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Wed 22nd May 2013

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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.



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.