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Mon 13th Oct 2008

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soniczelda_dude commented on Talking Point: Does Nintendo Need to Exercise ...:

I think that we (as gamers) simply fail to see the market that shovelware appeals to. The so-called "casual gamers" who buy these games will still have fun with them... (**sarcasm**)

But seriously, there's unfortunately very little that Nintendo can do about this. And as mentioned before, shovelware both has occurred before and will occur in the future, so unless the game can damage the system or is virtually unplayable, it will not be taken out of production and off store shelves.



soniczelda_dude commented on Review: New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii):

This a good game, most certainly, but it does not quite deserve a 10. A 9 would be fair, yet show that the game does have some faults; such as being too similar to previous mario games. Not that this is a bad thing, but it would have been nice to see more innovation beyond four-player multiplayer. While it was the right decision to keep multiplayer local, it could have used more unique characters, more modes, or even multiplayer-exclusive power ups. last but not least, a better implementation of Yoshi would have been nice. Not just by including him in more stages, but giving him a couple new tricks, such as absorbing powers, kirby style.

All in all, still a good game, and it's definitely on my wishlist this christmas.



soniczelda_dude commented on Review: Super Mario Bros. 3 (Virtual Console /...:

To all those SMB 3 haters, think about it. This game came out first, so if it wasn't for SMB 3, we wouldn't have a game like SMW. Besides, if you consider the greater level of variety and the more active world map (mushroom houses, roaming enemies, etc.) I would say that this game should have come out after SMW! Well, that is aside from the more primitive graphics and the simpler bosses (one area in which SMW has SMB 3 beat).



soniczelda_dude commented on Review: Pokémon Rumble (WiiWare):

If there's one thing I have to say about this game, do not compare it to any of the core Pokemon games. It's just a mindless beat-em-up with the Pokemon models from My Pokemon Ranch, and in my opinion not worth the 1500 point price tag.

On a side note, World of Goo is worth 1500 points, that is if you're a big fan of puzzle games and/or unique/experimental games.



soniczelda_dude commented on Sonic & Knuckles:

It's been released in Japan now? I suppose that's a good sign, but does anyone know of any other Sega titles released in Japan that still have to make their way over here (excluding Japan-only games and titles that would probably be overlooked)?



soniczelda_dude commented on EarthBound:

Earthbound's not coming. Deal with it.

Then again, it would be awesome if it did come to NA...



soniczelda_dude commented on Nintendo Download: Monkeys, Rattles, Fantasies...:

I'm not especially surprised. The pattern for the last few weeks seems to have been alternating Super Star Wars and major Sega titles. Following this pattern, my VC predictions for the next few weeks are:

September 7
Super Return of the Jedi

September 14
Sonic and Knuckles

September 21
Super Smash Bros. N64 (assuming it's not released labour day weekend)



soniczelda_dude commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N...:

I agree with the above comments. This was a good game for its time, but both Melee and Brawl have a much greater variety of content and alternate modes. I'm not dissing the game, but as an owner of the later games there's no reason I can think of for me to purchase the VC version.

IMO, I'd rather see a game such as Sonic and Knuckles that has been highly anticipated for a while now than Super Smash Bros. come Monday.



soniczelda_dude commented on Review: Gaplus (Arcade):

If this is Galaga's sequel, then where's Galaga (especially considering the score)?! And don't forget classics like Donkey Kong and Pacman...

Now that I think about it though, the collections are probably a much better idea, and several of the arcade games have already been released as ports on VC. Unless, of course the arcade version is superior. Then we all understand. BTW, that wasn't sarcasm.



soniczelda_dude commented on Sonic the Hedgehog 3:

I picked up Sonic 3 recently, and I'm at the Launch Base Zone. However, I can't see myself beating it unless there's more afterwards to look forward to (a.k.a. Sonic + Knuckles).



soniczelda_dude commented on Wolf of the Battlefield: MERCS:

Hey, did anyone notice that the reader average for the game's score is exactly 4 stars? Does that mean that Vc-Reviews finally has a review score everyone can agree upon!?!



soniczelda_dude commented on USA VC Update: Sonic Chaos:

All I have to say is what everyone seems to say. "We don't Sonic Chaos, we want Sonic and Knuckles!!!"

On a side note, I got Sonic 3 recently to dull the wait, so that when S & K and Sonic 3 & K come out I'll be halfway done already.



soniczelda_dude commented on Shining Force II: Ancient Sealing:

I got the game and I have to say, I'm enjoying it much more than the original. I also prefer the story in this one; which took somewhat of a backseat in the first Shining Force. I haven't met many actual random battles yet however.



soniczelda_dude commented on Sonic 3D Blast:

That's because Jun Senoue (guitarist for crush 40 and composer for the main 3D Sonics until Sonic '06) did the music for this game. Crush 40 is part of what made the Sonic Adventures so awesome!!!!



soniczelda_dude commented on USA VC Update: Phantasy Star IV:

You guys should be happy. We finally get PSIV and Europe is scheduled to finally get Secret of Mana after all the complaints during the past couple months. So stop bitching and maybe we'll get Castlevania 3 soon.



soniczelda_dude commented on Jumpman:

What's with the dying music! And the somewhat generic yet familiar title...



soniczelda_dude commented on Sonic Chaos:

This looks better than the other SMS/GG Sonic games, but I don't know if it's worth the 500 points.



soniczelda_dude commented on Hardware Focus: SNK Neo Geo:

Are there really any games worth buying other than Metal Slug, Samurai Shodown and King of Fighters that aren't available in one of the collections? That's what I thought.



soniczelda_dude commented on Sonic the Hedgehog 2:

As with the SMS Sonic 1, i still think that it's a much better use of your money to get the Genesis version. Plus, Sonic 2 on the Genesis is probably one of the best Sonic games ever!!



soniczelda_dude commented on LostWinds 2:

I never got the first, but if Lostwinds 2 is actually a decent length(10-15 hours, at least) I could consider it.

btw, World of Goo is probably the best Wiiware game right now. All I need is another damn points card!!!



soniczelda_dude commented on Secret of Mana:

I know, SOM's not as compelling as other RPGs storywise. And man, this game really needs a world map. The gameplay's pretty good though, and the co-op aspect is pure awesomeness. Even if i have to use gamecube controllers...



soniczelda_dude commented on Sonic & Knuckles:

With Sonic 2 for the Master System now released in North America, Sonic and Knuckles should be the next sonic game to look for. Monday? Maybe?!



soniczelda_dude commented on Sonic the Hedgehog:

"Yeah, Sonic the hedgehog. Which of your classic games should I get next? They're all awesome!!"

Does anyone else get this same feeling when looking at Sonic's genesis/mega drive titles?



soniczelda_dude commented on Super Mario 64:

Man, I rented the DS version but wasn't motivated to play all the way through to the end thanks to bad stylus controls. I can't wait to play Super Mario 64 the way it was meant to be played.



soniczelda_dude commented on Mega Man 3:

"I am Mega Man
I'm blue and cyan
The creation of Dr. Light
or Right
If you are from Japan."

I might get Mega Man 3 just because of this song. LOL

Edit: I know the lyrics aren't actually in the game, but it's still a pretty good song (in case you didn't know, I like the Mega Man 2 intro music better).