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Achoo commented on Miley Cyrus Confuses Fans by Owning a Wii U:
Achoo commented on Feature: Bayonetta - Creating Gaming's Combati...:
@Ryu_Niiyama Why bother giving a score at all then? I've not thought about it much, but from my experience it seems people are becoming more and more dependant on reviews, and giving it a score encourages people to just 'skip to the end'. if it don't get above a 8 it is probably passed over, like what happened with W101. As a reviewer though, I suppose it would be difficult to drop the score system, as readers want a quick easy out and will go elsewhere to get a score if your site doesn't give one.That's enough from me anyway, I got uni work I should be doing
@ThomasBW84 Yes I tried to find a more current game than Mario Wii as an example, but couldn't be bothered to go through them all until I found one. Even so, oranges and apples aside, it is still claiming it is the best of it's genre, and Bayo is not then?Probably best to leave it there anyway, obviously this is your profession and I am but a layman. My apologises, I did not mean to cause any upset.
@ThomasBW84 OK. I was just curious because of this feature being published. Would it have got this feature had it got a lower metacritic? Be honest. Also, just checking metacritic now quickly, and I notice you gave New Super Mario Bros. Wii a straight 10. First one that came up. Seems a little off maybe? I've only played the demo of Bayonetta, but just that was enough for me to realise it has a LOT of love gone into it. Is it really THAT simple?
@ekreig Fair enough. Would actually really like to play Yumi's Odd Odyssey, but that's another story
@ekreig Oh really, or not enough balls to give it in-case they look out of place when everyone else gives it an 8? Let not forget, this is primarily a news forum for Nintendo, not a review site.
Why did this game not get a 10 from this site like most other reviewers gave it?
Achoo commented on Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition Sparks Huge Nu...:
Obsessive to the extreme. These are probably people with youtube channels or collectors who would feel incomplete without it. I find the mentality of the collector funny, as when broken down, the only reason they sell for this much is because they are 'limited'. Put the scarf on a store shelf and it wouldn't sell for $5 in large numbers. At the end of the day, it is just a scarf.
Achoo commented on Review: Wild Guns (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo):
Bring this out in Europe, and it's an instabuy for me
Achoo commented on Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect fo...:
M Sunshine or F-Zero GX for me. I think Metroid Prime might be a bit dated by now. First person shooters have come a long way since. It would still be good, but more for a nostalgia sake than anything else
Achoo commented on Beautiful Limited Edition Super Smash Bros. 3D...:
@Azooooz Maybe no-one knows...a little google search might help
@Noelemahc It will probably be something to do with sales. The XL will sell many more than the standard these days I'd imagine. It probably would not be worth it
@rylo151 Yeah I don't know, I'd prefer to see it every time I shut it without having to flip it personally. It doesn't bother me that others people would see an upside down image, If I was to buy one it would be for me not them
@rylo151 Because most of the time no-one will be watching you! And when you close it you get to look at the design...They made it so that the user gets the best experience, not the occasional looker on
I always thought most of the 3ds's were a bit to plain in the design area. This one is certainly not that! Definitely the most detailed 3ds, Pretty cool imo
Achoo commented on Amazon Opens Pre-Orders For Super Smash Bros. ...:
What's this what's this?
Achoo commented on Hardware Review: 8Bitdo NES30 Bluetooth Contro...:
I'm an android user not "already...aware of the operating system's native connectivity with wireless Bluetooth peripherals, including dedicated game pad controllers". Until now that is!
Achoo commented on Review: Pop'n TwinBee: Rainbow Bell Adventures...:
@DJaa It was never released in NA, so it was either the 50hz Euro version, or the 60hz Japanese version.Personally, I don't think the 50/60hz argument really matters that much with some plat-formers, apart from the boarders...but after a while I even get use to boarders.Obviously, if they released the Japanese version it would not be in English, so I think to release this version was the best option.
Achoo commented on Nintendo Download: 7th August (Europe):
@outburst They are old games. If you are waiting for a review just search google for one, I'm sure you'll find something
Achoo commented on Nintendo Download: 31st July (Europe):
@AyeHaley Not a sequel, but a platformer in the same universe
Achoo commented on NES Remix Titles Coming in Physical Version to...:
I really don't get why people are so attached to physical releases. At the end of the day they are both digital, even if one is on a DVD. It is not like it is analogue, like a vinyl. You get some box art but hey, we have the internet these days people, it is not like pictures are in low supply...jeeze, your even reading an online magazine here now, your not complaining that that is not a "physical" release are you?And people that buy both are just crazy.The only advantage to buying a physical copy is the resell value for me, and that is all. If they offered all download games at 2/3 the price of physical, I'd buy them everytime. They are more convenient.
Achoo commented on Kotaku Says YES to the Wii U - Rejoicing Begins:
With them being so 'influential', maybe I should be visiting their site everyday rather than this one then?
Achoo commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Beware the Slip...:
@Hit-Girl I won't pretend to know anything about cars. Are Mercedes typically slow on acceleration or something? Personally, I am not a fan of commercialism in most forms, but I especially don't want it in my fantasy worlds, I'm a bit OCD like that. I don't even like product placement in movies. Don't break the forth wall I say.I'm all for LOTS of DLC don't get me wrong, but I'm not of the opinion that if free must be good.
For me personally, I do not like it at all, for many reasons, some of which you have outlined in your article. I think how much people 'care' about this will depend largely on their age. When I was young I couldn't give a hoots about this sort of thing, as I didn't know any better. But now as a mature, free thinking and reasonably intelligent person, I find it disturbing in many ways
Achoo commented on E3 2014: Wii U Legend Of Zelda Revealed, Confi...:
@Yorumi OK so not officially confirmed yet but it looks like it will be shown later on in E3?
@sugarshack Did I miss starfox?
Achoo commented on E3 2014: Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Star Fox fo...:
So this was not true then?
Achoo commented on Older Wii U Bundles, Including All Black Syste...:
@Zombie_Barioth Motherboards cost a lot more also. My motherboard alone cost £100. Sure it comes with gigabyte Ethernet, which I never use. Ethernet is only really useful these days for transferring lots of data around a local network. When it come to internet speed, it isn't even close to WiFi-N capabilities for most countries. Ethernet does give less dropouts, but again, the routers most isp's provide these days make this very rare, at least in my experience. So no, it is not ridiculous to leave out Ethernet, but it would be to leave out WiFi.
If extra features that minimal people will use "looks like" they cheaped out to you, then I think your wrong. The price was changed to accommodate this.
Internal HDDs that don't have moving parts (SSDs) are still expensive, so the option was a large standard HDD that creates heat and clicking noises and break quite often if banged, or give people the option of an external HDD of a size of their choosing, and then possibly upgrade the standard internal flash memory as costs come down with future revisions of the console. Nintendo's whole perogative with the Wii U was to make it as cheap as possible at launch.
Achoo commented on Mario Kart 8 Sells More Than 1.2 Million Units...:
@hydeks Nonsense...Rayman Legends is best on Wii U and defo worth it, Pikmin 3 is probably the best game on the system, Zombi U is underratted and well worth playing, Nintendoland, New Super Luigi U, Wind Waker and I could go on. Loads of great games
@Zombie_Barioth I don't know, I think I disagree. I don' think they "cheaped out" as the price is lower the competition (i'm not counting ps3 as this is a DX9 console, and the Wii U is DX10 or DX11 I believe). It would not make sense to leave the WiFi off in place of a LAN adapter, due to the wires problem you have already said people dislike. As I said, WiFi is not a problem anyway, I doubt anyone would notice the difference between the 2 if given a blind fold test (providing a good router is used).As I said before, I would rather a lower retail with less features in a smaller quieter box, than to have all these feature you mention on bored from the start. At least then I have the option of adding them if I wanted, and not if I don't. If I don't, which lets be honest, is the majority of people, I end up with a smaller, quite, cheaper system. If I do add anything, well sure the pay off is a few more wired around my console and the inconvenience of having to disconnect a few usb cables etc. This slight inconvenience I think is more than acceptable. How often you gonna move your console anyway? Hardly ever.
@unrandomsam Don't need a Lan adapter for a start, unless your going for a full on set-up, in which case you'll probably be the type of person to have room in your entertainment area for such things. Personally, I've had no trouble at all with the wireless, a good router would be a better investment than a lan adapter. Gamecube adapter sure, but then it is no different than people who use a PC get in many cases. Hell, even the SNES had a bigger multitap than that gamecube one. Then HDD, you can get very small these days, and then just disconnect it when not playing the games on it. Or get a really long USB cable and have it away somewhere else. Not a problem.For me, small and quite are underestimated and appreicated. Both the Wii U is great for. I've not needed to add an external HDD as yet, but I only download indy and VC games to it.
@shigulicious You can add an external HDD any size to you want (within reason). If it is a case of having a larger system to accommodate a larger HDD, I'll take the compact system and add an external when needed.
Achoo commented on Video: What Could Xenoblade Chronicles Look Li...:
@Jazzer94 OH yes! I would love a HD F-Zero! That game was for skilled gamers for sure, me and my mate took weeks to complete it!
Achoo commented on Nintendo of Europe Confirms Upcoming Game Boy ...:
@EarthboundBenjy Fair enough
My final gripe is with the release of Mario Advance 3, or should I say Mario World 2. Why release this? Why not just leave it with the SNES version, which is exactly the same but with better sound as far as I know. Give us exclusives at least, and not re-releases.
It made sense releasing it as a hand held back then for those that were not console players, but not now on the Wii U. Just release the SNES game and give us the better music, and save us a bit of money at the same time
I think it is obvious now why we are not getting n64 or gamecube games on Wii U though. The Wii U has not sold enough consoles for it to be worth the investment it would take to port those games over to it with gamepad functionality. For GBA, it is far cheaper to port them, so it doesn't matter so much if they do not sell in the dozens. Nintendo just figure that as n64 games are already available on the Wii VC, that will do for now. So don't get your hopes up peeps!
Was looking forward to these, but i'm not paying that for them. Way overpriced for handheld games that don't even feature multiplayer. Even if they did it would be overpriced. SNES games are cheaper?!?
Achoo commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:
I think this video by an excellent youtuber sums it up best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HRkQSPZLyA
Achoo commented on These NES Remix 2 Screens Are Full of 8-Bit Go...:
@Bluezealand It basically comes from hiphop, where rappers have been using words like this for decades. Now it just seems that it has finally caught on with all the young mainstream hipsters....they all do...eventually
Achoo commented on Review: Mega Man X2 (Wii U eShop / Super Ninte...:
@Shiryu nice channel...subbed
Was this released as the PAL version? Damn it!
Anyway, I think the review is a little off again. This one just doesn't have the same fun factor as the first. The first was perfectly balanced for you to only be able to play a certain level once you had the correct weapon for that level, otherwise the boss would maul. It made for fun exploring which weapon you had to use for which boss and made the non linear level selecting feel rewarding. X2 is not balanced in the same way. In X1 you would know when you found the right weapon for the right boss as the damage dealt would be significant, but in X2 this is not clear, so knowing what stage to tackle and in what order in harder to know, and this kills the fun factor a little bit.
Also, wrong about the graphics, which have had a upgrade by adding elements similar to Starfox in certain parts. The actual cartridge had to have an extra chip added into it for this.
Achoo commented on Review: Wii Sports Club: Bowling (Wii U eShop):
@element187 Yes I know, but as people seemed to be blaming Nintendo, I thought I would just remark on them for the people that did not know of this. Becides, Namco Bandai are working for Nintendo as a subsidiary, so it is Nintendo and not Namco who's reputation is being damaged
@SirGreatNose Jeeze, seasonal lanes would be ace!
For me, both Tennis and Bowling were 8s if not 9s. Obviously they are very different games and both will appeal to different audiences and so some will favour one over the other, but both are excellent.Bowling has the 1up over tennis for the online, but if you want a smooth online tennis game, get a faster connection or don't bother, simple. I'm sure if it was possible for Nintendo to write the net code so that it was smooth for people with a 10mb connection or less, they would have. These people know what they are doing and are highly trained professionals, so people commenting on Nintendo's lack of net code skills really should not talk so much about things they know little about.
Achoo commented on Review: Wii Sports Club: Tennis (Wii U eShop):
Could people who are having lag more than 1 out of 5 games please state what internet connection speed they are running and the ISP also if possible?
I think this might help clear up some of the obviously conflicting results people are experiencing
@CasuallyDressed na their not. Like I said before, I think that is probably you not using them correctly, or mastering the technique. It is possible to confuse the system, but if you can understand why it happens, then it is easy to avoid, and you can always just recentre them by pressing down on the d-pad anyway. So I have had no problems with them. Only time slightly dodgy for me is when hitting with the net player, but most the time it is probably just because reaction time needs to be faster at the net, so harder to be accurate if not quick enough
For anyone having trouble with the controls, you should note that this is probably your error and not the controls. It takes time to learn them properly, but they are accurate when used correctly. However, I sense as with most things, it is easier to blame controls than ourselves. Just remember though, a bad workman blames his tools..and then rage quits
For me, this is the game I have been waiting for. I has had me glued to my Wii U since release, and that is because it is a far more skill based game than the original, which failed to hold my attention for long. You get better at this over time, and a noob will get schooled by someone who has had a few days experience on them for sure
I do not think this review is accurate, as I rarely have been getting lag online. Maybe once in 10 are laggy. I have fiber optic 70mb connection and it is only laggy when opponents is slow. Maybe I am just lucky, who knows, but I don't think so. I have been playing people from all over Europe and still, no lag, in fact, when I do get a laggy game it is normally when connected to someone from the UK, probably with a 2mb connection or something. I am at level 5* so make of that what you will