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AuthorRe: Best gaming trilogy?
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12,801. Posted:

I'd be forced to go with FFI, II, and III (US) on that one, lol ;)

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AuthorRe: I would love to see New play control Twilight princes and NPC Resident Evil 4
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12,802. Posted:

not so much... Twilight Princess was developed originally for GC but then was switched to the Wii when Miyamoto felt the new pointing interface would work well with shooting arrows. TP had an original release date of 2005, but that was pushed back so that they could finish developing the Wii version. The only thing keeping TP from being an official NPC game is the fact that it came so late in the GC's lifetime that they were able to push the GC release back.

If you want to get technical, it's the exact same game, same story, same mechanics, just with movements taking the place of button presses and a flipped map layout because they couldn't rework Link himself in time to make him left-handed. If that's not a New Play Control game, then what is?

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AuthorRe: Actual retro controllers on the Wii
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12,803. Posted:

i wish Nintendo would just come out with a classic controller that had actual C-buttons, not the stupid C-analog stick like the Gamecube controller. i actually liked the C-buttons, i loved the N64 controller just the way it was, and playing N64 games without them/without the original controller (I'm looking at you, Ocarina of Time) is a pain in the rear.

i will definitely keep that website in mind when i've got the money to go controller shopping again, because I've still got my N64 controllers in storage (along with the system, lol). thanks for the link!

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AuthorRe: Your opinion on Wiiware so far?
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12,804. Posted:

i wish there were more adventure-type games available... something with an actual story behind it that I can get into. Lostwinds 2, Icarian: Kindred Spirits, and FFIV: The After Years are the kind of games I'm looking forward to at the moment.

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AuthorRe: What Club Nintendo things have you gotten?
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12,805. Posted:

(a) yes, we do get a 'special prize' if we reach gold/platinum status for the Club Nintendo year
(b) they will announce whatever they're going to give us sometime in June or July (i forget exactly when, but it's around when the CN year ends/begins), and then they'll send it out to eligible members sometime in the latter portion of the calendar year. Club Nintendo of Japan has gotten some pretty awesome stuff in past years, so here's hoping we get some cool stuff too this year. :3

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AuthorRe: Push A
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12,806. Posted:

i will agree with you except for fighting games -- when you're in the thick of things, sometimes it's helpful to see which way you need to move it (Smackdown vs. Raw 2009's way of doing it is nice IMO; it's present but it's not too godawful intrusive). then again, i've always been a button-masher at heart (i have no capacity for remembering combos or setting up moves... it's not like i haven't tried... the most recent was Budokai Tenkaichi 2, and it sent me into conniption fits :(), so I like the on-screen reminders of what i need to do to complete the move IRL.

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AuthorRe: What Club Nintendo things have you gotten?
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12,807. Posted:

The coins do in fact expire, but it's two Nintendo Club years (July 1st to June 30th iirc) after they enter your account. for example, if you registered a DS game in March of this year, the coins you received for registering it would not expire until June 30th of 2011.

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AuthorRe: Are you going to buy the AC apps?
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12,808. Posted:

if i do get a clock application, it'll be the mario one. :)

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AuthorRe: Spread the Message; Make Nintendo Release Good VC Games
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12,809. Posted:

more like 'get yourself blocked from Nintendo's customer service line should you make too big a jerk of yourself'... no thanks. :(

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AuthorRe: 1,000
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12,810. Posted:

the promotion expires on October 5th of this year. If you haven't linked your accounts and visited the DSi Shop by then, you'll be out of luck.

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AuthorRe: US Game Shop Question
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12,811. Posted:

considering Amazon.com (not a reseller listing on Amazon) still has new copies of No More Heroes available (which has been off the shelves in the US since late last October-ish? don't quite remember), if you can't find it new here when you come to buy it, chances are Amazon will still have it when you get back home. That way you can be sure your money will have gone into Xseed's pockets instead of a reseller's.

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AuthorRe: Iwata stopped by the house yesterday
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12,812. Posted:

Chicken+Brutus wrote:

Turns out he's really busted up over the 10 pages deleted from the New Play Control thread.

I told him, "Don't worry, man. It was just people talking about cake and making jokes about classic movies."

And he said, "I know. But that was my favorite part."

mine too. :D

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AuthorRe: US Game Shop Question
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12,813. Posted:

re: gamestop or EB games -- even if they don't have it new, chances are they'll have it available used. and if they don't have it available used, just snag it off of Amazon. i was checking around for it earlier, and Amazon had quite a few copies available used as well as new.

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AuthorRe: So There are Going To Be Pokemon Gold & Silver Remakes Right?
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12,814. Posted:

this is probably what you're thinking about; according to that it's the 10th we're waiting for to hear something announced. :)

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AuthorRe: Help me choose: Ocarina of Time OR Majora's Mask
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12,815. Posted:

@Edwin: It's like watching a season of an anime series before watching the theatrical movie release; the movie (alternate-universe) release is perfectly fine on its own, but you'll get more out of it after having watched the rest of the (canon) series first. That's how I feel about it, anyway.

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AuthorRe: Help me choose: Ocarina of Time OR Majora's Mask
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12,816. Posted:

TwilightV wrote:

Majora's Mask, but only if you've played Ocarina Of Time before.

agreeing with this.

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AuthorRe: Oh no! Inverted Camera!
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12,817. Posted:

that happens with my phone in low-light situations as well, it's normal (and sometimes people get caught with weird expressions, too, not just blinking, lol). also, since the DSi doesn't have a flash (like my phone), you'll notice that your hand needs to be a little steadier when the lighting is bad because the shutter stays open a little longer to compensate (to absorb as much light as it can). if you move away too quickly from a picture in low light to take the next, you'll end up with a bunch of blurry pictures.

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AuthorRe: I would love to see New play control Twilight princes and NPC Resident Evil 4
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12,818. Posted:

lol, we did get NPC Twilight Princess, if you want to get down to it ;)

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AuthorRe: What game are you currently playing?
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12,819. Posted:

I just finished the final case in PW: Trials and Tribulations again, and am now debating whether or not to play through the fourth game again or go back to playing Rhythm Heaven. hmm. :/

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AuthorRe: DSi or Wii Points?
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12,820. Posted:

Bit.Trip Beat and Strong Bad 5 are both solid, fun games, I've got both and they're awesome.

I've never played AS: Code and Real Football, because they haven't been released here in the US yet (and who am i kidding, i still probably wouldn't bother with RF because soccer isn't really my favorite game anyway, lol). Code looked interesting, though, and i would already have it if it were released here. :3 But as for AS: Aquia/Aquite, it turned out to be not as much fun as I'd hoped. I was pretty bored with it after a while, unlike Pyoro which is rather addictive and great for a quick burst of gaming when you can't settle in for a more lengthy game.

I'd go for the Wii points if I were you, to be honest. :)

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AuthorRe: Movie thread.
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12,821. Posted:

Wiiloveit wrote:

I can't decide whether I'd place Cars above or below Ratatouille, though. Ratatouille was also good, it's just a shame that it dragged on a bit too long, since it ended up just being a showcase of what Pixar could acheive technically, rather than being as enjoyable as their other films.

I wholeheartedly agree with this assessment of Ratatouille. It was a gorgeous movie, there were parts that I didn't know if they'd just filmed some real-life sequences as backgrounds (like when the inspector is chasing Remy through the streets, there's a part where the camera is whipping past some boats and cars and stuff and man does it ever look real except for the characters!), but I really wanted more with the love interest (it all happened so fast) and some more tension with the food critic guy (it just doesn't seem like the situation is really dire, to be honest; it has the wrong feel to it). more time spent on characterization would've been nice. :3

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AuthorRe: Which NES Games can save
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12,822. Posted:

no, the original NES version of Mario 3 can't save.

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12,823. Posted:

@Wiiloveit: dude, those spinners are deadly, and some of 'em you have to work pretty hard to get them going. Rhythm Heaven can get intense, but not quite that intense. :3

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AuthorRe: DSiWare Wish List
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12,824. Posted:

as for games that would be completely new to Nintendo, recently i just got the urge to play Loop. It's a Shockwave game where you use your mouse to catch butterflies of various colors that flutter across the screen by drawing a 'loop' around them. it seems like it would be easy enough to make such a game, and it's so addictive online i can only imagine how addictive it would be in portable form. :3

here's a link to it if you're interested in trying it: Loop at shockwave.com

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AuthorRe: The best mario game like evar!!!!!
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12,825. Posted:

__adam wrote:

Heh, I know, but you can't argue against the blue shell. It's quite possibly the most fun power-up in any Mario game. The baby Bowser fights were fun, too.

I have to respectfully disagree... I really despised the blue shell. The big mushroom was great, i loved that, and same for the mini mushroom, but the blue shell I can totally live without. :/

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Galaxy's soundtrack was okay, but I much prefer electronic music to orchestras. Orchestrated music just seems too over the top and exaggerated for me. I like the music for the stories that you read in the library though, and I love the SMB3 theme they use in some of the short (aka good) levels. But most of it just feels out of place to me. Like I'm playing some epic game instead of a game with a plump plumber versus a big turtle and a baby turtle.

you have no idea how much i LOVE the Super Mario Galaxy soundtrack. Every other Mario game has had only synthesized music, and I love orchestrated versions of video game music anyway (usually on a soundtrack/bonus disc they'll have like one piece arranged for and played on actual instruments... sigh), so when I began playing SMG, i was blown away by its music. you're right, it does make it feel like you're playing some kind of epic game, but it's an epic game with a plump plumber fighting a couple of giant turtles and their turtle henchmen, which makes it that much better. :D

the only problem with the orchestrated soundtrack, though, is:
(a) that it is not available for commercial sale, curse you Nintendo! the 2-disc platinum set goes for $60-$70 easy on eBay! you guys want to talk about Nintendo not wanting their players' money for not releasing Smash Bros. 64 and Majora's Mask everywhere on VC, how about the people willing to pay that kind of price for a damn soundtrack??? DDD:
(b) that there will be no going back from this for me. anything produced after SMG that tries to go back to fully synthesized music... i fear it will only be a disappointment to my ears and I. :(

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