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Wed 30th September, 2009

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WaveBoy commented on Review: Super Mario Maker (Wii U):

I've never been that huge on level editing, but the nostalgiac appeal tied to SMB 1,3 & World and being able to invent your own stages and more importantly at least in my case getting to play levels that other Wii U owners have created is incredibly appealing. Buying. total no brainer!



WaveBoy commented on The Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Model is Coming t...:

Happy Birthday to me! tee hee.
Wow! I didn't expect this to happen.

I won't be using super stable 3D though, because it's super flawed. The flickering and image doubling on the N3DS XL wayyy worse than regular 3D.

If anything, I look forward to the slight boost in brightness and better contrast/pop like the N3DS XL had vs the launch 3DS with brightness maxed(not using charger). Amiibo support is neat, I guess, the eraser nub stick however i lousy, should of been a tiny circle pad instead, yet I love the more convenient button layout and stylus placements. LZ & RZ I'm sure will NEVER come in handy> Oh and, face plates here I come!

Still have my 2 Aqua Blue 3DS's, i'll never gives those up hehe.



WaveBoy commented on Rumour: Fresh Sources Suggest Shovel Knight Is...:

KInd of cool......but I think most people would rather see popular 3rd party characters that have been around since the birth-ish of gaming such as Simon Belmont, Arthur from Ghosts 'n Goblins, 'Bill Rizor' from Contra fame ect ect.

I'd rather see a Battletoad make the roster

Seriously though, Arthur whom is also a Knight is far more desserving. He's had a big history on the NES & SNES after all.



WaveBoy commented on Review: Devil's Third (Wii U):

This game sums up everything I don't want to do in a videogame. this seems like a long lost 360 game that nobody cared about, and releasing it on the Wii U exclusively is absolutely odd ballz. face it, it's not going to sell well on this system unfortunately. the crowd it's seeking is on those other two power housed grim-dark twins.



WaveBoy commented on Mario History: Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 ...:

I'm not talking about the original DS NSMB, I'm talking about NSMB 2 which was an unneeded sequel, a total cash grab that once again recycled and abused the same visual asthetics and sound of the past 2 NSMB games while making teeny tiny alterations & minuscule adjustments. It's not a bad game by any means, but probably the most underwhelming, 'tired' and unnecessary traditional Mario game in video land existence!



WaveBoy commented on Mario History: Super Mario All-Stars - 1993:

One could also argue and most would that Super Mario World on the SNES is better because you get to play it on a TV which has a far greater impact in comparison to hunching over and starring at a tiny little screen.

I also think shrinking straight down to small Mario after getting hit while having a power up Is a positive, adds more challenge to a game that in ways desperately needs it.



WaveBoy commented on Mario History: Super Mario All-Stars - 1993:

Was there, played All-Stars during it's release on the SNES, enjoyed it nowhere near on the level as i did with 1, 2 & 3 on the NES years before Super Mario All-stars...Shouldn't you be saying salty 'old timers' rather than kids if somebody prefers the original 8-bit incarnation vs the new?

All-stars is still a neat package and was still the only way to experience TLL if you really even cared. Thank god we got the Doki Doki panic version of SMB2, because TLL aka > the infuriating Recycled rom hack expansion pack 'side kick' to the classic original would of been underwhelming and incredibly disappointing to the mega millionth degree!

If anything, I remember always gazing in amazement at All-stars menu 'game selector' screen. but when it came to actually playing these 16-bit versions, I always wanted to go back to the originals.



WaveBoy commented on Mario History: Super Mario All-Stars - 1993:

I agree! All-Stars has nothing on the NES originals. They lost all of their individuality, charm and uniqueness when being transformed into this lazy 16-bit compilation.

Sure, at first it was 'neat' seeing 1, 2, TLL & 3 in 16-bit, but the visual asthetics were recycled from each other as was the SMWorld-like sound effects from all 4 'newer' versions. Neither game really stood out from each other in art direction, they pretty much looked and felt all the same.

I still enjoyed it back then, and the game selection menu was a real treat. But if you want the REAL DEAL, play 1, 2, TLL & 3 on the NES, not these generic personality-less cruddy 'World' renditions.



WaveBoy commented on Mario History: Super Mario Bros. 2 - 1988:

Me too, actually it's my favorite game of all time!
The subcon inhabitants have even invaded my

Heck, I miss Fry Guy, Wart and Mouser especially. Bowser & the Koopa kids need to go on vacation, and I'm tired of saving the princess!



WaveBoy commented on Mario History: Super Mario Bros. 2 - 1988:

This was thee' game that defined it all for me. 1989...This experience for me was simply put magical. It still remains as my favorite 2D Mario, even topping World, 1 & 3. Oddly enough I didn't really care for the All-stars version or the GBA remake....Those games reused SFX from traditional Mario games which annoyed me, and the visuals just didn't seem right.

Anyways, I've always preferred the throwing and yanking vegetable/enemy mechanic far more than what traditional Mario offered.



WaveBoy commented on Mario Memories: Playing Super Mario Bros. 3 In...:

The only paper mario game i played was Super Paper Mario and i absolutely loved it, well...once you're able to deal with insane amount of dribble & dialogue. But yup, it had a wonderful artstyle, quirky characters, a fresh plot, all of which i wish would be applied to the main super mario games.

I'm getting tired of facing off against bowser and saving the princess!



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

Also, you're being incredibly immature.....'hand picking' negative comments towards somebody PRIOR to their death when they were alive and breathing.
Had i said something like this AFTER his death, then ok...but this was before, i was never huge on iwata as a presenter, big deal.



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

What a sickening and childish response...So i desserve something bad to happen to me because of a comment i posted over a month ago prior to his death about how i don't enjoy iwata presenting Nintedo Directs and E3? are you insane?....

BTW, Iwata wouldn't shred a tear if you passed away. You're not a friend of his, nor his family, stop acting like you KNEW the guy.

Also, i hope 'nothing' bad happens to you. I'm not that kind of evil, you clearly are.



WaveBoy commented on Masahiro Sakurai Celebrates His 45th Birthday:

The dude is clearly a bit of a metrosexual, He probably takes good care of himself, through diet, exercising, living a relatively clean life style ect ect, perhaps using cosmetics(ahem, foundation) and generally just looking younger for his age in general. I turn 31 in less than 2 months, yet people say I look like I'm about 27.

If you eat junk, you are going to look like junk, you are what you absorb kiddies! I notice a big difference in my complexion when I'm eating healthy and clean, just real 'whole foods', getting 8 hours of sleep and keep a happy stress free positive frame of mind. I wouldn't be surprise though if the dude wears a bit of makeup & lip balm/stick. Either way, it looks fantastic for his age....I don't agree with 25 though, I'd say 35



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.



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!

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.



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. 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.