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Surgical_Precision

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#1

Surgical_Precision commented on Hands On With SnakeByte's Wireless Retro Contr...:

@GamerWho

There actually are already numerous websites out there where people have done the work for you...

But seeing as for me the NGC controller was basically an improved version of the N64's pad, The original NES & SNES pads are the only things I would end up using...

And Nintendo's Classic Controller does a perfect job filling both those roles IM0...

My only grip with the CC is it should fill every role I need it too... There should be no reason at all that I still need a NGC pad other then out of preference...

So for me grips are a much desired improvement... (Though this thing looks way to cheap)

CC support in NGC games is vary desirable as well... In fact all one really would need for it (Seeing as Nintendo's not interested in adding it through fermware updates) is a optional cable to hook it into the NGC control ports instead of the back of the Wiimote...

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#2

Surgical_Precision commented on Virtual Console games to be directly downloada...:

@Manicfatty

You actually can do tricks with the other control's vala C-stick... But the fact alone that the game's Box Art & Opening Into serve as a sad sad promotion for the Wii Wheel was more then a put-off for me to begin with...

The mere thought of the almost legendary (In gaming circles) Mario Kart playing second place & effectively serving as a mere advertisement for a toy is literally enough to make me vomit in dismay & anger... (not to mention a profound scene of betrayal...)

But admittedly even that couldn't have prepared me for just how BAD the game was gimped...

I'm all for more difficulty in my games... But wean there is literally no amount of skill or effort that will ever improve your odds so your one & only choice is to really on pure dumb luck well... The term broken almost seems kind in comparison to what really comes to mind...

Brawl while gimped was at lest balanced enough to work with the new rules it was given... MK was just a disaster!

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#5

Surgical_Precision commented on USA VC Releases: Secret of Mana and Street Fig...:

Stuffgamer thanks for your input...

I'm not to sure about a JRPG without a real story though, as that element is kinda a key motivator for me... (Even in games like LoZ-LttP)

But if the combat really does make up for it... Well... You're right... 800 points won't break any limbs...

Edit:

@Kultist... Oh... Um... I was under the impression that the term "post" ment it came before something...?

My bad I guess... Sorry...

At any rate thanks for your feedback as well!

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#6

Surgical_Precision commented on USA VC Releases: Secret of Mana and Street Fig...:

I've never played SoM before & to be honest almost nothing SquareEnix had ever made after the merger has truly struck my interest... (Save for Kingdom Harts)

Leaving me a little hesitant to bother looking into the post merger games that I missed the first time around...

I had what I would now consider the horrible misfortune of playing Chrono Trigger as my first JRPG, making pretty much any JRPG that came before it (And most that came after it up until the later days of the Dreamcast) look & feel like utter garbage by comparison... (Save for Earthbound, But that's more or less because of it's radical departure from most JRPG's in overall style & presentation)

So even though I'm reading massive praise left & right I still need to ask... Where exactly does SoM stand next to a game like CT or the few of comparable quality?...

If it REALLY is that good I might give it a shot, But that's a vary tall order to fill for me unfortunately...

As for SF2SCE well... Meh... Others have already said just about all there really is about that one...

It's easy the most inferior looking port of the game without question on a 16bit console...

Even its sound quality it lacking to the point of WTFniss in regard to it's release now... (Why not just make a Wiiware update of SSF2T at this point for crying out loud?)

But that said, This does give me some hope that we might get to see the PCengine port of SF2 eventually... (Which actually does retain value after all these years for it's unique sound if nothing else)

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#7

Surgical_Precision commented on OFLC Update: Mega Man 3:

@NESgamer

Thanks... With that all in mind I'm now probably looking at going down the VC route... I've never seen a used copy of the AC at ANY one of the game stores that I frequently visit... So odds being whenever I eventually do find one, It probably won't be in vary good condition...

Also there's the slight possibly of the Wily Wars coming to the VC as well... (Which would replace MM1-3 for me)

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#8

Surgical_Precision commented on The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virt...:

@NESgamer

Well that all depends wherever you live i'm afraid...

Over here in the US we shouldn't be expecting to pay any more then $169 tops ($149 realistically) if our previous price trends in comparison to Japan's is any indication...

But if you live in some of the more remote parts of Europe I could easily see them stiffing you up to around the $320 dollar (By the american price equivalent) range for just one system...

Basically if your in that situation importing might be a good idea for you just as long as you're ok about having different DS Store support...

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#9

Surgical_Precision commented on OFLC Update: Mega Man 3:

@NESgamer Thanks for your response!...

Well apparently the average cost of getting the AC new nowadays is between $35-$40...

I never buy used unless I can actually inspect the game before buying (Namely to make sure the disc isn't starting to fracture/split from normal use)

So at $5 a pop per NES game & $8 for MM7 my grand total would be $38... Putting the a VC collection more or less directly in the same price point as the AC...

So now that I know there's no real price advantage either way, My question is overall value...

You seem to favor the AC because of the completeness factor which is something I more or less understand quite well... (I would probably try to find some way to track down MM8 just for the sake of having it, thus upping the costs to myself even higher)

But at the same time I'm also a quality freak and the things I've read about the AC don't exactly inspire much hope...

How would you compare the AC's emulation to the quality of the originals/VC's?

Is it really not as big of a deal as everyone seems to be making of it? (Including your experience with the reversed button's learning curve)

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#10

Surgical_Precision commented on OFLC Update: Mega Man 3:

I actually never got the Anniversary Collection for the GC but being since I could find it with little effort online, Picking up each game one by one is kinda a bum deal...

The only major cons I can think of is the AC has reversed button controls & the poorly emulated MM7 short ending...

Where as the VC release's (Besides for being paid for separately) Will never see MM8 added to the list, thus making a vary expensive collection of virtual software incomplete...

I suppose I'm wondering... What's more important... Value & completeness... OR... Quality (But at a costs)

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#11

Surgical_Precision commented on The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virt...:

There only that large as raw extracted data... Every game I mentioned is smaller in scale in it's pre-compressed (native to console) format...

Except for Europe's Mario & Luigi which had something different done to it to compress it even smaller then normal games... (It doesn't extract as cleanly as the other GBA games do and if extracted in it's raw format (512mb) it's unusable...

I only know this crap because I once uploaded those two Zelda games (My OoA was an import) along with a few other GB, GBC, & GBA games to my old pc to use with a GBA flash cart... (So I could use them on my old Micro)

Obviously that limited personal experience isn't my sole basis for what I have come to think is the largest games in their respective class... (I did quite a bit of research on the stuff before I even bought the device)

But mind you for all that I did find out there is a fairly good chance that THAT file size was just a random pre-set number that the equipment I used chose to make the games once uploaded... (Though if that's the case I can't figure out why all games weren't the same size in each class)

But if that's the case then yah I'm sorry for up & talking out of my like that...

Edit: Yaknow... The more I think about it... That probably was the case...

Ok... So the larger ones where only 2 mb then eh?...

I wonder what the largest original GB game really was then...

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#12

Surgical_Precision commented on The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virt...:

Naaaaaah... Manicfatty I understand where it is you're coming from... I was there once... Actually... Come to think of it... I'm still there....

AH! GOD DAMMIT ALL!!!

Err... What I ment to say is there's always hope it'll get better before to much longer...

F***...

Well at the vary least if it is anything like the Wii, then anything that's not a game should be perfectly fine to be saved & used straight off the SD card...

And as for VC games I'm sure GB to GBC games couldn't possibly take up THAT much space right?... I think the largest original GB title was 32mb in size tops and the largest GBC games where 128mb in size... The GBC Zelda's where one of very few GBC games to go that high up... (Though only in Europe... Because of the multi language data)

And that's all just in raw rom format without any compression...

Knowing Nintendo they might actually be able to get some of the better GBA games down to the 150mb range whenever they feel like crossing that bridge...

Though obviously those odd ball GBA titles like the Japan only Hyper Collections (Don't think I got the name right but believe it or not they aren't pirateware) that got as high as 1gb & actually needed a AAA battery to work... They likely won't be making any kind of appearance...

I think the worst data hog (No it's NOT a new Sonic character Roles Eyes) in the normal GBA world was Europe's Mario & Luigi Super Star Saga... It came in at a full 256mb which is as high as any normal GBA game has ever gone... (And that was WITH data compression)

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#13

Surgical_Precision commented on The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virt...:

@Manicfatty

The DSi just like the Wii will have onboard flash storage also... Hopefully at least the same amount of it... (512mb)

So I'd imagine it should work in roughly the same manner... Problems and all...

@chunky_droid

I won't sugarcoat it... It's gonna lag like hell...

But I have a good speed service (about 6mbps) & make good use of my Wii's LAN Adapter, So at least I know on my end everything is as strong as it can get granting what the Wii's hardware is capable of actually utilising...

I've vary rarely ever been disconnected from an online match myself... Only during times with someone who's using an old wi-fi router or has a REALLY BAD ISP SPEED...

As long as your connection is 5mbps or faster we should be ok... (probably around 20-30 fps on a good day)

A LAN Adapter would help keep the connection held stronger as well... (ONLY use the Nintendo made one of those though!)

If that's not an option then just make sure your wi-fi signal is secure & the router your using is newer then three years old...

If any of those criteria are met we should be perfectly fine...

I'm in California myself so at least I'm as close to you as I can possibly get for a mainland dwelling american...

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#14

Surgical_Precision commented on Virtual Console games to be directly downloada...:

@Waxxy

Wait... What?...

While I admit that ignoring someone because of there occupation makes at least a little tiny bit more since then ignoring them because of something like skin color or clothing choice...

It's still ONE MASSIVE FAILING of human logic nevertheless...

Please... For your own good try to purge yourself of such a primitive, foolish habit and approach everyone & everything as it truly is... As a different beast altogether...

Not that I have ANY right at all to judge you or anyone else... It's just that I believe as humans we have an obligation to become something better then what we're born into this world as... (Even if it accomplish's nothing)

I for one have made it a point to look for wisdom in everything... ESPECIALLY the stuff I don't agree with at all...

Even an absolute idiot like myself will eventually say something wise (intentionally or not) if given enough time...

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#15

Surgical_Precision commented on The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virt...:

@chunky_droid

Aww that sucks! sorry to hear... Er... Read it... :(

Maybe when you get it back you can look me up for a few matches?...

I main Kirby myself so you might find me to be an interesting opponent...

Edit: Ahh heck I'll just give you my Brawl FC and if you want you can give me yours, we'll be sure to see eachother online at some point eventually...

Mine is 1375-8337-7438

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#16

Surgical_Precision commented on The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virt...:

Yah... Same here...

My moneys on a wi-fi extension to the pico chat and other such minor updates that Nintendo would consider to big of a deal to just let it go without being paid for it...

Um... BTW... Your Avatar makes me think you like Brawl yes?... That or you're just really despite to see Kirby in a non E rated game...

But if it's the former would you want to play a match online sometime?...

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#17

Surgical_Precision commented on The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virt...:

Yah GG titles would only work well with some good upscaling and enhancement effects not currently seen in other VC titles... Every time I've ever seen GG Games put on a larger screen they've looked absolutely HORRIBLE... (Like in Sonic Gems Collection)

While it's true that remaking a G&W Game isn't THAT hard of a thing to do, a 200 point asking price still wouldn't even cover the cost of putting the game on the download service unless they where to sell in droves...

The fact that they'd have to go out of their way to remake the ones that aren't already remade doesn't help matters much either...

But I do admit that IF they are going to sell them separately then that is the price point to do it at...

It's foolish to think most peoples would be willing to pay more then that for such a game... (Though I would for the Zelda or Super Mario ones)

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#18

Surgical_Precision commented on The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virt...:

Game & Watch titles would have to be made from the ground up Mega Man 9 style since there's no gfx data to those game's roms... (Just movement patterns)

Every G&W title you might have seen on the internet that can be played on your computer has had all its image's remade (Usually by hand) in order to be usable...

The only way to get that information off the G&W devices is to take pictures of the screen and then either by uploading them to your computer or by simply looking at them closely, re-draw each & every object to go with the roms object movement data...

My overall point being is IF they where to do all that, 200 points is a criminally small asking price considering all the work involved...

They're much better off selling those kinda games in those G&W Gallery collections they've made in the past...

Also even though this is just my opinion... I kinda doubt we'll be seeing any TG16 titles on the DS...

The Game Gear is likely the only home console gone portable that I honestly feel has any kind of shot getting on that list simply because it was so popular as a portable...

Sega made the Nomad as well which is exactly like the Turbo Express in its ability to take the home games with you...

But also like the Turbo it never was a standalone console like the Game Gear... Just a portable version of a home console that was never quite as popular as its bigger brother...

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#19

Surgical_Precision commented on The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virt...:

Varoennauraa Yah... I already said something along these lines earlier, but yah making a GBA memory pack with an SD slot would be almost effortlessly easy for Nintendo to do... (Except for trying to actually get the thing to connect to the Nintendo Shop Channel with the DS's current wi-fi capabilities)

However IF they did something like that then how many DSi's do you think they could possibly sell?...

That would be a very foolish move on their behalf and is something I seriously doubt they would even consider unless the DSi turns out to be a total flop on the market...

And even then I honestly think all they'll do is rush to get the true "DS2" out on the market instead...

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#20

Surgical_Precision commented on The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virt...:

Stuffgamer1... If your copy came from Japan then yes you as the buyer are partly responsible for braking a Japanese law...

A law that no one (including most of the major Japanese companies) even care about let alone bother to adhere too...

So no worries... Besides as narrow minded as this might sound it's really just the laws of your own country that you should worry about 99% of the time... (Unless of course your into some REALLY BAD like the drug trade biz)

Anyawhoo... I agree with your point of view completely...

This is more of a GBC in comparison to the Game Boy Pocket, as opposed to the Micro next to the GBA SP...

While most future software titles should work for current users without issue, the compatibility ends there...

Unlike the GBC the DSi has several features that are bound to become standards given enough time, thus making the DSi a required update more then it is an optional one providing you want to play the future software titles that require the newer hardware...

I doubt the camera is going to be much more then a novelty given past track records of games that made use of them... But the downloadable content is another matter...

I can easily see a great many future DS games making good use of add-on ware... (Pokémon was practically made for such a thing)

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#22

Surgical_Precision commented on The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virt...:

@legend he

Technically I don't even own a computer so no... (Just using my Nintendo Wii in the meantime)

But emulation on consoles is something I don't normally do unless it's officially supported...

To many things can go wrong to easily...

And besides I don't like to steal anything unless it's something I'm otherwise not being given access too...

Mother 3 is a good example of that because regardless if you import it or download it you are still technically doing something illegal... (It's actually illegal by Japanese law to export software outside of the country)

But obviously that's a law that frequently go's ignored...

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#24

Surgical_Precision commented on The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virt...:

Thanks...

Well anyawhoo not much else to say... In fact almost to much was said actually... But meh... We all have our demons I guess... We just need to learn how to dance with them... (Unfortunately mine likes the @#$%! god damn tango!)

Until more is actually known about the DSi I guess that's that...

To me it sounds good but I've already been reading numerous criticism's from people on other blog's & message boards...

So I might just end up giving it some time to make sure it's gonna catch on before I jump on board...

No need to repeat my mistake with the Micro... (Though that one is my favorite)

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#25

Surgical_Precision commented on The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virt...:

Oh god... I'm so sorry to hear that Badknux... In a strange kinda way I had pretty much convinced myself that I was the only one up enough in the head to do stuff like that...

I'm pretty poor myself (Below poverty, even though that's not saying much by most of the worlds standards coming from an american) but regardless of that I've frequently found myself going without food or refusing to pickup a game I really want until I finally have a copy of a game that I already own that I can find excepteble...

I've honestly tried to quite gaming in the past just to save me from myself... (Though that only makes my depression worse then it already is)

The Nintendo Wii has been a NIGHTMARE console for me simply because of it's glossy surface... I'm actually currently heavily looking into a good matte replacement case for it for absolutely no other reason other then that fact...

So yah... That's a bizarre form of self inflicted mental mutilation that I'm all to well acquainted with unfortunately...

I'm so sorry... :/

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#26

Surgical_Precision commented on The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virt...:

Yah Badknux... Unfortunately happens from time to time...

[rant] Truth be told as much as I hate to even acknowledge it's existence, I have OCD and as such I tend to make a normal frequent habit of treating my game collection with more love, care, and respect then I'd ever think give to myself...

And when eventually happens sooner or later I actually degenerate into an emotional wreck! Even if it's something so small and insignificant that a normal person couldn't even see it let alone care... (Like hareline scratches)

God it annoys me to no end... And medication only works so well... Gah... [/endrant]

So yah I'm pretty much an expert when it comes to taking care of things, and durability and long lifespan are always the top things on my list when I look into buying something... (Which is one of the reasons why I've been such a loyal Nintendo fan all these years)

You probably wouldn't even know it by looking at it that I've ever even used my DS Light even once...

Edit:

Gah! You better stay far FAR away from my collection Mr. Cheez!

Actually I have the same problem too with a few games... (Glares at Mario Kart Wii)

Ironically I play Brawl all the time & love it though... (Mainly because I normally do REALLY well at it)

But as for that Game Boy, All it is, is just your regular everyday run of the mill original brick sized Game Boys...

I've already known they can take one hell of a beating considering how many times I've dropped mine back when I was a kid...

I'm just SHOCKED to have found out that they're THAT TOUGH!

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#27

Surgical_Precision commented on Virtual Console games to be directly downloada...:

Basically I meant I see where you are coming from Badknux... (I see the stuff your talking about...)

And more or less I do agree... I would rather have a optional upgrade to do everything I want rather than a makeshift fix even if it's free...

But as long as it works is all I care about really...

Don't fret... If people don't like the solution rest assured we'll all still be complaining about it until they finally do deliver what we want... (Even though it probably won't arrive until the next console)

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#28

Surgical_Precision commented on The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virt...:

No kidding beastman93!

I still can't get over that original game boy Nintendo has in the NY city store that survived being through a fire & actually still works!

I still remember reading about it for the first time years ago in one of the old Nintendo Power magazines, And the thought of it still blows me away!

I've been using my original GBA for years as a controller & it still works just as good as when I first bought it, with little to no sign of damage thru my abusive gaming sessions...

The DS on the otherhand never was made to be as tough as one of the earlier Game Boys though, More or less the DS Light is about just as durable as the GBA SP with the original DS being only a little bit weaker... (Though actually the original's touch screen is MUCH more flimsy & easy to scratch & break)

Badknux to be blunt I do believe the newer DSi will be just a tad bit flimsyer than the DS Light is now if only for the fact that it's being mainly directed at the older audience that Nintendo now understands makes up most of their customers...

Basically it's a unwilling side effect of cramming more into it & making it thinner... All those small light parts can't be that well protected in a space that barley even holds them in the firstplace...

This is not to say it's gonna be bad by any means though!

You'll just have to be as careful with it as any other device that's mainly made for adults... (Like a iPod or PDA)

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#29

Surgical_Precision commented on The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virt...:

That sure would be nice if they do wouldn't it Kevin...

But unfortunately they would have to find a way around the security code system they've already put in place to keep games from working on any unit other then the one they where originally downloaded onto...

And I honestly doubt very much their even considering shooting themselves in the foot like that...

As is we don't even know if we're going to be allowed to transfer any of the things we've bought thru the Shop Channel already to the next console Nintendo has planed to replace the Wii...

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#30

Surgical_Precision commented on The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virt...:

MarkVigoroth not to harp on you or anything but the current DS users are already being excluded from all the DSware and even the upcoming DSi exclusive games so that's already a issue...

An no Nintendo made device has been able to play GB & GBC games sense the improved backlight model of the Game Boy SP...

Which most who didn't have the forsight to stock-up on extra batteries because of how they worked are now finding is becoming unusable, leaving only the original GBA & the GB Player for the NGC as the only semi-recent devices that are capable of playing the older games...

We are LONG overdo for a way to play the older games again & Nintendo would be foolish to ignore the potential profit from them being made available thru the download service...

As for home console games coming to the DS, or the even better but even more unlikely thought of Nintendo allowing you to upload your current games to the new DS just doesn't seem like something Nintendo would do all at one...

We are overdo for the portable games but unfortunately that's about as far as I could possibly see Nintendo going with this new update... (If there past trends are any indication)

When people say the DS2 they basically mean the next MAJOR portable from Nintendo (Like Sony's PS1 to PS2) not vary accurate I suppose but that's what they're referring too...

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#32

Surgical_Precision commented on The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virt...:

Varoennauraa Unfortunately I seriously doubt the'll even consider it...

A reader is completely possible as it's been done already through third party support... OR uh... Rather a lack there of actually... (Seeing as most people use them to play pirated game roms)

But I doubt they could pull it off with all the Shop Channel connectivity stuff the DSi is supposed to have all in one cart and still have room left over for games... At least not without a decently oversized & overpriced cart...

Badknux I think you're talking about the early DS Lights that had the over tightened screws that caused the case's to crack apart right?...

If so that's a LONG GONE and resolved issue... The newer matte DS Lights like the Crimson/Black & Cobalt/Black (The one I have) can't even have that problem in the firstplace as they completely lack the glossy plastic overcoat that had the problem...

Never the less if you've waited this long so far you might as well wait a little bit longer for the next hardware update...

They shouldn't have any such problems either as well as they are also matte plastic without the glossy overcoat...

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#33

Surgical_Precision commented on Virtual Console games to be directly downloada...:

Badknux what's so bad about transferring your games to the Wii first before playing? (OR do you just want a HUGE amount of space to work with?)

As long as they can make it go faster & come up with some kind of priority system it should work great... (Like that virtual space thing I mentioned earlier)

A SD Channel wouldn't hurt either instead of having to go into the minute each & every time but even then it's not THAT BAD...

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#34

Surgical_Precision commented on The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virt...:

Badknux Who the hell lead you to believe that?

The DS Light is MUCH better made then the original DS ever was... (Except a whole lot easier to scratch up for the glossy case models, Same as the Wii)

But everything else about them is exceptionally well made, It's damn near impossible to scratch the touch screen for one thing... (Ironically not true however if you put a screen protector on it of all things)

But yah, overall I downright love the thing... Best damn portable I've ever owned!

But don't get me wrong... If by flimsy you mean anything that's not made like the original Game Boy then well... Good luck scratching that itch!

Those damn electrical bricks have been reported to have survived fires!!

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#38

Surgical_Precision commented on Virtual Console games to be directly downloada...:

My guess is they'll kinda get the job done by setting up a virtual space (No pun intended) on the Wii itself where the games on your SD card can be temporary downloaded & played quickly & effectively...

Since memory save files are kept separate that should do the trick quite well...

The'll probably just update the virtual space's size from time to time to keep things constant with whatever the new file size standards are...

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#39

Surgical_Precision commented on The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virt...:

I'm truly mixed on this one...

On one hand the possibly of playing the countless greats from the GB to GBC library (Not expecting GBA support probably until the next update) is just to good for worlds...

But on the other hand the other stuff that replace's the GBA Slot just doesn't do it for me...

I'm getting one of the Dell Netbooks pretty soon here so just about everything the new DSi can do I'll already be able to do better (except for the games obviously)

But my personal case aside I can't really imagine the new DS Web Browser really working well for anyone if the Wii's own browser is any indication... (Mind you the Wii's is still pretty damn good, But gah! The memory sucks soooo bad!)

And the camera is clearly only meant to be used either for saving pictures to the DSi itself or transferring them over to the Wii and not much else...

640x480 Isn't horrible by digital standards, but don't even bother to think about printing anything... Viewing them on your TV or PC will be about as far as you can go...

And my final grip is that if it's not bad enough as it is already that the GBA Slot is gone, So too is the DS logo!!!

I mean what the hell is it to you Nintendo? A game system or a media device!?!?

Nintendo has always been tops in my book in the past when it comes to putting games first & keeping everything else strictly as a second look afterthought...

This one however does have me a little worried...

But all in all it's not supposed to compete with with other media devise's, but rather bring more features to the Nintendo audience... And that it does...

I just hope Nintendo's not sacrificing too much in the name of innovation...

After all this isn't really a optional update like the Light was to the original DS, You WILL NEED THIS to play several of the newer DS games as well as anything to do with DSware... (On that note HEY CAPCOM GB style Mega Man 6 please! :p )

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#40

Surgical_Precision commented on Nintendo Responds To US Release Date Queries:

@sephiroth79

Yah... Me too... I've never played any of the Ys games before, but I've mostly heard wonderful things... Really got my hopes a little to high up there on that one... >_<

Unfortunately we probably really should forget about any possibility at all of ever seeing a classic FF on VC as Squareenix has grown far to comfortable with dishing out the lot of them each console generation with newer features...

All we want is a classic in it's original form but their thinking "Why?... You like FFIV?... We make it better!... See!?..."

Chrono Trigger on the DS isn't a bad Idea though... It might have its pixels a little confused as to where they should be, but overall it promise's us all the goodness the PSone port was supposed to give us without all the load times!... (And the original SNES version thrown in as well! Though it will be missing half it's pixels)

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#41

Surgical_Precision commented on Nintendo Responds To US Release Date Queries:

@Rapadash6

Thanks... That was a interesting read... Alot of since making in it...

And also @ andy836 & Mickeymac

Can't argue with that logic... Though that said... There are a few games I'm getting for VC that I know I could easily find elsewhere for less, they are the four/three (depending on how you look at it) main MD Sonic games and that's only because I need them to be in 480p in order to work with my display...

I'm still mad as all hell that none of the Neogeo games have been updated to work in 480p yet...

Yet another reason I should have not bothered to get KoF94... >_<

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#42

Surgical_Precision commented on Nintendo Responds To US Release Date Queries:

Sephiroth79 it's not the GG version it's the SMS...

BIG difference... The screen to be exact... There's more of it!

And the difficulty is not toned down like it was with the GG port ether... (I think they had to because of the screen size)

So the latter levels (mostly the boss fights) are much more challenging with this one then they where on the GG!

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#43

Surgical_Precision commented on USA VC Update: Sonic (Master System) and Splat...:

(@Mickeymac) Amen to that... ;_;

(@Virus) Well don't get me wrong... Seeing the actual SMS Sonic 1 after all these years is a reason to celibate IMO... But not so much with the other stuff...

Splatter House 2 being the first M rated game on VC is also kinda neat but honestly... Do we REALLY need to see what made people scared over 10 years ago...?

Now if we somehow got to see an A rating THEN I could understand why I'm currently not playing Ys...

Though surviving the backlash of the earth being split in two because of the massive violation to the laws of reality is another story...

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#44

Surgical_Precision commented on USA VC Update: Sonic (Master System) and Splat...:

Curious...

Can't help but wonder why they would chose to release SMS Sonic instead of finishing up the Genesis outings with Sonic & Knuckles first...

Vary random day... Almost to random...

I'm sorry but to me as lame as I'm sure this sounds, this list just totally reeks of "last minute slapped together" residue...

I just can't help but think someone at Nintendo just didn't do their job on time...

You can almost see exactly what the poor SOB was thinking when he made the damn update...

"Uh... Oh... OK!... SONIC!!! Kids LOVE Sonic!... DAMN they're not done with S&K yet!... Ah hell its SONIC, no one cares... ok...
Now... I'll have to find something completely random from a different console so management won't suspect anything... Slaughter House 2 huh?... It's so insanely obvious there's NO WAY they'd ever suspect I actually did it on purpose!... And finally... Come on... I need something that looks like it might make use of the Wii Zapper... PERFECT!! I, AM, A, FREAKING, GENIUS!!!! Looks like I'll be coming back to work tomorrow after all!..."

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#45

Surgical_Precision commented on Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars:

Sorry... I thought you knew that... All roms are illegal in the US unless there of games that aren't "Reddilly Available"... (Don't think I spelled that right)

That's the one & ONLY exception for us in the US as intellectual property laws give the copyright holders power over other laws that might be in effect...

For example the "You have the right to one backup copy" law is null & void because Nintendo doesn't want to allow it...

The game Radical Dreamers (Chrono Series) is a perfect example of a legal rom that you can download in this country because there is absolutely no other way at all to obtain the game beyond downloading the rom...

But aside from a handful of games like RD, Downloading roms is for the most part 99.9% illegal over here regardless if you own the original or not... With the only other exception being homebrew games... (Made by fans)

Anywhoo... Super Mario Galaxy is epic isn't it! I've gotten all 242 stars in that game... The bonus Pictures are a nice touch...

Though that said I still can't help but feel like a complete & total dork each time I see them, After all I did play the game way WAY too long just to get them... Though I suppose not even half as long as SSBB at this point...

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#47

Surgical_Precision commented on Fatal Fury Special:

My advice is try your hand at SF first... (Turbo if you plain on buying it) As it's just plain easier to pick up & the system is less broken then the FF games... (Not saying they're bad, Just a whole lot harder & less evenly balanced)

The FF games didn't really reach the same level of balanced game play until it switched out its main name for its subtitle back in 1994. (The King of Fighters)

Any of the later KoF games are great but they (Even on the easiest difficulty setting) make most other fighters look down right easy by comparison!

This is a wonderful thing for a seasoned pro, But not a beginner...

The SFA series or Marvel vs Capcom 1&2 would be a good next step after SF... Then FF or KoF... (Just my opinion, But it should make things easier on you)

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#49

Surgical_Precision commented on Sonic & Knuckles:

Nice!

Also the gfaq section about sonic gems collection is accurate as well... I don't know if you have that one or not but it's normal way of unlocking things would take you weeks to finnish...

Anywhoo... Enjoy Sonic 3 & Knuckles! Best of the old school Sonics without question IMO...

It was the first Sonic game on the Genesis to give you a hidden ending once you completed all 14 bonus stages...

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#50

Surgical_Precision commented on Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars:

I'll help you out with that...

For one FF4 on the ds looks absolutely nothing like it's 2D original used on FFC, The game has been completely remasterd into 3D with tons of cut-scenes...

We don't know enough yet about CT on the DS, But it's PSone outing suffers from massive amounts of lag with literally EVERY SINGLE THING you do!

Touch an enemy - wait 4-6 seconds, Go into the minu - 7-8 seconds, ect...

And WORST OF ALL the original game still has to this day one of the greatest sound tracks out of any game ever made...

And wouldn't you know it, All those wonderful melodies now sound as crisp & clear as a blind mentality retarded hippo getting it on with a truck!

The only really good thing about it is the Anime opening, cut-scenes, And Ending... Most of which while great don't even go well with how there placed in the game...

If they're for some god forsaken reason not in the DS port you can easily find them online with minimal effort... (Don't watch any of them now of course)