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Male, 32, United Kingdom

Sun 20th January, 2008

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WWammy commented on Feature: The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Ri...:

I have to say I did like the N64 controller for Nintendo games but one of my favourite games of all time is Street Fighter 2 so the step away from the standard SNES design meant that it didn't actually support third party games as well as say the PS1 / Sega Saturn controllers at the time.
My opinion is that a standard console controller should support a variety of different types of games and special controllers should be kept as peripherals.
The N64 was the start of Nintendos controller shenanigans and Nintendo has never been the same since good or bad 3rd parties now lack but the controller is good for Nintendo games whichever one they decide to bring out next



WWammy commented on Don't Fancy Sonic Boom? No Problem, The Sonic ...:

HD is overrated if the game is just going to be Sonic 2 that everyone has played a million times over what's the point.
The original games graphics were great for their time and the HD coat of paint doesn't really excite me it looks the same except the higher resolution



WWammy commented on Review: Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Wii U eShop / ...:

Street Fighter Alpha 2 my favourite game in the entire franchise.
I was amazed with SFA1 came out but a bit disappointed that it had a lack of characters.
SFA2 came out with improved graphics and larger character roster and my favourite character in the entire franchise Akuma as a playable fighter.
SFA2 had custom combos, 3 levels of super combos and alpha counters.
These have been introduced in newer versions like SFA3 but the techniques were broken up into isms.
Then the games in the main series removed the 3 levels of Super combos and added parries in SF3 and SF4 focus attacks so the level of options were never given back to the player in the same way they were in SFA2.
So for me it is the pinnacle of entire franchise.

With regards to the SNES port it lost a lot to the 32bit versions of the time on PSOne and Sega Saturn however it's a mega achievement to have it on SNES at all and a huge improvement over Super Street Fighter 2.
If you had not played the Arcade or 32bit versions this would have been fantastic.

That reminds me where's the Wii-U virtual console Arcade ?



WWammy commented on 3D OutRun:

I don't remember hearing that music before



WWammy commented on Review: Mario Kart Wii (Wii):

I disagree with the reviewer about the menu's after all the overly flashy menu's seen in many modern games I prefer the simple efficient menu's that allow you to get the job done quickly instead of having to wait for the menu to load.
Games like DIRT have ridiculously over the top menu's I guess you could call that good presentation but I call that overkill because I didn't buy the game to look at the confusing menu's I bought it to play the game.
Also Mario Kart looks great but the reviewers expectations are overblown because of his experiences on the HD consoles.
The game looks best on a SD CRT TV :)



WWammy commented on Review: Star Fox: Assault (GameCube):

I liked the game a lot when I was on the Arwing levels which is everything I loved about the Starfox games.
Both Starwing and Lylat wars were awesome because they were space shooters but the effort to diversify the gameplay into on foot missions and worse make them the dominant portion of the game is what ruined it for me.
If the game had been 90% Arwing and 10% the rest of the on foot or landmaster levels this game could have been up there with the others but as it stands it's just an almost there kind of game.
I suppose people that didn't play the previous games don't have the same expectations as existing fans like myself so would probably enjoy the game based on the available content.
But as a fan I have expectations from the series and Starfox hasn't returned to it's former glory yet although the 3DS Starfox 64 is good but then it's a remake not a new space shooter.
I really don't understand Nintendo sometimes they know what the fans want and fail to deliver when it comes to this franchise



WWammy commented on Remake Request: Virtua Fighter 2:

Sega are sitting on their 32bit catalogue right now and not much of their Dreamcast library came out either.
I understand they want to sell games that people will buy based on nostalgia but people would also buy based on the fact they didn't experience them growing up.
I would love to play Virtua Fighter 2 on the Wii-U virtual console Sega has some excellent games on the Sega Saturn that should be re-released.



WWammy commented on Former Sony Developer Feels The Wii U "Won't S...:

Was just thinking why is it Doom for Nintendo exactly ?
All that Sony and Microsoft have done so far is to release their new consoles.
There's nothing worth playing on them that you can't already play on older consoles with minute differences and top it off they are already have hardware faults.
I won't be spending my money with either Sony or Microsoft until hardware issues are resolved not after the red ring of death, which funnily enough happened after the warranty period expired :|.
I'm not impressed with the graphics I have a PC which has played all of last generations games at 1080p 60fps and these new consoles can't even do that.
Previously consoles were cutting edge even beating or matching top end PC's for graphics last generation but this generation they have gone the Wii route cutting back on Graphical muscle to offer more features but problem is that they still managed to mess it up despite having releasing unfinished products with day one patches.
I have to agree with some of the members here it's not about the games anymore its more about image.



WWammy commented on Soapbox: The Wii U Virtual Console Needs to Fr...:

Yeah I haven't been interested in the Wii-U virtual console to be honest with the exception of Earthbound everything else I have already on the Wii.
I like playing the games that I never originally had and Wii Virtual console was great for that especially the NEO-GEO and Turbographx games.



WWammy commented on Eiji Aonuma Explains Why The Legend of Zelda I...:

I hate the way games are being released with minor updates to the point of almost being the same game, Fifa comes to mind now.
I think Zelda should keep its current release schedule it makes the games special but I hate the way they are being released near the end of the console cycle with a release of an older game to tide fans over. Skyward Sword is what they should have been working on with the Wii not Twilight Princess that was a Gamecube game ported over.
The previous Zelda games were special because they were released early on in the consoles life cycle and you could come back to them.
The early releases define the console it's not good to keep us waiting a whole console generation to play the game when previously it was one of the defining games of the console but these days people might not even get to play the game if it's released so late.



WWammy commented on Review: Street Fighter II' Turbo: Hyper Fighti...:

I enjoyed Turbo Edition a hell of a lot but that said I really enjoyed Super Street Fighter a lot too. Great conversions in my opinion people did moan about it not being the Super Turbo release however I had only played Super Street Fighter at that time and for me it was amazing to see the new characters and stages. I didn't experience Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo until many years later so I still managed to play this a hell of a lot both the Arcade and the SNES and Mega drive home conversions.

Personal favourite in the series has to be Street Fighter Alpha 2 which has yet to be re-released it's a damn shame :|
Not the SNES version though the 32bit consoles conversions of Alpha 2 spoiled me back then and I found it difficult to appreciate Alpha 2 as much as I would have if I hadn't played the almost Arcade perfect versions at home first



WWammy commented on Talking Point: Wii U and Third-Party Inconsist...:

These big developers are on their way out anyway we'll see what happens coz they all moaning about how much it costs while the Iphone and Smart phones enjoy the indie revolution where all the new talent currently resides :D



WWammy commented on Talking Point: Wii U and Third-Party Inconsist...:

The Wii U is in a next generation console and released first my guess is that Nintendo will release the big guns at least in time with the new PS4 and Xbox one launches. There's also something about the used game policy that Nintendo doesn't have in any shape or form right now Sony has it and left it upto developers to implement and Xbox one has had to turn back on their used game policy.
I think when the PS4 and Xbox one come out things will start to really unfold and well and truly the Wii is not a part of this generation although it has similar power so devs are always saying not enough units sold in and their only real comparison is the current generation so far but comparing to consoles that have been around for so long is more than a little unfair IMO.



WWammy commented on IGN Editor: If Wii U Doesn't Pick Up, Nintendo...:

Forget everything just bring the games please the Wii U is going to be remembered for the Nintendo games eventually.
If I recall 3DS was off to a very shaky start due to the very same thing happening with software but now it's doing extremely well even when up against the smart phones. The reason will simply be because you can get these experiences anywhere else.
I don't really what the big deal is the SNES only launched with 4 games available on day one =P



WWammy commented on 3DS UK Success in 2013 Offset by Abysmal Wii U...:

The Wii U is a fine console just Nintendo's release schedule where they should have been powering out the software they just trundling along and gamers have nothing to play.
I'm content to just play my Wii at the moment I would buy a Wii U and play the with the backwards compatibility but my problem is that it's slightly costly for a console that doesn't have a lot of games on it yet and not even the major Nintendo releases are on it yet.



WWammy commented on Review: Pilotwings (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo):

Pilotwings is one of the SNES's best games when I played it there was nothing else out there like it and I disagree with the reviewers comments about the music I absolutely loved it and felt it suited the game extremely well.
I guess newer games like Pilotwings 64 and Pilotwings 3DS have surpassed it by building on the concept of the flight sim I haven't played those yet.
But this was the first it's like saying Zelda one is rubbish because Zelda 3 is better.
6 out of 10 is an extremely harsh mark.
I personally still recommend this game at 8 out of 10 and a must play for anyone into the SNES.



WWammy commented on Ouya Heralds Emulation By Tweeting Image of Su...:

I disagree @ potentially destroy those that want to pirate they still can even now but one is most people aren't really that savvy to go out on the internet to find roms.
I used to see at the market people selling those R4 cards but they had to pay them extra to get new games because they simply didn't know.



WWammy commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Wishes Nintendo Had "Done Mor...:

I have to say I really loved Zelda 2 it was the first one in the series to have more than one village and possibly the only one.
The only true RPG in the series and it had advanced combat you had to use the shield to block enemy bullets and mele attacks. It was a difficult game but this kind of strategy to the combat hasn't been seen since



WWammy commented on PES 2014 Will Not Be Dispensed On Wii U:

The market is saturated and it seems developers are spread too thinly across multiple platforms having to make the hard choices like developing for one console and not another and generally fewer releases.



WWammy commented on Weirdness: A Wii U Gamer's Miiverse Journey Th...:

They are fair questions the Original Super Nintendo title came with a players guide which while not giving 100% items at least saw you through to the end and allowed the player to experience what the game had to offer.
Those that can complete Super Metroid easily these days is probably due to memory from playing it years ago but everyone has to start somewhere.
The fact of digital copies these days is that they don't come with all the extras the old games used to like Final Fantasy 1 on the NES came with an "84 page Explorers Handbook" that was almost a players guide in itself and a Map to help players through.



WWammy commented on Feature: Nintendo Life's Staff Favourites - Su...:

I loved Super Metroid played it to death above nearly all the other Super Nintendo games but there is only one that beat it out and that's Street Fighter 2 Turbo which I still play to this day in one incarnation or other.
That game lol Street Fighter 2 turbo was so addicted to that game :D



WWammy commented on Feature: The GamePad - From Waggling Remotes T...:

This controller has been done many times before and promised with GBA and NDS connectivity to the Gamecube and Wii respectively however few games utilised that. GBA faired better in this respect had some titles at least that utilised the connectivity with the link cable the NDS I can't think of any that really used it and I was expecting to download demos from Wii to NDS but the selection was lack lustre. The Wii U is an evolution of that idea and personally I think it's a great concept I also like the traditional control scheme to be available and have no problem with the touch screen being point to point as opposed to multitouch although it would have been better...
The main point is the two screens now 3DS to Wii U games would make sense and contain the same functionality we have enjoyed on the NDS



WWammy commented on Talking Point: The Download or Disc Dilemma:

On digital downloads price is factor and also even if I wanted to I couldn't go fully digital I mean games usually are released quite some time after the retail release and you would have to wait on Xbox and PC services like steam are second fiddle to consoles. I like the idea of digital downloads the convenience and the fact that it saves a huge amount of space. But the fact is one at the moment it's not all that convenient and two it usually costs more for now digital distribution just isn't where it needs to be to warrant going fully digital.



WWammy commented on UK Price War Rages As Asda And Amazon Slice £...:

Hmm I don't think dropping the price would help for people that are not Nintendo fans. I mean personally I want one as a replacement for my current Wii I would transfer my virtual console games and play my Wii games upscaled 1080i or 720p whatever they support so price drop for me would be great.
However look at it from everyone else's perspective there are no great 1st party Nintendo games yet and the 3rd party games they have are available elsewhere cheaper on rival consoles that includes both the consoles and the games.
Games make a console and nothing in terms of Wii U specific games have grabbed my attention yet all I know is they are on the way so from my perspective there is no rush I already have loads of games to play on other consoles



WWammy commented on The Wii U Is Region Locked, Of Course:

There's also the fact of different law in the regions of which Nintendo could fall foul. I'm glad that the UK is one of the regions that Nintendo do actually trade in some regions don't get products until much later unless they import meaning inflated prices



WWammy commented on Street Fighter Alpha 2:

Street Fighter Alpha 2 my favourite in the series would like it if they could release on the Virtual Console Arcade =D