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Sun 29th May, 2011

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ShadJV commented on Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Could Have Been ...:

Haunt themselves for the rest of their days? I agree with what others said, that sounds incredibly arrogant, not very professional either. Don't get me wrong, I realize this was a huge missed opportunity, but it was just as possible Nintendo could've blown a ton of money there, and I'm thinking it was likely they felt they had enough risky balls in the air as it was. And there is no telling if it would've been nearly as successful if it wasn't multiplatform. I'm sure Nintendo realized the risk of missing out on a lot of money (as well as the risk of it simply draining a lot of money) and was prepared to deal with it when they made their decision. I'm also sure they realize there's no guarantee it would've been a success if they took the offer, there's so many variables.



ShadJV commented on Video: Here's a Comparison of Mario Kart's Don...:

@kyuubikid213 I was about to post the same thing. I mean, it's great to see the literal side by side comparison to see how far technology has come in 22 years but the question was a bit silly, nobody doubted an improvement between 16 bit graphics and present day HD...



ShadJV commented on Feature: The Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Direct...:

It's nit-picky but the article says "Chrizard" instead of "Charizard".

I was thrilled with this direct, only two things could've made it better (both being highly unlikely): a playable demo available for download, and an announcement for future DLC in the form of characters and stages. Still, this was a great plethora of info!



ShadJV commented on New Online Multiplayer Modes Revealed for Supe...:

@KamenRiderClive I understand. I have one friend who will rage quit if I have items on or I pick a stage that isn't Final Destination. It frustrates the heck out of me, needless to say I don't play with him much now... I pretty much wish they'd leave that in the past, let the tournament players whine with the older games, otherwise, why have Sakurai even bother designing items or stages?



ShadJV commented on Review: Disney Magical World (3DS):

I'd really like to know if I'll enjoy this, being an adult. I love Disney and, as a Nintendo fan, I play E rated games all the time. Is this really just geared towards little kids or can it appeal to all ages?



ShadJV commented on Capcom is Holding a Weapon Design Contest for ...:

@sinalefa I wouldn't say having two weapon designs drawn by fans is really is "doing their job". I mean, considering there's hundreds of weapons, making two more isn't that hard for them, coding them in and making the models is almost all of the real work, which they'll be doing anyways. It's more so a couple fans can proudly tell their friends, "I made that awesome sword you're using!" That can't simply be bought at stores like a 3DS or a game can. Of course, if that prize isn't appealing to you, no need to enter, plenty of people are ecstatic for this chance. :-p though it's unlikely any one of us will be picked, but eh, I'll do a quick little doodle, chance to be creative!



ShadJV commented on Capcom Holding A Weapon Design Contest For Mon...:

Oh my god I need to draw something! I mean, I know it's unlikely to get picked but... A monster hunter weapon! Seriously! Oh man, which weapon... Switch axe? Dual blades? Gunlance? So many choices and I gotta pick one!



ShadJV commented on Review: Rusty's Real Deal Baseball (3DS eShop):

About the article: The first mini-game has 100 challenges, not 50 (unless you aren't counting the advanced ones).

Anyways, so far I like it more than I thought. I'm not a baseball fan but the mini-games are simple enough. And the best part is it's a $16 game that you don't have to buy all at once!



ShadJV commented on Super Smash Bros. Direct Will Bring the Hype o...:

So they'll probably start with the name, show a big new character, announce a single player mode and how customization will come into play, and end by saying adding so much content means they have to delay it to 2015.



ShadJV commented on Review: Metroid Fusion (Wii U eShop / Game Boy...:

@JaxonH you got me there, can't argue with that. A Link Between Worlds took me by (pleasant) surprise, and I would NOT complain if Nintendo gave the Metroid series that treatment. I'll admit it's a possibility!

On the other hand, sadly the Metroid series is not nearly as popular as the Zelda series, so I feel like it's more likely Nintendo will try changing the Metroid formula again than returning to its roots. But my vote is a 2D 3DS title!



ShadJV commented on Review: Metroid Fusion (Wii U eShop / Game Boy...:

Already having this on my 3DS means throwing down $8 to have it on the Wii U is unlikely (not to mention I have the cartridge if I want to dig out my old SP), but for any that don't have this readily available, I think it's well worth the $8. I'd give it 9/10 too; while not perfect, it's pretty dang amazing. Especially if you're new to the series, as I will admit it holds your hand a bit (at least in which direction to go, there definitely is some challenging fights). I recommend this to all but the most casual gamers.



ShadJV commented on The Wonderful 101 Saving Wallets on Wii U eShop:

All three of these have now dropped into my radar. Well, W101 was already there, had been wanting to pick that up one of these days, but now there's even MORE incentive. At least these seem to be permanent, so I don't have to decide to get them all this second, my wallet doesn't get enough time to breathe as is...



ShadJV commented on Level-5's President Discusses Professor Layton...:

R.I.P. Professor Hershel Layton. As one of my favorite series of all time, the finishing the final entry this week was quite sad for me. I don't know if I should expect much for the future of the series, but saying goodbye has been hard, this was my most looked forward to game every year.

At least I have the lessons I've learned from him. Valuable insight such as a gentleman never removes his hat, never leaves a puzzle unsolved, and never bounces on the sofa.



ShadJV commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

First of all, I'm from the US, not the UK, so I can't speak for how it is across the Atlantic, so bear that in mind when I say I disagree with any form of censorship. I do NOT believe any content such as this should be attainable for children, who are still quite impressionable, and if the issue is kids obtaining this, I believe it reflects on parents or parental controls. The fact remains, with the accessibility of the internet, if a minor truly wants to view sexual content, he/she likely will find a way. Personally, I do not believe that's an excuse for censorship. Yes, I see sexism here, but for a different issue: if men were the ones being displayed here for sexual gratification (and there is media that does this, even if not in gaming), very few would care. If there are people who want to see this sort of media, who are we to tell them what they can purchase? If the argument is it changes how they view women, first of all that's a poor reflection of their character that they are so easily affected and I doubt they'd feel differently without this media, and second that isn't a reason to take away someone's rights; smoking cigarettes can harm others with secondhand smoke yet we don't illegalize that. I respect anyone's right to be disgusted with this "objectification of women", but who are we to shove our viewpoints on women? I've played games that do this, though not for sexual reasons, and couldn't care less about the content's existence. I'm all for sexual equality and would risk my life for equality, but every adult has the right to create or view whatever media they like, especially when it's fictional characters. An adult should be able to separate fiction from reality, though, and it's not our responsibility to baby them; if they treat people as an object, lock 'em up for all I care, but these games don't depict real people and, if people are getting their jollies from fictional images, who cares? As long as they treat real people equally, let them do what they want when they're alone.



ShadJV commented on Ace Attorney Creator Wanted to End Series at O...:

I thought I've heard this already. Either way, I have mixed feelings. I didn't get to try the series until last year, and after playing through the original trilogy and the subpar (at best) Apollo Justice, I wanted something to look forward to (Dual Destinies, while not as good as the first three, scratched that itch and was way better than the fourth). I don't want to be done with the courtroom fun and say goodbye to Phoenix. Still, I completely understand the creator's sentiments. Perhaps it would have been better to close Phoenix's story and just continue with new characters... Either way, what I do is pretend the last two were an alternate timeline; in some other universe Trucy never happened and Phoenix didn't become a pianist who can't play piano. Nothing can ruin the original trilogy that way.