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treeofmana

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#1

treeofmana commented on Eiji Aonuma Wants Mario Kart 8's DLC Master Cy...:

Thinking of the new Zelda's trailer, I actually could see this fitting. There is that cool bow and arrow set plus the monster is actually a machine. I wouldn't be surprised if the new installment either chronicles a Hyrule at the peak of its civilization much like an Atlantis (remember, it even ends up at the bottom of the ocean!) or a sort of new history cycle after the fall of our own like in Secret if Mana.

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#3

treeofmana commented on Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U):

Wow! There's something about this game. It's not usually my type of purchase but I have this preordered. I'm looking forward to it!

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#5

treeofmana commented on Ocarina of Time gets a 2D Makeover:

I know this is a fan project, but I get so frustrated with repurposed, competing art styles and anachronistic graphic effects in these sorts of things. It's great that those working on this have been experimenting and putting a lot of effort into it. I'm sure they are building some great skills. Still, I won't be downloading this.

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#7

treeofmana commented on Video: Watch These Teenagers As They're Expose...:

That was very entertaining if not a bit difficult to watch. I mean, I love Nintendo and the NES and it's hard to imagine young people who don't get warm-fuzzies when they look at it. Also, I flat out disagreed with some of the statements made but I can't deny it's an old piece of tech that is outdated. It just happens to play very well designed (if not technologically cutting-edge) games.

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#8

treeofmana commented on Review: Demon King Box (3DS eShop):

Oh. And as for the M rating, there is no clear nudity. There is one throw away scene of one of the characters bathing but more skin is covered by opaque steam than even a bathing suit would. There are, however, scantily clad demons and more than a few sexual innuendos and overt scenes involving a lustful henchman hitting on one of the demons unless I just misunderstood the poor translation.

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#9

treeofmana commented on Review: Demon King Box (3DS eShop):

So I saw the price, the art style and the ratings given on the eShop and took the plunge before your review was up. I enjoyed it start to finish. The poor translation is troublesome and one of my personal pet peeves. However, in this case, that is my biggest complaint as otherwise, it is a short romp that is a fun experience. For a couple bucks, I'm glad I picked it up.

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#10

treeofmana commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

I am disappointed by the comments that simply choose to dismiss this article and the need for discussion. Thanks for writing it. I think it was well put together. As people have pointed out, tight fitting athletic wear makes a degree of sense for Samus to wear under her suit but the question is why would she be out of her suit? I think the answer is obvious when you consider her exaggerated proportions (yes, boys, most women do not look like the screenshot of Samus from the new Smash Bros.). The answer: capitalizing on or placating raging hormones.

Nintendo has an opportunity to further hone Samus' character into the unchallenged strongest and most fleshed out woman lead in gaming and I for one would like that to be the inspiration for future appearances of Samus. We have plenty of generic, slender and buxom, scantily clad female characters. We don't need to have another one only helping objectify women for gamers young and old.

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#11

treeofmana commented on Bayonetta Download Code Included With Retail a...:

I purchased the linked to hard drive (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003MVZ60S?pc_redir=1402519619&robot_redir=1) off of Amazon because I needed it for the Mario Kart 8 promotion. I have been very pleased with it. It matches the Wii U system design and is intended for use in a media center so ventilation has been good in its small home. It's self-powered with 1TB, USB 2.0 and is pretty reasonably priced I think. I hope this helps any of you looking for hard drives!

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#12

treeofmana commented on E3 2014: Nintendo Won't Bring Live Twitch Stre...:

@Evenmoresteven I would agree. I think there has to be commentary or else why would you have it online? Enjoy the game. Heck, that even seems to get into the tricky area of free use. Is it really free use to straight up stream a game without adding anything of value? (Please note: this is a knee jerk response that is open to critique and input.)

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#13

treeofmana commented on E3 2014: No DLC In The Works For Content-Rich ...:

I'm sure it will be awesome for fans to enjoy both on the same console but as someone who didn't have a means to play the original as I stuck with Nintendo during the last generation, I represent the group that I think most benefits from this: new entrants to the Bayonetta series. I'm sold! I couldn't be more pleased with how this collaboration is turning out. I have a feeling Bayonetta 2 is going to be lauded. Maybe it will bring a few people over to the Wii U, as well!

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#14

treeofmana commented on E3 2014: LA Times Reveals Hot Scoop of New Whi...:

Wow, oh wow, oh wow. That is pretty sad. I mean, I know people who don't particularly care about video games shouldn't expected to know all the ins and outs, but this is beyond acceptable for any journalism outlet. I've seen blog posts by middle schoolers that are more accurate!

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#18

treeofmana commented on Renegade Kid Moving On To A "New Experimental ...:

Honestly the new game sounds far more enticing to me whereas I wasn't interested in the horror game at all. I am scared by the genre. I thought horror games sold well though, so 10% seems low. Maybe others wanted RK to create more of the games they have done really well making. I know I'm always craving solid sides-scrollers.

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#19

treeofmana commented on Chasing Aurora Dev Is Considering Bringing Sem...:

Please! Please! I really want it on Wii U. I've been so tempted to get it on Steam but have not because my gaming experiences are so much better on our Wii I keep holding out hope. I'd probably end up getting both at some point but I'd prefer to play it first on the Wii U. I can guarantee this game would have at least my sale. By the way, Chasing Aurora is a fantastic game and worth getting if you don't have it yet.

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#21

treeofmana commented on Here's a Rather Attractive Portable Nintendo 64:

Wow! Seriously, this deserves the recognition it is getting as the build quality and design is excellent. It pays homage to the source console and controller. It has one of the most elegant cartridge slots thanks to that rounded top. Love it! He does it again!

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#24

treeofmana commented on Super Mario Hopping Into McDonald's Happy Meal...:

For those bemoaning the food, two things: the beef quality tends to be better in your country and you don't have to buy the meal for the toy. I have often just asked for the toy when I have wanted it and they will sell it to you separately.

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#25

treeofmana commented on Nintendo Is Here To Stay And Will Do Very Well...:

@MrGawain I call nonsense on your comment. Amazon is certainly not relying on Nintendo's success. Not only does it have an almost limitless supply of physical goods to deliver, it has its own digital wares store and delivery system. In fact, I suspect this may be a genuinely unbiased statement.

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#27

treeofmana commented on The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary E...:

@DerpSandwich I totally agree. I was so disappointed I missed this the first time but wasn't in the financial position to get a 3DS. I really appreciate Nintendo offering this now. I feel this company treats those who play Nintendo products extremely well. I wish more would quickly buy into their latest hardware.

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#28

treeofmana commented on Nintendo Open To Applying Zelda: Link Between ...:

I'll add my support for Other M here. I think it was an excellent game in all areas other than voice acting and story. The gameplay was solid and the story was actually compelling but suffered because of melodramatic and at times unbelievable voice acting as well as inconsistencies with the inferred character development of past games. I would not dismiss the game as a whole based on those things alone. Also, I love the control scheme!

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#29

treeofmana commented on Two Tribes Development Studio Shuts Down and N...:

That is very sad news. I recently shared my praise for Toki Tori 2+ and Two Tribes via email and received a personal email thanking me back. It was a fantastic show of the kind of passion and groundedness Martijn and the team have and I'll be forever impressed. This is very sad and I wish them luck. I also urge people to pick up Toki Tori 2+ for Wii U.

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#31

treeofmana commented on Win The Prima Official Game Guide The Legend o...:

I'm not terribly optimistic about my chances but I would love to get this set. It's gorgeous. Both as a collector of books and of things Nintendo, I'm all over this. I just haven't yet been able to justify the expense. Thanks for the chance, Nintendo Life!

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#32

treeofmana commented on Site News: How was 2013 for Nintendo Life?:

Sometimes I forget that you're not officially connected with Nintendo. Yours is always the site I turn to for Nintendo news and reviews. Even if you aren't the first with breaking news (which sometimes happens due to time disparity between you and me on the west coast of the USA), I wait to read your take on things first. Thanks for the great work! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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#33

treeofmana commented on Gunman Clive Sells Quarter Of A Million Copies...:

I called this game superb and nostalgia inducing on iOS. I just got my 3DS in November and will pick this game up for it in the next few days with some eShop cards. In the meantime, this is what I wrote for the iOS version and I'm sure the 3DS version deserves even more praises thanks to the 3D effect and controls. Maybe there is extra content, too!

Gunman Clive is a truly polished game with a subtlety and peculiar humor and atmosphere entirely it's own. At first, I thought Sunset Riders with a sketch effect coat. But that doesn't do this game justice. In fact, it seems to pay homage to Mega Man and Metroid with its pacing and some of the angles you have to fire at enemies with. But platforming and "rescuing the princess" is all Mario and there are even terrific gravity platforming a la side scrolling Mario Galaxy levels. Some of the bosses made me think of Sonic the Hedgehog machines and one of the final bosses made me think of The Adventure of Link (the 2D side scroller) with even the music seeming to pay homage to that game.

But with all these excellent allusions to great games, Gunman Clie stands out as its own game. Perfectly balanced with a steady increase in difficulty, attention to detail and the ability to jump in without any explanation. With so many games demanding complicated explanations of their gameplay at the front, it's refreshing to have a game where the game design makes it immediately obvious what and how you are supposed to play.

You probably already guessed that I like this game and while it is a short romp, you will love it--especially if you are a retro gamer. The art and music complete what is a solid game with a quirky sense of humor. Though it is short, I don't think anything needs to be added to it. It is perfect as is and even sports some of the finest touch controls for a game of its kind to date (I played on an iPad).

What I will be looking forward to and willing to shell out a higher than average iOS game amount of cash for is a sequel. Until then, I think I will keeps this on my device for a replay soon.

Thanks for a great game and a great time. Peace!

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#34

treeofmana commented on UK Champion Sami Cetin Breaks World Record Bar...:

I want to thank you for sharing this video. It certainly inspires me to try some new techniques in this game. I've loved it since it came out. Two questions: 1. When and how did you first learn about the starting line boost for this game (it seemed similarly obscured in the initial game)? 2. Do you play with a standard SNES controller or is there another controller you prefer to do these precise runs? Congratulations!

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#37

treeofmana commented on Nintendo of America Keen to Boost StreetPass P...:

I'm out and about right now collecting. I think the weekend has so far yielded more hits than ever on my 3DS. Full disclosure: I've only had my system since A Link Between Worlds came out. I have really enjoyed all the games and the experience. It is so simple but works so well. I picked up the four extra games and find them a lot more fun than I thought they could be. They are really killer apps!

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#40

treeofmana commented on Production Fault Pushes Hyperkin RetroN 5 Laun...:

Bummer! I've got my eye on this machine. I like the idea of playing my retro games upscaled on the HD TV upstairs while the consoles are hooked up to a CRT TV downstairs. Also, I want to play my Japanese copy of Seiken Densetsu 3 without changing anything on my SNES or purchasing a Super Famicom.

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#42

treeofmana commented on Iwata: We Never Fear Failure And Always Seek T...:

I really respect the way Nintendo does its own thing. They don't respond quickly to trends. Some see that as a negative thing and maybe, at times, it can be. Still, it is nice to know that Nintendo is working hard to create unique experiences without kowtowing to the whims of the marketplace. Often that means Nintendo comes up with an experience so compelling we wonder how he lived without it and why nobody thought of it sooner!

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#43

treeofmana commented on Eiji Aonuma Wants the Wii U Zelda's Hyrule to ...:

@Goginho I like your ideas. I agree, I would be excited if the game that comes next makes us feel emotionally attached and completely immersed in this fantastic world. I remember feeling that way at points in past games and completely in some (like Ocarina of Time). I think the only thing I would add to your comments is that there needs to be a feeling of distance and closeness. Times where we actually feel claustrophobic and times where we feel completely alone. Perhaps when a dungeon or overworld feels too linear it takes away from the potential for both of those feelings. When I was younger, I remember the artwork in the A Link to the Past Player's Guide fueling my imagination. It was dynamic with intense amounts of mood lighting and complex creatures and settings. That was an artistic interpretation of the game world. Now it just may be possible to create in game with the technology out there. That would excite me a lot. Nevertheless, I'm sure I will be enamored with the new game. I trust Nintendo.

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#44

treeofmana commented on Soapbox: Nintendo Could Have Ruled The Micro-C...:

I think you make a compelling argument. In fact, even though we own a Wii and a Wii U, I would buy an additional micro console version of the Wii.

Right now the Wii U and the Wii are both hooked up in our living room. The plan is to move the Wii to the den with our older systems. However, once there, it will be far harder to unhook and bring somewhere. A micro console would be a great way to bring a fantastic gaming experience to friends' houses and to events.

Also, I would keep it in the living room when not traveling so that the Wii could use the main TV when the Wii U is using off-screen mode. If there was the HD upscaling mentioned in the article, it would also mean Netflix and Hulu Plus in HD could occupy the TV while New Super Luigi U occupies the GamePad. This would be a fantastic setup for us as we rely on our Nintendo products to stream video content to our TV. We do not have cable nor any channels over the air.

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#48

treeofmana commented on Out Today: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker...:

I will pick up my preordered Wii U bundle this evening. I really wanted a white system but the Zelda style and the value was hard to pass up. I do prefer physical copies of games, and as a veteran gamer I have a lot of cartridges and discs, but as I already have the Hyrule Historia and Wind Waker on GameCube in physical format, I don't mind not having these that way. I do have the physical New Luigi U already, though. And my wife and I plan on picking up the physical copy of Duck Tales!

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#49

treeofmana commented on DuckTales: Remastered Coming to Retail on Wii ...:

Oh wow! I'm so excited! This is my most wanted game on the Wii U right now. My wife and I preordered the Wind Waker Wii U bundle and we already bought the boxed New Super Luigi U so we can tide ourselves over until November 12. It was planned to be a digital immediate purchase but I prefer this option. Call me old school.