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Tue 30th August, 2011

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StephenYap3 commented on Mario History: Super Mario Sunshine - 2002:

I don't care if it isn't a good game by the majority of fans, I still consider it an amazing game in my book. It was fun to explore those areas, FLUDD was somewhat innovating to use (honestly, without it, I would then agree that the game didn't do anything new to shake up the 3D formula), and I personally find the VA-ing to be entertaining, if not good. (I've seen worse VA, but this isn't bad to me).

The Shine Sprite T-shirt you get for beating the game will forever be etched into memory as one of the best secrets of all time in my book. I sure would love to see that return in a future Mario game, one of these days...



StephenYap3 commented on Mario History: Super Smash Bros. Melee - 2001:

My absolute favorite in the Smash series. To me, it felt perfect in balance, roster amount, and single player modes. Sure, Brawl had the SSE, but I didn't like that one. I don't have it with me anymore, but I still have fond memories of it.

If Nintendo were to eventually move on to Gamecube VC, this game WILL HAVE TO BE one of the launch titles for it!



StephenYap3 commented on Poll: The Battle of the Nindies and Questions ...:

Hoo boy. I gotta get me that Shovel Knight amiibo. From what it sounds like, it's functionality is looking to be as amazing as Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Mario Party 10, in my opinion.

I'm all up for any other third-party amiibo, as long as their functionalities are not as half-baked as Kirby and the Rainbow Curse's and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker's amiibo functionalities.



StephenYap3 commented on Mario History: Super Smash Bros. - 1999:

If it weren't for this game, I wouldn't have been researching the Earthbound series, due to Ness' playable appearance. Other than that, Super Smash Bros still serves as one of my fond memories of the N64 and (for the time) a reason to bring friends over.

The two things I hope from this game are for its Wii U VC release, as well as Mushroom Kingdom 64 stage as Smash 4 DLC, my all-time favorite Smash Bros stage.



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

I won't lie. My first impressions for this game went from good fun to instant buy, and even better that those who have the Preview Version of it can get the discount for it. I am one of those people and I am sure to dip in to it Day One



StephenYap3 commented on Mario History: Mario Party - 1998:

Ah, yes. Mario Party. One of the video game series that defined my childhood, starting from a Blockbuster rental that my sister brought over that one day. I can understand why it won't come to VC, but I'd still much prefer this over Mario Party 2. Mini Game Island was a fun mode for its time, but nowadays it's just a near-redundant trial of minigames with objectives to follow to earn tacked-on extra lives.

Mario Party 1 ain't my favorite, though. That would be 3.



StephenYap3 commented on Mario History: Super Mario All-Stars - 1993:

Aw, yes. Super Mario All Stars. One of my absolute favorite video game remakes of all time. I even enjoyed the All Stars version of Lost Levels more as well, which has caused frustration and pain in my childhood, but not anymore

I seriously hope this comes to the eShop and as much as I love this game and the Mario series with all my heart, Mario's 25th Anniversary was a huge slap in the face for me.



StephenYap3 commented on Mario Memories: Being Taken To A New World In ...:

As much as I enjoyed 3D Mario titles, I was never too big on this one, personally. Compared to the other titles, where I felt contented enough in that they left an impression on me (even Galaxy 2, 3D Land, and 3D World), Galaxy 1 felt like a game that I wanted more out of. Luckily, Galaxy 2 saved the day for me. No, I played Galaxy 1 in 2008 and I wasn't disappointed with it.

At least Galaxy 1 still had good soundtrack.



StephenYap3 commented on Editorial: Paper Mario is 15 Years Old Today, ...:

I enjoyed all four Paper Mario games very much, with the first two being gold to my eyes. I'll be honest and say that I did kind of expect Paper Mario Wii U to be on e3 2015 (which I thought was okay, in my opinion). I guess Paper Jam will have to do for now, despite me not being as thrilled yet.

Hopefully Intelligent Systems will make Paper Mario Wii U (a traditional RPG that plays like the first two while bringing back ideas from SPM and SS), one of these days.



StephenYap3 commented on Review: Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeri...:

As much as I'm enjoying this game, one thing I am uneasy about is the dialogue box. I mean, why is it so large!? I can see this as a helper for some troubled eyes, but my eyes are just fine.

Also, cross-saving would've been nice, indeed.



StephenYap3 commented on Review: Mario Tennis (Wii U eShop / N64):

Good game this is, even with its age showing. Just rebought it on my Wii and still has its nostalgic fun.

I'm hoping Ultra Smash will be a good purchase for me because as much as I love me some Mario Tennis, Open disappointed me to many lengths. In fact, Open is the only 3DS Mario title that has disappointed me so far, and I have played all the Mario titles on the 3DS (except for Island Tour and Minis on the Move) and enjoyed them somewhat.



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.