User Profile

TimLatshawAdmin

TimLatshaw

Male, United States

Joined:
Fri 22nd March, 2013

Recent Comments

TimLatshawAdmin

#2

TimLatshaw commented on Site News: Look, We'll Provide File Sizes For ...:

@JSaario WELCOME TO NINTENDOLIFE. IN TODAY'S INFORMATION NEW CHARACTERS HAVE BEEN REVEALED FOR THE WII U PROGRAM KNOWN AS HYRULE WARRIORS. OUR OBJECTIVE ALGORITHM INDICATES THIS SHOULD MAKE ~40% OF OUR READERSHIP INCREASE THE EMOTION REFERRED TO BY THOSE WHO CAN EXPERIENCE IT [NOT US] AS "EXCITEMENT" BY A FACTOR OF AT LEAST 1.002.

We're just joking around a bit with the emotions, here. ; )

...I mean, at least I think we are. I haven't received news of any actual table-flipping over at HQ yet.

TimLatshawAdmin

#4

TimLatshaw commented on Review: Anonymous Notes Chapter 4 - From the A...:

@Drac_Mazoku It's obvious you feel very strongly about this series, which is something you shouldn't have to feel alienated for, and you deserve full disclosure.

You are correct that I did not loop 5 times. I did play for several hours, however, much of it involving dying and being sent back to the start of an area. I didn't fault the game for this, as it seemed pretty fair, but your assertion that the first loop can be completed in about 10 minutes seems off to me, in my experience. You may just be a better player at this than I am, which is fair, but were you playing with equipment brought over from previous games? I was not.

I did not have any of the previous games to go on and was put in as a substitute for this review. I was not aware of an endgame. The page on Nintendo's site does not mention it (http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/oW8tnp7u8Tb3Yi2qIvpYVHU1jOBPtYY5), and while I skimmed the digital manual to learn general information and controls, I missed the information you say is in there. I do believe you, but I am unfortunately at work at the moment and do not have my 3DS with me to see it myself.

The fact I missed that there was an endgame does still fall on me as a reviewer, however, and for that I am sorry. That said, I do have a few questions about it (which I can't find answers for myself at this moment, forgive me):

1. Do you need to have played through all the previous games in order to unlock the endgame? Would I, having owned only Chapter 4, been able to reach it?

2. Do you feel the content of the endgame makes it worth the extra $3? Is it in itself worth more than the price of any individual chapter, especially if it is indeed true that you need to have already purchased those chapters to even access it? If so, a newcomer still certainly shouldn't pick up Chapter 4 first.

3. What happened when the game glitched? Do you feel robbed of the endgame victory, or can you easily access it again?

I feel these are important questions for people to know the answers to, and I apologize again for not being the one to provide them in this review and for disappointing you. I do not apologize, however, for my opinion of the game in general, just as much as I do not decry you or @Windy for giving it a higher score. We are all individuals with our own opinions and not objective review-computing machines. If you or anyone else disagrees with the scores we provide, please say why and express your own feelings, just as you've done here. A variety of views is encouraged.

TimLatshawAdmin

#13

TimLatshaw commented on Review: Plain Video Poker (3DS eShop):

@AshFoxX I really do respect the straightforward approach the developer took here, too. I don't consider a 5 a particularly damning score in this case; it's just one of those games that is so set in its ways, you either know you want it or you don't before even buying it.

TimLatshawAdmin

#26

TimLatshaw commented on Russian Phenomenon Tetris Celebrates Its 30th ...:

My great-uncle was a Tetris fanatic. Whenever I saw him, he'd always be playing it on his Game Boy. His kids had bought him other games, but I never saw him play them. It was Tetris or nothing.

He would let me play when he wasn't engaged in clearing lines, which is one of the earliest memories I have playing videogames. He had literally worn the anti-slip pads on the D-pad off, making it a completely smooth surface. He also kept his high score on a small slip of paper taped just below the screen.

My great-uncle passed away years ago, and I never thought until it was too late to ask my great-aunt if she still had that Game Boy. Unfortunately, she had long since given it away. I wish I had that thing, or at least knew the old man's last high score.

TimLatshawAdmin

#28

TimLatshaw commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Patch The Controversial ...:

My own little opinion: I think the last thing Mario Kart needs right now are little hidden "trick/skills/exploits" that will end up segregating online play and leaving people feeling distant and left out. I don't know if Fire Hopping will do this, but I'd rather not wait to find out.

TimLatshawAdmin

#39

TimLatshaw commented on Review: Child of Light (Wii U eShop):

@Dark-Link73 It's sort of a mix, in that position on the track determines turn order, but choices can change speed and order in real-time. If you've seen the "active time" systems in games like Chrono Trigger, it's close to that.

TimLatshawAdmin

#44

TimLatshaw commented on BurgerTime World Tour Meats its End on WiiWare...:

@C-Olimar @TG1 @Mystemo I've finally been able to check myself, and it is still 1,000 points for me as well. Still trying to figure out whether my source confirming 500 means different things in different areas or was a mistake or what. I've reached out to MonkeyPaw and will update this story once I receive a response.

Again, many thinks for bringing this to my attention! I always want to be accurate here.

TimLatshawAdmin

#50

TimLatshaw commented on Review: Yumi's Odd Odyssey (3DS eShop):

Sheesh, Morgan. I assumed it was going to be good, but did you have to evoke the Holy Trinity of Creative and Somewhat Under-the-Radar Classics in the conclusion? They... they speak to me...