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Thu 6th June, 2013

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unrandomsam commented on Poll: Have Your Say on Nintendo Direct Bonanza...:

@AshFoxX They could just have a semi public roadmap with ETA's and small downloadable suitable clips if necessary. Or nothing at all (Less hype less not living up to it).

If it is in the open then less people will be able to say they have no idea what they are doing and have nowhere enough titles in the works to support two systems. (If that is the honest truth then wait until it isn't but sort it out quickly).



unrandomsam commented on Review: F-Zero Maximum Velocity (Wii U eShop /...:

@JaxonH GX is basically perfect. Even in 4 player there is never anything at all wrong with it. (Gold standard of what a console racing game should be like). Only problem with it is the only wheel it supports isn't very good.

I wish I could play it like this though :

Not even sure Nintendo could make another as good. It feels like both a Nintendo game and a Sega game.



unrandomsam commented on Nintendo Shows Off New Courses for Mario Golf:...:

@JaxonH It looks great. Taking a shot is still just press a button when it get to the end and then press it again when it gets back extra button for such as backspin (And that is on advanced). You can get a birdie on every hole without even moving where its aiming (If you try then it seems to end up much worse). The zaniness that e.g Toadstool Tour had is gone. On the other hand the special games are incredibly difficult. But is with a none star character and no upgrades. I need to read reviews and wait until I know how much the full thing with the DLC is going to cost.



unrandomsam commented on Ubisoft Announces a Watch_Dogs eBook, //n/Dark...:

Anything when it has a good author who is somewhat experienced with the genre like this has the potential to be fine.

However I am just not interest in anything Ubisoft due to the utter contempt placed on customers with uplay.

I read a Road Rash book I thought was quite good in the early 90's (Got me into the games much more).



unrandomsam commented on NPD Results Bring Solid 3DS Numbers as Wii U S...:

@Caryslan The Vita has much in common with the Saturn. (Doing quite well in Japan - importing is not an issue). The Wii U is not doing well anywhere as of yet. (Hence even making the games and just paying for the translations to the areas it is doing less well is not going to do it). Lots of the Japanese only Vita and PSP games still include English. Importing is never going to be an option with the Wii U.



unrandomsam commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

I should try and finish the first Castlevania before I start III.

Rogue Legacy. (I am almost at the end of it I think - surprisingly as I never usually progress at all in Rogue like games).

Tomb Raider GOTY (Or maybe not - might wait until I can have the max super sampling on.)

Lego Marvel Super Heroes. (Bought it dirt cheap so I should play it).

Still playing both the 3DS and Steam versions of Sonic Generations. (Only just got the 3DS one its going to be crazy short I know that but the price was fair - better than most eshop games at the same price).

Not touched Pilotwings Resort or Rhythm Thief which I only got because of the Argos price for them being not much different to a NES game in cost.

(Or about 25 DS games - Just got a brand new DSi XL because I don't like the way they look on the 3DS). Playing Megaman ZX and Retro Game Challenge (Got the second used for £20 which seemed better than £40 new and from a private seller).

Got 4 gba games as well but I am playing them on the train in the week. (Warioware Twisted / Mario vs Donkey Kong / Warioware (Original) / Gunstar Super Heroes). Nintendo waited too long so now I won't be bothering with GBA on 3DS. Dirt cheap used but in half decent condition DS Lite.



unrandomsam commented on Nintendo Shows Off New Courses for Mario Golf:...:

I was hoping for more changes to the formula than it seems to have.

(Something to actually have to learn in order to play it properly. It is the same as basically any old school golf game).

I managed to get a birdie on every one of the main holes in a really short try of the demo. After upgrades its just going to be even easier. (I would have expected to be getting a bogey every time).

On the other hand the special games are miles harder.



unrandomsam commented on Month Of Kirby: Kirby's Lost Levels:

Everybody seems to have a constantly work on sequels.

I quite like Air Ride and Dream Course. Really liked Adventure Wii (Return to Dreamland) but I am not bothered for another just yet the delay was about right last time.



unrandomsam commented on The North American Version Of Tomodachi Life W...:

@Klunk23 Obvious solution to that is to put a literal English translation into the Japanese release. Save work for Nintendo of America when they choose to butcher the original artistic vision and let people who want something as close as possible to the original have what they want. (Think that happens with PSP/Vita games a fair bit. Even when they are going to get a proper localisation).



unrandomsam commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

@MC808 I know at least 4 or 5 people who bought a PS2 and only a handful of games and used it as a DVD player mostly. It was a rubbish system. (Jagged Lines that was a problem that only the PS2 had to that extent. Dreamcast / Xbox / Gamecube were fine.) It does have Gradius V though.



unrandomsam commented on Talking Point: Amazon Fire TV is an Early Warn...:

@memoryman3 The Ouya hasn't failed that badly because they are making another. If they are selling them at a profit not spending loads on marketing etc then it will be fine.

Amazon is a different thing entirely. They are more like Microsoft in that they can subsidise anything from elsewhere if necessary and for as long as they need to.



unrandomsam commented on Talking Point: Amazon Fire TV is an Early Warn...:

Even with just the Sega stuff. (Sonic CD/Sonic/Sonic 2/Chu Chu Rocket/Crazy Taxi /Jet Set Radio/Super Monkey Ball 2/Sonic 4 both parts/After Burner Climax and the Dotemu stuff which is Neo Geo and Arcade ports. It is a no brainer just because the cost of the system and everything for it costs so much less than even junk NES versions. (I already subscribe to prime). If they manage to get others on board that currently only do iOS then it will be even better. Depends what Amazon chooses to do. (Look at the amount of capacity they are adding each day to AWS).

They seem to be doing better when it comes to the Amazon tablets against Apple than say Microsoft has done trying to break into the smartphone market.



unrandomsam commented on Nintendo Confirms Five Games That'll be Playab...:

@Lance168 No way they could buy Sega Sammy at the moment. They are raking it in. If current trends continue come the next gen Sega would be better positioned than NIntendo to make a new system. (Won't happen though.)

No idea about the others. Think Capcom would be more than people think to buy.



unrandomsam commented on Microsoft's Ken Lobb: Metroid Prime Wouldn't H...:

@JaxonH It is a choice they make though. Amazon chooses to only be bothered about themselves and the final customer. Nintendo chooses to be good to everybody (Even the retailers who are basically totally ripping them off by only stocking used) except the final customer.

Cannot think of many fans who asked for GBA on Wii U. Gamecube / N64 yes but not GBA. No way was that exactly what people asked for.

If they just reverted the difficulty wholesale to GBA / Gamecube levels that would be enough for me but as it is all I get is less and less out of it.



unrandomsam commented on Nintendo Announces a Charming New Princess Pea...:

@SahashraLA Not sure. To milk it would be to provide all the things that go with it (Nunchuck / Wheel / Classic Controller / Classic Controller Pro / Pro Controller / Wii Zapper / Balance Board). Also at the moment the Mario and Luigi ones are cheaper in the UK than the normal ones. (Nearly half price).