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Fri 16th August, 2013

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jsty3105 commented on Head Teachers in the UK Issue Warning to Paren...:

@Neko_Rukiafan Looks like you shouldn't have too much issue (though I'm still somewhat against the idea that parents could be accused of neglect - which to my mind, is a pretty serious accusation and shouldn't be treated lightly) - "If your child is allowed to have inappropriate access to any game or associated product that is designated 18+, we are advised to contact the police and children's social care as this is deemed neglectful," the letter read.



jsty3105 commented on Review: Nobunaga's Ambition (Wii U eShop / Sup...:

@Nintenjoe64 It's quite a different game from Unchartered Waters though. This is an out an out wargame simulation while Unchartered Waters is more of an RPG and trading simulation with core trading mechanics borrowed from Taipan.

Hope you'll still enjoy it though as this ranks as one of my all time favourites from KOEI. The best (and hardest) was Bandit Kings of Ancient China.



jsty3105 commented on Review: Nobunaga's Ambition (Wii U eShop / Sup...:

If anyone needs some tips on this game drop me a line, back in the day, I completed it at level 5 difficulty with every single daimyo (holy crap - I just realised that means I replayed the game over 60 times!?!?... Gosh times were simpler then...).

The absolute hardest ones were Fief 13 (because of lack of resources, poor military might, and poor border defences) and Fief 4 (because of lack of resources and poor military might).

Starting tip: Set your tax rate for the first year to 1%. You'll want to boost your fief popularity very quickly as it'll give you wiggle room for things like conscripting troops.



jsty3105 commented on Oceanhorn for iOS Seems to be 'Heavily Inspire...:

Found this on the developers blog - "I find it kind of funny how Oceanhorn is constantly compared to Wind Waker. It's ok, but I would like to state that we are not making a copy of any existing game. Instead, we try to capture the feeling of our favourite console adventure / RPG games, where you can discover the world, find treasures and roam through lands and seas."



jsty3105 commented on Super Mario 3D World's Team Highlights the Val...:

@Geonjaha @rjejr I got the chance to try the game for awhile at one of Nintendo's kiosks and finally understand why Nintendo's been promoting the heck out of the cat suit - it's the biggest power up change in the Mario universe yet offering you tons of freedom for how you want to approach the giant playgrounds Nintendo has created. Tried for a few minutes and I'm sold - selling my other games to fund this one for sure.

It doesn't make the game easier for advanced players - it creates new alternative paths. As soon as I got the cat suit it's like a different playing field was available for me.

Despite the initial look of the game, the worlds are much larger than they seem - there are multiple ways to reach the end objective and it feels like a giant playground, particularly when you get the cat suit powerup. Far from just being to climb walls (there's a small caveat in that there's a limit to how long you can spend running up walls) the cat suit actually gives you new ways to access areas. There's a whole lot of joy contained in that game.



jsty3105 commented on Ripstone Confirms Plans to Include Sony System...:

@Sean_Aaron As long as it's anything like the classic game, Hong Kong Mahjong Pro, then sign me up too! I play quite a bit of Mahjong myself, the proper variety, not the match 2 ones.

If anyone here is up for a chess game or two once this game launches, add my NNID - jsty3105



jsty3105 commented on Microsoft Wants You To Know That Its Surface T...:

@eza Found this on Nintendo's site -

Can I Download a Nintendo ROM from the Internet if I Already Own the Authentic Game?

There is a good deal of misinformation on the Internet regarding the backup/archival copy exception. It is not a "second copy" rule and is often mistakenly cited for the proposition that if you have one lawful copy of a copyrighted work, you are entitled to have a second copy of the copyrighted work even if that second copy is an infringing copy. The backup/archival copy exception is a very narrow limitation relating to a copy being made by the rightful owner of an authentic game to ensure he or she has one in the event of damage or destruction of the authentic. Therefore, whether you have an authentic game or not, or whether you have possession of a Nintendo ROM for a limited amount of time, i.e. 24 hours, it is illegal to download and play a Nintendo ROM from the Internet.



jsty3105 commented on SteamWorld Dig:

@yuwarite hopefully! Nintendo could do with more good exclusives that aren't developed by them.

In response to your other question (which got deleted - either by yourself or by a mod), no. I am not random anon. And I am not a driveby commentator. I have only recently started getting involved with commenting on NintendoLife articles.



jsty3105 commented on Crytek Announces New CRYENGINE and Doesn't Exc...:

@raith I was starting to feel that one of the requirements to be a game journalist is that you need to have a certain level of snarkiness.

Which is tricky because I do freelance writing and occassionally write about the gaming industry when I can but I hate snarky writing.



jsty3105 commented on Former Nintendo Marketing Specialist Sheds Lig...:

@Adam The things you say are true - but that doesn't detract from the fact that this is a very thorny area for Nintendo when it comes to protecting the brand of their key franchises. Once people understand that then it's very easy to see why certain decisions are made by Nintendo.

If you work in branding, you will understand.