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heyzeus002

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#1

heyzeus002 commented on IHS Technology Adds to Speculation of an NX Po...:

With all these analyst/ corporate leaks, nintendo should just announce it officially. Make a proper separate show of it akin to sony and microsoft. Lets be honest, i doubt its gonna make a huge dent in wii u sales anyway with it having sold so poorly throughout its life.
whatever happens im quite excited and will be a day 1 buy for me as long as theres no crappy gimmicks involved like the wii motion rubbish. Give me sticks and buttons dammit!!

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#2

heyzeus002 commented on Hands On: Finding Work and Adventure in Bravel...:

@Mainsaile sorry dude, due to spoilerage im going to have to avoid going into detail (it really is a fantastic game and the dodgy part certainly didnt make me dislike the game or anything).
As the guy above says, it all makes sense story wise, but in raw gameplay terms its a bit cheap tbh.
ITs the one and only thing i would change about the game but let me stress again, its one of the best games around if you enjoy traditional jrpg's and the part in question certainly didnt stop it being the premier rpg on 3ds in my view.

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#5

heyzeus002 commented on Review: Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U):

Can't wait for friday, hhhyyyyyyyppppppeee!! A quick question, thomas, when using off tv play, can you at least access the map that would have been on the gamepad from a menu option or pausing the game or something? I mainly use off tv play so the lack of map would be a shame for me personally.

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#6

heyzeus002 commented on Poor Odds of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth ...:

Not much more powerful than a vita?! He must know something that the likes of nintendo/platinum/monolith don't. Come to think of it, nintendo must obviously use a super secret hyperdrive mode for their own games just to make sure they look better than vita games.
Alternatively, this BoI update thing includes a secret whereby you can unlock the full batman arkham knight and witcher 3 games and so they couldn't get it to work on wii u..

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#8

heyzeus002 commented on You Can't Alter The Chest Size Of Female Chara...:

Not really bothered by this personally as i don't really mess about with avatar creation but i can understand the decision. Don't wholly agree with it mind you; but i'm assuming nintendo just wants to avoid the inevitable negative games press coverage it would have had if they left it in.
The likes of sarkeesian would have had a field day with this probably and ultimately, nintendo just probably wanted to avoid this type of coverage.

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#9

heyzeus002 commented on Site News: Nintendo Life Turns 10 Today:

Congratulations for the 10 years and a great site in general, as a lifelong nintendo fan it hurts that its getting more and more difficult to find sites that arent just bashing nintenfo nowadays. Heres to another 10 years for nlife, the second best nintendo fan site on the net, after metro gamecentral obviously😉!
joking aside, well done folks and thank you for your efforts over the years, much appreciated.

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#10

heyzeus002 commented on Super Smash Bros. Fan Provides a Suprisingly D...:

@bitleman so if you've never made a game yourself you can't offer views on how to improve it?! A lot of game journos are going to be out of a job i would think...
apologies in advance if i've misunderstood what you meant in your original comment, that's just how it comes across.

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#12

heyzeus002 commented on Feature: Why We're Still Playing... Super Metroid:

Phenomenal game, true classic indeed. Remember having to ring nintendo power helpline as i was hopelessly stuck but the dude couldnt help over the phone so sent me a map with notes in the post, pre internet days this game was tough for me..

This is one of those rare titles that, for me, get better as they age. Every successive time i play it, it seems to impress me more. Really wish they would remake this for 3ds preferably.

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#13

heyzeus002 commented on Rejoice, The Wii U Has Finally Outsold Sega's ...:

Also forgot about the 60 hz option the dc introduced for us lowly european neanderthals. The dreamcast truly was a revolution at the time and has paved the way for a number of things which are now pretty much taken for granted.
Truly ahead of its time, its no surprise to me that the dc is so fondly remembered, and deservedly so.

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#14

heyzeus002 commented on Rejoice, The Wii U Has Finally Outsold Sega's ...:

Arcade titles and online functionality described as negatives for the dc????!!!!!! What planet was that on then? Here on earth, console online was pioneered by the dreamcast. It was also lovely of sega to send free copies of chu chu rocket for people to try it online. Also recall quake 3 (i think it was 3 anyway) online, good and laggy times!
seriously though, seeing the dc online as a negative is quite possibly the stupidest thing ive heard/ read in a long long time. It was a great shame that here in uk, most parts of the country just didnt have access to adequate net speeds to do the online justice..

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#15

heyzeus002 commented on Miyamoto and Tezuka Discuss the Difficulties o...:

While i personally find nintendo games tend to lean towards being too easy, it is an understandable predicament they find themselves in due to wanting to appeal to people en masse. I have always wondered why they don't adopt a viewtiful joe type system (two tier difficulty with kids and adult option and then the adult option is further broken down into standard normal, hard etc).
it may not be a perfect solution but it's better than a game being patronisingly easy as far as i'm concerned.
I guess the bigger issue these days is developers assuming people don't want to improve their skills and get better and they're probably right. It's also a lot easier not having to bother with a properly distributed skill floor and skill ceiling arrangement. Presumably, publishers don't like wasting money on such trifling matters.

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#17

heyzeus002 commented on Star Fox Zero Delayed To Achieve a "Platinum F...:

@MussakkuLaden how dare you!! Thats tantamount to sacrilege my friend!
on a serious note, im glad they do tbh because nobody seems interested in making games like that so platinum are the last bastions of these action games in a sense and long may it continue as far as im concerned.
also, their games are very different mechnically even thougb the type of game is the same so they at least feel unique. You only need to play w101 and bayonetta to realise this. Finally, they did do a space rpg type thing years ago (infinite space,ds) which was pretty good i thought but action games are clearly where their strength is.

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#18

heyzeus002 commented on Star Fox Zero Delayed To Achieve a "Platinum F...:

At first i was quite put off by this due to motion controls and ps2 visuals but having tried splatoon gyro controls thats not really an issue for me anymore. Glad about the delay, hopefully they can polish it up to the usual nintendo sheen. Platinum being involved is cool too since im a huge fan of their work.

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#19

heyzeus002 commented on Scalebound was Originally Planned to be a Wii ...:

Would have liked this on wii u or ps4 so i wouldnt have to buy an xbox one for it but oh well. Really looking forward to this, should be good. Kinda glad it didnt make it on th wii, waggle nonsense doesnt sit well with action titles imho.

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#24

heyzeus002 commented on Mario History: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Is...:

@PigmaskFan except it is a Mario game. The clue is on the box, the bit where it says super Mario world 2..you could argue whether this was a marketing ploy to give this new experimental game more presence but regardless it will always be called Mario world 2. I'd agree the subsequent Yoshikawa titles aren't Mario games but this one certainly is.

Still the best Mario 2d game for me, and quite possibly my favourite game of all time. I'd go bats hit crazy if they released the snes version, while the gba version is very good port, it's not a patch on the snes version.

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#26

heyzeus002 commented on Mario History: Super Mario World - 1991:

Prefer smw2: Yoshis island myself, best 2d marionette game for me but this is a close second. Remember being blown away by those shiny graphics at the time. Just completed nsmb u yesterday and while I really enjoyed it, I feel that spark of magic wasn't quite there, the 2d marios feel too formulaic now. Or maybe Nintendo have just been spoiling me for 25 odd years so I now expect magic from their games as standard..

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#27

heyzeus002 commented on Nintendo: Wii U GamePad Is The Only Real Innov...:

I've felt the same after owning a ps4 and xbone. The gamepad, for my money anyway, is by far the best new thing from this generation. Just the off TV play does it for me to be honest.
Having said this, in nearly all other aspects the wii u is third best and I feel Nintendo really dropped the ball when it comes to other things like online stuff etc.

My main gripe with the gamepad is that I feel Nintendo designed the gamepad in a vacuum without thinking of how the games benefit, instead betting that developers will find ways to use it to its potential in the future. This, I feel, is totally at odds with the Nintendo philosophy whereby they created a game but needed to rethink the input method in order to do the game justice. Miyamoto said something similar about this desired order where the game comes first (he was speaking in reference to super Mario 64).

The fact that Nintendo themselves haven't been able to consistently use the game pad in meaningful ways just goes to show how difficult it can be seeing as Nintendo are probably the best developer out there. Still, give me off TV play and Nintendo's superlative software and I'm happy. The wii u may not be a hit but man, it's got some awesome games and that's what matters the most to me.
Someone on these forums (sorry, forgot your tag)did make me think though when they said the wii u is like the Saturn for Sega and the nx will be the dream cast. I really hope this doesn't come to pass. People around the industry mock Nintendo quite openly these days (fallout 4 guy at e3 was the latest I recall) but without Nintendo, à lot of magic and innovation would be lost..

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#28

heyzeus002 commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's August DLC Ramps U...:

@ollietaro I've soloed pretty much everything (just got final scroll to unlock). It gets hard but if you're patient then it's manageable for sure.the tricky part for me is focusing on 1 target while still keeping an eye on the other one as there aren't other people to take the heat off. Though smoke bombs help in this regard a lot. Personally I feel the game becomes too easy in mp, so I tend to solo everything for the challenge and only do mp for fun or just to mix it up a little.
Was hoping for black fatty this month, need 2 eyeballs to max out my fatalism glaive but oh well

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#29

heyzeus002 commented on Chris Pranger From Nintendo Treehouse Discusse...:

Pretty standard info as far as I'm concerned. It's just one of those things that annoy us gamers the most as oftentimes, the types of wares that appeal to us are more niche and so obviously aren't going to have the mainstream appeal that is necessary to sell millions and millions of copies so localisation isn't always a sure thing. Having said this, I am glad that Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft and 99% of other devs release pretty much simultaneously these days. Things are infinitely better now than ever. Back in the day , for us Europeans at least anyway, things were terrible. It was as if every game was published by atlus, that is to say we would usually be waiting at least 6 months to a year for most games and that's a best case case scenario as a lot of the time they just didn't bother releasing at all. Super Mario rpg springs to mind...

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#30

heyzeus002 commented on Zombi Reveal Trailer Suggests That Wii U Gamer...:

On topic, it seems ubi are testing waters for a potential sequel/ franchise treatment. That's apparently their modus operandi these days, according to a Dev in an interview a fair while back, their goal is to basically have multiple ass creed style franchises where they can churn them out on an annual basis. This 'must turn into franchise' mentality is really hurting the quality of their games in my opinion. Whatever happened to just trying to make a good game that people want to play and then if it proves a success the door's wide open to make a sequel, kind of like the original assassins creed funnily enough..

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#31

heyzeus002 commented on Zombi Reveal Trailer Suggests That Wii U Gamer...:

@DarthNocturnal The Ac Unity Patch To Which you refer was actually 6-7 gb. The 40 gb patch was a glitch on the xbox one version. Agree with you in general, I guess publishers know that the video game industry is ripe for exploitation and many people will still pay up in spite of issues. Even wb and rocksteady were aware of the pc issues (according to anonymous insider leaks) yet they still released it anyway only pulling it down eventually for damage control reasons no doubt. And don't even get me started on that destiny guy, luke Smith I think his name is. Absolutely appalling way to speak about your so called fans

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#32

heyzeus002 commented on Tomonobu Itagaki Outlines His Goals With Devil...:

@JJtheTexan that my friend is famitsu in a nutshell and has been like that for a number of years now. It really is promo material rather than what we as gamers would like it to be. Famitsu is like reading the back of the game box, a lot of info but nothing significant in terms of an opinion about the actual quality of the game and it's mechanics etc

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#33

heyzeus002 commented on Latest Splatoon Splatfest Results Are In, Eati...:

Was on team sleep so didn't end well. Don't agree with popularity being a factor but it was good fun all the same. This being my first splat fest, I really liked the 3 stage rotation (should be standard )and night time themed stages. In future, I hope they extend the time slot,one day seems a little on the short side I think..

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#35

heyzeus002 commented on Hands On: Logging More Flight Time With Star F...:

@Kirk in all your posts you've pretty much summed up my thoughts on sfz as a whole. Personally, I do feel that ill end up enjoying it a lot upon release, gyro controls or not. Though I cant help but feel that I would have enjoyed it a lot more if they would have stuck to its true shooting game roots which is what made it an amazing game in the first place but just cranked everything to 11 like you described. The main reason why I dislike the gamepad dual screen setup for sfz is having to flip between 2 screens while playing a relatively fast paced action style game is ludicrous, humans just aren't designed to look at two separate things in detail at the same time, just doesn't work. So constantly changing between tv and gamepad is the only physically possible thing to do and that in itself doesnt feel intuitive at all. Having said all this, im still looking forward to playing it and im sure ill enjoy it and hope you do too as you sound like a big fan of star fox/wing. On a side note, to all those who are saying the graphics aren't bad, seriously? Ive seen better lighting and bloom effects on the ps2 for f sakes, and that's considered a retro console now!

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#36

heyzeus002 commented on Nintendo Says That Star Fox Zero's Gyro Contro...:

@garthvader chuckiie egg was a particular highlight for me on the 65xe I think, also remember getting stuck on the dizzy games a lot! Most cherished memory however, was waiting for the cassette tape to load and watching that counter thing go up slowly only to freeze and crash after waiting ages. Almost makes overpriced dlc and microtransactions bearable...almost..

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#37

heyzeus002 commented on Nintendo Says That Star Fox Zero's Gyro Contro...:

@JaxonH its a first party Nintendo game dude, of course I have splatoon😜! Not really tried the gyro in that though simply because ive not played it myself for more than a few hours so havent had time to try them and get used to them but when I get around to playing it ill give it a bash for sure. 100% agree with you about implementation though, my guess is that is the problem rather than nything inherently to do gyro controls. Like in witcher 3, geralt is a pain to control in tight spaces at speed, nothing wrong with analogues just bad implementation. Dont even get me started on horse controls...

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#38

heyzeus002 commented on Nintendo Says That Star Fox Zero's Gyro Contro...:

@garthvader dude I had 1 of them too!! Thats the 1 with the cartridges right? Man I feel old...I dont think the visuals gonna change too much tbh (too far along maybe?) Which is a shame because sfz with mk8 type production values and presentation would've been a sight to behold. You're bang on though, Nintendo+platinum means we practically guaranteed a game that plays well. In fact, if it's similar to sf64 in gameplay terms then itll be one of the wii us best games, high praise indeeed

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#39

heyzeus002 commented on Nintendo Says That Star Fox Zero's Gyro Contro...:

@JaxonH I guarantee you we aint playing games like we did in 1989, trust me I was there. To answer your question, in my experience, nobody has nailed gyro controls yet so I will always prefer dual sticks for now as they feel better, more precise more tactile than gyro. Obviously im not stating that as a fact, im just saying it feels better for me to control a game like that, the synergy between brain, eyes, hands and screen seems more intuitive. The gyro ccontrols in starfox do at least make me want to try them as it looks fun as long as I have option to use what suits me ultimately, be it gyro or othetwise.

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#40

heyzeus002 commented on Nintendo Says That Star Fox Zero's Gyro Contro...:

@garthvader I agree, ill certainly be trying it mainly because it looks fun to play in that way, something different and novel. Having played games since the atari 65xe (google it!) Im no stranger to change or progress etc, im just experienced enough to understand that different doesn't always mean better. People will always adapt to change easily, as long as it is better. I never used a d pad until I had a nes but loved as it was better, same with shoulder buttons, dual analogues etc so I thought it was a little harsh of ypu to brand ps/xbox owners as luddites almost who hate change. Agreed about the players though, I thought the day 3 treehouse player was the only 1 that did it justice. And watching the yoshi players, my god, nearly put me off buying the game!

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#42

heyzeus002 commented on Nintendo Says That Star Fox Zero's Gyro Contro...:

@garthvader different doesnt always mean better and presumably some people prefer the tactile nature of standard controls im guessing. So glad to hear this, want to replicate old school starfox controls aand fèel as much aas possible personally. With regards to the right stick being taken up, you neever actually used it a 2nd stick for control, main analogue dealt with ship and reticle movement so dont see hpw that would be an issue. After watching more of SFZ im quite looking foreard to it after a very underwhelming showing at the NDE, treehouse footage made it look much better. Not visually naturally, still looks like a dolphin game.

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#43

heyzeus002 commented on Review: Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U):

Super hyped for this, day 1 download on friday for me, been my most wanted game this year followed closely by metal gear 5. I feel I should dial down the hype though as I feel yoshis island snes will not be beaten anytime soon. glad its reviewed well. On a side note, hope the nx is region free as the US wait for this seems ridiculous. And mean..

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#44

heyzeus002 commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

I was looking forward to this on friday bit had an earlier email from game uk, appatrently the lorry with the shipment was stolen so I wont be getting the squid amiibo bundle anymore😂.will probably just download it now.see you folks online...

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#46

heyzeus002 commented on Nintendo Download: 7th May (Europe):

@Peach64 believe it or not their eyes are very much open but like sony, microsoft and any other company in any other industry, they will charge what people are willing to pay (the cardinal rule of pricing). The fact is that as long as people pay these prices they will stay like that. Looking across all 3 console manufacturers and their stores and the prices therein, the fact is that many people must be willing to pay otherwise they would be cheaper. And to think, I can remember a time when devs and publishers used to attribute the high cost of games to "manufacturing costs" of cartridges and manuals etc. 15 years and an education later, however, I realise they were talking the proverbial brown stuff. Personally, I dont mind downloading nintendo titles as they generally hold their value and I dont tend to trade my nintendo stuff.

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#47

heyzeus002 commented on Nintendo Download: 7th May (Europe):

Kirby and yoshi for me this week, should keep me going till witcher 3 is out, super hyped for that. Also bit disappointed that the etrian games haven't been on sale as of yet otherwise would have snapped them up