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Male, 36, United States

I like tv shows like Law and Order, Psych, and Big Bang Theory, comics, and video games.

Sat 9th Mar 2013

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brianvgplayer commented on Nintendo Has "Moved On" From Game Boy Games on...:

@KnightRider666 I don't think the VC is missing much with MM Game Gear. It's a cookie cutter game that takes levels from some of the NES games and has odd scrolling. It doesn't have unique stages, features, and music like the GB games. Not to mention that all of the GB and NES MM games are on 3DS VC. Don't get me wrong, I would like to see more GG games on VC (Sonic Chaos is an odd exclusion), but MM isn't one of them.

I don't know why this is news. Natsume also said no more retro games were being released on the WiiU VC before Nintendo released Earthbound Beginnings and Vs. Excitebike.



brianvgplayer commented on The YouTube Wii U App Has Another Update:

Disappointing that the YouTube apps don't have the full features of the web version for consoles. It's a similar deal on 3DS where only the web version has 3D (and for some odd reason Miiverse links to the app version for its videos).



brianvgplayer commented on Review: VS. Excitebike (Wii U eShop / NES):

@DarthNocturnal I don't suggest deciding whether it's something to write home about based on one review or the fact it was japan only. I like this version quite a bit myself. I prefer the best out of 5 of Vs. to the best out of 3 system of the NES version and the complete times for the stages actually seem to be more lenient in some cases in Vs. It's also worth mentioning that selection B of the original Excitebike is just as tricky with the computer AI as Vs. Excitebike.

Not to mention that the arcade Vs. Excitebike used to be fairly common in the US and is very similar to the main 1p mode of this version.



brianvgplayer commented on Feature: Handheld LCD Gaming Past And Present:

The Puyo Puyo handheld pictured was released in the US by Tiger under the name Puyolin. It looks very similar, but it's blue instead of black with the text on it in English. I have the US version. It's decent, but not that great. Puyo Puyo is much more fun as a vs. game.

Edit: Telling from a hiragana-romaji converter, the text on that Puyo handheld actually says "Puyorin".



brianvgplayer commented on Review: G.G Series RUN & STRIKE (DSiWare):

I doubt the games are released as stand alone to localize the game since some were already available on DSiWare before the collection was released. Some games were just recently released as stand alone in Japan and some games have stand alone sequels that were never part of the collection (though those are JP only for now).



brianvgplayer commented on We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Fas...:

I wish they would let M2 do more of the emulations. Sound is off in Game and Watch Gallery 3 and they STILL haven't added multi to the GB emulations, despite PC emulators supporting it. M2's Game Gear emulations support multiplayer. M2's recent console emulations have more screen options too.



brianvgplayer commented on Interview: GungHo's Daisuke Yamamoto Talks Puz...:

I don't know about 20 minutes, but both Z and Mario have a forced tutorial. Z also has a lot of RPG style dialog to go through before you get puzzling. Mario ditches the RPG overworld and gets to the game quicker.

While I agree that it has a lot of annoying stuff to put up with, I found the mobile game to be enjoyable and better designed than a lot of other freeinum games. It's possible to get far without having to pay, though it does have a lot of things designed to encourage people to do so (like limited box space and having to sacrifice monsters to level up). It also gets very challenging, while I heard Z's main game doesn't get harder until post game.



brianvgplayer commented on Dark Half Is A Twisted SNES JRPG From The Make...:

@Shiryu As far as I know, that's not correct. As far as I know, the lockout only applies to NTSC games on a PAL system, vice versa, and systems with modchips. I heard some games won't work if you bypass the CIC. Even games with a special chip like Kirby Super Deluxe work fine on a US SNES. I have early and late imports and they all work on US SNES. I also heard on the shmups forum that Chatting Parodius works fine on US systems.



brianvgplayer commented on Dark Half Is A Twisted SNES JRPG From The Make...:

@Ryu_Niiyama Just because a game an older import doesn't mean it's expensive. Some JP games are actually much cheaper than their US counterparts. Dark Half is dirt cheap at japangamestock and ebay. It's also very easy to mod a US SNES for imports (just remove two tabs from the cart slot), so no need to buy a SFC. That said, I stick mostly to shmups, action games, pinball, etc since they don't require reading JP text to play.

I'm also excited to see a game that wouldn't get a translation otherwise get a fan translation.



brianvgplayer commented on You Can Now Create Your Very Own Game & Watch ...:

I think this project is pretty cool since it's one person who programmed it on his own, but I think the Game & Watch Gallery collections/recreations for GB and DSi are a good solution for a cheaper version since most of the recreations are pretty accurate (though classic Mario's Cement Factory on Game & Watch 4 was messed up. Thankfully, the DSi version is close to the original).