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Fri 3rd Sep 2010

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shinesprite commented on Cube Life Battles Minecraft for Success in Japan:

All right, I can't wait for the update!

I made a few suggestions earlier, and Cypronia wrote me back and hinted that they might be included in the next update.

@bezerker99 I know what you mean. Right now I've been trying to swim to-and-fro the various islands and not starve. (apparently a raft isn't enough, you need to build a 'wooden' raft)



shinesprite commented on Soapbox: If Nintendo Took On Virtual Reality, ...:

Honestly, I'd really like to see Nintendo take another stab at VR. I for one really value the 3D aspect of the 3DS and the motion controls on Nintendo's latest systems.

That said, I realize that it isn't for everyone and I can see it going the way of Kinect (optional, but not required).



shinesprite commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS is Yet to ...:

I'm still waiting for Nintendo to release the standard-sized (NA) N3DS in more colours. I already have my Micro SD card and a copy of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D set aside.

Just give me a Black/Blue/Red option (that will fit in my pocket) and I'm sold!



shinesprite commented on Nintendo Download: 21st January (North America):

I have to say, Zack and Wiki is an awesome game and is probably one of the most underrated titles in my Wii collection.

That said, its not without its faults. While most of the challenge lies in the puzzles, some of the timings in the later levels are devilishly tricky. With that in mind, stay away from online guides, they'll ruin the experience for you.



shinesprite commented on Giveaway: It's Europe's Turn To Grab A Free Co...:

I won one of the codes on twitter a few days ago, and I have to say I was skeptical at first. However, the more time I've spent with it, the more I've come to like it.

Personally, I think this one deserves a re-review, as many of the issues raised in the nintendolife review have been addressed with the v1.1 update.

@Cypronia I don't know if you guys have already made plans, but perhaps you could add in a gyro-assist camera-control system (like Splatoon), and button-controlled menu navigation. Anyway, I'm sure you guys are more than busy enough already. Thanks again!



shinesprite commented on Minecraft Developer Acknowledges Demand for a ...:

I definitely agree, proper game-pad support should be first and foremost on the update list, but that said, how about a creeper amiibo.
It could be fun to subtly spawn hordes of enemies and while your friend is playing and then watch them struggle.



shinesprite commented on Today's Nintendo UK Store Offers Include A Wii...:

I did a bit of digging and found this:

If any of you are able to test this out, I would appreciate it.
I already have a balance board and the trial installed on my system (never launched it), but I don't know anyone who bought the pedometer/fit meter, so I can't test it for myself.

If Nintendo had used the 3DS pedometer, or even created a 3DS separate app, I would've jumped on the bandwagon sooner.



shinesprite commented on Video: This is How Single Player Works in The ...:

I don't know, this takes ditching Yoshi to a whole new level.

...Its just that the whole thing kind of reminds me of four swords. ... And even with the Anniversary Edition being offered for free twice, it was hard to find people.



shinesprite commented on Splatfest Details Are Confirmed for 18th July ...:


The first day since the game's launch that I go on vacation and can't play the game, they announce a new splatfest (which I also won't be able to compete in).

Oh well, at least I got to try out Moray Towers . . . and go team Waterslides!



shinesprite commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

@ThomasBW84 I couldn't have said it better myself. Portability is an important factor when it comes to raising public awareness of a new product, growing the street-pass community, and just serving as a portable console in general.

That said, it looks like my new micro SD card might be spending quite a bit of time alone in its package. Sigh.



shinesprite commented on Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data L...:

Ugh, can't we just go back to reading/writing saved data to game controllers (like how you could use Wii remotes to store Miis/Brawl controller mappings), and then scanning AR cards for games which simply read data (like KI:Uprising)?



shinesprite commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

I think it looks great, but I would prefer matching button colors, full-sized SD support, and the power button not being on the system's exterior (I can just imagine accidentally pressing it when its in my pocket).

I'm also not in favor of the gap caused by the touch screen's bezel when the device it closed.

Otherwise, I'm all for it!



shinesprite commented on Nintendo Scoops Three "Best Of E3" Game Critic...:

Its okay. What we saw of Splatoon was actually a very well-developed prototype. Splatoon is still heavily under development, and it (sort-of) makes sense that they would want to focus on awarding games which release this year.