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Fri 5th Sep 2008

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VirtualConsoleGuest commented on Virtual Console Confirmed for DSiWare:

It was really upsetting (a few days ago), since I only came to V.C.Reviews after-the-fact, that I missed the original website ‘look’ by so little, and that the news stuff wasn’t real.

Oh well to the news though – it is sort of funny, even now - ironically I just really got more interested after skimming the commentary and hearing about the original style showing up. I hope I’m not asking the air, but can there be a special option to toggle to the PREVIOUS V.C. layout?



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

Someone (119) above me said that the value has been diminished because friends are no longer as available. I can see that, but I really think that that is a big generalization. The thing is, I played Super Smash Bros. with my brother, and then with a friend when he was over and vice versa. I didn’t play or have the game when it originally came out, but ‘getting together’ is still possible – Maybe I’m just lucky?

“For a ridiculously powerful Kirby, for DK's throws of doom, for warp pipes, for a truly gigantic Great Fox, for a Hitmonlee yelling an incomprehensible noise, for Yoshi eggs that an opponent may consider threatening, for a wild Venusaur erupting out of the Silph building to annihilate you, for Board the Platforms...”
I forgot -- I didn’t think of that.

I also really think that people should stop comparing (at least “hard-core” seriously) the game-play of the Super Smash Bros. games as ‘worse’ than another. I believe each of the three games had a different style – or speed if you will, on purpose. I like Melee a lot, but Super Smash Bros. Brawl is fun like the others, and shouldn’t be called worse just because of a different playing style.



VirtualConsoleGuest commented on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time:

Some things you just can not definitively label as ‘overrated’. In regards to the person (people) that say it, I really do not feel that this game is too glorified. The internet could likely make The Ocarina of Time seem like it is, but in real life, the label doesn't quite mesh (especially if it carries memory(s) within its game play).

I actually like this game quite a bit myself, even though I didn’t get ‘into’ it until a long time after it came out. It only MAY come across as overrated, I think, if you only play from a grown-up’s point of view, nowadays, or play it under indifferent circumstances.

On a different note, I have heard (read here) that the frame rate in The Ocarina of Time is not good when you download it. What does that actually mean -- is it the same for everyone?

Lastly, but not least, I can’t decide if I should get this or The Link to the Past (first). I don't want to get them in too short a time of each other, but I can't think of which one would be 'better' to put off getting.

Thank you!



VirtualConsoleGuest commented on Welcome to the New Look Nintendo Life!:

Hi there,

I will just say good job on what I’m sure was hard work; even more so because I would never change ‘what is’ like you have done myself, even if greater opportunities could be acquired.

For my part, I am not extremely sad, nor extremely happy at this news, only disappointed in fact. I am obviously not sure about what you went through or what you weighed to come to this decision, but to let go of a thought: I would have been happy enough with a humbler status, even if expanding made it easier to grasp at greater chances nearby. I agree somewhat with the “Luigi La Bouncy” user, albeit in a less acute sense. That clean simplicity is now unduly done away with. It may be too early to say this, but my firm belief is that things are becoming too big budget, and come across as “cold” (partly as a result of this), rather than small/reserved and “warm”. I cannot quite think of another way to put it.

Please do not become like other game websites, with their ‘up market’ reporting (journalism, I suppose), seemingly vast arrays of yucky commentators, and bamboozling boat-loads of bothersome ADVERTISEMENTS (a number that I’ve seen here already have nothing to do with games, unlike VirtualConsole Reviews).

I don’t know how much you can change now, but can you differentiate the Virtual Console from the rest of this website? Such as making a background/tab style option (just one example: I liked the original website’s random banners – Super Mario Kart, F-Zero, Megaman, Mario, etc.) to replicate VirtualConsole Reviews; and perhaps even offering other ‘retro’ backgrounds for members.

I’m sure that I am not the only one that feels what I’ve written, but since you are fixed on this change, I really hope that there could be compromises. For me, (and possible those who visit for the first time) the site, while NOT all bad, it does come across moreso as another busy, murky videogame website. Virtual Console Reviews was different, and as such, for my part, it drew me and helped me actually want to keep visiting.

And so I have chosen to speak up like this. If this isn’t the right place to put this, or no one sees (I hope I didn’t post it up too late..), I could write it again somewhere else, but I hope that the right folks see it either way. I apologize if I came across as impatient or ungrateful – and I am not naturally pessimistic – as I didn’t intend to be so.

P.S. Most of the capitalized words I used because I couldn't use italics.



VirtualConsoleGuest commented on Rumour: EarthBound Not Coming to Virtual Console:

Like someone recommended earlier (probably jokingly, though), I think seriously that somebody should call Nintendo. It would be much more direct and immediate than communication through e-mail. Ask about EarthBound, and even if legal issues are the cause of the game's delay, or if they can quell any rumors.
I recommend this, because I actually don't have the nerve myself, for whatever reason, ha-ha.



VirtualConsoleGuest commented on Super Smash Bros.:

Hey there,
I'm very glad that me and my brother's Nintendo 64 -- and the first Smash Bros. -- still work very well. Luckily for that reason alone, I won't need to buy it again! Even though we got the original one some years after it officially came out, I remember so much with this game.

On another note, I don’t see why Smash Bros. Brawl is always said, by at least two or more people on message boards, to be less ‘deep’ than Melee or the first one. Or that one can’t ‘combo’ in Smash Bros. Brawl. These complaints, and the outright walloping that I’ve sometimes come across, baffle me. Once in a while, such message-board posters even manage to end their harangues (and even diatribe-like remarks) in saying more or less ‘a great game this, great game.’



VirtualConsoleGuest commented on USA VC Releases: Super Mario RPG and Clu Clu Land:


Gee, folks. I had a busy day yesterday, and I did, in fact, go to bed, as shocking as that may be.

But I got a Wii Points card, and am getting Super Mario RPG—I’m believing that it will be as cool as it is implied to be. Does anything else come highly recommended, so I may keep it in mind?

Have a nice day.



VirtualConsoleGuest commented on USA VC Releases: Super Mario RPG and Clu Clu Land:

x.SuperMario.x ,

I see what you mean. That's true. I just noticed everyone was starting to talk about the other actual systems, and decided to say something. I'm just tired of people gtting into fights over videogame stuff and whatnot.

I think you're a little too confrontational, though.




VirtualConsoleGuest commented on USA VC Releases: Super Mario RPG and Clu Clu Land:

I don't really want to join the line of comments that are going right now, but isn't this website about Nintendo games? Why were/are you guys so near slinging callous remarks over non-Nintendo systems, and here?

And at comment #225.: "I'm surprised how little time I have for videogames anymore now that I am in college. My Wii is back home in a closet somewhere, and my PS2 is only used here in the dorms for DVD's. Growing up sucks..."

Wow, that’s sad--I vow to never let anything of the sort happen to me.

But, don’t give in! Fight the power—reshuffle your priorities—play those videogames until your eyes glaze over—but don’t grow up until you can’t go back.
Just kidding, mostly…..

About this news article: I’m definitely thinking about getting Mario RPG, but I’ll need points first. Is the excitement behind that game true or overblown, from an unbiased player’s viewpoint?