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Proud gamer for 30 years!

Male, 36, United States

Fri 16th August, 2013

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rdrunner1178 commented on Rumour: Retailer-Exclusive amiibo Look Set for...:

Hopefully! But it is terribly frustrating for us to walk in any store that sells them and always see only the same 10-15 that everyone has. I had to pay more than I should for a Toad amiibo so I could use it in Captain Toad. Three weeks later it is available lots of places online! Oh well.



rdrunner1178 commented on Analysts Wonder If Super Mario Can Save Ninten...:

The NES Remix games would be a good choice for mobile. They would be good for short sessions, could catch the eye and nostalgia of older consumers that may have drifted away from Nintendo, and give just a taste of the classic Nintendo games that could lead people to search out Nintendo's platform to play the full versions. They have already made tons of money on the NES Remix games that they could charge like 99¢ or make it free with some kind of reasonable microtransactions.



rdrunner1178 commented on Don't Count Nintendo Out, Says Former Xbox Bos...:

While I agree that the Wii U has not reached a level anywhere close to being called a success, there is no way that the 3DS cannot be considered one. Sales of 50,000,000+ and counting? It is not reasonable to expect any system to sell anywhere near what the DS and even the Wii did. The Xbox 360 and PS3 are still selling decently after 10 years and they both have a LONG way to go before surpassing the Wii, much less the DS.



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!