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Thu 5th Jun 2014

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Shepdawg1 commented on Zelda Fans Vent Anger At Nintendo of America O...:

People are unhappy about this? Umm...okay. I mean, I wouldn't like it if it's overused, but I like it when Nintendo games include some small, cheeky reference to current, popular trends. It just goes to show how up-to-date the Treehouse is and how clever they can be with their writing. This reference was certainly harmless, and since Tri Force Heroes is a game with an already over-the-top plot, it would be expected that little nods like this are included.



Shepdawg1 commented on Review: Runbow (Wii U eShop):

@JoseAcosta That's strange. The thing is that I've been experiencing it in even the single player campaign, the times where you would least expect performance issues with this game. I can understand frames being dropped in online matches, but for local play, it just doesn't make much sense to me.



Shepdawg1 commented on Nintendo Download: 27th August (North America):

I'm definitely getting Runbow, but probably one of the biggest pieces of news from this update is that, according to Tyrone Rodriguez's Twitter, The Binding Of Isaac N3DS is getting the new patch to fix the crashes today.



Shepdawg1 commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metro...:

Was this the Metroid game I was expecting? Not really.

Do I still think this game will be fun? Yes. After watching the Treehouse crew playing through a few missions, it looks super chaotic and fun, especially with local multiplayer.



Shepdawg1 commented on Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and So...:

@Ryu_Niiyama Internet anonymity is a double-edged sword, my friend. On one hand, it protects innocent people from having their identities violated, so they can browse semi-securely. On the other, since your activity is less likely to be tied to you in real life, it can give some people the impression that they can flex the rules more than normal.

And some people just like to watch the world burn...



Shepdawg1 commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

This is a hard question to answer. I love every Zelda game. However, I have my personal favorites, and I know I will be ostracized for my choices, but I don't care. My top 5 are:

1. Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link
1. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
3. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
4. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
5. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

In all honesty, Zelda 2 and Majora's Mask tie for my number one game: Zelda 2 as my favorite 2D Zelda, and Majora's Mask as my favorite 3D Zelda. What I love about Zelda 2 is its grueling difficulty. I love a good challenge, and this game kicks my butt every single time I play it, and I love it for that. Sure, it's different, but you have to look at the picture at the time. It was only the second installment, so Nintendo had the room to experiment. Since it didn't do as well as the first, they decided to revert to the classic formula. That's fine, but for what it is, Zelda 2 is still a brilliant game.

As for why Majora's Mask over Ocarina of Time, I don't care if OoT did it first. Majora's Mask had a much better atmosphere, much more interesting story, much better sidequests (The Bomber's Notebook is, in my opinion, the best mechanic they've ever had in a Zelda game, but turning into a portrait in Link Between Worlds is a close second), the mask mechanic, and excellent dungeon design (Stone Tower Temple is still my favorite).

So yeah, I don't follow the norm, but I don't care.



Shepdawg1 commented on Don't Worry, Splatoon Will Have A Local Mulitp...:

What I think they can do to make this game better than what I'm expecting right now:

4-player split screen local play
2-player online play like in Mario Kart 8

Do those two things and all my hesitations about this game will be gone. Either way, I'll probably end up buying it.

I will say, though, that I was expecting this to be an eShop exclusive, not a full-price retail game. Oh well, quality content demands a quality price, I suppose.



Shepdawg1 commented on E3 2014: Did Zelda Williams Just Tease Majora'...:

First off, that moon in Hyrule Warriors is creepy as all get-out.
Second, why are they having the presentation during the Best Buy Smash Fest? Sounds like a conflict of interest.
Third, I wouldn't be surprised if that's what Nintendo was trying to convey.



Shepdawg1 commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (W...:

My biggest problem with this game is how hard it is to 100%. There are so many Kinstone fusions that are one-time only opportunities, and if you don't have the right piece, you lose the chance to fuse it forever (I'm looking at the one with the carpenter).

Other than that, I love this game.



Shepdawg1 commented on Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Case Begi...:

Hmm...this is a hard sell. I want to support Capcom and tell them that I love this series and want them to continue to localize it, but I've played all the cases on the original DS versions so much that there's no challenge. But still, I love the humor and characterization of these games, so I'll probably still end up getting it.

On a side note, I don't care that it's download-only. If it's the only way we'll continue to get these games in the West, so be it.



Shepdawg1 commented on 1001 Spikes Creator Believes Trends Are Shifti...:

This is exactly the kind of trend I'd like to see return. When I play most modern video games, I'm usually able to play through them with little to no challenge at all. It becomes more of a grind to me to complete the game with no problems.

My favorite game of all-time is currently tied between Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link, both of which share the same two reasons why: One - The gameplay style in them is engaging and genuinely fun; two - They frequently kick my butt and never let up. When I beat both of those games for the first time, it wasn't until after several hours of trying and trying again to beat that one level and then the next. But even though I got frustrated by them and wanted to pull my hair out, I kept going back because of their great gameplay. Then, when I finally beat Bowser and Dark Link, it makes the victory all the more sweet.

That, to me, is what a great game is. Something that poses a challenge, but makes that challenge approachable with tight gameplay.