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Male, 31, Brazil

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

Fri 19th April, 2013

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ricklongo commented on Poll: Does Nintendo's Drive Towards Multiplaye...:

I have Mario Kart 8 and Smash on my Wii U, and those are likely to remain the games I'll play whenever my friends come over. That's mostly why I'm not very interested in further multiplayer games for Wii U. That, and single-player is definitely my preferred way to play the vast majority of the time.

As for 3DS, well, it's always been and will always be mostly a single-player machine for me. Without the couch and the big screen, it just doesn't appeal much to me as a multiplayer platform.



ricklongo commented on Prototype SNES PlayStation Found In The Wild, ...:

Yeah, people seem to think Nintendo bailed out just because. There were legitimate business reasons, like Sony wanting to essentially take over the business. The way Nintendo acted was still not classy at all though.



ricklongo commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metro...:

@Artwark Well... personally, I didn't think it was a fun game at all.

My point is, people have every right to be upset and disappointed about this game. Because, of course, people will have differing opinions about even a product that was already released (see our apparently opposite opinions of those specifics DK games). When it's released, it could be good, it could be bad, but until then all we can do is discuss our opinions about what was shown.



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

I have to admit that I actually dig the idea of a more "macro" focus here; the Metroid universe is too rich and interesting to be confined to Samus Aran's perspective.

Alas, my problems with this game are of a different kind entirely, mainly that I feel no desire to play something like this on a portable. The fact that this seems to have a multiplayer focus doesn't help either (same reason why I'm not interested in the Zelda spinoff).



ricklongo commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metro...:

This looks like it will be quite claustrophobic on the 3DS. And I'm certainly not a graphics-over-everything guy, but the game looks terrible.

Meaning: I'd probably give it the benefit of the doubt on Wii U. Not on 3DS, though, sorry.



ricklongo commented on Rumour: Former Rare Composer David Wise Is Wor...:

Retro or no, I'd lose it if this was a new 3D exploration-based Donkey Kong. Pretty much the game I want the most out of Nintendo these days (at least this side of Mother 4).

I'd also take a new Donkey Kong Country game. Yes, over a new Metroid Prime. Sue me. :)



ricklongo commented on Reaction: The Concept of eShop 'Early Access' ...:

@TheRealThanos My problem really isn't with paying in advance - I'm an avid Kickstarter supporter, for example. What I take issue with is in the beta-testing aspect. When I sit down to play a game, I want to experience the polished real thing, not an early build ridden with bugs. I have no interest in being a developer, much less a beta-tester, which for all intents and purposes should be a paid position.

I also understand that some people enjoy this; good for them. Doesn't mean I'll support this kind of initiative, however, because I really don't want it to become the norm.



ricklongo commented on Two More New Weapons Coming To Splatoon Tomorrow:

@Peach64 I'm not sure if it's "on disc", or at least not included in the main e-Shop download. The main Splatoon game has a ridiculously low file size - less than 2 GB, which is less than every single retail game on the platform. I can only imagine it wouldn't be as low if all the extra content was already there.



ricklongo commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

Sad times, especially because I think the Wii U is a super neat machine. I'm still significantly more interested in it than in the competition (even though I'm getting a PS4 in the near future), but then again it's no surprise to me that my gaming tastes differ significantly from those of the average mainstream gamer.



ricklongo commented on Video: New Nintendo Game Seminar Titles Make D...:

Is it an oxymoron that I both love the gamepad and don't want Nintendo to keep forcing "new ways" to use it? I love having a second screen for inventory, maps, the occasional gyro control (see: aiming in Wind Waker), and browsing the web. But when it comes to those four experimental games, all of them look like they would be just as fun (or more fun) without the gamepad-specific gimmicks.

That all said, I'd still give a couple of those a try if they were released in the West.



ricklongo commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:

"Reggie Fils-Aime has - as we observed during E3 - the propensity to talk a load of old PR guff at times, which to be fair is part of his job"

It's really not part of his job. That part of his job should be to properly communicate with his audience in a meaningful way, and PR talk accomplishes the exact opposite of that - it's miscommunication, plain and simple, and ultimately means nothing.



ricklongo commented on Feature: Five Key Moments from Nintendo's E3:

@Quorthon Well, technically, conferences by Microsoft and Sony also took place before E3, which only oficially opened on Tuesday.

Which is to say: the World Championships and Smash Direct were obviously designed as part of the "E3 hype week", so I see no reason why they shouldn't count.