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Mon 21st December, 2009

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Spoony commented on Interview: Daniel Johnson Discusses His Critic...:

This book was awesome. It really changed how I look at games, and game criticism. I can say that I won't be buying games based on reviews anymore. It's kind of exciting to see things through a new lens. Thank you Mr. Johnson.



Spoony commented on Critical Analysis of Wario Land 4 Now Availabl...:

I picked this up yesterday and got through the preface, introduction, and two chapters. Being a 3DS ambassador is really paying off on this one. The authors choice to write a detailed analysis is admittedly tongue in cheek, and a bit of a middle finger (or your' countries equivalent hand gesture) to game criticism. I really like his writing style, and the whole idea is so far well executed. I am going to be a lot more critical of game reviews from here on out.



Spoony commented on Nintendo States There Are "No Plans" to Bring ...:

As a stock holder, I do not want Nintendo to move into mobile gaming. I would also say a majority of stock holders do not want the company to move into mobile gaming. There is a loud minority, coupled with internet doom-and-gloomers who go on and on about Nintendo's need to move into mobile. That is not the answer. There are other problems that need to be dealt with that will have a much greater effect on pulling up Wii U sales. So, you and Peach64 are wrong.



Spoony commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:

I voted no, but I don't think the added "it just needs to find it's killer app" is true either. I like the gamepad. I like browsing the internet with it. It is my go-to controller now. This is a pretty lame article...



Spoony commented on Review: Super Mario Bros. 3 (Wii U eShop / NES):

@Goginho Oh yeah, that was there. Depending on the TV you had, it was either really noticeable, or barely noticeable. On a flat screen TV it stands out. I think the convex glass screens of tube TV's made a difference. I never really cared about it until I fired up my original NES on a flat screen TV a few years back and was all "WTF?!". I kind of like it now. It reminds me that when I was a kid we had all of these amazing experiences with games in spite of graphical flaws. Sometimes it was part of the fun to find those flaws/exploits. I have never really been one for harshing on a game because of a glitch though. When SMB3 came out it was crazy. On the playground we were poring over our copies of Nintendo Power just in awe of how amazing it looked. When The Wizard came out we all rushed to see it, and the game footage at the end had us all creaming our jeans. Just think of whatever graphically amazing game in the past two years that has blown your mind, and equate that to SMB3 for its day.

It's a perfect game because it has perfect game-play. The balance of levels, the curve in difficulty, all the new mechanics were all just so amazing. I have played the Advance version and still prefer the original.



Spoony commented on Review: Super Mario Bros. 3 (Wii U eShop / NES):


The original game had the side bar. It's not an emulation mistake, just true to the original. Some of you seem to be missing the point. This game is a 10/10 gem in spite of it's faults. I can see not appreciating this game if you didn't grow up with it. You whipper snappers have been ruined by graphics being the benchmark of a quality game.



Spoony commented on Western Version Of Bravely Default Features Co...:

If this is the extent of the changes, it's really not that big of a deal. To the people saying that we aren't children blah blah blah... realize that our social standards are different here. There are a lot of children that own a 3DS. I would wager that more children own a 3DS than adults. Parents buying games for their children might like the SUBTLE changes. I for one would prefer the western release if my son wanted this game.

Also, they look super young so it is kind of creepy.



Spoony commented on Game of the Year: Nintendo Life's Staff Awards...:

I know it has already been addressed, but The Wonderful 101 deserved a second place nod somewhere on this list. That game is epic, exclusive, rad, awesome, great, imeancomeonwowitsgood, and just overall a remarkable experience on the Wii U. For shame.



Spoony commented on Nintendo Acknowledges Network Issues and Sugge...:


As a new father (13 month old) all I can say is... sleep between crying. You are only going to work yourself up getting frustrated when the baby cries and you have to stop to go take care of it. Also, go in and just be AWE STRUCK OVER THE LIFE YOU HAVE BROUGHT INTO THIS WORLD AND STOP WHINING ABOUT NEEDING GAMES DUDE WTF.



Spoony commented on Nintendo Acknowledges Network Issues and Sugge...:


Right? Bust out them AR cards. Take it for a walk and rack up those coins. Make some Miis of your family and friends. See if you can get someone (or yourself) to take you to some SpotPass zones. Have fun with it. Wii U people, ummmm, watch a movie or ten?



Spoony commented on Nintendo Acknowledges Network Issues and Sugge...:

Also, patience is a virtue. They sold a lot of units for both consoles this year. How are they to know how many units were held back for months as Christmas presents? Not to mention almost all of the Pokemon fans trying to get dat bank action going fer reeeeels doh. Calm down, stop hating, you will get your games. DOOM! DOOM AND GLOOM I TELL YOU! MUST HATE ON DER NINTERNDOOOOOSSS!!!



Spoony commented on Nintendo UK Boss David Yarnton Suffers Health ...:


This is exactly why I love this website. Nintendo news. Any and all things Nintendo. Thanks for stopping the trolls, and for stopping me when I troll. I heart Nintendo Life.

P.S. I hope this dude gets better. I would have to think he has had some impact on us Americanos getting some shweet games. cough*Xenoblade*cough*LastStory*cough*MH3*cough Right?

(Changed sweet to shweet. Sounded better.)



Spoony commented on MDK2 Dev Will Never Develop for Nintendo Again:

9 months isn't so bad, and you can do a lot with 40 mb if you're good. But 6000 sales before payment? That's stupid. I didn't know they did that. That would make me not want to develop for them. I love Nintendo, I really do, but I would like to see them bring us more games. Even if some end up being crap. And I love Baldur's Gate, and a Wii U enhanced version would be epic. Dreams=dashed.



Spoony commented on Review: BIT.TRIP SAGA (3DS):

I went out and purchased this today, and I love it. I love everything about it. That said, I would also give it a 7/10. All the criticisms in the review are valid, good and bad. I do hesitate to drop full price on a game when it gets a 7 or lower, but this one was worth it.



Spoony commented on Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City:

Great game. I would give it an 8/10. It would have been a 10/10 if there was any kind of story, and maybe a little less grinding needed. Sometimes I love level grinding, but you have to give me a great story for that.



Spoony commented on After 25 Years, The NES Gets A New Magazine:

@James I would buy a NintendoLife magazine. I am a subscriber to Nintendo Power here in the States, but would switch teams in a heart beat. I have thought for a while that Nintendo Power's lack of a decent website has hindered them. If NintendoLife put out a mag, I think it would do quite well. But that's my take. (Also, if it ever happened, it would be awesome if the mag would harken back to the good old days of early video game magazines when there were hints, tricks, cheats and all that great stuff. Ooh ooh, and magazine only competitions. Oh man, you guys would be the coolest.)