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Sun 5th Feb 2012

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TruenoGT commented on Video: See How Far The Legend of Zelda: Twilig...:

@Smokingspoon I just noticed that myself. Check out 9:10-9:30 where Link is partially submerged. In the original, the underwater portions are distorted and sway, whereas in the remake there's no difference. When he gets up, it almost looks like he's on top of the water in the remake. That's a bit disappointing.



TruenoGT commented on Rumour: Nintendo Has Plans to Localise Mother ...:

I hope it's enhanced in some way, otherwise I'll probably pass on it given it will certainly be well over the usual cost of a GBA VC game (I'd guess $16). I already bought the Japanese cart and have played Tomato's translation... I'm guessing many others have done one or the other in the last 10 years, so I'm not sure how much success they'll have. It's one of the best RPGs I've played however, so hopefully people who have missed out will give it a shot.



TruenoGT commented on Video: Paying Tribute To Secret Of Mana's Supe...:

I've actually got the soundtrack on CD from way back. I recall being able to buy direct from Square USA at the time of the original release, such a good OST. I've also some original Square OSTs for FF4 and FF6 which are absolutely gorgeous. Talk about the golden age of Squaresoft!



TruenoGT commented on Talking Point: My Nintendo Can Be a Tipping Po...:

Beyond mostly physical on 3DS, I'm all digital Nintendo wise, so I'm excited to see this finally happen. I've been holding off on a number of eShop purchases to be able to get some incentives, and I definitely haven't bought as much since Club Nintendo ended. Bring on March (for this and the beginning of the end of a miserable winter).



TruenoGT commented on Nintendo Is "Looking At" Virtual Reality, But ...:

@toxibunny I think that's the answer, don't preclude future compatibility with one of the upcoming headsets. That's not trivial of course, but the fact of the matter is that gamers aren't going to buy a VR headset for every system, so let others do the work and capitalize on existing general purpose hardware if/when the market is ready.



TruenoGT commented on Nintendo's Second Mobile App to Feature an IP ...:

I hope that the NX is able to play Nintendo's mobile games (or some version of them) as well. I have no plans to get an iOS or Android device, and I doubt they'll make a Windows 10 universal app (i.e. playable on a PC), although that would be awesome.



TruenoGT commented on Poll: Which Nintendo Franchises Do You Most Wa...:

Oh man, Wave Race, F-Zero, Excite (something). The Nintendo racing trifecta. I doubt this would lead to much financial success, but it'd make me damn happy. Like I said in the other thread, have one of Namco's titles be Ridge Racer and tears would be a'flowing.



TruenoGT commented on Wii Street U Service Being Discontinued In Mar...:

Last time I tried it was when they added the Wii Balance Board support for walking around using Streetview which was actually pretty cool.... but yeah, loading up the Wii U for mapping was not very practical, though it was pretty fun to use.



TruenoGT commented on Rumour: Super Smash Bros. Planned as NX Launch...:

@AlexSora89 Indeed and I believe this has been the plan since GBA started coming out. Rumors point to NX absorbing the Wii U VC architecture and hopefully it scoops up the 3DS's VC games too. I've already bought a lot of VC (though more on the original Wii) and I know I'd buy more if they pulled this off.



TruenoGT commented on Rumour: Super Smash Bros. Planned as NX Launch...:

I'd love to see Tekken 7 on the NX as well as a (much less likely) new Ridge Racer entry. If Nintendo's really doing a shared library portable/console, there could be a ton of awesome previously console-only type titles suddenly becoming portable.



TruenoGT commented on Gunscape, the Level Creator and Cross-Platform...:

@ACK Heck YES and if they can do this, they'll definitely find an audience on Wii U! I always felt the original Wii would be have a perfect place for an official Quake 1, 2 and/or 3 port with pointer controls. This would be an awesome alternative, especially with local multi-play and map creation.



TruenoGT commented on UK Pre-Orders Open for Pokkén Tournament Pro ...:

Plenty of people spend WAY more money for controllers that replicate the arcade experience (e.g. high end sticks) and only use them with a few games similar to spending a lot on a wheel or flight stick. If you're really into the Pokken Tournament, spending 20-30 bucks for something more like the arcades is pretty trivial relatively speaking and it's cool Hori is doing this for those fans.

Thought of another way, think of people who buy special edition versions of games and spend like $30-50 extra dollars for an extra trinket that sits on a shelf. Here you get a unique controller that maybe doesn't add practicality beyond the pro controller, but probably adds some aesthetic fun to the experience.



TruenoGT commented on Review: Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS):

A less deep Monster Hunter is actually pretty appealing, but the lack of 3D is a deal breaker for me. For a company that invests so much into graphics tech, it's pretty sad that they couldn't manage 3D in a game with clearly less scope, fidelity and FPS than many games which manage it fine.



TruenoGT commented on Feature: Why We're Still Playing... GoldenEye 007:

Different mission structure for different difficulties in a game like this was brilliant. That said, I've still never actually beat the game thanks to a stingy insistence on playing on the hardest mode to get all the objectives.



TruenoGT commented on Mighty No. 9 Has Been Delayed Once Again as Ke...:

Having been part of large software development projects, I can relate to their problems, but wish they had found a way to split the online portions into a second release. I imagine that splitting it out creates more work overall if they didn't plan it from the start though, so it is what it is. Glad there's plenty to play otherwise, but I was looking forward to finally getting it.



TruenoGT commented on Rumour: Intelligent Systems Is Working On New ...:

@Souldin Yeah, there are definitely a lot of neglected series out there. I never knew about Tomato Adventure though, I'll have to check that out! I've historically enjoyed the two series Nintendo have going, but I'm just surprised the market supports so many titles in each series and I've been burned out since Bowser's Inside Story! Intelligent Systems seems to be able to branch out beyond Paper Mario, but it would be cool to see Alpha Dream take on another series, even an RPG with a different IP like you said.



TruenoGT commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Game Gear:

I got Sonic Drift 2 on the eShop the other day and I think I'll probably check out Shinobi next. I also watched the trailer for Shining Force and man, the GG was capable of a lot more than I though. As a kid, I had a friend with a GG and Dragon Crystal, but that was my only exposure until the Virtual Console games. Pretty cool little system.



TruenoGT commented on Rumour: Intelligent Systems Is Working On New ...:

My god man, give the Mario RPGs a rest, one just came out and there's one almost every year now. I usually defend against people accusing Nintendo over-making a franchise/series, but between the Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi games, maybe it's time for something new (Foam Mario?) or least a break for a few years.



TruenoGT commented on Editorial: Nintendo and Virtual Reality Aren't...:

Great article. VR not ready for prime time just yet. In a few years, the state of the art will make the 2016 versions look like clunky jokes, so let others test the waters and if the market is there and tech matures, Nintendo can take advantage.



TruenoGT commented on Rumour: Online Survey Mentions NX's 4K Video S...:

Sounds great to me. Whatever Nintendo does won't be good enough for most "hardcore" players anyway, so if they find a good performance/quality midpoint to ensure parity between the (supposed) handheld and console, great. A shared library reduces dependencies on 3rd party titles for volume's sake, so Nintendo can do whatever fun stuff they want as opposed to making another boring PS4/XB1 clone console for 3rd party sake (who'll ignore it anyway).



TruenoGT commented on Video: Five Things We Want From The Nintendo NX:

Other than portable and home console sharing the same-ish library (with save file syncing), I don't have much of a wish list. I'll just be sad that we'll probably lose one or more of the hallmark features of recent Nintendo systems such as pointer controls, 3D display or off-TV play, because the mass market and development community tend to shame anything that doesn't fit into the now generic "Xbox 360 template".



TruenoGT commented on Video: Hyrule Warriors Legends Footage Shows a...:

I think people should get used to this sort of thing if Nintendo indeed does a new hardware independent OS, where conceivably, newer models of NX run the same software but at difference performance levels. Players with older hardware can still run the new software, but with compromises, just like games/apps/etc on Android or iOS depending on how new/nice a phone/tablet they have.



TruenoGT commented on Nintendo Life Weekly: New 2016 Sonic Game Hint...:

Time to let Sonic go. Nostalgia for the good games 20 years ago, and fan propping of mediocre games since smells like an athlete hanging on way past their prime. For the most part, Sonic (and let's face it, Sega as well sadly) isn't much more than a brand these days.



TruenoGT commented on Nintendo Download: 7th January (North America):

@Browny @mikegamer If you follow the homebrew scene, it would appear "New" 3DS is likely capable of reasonably accurate, full speed SNES emulation, but the original doesn't have the horsepower for most games (same goes for GBA, the ambassador games are a weird workaround). That's also not including all the background stuff that's customary on 3DS (home screen access for multitasking with browser, MiiVerse, etc). Besides oddities like Dragon Ball, SNES on 3DS isn't going to happen... wait for NX.



TruenoGT commented on Japanese Analyst Claims NX Could Launch As Ear...:

If you think about the high level of titles late in a system's typical life (not just graphically but gameplay as well), and make the assumption that some late era Wii U and/or 3DS titles will come to NX instead and/or in addition to, the launch lineup for NX could be really spectacular, featuring fully developed games rather than smaller titles or tech demos.



TruenoGT commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Can Exploit Its Rich H...:

Maybe instead Nintendo should official translations of games not released in the west, such as 64DD games, or things like Giftpia and Captain Rainbow, the old Fire Emblem games (or of course Mother 3). This would be another way to get more releases on the schedule without the huge financial outlay of a brand new game. It would be great to see Nintendo maybe even work with 3rd party companies to get their localized classics going too.



TruenoGT commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2016:

Zero Escape 3, DQ7&8, and Metroid FF are all must buys for me. Hopefully there will be some fun, new 3D remakes as well from Sega and/or Nintendo. Kinda hoping NX doesn't happen this year so I have more time to catch up!



TruenoGT commented on Talking Point: The Easily Forgotten Hardware R...:

As a heavy user, the "new" system has been well worth it for me, all the small niceties really add up. It's no different than say a new generation of iPhone. It has one or two new tricks, but it's really just a more refined way to access the things you love from the original/previous, and not everyone needs that.