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Tue 15th February, 2011

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bluedogrulez commented on Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Hol...:

@jeb_leeds : Yes, but the criminally underrated NSMBU is even more so.

It IS about the games. MK8 and Bayonetta 2 (plus 1) are simply brilliant. And for the family, there are so many options like 3D World and other non-exclusives like Skylanders and Infinity, that get serious play here. Wii U = great console.



bluedogrulez commented on Soapbox: Sonic, It's Time to Talk:

I'm no Sonic historian, but I enjoyed Sonic Heroes (Gamecube), which does not seem to get much credit from those down on Sonic. I did have the original on the Genesis, but was partial to Mario. Fast fwd many years and there is Sonic again on my MK Double Dash preview disc; enjoyed it and soon ordered the game (which apparently sold pretty well). Great music, plenty of speed and varied gameplay (flying, cars, rails, etc.) to present that 3D platformer as a fun and cleaver Sonic game.

I did demo Sonic Lost World on Wii U. Terrible. Did have hopes for Sonic Boom, but this review and others scream avoid. Too bad.



bluedogrulez commented on Feature: Batman Vs. Superman In The Battle Of ...:

If Sunsoft was able to publish "Sunman" as intended, Superman may have had a more representative showing on the NES. Still trying to track down a copy of that repro . . . .

I'll add to the chorus on The Adventures of Batman and Robin being a very impressive SNES game (even today).



bluedogrulez commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

Solid B+. Shocked anyone could give a system with MK8, Bayonetta 2, NSMBU, Super Mario 3D World as EXCLUSIVES a C-. Throw in off-screen gamepad play, the stellar Wii U Pro controller, the MK8 updates, Skylanders for the kids, and the prospect of some excellent upcoming physical and VC releases . . . honestly, the system should finally be given its due.



bluedogrulez commented on Konami Demands That Hardcore Gaming 101 Presen...:

It's his picture of THEIR CREATION. Of course it needs to be licensed. A lot of retro stuff gets a pass from Nintendo and other because they simply don't care about the property anymore. Like it or not, Komani has the exclusive right to exploit its own creation. It's too bad for fans (and the author), but Komani shouldn't be condemned for asserting its rights over a key franchise they have spend decades developing.



bluedogrulez commented on Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data L...:

I think it is a bit early to get upset or disappointed with the Amiibo. It is obviously an evolving idea (I guess you could be upset about that), but look at the way Big N has supported the Wii U in terms of frequent system updates, DLC, etc. Sure the Amiibo have a limited use ATM with MK8; raise you hand if you know for sure it will be like that come in May of 2015 DLC#2. There may also be data storage workarounds as TW mentioned. I can see customers buying 20 different Amiibo before buying a duplicate; and I think Big N knows that.



bluedogrulez commented on Bayonetta 2 Falls From UK Charts After One Week:

I'm in the US. My Gamestop received a total of 4 copies (including 3 pre-orders). When I told the Clerk I was there for my copy of Bayonetta 2, the Clerk responded, "Ok, what system?". Offered as anecdotal evidence of perhaps serious marketing and supply-side issues.



bluedogrulez commented on Satoru Iwata Outlines Nintendo's First QOL Pla...:

Laugh it up, but when you hit 35 or 40, and especially if you have kid(s) waking you up for a variety of reasons, a good night's sleep is (1) way more necessary to function the next day, and (2) hard to come by. I would love the assistance . . . may help me figure our when I really need to end my night time gaming sessions . . . .



bluedogrulez commented on Bayonetta 2 in North America Comes With a Rath...:

The question remains whether North America will get two separate cases packed in a cardboard box, as the game was sold in Japan. I read somewhere (probably here!) that a Nintendo exec. stated there were be no difference between the NA and Japan release in this regard. Fingers crossed (and pre-ordered, Day 1 acquisition regardless).



bluedogrulez commented on Review: Castlevania: Dracula X (Wii U eShop / ...:

Surprisingly, I disagree with most of this review. Drac X is a great game. The soundtrack is not just good, it's fantastic. The Level Two design you complain about can be mastered with some work, so its more about game difficulty than poor design. Remember, games used to demand that you get better by trial and error before being permitted to progress. And make no mistake, its harder than NES hard, but that actually provides one incentive to buy it on the Wii U VC: Save states are totally justified in this one.



bluedogrulez commented on Features: Games That Should Already Be on Virt...:

Great article, and what great comments! The Virtual Console could and should be continually updated, and amazing concept , but as noted above, so many classics are missed. My Top 3 wishes:
3) OutRun (Arcade). Often copied, never replicated.
2) Metal Gear (MSX) for North America. For years, we hear about how much better MG was on the MSX, and there it is sitting on the VC game list, but only available in Japan.
1) Punch-Out (Arcade Version). I have every released Punch-Out title and all are great in their own ways. But none match hearing, "Left, left, body blow, body blow, put him away!!"