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Male, 27, Canada

Love my Wii U and PS3 and split my gaming time fairly evenly between the two. That said, I also own a 3DS XL, a Vita, and a 360 just because I love the Forza series. My gaming tastes are very diverse and I can enjoy almost any genre.

Mon 4th November, 2013

Recent Comments



larry_koopa commented on Review: Mario Party 10 (Wii U):

I love how people complained for years about how every Mario Party was essentially the exact same. Then, when they finally changed-up the formula with Mario Part 9, people then claimed that this change was utterly horrible. Now they're saying that they'll never buy a new Mario Party game until it goes back to the old formula.

Anyways, great review @MegaWatts . I look forward to picking this up on Friday.



larry_koopa commented on Harmonix Explains Why Rock Band 4 Isn’t Comi...:

I think this game will be a success. It's smart to keep it a stand alone release with a DLC focus as opposed to releasing a sequel every year. That's what killed the market 5 years ago: having a new Guitar Hero and Rock Band coming out every 6 weeks.

Anyways, I had too much with these games back in my university days; there's no way I'm not interested in getting this for PS4 some day.



larry_koopa commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

As I said earlier in the day over at Push Square:

Generally speaking I will look at the score first, but I always immediately read the review after I look at the score. Numbers don't mean anything unless you read why that number is there.

Ultimately though if it's a game that I know I'm going to enjoy I don't put much stock in the review. For example, growing up every Tales game that I played was generally scored in the 7 range, but yet they're some of my favourite games I've ever played. It's why I've never understood why fanboys get upset when a game like Smash Bros. only gets a 9.5 instead of a 10. If you love the game and enjoy it then why does the review score matter to you?

The main thing I look for in a review is the following: is the game broken. Is it buggy, glitch, does it have performance issues, and is it just generally unfinished (in other words, does it have an Ubisoft-level of polish). There have been times when I was looking forward to a game, read numerous reviews that all agreed on the fact that the game wasn't done yet, and decided to not waste my money.



larry_koopa commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D ...:

I was never a fan of this game when I was a kid, but I know that people have been wanting this 3DS remake to happen for a long, long time. Hopefully it won't disappoint those folks - based on this review it doesn't sound like it's going to.



larry_koopa commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X is so Sizeable That It ...:

Never had any interest in the first game, but I admit that I have my eyes on this one. Let's just hope the game doesn't cause the Wii U to freeze up like every single third-party game that I played on the system during its first year.



larry_koopa commented on Speedrunner Sets New World Record for Fastest ...:

Without resorting to glitches I can beat the game in 16 minutes. That's getting to the Star Road as quickly as possible so that I can reach the front door of Bowser's Castle, all with no deaths. I'm proud of this speedrun because it's honest and doesn't involve cheating. 16 minutes is good enough for me.



larry_koopa commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2015:

That's a quality list right there, however, the game that I am most excited about is Yoshi's Woolly World. My lady and I have been looking forward to playing through that together for some time now.



larry_koopa commented on Miyamoto Talks Up Star Fox Wii U's "Fun And Un...:

I'm going to keep my mind open. I do prefer to just use a regular controller with all of my games, but I'm willing to give this a shot. That said, if I have to spend the majority of my time looking at that GamePad screen I will be disappointed. I want to be taking in the HD graphics on my 42 inch TV, not the dinky, low-res GamePad screen...



larry_koopa commented on Is Captain Toad A Fungai To Be With? Read Our ...:

As somebody who has been advocating for video reviews for a long time now, this sort of thing makes me very happy. Or perhaps this type of thing has always been in that "latest videos" section and I just haven't been paying close enough attention. If that's the case than I certainly feel like an idiot...



larry_koopa commented on Review: Watch Dogs (Wii U):

Very fair review. This game is just clearly a lazy-effort all around on Wii U, which is too bad for those with only one console who were looking forward to this release.

It's not a reflection on the console itself, merely on the development team of this port.



larry_koopa commented on Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Hol...:

My 5 reasons:

1. Mario Kart 8
2. Tropical Freeze
3. Smash Bros.
4. Mario 3D World
5. Mario Kart 8 :D

I love Sony, love my PS3, and am looking forward to getting a PS4 next year, but those games right there are the reasons why I'm still a Nintendo fanboy at the age of 27.



larry_koopa commented on Soapbox: Sonic, It's Time to Talk:

Thomas - thank you. This was one of the best pieces that I have ever read on the site, and unlike plenty of users I actually read everything through before I comment.

You're completely spot-on with everything here and I applaud you for putting all of this out there.



larry_koopa commented on Video: How Does Watch Dogs Use The Wii U GamePad?:

Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2, and Smash Bros.

The four biggest Wii U titles of the year, and yet NONE of them use the GamePad in a meaningful way, if at all.

I love the Wii U, but the GamePad is a joke. Accept it, people.



larry_koopa commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U):

Why are people so upset about a pending score? We're all just going to buy the game in 2 days anyways, so let's calm down a bit.

And plenty of sites do this. They want to test the online modes under real-world conditions.

Anyways, who cares. Come Friday morning none of this will matter. :)