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Sat 6th July, 2013

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sleepinglion commented on Review: New Super Mario Bros. (Wii U eShop / DS):

It's a hoot. I enjoyed this title during its initial release and its 3DS sequel. The Wii and Wii U versions had a much more 'been here, done this (only now on a TV or in HD)' vibe. I do hope if they continue this series they at least mix up the visual style. For US gamers, SMB 1, 2, and 3 all looked very different. And it was appreciated.



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

Great read!
I completely agree with a few tiny improvements to help reward those who support games at full price.
If a title is purchased on both the Wii U and 3DS (linked account), say Shovel Knight or Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, even a tiny loyalty discount would be appreciated. Two bucks, something, to reward fans who support a title enough to buy it twice. If that's unreasonable, how about complementary download codes for the eventual 3DS Home Themes if we've bought both versions? Shovel Knight and Shante both have 3DS themes ;) Tiny rewards would help reinforce this kind of 'buy it right away' behavior.



sleepinglion commented on 3DS Hack Removes the Need for Flashcards to Pl...:

Reality check time.
Smartphones already emulate out the wazoo. Deal with it.
Nintendo's own Virtual Console support is pitiful. Deal with that.
Not all people who enjoy exploits run games they don't own. Some enjoy the ability to play everything they love on one device, a luxury Nintendo has yet to provide.
Reporting on this doesn't imply Nintendolife encourages piracy, only that they encourage NEWS.
And hopping up and down about how angry you are pirates exist won't earn you any fan points from Nintendo. It really just makes it look like you leap at every possible opportunity to appear holier than thou.



sleepinglion commented on Take on 3D Streets of Rage 2 With a Pal:

I do love that M2 and Sega keep showing Nintendo how to make quality 3D releases of classic titles.
You know, by adding features, polish, and Tier 1 titles. I shudder to think of the resources that were wasted upgrading Urban Champion when they could have released a sure thing like Zelda. Or any of the Mario titles. Or ANYTHING besides Urban Champion.



sleepinglion commented on Streets Of Rage 2, Gunstar Heroes And Sonic Th...:

Man, I love the M2 releases.
The only one I felt letdown with was Altered Beast, primarily because they chose the home port over the arcade.
Still, SOR2 and Sonic2 are wonderful titles and I look forward to trying out Gunstar. I've heard good things! Hoping Golden Axe gets this treatment eventually. Thank you, Sega and M2!



sleepinglion commented on Mario Maker Japanese Website Points to Inclusi...:

Kuribo's shoe has always been one of my favorite Mario items. I'd love to see it make a comeback. Nintendo, if you're listening, I will buy this title for sure if you can work in this item. I was on the fence, but nostalgia is super powerful.



sleepinglion commented on Poll: Is Splatoon a Blockbuster That'll Help R...:

I want to be pumped about this one, but I'm not.
Even as a lifelong Nintendo diehard, I could use a demo. Who knows, they might release one. Or maybe give it a go in-store if they set something up.
I admire their dedication to the game, though, they've promoted the heck out of it.



sleepinglion commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

I like to see Nintendo embracing DLC, but as the article states, the value varies wildly. While the MK8 courses and racers add a genuine amount of extra content, the Mii costumes seem steep in comparison. Finding a value balance is going to be a tricky thing to gauge.



sleepinglion commented on North American Retailers Confirm Super Smash B...:

Poor Gamestop.
I showed up early, 20 minutes before the pre-order start time.
The salesman tried to check my purchase out for over an hour before it finally went through, and I was the first person in line for amiibo things. Yikes!



sleepinglion commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

The Virtual Console news was very welcome. While I could already play Mario 64 in Wii mode, this is always preferred, as I can now use the Pro Controller, post screenshots, and configure button options. I'm genuinely pumped to see the lineup grow.
The new suits in Mario Kart 8 and Smash genuinely seemed cool to me. In MK, I love racing in a StarFox suit, so this is a cool addition for geeky dudes like me. The DLC info was promising.
But, yes, as you correctly state, big retail releases are so far few and far between, with StarFox U (or whatever it gets called) being the only big title I have to own this year. And that's just brand loyalty.
The DS on VC is a puzzler. The 3DS REALLY could have used the Virtual Console support here, as Nintendo is keen to abandon that most weeks.



sleepinglion commented on Video: What If Super Metroid Was A 3D Classic?:

Nintendo has all but officially stated their abandonment of their own 3D classics series. Thank goodness for M2.
Can't imagine what went wrong. They looked at their catalog of such must-own hits as The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. 3 and Metroid and chose to open with such treasures as Urban Champion.
I can't picture them putting any resources into continuing with 3D versions of their hits. Right off the top of my head, Virtual Boy titles and Rad Racer (their first 3D experiment on home consoles) could have been a no-brainer.



sleepinglion commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

To rule out possible customer confusion, the new system should debut under the name Super Wii U Mii Cube Advance. In all seriousness, I'm hoping for a dedicated home system with a tablet/pad that's actually a portable gaming device as well. Kind of like a Wii U with a 3DS on a charging dock. That'd be sweet.



sleepinglion commented on Nintendo Download: 19th March (North America):

It's super sad that the only thing I'm looking forward to is the Toad Treasure Tracker update that allows amiibo support.
Virtual Console, wake up! You were a hard worker for the Wii. But now? Oh. Oh, sadness.



sleepinglion commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Heading For a Period of ...:

Good read, man.
The tech landscape has changed a great deal in the last few years.
Nintendo is doing what it needs to do in order to remain relevant industry-wide.
Us, the fans, we're not going anywhere.
This seems to be about extending the brand into an area that already has a massive audience.
Nintendo puts out quality titles and has for decades. Imagine what it can do to a market flooded with throwaway titles. Perhaps it can help some folks see what solid, quality, fun titles can really be like. And maybe those folks will go out and buy a Nintendo handheld or home unit.
Ya never know.



sleepinglion commented on Guide: Everything We Know So Far About Nintend...:

Like a few other folks above, I think the NX may be a home console/portable hybrid. Imagine a Wii U where you could take the tablet/gamepad with you on the go. If not that, some other kind of integration for sure, with Smash being an early test of a title interacting with both systems.
The smartphone news is welcome. It seemed inevitable, really, that Nintendo would need to address the shift in attention by making simple yet dedicated smartphone apps and games to introduce some consumers to Nintendo titles.
All in all, really great news, if nothing else it heavily points to a unified account system. Though I'd LOVE to see a Nintendo smartphone.



sleepinglion commented on Video: This Harmless Exploit Will Help You Gra...:

I'm all for it.
Even when hitting Wi-fi zones like the ones at McDonald's, I get 5 hits at most and only one or two people seem to have any new puzzle pieces.
And because when you trade in your coins for pieces you can get duplicates. Not sure how this has ever been fair.
Not planning on using the exploit, but it's nice to know there's hope for folks who live in dead zones.



sleepinglion commented on Reminder: Charming New Pokémon 3DS HOME Theme...:

I really do enjoy these themes.
I'm hopeful to see two changes in the future, and I type this in case Nintendo visits fan forums to see what we're up to ;) Free market research!
1) If you've purchased the game digitally or registered it through whatever rewards program comes next, the corresponding theme is free or at a discount.
2) A theme creator, with an interface like Mario Maker. We can import jpegs and sounds to create our own custom home screens.



sleepinglion commented on Video: What If Super Mario World Was A 3D Clas...:

Lord, I wish Nintendo loved the idea of 3D Classics as much as we do.
M2 shows how to do it right.
Nintendo opened with Urban Champion and Xevious (among others) over far more deserving titles.
Perhaps they don't see profit in developing their own 3D line, but a lot of that has to do with the lackluster effort they made. Imaging Zelda: A Link to the Past and SMB 3 getting the same treatment they gave Excite Bike 3D.