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Tue 30th August, 2011

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StephenYap3 commented on Review: Battleminer (3DS eShop):

6/10 for me. The only problems with this game for me is how the compass never points you to the survivors waiting to be rescued. I'm hoping that gets added in the upcoming update. And yes, I will admit that the game does tend to get repetitive at times.

Overall, from what I paid for this game, I'd say I enjoyed it for what it was. I did enjoy how it is a simpler Minecraft clone and it doesn't heavily rely on building stuff, which I'm personally not fond of (and I say this as a person who likes customization in games). I'm also not much of an FPS person myself, but I find guns in this game fun for some reason. Shooting those ants and spiders seem to yield some sort of fun factor and satisfaction for me.



StephenYap3 commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

As much as a little lacking they have been with their rewards and somewhat, I will be sad to see them go. At least I will get me that long-awaited Flipnote Studio 3D...




StephenYap3 commented on Poll: Which New Nintendo 3DS Will You be Buying?:


I know, man. I wanted a white standard myself until NOA slapped us in the face by only putting the XL models on the store shelves. Now, I don't have anything against the XL models, but I wanted the standard model so that it can fit nicely in my pocket and when I want to bring out something fun, I can just reach into my pocket and flip it open.

I seriously hope this is temporary because as of now, my $200 is going to preordering Mario Party 10, Yoshi's Woolly World, Splatoon, a couple of amiibos, etc. I love you, Nintendo and I will continue to support you as you have been my childhood and life and household name, but until you bring the standard-size New 3DS models to the US, you have disappointed me (as well as probably a handful of others).



StephenYap3 commented on Nintendo of America Issues Non-Statement on th...:

As a massive fan who grew up with and supported them since the SNES era, I must say that I am not surprised at all and very disappointed. My body was so ready for the reveal that Reggie was going to give until I heard that only the XL model is making it to the US. I don't have anything against the XL model, but I wanted the standard-size New 3DS so that it can fit nicely in my pocket and that way when I want to grab something out fun in a jiff, I can reach it into my pocket and flip it open...that and I wanted the changeable faceplates feature since I thought it was neat.

I love Nintendo and I will continue to support them, but until they announce the standard-size New 3DS and bring it to store shelves, the New 3DS XL is not on my radar. However, if the XL model is the only thing they're bringing here until the end of time, the New 3DS XL isn't a Day One Buy for me.



StephenYap3 commented on Reaction: Nintendo Direct Went Crazy With Reve...:

More amiibo details (including revealings of the next wave and Super Mario amiibos)
More Splatoon footage and its details
Mario Party 10 details and trailer
Footage of some digital games (including my soon-to-be-bought Citizens of Earth and Gunman Clive 2)
Wii games coming to eShop!
Nintendo doing cross-buy for the first time (starting with Mario vs DK: Tipping Stars)
Codename STEAM getting Fire Emblem amiibo support
A Free-to-play Bandai Namco game Project Treasure

New Nintendo 3DS XL the only model in the duo coming to US (Like Whitehead said, I SERIOUSLY hope this is temporary because I've been waiting for the standard-sized one!)
No new Yoshi's Woolly World details
No new Mario Maker details Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem details, despite getting a new Fire Emblem game for 3DS

Overall, as much as I kept my expectations low for this one as I did for every Nintendo Direct, it was okay, with the New 3DS XL bit being the chunk of my disappointment.



StephenYap3 commented on New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13...:

I was excited for this, but hearing that only the XL model is coming to US, I was extremely disappointed as I wanted the standard size. I don't mind NOA changing the color of buttons to the american SNES ones and possibly making most faceplates available on the online store, but Disappointed to the bone, I am.

I don't have anything against the XL models, but I wanted the standard-sized New 3DS so that it would fit in my pocket nicely and I can take it out conveniently by just reaching into the pocket and play.



StephenYap3 commented on Review: Maze (Wii U eShop):

Not to be blunt, if I wanted to play a maze game, I'd pop in the game that started it all, and any gamer knows who I'm talking about.

...but from what I read in this here review, at least there's more effort put into this game.



StephenYap3 commented on Review: Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario Wor...:

As a person who loves the living guts out of Super Mario World, I would say this version is decent at best and is obviously only best for portability. The only thing I would give this version a point for is its improved power down system, but in some cases, it's only been implemented to accomodate for the smaller-screen resolution since enemies can suddenly appear instantly from any edge of the screen. Overall, I would give this version a 7/10.

Also, I personally didn't like how the new Yoshi colors system works in this version...I mean, sure, it's nice to get the color Yoshis elsewhere after you unlocked them (randomly chosen), but I just want Green Yoshi please! X(



StephenYap3 commented on Review: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U):

The game honestly wasn't that bad for me. Sure, it isn't a Sonic game at heart and there are flaws that lurk about (I've encountered freezes in this game, and so did the Lego games), but having four playable characters and a clunky but satisfying combat made up for those for me. Overall I'd say it was fun for what it was and I'd give it a fair 5.5/10. I personally enjoyed it a bit more than Lost World Wii U.



StephenYap3 commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

I'll have no choice but to agree. Compared to the Xbox One and PS4, the Wii U has so many games on there that it's like a buffet of flavors. Super Mario 3D World, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2, Lego City Undercover, and so many more, even the upcoming ones like Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Yoshi's Wooly World, Splatoon, etc. Nintendo has seriously put their backs into this system this holiday season and the Wii U is definitely a must-have as of now.

As for the Xbox One and PS4, I am still not sure what games I would want for those systems. For the former, there's Sunset Overdrive and Project Spark, but even those two games aren't enough to entice me to getting the system at the moment. The PS4 will need a handful amount of Ratchet & Clank games and JRPGs in order for me to buy it and so far, I don't see any of them, and the R&C game coming to PS4 is a remaster of the very first game in the series, so I'll be passing on that.