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Male, 23, United Kingdom

I'm an obsessive game collector, and I tend to want to know everything about the games I play. I thrive on useless trivia. :P My top favourite series is Castlevania.

Fri 16th April, 2010

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EarthboundBenjy commented on Veterans Of 3DS Title Xeodrifter Will Get The ...:

I bought this game. I beat it too.
I bought it because I wanted something cool and Metroid like.
This....did not deliver. The level layouts didn't really feel like anything. It was just kind of...corridors. The entire time, I felt like I was getting from A to B, and I never reached B.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Review: EarthBound Beginnings (Wii U eShop / NES):

But Brawl's spelling is there! Isn't that proof enough? They even went so far as to use "Porky" over "Pokey", so surely everything in Brawl is correct, right?
Well, not necessarily: The US version of Brawl has "Tazumili", while the PAL version of Brawl says "Tazmily" instead. So who knows.

I personally call them Ana with one N, and Lloyd instead of Loid or Roid.
But guess what? You can name them whatever you want. So if you want to call her Joanne-Victoria instead, well, it doesn't fit within the character limit, but you can do it anyway.
...what I'm saying is that the game itself never tells you the character's names. Call them whatever you like.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Review: EarthBound Beginnings (Wii U eShop / NES):

This game is grindy for sure, but it's not unforgiving. If you die, you don't lose progress or anything.
The only part of the game I truly dislike is the factory... it's too confusing and not really fun or interesting. The final mountain area is also too difficult, but by then you can just 4th-D Slip everything anyway.

It seems the VC version is the exact same as leaked NES ROM from 1991, right down to the addition of the things that were not in the Famicom version. For example, on the Famicom version, the Map took up an inventory spot, but on the NES version, it's not an item at all, but instead is accessed by pressing Start.That's a good change for a game with such a small inventory.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Super Mario Maker is the Final Name for the An...:

My boy Cosmo doing so well up until the wall jumps. I don't know if it's because he's not familiar with NSMB-style Mario, but he didn't seem to get the hang of it.
He did really well in Smash and Balloon Fight, though. Kind of hard to tell how he was doing in Splatoon and Blastball due to how the games kept jumping from viewpoint to viewpoint.... and I think Cosmo said on stream that he never played Mario Kart 8, so going straight to 200cc must have been rough.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Smashes Reco...:

I think Bloodstained will be my actual favourite game to ever exist. Everything promised in the campaign sounds like the makings of something that will turn out to be the exact kind of game that I go completely crazy about.
2017 will be sweet.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure:

Does this version have Cough and Sneeze music? Dr Luigi for Wii U removed them, only having Fever and Chill. I really wish I could still play the WiiWare version online, because it had the music I liked in it.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Reggie Has Been Pushing For Binding Of Isaac T...:

I understand that this game is really good and worthwhile - everyone on the internet is crazy about it. But every time I look at it I just want to stop looking at it as soon as possible. Everything about this game makes me feel uncomfortable. I am too squeamish for this game.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Poll: We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do ...:

I don't like them as unlocks. Splatoon's challenges are all in the game, but before you're allowed to play them , you must go on ebay, get some overpriced toys from scalpers, and then touch that plastic toy to your wii u controller before you're allowed to play stuff that's ALREADY in the game.

Amiibo are used best when you store data to them - because then they may actually be able to be used in unique ways.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Rumour: Code Digging With amiibo Raises Potent...:

Imagine if EVERY Pokémon got a figure. I can't wait to see people mad at not being able to get something ridiculous like Nosepass or something completely mundane like Finneon.
If this happened, I'd personally just get my favourites, (Ludicolo, Rotom, Galvantula) and then move on with my life. There's no way I could "catch 'em all".
Maybe I'd also get the overly silly ones as well; I'd get Exeggcute so I could say I had an official Nintendo figurine depicting an angry pile of eggs.

I doubt that EVERY Pokémon is getting a proper figure though - I wouldn't be surprised if, instead, amiibo technology was incorporated into the Pokémon trading cards. Wasn't there actually something like that for the e-reader?



EarthboundBenjy commented on Poll: Early Impressions on Splatoon and That A...:

Remember when the Wii and DS's internet communicates had to be shut down, and people who played Brawl, Mario Kart DS / Mario Kart Wii, and all manner of Pokémon titles suddenly couldn't play any online more?
I fear for Splatoon when this happens to the Wii U. Splatoon's main mode Turf Wars is literally ONLINE ONLY.

Only if they add a LAN mode, then I can rest easy.



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

i got the MSX cartridge out of curiosity.

I beat it within an hour. This game is not very good. The entire game is bouncing on enemies over and over. There are many secret doors that unlock and lead to literally absolutely nothing. I was hoping for something a little more metroidvania - but this game does not deliver that at all.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Fullblox Is Available To Download On The Europ...:

For anybody who doesn't understand what's going on with this game's pricing - THIS IS NOT A "FREE-TO-PLAY" GAME! This is a game that costs £8.99. Only instead of buying it on the eShop page, you buy it from an in-game menu.

And you have the option to pay less to get less of the game.



EarthboundBenjy commented on New Super Mario Bros. Receives ESRB Rating For...:

You start the game as Yoshi instead of Mario, and have to rescue Mario later. You can also rescue Wario and Luigi and play as them in the levels. There are hats placed in the levels that transform you into the other characters. The characters have other abilities too. In this version, Only Wario can go metal, and only Luigi can go transparent.
There are also new challenges - each course now has a new "silver star" challenge, and there are a few new levels, too, such as the levels where you rescue the other characters. The game has a total of 150 stars, compared to the original's 120.

It's different enough to warrant its release as a separate game.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Poll: Did The Splatoon Global Testfire Hit Its...:

If it HAD to be limited, then I would have preferred it be for the duration of one entire day, rather than at three select hours.

I also wish that the demo always allowed access to the tutorial and the loading screen minigame, too, since they are singleplayer elements and shouldn't require online to function.