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Editor, gamer and bookworm

Male, 29, United Kingdom

Features editor of Nintendo Life since August 2011, editor since March 2014; love video games and Nintendo. I've previously completed two degrees in Literature and the History of the Book, which haven't been helpful at all...

Fri 28th August, 2009

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ThomasBW84 commented on Two Pokémon Game Boy Color Titles Dated For N...:

@Joruus_Cbaoth An article is never late, it arrives precisely when it means to (brownie points for recognising the well-known movie quote).

But no, not really, we report stuff when we see it and / or decide it's something we want to write up, which we've only said a million times now over the years.



ThomasBW84 commented on Feature: Bayonetta - Creating Gaming's Combati...:

@Achoo To answer the first part, yes. We plan feature content for major releases in advance, and I don't care one jot what Metacritic something has when putting together content with the team; we follow our own priorities, not based on what review scores a game's had.

As for the New Super Mario Bros. Wii comparison, I didn't even work for the site when that was reviewed nearly five years ago. It's also an apples and oranges companion, plus a different reviewer etc.



ThomasBW84 commented on Feature: Bayonetta - Creating Gaming's Combati...:

@Achoo Because I didn't think it was worth a 10, and I think 9 is a very high score. It's VERY simple.

Also, more sites gave it less than 10 than those that did, if we want to look at it factually.

I'm delighted it's been so well received in reviews though, it's a fantastic game.



ThomasBW84 commented on Video: New Nintendo 3DS Unboxing And Hands On:

I concur with @antdickens, I really want one after having a little go of this model. I'll definitely be opting for this size, as it's a nice amount bigger than the old standard but still has nice sharp screens. And faceplates, I want them all. As @Damo said in his review, too, the stable 3D is fantastic.

At one point you can see me slaving away writing in the background while Damo plays Mr Spielberg. I think his morning was more fun than mine! Still, lots of plushy shots, so it was worth it.



ThomasBW84 commented on Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Super...:

@rjejr I don't believe Nintendo's absolutely clarified any titles to support amiibo on 3DS (just that amiibo will obviously be a thing on the portable), but with the New 3DS and the fact the Wii U version supports them, I'd be very surprised if amiibo doesn't feature in this game, even if it comes in a future update.



ThomasBW84 commented on Master Quest DLC Details Emerge for Hyrule War...:

@BossBattles Quite the conversation we're having here...

Lots of people have lots of body shapes, absolutely, was this character created to titillate some players? Yes, with an outfit and physique to do just that. We're having a joke at the developer's expense as that was clearly the intention, and I feel you're reaching to try and tie this into some kind of insult to women, especially considering I'm mocking developers producing designs like Cia.

It's part of gaming unfortunately, just as we get marines with watermelons for muscles and abs that you could grate cheese on. Will I hold off on joking about those characters because I and many others don't boast such chiselled frames? No.

I can't account for everyone agreeing when I have a pop at designs in games, but it's crazy (as anyone who knows me or the site as a whole) to try and suggest it's any more than a jokey tease at art design that is silly. At least, and it's probably because it's a Nintendo character, Zelda et al are still portrayed with some degree of class in this game.



ThomasBW84 commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

@JibberX Hi there, I've not been online much, hence the delay.

The Nintendo extras are (as I think I said in the review) fun but not hugely innovative. The special moves with each one do change things up a bit, so when replaying levels after completion to improve ratings etc, will be cool for experimentation. They're available from the start, too :)

But yeah, there's some sloppiness with the outfits clipping etc, but it's not (in my view) the end of the world.

RE anyone asking about the score - I'm reviewing the game from a current-day perspective, though I'm well aware of how much it was a standout in its original release in the last-gen. Aspects of it are flawed in my view, which I try to highlight. I consider myself a fairly tough scorer, too, and I consider 8 to be a "very good" score. Appreciate the opinions though, not everyone will always agree.

I'm used to it, I still get told off for giving SteamWorld Dig an 8 :)



ThomasBW84 commented on Feature: We Go Hands On With SteamWorld Heist,...:

@JJtheTexan Yes, I became aware of that shortly after publishing the article, so you can imagine it wasn't expected on my part. I changed the title within 10 minutes of publication, though just removed one 'exclusive' reference that I'd missed. It was published as 'exclusive' in good faith, but was quickly fixed once the issue became clear.

So yeah, I'm not branding it as 'exclusive' now that I know what's what, even if some others continue to do so.



ThomasBW84 commented on NES-Themed Nintendo 3DS XL On The Way as GameS...:

@rjejr No offence taken, but even obvious questions need to be asked to stimulate the chat / debate :)

I do think this scenario of the New 3DS not coming to the West until next year is messy, as those following things closely will surely shy away from limited editions like these.