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Mon 4th August, 2008

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TurboTEF commented on If You're A Female In Japan, Then The Nintendo...:

I forgot about this though, I've been a huge MMO gamer since 2000, and that is the genre I see a crap ton of women get into and play hardcore. I play female miqo'te in FFXIV and its one of the few toons I gave a fictional female name I made up and I've had a few women in guild actually think I was a woman until I spoke on mumble one night. they were kinda disappointed, lol. One of them turned into a hardcore dungeon/daily/shoot the crap buddy though.



TurboTEF commented on If You're A Female In Japan, Then The Nintendo...:


This is kinda relevant, I'm a guy and my mom got me into gaming in the early 80s when she took me to the arcade so she could play Centipede, BurgerTime, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Galaga, and pinball machines. As a result, I got into gaming and she bought an Atari 2600 in 1983 and then an NES in 1986. Our favorite games to play together on the NES were Adventure Island, Mega Man, Metroid, Contra, Donkey Kong Classics, Blaster Master, Ms Pac-Man, and Gradius. Yes, she beat each one of those (I did beat Blaster Master and Adventure Island before her though :P ) and we continued to enjoy shmups and run n guns well into the mid-90s.

I always thought it weird that more girls/women didn't enjoy gaming at the time but they were there sprinkled about in their own homes, arcades, etc. It wasn't until I went to a couple local fighting game tourneys in 1999-2002 in Flint/Detroit/Chicago that I saw some women bringing their own arcade sticks and getting into the competition hardcore.

Its funny though, I actually enjoy the cutesy games that are sometimes aimed at girls. Then again, I'm not ashamed to admit that I like cute stuff as a guy in his 30s.



TurboTEF commented on Former Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi's Ki...:

@MrMonotone MNo.9 uses UR3 engine which the Wii U can handle. Bloodstained is using the UR4 engine which the Wii U cannot handle. Pretty simple stuff really.

Anyway, in for $100 for the Steam version! Been waiting a long time for this and the concept art is beautiful!



TurboTEF commented on Feature: What NEC And Hudson Did Next: The Dis...:

Great article! Thanks

If you read GameFan magazine throughout the 90s then you knew all about this console (and many others). That amazing magazine, Nintendo Power, and on usenet were my videogame nirvana throughout the 90s!



TurboTEF commented on Yo-Kai Watch Busters Hitting 3DS This Year, Ma...:

They're definitely pushing the western release of these titles too far back IMO. I was hoping for a near Halloween release. So now that will be two years I've been waiting for the first title now. I hope they're not going to wait and use the 3rd just because it takes place in the US. That would be all kinds of stupid.



TurboTEF commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Heading For a Period of ...:

@outburst If consoles continue to peter out then all three will be publishing PC games (which isn't 3rd party btw as that platform is free) at some point which honestly wouldn't bother me as no one is limited in that sector of gaming these days and it gets cheaper and cheaper to make great PC game stations (just made my best friend a $370 APU PC) and the technology is only growing. Next to being a Nintendo fan since 1983, I've been just as big a PC fan almost as long. Nintendo's mobile change doesn't bother me and you'll only see much more drastic changes like this in the next few years (I honestly don't see another console coming from Sony or Microsoft TBH).



TurboTEF commented on Video: Did You Know That Gunstar Heroes Shippe...:

I got my copy of Gunstar Heroes for my 14th (I was able to pick a couple games, got this and Rocket Knight) birthday in Jan 1994 and yes, it did have a Rollup in it. Not the first game I got that got a random goodie inside of it. Got a free fish taco couple (Wahoos, lol, get it?) in my copy of Klonoa for the Wii. lol



TurboTEF commented on Freedom Planet Bringing Its Brand of Sonic-Sty...:


Its nothing like Sonic even though its still alike in some ways. Mechanics are massively different outside of running really fast as Lilac. When you unlock Millia the game becomes even more different. Its like they took what was good about 2D Sonic and made a game that would have been a natural evolution to the Sega Saturn (even looks like a proper Saturn 2D game with more effects) with its own new mechanics.



TurboTEF commented on Freedom Planet Bringing Its Brand of Sonic-Sty...:

I got this on Steam last November and its the best Sonic game that isn't a Sonic game. Level design is top-notch as are the massive and imaginative boss fights. If you consider yourself a Sonic fan then you'd be doing yourself a massive disservice be not picking this game up.

Only downside are the immensely long story bits and the slightly annoying voices. I still liked the story and voices though as it gives the game more character.

Again, best 2D Non-Sonic Sonic game since 1994!

PS - I still like it better than any 2D Sonic game since I bought the first one in 1991. Music is excellent but still not as catchy as what is found in most Sonic games. Its close though and there are a couple stand out tracks.



TurboTEF commented on Poll: Are You An Early Adopter With The New Ni...:

I cracked on waiting for the smaller version (plus don't want to deal with potential stock issues with face plates after whats been happening with Amiibos) here in the US and pre-ordered a Monster Hunter 4 LE N3DS at GameStop 3 weeks ago. Oddly enough, those have to be shipped out as I had to make an in store online order in order to obtain one.

It'll be here via UPS Monday morning.

Selling my Mario and Luigi XL to a buddy for $85 (with a 16g card, couldn't do a proper trade in due to how I had to buy my N3DS so I gave him a great deal!)



TurboTEF commented on Fairune II is Adventuring Towards the 3DS eShop:

People complaining about running into enemies obviously haven't had the pleasure of playing/enjoying the Y's series or a few other classics. There's a still a bit of tension/strategy involved in a few areas while leveling up or sneaking to an objective while low on health.

I'll definitely be snagging the sequel!



TurboTEF commented on Target Won't Be Restocking Rosalina amiibo, Se...:

Nintendo really doesn't want me to buy these damn things do they? Looks like I'm stuck with Link and Peach. Hopefully the Mario Party line is easier to get ahold of as I only want Daisy, Luigi, Toad, Rosalina, and that version of Peach.



TurboTEF commented on Sega's Wonder Boy Lives On In Monster Boy, And...:


Doesn't matter, Shantae 2 and 3 (amazing game btw) play very much like Wonder Boy in MW and Monster World IV. I consider the Shantae series a spiritual successor to Monster World IV based on its setting alone. :P

Really looking forward to Monster Boy and will be getting the PC version.



TurboTEF commented on New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13...:

No regular N3DS = no buy from me. I'll ride my current XL until their new handheld comes out unless a killer app comes out for it. Canceling my MH4U:LE now. This is the first time in awhile that I've been disappointed in NoA.



TurboTEF commented on Review: Bionic Commando: Elite Forces (3DS eSh...:

Decent games like this and games on my NGPC kept me pretty entertained while waiting for games on my Dreamcast (I sacrificed my N64 and PSX collections for a Dreamcast and allof its launch titles, foolish but still worth it for arcade better/perfect fighters) at the time.

I'll snag this again if it comes to the US eShop!



TurboTEF commented on Poll: Who'll Be Your Main amiibo Buddy?:

None, as I feel they aren't full-featured enough nor look that good for what you pay for them. Besides, I have enough anime/game figures laying around as is so i don't need more clutter with inferior looking figures.



TurboTEF commented on Atlus Finalises Persona Q Premium and Limited ...:

I already have a kick ass 3DS hardcase, I don't like artbooks or cards. I just wanted the game and the CD like most Atlus games have mostly done. If the regular edition had come with the CD instead, it would have been an instant purchase for me but that $10 Atlus premium irks me and I probably wouldn't have bought it anyway.



TurboTEF commented on Nintendo 64x64: Castlevania:

I got this game the week it came out one night at Best Buy in early 1999 after an eventful trip to Gander Mountain (my best bud's little bro climbed onto a huge bear display and caused a ruckus and we were all kicked out) in Flint, MI. We also picked up Silent Hill (friend's purchase) as well but I could be mixing up memories.

Anyway, the game is really damn to be honest, and the only thing that mars it for me are some spotty platforming sections in later levels (that loving clockwork tower and crystal stage) and very silly looking and easy boss fights. Its a shame the Dreamcast 3D version never came out because this one apparently scared Konami from future 3D versions for quite some time.

Being chased by the guy with the chainsaw through the hedge maze while playing with headphones on at the time was a real scary treat.

Watch the profanity -Lz



TurboTEF commented on Talking Point: Mii, Myself and I - The Argumen...:

Good, now use the wasted space on the Miis in the next game (and MK9) to include more Nintendo characters so I don't have to see players poopoodoodoocacapooledoopley looking avatars in my online matches.

I love Miis for the games made for them and the various menu things but yeah, can't stand them in multiplayer games mingling with my favorite Nintendo characters.



TurboTEF commented on Pac-Land and Pac-Man Collection Both Arrive On...:

Would have been better if they just did the TG16 or arcade version of Pac-Land. The Famicon one is an abomination IMO. The sounds and fx are pretty decent though. Anyhoo, I have the arcade version on Steam, nothing for me here.



TurboTEF commented on Review: Mega Man Xtreme (3DS eShop / Game Boy ...:

Game is pretty damn good IMO and the sequel is much better. I regret missing out on this back in 2001. Agree with the terrible review, there is nothing lazy about this game at all. The sprite work is fantastic for the GBC as well as the music.



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

Resolution does matter to me and if a better looking version exists that takes advantage of my high-end PC (lol, ain't touching the Wii U version of Watch Dogs) Imma get that version. Child of Light included. Plus I like Steam cards/etc.



TurboTEF commented on Yumi's Odd Odyssey Is Coming To Europe Under I...:

I purchased this game last week and it is very much so worth the full asking price IMO, so dive right in! Hell, I've spent much more on games I didn't like years ago (16/32-bit days).

Its also pretty cool that you guys get the original title name as well even though I'm actually partial to the US name TBH. :P

Level 7 secret exit is killing me BTW.



TurboTEF commented on Nintendo of America is Cutting the Price of Fi...:

Meh, $19.99 is the magical number for me and that is what they used to discount to years ago. $5-$10 off 2+ year old handheld games is not a very good deal to be honest.

Thanks but no thanks, Nintendo but I pay those "generous/late discounted prices" when i preorder your games from Newegg or Amazon.

Besides, I already have these games already. Meh......

Hell, just purchased two copies of Mario Golf:WT for a gran total of $55+free shipping. I got my discount 3 years early! Wooooooo!



TurboTEF commented on Capcom Cuts Profit Projections By Over 50%, De...:

Last time I played, Resident Evil Revealations was a "real" RE game along with RE5 and 6. RE 5 and 6 stories may be subpar but the basic gameplay still stands. Also I only play the PC versions anymore as I can't stand a sub 60fps RE game on consoles anymore.



TurboTEF commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

Well, I already obliterated NSMB2 and unlocked everything. Not worried about the gold coin thing though. I'm halfway through Solatorobo (woo, picked up this gem along with my 3DSXL last sunday for $10 and it had the soundtrack still!) so I'll finish that off.

Lead my weekly World of Warcraft raid and blow though heroic DS to my last member their heroic Handmaiden mount.

Big game this weekend is Guild Wars 2 for the PC. Been waiting 5 years for this gem of an MMO and the beta weekends proved to me that this game will be something special.



TurboTEF commented on Splatterhouse 2:

I can't believe people are saying that it doesn't look different from first one when it clearly sports better animation, more detailed sprites, and better graphical effects than what the TG16 could muster for the first installment in the series. Its actually a better game all-around as it requires more skill to get through some really tough spots along with a couple tricky bosses as well. Being the big Splatterhouse fan that I have been for the past 18 years, I really enjoy the first one still and play through it on a regular basis but the sequels are better games overall for the most part. Definitely downloading this to support it.