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Tue 9th February, 2010

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MeloMan commented on Cancelled Mario Volleyball/Wrestling Wii Title...:

I can't see the point of the two sports combined, though I imagine it would be a more hilarious version of Super Spike V-Ball or even inspired by another Kunio-Kun game Super Dodge Ball. Separately, hell yeah I would've loved to have Seen a Super Mario Spikers and Super Mario Wrestling.



MeloMan commented on Review: SPIKEY WALLS (Wii U eShop):

I've been following this for a while now. My overall opinion is that there is a place for deep games AND games that are simple-and-quick arcade-ish fixes. In the case of Flappy Bird, like Angry Birds, it's a simple arcade style game designed not to contain 40 hrs of gameplay, but quick minutes-long fixes of time wasting. That is why both of these games do so well in the smartphone market... it's the perfect marriage between technology and simplicity. Now, onto the discussion of simple style gameplay on core gaming systems. Gaming systems are gaming machines, which mean they have the capacity for simple-and-quick or super deep experiences... ALL gaming, in other words. We as consumers can buy whatever the devs throw at us... as it was stated, we vote with our wallets. It turns out, there's a market unfulfilled for that Flappy Bird loving person that loved playing it on their smartphone but can't get that fix on their Wii U... but wishes it was there. Well, the original creator of Flappy Bird didn't port it over for free, $1, or otherwise, so RCMADIAX's creation served two purposes: Give the Wii U a Flappy Bird fix AND make $ off of it because "the" Flappy Bird is not there. I consider the move smart myself. The rest will be determined by us consumers and whether we WANT to buy it... it's that simple. I understand the sentiment as well when people say "this is what's ruining the eShop!" or "ruining gaming everywhere!" because there are a lot of devs that shamelessly make money off duplications or me-too experiences (Wii generation anyone?). But last I checked, there's TONS of deep engaging gameplay still out there, and NONE of that has gone away. I don't care if it's SSB, Xenoblade Chronicles, Bayonetta, Azure Striker Gunvolt, Zelda, Metal Gear Solid, Mario, Destiny, etc, etc, they are still out there and still cranking out the deep games despite these clone/cheap cash-ins. I'm sorry, but to think that the WHOLE console gaming market is going to be owned by simple-and-quick games is ludicrous-- Smartphones, sure, cause it's harder to maintain deep and super deep games there, but consoles/portable consoles? No, we're safe my friends, we'll be ok, we're not starving. I rarely do simple games like these, and if I did, I very less than likely to do them on consoles (sorry RCMADIAX).

My final word is, let the Ma, Pa, John and Jane Doe's have a Flappy Bird experience on Wii U... gamers who dislike it will vote with their wallets and not buy it. RCMADIAX will be thanked by those that have wanted Flappy Bird on Wii U, at home, on the toilet and will get their wish. For everyone else (including me), just buy what you WANT to play. Enough of the complaining.



MeloMan commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

I'll get the combo pack of these and start off with part 1. October leading into SSBWiiU in November is going to be one helluva run for me.



MeloMan commented on Sakurai Explains Reasoning Behind Removal Of I...:

Odd, but I'm guessing this is some of the same stuff that must've prompted Nintendo to come up with the New 3DS... I'm guessing there's a chance they will be DLC at some later date. On another but similar note, I know that Rosalina her Luma don't operate like the Ice Climbers did, but it seems odd there will be no issue with their dual character setup. Like someone mentioned earlier, I didn't program this game, so I wouldn't understand. It's an unfortunate circumstance, but I will get over it like I did Mewtwo :)



MeloMan commented on First Image Of Wii U Wipeout-Beater FAST Racin...:

Considering my love for all things F-Zero, I probably will get this like I did the first one. But for the love of all things Nintendo, why doesn't the Big N just give the F-Zero franchise to Shin'en to churn out a new game?



MeloMan commented on Retailer Lists Super Smash Bros. Wii U for 21s...:

I know there's all the strategy, fiscal mumbo jumbo, release of SSB3DS first, etc., but I don't see what's so hard about stating the obvious. We KNOW the game will be out this year, and it's NOT going to come out on 12/31/14 which would be ridiculous. I find this date plausible and set it in my brain log before it finally becomes official.



MeloMan commented on The GameCube is 13 Years Old:

I'm glad to hear so many people ended up liking the purple lunchbox. I enjoyed it very well myself. I can't recall how many times I heard the kiddie arguments and complaints about the controller.



MeloMan commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Brings Circ...:

As a term of endearment, through the years, I've "smashed" N64 and several GCN controllers. It's a consequence of the game itself. That's why I knew there was no way in hell I was going to get SSB3DS... even if I was careful, I can't take that chance. When SSBWiiU comes, I will definitely whip out the GCN controllers that have survived up to now. I consider a portable SSB novel, but I find it problematic. It's console version all day for me...



MeloMan commented on Nintendo 64x64: Body Harvest:

Sigh... I knew I was going to start getting upset. There STILL a few games I have yet to play from Nintendo 64's catalog. People used to ask me "did you play this?" all the time and sadly I never did. Now I'm remembering a couple others I wanted to play: Hybrid Heaven and Mischief Makers.



MeloMan commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

Loving the stylus and game loading into the bottom of the console and also the volume and mic being on the screen. They definitely put some thought into this. While this is comparable of the DS Lite jumping to the DSi, I think this N3DS will be greatly appreciated by core gamers more akin to the DS Lite and how it was appreciated. I want one, but I'm not ready to sell the farm yet. Now, next year though..........



MeloMan commented on Reaction: Picking Apart The New Nintendo 3DS A...:

Called it... I KNEW they'd come out with a new iteration of 3DS that had a 2nd stick and better viewing angle. It's the Cadillac of 3DS but my resources are elsewhere for the foreseeable future. Still happy a better 3DS has come along finally :)
My apologies to all the Circle Pad Pro users :(



MeloMan commented on Nintendo Confirms Two More Virtual Console Tit...:

Speaking of this Capcom love, I forgot that I wanted to download SonSon. Guess I'll fire up the Wii emulator and get to it...

And SF2010... we meet again at last. Ken was the hero, correct? :P
And that boxart..... that BOXART! XD



MeloMan commented on Nintendo Download: 28th August (North America):

Jot this week down... this is one of the best and most well-rounded weeks I have seen in a long time. I see things I've already purchased, moving up my list, gonna buy later, took notice of, etc. The only disappointing thing is, I still haven't played PW:AA:DD which I bought at full price a month ago, and NOW it's discounted! Doh! >_<



MeloMan commented on Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With...:

With regards to developing on two displays, devs said some of the same things about the DS when it first came out. In the beginning, it was VERY rough trying to come up with good ideas/uses, but fast forward to 3DS, and there's not much else I have to say on that point. Some devs are lazy and don't want to learn the Wii U. Other devs are interested, but because the installed base for Wii U is not as strong as rival platforms, the ends don't justify the means for them and it's viewed as a wasted effort (I can't "totally" disagree with them). Devs are like artists: some do it for the money, and others do it for the love of being an artist. Nintendo is an "artist" that makes money, sure, but they want to create gaming art by any means necessary (perhaps to a fault)... most devs today stunt themselves into only developing games "safely" to meet profit. It's a sad situation really, and it's us gamers that lose out on new experiences that devs "could" be generating for us on ALL platforms, not just 2/3 of them. My message still remains the same as I've always said: You are either a follower dev waiting for a system to sell well so you can dip your toe in the pool of money, or you are a frontrunner dev looking to play your part to drive the install base for a gaming system. If only more devs thought like Nintendo... what a glorious system the Wii U could be...



MeloMan commented on Review: Amida's Path (DSiWare):

This game intrigues me and I'd still give it a go if it weren't for all these other games I'm backlogged in. To the bottom it goes unfortunately...



MeloMan commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

I still think it's mostly because Nintendo doesn't do a good job advertising it's 3rd party games. But I guess that's just a staple of Nintendo. While I can't argue them putting their own 1st party games in the spotlight, if Nintendo (IF that is) they want to so called "win back" the 3rd parties, then feature them as hard if not harder than your 1st parties. Most people already know they can count on Nintendo for the Marios and Zeldas, but people don't know, or have little reason to care, that 3rd party games "are" on the system. Not a hopeless situation by any stretch, but you'd think Nintendo would've learned something by now...



MeloMan commented on Super Smash Bros. For 3DS To Feature More Trop...:

Bout time. As much as I like the luck and hard work aspects of getting trophies, I like the ability to just buy it. One of my pass times is reading about the trophies and all the Nintendo (and non-Nintendo) lore.



MeloMan commented on Review: Strike Force Foxx (3DS eShop):

I kinda expected this game was like this. While I do love a good arcade experience, and I think this will scratch that itch, my backlog of games is going to put this one toward the bottom of my to-do list. If by some freak chance I get though the games ahead of it, I'll give it a go.



MeloMan commented on Review: Siesta Fiesta (3DS eShop):

That's long enough. It's a brick breaker game?! I LOVE brick breakers, and someone has actually evolved the concept? I had no idea what this game was about. 9/10 definitely helps but I'm sold already when it comes to this genre. What a pleasant surprise (and enjoyable time waster).