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Sun 11th May, 2014

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SleepyCrossing commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

"Are kids getting the same quality of entertainment from their tablets as they are from the 3DS?"

Absolutely not. They're just being spoon-fed poor excuses for "games" entirely designed to generate revenue. The difference in gaming with a console, like the 3DS, is that you are paying for depth and quality. They are designed to generate revenue, but you are actually getting video games- a label that 99.9% of tablet games do not deserve.



SleepyCrossing commented on Animal Crossing: New Leaf Nominated for 2014 G...:

@biglittlejake I have to say yes. I'd check out some guides on the unending amount of content as well. Most casual players pass over a lot of the customization options and content. I have 290 or so hours on NL and I am nowhere near completion, haha. Beware: addicting! Its a great series, but Animal Crossing isn't for everyone. But those that can get into it get /really/ into it.



SleepyCrossing commented on Animal Crossing: New Leaf Nominated for 2014 G...:

What I love about this particular prize is that it emphasizes diversity and public engagement, to quote this article. I think New Leaf deserves to win from just looking at the description of this competition. GTA 5 is a ton of fun and who doesn't love a good simulated crime rampage, but I personally don't think it should win this specific competition..



SleepyCrossing commented on Review: Shovel Knight (Wii U eShop):

I'm going to get the Wii U version this weekend to support Yacht Club Games and the Wii U. I had intended on getting this but the review made me all the more eager. Good job @ Yacht Club for making this game, hopefully we see more of them in the future. Happy shoveling, lol. I /really/ hope this game is a success because I've been following its development for a while and it really looks like a deserving title that should become somewhat of a beacon for this particular genre of indie.



SleepyCrossing commented on Video: Shovel Knight Release Trailer Delivers ...:

My favorite line from this article is "How can shoveling evoke such passion?". Lol! Can't decide if I should get this for 3DS or Wii U. I better decide soon, the 26th is fast approaching...

How much is this game going to be btw? Need to get my funds in order



SleepyCrossing commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Beware the Slip...:

The incorporation of branding in Animal Crossing: New Leaf is done seamlessly and actually contributes to the trading/player interaction of the game. I'll be darned if the 7-11 set I payed 15M bells for isn't a prized part of my home collection!

I think this article is a tad too pessimistic. Instead of ripping on Nintendo for establishing itself commercially, we should be praising it for NOT selling its soul for cash like many major companies already have. Nintendo is not the kind of company with a history of exploiting its consumer base for a quick boost in funds.

The Mercedes in Mario Kart 8 should be viewed as a positive thing, as it signifies that other DLC (which everyone has called for, including this site) could be on the way.



SleepyCrossing commented on Talking Point: Keeping It Simple Helped Ninten...:

Nintendo's new IP's look great... Project Guard is doing things no Tower Defense game ever has. People say it looks boring, but you must remember its a /tower defense/ game- its probably the most exciting game to hit the genre!

Splatoon is definitely a breath of fresh air in the shooter genre, but the mechanic that has me most interested is the territorial aspect. You can see your territory very plainly and move through it via squid transformation. That is something that just wouldn't work in an IP like Call of Duty.

Project Giant Robot, Project S.T.E.A.M (lets not forget about this 3DS gem), Captain Toad.. so many possibilities. And it looks like Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is going to make fantastic use of the Gamepad. This E3 was exactly what the Wii U needed.

Combined with Zelda U, Bayonetta 1&2, Devil's Third announcement, the promise of (two?) new Metroid games, Mario Maker, Yoshi's Woolly World and even more I'm forgetting- of course Nintendo triumphed!



SleepyCrossing commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Successfully Wooed Som...:

A friend of mine, who recently declared the Wii U a "worthless piece of crap not worth 50 bucks," is considering buying one after E3. The event generated some buzz in the gaming community, but more needs to be done to spread the word about the console. I mentioned to non-gaming friends that I got a Wii U and they asked if you could "play it on the Wii."



SleepyCrossing commented on Guide: The Biggest Wii U and 3DS Retail Games ...:

Hyrule Warriors
Bayonetta 1&2
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Smash Bros. Wii U / 3DS (if I can't hold myself over)
Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
(maybe) Project CARS

If I have the time and money I might pick up Persona Q, Harvest Moon: Lost Valley, and Shin Megami Tensei IV because I've yet to play it for some odd reason. There are tons of indies / e-shop titles coming too. Combined with that and my insane backlog, I'll be content until Hyrule Warriors.



SleepyCrossing commented on Talking Point: Mii, Myself and I - The Argumen...:

Since they aren't usable online I'd have to say I don't see it as a huge deal. I don't know exactly how I feel about their inclusion. I would want to play around with them first. But I know I'm sticking to the more traditional characters. Besides, I'll be wreaking havoc with The Villager, who is absolutely going to be my main for a loooong time ;)



SleepyCrossing commented on First Impressions: Enjoying the Craft of Yoshi...:

Looking forward to playing this. I only wish it was coming in 2014. I didn't play Kirby's Epic Yarn because at the time I thought the idea was childish. But I kind of like the look of this game, can't explain it..

I'll have Bayonetta 2 to hold me over :S



SleepyCrossing commented on E3 2014: Amiibo Figures Will Have A Price Tag ...:

Amiibo figures seem to have a lot more value than Skylanders/Disney Inf. due to the fact that they work across a plethora of titles and you don't need to collect a massive amount of them to be competitive. (In fact, you don't need any figures to be competitive). I would pay $20 for a figure to be perfectly honest. But this pricing is probably better for marketing.

The amiibo I want most right now is definitely the AC Villager. But how are they going to work cross-title? A mario amiibo in MK8 is fine, but what will happen if you try to use say.. Samus or AC Villager amiibos?



SleepyCrossing commented on Poll: Your Favourite Showing from Nintendo Dur...:

Between Bayonetta 1&2/Splatoon/Captain Toad/Yoshi's Woolly World/Devil's Third/Mario Maker... and just about every other option, its impossible to pick. I voted for Captain Toad because he's so darn cute but I can't wait to splatter some blood and/or ink with Bayonetta/Devil's Third/Splatoon.



SleepyCrossing commented on Talking Point: What We Expect From Nintendo at...:

I have high hopes for this year. I want the NFP to truly be innovative and work across a large number of titles. I think the slew of eshop title trailers released yesterday is a really good indication of a pretty packed event today. Thoughts of Zelda, Metroid, Animal Crossing on the Wii U, and other titles are swirling in my head. Cheers to this year's presentation, can't wait!



SleepyCrossing commented on E3 2014: Ubisoft Admits to Holding Back Comple...:

The fact that its sitting on the shelf is disappointing. Some people are saying they appreciate the honesty, and I guess I agree .. to a point. But Ubisoft has been pretty shady in regards to Nintendo recently and I am quite disillusioned.



SleepyCrossing commented on Feature: Our Hopes and Dreams for E3 2014:

My Wishlist:
-Metroid Prime U
-Majora's Mask 3D
-Animal Crossing U
-S.T.E.A.M. as a shooter on Wii U
-NFC bundles with retail WIi U games

EDIT: oh and ... surprise 3DS game as well as Pokemon ORAS info. And Pokken Fighters maybe?



SleepyCrossing commented on New Mega Evolutions Revealed for Pokémon Omeg...:

I love Mega Sceptile and Diancie especially. Also love the idea of ancient devolution.. it fits so well. What is with some of these negative comments about the direction of the Pokemon series? If you ask me, Game Freak/Nintendo have done an amazing job at keeping the series relevant, alive, and balanced; mega evolutions are a step forward.
EDIT: Mega Castform. Please make it happen Game Freak.



SleepyCrossing commented on Satoru Iwata Won't Attend E3 For Health-Relate...:

There are many conditions that would cause doctors to discourage long distance air travel. Since it's digital it's not too bad. Someone said this confirms something big at E3; how exactly? I don't see a correlation. Hope he gets better soon, I don't think this is anything to be too worried about. And we will have plenty of good news come E3!



SleepyCrossing commented on Mario Kart 8 Sells More Than 1.2 Million Units...:

I got the MK8 bundle, though I've yet to set it up (been insanely busy). I'm glad the game sold well so far, I just hope it continues to do so- and what we all really want to see, which is the hardware sales! Well I bought the bundle so that's 1 more Wii U sold..