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Male, 23, United Kingdom

22yo Janner born & bred, who loves swimming, playing guitar, anime and the odd bit of drawing here and there. Finally back in the UK after nine months backpacking around Australia.

Mon 30th Jan 2012

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bennyt commented on Video: Let This Xenoblade Chronicles X Battle ...:

Love the visuals, soundtrack, mechs, scope of exploration & customization, but I'm still on the fence with this game despite being very excited when it was first announced.

Gave Xenoblade Chronicles on the 3ds a go when it came out earlier in the year & although I enjoyed certain areas of it, the controls never really clicked with me, even after about 15 or so hours which took away some of the fun factor & I have a feeling this may be the same for me - bit of a gamble given its current price & my current lack of spare time to fully commit to a game with so much depth.

Certainly does look absolutely amazing but with Just Cause 3 next week which I'll be getting for my brother (& possibly either M&L Paper Jam or an AU import of Yokai Watch the week after) it's one I'll pick up next year at some point instead, hopefully by then I'll have more free time to sink the hours into a console game of this scope & if there is a physical copy around at a good price.

Hope everyone else enjoys it anyway.



bennyt commented on Site News: A Brief Update on Our Mario Tennis:...:

Certainly looks great & I like the new additions to the rooster but there's no hiding the fact it's pretty bare content wise given its price, not to mention the disappointment of no wacky introduction & mini games compared to previous Camelot entries.

I rather enjoyed Mario Tennis Open on the 3ds despite its repeativeness & heavy use of power shots - good fun in local multiplayer as well as having some cool mini games & unlockable gear/costumes. But if me & my brother need a tennis fix this festive season, we'll just stick to the gamecube version I picked up a few weeks back.



bennyt commented on Feature: What We Expect from Nintendo Direct -...:

Who knows, Nintendo are full of surprises, both good and unexpected..but still looking forward to this regardless. Been too long so nice to see one back before the years out.

For myself, (though the chances are slim) I'd love to see/hear more on:

  • Possible Super Mario Sunshine remake
  • Pikmin 4 (WiiU &/ 3ds?)
  • Rhythm Heaven localisation
  • New Mario Smash Football (seeing as how we've had new entries for golf & tennis)
  • Kid Icarus hd port for WiiU
  • More Splatoon goodness - extra maps &/ 3ds spin off etc
  • Anything to do with Pokemon; Tournament, Super Mystery Dungeon, ('mon Z , Snap 2?)
  • Release dates for Hyrule Warriors Legends, PSMD, Star Fox

...oh & Rhythm Thief sequel please too!!


Sooooo nothing much..



bennyt commented on Nintendo Download: 12th November (Europe):

Would love to say Rodea the Sky Soldier (3ds) but still on the fence after watching videos & trailers for it online, despite being pretty excited for it eariler on in the year. A demo would certainly help but will now probably wait til after Xmas if I do decide to pick it up.

Wii U & GC backlog will keep me busy for a good while anyway, not to mention RotTR too.



bennyt commented on Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash Endures Awful UK Launch ...:

Really unfortunate to hear but I did my bit for Chibi - purchased the amiibo bundle of the game when it came out last Friday (but that's so I can put it away for my brother for Xmas who loves anything tech/ robot related)

Pleasantly surprised though I must say at playing the demo last week too given its mixed reception. Good fun imo with some great visuals and music too so will certainly pick up another copy for myself over the next few weeks.

Would certainly love it if Nintendo did a HD remake of the GameCube game anyway. One game missing from my current GC collection that I'd love to play without paying a small fortune for.



bennyt commented on Review: Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gem...:

Whilst it's a very short game (I got my copy last week & finished the main quest in around four hours with a few collectibles left to find), I found it to be a really fun game & a perfect recreation of the show from the settings, dialogue between the characters, music etc with some great 3d visuals.

Sure it could do with more enemies, boss variety (despite the twist) & a bit more platforming too considering there's only a handful of levels but it's still a thoroughly fun, enjoyable & hilarious adventure for those that are a fan of the show.

(Plus there's a nice..appearance from a certain mastermind not to mention a coded message at the end of the credits which I thought was a rather cool treat).



bennyt commented on Editorial: It's Far Too Soon to Go Download-On...:

@GoldenGamer88 Pretty much how I feel, perfectly summed up.

Totally get the appeal of having digital games & all but just not for me either. Just something special about holding a physical copy, flicking through an actual manual not to mention the excitement of going down to a store & picking up a game (more so when I was younger of course) & sharing the games with family & friends too.

For me, I hope digital & physical can co exist for the long run. There's some utterly fantastic digital only games like Child Of Light, Ori & The Blind Forest, Valiant Hearts for example but there's always a chance of indie/digital only titles getting a physical release later down the line, just like Shovel Knight (which I'll definitely be picking up later this week) so I don't mind waiting there, even if it's a long wait.

With this current gen having a big focus on digital content & everything, it's kinda why I've finally got round to picking up a GameCube the other week (soo late I know aha) & several games for it. Love the WiiU & XB1 but you can't quite beat the classics from back then, just straight up fun & enjoyable gaming (plus its nice to have physical copies of certain hard to find games, with actual manuals & no need to worry about dlc, day one patches, installs, game sizes etc too). Just put in the disc & off you go.



bennyt commented on Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets Ge...:

Big fan of GF so certainly picking this up on the 23rd Oct. Just need a giant Waddles plushie to go with now aha.

Loved Rayman Origins on the 3ds with the UbiArt, the tad blurry 3d effect and audio cutting out here and there aside, but do hope Ubi have put in that little extra work to correct those this time round.



bennyt commented on Review: Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash (3DS):

Never played any in the series so regardless of the score and its shortcomings, I'll still be picking up the amiibo bundle come 6th November.

Looks like good fun with some great music and a decent range of collectibles plus it's a platformer which I love in general so I'm looking rather forward to this. Whilst it may not be what fans expect of the series moving forward (like AC:HHD which I wasn't keen on at first but after picking it up two or three days ago and sinking in seven or eight hours already, my opinion has totally changed, loving it), I'm sure this will probably be the same case here for myself.

With Gravity Falls, Shovel Knight and this coming out within a few weeks of each other, I'm pretty much set for platforming goodness til Unravel and Mega Man Legacy Collection next year.

Anyone still on the fence btw, I recommend watching GameXplains review of it-no score of course but still a really good in depth look at the game.



bennyt commented on Review: Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI DX (3DS):

My most anticipated game of the year so really looking forward to this coming in the post on Friday or Saturday.

Still picking up Super Mario Maker next week too but if my 400hrs plus in Project Diva F & F 2nd is anything to go by, I'm sure I'm gonna be absolutely glued to the my 3ds screen for the next few months with this instead.



bennyt commented on Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relat...:

Not too bothered about amiibo in general but couldn't resist this one, so got my preorder in this morning with Game-think it'll be worth it given how nice it looks & the extras it'll unlock.

I know the WiiU version will have couch co-op with the battle arena mode but having it 'locked' outside of that without the above is a bit sneaky imo.

Been holding off for a physical copy anyway so certainly looking forward to this in October & the extra upcoming campaigns too.



bennyt commented on Poll: Is Pokkén Tournament The Wii U Release...:

I'm excited for this too, even if I'm not a fan of fighting games in general.

I doubt it'll significantly move sales on the Wii U compared to a 3ds version. That said, it looks good fun, stylish & a nice alternative to Smash Bros (..& it's more Pokemon so can't say no to that).

2016 is shaping up pretty nicely on the 'mon front with this & Super Mystery Dungeon for us in Europe. Certainly day one here



bennyt commented on Video: Things Go Bump In The Night In This Leg...:

Very tempting given how much I absolutely loved the Scooby Doo & co cartoon shows growing up.
Bit too much for the starter pack & all though for me given the other games coming out around the same time, but certainly something I'll keep an eye on over the next few months if there's ever a sale or anything.

Certainly makes me wish for another Scooby Doo game after watching that trailer anyway- something similar to the upcoming Adventure Time or Gravity Falls game would be pretty awesome.



bennyt commented on Nintendo Download: 20th August (Europe):

Hatsune Miku Project Mirai demo for absolute sure, certainly my most anticipated game for the year.

Should help pass the time over the next few weeks til it's release..although I'll probably have used up all the demo plays for it well by then aha.



bennyt commented on Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Hits The ...:

Lots of great bundles on there. Just pre-ordered my copy for my brother on there seeing as he needs a new case for his New 3ds anyway.

Certainly tempted by those cards too at those prices, far more reasonable than Amazon's current pricing.



bennyt commented on Nintendo's Awesome Super Mario Maker Overview ...:

Not meaning to be rude or cause offence in any way at all so my apologies if it comes across that way. But with respect good sir, don't you think you're taking this a little too..personally?

Sure it's a bit of an mistake on Nintendo's behalf not to include an option to have all the tools available from the get go for those that have experience in creating levels, but instead of looking forward to this game, it's incredible potential & what it offers etc ( being able to finally create our own Super Mario levels at long last has been a dream come true for many I imagine), you're choosing to overlook that & nickpick & complain.

I can see how passionate you are about creating levels & I totally get where you're coming from, but if you feel that strongly about Nintendo's recent ways in 'hand holding' & treating you like a 'baby', then take it directly up with them-email them, start a petition etc or better still, vote with your wallet & don't buy the game instead of making your point & refusing to move on from it & dragging it out. Fire up Minecraft, LittleBigplanet or Project Spark, just as excellent for level creating or bust open the Lego from storage & get building with that.

Anyways, apologies again if it comes across as me being rude. Just enjoy the game for what it is & have fun with it
(Btw If I don't reply, probably because I'm off for a swim).



bennyt commented on Nintendo's Awesome Super Mario Maker Overview ...:


I can understand the frustration totally, Nintendo should have had an option for exactly that. That said, it's only nine days to unlock everything which isn't exactly a biggie. With 60-70 levels already available, there's enough there to pass that time, not to mention college/work commitments & other games coming out at the same time too.



bennyt commented on Nintendo's Awesome Super Mario Maker Overview ...:

Doing my best to avoid any footage of Super Mario Maker til release day but couldn't resist. Shaping up to be absolutely awesome, excitement is definitely off the charts here after watching that aha.

I can understand the disappointment of the creative tools not being completely available straight away though but for those who maybe aren't as creative or are new to creating levels & just wanna dip their toe in & experiment at their own pace without being overwhelmed with all the tools straight away, I'm sure it'll certainly help.

I'm not overly fond of amiibo in general, but I do quite like their use in this game I gotta say. See if I can pick up a Wario & Bowser for my younger brother nearer the time as I'm sure he'd love to play as his favourite characters in those levels.



bennyt commented on NIS America Confirms Rodea the Sky Soldier Delay:

That's unfortunate to hear with another delay but hopefully the extra month will help in the end.

As much as the lil' extras are tempting though, I don't think I'll be picking this up till next year, especially with Rise Of The Tomb Raider coming out the same day (& playing my way through the new Adventure Time, Shovel Knight & Gravity Falls on 3ds too).

Still think it'll be great & a real hidden gem, but feel that it'll be unfortunately lost & overlooked in November with the big games coming out on the PS4 & XB1 at the same time.



bennyt commented on Soapbox: It's A Tragedy That Rare Replay Isn't...:

Tragedy is a tad too far imo but it's unfortunate that this marvellous collection isn't coming out on the WiiU too given Rare & Ninty's past history. That said, at least this collection is coming out to celebrate 30 years of Rare in some way or another.

For me, there's of course Tomb Raider, Unravel, Cuphead, Recore, Quantum Break & Scalebound (& several others I'm looking forward to) but this collection pretty much sealed the deal & convinced me to pick up an XB1 a few weeks ago, so I can't wait for my copy to arrive tomorrow (feels like Christmas has come early).

Always wanted to play some of their eariler games not to mention Grabbed by the Ghoules & the Viva Pinata & Banjoe series, so very excited for this. Plenty of gaming goodness for the younger brother & I'm sure it'll bring back some memories for the parents too.

With this & Sea of Thieves coming soon on the horizon, I feel that it's onwards & upwards for Rare now.



bennyt commented on First Impressions: Learning to Fly With Rodea ...:

I was still on the fence about this game but at the mention of Gravity Rush, my interest in this has certainly gone up a notch. Absolutely loved GR (certainly one of my favourite games ever) & the ability to fly & hurl around among many things, so if the controls/flying are similar to that, I may just pick this up for the 3ds when it releases in October.

Seems like it could be a bit of a hidden gem.



bennyt commented on Poll: How Excited Are You About Nintendo's E3 ...:

Already sold on Yoshi's Woolly World and Super Mario Maker anyway so definitely getting them for sure, along with Yokai Watch, Hatsune Miku Project Mirai and Rodea the Sky Soldier for the 3ds later in the year (disappointed nothing shown regarding those last two).

As for the rest, I'll keep an eye on just outta curiosity, especially XCX, Mario Tennis & AC:HHD for the younger brother. Otherwise, I'm good with my five above.



bennyt commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

Hmm, bit of a mixed bag for myself but interesting nonetheless.

Loved the Puppets idea and super excited for Yokai Watch, Super Mario Maker and Yoshi Woolly World. As for the rest, certainly not as epic as previous years and I can under the disappointment with Animal Crossing, Starfox, M&L x Paper Mario and Metroid shown.

Still gonna keep an eye on them anyway, as there's some interesting ideas there. Just a bit more variety would have been nice though.



bennyt commented on Feature: Our Hopes and Dreams for Nintendo at ...:

Knowing Nintendo it'll certainly be full of surprises so very much looking forward to it. I have my doubts of course but I'd personally love to see or hear about:

Some news regarding a sequel on Rhythm Thief and the Emperors Treasure please!
More Captain Toad &/or Bayonetta goodness.
WarioWare 3ds or a new Wario Land game.
Footage/gameplay on that Pokemon fighting arcade game.
HD remake of Super Mario Sunshine.

& of course any footage or news on Starfox/Xenoblade Chronicles X or reveals on new Metriod/Paper Mario/Animal Crossing would be fab too.



bennyt commented on Video: New Nintendo 3DS In-Depth Review: Episo...:

@King_Johobo Haha whey, nice to see I'm actually from England but have been out in Australia since July '14. Got family in Adelaide who I met for the very first time so decided to still around a bit longer. Plus the city is beautiful, so that's another reason ahaha.

As for your question, I personally found the smaller N3DS screen size perfect-not too small that you have to peer at like the original at times yet not too big & like mini laptop when you unfold it like the XL.

Kinda hard to explain unless you see one in person, but if the above sounds good, along with it being actually more easier to carry around (XL in a pocket just doesn't work for me) & you dig the faceplates, I'd say go for the smaller version

& if anyone is wondering about drawing on the standard N3DS with Art Academy or Pokemon AA (which alot of my time was spent on when I had an XL), absolutely no problem there with the screen size.



bennyt commented on Video: New Nintendo 3DS In-Depth Review: Episo...:

Great little video Nintendo Life, spot on with everything. Love the Luigi faceplate btw

Have to say I'm really impressed with the improved 3d effect and head tracking after picking up my N3DS back packing around Adelaide a few weeks ago. Soo much nicer to play without the fear of tilting the system ever so slightly and losing the immersive effect.

Should have been the handheld that launched those four years or so back with these new features and everything imo but overall, really happy with the N3DS, especially the screen size after coming from the XL-perfect balance, nicely in the middle.

Looking forward to the next video. Keep up the awesome stuff!



bennyt commented on Poll: As the PS4 Arrives, What Do You Think of...:

I have no regrets about buying the WiiU last November & it's been nothing short of a blast & tons of fun with family & friends. Yes, Nintendo could have done things better (but they're slowly getting there, lil' by lil'), the lack of third party support has been a tad disappointing & that i prefer to draw nowadays on MV instead of gaming, i still love the console & thoroughly enjoy the current games on it -The Wonderful 101, LoZ: WW, Pikmin 3, MHU, Nintendo-Land & others.

There's lots to be excited about the console for 2014 with X, MK8 & more on top of the upcoming indie games, so i think the console will do fine. Not great but good enough. But i think SM3DW will be the deciding game for Nintendo - it looks absolutely fantastic & definitely has nailed the Nintendo factor but whether it is successful or not as much should show where Nintendo future stands with the console.
But hey, who knows whats gonna happen this gen with the xbox one, ps4 & WiiU - the world is full of surprises - just sit back, enjoy the games & please give all these arguments/bashing Big N back & forth a break.

Happy gaming.



bennyt commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2013 - Aut...:

Wow, the next couple of months running up to Xmas are looking terrific!
Tough choice as they all look fantastic especially SM3DW & Sonic Lost Worlds. But it has to be LoZ WW for me ^-^ never experienced/played the original before & it looks absolutely stunning so i can't wait.

Looking forward to that lil' figure too with the limited edition version.

♪ Wake me up when September ends♪



bennyt commented on Nintendo's Scott Moffitt: 3DS and Vita Have Ve...:

Pretty much what datamonkey said - the ps vita may not have a particularly large gaming library compared to the 3ds, but there are games there for sure & whats there is certainly good enough - LittleBigPlanet, Persona 4 Golden, Uncharted & Gravity Rush, not to mention the upcoming titles like TearAway, Freedom Wars & more.

I love them both - my 3ds (especially for Rhythm Thief) & some Nintendo goodness & my vita for the games above & its great indie library.

Once X & Y are released though, i'm gonna be all over my 3ds. Do love my Pokemon games ^-^



bennyt commented on Warren Spector Hints At Epic Mickey 3:

I was looking forward to this game and planning on getting it at launch but reviews have been off putting, mentioning the camera, platforming, AI, and several other issues.
Seems it had alot of potential but failed to deliver. As dartmonkey said, Spector does remind me of Molyneuxs, in that he talks the game/series up too much and the end result is disappointing. (I love Fable 1, 2 was good but such a buggy mess and 3, well, don't get me started after all the talk hyping it up)

I would dip into the series if a third epic mickey was released but only if they actually made some improvements and not release a rushed and unpolished game.



bennyt commented on Talking Point: Test Running Rayman Legends:

Played this earlier today and I was very impressed. Loving all the game-pad features such as tickling monsters, moving platforms and omg, the music to the last stage, so catchy, i could listen to that all day...please ubisoft, release a collectors edition or something with an art book and soundtrack, that would be amazing.

Day one easily



bennyt commented on ZombiU Producer "Disappointed" By Early Reviews:

Although i haven't got the game just yet (waiting on the demo), Ubisoft deserve credit for doing something other devs wouldn't have. They took a risk, put a new spin on a genre and sat back waiting to see where the path took them. I've followed the game through onm and each time, it amazes me how much creativity they've put into the game.

As far as reviews go, it seems like Marmite, you either love or hate it. Although i'm not keen on horror games, this game has sparked my interest. High difficulty, no hand holding, pure terror, a showcase of what the game-pad can do...what game offers that nowadays?

Hopefully come next week, ill be experiencing the game and cacking myself....its all good. I would love Ubi to work on Killer Freaks/They came from outer space (with the man-eating rabbids)that would be sick



bennyt commented on Review: Nintendo Land (Wii U):

Just picked up my Nintendo-Land bundle from Game about an hour ago along with NSMBU and Batman but due to work, won't be able to set it up and play til five or six. Looking forward to playing N'Land the most.

Just need Royal Mail to drop off Sonic Racing and I'm all sorted.



bennyt commented on Some Euro Wii U Buyers Reporting A Distinct La...:

Sorry to hear. I'd be gutted if it happened to myself tomorrow as Nintendo Land is the one main retail game I'm really looking forward to the most

Same here. I'm going down early to pick mine up from GAME as I don't have work til midday so I'll give me enough time to collect it, check its all there, head back and hopefully set it up.



bennyt commented on Review: Trine 2: Director's Cut (Wii U eShop):

Sounds good. Does anyone know when this is out in the UK/Europe. If its on the 30th, it may sway me from getting AC3 on Friday

Thankfully its pay day on friday and all my overtime will pay off



bennyt commented on Rayman Legends Won't Arrive Until Q1 2013:

Shame, was my most anticipated game but I'm sure the extra time will be worth while.
Another game to look forward to in 2013 alongside Monster Hunter, Game and Wario and Pikmin 3.
Leaves me with:
Nintendo-Land and Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed as getting on day one and Assassins Creed 3 and NSMBU as possibles

I'm really hoping though that The Wonderful 101 and Scribblenauts Unlimited will make launch day/before Xmas in EU



bennyt commented on Wii U Price And Release Dates Confirmed:

@ Capt N

Thanks, erm yeah you could say i'm a newbie : )
First time posting, but i've been following the site for over a year now, its a great site.
Just sooo pumped for the wii U, thanks goodness my birthday is the 26th oct. I know where my b'day money is going



bennyt commented on Round Up: Wii U Launch Window Games:

For the time being i have NSMB, Lego City Undercover, Rayman, Pikmin 3 and Scribblenauts on preorder from Zavvi

However, Rayman and Lego City and NintendoLand will do me fine



bennyt commented on Wii U Price And Release Dates Confirmed:

Hi all

Just a heads up. Just preordered my white and black wii u from for £220 (white) and £260 (black premuim).

White so far is confirmed for nov 30 whilst the black is for dec 31st