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Tue 10th August, 2010

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

Metroid is my favorite series ever, but the sexual element has always bothered me. I know it's been there since the beginning, but I wish it would decrease rather than increase. I like Samus as a kick-butt action hero, not as a bikini pin-up.



sketchturner commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

I think games like SMB3 are just fine sitting at $5 because loads of people are willing to pay that for a game that is considered an all-time great. However, I think games that are less universally known would benefit greatly from discounts. Games like Cybernator, Ufouria, and Blaster Master would attract a lot more attention if they aren't held on the same pricing standard as the "classics."



sketchturner commented on Video: Turns Out Former James Bond Pierce Bros...:

For me, Pierce Brosnan always will be the only James Bond that matters. 1.Because Goldeneye and TWINE on N64
2.I lived at Lakenheath when he came to film Tomorrow Never Dies.
3.He exudes calm, cool, and collected better than any actor ever, IMHO.



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

I think this is a sensible move on Ubisoft's part. I think I'm a pretty typical Nintendo fan, and I don't buy Mature games. I like being able to play my games while my kids watch, and I don't want to fill their heads with the kind of violence, sexuality, and profanity found in games like Arkham City, Assassin's Creed, Deus Ex, Watch Dogs, or Bayonetta 2.



sketchturner commented on Ghost Song Developer "Prepared to Move Heaven ...:

"I am highly motivated, not just because so many Nintendo fans want the game on Wii U, but because I am a Nintendo fan and want it on Wii U."

More beautiful words have never been spoken by a game developer. If this hits the eshop, I'll buy it.



sketchturner commented on SteamWorld Dig Wii U Release Date and Pricing ...:

This game seems to be so well loved, but whenever I watch gameplay videos it looks like the most incredibly boring gameplay. Digging dirt. Over. And Over. And over.
Can someone please explain to me what I'm missing? I don't want to miss out on what by all accounts seems to be a great game. But at the same time, it's kind of hard to put down $10 on a game that looks so dull.



sketchturner commented on Retro Studios Ramps Up Recruitment for a Varie...:

I hope these job listings mean they are expanding and not that they are having trouble holding onto employees. I could understand people wanting to leave after their hard work on Tropical Freeze didn't translate into amazing sales.



sketchturner commented on Beautiful Limited Edition Super Smash Bros. 3D...:

@Gen0neD Haha... That's what I said about WiiU. My plan was to wait for a Metroid-themed WiiU before I bought one. However, in May my resolve finally crumbled and I bought a regular black one. I'm having a blast with it so it was worth it. But if a Metroid WiiU ever gets released, I will go crazy.



sketchturner commented on Project CARS Limited Edition & Pre-Order Bonus...:

I hope the box art ends up looking ugly. Otherwise, I'll be tempted to get this just because of the steel case. I'm still bitter that Germany got that awesome Mario Kart 8 steel case.
BTW, this game looks great, but if it's anything like Gran Turismo, it's just not my style of game. I'd much rather the WiiU get Trackmania.



sketchturner commented on Feature: Ten Must Play Titles on the Game Boy:

I played a LOT of GameBoy games growing up. I'd say my top 10 are as follows (in no order except that DKL2 is #1 and LA is #2).

Donkey Kong Land 2
Link's Awakening
Survival Kids
Wario Land
SML2:Six Golden Coins
Wario Land 2
Spiritual Warfare (a Zelda clone that outshone the original, IMO)
Kirby's Pinball Land
Donkey Kong Land 3

I want to include Fortified Zone and Cliffhanger on my list, but realistically that has more to do with their awesome music than the gameplay. As a Metroid fan, it's hard not to include RoS, but realistically the game has some rough mechanics that hold it back.



sketchturner commented on Gearbox Attempts To Extract Itself From Aliens...:

Thanks for sharing that video! That definitely does give me a new perspective on things. Of course, the world of marketing/advertising (which a demo falls under) is so frequently deceptive, it's difficult to say how much "overselling" a product is okay. But this certainly does seem to have crossed a line that I wasn't previously aware of.



sketchturner commented on Gearbox Attempts To Extract Itself From Aliens...:

If the game were a Kickstarter project, then I could understand the false advertisement argument. With crowd funding, promises are made in order to get your money, so those promises need to be honored. But with a normal retail release, gamers can check reviews before paying out a dime. Ultimately, Gearbox had to answer to Sega, not to gamers.
I believe in the natural consequences of putting out crap games and/or games that don't deliver on expectations... that game developer loses the confidence of the public. This is enough of a penalty on its own right.



sketchturner commented on Gearbox Attempts To Extract Itself From Aliens...:

So stupid. I didn't sue Nintendo when Ocarina of Time ended up being significantly different from early released footage of "Zelda 64". What if I preferred the original look, feel, and settings of the game? Should I sue? Good grief. Preview footage is always understood as being a work in progress and the final product will be different. Those differences could be for better or for worse.



sketchturner commented on This Master Arts Metroid Prime 2 Light Suit Fr...:

Considering Echoes is my favorite game ever... this is very tempting. I have enough spare money set aside, but that would completely deplete my WiiU games fund. Not quite worth it... I'd rather have Smash U, Zelda, Splatoon, Yoshi's Wooly World, Starfox, etc.
Now, if they make my favorite (Dark Suit), this could be another story...



sketchturner commented on Ocarina Of Time Began Life As A Remake Of Zeld...:

You know what's funny... if you read through the old Nintendo Power magazines from when AoL came out, it's obvious that gamers absolutely LOVED the game. It was very highly esteemed, with many people declaring it a much better game than LoZ. Over the years, however, it has received increasing hate as more and more gamers have gone soft.



sketchturner commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

In general, I believe in a free market place. However, this is more fitting on the PC. When I buy a Nintendo system, I do expect there to be a certain stamp of approval ("Nintendo Seal of Quality" anyone?). I want Nintendo to be receptive to game developers, but I also want Nintendo to ultimately have authority to say "Sorry, The Letter is a horrendous game and we will not allow it on our eshop."