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Male, 35, United Kingdom

Tue 5th February, 2013

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MrGawain commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:

The truth is W101 and Bayonetta 2 fit on the Wii U because they aren't the vanilla or chocolate you find on the XB1 or PS4. Sony and Microsoft's platforms seem devoid of any game genres that take risks at the moment, whereas the Wii U is the platform for mad Japanese influenced ideas. If you watch the XB1's Scalebound trailer, it seem to have had the colour and camp music sucked out of it for western gamers.

It's not just the fact Bayonetta 2 would be too out there and a risk to put on those machines, can you imagine W101 on them? Or Pikmin 3? Or if you took away Nintendo's historic IP, could you see Mario Kart 8, Mario 3D World or Nintendoland on these systems? Nope, I don't think so. And we should commend Nintendo for making a home for such interesting games in the Wii U.



MrGawain commented on Video: We Tackle the Legendary Hyrule Warriors...:

I thoroughly enjoyed the game and ordered this DLC a couple of weeks ago. I've just got around to beating Ganon in the last map, and have a few days next week to explore the 8 bit challenge map thing and the DLC before the Bayonetta sisters turn up and force me to shelve the game until next year. Saying that, I think being a game you can go back (like MK8 and Smash), will serve me well. :)



MrGawain commented on Weirdness: Sony Fan Creates Petition In Hope O...:

With the release of the new 3DS the Vita is technically obsolete anyway. All this sort of story does is emphasise how lacking the system is for any recent games.

That and people in general are whiny brats about trivial things such as video games and think they can use the internet to get what they want.



MrGawain commented on Hardware Review: The New Nintendo 3DS Is The B...:

Nintendo lives by the credo: 'software sells hardware'.

So what have they got up their sleeves apart from Xenoblade? More Wii/Gamecube/N64 games? Ports of 3rd party Vita games? Or something else?

Convince me with games and I'll get one.



MrGawain commented on Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U):

I think we all knew this game was going to be good, and the only question was what we were going to do with our time until it came out.

I'm guessing reading comments of envious non Wii U owners who either have decided to hate the game or explain theories of how it will still come to their system is one way....



MrGawain commented on Official Nintendo Magazine Announces Closure i...:


Yup, I buy it regularly. By Matthew Castle's own admission in the Penultimate edition on the first page, they were listing the top 100 3rd party games to 'pad out the mag'. It was a fun magazine with some good writers, but they've had trouble filling it with content.



MrGawain commented on Nintendo Announces amiibo Release Dates and Ne...:

Sorry to repeat myself in multiple threads, but still Ninty are very quiet about what Amiibo's actually do in Cpt Toad, Yohi, MK8 and Mario Party. Isn't this a selling point? What Amiibo's do in Smash certainly isn't. Still on the fence about going all in until we find out what they actually add to these games- otherwise they're pretty and expensive Christmas Cracker prizes.



MrGawain commented on Official Nintendo Magazine Announces Closure i...:

Sad, but I'm not surprised. How can you make a magazine of reviews a month when there's less than 3 games released per month on 2 systems- sometimes none.

Plus, we all tend to get our Nintendo news from the internet- mainly Nintendo Life.



MrGawain commented on Now You Can Gawk at New Nintendo 3DS Demo Unit...:

Is may just be me but until they actually announce a couple more games for this thing that take advantage of the CPU, I'm not that fussed about it.

Willing to bet they announce it in Jan for release in March-April for the West. Possibly with Majora, Metroid, or a Pikmin port.



MrGawain commented on Want Bayonetta 2 On PS4 And Xbox One? You Migh...:

To me Bayonetta seems like a Nintendo title- in as much it's zany, colourful lively, funny, unique and... well, VERY Japanese.

XB1 and PS4 apparently only do grey/brown sequel games where Americans scowl at the moment.



MrGawain commented on Hyrule Warriors Horses Around with Epona in Ma...:

At first I found the game mildly enjoyable, but as you come up to where the levels split off it really kicks in. Perhaps because of the added characters and familiar scenarios? I wasn't going to get the DLC, but at this moment I'm really warming to the idea. Tell a lie, I'm beyond warming and getting it.



MrGawain commented on Nintendo Direct: New Nintendo 3DS Models Comin...:

Are there any games being released with it?

Because if Nintendo should learn anything from the last two hardware releases, you need to have software to play on the thing (and I know you can play regular DS and 3DS games on it, but it will need 2-3 swish graphic games to make an impact). Maybe this is why they're waiting in Europe and the U.S.



MrGawain commented on Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 Backward Compatibi...:


Even if they do have a similar number of playsets, the first game had Pirates, Monsters Inc. and Incredibles bundled in, where this one only has The Avengers. Yet it costs a similar amount of cash.

I don't know about you, but I also think Toy Box only characters are a cop out. The Toy Box is a nice add on like a lesser Minecraft, but it's the Playsets that are where they make kids happy. The could of had a Nightmare before Christmas, Wreck It Ralph, and Fantasia in Game and actually put their characters in a worthwhile setting.



MrGawain commented on Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 Backward Compatibi...:

Got this for my Nephew today, but I'm wondering if there's only going to be the Avengers, GOTG, and Spidey playsets? If so, that's taking the Mickey (Mouse).

Also can't help but think a lot of the mechanics have been pinched from Lego Marvel. Keeping away from it, but my Nephew will love the figure collecting.



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

My orginal 3ds came to a sticky stick end with SSF4. There's a little rubber ring inside the d-pad that was supposed to keep the circle aligned, but a few too many Zangief spinning piledrivers chewed it up. It got caught on this ring and caused the direction to get stuck meaning mario would keep running when I wanted him to stop. I converted to an 3DSXL at that launch and it's survived so far. Here's hoping it can hold out until the new 3DSXL!



MrGawain commented on Feature: We Put Bayonetta 2's Nintendo Outfits...:


Nintendo has had Samus strip off to her bra and pants in the original game, and the fairies in Ocarina of Time are VERY tarty and unsuitable for kids. Not to mention games like Street Fighter and Dead or Alive that have featured scantily clad women in suggestive poses.

And I'm strongly of the opinion that Bayonetta's stye of violence on mythical creatures (no matter how gory) that disappear after, isn't the same as Assassin's Creed or COD where you're killing real human beings that fall down and start bleeding on the floor. Same thing with Darksiders 2. Admittedly it isn't suitable for below 16's, but it isn't in Grand Theft Auto territory. I think there is a lot of tongue in cheek humour and campness in Bayonetta akin to a Kung Fu B movie or a Carry On movie. It hams everything up to 11.

This is for the kids of the 80's and 90's who grew up with Nintendo and want homage paid to it's heritage. At the end of the day it's a bit of add on humour that celebrates Nintendo. Is it that original? Probably not, but it adds a few more smiles and entertainment which makes it worthwhile.



MrGawain commented on Bayonetta 2 Casting Its Spell In Europe On Oct...:

A little bit over priced (this is game were talking about), but I decided to pre order and get the strategy book as well. Although I decided against signing up for a Game account to earn a whopping 40pee on a £79.98 purchase.



MrGawain commented on New Mighty No. 9 Trailer Builds The Hype as Ke...:

So Capcom are suing Koei Tecmo, but apparently don't see any infringement on copyright with this game? Fair enough.

From what I've seen so far it does look VERY linear. Not sure if it looks that exciting in this day and age.



MrGawain commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Brings Life to the 3DS...:

Like any system, it'll only be worth it with exclusive games you can't play anywhere else. You can play Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii and Wii U.

Saying that, I haven't played any Xenoblade at all yet, and I'm likely to need a new 3DSXL due to dropping my one constantly by the time there is enough worthy software.

It does make me question if they'll do the same with the Wii U eventually?....



MrGawain commented on You Can't Count Nintendo Out, Says Activision CEO:

Personally I've got nothing against Activision. I don't buy their products but they have a lot of people that do. They're sensible in what they can make money on the Wii U, have made an effort to make Skylanders Trap Team unique on the U, and haven't gone mouthing off negatively about the system or Nintendo's business plan like EA or Ubisoft at every chance they get.



MrGawain commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

DLC that doesn't give more gameplay is a waste of money.

DLC that gives you another half of a game for less money for half the game is worth it. Mario Kart is normally 32 tracks, and the MK8 gave us 32 tracks, so nothing has been cut out of the game. Round of applause for Ninty.



MrGawain commented on Nintendo Has Nothing to Say About Recent Smash...:

You have to feel sorry for Nintendo. They go to great lengths to create what they believe to be a great product (and most of the time is). They get criticised by fans, journalists and other gaming companies about not keeping up with the times. They get criticised by fans, journalists, and other gaming companies for 'doing new, un-Nintendo things'. You want DLC but not this DLC, you want 45 characters but won't buy the game because they haven't put the 3rd shyguy from the left in level 2.4 of SMB2. They don't have 3rd party games. They've bought exclusivity on a 3rd party game people wanted to be multiplatform. I read someone online saying Nintendo didn't want 3rd party games to sell on the Wii U so they didn't outsell Nintendo in house titles- Bullploppy. Every decision or policy they make is scrutinised whereas somehow half of the things Sony and Microsoft do are somehow forgotten or excused as 'the way of the world'. They have lines they will not cross, such as cheapening their product with mobile games and loosening the laws to protect kids from predators and unsuitable content online which they get dragged through the mud for. They take the time to make Nintendo Directs and little reveals to get us all excited about their most important game this year, only for it to be leaked to completely stamp out the magic of anticipation.

Can't we just let Nintendo produce the games we love without picking holes in everything and dissecting the carcass? They can't give us EVERYTHING, and they can only play with the hand they dealt out to themselves for this round. a big chunk of their Management and Development staff are walking wounded yet they stick with making the Nintendo product. They don't owe us anything, but they try to squeeze as much fun into their products to entertain us. They may make little mistakes and do things for business we may not agree with, but they still do Nintendo better than any other gaming company around.

I appreciate Nintendo, and I'm pretty sure whatever they deliver in the next few months I'm going to love.



MrGawain commented on Rumour: Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Suppos...:

I'm betting Nintendo know who leaked this. I noticed player ones name is ESRB0083, which would suggest it's an ESRB ratings copy. I would guess Nintendo make the player name permanent so if footage like this turns up they can trace it.



MrGawain commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

I keep looking at the PS4 and saying "If you give me more than Arkham Knight, I'll buy you", but it doesn't even have that yet, and even that is looking a little repetitive of the other games in the series. I'm not interested in playing Shooters or realistic racers, and Creed and the stabby shooty games don't impress me, and Little Big Planet... well I already have a console that writes the rulebook on how to make a platformer. I sort of would like to play Madden, but I'm not really that fussed, and beyond that I've still not seen proof it's worth buying.Whereas no matter how few games the Wii U has coming, I want them all- seriously it's as if they've designed the Wii U for me and me alone. So until or if that changes, I'm happy with just my U.



MrGawain commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

I wonder if Reggie and Iwata think the Crew will be a big game for Ubisoft?

Oh no wait, it's nothing to do with them so they wouldn't stick their noses in were it doesn't belong. Stop sucking up to us Wii U owners Ubi, you can't win us back by feigning interest in our 'non mature' console.