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Re: Timing Of NX Launch Could Help Nintendo Grab Some Of Sony And Microsoft's Market Share, Says Analyst

placidcasual

@gcunit wise words. Being a former analyst myself I am aware that the role entails a lot more than sticking your finger in the air and offering an opinion not backed by evidence or stats. Patcher is a videogame media personality nothing more. He survives due to the oxygen of the publicity he generates much like a slightly less offensive version of Katie Hopkins. Hes a fool.

i understand why sites report his inane ramblings as it generates hits and comments and they're a business at the end of the day so it's not really my choice as a reader what they cover. I do however wish I lived in a world where Patcher was just shouting loudly in an empty room with no-one to listen to him.

Maybe if nintendolife carry on reporting on his ramblings they should just stop referring to him as an analyst. Perhaps just call him a "gaming personality" or something as he is as much an analyst as some guy you met in the pub.

Re: Site News: Nintendo Life Turns 10 Today

placidcasual

I've been a reader since the vc reviews days and have to say the reason why you guys are the biggest nintendo site is because of the quality of the writing. 10 years old is approx 212 in internet site years so well done its richly deserved. Heres to another 10 years

Re: First Impressions: Getting Down with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

placidcasual

Its strange to see quite a few negative comments on the shantae games because it kind if jars with my experience. Played the most recent one (pirates curse) on the wii u recently after getting it on sale and in retrospect would have happily paid full price. Guess not many people realise what the gameplay is actually like until you play it -just a really tight well designed metroidvania with great character and humour. Don't get whats not to like?

I then bought the 2nd one on dsi through my 3ds (i know its getting a bit of a hd remake but i couldn't wait). Not quite as good as the most recent one but still great. Started on the gameboy colour game then- not amazing just solid, but it still had a certain charm and still better than most gb games.

TL:DR buy the 2nd and 3rd games if u like metroid or tightly designed platformers.

Re: Mario Memories: Conquering the First Level in Super Mario Bros.

placidcasual

@Al_Godoy this particular series of articles is meant to be a collection of NL contributor's mario memories. In my opinion it doesn't somehow make it less authentic that those memories didn't occur at the precise moment the game was released.

I think it's nicer that they don't actually- our hobby is a broad church and people of all ages love mario as it's one of those things that transcends age, gender etc and all the other differences that seperate our species.

Side point- mario bros 2 was my first mario game too. Stayed my favourite for a long time because of the memories attached to it.

Re: Limbo Looks Set to Finally Arrive on the Wii U eShop

placidcasual

@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.

Re: Tales of More Super Smash Bros. amiibo Pre-Order Woes and Cancellations Emerge

placidcasual

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.

Re: Etrian Mystery Dungeon, Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2 And Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold All Coming To Europe

placidcasual

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.