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Contributing writer at Kill Screen. Season One author at Boss Fight Books

Thu 7th May, 2009

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LittleIrves commented on You Can Grab a 2DS and Pokémon X for $100 at ...:

Oh man. Is it wrong to buy a 2DS if you already own an original 3DS and a 3DSXL? And your wife already owns her own 3DS? The price-point with a game I don't own (and have never really played... I'm not a Pokemon guy but I'm curious) is tempting.

And I saw a number of 2DSs in the wild at PAX East this weekend and they looked pretty nice. Would become a VC machine basically (since I'd really miss the 3D in retail games). Talk me off this ledge, people...



LittleIrves commented on Details Emerge of a Cancelled Nintendo-Exclusi...:

Most telling detail of this story: "it eventually turned into a multiplatform game 'due largely to Nintendo not meeting financial demands to make it a first-party project.':

Nintendo won't pay for third-party games. This, maybe more than anything else, is why they lack the support that everyone complains about. And it's just too bad that Sony/Msoft have this advantage when it has little to do with games, and everything to do with $$.



LittleIrves commented on 3DS eShop Exclusive Nintendo Pocket Football C...:

I'll add to the chorus of North Americans wanting to play this game. I'd prefer Nintendo Pocket (American) Football, personally, but I bet the fluidness of soccer makes for a tighter, faster experience of simulating the games. This is likely how I'd enjoy a soccer game, instead of direct control over one player on the field at a time. Do it, NoA!

(Now back to Rusty. SO GOOD.)



LittleIrves commented on Nintendo Registers An Intriguing S.T.E.A.M Tra...:

I like to think the comparison to Valve's Steam is purposeful, and their super-low-price sales are the "alien menace," and this is about destroying them with an amazing, full-price experience.

But it's probably a Mario's On the Move kind of puzzle thing in space with gravity developed by NST. And by "probably" I mean "probably not." But that's my guess based on this slimmest of evidence.



LittleIrves commented on Rusty's Real Deal Baseball Gets Into the Swing...:

I'm so so happy this came over. Very intrigued. And I love the experimental pricing model, and how the gameplay is actually tied to the price. Fantastic idea. Let's see how it goes... I'm optimistic. (I also loved Let's Catch, so I'm a fan of simple mechanics with underlying story elements.)



LittleIrves commented on Super Mario Bros. 3 Is Warping To North Americ...:

Anyone else worried this will be a one-month-long GBA dump of great games, and then.... not much else? Seems like they're putting a whole lotta good eggs in one basket. Reminds me of the Virtual Console Arcade roll-out. Lots of games all at once! And then.... well, not much else. Still: A good way to keep people happy before M(K8)ay.



LittleIrves commented on Nintendo Passing on PAX East 2014:

@PinkSpider I share your feelings. There's this strange, bizarro-land reality where Nintendo is hated / doomed / out-of-touch / ignorant / lazy, and then there's the world I live in where I pump 30 hours a month into Wii U and am more excited for Rusty's Real Deal Baseball on 3DS than Titanfall or Infamous.

Bummed that they won't be at PAX East, but there'll be a huge Nintendo presence there at the Handheld Lounge alone, not to mention the Classic/Current Console rooms where last year hundreds of people were playing Nintendo Land and having a blast.



LittleIrves commented on Latest Assassin's Creed Announcement Continues...:

I'm not surprised the PS4/XB1 game isn't coming to Wii U, but it'd be pretty much garbage if the other version doesn't. But anyway...

What if Beyond Good & Evil 2 was announced as a Wii U exclusive? Using the GamePad as a camera to look around the world and snap pictures? That'd be awesome.

Just thought I'd throw that out there.



LittleIrves commented on How One Man Is Giving Sonic Fans The Game They...:

@Gen0neD Yes to Stunt Race FX 3D. That's a classic I could get behind. Rented the original long long ago and was super-jazzed by it at the time... even though it ran like a broken lawnmower. Finally bought it used a few years ago and, after the initial shock wore off, it's quite playable. And funny. The cars had eyeballs, people! Loved the moving course elements that were different on each lap, too-- Mario Kart 8's airplane stage, actually, seems to reimagine the Arwing appearance in SRFX.



LittleIrves commented on Super Mario Kart Record Holder Sami Cetin Give...:

Weird, how Nintendo UK goes the extra-mile with all these videos and promotions, and the Wii U just doesn't sell there. And NOA seems to do little and, well, sales aren't much better... but they could be with a more persistent effort at the level of the UK office.

But whatever, I'm no marketing guru. MK8 looks niiiiice.



LittleIrves commented on Interview: Nocturnal on Flowerworks HD's Bloss...:

Hmm. If this does well, I wouldn't mind seeing other WiiWare games get the HD treatment. So many good games never had a chance, given the limitations he talks about. Original games are even better, of course, but I'd definitely pay for a prettier/Miivers-ified Bonsai Barber, Rock 'n Roll Climber, or NyxQuest.



LittleIrves commented on Review: Yoshi's New Island (3DS):

@Kid_A I've got a feeling I'll be with you on this one, as I tend to love games others dislike. (Wii Music, Other M, Sticker Star...) I even really enjoyed Yoshi's Story. And I wonder how many of the 283 comments on here were written after actually playing the game, and not just reacting to an average score?



LittleIrves commented on Nintendo Confirms Presentations and Games for ...:

Ballpoint Universe and Stick It to the Man both look pretty solid. And I've heard great things about Ittle Dew, especially for fans of top-down Zelda. Wooden Sen'Sey looks interesting.

My concern is that most of these have come out for other platforms already, so aren't designed w/ Wii U in mind. I really hope to see more games like Scram Kitty, and the newly-announced Affordable Space Adventures, in the future, games made for Nintendo's hardware first.



LittleIrves commented on The Club Nintendo Rewards Are In For March:

People! This is a crazy-good list of games. Number Battle is strange and fun and challenging. Bonsai Barber is one of my favorite WiiWare titles, super-quirky and entertaining and DIFFERENT. Geez, do you all just want another Super Mario or Zelda game? That you've already played? No wonder why new IP and interesting concepts are so rare.



LittleIrves commented on Zen Studios DLC For Star Wars Pinball and Cast...:

I wish the Star Wars pinball game was like the original set-up, where you could pick and choose tables. 'Cause I don't care for the Clone Wars or Boba Fett, and would want just this expansion as a standalone. Maybe I wait for 3DS version?



LittleIrves commented on Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance on Wii U...:

Merging the Wii and U shops would be great, as there's lots of WiiWare/VC games I never got around to trying. Still have my Wii hooked up on a 4:3 TV, though, so it's not a big deal.

As an aside: Man, I really appreciate the weekly eShop makeovers. Quite fetching visually, methinks. And I love how the musics changes. Holiday tune over Christmas, and last week I believe had DK's theme song? Lovely little touches. The 360 marketplace is so static and mechanical, comparatively.

EDIT: Oh yeah, wild speculation. GameCube VC added, with inaugural games Four Sword Adventures, Pac-Man VS., and FF: Crystal Chronicles, using the GamePad for GBA functionality.



LittleIrves commented on The Next Batman Game Is Arkham Knight, And No,...:

I started Arkham Asylum on my 360 and was into it, but quickly lost interest. Lots of punchy-punching and then long cutscenes. The Detective stuff was neat. But it just didn't come together for me.

The Batman game we really need on Wii U? Sunsoft's NES game on VC.



LittleIrves commented on Interview: Takashi Tezuka on Bringing Yoshi's ...:

Are people really concerned about the story in a Yoshi game? That's kind of like saying, "Man, this cake is delicious, but I wish I knew its motivation for being fluffy and light."

I'm reasonably excited for this. And doesn't his mention of Yoshi's Story-style graphics on the console reconfirm Yarn Yoshi? I know some were concerned that it had been canceled since we hadn't heard much in over a year. That's the Yoshi game I'm more psyched for. Good-Feel > Arzest. Are we on the cusp of The Year of Yoshi...?



LittleIrves commented on Dedicated Video Game Platforms To Remain Ninte...:

@Sean_Aaron is the voice of reason.

I personally lost interest in games circa 2002, then five years later was reinvigorated by the Wii. So I say keep pushing. I'm crazy-intrigued by this QOL platform. But I'm also anxious to see their next phase of Wii U games and whatever comes after 3DS. There's room for both.



LittleIrves commented on GBA Titles Super Mario Ball And Pac-Man Collec...:

Huh, everyone's saying Mario Pinball Land is bad? That's surprising. Haven't played it, but was excited by this announcement. Why isn't it very good, exactly?

As for GBA on Wii U VC in general, I actually think it's a great move. The GamePad is basically a giant original GBA. Think of it as a GBA Macro. And since lots of GBA games were console ports/SNES-ish games, they'll play fine at home. I tend to play my handhelds more at home anyway, so the lack of portability doesn't bother me. Just hope we get a steady stream of games.... though it's unlikely :'(



LittleIrves commented on MixedBag Confirms forma.8 for the Wii U eShop:

Looks hot. The last few days have been a storm of excellent (and sometimes exclusive!) indies coming to Wii U. That Unity agreement is finally coming to fruition... I'll gladly take awesome indie games over bloated, derivative major 3rd party games anyway.



LittleIrves commented on Nintendo Releasing a Wii Sports Club Wii U Har...:

@Nintenjoe64 I'm with you. Just played a few matches, and I'm edging ever-closer to Level 10*. Love the quick-fire 7 point matches, too.... makes it really tense and exciting. Voice chat would ruin it, I think. The hand-written posts you can flash up using the D-Pad are perfect accents on points. Simple, easy, fun. Can't wait for Baseball/Boxing.



LittleIrves commented on Mario Golf: World Tour Takes The Action Under ...:

So is the announced Mii mode their take on the old RPG modes of the GBC/GBA games? But kind of stripped down? The footage looked somewhat similar. Personally I prefer playing with my own avatar or a generic character than Mario et al., in these sports games. Would love Open Tennis to go on sale w/ release of this, too.



LittleIrves commented on Nintendo UK Launches a New "Nintendo Girls Clu...:

I see no problem with this. Enjoy it or ignore it.

At least they're trying to speak to demographics other than teenage boys. Whether the tone or content is appropriate is up to the viewer's opinion. But the effort seems worthwhile.



LittleIrves commented on Flowerworks HD to Burst Into Life on the Wii U...:

Hmm. Sounds like that StreetPass Flower Town game mixed with Big Bang Mini on DS. Would love to see more WiiWare games HD'ified. And maybe a sequel to Rock 'n Roll Climber?? Tomena Sanner U? Alien Crush Returns... Again? (Okay, maybe not that last one.)