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Wed 30th September, 2009

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WaveBoy commented on Hands On: Blast Ball Brings Crude Button Mashi...:

Yeah, I'm probably just reading too much into things. :P
One thing is for sure, his older reviews where he stood in front of a green screen that showcased visuals based on whatever particular game he was reviewing 'presentation wise' were wonderful. Miss those, but they were too time consuming so he had to settle for something more typical that you'd see anywhere else.



WaveBoy commented on Hands On: Blast Ball Brings Crude Button Mashi...:

Why do I get the feeling that Josh isn't as nice in person compared to has happy go lucky persona in his bit block videos? :P Yet at least he's not some gushing Nintendo fanboy that swoons over everything the big N does. So in this case, I'm gravitating more towards his hands-on with federation force. Heck, If I remember correctly he hated Super Mario 3D World.



WaveBoy commented on Hands On: Blast Ball Brings Crude Button Mashi...:

The Black & White visuals really killed it for me. If you're dealing with 8-bit Metroid you need color to differentiate sections and areas to make them stand out. As is, it was one confusing mess(in combination of having no map, and the actual sections having very little variety in their appearance) and completely lacked the charm of the NES original, which btw had a better soundtrack, better game design,(MII's Metroid fetch quest felt pretty tedious) and the zoomed out visuals made the game easier on the eyes.

I didn't hate MII, but it's easily the weakest entry I've ever played. Haven't touched Other M yet!



WaveBoy commented on F-Zero 'Spiritual Successor' Kickstarter Makes...:

So...Sick...Of uninspired franchise copycat kickstarter campaigns that are just there to fill the void of something that could be potentially 100x more amazing by the actual company(in this case, Nintendo) itself.

As for FAST, I personally don't care for it at all. the art direction is so bloody boring, drab, and too realistic.
I prefer the look of F-Zero in NintendoLand >



WaveBoy commented on New Skylanders SuperChargers Trailer Plays Up ...:

Never thought it would come to this, but I'm buying. :P
The rest of 2015 for this little Icarus, is looking pretty stellar as far as the Wii U is concerned > B-)

Yoshi's Whooly World
Super Mario Maker
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water
Mighty N. 9 (retail)
StarFox Zero
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
Shovel Knight (Retail Release)
Skylanders: Supecharged!



WaveBoy commented on Keiji Inafune Teases Possible Mega Man Legends...:

Meanwhile, that fraud is creating inferior B-grade franchises to capcom's Mega Man, Mega Man Zero and Legends series.

Mighty N.9 looks like trash, from the character design, stage design, visuals(the works), Azure Striker Gunvolt was a pale imitation of the awesome zero series(lame generic blond haired anime-esque protoganist was forgettable, as were the boring enemy and boss designs) and now THIS?..

ugh. At least it's something Legends inspired, but like everybody else I'd rather see a legends 3. just as I'd rather see a mega man 11 and Zero 5 over the other two games he's created.



WaveBoy commented on Talking Point: The Pros, Cons and Questionable...:

Good grief. I guess you could say I've been completely missing out on the Wii U big time. it's been what, 2 1/2 years now? I've been spending most of my gaming on the NES, 3DS and Wii. Yup, I'm still stick on the Wii generation. :* :P

I hope their new console, if it is indead the NX doesn't arrive until at 'late' 2017.



WaveBoy commented on Bandai Namco Confirms European New 3DS Bundle ...:

Very cool. this is a day one buy for me. I just wish The visuals would of been a bit zoomed out more, it's a little too close and squeezed in for a fighter. It's even odder in this case because we're talking DBZ here.



WaveBoy commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

Yeah Right. Heck, I've hardly even touched the Wii U. better get a move on! I've been slacking hard. ;) I've been spending most of my gaming time on retro consoles & the 3DS. :P

NX wont be arriviving until at least 2017



WaveBoy commented on Matters Of Import: 3D Gunstar Heroes Is Hypera...:

Yeesh, I can't stand this game. It's incredibly overrated. The only thing going for it are the visuals IMO. Contra Hard Corps is a far more enjoyable, sounding and challenging experience than this one, plus it's soundtrack wipes the floor with Heroes. ;)



WaveBoy commented on Video: Mario is Unreal in This New Take on The...:


Yeah it's a terrible match...Not even that cartoony world had me convinced, which looked extremely sterile, artificial and lifeless. the recycled trees which all had the same heigh didn't help either, nor did the outlined objects ect ect.

Not impressed! :P Those realistic environments on their 'own' are graphically superb but not for a Mario game? NO WAY! Mario belongs in a surreal cartoony Pixar world, not my local transit station. :P depressing.



WaveBoy commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U eShop Games of 2015...:

And that right there is your 3rd party support Wii U owners. INDIES :P

I'll get Mighty N.9(retail copy), Extreme Exorcism, Freedom Planet which surprisingly looks a bit more enjoyable than 2D Sonic, and maybe The Next Penelope.



WaveBoy commented on Titan Tank Rumble Is "Twisted Metal Meets N64-...:

Love me some twisted metal!....At least I did back then. :P The original was all sorts of rad 'n unique during it's early PS1 debut. TM2 is still arguably the best. 3 & 4 however felt slower, clunkier and nowhere near as quick and frantic....If anything they were more tidy, cleaner & polished visually with uninspired soundtracks that borrowed from popular musicians like Rob Zombie ect ect.

two other great vehicle based combat games are Rouge Trip and Vigilante 8 both for the PS1, the latter which takes a little longer to master is easily the most 'meatier' in terms of power ups, skill and weapon combining. ;)

I'm rarely ever excited for upcoming indie games, to be quite frank most of them are flat out hipster-y, banking on lazy sprite work, nostalgia and ripping ideas out of popular renowned franchises while making an overall kess memorable inferior product. There are a 'few' exceptions here and there, but eh. But this, Yeah this is definitely on my radar. Can't wait to see it in motion! :)



WaveBoy commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:


Oh It's definitely going to wind up getting an 8 or 9. ;) most of the naysayers will eventually give in and all of this annoying negativity(which I once was a part of) will dwindle down to a wet piece of pixel toast.

It's a whackier chibi-cute fisher price looking 'side game' to the Metroid series. Don't worry, we'll get a big new adventure from samus in the future.



WaveBoy commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:

I think everybody is being a little excessive with "Goodbye Nintendo" "I'm done" "Shifting to PS4" and blah blah.

I'm sure federation force will be a very fun game regardless of samus being on hiatus and the overall generic chibi fisher price art style. As for F-Zero, there's still no excuse as to why we haven't seen a sequel in so long. but the same bloody argument can be said for playstation not getting a single Tomba or Jumping Flash release in centuries! ;)



WaveBoy commented on The Current State Of Virtual Reality Just Isn'...:

Project Morpheus sure looks interesting to me! :P I'm all for VR(it's the future for certain video game genres), even If it means just chilling at a virtual beach soaking in the virtual sun, which sounds a lot more fun than playing Animal Crossing Amiibo festivel ;)

I don't want to be limited to a flat HD screen for first person 'whatevers' I want virtual reality, the ability to look around in that world, to feel as if I'm there. who in their right mind wouldn't want that? a TV screen is just a big limitation in this case.



WaveBoy commented on Editorial: Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting G...:

My frustration with Nintendo's E3 digital show this year has pretty much diminished. I'm feeling much more positive now and hopeful, hopeful that Nintendo Will unleash some better goodies in their next direct. :*

Besides, I'm really looking forward to Super Mario Maker, Yoshi's Whooly World, Fatal Frame Black water Maiden, StarFox Zero and even Mario Tennis Ultra Smash to a certain dino dudes' degree. B-)

Chibi Robo Zip Lash, Mario & Luigi Paper Jam and Legend of Zelda Tri Force heroes(just found out that you can play it on single player. hurray!) are all looking pretty spiffy....Heck, I'm even sort of looking forward to Metroid Fedoration Force. it honestly looks like a fun game if you can get past the Chibi cute fisher price visuals and absence of samus. ;)



WaveBoy commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

2/10....Not as bad Nintendo's 2003 E3( then again....), but worse than Wii Music E3. :P 2008 was it?

StarFox Zero(although it looked a little underwhelming, bland, empty and unexciting) and the puppet themed presentation were the only real high lites for me.

Paper Jam looks neat, but I'm not going California raisin over it!



WaveBoy commented on Poll: How Excited Are You About Nintendo's E3 ...:

As far as Wii U is concerned, I'm very Excited for Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water & Yoshi's Whooly World. StarFox U I'm sure will shape up to be something special and I am sort of looking forward to Super Mario Maker. Legend of Zelda U is too far off, but that's a no brainer! gimme gimme! :P

Yet I couldn't care less about Xenoblades, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival, Devil's Third(ew!), Skylanders and Shin Migami.

As far as 3DS goes, Mario & Luigi Paper Jam looks pretty neat, along with Chibi Robo Zip Lash, but that new LOZ:TriForce heroes looks incredibly underwhelming and I don't need Hyrule Warriors on the go. Metroid Federation fighters could be fun, if you can get past the chibi cutesy b-grade Robo dweeb exterior and the fact that it has 'metroid' slapped on the title. ;)



WaveBoy commented on New Nintendo 3DS XL Back On Top In Japan As Wi...:

My expectations were high as well, after all Nintendo did a great job with their 2014 E3 Direct. They went all out on their robot chicken inspired Nintendo presentation, and that great Reggie Vs Iwata fight scene. Aside from that, the Mega Man Smash Bros reveal and Legend of Zelda U teaser were the standouts.

you'd think Nintendo would try and top it, but they completely went backwards...This is hands down the most disappointing E3 they've ever had along side 2003. Wii Music E3 was a masterpiece in comparison. ;)



WaveBoy commented on Feature: What We Expect from Nintendo's E3 Dig...:

Punch-Out U!! StarTropics 3, Wario Land 6, F-Zero: Mega Blazer, Kid Icarus 3, Metroid U, Super Mario Sunshine 2...Make it happen Ninty!

I personally don't care for Sony's Final fantasy VII remake....seeing as how I don't like Turn based RPG's to begin with even though I gave VII a shot after I got it for my B-day around the time it came out. Made it half way through the game and called it quits out of pure frustration and boredom with the TBC...And then there's 'Shenmue III" a sequel to a franchise I have absolutely zero history playing. I had the Dreamcast since launch, but Shenmue never managed to spike my interest. Anyways, Sony's E3 didn't leave a big impact on me at all, those heavy hitters don't exactly float my battletoads boat if you know what I mean. I was hoping for a Resident Evil 7 teaser, but we didn't get anything!

If anything, I'm totally intrigued by Project Morpheus :O

BTW, apparently there were a few or so people crying during the unveiling of Shenmue III. Now that's what you call passion! :P
The only time a video game has ever made me cry(ahem, back when I was about 6 or 7) was Batman on the NES......and that's only because it was hard as Frick!



WaveBoy commented on Street Fighter Legend Ryu And Fire Emblem's Ro...:

In regards to analog stick movement, I completely agree. :P Which is why I use the Wii remote on it's side NES style just so I can use the d pad. ;) It makes a world of a difference, feels far more tactile and less clunky & sloppy. Double tapping left or right lets you run which also feels a lot better, but you lose analog movement sensitivity. So you wont get that full range from walking to gradually running. it's either walk or run. Works for me. :P

The downside? No jump button, instead you have to use the d-pad in the same vein as street fighter which imo sucks a little right off the bat, but it's something I've adjusted to regardless if accuracy seems slightly knocked down vs using a button to jump. Try finding a controller(Maybe the Wii U pro controller lets you use the d-pad?) that's compatible with the D-pad instead of just the analog stick.

Heck, playing any 2D fighter with an analog stick feels awful IMO, even something as unique as smash.

When I first played Melee back on the gamecube, I didn't get the praise it received, I didn't understand the level depth and skill people were yapping about. but once I perfected and learned a particular characters moves, the items, environmental hazards, the works it just clicked. it was flat out brilliant.

The downside to Brawl and smash bros U is that Sakurai gimped the air dodging, which knocks down the fun factor and skill. With melee's air dodging you could swoop over your opponent in mid air in any direction while getting leverage in the air. It was amazing, but in brawl once you performed an air dodge you immediately sunk to the ground like a tank. I was so disappointed when I found out about this.

You can blame the Smash Bros 'Zoids' for abusing the wave dashing technique. :P



WaveBoy commented on Street Fighter Legend Ryu And Fire Emblem's Ro...:

Mindless flailing? I've been playing smash bros since it's debut on the Gamcube and it's anything but flailing. somebody who's skilled would literally pounce on a noob. it's an 'acrobatic' fighter that's based heavily on dodging and blocking, with a huge amount of diversity thanks to the items. I can't even go back to street fighter anymore, I'm so tired of it. when it comes to fighting, I go straight to smash bros. There's MORE to it plain and simple.

There's nothing else like it. heck, It's the 'go to fighter' for my friends and I when it comes to gambling. We're officially tired and burnt out on street fighter and dark stalkers. they both feel too restrained and limited. where as smash bros essentially controls like a platformer/fighter which makes it incredibly unique compared to the rest. C'mon Kirky! You're just not playing right. :P



WaveBoy commented on Capcom Reveals E3 Plans and Mega Man Legacy Co...:

"Some things really don't need HD. Just makes them look fake and superficial"

Just like the digital age of anime and a lot of modern movies. :P
For example, masters of the universe looks the best on VHS, with an old school 80's tube tv. Watch it in HD completely ruins the magic and cheapens the look. this typically applies to most horror movies as well. Sometimes certain things are better off looking blurry and rough.



WaveBoy commented on Video: Share The Joy of Receiving a Launch Day...:

I can't. I made the huge mistake of getting a Sega genesis instead. which is thee' biggest gaming regret I've ever made in Eternia! :P Didn't get the SNES until a year or so after it's launch. Instead I played it tons at friends houses.
And boy oh boy did it put the mega drive to shame. the SNES was pure magic. Super Mario World made my jaw drop. What a religious experience! :O

Still getting my NES back in 89' was probably thee' greatest gaming moment of my life. Super Mario Bros 2 is what defined it all for me. :D