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ArcanaXVI

ArcanaXVI

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ArcanaXVI

#7

ArcanaXVI commented on Shovel Knight Has an Unlockable "Butt Mode":

@dok5555555 I have both versions, and both play identically for the core game (read: they're both awesome). The 3DS has some snazzy 3D layering and a Streetpass "arena mode" (not quite a battle mode: http://yachtclubgames.com/2014/06/streetpass-explained/ ), but the Wii U obviously has a larger display (though not a higher resolution) and the Digger's Diary ( http://yachtclubgames.com/2014/06/diggers-diary-detailed/ ). The Wii U version will also eventually have a four-player battle mode, presumably only for local play. In short: your call.

ArcanaXVI

#16

ArcanaXVI commented on Nintendo Unleashes Some Awesome Wii U eShop Tr...:

Definitely getting Teslagrad. I've already played Nihilumbra on PC, but it's pretty good, and it'll be a great fit for the GamePad.

Stick It To The Man reminds me pretty heavily of Psychonauts, which is never a bad thing, so I'll probably have to get it, too.

ArcanaXVI

#20

ArcanaXVI commented on Talking Point: What We Expect In Nintendo Dire...:

@King47 Acknowledged--a list of characters says next to nothing, and Shin Megami Tensei is nothing if not a niche franchise. That said, many of us familiar with the core mechanics of Shin Megami Tensei (especially demon fusion, weakness-exploitation systems, and the law-chaos scale) see how well they would blend with Fire Emblem's battle, relationship, and permadeath systems. It's by no means a surefire great game--it'll be a challenge to do both series justice while keeping the game balanced--but it holds great potential, and I for one am dying to hear more.

ArcanaXVI

#21

ArcanaXVI commented on Talking Point: What We Expect In Nintendo Dire...:

I feel like everybody's forgotten about Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem ... not that I expect an update this time around, either, but it'd make my day. I'll take any information on Monolith Soft's X and Bayonetta 2 that I can get, though. (I'm already planning on getting Tropical Freeze and Mario Kart 8; news about them is cool, but my hype quota is already full.)

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#22

ArcanaXVI commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:

I object to this survey for one core reason: The Wii U doesn't need a "killer app." It needs a must-have game.

While it's a pity that several games (especially The Wonderful 101 and Super Mario 3D World, which are magnificent) haven't already fit that bill, hopefully Mario Kart 8 or Super Smash Bros. will.

... And personally, I like the GamePad. It's actually more comfortable to me than most "normal" controllers, and while its potential is pretty obviously untapped, its presence isn't harming anyone. Remember the reaction to the Wii's motion controls (especially MotionPlus) before Skyward Sword came out? Same situation, folks.

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#31

ArcanaXVI commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Clarifies That Local Multipla...:

Sounds good to me. Mario--and most multiplayer Nintendo games, for that matter--seem to work best with a group of friends in the living room. For games like Mario Kart and Animal Crossing, it's high time that a good online multiplayer system be present (and lo and behold, it's there), and while I see how Mario could work online and why people would like for it to, I think Nintendo can afford to hold off for a little longer.

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#37

ArcanaXVI commented on Renegade Kid Hopes To Bury Treasurenauts in Th...:

@unrandomsam Don't forget Outernauts. Or Aquanauts, back from when LEGO actually made construction sets instead of video games. (Of course, Psychonauts is easily the best of the lot.)

I quite liked Mutant Mudds, but nothing else from Renegade Kid has really caught my attention lately. Maybe this game will change my mind.

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#38

ArcanaXVI commented on Soapbox: Why Grand Theft Auto V Isn't For Me:

While everyone else is busy playing GTA V (or not), I'll be merrily skipping about in The Wonderful 101. Pity its release will inevitably be overshadowed. Maybe I'll look into the GTA franchise eventually. With enough convincing.