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sinalefa

sinalefa

Male, 36, Costa Rica

Been gaming since I was 5. I play mostly games on Nintendo and Sony systems. I currently own 3DS, Wii, Wii U and PS3. Favorite developers include Nintendo, PlatinumGames, Naughty Dog, among others. I love games with soul and sense of humour.

Joined:
Wed 18th May, 2011

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sinalefa

#5

sinalefa commented on Review: Blocky Bot (Wii U eShop):

I got this game to support Mobot because I liked Paper Monsters. Kind of an impulse purchase at that price.

What I don't like of this one and it is not mentioned in the review, is that the camera lags behind you a little, so it takes a few seconds for it to catch up, which leads to many deaths because the screen has not scrolled (or not fast enough) for you to see some enemies.

Oh, and I also hate that stupid fly of Spikey Walls being a cameo here.

@bofis

Runner 2 is by far the superior game, and this is easily reflected in the price tag. The music alone makes Runner 2 the winner here. And of course it is more complex, gives you more to do, etc.

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#10

sinalefa commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

@Ryno

Funny that you single out Nintendo fans when The Order lasted the same or less than Splatoon (with no multiplayer whatsoever) and Halo MCC launched with broken multiplayer. Both for full price as well. DriveClub, AC Unity, the list goes on.

sinalefa

#15

sinalefa commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

@rjejr

Thanks for the heads up.

I hate online gaming and particularly shooters and I love what I have played of this enough to get an ethernet adapter. So even if sp is short, mp is the meat and potatoes here. Already preloaded and ready for Friday.

sinalefa

#21

sinalefa commented on Review: Ultratron (Wii U eShop):

@JaxonH @rjejr

You befriended me too so I can share the blame on that, Jax ;)

I have never been married but I know enough unhappy married men to notice that they cannot do anything without permission, or paying the consequences later. So I think that quoting the great Hank Williams "I'll be a bachelor till I die".

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#22

sinalefa commented on Review: Swords & Soldiers II (Wii U eShop):

This review needz moar @rjejr :)

I am not into strategy so I will most likely skip it. But it seems the devs polished it and they are charging for it. Like the artists of old who could charge more for a painting as they got better and more popular. Interesting.

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#23

sinalefa commented on Video: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Blame Could L...:

@rjejr

Something to consider from your Dragons comparison. Can SB be considered a licensed game tied in this game to a show, and as most licensed games, expected to be a poor cash in? Wayforward is very hit and miss with their games, and even their licensed games suffer because of the deadlines and stuff. While Shantae always get stellar reception and reviews.

I know it is not an excuse to release a mess of a game, but is AC Unity diluting the AC IP because of also being a glitch paradise? And when you have Sonic games getting meh reviews since a decade or so, then maybe there is not a lot to worry about for Sega.

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#24

sinalefa commented on Tappingo 2 Close to European Release:

I have both Tappingo games but never finished them. I usually play like one puzzle at a time, as they tend to be a bit long. Still a lot of puzzles for the asking price, so I won't complain.

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#32

sinalefa commented on Don't Starve: Giant Edition to Come With Extra...:

Oh here we go with the code begging again.

Sounds great but like @rjejr I think this is not for me. I can deal with hard games, but masochistic ones are a different thing. As you get older you start to value your time more, as to waste it doing things all over again because you made a mistake and there are no checkpoints to ease the pain.

I can learn from my mistakes, I don't need a teacher with a wooden stick to hit me on the head every time I make a mistake.

sinalefa

#33

sinalefa commented on Parent Trap: Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Makes Chess ...:

@rjejr

If I am not mistaken the missions are single player, so it depends on if you are going to be online a lot or not. I think you will. ;)

For the review, I guess the Testfires are a good testing ground, although probably NL will wait for their verdict. The thing is that if they will give amiibo with the review copies, or they will skip that too.

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#35

sinalefa commented on Splatoon's Iwata Asks Interview Considers Its ...:

@rjejr

Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't De Blob a single player game with multiplayer modes added while Splatoon is the opposite?

I skipped that game because it relied so heavily in colour I would not be able to play it without help. Since Splatoon only uses two colours at a time and they differ so much (there is even help for color blind) I welcome it with open arms.

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#39

sinalefa commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

Atlus is a funny case because several of their 3DS games are worth $10 more than the normal 3DS game. So they start charging a lot and then do sales, not always of the same games.

I may not be the only one who played through a great indie game like Steamworld Dig, Armillo, Scram Kitty or Gunman Clive and said "I wish it was more expensive so I can support the dev with more money". At least I try to do word of mouth so other people try them.

I don't mind paying "a lot" if I feel I will like the game. But impulse purchasing a game I may not like nor play just to support a dev won't happen for $20.

sinalefa

#43

sinalefa commented on Ronimo Games Explains Pricing for Swords & Sol...:

@rjejr

All is right with the world, then :) I was just worried because we were 35+comments in.

I still believe more indie devs should use the first week discount. Armillo and Flowerworks did, and Spin the Bottle kinda did too. That secures early sales and goodwill, while keeping the game at their intended price point later on.

I know you are not into Pure Xbox, but one of the editors published an article yesterday about some indies making it harder than necessary for themselves to advertise their games. That early discount is another way of promoting your game.

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#45

sinalefa commented on Feature: A Nintendo Fan's Guide to E3 2015:

@rjejr

Never played that one, but wasn't that Dinosaur Planet-turned-Starfox, and thus not a Starfox spin off from the start?

And to be honest, I have spent more time with HW than with any full fledged Zelda game. More fun is debatable, but there are so many characters and things to unlock. I love playing as Midna, Zant, Ghirahim. As I have said before, I would love an amiibo line for it. Long haired Ganondorf is just too awesome.

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#47

sinalefa commented on Feature: A Nintendo Fan's Guide to E3 2015:

@rjejr @aaronsullivan

Actually a spin off made by P* for Metroid could work, now that rjejr mentioned HW. Again, Revengeance was a spin off on Metal Gear and it worked. As HW to Zelda U, it could be like an appetizer for a full fledged Metroid installment, probably by a Western dev since the game would be more geared to Western audiences.

And if Retro is that dev, I would love to see a non first person Metroid from them. Either 2D or third person.

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#48

sinalefa commented on Feature: A Nintendo Fan's Guide to E3 2015:

@rjejr

I hope so. Hard to get excited watching so little, but still better than the Last Guardian ;)

Platinum tweeted an image of Bayonetta in her Samus outfit (from the Wii U port) so of course the first thought/rumour/hope/pipe dream is that P* may be working on a new Metroid to be shown at E3.