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Sun 21st June, 2009

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bonham2 commented on Video: The Top 20 Wii U Games So Far - Part One:

Lego City Undercover at #14?!?!! How dare you? Anyway, here's my list just for fun (sticking with the no eShop game theme):

20. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
19. Need for Speed: Most Wanted U
18. Injustice
17. Assassin's Creed IV
16. Nintendo Land
15. Sonic Lost World
14. Wonderful 101
13. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
12. Lego Marvel
11. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
10. New Super Luigi U
9. Batman: Arkham Origins
8. New Super Mario Bros U
7. Zombie U
6. Rayman Legends
5. DKC: Tropical Freeze
4. Zelda: WWHD
3. Pikmin 3
2. Lego City Undercover
1. Super Mario 3D World

1 & 2 were difficult to place. That's how much I like Lego City (and I normally hate Lego games). And I left out a bunch of games that I really like (and a few that I hear are good but I haven't played yet).



bonham2 commented on Video: These Are The Ten DS Games We Want To S...:

I don't think you get my issue. I get how the games will be used in place of the touch screen. In games like Contra 4 and Sonic Rush, your character will actually go from the bottom screen to the top screen in a vertical scrolling level. It's going to be really annoying constantly switching screens when they're switching every couple seconds. Also, some of the FMVs scroll between screens. Imagine trying to watch a video that way...I really don't think it's going to work that well.



bonham2 commented on Video: These Are The Ten DS Games We Want To S...:

Here's what I don't understand. Some of the games shown have videos that go from one screen to the next, and there are some games where the game screen is played on both screens. Contra 4 and Sonic Rush are examples of this. How could those games or any of the Zelda games be put on the Wii U. I just don't get it.



bonham2 commented on Soapbox: A Case For The Defence: Castlevania 64:

I played and beat Castlevania 64 as a kid and I remember liking it. It was extremely difficult...I used a strategy guide (which I'm not proud of). It certainly had it's faults, but I don't think it deserves the backlash it got. The final fight with Dracula is one of the most memorable boss fights from the N64/PS1 era.



bonham2 commented on We Cannot Continue Without Winning, But It's N...:

Why is it that everyone here has better ideas than the guys running Nintendo? Maybe it is time for a change.

How about a subscription based service like Sony's PS Now. It doesn't even have to be as good as their service. Just include all VC games. I would probably pay $10 a month for the rest of my life if it gave me access to all of the Wii VC games on my 3DS and Wii U. Then they could just continue to add to the list.



bonham2 commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:

We have heard this argument before. This is just more detail. We know certain companies felt this way. If we're looking at a 3rd party developer that ported a game from PS3/360 to Wii U and was unhappy with the returns, I would think of 3 games/developers.

Ninja Gaiden 3 - this was developed by Tecmo Koei, so I think they speak Japanese.

Darksiders 2 - made by THQ, certainly possible but I didn't hear anything about missing features or even them complaining at all. Also, they didn't have tons of ideas for the gamepad that this developer mentioned.

And finally, Madden 13 - EA has been complaining about the Wii U since day 1. They had to drop tons of features that were on other systems and the game performed noticeably worse on Wii U than on other systems. That's my guess.



bonham2 commented on Parent Trap: Children Are Our Future, So Let T...:

As a father of four, I really appreciate articles like this. I also appreciate reviews here at Nintendo Life when they review it from the perspective of a parent or for the children. Too often other websites will review games and say they aren't challenging or the mini-games are too shallow and give it a bad score. Well, I don't care what a 35 year single guy that plays FPS games thinks about Wii Party U. Quite frankly, I have no interest in Wii Party U. However, I KNOW my kids will like it, so now I find myself checking out reviews.

As for games that hold their value, we still play Mario Kart Wii almost every night. My kids really like Nintendo Land now, although I am SO SICK of Mario Chase. I find myself buying games that I know my kids will enjoy playing or like Lego City, Rayman, Animal Crossing, etc.



bonham2 commented on Review: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Wii U):

I really didn't like this one. I was so excited for it because I absolutely loved Lego City (probably my favorite Wii U game to date...seriously). I had such high hopes for this one, but it just made me want to play Lego City again. As it was, I only played about 1/2 way through it before I traded it for another Wii U game.



bonham2 commented on EA's Financial Figures Reveal Dismal Wii U Sof...:

The Wii U doesn't have as many gamers as the PS3/360 crowd because it's still relatively new. Let's see what percentage of their sales go to the PS4 in it's first year.

There are still millions of Wii U's out there. If they could sell a game to 50% of the crowd, they would absolutely make money. The problem is they keep releasing half-assed ports. Not to mention, they keep putting down the Wii U and it's users. I bought Madden 13 (which sucked) and Need for Speed. If they put something out worth buying, I'll be's not going to happen though.



bonham2 commented on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Hero Mo...:

I haven't played WW since it came out, but I remember it being really easy due to the abundance of hearts found everywhere (especially dungeons). While a master quest would always be appreciated, it certainly isn't expected. I'm happy with hero mode, and I plan on using it for my first playthrough if this is true. I've been asking for a harder difficulty in Zelda games for years now, so maybe Nintendo is actually starting to listen to the fans.



bonham2 commented on Feature: Taking A Look Back At The Nintendo 64...:

Ocarina of Time is the first game that comes to mind when talking about the rumble pak. The fishing mini-game and sword battles came to life thanks to the peripheral, and it was just another reason why OoT was so amazing for it's time.



bonham2 commented on E3 Nintendo Direct Date and Time Confirmed:

I love how nearly every Nintendo IP has been mentioned here. Of course I want to see the big guns (Mario, Zelda, Metroid), but I also want some of the forgotten IPs. How about a new Pilotwings, F-Zero, or maybe a new Custom Robo. More than any of those, I want a new Nintendo IP...correction, I want a new Miyamoto IP. Remember how excited he was for Pikmin? I would love to see a new IP designed specifically for the Wii U's gamepad, and not just another eShop game.

Oh, while I'm on that topic, how about some1st party eShop games. I also want a VC schedule or at least a list of upcoming titles. Let's get more consoles on about Dreamcast/Saturn/Sega CD or even some obscure consoles (Jaguar). And GAMECUBE GAMES please.



bonham2 commented on Microsoft: If You're Backwards Compatible, You...:

I use backwards compatibility on all of my Nintendo systems. I kept my Wii to play GC games (on my small TV) and I play Wii games on my Wii U all the time. I'm especially happy that I could move my digital content onto my Wii U. That would have been really bad if it was non-transferable (that's my biggest disappointment with the Xbone). I never really used BC on the 360 and rarely use it on my PS3.



bonham2 commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd May (North America):

Question about the promotion - If I spend $1.50 to upgrade one of them, buy another, will I still get the 3rd for free? Basically that would make 2 of them $4 each, in which case I'm all in.



bonham2 commented on CNN Money: Nintendo Is "Tone Deaf" To Industry...:

Everyone I know that mocked the Wii U before they eventually got to play it now love it. The gamepad is awesome. I can get why people that have never used it wouldn't get it. It is truly the best part of the console, and it's only going to get better as developers figure out the best uses for it.




bonham2 commented on Madden NFL Is Skipping Nintendo Systems For Th...:

I guess that they were disappointed that they didn't sell more copies of Madden 13 on the Wii U when it was released 5 months after 360/PS3 versions(almost at the end of the season) on a new platform that only had around an install base of around 3 million that had already dropped hundreds on the console and a game or two (probably Mario and maybe ZombiU).



bonham2 commented on Nintendo Download: 26th April - Virtual Consol...:

Still $8 for a SNES game??? Nintendo, GET WITH THE TIMES!!! I will not be buying ANY NES/SNES games for the Wii's VC price of $5/$8. If they dropped the price to $2-$3 for NES and $4-$5 for SNES, I would spend HUNDREDS. I would probably buy every game I have ever liked or even considered.



bonham2 commented on Nintendo Download: 27th April - Virtual Consol...:

I don't know how those numbers convert to US Dollars, but the US pricing scheme is ridiculous too. $8 for a SNES game is too much. I would probably drop $100 on SNES games if they were $5 a pop, but I'm not buying any for $8.



bonham2 commented on Review: Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (Wii U...:

This game has really opened my eyes to the poor quality of the gamepad's and pro controller's d-pads. I'm finding the game controls very sluggish compared to other versions. My Wii VC with the classic controller is perfect, and even playing on the 3DSXL is perfect as well.



bonham2 commented on Talking Point: Review Scores and Unwinnable Ar...:

I'll admit that I tend to look at the score first, but if it's a game I am even slightly interested in, I'll always read the review with an open mind. I also prefer familiar sites (like this one) because over time I learn the reviewers' likes and dislikes. I know if I'm reading a Zelda review written by a Call of Duty freak, I shouldn't put too much stock in it. And on the flip side, it annoys me how people will praise the latest game in their favorite series with a 9.5 or 10 only to bash it in the next few weeks/months.



bonham2 commented on You Can't Use Your Wii Virtual Console Saves W...:

@Knux Just because PSN does it does not mean that we are entitled to it. That's an awesome feature that you get as a Sony customer. Nintendo has every right to make money off of their IPs. If people are willing to buy the games AGAIN and AGAIN on multiple platforms, then why shouldn't they continue to resell them? They don't have to sell us the upgraded games for a serious discount. I'm very happy they are, but they don't have to. They already gave us the ability to move our VC games onto our Wii U. Yeah, Wii Mode sucks (I hate it), but I can still play all of my VC games on my Wii U (for no extra charge). They're not forcing us to buy anything people.



bonham2 commented on Wii U Virtual Console Games Support Wii Classi...:

Assuming they eventually decide to make games that require a 2nd gamepad, and people spend the money for the 2nd gamepad, they may want the option to use it for a 2nd player on VC games. I think Nintendo is just being proactive here instead of having to update all of these VC games in the future.



bonham2 commented on Renegade Kid Clarifies 3DS Piracy Comments:

@Geonjaha Exactly...

Most games sell their best when released, and roms aren't usually even available that early on. And most people downloading ROMS are not necessarily lost sales. I have never been into pirating, I still buy every game I really want, because as a collector, I like to have the physical media.



bonham2 commented on Talking Point: Time for Wii U to Treat Us Like...:

This would have been a good opportunity to talk about the stupid MiiVerse restrictions as well. How come I can't post normal adult conversation in a M-Rated game's community. If the game has cursing in it, why can't we curse in MiiVerse? Parental controls should stop kids from accessing those communities.

It's not a big deal that I can't curse in the ZombiU MiiVerse community, but it's just another example of Nintendo limiting adults to protect the children.



bonham2 commented on Wii U Pre-Order Guide:

The US should've gotten the ZombieU bundle, or at least a Mario bundle. I couldn't care less about Nintendo Land (which should've included in the $300 system.



bonham2 commented on The Mystery of the Super Mario Bros. U.S. Rele...:

It's been well documented through interviews with Miyamoto that Mario's appearance was solely due to the limitations of the graphics at the time. He has a mustache because mouths were too hard to draw. He has a hat because his hair was too hard to animate. And the color of his clothes were bold colors that made the character easily recognizable and different from the backgrounds.



bonham2 commented on Nintendo Download: 22nd February 2010 (North A...:

Blame North America for the lack of VC updates? That's ridiculous. Nintendo has done a terrible job of even making it known which games are coming and which games are available. Also, with the exception of the big name games, most people have never heard of or played most of these games. If Nintendo could offer a gameplay video or a demo, people might be more inclined to buy these games. Also, Nintendo needs to look at their pricing scheme. $8 for a Genesis game is really high, especially if they're hoping people will buy them on a whim. $5 for Super Mario Bros. 3 is fine, but $5 for Ice Climbers is ridiculous. How about tiered pricing?

It doesn't matter what we say anyway. Nintendo isn't listening, and even if they were, they could care less.



bonham2 commented on Sega to Abandon Mature Wii Audience?:

MATURE??? It's funny that Sega would call MadWorld and HotD: Overkill. Sega thinks that all we want is foul language and buckets of blood. News flash Sega - These games would've sold like crap if they were released on the 360 & PS3 too. I played each one of them. HotD was an on-rail big deal. MadWorld was boring and repetitive and completely over-the-top and ridiculous. Sega is just lost when it comes to what adults want. It seems to me that they are trying to sell to a niche group of gamers - young teenagers and pre-teens that want lots of blood and naughty language...that's not "Mature".

Dead Space Extraction was a good game, but again, it's a rail shooter. Dead Space is probably my favorite 360 game, yet I didn't buy Extraction until the price went down. I can't justify $50 on a rail shooter.



bonham2 commented on Review: Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings (...:

I haven't played the game, so I can't really comment on the score, but I'm going to anyway. It seems like a pretty forgiving score based on the review - "sub par graphics, clunky controls, and unsatisfying puzzle solving". I've heard some pretty terrible things about this game, and this review is not going to sway me.