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Sun 20th Jan 2008

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Vann_Styrke commented on Pilotwings:

This has always been one of my favorite games to pick up for SNES. Probably the first basic flying sim that was actually fun to play.



Vann_Styrke commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N...:

Honestly, what it comes down to is a matter of preference in terms of which is the best version.....

What I have a problem with is the fact of how much different the 64 game is from the following two. When Melee came out, me and a few of my friends had to change our favorite characters because they behaved differently and their movements were faster or slower (usually slower), and the game seemed to be less focused on quick reflexes/strategies and more on timing. Not that there's a problem with that but it makes for a different experience altogether. No there's not much of a 1 player experience once you unlock the few unlockables but as a multiplayer game, it was super addicting, and amazingly groundbreaking. The reason it was so successful and spawned two great sequels is because the original had the formula of an instant classic. The same could also be said for games like Mario Kart 64, which IMO shows its age way worse than SSB compared to its sequels yet somehow still scored 2 points higher than SSB. I probably played SSB more than melee, and melee more than Brawl, and yes, perhaps that has something to do with me getting bored with the franchise, getting too good at it, and not spending as much time with video games in general lately, but if I got together with some friends and wanted to play a ssb game, chances are we'd decide on the original.

Either way, simple logic says, you can't compare the first ssb game to the other two because they have different physics and gameplay, not to mention that when you have a game with infinite replay value in multiplayer, nobody really cares if the single player mode is impressive. Considering the N64's library of shovelware, and how successful and groundbreaking the successful SSB was, I feel that it was judged pretty harshly, more harshly than other classic nintendo games that didn't really hold up well. An 8 would be harsh/fair, but a 9 would be deserving.



Vann_Styrke commented on Goldeneye NOT Virtual Console Bound?:

owning both systems, I gotta say this is one I'd buy on the 360, because it's likely to have online multiplayer. The virtual console is great for just about everything else aside from multiplayer heavy games. I give Nintendo props for recreating the experience of having the actual games in their original form without achievements or online play, but something like Goldeneye, especially now that I'm 22 and don't play video games with friends offline as much as I did 10 years ago when this was first out, has got to be online.



Vann_Styrke commented on Tecmo Bowl:

I was really hoping the far superior Tecmo Super Bowl would make it first. While it was the one I grew up with and had the most memories playing, comparing it to Tecmo Bowl, this feels like an incomplete game. Super had every team in the NFL at the time, a season mode, twice as many plays per round, cooler music, better graphics in cutscenes, etc. I'd say 3 stars is a more appropriate rating. Just because Tecmo Super Bowl IS a much better game in the series.