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Wed 30th September, 2009

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WaveBoy commented on Nintendo Download: 30th July (North America):

I couldn't finish dreamland 3, I got bored half way through was just a painfully slow un fun drag. I liked it's visual style, sort of and it had a pretty great soundtrack.

I had a much better time with Dreamland 1 & 2, Super Star Ultra and even the overrated(yes I said it) Kirby's Adventure.



WaveBoy commented on Nintendo Download: 30th July (North America):

Kirby 64 can't be any worse than Dreamland 3 can it? The only thing DL3 has going for it are the soundtrack and pastal-ish art style. Both games look a little on the slow side compared to your typical traditional Kirby fare though.



WaveBoy commented on Super Smash Bros. Is Getting A Massive Update ...:

So does anybody agree that Smash Bros U is the greatest Smash ever?
Seems like it does EVERYTHING better than Brawl and Melee, except it's only two pitfalls seem to be the gimped uncontrollable tank sinking air dashing which is unfortunately borrowed from Brawl and the fact that it's still not 'quite' as fast as Melee, but it is slightly faster and less floatier than Brawl. Seems like it's found a middle ground.

The air dashing still irks me big time, but speed wise? it seems fine to me. B-)



WaveBoy commented on Satoru Iwata Outlines His Reasons For Not Atte...:

Oh please, there were tons of negative remarks on Iwata based on how Iwata was handling things down at Nintendo at least in terms of the Wii U. nothing 'personal' against iwata as a human being, he seemed like such a wonderful person and he was the reason why the Wii, DS and 3DS were such huge successes.

Seriously, what an unfair remark there kiddo. I guess I can say you're the inconsiderate fool for making 'that' remark about me if I die tomorrow. But I doubt you would feel guilty.

Your comment was beyond stupid. Do you even know how many Nintendo fans were criticizing iwata's stance at Nintendo for the last couple of years? Are you blind? he was getting the smack down verbally based on how he was 'handling' things down at the big N. again, it has nothing to do with him as a human being. sad to see he has passed, I was actually in shock. of course none of us have met him in person or know him, but he's been a figure/presenter at Nintendo since the GCN days...



WaveBoy commented on Video: Capcom Shares Footage of Resident Evil ...:

Holy crap. I may be in the minority but I actually prefer the look of the N64 original. it's more interesting with it's color pallet and it's got more charm to it just like RE1,2 & 3 had on the PSX, rather than what we got with the GCN version of Zero...Which looks too drab & colorless with it's bland flat muddy contrived color pallet...This is another issue I had with the remake. They were both trying so hard to be dark and gothic inspired, but the problem with this is that the majority of areas just didn't stand out. That realism, became unrealistic because NO mansion or facility is this rustic, dark or unappealing in color.

The original PSX RE got it right....I actually found that one to be creepier. some of the bright lit hallways combined with the old school granny-mansion wallpaper and 32-bit polygon 'puppet' looking zombies were enough to do me in! :P

Just imagine if RE Zero came to the N64 and not the PS1....That would of been a huge bait for RE/PS1 gamers. In the end though, it still wouldn't of been nearly as good as Nemesis.



WaveBoy commented on Rumour: Nintendo Isn't Bringing Devil's Third ...:

Looks terrible anyways. You couldn't pay me to play this one.
Instead, Nintendo should work on localizing Captain Rainbow......Or at least release it on the Wii U's 'Wii' VC. ;)
Fatal Frame II is another that I desperately neeeeeeeeeeeeed.



WaveBoy commented on Weirdness: A Mighty No. 9 Live-Action Movie is...:

A cartoon CG series and now a live action movie based on a soon to be lousy spiritual successor to mega man you say? Good grief.

He's really trying desperately for Mighty N.9 to become the next big cartoon/game/movie/ect ect.

What's next? A new Kickstarter for MN9 Spaghettios?



WaveBoy commented on Sega Sorry That It "Betrayed" Fans, Hopes To W...:


You're probably right....But sometimes you just have to take risks. Relying constantly on a new sonic game to bring in the $$$ is getting predictable and pathetic. Streets of Rage 4 has a chance at doing pretty well....But yeah, I understand these days that devs are too afraid to take risks, what, with how much money & time is involved in making these flipping high powered HD video games.

They should just whip out 16-bit sega sequels for Streets of Rage 4, Shinobi and Gunstarheroes(ect ect) and release them on the 3DS eShop, PSN, Wii U eshop and XBOX live. :P



WaveBoy commented on Sega Sorry That It "Betrayed" Fans, Hopes To W...:


Playing Rayman at 5 is oh so incredibly wrong. Visually, it would lure kiddies in like a moth to a flame. but it's cute whimsical colorful surface doesn't match it's irritatingly difficult challenge that lies beneath, muhahaha. I played it when I was 12 and I still couldn't finish it. :P 5x tougher than that origins crap.



WaveBoy commented on Sega Sorry That It "Betrayed" Fans, Hopes To W...:

The Original rayman is ugh? IMO it blows 'origins' out of the water. I still find the PS1 original to be more appealing visually, more charming, more précises and demanding with it's platforming, AND it's difficulty also makes origins seem like it was designed for 4 year olds.



WaveBoy commented on Sega Sorry That It "Betrayed" Fans, Hopes To W...:

Lay off the Sonic Soda Sega, and give us a sequel to one of MANY of your other bloody franchises. yeesh.
Like seriously, They focus 99% on Sonic, constantly reinventing him 'hoping' to get things right, but typically results into failure after failure. I'm burnt out on the blue speedy hedgehog....Why not give us a sequel to one of these!? >

House of the Dead
Space Harrier
Altered Beast
Panzer Dragoon
Streets of Rage
Ecco the Dolphin
Fantasy Zone
Gunstar Heroes

Sega should just rename themselves to 'the sonic company'
They've completely abandoned the rest of their awesome franchises with the exception of maybe Virtual Fighter and Monkey Ball....IF that.
Heck, I'm surprised the Wii U hasn't received a new Monkey Ball....maneuvering the platform around with the gamepad's gyro controls would be the perfect fit....



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

You sir are correct. But unfortunately(or fortunately ;) ) there were many many many people who skipped MII and went straight to super Metroid after experiencing the original.

you pointed out the great aspects of the game, but by shamus's second outing you'd think Nintendo would of included a map or made the environments look less repetitive. Again, the GB's black & white visuals(Hardware limitation, so it's not their fault) made it excruciating when trying to differentiate areas. Looking back, my experience with it was like a '6', by no means bad but far from being great.

I don't think gamers were missing out on much by skimping out on this hand held sequel, perhaps it was for the better, because those things that it DID do to advance the series felt even more special in SM if one hand only played the NES original.



WaveBoy commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

Yeah, most people are absolutely fine and content with getting a new lick of paint, more horse power and using the same bloody controller(Sony releasing the same dual shock 3 times with teeny tiny pathetic miniscule alterations) time and time again. I'm getting a little bored with a lot of it as I've been gaming for 25 years.

I love traditional controls, don't get me wrong(at least with particular genres...they're terrible for first person and 3rd person titles where pointer controls shine) but I also love innovation.

And if that means DS touch screen controls, gyro controls, pointer controls, motion controls, a 2nd screen, 3D, Virtual reality, then BRING IT ON. I can't blame Nintendo for wanting to shake things up and try new things, it would be boring otherwise.



WaveBoy commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

Specifically for Nintendo's own franchises, they honestly don't need that much power anways. Mario, Kirby, Donkey Kong(just a few examples) can only look so good. The mute point for cartoon based video games are near, and they are in no rush to meet that end just yet.

Glad they are once again focusing on INNOVATION and creating a more affordable console just like the wii.



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! ;)