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Favorite Game Things: Majora's Mask, Link's Awakening, Persona 4, 999, Virtue's Last Reward, Ace Attorney, Okami, Mario platformers and RPGs, Metal Gear Solid, Team Ico, Final Fantasy IX, Metroidvanias, Katamari, Pikmin, Mega Man, Yakuza, The Last of Us, Spelunky

Sun 20th Jan 2008

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RevolverLink commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2016:

I voted for Zero Time Dilemma, as I'm incredibly eager to see how the Zero Escape trilogy will be wrapped up (especially since Virtue's Last Reward ended on an enormous cliffhanger), but two other 3DS games I thought we'd never see, Dragon Quest VII and VIII, are right there with it.



RevolverLink commented on Review: Pokémon Picross (3DS eShop):

Is there any of sort of zoom function, like in Picross DS? I just ran across my first 15x15 puzzle, and on the original model 3DS the squares just feel too small. I'm constantly marking the squares next to the ones I intend to.



RevolverLink commented on Metroid Prime: Federation Force Is The Metroid...:

I'm not sure I've ever been this bummed out by a game reveal. Just ripped my heart out.

It's admittedly a bit unfair to Next Level Games, who have proven themselves to be a really good developer, and the game itself doesn't look bad. But as a Metroid fan, I have absolutely no interest in this.



RevolverLink commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

The presentation itself was by far the best part of the event; it was light-hearted and fun, the puppets were fantastic and Nintendo has continued to embrace the fact that they're the Dad Joke of the modern games industry (which is great). Most of the games shown were things we knew about already, which was a little disappointing, but having fewer surprises at E3 is a price you have to pay when you have Nintendo Directs every 2-3 months (and that's a price I'm more than willing to pay, personally). I was actually pleasantly surprised at how strong a showing the 3DS had; Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Fire Emblem Fates, Yo-Kai Watch, Tri Force Heroes, Hyrule Warriors Legends and even Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer all look like a lot of fun.

That said, a little piece of my soul died with the revelation of Metroid Prime: Federation Force. Next Level Games are solid developers, but it's been a long time since I was this crushed by a new game reveal.



RevolverLink commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

@Knuckles - After a solid month of trying and failing to find MGS: The Legacy Collection at a reasonable price, I managed to snag a brand new copy for $50 during the ~10 minutes Amazon actually had it in-stock last week. I couldn't believe my luck.

I'm not exaggerating that 10 minute timeframe, btw. I was on Amazon for the better part of that afternoon looking for games for my new PS3 and it really was there and then gone that fast.

(Though now that I check, Amazon currently does have it in-stock again for $50, so anyone else that's interested in it should pounce on that deal asap. It's almost comical how much the marketplace's prices spike up whenever Amazon runs out of copies.)



RevolverLink commented on Talking Point: Horror and Metroid Could be a P...:

Very few games, even ones that fit wholly in the "horror" genres, have had me as on edge as the SA-X sections of Metroid Fusion. Fusion's terrific sound design (definitely a game that benefits from a quality pair of headphones) and Samus' utter helplessness against it - the best you could hope to do most of the time was to hide and hope SA-X just went away - seem like simple things, but they both go such long way toward establishing tension and dread throughout the experience.



RevolverLink commented on Nintendo Download: 10th April (North America):

I don't know how much extra effort it would require on Nintendo/M2's part (though M2 are the unquestioned champions of going the extra mile when porting classics), but with the Wii U GamePad's built-in gyroscope, I'm really hoping we'll see a Virtual Console release of WarioWare Twisted! someday.

For me, it's neck-and-neck with the original WarioWare game for best entry in the series.



RevolverLink commented on Review: Yoshi's New Island (3DS):

I'll be treating Yoshi's New Island the same way I treat the New Super Mario Bros. series; I'll consider picking up a copy if I ever see a deal where the game is $20-25 off, but otherwise I'm not going to go out of my way to buy a competent, but inessential, platformer.



RevolverLink commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

I'll likely sneak in my daily sessions of Spelunky (I beat Olmec for the first time yesterday!) and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, but I think I'll mostly be putting time into Final Fantasy IV Advance and/or Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.



RevolverLink commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2014:

@Jazzer94 - Umihara Kawase Portable was released for the PSP and was initially planned for a NA release under the title "Yumi's Odd Odyssey", but it was a buggy, butchered re-release of the 2nd game that was widely panned and it remained a Japanese exclusive.

Yumi's Odd Odyssey/Sayonara Umihara Kawase, while re-using that old planned name, is a brand new entry made by the original developer and the first game in the series to receive a Western release.



RevolverLink commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd January (North America):

I'd buy Mario Tennis right now if I thought I had the time to spare for it. It's my favorite Mario sports title by a pretty wide margin and I have no idea what I did with my old cart.

As it is, I'll happily download that Bravely Default demo.



RevolverLink commented on Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual De...:

This game could've gotten review scores in the 5 or 6 range from most outlets and I still would've bought it.

It's good to have you back, Nick.

@Einherjar - Finishing all four of the previous games would be the ideal way to go into Dual Destinies, but you should be fine.

You might not be as familiar with the returning characters from Apollo Justice, but when looking at the Ace Attorney series' overall story, 4's definitely feels the most like a standalone entry.



RevolverLink commented on Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 1st...:

I tend to keep my expectations modest for Nintendo Directs, so I was satisfied with this one. Much more info on Super Mario 3D World and A Link Between Worlds, a new trailer for Bravely Default and the reveal of a brand new Kirby game were more than enough for me.

Also, the Ace Attorney 5 demo!




RevolverLink commented on Hardware Review: Nintendo 2DS:

Unless Nintendo decides to be nice and do away with region-locking, I might import the 2DS if it ever gets released in Japan.

Not so much because I'm terribly interested in what this version of the handheld has to over the other two models, but because it would simply be the cheapest model with which to play the many great Japanese 3DS games that don't make it out of the country.



RevolverLink commented on Atlus Knocks 10 Bucks Off Code of Princess, So...:

Alas, I already own all three!

For anyone that's interested in Etrian Odyssey IV and hasn't played the previous Etrian Odyssey games or the eShop's free EOIV demo, make sure you try that demo first. EOIV is fantastic, but it's not for everybody, and the demo will give you an accurate (and lengthy) taste of how the game plays and progresses. Plus, you can carry over your saved data from the demo to the full game, which is pretty nifty.



RevolverLink commented on Rumour: The Wind Waker HD May Have An Addition...:

If they want to do a Master Quest-type remix that helps make the game feel fresh again and a little more challenging, that'd obviously be an amazing treat, but I'll gladly settle for enemies that can actually take more than a quarter of a heart from Link's health.

Taking a few hits from almost any adversary in TWW was almost never a big deal, because Link was just too durable for them to be true threats - especially later in the game, when you'd managed to put together some extra heart containers.



RevolverLink commented on Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destines D...:

If Capcom had released the first game outside of Japan as a straight translation instead of a quality localisation, we'd still only have one Ace Attorney/Gyakuten Saiban game.

The most important thing is to get the original intent across. Cultural shorthand varies from language to language and country to country, especially when it comes to humor and pop culture references, both of which are creative wells AA makes heavy use of. Puns, in particular, are entirely dependent on whatever language you're using. Having Japanese puns receive the romaji or even literal English (or French or Spanish or Farsi, etc.) treatments would not have conveyed the humor or hinted character traits in the same way they were meant to for the average Japanese player in the original releases, so in order for you to laugh (or, depending on how you feel about puns, groan) in the places you were supposed to laugh, they had to be adapted.



RevolverLink commented on Review: Shantae (3DS eShop):

I downloaded Shantae along with Attack of the Friday Monsters! last week, but I put it aside in order to finish the latter game. I'm really looking forward to starting it over the next few days.