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Superbia en proelia

Male, 38, United States

Sat 24th November, 2012

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andregurov commented on Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly...:

Nice way to simultaneously encourage and profit off of Wii owners "upgrading" to Wii U's, which is clearly the expectation here. For Skylanders players like me and my kids, this is a very good deal. I still play games on the Wii, and this would allow us to play the same game with our characters on different consoles and different tvs but at one price. I like it.



andregurov commented on Review: Siesta Fiesta (3DS eShop):

Sounds great, and a pleasant surprise to boot! Will definitely pick this up tomorrow … while crossing my fingers that it wanders over to the Wii U someday. Hopefully quicker than SteamWorld Dig!



andregurov commented on Review: How to Survive (Wii U eShop):

@Action51 I agree, the Gamepad alone can swing my purchase from a different console to the Wii U (love the off-TV play!); I also wish that devs spent a little more effort differentiating their game for Wii U and utilizing its unique features more thoroughly. It sounds as if these devs tried but I fear - as the review score indicates - they came up a bit short.



andregurov commented on Review: How to Survive (Wii U eShop):

It's great to see it finally pop up on the Wii U eShop, but it is rather disappointing - although entirely understood why - that it is 75% off on Steam right now. If the choice is to pay $4 or $15 to play what is basically the same game, why would I volunteer to pay more?



andregurov commented on Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U eShop Games - Summer...:

No Nano Assault Neo? I'll not quibble with the selections here as they are all competent-to-exceptional games, but to overlook the BEST Wii U eShop launch game is harsh. It is symptomatic of the disappointment with the Wii U that 5 of these games are ports, remixes, or re-releases. At least Nano Assault Neo was new.



andregurov commented on Interview: MixedBag on Bringing forma.8's Myst...:

If the soundtrack and gameplay are HALF as good as that trailer this is a must-buy for me. The palette seems heavily influenced by Pixel.Junk, but that is a just fine by me … it looks bold and stylish and very well executed. Hopefully there is enough diversity in the world to give the gameplay some depth.



andregurov commented on Developer Interview: PhobosLab on XType Plus, ...:

Name-dropping Warning Forever is the quickest way to guarantee I buy this game. One of my favorite XBLIG titles (Infinity Danger) is similar with procedurally-generated endless boss levels (and equally owes a deep debt to Warning Forever). I do hope the price point for XType Plus is similar to those games on XBLIG/PSN Minis. I also hope that Nintendo advertises games in much better manner, though. Great - and informative - interview!



andregurov commented on ZaciSa's Last Stand Blasting Towards the Wii U...:

This reminds me of an XBLIG-type title, which is fantastic news, in my opinion. Some of the best values Microsoft offered on the XBOX 360 were XBLIG (Indie) titles priced at the $1 price point, and if this is the beginning of a similar scene on the eShop things are bright indeed. The presence of a real leader board is even an improvement over XBLIG titles! The more of these small independent titles - particularly at a low-risk price - the better. And this will be a day-one buy for me as I actually enjoy tower defense games, which is a niche that Nintendo sadly hasn't bothered to exploit yet on the Wii U.



andregurov commented on Video: This Is The Effect Wii Party U Has On E...:

Really great video segments above that perfectly illustrate the FAMILY gaming ethos; very well done and quite convincing, for me, of the quality of Wii Party U. Maybe I'm just getting older, or maybe just more parental ... but this title really excites me about gaming together with my kids.



andregurov commented on Review: Skylanders SWAP Force (Wii U):

My family enjoyed the first two Skylanders' games immensely; we picked this one up last weekend and I am happy to say EA has again crafted a great and very playable game. The figure collecting can be a bit over-the-top, but the graphics, music, and memorable bits floating about in the gameplay really make this loads of fun.



andregurov commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

Skylanders' Swap Force, beginning on Sunday. I'll be surprised if I'm allowed any time on the Wii U by my kids that whole day!

Before that, though? I think I may make a return trip to ZombiU to dovetail with my Xbox's Dead Island forays.



andregurov commented on 2013 Skylanders Champion Walks Away With All 5...:

Well done all! It looks like loads of fun; my 6 year old son would have loved to participate in something like this (although he would have struggled with the Xbox controller rather than the Wii U gamepad), and it is always neat to see gaming as a family event. But I have to admit that James' dad's shirt is perhaps the most awesome sighting in the video.



andregurov commented on First Impressions: Skylanders Swap Force:

It may be a kids game, much like Scooby Doo is a kids show ... but I'll keep enjoying both. That having been said, this one may be a Skylanders game too far, seeing as they are releasing one every year and the eventual cost is much higher than just a game on disc.



andregurov commented on First Impressions: Donkey Kong Country: Tropic...:

I'll agree that the investment in DKC:TF appears predictable and unexciting, and the game may very well re-use assets from his Wii entry, but it still looks GOOD. One significant advantage over other publishers that Nintendo consistently generates is solid gameplay and re-playability. DKC:TF doesn't have to be mind-blowingly creative to achieve that. We may be wanting a bit too much from Retro (even Naughty Dog spit out three Uncharteds that were pretty similar!) to expect mind-blowing innovation from every title; we may want more, sometimes what we want and what we need are two very different things.



andregurov commented on Review: Travelling the World with Wii Street U:

It is lots of fun; I've used it to look at off-street parking spaces in uptown New Orleans, to see an intersection and determine one-way street directions, AND to see my house! It was pretty cool to see my then-new car parked in my driveway.



andregurov commented on Review: Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013 (Wii U):

If this game encourages someone to take up hunting, they will be sorely disappointed that real hunting has absolutely nothing in common with how it is presented here. If that is Cabela's hook, they are a better advertisement against hunting than we could have ever wished. I would never dream of entering the wild to blast helpless animals away, but I do enjoy it in video games. Does that make me a hunting supporter by proxy?

I would like to see Cabela issue a game similar to Wild Earth: African Safari, where the hunting is limited to photographic stalking. Cabela's does put out some pretty games with decent animal animations, and it would be great to play a photo game that takes advantage of it.