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Wed 15th Apr 2009

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mjc0961 commented on The NES Joins The High Definition Era With Thi...:

@Neko_Ichigofan Nope, you're either lying or you just weren't paying attention to your TV when you played NES games. The colors are significantly darkened.

I don't know how many people can not notice it, it's obvious going from the Wii U menu which is bright and colorful into an NES game that's way darker than it should be.



mjc0961 commented on The NES Joins The High Definition Era With Thi...:

@Tao What's going on with that Wii U VC example is that it's 100% accurate. NES games on Wii U VC do look that ridiculously dark. Sorry you've never noticed it, but NES games on VC are terrible and I do actually refuse to buy any more after the initial ones I bought only to learn this disgusting truth.



mjc0961 commented on The NES Joins The High Definition Era With Thi...:

"A HDMI mod is already in the works for the N64, and allows you to get the best possible picture out of the vintage system."

Shoddy reporting. The HDMI mod for the N64 is already out. I ordered mine last weekend and mailed my console yesterday.



mjc0961 commented on Editorial: It's Not Fun to Criticise Nintendo ...:

@MrGawain Yep. Sony also has pretty much nothing this year. Everything I was looking forward to on PS4 got delayed. There's plenty to play if you never had a PS3 (go get Uncharted Collection and Beyond Two Souls Remastered), but if you're like me and had a PS3 and played those games... Bit fat lot of NOTHING.

It definitely hurts that Zelda U got delayed as well.



mjc0961 commented on Poll: Nintendo's Free-to-Play Experiments - Ar...:

I haven't started playing. Every Free to Start game I've played has been shallow garbage. Not even going to bother with Nintendo's efforts. Or anyone else's for that matter. The utterly terrible Fallout Free to Start game Bethesda put out at E3 was the last straw for me.



mjc0961 commented on Feature: Our Top Wii U Games - Third Anniversa...:

I feel like I'm the only person on the planet who actually played Lone Survivor. If anyone else would actually play it instead of heaping praise on it because lolindie, they'd realize it's a terrible game. They'd realize it's another terrible horror game that thinks jump scares are a substitute for actual horror.

@Chubblings Nope. Nintendo shouldn't have released the game unfinished if they wanted glowing reviews. They released a skeleton instead of a full game, they suffer the consequences of reviews saying the game isn't a good value.

Plus it still forces GamePad and has no option for Wiimote and Nunchuck, so in my book it's still a 1/10. To have the best control method available for shooting games on console and not use it? Pure failure!

Oh, and still no voice chat for a team based shooter. Another reason to immediately give 1/10. Until Nintendo fixes both of these massive problems with the game, I won't touch it again.



mjc0961 commented on Check Out This Unused Stage Found in the Splat...:

It continues to disgust me that people look at Splatoon being released unfinished and Nintendo finishing the game extremely slowly over time as "exceedingly generous post-release DLC". It's not generous, generous would have been delaying the game until it was finished instead of launching a game that most definitely can not be argued to have had just enough maps (or game modes, or weapons).



mjc0961 commented on Video: Watch What Happens When Reggie and Bill...:

"For those of you that watched the Nintendo Direct, you probably remember the humourous short that advertised Yo-Kai Watch. Bill Trinen arrived to a meeting early, where he was soon influenced by Hungramps and subsequently stuffed his face with donuts. If nothing else, it was an amusing skit and it did a great job of showing the fun side of these Nintendo executives."

If nothing else, it was a complete waste of time that added nothing of value to the direct. They could have added another indie game to their sizzle reel, or done absolutely anything else of value for their viewers.

I didn't realize that sketch was supposed to be an ad for Yo-Kai Watch until you said so in this article, that's how large a waste of time that was.



mjc0961 commented on Video: Remembering Bubsy The Bobcat, The 16-bi...:

Don't forget that Bubsy Two-Fur is on Steam Greenlight, because people were hankering for Bubsy so much that we need ports of the first two games for PC. Seriously what were they thinking, nobody wanted Bubsy then and nobody wants Bubsy now.

@Waluigifan g8 b8 m8 i r8 8/8



mjc0961 commented on Feature: Reflecting On Three Years With The Wi...:

"I think it could be strongly argued that the Wii U never really delivered on the initial promise of the GamePad"

Understatement of the year. Not only did the gamepad never deliver, but the gamepad has actually prevented me from picking up a few games because they were ruined by being gamepad only when they should have had options for the Pro Controller or Wiimote and Nunchuck as well. I will never understand why Nintendo wants to keep forcing that uncomfortable gimmicky tablet with terrible battery life into my hands when all I want is to use a real controller. Leave the gamepad as an optional accessory for the 15 people on the planet who care about off TV play, and let the rest of us use real controls to play our games.

Also I agree with the guy who said the super smooth edges of Wii U discs are very nice.



mjc0961 commented on You Can't Alter The Chest Size Of Female Chara...:

@ikki5 This, and games that never stop with the hand-holding tutorials like Mario and Luigi Dream Team or Skyward Sword.

(the part where you lose all your stuff in Skyward Sword is still the best part of that game; you actually get to think for yourself and HAVE FUN)



mjc0961 commented on Random: Check Out This Saxophone Cover of the ...:

It was a nice cover indeed. But don't write this:

"Looks like this guy found the Ninth Instrument of the Sirens"

Unless it's a cover of Ballad of the Wind Fish. Now I have to go listen to the music ball in Tri Force Heroes again to subdue my disappointment that I didn't get to hear it here.



mjc0961 commented on Pre-ordering Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Will Net...:

@zool "Nintendo are seriously in danger of alienating its core gamers by directing all its games at the children's market."

Agreed. I couldn't finish Dream Team because it was clearly directed to children, and I'm avoiding Paper Jam until it can be proven that it doesn't do the same. I do NOT want to play any game that never lets up on the tutorials. I do NOT want to play and game that constantly stops me from playing to tell me something that's painfully obvious. I am NOT a child and I do not want to play video games that treat me like one.



mjc0961 commented on Video: Check Out a Graphical Comparison for Th...:

Looks good! I hope Skyward Sword gets this treatment next. Not because Skyward Sword needs to be HD, but because Skyward Sword needs to be improved with faster text speed, less utterly obnoxious hand holding from Fi in normal mode, absolutely no comment from Fi at all outside of the story bits in Hero Mode (it's supposed to be hard, why is she still holding my hand?!), and better swimming controls. Skyward Sword is a game I want to like, but I have never been able to successfully replay it because Fi's handholding always pisses me off and makes me ragequit in favor of a game that doesn't treat me like I'm 2 years old.

@larry_koopa Did you even watch the video? It looks a LOT better. Also why would Nintendo charge full price when Wind Waker HD wasn't full price?



mjc0961 commented on Video: Check Out a Graphical Comparison for Th...:

I have to point out once again how utterly sleazy it is that you post YouTube videos in a way that hides the link to actually watch on YouTube at full size and instead replace it with that bottom bar that tries to trick people into subscribing to your YouTube channel off the back of a video you didn't create.

Thankfully you can't stop me pressing the in-video YouTube link once the video starts, but still, this is very very sleazy. Just embed videos properly so we can click the titles and go directly to YouTube instead of trying to force us to watch here.



mjc0961 commented on Super Mario Maker Web Portal Arriving in December:

This news just sold at least one copy of Super Mario Maker. Having to deal with typing in BS Friend Codes was the biggest reason I didn't want this game. Now it's gone and it has a proper web portal where you add levels to your queue and then find them waiting for you in-game. Don't know what took them so long, it should have been there at launch, but now I'll get a copy of this game.

Not sure why they aren't adding these search options to the game as well, but I'm sure they will eventually.

@rjejr Okay, so bookmark the page and drop the bookmark on your home screen. There's your "app". No, not everything needs an app on mobile, people just need to learn how to use their phones properly. At work we have a machine that's always spitting out errors in German, so I put a translation app on my phone. And by translation app I mean a shortcut to Google Translate on the web browser. Links to web pages mean I don't actually have to download apps that waste space on my phone and aren't as easily updated or supported on all phones. You sound like you're the one still using dial up AOL when you ask for an inferior app instead of being grateful that they're doing a web page that all can access. Apps should be for things that are actual programs, things you can't actually do in a web browser. Apps should not be "here's a web page in a downloadable format because we want to develop three different versions and waste space on your phone lawl".

@HarryK: You can do it in iOS as well. (my phone mentioned above is an iPhone)



mjc0961 commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Holiday Season Ma...:

Yeah that's nice malls people totally still go to those and hang out because it's the 90s thank you Nintendo.

How about some info on those unannounced games for this holiday that you mentioned in investor meetings?



mjc0961 commented on ​Parent Trap: Choosing The Right Nintendo 3D...:

Here's an even easier buyer's guide:

Get a New 3DS if you want a small one and a New 3DS XL if you want a big one. Don't get the 2DS because it's overpriced, lacking in features, and feels incredibly cheap and is awful to play on. If you don't want your kid using 3D, see the above advice but enable parental controls to lock out 3D before you give it to your kid. Don't get the older 3DS models because they're outdated and lacking in features.



mjc0961 commented on Gaze Upon The Lush Mega Man Legacy Collection ...:

"However, as is often the case, our Japanese friends have reason to feel smug as they are getting a gorgeous limited edition version of the game, complete with a planner, cover and bookmarks."

Why on earth would they be smug about that pile of crap? From the picture I assumed 3DS carrying case which would have been cool. But a planner and bookmarks? What? Who wants that? Who's jealous of not getting that?



mjc0961 commented on Yuji Naka Expresses Interest in Sequels to Ivy...:

"Will you be picking up Rodea the Sky Soldier?"

Let me see... November 10? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA absolutely not. I don't know why they think they can compete with Fallout 4 for people's time but it is a competition they are going to lose.



mjc0961 commented on Beenox Won't Be Working on Spider-Man Games An...:

"So eventually, as we proved our ability as a development studio"

You did? When? Did you make games other than a pile of terrible Spider-Man games that prove you aren't terrible and we should avoid anything with your name on it?



mjc0961 commented on Feature: Why We're Still Playing... Pokémon G...:

I'm not still playing these and I'll never play them again because despite all the important new things these games did, the game itself was terrible. Johto was a terrible map, going back to a neutered Kanto wasn't any fun, and the plot of "waaah come back Giovanni waaaah" was just stupid. The time mechanics were bad too. Making it dark when you play at night is a neat trick, but restricting what you can catch by both time of day and what day it is was a terrible mechanic. Kids have schedules based around school and adults have schedules based around work. If you tell them they can't do something unless they play during a date and time when they can't play unless they shift their entire schedule around is simply bad game design.

Most of the new Pokemon were terrible too. Oh wow, they added a cow, a deer, an owl, a sheep, a ladybug, and many more generic animals. Yay? Where's the monsters? People complain about the modern games having bad designs, but gen 2 was and still is by far the worst offender. Even the starters are boring; not as bad as being generic animals, but still the least impressive starter designs by far.



mjc0961 commented on Video: Take a Look at This Super Mario Mod for...:

"Will you be downloading this?"

No, because they just lied to everyone in the trailer and that pisses me off. "NEW BOSSES" it claims while showing Robotnik reskinned as Bowser Jr in one of the exact same boss robots as the original game. Reskinning who is piloting the robot does not make it a new boss. Next they show Metal Sonic reskinned to Metal Mario. Once again, a reskin is not a new boss, you just made Metal Sonic ook different.



mjc0961 commented on Feature: Why We're Still Playing... Super Metroid:

Wow, check out all the nostalgia goggles in here. Of course the game can be improved. They could give you some indication of where to go instead of making you wander around aimlessly, hitting impassible area after impassible area until you find the single path you can go through to get an item, and then you repeat to find the next single path that upgrade just unlocked.

Maybe to all of you with your goggles on it doesn't matter because you've played so much you know exactly where to go, but to newcomers it's very off putting. It's by no means a perfect game and there is definitely room for improvement.

Also the controls for wall jumping are just straight up bad. Did the developers never play Mega Man X? That's all you should have to do to wall jump. Not that nonsense they did where you have to push the button at the exact frame or you fall back down. And that could have definitely used a better explanation in-game as well, not just some guy in the background doing it flawlessly but with no prompts to explain how. That guy shows you that you can wall jump, sure, but it doesn't explain how to do it at all, and it's so oddly implemented that newcomers can easily get stuck trying to figure it out. Another area that can easily be improved.

I also find it very telling that the only thing being praised in this article is the atmosphere. If all you have to say about the game is that it makes you feel lonely and you have not a single positive thing to say about the gameplay... I know the game isn't BAD (although unlike some here, I also know it's not PERFECT either), but when you don't mention the gameplay at all, you make the game SOUND bad to people who've never played it before. If I hadn't played the game before, my reaction to this article would be "why didn't he talk about the gameplay? this must not be a good game if he didn't mention it". If the point of this article was to get more people to play the game, mission failed.



mjc0961 commented on Zelda Fans Vent Anger At Nintendo of America O...:

This is a game where you are the hero who has to save a fashion obsessed dimwit of a princess named "styla" from an evil villain that made her wear an outfit she doesn't like.

Put in as many memes as you want, Nintendo, the plot is already completely stupid and irredeemable, and should not be taken seriously by anyone.

The only thing I'm upset about is that they actually gave this crap a spot in the timeline. This game doesn't deserve a spot in the timeline.



mjc0961 commented on Sega: Recent Sonic Games Haven't Been "Accepta...:

@TomJ No no no no no!

Amy can be IN the game (as long as they keep the overly sugary background music to a minimum), but not playable. Amy has never been good in any game she was playable in. She's always basically "Sonic but way too slow" and is no fun to play as.



mjc0961 commented on Sega: Recent Sonic Games Haven't Been "Accepta...:

This means absolutely nothing. Do you know how many times I've heard someone from SEGA say that they're going to go back to Sonic's roots in the game that was about to come out? Too many to count. So many that I don't believe these statements anymore. At this point, SEGA needs to show rather than tell. Instead of telling us they're going to get it right and then failing miserably for the zillionth time, they just need to release a good game and let people be surprised that Sonic's actually good again.

And as long as they're admitting that things they did are unacceptable, they need to apologize to consumers for Aliens Colonial Marines, and apologize to fans of Shining Force for the bogus DCMA takedowns they did of Shining Force videos. Until they do those things, I'm not interested in giving them any more of my money even if they do finally wake up and make a Sonic game as good as the originals.

Also, I can assure you that nobody debates the merits of Sonic Boom, because it has none.



mjc0961 commented on Super Mario Maker Gets Mid-Level Checkpoints a...:

Does it replace the downright stupid friend codes with an online portal where we can easily log in with our Nintendo Network accounts and add levels to a queue?

If it doesn't, I'm still not interested in the game. LBP2 had this in 2011; it's time to catch up with the rest of the game industry, Nintendo.