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Wed 22nd May 2013

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james_squared commented on Review: FAST Racing NEO (Wii U eShop):

This definitely is a fast racer with nice graphics and a great sense of speed. I can imagine the difficultly will put some people off as it does take a lot of practice to master some of the tracks and get that elusive first place.



james_squared commented on Review: Nihilumbra (Wii U eShop):

This is a great little game. The narrator is a bit creepy at times. I really like the co-operative play as my little girl likes to do the colours while I move the character around. It reminds me of Max and the Magic Marker.



james_squared commented on Review: Pumped BMX+ (Wii U eShop):

It's not a bad little game. It does get a bit irritating after a while to do some of the jumps. It sure would be nice if the guy on the bike would actually pedal to pick up some speed!



james_squared commented on Nintendo NX Doesn't Need To Compete With PlayS...:

I think Nintendo's approach to consoles has been the most innovative in years. The Wii and the Wii U are fantastically unique and allow for a very different and fantastic gaming experience that simply cannot be matched on the other consoles.

And, Amiibo is a great idea and it's fantastic how a little character can be used in different games as opposed to the SkyLanders approach. (I finally broke down and picked up Toad and I'm getting my daughter Ganondorf and Bowser.)

Nintendo, for the most part, make fantastic games and I don't think that'll change. While we haven't had the big third party support there have been many exceptional games from the smaller studios.



james_squared commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against am...:

I have no interest in collecting little plastic figures that, while they may be cute, are simply more overpriced plastic trinkets. If there was a nice digital option, then I would happily consider buying from Nintendo so that I could access the already built in extra functionality of games. Until then, options like Amiiqo seem intriguing.



james_squared commented on Review: Golden Sun (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Adv...:

I've been playing this one lately and it's a very good RPG game. The story is very good and I enjoy the unique abilities and spells used by the characters. The battle scenes are very typical of an RPG and I do like how the camera angle changes when certain spells are used. Very nicely done.



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.