News / Oct 22, 2014
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Review / Oct 16, 2014
SyntheticPerson commented on Nintendo 64x64: Bangai-O:
Jet Force Gemini please!
SyntheticPerson commented on Nintendo 64x64: Pokemon Snap:
It would be nice if they did a new version, complete with medals for accomplishing certain things (making Pikachu surf, making a Gardevoir shake its hips, or whatever) and with a battle mode added. Would be great as an eshop release.
SyntheticPerson commented on Junichi Masuda Talks Pokémon Snap and Listeni...:
@wayward I agree. It would be nice as a bonus mode for a new Stadium game.
The good thing is that they would have all the Pokemon models from the main game, so it would minimise the work needed.
Have the main Stadium mode, bonus minigames, and maybe a two-player Snap mode, where players compete for who can earn the most points. Maybe divide the levels into Morning / Afternoon / Night, and make them seasonal too (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter). Having 12 different variations for each stage should allow them to include all the Pokemon.
SyntheticPerson commented on Video: Here's a Simultaneous Speedrun of Super...:
Ugh, Karl is a douchebag. I'm not overly fond of him.
However, I will admit that he does have great skills on GE and PD.
SyntheticPerson commented on Nintendo 64x64: Conker's Bad Fur Day:
@KeeperBvK I'm jealous of you. I wish I liked it that much.
When I replayed it about a month ago, I was expecting it to be as fun as when I was a child. I was quite disappointed that I found some elements really frustrating, especially as the problems I have don't apply to the Banjo games or DK. I still enjoyed my time with it (hence the 8, but I can't ignore the problems I had with it).
Well, I hate to be that guy, but this game doesn't deserve a 10. The gameplay has a degree of charm, with the characters and the movie references, but the gameplay is awful. Swimming and jumping never really seems particularly smooth, and a lot of the sections are either bland or broken.
The initial part of the game is great fun, as are the last couple of chapters are also really good, but it sags in the middle with some really annoying gameplay. The Rats Tower level is absolutely atrocious. There are exceptions (Lava Surfing!), but it is still mostly bad in the middle [gameplay wise].
Overall, an enjoyable experience, but playing this as an adult made me realise its flaws.
SyntheticPerson commented on Nintendo Download: 16th October (Europe):
Whilst I won't be buying anything this week, I would recommend Lone Survivor to people. I have it on Steam, and it's pretty neat.
Also, if you have the spare cash, Gravity Badgers is a nice fun distraction. Not a complex puzzle game, but you can't go wrong for the price.
SyntheticPerson commented on Nintendo 64x64: Perfect Dark:
@Darknyht If you mean PD Zero, that game was awful. if you mean the XBLA rerelease, well.... that was ok. The controls let it down though (by being terrible).
I love the N64 perfect Dark so much. I like to speedrun the main game, and variations (enemy rockets!), so I have sunk in countless hours over the years. I love the game so much I have a Skedar tattooed on my leg
SyntheticPerson commented on Review: Castlevania: Dracula X (Wii U eShop / ...:
What's the difference between this and Rondo? I played Rondo and that is absolutely fantastic (maybe my favourite). How different is this?
SyntheticPerson commented on Nintendo 64x64: Mission: Impossible:
Best sequence is where you have to protect Ethan with a Sniper Rifle, and loads of civilians start acting suspiciously - like cigarettes, food, and even ..... cocktails.
SyntheticPerson commented on Nintendo 64x64: Turok 2:
Yeah this game was alright. I always preferred Turok Rage Wars though
SyntheticPerson commented on We'd Be Cheating Fans By Bringing Assassin's C...:
Not possible? Just like how they said that rendering female models isn't possible (followed by the successive announcements of Hyrule Warrior, which consisted of female after female after female.....). I don't really like Ubisoft anymore, they can keep their games. I won't buy any of their stuff now on Wii U or PC.
SyntheticPerson commented on Nintendo 64x64: Space Station Silicon Valley:
It's a shame it is impossible to 100% the game because of a glitch.
SyntheticPerson commented on Nintendo 64x64: GoldenEye 007:
@CaptainToad PD should get the "King of Games" award (or should that be Queen?)
@Ootfan98 The trick is to choose Jaws if your opponent chooses Oddjob. Autoaim will automatically aim at his head. Easy!
I never really got into GE multiplayer, as I only had one other friend who liked FPS games, and 1v1 got a little boring after a while. GoldenEye X though shows just how much better the game would have been with bots included!
Fantastic game. Great game for speedrunners too.
Only gripe is some of the levels can feel a bit empty compared with other FPS games, like Rare's similar classic, Perfect Dark.
SyntheticPerson commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd October (North America):
I really recommend Dracula X for those who haven't played it. One of my favourite Castlevania games. Just amazing.
SyntheticPerson commented on Nintendo 64x64: F1 World Grand Prix:
I agree Ichiban. Stuff like this made the N64 a great console.
I had fun with this at the time, but I have no interest in it now. But the racing genre isn't really for me, barring a handful of exceptions.
SyntheticPerson commented on Game & Wario Stage Brings The Fear of 'Mom' In...:
SyntheticPerson commented on Meme Run is Coming to Troll Your Wii U Very Soon:
Wii U eshop = Steam 2.0.
That isn't a compliment, if you have seen the barrage of trite flooding Steam these days.....
SyntheticPerson commented on Nintendo Download: 25th September (Europe):
Armillo. By the time I decided to get it, the launch offer was over. Thankfully it is on sale again - now I have another chance!
SyntheticPerson commented on Review: SPIKEY WALLS (Wii U eShop):
I think this type of game does have it's place, as Beetlejuice says, but when a dev pulls an unpolished game out of their backside in a quick 10 minutes, it kinda takes the mick. If they actually spent a little more time (maybe another 10 minutes), then it would become a product worth 99c rather than overpriced freeware.
Games on Nintendo consoles should be made to satisfy the Nintendo Seal of Quality - even if the Seal does not exist any more. If it isn't good enough for those standards, it shouldn't be released. That is not to say shovelware shouldn't be allowed, but it should still adhere to a minimum. After all, a large percentage of Wii U owners won't be like us, looking online for our information. They will just buy things on what looks / sounds good, trusting in Nintendo to release titles of decent quality.
By the way, it takes little effort to add a bit of extra quality. This is a flappy bird clone that was knocked out quickly by some guy (I think he said he did it in a few hours or within a day or something). And it is a free web-browser game, so you can save your dollar.
If some guy can do this, surely a game developer can put in a bit of effort. There is a market for this kind of game, but you need to actually make it reasonably decent.
It really is a sad state of affairs when a developer basically admits to churning out trite for easy money. I would hate to be a developer who has no desire to make quality products. Even with trash like this, a few basic things that would incur minimal cost (sound effects, scrolling, miiverse integration) could have made this a budget app-like game. Neglecting basic quality standards just to churn out trash for money shows a certain contempt for the consumer.
I hope people do actually speak with their wallets and refuse to buy this. Things like this and the letter really need to disappear from the eshop. Steam is already drowning in rubbish early access stuff; I only hope Nintendo doesn't go the same way.
SyntheticPerson commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):
Wow, really early review. The game isn't out for another month. Good to hear you got your review copy well in advance!
SyntheticPerson commented on Nintendo 64x64: Mario Kart 64:
It's alright, but the thing that get s me with all MK games is the lack of content. Diddy Kong Racing is better.
SyntheticPerson commented on Darts Up Lands On The Wii U eShop In Europe Ne...:
one hundred and eightyyyyyyyy
SyntheticPerson commented on Nintendo 64x64: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron:
I really need to pick this and Battle for Naboo up for my N64. I love Rogue Leader, and Rebel Strike is decent too.
SyntheticPerson commented on Nintendo 64x64: Bomberman 64:
Fun game. I used to play the campaign with a friend when I was a kid. We never got far. He didn't have a controller pak so I don't think it ever saved.
SyntheticPerson commented on Super Mario 64:
Super Mario 64 remains my favourite game of the series. I love the open world nature of it. You can pick and choose, not only stars, but the route in which to gain the stars. It allowed for great replayability and is probably the reason that people can play it time and time again. Minor camera issues aside (it is after all a problem inherent in the genre), Mario 64 is pretty much a perfect Mario game.
SyntheticPerson commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against Re...:
Exactly. Paying a fortune for a game is silly, when 100% of the money goes to the seller. Not the developer. Buying a game for a reasonable price is fine, as it feels like honouring the maker of it but there is no reason to spend £100 on a game 20 years old
I think they are useful for the future. I have heard of some people having problems with their carts now that the internal battery is on the blink. In the future, when carts are mostly dead, these will be a saviour to people who like to play retro stuff (like me). I am paranoid about my PD and GE carts dying.
Also, some of the hacked stuff is brilliant. Petrie's Challenge, Super Mario Star Road, GoldenEye X, etc are all fabulous labours of love from fans, and playing them on native hardware is the best way to enjoy them.
That being said, I understand the nature of abusing roms to get games they wouldn't otherwise have. On native hardware, it probably isn't so much of an issue for developers (as no new stuff gets published) but it will affect virtual console sales. Well, for the handful of titles they bother to release....
SyntheticPerson commented on Brinstar Confirmed as Classic Stage for Smash ...:
Worried about her becoming overly sexualised? This is an alt costume for Zero Suit Samus. Just look at the Zero Suit! If ZSS is fine, so is this. Both appeared in the Metroid games.
SyntheticPerson commented on Paper Monsters Recut Will Arrive on the Wii U ...:
The music reminds me of "Close to me" by The Cure.
This looks good, but I can't help but feel that it is yet another platformer!
SyntheticPerson commented on Nintendo Confirms a Huge Range of eShop Discou...:
Gonna grab some Mega Man!
SyntheticPerson commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Master System:
I loved the Master System. My memories with it are fonder than my Megadrive memories. Ecco, My Hero, Lucky Dime Caper, and Sonic 2 were the stand out classics for me. Personally, I think LDC would have been a better HD remake choice than Ducktales
SyntheticPerson commented on New Hyrule Warriors Playable Character to be A...:
If it is a Goron, I hope it is the Goron Elder from Majora's Mask (or the guy in TP that looks like him).
For a non-Goron choice: Tingle. Or David Jr.
SyntheticPerson commented on Cosmo Wright Sets Another Ocarina of Time Worl...:
and this: https://kb.speeddemosarchive.com/Metroid_Prime/Techniques
@I-U What you define as glitches? There are many skips, using techniques to get items early. Do you class those as glitches? Or do you mean just stuff like in Ocarina where you actually break through the level to reach inaccessible areas?
Either way, I recommend giving this a read:http://www.metroid2002.com/home.php
Impressive. Full game speedruns are hard to do consistently well, as you need everything to go in your favour. Especially with OOT, which has some devilishly tricky glitches. I don't to full game runs often, but when I do it can be quite taxing!
SyntheticPerson commented on Nintendo Download: 24th July (Europe):
30% off for Zelda. Hmmmm.........
I wanted to get Zelda and Metroid, because if they were half price it would work out to be good value. However, I have them both on 3DS so at only 30% discount, I doubt I will bother.
SyntheticPerson commented on Violetta: Rhythm & Music Coming To 3DS, Wii an...:
Yeah, in Spain all the young girls love Violetta. I wonder how long it takes for the actress to 'do a Miley Cyrus' and go a bit insane.
SyntheticPerson commented on Master Reboot to Arrive on the Wii U eShop on ...:
It has been out on PC for a while. It is supposed to be pretty good, but I have been waiting for the Wii U release to play it. Looking forward to it!
It should help ease the pain of the ongoing TBA status of Shovel Knight and 1001 Spikes for the EU eshop....
SyntheticPerson commented on eShop Funds Now Buyable or Giftable via PayPal...:
If I buy from the german shop, will it work on a spanish console? I assume it will as they are both in euros?
SyntheticPerson commented on Sega Still Considering Its Options For The Wii...:
I think you mean 'consolation' rather that 'consultation'.
SyntheticPerson commented on Review: Super Mario 64 (N64):
No camera problems? Funny.
Still, great game.
SyntheticPerson commented on Video: This Awesome Games Done Quick Super Met...:
The highlights for me were: Super Mario 64 (one handed!) and GoldenEye 64 (speedrunning co-op with 2.2 control scheme).
As a GE speedrunner, it was good to watch fellow eliters pull off such an impressive feat!
SyntheticPerson commented on Video: Please Don't Let This Wii U Star Fox Fo...:
SyntheticPerson commented on Awesome Games Done Quick Seven Day Event Kicks...:
Awesome. I had almost forgotten about this. Looking forward to seeing Goose and Bossman on GoldenEye and Perfect Dark! Those guys are legends!
SyntheticPerson commented on iPhone Gaming Controller Could Mean "The End O...:
Yeah, maybe if phone games weren't a heap of s....ugar then it might stand a chance. As it stands, Nintendo produces quality handheld games so I don't think there is any worry just yet....
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!