mess before the update (listing all the bugs would take me too long, but good thing they've updated it all)
Giana Sisters and Chasing Aurora got better and worse at the same time after the update (sad, after waiting for the updates for so long).
Nano Assault Neo, Spot the Differences, Armillo, all had/have bugs in their highscore lists. Armillo has several other bugs as well.
Coaster Crazy Deluxe is still very prone to crashing (no updates even though the developers know about the issues and the game is a year old already!)
Monkey Pirates asymetric multiplayer mode (the selling point) has a gamebreaking bug.
Even my beloved Squids Odyssey has crashed a second time on the loading screen (so it's not just randomness but indeed an error in the game) and it seems that one hat (item) is missing.

It seems, now that everyone can update for free, that developers got lazy and try to make an early quick buck with unfinished games.

I'm sick of developers churning out their unpolished, buggy trash. Says a lot about the love and care they have about their own games. It seems some people spend more time developing their game than to actually playing it through 100% like a pro - the way it should always be!

I thought early eShop games like Kung Fu Rabbit and Spot the Differences were showing the lowest standard, but compared to stuff that is allowed now they're icecream.

I love me some cheap 2-5€ games. Toki Tori, EDGE, RUSH, MSF2, Swords & Soldiers, Armillo, Flowerworks. They're all great! But you can't expect quality gameplay, graphics, music, and tons of content in every game. But what gets to me most is that games like The Letter, I've Got to Run!, or Brick Blast U! don't even try to look like a finished game. They can't even get a title screen or the menus right. Have those developers never played a Nintendo game?



SKTTR commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Master System:

My favourite Master Sytems games are all the Wonder Boy games: Wonder Boy, Wonder Boy in Monster Land, and especially Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap. Have them all on Wii VC. There was even a port of Wonder Boy in Monster World, but that one is rare: The Mega Drive version is more popular.



SKTTR commented on Screenshots Disabled in Comic Workshop Miivers...:

Parental Control / Child Protection is a feature of any Wii U and 3DS system. It's part of the initial setup when you first start up the Nintendo console. This automatically ensures that certain content is locked away from kids, like the Internet Browser or games that are only for certain ages. It's a great feature that is always there waiting on the main menu if you skipped it initially. It's easy to handle and it's just a few quick taps to change the settings.
And it should be.... no wait... it IS enough to make it a kid friendly system!


I don't know why there's so much interference. The system is perfectly safe already.
Don't understand why these drawings are not allowed on Miiverse when Art Academy is.
Don't know why this app can't block screenshots with real life camera pics (just like TANK! TANK! TANK! does.)



SKTTR commented on Master Reboot to Arrive on the Wii U eShop on ...:

I try not to get excited about Wales Interactive games as they don't release their games in my region (Germany). They didn't release Gravity Badgers, so most likely there'll be no Master Reboot for my Wii U this week.

Would like to be proven false.



SKTTR commented on Review: Internal Invasion (Wii U eShop):

I know that it's difficult for indies to release games in a territory with such overpriced, inconvenient, industry-growth-damaging rating boards. Especially in Australia. But lately it seems Germany (USK) follows in their steps as not every EU release is available on the German eShop (Gravity Badgers, My First Songs, Blok Drop U and Ittle Dew all skip Germany)
What are the prices for the PEGI and USK ratings?

Is it a possibility to use Kickstarter to get the funds to release your game in all main territories?
If not there should be an initiative to help small indies out. I will look into that and hopefully start my own "Indie Publishing Company". ;)



SKTTR commented on Review: Internal Invasion (Wii U eShop):

Sometimes simple amateurish unpolished games are overrated, and sometimes fresh original content-rich games are underrated.

Some reviewers don't mind drops in the framerate, they don't even notice. And some reviewers find those things gamebreaking ala "Hey! It's a Wii U! It can run Mario Kart HD at a smooth 60fps so Everything should run at a smooth 60fps! (Especially a 2D puzzle game)" I see it on Miiverse all the time, opinions and preferences.

Most people don't just look at the score and go "skip that a crappy game". Only blind followers do that.
If consumers are really interested in your game they'll have a deeper look, check Miiverse, watch videos, and read more than just one review.

I agree though, that reviewers should only review genres they like...
and I guess Ron isn't the type who has cannonball shooting physics puzzlers in his top 10 genres. ;)

Anyway, I watched a firstlook vid, didn't notice any slowdown at all, and I'm interested if this is around 5€, so are there plans for a EU release?



SKTTR commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

Majora's Mask, still mindblowing. In the 14 years since its release no games were made to include that ingenious time mechanic, right? Such a deep and vivid experience. // Haven't played A Link Between Worlds, unfortunately.



SKTTR commented on Nintendo Download: 10th July (Europe):

Slow week for Wii U owners.
But I don't care as these are the weeks where I can wrap up some of my backlog of Wii U eShop games and complete Armillo, Pullblox, Squids Odyssey, and Flowerworks HD.
Haven't even touched Child of Light or Guacamelee! yet. So that's where I need to catch up on anyway.

Pokémon Trading Card Game was a surprisingly addictive game. Dare I say it's one of my most beloved Pokémon games ever. Nintendo should really consider a Wii U HD version with more cards.



SKTTR commented on Vblank Entertainment Provides Sales Threshold ...:

Worth it for the soundtrack alone!
There were a few WiiWare games with amazing music (World of Goo, La-Mulana, My Life as a King, Cave Story, Art Style games, etc.) and Retro City Rampage's rocky 8-bit tunes are somewhere up there in my Top Ten "Best WiiWare Music" category.

I bought it during the Wii/WiiU software drought early 2013 when it was released on WiiWare.



SKTTR commented on Pier Solar HD Delayed, Wii U Version Will Now ...:

At least we get a full version that has even the achievement features from the Xbox version. I wish The Cave had this kind of thing, as there were funny, replay enhancing achievements in the original but they were all cut out from the Wii U version.



SKTTR commented on My Jurassic Farm:

My Farm
My Exotic Farm
My Arctic Farm
My Jurassic Farm

Are these all the same games with a different skin?



SKTTR commented on Review: How to Survive (Wii U eShop):

Today NinendoLife reviewed 3 games with a 5/10.

5/10 Pac-Land, deserves nothing more than a 3/10 for the old frustrating game, and cheap NES port it is. It not only looks worse than the C64 version, in fact it looks like a C64 version programmed in BASIC.

5/10 GEOM, bland one-of-a-thousand puzzler only got a 5/10 because it's 0.99$ and made by a one-man-studio.

5/10 How To Survive - A game with graphics, story, innovation, content, co-op, voice acting, and all-round effort... leaps generations above Pac-Land and GEOM but somehow managed to get the same score.

So many different tastes.



SKTTR commented on FIFA 15 Is Lacing Its Boots For A Wii And 3DS ...:

FIFA finally found its place. I hope we'll have a long break from this series until it's more than just updated graphics and updated roster. The FIFA group is doing horrible things lately and it would be better for the sports if they just cease to exist.

Nintendo serves us three different and great football series (Nintendo Pocket Football Club, Inazuma Eleven, and Mario Strikers) so we've got nothing to worry about.



SKTTR commented on Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old is Your...:

People even complain "Nintendo should release five VC games a week" when actually five VC games were released this week. (On Wii U, not counting 3DS)

Three new VC games and two old VC games were released on Wii U this week.
One of the new releases is free (Dr. Kawashima for DS) and the other two are on a sale (Pac-Land for NES and Pac-Man Collection for GBA).
The old releases are Super Punch-Out!! for SNES and Soccer for NES.

I grabbed the three new ones. (I downloaded the other two from the Wii Shop years ago and can play them in Wii Mode or upgrade.)



SKTTR commented on Mario Maker to Include Additional Graphical St...:

I'll be just happy if I can make my own Super Mario Bros. worlds 1-1 to 8-4 and save and share them.

The demo looks great and it's probably safe to say that there will be other backgrounds (underground, underwater, snow, mushroom, cloud, and castle)
as well as enemies like Bullet Bill, Blooper, the fishies, rotating flames, the jumping lava, Bowser.

I hope there's a background editor for those clouds, bushes, and hills as well.
Music maker would be a very welcome and surprising addition.

If they add even more stuff... from other games... well, why not? As long as everything Super Mario Bros. is included I don't mind having assets and enemies from Metroid, Kid Icarus, Zelda II and the rest appear, but I wonder how these will look like in New Super Mario Bros. U mode.



SKTTR commented on E3 2014: Hands On With Nintendo's New Online S...:

Splatoon is taking the teamshooter genre to the next generation, sprinkling it up with much-needed logical mechanics, perfect graphics, fluid controls, and Nintendo's trademark innovation.
Good move. There are enough 'realistic' shooters on Wii U and other consoles already. Let the paint splash havoc begin!



SKTTR commented on E3 2014: Quickfire Shigeru Miyamoto Video Focu...:

10/10 Starfox / Starwing (SNES, 1993) - Triple AAA
10/10 Starfox 64 / Lylatwars (N64, 1997) - Triple AAA
9/10 Starfox Adventures (Gamecube, 2002)
8/10 Starfox Assault (Gamecube, 2005)
7/10 Starfox Command (Nintendo DS, 2007)
That's how I'd rate them.

For Starfox U I wish for a combination of the best things in Starfox

  • a strong Single Player campaign like Starfox/64, different planets (maybe different routes again), huuuge bosses, and the Independence Day stage ultimately remade with hundreds of enemies flying around.
    away from the Zelda-ish Adventures and away from the strategic Command and back to the lock-on, charging, and novabombing.
  • multiplayer Starfox64/Assault style (online) with Arwings, Landmasters, and Footsoldiers. I always wanted the submarine and an underwater stage too but that has become SubWars. Maybe squeeze an alternate SubWars in.
  • a soundtrack that's on par with the first three games

Good thing having Miyamoto working on it!



SKTTR commented on Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U eShop Games - Summer...:

My Top 10 (only counting eShop exclusive indie titles)
1. Toki Tori 2+
2. The Cave
3. Little Inferno
4. Stick it to The Man!
5. Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails
6. UnEpic
7. Knytt Underground
8. Toki Tori
10. Color Zen



SKTTR commented on Video: Début Anima: Gate of Memories Gameplay...:

Next to the dark style, overly sexualized female characters are some of the series main draws, like Bayonetta. Better then another god of war or green hero.
The WiiWare Anima game was evil but satisfying once you got through. In my book it's an ok game if you like a real challenge.



SKTTR commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

The Way is my kinda game. Story, presentation, music, all on a mature level. Looks really good. My support on that one.

A Wizard's Day looks like Landstalker or those isometric ZX Spectrum puzzle adventures. Could be a neat throwback to that era.

Möira looks like a first gen Game Boy game. Has my interest, but more than anything it throws in the question, where is Two Brothers for Wii U?

Anima: Gate of Memories looks better and better each time they show it. I'm sold on it already because I got Anima: Ark of Sinners on WiiWare, and while it wasn't a particularly good game, it had a great dark story, beautiful art, and served me an addictive hardcore 2D openworld beat'em up/platformer challenge. This 3D-RPG "sequel" goes a totally different, more "casual" route, but hopefully maintains its focus on a deep story and gothic art again, which to me is most important in this series.



SKTTR commented on This Foul-Mouthed Bomberman Clone Is Blowing U...:

I'd buy a new Bomberman game with a great battle AND single player adventure mode AND a good soundtrack. Haven't seen a great entry in the series since Nintendo 64.

I'm not convinced. Bombing Bastards looks like a shameless ripoff with not much character. Made by Sanuk Games? The ones who developed a subpar and glitchy (but updated) version of Spot The Differences! Party for Wii U and the flawed Wario DS game Wario: Master of Disguise!
I already have a slightly disappointing Bomberman game on WiiWare. I think I'd rather get my N64 with Bomberman 64 and Bomberman Hero, or Game Boy with Wario Blast Feat. Bomberman out.



SKTTR commented on HullBreach Studios and Cthulhi Games Retract C...:

First it turned from 3D into 2D. Now the name Sadness can't be used anymore.
The developers should just make their own Sadness-inspired game, give it a different name, and then we'll wait if ther's progress on this project with trailers, gameplay, release dates, demos, reviews, and release as evidence.

On the upside, maybe one of the other developers who can acquire the franchise is able to make it 3D like it was originally intended to.



SKTTR commented on Exclusive: Lost Wii Game, Sadness, To Be Reviv...:

This could have indeed been something like Cursed Mountain, Fragile Dreams, Project Zero 2: Wii Edition, or Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.
But if the turn to 2D is the only way to get this game, then yeah!
Better something than nothing.
Anyone remember MOTHER 3 on Nintendo 64? It was cancelled and later returned in 2D. All for the best.

@sketchturner Yeah, I had some piano tunes from Sadness too! As long as this great atmospheric music is still in the game I have to get it! Also getting it for the dark story and anti-stereotype human main characters.



SKTTR commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

Salvaged stands out of the bunch. The other Kickstarter games are pretty good as well, but Salvaged is one rare title that demonstrates the innovation and fun gameplay of Wii U. Too bad people don't seem to understand the dual screen concept and let the potentially greatest game slip away.



SKTTR commented on Nintendo Download: 22nd May (Europe):

That tactical RPG Squids Odyssey came out of nowhere. Looks unique. Hope it's good, then I'll add it to Swords&Soldiers and Color Zen.

Klonoa GBA? Still need the Wii version. :'(



SKTTR commented on Talking Point: For Better Or For Worse, The Wi...:

I'm really not buying Nintendo consoles for Nintendo games anymore. I bought the Wii U because it's the best console with the best features and the funniest games on the market right now.
Of course I'm totally sold on the low priced indie games (the true future of innovative and fresh hardcore gaming) and I'm not going back playing consoles without a GamePad. It's that good!

When people finally realise how great it is XboxOne and PS4 have to copy the WiiU GamePad.



SKTTR commented on Talking Point: For Better Or For Worse, The Wi...:

"the GamePad is clearly not a technical failure in the same way that Kinect is"

1. The Wii U GamePad adds so much to the experience if done right,
2. also it makes controls for many games/genres/apps just perfect or even possible,
3. on top of that it's comfortable with off-tv and play whereever you are.

Kinect on the other hand is a complete fad. (It was from the very start)
1. Kinect motion sensoring isn't even as responsive as first gen Wii titles.
2. It doesn't make any kind of games control better, proof is that there's nothing truly good for Kinect available.
3. It's uncomfortable, cannot play whereever you are. Need complicated setup.

Of course the GamePad is to stay. After all it's the better way to game!
Kinect still needs to get much more advanced in technology to be useful.



SKTTR commented on Hyrule Warriors Set for Summer 2014 Release in...:

This needs much better graphics and much less pop ups and invisible walls. I hope they have a brandnew engine ready for this, not just an HD update on the old Samurai Warriors 3 engine because so far it looks like the other two Wii U Warriors games "Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper" and "Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2", only worse.
With release being this close I'm very cautious. Hope they do the Zelda franchise justice, but I have a feeling this is just a quickly developed cash-in. At least it looks like that on the surface.

Imo, Capcom should make a Zelda Monster Hunter and TecmoKoei should indeed make either Project Zero 5 or another Metroid.



SKTTR commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

Make it weekly and add the other Wii U Kickstarter games no one talks about.

Salvaged looks great, I always wanted a tactical shooter where you send off your troops and watch their actions through their headcam, only giving orders. I think it is highly atmospheric. Wii U is the perfect system for that.

Glad to see Cosmochoria funded :)



SKTTR commented on LostWinds Now Available For Wii to Wii U Transfer:

Oh man, does that mean if I do another transfer, just to get LostWinds on Wii U, it will delete my Wii game save data in Wii mode, and overwrite it with the data that's on my Wii?
Man, I managed to clear this all up before the first transfer and it was hours of work, and now I have to do it all over again (and again when a solution for Toribash is out!) ?

I even have to buy a new SD Card just for the transfer, so actually it's cheaper + easier if I pay another 1000pts for LostWinds, and another 1000pts for ToriBash to have them on my Wii U. :(
Couldn't they hand out download codes and then lock the games on the original console?
Such a mess!

Especially frustrating because there is no official instruction and so much confusion.



SKTTR commented on Review: Golden Sun (Wii U eShop):

Well, comparing Golden Sun to Chrono Trigger isn't very wise in my eyes. ;)
I mean, I spent hundreds of hours on CT, playing it for months, maxing out chars, collecting stuff, playing multiple times through newgameplus, and finding all 12 endings... in comparison GS didn't even have one real ending, and it was over in a few days. ;P

I might get back to it though when Golden Sun 2 is released on Wii U, because I'm surprised it's so highly regarded, at least by those who have played the whole game (GS1+GS2).



SKTTR commented on Super Toy Cars Announced for the Wii U eShop:

Having my eye on everything that's racing, especially "fun racers". The trailer looks promising enough.

Wii U eShop racing games TNT Racers and F1 Race Stars are actually pretty fun racers (I got them very cheap while on sale) for local multiplayer (with plenty missions for 1p as well).

I recently got back to Excite Truck on Wii, and while that one is useless for multiplayer, it's the best solo racing experience still, but everybody knows that, right? It's been 8 years and still nothing to top it.



SKTTR commented on Review: Golden Sun (Wii U eShop):

I was very disappointed because of the game's anticlimatic, sudden ending.
The game basically wanted me to "Write down that password, wait one year or more until Golden Sun 2 is released, and then go buy it to have the other half of the game." A half game on full price only deserves a 5/10.
However, now for just 6.99€ I guess it's priced right.



SKTTR commented on German Ratings Board Leaks Another World: 20th...:

I remember beating this visually unique, cinematic, and heavily atmospheric action adventure on SNES. One of the few games with polygons that didn't use the Super FX Chip. Is the sequel (I never played) included in this anniversary edition?
Btw, what happened to the Flashback remake?