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james_squared commented on Nintendo's Super Spring Sale Shines Light on S...:
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 Cancelled ZombiU Sequel Prototype Featured Co-...:
ZombieU is a fantastic game and is one of the reasons I bought a WiiU.
james_squared commented on Nintendo Download: 5th March (North America):
james_squared commented on RCMADIAX Scales Back Wii U Plans for 2015:
SHUT THE BOX is a nice little game. I've even beaten it a few times.
james_squared commented on Three New LEGO Games Heading for Nintendo Hard...:
I guess that means LEGO will be announcing this set for production. https://ideas.lego.com/projects/83161
james_squared commented on Feature: Five Key Reveals We Want in 2015's Fi...:
No voting for me from my Mac.
james_squared commented on Curve Studios Talks About The Future Of The Hy...:
Fluidity was one of the best games on WiiWare and I'd love to see something like it on Wii U.
james_squared commented on Review: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge (Wii U):
I just picked one up for $13. I'll probably have to wait unlit the new year before I have time to play it.
james_squared commented on December's Club Nintendo Rewards Aim to Bring ...:
Metroid is tempting as I never did finish this title when I was younger. Hmm...
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 Weirdness: April Fools Comes Early As Amazon F...:
ZombieU is the reason I bought the Wii U to begin with. Maybe I'll play some tonight. Hmm...
james_squared commented on Nintendo of America Announces Upcoming eShop '...:
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 The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:
I'm not too sure what else he would say.
james_squared commented on Capcom Offering Spooky Savings In North Americ...:
Yes, the Wii U version does look very tempting at that price. Maybe I'll have to fiddle around with the demo again.
james_squared commented on Nintendo Download: 11th September (North America):
I enjoyed Unepic quite a bit.
james_squared commented on The Club Nintendo Reward Details Are In For Au...:
I picked up SMB2 and ExciteBike. I had been thinking about those for a while so I was happy to see them offered this way.
james_squared commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Beware the Slip...:
You'd think Mario would be driving a Ferrari.
james_squared commented on Nintendo Executive Suggests Wii U is at a "Tip...:
I think that more consumers need to realize that the Wii U is a very different experience from the Wii and, of course, from the Sony and Microsoft boxes.
james_squared commented on Nintendo Download: 19th June (North America):
Another World is fantastic, but I'm not going to pay that price for it considering I bought it and Sim City 2000 for $6.38 from got.com during a sale.
james_squared commented on Wii Owners Are Upgrading To PlayStation 4, Cla...:
"31 per cent of PS4 owners did not own a PS3, but they did own either an Xbox 360 or Wii."
I think the word "either" really needs to be in bold or italics.
james_squared commented on E3 2014: Hyrule Warriors Not Part of Zelda Tim...:
I'm glad that I've never spent any time thinking about the Zelda timeline.
james_squared commented on E3 2014: Reggie Fils-Aime Reaffirms Nintendo's...:
I really like the GamePad as well and it was one of the reasons I was drawn to the WiiU. I hope it gets more attention and is used in more creative ways.
james_squared commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (W...:
I just started playing it and it's a really good game so far. It's a great game to play on the GamePad.
james_squared commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Patch The Controversial ...:
Good for those that can do this little trick as it doesn't look too easy. Mind you, when I'm playing with others (online or local) I really don't care if I'm 1st or last or anywhere in between. I just drive around and have fun.
james_squared commented on Wii Sports Club Retail Version Hits North Amer...:
Assuming Nintendo does that free pass thing with these two, I'll try them out. I'm not too sure I'd get them as I really didn't like baseball or boxing on the Wii.
james_squared commented on Review: Pushmo World (Wii U eShop):
Looks good. I'll definitely pick that one up. That is, I will definitely download it!
james_squared commented on LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Looks Out of This...:
I'm just not too sure how many more LEGO games I can handle!
james_squared commented on Don't Touch Anything Red announced for Wii U e...:
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 Rumour: Wii Sports Club Japanese Retail Bundle...:
I will try baseball, but I don't know if I'll buy it or not. I probably won't even try the boxing. I should probably go and play some golf now. Have a good one!
james_squared commented on Road Redemption Developer Outlines Plans for a...:
Looks cool! I wonder if there is any variation with the roads, which were all shown as exactly the same.
james_squared commented on Mario Kart 8 Free Wii U Game Promotion Extende...:
That's great that the promotion is now in Scandinavia. Too bad the deal still is worthless to me here in Canada.
james_squared commented on Mario Kart 8 Club Nintendo Promotion Offers a ...:
And, I don't even think that Wii Party U is even on the eShop right now.
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 Review: Child of Light (Wii U eShop):
I've put in about an hour so far and it's been great. Definitely seems worthy of the 9 so far.
james_squared commented on Review: Mario Bros. (3DS eShop / NES):
I think it's still a great game. I enjoy playing it with my daughter here and there for a few minutes.
james_squared commented on German Ratings Board Leaks Another World: 20th...:
It's a great game. I played it on the Amiga years and years ago and I picked it up recently for my Mac. Good fun!
james_squared commented on Nintendo Download: 24th April (North America):
NES Remix 2 and Child of Light.
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 Review: NES Remix 2 (Wii U eShop):
I'll definitely pick this one up as I thoroughly enjoyed the first one.
james_squared commented on Feature: The Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Direct...:
I actually fell asleep while I was watching it. I suppose that makes it really clear that I'm not interested in this game...or I need to start drinking coffee.
james_squared commented on Ubisoft Discounts 18 Games on the North Americ...:
I'll definitely pick up Rayman Legends. I hope I remember to do that when I get home sometime later today...hopefully...maybe. I should really get back to work.
james_squared commented on NES Remix 2 Will Bring Even More 8-Bit Favouri...:
Looks good. I really enjoy NES Remix and the titles for this one look good too. Ice Hockey is lots of fun!
james_squared commented on Brand New Game Developer, AE Games, Shows Its ...:
I enjoyed reading the comments on their FB page about AE Games maybe being a hoax.
james_squared commented on Just 2% of Ubisoft's Q3 Sales Were for Wii U:
This, again, just reminds us that there are a lot of users out there that see no need to upgrade from a Wii to a Wii U.
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 Exclusive: Shin'en Multimedia Bringing Art of ...:
It was a great game on the Wii and I hope it'll be fantastic on the Wii U. I will definitely pick this one up.
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...