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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.

Fri 19th April, 2013

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ricklongo commented on Fifa 15 Coming to Wii and 3DS on the 26th of S...:

Well, at least they're publishing on Nintendo platforms again, even if the lack of Wii U seems asinine (as in, I doubt the Wii version will sell more than a Wii U version would at this point).

If it comes to Wii U next year, then I'll actually get it.



ricklongo commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

What are the "Big Three" Nintendo franchises and how is Metroid one of them? Myself, I can think of several more popular IPs to be regarded as the "Big Three", including Mario, Zelda, Pokémon, Donkey Kong, and Kirby. If you want to talk about a "Big Six", however, I'm fine with Metroid being included. ;)

Either way: yes, Zero Suit Samus in Smash is blatant "fan service", for lack of a better expression. It definitely sexualizes her, and people might get offended. I'm not one of them, though, especially because she's still presented as a powerful character rather than a damsel in distress.



ricklongo commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

By the way, I would really like to know the figures for Child of Light on Wii U, especially compared to other platforms. I get a feeling it did well, which shows that not only family games can sell for Ubisoft on Nintendo consoles.



ricklongo commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

I got Assassin's Creed 4 last year, enjoyed it a lot, but frankly I wouldn't buy a new entry this year. It's really not the kind of game I'd be willing to play on a yearly basis. And truth be told, what I liked most about that title was the open world exploration; the actual stealth mechanics were more often than not quite a drag.

Either way, it's a sad reality. I'll get Watch Dogs, but I'm not optimistic about its chances on the console as such a late port.

The one Ubisoft game I'd like to have seen on Wii U this year is South Park: The Stick of Truth. I feel like it could sell well on the platform.



ricklongo commented on Talking Point: The Pokémon Trading Card Game ...:

It is a pretty good move. But yes, also bringing it to the Wii U (supporting cross-play with iOS and PC) would be an even better move.

In fact, leaving the Wii U out in this case is one of the most puzzing moves I've seen Nintendo do in recent years.



ricklongo commented on The Pokémon Trading Card Game Is Coming To iP...:

Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers have been coming to Playstation and Xbox consoles, as well as iOS, Android and Windows, for years now. There is simply no reason why this shouldn't also come to the Wii U. It would be perfect with the gamepad.



ricklongo commented on Super Smash Bros. Seizes Gamescom Most Wanted ...:

Tiny bit of negativity: am I the only one who absolutely LOATHES the "for 3DS" and "for Wii U" names? I dunno, it seems so soulless to spell out the platform name like that, instead of attaching the SSB name to a more evocative word like Brawl or Melee.



ricklongo commented on Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect fo...:

Luigi's Mansion would be my choice given the parameters of the article. From those options, I vote for Mario Galaxy. I haven't even played Mario Galaxy 2 yet, since I'm completely sick of motion controls.

Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword would be at the top of my list, as well.



ricklongo commented on Sonic Boom Games Now Have Their Official Europ...:

Sonic's "personality" on this trailer showcases exactly why I want Nintendo to keep Link and Mario as semi-mute characters. Jeez.

Someone please tell me there will be a way to turn off the character voices during gameplay without having to flat-out mute my TV. Someone? Please?



ricklongo commented on Video: Flying Carpet Level in Shantae: Half-Ge...:

As long as the game delivers (and I'm pretty sure it will, especially after that video), I don't care to wait a bit more. With that kind of budget, I'm expecting a massive campaign, at least as big as something like Tropical Freeze or NSMBU. Don't disappoint me, WayForward!



ricklongo commented on The Letter Version 1.1 Update Has a New Trailer:

@unrandomsam It was only "free" on Xbox as part of their premium account system, which makes it very much not free at all. The Steam and PS3 versions, on the other hand, are still the original game, without the pretty massive chunk of additional content found on Super Turbo Championship Edition.

I paid $15 for it on the Wii U and it was worth every penny. Amazing game.



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

@uel @ThomasBW84 I recently sent a message to Jenny LeClue's creator congratulating him on the project, and expressing my wish to contribute if it gets close to the Wii U stretch goal. He answered that, if Nintendo approves their developer license before the campaign closes, they may just include the Wii U version as an addon, even if they don't make the stretch goal. So let's hope that happens! It certainly looks like it could be an awesome little game with its Professor Layton meets Veronica Mars vibe.



ricklongo commented on Goodbye Galaxy Games Reveals First Teaser Imag...:

@Laxeybobby I understand where you're coming from. I certainly wish there would be more Wii U AAA titles in the near future, since this year is looking pretty barren of must-have titles that excite me apart from Smash.

The whole pixel art thing gets old sometimes, but then we get something like the fantastic Shovel Knight and suddenly I'm enamored with that graphical style all over again. Which is to say, there's place for everything. I really hope Nintendo does their job of helping to boost the AAA library on the Wii U, and at the same time I want more and more incredible indie titles.



ricklongo commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ambitious amiibo Pla...:

@Shirma_Akayaku The thing is: I have a few Nintendo figurines on my shelf that dont do much - they just sit there and decorate my gaming space. I'm more than willing to pay a bit more for them if I get the possibility of game integration. Either way, even if I hardly ever use them in a game, they'll never be useless, like my current figurines aren't.



ricklongo commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

The retail drought is very real, although some of the recent indies (like Shovel Knight and Guacamelee) are as good as almost any AAA game out there in my opinion. Even those have kinda stopped coming, though; the next big e-Shop release I'm looking forward to is Costume Quest 2, and that's slated for a late-October release.

As for Wii titles, I just came to a point where I can't stand waggle controls. It's hard to justify even going into the trouble of charging up batteries for my Wiimotes anymore. I'd be all over my Wii backlog if I was just able to play them with a traditional control method, and using the Gamepad or Pro Controller or any auto-rechargeable joystick at all.

I love my Wii U to death, but there is no denying that the drought is hitting hard.



ricklongo commented on Video: Citizens of Earth Recruitment is All Ab...:

I've been quite interested in this one since I first saw Earthbound mentioned by the devs, but the graphics scream "generic flash game" for me. I wish it had a bit more personality.

Either way, I'll definitely give it a go when it hits.



ricklongo commented on Capcom Releases Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney -...:

So the DLC-enhanced version is at the same price point as the 3DS original? This isn't that bad, honestly. Guacamelee recently came to the Wii U at the same price point of last year's PS3 release, but the new version was substantially upgraded with two huge new areas.



ricklongo commented on Video: Hyperkin RetroN 5 Review - King Of The ...:

@vitalemrecords @Damo Funny, as a non-native English speaker, everybody I ever knew always called it the Snes, as a word rather than an acronym. When I started watching videos on American websites such as IGN, it always annoyed me to no end that people pronounced each letter separately. It just seemed so counter-intuitive! So thanks, Nintendo Life, for restoring my faith in the English language by pronouncing it the right way. :P



ricklongo commented on Nintendo Download: 7th August (North America):

@MKCustodial It probably has to do with the recent conundrum about banks not allowing Brazilians to make international purchases using BRL as a currency. The 3DS has had a Brazilian e-Shop for a while, I believe the Wii U would have one too at this point if not for external factors.

Oh well, I'll keep being "Canadian" on the e-Shop and Club Nintendo.