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Gaming since VCS 2600 / CBM VIC-20

Male, 46, Norway

Thu 23rd February, 2012

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Spideron commented on Nintendo Download: 28th May (Europe):

Another week of nothing, not even some cool VC releases. Tested the Splatoon-demo, but the online bit doesn't interest me - I'll wait for a proper review of the offline part. Kinda tired of Splatoon after all the hype, already feels like an old game. :(



Spideron commented on Review: Ultratron (Wii U eShop):

'Ultratron is, however, a throwback to the arcade shooters of yesteryear – for the older generation think Smash TV, and for the twenty somethings imagine Geometry Wars: Galaxies.'

I think the older generation thinks 'Robotron: 2084', which I was playing the year the reviewer was born... ;-)

Oh, and btw - the 'older generation' votes 9/10 for this game...

Spoony_Tech & cpuryear: Damn, beat me to it, had to fight with the kids while writing this ... homework... :-)



Spideron commented on Yooka-Laylee Double-Jumps Through Final Kickst...:

@Laxeybobby If you watch the video interviews, they're not interested in a publisher - they don't want anyone to come in and make changes to the process. The only thing they'll look at is a possible partner who'll let them do it their way. With these guys' history and love for Nintendo, the day 1 release on Wii U is guaranteed.



Spideron commented on DeNA Dreaming of 100 Million Daily Users on Fu...:

"BornInNorway81" wrote:

When you look at other successful companies, like King or Supercell [...]
What? Who?

You don't know much about mobile games, do you? ;-)

Try Google and check out the companies behind the 10 most successful titles and it will probably read something like King, Supercell, King, King, Supercell...



Spideron commented on Freedom Planet Bringing Its Brand of Sonic-Sty...:

@Retro_on_theGo Let me see if I get you right - you really like this game, but for some felt loyalty to Sonic, you've decided to hate it? It's an uninspired copy & paste of Sonic with annoying add-ins, yet it's a good game and great WiiU owners finally will get it?

Just be happy someone finally makes a good 2D "Sonic" game - Sega won't - and it's their loss!

This looks great! :D



Spideron commented on Review: Titan Attacks (3DS eShop):

I've played this on PC and frankly expected a score around 8 or 9 here. The price is a bit high, so I'll wait for a sale though. Unless this version is really broken, I think this score is way off as this is a great little game. (Ultratron on WiiU can't come soon enough either!)

Oh, and missing 3D doesn't matter as I never use it - I can never keep the sweet spot during play. (Can't afford a New 3DS XL yet, hope the improved 3D lives up to the hype.)



Spideron commented on Preview: Puzzling Our Way through Mario vs. Do...:

I'll buy the 3DS version retail so me and my boys can use it on all our various 3DS' (soon 5 - have to get a New3DS XL!).

I'll use the download code for WiiU since we only have one. :-)

It is gonna be retail, right? I think Iwata said so in a recent Nintendo Direct.



Spideron commented on Iwata Doesn't Feel amiibo Has Shown Its Full P...:

I haven't gotten a single amiibo yet as I've got too much Nintendo figurines and stuff already (and my current financial situation doesn't help). I for one want all the cards to unlock outfits, levels and so on...



Spideron commented on Zen Pinball 2 Set to Hit a New High Score for ...:

I have all tables on PS3, but I'm considering starting to get the newer ones on Wii U instead, and gradually re-buy the old ones too. Just wondering, can anyone say if there's any tech difference between PS3 / Wii U - resolution or other?

Even if the Wii U run in a higher res (I don't know if it does), are the gfx really higher res, or just simply upscaled?



Spideron commented on Video: The Latest Trailer For RIVE Will Dent Y...:

@Dr_Corndog You haven't played Toki Tori 2+ then? :-)

But yeah, besides that one, Two Tribes have been pretty solid. And as others have said before, I'll get this and suck at it just for the great gfx. Wish producers could include VERY easy settings in the bullet-hell games as I don't have time to memorize every single level... :-(



Spideron commented on Starr Mazer Crosses Point-And-Click With 2D Sh...:

So, a point-and-click adventure with "hardcore" 2D shooter levels in-between scenes? Doesn't this seem to have two totally different target-groups which really aren't into the other group? Yeah, I know guys on here and other gaming-sites will "love" it, but I'm thinking more about the mass-appeal. I'll skip this. :-)



Spideron commented on LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham:

@creeprtrainer52 They are repetitive, but not crap! For younger gamers (I've got 2 boys) they are great. And they are also fun for parents to play with their kids. And some, like Lego City on WiiU, are even great fun for adults on their own. ;)



Spideron commented on Weirdness: Fan Turns Pokémon Blue into a SNES...:

"most Pokémaniacs share the dream of one day being able to play a full Pokémon adventure on a big screen"

Just plug your PC into your TV and you can play ANY Pokemon game on TV through emulators... Or on your PC screen if you don't have TV out.



Spideron commented on Art Academy for Wii U Pushed Back to 2015 in N...:

Hopefully, us SketchPad owners will get a discount!

And the delay is probably Nintendo working on some insane way to stop people from sharing "unfriendly" content. ;-)

Also, if I'm gonna put more money into this app, it had better get some export-options like "save to SD" or "mail to..."!



Spideron commented on Video: The Top 10 Mario Platformers, As Select...:

@Kirk: Not saying it's flawed in any particular way. I'm just saying the retro factor counts a LOT for people who grew up with the classics. If all Mario-games were released for the first time tomorrow as brand new games - looking, playing and sounding exactly as they were it their time - no way would SMB get as high as 10th place.

But again, my opinion and I think I'll leave it at that! :-)



Spideron commented on Video: The Top 10 Mario Platformers, As Select...:

@Kirk: Well, that's where we'll have to agree to disagree... :-) I mean, not many people today will pick up Super Mario Bros for the first time and agree it's "basically flawless". Myself, I can only play it for max 30 mins before it's enough for a couple of weeks/months...

But again, it's just my opinion, and I respect others' may differ! :-P



Spideron commented on Video: The Top 10 Mario Platformers, As Select...:

As always, blinded by retro glasses. ;-)

I mean, I LOVE classic Mario, but for instance saying the original Mario Bros. game is a "better" game than, say New Super Mario Bros.1 + 2 is just stupid. It might have been a more important game in it's time than NSMB2 was when it came out, but now it's time has passed.

Same goes, partly, for Super Mario World. The only one of the "classics" that can still be considered a great game compared to modern games is Mario 64. That's my opinion anyways. :-)



Spideron commented on Bayonetta 2 Falls From UK Charts After One Week:

The same thing as always; People complain about lack of adult & 3rd party games - and when they appear, no-one buys them. Just accept that Nintendo-produced games + eShop indies are what we'll have on WiiU and be satisfied - I am... :-)

Buy a PS4 or PC for the other stuff. (Yeah, XB1 left out on purpose ;-) )



Spideron commented on Former President Of Silicon Knights Announces ...:

People "demanding" this should be on WiiU are abit like those people demanding Bayonetta 2 on PS4 / XBox1. It's a lost cause.

Devs must go where the money is, and right now it's NOT on WiiU. If this thing happens at all, it'll be on PC and/or Sony/MS consoles first. There's no reason at all this should be on WiiU, even though the "spiritual successor" was a Gamecube game.

Also, people keep asking for more adult / harcore etc games on WiiU, but the thing is - you guys don't buy them! (And neither do I - but I'm happy with just Nintendo produced games :-) The other stuff I get on PS3 (soon PS4) or PC.)