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Sat 3rd Jan 2009

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joe-hamburg commented on Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As...:

Wii Party sold more copies than Mario Party. Stop using this lame Mario character in every good game. There are so many people who would like to buy great casual and sports games for Wii U but all we get is "Mario blabla 99".



joe-hamburg commented on Review: Fun! Fun! Minigolf (WiiWare):

I always read this site as the reviews usally are very deep and to the point. But at this time I totally disagree with the unbalanced style of the review which seems to show only that the player was frustrated and gave it a bad score. So let me put some things straight:

  • Overall: Fun! Fun! Minigolf is the best electronic minigolf game I ever played. Because of the wiimote control it is easily more fun than any pc or other platform minigolf game.
  • Singleplayer vs. Multiplayer: As minigolf is a game usually played with two or more people it is not very intelligent to rate it mostly based on a single player experience and then have ONE sentence in the conclusion which states that the game is quite fun in multiplayer.
  • "Out of bounds": If you look for example at this image you'll find out that it is quite common for some minigolf courses that you have to start from the beginning if you dont reach the area near the hole. That was ne for me either but it makes sense because the challenge of minigolf is to find out how you can make it directly towards the hole with one shot.
  • Difficulty: The author states the game will get very hard in medium and strong stage. I am no hardcore gamer but I find it very easy to do most courses in one or two strokes. Yes, there are two or three holes which I coulnd't finish when I played them first, but this is the same in real minigolf isn't it?!
  • Controls: I really hate the putting controls in the golf game of the so highly praised Wii Sports. In Fun! Fun! Minigolf the controls are so easy. You just have to hold the wiimote in a 45° degree down backwards, press A and the swing in the right moment with high, medium or low power. Thats all and it works perfect! Its not the problem of the game if some reviewers don't get it (sorry).
  • Conclusion: This game gives you 27 minigolf holes with many different obstacles and it is great fun to try to be the one with lowest number of strokes if you play against your friends. The only point I don't understand is that it has no high score list. But besides gameplay it also includes great graphics and the best is - it only costs you 9 Euro!

Please consider a new re-review for this game as your voice is very strong for wiiware games (only quoted review on metacritis and gamespot (where it gets user scores of 8.0 / 7.4!). From my point of view your review was unfair/not based on all facts and I think I gave you a list of arguments to consider. And no, I am in no way connected to the programmers, just defending their nice work.

SCORE: 9 / 10 points