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Tue 10th August, 2010

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sketchturner commented on Nintendo Download: 29th January (North America):

First order of business is the Trilogy, of courses. That way I can preserve my steelbook collector's edition in pristine condition.
I may be tempted by Stealth Inc. 2 depending on the price. All these Indie sales have been ridiculously awesome and got me to take the risk on a few games I wouldn't have otherwise.



sketchturner commented on Not Everyone is Thrilled That Metroid Prime Tr...:

I don't understand all the hate toward people selling games. There's nothing evil about it. It's really no different than buying stocks low and selling when they're high. I sell games to help fund my video game hobby, and I don't see anything wrong with it. I feel bad for those who took a loss compared to what they were expecting, but that is just how the market goes. I've experienced similar losses in the past.



sketchturner commented on Nintendo Stays in Profit With Wii U on Target,...:

Some of these projections confuse me. In particular, why do they expect Wii software and hardware to increase this year compared to last year?

Additionally, it seems slightly strange that WiiU software sales are projected to increase 4.5 million this year, considering Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8 came out last year and will almost definitely be the system's two top sellers over its lifespan.



sketchturner commented on Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download Fr...:

Thinking about how many great games missed the list just reminds how many worthwhile games were on Wii.
That said, I think Mario Strikers Charged has no business being praised. I consider it a truly broken game. The power up shots turn the game into 70% cutscenes and pointing the Wiimote at balls to block them. It's worse than if Smash balls showed up every 5 seconds in Smash Bros.



sketchturner commented on Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download Fr...:

On second thought, as someone who never thought I'd like Pikmin but recently became a huge fan of the series, I might consider Little King's Story. I never thought I'd enjoy that one, so I skipped it on Wii. But for $10 I could see myself giving it a shot since I hear it's similar.



sketchturner commented on Review: Axelay (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo):

I've never played this game and am not a shmup fan, but I really enjoyed this review. The way you explained the difficulty balancing issues in particular helped put words to what I have often found irritating in most shmups. Maybe I should give this one a try if it comes Stateside.



sketchturner commented on Splatoon Updates Give More Insight Into Stages...:

My most anticipated title of 2015, even more than Yoshi, Zelda, or Starfox. Oddly enough, I can handle waiting until May for the game, but I can't wait to see how the box artwork turns out! I think it could/should be really awesome.



sketchturner commented on Poll: Which New Nintendo 3DS Will You be Buying?:

I don't have a 3DS and have no desire to get a New one. That said, I think the C-nub, faster processing, and multi-angle 3D are awesome improvements for those interested in portable gaming.
If I were to get a New 3DS, it would of course be Majora's Mask. It's my favorite Zelda game and one of my top 10 games ever.



sketchturner commented on Nintendo Download: 15th January (Europe):

@OorWullie I was thinking the same thing. But maybe they are hoping this will give the game more exposure, and create more fans. Some of those fans will likely double-dip in order to own a physical retail copy. I know I probably will if I enjoy the game enough digitally.



sketchturner commented on Maze:

Giving Metroid Prime a run for its money in the first-person platforming category... Hehe
In all seriousness, this at least looks a million times better than The Letter.



sketchturner commented on Review: Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario Wor...:

Personally, this version of the game drives me nuts. A big part of the appeal of the original SMW was the crisp, bright colors. That made the game graphically feel like a step up from the more muted palette of SMB3 on NES. However, the GBA version feels so dull and faded in comparison to the SNES.



sketchturner commented on Toys "R" Us amiibo Pre-Orders Cancelled Again:

All this ultimately results in is Toys R Us guaranteeing they will sell through their entire inventory. This kind of publicity makes people want the item all the more because its scarcity is being thrown in their faces. I'm not saying TRU did this on purpose, but it certainly won't hurt them in the long run.



sketchturner commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2015:

I will be buying Splatoon, Zelda, Yoshi, and Starfox.
@Nintendolife, is there any chance you could compile a list of all the announced eshop titles that are supposed to be coming out? I've had a hard time keeping track. I remember Hover, Mighty No. 9, Hollow Knight, and Ollie Ollie. What else is there?



sketchturner commented on Review: 1001 Spikes (Wii U eShop):

I just finished the (first) story mode and am absolutely amazed by how fun this game is. It is completely sadistic, but unlike a game such as La-Mulana, I never feel like giving up because the level design is so compelling and the bite sized levels don't feel insurmountable. Also, the two jump idea is brilliant and should be the standard for all platformers. Now to tackle Antarctica...