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Tue 7th April, 2009

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brandonbwii commented on Nintendo Provides Some Context to 2013's Tomod...:

I hate this lose-lose situation with Nintendo. I don't care to say how I feel about the topic but I know of some people among my friends who wouldn't buy it if it had same-sex.

Heck, I know someone who won't buy Evofish because it has "evolution" in it.



brandonbwii commented on Video: This New Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer S...:

That really sucks not to get the bonus suits. Even if Wii U doesn't get future DLC it should at least get all the bonus launch content. It's been done before with games like Batman: Arkham Origins and Sonic Lost World. Heck even CoD did a better late than never thing and gave Wii U owners the Free Fall map.



brandonbwii commented on Video: This New Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer S...:

I played the last one almost solely for the story. I walked away impressed. It's interesting to see in the trailers that Kraven is actually HELPING Spider-Man instead of trying to kill him like everyone else.

Also worthy of note is the sighting of Carnage but not Venom.



brandonbwii commented on Hex Heroes Lead Wants "To Develop a New Experi...:

This is the first kickstarter project I ever backed. The others, especially Twisted Fusion, I'm skeptical about. I would back Cult County but my measly funds won't account for much in the current state their in and I can't condone such a high goal when they were once going to make it without backers on 3DS.

The only thing that worries me about Hex Heroes is that even with stretch goals it still sounds like it will have too few modes to be considered a true "party game."



brandonbwii commented on Review: Advance Wars (Wii U eShop):

Actually Battalion Wars is considered the RTS spin-off of Advance Wars. There was a spin-off of Intelligent System's other franchise called Knight Wars which never saw the light of day unfortunately.



brandonbwii commented on Rusty's Real Deal Baseball Has Some Interestin...:

Western version still looks very Japanese IMO, just not offensively so.

As for the games quality, I like Nintendo's experimental spirit with this and Steel Diver 2.

The problem though is this doesn't look very enticing to me. I REALLY hope I'm wrong about this but based on ND this looks like it could very well be shovel.

Let's Catch on WiiWare looks like it might be a better choice. Again I hope not as I am cautiously awaiting the title.



brandonbwii commented on Kiki's Koi Koi Is Coming To The Wii U eShop:

Some games on many platforms cause me to laugh at their mere existence rather than be disgusted by them. The recent news of games like Parking Star and now this are funny due to how lame they look or sound on paper.

But I know that if these announcements that make me say "who would want this?" The quality games likely coming to Wii U and 3DS in the near future keeps me on my toes.



brandonbwii commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

Edmund simply sets out to make games to leave an impression. If he didn't people would probably feel his games are me too. Yes, his stuff is offensive, but no more offensive than something you'd find on TV (Morel Orel anyone)?

If I'm going to defend the game, that's my defense. It's no worse than any other form of entertainment and don't we all want games to be treated the same way as movies and music? As an art form? Even an avenue for self-expression?

I would not buy the game due to my beliefs but that by no means means the game should miss out on Nintendo platforms.



brandonbwii commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

This is why even with a slight Christian faith I can't hate on the idea of Isaac coming to Nintendo systems. NIntendo games are great, bouncy fun. I don't want them to ever change.

Some times though I would love heavy themes only indies can provide instead of the usual "chosen one to vanquish villian who want to engulf the world in darkness" schlock.



brandonbwii commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

I love the South Park game and fully support the animated series. You can label South Park as all of the above.,

I think the thing to look at here is that Binding of Isaac would make a statement, just like South Park did for animated comedies. Whether you think that statement is a good or bad thing is purely personal opinion. Look at other games for example that pushed the industry forward by making "statements."

Doom, Mortal Kombat, GTA, Resident Evil, etc. People hated that those existed but they're here now and very few are hating them in the gaming community. Only the vocal minority. So did these push the industry forward or put it in the toilet because last time I checked it's not these games that are hurting anybody, but they're murder simulators aren't they? So people, unless they have problems with the South Park series or the aforementioned trendsetters, should trumpet the potential arrival of BoI. It's themes are a bit refreshing compared to all the 3DS eshop drek that tries to do everything that Nintendo does better (Jett Rocket, Shantae series etc.)

As stated I would never buy this game being a Christian myself, but I'm not going to knock it if it's released as I believe strongly in personal creativity even if that creativity occasionally offends me and others (like South Park).



brandonbwii commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

Okay this is going to come out wrong, but I would NEVER buy this game.

Now that that's out of the way. This game should definitely show up on one or both eshops. After watching Indie Game the Movie I have developed a deep respect for Edmund Mcmillen, even if many of his games' content is, well, questionable to say the least.

The thing though is Edmund is a profound individual with profound ideas. As simple game players and not artists we tend to look at the industry as just an area to have fun and not display art or expression of self. I can see the depth and story behind Meat Boy and Isaac. There's shock value but there are also great themes behind his content.



brandonbwii commented on Nintendo Download: 13th March (North America):

So-so week again. Is Nintendo REALLY going to release all the quality March titles on the 20th. So far for NA we've got Pokemon Battle Trozei, the ambitious Pure Chess, and anticipated Yumi's Odd Odyssey. I'm not necessarily into any of those games myself, but still that's a quality list for just one day.



brandonbwii commented on Nicalis Boss Tyrone Rodriguez Thinks The Wii U...:

Everyone's opinion is kinda "right" in my eyes. On the one hand, yes the gamepad was an unnecessary piece of tech and it doesn't carry the weight that Nintendo introduced with Wiimote. Heck you can argue it's a step backward from what's come before as far as imagination and intuitiveness goes.

I view Wii U as a "safe" system comparatively. I laugh at the people defending it because they love off-tv play. Not knocking them either. It's just that it's a cool novelty you discover AFTER you own the system, not something I feel they could advertise to entice new buyers. I mean I use it all the time, but what about those "parents' basement" gamers out there? It's not at all necessary for them.

That being said, even though I think the gamepad is a joke, I have to applaud the innovative uses a handful of games use. ZombiU, Deus Ex, and Rayman Legends are fantastic titles that wouldn't be the same without it. These are great 3rd party efforts though. I have yet to see that sort of "wow factor" come from Nintendo.

I feel the biggest issue though, is that there isn't really a difference between Wii U and 3DS. Nintendo is their own worst enemy this generation with two very similar platforms but one getting more games at a faster rate. With Wii and DS there was a significant enough difference that you could call them both innovative in their own way.



brandonbwii commented on Retro Studios Talks Up Wii U And Has Been Work...:

If they do Metroid again, I hope they take a new approach to the franchise and not revert back to Prime. The Prime series was nice but it's time to move the franchise forward. Nintendo took a risk that didn't pay off with Other M, but I continue to hope that when they continue the series it will take another risky approach.

Who knows maybe they'll succeed next time.

Also if Samus continues to talk, make her more self-confident and strong willed like the original idea presented in past media (in Nintendo Power, she was basically an Amazon!). Also please bring back Jennifer Hale as the voice actor.



brandonbwii commented on Nintendo Download: 27th February (North America):

I never understood why they don't just ROM dump. Wii already has a vast library of VC titles available, why can't they all be released near the same time with Miiverse/GamePad integration?

Also enough with the NES games on 3DS. I was hooked on the idea of obscure Game Boy games I missed out on, now it's just the same stuff already available on the Wii Shop. :(

C'mon, give me Mega Man V GB and Kid Dracula already!



brandonbwii commented on Nintendo Download: 27th February (North America):

Aside from the terribly underutilized Virtual Console, I don't see what all the fuss is about. There's a discount for a game many were on the fence about. There's Layton. There's CastleStorm DLC. There's the potential filled Tappingo. At least two of those I'm not interested in and it's still a solid week overall.



brandonbwii commented on Review: Steel Diver: Sub Wars (3DS eShop):

Aren't there four mission in the free version? I could swear that after you complete the two missions they give you two more, leaving three left if you pay the premium. I think the rabbit may have said so.



brandonbwii commented on Level-5 Wants to Know Whether You Want Yo-kai ...:

Hmmm, I wonder though? Typically when a company does this they already have plans to release it anyway. It's just a false sense to lead people to believe they're paying attention to fans on the internet.

They've likely already done separate market research already, so they already know whether or not the game is worth releasing.



brandonbwii commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

Warning fanboy gloating alert:
To be honest I find a vast number of 3rd party games to be lackluster compared to the quality and polish of many first party products. The main way the lack of support hurts Nintendo is the diversity.



brandonbwii commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

I've been thinking the same thing about the drought. Nintendo's just keeping people interested in 3DS to make up for the lack of quality Wii U titles. It's not all doom and gloom as I think between the February and May we will see potentially several awesome eshop releases including NES Remix 2.

I also have to give (admitily a tiny bit of) credit for a showing new trailers of Bayonetta and X.