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Tue 10th August, 2010

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sketchturner commented on Video: Five Vital Tips for Conquering Shovel K...:

It drives me crazy when people label this game as easy or short. That instantly tells me you didn't play NG+. The "normal" mode is kind of like a tutorial. NG+ is where the rubber meets the road and the game's brilliant design and challenge become apparent.



sketchturner commented on Target and Best Buy Nintendo Deals Live Now, K...:

I am so bummed that Target's ad doesn't apply to pre-orders. Months ago, I did a buy 3 get 1 free at K-Mart where I pre-ordered Splatoon, Yoshi's Wooly World, and Smash U, and was going to get Zelda U for free. However, once I caught wind of Target's deal, I cancelled that K-Mart pre-order. But then I realized I can't apply Target's deal to the games I wanted. I should've just stuck with my K-Mart order :-(



sketchturner commented on Pikmin Short Movies Available to Buy Now on Wi...:

In any case, the Pikmin 3 demo is amazing. I played it for quite a while this evening and haven't even been booted off yet. I'm glad they put on a demo. I'm enjoying the game immensely more than I could have imagined. I might even consider purchasing it now.



sketchturner commented on Pikmin Short Movies Available to Buy Now on Wi...:

I was actually going to spend $5 on the videos until I discovered Nintendo has removed the ability from the eshop to charge a specific amount to your credit card!!!! We're back to the days of the Wii shop, having to buy in increments of $10, $15, $20, etc. They lost a sale right there.



sketchturner commented on Nintendo 64x64: Rocket: Robot on Wheels:

I agree that this game is better than the Banjo games. And the level design is better than Mario 64. I still prefer the controls of Mario, but Rocket is fantastic. It certainly has some unbelievably great variety in its locales. It even has a creepy halloween-style level.



sketchturner commented on Review: Donkey Kong Land III (3DS eShop / Game...:

This game is great, but I don't understand why you rated it so much higher than DKL2 as I think that game has better level design. I'd say that "generally the feeling of deja vu" is quite equal in both and I don't consider that a bad thing. Back when these released, my friends and I all considered it amazing how near-identical the GB versions were to the SNES games.



sketchturner commented on Awesome Fan Album Metroid Cinematica Released ...:

@Nintendolife, I really appreciate you posting about things like this. I would probably not have known about it otherwise. I just bought it and am absolutely loving it. No surprise considering how awesome Beyond the Glass is.
For anyone wondering, it's very worth the $10. This is not your standard game remix stuff. It really sounds quality enough to be on a movie.



sketchturner commented on Nintendo 64x64: Turok: Rage Wars:

With how few review spots are left, I'm getting nervous about what games will be left out. There are so many good to great ones left:
Battle for Naboo
Donkey Kong 64
Earth Worm Jim 3D
Episode I:Racer
Jet Force Gemini
Ocarina of Time
Resident Evil 2
Road Rash 64
Robotron 64
Rocket:Robot on Wheels
Rush 2049
Shadow Man
Tony Hawk 1, 2, 3
Vigilante 8:Second Offense
Winback:Covert Operations



sketchturner commented on Review: Donkey Kong Land 2 (3DS eShop / Game Boy):

My favorite GB game. This was my childhood, more than any other game. I spent literally hundreds of hours speed running this game. For someone who didn't have SNES this was a more than adequate alternative to DKC2. In fact, I prefer this version in some ways. 10/10



sketchturner commented on Nintendo 64x64: Tetrisphere:

Sad to see such negativity toward this one. I think it's pretty brilliant and have played it off and on for 14 years (nearly half my life!). The only other puzzle games to hold my attention like that are Chu Chu Rocket and Chip's Challenge.



sketchturner commented on Review: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (3DS eS...:

@SUBTERRANEANguy Correct, I am skipping Bayonetta 1+2 (even though gameplay-wise I'm sure I'd LOVE them) because I am consistent in my stance. I also skipped Hyrule Warriors for the same reason (CIA).
For me, it's not just about degradation of women. It's about the degradation of sex (and sex appeal) in general. I view it as something sacred within marriage, not something to be cheapened via marketing in order to make a buck.



sketchturner commented on Nintendo 64x64: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ...:

Best Zelda game ever. One of the top 10 Nintendo games ever.
Unfortunately, you can't possibly appreciate this game until you attempt 100% completion. And most people just rush through the dungeons and miss out on what makes the game such a delight. You have to allow yourself to be immersed in Termina. If you just rush to the moon, you're doing it wrong.



sketchturner commented on Feature: The Making of Rocket: Robot on Wheels:

Thank you for this article. Rocket was one of my favorite games on N64. Also, I strongly agree that "one thing that is definitely clear is... that high-quality third-party titles do exist within the N64’s limited software library."
Whenever someone says N64 didn't have strong 3rd party support or exclusives, I immediately know that person is very unfamiliar with the system's library. I can list dozens of top-notch 3rd party exclusives... certainly more than any other 3D Nintendo system has.