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Proud gamer for 30 years!

Male, 36, United States

Fri 16th August, 2013

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rdrunner1178 commented on Video: Here's How Zombi Shapes Up Against The ...:

Exactly. Ubisoft is full of crap. This game is currently sitting at 850,000+ units sold on Wii U, and the majority of those were sold during the first 2 years. Even at an average of $25, that is still over $20,000,000. There is no way they lost as much money on this as they claim.



rdrunner1178 commented on Video: Here's How Zombi Shapes Up Against The ...:

Yeah when it came out, IGN let their Playstation super-fanboy review it and unsurprisingly he gave it a score of "okay". Luckily, I had already intended to get the game when the Wii U launched so I picked it up. I would have missed out on a fun game if I had listened to that review. It is certainly not the best game ever, but it was definitely worth the purchase.



rdrunner1178 commented on Negative Reception For Devil's Third Is Due To...:

I'll definitely give it a shot. Both sides could be partially right. I'm willing to take a chance on a new exclusive, unless it just gets overwhelming negative reviews from everyone before I pick it up. I never would have got, and enjoyed, Zombi U if I had listened to just the IGN review that I read first.



rdrunner1178 commented on Blast Ball is Actually the Tutorial in Metroid...:

Man, I hope so in the case of Animal Crossing! I don't remember ever being so deflatingly disappointed by a game reveal than I was for Amiibo Festival. I am reserving judgement on Federation Force until I see more. I trust Next Level Games to make a fun game.



rdrunner1178 commented on Editorial: Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting G...:

They can at least step-up the Virtual Console. Let's get a lot of those games from the Wii VC converted over, and let's keep getting ones we haven't had before like Earthbound Beginnings. Let's have the games from Square that Japan VC has, plus the TurboGrafx-16 games.



rdrunner1178 commented on Muppets Creator Responsible For Those Amazing ...:

I think that's why so many of us are disappointed by Amiibo Festival. It is not an Animal Crossing game in the traditional sense. As others have said, we just got Mario Party. Plus, using the Amiibo just to "roll the dice" is a little underwhelming too. Like you said, it seems like Nintendo took what we said literally, or deliberately, about Animal Crossing and Amiibo and quickly churned out a game to cash in on it while knowing that is not what we were asking for. This game will probably do well anyway. We'll just have to lower our expectations and just enjoy whatever games come along that appeal to us.



rdrunner1178 commented on Talking Point: Metroid Prime: Federation Force...:

Reaction is way overblown. I would like to see a game like Metroid Dread was supposed to be or whatever as much as anybody. This can still be a fun game even if it is not our usual Metroid Prime game. I haven't seen or heard anything about the co-op portion of it, it might surprise us. I don't mind the cartoony look to it and it could still have decent exploration and enemies to fight.

That horrendous Animal Crossing Amiibo game, to me, is a far worse offence. We just got a new Mario Party! I see no reason why this couldn't have been added to a standard Animal Crossing game! This is like getting just the Blast Ball game and not having the Federation Force game with it. The scary part is that this Amiibo Festival game will sell 1,500,000 copies in Japan and another 1,000,000 copies throughout the rest of the world, plus the Amiibo will be all bought up quickly. Then Nintendo will be thinking "man, what a brilliant idea we had!".



rdrunner1178 commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

I think what made it underwhelming for me (nothing more so than that horrid disappointment of Animal Crossing) was that virtually all we saw for Wii-U were games we have already seen and were going to buy anyway like XCX, Mario Maker, Star Fox, Yoshi Wooly World. The only other surprise Wii-U game was Mario Tennis?!



rdrunner1178 commented on Super Mario Bros. Inducted Into the World Vide...:

Yeah I remember being in high school in 1994-95 when our school got a brand new computer lab. Me and a couple of other guys installed Doom on a computer and then connected four of them together to play deathmatch. Virtually no one had seen anything like that back then, of course we frequently had to be run out of there due to tying up the computers for so long and clogging the network. Good times!



rdrunner1178 commented on Nintendo Download: 21st May (North America):

I'll go ahead and grab Swords & Soldiers. I'm gonna get it eventually anyway. I don't mind supporting Wii-U exclusives or sure.

Nice, another SNES game! What was that article a couple weeks ago about Nintendo moving away from SNES VC? We've had like a game every week since then!



rdrunner1178 commented on A Totally Complete Version Of Star Fox 2 Reall...:

I agree. The SuperFx chip can't be the sole reason. I can't imagine Nintendo not having some kind of exclusive rights to their games even if Argonaut owned the patent on the chip or whatever. If they can get Donkey Kong 64 released with the Jetpack game owned by Rare/Microsoft then surely they can get this. You never I know, I guess.



rdrunner1178 commented on Unofficial Metroid Prequel Uses The Original N...:

Publishers should check out projects like these. If they prove to be impressive and good quality, they could partner up and release the game and give a kickback to the developer. Probably never happen, of course. But man, think of all the translations that could be released and I'm sure that there would be those willing to help convert over VC games that the original publishers do not want to bother with.



rdrunner1178 commented on Nintendo Unable To Promise When It Can Remedy ...:

This will not remedy anything. No matter how many they make, most people will still not be able to get their hands on them. As soon as they pop-up they will be snatched by anyone looking for them (especially scalpers) even if that person already has that Amiibo and wasn't even looking for it. They need to move ahead with the card forms they have mentioned and sell them on their site and in stores. Then collectors can still have a chance to pick up the toy version if they are able to find one, and those that what to take advantage of the utilization in-game can still do so. I would love to be able to get a Toad Amiibo so that I can get some more replayability out of my Captain Toad game. But I WILL NOT pay $25+ for one.



rdrunner1178 commented on Nintendo Marketing Boss Says amiibo Expectatio...:

They have got to get the ball rolling on the card form of amiibo, at least. I would love a Toad amiibo so I can get more out of my Captain Toad game. But I should not have to pay $20+ for it second-hand! They should get card forms of them on Nintendo online store as soon as possible. People could then keep collecting the toys and those of us who miss the one we want for a game can still enjoy the functionality of it.



rdrunner1178 commented on Call of Duty: Black Ops III "Ember" Tease Sets...:

Actually both the Call of Duty games on Wii-U did fair. More like 250,000 instead of 50,000. So that could make it worth it for them to put it on Wii-U. I bought Black Ops II when it came out, it was pretty good on Wii-U. Hopefully Black Ops III will make it, the Wii-U could definitely use any support.



rdrunner1178 commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd April (North America):

Good grief! Why would they make Mario Kart DS as the lone VC game?! Especially the same day as the Mario Kart 8 DLC? It's getting ridiculous. They've have to start giving us more than 1 game at a time. Especially if it is going to be Super Mario Advance, Super Mario Advance 2, Metroid Zero Mission.... games that are just upgrades of games most of us already have on VC. Oh well. I know it's futile to gripe about it.



rdrunner1178 commented on Splatoon Creation Was Inspired by Rare's Perfe...:

Yeah. How Nintendo ever let Rare get away from them is the biggest head-scratcher of all time. They helped Nintendo make the N64 a success when there was VERY LITTLE help, or hope, at the time. Imagine if Nintendo had managed to buy them. We could have had new Banjo-Kazooie games on Gamecube & Wii/Wii-U and they could have developed the new Donkey Kong Country games while Retro was busy with Metroid and whatever else. Not to mention all the VC games we are missing out on: Wizards&Warriors, Battletoads, RC Pro-Am, Cobra Triangle, Killer Instinct, Banjo-Kazooie, Jet Force Gemini, Blast Corp, Perfect Dark.... It's sad.