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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 1001 Spikes.

Joined:
Tue 10th August, 2010

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#4

sketchturner commented on Nintendo Download: 28th May (North America):

Anyone who doesn't have 1001 Spikes should certainly pick it up. Yes, it's challenging, but it's incredibly fun and rewarding. I bought it at launch and have been playing it frequently ever since. Beating the entire game 100% is one of the most satisfying gaming accomplishments I've had in nearly 30 years of gaming.

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#5

sketchturner commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

I am very excited about this game but now that the final release content is known it does seem awfully light weight for $60. I can gladly accept a short campaign if it is replayable, but this sounds more like a tutorial.
Still, the biggest disappointment by far is the lack of proper offline multiplayer.

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#11

sketchturner commented on Cyber Gadget's Retro Freak System Is Looking T...:

If a company would make a piece of hardware that could properly display my N64 games in HD, I would be all over it. I have an AV2HD upscaler that works decently well, but on some games the blurriness and darkness still makes it difficult to see. Playing the sewer level of Shadows of the Empire is IMPOSSIBLE for instance.

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#15

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

I agree that a really solid indie game is worth $20. What complicates matters is when the market is so over-saturated with mediocre games that nobody wants to risk $20 on a game that might be a disappointment.
For example, with Teslagrad I was hesitant to spend $15 and waited until it was on sale for $10 or so. Now that I know what an amazing game it is, I would gladly have spent $20 on it. But hindsight is 20/20.

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#17

sketchturner commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Is Skipping E3...:

Honestly, I feel like it's time Nintendo starts introducing younger people to be the face of the company. I love Iwata, Reggie, and Miyamoto, but they're starting to become dinosaurs and I don't feel it's the best thing any longer to have these important business men doubling as Nintendo PR.

Of course, maybe I'm just jealous because I want to be the fresh young face of Nintendo...

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#19

sketchturner commented on Feature: The Poor Career Choice of Super Smash...:

NintendoLife, this is the kind of article that makes me enjoy this site so much. If you had asked if I even cared to read an article about professional gamers, I would have said no. But this article tackles the issue in such a comprehensive way I couldn't stop reading. Nice job!

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#23

sketchturner commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights The Planned Connectivi...:

Reading between the lines, I'm afraid he's saying that we'll get rewarded for making Facebook posts and tweets that broadcast our undying love for Nintendo. I'm an adult, I don't want Nintendo to take overlap with my social media life.

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#26

sketchturner commented on Parent Trap: Splatoon Is The Perfect Family Fi...:

1.I'm still very excited about this game.
2.I don't care about voice chat.
3.I'm irritated that such substantial content is tied to the amiibos. $90+ for the full game? No thanks.
4.The near non-existence of local multiplayer is a big bummer.

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#36

sketchturner commented on Mighty No. 9 Confirmed for September Release, ...:

If this game turns out as awesome as they claim, I'll gladly pay the extra for the boxed copy. BUT if it turns out as bland as it looks from gameplay videos, then $20 for the digital will still be too much. Definitely waiting for reviews on this one.

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#37

sketchturner commented on Preview: Unraveling the Truth in Yoshi's Wooll...:

I am really bummed about NoA choosing a "fall" release date. I hope they bump it up to at least July or August. Otherwise, Splatoon will be the only major summer release (that we know of) and the end of the year will be packed with Mario Maker, Yoshi, Xenoblade X, and StarFox.

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#38

sketchturner commented on Preview: Unraveling the Truth in Yoshi's Wooll...:

I am really bummed about NoA choosing a "fall" release date. I hope they bump it up to at least July or August. Otherwise, Splatoon will be the only major summer release (that we know of) and the end of the year will be packed with Mario Maker, Yoshi, Xenoblade X, and StarFox.

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#39

sketchturner commented on Nintendo Marketing Boss Says amiibo Expectatio...:

So far, the few amiibo I've been interested in (Fox, Mega Man, Pikachu, and Diddy Kong) have thankfully been easy for me to find. I hope Olimar will be as well, since that's the next one I have interest in.
I do kinda feel bad for people wanting some of the super rare characters. I have been to a LOT of retail stores looking at amiibos, and there are still many characters I've never seen in the wild.

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#42

sketchturner commented on Music: Say Hello To The World's First LSDj Mus...:

This is awesome! I'm a complete sucker for GB music. Some of my favorites are Fortified Zone, Survival Kids, Kirby's Dreamland, Cliffhanger, Donkey Kong Land 2, and Mario Land 1/2/3.

I wish this cartridge didn't cost quite so much, though. I'd certainly pay that for music I know I'm gonna love, but not all chip tune music is automatically great...