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SahashraLA

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SahashraLA

#1

SahashraLA commented on Poll: Nintendo Minute Debate - Is Super Mario ...:

Super Mario Bros. 3, for various reasons.
On Mario: an overworld, the Raccoon power-up, flight, seperate mini-games, Koopa kids, storable items (basic inventory) and sub bosses in the fortresses.
Super Mario World influenced many games, but Mario 3 was the first time Nintendo pushed their hardware that far. Mario 3 was an SNES calibre game on the NES.
Super Mario World was the next step in Mario's evolution, producing sounds and visuals worth upgrading to the SNES for. A great number of SMW's accomplishments would have been impossible without Mario 3.
The fact is, an newer title in the same vein, the same genre and the same series won't be more influential. SMB3 was and still is more influential because it was the primary influence for SMW.
SMW, in and of itself, was a blend of Mario 2 (rounded characters, whimsical movement, even the egg spitting dino influenced Yoshi's design) and SMB3 (for reasons previously mentioned).
Game developers aren't 20-25. Most have been trudging through the muck and are 30-40 years old. Maybe SMW was more influential on today's smaller indie devs, but as far as the industry is concerned, SMB3 has far more weight.
Is Super Mario World a better game? The fact it came out 3 years later and needed to convince people, for the first time in Nintendo's history, to buy a new console, yes. It was better. Because it had to be.

SahashraLA

#2

SahashraLA commented on Miley Cyrus Confuses Fans by Owning a Wii U:

Must be crap, to be pigeonholed by 'experts' in the field.
Adult actors and actresses choose all the time to quit a certain role to avoid that exact thing.
Child stars try and break free of that and are immediately slammed.
Girl's 21. Not 17.
The reaction to her newfound sexual discovery is hilarious.
Because let's remember: guys that enjoy sex are manly and girls that enjoy sex are prostitutes.
Nintendo gamers, you don't get 'mature' games because you aren't comfortable with sex yet. Black, shapeless clothing for everyone! Nothing fitted, nothing expressive. Nothing to suggest you've ever had sex or will ever have sex.
Human beings, the only species that has sex for the enjoyment of it. The only species that does it even when reproduction isn't the intention. Selling it yet entirely ashamed of it. I've posed nude for art classes. It's such a non-issue it makes me sad what the populace has subjected this young woman to.
If you don't care about this article, you don't care about her. If you don't care about her, you don't really know her. If you don't really know someone, stop flipping judging them. Worry about your own lives for a change and forget about this person that could comfortably retire on her 22nd birthday.

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#3

SahashraLA commented on Miley Cyrus Confuses Fans by Owning a Wii U:

It's cool with me.
The more exposure the Wii U gets, the better.
Celebrity endorsements are fine, no matter who does them or where.
Alot of celebrities are gamers (the schedule allows for it) and many like Nintendo.
I remember tons of musician friends who love a round of Goldeneye, Halo, Mario Kart and other local multiplayer games.
They'll talk gaming at shows and even host gaming parties.
I never had an NES till '89 and I didn't get my SNES till 97'.
She might have had one before I did and I'm 30.
Point is, not many celebrities have jumped on the Wii U train. She has. She's in headlines. It's not a huge, stop the presses kind of article. But it is Nintendo related at the least.

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#5

SahashraLA commented on Project CARS Delayed to March 2015 on PS4 and ...:

Driveclub. Forza Horizon.
How does the delay not make sense after ^^ ?
The devs wanted Smash to boost the Wii U install base, just like alot of indie devs waited until after MK8 to start releasing games.
On all 3 systems, the game was delayed to avoid competition.
I could see the Wii U version out in April. Which, if you think about it, wouldn't be too bad. It gives Nintendo 3 months to get a Splatoon / Yoshi out there, 2 months to prep for E3 and 3 months before the big fall / winter season.
With Mario Maker, Affordable Space Adventures, Kirby & the Rainbow Curse, random Miyamoto projects, A.N.N.E. and Mighty No. 9, it might not be a bad year after all.
With Zelda, Star Fox and Xenoblade Chronicles X, it could turn out to be a well rounded year. Still room for N64 VC, Gamecube VC (or remakes), DS VC and maybe some surprises along the way.
My favorite rumor is the one surrounding Metroid Prime Hunters. eShop sequel. HD graphics. 30$ price point. Online multiplayer, including squad based combat.

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#6

SahashraLA commented on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Delay Seems to b...:

I hope that with Nintendo's next system, they go at least 64GB flash and 32GB SSD. Leave room for an external drive and call it a day.
Oh and a 10 core, 3 GHz CPU
3 GB GPU
16 GB RAM
Optical out
HDMI 1.4+
USB 3.0 (and a higher thoroughput for power)
More powerful cooling system and better ventilation
Oh and built in Wi-fi AND 10/100/1000 ethernet
They went for cost effectiveness over performance and with every Borderlands, Wolf Among Us, Evil Within that goes by, the more I regret the Wii U. Nintendo will have different management if they survive this console generation.
If not, they'll make a killing off the 3DS now and make an all-in-one handheld with TV output later.

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#7

SahashraLA commented on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Delay Seems to b...:

Another aside: the game isn't exactly cheap. At, what 30$, there's now WAY too many titles on the eShop that are half that and still just as much (if not more) fun.
This is a remake. Inflated because the devs are funding it out of pocket.
Their price point alone is negating 'casual' gamers, gamers who can spend the same amount and get an Assassin's Creed IV (a properly advertised title), Rayman Legends (which looks more family friendly) or I don't know.. take their family out for dinner and enjoy their time.
It's a single player game.
No single player gamer purchased the basic without an external drive.

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#8

SahashraLA commented on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Delay Seems to b...:

@maceng
And in your opinion, would he or she be the type of consumer to a) use their credit card to buy games digitally and b) be interested in a rather 'core' platformer like New n' Tasty?
The issue isn't that there are those who purchased the 8GB model. The issue is thinking that there are those who purchased the 8GB model, don't have an external drive and still would be interested in this title.
It's like with the Wii Sports bundles. How many of those people, those Wii Sports bundle purchasing people, legitimately spent money on the Wii Shop?
I'd say it was quite the small number.
For the 8GB model, I'd venture that maybe, just maybe, 400k systems were sold.
It was cancelled by Nintendo in less than a year. It got dusty on store shelves while quite a few locations sold out of black consoles for the first little bit.
Skylanders WAS Wii Sports. If it were exclusive to the Wii U, it would sell systems.
Nintendo didn't grab long term customers with Wii. That was gaming's gateway console. Now, those types of gamers buy stuff like Skylanders. And that's pretty much it (50-75$ game and portal, 12$ figurines).
This isn't a game that's going to sell consoles.
And it's not going to be grabbing those Skylanders / Wii Sports gamers either.

SahashraLA

#9

SahashraLA commented on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Delay Seems to b...:

16 GB flash drive.
15-20$.
How hard is it for these devs to get it?
This isn't a legitimate excuse.
It's the barrel scraping of someone delaying their game for a bigger install base.
They're obviously pushing this to December when Smash has boosted those numbers.
Apparently, his 'that's just one hurdle' comment in a later tweet was supposed to prevent people from coming to that conclusion.
General Nintendo gamers won't buy it and I think they get that now.

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#10

SahashraLA commented on Pier Solar and the Great Architects Landing in...:

For the record, this was deconfirmed before the original Nintendo Life article was written. Almost a full day before.
Here I thought that Pier Solar would release the first Thursday (or Tuesday) in November and I've believed that since indie releases started ramping up in frequency late August.
Seems a very likely launch date.
Though, it's just for the Wii U owners as everyone else has had this for weeks now.

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#11

SahashraLA commented on Video: We Tackle the Legendary Hyrule Warriors...:

Looks like I'll be picking this up sometime in the new year after all.
Getting all the DLC with the game is nice.
Then again, if the sales pass 1 million, I'll get the game sooner and start my push to get Fatal Frame V imported.
Unfortunately, due to a new Ys game (no word on import status) I'll be getting most indies on PS4 or Vita and Nintendo will lose most of my business.
It might not come out until 2016 here, but it's more anticipated than everything but Zelda and Xenoblade Chronicles X.
Considering that games like Bloodborne and Uncharted 4 will be out and cheaper by that time, the PS4 looks like a smart purchase, even if not for another year or so.

SahashraLA

#13

SahashraLA commented on Weirdness: Sony Fan Creates Petition In Hope O...:

PS Allstars, no matter how lacking, refutes his 'antitrust' and 'monopoly' comments.
The deal is no way beneficial for Nintendo.
The Vita has alot of shortcomings of its own.
Sony would lose millions licensing each character on their system.
And this only needs a thousand signatures??
Nintendo sold a thousand copies of Smash in just minutes in Japan!
Idiocy, it's what's hip.
This article, brought to you by Meme culture.
It's not just stupid, it's not being able to find a picture of a cat on the Internet stupid.

SahashraLA

#14

SahashraLA commented on Curve Studios Outlines Release Details of Four...:

Lone Survivor?
No thanks.
Stealth 2?
From what I played of the first Stealth, no thanks.
Thomas Was Alone?
They need to show ALOT more before I decide, so maybe.
The Swapper?
Yes.
This must be the Wii U launch part two. All I ever see are ports.
Trine. New n' Tasty. Watch Dogs. Three of these games. Tengami.
Oh and look, Project Cars still doesn't have any new Wii U news.
Shame. Wasn't gonna buy a driving game for full retail anyways, but shame anyways.

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#15

SahashraLA commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Takes Smash Bros.' C...:

4500 system increase tells me that, to a certain extent, Driveclub is another system seller for the PS4.
Crazy that the Vita could drop 5000 units this week though.
I guess predictions of Danganronpa being a one week wonder are pretty apt.

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#16

SahashraLA commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Takes Smash Bros.' C...:

Smash doesn't look too impressive in comparison.
Fatal Frame V has a different title in this rundown.
And both Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors fail to move 2700 copies.
If they sold 4000 combined, I'd be surprised.
Wii U is going to die in Japan and the New 3DS is going to kill it.

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#18

SahashraLA commented on New Nintendo 3DS LL Outsells Standard Model By...:

@FritzFrapp
Definitely missing the point.
Look at how many systems sold in Japan each time.
It's now 'what Japan likes', it's how the rest of the world responds.
The Micro wasn't well received in most regions while the DS was a global smash.
Likewise, the 3DS has grabbed Japan's attention while other regions have stuck almost exclusively to other mobile devices.
Japan has cellphones, yes, but they know that your cellphone won't give you that MH / Yokai Watch / Pokemon experience.
Other regions don't seem to care as much about portable gaming anymore and maybe our transportation differences are the divide. When's the last time you took a 30-90 minute train to work?

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#19

SahashraLA commented on New Nintendo 3DS LL Outsells Standard Model By...:

Considering how much more expensive gaming seems to be in Australia and how much flak their ratings board gets and their gamers suffer because of their ridiculous judgment, I think it's wonderful that Nintendo is launching the New 3DS earlier there.

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#20

SahashraLA commented on You Can Now Purchase Select Digital Titles on ...:

No cell phone.
Or work computer.
You know, the blue collar, works with his hands type.
I get dirty and have a landline my partner can call anytime I'm at work.
Cell phones, to be honest, are for people who like to pretend to be busy.
But are really just too lazy to use other means.
Call me old fashioned, but I still find it ridiculous that Nintendo not having remote buy is a hugely detrimental feature for some.
Too much disposable income maybe.

SahashraLA

#21

SahashraLA commented on Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U):

While many websites advocated for the Wii U during PS4 and XB1's early months, claiming 'games over names' in another obvious shot at the Wii U's branding, it's not too reasonable for those same critics to do the same going into 2015.
In fact, aside from Smash (a niche game, let's be honest), Hyrule Warriors (a Dynasty Warriors clone and not a very good one) and Mario Kart 8 (a racing title and not the realistic kind that sells) there's roughly a fifth of the titles as other systems.
The incentive to buy a Wii U is low and it's unlikely Smash is going to change that for many holdouts.
Which is why Bayonetta 2 is PERFECT for Wii U.
It's the critically applauded, mature content spilling, sequel to a game no one purchased. Demanded by thousands of rabid fans on other systems, it's just fodder for the question: why doesn't Nintendo give up the ghost and go third party?
I, personally, would hate the idea. But for as much money as Nintendo made with Wii, they seem to be losing with Wii U.
More and more, this looks like Nintendo's last home console run.
Which is funny, as Sony and Microsoft painted themselves into a corner with their overly PC hardware while only Nintendo left a door open.
I guess playing it safe at the end should cost them, but I still want and hope Nintendo can prove me wrong.
For Iwata's sake. So Zelda and other games aren't cancelled.

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#22

SahashraLA commented on The Club Nintendo Rewards for October Have Bee...:

And yes, @MisterOrlando , you can definitely spend your coins on Wii content. You just need to use Wii mode to access the shop and the game.
Smash 64, Ocarina, Paper Mario and other great N64 VC is only accessible this way (as well as Turbographx, Arcade, NeoGeo, Genesis / MD, Wiiware, Wii disc games and lots of other content).

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#23

SahashraLA commented on The Club Nintendo Rewards for October Have Bee...:

@sinalefa
All over Kirby!
Maboshi's is a pretty decent puzzler, though Star Tropics is considerably better than it's sequel.
And hey, here's a thought: instead of discounting a Castlevania game that everyone's likely tried of beaten, why not do something game changing for Halloween?
Like, I don't know, announce Fatal Frame V for North America and a release date for the movie?
I think Guillermo del Toro would be a fantastic director.
Or James Wan (who hasn't had a productive Halloween season in almost a decade now).

SahashraLA

#24

SahashraLA commented on Nintendo Download: 16th October (Europe):

I'm starting to wonder if this will be the discount period Frozenbyte finally reveals Trine Redux's release date.
Apparently, they're making during a sale on Trine 2 and want to release it in November. Now would be a good time.
As far as I know, nothing is currently planned for November 4, 6 / 7th on Wii U, so having Trine drop then would be smart.
Knowing indie devs, Tengami or Pier Solar HD would come out the same day and force me to choose..

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#25

SahashraLA commented on Nintendo Download: 16th October (Europe):

DKC for certain.
Even in NA where 4 eShop indies are out, I have zero interest in any of them.
I've already played the rather obnoxious Ballpoint Universe, done with stiff platformers (coughPaperMonsterscough) and there is no way that Byrne has added near enough content to justify paying 15$ for Lone Survivor.
It's, well it's junk.
People that liked junk like SlenderMan will probably enjoy it for 10 minutes, but it's just so high and mighty.
It tries to be this wonderfully challenging, existential experience when really, it's no deeper than Ping.
A neat idea, it just doesn't pull it off.

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#26

SahashraLA commented on Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II:

@Rarewarefan7495
Wow. Saying Super Mario Sunshine is terrible lost my attention for the rest of your post.
Sunshine is a pretty underrated game and contains something many Mario games lack: innovation and a story.
Mario 64 had TERRIBLE analog controls.
TERRIBLE camera controls.
Sunshine fixed alot of 64's issues, things that the rose tinted glasses of nostalgia prevents a ton of people from noticing.
3D Mario has taken a fairly similar track, but with Fludd, at least things felt fresh.
Like Wind Waker, people will eventually respect it.
And for the record, aside from Galaxy 2, Mario doesn't do sequels. Or are you thinking of Rare again? Your user name makes it obvious.

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#27

SahashraLA commented on Rare Donkey Kong Delights to Grace the Wii U a...:

Had no one else heard..?
The titles were taken down prior to the Wii U's release for a reason.
Nintendo has ONE console license with Rare's first party VC titles (DK is a Nintendo property after all) and it's a license that must be renewed and contracted much more often because of Microsoft's involvement.
If the game were available for the Wii AND the Wii U, Nintendo would have to sign a new contract.
Obviously, Nintendo has gotten desperate enough to sign that new deal.
Now if only Square Enix would consider a similar deal (remember though, many of the SNES games have already been licensed for PSN by Sony, so Nintendo may only have access to the Enix games. Then again, amalgamated companies always have weird little rules about how their content is licensed and distributed..)

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#28

SahashraLA commented on Review: Castlevania: Dracula X (Wii U eShop / ...:

Considering how many CVs are out there, this doesn't even rank top 10 for me. That's right. Not even top 10.
IV. SotN. CotM. AoS. III. I. Rebirth. Dawn of Sorrow. Despair. Rondo of Blood. Dissonance. LoI (3D, but plays like a 2D game..). II (GB). Lords. Dracula X. 64. Ecclessia. Judgment. Lords 2.
Portrait of Ruin jumps around ALOT.
While every other game may change 3-5 positions depending on my mood or aptitude at the time, PoR has been as high as 4th and as low as 12th.
Ecclessia has been frustrating me with the hitboxes and slight latency, so it's in the doghouse right now.
I love these games and this series.
Hated the 18 minutes I played of Mirror of Fate. Lords of Shadows was nice if nothing more than God of War with a Castlevania skinning. And Lords 2 was atrocious.
Even worse than Judgment.
Almost as poorly designed as 64 (but 64 gets nostalgia points for it's introduction to 3D).
The review is more than fair. This game is a 3 or 4.
There's better options.
As a port, this is a big step back.
As a Castlevania game, it's a poor representative of the series.
But it's still playable, memorable and can be fun.
It's just not that great.

SahashraLA

#29

SahashraLA commented on Video: Let's Play Mario Kart 8 With Lydia:

Aside from game devs on Nintendo Life, EVERYONE on this site is a nobody.
Who are you to complain about her level of fame?
I'm personally a little tired of all these basement devs in videos, looking like they have never groomed and rarely shower.
Professionalism goes a long ways.
She's easy on the eyes and a nice change from the usual t-shirt clad, Mountain Dew soaked, Dorito speckled man child.

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#30

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

As an aside, the 3DS is mentioned in the first game,so it's not click bait. These are the latest developments in the crowdfunding arena.
Each installment has the same title, just with a different subtext (in this case, October).
Even if no 3DS games are included, the title would go unchanged.
This way, Nintendolife doesn't have to create two seperate KS articles.
What the lack of 3DS suggests is, despite a much higher install base, the Wii U is still preferred by the Kickstarted community, due to better, more manageable specs, a more PC architecture and cheaper dev kit.
Unity helps and so does the Web Framework.

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#31

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

Aegis Defenders reminds me alot of Nausicaa, I wonder why..
Aside from HNL, everything else looks right up my alley.
Warlocks, looking like a darker take on Child of Light, is probably at the top of my list.
Animal Gods looks cool, Blossom Tales would be fun (seems to have hit a snag), Impact Winter seems like a pretty deep experience (the title / logo art is quite beautiful in it's simplicity and suggestiveness) and Ray's? What can I say? Like a love letter to Gilbert's odysseys of yesteryear.
I do have to say, to HNL's credit, that bit of painterly art is quite beautiful.
Maybe an interactive motion comic is in their future.
I could see her saving me and being quite alright with that..

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#32

SahashraLA commented on Bayonetta 2 Demo Now Live In The European Wii ...:

Anyone on the fence about buying should try the demo. At less than 5 percent of the final download's size (a rather miniscule 700 or so MB), and the final version including both the first and second titles for less than MK8, it's hard to justify not playing it once.
For those complaining about the non-stop action, well.. it's Bayonetta. But there is more diversity in the final game. Screenshots have shown that.

SahashraLA

#33

SahashraLA commented on Bayonetta 2 Demo Now Live In The European Wii ...:

Demo confirmed what I already suspected: touch controls are a bit useless, but with classic input, this is another day one purchase for me.
Plays fast and smooth, Bayonetta is as lithe and sexual as ever and Jeanne's return was beautiful. Decent variety of gameplay with a rather compelling twist at the end. The ranks and medals give even the demo replay value and the final attack leaves little to the imagination.
If this leaves any doubt that Platinum has as much freedom with Nintendo, I'd be surprised. She's back and will be better than ever.

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#34

SahashraLA commented on Capcom Won't Greenlight Sequels If A Game Does...:

I'll say it straight up.
I bought Darkstalkers / Night Warriors for Morrigan and Felicia.
Capcom's art team from the 90s was GOLD. Throw in Rose, Cammy, Chun Li, Sakura, Roll and the girl from Final Fight (can't be bothered to check now) and you've got a nice, diverse cast.
But holy cow Capcom, you're surprised Sony gamers didn't like 2D fighters, especially tech fighters like Darkstalkers? Look at the D-pad!!
Put Darkstalkers on the Wii U or 3DS, with, you know, a PROPER D-pad and see how it plays.
Dualshocks are decent controllers and 3D gaming is pretty good with them, but even Microsoft knows you need to connect those dots.
What a useless gift I got.. Blazblue and SFA3 for my PSP.
Almost unplayable.
Ys Seven on the other hand? Oath in Felghana, Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror, Dissidia FF / 012, KH: Birth by Sleep, Lunar and Star Ocean are all great on the PSP. Fighters (especially 2D) are HORRIBLE.
Code of Princess, SFIV, Blazblue.. great games for the 3DS.
Even Alpha 2 on the VC controls better than those PSP fighters.
Resurrection was, honestly, a HUGE step down from Darkstalkers 3.
Ah well, at least I still have Tatsunoko vs Capcom (Tatsunoko vs Capcom vs SNK would be the ultimate though).
Why doesn't Capcom do 'Capcom VS Allstars and pull from all the versus series'?? THAT would sell.

SahashraLA

#35

SahashraLA commented on Nintendo Download: 9th October (North America):

Complaining about any of the GBA Castlevania trilogy is, in my mind, a clear cut sign the complainer hasn't played the GBA Castlevania trilogy.
Better than either SNES Castlevanias and better than the first two NES entries as well (3 is still the best in the series, as far as I'm concerned).

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#36

SahashraLA commented on Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Finally Shakes ...:

Wayforward has engineered two of my top ten eShop titles (Ducktales at #8, Mighty Switch Force HD at #10) and the Wii U version is day one for me.
So would the 3DS version.. if I still had a 3DS anyways.
Their Gameboy Color title was one of my top 5 games on that handheld and Shantae is way better than their licensed content. Even at 20$ it's a worthwhile purchase (maybe trying to augment sales lost by the Wii U version (24.99$ is an early rumor, and 5$ off with cross buy, but again.. rumor).

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#37

SahashraLA commented on Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won'...:

@megamanlink
Wow. Just wow.
How does 'does not work with other Wii U software' read 'plays Wii U VC games'??
It sounds like this control option works with JUST Smash right now and they'll make games compatible in the future.
Maybe they'll patch MK8 with support.
Who knows.
I still don't know how you got what you got from that post..
Oh and if YOU hadn't been so lazy and checked Nintendo's site after getting the info, you would have seen this was no fault of Nintendolife.
In fact, other sites had reported the info too.
So get off your high horses and settle down.

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#38

SahashraLA commented on Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won'...:

Then why sell either seperately?
It seems like a waste.
Nintendo just dropped the ball.
Again.
But hey, after the Wii U's processor, storage options, the Wii in general, motion controls, bringing 'casual' gaming to consoles, Amiibo, 'New' 3DS, the first 3DS price point, 3rd party software since the N64, Virtual Console, account systems, cross buy, marketing, advertising and promotions are all complete failures, why stop there?
This is what Nintendo knows best.

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#39

SahashraLA commented on This Castlevania Super NES May Be The Spookies...:

Best SNES mod I've seen yet, including the one this local guy did. Two pieces of clear plasticy stuff (the texture reminded me of skate board wheels, aka, urethane), resoldered and reworked electronics board. Tinted black with white LED detail buttons.
I'll try and get him to send me a pic to post, but he cut the pieces himself so it looks really unique. As in, mass manufacturing would be almost impossible.
Best descriptor: a slimmer, smaller 3DO Goldstar.
With a matching controller and custom cut buttons (again, the same plasticy stuff, tinted black, with purple LED detail buttons and D-pad).
It's the only SNES I've seen that stands horizontally by default.

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#42

SahashraLA commented on Nintendo Confirms GameCube Controller Adapter ...:

OoT, N64 VC? Sounds good.
NFS:MWU with analog triggers? Even better.
For racing, the digital triggers is a terrible idea.
It'd be like trying to control Super Mario 64 with a D-pad.
Not the I play many racers, but not playing with analog triggers makes it pretty much unbearable.
If only the guys that do the custom, mappable XB One / PS3 / 360 / PS4 controllers did a Wii U Pro with analog triggers.
Then again, what makes an analog and digital trigger compatible or even interchangeable?
As an aside, Nintendo should start moulding the 3DS' analog stick as a single piece.

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#43

SahashraLA commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Release Dates Conf...:

December 5th and just 40$. This is good news.
I was hoping for a Game & Wario price point and there you have it. 2 months Toad! Wait for us!
In the meantime, Bayonetta 1, 2, Pier Solar HD, Ballpoint Universe, Art of Balance, Tengami, the Swapper and others will arrive to keep me busy. Good time of the year to game. I'll take quality over quantity any day.

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#44

SahashraLA commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Release Dates Conf...:

@rjejr has made a very valid point as well.
With Toad releasing in NA in December, NoA is basically making NA gamers late bug testers to keep Toad free for bigger sales. Because let's be honest, the little guy wouldn't have much chance against Smash (though, he's the one I'm going for).

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#45

SahashraLA commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Release Dates Conf...:

Japan got Smash 3DS early and Japan doesn't do consoles, so the 6th makes sense.
Europe got Hyrule Warriors early, so getting Smash later makes sense too.
If one region was seen as favorited, it would cause nasty backlash.
So, it makes sense.
One region gets tons of games for the MK8 offer and early Hyrule Warriors, the other gets early Smash.
Gotta get it in before the US' biggest shopping day after all.

SahashraLA

#46

SahashraLA commented on Nintendo Download: 9th October (Europe):

@datamonkey
You think they care?
Nintendo doesn't sell hardware with downloadable games.
They could have cross buy with every VC game and it wouldn't sell a single Wii U.
So they don't care if you buy the VC stuff.
Oh and for the record, let your PS3 break.
Try and get another PS3 registered.
You do know you can have just one of each system active on your account at a time, right? And to activate a new one, you need to go onto the old one and deactivate it, right? And if you can't turn it on, Sony will likely refuse to help, right?
Sony is just as bad as Nintendo.
But hey, when my Wii U Gamepad stopped working and they replaced it, the e-mail I got from CS was:
'if the need to replace your existing Wii U console should potentially arise, we will gladly assist you in activating the system for you, so that you may redownload your existing library of games.'
As in, they would do that for me, rather than expecting I do that for myself.
So, in reality, the policies are EXACTLY the same.
Apple, on the other hand, has a great policy regarding registered units. So you can use a greater variety and combination of devices, rather than one Wii U, or one PS3.
With Apple you could have 3 phones and a PC with the same content. Or 4 PCs and an iPad. If Sony allowed, say, two PSPs and two PS3s, maybe I'd understand. As it stands, you should probably not talk with your mouth open.
You're obviously still chewing on that.

SahashraLA

#47

SahashraLA commented on Nintendo Download: 9th October (Europe):

Guacamelee is pretty much a steal at that price, worth a shot if anyone hasn't yet.
Aside from that, yeah, bad week.
Unless you live in North America, that is.
I can't even imagine how stacked the next 3 weeks are going to be on the eShop over here..

SahashraLA

#48

SahashraLA commented on Tengami Wii U eShop Release Expected Next Month:

It sounds close. As in, could release next week close.
As it stands, the game will likely head out the last week of October in NA and a week later in Euro territories.
Just based on what I've been seeing from indies.
The submission for certification was the middle of September.
Pier Solar, despite being out on Sony platforms, Steam and Ouya, will likely miss an October release as well. Though both are all but confirmed for early November at the latest.
And thank god. I mean, at this point, I almost couldn't care less.

SahashraLA

#49

SahashraLA commented on Nintendo 64x64: GoldenEye 007:

A solid 6 for me, then again, outside XIII (graphic style, presentation) and Stranger's Wrath, I never cared for FPS.
3rd person has always been my preference, then again, I hate how cheesy FPS get when trying to make you feel immersed.
Don't get me wrong, I've played the CODs, MoHs, Battlefields, Crysis', Bioshocks, 007s, Halos, Quakes, Dooms, Wolfensteins, Unreals.. Hundreds of FPS, really. From that one Xmen FPS and Kiss' Psycho Circus to Half Life 2 and Metro Last Light and so many in-between, I've trudged through a country of fox holes, lobbed tens of thousands of grenades and crashed an automotive plant worth of vehicles.
It's not appealing. The experience is short and rather grating.
I've never finished a FPS. Not a single one. There's just not enough draw to keep going. Not even XIII or Stranger's Wrath.

SahashraLA

#50

SahashraLA commented on Nintendo 64x64: GoldenEye 007:

The only reason half of the N64's owners preferred Nintendo's multiplayer to Sony's. The other half were Smash / MK / WCW fans (those ones were the genres' glory days).
Outside of multiplayer though, I found the single player experience lacking, the graphics subpar, the story far too linear, the analog stick overly sensitive and the aiming to be a bit of a spotty affair.
Then again, 3D gaming was infantile at best (and would be until OoT lit the stage a year later) and I would still spend hours with teaching the girls to play pool while the other guys played Goldeneye on the projector.