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Male, 30, United States

Mon 21st January, 2008

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BulbasaurusRex commented on Poll: Vote For Your Ten Must-Play Games On Nin...:

No "Code of Princess" or "BlazBlue?" They wouldn't have made my Top 10, but they're within my Top 15.

I went with (not listed in order):
Super Smash Bros.
Mario Kart 7
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Pokémon X/Y
Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire
Kid Icarus: Uprising
Dead or Alive: Dimensions
Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition
Star Fox 64 3D
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy

If I were to expand to 15:
Code of Princess
Super Mario 3D Land
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars
Project X Zone
BlazBlue 2: Continuum Shift



BulbasaurusRex commented on Review: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (New Nintendo ...:

I have no reason to get this version (or the New 3DS) with my mostly complete original version still taking up some of my time. There's no real reason to double dip on this almost completely straight port.

Still, for those without access to the original version, this sounds like a still excellent way to experience one of the best JRPGs ever made.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Review: Navy Commander (3DS eShop):

It sounds like the reviewer is biased against "Battleship" in general.

Still, reading between the lines leads me to believe that the best Battleship game on the 3DS is still a 25-year-old Game Boy game (namely "Radar Mission"). How sad is that?



BulbasaurusRex commented on Review: Elliot Quest (Wii U eShop):

Well, the graphics are pretty ugly (there are plenty of "8-bit games" both past and present that look much better than this), but otherwise this looks like a pretty good game. Add to Wishlist...



BulbasaurusRex commented on Review: Best of Board Games - Solitaire (3DS e...:

If you're going to make a solitaire game, it would be a good idea to add some fresh new features over games that have been given away for free on virtually every Windows PC over the last 25 years. All this gives us is a joker feature and a half-baked adventure mode; yet just about everyone already has modern Windows versions of Klondike, Freecell, and Spider (along with Windows 3.1 versions of the others plus the "Cruel" variant that are playable for free by installing Windows 3.1 via DOSBox and downloading the old cards.dll file) that are just as fun.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Elliot Quest Patch Adds Several Additional Con...:

Well, the turning into a demon part sucks, but if the curse also grants him immortality, how exactly can he fail in his quest? Is there some kind of in-game timer, and the enemies and obstacles are only designed to delay him until his demon side takes over?



BulbasaurusRex commented on Weirdness: Can A Star Fox Barrel Roll Work In ...:

@Dezzy Well, yes, but the Arwing is using its main thrusters and inertia to move forward all the time. The series is known mostly as an on-rails shooter, after all.

Okay, so a gyro would do the trick, but what are they using to constantly power the thing? It's seems like a pretty inefficient use of the ship's power and fuel systems.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Mario Runs From Left To Right Because Our Brai...:

It sounds like they did include such other cultures, seeing as they found a difference with static images. If it was truly our conditioning from reading left to right, then they should've found the same preference with static images. Besides, would it make sense for the Japanese themselves to design left to right platformers if they were conditioned to prefer it the other way through their reading?



BulbasaurusRex commented on Review: Zombie Incident (3DS eShop):

It sounds like a pretty good game, but as a simple platformer with no real hook, along with the bland graphics, frustrating enemies, and scren scrolling issue, I'll have to pass. It just doesn't hold up compared to superior platformers like Shovel Knight and the Shantae series.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Swedish Newspaper Questions The European Relea...:

While the series is definitely over the top with the fan service, it's hardly the first game of a sexual nature. Sony and Microsoft have also greenlit their share of games that are just as bad or even worse. At least these girls aren't actually getting fully naked or performing sexual acts. The first game even managed a T rating in North America.

While this isn't exactly what she's talking about, if anything she should save her ire for the games that act as pseudo-porn rather than the ones that supposedly objectify women through mere fan service.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Game Freak’s Director Explains Why TEMBO THE...:

@IceClimbers They may have already started development, but it will be another three years or so before they get released. Like I said, it's only been a year and a half since X & Y were released, so we've still got quite a while to go until the next generation. Z Version may be released next year but not the next generation of mainstream games in the series.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Review: 3D Out Run (3DS eShop):

Sorry, but I don't like the idea of merely racing against a timer instead of other racers, so I'll pass. It sounds like another excellent job by M2 for those of whom do like the idea, though.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Life of Pixel Developer Highlights Sales Figur...:

Well, the mistake is obvious: they made a game designed to tickle the nostalgia bone of console gamers then lauched it only as a PC version on a couple of little known online stores. Of course it's sold poorly so far! You need to launch a game like this on consoles or at least on Steam!



BulbasaurusRex commented on Modder Makes Chrom Playable in Super Smash Bro...:

He still looks too much like Marth (well, he is Marth's direct descendent) that I have to wonder why they even bothered with this.

On another note, I love how Sakurai basically used Palutena's Guidance with Robin as a hilarious in-game response to the fans as to why Robin was selected to be a playable character rather than Chrom.

@AVahne Well, they could've made Chrom the Marth clone instead of Lucina, but Lucina was the better choice to get another woman into the game rather than another guy who already looks pretty similar to Marth anyway.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Freedom Planet Bringing Its Brand of Sonic-Sty...:

@ljinkakidd They tried that with "Sonic 4," yet they still messed up the physics in significant ways, and even the 2D sections of more recent Sonic games like "Colors" have issues cough death pits cough at times.

As for 3D Sonic, they had a great gameplay system down from the very beginning with the "Adventure" duology, but then they abandoned it (only recently revisiting it in "Generations" and "Lost World") despite it being the other major elements (Big, treasure hunting, guns, glitches, etc.) that drew complaints in those early 3D titles.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Freedom Planet Bringing Its Brand of Sonic-Sty...:

This looks great! I'll definitely be looking forward to this one.

I don't know what's so terrible about the voice acting. Sure, it's a little over the top in the style of classic Saturday morning cartoons, but I think that kind of style suits a game like this.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Nintendo of America Teams Up With Best Buy For...:

Assuming the other StreetPass hits mentioned are the normal 6 Nintendo Zone hits you can get at any Best Buy, I have no interest in this event even if my local Best Buy was participating, and I'm certainly not driving the 30 miles or so to the nearest location that is participating.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Final Fantasy Creator Hironobu Sakaguchi Reall...:

@Beau_Skunk There's also Pikmin, Kid Icarus, and the occasional Fire Emblem and Pokémon game, but otherwise you make a good point. Heck, even the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles X takes place in a different universe from the original game.

However, I do sometimes appreciate the sense of an interconnected canon in a series like Metroid, though.

The problem there, though, is if it's going to be a long running franchise, it will get harder and harder to find new stories to tell or keep adding to a believable timeline without the heroes getting too old to keep doing what they do or going to the "next generation" of heroes out of necessity. You also run the risk of a series getting canned with an incomplete story like with the Conduit, Mega Man Legends, or Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Video: Watch As A Gaggle Of Oldies Are Exposed...:

While these videos are still pretty fun, they'd be a lot better if they taught them the controls beforehand. Nobody knew how to drift, nobody got a turbo start, half of them didn't know how to use their items, and a couple of them even had to be told to hold A to go.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Mega CD:

Nice article. Thankfully, I can play "Sonic CD" on "Sonic Gems Collection," while the GBA port of Final Fight is pretty good (although still without the multiplayer).

Now we need an article on my Genesis add-on of choice: the Sega 32X along with games like "Star Wars: Arcade," "Knuckles Chaotix," and the very first near-perfect console port of "Space Harrier."



BulbasaurusRex commented on Interplay Is Remastering Cult SNES Brawler Cla...:

I'm not trusting anything Interplay says until they actually do something that proves they don't just exist in some kind of weird broken-down limbo begging for cash these days. It's really unprofessional that Clayfighter for DSiWare and Descent for WiiWare were never officially cancelled and are in fact still listed as coming soon on their website, the same website that now all of a sudden claims they're remaking the Clayfighter trilogy for PC.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Review: Pokémon Shuffle (3DS eShop):

This is a surprisingly good little puzzle game. The turn-based mechanics make it superior to Trozei, and, while it is a rip-off to spend any money on the game, the microtransactions are easy enough to ignore.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Interview: IRONFALL Invasion's Developers on B...:

Not all games need to run at 60 FPS, you know. The human eye can barely tell the difference, anyway. I'd rather have a guarentee of quality graphics, good AI, minimal lag through a stable online connection, and a consistent 30 FPS framerate (with 3D on or off) over any insistence of achieving 60 FPS.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Pre-orders Now Open at GameStop for the Wii U ...:

While I do have an adapter that allows me to connect a GC controller to a Wiimote, I've noticed that the motion delay of a non-CRT TV also affects button conrols of anything that uses the Wiimote's wireless connection. However, I'd want something that works with more than just Smash Bros. before I bite. Do any of the 3rd party adapters also work with everything from the Wii (other than GameCube discs themselves, of course) that accepts GC controllers?



BulbasaurusRex commented on 3D Streets Of Rage 2 Rated By Australian Class...:

Alright, depending on the updates made, this one might be worth double dipping unlike the first game. Any chance they could do the third game with the original Japanese storyline intact rather than the butchered version we got due to the 90's era censors?