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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 Sega's Wonder Boy Lives On In Monster Boy, And...:

Wonder Boy games were quite popular in Brazil, because they were localized as Turma da Mônica (probably the most successful children comic books of all time in the country) games instead. I spent hours and hours on the two Master System games that we got in the series, and even finished one of the Mega Drive ones, which is kind of a rarity for me as I never owned that console.

Which is to say: yeah, I'm definitely keeping my eye on this one. I love that sort of gameplay.



ricklongo commented on Ninja Pig Pulls The Plug On Wii U eShop Title ...:

@tudsworth Of course, I agree that people should offer criticism on a constructive manner.

I do disagree, however, with the notion that someone has to be able to "do better" to criticise, when they're criticising as consumers, not as professionals of the same area. I certainly wouldn't be able to program something like Meme Run, for instance, but I am invested in the game industry as a player and as a consumer, and I have every right to speak my mind on its shortcomings from that point of view.

(Not that this is necessarily what you're hinting at, but it's a line of reasoning I see all too often.)



ricklongo commented on Review: Gunman Clive 2 (3DS eShop):

I've been waiting for this one eagerly ever since that indie reel at E3 last year. I love the fact that it has different hues for different stages now, which should make the stages feel more diverse. I'm getting it later today and can't wait to try it.



ricklongo commented on New Fire Emblem 3DS Title Set For Battle in Ja...:

I hope Mario maker doesn't take too long. If it's indeed delayed, this will mean that my three most anticipated Wii U games of the year (MM, Xenoblade and Zelda) will only come out on the second semester.

Either way, I hope the delay means they'll add in extra features, such as a Mario Paint-esque music composer that was hinted at a while ago. Especially since I was recently watching some mind-blowing things being done with the Mario Paint composer on youtube. Such as:

As for Fire Emblem, that's so soon! I'm loving this new approach of announcing games much closer to release date than usual.



ricklongo commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Update 1.0.2 Adds ...:

Great news! Prior to getting the Wii U game, 8-player smash seemed like a funny gimmick, and nothing more... then I actually tried it with a bunch of friends at home, and now it's my favorite way to play the game. So it's nice to see it getting more support.



ricklongo commented on Masahiro Sakurai Once Again Highlights The Pos...:

I think this is more a matter of mr. Sakurai's obsessive personality than anything else. He's known to control every single minutious detail to the point that his health suffers. I'd really like to see him keep helming the Smash series, but I think it may be time to find someone to share at least part of the responsibility woith him.



ricklongo commented on Video: YouTube's Gaming Historian Takes Offens...:

Racism continues to be a huge problem in the world nowadays. I won't get deep into that, because, well, that's not really why I come to this site.

I will say, however, that I don't think this is racism. A bit weird, sure, but not racist. I don't see why someone would get offended by that.



ricklongo commented on Review: Breath of Fire (Wii U eShop / Super Ni...:

I never quite finished this one back in the day. I remember thinking it just didn't measure up to Final Fantasy VI, Chrono Trigger, and Earthbound. I could give it a try again at some point, but right now I'm not really in a shortage of things to play (and I just got Citizens of Earth, too, so that should be enough of old school RPGs for the moment).



ricklongo commented on Poll: Which Current Generation Nintendo Soundt...:

Tropical Freeze, definitely. David Wise is simply, and I don't use this word lightly, a genius.

Super Mario 3D World also sounds amazing, as does every Zelda game ever. Truth be told, I love every soundtrack listed in this article. A possible exception would be Smash; as awesome as it is to have so many hit VGM tracks of the past in a single game, the arrangements are often quite unfortunate (see what they did to "Stickerbrush Symphony" for a good example).



ricklongo commented on Poll: Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on...:

Splatoon is the only multiplayer experience I'm looking forward to this year, and even there I'm more interested in the single player campaign.

I'm pretty sure my most-played multiplayer games this year are going to be Mario Kart 8 and Smash U.



ricklongo commented on New Pokkén Tournament Controller and Gameplay...:

I'm more and more confident for a 2016 Wii U release. Every hint points to that.

I've never been a huge Tekken fan; my fighting game preferences have always been King of FIghters, Street Fighter, and later Smash. Still, I'll be all over this is it came out way.



ricklongo commented on Video: Donkey Kong Country Returns...To Wii U:

@BLPs I think it's more of a lament than an expectation. DKCR is one of those games that should have had a traditional control option on the Wii in the first place (as the 3DS version shows) and it's frustrating that it didn't. I'd very much like to play it on my big screen, even though I already have it on my portable, and the wiimote requirement means that I won't.



ricklongo commented on Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download Fr...:

I'd like to ask someting from you folks at NintendoLife. Whenever you're covering the weekly releases on the e-Shop, please indicate whether the week's Wii release has gamepad support or not. A lack of that feature is the main dealbreaker for me (and many others, I'm sure) when it comes to getting these games.



ricklongo commented on Nintendo Download: 22nd January (North America):

No gamepad support, no Punch Out for me. I did get Mario Galaxy 2 last week, but from now on I intend to never get wiimote-only games again. Who knows, if nintendo releases an auto-rechargeable wiimote + nunchuck combo I might rethink that.



ricklongo commented on Former Nintendo Indie Champion Discusses the C...:

Very interesting answers.

It's hard for me to decide how I feel about the whole hierarchy thing. On one hand, I'd certainly like Nintendo to be quicker when responding to modern trends like online gameplay and accounts. On the other hand, I feel this strict decision-making process is what allows Nintendo to be so different from other major gaming companies when it comes to their output, and that's precisely what keeps attracting me to them. Finding a balance, I fear, should be a lot easier said than done.



ricklongo commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

The new program should include more than Virtual Console games. Loyalty programs on other platforms give away lots of indie and even retail titles.

EIther way, I hope we're not disappointed when it launches. It's been a while since I last got a Club Nintendo title, because the offerings have been so meager.



ricklongo commented on Nintendo Download: 22nd January (Europe):

I'm very sad to read that they didn't add proper controls to DKCR. Such a bummer.

Oh well, I guess I'm not getting it should it ever come to the Americas. I have DKCR3D on my 3DS, but I was really looking forward to playing it on the big screen as it was originally meant to be played.



ricklongo commented on First Impressions: We're Really Feeling It Wit...:

I guess the one sour feeling I have about this game is that it probably means they won't release the original on the Wii U e-Shop. Either way, this has been on my "must play" list for quite a while, and should be a hell of an appetizer until Xenoblade X.



ricklongo commented on Reaction: Nintendo Direct Went Crazy With Reve...:

I thought it was an extremely strong showing. My main wish going in was for Nintendo to prove to me that 2015 wouldn't repeat 2014 as far as big dry spells go. Well, they did just that. We have tons of big releases to expect this semester alone, and a lot of smaller stuff in between. I'm pleased.

As for the Wii U getting more of a secondary role, well, its first semester was looking miles better than the 3DS's from the info we already had, so it's understandable.



ricklongo commented on Video: Does Super Mario Galaxy 2 On Wii U Offe...:

So, it seems like all three of these games won't be gamepad compatible, right? That's the real bummer for me. I can't stand wiimotes, especially since I have to charge up batteries for them, rather than merely plugging them in like I do with the pad and the pro controller.



ricklongo commented on Feature: Five Key Reveals We Want in 2015's Fi...:

I want games. New retail titles, new third-party partnerships, new Virtual Console platforms - it doesn't matter, as long as we get games. I won't get excited about dates. Dates are coming anyway. I want a less spaced-out release schedule than we got last year, and for that we need more games.



ricklongo commented on Nintendo Steps Away From The Brazilian Market:

@Quorthon Since there isn't a Wii U e-Shop in Brazil, we're forced to buy from the Canadian store, and that's not exactly all that easy. First you have to set up a Canadian account separate from your Brazilian one, then change the country of residence to Canada on the system settings, then access the e-Shop. As you put your credit card number, you have to put only the first six digits of your Brazilian ZIP code, because that's how long Canadian ZIP codes are (Brazilian ones have eight digits). Stuff like that. Not exactly easy to grasp at first.



ricklongo commented on Nintendo Steps Away From The Brazilian Market:

For Brazilian fans: you can read more about this decision here -

They paint a somewhat less doom-and-gloomy picture, which is somewhat comforting. I guess we can all agree that Gaming do Brasil is poop, pretty much, so if this means Nintendo will resume operations in the country with another distributor (or maybe even a dedicated Brazilian branch), then I'm all for it.



ricklongo commented on Nintendo Steps Away From The Brazilian Market:

@Quorthon They were. People were flooding social media with pictures of the figurines, and I'm talking people who I never knew had any fondness for Nintendo (or McDonald's, for that matter). I even started a conversation with an acquaintance about them on Facebook, someone who apparently hadn't owned a Nintendo system since the SNES, and as a result he got himself a Wii U with Tropical Freeze for Christmas. I even had to walk him through how to purchase stuff from the Canadian e-shop, heh.



ricklongo commented on Nintendo Steps Away From The Brazilian Market:

You know what makes this even sadder? We got the Mario figurines on McDonald's last november, and they were an astounding success. I had to drive around several stores to find the ones I wanted, and everywhere I went McDonald's employees would comment on how they were selling out fast, with big lines and everything. That helped remind me how Nintendo's IPs are still very much present on the popular consciousness around here, and made me hopeful that they'd step up their game in the near future.

This is a quite sad day indeed.