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Sun 20th January, 2008

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SKTTR commented on Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Yea...:

Followed by Hyrule Warriors, Mario Kart 8, and Bayonetta 1&2.

From the indies I loved Guacamelee, Shovel Knight, Squids Odyssey, Stick It to The Man, Scram Kitty, and many others.... but my award.... goes to... Stealth Inc. 2. :)



SKTTR commented on Video: We Go Hands On With Some 2nd Wave amiib...:

@rjejr It wouldn't be Luigi if he looked normal. This is his winning pose from Smash btw.

Other amiibos have that holder as well. Unfortunately those plastic holders aren't colorless. The one on my Link amiibo is transparent/yellow.



SKTTR commented on Developer of Retro City Rampage Explains, Agai...:

I got the WiiWare version on Wii U plus the DX update that is also on Wii U.
I don't mind getting into Wii mode for a good game because there are hundreds of great Wii, WiiWare and Wii VC games only available in Wii mode anyway.



SKTTR commented on Talking Point: What's Next For amiibo?:

"amiibo adventure"
Just one (free) Wii U game where all amiibos are usable (playable and trainable).
Each amiibo unlocks one or several parts of the world (a Mario world, a Zelda world, etc.). For example if you have Peach and Ganondorf you can visit Peach's castle with your Ganondorf amiibo. Or visit Ganondorf's castle with your Peach amiibo. Unlocking things shouldn't be too specific though so Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Bowser all unlock the same Mario world stuff, but characters themselves need to be unique enough so that certain paths can only be unlocked by certain powers/types.

Yeah, sounds like Skylanders or Infinity, but what else can you do to give amiibos more depth and reason? The solution is a game that needs them. Nintendo can pull it off and make a much better game than the two NFC series by Activision and Disney, but with almost 50 amiibos announced, it's going to be much work for them to develop such a game. And with new amiibos appearing the game needs to be updated accordingly. BUT it'd give me incentive to buy one or two amiibos, whereas Smash, Hyrule, and MK8 do not.

I just hope it's not going to be a minigame collection unlocktathon called Nintendo Land 2. That's downfall! But I'm ok with fun minigames as sidequests in a greater adventure.



SKTTR commented on Review: Tested With Robots! (Wii U eShop):


Yeah, I guess some reviewers think every platformer should control like Mario or along the lines (which would be boring) Others obviously don't practice controls long enough even though they're perfect (Scram Kitty). And some gamers/reviewers simply don't grasp the concept of a game where unusual controls and physics are a wanted/needed mechanic that adds to the gameplay in the long run.

PS. Spikey Walls better graphics? Imo, Spikey Walls is worse in every regard except price. But price isn't an indicator of a game's value or the fun you can have. Content, variety, depth, originality - these are indicators of value and fun! And the 1/10 Tested with Robots! has more of these than the 4/10 Spikey Walls.



SKTTR commented on Review: Tested With Robots! (Wii U eShop):

1. This has unique control physics (which is a huge difference from bad controls) that fit to the style (and story) of the game.
2. There is some kind of in-game story. (Could be interesting if elaborate/deep enough.)

Despite the lackluster presentation this reminds me of early 80ies platformers, and it seems a bit of creative thought went into this game. I don't think it's a painful 1/10 experience like the Flappy Bird clones or The Letter, but only 22 stages, very bland graphic style, long loading times, and too high price mark it down heavily.



SKTTR commented on UCraft Wii U Beta Plans Outlined as New Traile...:

There was never a Minecraft title or a minecraft-like game on Wii U.

An average Minecraft clone is more exciting than bad Flappy Bird clones, kids or sports shovelware, or the next mediocre platformer or racer.

I'm ok with this as long as the price is reasonable. 16player online could be fun.



SKTTR commented on Life of Pixel Is A 2D Trip Through Gaming Hist...:

Nostalgia rush. So many old computers and consoles.
The ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and BBC Micro stages are extremely close to the original, like no difference I can see. I think the Atari graphics aren't blocky enough though :P and NES and GameBoy parallax scrolling was possible but not very common/iconic. Anyway, this will bring us back to the simple platforming of the 80'ies and with all the specs info before each "world" this is a nice history lesson in video games.



SKTTR commented on Review: Alphadia Genesis (Wii U eShop):

The last Kemco games I bought were Shadowgate 64 and Knife Edge on N64. Heard nothing from them for a while, other than a few Japan-only WiiWare games, one of them being an RPG.

They've gone a little quite on Nintendo outside of Japan since the N64. I mean, they produced some hits throughout the NES, SNES and N64 era. At times they were like Capcom, Namco, Sunsoft, Taito, Hudson, and all the other great Japanese devs who released fun games.

I read they survived by managing to grow a fanbase on mobile and GooglePlay. Gamers on these devices are especially fond of Alphadia Genesis.

And the Wii U got a seemingly good (perfect?) port.
When is the EU release?



SKTTR commented on Review: Snake Den (Wii U eShop):

I can imagine a Snake game with a Classic Mode, a "Tron" mode and a "Pac-Man" mode for 8 players versus, team, and co-op, local and online, leaderboards, replays, flashy 8bit style graphics, cool music, hundreds of stages/missions, off-tv, 1080p, 60fps, amiibo support, and no bugs for $5. Unfortunately it wasn't Snake Den.



SKTTR commented on Video: Curve Studios Demonstrates Stealth Inc ...:

The ingame instructions and electronic manual don't describe some of the more deep stuff in the level editor (like some functions in the "logic" category).
I'd like an indepth look video next, or better yet some kind of ingame demonstration/instruction in an update.



SKTTR commented on Review: Thomas Was Alone (Wii U eShop):

Sound glitch after credits. Needed to quit and restart the game because it was everywhere (in the main menu, the game, and the commentary) and wouldn't go away.

SPOILERS/ endgame plot issue:
I played through the Wii U version twice (without and with audio commentary). Story and character development feels more like an unfinished experiment. Thomas is just gone at the end and you beat the game with two new characters instead of the original 6 or 7 main characters. I thought the plot wasn't satisfying because all the favourite characters kinda vanish without a goodbye and no ending, just credits /END SPOILER

Skipping framerate issue when voice kicks in can cost a few lives, but it's only annoying on the few occasions where you're performing a big jump across obstacles. You have unlimited lives though, so that's just a minor thing.

Anyway, the 120 puzzle platforming stages are an engaging mix of story, art and challenge, and the commentary is interesting enough to beat the game twice. There's even time trial online leaderboards (with friends I think) for each stage. So there's also some replay value.



SKTTR commented on Review: Sportsball (Wii U eShop):

story in the manual? uh, i dunno. they should put story, instructions, and everything into the actual game just like (almost) every modern game. especially when there's an elaborate background story. more meat to the bone. in a digital manual it never feels as immersive.

looks fun though. is this coming to eu?



SKTTR commented on Mewtwo Club Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Distrib...:

I'm not interested in the 3DS but I'm interested in having all characters in the Wii U version, so if Mewtwo is the only paid DLC that's at least an option I can live with. I hope they announce the price soon



SKTTR commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

Didn't Reggienator start off the fight a few days ago?
Now he just got something in return.

But do I understand that Sony guy right? Sony is now copying Nintendo's last gen strategy to get casuals on board and that's the reason why they have the better console at the moment?

Nintendo has already released the most innovative and most comfortable console with loads of amazing exclusives and other great games plus they're always looking for the next fun innovations they can bring to gaming (and yes, I'm aware Nintendo is still not perfect), but Sony goes back to 2006 to copy the success of Wii? Flattering! Why don't they go back and copy the success of the PS2?

You know it's christmas soon when the console wars begin. ;)



SKTTR commented on Wii U eShop Title Meme Run Seals Approval To R...:

If all you can see in the video shown above is the whole game it's an instant 1/10 (or lower). There are a few funny memes on the internet, but in this game it seems all random and annoying.

Yes, I will get Thomas Was Alone too. I like games with an interesting narrative and polished art styles.



SKTTR commented on Video: This Is What Watch Dogs Looks Like On W...:

Looks acceptable, better than expected. Very atmospheric.

However, 60 bucks is a stretch.. that's something I only pay for a few selected games like the new Smash or Legend of Zelda. I don't even have Mario 3D World because it's 60 bucks. I know what I can enjoy for 60 bucks and I know when it would make me feel ripped. I'm good at waiting for sales and supporting good indies in the meantime.



SKTTR commented on Interview: Curve Studios on the Unique Charm o...:

Curve Studios is such a great company. I haven't got The Swapper yet as I already got Bayonetta, Stealth Inc. 2, Costume Quest 2 and Tengami this month and need to save for Smash. But I'll get around that and Thomas Was Alone next month. Wish them success and a great holiday and hopefully more fantastic new Wii U games coming from them next year.



SKTTR commented on Review: Tengami (Wii U eShop):

@MadAngryGamer Your excuses are just as amusing but let me help you.

The game is short because only 3 people worked on it, and they had to create all locations in real life, to learn how the pop-up origami-style folding technique works, then porting their handmade models to make it as realistic as possible, without the use of easy virtual fake-folding. It took them 2 years.

Yes, I wish it was longer than 2 and a half hours. The development team would have benefited if they hired some additional staff and made the game bigger. But they're just a small indie without those extra funds, and maybe they were a little bit too ambitious with their first game.

Anyway, in this game you need to appreciate the art of realistically folding landscapes. If you don't appreciate even an empty cave and rush through in 5 seconds, blind to the many hours of work that's been put into it, then this is not your game.



SKTTR commented on Review: Flapp & Zegeta (Wii U eShop):

@DiscoGentlemen: NintendoLife' scoring system simply glitched out on that Spikey Walls review. On that we can all agree. Just as some games are criminally underrated, some others are criminally overrated. Happens!

Honestly, we know it doesn't matter which one is better because any game deserves more attention than these two. In the case of Spikey Walls and Flapp&Zegeta to me Zegeta is marginally more "exciting" (as in "for a minute"), it has a tiny bit more stuff going on, but it's also 5 times the cost. They ultimately both end up at the bottom of the Wii U shovelware barrel.



SKTTR commented on Moon Chronicles Developer Seeking Interest for...:

Renegade Kid doesn't seem to be a thing in Europe. At least on Wii U. I was interested in Mutant Mudds Deluxe, but it seems the developer doesn't want an audience here. Anything Wii U related from Renegade Kid changed from exciting to we'll probably never see it anyway.



SKTTR commented on Region-Locking May Be a Thing of the Past Soon...:

Captain Toad out one month later in Europe? Hahah, that's funny, because.. if it was just a month then we could live with it. The real point is: we want Project Zero 5, Yakuza 1&2 HD, Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Games that don't get released here at all.



SKTTR commented on Former President Of Silicon Knights Announces ...:

I wish you haters would shut up and let the man develop the sequel to one of the finest horror games ever made.

There are actually people with taste in good horror, and Wii U doesn't have many good games in that genre:

  • Project Zero 5 is only out in Japan,
  • Master Reboot is not out in my region,
  • and then there's Lone Survivor and that's all the good ones.

Shadows of the Eternals is anticipated by psycho horror fans that want a deep and creepy story.
The Resident Evil's and ZombiU's just don't cut it anymore.



SKTTR commented on Nintendo 64x64: Wetrix:

Alright, glad to see that with Tetrisphere and Wetrix on this list we have the most innovative puzzlers of the late 90ies covered.
Where are the remakes? The VC versions?



SKTTR commented on Feature: Ten Games That Are Perfect For Hallow...:

The most recent creepy games that fit into the Halloween theme are be Lone Survivor - The Director's Cut and Master Reboot. Maybe even Stick it to the Man! Strange to see those new treats not on the list, it's mostly old tricks.



SKTTR commented on Nintendo 64x64: Tetrisphere:

Too much good things to say about this puzzler. Especially the music and atmosphere, one of my all time favourites. This needs a HD remaster.



SKTTR commented on Tetrobot and Co. Puzzles Its Way Onto Wii U Ne...:

ROBOX was awesome! You either love or hate it. I love it. Great atmosphere, huge worlds, tough challenges, nice graphics and some unique gameplay details.

I'm undecided on Tetrobot. It's 9,99€ and from having only the trailer I really can't tell if it's good and fun.....
and there's Bayonetta 1&2 this week, Stealth Inc 2 next week, and The Swapper in two weeks.



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

13 games left to go.
My guesses X wishlist:

1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
2. Super Smash Bros.
3. Donkey Kong 64
4. Jet Force Gemini
5. Banjo-Tooie
6. Tetrisphere
7. The New Tetris
8. Yoshi's Story
9. Resident Evil 2
10. Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage
11. Animal Crossing
12. Wetrix
13. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

Hmm... that leaves out Shadowgate 64: Trials of the Four Towers, Star Wars Episode I Racer, Shadows of the Empire, Battle for Naboo, WipeOut 64, Mario Party 2 & 3, Dr. Mario 64, Pokémon Stadium 2, Pokémon Puzzle League, Animal Leader (Cubivore), Hexen, Chameleon Twist 2, the other 3 Bomberman games, Nightmare Creatures, anything Turok, Harvest Moon 64, Sim City 64, Operation Winback, Castlevania Legacy of Darkness, Mega Man 64, Mace the Dark Age, anything Mortal Kombat, Rocket Robot on Wheels, Glover, F-1 World Grand Prix II, Fighters Destiny 1&2, Command & Conquer, StarCraft 64, Destruction Derby 64, Ridge Racer 64, the Duke Nukems, Rayman 2, etc. etc.



SKTTR commented on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Delay Seems to b...:

So, they need to compress all data from the original 8.5 GB game into roughly 4 GB max (the other 4GB is for Wii U software update/save data.)
That means they must cut the game in half, or bring the textures down from hi-res to blurry-mess. Or maybe much framerame stuttering from in-game graphics decompressing? It's contraproductive to do extra work to make a worse version. Every Wii U owner interested in downloading games has their external hard drive hooked up.

And we want the best version of this game that it can be.



SKTTR commented on Nintendo Download: 16th October (North America):

Man, those sales!
I hope you guys on the fence check out Squids Odyssey and Master Reboot now.
Squids Odyssey is very similar to Fire Emblem, and Master Reboot is a very atmospheric psycho adventure.



SKTTR commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

Definately spread some words. 80% on this list gets my support.
Impact Winter, Warlocks, Ray's the Dead, Animal Gods, Aegis Defenders, man all of them look extremely good. Hope they come to Wii U. :)

Oh yeah I'm reading comments about people who only like 3D games and obviously it's only 2D games on this list, no need to bash em because good games are good games. Kinda sad you're sad for not enjoying good 2D games, only good 3D games. ;)
Hey have you tried some of the 3D indie titles yet? Master Reboot, KickBeat, How To Survive, Nano Assault NEO, Stick it to the Man, The Cave, Little Inferno, Trine 2, Giana Sisters, Art of Balance? Good 3D graphics take more time when you develop them from the ground up like a new small developer, that, or you have a bigger studio with some 3D graphic artists - in this case you'd rather find their games on retail, and most of their expertise is butchered into mediocre licensed games. ;)



SKTTR commented on Review: Mon Premier Karaoké (Wii U eShop):

Not even out in the German eShop, like it's English equivalent My First Songs before it.

That makes 6 EU games not out on the German eShop
1. My First Songs
2. Gravity Badgers
3. Blok Drop U
4. Master Reboot
5. Midtown Crazy Race
6. Mon Premier Karaoké



SKTTR commented on Nintendo 64x64: Sin & Punishment:

This is a crazy non-stop action game, (climax action before Bayonetta), pretty much the one of the best railshooters out there, I prefer the Wii sequel though. Better controls.
My love for Treasure started on the N64 as well, but with Mischief Makers! That game was so charming and perfect gameplay-wise. I'm sure it'll be mentioned soon here. :)



SKTTR commented on The Studio Behind Sega's Wonder Boy Series Mig...:

I have all 6 Wonder Boy games on the Wii Virtual Console. Love that series so much since I first played Wonder Boy in Monster World on Wii.
I also liked the original Wonder Boy on the Master System and C64 very much back in the day.
I supported them and hoped for a revival, but now it's their demise. Very sad.

Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap has a special place in my gaming book. The game is probably the best game that was ever released on Sega's first home console. That music is one of the best 8-bit soundtracks ever. It's only 5 bucks (500 Wii Points) and freaking amazing. Also, if you liked Zelda II, then you really need to play this masterpiece too.



SKTTR commented on Actos Games Launches Tutorial Video Series To ...:

I like the mix of button and touch controls. Done right it enhances the aiming and adds to the moveset. Shouldn't be a problem if you're used to Metroid Prime Hunters or Trine 2 Director's Cut. They have the same control setup and are better than the versions that don't have it.



SKTTR commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Questionable Expo ...:

These Monster Hunter games are so huge and time consuming. One game per console is enough for me anyway. I got my moneys worth from the Wii version (120 hours of playtime), but the endless and repetitive grinding bored me after a while. Or did they change it so that the rare monster item drops are more common now?

And why not calling it Monster Hunter 4? Did I miss a game?
Why MH4 Ultimate?
"Because it's Capcom" is a valid answer you say?



SKTTR commented on More Minecraft Mania Looks Set for Wii U With ...:

The third MineCraft clone on Wii U? It's way too early to tell how good they will be, but at least there's gonna be a selection to choose from by 2015. Fortunately it's not too hard to make them better than the original, especially on Wii U.



SKTTR commented on Hyrule Warriors Horses Around with Epona in Ma...:

I hoped Epona would stand around in certain missions waiting for the playable characters to ride her just like in Samurai Warriors 3. After beating Hyrule Warriors I was a little disappointed they haven't used the horse mechanics for at least for one level. However, Epona now announced as DLC, being a weapon, seems fresh and I'm a little excited. Looking forward to it.