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Sun 20th January, 2008

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SparkOfSpirit commented on Review: Paper Mario (Wii U eShop / Nintendo 64):

This game was good, but not quite the SMRPG sequel that I wanted. TTYD was much better as were the first and third M&L games.

I'm also really hoping Paper Mario Wii U is announced at E3 and is a return to the older style of TTYD. It's about time we get a game in that style, isn't it? We've been waiting for so long.



SparkOfSpirit commented on Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Fails to Chart in Week of...:

@JaxonH True enough. Just look at some of the comments here saying it's a terrible game because of its art style. So say goodbye to new IPs. Nintendo still can't read fans' minds and portray the exact 1::1 replica of their dream game yet, so they shouldn't even bother.

It's a shame, too. Because Codename Steam is one of the best games on the 3DS.



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

By far the worst NSMB game with the most uncreative level design, but it's not a bad game. Just not great in any way.

I would easily recommend any of the other games first to anyone who has never touched the sub-series, though.



SparkOfSpirit commented on Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to th...:

There is no excuse for it to not be as good as it was on the Wii but better.

Nintendo telling Natsume, for example, to not release any more SNES games is just plain silly. "No, Natsume, we don't want the money people will pay for Pocky & Rocky! Instead we'll have another week where we release NOTHING AT ALL."

How does that make sense?

The VC could be the best retro game service out there, but Nintendo is purposely gimping it and I have no idea why.



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

@scamander YIDS and YNI both suffer from being very slow and tedious games. The original Yoshi's Island has a more brisk pace that makes exploration enjoyable. The less said about YS the better. It looks like they finally recaptured the brisk feel with this new game.

And given that Good Feel made the underrated Wario Land: Shake It (which is pretty hard if you go for 100%), I feel they'll nail it with this.



SparkOfSpirit commented on Rumour: More Super Smash Bros. Code Digging Po...:

It looks like the stage will probably be Dream Land 64, which makes a lot of sense.

I bet that also means if there's another N64 stage it will probably be Yoshi's Island since it was also a Melee stage. Personally I'd prefer Saffron City or Peach's Castle instead, but who knows what Sakurai will do at this point?



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

What's the problem with Baby Mario? If you play the game well, you'll never hear him cry. ;)

Anyway, this looks great. I've really enjoyed Good Feel's works so far and this looks like the best of their efforts. I really wish we were getting this sooner than Fall.



SparkOfSpirit commented on Review: Mega Man Zero 3 (Wii U eShop / Game Bo...:

This game is a stone cold classic. The Zero series is easily the most consistent Mega Man series. They are all well worth your time.

Ranking: 3 > 2 > 1 > 4

2 and 3 are perfect, 1 has a few difficulty issues but is otherwise excellent and 4 is great except for some annoyances like Craft which are more cheap than hard.



SparkOfSpirit commented on TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT, The Game Freak and ...:

A 2D action game skipping a Nintendo system always baffles me. Happened with the recent Strider game and it happened here as well.

Double confusing because it's Game Freak. Every one of their games is playable on a Nintendo system somewhere.

Oh well, not much to be done about it.