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Mon 22nd Nov 2010

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TTGlider commented on Review: Rodea the Sky Soldier (Wii U):

Just done with the first five levels on the Wii version. Haven't tried the WiiU version yet because the Wii one is the game I've been waiting YEARS to play. It's GREAT! Funny, too. Very fun. A LOT like a sonic (including sonic adventure 1 with the guided booster sections) nights in to dreams hybrid. The Wii version is super good.



TTGlider commented on Beenox Won't Be Working on Spider-Man Games An...:

I think it's sad that development houses are losing identity, and you can't say 'this is a Beenox game' and you can't watch a developer change and evolve over time through it's games. Unless and until they are on the brink of bankruptcy and the company dissolves with the most talented and driven spinning up indie games that basically reset the clock.



TTGlider commented on Video: The New Animal Crossing: amiibo Festiva...:

Looks terrible. I was they just gave us a grand, HD, full gamepad support (great inventory management, pattern design, mini games, PLUS off screen play mode), larger village, tons of new furniture, high quality music, etc. On WiiU. But no.



TTGlider commented on SNES PlayStation Prototype Gets Turned On, Ope...:

It's a wonderful new sidebar in the history of video games that one of these still exists to take high res photos of and see in use. A good outcome for game enthusiasts. One can only imagine the treasures that are still held in secret at Nintendo's HQ.



TTGlider commented on Feature: Finding Top Speed in FAST Racing NEO:

I'm going to kinda agree with a few others in the thread and say that the promotion window has just been too long. And the company has been somewhat annoying with the drip feed. "first ever screen shot tomorrow... err next week... err in six months..." I'm not reading any more about the game until it's launched.



TTGlider commented on Zelda Fans Vent Anger At Nintendo of America O...:

I'll throw in my two cents. I've seen some decidedly amateur-hour writing from the vaunted Treehouse over the last few years. And yes, the "voice" of the writing that doesn't sit right with me is usually that of someone tapped in to Internet-style humor. Straight-up direct references are even worse. Fewer people seem to be looking for games to be a timeless statement, and that deterioration has now infected the developer itself.



TTGlider commented on Poll: The Tricky Issue of Retail Games as Down...:

The ONLY "full" game I've bought digitally on WiiU is Splatoon, because it is inherently digital and because the file size wasn't crazy.

I play old games. I do not county on all the current WiiU digital-retail games still being available digitally in 20 years. And 20 years isn't that crazy long ago for games these days. Furthurmore, Nintendo was insane only giving the WiiU 32 GB of space (not counting a somewhat large fraction used by the OS) and thinking retail downloads would go over well.

Fatal Frame, based on filesize, and to a lesser extent perceived limited replay value, was a terrible choice to make digital-only.



TTGlider commented on Video: This Pokkén Tournament Commercial Shou...:

Kirk, you're full of hot air.

I'm hopeful for this game. I don't know how the hardcore fighting fans will rank this, but at least based on the backgrounds and character models and effects, I totally love the look of it. Probably gonna get it.



TTGlider commented on Review: Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U):

"Seems to me that many reviewers are marking the game down significantly according to personal preferences rather than quality and/or execution of the game design." Most reviews have given up the illusion that video games are largely based on objective observations. And that's a good thing!



TTGlider commented on SmileBASIC Releases on the North American 3DS ...:

The Dijkstra comment is basically trolling- when it was originally made and when it was reposted here. This software is incredible and one of the most worthy projects on Nintendo's store. It's basically certain that this is going to turn on some young people to a new and useful skill that they wouldn't have considered before. Way to go smileboom for keeping this software going!



TTGlider commented on Miiverse Gets a Major Web Redesign, and Introd...:

An official site with the purpose of selling more content should not itself have ads for toothpaste! CHEAP! How much could this possibly earn Nintendo in revenue? The ONLY ads I would tolerate would be for games/movies actually being sold within the store.



TTGlider commented on Review: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (...:

Should have made a friggin actual Wii U AC. HD graphics, ability to share the town with siblings / significant others like the earlier ACs. Bigger village, more dialog, new furniture. WHY didn't they just do that???? NO STUPID MARIO PARTY GAME, EITHER!



TTGlider commented on Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows Update Now Live:

Something about the update isn't quite right. It didn't detect I had cleared the campaign, despite the fact that my first file has a big orange CLEAR! on it. I had to run the "Secret Code" to unlock the new campaign. My guess is the code was actually cooked up as a quick workaround while the debug the issue with the supposed automatic unlocking after completion.



TTGlider commented on Review: Devil's Third (Wii U):

Basically all of the reviews now out for this game make a point to describe its troubled development process. This brings the overall tone and score (when assigned) in to question. I think (really, I'm sure) reviewers get caught up in an industry-wide narrative for some games, and the narrative for this one was it's going to suck, and suck hard. I'll probably still be buying this day one.



TTGlider commented on Updated 'Roadmap' Infographic Shows Nintendo's...:

They really, really fumbled over the Devil's Third release in America- the E3 silent treatment, and the clarification later. But looking past that, assuming Mario Tennis doesn't get bumped in to Jan - Feb, this is a great selection of new WiiU games to play over Christmass break. In 2016, add Zelda and SMTxFE, plus a surprise or two most likely, and I think the WiiU can retire with a fairly good amount of original Nintendo-published games to its credit. (many missed opportunities, yes, but overall not a disaster with some awesome nerd-audience success like W101 Bayo2, Star Fox, Xeno 2, more)



TTGlider commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

Thoroughly disagree with the slant of this op-ed. And yes, saying any kind of smack talk about one of the most successful developers (Sakurai) within the company would be reasonably considered off limits for a Nintendo employee. Among other boneheaded things he said. He was obviously a liability to Nintendo, and they're better off now. By the way, the author of this makes no allowance to the fact that the employee may have already been on warning for earlier transgressions.



TTGlider commented on Chris Prangar, Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Who ...:

The actual content of his comments in the interview made home come across as a real turkey. But regardless of the content of his comments, it's not surprising at all that Nintendo would release someone for commenting on any such issues publicly and of his own volition. If he didn't realize that was a likely possibility, he was a fool. He will learn from this. Hopefully some of the kids reading this also learn from it and apply it when they enter the workforce.



TTGlider commented on Chris Pranger From Nintendo Treehouse Discusse...:

What a tool. I thought Xseed was thrilled with Last Story's sales? And surely Xenoblade sold better? Here's a crazy idea: use some of the money from mom's playing Wii bowling to pay for Xenoblade. Condescending idiot. And anyway, now you're doing a sequel and everyone knew all along WiiU was a dumb name. Accept reality.



TTGlider commented on Review: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Wii U e...:

The number one thing I want from a WiiU Nintendolife review of a multiplatform game: how is the Gamepad used. There have been hundreds of reviews of Binding of Isaac the game for years now. I want to know how THIS version is, specifically if and how the gamepad is used. This should be MANDATORY on WiiU reviews, even if it's just one sentence.



TTGlider commented on Exclusive: Project CARS "Simply Too Much For W...:

There were some awesome realistic-style racing games on the PS3/360. I don't think that the WiiU is really that much less powerful than a PS3/360 that it simply couldn't run something like Codemasters Grid. That's all I was hoping for from P Cars Wii U. Be evidently they've been having a great time simulating the wobble of an antenna and the thermal expansion of a tire, and that's become central to the game, and therefore the Wii U isn't up to the task. Oh well! They should have cancelled it with the 360 and PS3.



TTGlider commented on Negative Reception For Devil's Third Is Due To...:

The video NL posted of themselves playing showed some really sloppy playing, like advancing past enemies that weren't killed yet. Yes, I would believe that this is a game that is more fun as you get more skilled, as many games are, and that it's skill requirement may be subtle.



TTGlider commented on Review: LEGO Jurassic World (Wii U):

Is it possible the Lego games peaked around the time of Batman 2, LOTR, and Lego City Undercover? I'm just not sure any of the newer games have topped those 2012ish era ones.



TTGlider commented on Animal Crossing Series Director Explains the a...:

Blah blah blah, bunch of hot air. Give us an HD animal crossing on the Wii U with inventory and pattern drawing on the gamepad, a nice way to share a village with a child / spouse / sibling, and some miiverse trading. Everyone wants it, you know we want it, and yet you give us a dumb party game shell to sell toy figures. Stupid.