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Most important thing in life is life itself, so respect yours and others. Now, go play and stay young forever.

Tue 24th July, 2012

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andrea987 commented on Reaction: Pokémon Shuffle Isn't Quite Microtr...:

As someone already said, it's Candy'Mon. Moral issues aside (but if I were Nintendo I'd consider them, for various reasons), it would make more sense to release it only for smartphones.
The only FTP I expect from Nintendo on 3DS is the SteelDiverSubWars-type. That, I can get on board.



andrea987 commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

Numerical scores should always exist, and even more importantly, a website like Metacritic who puts them together is vital. This way you get more of a balanced idea of a game's worth, not too influenced by a single reviewer preference. If the score would boil down to "Great, Average, Bad" or similar, it would be way more easy for the reviewer to surrender to his/her own bias. If anything, I think reviews should have 'midway scores' for different aspects of a game (e.g. presentation, gameplay, longevity, etc) and then the final score would be the average of those scores. 0-100 I think would be better, too.
And for the sake of objectivity, only ONE method should be agreed upon and used by ALL the major gaming websites, otherwise the Metacritic relevance will soon be nil, since it would be impossible to combine different methods for every reviewer. And again, that's one more reason why I think the numerical score should stay, and possibly improved.
Is a tad difficult to explain, but I hope it's clear enough.



andrea987 commented on Rumour: A Planned 2.5D Metroid Title For 3DS G...:

@Kaze_Memaryu "relevant", "new level". It can still retain all the Samus appeal and character, while making her world bigger and more interesting, adding more layers. Of course exploring on her own would still be big, but side missions given by NPC, large hubs where to get them and upgrades for suit and vehicles would be grand, if done correctly. I'd love to be able to fly to those planets too, or maybe some missions/levels could be about chasing and hunting space pirates, who knows. And as I said, they also need to be thinking about what is selling today, to make it a success. Old fans of the series are not going to do that on their own.



andrea987 commented on Rumour: Nintendo Plotting amiibo Super Mario C...:

@DiscoGentleman 1 as in "It's a priority!", 10 as in "Bottom of the list". We listen to you, thanks for taking part on this survey.

But, seriously? Silver? That's Metal Mario, I want!
Edit: ouch, I've just read it says "Imported by NoA", sigh... Come on Ninty, give us something worthwhile to order on with our stars!



andrea987 commented on Talking Point: It's Time to Salute The Nintend...:

I remember thinking they did the right thing, brave and honest too, when they slashed the price and their salary (Iwata and the rest), and announced the Ambassador program. Now, I just cannot understand why they haven't done similar things to turn around the Wii U ship (a U-turn, one might say...ahem).



andrea987 commented on Satoru Iwata States That Around 5.7 Million am...:

"It would make sense to have a new model next year"...?! With the new 3DS just released? Can they not see that this 'New 3DS ' is being made to tide us over till the end of the Wii U lifespan (another 2-3 years), at which point they're probably going to introduce this home-portable hybrid console. At least, that would make more sense.



andrea987 commented on Video: 90's Arcade Racer Is Still Alive, And H...:

Looking good for a one-man band product, I do think though that the tracks feel very generic, apart from what's happening around you (not the last two tracks shown, they looked barren). And I've seen some frame-skipping too, but there's still time to fix these things, I hope, plus of course we haven't seen the whole game.



andrea987 commented on Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download Fr...:

I agree with all of them. Well, I own most of them already, but great games nonetheless. Oh, and you've got guts, to include Other M, wow! Still, I agree on that one too.
Also, Little King Story truly is a gem, deserved much more success. I'd like to see Endless Ocean 1 and 2 (and 3 for WiiU?) as well, and if they keep the opening price at £8, I'd buy quite a few of them.



andrea987 commented on Retrospective: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish...:

@k8sMum Don't you have an old DS or DS lite at home? If not, grab one cheap on ebay and a copy of the GBA game (plenty on ebay, just checked).
On topic, great game, played through 3 times over the years. Still got the original GBA and on two of ours ambassador 3DS's.