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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
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http://www.metacritic.com/user/ricklongo

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#2

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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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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#5

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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#6

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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#7

ricklongo commented on Project CARS Delayed to March 2015 on PS4 and ...:

I'm getting less and less excited for this. If the Wii U version releases around the same time as the others post-delay, I'll give it a go. If they keep delaying it afterwards, I'm gonna have to give up on this one.

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#9

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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#11

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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#14

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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#15

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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#17

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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#19

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.

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#22

ricklongo commented on Captain Toad's Joined by Toadette in Treasure ...:

@jariw To be honest, it doesn't really need an orchestral / live musician production to be memorable, just great compositions and arrangements. Some of my favorite soundtracks of all time, including Donkey Kong Country 2 for the SNES, feature synthesized music.

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#23

ricklongo commented on Captain Toad's Joined by Toadette in Treasure ...:

They used Sprawling Savannah's gorgeous music theme for the trailer! Makes me think this game probably will have as much of an outstanding soundtrack as 3D World had.

And yes, this game is almost too cute for words. I'm very curious to read the reviews.

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#28

ricklongo commented on Capcom Won't Greenlight Sequels If A Game Does...:

@shigulicious Not really. Ubisoft made the smart decision to start developing smaller, download-only games (like Child of Light) along with their usual AAA fare. That's something Capcom could definitely learn from.

Anyway, this isn't really surprising. Capcom is a zombie. A Nintendo buyout would be a dream come true (and truly, a master stroke in my opinion, thanks to IPs like Megaman, Street Fighter, Monster Hunter, and Resident Evil). Sadly, I'm not holding my breath.

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#35

ricklongo commented on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Begins North Am...:

@whodatninja There are plenty of games that come to Europe before. Just imagine how hard it was for me to wait three entire months for Bravely Default to come to the Americas. It would obviously be better if everybody got the chance to experience games at the same time, but it really shouldn't be this big of a deal.

As for Shovel Knight, for what it's worth, I'd get it day one if I were in your shoes. It's just a fantastic game.

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#36

ricklongo commented on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Begins North Am...:

@rjejr That's exactly why I said I'm expecting to be surprised by this game. I'm not sure if I'll get in on release, since I'll probably be quite busy with Smash U/Watch Dogs/Fantasy Life, but I'm expecting it to get a great reception both by dedicated websites and by my own friends, which will likely compel me to give it a go. That's pretty much what happened in my Luigi's Mansion example.

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#39

ricklongo commented on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Begins North Am...:

I'm hoping this will be like Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon for me. I wasn't at all hyped about that game, then I had a friend heartily recommend it to me, decided to give it a try, and ended up absolutely in love.

In Captain Toad's case, I just don't feel like playing an entire game full of those SM3DW minigames. Let's hope it ends up being much more than that.

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#46

ricklongo commented on Actos Games Launches Tutorial Video Series To ...:

@ActosGames That would be fantastic! I wouldn't mind touch controls on the 3DS, for example, but when I'm playing on my Wii U, I want to make the most out of my TV.

I really enjoy the aesthetics and the feel of the game, so it's great to know that an option for physical buttons might be implemented/

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#48

ricklongo commented on Review: Art of Balance (Wii U eShop):

Interesting review. I tend to steer clear of puzzle games without any "flavor", so to speak (as in, ones without a compelling world to explore or compelling characters to follow), but this has got me interested, especially because of the multiplayer aspect. October and November are already packed for me, so maybe I'll get during the holidays.

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#49

ricklongo commented on Preview: Felling Titans in Monster Hunter 4 Ul...:

This reminds me that I have yet to put a significant amount of time into my Wii U MH3U copy. For some reaosn the series just never struck me as something I'd enjoy immensely, but I got that game on a sale and have been meaning to try and find out just how it actually works.

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#50

ricklongo commented on Super Smash Bros. Slams the Competition Yet Ag...:

@PrincessSugoi Well, the first Bayonetta had a much better opening week in Japan, both on the PS3 and on the Xbox 360 (of all things). So yeah, the numbers are definitely bad.

I'll get Bayonetta 2 when it releases in the west mostly because I'm dying to finally get another retail title for my Wii U - I decided to skip Hyrule Warriors, which makes Mario Kart 8 my latest retail purchase in early June. Either way, I gotta admit it's not the kind of game that really excites me; I'd much rather get a third party JRPG or open world title than an action-heavy exclusive.