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technotreegrass

technotreegrass

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#13

technotreegrass commented on 3DS eShop Title Rusty's Real Deal Baseball Is ...:

I'll give it a chance. I feel better about paying for different mini-games then power-ups that turn a game to pay-to-win. I want more quality baseball titles on the 3DS/Wii U, though I know we'll never see a return of my all-time favorite baseball game: Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball.

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#17

technotreegrass commented on These Refurbished Nintendo 64 Consoles Go The ...:

I'd buy if the controller was modified so the analog stick is modeled after the analog sticks of systems that came afterward. My Gamecube launch controller analog stick is still in fantastic condition after a decade of use; my N64 analog sticks crap out after a year, making it impossible to play Goldeneye and World Is Not Enough effectively.

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#22

technotreegrass commented on TIME Lists Its Reasons For Picking Wii U Over ...:

Though it'll be a while before I can actually afford to buy a new console, the Wii U is certainly my top choice. I do predict one day owning either a PS4 or Xbone, but I expect that day to come in 2-3 years, after a price drop and at least one must-have game.

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#23

technotreegrass commented on Review: Christmas Wonderland 3 (3DS eShop):

Thank You So Much Philip for plodding through all these lousy eshop games. I have come to depend on Nintendo Life's reviews for a better informed opinion on whether or not some of the lesser-known eshop titles are worth a purchase before I throw away money.

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#24

technotreegrass commented on Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (3DS):

I'm glad the game sounds like it's playable and not hindered by lousy controls. I don't mind sacrificing complexity so long as little kids, the target audience for this game, can play it and have a decent experience.

At this rate, I ask for a Virtual Console release of Turtles in Time, and not that crappy HD remake on Xbox Live Arcade, because it seems like that's the only masterpiece Turtles game we're going to get.

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#25

technotreegrass commented on Poll: As the PS4 Arrives, What Do You Think of...:

The Wii U needs more of their 1st-party classics like Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Metroid, Star Fox, Zelda, maybe a Pokemon game or attachment that can let you play your DS/3DS titles on your TV. I bought a DS, 3DS, and a Wii solely for Nintendo's 1st-party games. I'll most likely pick up a Wii U when Mario Kart comes out, because Mario Kart Wii was the driving force behind me getting a Wii.

As long as Nintendo can put out great 1st-party games, and relatively quickly, like sometime in 2014, I don't think they have to worry.

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#26

technotreegrass commented on Disney Interactive Sees Big Financial Boost in Q4:

The absurd awesomeness of the pic in this article makes me want to rush out and buy Disney Infinity but there is no way I could justify the cost of the game and the toys, even only a small portion of them. If the characters were offered as DLC that would be a different story, provided of course that the DLC characters were priced at a severe discount, but that'll never happen because they'd be screwing over their toy line, and if I'm paying $16 for a single bit of DLC, I expect a full-fledged expansion pack, not a new playable character.

If this saves Disney Interactive financially, yay, but this franchise will not get a dime from me.

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#28

technotreegrass commented on Reaction: The Pokémon Bank and the Inevitabil...:

If it was $5 a month, I'd understand people complaining, but $5 a year is nothing. I bought a second copy of Black just to be a storage unit for Pokemon that I want to keep or breed in the future so I can have those pokemon in my party in a new game. But again, it's OPTIONAL, you don't feel a need to use it, no big deal.

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#31

technotreegrass commented on Reaction: Nintendo Surprises Us All With the 2...:

I hope that Nintendo does something for the early adopters of the Wii U like they did for the early 3DS adopters. I'm waiting for the next Mario Kart for a Wii U, and I bet a lot of other people are doing the same thing. The price cut does sweeten the deal for my wallet and hopefully others as well.

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#32

technotreegrass commented on Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D:

This does look like a solid design for children, but the new button design looks like it could make hands cramp pretty quickly and switching from the buttons to touch screen looks too far away. I wouldn't be surprised if, like the GBA Mini, this finds a fanbase.

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#34

technotreegrass commented on Soapbox: Retail Games Cost Too Much To Downloa...:

I know that retail downloads need to be competitively priced, but after 6 months to a year, prices start slowly dropping on Xbox Live for digital retail games. I don't see why Nintendo can't do the same with their games. Last month when I went to buy Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning, the eshop wanted $40. Gamestop wanted $30 new. I went straight to Gamestop and bought it new.

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#35

technotreegrass commented on Feature: Taking A Look Back At The Nintendo 64...:

I originally thought the rumble pack was just a stupid gimmick. I wanted Star Fox 64 regardless but I quickly fell in love with it, and I was thrilled whenever games I bought in the future used the pack. I cry whenever I have to turn off the rumble feature in Gamecube games today though. My controllers work perfectly fine but the poor rumble pack gives off a whine and a super weak rumble being so worn out.

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#36

technotreegrass commented on Poll: How Important is Dual / Second Screen Ga...:

I love when the second screen on my DS/3DS is used for inventory management or shows a game map. Tapping icons is more convenient than navigating a text-heavy menu in RPGs but a second screen isn't essential. It's a very rare occasion, and mostly on DSiWare and eShop games in my experience, that both screens are used to show actual gameplay, so it doesn't affect me if a system has a single or dual screen. As long as the games are good and interesting, I'll play.

I don't own a Wii U so I can't comment on that. As for integrating smartphones and tablets with Sony and Microsoft consoles, I have mixed feelings. I don't own a smartphone or tablet, and I doubt I could afford one any time soon, so it seems superfluous for consoles to do it, much like the games that offer Kinect commands to "make life easier" when navigating menus or whatever. Should a game come out that requires a connection with a tablet or smartphone to play at all, then I really protest and object.

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#38

technotreegrass commented on Talking Point: The Slippery Slope of Micro-Tra...:

I'm guilty of happily throwing down a few bucks simply for an extra outfit(s) in games like Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire, and Assassin's Creed III because I personally feel that such cosmetic changes can extend the replayability of the game. However, spending money to get an overly powerful weapon early in the game ruins the challenge of the game and makes it all too easy to beat, and all the "Oh it's only a dollar" transactions can hurt the wallet and rack up several charges on your credit card that you don't want.

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#40

technotreegrass commented on GoldenEye Creator Explains N64 Title's Role In...:

Part of me feels sick that the kid mentioned in the full article wants to own such advanced weapons when he's old enough, so yeah, if they feel that putting in fictional names and models will discourage future gun ownership, by all means. Fictional names don't bother me, the power of the weapon isn't diminished.

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#41

technotreegrass commented on Reaction: Gunman Clive Provides a Positive Exa...:

Demos for all games is something that would improve sales for all games. Many games I am hesitant to buy for fear of losing my money, and it doesn't help when I spent $10+ on a few games and quickly deleted them because they couldn't hold my interest. I find the prices fairly decent on the eShop, though I think sales and price cuts over time for certain titles.

I am extremely grateful to this site for offering consistent reviews on all eShop titles. They are a huge factor in whether or not I purchase a game and have saved me from many bad games that do not deserve my money.

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#42

technotreegrass commented on Disney Infinity Pricing Emerges:

No doubt this will be a gold mine for Disney, but they won't get a dime from me. I don't mind DLC because for the majority of games out there, DLC is simply an option, not a required part of the game. I never played Skylanders and I don't have an interest in playing it so I can't comment on whether or not all the figures feel optional or required, but based on this article, Disney Infinity's figures feel required, and for $200, I'd rather buy a new console, or have a sweet nest egg to put towards a new console.

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#48

technotreegrass commented on The 3DS Cartridge Case Returns to Club Nintend...:

I've been hoarding coins for game downloads, finding all the physical offers useless, but this is pure gold. I prefer carts to digital downloads, especially when they're still full price, and most of my carts are Pokemon games anyway. It'll be quite awhile before I end up filling this case to its limit.

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#49

technotreegrass commented on Feature: The Nintendo Life Crypt of Downloadab...:

I love Mad Dog McCree, though I agree the muddy visuals can get in the way a lot.

My horror pick is Gangstar 2: Kings of L.A. I read the reviews, I knew it was bad, but I figured it would be still be tolerable. I love Grand Theft Auto and many games that copy that style, but Gangstar sucked ALL the fun out of the GTA formula! How the heck do you do that?!