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Tue 30th August, 2011

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StephenYap3 commented on Review: Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Wii U eS...:

As much as I like Kirby, I can't agree with popular opinion with this game. In my opinion, compared to the previous games (Super Star and even Dream Land 3, the latter which I never cared for), this one is just a fatally massive downgrade and plays too slow and clunky, even if I keep Kirby running, who seems to be power-walking than running. The mix abilities did seem to be a good idea on paper, but quite literally, it only barely served as a replacement for the movesets and animal friends from the previous traditional Kirby titles, any of which I vastly preferred over this. The friends concept did seem like a cute idea, but having them limit Kirby's abilities were not a good thing. King Dedede's sections were even slower and clunkier, and Waddle Dee's sections were just tedious. The only friend I had no problems with was Adeleine, who seemed the most helpful without doing anything that held Kirby back in terms of abilities. While I was overall very disappointed with the main campaign, the minigames were fun (especially Checkerboard Chase) as even alone, I still kept coming back for more.

To say the least, Kirby 64 has a pretty good soundtrack, cutscene viewer, and some of the best minigames I've ever played in the series (stomping Kirby's Return to Dream Land's multiplayer mini games). For now, I will only consider Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards the most disappointing (traditional) Kirby game I ever played, if not one of the most disappointing games I ever played.



StephenYap3 commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

Honestly, all I care for in a system are the games, mainly the first-parties and exclusives. Powerful or not, I don't care. I got my Wii U and despite having its failure in sales and whatsoever, I don't regret buying it and I'm still playing it.

As much as I want a PS4, I'm still not in the mood to getting it, not even around this year or two. I mean sure, there's the remaster FFVII and Ratchet and Clank 2016, but those two games alone aren't enough to get me to buy the system.



StephenYap3 commented on First Impressions: Getting Into the Fold With ...:

One thing that bothers me is that you have to monitor three characters instead of two. Two characters were enough, but three just slows things down, in my opinion, especially when you get to an area where there are a lot of cliffs (of course, this game is only in its beginning state, so I wouldn't know if this game would have a lot of opportunities for the characters to jump up or over obstacles). Overall, not bad so far. Paper Mario himself does have EXP and has inconsumable Jump and Hammer attacks, those which are to hopefully pat Intelligent Systems on the back for their next installment in the series.



StephenYap3 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

I thought this presentation was okay. The puppets were clever, but everything else was...okay. I did feel disappointed in some cases, though.

It was nice to see some footage of Star Fox Zero, new details for Super Mario Maker, a multiplayer Metroid, a new Mario Tennis game, and more footage for other games in development. AC amiibo Festival isn't something I'd want, but I'm not even sure if I'd want another AC game on Wii U if it's still going to continue the annoying realistic elements (I know this is a life sim series, but I want to see the water-flowering and grass erosion out the door for good). I too wanted a Paper Mario on Wii U, but it seems that for now, we'll just have to deal with what Mario & Luigi is giving us on 3DS right now.

Once again, this presentation is overall okay for me. If most of the games in the Digital Event had never shown any release dates nor most of the already-known games had shown any good amount of footage, THEN I would've agreed with the majority and called it a disappointment.



StephenYap3 commented on Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Is Coming To The Wii...:

@Iggly Agreed so much. I had so much fun with Mario Sports Mix that I would love to see its sequel on Wii U (if there will be...). As for Mario Tennis Open, after looking at some of its gameplay footages and its info on Mario Wiki, I decided to skip on it at that time whereas Mario Golf: World Tour drove my expectations beyond the links (I bought it), and I honestly say this as a man who preferred Mario Tennis over Mario Golf thoughout my life.



StephenYap3 commented on Mario & Luigi Paper Jam Brings More RPG Action...:

I liked both series (especially Paper Mario), but seeing them crossing over in this game left me mixed (at first). On one hand, it is intriguing to see Intelligent Systems and Alpha Dream collaborating with each other, but the other hand bothers me that there's Sticker Star influence in it (As much as I liked Sticker Star as the other three titles in the series, that game SHOULD NOT be the representative of Paper Mario), with a silent Paper Bowser and Paper Toads shown so far. Then again, this is a trailer and we may see more than that. Hopefully there will be more to that because again, I liked Sticker Star, but I wouldn't want its properties to reappear in another game (Thanks a lot, Smash 3DS...). I do want some of its beneficial gameplay ideas to return in the next traditional Paper Mario game, that is...if we'll ever get one :(

After seeing its gameplay footage at the Treehouse, I guess I'll buy it since it looks to be both utilizing creativity and slowly simplifying M&L's gimmicky battle mechanics after Superstar Saga. One thing I don't like so far is having to control three characters at the same time (



StephenYap3 commented on New Mega Man TV Series Blasting Its Way to Scr...:

Man of Action...I know them from the back of my head already as they make some purdy gud toons from what I've seen. The Ben 10s (especially the original) and Generator Rex, one of them alone blowing away virtually anything on Cartoon Network nowadays, in my opinion. If this new Mega Man TV Show gets on the air, I'll be sure to jump on it.

@RupeeClock MoA even made Big Hero 6!? Dang, I seriously have to get around seeing that movie.



StephenYap3 commented on Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure Will Try to Make Us Al...:

I'm definitely gettin' this. It may not have a Time Trial Mode or Marathon Mode of some sort, but the Miracle Cure feature makes up for it :). I won't be using it all the time, though.

@manu0 As much as I want a Story Mode of some sort, Dr. Mario 64's felt tacked-on and repetitive, plus having to be pitted against Wario Land 3's characters felt weird as an addition.

Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure does have a Mission Mode, though and looking at some of its missions, I'm kind of hyped for it.



StephenYap3 commented on Bravely Second End Layer is Heading to the Wes...:

@JubilifeRival Well, since college is just about ended for me (...for now) and I'm headed for summer (HOPEFULLY without any summer classes), there shouldn't be a reason for me to never beat it...ever.

Right now, I'm just nearly starting Chapter 4 (I think?) as I just got the Fire Crystal awakened and I am in the ship, beefing up the party's jobs.

Edit: Sorry, I was on the train and on my way to my last day at college before summer, so I fixed things up in my comment.



StephenYap3 commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

Regardless of what score this game gets, I already DL'd this game via pre-purchase.

One thing I'm wondering is if the game would allow Rank-increasing in Battle Dojos because I have no access to online play.



StephenYap3 commented on Pokémon Rumble World is One of the Top 10 'Tr...:

I enjoy playing this game and is easily the best Nintendo-published F2P game I ever played (though it's an 8/10 in my book, though). Sure, the action may get slow at times, but I'd much rather prefer Rumble World over Shuffle and Rusty's Real-Deal Baseball (especially).