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Tue 10th Feb 2009

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SeniorDingDong commented on Exclusive: eShop Publishers Are Dropping Relea...:

I am from Germany. The german public has a lot of angst (tbh about almost everything) regarding the content in media, especially in video games, and its possible harm to the youth. Over the last decade, the angst calmed down and most ratings now are reasonable and old / wrong rating are also getting corrected.

That in mind, the german USK rating system is almost an institution of its own and might not be replaced any time soon. Even if other rating system, like PEGI, seem to be superior.



SeniorDingDong commented on Review: Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons:...:

I never played P&D before and enjoy P&D Z quite a lot. Yes, the story is forgetable and the game seems to follow almost every JRPG trope I know, but it is a lot of fun and reminds of good old Puzzle Quest. Collecting and evolving your dragons is quite fun and some of those designs are very cool and creative.

The Mario spinoff is a different story. I enjoyed the demo a lot, but on the real thing I got stuck in World 3. The game seems to have some kind of design flaw in giving you frequently new leaders. You spread the, already rare, XP thinly over every one. In a result, the game got very hard! Grinding is almost no option and good monsters or usefull items are too rare. You would this far to say, that the Mario game needs a balancing patch!

Oh... and the Mario game also just feels lazy.



SeniorDingDong commented on Review: Tetris Ultimate (3DS):

I would say it is better than Axis. It offers less (modes), but what it offers is better. You can customize more and make the game closer to the original for example. The silly Mii is gone and the game is in general less distracting. A big plus for me is the itemless online multiplayer option. 1on1 mode would have been perfect.... The low pricing is also fair.



SeniorDingDong commented on Reggie: We're Not Interested in "Garage Develo...:

Where is the difference between indi and garage developers anyway ?

This statement makes Nintendo look very snoby and arrogant. They let the Wii and DS swarm with shovelware, but I guess its okay when they still cost 30 or 40 bucks... Actually cheap games ? Devils work...



SeniorDingDong commented on Review: R-Type (Game Boy):

I think R-Type on the Game Boy is one of the best 8-bit ports of Irems classic.

The C64 version is rushed and buggy, the Master System one suffers from heavy sprite flickering, the ZX Spectrum is ... limited, but okay for its system, the Amstrad one is just a bad port of the Spectrum version....

So, leaving two levels and some tracks out is a fair trade for a very playable (and beatable ) version of R-Type.



SeniorDingDong commented on Review: Metroid: Other M (Wii):

@timp29: Yes, sure. However, I think the reviews here are often a bit too positive here. Could list some examples now, but that wouls just kick some unneeded discussions... For Other M: the negative reviews impressed me more then the positive. I felt forced to cancel my pre-oder and I am going to rent it. I am a huge Metroid fan and because of that I have very high personal standarts for the series.



SeniorDingDong commented on StarTropics:

Yes, I lost my letter back then and had to figure the code out by guessing(!). "747" - how could I ever forget...



SeniorDingDong commented on Review: Star Fox Command (DS):

I really dislike the artwork here. Fox, Falco, Krystal and so on... they all look inferior compared to SF: Assault and even more compared to SF: Adventure or recently SSB: Brawl.

Some one metioned the weird endings and I went watching them on youtube. Yes, damn yes, this might have been an interesting approach, but these mostly turned out to be very strange.

After massive games like Star Fox 64 and Assault, this title feels like done by the "B-Team" and on a smaller scale, budget and goal.

The best thing a Star Fox fan can do for this generation is to get SF64 for the VC and wait for its remake for the 3DS...



SeniorDingDong commented on F1 2009:

@ MrWout: good Review. I did lend this game out and I got a several impression. It is a potential birthday aswell

Short: lots of content, technical mediocre, presentation is pending from great to lacking , butt the drive and racing engine turned out to be VERY well done and is a lot of fun. I am not for hardcore realism, I am for fun and them game found a good balance between. I drove with the remote btw.

I would give it a 7/10 game and recomend it to anybody who likes racing games on the Wii like Ferrari Challenge.



SeniorDingDong commented on Project Needlemouse to Focus Solely on Sonic?:

Well, the reasons why recent Sonic games more or less sucked weren´t his sidekicks. Tails was a good addition in Sonic 2 and Blaze did a great performance in Sonic Rush for example.

I know, some Sonic moments seemed like a furry soap opera, but games like Sonic Unleashed, Sonic and the Black Knight and 06 wernt games at all and got badly design, avoiding year long critism and the fanbase.



SeniorDingDong commented on Review: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex (...:

"Surprisingly good" fits the most. I never played CoD4 yet - besides the PC demo once - and I am very surprised how good it looks, controlls and plays on the Wii.

The MP is the best and deepest online multiplayer you can get for the Wii right now.



SeniorDingDong commented on Review: Metroid (Virtual Console / NES):

I had a bad start with the game,around 2002, and I would have given it a similar score.

But, after giving it a fair try again in 2009 and forgeting about all the gaming comforts I used to like after 1986 I truly began to love this game.

I finished it several times, without maps or anything, collected 100% of the items once and even did a decent casual speed run (both bosses) on it.

For modern players this game is very flawed. From a NES perspective it should get a 9/10.



SeniorDingDong commented on Starfox: To be, or not to be?:

Wi-Fi duels and campaign co-op, wii-speak pilot chat (one reason to buy the damn thing) and motion+ controlls (+nunchuck?) like in WSR... and unlockable Krystal pin-up posters please ^^

Best gamer ever.



SeniorDingDong commented on Wii Version of Madden NFL 10 Selling Poorly:

Sports games dont have it easy on the Wii, because you will miss the almost realistic HD quality these games can show on the PS3 / 360 and their much better online modes.

The only way a sports game can be better on the Wii is the way how they are using the remote and WM+. Grand Slam Tennis might look cartoony, but it plays, controlls and sounds great and comes with one of the best online modes on the Wii (not that does mean much).

Tiger Woods 10 Wii got high reviews all around and combined "normal", serious graphics with the possibly best sport controlls ever.

And Madden ? I dont know the typicly Madden player, but I ask myself if they can get well with these even more cartoony graphics then in GST and eased down gameplay mechanics.

The next "lets get different on Wii" test by EA is going to be ,the very important in europe, FIFA 10. Lets see how that one will sell.....