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Wed 30th Sep 2009

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WaveGhoul commented on Video: New Mighty No. 9 Trailer Aims to Bring ...:

Yeah, Beck's character model looks god awful. What happened? Still not sold, this game is going to age poorly in the visual department, it doesn't look appealing at all.....Long lost PS2 game me thinks. All of that $$$ must of went towards Inafune's back yard mega man water park.



WaveGhoul commented on Book Review: The Untold History of Japanese Ga...:

I agree. Back when I was in game Art & design(before I bailed 9 years ago) one of my favorite teachers who used to work at EA during the 16-bit era pretty much said that you're starting out at $14 an hour. Not too bad considering you get to wake up every morning doing something you're passionate about....Scratch that, if you land a job with a big name company like EA for example you're going to be working in a monkey factory with zero creative freedom, possibly taking on some of the most monotonous tasks like shading in the elbow of a super realistic foot ball player.

My teacher also mentioned that if the company you're working for finds out about your own video game ideas they are automatically THEIRS. Pretty messed up. And I'm not surprised that he mentioned it was FAR more enjoyable creating games on the Genesis and SNES/16-bit era than it is now, those graphical and audio restrictions/limitations and smaller teams made the development cycle much more enjoyable rather than being thrown into the state of modern high powered modern Hollywood gaming that we have to day.

Also, The stability isn't good at all, depending and you will be working over time and loosing lots of sleep. If I were a game designer I would try and form a small indie team and stay away from the big companies. that way you HAVE creative freedom and can do whatever you want, designing games for the eShop, Playstation Network and Xbox Live, or I-phone would be ideal in my case.

But even going indie, I'm assuming means far less stability and even less pay. It's a tricky industry to get into and unfortunately in this day and age videogames probably aren't as fun to create as they were in the 80's and 90's. I myself am an artist, I excel in cartoon character design, but even then this isn't something I'd probably want to do, I'd rather get my own ideas across through my imagination, ideas and artwork, be the lead designer and form a small team to do my bidding.



WaveGhoul commented on The NES Joins The High Definition Era With Thi...:

Also, NES games IMO on a CRT look 'off' when even using 'composite cables'....It make the picture look artificial and too crisp for it's own good, rather than the nostalgiac softer lines of using coaxile which I personally prefer. It makes the picture look more organic and easier on the eyes.

Yet I go Composite all the way for the SNES & Genesis.



WaveGhoul commented on The NES Joins The High Definition Era With Thi...:

I never noticed any blur issues when playing NES games on the 'Wii's' VC, but the colors looked ugly, dark and washed out compared to the real thing....Which is why maxing color, contrast and amping brightness just a little bit is a must when playing them on the VC.

N64 Wii emulations looked a little darker as well, and the colors weren't as rich, saturated or as bright either...



WaveGhoul commented on The Man Responsible For Sega's Blast Processin...:


I didn't notice any real console wars on my playground during the NES/Master System(ah who am I kidding, nobody owned the MS haha) generation and SNES/Genesis days....My friends and I played SNES & Genesis 60/40 and enjoyed both consoles.....Then again the latter left me feeling a little blue more often than not..... I'd easily give the 16- crown to the SNES.

The PS1/N64 generation? Even then I didn't notice the console wars, maybe it was a little more prominent than the generation before it, but again my friends and I, and usually most of the people at my High school enjoyed both consoles, it wasn't until the gamecube generation when console wars got a little more serious. It's when Nintendo official got deemed 'kiddy'



WaveGhoul commented on The Man Responsible For Sega's Blast Processin...:

Pretty much this. I hate it when people have to apologize for creating some sort of fun, gimmicky in your face slogan to meet todays ridiculously BORING and serious standards. take me back to 85-91 and leave me there forever.

Yeesh, even console designs these days are boring. expect Black, shiny, Ferrari-sophisticated serious business uuber sleek designs, while none of these consoles have their own distinct sound either. That uniqueness outside of Nintendo is no more.



WaveGhoul commented on Site News: A Brief Update on Our Mario Tennis:...:

Destructoid nailed it with a 5*5
Not surprised, this is as lazy and as unexciting as it gets for a sequel. WOAH! now you can get......BIG. sigh*

Xenoblades Chronicles and Rodeah the Sky Soldier(for the Wii version bundled) are going to be the two new Wii U games to get this Christmas.



WaveGhoul commented on Mega Man Legacy Collection Gets a Budget Price...:

I couldn't care less about actually playing these again, especially 5 & 6 since they're easily the weakest of the brady bunch. Why didn't Capcom utilize the 3DS's Stereoscopic 3D effect? Now THAT would give me the incentive to play them, especially MM2.

Anyways, this collection is FAR from being a Legacy considering the larger amount of classic mega man games there are that are completely void from this weak collection.

Shouldn't it be renamed as 'Mega Man NES Legacy Collection'?.....

But yup, I'm a sucker for 'retail' compilations, so I'll definitely pick this up....Plus it' mega man, I love me some classic mega




WaveGhoul commented on Humour: The Pain Of Being A Wii U Owner This C...:

I've completely missed out on the Wii U generation...This is the only Nintendo console I haven't bothered with and not for the reasons you may think, my health issues have dominated most of my life and I've been on a bit of a gaming hiatus for the past 2 or so years mostly spending my gaming time on the 3DS. I made an oath to myself that I would unbox my Wii U when I got better, but it obviously hasn't happened yet. I find it difficult to concentrate when it comes to gaming because of my medical condition, so I've basically just been sticking with movies.

Anyways, there are about 30 retail games so far I'd pick up on the Wii U, but regardless, if there's ONE Nintendo console that I woulf of had to of been forced to miss out on I'm glad it's the Wii U....



WaveGhoul commented on Video: Nintendo Makes a Holiday Pitch for Wii ...:

I sort of got that feeling as well, especially with the announcers magical warm and cozy sounding voice. Aesthetically speaking, it's obviously 2010's(which I hate) but at least it feels like Nintendo is going back to their commercial-ish roots.



WaveGhoul commented on Rumour: Leading Japanese Game Company Kidnappe...:

Hey Kirk, Sorry to hear about what you're going through, I can relate in the sense that I'm suffering with autoimmune/leaky, it's actually been 9 years now(I ended up leaving college/game Art & design back when I was 22 because of it) and it's been beyond frustrating having to deal with the quackery, stupidity, ignorance and danger that is the medical system(Heck, MD's kill more people than guns) and even nature paths to an extent...

The latter tend to pile on unnecessary expensive monthly supplements and tend to have the same protocol for every patient based on testing, which again is incredibly pricey, it's like going through a marathon of testing and it's simply put not worth it. They're both busts, but ultimately I'd definitely take an NP if I had to, but fortunately I know better now and I wouldn't go with either.

Anyways, I finally know what to do now to reverse my problem all thanks to a specific doctor named John Bergman who is a true corrective chiropractor. only less than 10% of them exist in the world. he's absolutely brilliant, he knows very well how to reverse autoimmune(lupus ect), cancer, diabetes, arthritis ect ect. he knows how every single organ in the body works, real nutrition, you name it, he's incredible. He goes over this in all of his videos. Here's one specifically dealing with autoimmune(in your case, lupus) If you get in touch with him you will have your problem licked.

First of all, You NEED to get your nervous system checked by a corrective chiropractor in your area as soon as possible, that is the number 1 thing you should be doing right now, since the nervous system controls every single organ in your body including the immune system. You need to have a healthy nervous system and gut before your start detoxing. John B goes over this and so much more on his YT channel.

Send him a message stat and tell him your situation, your symptoms and diet.
He'll go over what you'll need to do, you could also phone or do skype consultations. People all across the world are flying down to see him, that says it all right there. Anyways, You can avoid all GMO's, pesticides, glyphosates, hormones(ect) by buying your fruit, veggies, animal products(ect) at a local farmers market. For drinking water, get an over the counter water filter(And shower tape filter) that specifically gets rid of fluoride and chlorine(they're both halides and interfere with thyroid production and so much more. they're deadly.) ,taking lugal's iodine solution also helps to counter act this.

In your situation, including mine you can't be eating any made-man food, or even commercial fruit, veggies and animal products. If it's not organic or if it's man-made, don't eat it. If the water isn't filtered don't drink it. remember, you don't catch autoimmune, cancer, diabetes(ect ect) you EARN them by slowly poisoning yourself. the body is intelligent, it's self healing. Anyways, let me know how it goes!



WaveGhoul commented on Video: Check Out a Graphical Comparison for Th...:

Aliasing never bothered me, it's a SOFT blurry picture ala anamorphic wide screen or just using composite cables unless you're an 8 or 16 bit console that bothers me. I used to play my Wii on a Sony wega 32" flat screen styled CRT Tube TV using component cables and the Picture quality looked amazing. Now since I'm using a 55" LED as my main, I play Non HDTV consoles such as the Wii on my 27" Sony wega CRT Tube TV, I miss the 32" model(same Model BTW) but I don't exactly have the space.



WaveGhoul commented on Video: Check Out a Graphical Comparison for Th...:

The problem with this comparison is that Twilight princess for the Wii is being displayed in anamorphic widescreen....which ultimately softens the picture to the point of looking like garbage. But once you stick it in 4:3 resolution Wii games look ridiculously crisp and sharp. So it's not a fair comparison....Still, the differences are there, I was especially blown away by the leaves at 0:30



WaveGhoul commented on Final Fantasy's Cloud Is Set To Cause Some Str...:

4 now? oh man....When there are far more interesting classic Nintendo and 3rd party characters to chose from(Simon Belmont, Bill Rizer, Wart, Mike Jones, ect), Sakurai instead opts for more anime dudes with swords.

Instead of counting how many fire emblem characters there are, why don't you count how many characters there are that sport the same generic human proportioned generic anime look/physique that use swords?



WaveGhoul commented on Fire Emblem Fates Releases In North America On...:

Wow, the 3DS is getting less and less more interesting as time flies, it's become nothing but a cess pool of generic-anime RPG's. I couldn't care less for Pokémon, Fire Emblem and even animal crossing. I loved my 3DS during it's first 2 years and maybe the 3rd, but these days it's completely turning me off. 3rd party support is as weak as ever and the indie scene on the eShop is vastly overrated.

as much as I love the stereoscopic 3D effect, Swapnote(as long as it lasted), the Hand held VC and a handful of Retail releases, the DS overall as far as creativity, dual screen innovation and it's amazing 3rd party support and robust librarly cripple the 3DS IMO



WaveGhoul commented on Final Fantasy's Cloud Is Set To Cause Some Str...:

"Another sword fighter, has Sakurai gone insane?"

My thoughts exactly. as unexpected and awesome as Cloud becoming a playable character is, I can't help but feel annoyed that he's another ANIME-sword fighter....It's getting ridiculous, and they all have the same semi realistic generic-anime look to them, instead of adopting a more cartoony western take.

Even little Mac looks too realistic, generic and proportioned for his own good.



WaveGhoul commented on Rumour: Leading Japanese Game Company Kidnappe...:

Don't forget the quack medical doctors and standard specialists(think endocrinologists and rheumatologists) who put uninformed ignorant unhealthy people on a care plan full of synthetic drugs that only suppress symptoms and later destroy you. They don't address environmental toxins(AKA you are what you absorb) which is the main reason why people get sick with chronic diseases in the first place, followed by stress and life style. You don't 'catch' auto immune, diabetes, all forms of arthritis, cancer(ect ect) you earn them by slowly poisoning yourself. Yes, they are all reversible(By healing your nervous system and detoxing the body with organic vegetables, filtered water ect), But most people have no idea. These MD's for example probably had a 6 hour nutritional course during their schooling, and the nutritional advice was probably a bust to begin with.

Welcome to modern medical care, it's pure craziness and absolutely dangerous.



WaveGhoul commented on Keiji Inafune is Interested in Implementing am...:

Just as soon as he releases the theme park, CG cartoon series, Toy line and Birthday plates.

Seriously, Inafune is just going all out, realizing that he's not getting any younger. All or nothing I guess.

As far as Mighty N.9 goes, he's already failed at creating a memorable soundtrack that sounds nowhere in league with any of the mega man soundtracks, the stage deign seems more brainless, less plaformy-y and unintelligent, and the bosses aren't all that interesting at all compared to the robot masters in mega man.



WaveGhoul commented on Video: Jessica Chobot Is Samus Aran In This La...:

I was cringing, I can't take Chobot seriously and she makes a horrible looking samus. don't get me wrong she's a great looking chick, but her looks aren't right for the part. I can't believe all of the praise in the feedback section. I just about threw up in my mouth after watching this. Chobot can't act her way out of a paper bag and she doesn't look convincing for the part at all.



WaveGhoul commented on Video: Take a Look at the Mega Man Cartoon tha...:

Sailormoon was amazing, could never get into the original Japanese version though, I've always preferred the western DIC score, it gave the show this magical romantic brooding flare. And as always, I can't do Japanese voice overs, it's gotta be English or I'm out like a sailor scout!



WaveGhoul commented on Video: Take a Look at the Mega Man Cartoon tha...:

Except the intro animation/art style and music were superb for the original 90's cartoon. As for the actual cartoon itself, I enjoyed it. wasn't one of my favorites of the pile of amazing cartoons that graced the 80's and early 90's, but it was still a fun watch. It was NO captain N the Game Master, Super Mario Bros Super Show or even the hilariously awesome surfed out 'n zany Legend of Zelda, but it was still a pretty decent ride!



WaveGhoul commented on Sega: Recent Sonic Games Haven't Been "Accepta...:

Pfff, they keep trying to look back to the past when sonic was supposedly good, when he never wasn't, not even with Sonic 1-3. Their game mechanics were all deeply flawed. Sonic felt like an 'edgy' marketing tool to combat Mario with his speed. Unfortunately, the game wants you to go fast, but when you're moving that fast the game is at it's most unplayable. SPEED KILLS

This is coming from an early 90's Sega Genesis owner too. Sonic 1-3 were an absolute joke in comparison to Super Mario World, or even the likes of Rocket Knight Adevntures on the Mega Drive. Personally, the only Sonic game that I ever felt they got it right with were the Sonic based stages in Sonic Adventure 1 & 2 for the dreamcast. 2D Sonic is a combination of sloppy platforming combined and nearly uncontrollable/playable loopdy loop roller coaster running spring flailing gong show.

At first it was neat seeing this, but then you realize how clunky, flawed, non intuitive and boring it all was. I might as well be watching somebody on a roller coaster.



WaveGhoul commented on Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is Creeping Up On...:


In regards to the controls, Capcom could of at least had the camera move with your on screen reticule while aiming ala' Ghostbusters Wii. But the real issue i have with the aiming is that they ditched the red laser. it could of been incorporated into the white reticule, or they could of even taken the reticule out while just having the laser. Again, options would of been nice.

And I agree, RE4 feels a little too long for it's own good. Wasn't a huge fan of the Island(the James Bond sounding music just killed me.) and I couldn't stand that one particular boss battle against Krauser right before hand.

The entire experience always seems to leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. I for one could totally do without the Wii retail version and just settle for it digitally on the WIi U. RE4 is most definitely thee most depressing RE game in the entire main series. And Leon looks out of place, his backstreet boy hair cut and dolled up appearance make him a little unconvincing.