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sketchturner

sketchturner

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#3

sketchturner commented on Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U...:

You're telling me people play video games to have FUN!? Stop the madness! If it weren't for this scientific study... I never would have known! In light of these findings, I'm going to have to re-evaluate everything I believe to be true.

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#15

sketchturner commented on Review: Blaster Master (Wii U eShop / NES):

I really want this to come to the NA eshop. I bought it on my Wii, but save states would be VERY worth the upgrade. I tried several times to finish it but the difficulty is compounded by the fact that the game is really long and also has no save system. I feel like if you could save, the game's difficulty would be very fair and this would be one of the best NES games of all time.

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#17

sketchturner commented on This Articulated Skyward Sword Link Toy Should...:

Maybe it's due to my revulsion for all things Skyward Sword, but I honestly don't like this figure at all. Looks like a toy for a 4 year old.

Despite my disdain for SS, I would love to see a high quality figure of Demise. That would be amazing.

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#20

sketchturner commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

I love that one old game magazine that had scores given to different aspects of the game. They had a score assigned to controls, graphics, fun factor, and "tilt" if I remember correctly. I think they still had an overall score, but I do feel the breakdown is important. Some people really don't care about graphics and just want good controls. Some people can overlook spotty controls if the game is a lot of fun to play. Etc.

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#21

sketchturner commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

IMO, one problem is trying to compare a big budget action game on the same score range as a $4 indie puzzle game. Some eshop games have gotten an 8 or 9 but aren't nearly as great as a full-fledged retail game that scores an 8 or 9. Then you have to question whether price ought to be a factor in determining how "good" the game is or not.

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#22

sketchturner commented on 2D Platformer Mekazoo Swinging onto Wii U Late...:

Wow, this looks like a lot of fun.
@Tsurii897 I understand what you're saying, but I think that has more to do with the fact that it's a trailer (short clips) of a fast-paced platformer. I don't think that means you need to eat Lucky Charms and Mountain Dew in order to enjoy it. :-)

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#23

sketchturner commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

I think a 4 point scale would work well if everyone would pay attention to how to interpret it. IMO, there are really 4 categories of games anyway:
1=Rubbish, skippable crap
2=Decent. not superb, but worth playing
3=A very good game that nearly everyone should play
4=An awesome game people will replay for years to come and could well become a classic.

If 60% or more of a rating scale is used for varying degrees of crap, that seems pointless to me.

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#24

sketchturner commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

I think the problem has less to do with which rating scale is used and more to do with HOW it is used. There needs to be a clear definition of what score is still a good game. Unfortunately, most readers will skip anything less than an 8 or 9, so you end up having a ridiculously broad range of quality all receiving an 8 or 9 because they are admittedly good games.

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#34

sketchturner commented on Impressions: Nintendo Made The Right Call With...:

I have read compelling statistics and articles about how demos actually decrease overall game sales. However, I think it does very much depend on the game.
I know that I would never have given Pikmin a chance except for the fact that a Pikmin 3 demo came out. Next thing I knew, I bought all 3 Pikmin games and the animated shorts. Huge fan all because of a demo.
On the other hand, the X360 demo of Retro City Rampage killed my excitement for that game. Not because it was bad by any means... it just didn't feel like something I wanted to keep playing for 10 hours.

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#36

sketchturner commented on Nintendo Download: 29th January (North America):

First order of business is the Trilogy, of courses. That way I can preserve my steelbook collector's edition in pristine condition.
I may be tempted by Stealth Inc. 2 depending on the price. All these Indie sales have been ridiculously awesome and got me to take the risk on a few games I wouldn't have otherwise.

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#40

sketchturner commented on Not Everyone is Thrilled That Metroid Prime Tr...:

I don't understand all the hate toward people selling games. There's nothing evil about it. It's really no different than buying stocks low and selling when they're high. I sell games to help fund my video game hobby, and I don't see anything wrong with it. I feel bad for those who took a loss compared to what they were expecting, but that is just how the market goes. I've experienced similar losses in the past.

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#41

sketchturner commented on Nintendo Stays in Profit With Wii U on Target,...:

Some of these projections confuse me. In particular, why do they expect Wii software and hardware to increase this year compared to last year?

Additionally, it seems slightly strange that WiiU software sales are projected to increase 4.5 million this year, considering Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8 came out last year and will almost definitely be the system's two top sellers over its lifespan.

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#43

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

Thinking about how many great games missed the list just reminds how many worthwhile games were on Wii.
That said, I think Mario Strikers Charged has no business being praised. I consider it a truly broken game. The power up shots turn the game into 70% cutscenes and pointing the Wiimote at balls to block them. It's worse than if Smash balls showed up every 5 seconds in Smash Bros.

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#44

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

On second thought, as someone who never thought I'd like Pikmin but recently became a huge fan of the series, I might consider Little King's Story. I never thought I'd enjoy that one, so I skipped it on Wii. But for $10 I could see myself giving it a shot since I hear it's similar.

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#48

sketchturner commented on Review: Axelay (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo):

I've never played this game and am not a shmup fan, but I really enjoyed this review. The way you explained the difficulty balancing issues in particular helped put words to what I have often found irritating in most shmups. Maybe I should give this one a try if it comes Stateside.

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#49

sketchturner commented on Splatoon Updates Give More Insight Into Stages...:

My most anticipated title of 2015, even more than Yoshi, Zelda, or Starfox. Oddly enough, I can handle waiting until May for the game, but I can't wait to see how the box artwork turns out! I think it could/should be really awesome.