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Tue 7th April, 2009

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brandonbwii commented on Nintendo Outlines Generous eShop Publication P...:

I think by all means games like Binding of Isaac should be there. I wouldn't play it but I'm all for freedom of expression. I'd also like more games to release that can have interracial and even homosexual themes (as long as they are fun and don't hit your head over them too much).

Too many indie games I've played have had capitalizim over/undertones so a change of pace and more variety would be good for the industry as an art form.



brandonbwii commented on Slender: The Arrival Is Stalking Its Way To Th...:

I'd be interested in this if it weren't for the rumblings I here of the PS3 version being an absolutely crappy port. It's hard to be optimistic considering the Wii U technology is even more alien to most developers. They clearly need to take their time on those platforms, especially Wii U.



brandonbwii commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Takes Sharing Expe...:

I love drawing apps like Colors 3D and Comic Workshop. The number of options to help get the creative juices flowing is phenomenal!. I just wonder how Nintendo can filter all the dirty ones. It seems like some notsokidfriendly images will make it to the server. I believe this is the reason we don't have Flipnote 3D yet. :(



brandonbwii commented on Link amiibo Compatibility Confirmed for Hyrule...:

I imagine it's functionality will be very similar to Smash. Probably simple leveling and statistic saves. It will be cool if you can also use it as a customizable A.I. sidekick. I already plan on getting Mario, Link, and Villiger first both because of my love of those franchises and potential Mario Kart DLC compatibility. You never know with Nintendo.

After that when I have the money I'll probably buy more Mario based figurines for obvious reasons.



brandonbwii commented on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Delay Seems to b...:

If basic model users are in fact buying off eshop they either have a hard drive or are buying games like Spikey Walls and other cheap, more casual diversions. OddWorld is more for the Shovel Knight owning crowd that has an insatiable appitite for quality.



brandonbwii commented on Video: Curve Studios Shows Off Some Stealth In...:

Now that Shovel Knight has been out, this has been my most anticipated download this year. Actually one of my most anticipated games period, and I don't even have any prior knowledge about the franchise. The talk of stealth, gadgets and Wii U specific features have had me excited since the beginning. Positive reviews of the previous game doesn't hurt either.



brandonbwii commented on Video: Début Footage of UCraft Aims to Show M...:

You talk about Bayonetta like it's shovelware as opposed to your own personal opinion. In fact I'm quite upset with this entire comment section. I mean, it's like everyone either hates Minecraft in general or hates the idea of a clone.

Where's the love? Hell, where's the voice of reason or integrity in this entire section? I'm looking forward to some crafing love on Nintendo consoles personally and with plans for future expansions already in place, I hope this game has enough to standout.



brandonbwii commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Fal...:

Toad Tracker is likely to come out in next year in NA. This is unfortunate as I was hoping Nintendo would have a more diverse holiday lineup than just brawlers. GOOD brawlers but brawlers nonetheless. :(

When it comes to 3rd party I'm extremely excited for Stealth INC. 2, In addition to looking like a badass stealth/puzzle game in it's own right it's got Metroidvania gameplay, seamless Miiverse integration, asymetrical coop, and a level editor. If it delivers on polish and promise I might just weep tears of joy.



brandonbwii commented on Review: SPIKEY WALLS (Wii U eShop):

Ouch, NintendoLife made him RAGE! @RCMADIAX and @Treefallstudios have WAY more restraint than that.

I also know the Miiverse community is pretty vocal when it comes to small community games like this. I've even bought a few so I could compare my scores with just a small portion of gamers instead of the hundreds/thousands on online leaderboards.

That being said, you've had your fun with your little social/finacial experiments @RCMADIAX. Now give us something more substantial. Something that actually feels like a passion project instead of board games and apps.



brandonbwii commented on Interview: We Loot Image & Form For Insight In...:

This is a style of game that's so easy to screw up. I also fear the whole idea that it'll be MORE punishing than dig if you lose. I mean, Dig already took your money away and made you start all over to find it. Does Steamworld really need to be more punishing than that?



brandonbwii commented on Thomas Was Alone Will Look For Company on Wii U:

I've been reading various reviews of Curve Studios games regularly. All of them seem to be well received, the lowest (metacritic wise) scoring one was that mouse game and even that was consider well above average (I have yet to read the full reviews on that one). Also I LOVED the Fluidity games so count me in. :D



brandonbwii commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

I'll buy it if all current DLC is included. This time should've been spent making it Arkham City level quality (heavy Gamepad support, all DLC, etc). Somehow I doubt this is the case unfortunately, especially since they practically admited there's not a snowball's chance in hell we'll get future M-rated titles. Probably not even the inevitable sequel. :(



brandonbwii commented on From the Forum: To Buy or Not to Buy? SPIKEY W...:

I was actually going to buy this but @RCMADIAX comments about crappy games has pushed me away. This is coming from a guy who was eagerly anticipating Super Robo Mouse and one who doesn't boycott games for this or that reason.

As for people like @gage_wolf stop being so vocal about your dislike. Just let things happen. If more people take your approach then it will sell anyway based on the Striesand Effect.



brandonbwii commented on Poptropica: Forgotten Islands is One for the 3...:

What I never understand with 3rd parties is why is it always this either/or thing? Why does a game have to be distinctly "kiddie" instead of just kid-friendly? I've had this problem last-gen with all the stuff EA released on Wii before deciding nothing sells on the platform.

Nintendo absolutely nails the whole kids-love-it-but-adults-love-it-too-vibe, Why can't anyone else get this right? It's either all blood and gore or all sugar and rainbows with 3rd parties.

The only thing good I can say about Ubisoft's Nintendo support these days is that they steadily improved the Just Dance franchise by putting more effort and resources to it, and I'm not that big a fan of Just Dance. :(



brandonbwii commented on Nintendo's Unity Presentation Confirms Critica...:

I heard the story and setting are intriguing almost solely on the fact that it's themes not often associated with video games rather than being actually "good." Also I heard a number of the strange occurences aren't explained in the end. Instead you're just supposed to take some of the games darker aspects for granted and not think about it much, which sounds like it may defeat it's own point IMO.



brandonbwii commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

I'm very surprised at the lack of momentum Hive Jump is getting. It's a full fledged adventure game with the promise of online co-op in the Wii U version. How often does that happen?

A Rite From the Stars looks solid too, although I do understand hesitation to back it. It looks a little awkward ATM but who knows, it could be the next Zack & Wiki if funded.



brandonbwii commented on Goodbye Galaxy Games Reveals First Teaser Imag...:

I understand you feeling like pixel art is overdone, but I really don't feel it's a step backwards as you say. I love my 3D games as much as the next guy but there is room for pixel art. Games like Shovel Knight and the Shantae series feel refreshingly modern while still harkening back to old school gaming.

Wii U is a powerful machine and you will see that with games like Bayonetta 2, the new Zelda, and Xenoblade Chronicles X. Not everything needs to be a visual showpiece.

I'm guessing the gaming community didn't buy the Wiis and Wii Us for their specs. Considering the console's not near where XBONE and PS4 are makes it the perfect place for these retro style games. I doubt many care about any sort of retro stigma the Wii U may get. In fact if anything, it will usher in a new era of retro themed titles that former high-end only fanboys will enjoy.

Also if you read the coming soon list there are plenty of indie games coming to Wii U with polygons (that's basically what you mean right)?.



brandonbwii commented on Goodbye Galaxy Games Reveals First Teaser Imag...:

I'm am surprised this is Wii U and not 3DS. Either way it reminds me of all those GBA FPSes like Ecks vs. Sever. Definitely a good thing.

That's a rather one dimensional point of view. Wow! So it's backwards just because it uses pixel art? Gameplay itself doesn't matter? For all we know it could have an ingenious hook, like most GoodbyeGalaxy games do.



brandonbwii commented on RCMADIAX Reveals SPIKEY WALLS for Wii U, a Blo...:

More Miiverse bait, eh? I may bite. ;) I hope the collision is better than the actual Flappy Bird. Honestly though, I see a bunch of young Miiverse goers (the kind that ask for friends and followers all the time) buying this in droves.



brandonbwii commented on Wii U Owners Finally Get The Nuketown 2025 Map...:

In many ways it IS Nintendo's fault. They decided to create hardware with very little internal storage. On top of that there's no real marketing or information regarding USB storage. So you take that install base and then cut it down even more to those that purchased hard drives and you begin to see why DLC was excised from most Wii U releases.



brandonbwii commented on Review: Soon Shine (Wii U eShop):

I said on Miiverse that'd I'd love to see what Dakhu does after Chubbins. I like that it was something that surprised me. Great review, @JakeShapiro. Your writing has improved A LOT since I read your first reviews. I disagree with the idea that Wii U shouldn't have touch-specific time wasters. My live-in cousin plays 360 regularly and sometimes I don't need to get involved with anything deep. That's when I get out my GamePad and play a little Blok Drop U, I've Got to Run or Color Zen.

I've come up with a new term. I call it "Miiverse bait." These are flawed games that will likely get a strong Miiverse following either because of high score posts or regular communication with the developer. Unlike so many on here, I actually like GOOD iOS to be released on Wii U, so keep'em coming @DahkuToby. :)



brandonbwii commented on Review: Midtown Crazy Race (Wii U eShop):

It's like Nintendo felt we were getting too much of a quality high by having games like 1001 Spikes, Armillo, Shovel Knight, and Guacamelee. They had to put us in check by letting us know that games can't always be great.

It also helps remind us that we still need Nintendo software more than anything their partners can offer. :p



brandonbwii commented on Review: Midtown Crazy Race (Wii U eShop):

I'm too late for the inb4wiiuneedsquality control comment. :( There was never a true seal of quality. There were always bad games. The only thing is that they aren't as restrictive in the AMOUNT of games being developed, meaning that the quality/quantity ratio will always be lopsided. If games were always not approved just because they are bad, then why in the world is Modern Combat on PSN?



brandonbwii commented on Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Ev...:

I think what people fail to see here is that this is a download title. So take the Wii U's small install base and cut it to the few that own a hard drive and the reason for Wii U being excluded makes a bit more sense. Heck they even had to create a retail version of Ducktales just for Wii U to try and break even.



brandonbwii commented on Review: IQ Test (Wii U eShop):

I actually think that's a pretty cool thing for developers to do, especially one man studios who developed games in the span of maybe 6 months. The Miiverse community is the only thing that keeps games like Internal Invasion, I've Got to Run at all tolerable (I even bought the latter solely for Miiverse reasons). If you weren't able to talk to TreeFallStudios on Miiverse The Letter wouldn't be nearly as "popular."



brandonbwii commented on Poll: Is Online Co-Op a Major Miss in Hyrule W...:

It's difficult for me to answer this poll. I have little interest in the game but at the same time, the lack of online co-op in a franchise that's always had it is dumb. So that does bother me.

As for online in general though, I'm kinda with Nintendo when it comes to a case by case basis. Online doesn't have to be in EVERYTHING and if it's included I'd rather it be a fleshed out and fully functional affair. A good example is all those multiplayer Mario games. I like that they focused on local there. If they added online, how would it work exactly? Unless it were friends only everyone would hinder the other persons personal enjoyment by not even caring about progression. If there was an online Mario game, it probably would (and should) take a different approach than local.