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WaveBoy commented on NES Remix Titles Coming in Physical Version to...:
WaveBoy commented on Review: Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (Wii ...:
@ZenTurtle You mean those game cube games that use archaic twin stick wiggling control schemes?
@bezerker99 Indeed sir. Nothing will ever Top-loader the NESticle. It's unbeatable even next to the SNES.
WaveBoy commented on Capcom's Mega Man 7 Is Dashing To The Wii U eShop:
WaveBoy commented on Trine Enchanted Edition Will Be Casting A Spel...:
Enchanted edition? Maybe if it's chanted with a decent frame rate(Cough* 60fps, which should be STANDARD for SideScrollers, Cough*) then I might give it a waldo whirl. But as is, the 30fps just makes it irritating, an eye soar and hard on the eyes. This also goes for the Castle of Illusion remake and Giena Sisters....
I hate playing 30fps games on HDTV's, that frame doubling effect is NASTy.
WaveBoy commented on Ice Cream Surfer Rides The Waves to the Wii U ...:
Stop bringing up Mighty N.9, you know i very well could of saved that $65 i put towards Might Number Nothing by getting a 2-month supply of scrumptious snickers bars instead. But then i might end up being a Danny Diabetic.
Concept art & plot are both fun, and kind of takes me back to the Nes era, but the actual game? Stinky potatoes. Somebody needs to boil it!
WaveBoy commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Master System:
The only game I've ever played on the Master System was Penguin Land.
Back in the day, I remember sneaking in to my friends brothers room downstairs while he was off doing chores. It was an oddity to me. I had heard of it during the time, but i NOBODY i knew had it. everybody instead had the NES, heck it seemed like everybody in the neighborhood had one. But a master system? not a chance.
Anyways, i spent about 15 minutes with it. PL wasn't exactly my cup of toitle tea, but it was neat messing around with a console other than the NES or C64 for once.
WaveBoy commented on Donkey Kong, Pac-Man And Q*Bert Cast Alongside...:
@GN004Nadleeh Where did you hear that Sandler bailed out of Grandmas boy due to video games? I didn't know he actually hated them.
WaveBoy commented on Video: More Mighty No. 9 Footage Arrives to Te...:
They actually advertised them on TV quite a bit. Take a stroll down to eBay and you'll see a few. They go for quite the penny!
Dude, how on earth did you miss out on these during 1994?
I remember getting that very same mega man action figure when i was hit with the chicken pocks haha.
Agreed. It looks very lifeless, barren, too mechanical and almost PS2-ish....Doesn't capture the magic of 7, 8 & mega man & Bass AT ALL. The stage design also looks like it was created by a crew of drunk monkies....A lot of it suffers from 'kitchen sink' design. There's nothing impressive about it and it fails to capture the AwesomeSauce of the original artwork.
Mine as well!
Refund my money InaFune, because Mighty N.9 looks unimpressive. I'm far more interested at this point in getting Mega Man 7 on the Virtual console. At least there's some actual life to the stages, rather than everything being one giant mechanical factory.
Shovel Knight looks 10x better than this overhyped muppet poop. I can't believe this is the game we're getting after they received over 4 million on KickStarter. Weak art direction, clunky gameplay, same exact mega man formula with teeny tiny alterations, Beck looks like a b-grade mega man knock off(intentional i know, but he's nowhere near as cool), the Bosses aren't as interesting as the classic robot masters in mega man(ect ect)
I'm still interested in getting my hands on it, and it will still be a day 1-play. But yup, i'm not that excited for it anymore. The hype train has crashed into a dusty coal mine.
WaveBoy commented on Ninja Pizza Girl Wants Kickstarter Campaign to...:
@Weedy The samurai Pizza cat cartoon was all sorts of awesome. I'd usually catch it on YTV before heading to school back in the day. Thankfully, you can get the complete series on DVD now.
@jariw I never said Shovel Knight was the birth of a new genre, it may borrow the down ward thrust Zelda II/Ducktales pogo stick mechanic, but it does enough 'new' to warrant itself being a stand alone unique(somewhat) NES experience in the 2D/Sidescroller genre.
I want to start a Kickstarter to raise enough money to ban kickstarter.
we need quality control. Shovel Knight should be the indie standard. Pizza girl looks like a long lost PS2 game from some no name developer that never got the green light. The Pizza Girl logo alone is appalling.
Anyways, i think i'll just stick with Samurai Pizza cats thank you vewy much.
It's funny, in the retail video game world, we have so many "me too" military shooters, yet in the indie scene we have so many "Me too" Fauxe retro platformers. In this case we have a "me too" Bit Trip Runner. I'd love to see somebody create a new genre as hard as it may be!
NO...just no. I'm started to loath the indie scene. There's just so much uninspired cheap looking and plagiarized junk. At this point i'm rooting for Yacht Club, i can't wait to see what their next project will be.
WaveBoy commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:
Pacman & Mappy.
WaveBoy commented on Feast Your Eyes On The Official Super Smash Br...:
I'd say swap for Lucina for Bonk.
WaveBoy commented on Captain Falcon, Lucina and Robin All Join The ...:
Robin...pfff, should of been Bill Rizer
Sakurai should of just added ROBIN as a newcomer and ditched that other female fire emblem character and made her a character skin for Marth. What a waste of a slot.lol
I'm not familiar with the Fire Emblem games so those two joining the roster did nothing for me....Two new fire emblem characters? really? More characters with swords? Don't we already have enough? I think adding in '2' was a bit of a waste. The majority of nintendo gamers couldn't care less for either. Fire Emblem isn't exactly one of Nintendo's popular franchises, at least outside of japan.
I would of loved to of seen a Wart, Mike Jones or Simon Belmont unveil!
These two are easily the two most underwhelming Smash Bros character reveals so far.
WaveBoy commented on Retro-Styled 2D Action Adventure, Midora, Hits...:
I'm only tired of 'indie' pixels.
I wish capcom or konami would do another sprite based Mega Man or castlevania, rather than the Fauxe retro onslaught of Duo developer Basement dwellers.
There's always been shovelware to some degree on every system known to -he-man. All the way back to the NES, the Playstation 1, Wii, you name it. For every 20 sucky games you will get 1 or maybe 2 good ones. The Sifting cycle continues, even more so in the indie world.
I want to see original Indie efforts with new styles of gameplay without heavily borrowing from the classics. I think LostWinds back on the Wii surprised me the most. i really enjoyed that one.
But at the same time, it's very hard to innovative when it comes to lets say Action based sidescrollers without borrowing from some other franchise. Here we are thousands and thousands of games later since the Atari 2600/Arcade/NES era(The NES erea was host to so many innovative games, but it was the beginning after all) and a lot of it these days feels like it's already been done before. There's only so many stories you can tell around the camp fire.
Shovel Knight has even borrowed Zelda IIs/DuckTales down thrust/hopping mechanic, but other than that the game still has it's own unique flare. What other game has you attacking with a shovel? Swinging a shovel on it's own against baddies would have it's own distinct feel in itself.
Most of these fake retro indie games suck harder than a pink roasted kirby.
The retro revival around the time mega man 9 came out was just amazing, exciting and a big fresh zap to the industry where the focus was always on Modern next gen 3D visuals. But these days, The amount of fake retro indie games is getting irritating and there's zero quality control.
And again, it's just more indies plaguarizing from popular renowned franchises and drizzling it in a new skin. Life's too short for the samle 'ol same ol' I personally haven't played much of the Minish cap, but i'd rather get the real deal than another copy cat indie offering.
WaveBoy commented on Yo-Kai Watch 2 On Course For A Phenomenal Déb...:
At first glance, i thought this was going to be A Boy & his Blob sequel.
WaveBoy commented on Review: Adventure Island (Wii U eShop / NES):
It took me hours to complete it. And let me tell you it was one of the most rewarding and satisfying gaming accomplishments i've had in my entire pixels. Practice makes perfect NintenZoids! I wish all or most videogames would offer this type of challenge. For the most part, these days developers are too scared to challenge the player.
Yeah, Super adventure island was a bit of a snoozer. felt like a dubbed down re-skinned version of the original. The music i found was unbearable as well. When i want to venture into the wonderful world of Higgins I will go to the original or it's surprisingly easy dinosaur riding sequel. I still haven't played A3 yet, wouldn't mind to one of these dog days!
One of the toughest Nes games EVER
This stage will destroy you.
This game will last you hours believe me. Calling all Masochistic gamers! This game isn't for the faint of heart.
ANd ya know, Master Higgins is 'almost' worthy of being in Super Smash Bros U/3DS's roster...But his popularity plummeted after the mid 90's, and i'm pretty sure nobody would give a hulk smash-hoot anyways.
WaveBoy commented on Renegade Kid Open to Another Kickstarter Campa...:
I'd like to see them actually make a new game for once.
Wouldn't mind playing Treasurenauts! Even if it's essentially Mutant mudds 2.5 with tons of treasure.
WaveBoy commented on New Fighter for Super Smash Bros. to be Reveal...:
A menacing creature from Metroid II: Return of Samus that goes by the alien name 'Amanda' that you will find buried beneath the depths of planet 'Bynes'
This just in, GamePro has just unvealed SSB.U's newcomer! Can't say i'm too surprised...Another boring predictable character that everybody saw coming a mega mile away. >
Agreed. The only reason i even want to try Moon Chronicles is because it's the only FPS in stereoscopic 3D on the 3DS, other than that....it's nothing special and extremely generic by all means. Mutant mudds was solid....But the visuals were extremely cheap, from the uninspired generic cookie cutter enemies, crappy 'n cheap mud splattering effects, lack luster environments. They should of went 8-bit with the entire thing, ala' shovel knight. Still, it was fun, challenging, had tight controls and some pretty great chip tunes.
I also enjoyed the first dementium.....but to be honest, i think i was more amazed by the stylus controls, and that it wasn't some mindless FP shooter.....It was extremely repetitive though, and the environments repeated themselves and looked nearly identicle. On the flip side, the music was dreary and unsettling, it ran in 60fps, those shrieking clown heads scared the gamePro poop out of me and the the experience worked wonderfully with the stylus controls, i guess you could say it was a revolution control-wise to the genre. Using the stylus to aim the flash light around was a-m-a-z-i-n-g.
Too bad they will never be as pricey as my Mint Complete US in box copy of Jack Bros for the Virtual Boy....ahem, which i sold for a measly $95 3-4 years ago on eBay. sniffle*
it's now going for over $500.....or it was months ago the last time i actually saw it. It's extremely rare to get a US copy to pop up, let alone complete + inserts in the box, even then it's never in pristine-like condition like mine was. Instead, there's a slew of JAP versions which aren't worth very much.
I should of sealed that sucker and put it in a box frame.
@vonseux I don't know what i was thinking, oh wait. An amazing spiritual successor to mega man that would knock our freakin' socks off. Boy was i wrong. The reason why I dropped $75(or i think it might of been $65) was to get a physical boxed copy of Mighty N.9. Down the road, these boxed copies might be worth half as much as lets say a CIB copy of mega man 9.
Instead of releasing the same game over and over again along with DLC over and over again, how's about you give us a Dementium 3 or Mutant mudds 2?
I will not be participating in anymore Kickstarter projects. Mighty N.9 was a waste of my $75 Koopa coins, i would of been happier putting a piece of that towards Shovel Knight's Kick starter campaign instead and spending the rest on a sizzling hot domino's pizza, a 2 liter of sparkling crystal pepsi and renting A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors on VHS at my local VideoShop!
Yes, Video Store's still exist in VideoLand. I'm currently plunked in 1988 and am using my protonAma BadDudes deLorean B-man FutureFunker computer cheezer device that lets me talk to you Future NintenZoids whenever i please.
WaveBoy commented on Video: Watch Samus, Mario And Link Duke It Out...:
These guys were terrible. Have they ever heard of Roll & Step dodging. This video should be called Super Button Smash Bros.
Wart, Mike Jones, Simon Belmont, Bill Rizer or Arthur from Ghosts 'n Goblins.
Make it happen Sakurai!
@Rafie It's great too that the 3DS version is getting this exclusive character.http://amradaronline.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/amanda-bynes-twitter.png
WaveBoy commented on First Impressions: Going Portable With Super S...:
@thehoppypoppy This. I think smash on the go is going to make for one confusing eye straining frustration fest. I have the original 3DS(had the XL but i sold it do to the less crisp blown up visuals, not having the 6th unlockable brightness and the 3D effect being not as pronounced or crisp.) and it's tiny screen will not gel with this type of game at all, especially on 4 players in LARGE scale stages.
Smash Bros. 3DS > "What is this? A center for ANTS!?"
there's no way i'm getting this before the Wii U version. This is essentially an appetizer where as the Wii U version is the main course grand daddy meal NextGen OMFG NintenExtravaganza .
I'm not spoiling the fun by settling for a smaller, less impressive, inferior version on the go. I'll be getting this after the Wii U release.
I'd recommend you guys do the same if you own both the Wii U and 3DS.
WaveBoy commented on First Impressions: Hyrule Warriors Is Zelda, B...:
Wow, already over 90 comments. A regular Dynasty Warriors game would have a hard time getting over 10. Developers that are having a hard time selling their game should all get nintendo to do Zelda skins.
Tell me about it, GamePro TV takes it to a whole new level of AwesomeSauce.
Those mindless brawlers were a blast back in the day, at least the 2D ones(TMNT II: The arcade game, The Simpsons, Double Dragon ect) but a lot of them just don't hold up that well these days, at least for me. Never cared for 3D beat em ups or hack 'n slashes so this will definitely not be up my turtle oozing alley.
@gage_wolf You said it dude. I probably won't be picking this one up for the reasons you stated in your post. The trap has been set and NintenZoids across the globe just can't resist the Zelda themed skin.
NL needs to spruce up their reviewing system.
I miss the days when reviewers graded visuals, sound, presentation and game play as well by also including a number/rating system rather than just a summary and overall rating of the game....Kind of like how GamePro did it for example in the early 90's. these were totally awesome!
It adds more variety and fun to the review imo. Even secondary multple(3 others) short reviews plus a score from different people would be a fresh of breath air.
And it sounds odd, but i find the 1.0 - 5.0 system more satisfying than 1-10 stars regardless if it's technically the same thing.
I love them' 0.5's! If Hyrule Warriors were graded this way it would no doubt receive a 3.5
WaveBoy commented on Mighty No. 9 Has Another Crowdfunding Campaign...:
@Link506 Zelda II?How dare you.
That black sheep is quite possibly one of the best in the franchise.
If this were a straight up dynasty warriors game it would score a 6, but because it's been drizzled in Zelda skin it will get an 8. No less than a 7, i'm calling it.
I would buy 10 copies of that Shredder statty! But mega man doesn't have to rely on Nintendo themed asthetics to sell well or get good reviews. Dynasty warriors would do piss poor in sales, but now because it's donning the LOZ skin it has a chance at doing great.
It's clearly working, you and i are even thinking about picking it up haha.
Twilight Princess? You mean the same game that my current chicky' friend(who btw is a complete noob to gaming) is currently plowing through blind folded in her sleep? TP isn't a challenge dude
Have you beaten Zelda II: Adventure of Link? now that game can be a challenge. Still, in terms of brute difficulty, It doesn't stack up to the likes of something like Castlevania III: Dracula's curse, ghosts 'n goblnis or Ninja Gaiden I & III ect.
Also, you're talking to a guy who beat mega man 10 on 'hard' mode, Mega Man & Bass, all of the other classic mega man games(aside from 7), Ninja Gaiden I-III, adventure island, all of the traditional castlevania games, ghosts 'n goblins, I 100%'d Wario Land shake it!(ect) so hehe.
@Retro_on_theGo I'm sure there will be a 3rd kickstarter for that.A cartoon to a game that hasn't even been released yet that has the potential of actually sucking and doing luke warm in terms of sales. Inafune's jumping the gun here.
Yeah, the hand drawn art work looked awesome. I expected big things from that, but instead we got some bland 3D take on it.
The envrionments look too empty and flat. I though they were going to start adding environment objects that popped off in front of the screen like in Rayman origins, Yoshi's Whooly World or even what was shown in the pre-game artwork.
Anyways, i shouldn't have to spend money in order to see a game get released. that $75 could of bought me a new Wii U game, a couple of snikers bars, a Crysal pepsi soda and a copy of Rad Racer on the nes.
@Link506 How will you ever getter better at videogames if you keep taking the easy route? Mega man 3, isn't even that hard. Try playing 10, you will take a rocket launcher to your Wii after that one.
As for Mighty N.9....I dropped $75 on it's original Kickstarter debut and i deeply regret it. Based on what has been show(Pre-alpha) it looks very disappointing. Now they're talking about doing an animated series? really? A little to soon me thinks? Considering the game isn't even out yet, it may not even be good OR successful....
Inafune's probably "like F**** it" i'm not getting any younger, and capcom has my baby so i'm going all out like Baxter Stockman!"
How could an eShop title such as this require MORE money?