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Tony_342

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#1

Tony_342 commented on Moon Chronicles Developer Seeking Interest for...:

Barring any significant lot check setbacks, they will have given us ALL of the remaining Moon Chronicles episodes AND Xeodrifter (which looks amazing) before the end of the year. Also, Treasurenauts isn't too far off from being completed. It makes sense for them to start thinking about what their next project(s) should be.

In my opinion, this year has been a very boring one for the 3DS. The last time I went to a store to buy a 3DS game was almost a year ago for A Link Between Worlds. Renegade Kid have, almost single-handedly, kept me interested in the future of the 3DS. I would wholeheartedly support a Kickstarter campaign for anything these guys do - and I'm not much of a Kickstarter guy.

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#4

Tony_342 commented on E3 2014: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., A Brand New IP...:

A third-person, turn-based strategy game developed by Intelligent Systems where you play as an elite strike force assembled by Abraham Lincoln to fight against Lovecraftian monster aliens with Bear Grenades and Lion Launchers in a steampunk-inspired 19th century London?

Yeah. I'll take one of those, please.

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#5

Tony_342 commented on Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U Retail Games - Summe...:

I think my favorite Wii U game so far has been Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. I can't remember the last time a game delighted me to no end the way that one did. I was constantly surprised and amazed at the genius, creative brilliance of the level design.

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#7

Tony_342 commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Patch The Controversial ...:

@Kilroy Like I said, I don't really care either way. But yes, it does look incredibly goofy. A bunch of people constantly bunny-hopping around tracks is clearly not how a racing game should be played. I'm just saying that for a lot of people who play online, I'm sure they would consider it annoying. I don't think that potentially millions of people being constantly annoyed by something in a game that they paid good money for is really that "shallow."

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#9

Tony_342 commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Patch The Controversial ...:

I don't really care either way, personally, because I never play online anyway.

But if I had to choose "Yes" or "No," I would say "Yes" just simply because seeing a bunch of people online constantly hopping around like bunnies probably looks really, really stupid and, I imagine, would get very annoying.

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#10

Tony_342 commented on Weirdness: Luigi's Mario Kart 8 'Death Stare' ...:

I completely agree with the points made in this article. This is exactly the kind of silly-funny-viral-free-marketing-publicity-type.... thing that the Wii U needs right now to get over this hump of unnecessary, completely undeserved negativity that's been surrounding the system for the past year and a half.

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#11

Tony_342 commented on Review: Ittle Dew (Wii U eShop):

Excellent review. I've been enjoying this game. I just got the Ice Wand, so I'm fairly close to the end (I think). It reminds me very much of a combination of Zelda (obviously) and the SNES game Goof Troop. There were a ton of moving block puzzles in Goof Troop. The technical issues are a little annoying, but they certainly aren't reason enough to pass on this game.

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#12

Tony_342 commented on Poll: A Tale of Two Blockbusters as Mario Kart...:

I'm buying them both, but I think my feelings towards them can best be summed up by saying this: I want to play Watch_Dogs, I just wish I didn't have to spend $60 to do so. I want to play Mario Kart 8 and am perfectly happy and willing to spend $60 to do so.

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#14

Tony_342 commented on Mario Kart 8 Club Nintendo Promotion Offers a ...:

@Gigan Exactly. I have all four of those games already. Great job rewarding your biggest fans, Nintendo. The least they could do is give you a bit of eShop money for people who already have all those games registered.

That probably sounds greedy, but it just seems like backwards logic to me. Give free stuff to people who give you less money and nothing to people who give you more.

Still, I'm happy for everyone who doesn't already own all those games, as this is an EXCELLENT deal for them.

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#15

Tony_342 commented on Review: Child of Light (Wii U eShop):

I was worried for a minute when this review didn't mention anything about controlling Igniculus with the GamePad's touchscreen, which is honestly the main reason why I'm considering the Wii U version over the others. But I did a quick Google search, and it turns out that you can. Maybe everyone else already knew that, but I wasn't sure.

I'm not a big fan of RPGs, but I'm definitely considering this one. If I'm going to play an RPG, I actually prefer it to be relatively short as opposed to being a long, complicated, drawn-out affair. A 12 hour RPG seems better to me than one that would take 40+ hours. Some other reviews have even said the game is much shorter than 12 hours (about 5 or 6). Either way, I prefer a story I can experience in a few days rather than a few months, so I may very well check this out.

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#16

Tony_342 commented on Nintendo Releases An Awesome Mario Kart Infogr...:

Every time I think about Mario Kart Super Circuit, I always think about the way red turtle shells worked in that game. Instead of throwing them behind you, you could simply drop them on the ground. Whoever was the first person to pass by it, it would make this "beep beep beep" noise, then start following that person until it hit them.

I've been hoping they would bring that ability back for years, but I suppose it would make it too easy for the person in first place to hold onto their lead.

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#17

Tony_342 commented on Review: Rusty's Real Deal Baseball (3DS eShop):

"The technological advancement of the 4DS by simply adding another number to the name of the console can be interpreted as a jab at the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One."

That didn't occur to me, although it makes sense. Initially, I interpreted the "Nontendo 4DS" to be more of a reference to all of those knock-off products that you often see in Chinese stores, such as the "Chintendo Vii" or "PolyStation."

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#18

Tony_342 commented on Nintendo Shows Off April's Game Boy Advance Wi...:

I've owned Metroid Fusion since the day it came out. I play through it once or twice a year. I bought a brand new Game Boy Micro in October 2012 mainly just to play through Metroid Fusion and Zero Mission every now and then. I have the Ambassador version on my 3DS.

I will be buying it on Wii U the day it comes out. It's just a fantastically fun game. Fusion and Zero Mission are probably the only GBA games I'll bother to buy for Wii U's Virtual Console service. Well, if they ever release Drill Dozer, WarioWare Twisted, or Rhythm Tengoku, I will definitely get them - but that's probably not likely.

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#19

Tony_342 commented on Poll: Have Your Say On The GamePad's Role With...:

That last question if kind of hard to answer. I never use the GamePad's Off-TV functionality, period. So, I don't think the GamePad is important at all for GBA games, for example. But it's obviously completely necessary for DS games because of the touchscreen.

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#20

Tony_342 commented on Nintendo Download: 27th March (North America):

Well, that's it for March. The eShop Avalanche continues to be delayed. There were about 7 or 8 original eShop games I was looking forward to that were supposed to come out in February and March. It's a shame that all these games keep getting delayed. They were supposed to tide us over until Mario Kart 8 comes out. At this rate, Mario Kart will be out around the same time or even before they will, and then nobody will pay any attention to the little indie games. I appreciate that they're taking their time to make sure they release a polished product, it's just a shame they couldn't have come out sooner.

Maybe we'll have something next week to go along with the GBA games.

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#21

Tony_342 commented on Nintendo Download: 13th March (North America):

I have to admit, the funds in my eShop account and I are starting to get a bit impatient waiting for The Great eShop Avalance of Early 2014 to begin. First it was supposed to start in February, and now March is halfway over. I said before that it looked like March and April were going to be jam packed with eShop releases, but now it looks like it's going to be April and May (probably because there are no major retail releases during that time - until the very end of May, that is).

Perhaps I should call it "The Great eShop Blooming of Early 2014", since it will be Spring when it starts. But that doesn't really have the same ring to it.

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#22

Tony_342 commented on Watch_Dogs Wii U 2014 Release a "Possibility",...:

I had this game pre-ordered on Wii U, but I cancelled it after the delay. I may still wait for the Wii U version, I don't know. If I do buy the PS4 version, though, I will be buying it used so that it doesn't count towards the sales numbers and Ubisoft gets none of the profit from my purchase. I would have gladly bought it brand new on Wii U.

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#23

Tony_342 commented on Month Of Kong: The Making Of Donkey Kong Country:

@erv I thought the exact same thing when I finished that level. An 82 Metacritic score for Tropical Freeze is ridiculous for a game that is so good that it actually chokes me up at times from its sheer brilliance. It's probably my favorite Wii U game so far - I'm enjoying it even more than Super Mario 3D World (which has a much higher average review score).

Great article, really enjoyed reading it.

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#25

Tony_342 commented on Video: The Legend of Zelda Brings the Epic in ...:

Does it not seem incredibly strange to anyone else that these people think they can take something that another company made, alter the perspective, and then give it away for free? Do they really think that there's nothing wrong with that?

V There is a pretty big difference between making a "clone" of a game, and using actual assets from a game that someone else made, changing it up a bit, and acting like it's yours to give away. V

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#26

Tony_342 commented on Shinji Mikami Prefers The Sega Version Of Alad...:

I would imagine the only reason Mikami prefers the Genesis version is because he worked on the SNES version for so long that he became sick to death of it.

I've never understood the opinion that the Genesis version was better. The SNES version was far, far superior in practically every way. The actual gameplay was much more fluid and fun, and the level design in the Genesis version was horrible. Playing them back to back makes it very clear that the SNES version is an obviously better designed game. Honestly, by comparison, the Genesis version - aside from the animation - feels like it was thrown together at the last minute.

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#29

Tony_342 commented on Nintendo Patented an "Illumination Device" for...:

Oh, yeah, I remember seeing this a few years ago. It seems like a neat idea, but I didn't think it would ever come to fruition. I doubt very many people would be interested in buying it. If they could have built it into the sensor bar, that might have been pretty neat - obviously with the option to disable it, if you wish.

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#30

Tony_342 commented on Interview: Renegade Kid on Moon Chronicles and...:

I have five games on my 3DS eShop wishlist and four of them are being developed by Renegade Kid.

@LittleIrves I don't think you'll be able to start with Episode 2. I believe that the additional episodes are essentially DLC, meaning they won't work without the code and basic assets in the first episode that are required to run the game. That's why Episode 1 is $8.99 and the others are $1.99. I could be wrong, but I think that's how it works.

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#32

Tony_342 commented on Interview: Shin'en Multimedia on the Wii U Dif...:

"Also, are you utilising the camera to allow pointer controls on the GamePad...?"

I hate to nitpick, but...the camera? The GamePad has a sensor bar built into it - one infrared light on each side of the camera lens. The camera isn't sensing the Remote, the Remote is sensing the infrared lights.

Anyway, good interview. Really looking forward to this and Fast Racing Neo.

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#33

Tony_342 commented on Exclusive: Shin'en Multimedia Bringing Art of ...:

Called it! I knew it was going to be Art of Balance, and I'm very happy with this. I've had "Art of Balance HD" on my own personal wishlist for months now. Those screenshots look absolutely gorgeous. I'm pleased to hear that it includes both touchscreen and Wii remote controls, and local multi-player should be fun.

I would like to point out that, "Ugh, another remake" isn't really a fair thing to say. Art of Balance Touch! on 3DS included all the puzzles from the WiiWare original, plus an entire game's worth of new puzzles - it doubled the content of the original, essentially making it more like a sequel than a remake. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the new physics engine makes this game feel.

Also, I completely agree with @Zach777.

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#36

Tony_342 commented on Shovel Knight's Nintendo-Exclusive Social Feat...:

It would be nice if they would do some sort of "Cross-Buy" -type program for this game. Buying one version could give you a download code to get a significant discount on the other, or something like that.

Because I can't decide between HD or 3D.

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#37

Tony_342 commented on Nintendo Reveals Release Windows For a Host of...:

I will be eagerly awaiting the reviews for most of these games - especially Shovel Knight, Wooden Sen'SeY, Ittle Dew, Armillo, Scram Kitty, Teslagrad, and QUBE. And I will definitely be downloading Treasurenauts and Moon Chronicles as soon as they are made available.

Good to know there will be something to play on Wii U between Tropical Freeze and Mario Kart.

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#38

Tony_342 commented on Mario Kart 8 Drifting In For a May Release:

That's two months later than it should be. Although, really, it's about a year and a half later than it should be. I was hoping for March, since that's when PS4 and XBOX One will be getting what many consider to potentially be their "Killer Apps" (inFAMOUS: Second Son and Titanfall).

When the 3DS was experiencing its troubles, Iwata considered speedy development of Mario Kart 7 "an act of emergency." I wonder why he didn't feel the same with Wii U and Mario Kart 8.

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#39

Tony_342 commented on Mass Market Price And Mario Kart 8 Will Revers...:

@zool That's true, although I'm not really sure what your point is. If you think Nintendo hasn't already done that, then I don't know what to tell you. For every game that we know about, I'm sure they've got 10 more in development (or planning phase) that won't see release for years. Just because they haven't announced a game that will come out in August 2015, doesn't mean that they don't have a game in development that will come out in August 2015.

If your point is that they have to make those investments NOW, without knowing whether they will pay off (depending on the state of Wii U), that's true too. Nintendo considered the GameCube a failure and they continued to support it with fantastic games for years, so I don't think fans have anything to worry about with Wii U. If you're talking more from a business standpoint, Nintendo can always make simpler, more cost-effective games to offset potential losses or even turn them into respectable profits. They also, can always cancel games or just scale back their designs for games that are already in development if it comes to that - if they see that there's no way they'll be able to make their money back. The safe thing to do is to make those investments now (which, of course, they've already done) and just play to their best options as they arise.

It's been a long, long time since any Nintendo system has enjoyed strong third-party support. The Wii had some decent third-party support, yes, but mostly it was just cheap shovelware. Let's be honest here, at this point in time, people haven't been buying Nintendo systems for third-party games for many years. I don't think Nintendo's lack of third-party support is going to change anytime soon. That's unfortunate, because things would definitely go more smoothly if they had other games to fill in the gaps between first-party releases. But those third-party games aren't the reason why people buy Nintendo systems, and I don't think they ever have been or ever will be.

Sorry if I missed the point of your post.

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#40

Tony_342 commented on Mass Market Price And Mario Kart 8 Will Revers...:

@Mahe My point was simply that Nintendo shouldn't give up on Wii U. I'm aware that sales aren't what they should be, but a system that sells nearly 500,000 units in a month (even if that month is December) shouldn't be "given up on." Especially considering that those sales came in a month when two brand new competing systems had just come out. Positive growth, however small, is something on which momentum can be built.

Also, whether or not those games I mentioned make any meaningful use of the GamePad is a different discussion (and you definitely have a point). Metroid not being announced isn't my point. Skyward Sword not selling nearly as well as it should have (it was an absolutely fantastic game) isn't my point. The point I was making is simply this: The Wii U is a Nintendo system. People buy Nintendo systems to play Nintendo games. Nintendo has a lot of great franchises, and MOST of those franchises haven't seen installments on Wii U yet. So, I don't think Nintendo should give up on Wii U before they've given it everything they've got.

But I do agree with your point that there should be more games that make creative, innovative use of the GamePad. Either that, or make it an optional accessory and drop the price of the system. They could make some changes to the firmware (and how it uses the GamePad) and sell the GamePads separately. There are a lot of options they could explore, but like I said, that's a different discussion.

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#41

Tony_342 commented on Mass Market Price And Mario Kart 8 Will Revers...:

@zool I've had the Wii U from day one, and as I said, I feel that the system is only just getting started. My point is, there are a lot more big games to look forward to than there are big games that are already out. I think the Wii U still has a future.

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#42

Tony_342 commented on Mass Market Price And Mario Kart 8 Will Revers...:

I wouldn't go as far as saying that "Mario Kart 8 is the Wii U's last chance," but if that game doesn't boost sales respectably, then this system truly is in bigger trouble than I thought.

Still, I'm amazed that some analysts have recently been calling for Nintendo to give up on Wii U entirely. This is a Nintendo system that:

A) Just saw its best month of sales
B) Hasn't had a Donkey Kong game yet
C) Hasn't had a Mario Kart game yet
D) Hasn't had a Super Smash Bros. game yet
E) Hasn't had a Metroid game yet
F) Hasn't had an original Zelda game yet

I mean, the Wii U is a great system with a handful of very entertaining games. But considering all the games that HAVEN'T come out for it yet, you can't really blame people for waiting to buy one. The way I see it, this system is just getting started.

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#43

Tony_342 commented on Nintendo Was Dead To Us Very Quickly, States E...:

"We don't really make games for kids."

Neither does Nintendo. To my knowledge, Nintendo has never sat down and said, "Ok, let's make a game specifically for children." They make games for everyone.

This is a perfect example of big, Western publishers not being able to think for themselves. They always just follow suit, doing what everyone else is doing and copying other's successes. It reminds me of when Nintendo showed off Wind Waker for the first time, and all the third-party publishers thought that it somehow meant that the GameCube was solely intended to be a console for children just simply because the new Zelda game had "cartoony" graphics.

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#44

Tony_342 commented on Weirdness: When Publicity Pictures Aren't Wort...:

I can't believe the amount of people misinterpreting the look on his face as "unimpressed." He's very clearly making a "Who's the man?" or a "Let's see you beat THAT!" -type gesture. People generally don't do that with a smile on their face.

There was nothing at all wrong with posting this picture on Twitter.

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#45

Tony_342 commented on Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Figurine Spooked Of...:

I thought they were going to be taking pre-orders on this until March. I was planning on using the coins that I would get from registering Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze in February to order this.

...Good thing I changed my mind, registered my two 3DS XL systems instead, and ordered it four days ago. :)

This should have been a Platinum Reward, though. And I think they asked about 300 to 500 coins too much, really. Still, what else would I use those coins on - shoelaces and bookmarks? Screensavers and cleaning cloths?

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#46

Tony_342 commented on System Maintenance Targeting Wii Sports Club S...:

Golf was always my favorite activity in both Wii Sports games, by far. I'm really looking forward to playing Wii Sports Club: Golf. Here's hoping that, sometime in the future, they release new courses as DLC. I'd gladly pay a few bucks for a new set of 9 holes every few months.

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#47

Tony_342 commented on Here Are Some Attractive Black Friday Nintendo...:

As @NotEnoughGolds already mentioned, Toys R' Us is doing a Buy One Get One 40% Off deal on ALL their video games. I would also like to point out that this deal also counts pre-orders. So, you can pre-order games like Watch_Dogs and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and get one 40% off. Also, they're offering free shipping on all orders over $49.

I ordered Super Mario 3D World, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and Wii Party U, and pre-ordered Watch_Dogs, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and inFAMOUS: Second Son and saved $68.

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#48

Tony_342 commented on Review: Jett Rocket II - The Wrath of Taikai (...:

This review is pretty much spot-on. As a huge fan of Shin'en - and as someone who loved the original Jett Rocket - it pains me to say this, but I was pretty disappointed by this game. Now, that's not to say it's a bad game, because it certainly isn't. But it could have been so much better. It pales in comparison to the first game, I think.

The 3D levels are empty and boring, the way you fly backwards 12 feet every time you take damage is incredibly annoying, the 60 fps framerate is hardly noticeable considering how slowly Jett actually moves, and having to press two different buttons to perform a double jump feels...a little strange.

Having said all that, it's still a pretty decent platformer and you can certainly do worse for $8.99. I just hope that if and when Shin'en make a Jett Rocket 3, it's much more like the first one, and much, much less like this one. A proper sequel to the first one on the Wii U eShop could be fantastic.

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#50

Tony_342 commented on Nintendo Addresses Confusion Surrounding Wii U...:

The "We already have a Wii, Sweetie-kins" part reminds me of the first time I ever saw / played an N64. It was at a mall with a friend of mine. We were 12 or 13 at the time. There was a kid (maybe 8 years old) in front of us playing Super Mario 64 as we, and his mother, watched. He eventually said, "Mom! I want this for Christmas!" She said, "You already have a Nintendo." To which he replied, "Yeah, but this is a new one." Then, she said these words that I will never forget: "What's the difference?" My friend and I looked at each other like we couldn't believe what we had just heard. We had both been standing there in absolute amazement at what we were seeing (three dimensional games!), and couldn't understand how she could be so utterly unimpressed.

To be honest, still to this day, I don't really understand how somebody could go from 16-bit, 2D games to fully 3D, polygonal worlds and not think, "Wow! This is a technological marvel!"