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Wed 5th September, 2012

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burninmylight commented on Microsoft's Ken Lobb: Metroid Prime Wouldn't H...:


MP2 is my least favorite of the trilogy. It's not bad, but for me, it was TOO non-linear and isolated. The whole "To open this door, you need to find these three keys, but each key is split into __ pieces, and each piece is behind another door that you need ___ number of ___ to get inside" got mind-boggling, especially if your attention is divided between that game and others, or you play only once every few days and forget what you're supposed to do. If you haven't played the others, you really should. Get the Metroid Prime Trilogy on Wii; it's worth every penny.



burninmylight commented on Emulation Experts M2 Worked With Nintendo On W...:


I hope that the functionality between Golden Sun 1 & 2 is kept intact somehow if GS2 makes it. If you beat GS on a GBA, you can carry your save over to a new game of GS2 and it will keep some of your stats, decisions and whatnot, a la the Mass Effect series.



burninmylight commented on Miiverse Gets a Fresh Update for Wii U and 3DS:

"There are quite a few changes, a few of them so useful and practical that our first instinct is to wonder why these features weren't there in the first place."

Damn right. How some of these weren't there from Day 1 just confounds me.



burninmylight commented on The Next Batman Game Is Arkham Knight, And No,...:


The Wii U version is fine. I never had any problem with framerates, but the game would occasionally freeze for a few seconds when gliding around the environment in order to load new zones, which I found to be a relatively minor issue.

Also, not only do you get an offscreen map, quick item switch and off-TV play on the Wii U, but you also get free DLC already packed on the disc.



burninmylight commented on Nintendo Download: 20th February (North America):


Thank you for sharing that!

Guys, pay attention to this. You can essentially get DKTF (or any $50 game) for $35 digitally by getting a $50 Best Buy card during this sale and using it for the game if you're partaking in the digital deluxe promotion. That's something worth considering.



burninmylight commented on Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for February:

Now I have no excuse not to own Super Mario RPG any longer. Funny that I forgot that I downloaded Paper Mario 64 as Club Nintendo reward about a year ago and forgot all about it. Guess I'll play this one first.



burninmylight commented on Ubisoft Refuses to Comment on Watch_Dogs Wii U...:

Not necessarily. Remember when Activision wouldn't confirm or deny whether Cawd Ghosts would be coming to Wii U? You would think these companies would resolve it ASAP if they had a PR-friendly answer, but I can't blame them for taking the "no-comment" stance at all times. Because when the time comes when we, the consumers, won't like the answer, then we would easily be able to figure it out when they don't confirm or deny it.



burninmylight commented on Digital Foundry Heaps Praise on Super Mario 3D...:

"...lacking current-gen graphics on it's last two console, as few examples, all have no direct benefit to the consumer/gamer experience at all. Only Nintendo benefits from omitting these features by saving a few bucks."

And the consumer benefited by saving a few bucks too. You can complain about the Wii and Wii U being only being marginally more powerful than their last gen contemporaries, but they were also cheaper and justify themselves as a second console. And with the Wii, you can sort of defend Nintendo's decision not to go HD because everyone didn't have an HDTV back then. It also helped to keep development costs down; think of how many more studios would've went belly-up or driven to mobile if they didn't have one console to fall back on with mid-tier games. The part about GCN, Wii and Wii U not having CD/DVD/mp3/mp4 playback I agree with. At least add the ability to save music to the SSD and allow devs to allow us to import our music into games, like ExciteTruck.



burninmylight commented on Target To Offer 3DS XL Consoles For Only $149....:


I've been able to fight off my demons and resist the 3DS all this time, but at that price, I CANNOT HANDLE A DEAL OF THAT MAGNITUDE! Please, please be sold out early, lest I be sucked back into handheld gaming and another money sink! Owning a Wii U and taking advantage of all the deals I find for it is costly enough!



burninmylight commented on Former Video Game Destination Blockbuster Vide...:

@OGGamer Yeah, I remember when everyone started having that issue with BB, which is part of what led to its downfall. It tried to change to some stupid "NO MORE LATE FEES!!!" policy that was awkward, insincere and complicated to actually explain. That, and its refusal to have several different levels of renting tiers, turned a lot of folks away BEFORE Netflix, Redbox and the digital revolution.

Despite that, Blockbuster has a special place in my heart. I rented dozens of Genesis, N64 and Dreamcast games that I never would have had a chance to play back then, because this was before you had a dedicated game store like Gamestop on every corner selling used games for cheap and nonstop game sales everywhere like on Amazon and Steam, and cheap indie games.

Can't say I'll miss ya Blockbuster, but thanks for the good times.



burninmylight commented on Don't Expect To See A Mainline Pokémon Game O...:

I'm sick of everyone saying a real, non-spinoff Pokemon game wouldn't work on a console. "That would ruin the point of Pokemon!" I call BS. That's like saying SSB shouldn't be on handhelds because that would ruin the point of Smash (which is to get together and cause mayhem on the same screen). You could still battle and trade with friends on the N64 Colosseum games (where it was more cumbersome than it would be today).

Like @LUIGITORNADO said, having console and handheld versions of Mario Kart isn't killing it's appeal. Neither is Mario, Zelda, Monster Hunter or anything else you can think of. If games are made right, they'll stay popular wherever they are.



burninmylight commented on Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Will ...:

"Charging $20 more for the Nintendo edition seems incredibly cheeky to us — granted, the Wii U version makes use of the GamePad's screen and you could argue that this required additional development to achieve"

Except the PS3 and 360 versions are getting that same functionality through Vita and Smartglass, therefore they required additional development too. This game is being sent out to die on Wii U so Squeenix can say it bombed and have an excuse not to support the console. No other excuse, period.

And as @fluggy said, Arkham Origins and Watch_Dogs aren't somehow charging extra for more functionality. AO is even $10 less because it's online multiplayer is cut out of the Wii U version. So again, you can't tell us any extra work for the Wii U version justifies an extra $20.

Like Mass Effect 3, this game went from a Day 1 buy to a bargain bin purchase after a year or so. I want third party support and I'm glad to show it with my wallet when the game warrants it, but I won't be screwed over.



burninmylight commented on Review: Breath of Fire II (Wii U eShop / Super...:


Thank you for that info. I guess that means I'll be holding off on this game until I really get into a masochistic gaming mood, because modern RPGs have me too spoiled to go back to the 16-bit vault too often. I've only beaten Phantasy Star II and Secret of Mana once each, because some of the things you mentioned just grind my gears! Save states will make it more bearable though.



burninmylight commented on DuckTales: Remastered Coming to Retail on Wii ...:

I'll stick with the digital version if I ever get around to getting it soon. Five dollars cheaper, plus $1.50 in eShop credit, so more like $13.50. But if I wait a a year or two and wonder into a Gamestop, this would probably be like $8 or something.



burninmylight commented on Nintendo Download: 22nd August (North America):


Having to play a puzzle game in and of itself to manage files between the on-board Wii memory and SD cards was a pain when the Wii was in its heyday, and it's a pain now that Nintendo could have fixed. At the very least, Nintendo could have given the Wii emulator access to some of that extra flash memory sitting right there. Why should I have to invest in an extra SD card when I already have more space on the same console? That money could be applied toward more actual games.

Equally frustrating is the way the Wii shop is a separate entity from the Wii U shop, even though it's all right there on the same console. I'm so thankful Nintendo made the common sense decision to allow us to pay exact price for games instead of having to buy them in specific $5/$10/$20 increments, but it's another thing that makes the Wii Shop issues all the more glaring. If Nintendo would have just combined the two and/or updated the Wii Shop to let you pay the exact price of the game you want, I'd be quicker to invest in more games. I can't stand having unused points just sitting there.

Having backwards compatibility is great and all, but that doesn't mean that Nintendo's solution toward it is above criticism because the competition is going without it.



burninmylight commented on Nintendo Download: 22nd August (North America):


You know, I've tried a hundred times to move around files on the Wii U, but it never worked for me until I used the stylus and let it hover over the icon without moving instead of trying to move it immediately. Sometimes it's the simplest little things that make the difference. Thanks for pointing that out.

On the Wii, you grab an icon/channel with A+B. Easy-peezy.



burninmylight commented on Nintendo Download: 22nd August (North America):

I know, right!? I went to download La Mulana on WiiWare the other day (HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT GAME) hoping the Wii Mode would take advantage of all the storage available on the Wii U, but it's still limited to that measly 512MB. Why the heck is the Wii treated like the barsteward slave child of the Wii U's system? Why can't it use some of the 32GB storage and the games I've downloaded be right there on the main screen?

Furthermore, how come I can rearrange the layout of my WiiWare/VC games in Wii mode, but I can't move crap around on the Wii U's screen? Bass ackwards, Nintendo.