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SyntheticPerson

SyntheticPerson

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SyntheticPerson

#6

SyntheticPerson commented on Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Final...:

I would really recommend this game to anyone. You can play as an action game, or you can go the stealthy route. I played this on the Xbox 360 and loved every minute of it. I will certainly be buying the Wii U Director's Cut to experience this game again!

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#7

SyntheticPerson commented on Rumour: Nintendo Planning a Wind Waker HD Hard...:

I'm not sure that Wind Waker is going to be a big system seller. It looks pretty, and will be great for hardcore Zelda fans, but it isn't new or revolutionary (compared to the GCN version) to be a system seller.

Pikmin, Sonic, DK, Wii Fit U, etc should definitely have a bundle. WW HD? Maybe not.

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#8

SyntheticPerson commented on Precursor Games Relaunches Shadow of the Etern...:

@Assassin87 They haven't sacrificed anything. They've actually added stuff (notably David Hayter). The reason they are charging less is because of external partners, such as AMD, who are providing private investment.

They mention it in the kickstarter text (not the video!).

@Tsuchinoko ED was around the same amount of game length. With 9 levels, that is about an hour for each. I assume they are giving a realistic estimate for game length (since it was originally planned in smaller, episodic chunks) rather than what other companies do and give you a stupidly unrealistic number. I believe Activision once said that one of their CODs had a 10+hour campaign, and it could be beaten in 3 hours on an initial playthrough!

All being well though, stretch goals will all be about extra content (after the initial PS4 goal) so it may end up being longer. Still, 10 hours is alright for a $20 game.

I wish them the best of luck with this. They have already broken 100k so I am sure they will do it.

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#12

SyntheticPerson commented on Female Version of Copperhead To Feature in Bat...:

Well, Copperhead was female in New 52 so it is hardly a gender swap. They just chose the New 52 version, over the original. Given their revamp of the character, female is more appropriate for their version.

Also, I think the claws on the hands represent the snake fangs, particularly as bats gets poisoned by her when she strikes him.

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#14

SyntheticPerson commented on 3DS UK Success in 2013 Offset by Abysmal Wii U...:

How long was it before the 3DS picked up? That had a bumpy journey at the start as well, but eventually picked up. Many people declared it a failure, but Ninty turned it around.

As I say, I can't recall the timeframe for the turnaround so it may not be comparable.

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#18

SyntheticPerson commented on Precursor Games Relaunching Shadow of the Eter...:

Yeah, I hope they start revealing more info about it.

I do wish them the best of luck with the campaign - they haven't had much so far. The footage of the intro level looked good, and Eternal Darkness was one of the best Gamecube games, so it should be decent if it ever gets off the ground.

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#20

SyntheticPerson commented on Nintendo Will Attend GDC Europe For The First ...:

I hope they get some exclusive indie developers while they are there. The best way for Nintendo to set themselves up as different is exclusive indie stuff. If they are reluctant to make new IPs, at least get some good quality indie devs.

If they nabbed someone like Team Meat (or someone with their quality), they would be laughing.

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#24

SyntheticPerson commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Emphasizes That New Experienc...:

I want new IPs, and the maintaining of old ones. I would love another Metroid, Starfox and F-Zero. Perhaps if they made a few less Mario games, they could pop a game out for the dormant franchises.

Any new stuff though is welcome; I just wish they would announce it sooner rather than later. If it is due out 2013, they really ought to show their hand soon.

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#25

SyntheticPerson commented on Soapbox: Why We Should Expect More From The Le...:

I agree with you to an extent. My initial reaction about a HD update for WW was "why?". The great thing about the cel shaded graphics was that it stands the test of time. Wind waker still looks beautiful, even now.

Don't get me wrong, the visual updates are nice, but it would have been nicer to see Majora get the HD treatment.

As for the changes, I guess i'll wait and see if there are any surprises in store. If it is just a HD update, a faster boat, and the Tingle stuff, then i'll be disappointed. I will still buy it though, but it won't be my priority. W101, Sonic, and DK rank higher...

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#27

SyntheticPerson commented on Talking Point: Why Interactive eBooks are a Pe...:

The media stuff would be cool, but the problem I would have is that reading text on a screen gets tiring after a while. That is why the Kindle works great: e-ink. Unless they had a peripheral that you could hook up to read the text, I think it wouldn't be too great an idea.

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#32

SyntheticPerson commented on Investment Expert Feels Nintendo Earnings Miss...:

Do these people even know anything about Nintendo? They have lots of cash available so even if the Wii U does flop, it won't mean a lot. They will just try again. The Wii U isn't even doing that badly. The sales are similar to the Gamecube (one of my favourite consoles), which isn't bad considering that the Wii U currently doesn't have that much stuff out.

If you look at the upcoming titles for the remainder of the year, and 2014, there is a lot of good stuff set to come out, which will increase the userbase as the console becomes more appealing.

Sure, the Wii U will be a flop compared to the mammoth sales of the Wii, but I reckon it will end up selling about the same as the competition.

I don't know why i'm getting annoyed. This guy says that the 3DS is in decline; clearly he knows only two things - 'Jack' and 'S**t'.

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#35

SyntheticPerson commented on Review: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (3DS eShop / Game...:

I loved this one so much. It can be quite brutal, but not anywhere near the likes of Ghouls 'n' Ghosts. Yeah, there are a lot of cheap traps but (as iPruch mentions) they kinda throw extra lives at you so you can afford to use trial and error.

I also love that there are no special stages. I hate the special stages in all the sonic games, bar Generations 3DS where it is largely inoffensive.

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#37

SyntheticPerson commented on Sakurai Explains The Reasoning Behind The New ...:

I think they are great choices. The only bad thing I have to say about the new ones is that when the Villager got announced, part of me was disappointed that it wasn't Tom Nook. :( I hope that none of the great existing characters get dropped though.

I personally hope that Sonic stays in it. Given the Nintendo exclusive Sonic games (which still sounds weird to say after the whole Megadrive v SNES thing when I was a kid), his inclusion should hopefully be more likely than not.

Other than him, most of the others I want are classic SSB characters so will probably stay.