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Mon 1st Mar 2010

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Yanagi commented on Interviews: Ben Geisler - Jam City Rollergirls:

This game is actually really fun. I wrote a review of it on the blog I contribute to. Admittedly, I was one of the people who wasn't into the Mario Kart elements, but I still like this game. When the demo comes out, give it a try.



Yanagi commented on Nintendo Download: 27th December 2010 (North A...:

I'm glad that they're being more consistent with VC releases. I just wish they'd put out something I'd want to buy. I already have Magical Drop III on the Data East Arcade Classics and Fighter's History just plain sucks. C'mon, Nintendo, where the hell is Contra?



Yanagi commented on Nintendo Download: 20th December 2010 (North A...:

While I'm not a Mario Party fan, I'm glad to see the VC back in business. It's been so long since the classic games had any love.

I am a huge Dragon's Lair fan, though. I have the 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD, so I don't need a DSiWare version, but I recommend the games to anyone who's interested in the nostalgia of the old arcades.



Yanagi commented on Review: Another World (Super Nintendo):

Ah, I have... memories of this game. I used to hear the soundtrack of this game booming in my head while I had nightmares (probably because my younger brother played it while I slept). I can never look at this game without regressing back to that frightened little boy with fevered dreams of being stranded on that hostile alien world.

Forget survival horror games. This is the only game that really scared the crap out of me.



Yanagi commented on Billy Mitchell Back on Top of Donkey Kong:

According to Twin Galaxies, Mitchell achieved both high scores with a referee as witness, so he did it live.

One thing that wasn't mentioned here: did you know that Mitchell did not take the Donkey Kong Jr. record from Wiebe? Mark Kiehl actually topped Wiebe's high score a couple of months ago in an arcade in my home state, Missouri. Not that big of a deal, now, though.



Yanagi commented on Preorder Sonic Colours to Fulfil Your Sonic Dr...:

I remember the Scribblenauts giveaway that Dragoon mentioned above. When I picked up my pre-ordered copy, the guy at the counter said they only received one Rooster Cap, and the guy claimed it for himself. That's a load of crap. I don't know how good they are at giving you the pre-order bonus online, but, if you're pre-ordering Sonic Colors at a physical Gamestop location, don't expect them to hand over that hat to you.



Yanagi commented on Lust After this New Monster Hunter 3 Longsword:

I'm not opposed to using a long sword and this does look beautiful... but I would have to multiply my hunter rank by 10 to even try this quest out. It sucks that I only have one friend who plays this game and he doesn't even play that much, since he resubscribed to WoW. Why pay to play online when you can have all the online monster hunting action you want for free?



Yanagi commented on Microsoft's Kudo Tsunoda Greatly Saddened by W...:

I say this again, no one asked for a control scheme that utilizes your entire body. No, Kinect isn't the successor to the Wii. It's a cheap knock off of the technology in Minority Report.

By the way, when this guy was talking about Kinect at the E3 Microsoft conference, my first question was, "Who let this pedophile on the stage?"



Yanagi commented on E3 2010: Miyamoto Unexcitedly Scopes Out Xbox ...:

My question is who exactly asked for Kinect's technology? I mean, making certain motions with a Wiimote is fine, but when you actually have to move and position your entire body for extended periods of time... that just sounds uncomfortable to me.

I think people found this technology fascinating, but it's completely impractical when it comes to gaming. Why the hell would anyone want to use their bodies as a controller? If I'm going to drop any amount of cash for a "controller," I want something I can hold in my hands.



Yanagi commented on Get Your DSi XL in Sultry Midnight Blue, North...:

I'm going to be the odd man out when I say I'm not interested in the 3DS. I've been waiting for the DSXL to have colors other than "drab" and "mysterious brown stain." Blue is a good color for me. I'll definitely buy one of these.



Yanagi commented on Monster Hunter 3 Online is Staying Region Locked:

I'm not terribly concerned about region locking. It's not that important for me to play with people all over the world and contend with the language barriers inherent in such a venture. I'm content with keeping it in the US.



Yanagi commented on Nintendo Download: 10th May 2010 (North America):

If I had a DSi, I would immediately get Photo Dojo and Earthworm Jim. I already own the PW games, so this is a disappointing week for the Wii.

Does anybody remember the days when you can choose from three new VC games every week? Anybody?



Yanagi commented on Review: Kung Fu Funk (WiiWare):

When I saw the video for this game on the Nintendo Channel, with all those people impotently flailing their hands about, I knew something was terribly wrong.

What I didn't know was that this was made by the guys who made (ruined?) Dragon Master Spell Caster. For some reason, Stickmen Studios seem to take interesting game concepts and turn them into useless shovelware. What they need to rethink is their career path, because video game design is getting them nowhere.



Yanagi commented on Review: Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (Wii):

This game kinda fell under the radar for me after I found out about Monster Hunter Tri, but I'm still highly interested in it. It's amazing that this is the first Sakura Wars game to make it outside of Japan. The last game I played with a dating sim worked into it was Thousand Arms for the PS1, which was made by the same studio.

The one thing that put me on the fence between the PS2 and the Wii versions was the quality of the english dubbing. I'm glad to hear that it was done well. The rest of the game looks great. Once I get an opportunity, I'm picking this one up. Great review.



Yanagi commented on Classic Controller Pro Now On Sale in North Am...:

Like half the people here, I got mine with Montser Hunter Tri. This thing is dead sexy and feels a lot better than the old Classic Controller.

I love how the shoulder buttons are not only arranged better, but they also don't have that annoying "squishy" feel when you press down on them. I remember damn near killing my trigger finger from rapidly pushing down the R button on the old CC while playing Heavy Barrel on Data East Arcade Classics.



Yanagi commented on Sega Bringing Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns t...:

I loved these games. Sadly, this port won't have the same feel as it did in the arcades. There's nothing like holding a big gun and feeling the heavy recoil as you blasted those robots. Still, I'm looking forward to this.



Yanagi commented on Review: Rune Factory: Frontier (Wii):

I'm glad I picked up this game, though I had to travel 45 miles to get it. It's hard to find in my area.

@Machu: Don't worry, there's plenty of the fairer sex to court, even marry. Sadly, all the really hot ones are taken. I so wanted to have an affair with the innkeeper's wife.



Yanagi commented on Virtual Console Confirmed for DSiWare:

Man, I just woke up, so my April Fool's senses weren't in full swing.

It wasn't until you mentioned the Neo Geo Pocket Color that this ruse took on a cruel twist. I mean, I still have my old NGPC, but the thought of playing those games on a backlit screen is sooooooo enticing.

As it stands, you have toyed with my emotions and I now I don't know if I can ever love again (sob).



Yanagi commented on Review: Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces (Wii):

I agree with Sean. This game made me want to watch the anime.

This is THE best air combat game for the Wii, hands down and is well worth every one of those 30 dollars. The action is great, the story is compelling, the music is wonderful, and the motion controls are top notch. Project Aces were locked on with this one.

@Shiryu - An awesome, unlockable plane, eh? I'm gonna have to go back for that. Thanks for the heads up.



Yanagi commented on Review: Red Steel 2 (Wii):

This game's already out? Man, time flies.

I really want to sink my teeth into this one, but it will have to wait until I get a steady income once more. Unemployment sucks.



Yanagi commented on Grill-Off with Ultra Hand! Coming to US Club N...:

While this game may not rank up there with Bit.Trip Beat or Cave Story, It does look like a fun diversion that you would find in something like WiiPlay. For 80 coins, it's worth trying out. I actually remember taking a survey on Club Nintendo where they asked what I would like to see the club do in the future. I told them that they should do what Japan did and offer exclusive WiiWare games, like this one, for coins. I'm glad they did. Hopefully, we'll see more Club Nintendo WiiWare games in the future.



Yanagi commented on Review: Final Fantasy II (Virtual Console / Su...:

This is my all time favorite FF game. The ending of FF VI was a buzzkill for me.

If it weren't for the fact that I own this game thrice over (DS, PS1, and my original SNES copy), I'd buy this. Instead, I'll heartily recommend it to any fantasy RPG fans.

@Chunky Droid: Cecil's not a bad name for a fantasy character. At least his name is not Snow...



Yanagi commented on First Impressions: Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love:

I'm kind of torn as to whether I want the PS2 version or the Wii version more.

@Oregano: According to Amazon (US) and GameStop, the premium PS2 version is $10 more than the Wii version. The regular PS2 version of the game may be cheaper, but won't have the Japanese language version of the game. It doesn't even look like anyone will be carrying the regular PS2 version, anyway.



Yanagi commented on Rage of the Gladiator to Cost 1000 Wii Points:

I must say, I am impressed with how far Ghostfire went out of their way to insist on a $10 price point.

If this game does turn out to be great, I still would not mind paying $15 for it, if it will support quality game developers. Maybe I'll send them a $5 check in the mail...



Yanagi commented on Rage of the Gladiator Coming March 15th:

The real "deal-breaker" will be paying 1500 points for a crappy game and the jury is still out on that. If the game is awesome, I'll have no problem shelling out the cash.

That said, I will need some assurance that this game is awesome, so I'm definitely waiting until the staff here reviews it.



Yanagi commented on Ask Steve Wiebe:

Congratulations on getting the record in DK Jr.

What is (or was) your favorite video arcade? What was it like going to the American Classic Arcade Museum?