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jgibson75

jgibson75

Professional Villainy Consultant

Male, 40, United States

I'm Sidious Strange on XBLive, DarthSidious75 on PSN.

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#3

jgibson75 commented on Talking Point: The Fragility of Buying Downloa...:

@DarthNocturnal Could be true. Games for Gold came out long after PSPlus started offering free games, but I never checked into their terms. I just assumed they were similar.

Edit: Did some looking, seems Games for Gold on 360 allows you to keep them/play them (offline) if your Gold sub runs out (though there are many on the net complaining that this isn't true, once they let their sub run out, they could not play those games without resubscribing.)

But for Xbox One, the terms state that a Gold Subscription is required to access these 'free' games.

That is what I learned with a bit of looking anyway.

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#4

jgibson75 commented on Talking Point: The Fragility of Buying Downloa...:

I too prefer physical, but over the years I've given in more and more on buying digital games, largely due to big sales on offer on PSN/XboxLive/NintendoESHOP. I mean, I wanted a physical copy of Asura's Wrath for my Xbox 360 after having rented it and enjoying it. But the cheapest copy I could find at the time was $30. I was about to breakdown and buy it when Xbox Marketplace ran a special: the digital version for $9. I've ran into this and now own quite a few digital games. Not to mention the limited ownership free games I get from PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold. I have access to them so long as I keep my subscriptions up. I'm rambling. The point I was getting to is this: many of us long time life long gamers who remember how things used to work may be the only thing holding back the eventual conversion of most entertainment going all digital. We are the few hold outs. I look at the future, my nieces and nephews for example, all but one of them could care less about physical media. The rest of them have no interest in buying CDs and Blurays. They download or stream most of their entertainment. To them, that is normal. So in the end, we are the last hold outs. Companies are probably just waiting for our numbers to thin out before flipping the the lights out on physical media. Makes me sad, and makes me feel really old. Lol

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#5

jgibson75 commented on Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to th...:

I adore the VC. It is one of the best examples of keeping the games of our past alive and well today. But they need to start getting more games out. At the very least, if it was available on Wii VC, there should already be a Wii U upgrade for those games. Second, take a page from Sony and offer cross buy. If you buy the game for Wii U, you get the 3DS version free or visa versa. We need more platforms opened up. Glad to see DS and Wii games joining the VC market. But how about GameCube? How about Sega Dreamcast? And lastly, they are pretty good to run promotional pricing on eShop indie games, but we need to see more sale promos for VC games.

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#8

jgibson75 commented on Digital Foundry Assesses The Legend of Zelda: ...:

I want Okami HD to come to other systems like Wii U, PS4 and Xbox One. It was a brilliant remaster of an amazing game. I'd buy it all over again to have it playable on these new gen systems. I'd love to see HD remakes/remasters of Killer 7, Viewtiful Joe 1 & 2, The Rogue Squadron games, Eternal Darkness and Star Fox Assault.

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#9

jgibson75 commented on Review: Pokémon Rumble World (3DS eShop):

I really enjoyed the first 3DS Pokemon Rumble, so naturally I was happy to see a genuinely enjoyable semi sequel here and not just a quick F2P cash in. The social features are some of the best on the handheld (short of offering actual multiplayer).

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#10

jgibson75 commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 DLC is a Winning F...:

I want more tracks and IP crossovers (particularly from Metroid, Star Fox, Kid Icarus and Splatoon). I've long been hoping this series would turn into sort of a Nintendo All Star Racing, or Super Smash Bros Kart... encompassing the larger Nintendo catalog of characters and worlds for racers, karts and tracks.

That said, a proper battle mode would go a long way to making this hands down my favorite MK yet.

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#11

jgibson75 commented on Poll: What Are You Most Excited About in the M...:

Yes make more DLC packs in the future! Add in Metroid and Star Fox themed tracks, karts and racers the way they gave us The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing in the latest DLC packs. Give us Samus as a racer, maybe even an armored version and Zero Suit version. Two tracks based on Metroid games. A kart inspired by her own ship, and maybe a second kart inspired by Ridley. Then on the Star Fox side, give us Fox, Falcon and maybe Wolf as racers with two different Star Fox tracks and a kart inspired by the Arwing, an ATV inspired by the Land Rover and maybe a bike as well with a dinosaur design as a nod to Star Fox Adventures. Or make the bike modeled after Falcon. So many options with those two franchises.

If they want even more, they can bring in Kirby, Splatoon, give us more from Zelda (like a Princess Zelda racer, or Tingle for that matter). All of this brings me closer to my dream of a full blown Super Smash Bros Racing.

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#14

jgibson75 commented on Nintendo Reveals the Final Club Nintendo Elite...:

Ugh. I have all of the games offered that interest me. I don't have the 3DS Mario Party, but don't want it. I don't have Mario Golf, but history has shown me I get bored of any and all golf games after the new wears off. I was hoping Mario Tennis for 3DS would be an option. I really enjoy those on console. Or the new Mario vs Donkey Kong. Or any of the recent Pokemon games as I only have one of those... Oh well. I may get a code for something to give to one of my nieces or nephews.

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#15

jgibson75 commented on Nintendo's First Smartphone Title Could Launch...:

They should make a Flappy Bird clone using assets from Super Mario Bros. 3. You know. Just because. On a more serious note, Mario vs Donkey Kong, Wario Ware and Chibi Robo would be good fits to spin off into mobile gaming.

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#17

jgibson75 commented on Exclusive: Affordable Space Adventures Pricing...:

If the game quality is there, I have no problem paying $20 for a downloadable game. But just like with full priced, $60 retail games... I have to know the value/quality add up to justify that price. For that, I either need a demo or reviews from sources I trust.

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#20

jgibson75 commented on Talking Point: Star Fox for Wii U is an Ongoin...:

@ULTRA-64 I've said the same thing! I would lose it over a Platinum Games made Star Fox! (or a Platinum Games Metroid action game. It could be fun to see Samus kick butt Bayonetta style in a more story driven, faster paced title...that isn't Other M, which failed hard on the story and pacing front. I'd trust Platinum to do it right. Also, I wouldn't want this type of Metroid game to replace classic or Prime style Metroid, but just like Hyrule Warriors, it could be fun to see a different take on the franchise).

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#21

jgibson75 commented on Talking Point: Star Fox for Wii U is an Ongoin...:

I love Star Fox. My son to be (will be joining us this week!) is already nick named Star Fox in honor of Fox McCloud. So yeah, I want the next Star Fox game is a return to glory, and less the next Wii Music. Miyamoto is one of my heroes and a game design genius, but he has made a couple of miss steps in the past, usually when trying to double down on a hardware feature, be it motion control or now dual screen controls on Wii U. But I'm willing to be optimistic.

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#22

jgibson75 commented on Not Everyone is Thrilled That Metroid Prime Tr...:

It is always nice to own a collectors item (I too own a copy of the Metroid Prime Trilogy, though I had no plans on selling it), but I could never begrudge Nintendo for making a game available again to a new audience, and at such a great value as well.

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#24

jgibson75 commented on Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download Fr...:

Good lists. I would agree with most of the entries. Games not mentioned that I'd like to see are:
Boom Box Bash Party - both the original and Bash Party entries in the Boom Box series were a blast and made great use of the Wii's strengths with motion controls and great same room multiplayer, but the Bash Party sequel was the better of the two with a wider range of play modes and tightened physics. If you have fond memories of same couch competitions on the Wii but missed this gem, grab some friends, find this game and get to bashing some blox!

Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All Stars - A fantastic fighting game much in the spirit of Capcom's Marvel vs Capcom series but with a very eclectic roster of fighters and a control scheme that is easy to pick up without sacrificing the depth we look for in a good fighter.

WarioWare: Smooth Moved - I love the Wario Ware games, and the Wii version offered some really wacky moments that still bring a smile to my face when I think of them.

Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruin of the Moon - such a beautiful, haunting, unique RPG. It didn't do well in tbe U.S., but at the right price, hopefully this overlooked gem could find a new audience on the Wii U eShop.

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#28

jgibson75 commented on Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download Fr...:

Good list. I'm a big fan of Okami, Little King Story, Kirby's Epic Yarn and No More Heroes 2. Of course I already own those on disc (as well as several others on this list). But I'm always for games getting another shot last an audience. Personally, I wish they sold GameCube games on eShop. The only reason I keep my original Wii around is to use to play my GameCube games. And I'm missing a couple of GameCube games that I'd love to have in my library (like Star Fox Assault and a couple of the Mario Party's I regret selling years back). Lastly, I too wish they would release the lovely HD remastered Okami to Wii U (as well as PS4/XboxOne). I would buy the game again to have it on current systems (I've bought the game 3 times already. The original release on PS2, the Wii port and the PS3 HD version). I adore that game.

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#32

jgibson75 commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:

@AJWolfTill I feel your pain. I have purchased Okami multiple times to support that game (as well as introduced as many people to it as I can. I bought my niece and nephew copies of the game for their birthdays and turned them into life long fans... I bought it for PS2 when it released originally. I bought the Wii port. I bought the PS3 HD remake. If they released it for PS4 or Wii U or whatever I'd buy it again. I bought the Nintendo DS sequel. I bought Marvel vs. Capcom 3 in part due to it's tie in with Okami. I adore this game!). I'll always hold out some hope for more Okami. Even if the chances are slim.

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#33

jgibson75 commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:

I love Platinum Games. Okami from Clover is one of my top games of all time. I also very much enjoyed Viewtiful Joe. As Platinum, I really dug Vanquish, Infinite Space and I'm really looking forward to Bayonetta 2. I really do hope they get to make a Star Fox game.

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#34

jgibson75 commented on Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow to Complete GBA Tr...:

I am getting all three, as I adore these three games... but I may wait to nab them til the 16th in case they do a sale or promo for purchasing all three. But even if they don't have a promotion, it is still a great buy. All three games for just over $20! The DS Castlevania games cost $20 each at retail... if you can even find them. As for which of these three GBA games are my favorites, it is hard to say. Originally I remembered HoD being my favorite. But I'll have to run through them again to see how I feel about them now.

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#37

jgibson75 commented on Nintendo Announces amiibo Release Dates and Ne...:

@dkxcalibur Yeah, I'm sort of in the same boat. I've had some experience with Disney Infinity and how those figures work... but I'm still not 100% clear on why these are necessary for Smash Bros, Mario Kart, ect other than maybe to take your character profiles to a friends house or something. They are cool collectables. But something I have to have? Still not so sure.

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#38

jgibson75 commented on Double Fine Is Bringing Costume Quest 2 To The...:

This is great news. I adored the first one on Xbox 360. Such a charming game that was fun to sit back, relax and quest around in. I was hoping to hear the sequel would come to consoles. It will make a great fit for the Wii U.

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#39

jgibson75 commented on Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Wii U):

I often agree with the reviewers on this site. And I've not played this game yet, so I can't speak to it's quality. But I must say, I really enjoyed the two Amazing Spider-Man films. If for no other reason, I feel that they have nailed the characters of Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy in ways that the original Spider-Man trilogy failed to do. I enjoyed those films (well, the first two anyway), but I was never sold on Toby McGuire as Peter Parker. He just never felt relatable or even likable to me. And by the time they introduced Gwen Stacy, well, things had become a wreck in the storytelling department. Her arc in Spider-Man 3 felt like a rushed waste of an important character. In Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone (under direction from Marc Webb), I found characters I believed in, I connected with and I wanted to see more of! And where the director needed to improve some in the action department from the first film, he really stepped it up for ASM2. We had an action packed film with exciting effects and fights... yet he still found the time to build upon the characters he introduced in the first film. So yeah, I love ASM films thus far. I think they deserve better games they they are getting. But I'd prefer the Spider-Man game series and film series to be separate (it has worked out better for Batman of late!).

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#40

jgibson75 commented on Legends of Oz Dorothy's Return:

Good to hear someone enjoyed it. Reviews seemed mixed. But I still want to find a copy. Keeping my eyes out for one. Again, thanks for your thoughts on the game. You've only made me want to find it even more!

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#42

jgibson75 commented on Legends of Oz Dorothy's Return:

I got excited for a moment. I thought they were making the XSeed game The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road available for download for 3DS eShop. I'd always wanted that game but never found a copy. Seems this is an entirely different game based on a animated film coming this summer. Oh well.

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#44

jgibson75 commented on Weapon Shop de Omasse to Complete Guild 01 Col...:

I bought Liberation Maiden the first time they dropped the price on it for a sale, and I loved it. Yeah, it is short. But I fire it up now and then just to play thru it! It does play a lot like the classic Rez mixed with something like Sin & Punishment (though a bit simpler in design). I do wish the game was longer, or that they would release a sequel cause I would buy it. It is a blast in my book.

I've not tried any of the other titles, but I'm probably gonna get Monsters based on everyone's high praise and the cheap asking price. Probably grab Crimson Shroud while it is on the cheap as well. The visual style of it is so interesting.
Staying away from Tanks/Bugs due to poor reviews and the fact that I hate bugs, especially spiders, so yeah, no interest in that.

I don't know much about Aero Porter.
And I will likely get the new blacksmith game. It sounds like good charming fun.

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#45

jgibson75 commented on Review: Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Be...:

That's a shame. Seems to be the consensus based on the majority of the reviews I've read. Way Forward is very talented and the license is perfect for video games. And I enjoyed their original Adventure Time: Hey Ice King Why'd You Steal Our Garbage for 3DS. It was far from perfect, but enjoyable enough. I'll hold out hope for a better AT game down the road.

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#46

jgibson75 commented on Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual De...:

It's been a while since I played a Phoenix Wright game... but the demo for this one really hooked me. I will probably pick this one up after Christmas. I do wish they would make a Wii U Phoenix Wright game though. The game would work well on that system, especially with the Control Pad.

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#47

jgibson75 commented on Review: Pinball (Wii U eShop / NES):

Being a huge fan of pinball (especially of the virtual nature, since I don't get many opportunities to play the real thing these days), I remember owning this on NES. Even back then, I didn't enjoy it much. Pinbot on NES was a much better pinball game.

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#48

jgibson75 commented on Nintendo Download: 31st October (North America):

I'll be paying my $1 to upgrade my Wii version of Super Castlevania IV to the Wii U version for sure. One of my favorite games of all time. I'm also curious about Milon's Secret Castle. I remember having it and liking it on NES when I was young. But I do also remember having some issues with it. But it has been so long I don't remember much more than that. So I'm interested in how it holds up. Enough to buy it? Probably not. If I don't remember it fondly as a classic, I don't see myself getting it.
I'll try out the demos though. And I'm tempted to get Runner 2 for that price. I love the demo and the first Runner game.

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#49

jgibson75 commented on Aonuma Explains His Quest to Have Improved the...:

The Wind Waker is one of my favorite Zelda games (In order of preference, they are A Link to the Past, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, Ocarina of Time, Skyward Sword, Minish Cap and the original. Zelda 2 and Majora's Mask I have sort of a love/hate thing going on with them... the other handheld titles are all pretty solid as well, but Minish Cap is my favorite of the handheld games).

That said, of course it had it's issues, pacing at times being one of them... so I'm very excited to see how they tackled these issues with the HD remake.

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#50

jgibson75 commented on Nintendo Download: 15th August (North America):

I'm super excited to pick up Splinter Cell Blacklist Tuesday... but I'll be buying it for my Xbox 360... so probably won't be getting anything from Nintendo this week... but hey, I'm still enjoying Pikmin 3 and Earthbound and Animal Crossing and so forth... so I'm good.