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Tue 30th August, 2011

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StephenYap3 commented on Yumi's Odd Odyssey Hooks In Permanent Price Dr...:

Well, it was still worth my $30. Hopefully it will gather more sales this time, and I hope Europe gets the same discount too.

To those of you who don't have it, Yumi's Odd Odyssey is truly an amazing platformer in my book. It has the uniqueness in gameplay, the challenge (though frustrating at times), the soundtrack (which is one of the best I've ever heard on the 3DS), and the Japan charm. If I may add, this is my third favorite 3DS sidescroller platformer, right behind Shovel Knight and Kirby: Triple Deluxe.



StephenYap3 commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Sum...:

I am the most excited for Smash Bros Wii U, but I did not vote for that one since that game is an obvious no-brainer when deciding to get that or not. Instead, I voted for Sonic Boom since while it doesn't seem like a Sonic game at heart, it looks to be an intriguing and fun game...especially after how "amazing" Lost World was on Wii U. I think it's about time the Sonic formula needs to start shaking things up because faster speeds and new Wisp powers aren't going to cut it for me anymore.



StephenYap3 commented on Eiji Aonuma Vows to Reduce Hand-Holding in Fut...:

I wasn't bothered by tutorials at all, and I could say the same for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. As long as they aren't overly long, I'm cool with it.

I also hear a few people saying the same for Dream Team too. While they're not as bothersome as I find them to be, they will never come to the nightmare that plagued Bowser's Inside Story that are the repetitive and forced minigames, in my opinion.



StephenYap3 commented on Interview: Mario Kart 8 Director, Kosuke Yabuk...:

You've opted not to include second-screen local multiplayer in the final game (one player on the TV, one solely on the GamePad) – can you tell us why that is the case?

I thought that for Mario Kart, playing with someone else on the same big TV screen gives the game a more competitive feel.

...yet Sonic Transformed still manages to be a competitive game with that convenient feature...



StephenYap3 commented on Review: Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS):

I'm still getting it because...

1) It's the first game I decided to get coming May.

2) It has the traditional gameplay mechanics that made Super Star and RTDL my two favorite games in the series.

3) KIRBY FIGHTERS!!!! (...though I'm still getting Smash 4)



StephenYap3 commented on Nintendo of America is Cutting the Price of Fi...:

These price cuts are nice, but I already own all the Mario games on that list and as much as I enjoyed them, I feel that NSMB2 should be at $19.99 or lower. Not that I'm calling it a bad game or a cash cow, but in terms of content and replayability, Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 fills in that void more.

I'd have a more likely chance of diving in to Animal Crossing now, since I enjoyed both games in the series (except for Wild World).

Even with new levels and the Crash Guard, getting my #1 favorite Wii game again on 3DS is still not a possibility since motion controls are what made DKCR and TF playable for me.

For Retro's DKC series: No waggle = No buy



StephenYap3 commented on Rumour: Mario Golf: World Tour To Offer Additi...:

Yeah, I'm cool with this. Nintendo's been doing great with DLC, keeping them worth the content and price tag, and Fire Emblem Awakening is one example I can think of. Maybe we'll get some courses, inspired off of the Wii Sports Golf games?



StephenYap3 commented on Feature: The Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Direct...:

Can't wait for this game.

However, one thing I'm hoping for is there being more to the customization than just attacks, like design-customized fighters like how the recent Soul Calibur games are doing now. I'll be bummed out if there isn't, but not bummed enough to pass this up for both versions.



StephenYap3 commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

@Emblem If it a Paper Mario U, as much as I loved all four Paper Mario titles in the series, I'm hoping U will return to its roots with the first two titles.

Anyways, I'm seriously hoping this new Mario title will not carry over from 3D Land or 3D World, although I liked those two. Instead, have it focus on the open-ended exploration of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine, as well as bring back the punching and kicking for the red plumber. Bring back the 8-hit variably-damaged health meter because I personally disliked the 3-hit health meter the Galaxy games had.



StephenYap3 commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

Yeah, I'm fine waiting for the Wii U version. It won't help the Wii U, but we'll see what Mario Kart 8 has to say about that :)

And if I remembered correctly, long before work on this game even started, Sakurai wanted to release the 3DS version first so that players can familiarize themselves with customizable features of some sort for a while before they can move on to the Wii U version so they can "show their moves".



StephenYap3 commented on Review: Super Dodge Ball (Wii U eShop / NES):

I fully agree with this review. After trying it out at a friend's house, I was disappointed how "awesome" it turned out to be. I'd take Mario Sports Mix's Dodge Ball over this anyday.

One thing I will give Super Dodge Ball credit for is health gauges for each player, as well as the music for the last team you have to face in the single player mode.