User Profile

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

Recent Comments

ricklongo

#4

ricklongo commented on Talking Point: Amazon Fire TV is an Early Warn...:

@rjejr The PS3 is significantly bulkier, though, which would be a problem in my current living room configuration. And well, if I'm not gonna play the games, might as well get the cheaper device, I think (like Apple TV, which apparently also offers HBO Go).

I do hope the Wii U roster of streaming apps grows, either way. The gamepad is great for Netflix and Youtube.

@Psyclone - Not in a legal manner, as far as I'm aware.

ricklongo

#6

ricklongo commented on Talking Point: Amazon Fire TV is an Early Warn...:

I'll get an Amazon Fire TV later this year, mainly because I can't watch HBO Go on my Wii U. I already watch Netflix on the U all the time, but well, Game of Thrones.

I have zero interest in gaming on the Fire TV, though. I can't imagine there will be anything there to tempt me.

ricklongo

#10

ricklongo commented on Ubisoft and EA Lock In Their E3 Presentation D...:

To be completely honest, I'm not at all hyped about their presentation. And I'm a big PC gamer, so this has nothing to do with those companies overlooking Nintendo platforms.

I'm eagerly awaiting for Child of Light, but Ubisoft just never seems to really wow me the way other companies do. And EA, well, LOL.

ricklongo

#12

ricklongo commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

Hex Heroes can definitely make it. I only backed two Kickstarter games until now, Lobodestroyo and Earthlock, and both gained substantial momentum in the last few days. Will pledge to Hex Heroes this week; let's hope others do the same!

I'd also really like to support Tom Sparks, but the Wii U stretch goal is way unrealistic as of now.

EDIT: Also, as much as I'm not a fan of first-person games, Cult County shows potential. I dig the stylized graphics, and trust Renegade Kid to deliver a great experience. Too bad the initial goal is so hefty. I hope some big-name publisher picks it up to allow it to be made.

ricklongo

#13

ricklongo commented on Super Mario 3D World Double Disc Soundtrack Ar...:

@dumedum Well, there are enough people interested in them to have them sold out at Club Nintendo. You don't want them, and that's fine. There are plenty of other Club Nintendo rewards I wouldn't want either. Fact remains that there is an audience for such products, as much as for Zelda posters or Pikmin shopping bags.

ricklongo

#25

ricklongo commented on Hex Heroes Lead Wants "To Develop a New Experi...:

@JaxonH I still have hopes. When I backed the Lobodestroyo kickstarter, it really didn't seem like they were gonna make it. Thanks to a surge on the last couple of days, not only was the project funded but they also met every stretch goal. So we shall see. I'm a sucker for turn-based RPGs, so I'm trying to do what I can to spread the word.

ricklongo

#27

ricklongo commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

I backed Earthlock, will back Hex Heroes soon. Kickstarter is awesome.

By the way, could you guys do a piece on Kickstarter projects on the way to Nintendo platforms? There are quite a few promising ones on the way (I personally backed Lobodestroyo).

ricklongo

#28

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

Yeah, I'll be finally finishing Tropical Freeze. I've been taking my sweet time with it, searching for every puzzle piece without Squawks and replaying stages I find particularly jaw-dropping (I think I must have played through Grassland Groove about ten times at this point). It's not always that I get to experience a brand new entry in one of my favorite series for the first time, so I gotta make it count. :)

Then, I'll begin hard mode and also start working on Darksiders II, which I recently got thanks to the e-Shop sale.

If at all possible, I'll sneak in some Bravely Default on the 3DS as well.

ricklongo

#30

ricklongo commented on Super Smash Bros. Direct Will Bring the Hype o...:

I'm very excited for SSB. That said, it's kind of a bummer that they will focus an entire direct on a single game (okay, two games). With the third parties jumping ship, I think Nintendo really needs to give us a steady stream of big releases, rather than focusing on the games we know are coming.

Oh well, I'll try not to be too much of a Debbie Downer. It's definitely gonna be great to know the official name and release date. Maybe this means the games will come earlier than we were anticipating?

ricklongo

#31

ricklongo commented on Video: Here's a Child Of Light Hands-On And In...:

I've played several Ubisoft games over the years. Lots of them were VERY good (including Rayman Legends and Assassin's Creed IV on the Wii U), but none quite enraptured me the way my favorite games of all time do. I keep getting a feeling this might finally happen with this game.

ricklongo

#32

ricklongo commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Saturn:

It's funny, I don't think I ever touched a Saturn (or a Dreamcast, for that matter).

I was torn between Nintendo and SEGA during the 8-bit days, as an owner of both a NES and a Master System. I remember afterwards when the Mega Drive was all the rage, and everybody wanted one... until the SNES hit. That console made me stick with Nintendo and never look back, thanks to all the amazing exclusives. I forgot all about the Mega Drive then, and didn't even bat an eye when the next SEGA console was released.

I hope we see some Saturn games on the Wii U Virtual Console eventually. I would really like to get to experience its classics now.

ricklongo

#33

ricklongo commented on Nintendo Download: 3rd April (North America):

I gotta say I was initially excited when Arkham Origins Blackgate was announced for the 3DS, mainly because it reminded me of sidescrolling classic The Adventures of Batman & Robin on the SNES. Reviews were lukewarm enough that I never gave it a shot. Who knows, maybe I'll give this enhanced version a go - the price point is attractive enough.

ricklongo

#34

ricklongo commented on Patch Fixes Bug in Donkey Kong Country: Tropic...:

@rjejr Don't worry, I read your reply more as a tongue-in-cheek answer than an actual jerky remark.

The points you make are fair, but I guess it just comes down to the series not being necessarily for you. As a kid, I got obsessed with the SNES original games, and every life lost was only fuel to my I-gotta-finish-this-game fire. As such, the super guide was a big pet peeve of mine; one which prevented kids these days to experience the same feelings I did back then. I didn't mind all the trial and error because the game's atmosphere, graphics and music were so jaw-dropping, and I believe the same is true of Tropical Freeze.

It's like how I don't even bother complaining about first-person shooters anymore - I know they're just not the kind of experience I crave.

@CrabGats "If something optional like the Superguide is the deciding factor of whether or not you're going to enjoy a game, then your opinion is questionable"

Agreed! I'd be feeling really bad if I had said that at any time. ;)

ricklongo

#35

ricklongo commented on Patch Fixes Bug in Donkey Kong Country: Tropic...:

@rjejr Here's what I do: grab every banana you see. They not only give you extra lives, but also often reveal hidden puzzle pieces. Even in hidden temple stages, where I lose a LOT of lives, my total rarely goes down too much because of how many extra lives I make during them.

Speaking of bananas, they also let you use the Kong Pow moves, and you can get loads of extra lives by kong-powing with Diddy (it will turn all enemies into red balloons).

Other than that, what @sinalefa said. Banana coins are pretty common, and they can buy extra lives if you're low.

About the super guide, I'm actually glad they got rid of it. It was just a super cheap way to get past a stage while negating the challenge DKC games are known for. I'm pretty sure I'd be way less invested in the series right now if they had such a feature back in the SNES... the feeling of accomplishment after completing a particularly devious stage is just so great.

ricklongo

#37

ricklongo commented on Features: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2014 - Spri...:

I'm getting Smash Bros only for the Wii U, and I'm more curious than excited about the JRPGs. That leaves Kirby. It's been a while since I last played a traditional Kirby game, so I'm definitely looking forward for Triple Deluxe.

ricklongo

#39

ricklongo commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Spr...:

My most anticipated 2014 game is sitting in my shelf right now, and it's called Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. :)

Out of the remaining games, however, I'd say it's a tie between Smash Bros and X. Given that it's likely that we won't see X until 2015 (which makes me really sad), I voted for SSB.

ricklongo

#40

ricklongo commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

@MEGAMAN_D Agreed about the perception thing. It's exactly the same situation when I talk to a lot of other gamers from other platforms.

That said, yes, things can get far worse. Nintendo sits on a goldmine of intellectual properties, and a president with a more "devil may care" frame of mind could destroy everything the company stands for.

ricklongo

#41

ricklongo commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

I agree with a lot of what Iwata says, but it's obvious he has been unable to truly capitalize on the opportunities to make the Wii U a success.

I hope he's kept as CEO, honestly, because of his general frame of mind regarding what Nintendo needs to do to be successful. We do need some kind of change to ensure that his visions actually come to fruition in a timely manner, though.

ricklongo

#45

ricklongo commented on Square Enix To Focus Less on the 'Global Aspec...:

I'm really glad to read that. Bravely Default is amazing, and exactly the kind of experience I'd expect from gold old Squaresoft or Enix pre-merger.

I'm also very glad to see him mention South America by name, which is rare when it comes to game companies.

ricklongo

#50

ricklongo commented on New Watch_Dogs Trailer Highlights a Living, Br...:

Maybe it's just me, but I much prefer fictional cities in my open world games, even if they're based on actual ones (like San Andreas or Lego City). Just a pet peeve of mine.

Still looking forward to giving this game a try, should it ever come our way.