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Shinnok

Shinnok

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Shinnok

#2

Shinnok commented on USA VC Update: Summer Games II:

You seriously need to get off this topic, Kelvin. We could pass comments back and forth all day with no resolution. I despise the SMS and C64, you can't seem to understand that. I'm done with this topic, let's please move on.

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#3

Shinnok commented on USA VC Update: Summer Games II:

@ Kelvin
No, it was "basically" a shrunken, portable Master System! It had a lower screen resolution, larger color palette, and could produce stereo sound. But "basically" doesn't cut it, they're still separate consoles (despite numerous similarities).

@ Viral
I want HOTD: Overkill and MadWorld. I really love HOTD, and MadWorld seems cool.

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#4

Shinnok commented on 1000 and 3000 Nintendo Points Cards on Store S...:

I could see the 1000 points cards being useful, but seriously, why the hell would you need a 5000 points card? The only sensible example I can think of, would be if you just purchased a Wii, and you wanted to do some extreme shopping. That, actually sounds pretty fun.

I remember my first game. Super Mario Bros. 3, I was so excited to have it again! That and Super Mario RPG are by far my favorite VC games.

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#5

Shinnok commented on USA VC Update: Summer Games II:

You're probably right brooks83. That does make some sense. Though, games today really aren't all that impressive. Especially first-person shooters, yuck!

You know, Summer Games II reminds me of a sports game I used to own for the Game Gear. I can't remember the name, but if memory serves, it was pretty entertaining.

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#7

Shinnok commented on Review: Donkey Kong Jr. Math (NES):

They could release a special version of Duck Hunt on WiiWare that's compatible with the Wii Remote and, or Wii Zapper. I'm sure it wouldn't be that difficult. I would just perfer that the game remain completely identical to its original version. It was really fun.

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#8

Shinnok commented on USA VC Update: Summer Games II:

I seriously doubt Summer Games II was a phenomenon back in 1989, brooks83. Especially with Mario running around, stealing the spotlight.

And yes, it sounds a little dramatic, but I despise the C64 and SMS. It's okay though, I'm pretty sure the world won't stop spinning.

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#10

Shinnok commented on USA VC Update: Summer Games II:

@ Clayfrd

Nobody dislikes Paper Mario. I would never believe anybody who said they did. If somebody ever claimed they hated Paper Mario, I would immediately know that they were the one person who has to disagree with everybody else.

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#11

Shinnok commented on USA VC Update: Summer Games II:

@ Clayfrd
I despise the C64 and SMS, and I'm sure there's a few more people on this site who don't like them either. Not everyone has to like them. Oh, and the C64 and SMS aren't classics. "Classics" have to be unanimous favorites, like Paper Mario.

@ Mayhem
Nobody's afraid of incurring your wrath.

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#16

Shinnok commented on Super Smash Bros.:

I'd like to see more F-Zero characters. I think that Black Shadow and Samurai Goroh would be the most appropriate.

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#18

Shinnok commented on Review: Kirby's Adventure (NES):

Since young bring it up, books are lazy storytelling too. I mean, think about it. Alan Moore wrote the Watchmen, one of the most critically acclaimed graphic novels of all time. Now, why do you think that it was so enchanting? Simple, the artwork immerses you in the universe described in the text. Now, this is where a book fails to capture the imagination like a graphic novel or a movie can. I’m not completely immune to a book’s charm (To Kill A Mockingbird, and The Great Gatsby are great stories), and you can call me dumb if you have to, but I just don’t care for them.

Unfortunately, movies these days are equally as uninspiring (Ultraviolet, I, Robot, Quantum of Solace), so video games seem to be the only outlet for people like myself to stretch our creative wings. The stories and characters present in Sonic the Hedgehog, Killer7, and Resident Evil 4 inspire me. The game play is just a plus, however memorable that plus may be. I haven’t seen a movie, or read a book that has been able to do that for me in a long time.

And why shouldn't I play games? What, because I don't enjoy them the way you do? Oh, and speaking of Final Fantasy, everything about it (except for Auron) blows chunks!

Oh yeah, and one more thing! Why do you people keep typing "ugh". Can't you come up with any other way to convey frustration?

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#19

Shinnok commented on Sonic & Knuckles:

The Sonic Mega Collection is an economic solution to your dilemma.

And EarthBound isn't "highly" doubtful. The only reason you think that is because of that stupid rumor. Nintendo didn't announce anything, did they? They waited 250 VC titles to release SMRPG, and that was highly sought after. So, why wouldn't they wait 50 more games to release EarthBound? Sounds like destiny knocking.

Though, on the other hand, Nintendo has mastered the art of disappointment. So, I suppose it's likely that Super Smash Bros. could be released. Who knows? Oh that's right, Nintendo knows.

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#20

Shinnok commented on Chew Man Fu:

Correction, "some" people have different tastes. "Most" people flock to these generic Japanese games like moths to an open flame.

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#21

Shinnok commented on Review: Kirby's Adventure (NES):

First of all, there is everything wrong with a silent protagonist! The developers didn't want to write Link's dialogue, so they make him grunt or smile when he's hurt of happy. And, that's supposed to satisfy me? Do they really expect me to believe that they did that so I could interpret the character for myself? Please, Link is by far the most one-dimensional fictional character on the planet. Even Mario has more depth than him. It takes a real moron to think that Link's personality is anything beyond that of the quintessential hero.

Second, there's no point in arguing about Fire Emblem. You clearly worship the game, so you'll deny any of its obvious flaws. I on the other hand don't need Nintendo to tell me when a game is good or not. I can look at it from an unbiased perspective and judge for myself whether or not it's worthy of my time.

Finally, you clearly are a fan of lazy storytelling, despite your admitted sarcasm. I can deal with crappy game play, it doesn't bother me one bit. But a crappy story, is simply out of the question. That's why I love Sonic, he delivers both. Other games that do the same: Metal Gear Solid 3, Killer 7, Resident Evil 4, and shockingly (despite Link's presence) Twilight Princess.

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#23

Shinnok commented on Review: Kirby's Adventure (NES):

The stories present in Fire Emblem titles are quite common amongst the RPG genre. A kingdom is in danger, a princess has been kidnapped, you're an androgynous youth who is an insecure warrior-in-training (or any combination of the three). Either way, you’re never surprised, and my intellect is never stimulated.

What you see as imagination, I see as pure laziness. Smiling and grunting is no substitute for a real conversation. And the primary reason the dialogue in Sonic games these days are so corny, is because of the voice acting.

The only Sonic characters I’m not crazy about are Big and Cream, because it seems like the only reason they ever get involved in the story is because Froggy and Cheese (their respective companions) are always kidnapped or go missing. Other than that, I love the whole roster to death!

And you're right, both Sonic Adventures have amazing stories. You didn't say that, but it seemed like you implied it.

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#24

Shinnok commented on USA VC Update: Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars:

I'm getting it tomorrow. I hate going to stores late. But I can't wait!

UPDATE: I just got Resident Evil 5, and it's such a disappointment. The controls, sound, storyline, and game play just don't stack up to its predecessor. Too bad, I had such high hopes.

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#25

Shinnok commented on Review: Kirby's Adventure (NES):

Fire Emblem is garbage. Just another faceless anime with no personality. Pokemon on the other hand used to have charisma, but that ship has sailed.

And the reason I specifically stated that I'm not talking about game play, is because what's fun and what's not fun are clearly subjective. For example, I would rather play Sonic over Fire Emblem, because to me, the latter is nothing but a waste of time and money. It's clear Digiki that you don't appreciate storytelling, and prefer to have your imagination stimulated by bright colors and loud sounds. You like your game to play good, and nothing else, because God forbid, you be forced to think!

Oh, and by the way, when nearly every franchise you own features a silent protagonist, well...it doesn't take a brain surgeon to see that the developers are being lazy. Nintendo is a bunch of underachievers. They celebrate mediocrity, and you cheer right along with them! Whoopee!

Simple storylines are one thing, but dumb ones are quite another. Paper Mario was simple, Super Mario Galaxy was dumb. And don't blame the age of a game for its story, because Metal Gear was older, and it had one of the most uncannily deep stories ever (even by today's standards).

Sonic's characters are superior to Nintendo's entire roster in many ways. Instead of looking shocked or sad when they want to convey emotion, they say how they feel. Granted, the new voice cast is bad, but that's not Sonic's fault, that's Sega's fault. And finally, Sonic characters are numerous, each with their own distinct look and personality that sets them apart from the pack. Now, Mario and Link only have about three characters in each of their respective franchises that are worth giving a damn about.

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#26

Shinnok commented on EarthBound:

I wouldn't mind if EarthBound was on the DS, but they'd probably make it like the Super Mario 64 port to the DS. They would alter the graphics, content, and soundtrack. It's perfect the way it is, and that's how it should stay. I just hope the 300th VC game is EarthBound. I have a strong feeling it is, but you can never be sure.

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#28

Shinnok commented on EarthBound:

The sheep will never bite their shepherd's hand, occipital.

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#29

Shinnok commented on Review: Kirby's Adventure (NES):

If Mario wrote the book, then he's one crappy author. Everything Roo said was correct, but I would like to add that Mario, Kirby, and Link pale in comparison to what Sonic has done, or will ever do. And I'm not talking about crappy game play, glitches, or bad voice acting. I'm talking about complex storylines and relationships, real character development, and an actual timeline. These are all things Sonic games possess, unlike practically anything Nintendo has ever made.

Link reincarnating over and over, that's just lazy. Instead of finding a way to make the games connect, each game stars a different Link! Oh, how convenient for the writers. And hey, Zelda does the same thing. But, Link's the hero of time, so now it's okay. And, Link never talks, but it's okay because now we (the gamers) can project our own interpretation of him, onto him! Just a bunch of shortcuts, that's what that is.

Mario and Kirby on the other hand, share the same problem. Neither of them talk, and only a handful of the games actually connect to each other. But, of course, those few games don't connect to any of the other games. And those stories (except for Paper Mario and its sequel) usually involve some of the deepest storytelling known to fiction. Like, Bowser kidnaps Peach, or King Dedede has stolen all the fruit from Dreamland. So deep! Oh, and on top of that, nobody talks, yet again!

And one more thing! It takes Super Smash Bros. Brawl to collect 35 Nintendo characters. All of whom are the best of what Nintendo has to offer (except for maybe Ice Climbers and Lucas). Sonic however, has 26 colorful and creative characters from that one franchise alone! All of whom are incredibly fun to watch, to see what they'll do next. Now that's a Smash Bros. I want to play.

Oh, and I don't reccoment this game either.

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#30

Shinnok commented on Chew Man Fu:

You people seriously think this game looks interesting? Good grief!

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#31

Shinnok commented on Sonic & Knuckles:

That would be terrible. The 300th game should be something you can't get your hands on very easily, and I have Sonic & Knuckles on four different collections. It should be EarthBound, that's obvious. There was a lot of speculation that SMRPG wasn't coming out in North America, and then it did. I just hope that it's going to be the same case with EarthBound.

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#32

Shinnok commented on Review: F-Zero (SNES):

There is no comparison; this game is nothing when stacked up against F-Zero X. That's all there is.

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#33

Shinnok commented on Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars:

You bet you'll start bruising some egos huh? Why don't we talk about how stupid everything in the Zelda series is? The names for everything are unimaginative, the music is pathetic, and the characters (save for Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf) are poorly designed. And on top of all that, you struggle to have any fun while playing it. The only good Zelda game is Twilight Princess.

Zelda is simply overblown nonsense, just like Mario. But Alex Kidd on the other hand, wow! How creative, a little kid fighting monsters! Those guys at Sega sure are brilliant!

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#35

Shinnok commented on EarthBound:

Honestly, I don't believe that there are any copyright issues. I mean, there's really no proof, Nintendo never actually made an official announcement. So, why get so worked up?

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#36

Shinnok commented on USA VC Update: Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars:

The streak of good games has ended? Now that's news to me. I was expecting Super Smash Bros. or Bomberman '94, to be honest. But, Nintendo never misses a chance to disappoint!

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#39

Shinnok commented on Rumour: EarthBound Not Coming to Virtual Console:

The first time I'd ever seen Ness was in SSB, and I was under the impression that he hunted Kirby (why, I can't say). Regardless, I hadn't heard about EarthBound until very recently (courtesy of this site, actually).

Then one afternoon, I went on Wikipedia to research some of its quirky characters. Among them, was Giygas. It described him as a cosmic being, which sounded way to good to be true (especially for a Nintendo game). Curiosity overcame me, so I decided to watch the climactic battle against him and his chunky minion, Porky (or Pokey) on YouTube.

Ever since then, I've wanted this game so badly. The actual gameplay itself is extremely dull, and the graphics are deplorable. But...I must fight Giygas! He, and probably Ganondorf, are the only awesome Nintendo villains. Everybody else is so wimpy.

So, in conclusion, I really hope they release this game! If not for the fans, then for Giygas!

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#41

Shinnok commented on Review: Final Fight (SNES):

Though I don't agree with your opinion Drake, I will say that Final Fight 3 is the best Final Fight title out of the whole series.

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#43

Shinnok commented on Review: Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES):

I beat the first couple of worlds, so I got a pretty good feel for the game. It just repeats itself again, and again, and again. Plus, what I didn't complete I saw my little brother finish, who hated it also. It's just a bad game. But hey, no worries!

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#46

Shinnok commented on Review: Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES):

Super Mario Bros. 2 had no variety in it, just like the first entry. It used the same levels, music, and bosses over, and over, and over. Super Mario Bros. 3 did too, but unlike this steaming pile of dog crap, that game was worth playing. If I do suck at this game, it's because I've never made time to get any better at it. You see, I have an eye for quality, a trait you and I clearly don't share. But if it'll make you feel smart, or accepted to say that I suck, then by all means, shout it from the rooftops! As for this game, a 2/10!

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#47

Shinnok commented on Super Smash Bros.:

Actually, that's not true Digiki. The Tekken series evolves with each title, rendering the older entries obsolete. That, plus the fact that the entire series sucks, makes it utterly pointless to pick up the previous editions. Super Smash Bros. is the exact same way, which is not to say that Melee isn't fun, it's just inferior now.

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#49

Shinnok commented on Bomberman '94:

Most people like Mario, though I can't understand why. The older games were pretty fun, and Super Mario 64 was fun, but other than that, it baffles me.