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Male, 27, United States

I play on Wii U and sometimes Steam. My user ID is the same on both of those as on here.

Mon 28th January, 2013

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TreesenHauser commented on Review: Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario Wor...:

Debating if this is worth my purchase or not. I've played the original a heck of a lot, and the original is probably my favorite 2D Mario game, but reading this review makes me wanna give the GBA remake a try. Is it worth double-dipping?



TreesenHauser commented on Weirdness: Japanese Rock Legend Gackt Has Fina...:

I love when people come here and comment on a story just to trash on it and say something very condescending like "Do a story that's actual news" just to sound edgy. I'd rather read this than some made-up crap or a gloom-and-doom article parading itself as an Opinion piece.



TreesenHauser commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Frustration at Missed ...:

This is all I want for the next console:

-First and foremost, no more 'Wii,' anywhere in the name.
-Have competing processors/RAM/ROM/etc. so it can stand with the other consoles and win third-parties over.
-A built-in hard drive with triple-digit storage numbers. Why people should have needed to go out and buy external storage for an eighth-generation console is beyond me.
-A solid marketing campaign backing the console, which should show people exactly why they should get one without relying on storied franchises. (see the 'Wii would like to play' ad campaign).
-Allow support for Wii U games (somehow).
-Unified account system so your downloads don't disappear if something happens to your console. Also, cross-buy implementation. There's no good reason why I should have to pay for the same game again on my 3DS if I already own it for Wii U, or vice-versa.
-Oh, and an Ethernet port. :)



TreesenHauser commented on US Release Date Confirmed for Duck Hunt on the...:

This is gonna be a fun way to kill time until the ham is out of the oven on Christmas. Hoping my fellow European gamers get release info soon instead of later.

Oh, and Merry/Happy Christmas to everyone at Nintendo Life--the wonderful staff and user base alike. (only saying it a week in advance because I might not be on much in the next week or so) :)



TreesenHauser commented on Super Smash Bros. Players Encounter Wii U Erro...:

@kamifox1 Yeah, but not everyone is encountering the error code though, unlike the Sonic Boom glitches which are much more widespread--enough so that no review copies were sent out. I'm not saying those problems aren't bad--I think they're awful. I feel sorry for anyone with bricked consoles, and Nintendo needs to fix this, like, NOW. But it seems to only affect particular consoles... which is also admittedly weird.



TreesenHauser commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Facing Potential E...:

Okay, so I wanna get something straight here. I play the disc version. I haven't once played the game online yet. The only thing I've done online is spectate a match. When I'm done playing, I leave the menus and let it go to the title screen before hitting HOME and going back to the Wii U Menu. Are my chances of encountering the error slim, or should I avoid playing the game entirely, just to be safe? Because I really wanna play, but I'm not doing anything that'll ruin my console. I can't afford that right now. :(

EDIT: I save everything to an external hard drive.



TreesenHauser commented on Inflated Prices and Limited Stock Cause Frustr...:

I remember during the summer months being criticized for saying I'd rather get the Hori/PDP pads than the official GC controller/adapter solution. I said that not only because of the wider compatibility, but because I knew something like this would happen. Turns out I was right. I'm only using the Pro Controller for now, but when I get a chance the PDP pad is all mine. I'll have the closest thing to a GC controller, that I can actually use outside of Super Smash Bros.

Good luck to all of you trying to find an adapter.



TreesenHauser commented on Nintendo of America Announces Upcoming eShop '...:

If I knew for a fact I could get it, I'd get Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon since I still have to play that. Otherwise I hope we get a couple surprise Wii U discounts, since I already have just about everything there except for Wii Party U.

Oh, and PS: I have to chime in with everyone else about Wonderful 101, especially if it's gonna be on sale. It's worth it. Yeah, there are some frustrating elements to it that others have done a great job of explaining, but if you like the gameplay and visual style that might be enough to help you overcome those frustrations. I'm glad to have a copy!



TreesenHauser commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

It gets about a B from me. The games have been wonderful, the system updates have been consistent, incremental improvements. The Quick Start Menu feels like something that should have been there from launch, but still awesome that we have that.

The first-party lineup has been strong, and with third-parties abandoning ship it had better be. I've enjoyed most of the launch offerings, and games such as Pikmin 3, Mario Kart 8, Lego City Undercover, DKC: Tropical Freeze and Super Mario 3D World. Nowadays, Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors are around, and the two of them show that Nintendo's willing to go outside the box for more matured offerings. Overall, the first-party lineup has been surprising and noteworthy.

Third-party support has been a joke, though at this point I honestly don't blame anyone--the Wii U's sales have been disappointing, even with its recent praise it's been getting since Mario Kart 8 released. However, third-party games like ZombiU, Assassins Creed IV and even Call of Duty: Black Ops II have all done a great job at showing what the Wii U can do.

Virtual Console is another thing that's been sort of a joke with Wii U. Sure, Nintendo finally released Earthbound, along with a decent collection of Game Boy Advance titles, but the absence of Sega Genesis and Nintendo 64 games has been more than noticed. I don't know if this is caused by licensing issues, lazy staff, technical problems or some tricky combination thereof, but I wanna play Star Fox 64 with my Pro Controller and customizable controls, dang it! And cool, DS games are coming. But when?

In the end though, the console itself is a beast. I've used it just about everyday since it launched. It's kept me entertained for many hours, I can watch Netflix and YouTube on the TV (or away from it). And more big games such as Splatoon, Zelda U, Yoshi's Woolly World, Star Fox and Xenoblade Chronicles X are on the way.

When all is said and done, I love my Wii U. It's still the only 'new' console I own, and I'm fine with that. I just wish more serious gamers would give it a chance.



TreesenHauser commented on Mario Kart 8 Software Update and DLC Available...:

I never knew Link could have so much fun riding around in a little buggy kart. :D (I''m gonna change my profile picture to reflect said fun)

I tried racing with Link this morning. I have class in about an hour or so, so I'll wait to try the new tracks until I get out. Not only so I can have something fun to look forward to when I get out, but also because I know once I get started I'm not gonna wanna stop playing. :-P



TreesenHauser commented on Weirdness: Fan Turns Pokémon Blue into a SNES...:

@PORYGON Just because it didn't happen to you, doesn't mean it didn't happen at all. I encountered the same problem with my Transfer Pak coming loose during extended play sessions. Admittedly, it might have had something to do with setting the controller down while the pak was still in my controller, but still it did happen. A couple of my friends had the same problem too.

But I can also say that I never experienced the other problems either. A slightly heavier controller is a given.