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  • Mario Kart 8 x Animal Crossing DLC review

  • seeyoshirun 26/04/2015

    @skunkfish Don't knock Millionaire Matchmaker, that's going to teach your son almost everything he needs to know about how not to behave on a date! Reply +1
  • seeyoshirun 25/04/2015

    Talking attention to detail? My partner and I were playing Super Bell Subway this evening and on watching a replay of the match he spotted a graffiti rendition of the original Super Mario Bros. stage 1-2 tucked in one of the corners behind an archway in the train tunnel.

    That was just one of dozens of little touches we noticed. The care that Nintendo puts into crafting their games - even their DLC - really is quite spectacular.
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  • Kerbal Space Program is finally getting a v1.0 launch

  • seeyoshirun 22/04/2015

    @TomPhillipsEG I did a little solar-searching, yes. One might even say I Saturn it for a while.

    P.S. That's much better!
    Reply -1
  • seeyoshirun 21/04/2015

    Here's a NASAcery date for your diary.
    That's sloppy punning, Tom. How about this?

    Clear some space in your diary.
    Or this?

    Naut quite a week away.
    Reply +5
  • Mario Kart 8 x Animal Crossing DLC track list and footage

  • seeyoshirun 15/04/2015

    All of the upcoming tracks look fantastic. I've skipped all the handheld Mario Kart games except for DS so three of those retro tracks will be like new for me, and Ribbon Road looks especially cool.

    Loving the look of Super Bell Subway, too. Being able to drive across the top of a moving train? Badass.
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  • Yoshi's Woolly World Amiibo now available to pre-order

  • seeyoshirun 14/04/2015

    It would figure that the one time Amiibos are so cute that I absolutely cannot resist them is the time they cost more.

    Sigh... *unzips wallet*
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  • Bloodborne sales pass 1m in under two weeks

  • seeyoshirun 14/04/2015

    Those are some very solid sales for what is ultimately a fairly niche title. Reply +5
  • Star Ocean 5 in development for PlayStation 4, PS3

  • seeyoshirun 14/04/2015

    Oh yay!

    Not super surprised it's coming to PS3, either - PS4 hasn't really taken off in Japan thanks to the big move to handhelds whereas the PS3 has a big user base over there.
    Reply +10
  • Affordable Space Adventures review

  • seeyoshirun 10/04/2015

    I had a feeling this was going to be something special when I first saw a trailer for it during E3 last year. I'm so happy it's lived up to that initial impression! I didn't know Nifflas also worked on it as well. I've been playing Knytt recently and loving it, so that just makes me want to play this game even more. Reply +2
  • Don Mattrick leaves Zynga

  • seeyoshirun 10/04/2015

    With any luck, we'll never hear from him again. Reply +1
  • Ni No Kuni and Layton dev's Yo-Kai Watch headed to UK

  • seeyoshirun 08/04/2015

    I'm honestly surprised it took Nintendo this long, given how successful the series has been in Japan. If its sales translate across as well as Tomodachi Life did, this will be a big one next year. Reply 0
  • The Wii U games confirmed for release in 2015

  • seeyoshirun 08/04/2015

    Ugh, for the love of god can we just drop the idiotic "saving Zelda for next gen" theory? At least until we know what NX actually is? For all we know it could be a handheld, or something that isn't actually a console at all.

    Also, as has been pointed out by other people in the comments, having no Zelda game on Wii U would damage the goodwill of Nintendo's core fan base.
    Reply +2
  • Winners might use drugs

  • seeyoshirun 08/04/2015

    Interesting article.

    I'm on board for the idea that eSports should test for doping the way many other sports do. If Adderall or other drugs are making the playing field less even, then there's no place for them.
    Reply +11
  • The best Xbox One games

  • seeyoshirun 06/04/2015

    @IronSoldier Yeah... I know there are a few exclusive games (though Halo doesn't count so much; I wouldn't count things like TLOU remastered or Wind Waker HD for similar reasons). I don't think one or two good - even great - exclusives is enough to say that a console has forged its own unique sense of identity, though. Sunset Overdrive and Bloodborne are a great start, but we're nearly 18 months in for both of those consoles and I want to see more from them. Reply +3
  • seeyoshirun 05/04/2015

    @IronSoldier I can see your breakdown of the games has not been well-received, but I more or less agree with you.

    It's not that this is a bad line-up of games per se, but the lack of exclusives is problematic because it suggests that XO is lacking a strong sense of its own identity. I'm not too fussed about whether the games run perfectly (if it's 720p on one platform and 1080p on another, that means very little to me) but it does all make XO feel rather interchangeable at the moment.
    Reply +3
  • Tech Analysis: Splatoon

  • seeyoshirun 04/04/2015

    There's nothing like a truly promising-looking Nintendo-exclusive game to bring out the bitter fanboy in a few people, is there? Reply +4
  • Fatal Frame U coming to Wii U this year

  • seeyoshirun 02/04/2015

    Hell yes.

    Now, Nintendo, for the love of all that is sacred, announce a sequel to your other brilliant photography-based game from the N64 era. You know, that little title called "Pokémon Snap".
    Reply +2
  • "He suddenly became incredibly sullen, angry and frustrated. He was 10"

  • seeyoshirun 02/04/2015

    There is a perception among a lot of parents that the age rating reflects difficulty.
    And therein lies one of the reasons why Nintendo games are often misconceived as being easy because many of them have a G or PG rating.

    Meanwhile, this is an excellent article. I've seen a lot of that poor parenting myself, without having been anywhere near a school in a little over ten years. It's something that I notice more and more in public, though, and occasionally among some of the parents I know; an iPad or phone or 360 or PS4 or whatever being used as a sort of surrogate parent. Like the teacher in the article noted, that's not a bad thing in itself if it's done in moderation, but lots of parents seem to see this technology as giving them carte blanche to pass their kids off to electrical devices for as long as they want, and that causes big problems.
    Reply +1
  • Yoshi Woolly World gets release date, wooly Amiibo

  • seeyoshirun 02/04/2015

    @Raiko101 It's being made by the team that did Kirby's Epic Yarn, which was one of the best platformers of the previous gen. I'm pretty sure this will be equally splendid. Reply +1
  • seeyoshirun 01/04/2015

    You know, I had zero interest in Amiibo until the release of woollen Yoshi ones. They're adorable and I want them. Reply +13
  • N64, DS games launch on Wii U Virtual Console

  • seeyoshirun 01/04/2015

    Thank goodness. Reply +1
  • Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U Mewtwo DLC release date, price

  • seeyoshirun 01/04/2015

    I've already voted for Cloud, even though Final Fantasy VII never appeared on a Nintendo console. Hey, Solid Snake had very little to do with Nintendo as well.

    Although, really, there are tons of characters that would be great - Captain Toad, Rayman, Professor Layton, Lloyd Irving...
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  • Ubisoft's cancelled ZombiU 2 would have featured co-op - report

  • seeyoshirun 01/04/2015

    Super disappointing. I would have been all over a sequel to this - it's one of the few truly original games I've seen come out of Ubisoft in recent years.

    I'm honestly surprised it didn't turn a profit, though. I mean yes, a fair chunk of its 800,000-ish sales were probably at a low price point, but nevertheless those are some pretty good sales for a niche title in a new franchise, and it's not like the game was made on a massive budget.
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  • Battlefield Hardline fends off challenge of Bloodborne in UK chart

  • seeyoshirun 30/03/2015

    This is why I prefer single-format charts. They provide what I consider to be a more well-rounded picture of how games sell.

    Multi-platform releases can basically coast their way to the top of the chart by way of being released on 9332057379 different consoles, even if they didn't manage remarkable sales on any individual one. It makes it harder to notice when an exclusive such as Bloodborne (or Smash, Halo, Sunset Overdrive, Mario Kart 8, etc.) is actually a really big deal for the people who own the console it's released on.
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  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U will not launch in 2015

  • seeyoshirun 28/03/2015

    So... Xenoblade is our big Xmas game this year, then? I'm not even mad. Give the scope that both X and Zelda look like they're aiming for, I probably would have only had time to play one at the end of this year, anyway.

    P.S. Can we stop speculating about whether it will come to NX? Lots of people seem to be assuming the NX is the successor to the Wii U despite the fact that Nintendo have said nothing of the sort and despite the 3DS having been out quite a bit longer than the Wii U.
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  • Bloodborne review

  • seeyoshirun 27/03/2015

    @kirinnokoshin Ah, okay. I already found RE and MP quite challenging, so it sounds like this is something I'd find legitimately hard, but it sounds like that's more of an initial hurdle that one adapts to after a bit.

    Actually didn't get a PS3 last gen, though I do have a 360 and several friends with copies of Dark Souls. Maybe it's high time I borrowed that off of one of them to work out if Bloodborne counts as a mark in the "reasons to buy a PS4" column.

    Thanks again for the advice!
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  • seeyoshirun 27/03/2015

    @kirinnokoshin Thanks for the detailed response. May be inviting myself around to a friend's place to give this game a try soon!

    So it's more third-person actiony... would it be fair to say it falls more into the category of something like Metroid Prime or Resident Evil 4, then? I handled those okay(ish) despite the reflexes required. The way people talk this and the Souls games up makes it sound like they're more punishing than that, though it's always hard to tell if that's just hype.
    Reply +1
  • seeyoshirun 27/03/2015

    @alimokrane Not correct, actually. EG have handed out a few other "essential" ratings to 8th gen games (or given them 10 and reclassified them to "essential", as the case may be). Mario Kart 8 was one, off the top of my head. Reply +17
  • seeyoshirun 27/03/2015

    The world of this game looks like it would be really interesting to explore. Can anyone weigh in on the difficulty level of it? I'm generally used to other JRPGs that are more centred on exploration and occasionally a bit of grinding (having never played the Souls games, either). It sounds like this is a bit more reflex-based, which is a kind of challenge I tend to struggle with, so I'm not sure this one's for me. Reply +10
  • See which retro game consoles can survive a 15 foot drop

  • seeyoshirun 21/03/2015

    @UKPlay Bauul's got it right. It's generally accepted (or at least accepted on Wikipedia) that the SNES/MD were 4th gen. This video actually covers 4th through 7th generation. Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 21/03/2015

    Did they get the generations wrong? The PS1/N64/Saturn era was not 2nd gen.

    Fun video, just that bit was really irritating.
    Reply +3
  • God of War 3 Remastered announced for PS4

  • seeyoshirun 20/03/2015

    While I understand the need for games to fill out the release schedule a bit more on the consoles, especially in their early days, it's not early days any more and we've been getting waaaaaay more of that than usual this gen. This is getting a bit concerning. Reply +4
  • With the announcement of the NX, Nintendo admits defeat with the Wii U

  • seeyoshirun 18/03/2015

    This article is unbelievably stupid and makes way too many rash assumptions about the direction Nintendo is heading. Perhaps the mobile market is a means to supplement Nintendo's income? It's much less expensive to produce for - and thus has the potential for easy profit, which can potentially help fund the development of games for their other consoles (since third-parties have all but abandoned Nintendo at this point).

    Also worth noting that since the announcement Nintendo's share price has nearly doubled. Now, let's address some of the dumbest things said in the article, yes?

    Nintendo Land, still the only first-party game to justify the GamePad
    No. They've had plenty of other games at this point that make interesting use of the Gamepad. Mario Maker looks like it will be another one.

    Nintendo has now quietly reserved a place in the graveyard for the Wii U.
    NO. We don't know whether this new console will be a handheld or a home console. There's every possibility it will be the former.

    The number of Wii U games worth playing stacked up against the number of PS4 games worth playing.
    No no no no no. From what I understand, the general consensus is not that Destiny was the best game on PS4. Not sure what it's doing in this picture. I agree that the PS4 is lacking in great games - Sony haven't moved me to buy it yet - but this is just pure baiting.

    Go home, Martin, you're drunk.
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  • PlayStation just brought in Ł3bn for Sony

  • seeyoshirun 17/03/2015

    Seriously, EG, that picture of Kaz stopped being funny about half a dozen articles ago.

    It's good that PlayStation is helping soothe Sony's financial troubles, but the tired meme is just distracting from the information. Your site is better than this.
    Reply +5
  • Nintendo NX is "new hardware with a brand new concept"

  • seeyoshirun 17/03/2015

    Does this mean a universal account system is on the way from Nintendo? Thank goodness. Reply +3
  • Nintendo to release games on phones and tablets

  • seeyoshirun 17/03/2015

    Cue the anti-Nintendo fans frothing at the mouth.

    I would never expect Nintendo to pursue smartphones instead of making their own gaming devices, but if this is just another way for them to make revenue to supplement their more ambitious projects, then I see no problem with it.
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  • Mario Party 10 review

  • seeyoshirun 16/03/2015

    This looks like one I'll pick up after the price drop.

    Though I maintain it doesn't need online. Not that kind of game. Mario Party is a series that depends on the trash-talking that takes place among friends around the same TV.
    Reply +2
  • First in-engine screenshots of Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor

  • seeyoshirun 15/03/2015

    @ShiroBen That world actually existed back in about 2000, and I think I preferred it to this one. There were some fillers, yeah, but also an absolute ton of odd games with really interesting ideas. Reply 0
  • Majora's Mask 3D bests Evolve in February US retail sales

  • seeyoshirun 13/03/2015

    Well, Majora's Mask *is* basically the greatest game ever, so I think that's fair. Reply +3
  • Ori and the Blind Forest review

  • seeyoshirun 12/03/2015

    @The_shlaaaag_returns Yeah, I never really got this idea that a game isn't great if it only relies on the use of familiar gameplay mechanics. I mean yes, new gameplay twists always help but the review seems to suggest that the gameplay in Ori serves the story and atmosphere well.

    Also it does look really really really really really gorgeous.
    Reply +2
  • Wii U exclusive Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush release date

  • seeyoshirun 11/03/2015

    @Mangaman1 Well, my partner and I are both 31 and we're more excited about this than most other releases this year. I think you're absolutely okay. Reply +2
  • The best Wii U games

  • seeyoshirun 09/03/2015

    Can we stop running with this dated narrative that the Gamepad isn't used well? For asymmetric multiplayer, for games that allow a second player a "support" role and for games that allow user-generated content like level editors, it's been a godsend. Reply +2
  • Video: Games that remember when you die

  • seeyoshirun 06/03/2015

    It's a neat concept for video games to use and I'm glad to see a video on it from EG, but it feels like this video could have explored more examples of the way this mechanic is used, as the other examples mentioned in this thread (ZombiU in particular) attest to. Reply +1
  • PS4 sales hit 20.2m

  • seeyoshirun 04/03/2015

    It's good (albeit still a little perplexing) to see the PS4 selling so well, but can we stop using that Kaz Hirai picture in articles? I swear this is like the tenth time EG have used it or something. Reply +3
  • Does resolution really matter?

  • seeyoshirun 28/02/2015

    @Rildiz Perhaps it's a matter of personal taste, but I do feel like the Wii U has definitely delivered in terms of fun. I can't really compare it too much to XO or PS4 since I've only played a handful of games on those consoles, but I wouldn't exactly describe the games I *have* played on the other consoles as particularly fun or 'joyful'. Something like Mario Kart or Super Mario 3D World, though? Absolutely. Perhaps it's because they're the kind of games that don't take themselves too seriously.

    Anyway, I'm happy to see a case made against resolution's use as a yardstick for game quality. I honestly can't think of a single instance in which I've gone and played a game and thought 'you know, this game's okay but it would be so much better if it were 1080p'. The best games I've played make me completely forget about such things.
    Reply +4
  • Top factor driving PS4 purchases is "better resolution" - survey

  • seeyoshirun 26/02/2015

    I'd be interested to know the demographic breakdown of the people surveyed. The #1 reason for each of the three consoles seems fairly close to the way those companies have marketed them. Reply +1
  • Video: Watch 40 mins of Final Fantasy 15 on PS4

  • seeyoshirun 20/02/2015

    From what I can tell, the game looks pretty but a bit... bland? I think that's mostly the character design, those characters seem indistinct aside from their matching outfits and impressive abdominal muscles. It's like someone took 98 Degrees and put them into a JRPG. Reply +4
  • Star Ocean developer tri-Ace acquired by Japanese mobile company

  • seeyoshirun 20/02/2015

    I have a feeling I'm going to be spending more and more time eBaying the old RPGs I missed out on instead of buying new ones. So many Japanese devs seem to be moving to smartphones. I cannot put in words exactly how much this fact grosses me out. Reply +5
  • Mean Girls: The Game review

  • seeyoshirun 20/02/2015

    Whatever. I'm getting cheese fries. Reply +3
  • Performance Analysis: The Order: 1886

  • seeyoshirun 19/02/2015

    You know, I remember Square Enix's PlayStation 2 game "The Bouncer" copping flak for being overly cutscene-heavy nearly 15 years ago.

    Game development has obviously come a long way since then, but it doesn't appear that such a style of game goes over any better with the gaming public than it did back then, probably because something that fits a feature-length films' worth of cutscenes into its playtime is going to inevitably be compared to actual feature films, which have the advantage of being a different industry much more heavily populated by writers and directors who are skilled at that kind of storytelling.

    Games have some great writing on occasion as well, but it doesn't seem like that style of writing translates so well to something that emulates film. Based on what I've seen of The Order, it looks like it might have been better off trying to work more of its storytelling into the gameplay and easing up on the cutscenes just a little bit, rather than trying to be both a movie and a game at the same time and not really satisfying in either department.

    Or, perhaps, we just need to bring more people from the film and TV industries into gaming to help make this kind of storytelling more satisfying.
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