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Sat 15th December, 2012

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placidcasual commented on Limbo Looks Set to Finally Arrive on the Wii U...:

@unoclay It certainly is that good and you're in for a treat if you haven't played it yet. Apart from the style the actual game itself is brilliant too. Its a puzzle platormer but saying that sells it short. Apart from the atmosphere the aspect I liked most was the fact that it doesnt hold your hand, instead you learn how to do stuff by really clever game design that encourages you to experiment.

Might pick it up again myself to experience it on the gamepad with headphones if it's an alright price.



placidcasual commented on Nintendo NX Will Avoid The Launch Issues Which...:

Hmm looking at those last comments it appears nx will be a replacement for both 3ds and wiiu so a hybrid home/portable could be on the cards. Or maybe not who knows at this stage apart from nintendo themselves and a few select developers



placidcasual commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

IF the rumour is true then foxcon is probably the original source and that 20million figure could be production estimates i.e. they have been contracted to produce up to that number. 20million still seems well off though because nintendo have never been a company to tie up its capital in stock-look at wii and amiibo shortages for proof of this approach.



placidcasual commented on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is Hittin...:

@Bass_X0 i loved zelda on n64 and had a wii with a huge amount of vc games but never had ocarina on vc. Why? Because of my sweet gamecube zelda collectors edition disc and also the free copy of ocarina with master quest i got with GC wind waker. Both worked on the wii so more than covered



placidcasual commented on Fire Emblem If Box Art Confirms amiibo Support...:

Would be good if it's existing amiibo as i have most of the FE characters but my bank balance has suffered as a result so wouldn't be getting any dedicated amiibo for this. I say that now but no doubt when they reveal what they look like I'll start throwing money at the screen again...



placidcasual commented on Tales of More Super Smash Bros. amiibo Pre-Ord...:

Shopto sent me all I preordered-ness, pacman and charizard and i have the others on preorder from nintendo. Interestingly ive had no problems with shopto but amazon messed up in similar fashion for my little mac and shulk. Most retailers seem to have had problems to be fair apart from nintendo probably due to putting up preorders based on guesswork of the volume they're going to receive.



placidcasual commented on Etrian Mystery Dungeon, Shin Megami Tensei De...:

Played the demo of eo4 and didn't get on with it. Then my better half got two copies of it for Xmas as 2 people got it for her so she gave me her bonus copy so thought I'd give it more of a chance. 70 hours of awesome fun later I'm a total convert! Recommend it to anyone who likes their RPGs to have an in depth levelling system with a real sense of character progression.



placidcasual commented on The Next Theatrhythm Game Is All About Dragon ...:

I'd buy this in a heartbeat. What I'd love to see is a theatrhythm game covering odd squaresoft games like chrono trigger and secret of mana. Imagine the awesomeness of that...

As far as international releases go this would be perfect for an e-shop release if they wanted to do it with virtually no risk. Make it happen Square Enix!



placidcasual commented on Koei Tecmo Europe All But Confirms Fatal Frame...:

Be nice if they put it out as an eshop exclusive with subtitles. The kind of experience it is i'd personally prefer subs anyway and it'd keep costs down without voice acting.

As it's got fairly unique gamepad related gameplay then it could make sense for Nintendo to pick up publishing duties too.



placidcasual commented on Book Review: The Untold Story Of Japanese Game...:

@ueI I backed it on KS but having read it I would happily pay full price had I not backed it. Its enormous, packed full of content without padding and something you won't find anywhere else. Great write up Damo you really nail what makes the book so good, cheers.



placidcasual commented on Feature: Meet The Unsung Pioneer Behind The Mo...:

RIP Dale DeSharone, my thoughts go out to his family.

John Szczepaniak is a walking encyclopaedia of obscure video games. I recently received his untold history of Japanese game developers after backing it on kickstarter and my god it's a great read. Thoroughly recommended to anyone with an interest in reading great stories about Japanese games that you just wont find anywhere else in the English language. His stuff in Retro Gamer is so well researched too.



placidcasual commented on Two Separate Bayonetta 2 Retail Releases Confi...:

A few weeks ago I (& probably a few other people) would have happily paid full price for a remastered version of the first game so I don't mind paying a little more than the price of bayo 2 to have them both on disc. Bayo 1 was my favourite game of the last generation



placidcasual commented on Pure Chess DLC Will Be Available Day One, And ...:

What id like to know is if I can play on the wiiu against my girlfriend on the 3ds? I know its cross platform multiplayer over the net but can I directly connect to the exact opponent I want either using local wireless or the interwebs? Anyone know?



placidcasual commented on Gargoyle's Quest II and Street Fighter 2010 Co...:

@Varoennauraa I think its more likely that vc releases dont have the same amount of 3rd party support as on the wii vc. Maybe Nintendo want to stagger what little they have in the pipeline. Saying that it smacks of laziness on Nintendos part as it should be a relatively simple matter to get more publishers interested. It is after all almost free money for them.