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AuthorRe: Agree or disagree - the 'hardcore wii' movement has been self defeating and become an exercise in self loathing.....
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12,026. Posted:

Man, I love playing with blue shells in MKDS. What I like to do is watch for someone firing one off from the back, and if I'm in the front, I'll hit the brakes and let someone zip past me long enough to get blasted by the thing, and then I'm back in the running for first. :3

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AuthorRe: which game has more replay value Mighty Flip Champs or Boxlife
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12,027. Posted:

Boxlife is fun, but I haven't bought MFC yet so I don't know how it stacks up directly against it. I will say that Boxlife is easier if you play it regularly, but if you set it aside for a few days and go back to it (e.g. you haven't kept practicing) it's suddenly harder for a little while until you're back into it. I really like Boxlife, myself, but i can see how it might become boring to others.

re: irken004's suggestion... Boxlife versus Pictobits, though... Pictobits kinda disappointed me in that the levels aren't randomized. you don't start a level and eagerly await to see what it'll do this time; every play-through is the same, so once you've got a strategy in mind, that's it. it's got plenty of levels and the dark stages too, but without that random element, some of the potential challenge is missing. Pictobits definitely gets much love for the retro look, feel, and sound elements, though -- and the buying music to listen to is fun. In Boxlife's R&D mode, the puzzles are randomized (except for the first puzzle in each rank, which generally introduces a new pattern to cut out boxes), and then Factory mode is random re: where bombs appear and how the paper is shaped and such (i think re: the paper shaping) as it comes down the line. The look for Boxlife is cute and quirky, too, but as you earn 'money' you'll get upgrades for your little home area automatically -- there is no picking and choosing what to buy with your dough.

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AuthorRe: Stupid Topic
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12,028. Posted:

Lakitu+64 wrote:

It turns red for me when first plugging it in, (like NES on)
or after a power-outage.

mine does the same if you hold down the power button for five seconds.

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AuthorRe: Lost Levels
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12,029. Posted:

good for you, Adamant. :P

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AuthorRe: Where's AlexSays?
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12,030. Posted:

no, he was active last night in the now-deleted 'do nintendo fans have more fun' thread. :3

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AuthorRe: Agree or disagree - the 'hardcore wii' movement has been self defeating and become an exercise in self loathing.....
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12,031. Posted:

@WaltzElf: When terms are subjective, they can be applied or withheld from anything depending on the whim of the user.

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AuthorRe: A Witch's Tale
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12,032. Posted:

it looks really cute. i'll probably give it a shot, at least. i hope it has an interesting story. :3

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AuthorRe: Coming soon - The Three Musketeers: One For All!
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12,033. Posted:

dang, i was just talking to someone else about Alexandre Dumas... and lol, the MGS-esque '!' sound. that looks interesting. I like the comic-book visual style it has going, too.

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AuthorRe: What's your favorite Star Wars??
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12,034. Posted:

Empire.

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AuthorRe: Lost Levels
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12,035. Posted:

@Adam: I gave up on World 6. Even when I played Super Mario All-Stars last, with its save feature and all I could never get past D-4 and finally beat the game. D:

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AuthorRe: Shinobi "Spider-Man" question answered!
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12,036. Posted:

They might have asked Marvel and were turned down or given some kind of exorbitant cost to pay for licensing... we don't know that they didn't at least try. :3

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AuthorRe: Lost Levels
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12,037. Posted:

agreeing with Swiket.

for more specific differences between the two games, The Lost Levels introduced poison mushrooms (touching them is like touching an enemy; big Mario becomes little Mario, and little Mario is killed... and i'm pretty sure Fire Mario goes straight to little Mario too), the different physics between the Bros. (Luigi jumps higher than Mario but can't stop on a dime anymore), and wind effects that will blow you off a platform or keep you from jumping farther (and sometimes they're just brutal about it, too). To help you out, The Lost Levels allows you to automatically continue from the beginning of the last level you were on (if you die on 6-3, for example, you'll restart on 6-1), unlike SMB where you had to hold down a couple of buttons or something for that to happen, and there's more levels (1-8 or 9, plus A-D iirc) to play, too... if you can make it to them, lol.

seriously, it's a hard game. if you're looking for something to breeze through when you have ten minutes to kill or something, The Lost Levels is not the game you want. :3

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AuthorRe: Demotivation
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12,038. Posted:

LOL @ 'Betrayal'... hahahahahahaha, that's the quickest way to get out of falling down a hole, jump off the Yoshi you're riding.

i feel so bad for the Yoshi after looking into those sad, sad eyes, though... :|

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AuthorRe: Ace Attorney Series
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12,039. Posted:

ooo, good idea!

Least favorite cases:
3-4 and 3-5 because so many awful things were brought to light... ugh. it's good to know these things happened so that the proper people get their just desserts, of course, and the twists and turns were really good (very well-crafted, of course), and the first day of investigation (and what happened at the very end of the night before, to be honest) had me laughing so hard... but just... ugh. y'know?

actually, i would go so far as to say the entire third game, I didn't like. It wasn't on a gameplay standpoint, and it wasn't because the plot was lacking or anything... it was just because of the ugly things that came out of that game. :/

Favorite cases:
1-2 (lawyer, defend thyself :P)
2-1 (i liked how they worked it into a tutorial, lol :3)
2-2 (i remember how excited I was to have figured out the incriminating detail in her testimony about the car)
2-4 (poetic justice and tears at the very end! ;D)
4-4 (it blew my freaking mind, man! :D :D :D)

@BleachFan888: oh, you mean this guy? :P

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AuthorRe: Ign Uk review Wii Sports Resort
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12,040. Posted:

mrmicawber wrote:

I never said they hated anything. Black Dragon, where did you get that from?

I am just saying it is interesting to see media politics and group think bleed and smear in reviews over time. Persepctive changes...

My post has NOTHING to do with a number - just the politics that shaped this review and the review of Wii Sports...

i wasn't replying to you, dude, i was replying to the OP. The entire post is split between title and actual post area, so I thought 'They gave it an 8.9. Which officially proves IGN AU hates good games.' meant that IGN AU had given it an 8.9, and that ballkirby1 was calling that a bad score (which they apparently weren't, and as i have edited my post to reflect).

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AuthorRe: Ace Attorney Series
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12,041. Posted:

no prob, dude, enjoy. :3

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AuthorRe: Agree or disagree - the 'hardcore wii' movement has been self defeating and become an exercise in self loathing.....
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12,042. Posted:

for the love of all that's holy, not this 'hardcore' BS again. :(

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AuthorRe: Ign Uk review Wii Sports Resort
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12,043. Posted:

how does an 8.9 mean they hate 'good games'? much as i am loath to leap to IGN's defense about anything, an 8.9 is not a bad score at all. wake me up when someone gives it a 5. :P

ah, ok... lol, ballkirby1, it would be better if you put the entire post in the post itself, instead of half in the title and half in the post.

either way, it's still not a 5, and I must say I'm glad to see a reviewer voicing a concern I brought up in the 'are you getting WSR' thread or whatever it's actually titled -- My copy of Wii Sports has been collecting dust after maybe an hour or two's worth of play when I first got my Wii, tops. I'm not interested in any more flat paperweights, to be honest. :3

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AuthorRe: PsOne Recommendations, please
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12,044. Posted:

@O_B: no, because the original didn't have that Judging BS or the Law System for battles going on. :P

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AuthorRe: Ace Attorney Series
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12,045. Posted:

@JayArr:
1st: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
2nd: Phoenix Wright: Justice for All
3rd: Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations
4th: Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
5th: Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (to be released January-ish, if court-records.net is to be believed :))

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AuthorRe: Nintendo Vending Machine!
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12,046. Posted:

you got: Furio Tigre's suit! (useful for impersonating scary yakuza-types...)
inserts coin
inventory: Mario keychain, Ocarina of Time, Doopliss' parrot, Majora's Mask, Link's earring, the Wagon Star, at least 142 normal coins, 7 red coins, the Wooden Sword from LoZ, King Dedede's hammer, Bunston's helmet, a Team Star Wolf action figure set, a copy of Hey You, Pikachu! with no mic, a Grand Star, Incoming! for WiiWare (ouch...), Tingle's 'gimp suit' (DDDD: )

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AuthorRe: PsOne Recommendations, please
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12,047. Posted:

@slapshot82: I'm assuming you're talking about FFT... doesn't matter what system you played it on, so long as you've played it at least once. :D

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12,048. Posted:

ah well... at least it means we won't be fighting the hordes of xmas shoppers just to get our copies. :)

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AuthorRe: Persona 3 and 4 (and all SMT)
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12,049. Posted:

I've never played any other SMT games, but Devil Survivor is all right, if strategy RPGs are your thing. They're not mine... seriously, the story was the only thing keeping me going at the end -- it had interested me at first, the whole RPG-set-in-modern-Tokyo thing (reminded me of TWEWY, even though I know SMT came first, so i had to give it a shot), but after getting about halfway through the game, i was so freaking done with the battles. I had to know what was really going on, though, so I kept playing. :P It gets religious, though, so beware if that's not something you want to deal with.

anyway, at this point, I'm having a hard time forcing myself to try for one of the other endings. By the time I came to the last big fork at the end, I had Naoya's, Atsuro's, Yuzu's, and Amane's paths to choose from (chose Amane's, because I was in a benevolent mood), and it really irritates me that there's only one save file for the game (you can't save a copy in a different slot if you decide to continue on, and of course you want to save before each major battle in case you lose!), so if you want to try for one of those endings, you have to work your way allllllll the way back to the end through the week's events and all those battles, which of course will take hours, New Game+ or not. :(

In fact, I think I'll hit up YouTube to see if anyone's put up the other endings there yet. That'll save me a lot of time and hassle. :3

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12,050. Posted:

d'oh! where'd you hear that, O_B?

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