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Wed 22nd May, 2013

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james_squared commented on Review: Tested With Robots! (Wii U eShop):


Your thoughtful comment regarding developers and their learning curve makes me want to pick up one of your games (probably SHUT THE BOX) when I get a chance.

I hope you keep making games and learn from your mistakes and find some constructive feedback to help you to improve upon what you've learned and to make better games in the future. "You suck!" is never very helpful.

Goodness knows that none of us start at the top and it takes time, effort, passion, and desire to continuously improve upon yourself and the work you make. I know that my teaching has significantly improved over the last 10 years--my score when I first started probably would have only been a 4/10 from NLife, but now I think I'm up to 8/10 or maybe even 9/10.



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

I bought it on day 1 and I still use it most every day. It's a great console and I've had a great time wasting away the hours with it. And my daughter likes it a lot, too. Is it better than other consoles? I have no idea and I don't care. I just like my Wii U!



james_squared commented on Review: Mario Kart 8 (Wii U):

This quote regarding the GamePad may actually be a deal breaker for MK8 for me: "the absence of it as a standalone screen in local multiplayer is glaring". Having used this feature in Nintendo Land, LEGO Batman 2, and LEGO Marvel Superheroes I'm not too sure if I can go back to the split screen for two players. It's quite disappointing that Nintendo didn't (couldn't?) use its GamePad this way for this game.



james_squared commented on Mario Kart 8 Club Nintendo Promotion Offers a ...:

It's a nice promo, but the selection for Canada is quite poor when compared to the European promo. The only game on that list that I don' t have is Wii Party U and I'm quite uninterested in that. And, even if I was, I think the little stand that comes with the physical version is a useful accessory and, oh yeah, the Wii Remote Plus.

I do find it quite amusing that Nintendo often states how they wish to reward their loyal fans, but this isn't much of a deal for those of us that play Nintendo games quite a bit.

I hope it does help sell some games and, more importantly, consoles for Nintendo as the user base does really need to increase.



james_squared commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Must Take Careful Step...:

The DLC for Pikmin was done pretty well and I had no problems purchasing those as they added a lot of new (local) multiplayer content that was not required in anyway to complete the main single player campaign.

Interestingly enough, I think I've played the multiplayer missions a lot more than the single player campaign.



james_squared commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:

I just don't see how this is that much different than how the PS3, XB360, and Wii were in the so-called last generation.

If you wanted high-powered action games, then you'd need a PS3 or an XB360 (or a Windows comparable PC, I suppose). If you wanted a different style of game and a different gameplay experience than either of those could deliver, then you used a Wii.

This seems very similar to me, except that I now need to replace PS3, XB360, and Wii with PS4, WBOne, and Wii U, respectively, in the paragraph above.



james_squared commented on Nintendo Download: 16th January (North America):

Unepic looks pretty neat. I looked at a bunch of the reviews and videos for the PC version and it seems like a game I would like to play. It doesn't look like there is any special Wii U functionality to it though, but it still looks like fun.

I'm so very on the fence about Knytt Underground. I played the demo on the Mac and it was good. I might just wait until a sale or something. Hmm...

So many decisions. Maybe I should just focus on work instead...



james_squared commented on Review: NES Remix (Wii U eShop):

It's been fun so far. I've done the Mario Bros. challenges already as that's one of my favourite NES games. I actually didn't know I could knock out the green and red fireballs.