Irvyne Comments

  • Live: Nintendo Direct E3 Conference

  • Irvyne 11/06/2013

    (sigh)
    Wildly disappointed. My stream skipped, and when it returned and I was watching footage of the new Mario, I thought, "Oh, okay. A new 3DS game. We didn't need ANOTHER Mario game, but oh well, looks pretty cool."
    When I found out it was actually the WiiU Mario, I saw red.
    I'm sure it will be fun, as will the new Donkey Kong, but WHERE'S THE NEW STUFF?? Smash Bros. looks exactly the same. (albeit with Mega Man - an awesome addition)
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  • War never changes

  • Irvyne 11/06/2013

    Totally agree. If I was a drinking man, I could have had some fun by taking a shot every time a video game character was seen holding a gun. I daresay I wouldn't have lasted til the end of the press conference. I've been feeling for the past 5 years or so, that the oversaturation of shooting games in the industry is absolutely insulting to the intelligence of every gamer out there. When will the publishers grow up?... Perhaps when people stop buying shooting games, I suppose... Reply +1
  • Next Xbox reveal due 21st May, costs $500 or $300 with a subscription, reports suggest

  • Irvyne 08/04/2013

    Nooo, we wouldn't want to confuse the customer, especially by calling our product the exact same name as another product we manufactured a decade ago... Oh, wait...
    /facepalm
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  • Sony to drop DualShock for the next PlayStation - report

  • Irvyne 19/01/2013

    Well, it wouldn't be a PlayStation if it wasn't copying SOMETHING of Nintendo's! ;-) Reply -3
  • Orbis unmasked: what to expect from the next-gen PlayStation

  • Irvyne 19/01/2013

    I just... I can't help but think that we'll see the graphics in motion and say, "Heh. It looks a bit more realistic than before." And that'll be it. I don't think I'm alone in saying that more detailed and more realistic graphics just aren't a drawcard anymore. Reply 0
  • Retrospective: Escape From Monkey Island

  • Irvyne 07/08/2011

    There's not much else I can add, but I agree wholeheartedly with Sunjammer. I loved, loved, LOVED the first three Monkey Island games. The third one was my favourite. Never before have I laughed out loud so much at a game's humour, much of which came out of the brilliant 2D animation. It also had great comic timing.



    I can't comment much on the gameplay of MI4, because I honestly can't remember much of it. I only played it the once and I left feeling disappointed. I thought the controls were horrendous (honestly... there was nothing BROKEN to FIX!!) but the main disappointment was the lack of humour. I counted. I only chuckled three times in MI4. Three measly little times. And since I played it, the only laugh that I actually remember is the crazy old teacher running out of the school when Guybrush makes the bell ring. Over and over again.



    I look forward to playing it again sometime soon. Your article has inspired me. I hope I see it with new eyes. But from my first playthrough of the series, this was BY FAR the weakest episode for me.
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