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Sun 5th Feb 2012

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TruenoGT commented on Poll: Nintendo's Free-to-Play Experiments - Ar...:

Ok, I generally dislike F2P stuff, but playing Badge Arcade with my wife is like the highlight of my day this last week or two. I haven't spent any money, it's just fun to see what's new, test your skills and see that amazingly animated bunny. There's something nostalgic about recalling a time in my gaming life where I couldn't relatively easily play and get everything I wanted (i.e. being a kid), like being able to play certain games only at the arcade and only for a limited time. You then get super excited for the times where you can play, and those few minutes with Badge Arcade over breakfast each day is a real treat.



TruenoGT commented on Review: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U):

I know it's just a sales numbers vs. effort thing, but I'm surprised Nintendo has the guts to say "we won't make a new F-Zero game because we can't come up with new, compelling ideas", and then release something like this.



TruenoGT commented on Poor Odds of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth ...:

Along the lines of the Genesis "blast processing" article this morning, it amazes me the change in climate where different platforms used to have pretty wildly different versions of games (SF2, Madden, NBA Jam, etc) to suit the hardware whereas today it's a "one size needs to fit all" type of situation. Certainly, it's a cost thing today especially for independent developers, but it's still an interesting contrast.



TruenoGT commented on The Man Responsible For Sega's Blast Processin...:

This era was so cool because SNES and Genesis had such distinct audio and visual presentations. Nowadays aesthetically, it's just framerate, resolution, geometry detail differences, things that are objectively better or worse. There's no distinct "style" established around the hardware, so other than unique and passed over consoles like Wii U, console wars come down to "who's got the better friend list system" or "concave or convex analog sticks" or "who paid for what exclusive DLC" or whatever, so boring.



TruenoGT commented on Timing Of NX Launch Could Help Nintendo Grab S...:

I don't see a scenario with NX where it's not at least as much effort as porting a PS3/360 game to Wii U, which beyond the crappy launch games, didn't happen much anyway. If the main benefit of NX is a more seamless blend between console and handheld, then for easy ports, the handheld has to be at least on par with XB1/PS4 which is basically a pipedream. 3rd party developers will have to make unique games for the platform and in the current risk averse, high development cost environment caused by a big emphasis on graphics, that's not going to happen, especially on a Nintendo system which carries all the relationship baggage from the last several generations. I suspect Nintendo's going to be going it mostly alone (at least without the big western publishers) so hopefully merging the handheld and console libraries and the occasional niche 3rd party game gives them enough titles to survive in the market.



TruenoGT commented on You Can't Alter The Chest Size Of Female Chara...:

Yeah, I think this is a ratings thing. The feature might push it towards "M" in the west, and that's a bad thing for the game's success here. I hope gamers don't take these very minor localization changes as reasons to change your mind on purchasing it, as the original Xenoblade was incredible with basically no character customization or fan service elements.



TruenoGT commented on Video: See the Differences Between Star Fox Ze...:

Looks hot to me, and I thought it looked good before. Not everything needs tens of thousands of polygons to look cool, and Nintendo is prioritizing the style, framerate and two screen mechanic over raw graphical grunt. Good choice, because it will certainly age better than the "wow, so real!" games elsewhere. I guarantee in 5 years, this game will be remembered much more fondly than something like the latest Assassin's Creed.



TruenoGT commented on Nintendo Badge Arcade is Out Now in North America:

The general way they've designed the game is incredibly charming. Playing it, the only thing I can think is "wow, Nintendo's got me by the you know what". Still, just done the free plays so far and that's enough for me (for now).



TruenoGT commented on Nintendo Download: 5th November (North America):

Stinger! I think that might be the first game we rented for the NES. I'm a big Twinbee fan, so this is awesome to get this. Planning to get Yokai Watch physical version and looking forward to reviews for Rodea. Great week all around.



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

I hope people judge this game on it's own merits. The so direct parallel to F-Zero or Wipeout (two VERY different games in their own right) is a disservice to FAST and oversimplification of the genre. In the same way Ikaruga is different from R-Type is different from Fantasy Zone (though all space themed shooters), I think this game should have a lot to add to the conversation, not merely echo the others or not.



TruenoGT commented on Details Emerge on How Nintendo Accounts Will Work:

Too many questions yet, I'm not sure if was worth announcing given the release is mostly vague hypotheticals. Obviously the elephant in the room is questions on preservation and easier transfer of digital purchases, and sadly we probably won't know more until next year.



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

I'm not a fan of putting very time sensitive pop culture references in productions like this (which is why I find any recent US-produced, big budget animated movie to be pretty annoying), it's not the end of the world.



TruenoGT commented on Editorial: It's Far Too Soon to Go Download-On...:

For people with download caps and slow speeds, and for concern about retail shutout, how about something like bringing your console or HDD portion of the console in to the store to transfer a game to the system? It would be sort of like those flash-able carts they had in Japan during the SNES era. You buy the game, and the retailer transfers it to your box, in-store. Doesn't solve the "collectors" issue, but this could be an interesting option.



TruenoGT commented on Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is Creeping Up On...:

Even compared to most Wii games, it's pretty painful visually because they achieved widescreen by essentially stretching a cropped 4:3 widescreen view to full screen, creating a blurry mess. That said, the pointer aiming controls are awesome so a proper HD up-res of this version on Wii U would be fabulous. As others have said, the physical version is cheap so it's worth picking up and giving a high-res go on Dolphin if you have the means.



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

Optical media sucks IMO (noisy drives, longer load times, relative easy to scratch, etc), so I'm all in on Wii U downloads, but I'm still physical as much as possible on 3DS because I love carts. If Nintendo went back to all carts for the NX (to share games between console and handheld), that'd be super great. I'll also note that I generally like to do eShop only on Wii U because a bigger share of the $ goes to Nintendo (rather than cost of goods, retailer, etc).



TruenoGT commented on Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Won't Have On...:

Seems to be a glorified board game and I don't think a board game would be much fun online, especially since many are pretty drawn out. Plus, half the fun is seeing the expressions and interactions with the other players, sharing some snacks, bring an amiibo to a friends house, etc.



TruenoGT commented on Review: Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash (3DS):

Still optimistic and glad I'm getting it. I really enjoyed Photo Finder and that was dubbed mediocre or worse by many. Even b-tier Nintendo platformers (e.g. Super Princess Peach) are well worth playing and I'm sure this is no different.



TruenoGT commented on Midora Developer Admits He Knew Kickstarter Fu...:

Seems like the indie bubble is bursting due to both oversaturation and recently failed or controversial Kickstarter campaigns which have made gamers (myself included) more wary of backing them. Furthermore, there's more game and system choice than ever before so I can't imagine the trials it takes to produce, let alone profit from, a game these days. Hope this guy can work it out, but it looks like a major uphill climb.



TruenoGT commented on Nielsen Game Rank Lists the Most Anticipated G...:

Face it everybody, as games become more mainstream, it will be more and more that the best games are not the most popular and well known, just the ones with the biggest marketing budgets. It's the same way with movies, music, etc.



TruenoGT commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2015 - Q4 ...:

FAST, Xenoblade, Fatal Frame 5 in that order. Plus dozens and dozens of Mario Maker hours, Yokai Watch, Zelda Triforce Heroes on 3DS (and an endless backlog), I'll have no problems getting some high quality gaming going this fall.



TruenoGT commented on Whisper It - You Can Still Download Rewards Fr...:

Hope for news of the replacement soon. I was a CN diehard from the start and always looked forward to new rewards and games as they got refreshed each month. Since it's been discontinued in the US, I've missed the fun of filling out surveys and seeing new goodies pop up now and again.



TruenoGT commented on Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash Could Possibly be the La...:

People should give Zip Lash a chance! Looks super fun and Nintendo rarely makes a poor platforming game. I've got it pre-ordered to secure an amiibo, so I'm definitely on board. Great series, even Photo Finder which I've found works a lot better on New 3DS with the better cameras.



TruenoGT commented on Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Will Be Served Up in...:

I think it's getting harder to justify these Nintendo sports titles as full retail releases, especially since the last few seem pretty bare bones. I'm surprised they don't simplify it even more and just make this (and Mario Golf, Baseball, etc) like a $15-20 eShop release. Then make a retail bundle later on like with the NES Remix 1+2, Wii Sports Club, etc.