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Sat 5th Apr 2008

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TRON commented on Review: LBX: Little Battlers eXperience (3DS):

I preordered this and played it for about 2 hours last night. So far i would say a 7 is fair, but my own tilt is taking it to an 8 or 9. This game is everything i love about PS2 era japanese games.

The story is delightfully absurd. The cut scenes, characters and world really do a great job of bringing it all to life. Everything has that Level 5 polish to it.

The battles so far are a little easy, with sudden spikes every so often. I do like that it is not a hack and slash combo fest. There is a strategy to using tension to boost and attack, or cover and fire. You will feel like there is a choice to what you choose to do. Simply running in and hitting A will likely get you killed. Overall the fighting is fun so far.

The customization options are low 2 hrs in, but it has been introducing the concepts during that time. It looks to be very deep, and i'm looking forward to getting into it more.

Overall, i'm having a lot of fun with it.



TRON commented on Poll: What Do You Want From Nintendo's NX Plat...:

As someone who mainly invested in the Wii U so far this gen, both physical copies of games and digital releases (both indie Wii U eShop games and retail), as well as heavily invested in the 3DS eShop releases, I hope they deliver something that doesn't feel like the change from the Wii to the Wii U.

I bought a ton of Virtual Console games, and even though I can still launch them from the Wii feature on the Wii U, the integration is inconvenient and clunky. I hope the NX has better legacy purchase support.



TRON commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

@warvad I don't believe it is Nintendo's fault. Limited editions are usually not mass produced. Any company worth it's weight produces enough to provide demand. Scalpers come in and cicumvent demand by buying up those items. The only way Nintendo could counter this is producing twice the demand. The fault in actually in those that buy it. I could be wrong.

To put it in perspective, imagine a popular concert. If there's 1000 seats, and scalpers buy 300, the music venue was never going to sell over 1000 tickets. Is it their responsibility to sell 1300?



TRON commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (North America):

@paleboyjack I think you guys got it first, like last year.

Downloading DKC series now, I love this series, and something about the SNES versions just resonates with me. The sound, graphics and secrets. I love it. I can hear the dripping in the caves now.



TRON commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

Well, the scalpers won't get my money, but I refuse to shop at Wal-Mart anyways so no one was. This game will be available easily within a week, like most Nintendo games, even though I have a pre-order for the game at Amazon. So I'll get a Mario Amiibo ($12.99) and a can of gold semi-gloss Krylon ($3.99) and wah-lah! Limited edition. Or just rip the bloody thing off it's base and say it's "clear". And that, my friends, is how you #$%@ a stranger in the @$$ (scalper).



TRON commented on Review: Chariot (Wii U eShop):

I got a chance to play this at a friends house, single player and co-op. It seems like a nicely made game, but I lost interest after a few levels. My personal slant would be that a 7 sounds fair, but I'd give it a 6.



TRON commented on Apex 2015 Moves to New Venue, Kicks Off Today:

@SebPlays LOL

I'm excited to see what the hypes about. I've played a few times now, twice with 4 players for an evening. It just felt like a chaotic mess to me. I am not ruling out that me and my friends just stink at this. Hopefully watching some actual good players will inspire me to give this more play time.



TRON commented on Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite ...:

Mobile gaming is huge in japan. I think it has something to do with commuting and small living areas, but that's just what I heard, no facts to back that up. Makes sense the 3DS would be the king. I wonder how it's usage compares to phone and tablet gaming there.



TRON commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2015:

Zelda U is an automatic buy for me, so much so that I'm almost not excited about it (but I am).

What really has me waiting though is Xenoblade chronicles X. It looks amazing, and I can barely think about it without itching like a junkie.



TRON commented on Review: LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Wii U):

I just can't seem to get into this for some reason. After LCU and Lego Marvel this seems a bit of a step backwards. After an hour of playing this, it inspired me and my kids to want to start new a new play through of LCU. We've been having a blast with that.



TRON commented on Review: Watch Dogs (Wii U):

I've got about 30 hours into this now, and I have to say I've been enjoying my time with it. I've spent most of my time just exploring around and doing random things, which is pretty much what I like to do in any sandbox game. It's not as good as AC IV, but way better than AC III (I know these are pretty much different all around, but I mean in terms of sandbox).



TRON commented on Weirdness: Legless Peach amiibo Bidding Closes...:

@LordGeovanni I just had the same experience, there's even a legless Peach closing in an hour that is only up to $355.00

There's a bunch of questionable ones too, like a warped sword on Link.. My Target here has a whole rack of "rare" Links then. And the ones where they are just a broken figure don't seem as collectible to me.



TRON commented on The Father Of Video Games Ralph H. Baer Passes...:

This is going to date me.. but when I was 3 or 4 we got the Magnavox Odyssey. All we had for it as the pack in game Haunted House. It had this plastic overlay for the TV screen, and was extremely basic, but started me on a great life playing video games. My parents must have been unimpressed as we never got any other games for the system, and our next player was Pong. Pretty amazing how far things have come. I'm glad he got to see what his experiments and inventions led to. Thanks Mr. Baer!



TRON commented on UK Retailer GAME Cashes In On Intense amiibo D...:

Retailers hiking prices like this is just wrong. I realize this is in the UK, but here in the states the racks are pretty full at most places I see these, including the more desirable ones. They practically were begging me to buy one when I picked up Captain Toad at Gamestop. Well, they practically beg you to buy about a dozen things at the checkout anymore...



TRON commented on Parent Trap: Amiibo Packs a Hidden Family Payload:

The only thing holding me back, besides getting a couple just for the cool fig, is that most of their big titles that would really support these are out as of now. Like SMK8, they may add in limited interaction, but it feels a little like an after thought. The leveling is really a missed opportunity there. I'm guessing they have a plan though, and games like Mario party 10 and more will incorporate them better. Come on Nintendo, a little more nudge and you know you get my cash.



TRON commented on Review: Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (Nintendo 64):

This is not a perfect game, but a 5 is almost criminal. This game was oozing with atmosphere (even the "fog" added to the feel). Guns, check, great explorable levels, check, dinosaurs, CHECK!. One of my favorites on the system.

Cue primitive drums.



TRON commented on Video: Nintendo Minute Shows Off 'Super' New L...:

So excited for this game, even more anticipated for me than smash. I see so much of that Nintendo creativity in it. Kinda feels like when I saw the first pikmin game. I know it's based on the toad levels on 3d world, but it's nice to see something completely new coming after all the sequels.



TRON commented on Bayonetta 2 Falls From UK Charts After One Week:

I'm in the US, but the same problem happened after the launch of the game here. It sold out everywhere. So badly that Gamestop had some excuse as to why my pre-order was not there. No where in my area (Orlando, FL, which is a pretty big area) had a copy for about 4 days, and even those places ended up selling out again. I was able to order a copy online with no problems though.



TRON commented on Rock Zombie:

Bayonetta 2 killer?

The combos look awesome A A A A A A A A A A A A A!
But seriously, I think I'll just fire up Streets of Rage 2 and pretend Axel is a hot rocker girl.



TRON commented on Iwata Cites "Same-Generation Hypothesis" For S...:

@Light "I expect this to be my last generation of both titles, as I have a family now, but I will enjoy this current generation to the fullest"

I agree with the time part, as I also have a family now, but part of enjoying this to the fullest has been sharing these games with my kids. They love playing Mario Kart with me, as well as Super Mario 3D, and Super Bros Wii U. My daughter is playing Wind Waker HD now and has fun if I sit and watch, or give her tips when stuck (I keep them as spoiler free as possible). They love animal crossing on the 3DS, as well as Luigi's Mansion 3DS. They love when we all sit down every other Friday and play Mario Party, or Wii U party. All because I bought these for my self.

I don't think games are going anywhere for me, or my new little gamers.



TRON commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

I think that Nintendo should stick with it's current price, it's already lower. With Wii U, people either will buy it for the Nintendo IP games, or not, really.

Xbox One is lowing their price to compete with PS4, as that's the competition for them. Most gamers I know own a Wii U, and a PS4 OR Xbox One (or a PS3 or 360, waiting for what ever drives them to pick with of the new consoles is must have to them).

What's funny to me is that the Wii U is currently the only MUST HAVE console out of the new three.

This is all purely my opinion of course.



TRON commented on Ballpoint Universe: Infinite:

Downloaded this on a whim, and I have to say it's pretty good. Very creative and a overall good mashup or genres. It's not perfect, but worth a fiver.



TRON commented on Trailer Shows Off Today's First Batch of Hyrul...:

Love the new characters, and the Cia Story in Legend Mode. Haven't really tried the new Adventure Mode map.

The free DLC characters updated the first time I loaded the game after it's release, but then I had to close the game, and wait a couple minutes for the paid DLC to decide to update. It must be automated, but it appears the DLC pack updates after of the update for the 3 boss character update. I had preordered the DLC pack.



TRON commented on Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U):

I'm really glad to see this is getting good scores. I haven't played the original, but it's obvious the developer took great care in making this game. I'm buying it and look forward to experiencing it, if for no other reason than supporting a developer that obviously cares about what he's doing. And.. it looks pretty fantastic.



TRON commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

The Warriors series has always been a niche part of the market. I personally love them, even though I would agree with most of the scores they receive. I agree with this review, but it doesn't stop me from the enjoyment I'm having with it. This is a sure bet for warriors fans, especially if you love the Zelda games. It may not work the other way around though, a Zelda fan that doesn't like the Warriors series may not enjoy it as much.

After extended play update:
Being a long time fan of the warriors series, I have to say this is their best effort yet. I would even go as far as to say those who aren't into the warriors series would find a lot to like in this game. The pacing is better, the missions fun, and the battles are a blast. I love how many events they have put into the battles, and the big bosses are a great addition.



TRON commented on Animal Crossing Content Is Coming To Monster H...:

I wonder what Hunter Rank you have to be to hunt these. Maybe you can craft furniture from their parts.

Nintendo's strength is in their franchises, arguably it's what makes their consoles matter. It makes sense that they would want content exclusive to their console in as many games as possible. Kinda like what happened with Soulcalibur and it's guest characters that were platform dependent licenses.