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Fri 27th June, 2008

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grumblebuzzz commented on Natsume Suggests That Nintendo's Moving Away F...:

Even when Nintendo decides certain games are a good fit for Wii U, they hum-haw around with regional releases that are months and months apart. Virtual Console is a hot, honey boo-boo mess on Wii U in North America and they refuse to address the problem except by occasionally saying "LOOK! WE'RE DOING GAMES FROM (insert classic system name here) NOW!", then releasing one game from the announced system each week for a month after, then nothing else for months. Where are the Wii games they made such a big deal out of at the first of the year? Why are so many games (Kirby's Return to Dreamland, Metroid Zero Mission, Final Fantasy games, etc) available in other regions, but not in NA? They never follow through with anything beyond a one-month window following an announcement. I foresee us not getting another N64 or DS game until around fall/Christmas time after they release their 4 piddly little games they promised in the Direct.



grumblebuzzz commented on Poll: Is Splatoon a Blockbuster That'll Help R...:

Nope. It will not have much of an effect on selling new hardware whatsoever. People who own a Wii U already will pick it up, no doubt, but if Smash Bros and Mario Kart didn't turn it into a rip roaring success, a new IP that doesn't have the built-in nostalgic fanbase definitely won't.



grumblebuzzz commented on Gallery: Splatoon Development Updates Show Off...:

I'm hesitant to get all hyped for it until they officially detail whether or not there is local multiplayer. I don't have a connection that supports online gaming, so until I know whether or not my nephew and I can play together in person, it's a no-go for me.



grumblebuzzz commented on Nintendo Download: 19th March (North America):

@faint: It apparently isn't that well-known considering several commenters have said, "There's a Klonoa 2??!!" so please don't try to act like I'm abnormal because I have never heard of this franchise. Also with 9 whopping votes, it doesn't seem like it's gonna be a big money maker for Nintendo of America like, oh, say a Metroid game and a Kirby game that have already been released in Europe would be. I am more so complaining about NoA's poor virtual console strategy than Klonoa 2 itself.



grumblebuzzz commented on Video: Guess What, Super Mario Sunshine Looks ...:

I don't get the reverence so many people seem to have for Sunshine. It must be a generational thing since I see a lot of folks talking about childhood whenever it's brought up and saying how it was their first Mario game. As someone in his 30's, I played this game in my early 20's and it's just okay to me. Possibly the worst 3D Mario game imo. A bad Mario game is still a great game, of course, but I don't need to see an HD version, a sequel, or a revisit to this game at all.



grumblebuzzz commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D ...:

Wow, way more "meh, still not buying" responses in the comment section than I figured there would be. I, for one, am foaming at the mouth for it. I think a lot of the lackluster response here is stemming from how different and "weird" this particular Zelda is because if this were a remake of Twilight Princess, people would be flipping out.



grumblebuzzz commented on Flipnote Studio 3D Free Download Details Point...:

Local sharing is only good for people in big households with multiple systems. Just like with Swapnote, it's pretty much worthless to most people if it isn't online. Yay, Nintendo! Protecting the innocence of children by neutering any online connectivity whatsoever! <_< Oh well, at least It's free. I'm sure I'll mess around with it a couple times before quickly losing interest.



grumblebuzzz commented on Review: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Wii U):

@ThomasBW84 I find the main complaint with your review weird. It seems like most other reviewers (and I, personally) had issues with the camera occasionally and that was the main flaw with the game. I mean, yeah, Mario Galaxy-style point-and-freeze multiplayer would have been nice, but it's omission doesn't detract from anything, whereas the clunky camera controls occasionally do. That said, it's still a fantastic game and I recommend it.



grumblebuzzz commented on Nintendo Download: 8th January (North America):

Nothing new for me again. I guess I'll save up for Kirby, but man has Nintendo ever dropped the ball with their virtual console this generation. They have a gold mine of retro content at their fingertips to make money with between retail releases and yet all we get are an NES game or two a month and occasionally some obscure GBA title that hardly anyone remembers. It's a frustrating, mind-boggling situation. I mean is there some technical limitation they're keeping quiet about that's preventing them from porting N64 games to Wii U or something? That's what it feels like at this point.



grumblebuzzz commented on Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Yea...:

Tropical Freeze was my biggest disappointment of the year, but I won't go into that...

I can't vote on overall or Wii U yet since I'm getting Captain Toad for Christmas, but so far it's likely to be Smash for me, which I didn't expect at all.



grumblebuzzz commented on Review: Thomas Was Alone (Wii U eShop):

I mean I'm certainly no graphics snob, but I just don't see paying $11 plus tax for a game that's visuals seem almost totally made up of squares and rectangles. This looks like something you'd buy for $.99 at most on the iTunes store.



grumblebuzzz commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

@Nintendobro I like Wind Waker as much as the next guy, but it's a remake of a GameCube game and shouldn't be the standout title on a new system for me. I can't game online because of a bad internet connection so Mario Kart and Smash Bros are pretty much worthless to me. The more I think about how much I love my 3DS and how tepid I feel about Wii U makes me feel like maybe I've shifted to being primarily a handheld gamer. The rumored next Nintendo home console/handheld hybrid might be perfect for me.