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bwaybuddy26

bwaybuddy26

United States

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Mon 16th June, 2008

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#1

bwaybuddy26 commented on USA WiiWare Update: LIT:

Okay, downloaded and played the first five levels of LIT and first boss -

VERY good game. Addictive and intuitive. Reminds me a little like Toki Tori with the puzzle solving. Surprisingly low block count. Phone call sequences are well written. Second great WiiWare game of 2009 (Jungle Speed was the first).

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#12

bwaybuddy26 commented on WiiWare World - Best of 2008:

My top ten --
10) SBCG4AP Series
9) Mega Man 9
8) Gyrostarr
7) LostWinds
6) Tetris Party
5) Dr. Mario Online Rx
4) Defend Your Castle
3) Art Style: Orbient
2) Toki Tori
1) World of Goo

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#13

bwaybuddy26 commented on LIT:

Wayforward is aiming for a mid-January release.

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#17

bwaybuddy26 commented on Wayforward Launches Official LIT Web Site:

This game is my most anticipated WiiWare game. The trailer is really good and so is the music. I have a feeling LIT is going to become a showcase game for WiiWare in the future. Between LIT, Swords & Soldiers, and Cave Story, WiiWare has a very promising 2009.

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#23

bwaybuddy26 commented on LIT:

SO excited that the game is now ESRB rated! Won't be too long now before we see the game, hopefully.

Also - www.wayforward.com/LIT

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#25

bwaybuddy26 commented on USA WiiWare Update: Bruiser & Scratch, Hockey ...:

The IGN review notes mainly that they don't enjoy the characters or the low production values. They say that the gameplay is very good. Honestly, I'm getting a lot of enjoyment out of the title. And no, I'm not a Steel Penny employee, before you all run a background check. LOL

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#26

bwaybuddy26 commented on USA WiiWare Update: Bruiser & Scratch, Hockey ...:

@longtimegamer - I agree with you somewhat about puzzle games but I must say that they are surprisingly addictive. In the past year or so I've fallen in love with the puzzle genre. I appreciate puzzles with style and character, though - Toki Tori, Dr. Mario Online Rx, World of Goo, Tetris Party, and now Bruiser and Scratch. They offer the player a little something more than just falling blocks or putting things together.

As for your comment on the Hockey Allstar Shootout "game," I agree that it looks pretty simple, even for a small WiiWare download. The thin looks like a tech demo.

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#28

bwaybuddy26 commented on USA WiiWare Update: Bruiser & Scratch, Hockey ...:

I downloaded Bruiser and Scratch. First impressions -

-The game was clearly made by professionals. The graphics are nice and nothing dips, the "Channel" icon on the Wii Menu is cute and there is no slowdown.
-The tutorial is absolutely necessary. This is not an easy game. You push items into each other to create new items and eventually all items combine into one. Sounds confusing but it's actually a lot of fun and kind of addictive.
-The story mode has "cut scenes" but there's no real movement, just Bruiser and Scratch talking to each other and occasionally others.
-The music is very nice, relaxing and family-friendly.

I would definitely recommend this game. It's a breath of fresh air and it is a clear step up from other third party WiiWare titles. But be warned - it's very hard.

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#32

bwaybuddy26 commented on Bplus Gets The Ball Rolling With Niki – Rock...:

You've gotta give Bplus for at least making their games with love. Both of their games are really fun to look at and have a certain enthusiastic quality. Hopefully the game mechanics will be VASTLY improved from Twist-n-paint...

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#39

bwaybuddy26 commented on USA WiiWare Update: Boingz & Sudoku Challenge!:

I think Boingz is going to be a good game. Nintendo selected it to be featured for their October press event along with World of Goo, Tetris Party and Cave Story. I don't they would have picked a piece of shovelware. As for Sudoku Challenge! I think it looks pretty inoffensive at 500 points. How could the gameplay possibly be broken on a Sudoku game?

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#40

bwaybuddy26 commented on Official Potpourrii Trailer:

I LOVE Bust-A-Move clones. Seriously, I am excited for this one, because I don't want to spend money on a retail game like Bust-A-Move Bash when I can get a more creative spin on the title for cheaper.

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#45

bwaybuddy26 commented on USA WiiWare Update: Block Breaker Deluxe and C...:

You guys have got to stop expecting AAA titles every week. Besides, at least we are getting games at all - Europe and Japan's releases have been sporadic and uneven. Every week, Nintendo is giving us something new - not necessarily stuff that EVERYONE wants to play, but at least there's variety.