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sketchturner

sketchturner

Nintendo gamer since '85.

Male, 30, United States

Some of my favorite games include Donkey Kong Country 2, Metroid Prime 2:Echoes, Shadow of the Colossus, TimeSplitters 2, Trackmania, Shovel Knight, Pikmin 3, Majora's Mask, 1001 Spikes, Jet Force Gemini, Star Fox 64, and Maximo:Ghosts to Glory.

Joined:
Tue 10th August, 2010

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sketchturner

#11

sketchturner commented on Splatoon Has Inked 1 Million In Sales Since It...:

I bought Splatoon the first week it was out and have been playing it ever since. I will be playing this game for a long time. Normally I play about 4 or 5 different games at any given time, but right now I'm completely focused on Splatoon. That probably won't change until Yoshi comes out in October.

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#12

sketchturner commented on Titan Tank Rumble Is "Twisted Metal Meets N64-...:

@WaveBoy Glad to see someone else who is a fan of Vigilante 8 and especially Rogue Trip. Rogue Trip is incredibly under-appreciated and far superior to Twisted Metal, IMO. I had a blast with it back when I was a teenager and replayed it again in more recent years. V8:Second Offense was a game I beat 100% (no small feat!) multiple times and actually memorized every special move button combo.

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#28

sketchturner commented on PolyKid's Indie 3D Platformer Poi Is Coming To...:

The platforming looks really intriguing. I just hope the controls will be tight enough to make all of what they're showing be possible without major frustration. If they can pull it off, this looks to be the kind of 3D platformer I've waited a long time for.

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#31

sketchturner commented on Disney Infinity Producer Brands amiibo Stock S...:

BTW, I do think Nintendo's stock shortages are excessive. But too many people fail to realize the danger of producing too much stock that just sits on shelves. Disney Infinity has definitely leaned as far to that extreme as Nintendo has leaned to the opposite extreme.

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#33

sketchturner commented on Disney Infinity Producer Brands amiibo Stock S...:

Every Wal-Mart I've been too lately has had a back end-stack filled with hundreds of last year's Disney Infinity characters that have just been sitting there for ages. There is a MASSIVE over-abundance of stock that is much greater than the demand. Disney is ultimately going to have eat the cost of a crapload of unsold stock that gets returned by the stores. Then they'll wish that they hadn't done everything in their power to avoid shortages.

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#34

sketchturner commented on Sonic Dash Passes 100 Million Smart Device Dow...:

This game has gotten 140 centuries' worth of play time? That's kind of depressing when you think about it like that. Imagine if human-kind wasted less time on entertainment and united for a common goal. What kind of great things could be accomplished with that amalgamation of time and effort??
Sorry to get all philosophical. That statistic just really hit me in a weird way.

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#39

sketchturner commented on Poll: We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do ...:

I just buy the ones that I think look coolest for displaying by my TV. Thankfully all four I've been interested in have been easy for me to buy. Once I get Bowser, Jr. I have no expectations of buying another amiibo. At least until some Amiibo World game gets announced...

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#41

sketchturner commented on Feature: The Making Of Body Harvest:

@Lukey64000 Indeed the soundtrack did a fantastic job setting the mood for the game. I actually have a CD in my car with the entire soundtrack on it. It's pretty amazing how many tracks there are! I love how there are two types of songs... creepy, melancholy piano during exploration vs. intense violins during bug-fighting. It really adds to the emotional impact of the game.

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#44

sketchturner commented on Lucas DLC Confirmed for 14th June Release on S...:

As much as I hate having an incomplete roster, I don't think I'm going to buy any more characters unless I'm VERY interested in them. $4 a pop is gonna really add up if they end up adding 7 characters (incl. Mewtwo & Lucas). I wish each new character was only one or two bucks tops.

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#47

sketchturner commented on Feature: The Making Of Body Harvest:

For me, Body Harvest is a game where the sum is far greater than its parts. Sure, the graphics aren't spectacular (even for N64) and the controls can be clunky at times, but overall I consider this game to be a perfect experience because of all the things it does right.

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#48

sketchturner commented on Feature: The Making Of Body Harvest:

I haven't even started reading the article yet, but I just wanted to say THANK YOU for writing it up!! Body Harvest is still one of my favorite games ever and holds a lot of sentimental value for me. I have beaten it MANY times and actually just started replaying it again this past week.

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#49

sketchturner commented on Mighty No.9 Looks Rather Neat in This 60fps Tr...:

The graphics look bland and the gameplay looks bland. After the insane amount of money it raised, it's kind of a sad joke at this point. Without Inafune's name attached, I think most people would blow this off as generic indie game #579. That said, I hope the game ends up surprising me and being much better than it seems.