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39, Belgium

Sun 7th Mar 2010

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meppi commented on SEGA 3D Classics Collection is Heading to Reta...:

Doesn't make sense to announce something like this for the US and not Europe in this day and age. :-/
Would really like to know if this will come eventually as I was about to order the Japanese retail version. I'll hold off for now I guess.



meppi commented on Video: Check Out Super Smash Bros. Melee Runni...:

£167 for this mod? That's a bit crazy if you ask me and I'm not someone who tends to shy away from this kinds of thing at all.

For about £220 you can get an XRGB Mini Framemeister which upscales just about any retro SD device to either 480p, 720p or 1080p without any noticeable input lag. Not to mention a ton more options to play with compared to this mod.

Interesting nonetheless, but certainly not something I'd recommend for the serious retro gamer who wants more than what this brings to the table.



meppi commented on 3DS Homebrew Hacker Turns to YouTube App As La...:

I hate piracy as much as the next guy, but since this hack only removes the region lock, which doesn't have a genuine reason for existing in the first place, I'm all for it.
Even though I already own a Japanese n3DSLL and two European ones, I'm glad people keep this issue alive as region locking any hardware should be something left in the dark ages of the 8-bit days when this kinda thing was somehow passable.



meppi commented on Negative Reception For Devil's Third Is Due To...:

@minotaurgamer Oh please. Itagaki is anything but a typical Japanese game developer.

He's always been somewhat of an enfant terrible and a take it or leave it kinda guy.

The game still looks fun to me. The gunplay seems to be the weakest point of the game, at least from what I can make out in the videos I've seen.

Not saying that this will end up being a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but I've played lots of games that didn't click with me the first couple of hours and once they finally did, ended up as some of my favourite games till this day.

Taking Itagaki's generalisation so personal is a bit of a mistake I feel.
In the end, opinions will vary and people wil end up deciding for themselves what side they fall on after the game is out.



meppi commented on Sega Sorry That It "Betrayed" Fans, Hopes To W...:

I'm not mad at the people that are left at Sega, just very disappointed as a life-long Sega fan, starting with their arcade games back with Pengo and Up 'n Down and later on Wonderboy, followed by every system they released in the west.
This past decade has been so depressing when looking how everything just went downhill with them.
I really hope he's able to follow up on his words as I want to seen them get back to their glory days no matter the cost.



meppi commented on Working On F-Zero Wouldn't Have Been My Idea O...:

Well to be fair, playing a Criterion developed F-Zero wouldn't have been my idea of fun either.
The series is anything but flash over substance, so I don't think it would have been a good fit.
I'd rather see Monster Games take on a new F-Zero game for example.



meppi commented on Pokémon Shuffle Hits Four Million Downloads a...:

I really like the game, but I'm not spending money on gems out of principle.

If they were to release a physical copy in the Puzzle & Dragons Z style where the F2P parts get cut and replaced with and actual progress system, along with more content, I would pick it up in a heartbeat though.



meppi commented on Nintendo "Currently Investigating" The Idea Of...:

For all the grief that Nintendo tends to get from all over the place, region locking is the only one that really bothers me.

I just finally bit the bullet and ordered a n3DSLL from Japan so I could finally play games like Game Center CX3, the Kunio-Kun games, Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary, Zookeeper 3D, among others. Not to mention a ton of eShop games.
Instead of having to waste almost €200 on another system that I basically already own, I could have bought 4-5 new games... :-/



meppi commented on Classic Arcade Shooter Ultratron Is Inserting ...:

Well this came out of nowhere for me. Day one!
Looks fantastic.

Oh and it might just be me, but I love the look of the fruit in this game.
Takes me back to the good old days of playing Pacman and Bubble Bobble in the arcade.



meppi commented on Sega Producer Explains Exactly What Went Wron...:

"In focus tests, we heard all the time, people were sick of speed, Sonic was too fast, they wanted to slow down. Speed was shelved because we were under the impression people didn't want it. Speed is always a Sonic thing, we didn't focus on that."

Well okay then... :-/
Yet it didn't hit that maybe, just maybe the speed wasn't the problem but instead focus tests just don't work like most of these people think they do?
Design by focus test is just such a terrible idea overall.
Just make the best possible product that you can with an actual vision behind it for a change. If it doesn't fly, well at least you tried.



meppi commented on Nintendo Confirms Japanese eShop Release Dates...:

I really hope that Shibata will be giving us another hanabi festival this year and deliver some previously Japanese only games to Europe. It's been way too long since we got one.

Zangeki no Reginleiv is one of my absolute favourite Wii games and one of my favourite games ever even, and also the reason why I had to mod my Wii (along with ExcieBots). Even bought the game twice since I love it so much. Wanted a spare copy just in case.

I would take a direct port in Europe without blinking an eye, but even better would be a simple menu translation one since that will be the main stumbling block for most people to enjoy the game to it's fullest.

I wish there was a way to make this happen somehow.



meppi commented on Rumour: A Planned 2.5D Metroid Title For 3DS G...:


Oof, that would be heartbreaking.
Although I have a good feeling that a Metroid revival is on the way, hopefully for both the 3DS and Wii U.
There certainly have been a couple of hints in the past year, even though they have been very subtle.
Mario Kart is behind us, so is Smash, plenty of Mario, Donkey Kong and Soon Zelda for 3DS and Wii U. So Metroid being next makes too much sense not to be in the books as one of the big titles to build 2016 around.



meppi commented on Remake Request: Burning Rangers:

Oh wow, when first seeing the iconic image pop up combined with the word "remake", I thought it was actually being done.
Feel a bit sad now. Such a wonderful game.
Only thing that let it down a little was that it pushed the Saturn a little bit too hard on certain fronts. Still a pure classic through and through.



meppi commented on Review: Mario Golf: World Tour (3DS):

Good on you guys for doing the review like this.
Very refreshing from nearly all other sites and publications who don't see any problem with reviewing a partial game and pretending to know how everything including the multiplayer works in the real world.
battlefield 4 reviewers, I'm looking at all of you....



meppi commented on Yumi's Odd Odyssey Is Coming To Europe Under I...:

So glad we finally got confirmation on this as well as that they are keeping the original name.
Also loving how they refer to this game as a Rubbering
Action Game, which brings back a ton of memories of the very first in the series!



meppi commented on Review: Yumi's Odd Odyssey (3DS eShop):

@dumedum Completely disagree.
Putting Gravity Rush as a example of a game where it's an absolute joy just to move around in the world in this review, is spot on.
I actually completely forgot about the Sony sister-site and now have it bookmarked thanks to this link.



meppi commented on Review: Yumi's Odd Odyssey (3DS eShop):

Huge fan of the series ever since the Super Famicom game.
They might even ask €60 for this and I would still pick it up day one.
Sadly a EU release hasn't been confirmed yet, but I'm hoping it doesn't take much longer.
Already imported the physical version from Japan, but I don't yet have a Japanese 3DS. Damn you region lock!



meppi commented on Sega Has "No Plans" To Release Sonic Boom In J...:

Yeah whatever.
Sega outsourcing the series to an unproven western developer is more than enough to have doubts about this will turn out. They have tried this in the past with the series and it never turned out very good. Neither does it turn out well for other series/developers: look at how Golden Axe, Bionic Commando, Lost Planet 3, etc have turned out.
Not to mention the way they are "redesigning" the characters alone makes my abomination comment pretty darn relevant.