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Annihilate the squishies

United Kingdom

Tue 18th Mar 2014

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Volcanox commented on Sega: Recent Sonic Games Haven't Been "Accepta...:

They consider Colours, Generations and Lost World to be disappointing. Failures. Underwhelming.

Can we please get this fan Base to solidly just say that they were good, more of that, because the company is now pretty much settling on the default reaction of they hate it before the game bloody releases!



Volcanox commented on Parent Trap: ​Does The Wii U Still Make Sens...:

@rjejr Good to see you being yourself again bud. My Cyber-Liver cant take much more.

On that note, articles like these highlight one of the many many reasons I'm on happy pills now. The amount of **** I get for owning one of these boxes. Ignoring it's my primary console, this thing has some sort of stigma attached it to it that seems to bring owners nothing but misery and I don't know why.



Volcanox commented on The Chibi-Robo amiibo is Being Sold Separately...:

"Those who don't want to pay for the game". You're getting a solid 3DS platformer and the likely last entry in a franchise for £35 WITH an amiibo. The game itself is £25. That bundle is the average price of a 3DS title on it's own for god's sake.



Volcanox commented on Retailers In North America Merge Wii U & 3DS L...:


Grainger Games is a viable option. Now I live in Cheltenham, do I want to go my nearest store 100 miles away? The north south divide is a thing if you remember, and unfortunately the losing side is called GAME, but give it time, I expect a withdrawal from the UK market soon-ish.



Volcanox commented on Feature: Have You Played... ZombiU?:

I predict a storm in the comments...well guess we should wind down the days of the Wii U and less so 3DS by looking over the releases that make them gems that didn't sell.

TBH I think it would be interesting to see who owns a Wii U but played each release listed in this series. I for one don't own ZombiU, but because I'm simply not a horror fan. Never found an interest in it.



Volcanox commented on More Than A Million Super Mario Maker Levels H...:


I think Mario Maker is going to come under Critical Dissonance, but time will tell. I see it as a sleep hit more than anything. At least as reviewers were...well...reviewing it, they seemed more kind on the series than normal, despite being unable to fully dedicate time in a lot of cases to master utilising the title.

Hey, if this is a fantastic piece of software then so be it, circumstances dictate I cant get it, at least not yet. Not nice being told you need a gaming PC or a "real console" for a games design course otherwise your grades will likely fall below others and your experience and development ideas aren't good enough.

I'm struggling for inspiration because my usual inspiration (See: Classic games and Mario Maker) isn't seemingly valid anymore. And hey, that's just how my course roles and how I'm being trained, I'm just ignoring the fact I hate my creativity being shoved to the side by peers because I don't have a real console or god forbid Steam. If I don't drop what I want to do, seemingly I will fail, and I don't want that. I'll have to speak to the staff and see what they think before I throw money at a PS4 and feel slightly accepted.



Volcanox commented on Super Mario Maker Tops The Charts In Japan, Ca...:

@Gamer83 They'll find without a price drop to compensate for this holiday season, they might lose a bit to Microsoft. The market can and will react like that, it's happened before. It's the weakness of Sony unfortunately, and it showed with the start of the PS3, and sadly to this day with anything NOT PS4 related. They think they word PlayStation sells stuff and doesn't.



Volcanox commented on Super Mario Maker Tops The Charts In Japan, Ca...:

@Gamer83 It's rare to hear people address just how....I'll say it, BAD, SCEE is, namely with the PSone on PS3 stuff (Thanks for the blatent BS) and their...lovely...soon to increase PS+ prices. Makes me wonder where that money is going.

Might just have to bite for full price. Sad to see the PS4 has had /small/ price moements here, but nothing in the way of the Wii U or Xbone cuts. Hell, its the most expensive console here by some margin.



Volcanox commented on Super Mario Maker Tops The Charts In Japan, Ca...:

@Gamer83 Well its a case of now we know they are willing to drop the price, will they?

Thing is, I don't feel as though I can get the value for money with the way the PS4 lineup is forming, according to my own tastes. Again, different strokes for different folks. A price drop would, in theory, push me to that point. I'd feel more confident in my purchase.

Of course, this is Sony. Specifically Sony EU. Their track record is like NoA. Plus, being a student these finances matter. So if I see they are going to be willing to drop the price elsewhere, I'm going to wait.



Volcanox commented on Super Mario Maker Tops The Charts In Japan, Ca...:

Well, it's seemingly shows these big AAA releases lack the long legs of Nintendo releases, but also this might be a warning that the PS4 price drop is too little too late. Next week will tell. It's not flying on back-catalog alone.



Volcanox commented on Guide: 8 Tips to Become an Expert Level Design...:

All practice for my level design classes really. It's good to really think, what is the end goal of your level? How do you want the player to approach it, and what will they feel playing it? Fun, a challenge, a relative easy going thing? Then get the paper and draw.



Volcanox commented on Dragon Quest VIII and 3DS Overtaken by Metal G...:

@Frank90 It's less of that and more....the charts do change, and it is a positive thing, but unless they can be arrogant about PS4 success they don't want to hear it.

Which is odd...because other wider fanbases tend to be positive, unless it goes really tits up (See Nintendo and UK)



Volcanox commented on Mario Memories: Rediscovering the Wonder in Ga...:

This is wonderful. Really shows how gaming has changed. When you grow up, or in some places before that, a game isn't a game unless its full of murder and corpses and kids swearing more than a soldier.

The writer wouldn't by any chance be in the UK, given he stated he felt as though he HAD to play those kinds of games