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Thu 4th September, 2008

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cyrus_zuo commented on Preview: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Takes the S...:

Pre-ordered the New 3DS w/MH4. Waiting not-so patiently, but excited it is coming soon. I hope more players get into this one than the previous games. The key is really local co-op, so finding friends to play with is critical!



cyrus_zuo commented on Nintendo Download: 15th January (North America):

Very tempted to 2x dip on SteamWorld Dig at that price. I will get Guacamelee! and Teslagrad (the only two games I don't own in some format from the list).
Wish the sale was getting more traction/awareness!!!



cyrus_zuo commented on Undead Storm Nightmare Will Bring The Zombie A...:

Controls on the original were AWFUL, making what would have been a fun little multiplayer game no-fun and painful to play. If they make the new one a dual-stick shooter instead of using the silly L and R to rotate your firing, I'll buy several copies!



cyrus_zuo commented on Nintendo Europe Shipping Ambassador Edition Ne...:

@Jonny I'm in the US, but was just thinking that would be my immediate dilemma. I really want only XL going forward. Those swapable face plates are inviting though...and then there is the whole getting it before anyone else thing.
I'd bet it is quite tempting!



cyrus_zuo commented on Review: BLOK DROP X TWISTED FUSION (Wii U eShop):

7 seems really high.
My experience with this game has been pretty poor. The game runs slowly, I don't know if it is frame rate or the engine, but the result is very unsatisfying physics and general sluggishness that you have to slog through. It has technical issues that keep the game from reaching its full potential, and what is left wasn't worth my time.

I'm happy to support the developer, but the game needs a lot of improvement on the technical side before I could fairly judge it. Right now its just not very good. It feels amateur and the fact that it gets a 7 shows how bad the situation in the eShop has gotten :(.



cyrus_zuo commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2015:

Maybe more exciting is the NEW 3DS?
I honestly felt like 2014 was a down year for the 3DS, outside of Fantasy Life there wasn't a lot that I loved. (several games I liked, but hard to measure up to 2013's games).
Hoping between MH4U and Zelda that the year will start off with a massive explosion of fun!



cyrus_zuo commented on Review: Fairune (3DS eShop):

Bought a copy for me and one for each of my kids and the 3 of us took it out over Christmas break.

It was a lot of fun to be playing at the same time, and as someone who loved Y's back when it came out, this was a wonderful love-letter, short enough for me to enjoy today when I don't have quite as much time to grind.

In short, I'm totally happy with the purchase(s)!
If you're an Y's fan wanting just a taste of the old Y's style game play, but in a much more condensed format, the game is absolutely worth the time and money.
Completed in just under 3 hours. We missed 3 of the 4 secret items, and each is very impactful, especially the 2nd, which gives you 2x experience and can make a replay MUCH shorter if you are looking to track down every last rare monster.

Thanks a ton for the review, it tipped the scale for me and I'm really glad I didn't skip this game.



cyrus_zuo commented on Interview: Shin'en Multimedia on FAST Racing N...:

Art of Balance on Wii U should be must-own for every console owner. Seriously, if you haven't bought the game, go get it. It's world's better than the beautiful, but slightly broken WiiWare game. A great game for mixed groups and parties with 5-player play on the main game and a party-game-like competition mode.

That said, I'll remain skeptical on Fast Racing Neo. I didn't like the core mechanic of the first one and found it more frustrating than fun to play. No question Shinen will bring the visual fidelity though :). I'm looking forward to the reviews and hope they've put in something to make the game more forgiving and playable by people like me (and my kids...who didn't even want to try the first one).



cyrus_zuo commented on Video: Take a Closer Look at the Awesome GameP...:

@sam_robinson Thanks, I appreciate you taking the time to respond! I've watched quite a few of the videos on the game and see the intent of the communication through blood, it is just too much for my tastes.
Did you consider a different color as an option to turn on (Purple? Yellow?) something that wasn't so blood like (Yellow might be fluid color of the clones). Further might be the option for "flower mode" where flowers pop out and cover the walls in the same way the blood did.
I'm sure I'm a small subset of your potential audience, and probably not really meaningful. I'm an adult who plays games, but I only buy Nintendo consoles b/c the content Nintendo's consoles offer best fits my personal tastes. Stealth 2 runs just outside of my tastes due to the blood splattering.
That's just me though.
Wish you guys all the best and hope the game sells fantastically well. If you happen to update to address the concern I'll be the first one in line (and perhaps the only one...I get that so, I have no expectations! ;))



cyrus_zuo commented on Video: Take a Closer Look at the Awesome GameP...:

Looks great!
Does there happen to be a no blood mode?
I'm totally interested in the game, but not the blood. That's what is keeping me from picking it up, but if there was an option to turn thw blood off I'd go buy now :).
Co-op looks really fascinating!



cyrus_zuo commented on New Study Finds No Connection Between Video Ga...:

This study is deeply flawed on how it is looking at correlation. The reason for the drops in those rates is people not interacting as much. Living in a digital world also has decreased marriage rates, birth rates, and the ability for many to carry on a real-life conversation with someone in the same room w/o using Twitter. (or did gaming cause all that? ;))
I don't know that the results are wrong, and I think they may be right, but this study is terrible correlation focused, headline grabbing garbage. We can do better.



cyrus_zuo commented on Review: Paper Monsters Recut (Wii U eShop):

I so want this to be co-op. After the great Rayman and Mario co-op platformers I find I expect it as a feature.
Plus...I buy nearly anything that has substantial co-op at this point.
Still this looks so lovely...maybe I'll overlook the lack of co-op :).



cyrus_zuo commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2014 - Fall ...:

Hmmm...not a list that appeals to me.
Maybe time to go back and get NSMB3DS?
I've liked the demo for Bravely Default, maybe it will be on sale this winter.
...or I could get Smash...but I figure the WiiU will scratch that itch.
This is the first year since its release that I don't have a Christmas game for the 3DS that I'm wanting to pick-up. MH4U is the next one on my radar. Seems like the 3DS is starting to sunset.



cyrus_zuo commented on Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Speeds To Earlier Re...:

@Kogorn733 My problem is I played Sonich Boom on Wii U at E3, and I was stunned by how bad it was. I didn't think it could be corrected in time for launch. It reminded me of playing Spyborgs at E3. One of the most tedious, repetitious waste of time games ever.
I'd LOVE to see Sonic Boom get pulled into something great, but if 2.5 years got them to the E3 build, I have no faith that .5 years would get them to a good game. (would love to be wrong here btw)



cyrus_zuo commented on Wii U Art Of Balance Release Date Confirmed Fo...:

@unrandomsam That's interesting, I had thought it was, though it clearly isn't in iTunes. I was remember the NL interview where Image & Form said:
"One factor Sigurgeirsson attributed to the success in the eShop is the platform itself. SteamWorld Dig is also available on iOS but with the large amount of competition it can become "close to impossible to be heard", while the featuring process is "somewhat of a lottery"."



cyrus_zuo commented on Armillo Update Arrives in Europe:

Great game! Very under-appreciated exclusive in my mind. My only issue was it hitting my motion sickness due to frame rate issues, but I think (hope?) this will fix the problem.
MORE PEOPLE should be playing this game.



cyrus_zuo commented on Wii U Art Of Balance Release Date Confirmed Fo...:

@Nintendo-64 Why?
I mean Steamworld Dig was on iOS at release, the 3DS crushed it, so they focused more on Nintendo. If you want devs to stick around, support them.
That said, what I really want, is for Shinen to hire a better game designer. Their games are SO PRETTY!!!!
But they all their games play very 'meh.' If they weren't pretty we wouldn't talk about them or care about them. I don't think it would take much to make their games go from 'ok' to amazing. They just need better design :). I don't dislike the company - on the contrary, I like them and would love to see them go to the next level! A good designer, with their amazing visuals, would create superstar indie titles!



cyrus_zuo commented on Fret Not, A World of Keflings Is Still On Its ...:

Day 1!
As for the pic, I get the intent of showing WiiU is next gen, but the execution of calling it out on the image is a little off - feel sad they're getting the opposite response of what they wanted here. I'm glad they are improving the game for WiiU owners and am looking forward to it!



cyrus_zuo commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?:

Not a fan of SMB3. I had a NES back on the day, but was an early adopter of the 16-bit generation and didn't play SMB3 until after NSMBWii. I felt the later was far superior to SMB3. Honestly I think nostalgia is a big reason that game gets so much love, it's very limiting by today's standards.
I really enjoyed SMW back in the day, but Galaxy 2 is a platforming clinic I don't expect will soon be surpassed.



cyrus_zuo commented on Fifa 15 Coming to Wii and 3DS on the 26th of S...:

None of this makes sense.
It's just a roster update for 3DS and why not do a roster update for WiiU as well?
In fact, why not make a download only title for WiiU to avoid costs putting it in stores and to make yourself look like you are forward thinking as a company. Oh wait, it's EA, ignore that last part.



cyrus_zuo commented on Nocturnal Outlines Flowerworks HD Sales and Fu...:

I've never understood how to play this game well. My scores are pretty consistently the same regardless of what I try...
I like the co-op idea, but didn't really get into this one.
Still, I'm glad it did as well as it did for them.



cyrus_zuo commented on Guide: All You Need to Know on Mario Kart 8 Ch...:

"The super lightweights unfortunately don't have high odds of winning no matter what you do..."

I disagree with this. I almost always play light-weight, and I'm far more successful at it.
With the lightweights I can corner like a monster, which on many tracks will greatly decrease the amount of track I have to cover. On many tracks that will more than make up for the lower speed and as a bonus, when you get hit by a blue shell, you're up and on your way again quickly.
Cornering around the inside of a U-turn, just barely off of the grass and on the warning stripe has won me many a race ;).



cyrus_zuo commented on Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue Flying Exclusivel...:

I heard the first one was pretty ok, and I really have a thing for I'll probably check this out at some point.
Doesn't the movie come out tomorrow?
Surprised the game isn't coming out at the same time. I've got to imagine that means they were way behind schedule. This fall is a bit on the late side for a movie game when the movie was released in the middle of summer.



cyrus_zuo commented on Review: Wii Sports Club (Wii U):

Baseball with the gamepad is a revelation, MUCH better than the original. So, so good!

Tennis is MUCH more competitive w/Motion+, but not as accessible as the original when it was just timing. It's not nearly as good a party game as the original, but it's better for long-term players.

Golf is Tennis x11! Way too hard for any casual player! No party play whatsoever! Rewards players who play it A LOT! Rewards them a LOT!

Bowling is essentially the same as Resort. Prettier, couple of new modes. Party pleaser. Fun single-player. Poor online title b/c it's a slow game.

Boxing I haven't bothered to try b/c of the reviews. Plus, Baseball! I'm way too busy playing it!