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ricklongo

ricklongo

Male, 30, Brazil

I've been a gamer since 1990, when I got my NES and Master System. I love Nintendo because their titles are a haven of personality and witty gameplay in an era when, sadly, everyone puts way too much stock on cinematics and gritty realism. Also a huge fan of Civilization and Magic Online on my PC.

Joined:
Fri 19th April, 2013
Website:
http://www.metacritic.com/user/ricklongo

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#1

ricklongo commented on Tengami is Coming to the Wii U eShop in November:

I've been expecting this game ever since I read David Wise composed its soundtrack. However, I gotta say that, wth the amount of must-have titles for me in the next few months, this is probably gonna have to be delayed until January or so.

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#3

ricklongo commented on Nintendo Download: 30th October (North America):

The first thing I'll do when I get home today is download Costume Quest 2.

And well, I have to say that this is one of the absolute best weeks ever for the Wii U e-Shop / Virtual Console. Truly amazing, with multiple titles I want.

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#8

ricklongo commented on Satoru Iwata Returns to Regular Work Following...:

I wonder: is the lack of general Nintendo Directs this years due to Mr. Iwata's absence? I centainly hope that's the case, if it means we'll be back to having at least one multi-game bonanza every two months or so.

Either way, I'm glad to know he's feeling better. Best of luck to him!

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#10

ricklongo commented on Review: Just Dance 2015 (Wii U):

@Octane That's because the game is gonna spend the vast majority of its shelf life in 2015, even though it's being released in 2014. Naming it '2015' helps the game feel "current" for people who get it next year.

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#11

ricklongo commented on Review: Just Dance 2015 (Wii U):

I got Just Dance 2014 for my girlfriend during one of the sales. She loves it, her friends love it, but I honestly see absolutely no reason to get another game in the same franchise, and especially not a mere year later.

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#12

ricklongo commented on Review: Cosmophony (Wii U eShop):

I do rate gameplay above everything else, but I often find that I'm unable to get into games that have no worldbuilding at all. I certainly don't need a cohesive storyline, but I need to feel immersed in a world, which is why I think I'm giving this one a pass.

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#13

ricklongo commented on Crazy EarthBound Fans Open EarthBound-themed M...:

Does Mother/Earthbound have the best fans ever or what?

Hopefully the success this is undoubtedly going to achieve will be yet more evidence of the series' potential to Nintendo (and, who knows, might even strike a chord with Itoi... although that's not likely).

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#15

ricklongo commented on Video: Did You Know Gaming Tackles Donkey Kong...:

Man, how I love this IP. My avatar should be a dead giveaway. :)

My copies of Bayonetta and Fantasy Life won't arrive until later this week, so I spent this weekend replaying Tropical Freeze. Sidescrolling at its finest, and probably my game of the year so far (at least until Smash U hits).

Hopefully, Nintendo of America will allow me to spend my holidays replaying the original SNES trilogy.

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#17

ricklongo commented on Review: Disney Infinity 2.0 (Wii U):

Oooh, so the main adventure features an open world? That makes me interested.

One question: how much stuff is there to do? Is it at all like Lego City Undercover, where there are countless possibilities to collect stuff and explore various different areas of a seamless game world? If so, I may definitely consider giving this one a go.

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#18

ricklongo commented on Slender: The Arrival Is Stalking Its Way To Th...:

I'm interested enough that I'll consider getting it.

I have to say, however, that I'm not a fan of cheap scares. I prefer horror games that rely more on atmosphere. I'd be super down for a full-fledged console game with a mood like The Uncle Who Works for Nintendo, which gave me the absolute creeps the other night.

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#20

ricklongo commented on Review: Donkey Kong Land 2 (3DS eShop / Game Boy):

7 seems a bit low. Being similar to the SNES game, in this particular case, should be a feature, not a bug, since DKC2 is, in my opinion, one of the greatest platforming masterpieces of all time.

The greatest sin of this version? They didn't include an 8-bit version of the gorgeous Forest Interlude. Then again, I'm not sure just how that would have turned out without those layers upon layers of synthesised perfection. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IUXyzqrZsw

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#25

ricklongo commented on A World of Keflings Unleashes On The North Ame...:

I've been eagerly anticipating this, because a "kingdom-building game" sounds right up my alley. Rest assured, I have no idea how WoK actually plays, but I have high hopes - especially since it seems like this will be able to use the gamepad in awesome ways.

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#27

ricklongo commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:

I thought The Wonderful 101 was a great new IP with great gameplay mechanics, but it also felt very unpolished. My biggest pet peeve was the lots or arbitrary, invisible walls, to the point you'd never know at a glance if you'd be able to stand on any given platform or not. There is also the fact that collectible management was quite bad; for example, there simply wasn't a way to take a second look at the little ID cards shown for heroes you just recruited, and also no way to know if you missed a hero on any given stage or not.

Like I said, this doesn't mean I didn't like the game; quite the contrary, in fact. But I'm hoping for a tighter experience when I get Bayonetta 2 this week.

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#28

ricklongo commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Thrash ...:

@Knuckles How can it be both uninformed and educated? :P

Chances are Smash will be an evergreen title, just like Mario Kart. I'm expecting great sales for Wii U this holiday season (just go look how amazingly it sold last year during the same period - no sarcasm), but on the long run I don't see them overcoming this ups-and-downs trend. It's just the way it is regarding home consoles in Japan.

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#29

ricklongo commented on Review: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (3DS eS...:

"There is little reason for any 3DS owner to avoid adding this gem to their treasure collection."

Unless they would rather play it on a big flatscreen, like I do. :P

I'm eagerly awaiting for a confirmation on the Wii U release date.

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#30

ricklongo commented on Pilgrim is Another Download Game Making the Jo...:

I'm surprised by the vitriol here. Of course, graphics aren't cutting edge or anything, but the premise is interesting, and the scope seems quite ambitious. The first-person perspective kind of throws me off a bit, but I'm still keeping an eye on this one.

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#31

ricklongo commented on Review: Paper Monsters Recut (Wii U eShop):

I've been wondering where were the reviews for the plethora of games released last week. Luckily, this is the one that caught my eye the most, so it's nice to know you guys enjoyed it. I'm not sure if I'm gonna get it right away - my budget will only allow me one more e-Shop title this month (along with Bayonetta 2), and I really want that to be Costume Quest 2.

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#33

ricklongo commented on Two Pokémon Game Boy Color Titles Dated For N...:

Great news! While they're at it, they could also make November the Month of Donkey Kong on the Wii U e-Shop, amirite?

Getting Pokémon TCG day one, for sure. I remember fondly the summer vacation when I borrowed my friend's GBC with that game and got completely enthralled.

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#35

ricklongo commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd October (Europe):

You lucky, lucky Europeans. :)

Oh well, hopefully my favorite game of all time, DKC2, will eventually come to the Americas. In the meantime, I'm excited to get Bayonetta 2 on retail this week.

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#36

ricklongo commented on Pier Solar and the Great Architects Landing in...:

@Kaze_Memaryu Are they? I do know one of the main developers is Brazilian, and I had the impression they were actually based in the US (Iowa, if I'm not mistaken).

Either way, I've been eagerly anticipating this one - but maybe it's for the best that it isn't actually coming next week. My backlog is starting to look scary, and this month still has quite a few must-buy games for me.

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#37

ricklongo commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Amazon Listing Say...:

See, THAT's what I want the gamepad used for. That's what it's perfect for. Forget about forced touchscreen controls - give me the opportunity to create stuff with it. This is why I'm immensely hyped for Mario Maker, and now my Smash hype has just blown through the roof.

Who knows, maybe someday we'll get a SimCity- or Civilization-like game on Wii U.

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#40

ricklongo commented on Feature: Ari Pulkkinen's Quest to Turn the Vol...:

As a gamer and musician, game soundtracks always meant a lot to me. In fact, Donkey Kong Country 2 became my favorite game of all time, in part, thanks to David Wise's astonishingly awesome soundtrack.

That said, I don't realy believe "mainstream hits" will come of good video game music in the future. Frankly, very few mainstream hits are even worth my time these days, so that's probably for the best. What I do think will happen is more famous musicians will do as Paul McCartney did recently with Destiny; that is, release original songs for game soundtracks; songs that aren't meant for mainstream radio or anything, but that fit the game's atmosphere and themes. Incidently, the song in question was the one thing that interested me about Destiny, since it really is incredible (but hey, that's Macca for you).

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#42

ricklongo commented on Nintendo Download: 16th October (North America):

This is a rather good week, truth be told, with a grand total of four Wii U games I want to get at some point (starting with Paper Monsters). Still, I can't help but sigh immensely at the lack of Donkey Kong Country.

I guess I really shouldn't have expected differently from Nintendo of America.

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#45

ricklongo commented on Curve Studios Outlines Release Details of Four...:

The first one I'll get is probably Stealth Inc 2. The rest should follow suit at some point.

Gotta say, this truly has been a fantastic year for the e-Shop. Shovel Knight, Guacamelee, Teslagrad, Child of Light, Costume Quest 2 right around the corner. Do keep it up, developers. :)

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#46

ricklongo commented on Super Smash Bros. Website Introduces amiibo De...:

Very excited to get my hands on some amiibo, but I'm still not feeling like these specific Smash uses are anything to write home about. For now, it seems like they'll mostly stand pretty on my gaming shelves, at least until the day an amiibo-specific, Skylanders-like game hits.

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#48

ricklongo commented on Bayonetta 2 in North America Comes With a Rath...:

I gotta be honest and say I don't think I'm gonna play the first game. I certainly won't do it before getting to the main course (that is, Bayonetta 2).

I guess the only way I see myself playing it is if I end up absolutely adoring Bayonetta 2, and if I'm realistic I don't think that's gonna happen. I think I'll enjoy it enough, but it probably won't change my life, and as such I won't really feel compelled to clear my backlog in the series.

WHich is to say: if there's some sort of discounted retail version with Bayonetta 2 only, that's what I'm getting.

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#50

ricklongo commented on Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U):

Great review. Just last night, I informed a PS3-owning friend of mine that this game was coming exclusively to Wii U this month, and he was, for the first time, considering the prospect of getting Nintendo's new console. I rather value his opinion on games, so that got me more excited about this one.

I do have a nitpick, however:

"a rare arrival on the system that's unashamedly violent, gory and mature"

'Mature' is the last word I'd use to describe a game like this, at least judging from the several descriptions I've read. Yeah, yeah, I know that's industry euphemism for 'violent', but I hate it all the same.