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Male, 25, Canada

Selling you overpriced junk since 1998!

Sun 20th Jan 2008

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business-scrub commented on Story of Seasons Sequel is Coming Soon to 3DS ...:

I'll be buying this the second it comes to NA. I'm very interested to hear more details though. The 3 village thing could be interesting but I find too many things to do can be overwhelming in these games, mostly because I still play the old games a lot and am used to their charming simplicity. Renting the fields and competing with the other farmers to own them in the last one is an example of that, I really never even did any of it as it was just far too much for me, at least in the beginning of the game. Also too much competition in these games kills the relaxing vibe of it for me. I'm sure I'm in the minority here though, so I'll just hold my tongue and hope for the best!



business-scrub commented on Nintendo Download: 24th December (North America):

@TomJ Who said I lived in the UK? When was I preaching at all? I'm just a simple lad observing the typical self-entitlement that comes with this time of year. I'll just hope and pray that you can struggle through these dark eShop times and find joy elsewhere in the holiday season.



business-scrub commented on Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories Releases for W...:

Damn it! I saw the picture and for a split-second thought "Are they re-releasing A Wonderful Life?" So, why are they re-using AWL artwork for this game?

And as far as SoM goes, it looks sort of like the original SNES Harvest Moon, so I'll probably pick it up but it's definitely not the game I wanted from this franchise. Hopefully Story of Seasons will have a console entry soon.



business-scrub commented on Preview: Fabulous Fashion and Questionable Gam...:

I've never really enjoyed the Four Swords series (haven't touched one since the first game) so I'll probably skip this, especially since it sounds like this game is even worse than the FS games. Come to think of it, A Link Between Worlds is the first portable Zelda I've liked since the GBC days (aside from the N64 remakes, obviously.)



business-scrub commented on Video: Ocarina of Time's Kakariko Village Gets...:

This looks great! I think people need to calm down and a little and just take this for what it is: a fan project. People are raging about this like it's a trailer for the next Zelda game, it's just a guy who wanted to recreate a piece of a game he liked and show what he can do with 3D modeling. I think it looks great although I agree it doesn't quite feel like a Zelda game, but I really don't think that was the point.



business-scrub commented on Video: Super Mario Maker Contains Secret Fly S...:

@gamekill Fair enough, that all makes sense to me. I just don't feel like anything was spoiled for me, and maybe I'm just taking the word "spoilers" too literally but I personally think it's something that ruins or lessens the experience of the game/movie/whatever. This didn't do that for me and I have a hard time believing this is going to ruin the game for anyone, but I guess it could lessen the excitement of finding it in-game for some people. Some other people seem genuinely offended and that just seems a bit ridiculous to me.



business-scrub commented on Video: Super Mario Maker Contains Secret Fly S...:

@gamekill Okay, that's fine if all their readers are like you and want to avoid any tiny piece of information about an upcoming game; people like me, on the other hand, are interested to find these things out before the game is released. The surprise of finding it in-game might be a nice little treat but, at least for me, knowing it's in there just makes me want this game even more and I hardly feel like anything was "spoiled" for me.

You're exactly right, the internet is not a problem, it's the people who think every little bit of information is a spoiler and should be censored or not written about at all. As a "free open communication channel," don't you think the writer/website should have every right to report on this? Maybe they could've put a spoiler warning but then where do you draw the line? That's a slippery slope and soon every little bit of new information would need a spoiler warning like: "Spoilers: Zelda U will feature archery mini-game."

Sorry, I'm on a bit of a rant here but I don't think NL or the writer did anything wrong here. If anyone really has that much of a problem with it, then please go find one of these other sites that should have "a strong number of readers" that don't spoil anything about upcoming games, and enjoy reading the release date and looking at the box art over and over again.



business-scrub commented on Preview: Rekindling Platforming Passion in Sup...:

Interesting read, I learned some new things but, to be fair, I haven't been following this game THAT closely. The fly-swatting thing mentioned sounds like a Mario Paint easter egg, which would be amazing, I loved that mini-game! I didn't realize the amiibo costumes would be limited to the retro templates (I'm hoping that means 8-bit AND 16-bit because all I've seen is 8-bit) but I guess it makes sense.

Overall, I'm pretty excited for this. It looks like it will consume a fair bit of my time and get me back on my Wii U more often.



business-scrub commented on Talking Point: Considering the Future of Ninte...:

I think the directs should continue but I'm really not sure if they will or not. Nintendo DID say there was more Zelda U footage coming soon, so I think the likelihood of a Zelda U-focused Direct is pretty good, or at least something similar like the Xenoblades thing. Here's hoping!



business-scrub commented on Poll: Does Nintendo's Drive Towards Multiplaye...:

Mario Tennis... heck yes I'm excited for multiplayer. All these other games... not so much. Zelda Four Swords never really interested me much, I think I beat the first one but that's it, so Triforce Heroes looks pretty 'meh' to me. Federation Force looks interesting enough but I doubt I'll buy it unless enough of my friends get it, which they probably won't... oh well.

And don't even get me started on Animal Crossing. I don't know whose bright idea it was to turn a beautiful, (mostly) single-player experience into a tacky board game just to sell amiibo. They could've easily released another regular Animal Crossing game for Wii U and sold thousands more amiibo than with this crappy-looking game that almost nobody is going to buy.

...Sorry, I'm really sensitive about Animal Crossing lately.



business-scrub commented on Metroid Prime: Federation Force Is The Metroid...:

I agree with most people here; it looks like a fun game but they definitely should not have put the Metroid name on it. This is not what a Metroid game is supposed to be, just like AC: amiibo-fest or whatever it's called is not an Animal Crossing game. Good job, Nintendo...



business-scrub commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

I've been a die-hard Nintendo fan since I was a kid. I've been called a blind fan boy from all my friends but I didn't care because I knew Nintendo would always have their major franchises to keep themselves (and myself) going. I started doubting them this year since but then the prospects of E3 got me super excited for all the key franchises that SHOULD'VE received a new game...

Nintendo isn't going to have many of their core fans left if this is how they keep going. If they want to make tacky, multi-player games for kids than good for them, but I don't know how much more I can take before I give up on them altogether.



business-scrub commented on Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Is Basically ...:

I could not be any more disappointed... Animal Crossing U was the ONLY thing I was hoping for at E3 this year and instead we get another lame party game. Where did they even get this idea? Animal Crossing is mostly a relaxed, personal, single-player experience; why would they turn that into a competitive, multi-player game that's just going to turn friends against other friends much like Mario Party is famous for?




business-scrub commented on Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories Heading to Wii...:

YES! I'm going to try and restrain my excitement until there's some more info released but a Harvest Moon for console is LONG overdue! I know Natsume's last entry wasn't very good at all but that doesn't mean this will be bad, they just tried something new and it didn't work. It sounds to me like they've realized that and are taking it back to the roots, which is exactly what they need to do! This has me even more excited for E3 now, let's hope it doesn't disappoint!



business-scrub commented on Natsume Planning Wii U and 3DS E3 Reveals, Mor...:

I really hope it's a new Harvest Moon game for Wii U but if it's anything like Lost Valley, I couldn't care less. They need to stick with what made Harvest Moon amazing in the first place, like Marvelous did with Story of Seasons.

@Geekgasm_Inc I could definitely get behind another Harvest Moon like Magical Melody, I loved everything about that game!



business-scrub commented on Here's Your Next Helping Of Guitar Hero Live T...:

Good to see some more metal being added, although I'd prefer some different songs than the ones they're picking so far. Killswitch and BMTH have so many better songs... I'm guessing they're still trying to appeal to a broader audience though, so I probably shouldn't expect anything like 'Pray for Plagues' or 'Chelsea Smile'