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Fri 27th February, 2009

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sjdswanlund commented on New Wii Zelda Artwork Leaked?:

Too me it looks like the polar opposite of Midna's true form. If Midna is from the Twilight Realm, the woman standing by Link looks to be of Light. Since the Master Sword is definitely a type of holy sword, probably imbued with Light, it could be reasonable for its physical manifestation to look like that.

I wonder, presuming she is the Master Sword, if it will play like Twilight Princess, where you have two forms to choose from. I'd personally like to see it played out where Link can use the Master Sword or choose for it manifest itself into a humanoid presence, where you could play both at the same time like in the latest Prince of Persia game, opening up new gameplay mechanics for combat, puzzles, and reaching new areas.

That would be sweet.



sjdswanlund commented on Miyamoto: Mario Galaxy 2 Is All-New, Baby:

It's going to be like Super Mario World meets Galaxy. Fils-Aime has stated that the original Galaxy was more for the newcomers, while the next installment will be more challenging, more for the hardcore players who want more challenge. And Yoshi is one of those reasons it will be a little bit more challenging, and its definitely been too long since we got to team up with Yoshi.



sjdswanlund commented on Ten Arcade Games We'd Like To See On The Virtu...:

Can't believe nobody mentioned the Arcade versions of the Ninja Gaiden games. I saw my two brothers play it on Ninja Gaiden Black for the Xbox. And if I remember right, the levels and gameplay are very different from the console versions.



sjdswanlund commented on USA WiiWare Update - Pop 'Em Drop 'Em SameGame:

Here's info on another Hudson game and its a bombshell. IGN just revealed at the Wii site that a new Military Madness game is coming out on Wiiware this summer. Here's a quote, "The new version of Military Madness will feature all new 3D graphics, new units, online co-op and versus multiplayer, amongst other additions. Military Madness has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB. "



sjdswanlund commented on USA VC Update: Bomberman '94 and Detana!! Twinbee:

MethodOne, how rare is it? That would probably be the reason it hasn't been released. For example, Sin and Punishment was no-brainer release seeing how many people imported the game, and games like Bomberman 94 and Twinbee aren't risky sells.



sjdswanlund commented on USA VC Update: Bomberman '94 and Detana!! Twinbee:

I'm glad we get to see more import games, but I'm honestly don't like Bomberman that much. Twinbee looks like it could be pretty cool, I'll wait and read a few reviews before I decide anything. I agree with some of you that I'd rather see Super Punch-Out but with the Wii version of Punch-Out coming soon it definitely won't be long until we see it released as a virtual console game. They'll do the same thing they did when Metroid Prime 3 came out.

I wonder what other imported games we might see. Anybody have some favorites?



sjdswanlund commented on Night Game - New WiiWare Release From Nicalis:

Popyman, even though I'm glad you'll get the game, I disagree with you that its a clone of LocoRoco. If if you had to tilt the world to the left and right to the move ball, then it would be.

In fact, Night Game is a spiritual successor to a freeware game called Within a Deep Forest created by a developer known as Nifflas. In it, you play as some type of creature that is a blue ball, like in Night. And again you use physics to bounce and control his height. Download the game to get a feeling of how it should play.

My favorite game of the developer is Knytt Stories, which is basically a hybrid of Mario and Metroid (Mario's platforming with Metroid's formula of exploration and learning new abilities). Knytt Stories is a sequel to Knytt, which was pretty much the same except Stories is a compilation of different levels with a Level Editor. That would also make a great addition to WiiWare, where you could make and share your own levels and every once in a while buy downloadable level packs, as well as new graphics, sound and music to use in the editor.