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larry_koopa

larry_koopa

Male, 28, Canada

My gaming tastes are very diverse and I can enjoy almost any genre. I split my gaming time fairly evenly between my Wii U and PS3, though I also find time to enjoy my 3DS XL, Vita, and 360. I believe in being a multi-console gamer; those who stick to just one are missing out on so much.

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Mon 4th November, 2013

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#2

larry_koopa commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:

"Look, we know that the fans want a straight Samus Aran game"

Then make one, you idiot.

This is not a Wind Waker situation. Though he's right that people were not crazy about the graphical style in the beginning, the fans at least knew that Wind Waker was going to be an actual Zelda game. The same is not true about Federation Force.

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larry_koopa commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

Well I'm glad that he admitted that they were wrong from the outset. Usually Nintendo doesn't fall on their sword like this. I bet they still think that online gaming will never catch on, which was their company line during the GameCube era...

But seriously, "tablets stole the Wii U's thunder..." Umm, excuse me, by the time the Wii U came to market iPads and other tablets were everywhere. What exactly did they expect?

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larry_koopa commented on Video: Star Fox Zero - What We Know So Far:

Great video, folks! Much appreciated.

Now, referring to the game itself: the fact that you simply can't play the game without the GamePad is a huge deal-breaker for me. Unless they somehow revamp everything so that you can play with the Pro Controller I doubt I will ever own this game. I just want to play a classic Star Fox game in HD with normal controls. Not too much to ask.

This is why I like Sony. When you're looking forward to a PlayStation game you know you're going to play it with a DualShock. You don't have to worry about them doing something absolutely idiotic with the control scheme.

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larry_koopa commented on The Current State Of Virtual Reality Just Isn'...:

Right, just like online gaming wasn't becoming a thing in the early to mid 2000s. Nintendo said that would never catch on; they'd rather you connect your Game Boy Advance to your Game Cube - that's the future! They ended up dugging themselves a hole that they're still trying to get out of.

Nice to know that Nintendo learns from their mistakes. Forever being left behind...

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#8

larry_koopa commented on First Impressions: Our Maiden Flight In Star F...:

Thank you for such an honest article here.

To me this game sounds like an absolute mess. Just make a normal Star Fox game with good graphics and Pro Controller support. That really is not asking too much... None of this two screen garbage.

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larry_koopa commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

Their biggest game of the show was probably Star Fox Zero, and yet I have no interest in it as I will not play a game where I have to divide my focus between my TV screen and the GamePad. I just want to play Star Fox, on an HD screen, and with a Pro Controller, but apparently that is too much to ask.

Nintendo's insistence on "changing the way we play games" is what drove me to the PS3 in the last generation: I don't care about your motion controls, I don't care about your tablet controllers. I just want to play games normally.

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larry_koopa commented on Review: Samurai Defender (3DS eShop):

Anybody else think that the character in green with his sword above his head looks like Toon Link from Wind Waker? That was my first thought when I saw this review on the home page. Those eyes...

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#16

larry_koopa commented on Splatoon Producer Inks Out Reasons For Lack Of...:

I get the man's point, but I'm sorry, only Nintendo would create an online, team based shooter and then not allow you to communicate with your team.

I'm surprised Nintendo hasn't found a way to ban trash talk when you're playing Smash Bros. on the couch with your friends. Heaven forbid anybody swear when playing a Nintendo game.

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#17

larry_koopa commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

I know it's been stated by members prior to my two cents, but people should not be at all shocked by this. The Wii U cannot be expected to run a PS4 or X1 game. Nintendo's console is simply not powerful enough, period. Nintendo wonders why they have pathetic third party support - maybe stop creating underpowered consoles that can't run the games that the rival consoles can.

I'm not a hater as I enjoy my Wii U, but I'm sorry, I'm smart enough to not expect third party games to appear on the system, and I'm not outraged when they don't. That's why I also have Sony consoles.

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#19

larry_koopa commented on Splatoon Global Testfire Demo Confirmed For Th...:

I love this website, but from top to bottom the first 10 stories on the homepage are all Splatoon related. Overkill much?

I get it. A Nintendo home console is actually going to have an original, exclusive IP for the first time in years. But seriously, enough is enough.

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#21

larry_koopa commented on Preview: Unraveling the Truth in Yoshi's Wooll...:

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is one of the best games ever made. I really don't think the Baby Mario mechanic was that "irritating."

Anyways, apart from those digs this was a great preview that got me more excited for this game. Can't wait to play it!!

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#27

larry_koopa commented on Those Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Are Up ...:

The dig at Call of Duty wasn't really necessary. The four New Super Mario Bros titles were all original and entirely different from each other afterall... Right down to completely unique soundtracks. Just a bucket of original ideas there.

Anyways, yes, these amiibo are rather expensive.

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#28

larry_koopa commented on Rumour: Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Teased For N...:

I don't get this. Nintendo-only gamers don't care about this series as proven by the fact that Black Ops 2 and Ghosts did not sell well on the Wii U. If Nintendo-only gamers did care about the series they'd own either a PlayStation or Xbox where they could actually play the games, but then they obviously wouldn't be Nintendo-only gamers.

Anyways, we'll have to see I guess. I'm perfectly happy with Ghosts on my PS3. I don't really see the need to buy such a similar game every November; having just one in the series is good enough for me.

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#34

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

Tricky issue for sure. I have been an elementary teacher for close to 4 years now and all I will say is that I do not think that kids should be playing GTA or CoD. That said, I think it's up to the parents to give a damn about what their kids are experiencing and what they have access to. Students are my responsibility in the classroom; when the bell rings and they leave they are no longer my responsibility.

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#38

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.

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#41

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.

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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.