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rastamadeus

rastamadeus

PSN ID: Rastamadeus

Male, 29, United Kingdom

I've made a huge mistake.

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#1

rastamadeus commented on Video: The Dubious Charm Of Senran Kagura Burs...:

@mr570 Aye, but sadly it's not the same game and the Vita one doesn't look as good.

@Champollion If you're shortsighted enough to not warrant trying a game on its own merit then it's your loss. "I can think of so many reasons why it's not worth one's time. Even if the game's that good"? Sorry, you just sound like you're looking for excuses. If a game is good it's good. You can NOT judge it until you try it.

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#2

rastamadeus commented on Video: The Dubious Charm Of Senran Kagura Burs...:

Played the Japanese version of this and have it admit it's quite good. Yes it's ridiculously over the top but it has a surprising charm to it. If you go into this taking it 100% serious then you will be offended, take an open mind and you might enjoy it. Then again some people just like to be outraged (they're called Daily Mail readers).

Wish my 3DS wasn't broken and this was coming to Vita. Oh well.

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#3

rastamadeus commented on Talking Point: NFC And The GamePad Can Succeed...:

A friend and I were discussing last night how much money Nintendo and Game Freak could make if they teamed up with Lego and made Pokémon minifigures. There's, what, nearly 700 of them? That's god knows how many series of collections which would produce an endless supply of money for all three companies.

Then we had the idea of a Travellers Tale Lego Pokémon game where you could use the minifigures and the Wii U's NFC to add in new Pokémon. Another few billion in the bank.

As we got more and more into it - we're both 30 this year and must've sounded odd while others were revelling in the latest Man United calamity (#MoyesIn) - we thought, "Why just Pokémon?"

Imagine an open world-ish RPG starting the entire Nintendo universe but in an Age Of Apocalypse-type setting. Not as in a decimated world but were roles are twisted, some heroes you love are now villains and certain dastardly villains are now good. As an example Mario, fed up of the constant fighting with Bowser or what not touches the entire Triforce and becomes some sort of Demi God but his desire for a peaceful world takes him loopy (I'm not a writer and it's just an example).

We called it Warp Zone (well I did, he hates it) and as I said it could be a huge open world RPG, the battles not turn based but a simplified version of Smash Bros - like in Pokémon you have four special moves and can leave new ones, replacing others, as you level up so not every, say, Link, would have the same moves - and a toy company could release sets and figures which let you use NFC to add them in game providing new content.

If it worked and people wanted more in a sequel? Add in Sega characters. Double money.

Probably nonsense to you all but we thought that sounds good and would be a monster success.

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#4

rastamadeus commented on Video: These UK and US Donkey Kong Country: Tr...:

@rjejr and anyone who wants a laugh - Google 'Brian Blessed Have I Got News For You' and prepare to fall in love. It's a comedy news quiz/panel show and when he reads out the headlines (especially the ones about petrol possibly running out) it's just comedy gold. If you want to hear some quality swearing, and your over 18, also Google 'Brian Blessed swearing' and you'll see a real treat.

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#5

rastamadeus commented on Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 13t...:

@zeldagaymer93 I wasn't dismissing that just saying the Wii U exclusives are much better than the other two consoles have at the moment and for the rest of the year. My PS4 at the moment is just a paperweight. The Wii U at least has games on it. I know ten people with a Wii U, none regret the purchase. I know six with a PS4 and none are truly impressed yet. The one guy I know with an Xbox One loves it but he supports Man U so what does he know about anything? The Wii U is struggling badly, we all know that, but at least it has stuff (dripping slowly) coming whereas the supposedly next gen machines have long barren months ahead, third party support or not.

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#6

rastamadeus commented on Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 13t...:

@zeldagaymer93 Three of those are exclusives (one of which almost NO-ONE will buy as it'll be free with PS+) and the rest will be available on other consoles and in a few cases older consoles. So my point still stands. Thanks for helping prove it though. By the way, I own a PS4 (turning it on for the third time in two and a half months today) and don't have a Wii U.

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#7

rastamadeus commented on Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 13t...:

@zeldagaymer93 Thing is, there's hardly anything decent coming to PS4/Xbox One in the first three quarters of the year bar indies, ports of games on PS3/360 and a handful (literally) of games. The Wii U only line up (as barren as it is) is the superior line up thus far. Problem is at E3 both Sony and Microsoft could announce amazing things out in the second half of the year while Nintendo, sadly, likely won't.

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#9

rastamadeus commented on A Sonic Boom Game is Dashing Towards Wii U and...:

Everyone seems to be missing the main point of the character redesigns. Sod Knuckles and his new steroid addiction - why the hell are Sonic's arms blue?!

Game looks... ok. A bit too much Ratchet and Clank for my liking. The 3DS version worries me. I thought Sly 4 was good (best one since the original) but it was so slow paced so I'm not sure they'll be able to do the speed justice. But won't know about either game til they're actually played so I'll remain cautiously intrigued til then.

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#12

rastamadeus commented on Nintendo Confirms Major Reductions In Sales an...:

@Jayvir "Focus on the next console and make sure it really hits the mark. If they can release a console that can outdo the PS4 and XB1 AND comes out 2-3 years before their successor does, Nintendo might do fine."

But then a few years later they're right back where they started as PS5 and whatever the hell the next Xbox will be called will be outdoing it. Nintendo are paying the price for not bothering to make a powerful machine that could compete this gen, again making a half this and half last gen console. Personally it doesn't bother me as I'm looking forward to getting a Wii U as there's loads of games I want on there but the majority of gamers don't agree. Sadly Nintendo need to make something this year to compete with PS4/Xbox One for their entire lifetimes, selling it at a loss so it hopefully sells, otherwise it's going to get worse and worse for them and they'll be too far behind. Again.

@AdanVC Sadly people are spending that money on new consoles though (record-making sales) and ignoring the cheaper Wii U.

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#14

rastamadeus commented on Soapbox: Even With The Arrival Of PS4 And Xbox...:

@LDXD @Ronoh A few sites keep saying they have exclusive news or have heard rumour of a sequel but Studio Ghibli (who own half the rights of the game) made it clear years ago it was a one off, like their films. No sequels, each alone from itself. They agreed to have two different versions (DS and PS3) but that's it.

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#17

rastamadeus commented on Video: Get Lost In Space As We Take You Throug...:

@SKTTR For a COD game the single player is surprisingly fun. Enjoyed it much more than I have any since the first Modern Warfare. It's Squads and Extinction which are dreadful. The new version of Survival is shockingly poor and Extinction is just Zombies but - somehow! - even more boring. Selling the game today as I'm bored of it in less than a week (Spec Ops/Survival has kept me returning to MW2/3 for years on my PS3, in contrast).

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#18

rastamadeus commented on Review: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's C...:

"The quality of protagonist Adam Jensen’s cyberpunk caper the title deserves as big of an audience as it can get." I agree with that fully, one of my favourite games of recent years. Just a shame it'll sell about six copies on the Wii U like all third party games do (Monster Hunter aside).

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#19

rastamadeus commented on Super Mario Galaxy Is Eurogamer's Game of the ...:

Personally it's Super Mario Galaxy 2. Not just game of the generation but best game of all time. The only thing this gen that has come anywhere near it was Red Dead Redemption which was spectacular.

@JaxonH Darkisiders? Welcome to your own opinion, obviously, but that's the one game in your list that I think shouldn't be anywhere near a game of the generation list. As for Last Of Us it has undoubtedly the best atmosphere, story, pace, visuals, sound and voice acting of any game in years... the problem is Naughty Dog forgot to actually include any sort of gameplay whatsoever. A shame. It could have been monumental but it's just painfully average.

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#20

rastamadeus commented on Review: Angry Birds Trilogy (Wii U):

@Great_Gonzalez I saw the PS3 version in Asda over the weekend for a tenner if that's any good to you? Sure in a few months the price will have dropped on the Wii U version.

@Phantom_R But that isn't the point of this review. It's to review the game itself. Besides, my sister has had the original in her phone and played well over 60 hours (at least) on it. I've bought £45 games and been done with them in hours (hello Luigi's Mansion) so for some people they will get their money's worth. Even if they are stupid for not getting the free version (if they can).

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#22

rastamadeus commented on Review: Street Fighter II' Turbo: Hyper Fighti...:

@Damo True, I was meaning just the blind bashing head against the wall argument style he was initially using, not able to accept people have different opinions. I'll argue til the cows come home that Other M is one of the best Metroid games - only behind Prime 1 - but I know others disagree. Debating is good, blindly defending and not listening to what others say isn't.

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#23

rastamadeus commented on Review: Street Fighter II' Turbo: Hyper Fighti...:

@Damo I have a friend who supports Man U and when we (Liverpool) slaughtered them 4-1 in their own backyard he refused to admit it was because we were good. He insisted it was because they were dreadful from start to finish - despite going in the lead initially. Everyone in the world were saying, "Blimey, Liverpool played exceptional, didn't they?" but he still refuses to admit it. It just didn't happen. Kirk reminds me of him. Fond look back at when we were good now over...

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#24

rastamadeus commented on Review: Street Fighter II' Turbo: Hyper Fighti...:

@Kirk You're right, certain things do go beyond opinion. Like its not an opinion we should be going into Syria to stop their maniac leader gassing innocent women and children, its a necessity. However, a videogame getting a certain mark isn't something that goes beyond an opinion as the whole review is the reviewer DESCRIBING his opinion. You need to take off your rose tinted specs pronto. You think they all deserve 9 or 10? Good for you. Even back in the '90s I thought they deserved no more than a 7 or 8 and I'd personally give them less now. I suppose I'm wrong though, eh? As Lord Kirk has spoken. No wonder you got " unfairly" banned when you can't even accept people's opinions.

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#30

rastamadeus commented on Talking Point: Pikmin 3 Shows the First Shoots...:

I was discussing (on Pushsquare) last night how Sony could save Vita, saying that they can't, the system is dead and we should just enjoy it while it lasts rather than worrying. I made the point that Wii U is different having not even been out for a year. A few people didn't like that or how I pointed out the Wii U has games on the way that will sell systems while Vita has games on the way that are cult games which will sell to fans but not sell systems. With the news Pikmin 3 is selling I feel what I said is more true than I'd thought. However if by spring next year things haven't turned around the console is well and truly buggered.

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#32

rastamadeus commented on Aonuma Is Growing "Tired" Of The Zelda Formula...:

Where is that art from? Not seen it before and looks great so wanna see the rest of the drawing.

As for the series, I understand it needs to stay Zelda (and there's nothing wrong with Zelda in the slightest) but a kick up the backside could reinvigorate all future titles. Personally I still wanna see a futuristic title, maybe the final legend in the timeline. Futuristic technology has been in Zelda for quite a few games now so don't think it'd be a massive change. Don't think it'll happen though.

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#37

rastamadeus commented on Review: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (3DS eShop / Game...:

@iPruch Fine, lets put it another way: in what ways are they better to you? Is it the lack of challenge? Poor level design? Use of gimmicks to keep interest? Ridiculous death pits appearing out of nowhere? Boring boss stages (in the first one)?
Please stop with the insults toward other users — TBD

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#39

rastamadeus commented on Review: Bakuretsu Muteki Bangaioh (Nintendo 64):

Sadly the only rerelease has been on Xbox Live. God knows why only there (which also has HD versions of Guardian Heroes, Ikaruga and - most unfair - Radiant Silvergun). The Dreamcast version of Bangai-O is my third favourite game of all time (behind Mario 64 and Mario Galaxy 2) and is one of the most underrated games ever made. I wish Treasure would put it in the Virtual Channel, PSN and Steam so everybody could play this masterpiece.

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#40

rastamadeus commented on Kensuke Tanabe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical ...:

@rjejr Haha, that is an odd coincidence! We went the other week and my nephew loved it so much we've got tickets for Windsor this weekend. So much fun. Treated myself, I mean him, to a Minecraft set and now debating whether to get a Wii U or Lego Imperial Star Destroyer. Decisions, decisions...

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#41

rastamadeus commented on Kensuke Tanabe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical ...:

@rjejr I wasn't accusing you of being a fanboy (pathetic word for pathetic people in my opinion, just like games, who gives a damn about what it's on or who it's made by) or trolling. Just saying you do seem to like causing a bit of a ruckus. I have played a lot of FPS' as I wouldn't talk about something if I didn't know about it. My friends all love those games so I play them when with them. I also have MW2 and 3 as I have a soft spot for Special Ops mode and enjoy Survival with my cousin. The games though are so identical that if you hadn't played them you wouldn't know which is 2 or 3. Like Battlefield. And Medal Of Honor. And Halo. And etc, etc, etc. When a "massive" change to the next COD is you can play as a dog you know a genre is in trouble.
Sports games you can let off as it makes a HUGE difference if you're playing as you favourite sports team using last seasons players or kit. It may sound stupid to people who don't play them but it really does make it better. I don't want Pepe Reina to throw it out to Steven Gerrard who releases Fernando Torres in on goal. I want Sexy Teeth himself (Luis Suarez) being put through on goal.
Back to fanboys though, why care? It seems to annoy you that people are fanboys but just get over it (to be frank). There's idiots in every way of life. If some diehard Nintendo fan doesn't want to play COD, fine. If some COD diehard doesn't want to experience the unadulterated joy of a new 3D Mario, fine. Just relax and move on. That seems to be what it boils down to, you not understanding how they can say that but why do you care? It really isn't important to anyone. Let them miss out on games.
Anyway, I won't be replying any further as I'm away to Legoland, taking my nephew. And despite being 29 I am more excited than him. Toodleloo.

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#42

rastamadeus commented on Kensuke Tanabe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical ...:

@rjejr The problem isn't people defending them, it's people like you who can't see the difference. Releasing the same FPS year in year out with no improvements isn't the same as a sequel every two-three years with much more in way of taking the series forward. But I think you know that as you just seem to want to argue or cause an argument in every post you make on here or Push Square. Like you have to say something "controversial." You're probably not like that in any way but its how you seem a lot of the time. And in my experience its people who use the word fanboy to attack someone that turn out to be a fanboy them self. As for moi, I used to be a Nintendo-only gamer but in the last year or two I've sold my Wii and 3DS and currently own only a PS3 and Vita so I'm clearly a 'fanboy' :')

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#43

rastamadeus commented on Super Mario 3D World is "The Grand Culmination...:

@DerpSandwich Tell me where the insult in my last message is and I'll apologise. But you won't find one.

Back to the topic though, just because you don't find it exciting you can't claim it doesn't impress. Doesn't impress you, maybe. Personally I think it looks absolutely brilliant, could well be sensational and I will be getting a Wii U just for it. Galaxy was incredible, the sequel is my favourite game ever (second favourite is Mario 64) but its done. People are annoyed at a game which just was never going to happen hasn't been made. Also, nobody said there would be amazing innovations with the touch screens of the 3DS and Wii U NSMB games, people just decided there would be and then complained when there weren't. Again, people complaining over things that they decided would happen which just weren't going to happen. Common problem with people online. Just look at the fuss of Bayonetta 2 (I WANT B2! It's never going to be made :( IT'S BEING MADE! Wii U? Nooooo. I will never buy it ). At the end of the day you may not like that Nintendo are just trying to create a 3D attempt at NSMB and that's fine but there are many others that are, me included. Also take into note that Galaxy sold sod all compared to NSMB and Nintendo need the sales. If this gets Wii U selling then brilliant. It's already made one sale (moi). And when the Wii U is in more homes I'm sure we'll see a proper (as I guess you'd want to call it) 3D Mario. For now, chill out and look forward to a great game.

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#44

rastamadeus commented on Super Mario 3D World is "The Grand Culmination...:

@DerpSandwich I was going to write something proper back until I noticed you had actually wrote, " They're designed to be fun, and nothing else." What a bunch of bananas Nintendo are! How can you possibly expect to debate anything when you are actually criticising them for daring to make a game fun? Just staggering.

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#45

rastamadeus commented on Masahiro Sakurai Demonstrates Super Smash Bros...:

@Melkaticox Villager is meant to resemble you, the player. I wouldn't be surprised if he ends wearing what your character in AC wears if the game can read your save data. He's actually the only character from AC who would work as a fighter.

Wii Fit Trainer looks a perfect fit (ho ho ho) for Smash. Her quickness and athleticsm will make her quite a popular character.

@FilmerNgameR No, they wouldn't. Sonic and Snake should both be back but that is it for Sega and Konami, like how Mega Man should be Capcom's only character.

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#46

rastamadeus commented on Retro Chose Donkey Kong Over Metroid as Its Fi...:

@cdawg Jesus Christ, have you ever heard of patience? There was no Metroid for eight years as they tried to figure out what would be the best way to take the series forward and that's what they're doing again. Have you ever considered maybe Retro don't want to bang out another deep, dark Prime game (like other companies would if Nintendo were unlucky enough to have someone like you in charge and sold the franchise - what a idiotic idea, might I add)? Maybe they don't want to do another FPS. Prime was a trilogy and the trilogy is over. Stark truth is Metroid doesn't sell as well as DKC does so until the username is there there won't be another Metroid but I'm sure when it is Retro will return to Metroid but I doubt it'll be an FPS again. So try waiting without kicking your toys out of the pram like a spoilt brat

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#48

rastamadeus commented on Super Mario 3D World is "The Grand Culmination...:

@DerpSandwich Wow, have you seen or heard information we haven't to know all that? There's been one little video. How do you know there isn't a one played mode? Or that the level we saw was just at the start of the game and get more like Galaxy or 64s? Oh, that's right, you don't. Why complain about something when you don't yet know anything about it? You can not like the look of it but to a really complain already is, frankly, pathetic.

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#49

rastamadeus commented on Kensuke Tanabe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical ...:

@rjejr To be fair, three games in the DKC series in, what, five years, is hardly milking it, especially when one is a port. And the Kirby games are all vastly different so you're wrong there too I'm afraid. There's examples you could have used, like New Super Mario Bros as two of them in the same year was a bit much. But then you remember Nintendo are only bringing out one of those games per console. So again it's hardly milking. So you have to ask do they milk their franchises at all? Answer you'd get is a "no." Do they rely too much on their franchises? Absolutely. But it's an odd argument, a double-ended sword even, as everyone buys a Nintendo console to play these games and then the majority have a PS3 or Xbox as well. Just complaining because you can really (not necessarily you, meaning the people who repeat the same old tripe)