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Male, 24, United States

Husband and father; lover of good food, great games and bad jokes; political communications consultant; amateur writer and professional reviewer; Christian libertarian living the American Dream in "the Magic City," the heart of New South Dixieland.

Wed 26th August, 2009

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bro2dragons commented on The Deer God Will Bring Gorgeous Pixel-Based N...:

@Sakura Levels are built as you play instead of painstakingly (or creatively) designed beforehand. It's not a shortcut, since it's very complicated to make a good system. When you hear the term "procedural design," think Minecraft. The world always has the same elements, but the landscape is different every time you restart it. That means a level designer hasn't created an area you can explore with truly unique elements and gimmicks, but it also tends to mean more replay value since you're not seeing the same things and facing the exact same challenges every time.



bro2dragons commented on FAST Racing NEO's F-Zero-Like Hero Mode is For...:

With the quality of this and Shin'en's past work, with the developer's Nintendo exclusivity, and with how much Nintendo is promoting this thing, I can't understand why Nintendo hasn't just given them the license to make this an F-Zero game. They wouldn't lose any money on it or have to waste time making an F-Zero "no one wants" because they can't think of anything "new for the series."

Everybody wins.



bro2dragons commented on Five Must-Play Wii U Games - Part Two:

The name's Yoshi, Alex. With a long O. He says it himself all the time in his games. It's like mispronouncing Pikachu as Pickachu, Bulbasaur as Boolbasaur, or Alex from NintendoLife as Awlex from NinteendoLife. Any of those pronunciations would be stupid because the names are clearly pronounced for us OVER AND OVER by the subject itself.



bro2dragons commented on Review: Star Sky (Wii U eShop):

When you saythe game is "perfect" for some people, I think you'll have a hard time justifying a below average score.

Still, thanks for this. The review convinced me to give this a solid go and I can't wait to see what it's all about.



bro2dragons commented on Video: Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka Tac...:

That's pretty cool and I look forward to playing it, myself. I just wish there was a way to force the player to collect a certain number of coins before the exit could be reached. You know, the kind of gimmick that level would have if it were included in a real Mario game, instead.



bro2dragons commented on Update on the Way to Make Wheels Round Again i...:

I noticed the wheels were square, but figured it was just a quirky design. I didn't remember it being so on 3DS, but figured I just didn't notice the detail on a small screen.

Nothing really lost, though, in my estimation. I almost find the square wheels more charming.



bro2dragons commented on Nintendo Is Planning Its Own Loot Crate-Style ...:

Nintendo UK consistently outclasses Nintendo of America now in every department. Club Nintendo, The Nintendo UK Store, special events, and now this. Nintendo actually believes in engaging and growing its British fanbase, which is something I envy greatly.



bro2dragons commented on Super Smash Bros. Is Getting A Massive Update ...:

I'm cool with continuing to add more Mii costumes, but I really wish 1) they'd add more regular clothing options not specific to this or that character, and 2) they'd add some more Mii attacks. There are too few options to really make the created fighters interesting for this long. I need more possibilities in order to keep buying the costumes and playing with new Mii Fighters.

But whatever. We all know I'll still purchase everything shown here and I'm pumped about more new stages.



bro2dragons commented on Don't Worry, Samus Will Be In Metroid Prime: F...:

I got all excited for a second thinking we were actually getting more news about this, but as others have said, this is old information. I'm pretty sure it's even been posted here before.

That said I'm still stoked for this game. E3 put this game at my number three most anticipated Nintendo game with only Star Fox Zero and Fire Emblem Fates above it and bumping Xenoblade Chronicles X and The Legend of Zelda down to fifth and sixth. Good days ahead of us, folks.



bro2dragons commented on Negative Reception For Devil's Third Is Due To...:

I'm not saying Itagaki is right here, either, but this article certainly doesn't read like it's written by a journalist, something the writer wants very much for us to know he is, and something which he asserts makes him a great gamer.

I don't care how much gaming you've done in your life. Time does not equal skill. I spent nearly 1,000 hours playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl, several hundred in Project M and have put almost 500 in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (hindered only by obligations to my work and wife) already, in addition to who knows how many hours building that foundation in Melee and the original. And you know what? I'm still a decidedly AVERAGE Super Smash Bros. player. More than that, I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours gaming in nearly every genre known to man. In fact, I believe the only genre I've never played is a MOBA because I've never owned a computer good enough to. But despite this deep and wide experience with games over a continuous 20 years, all in all, I'm still a pretty poor gamer. I seriously struggle with Mega Man games, I've never beaten Super Mario Bros. 3, and I find Dark Souls predominantly unenjoyable. Time does not equal skill.

Your hurt feelings have no place in a news article, and neither does your embarrassingly flimsy defense. "Journalists." Heh. You were once. Get it together, NintendoLife.

And mocking his English in the tagline? That's not even poor form for journalists, that's shameful for people.



bro2dragons commented on Tomonobu Itagaki Explains Why the Pro Controll...:

If you're supposed to play for a long time, why would you use a Pro Controller over the Gamepad? That makes no sense. With as light as the Gamepad is, there's no way it could ever get heavy, and playing on a Pro Controller for more than about two hours will cause pretty uncomfortable hand cramps from holding your arms in such an unnatural position.

What a strange thing to say.



bro2dragons commented on Cube Life Update To Bring Local Multiplayer An...:

Hm. I might ahould pick this up. Good on the developer for continuing to build (heh) on their base game. Now, I'm just hoping future updates will be designed to add more unique features that further differentiate it from Minecraft, rather than make it more like Minecraft.



bro2dragons commented on Poll: Does Nintendo's Drive Towards Multiplaye...:

I only wish they'd keep the multiplayer-focused games on Wii U, instead of 3DS. Handhelds are so ill-suited for real multiplayer gameplay, so while I'm interested in Triforce Heroes and SUPER EXCITED for Metroid Prime: Federation Force, the latter, especially should really be on the home console, instead, where I can actually play the game with a team of my friends.



bro2dragons commented on Blast Ball is Actually the Tutorial in Metroid...:

This just keeps looking better and better. I really am stoked for this. My only wish is that they'd made this exact samw game for Wii U, so I could actually enjoy the co-op with other people. As it sounds, though, I'm sure the single player will be more than enough to keep me entertained for multiple playthroughs.