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Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers review

bart64

11 months ago

I would love to remind you the price is different because it includes the cost of online play, but Nintendo has not clarified whether there will be additional charges.
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1-2 Switch is Nintendo's attempt to recapture Wii's golden era

bart64

1 year ago

Another day, another condescending nintendo article. I think it was Chris Kohler that explained this best. Including this game would send the wrong message about the direction of the Switch.
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Blizzard apologises for Mei's divisive winter wardrobe

bart64

1 year ago

No, it's not cool to go for a lazy cash-grab.
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Paper Mario: Color Splash review

bart64

2 years ago

Really surprised by this review, I'm loving the game. Eurogamer normally shares my appreciation for great writing, smart gameplay, and a polished presentation, and this game delivers in spades. You just went with the same three complaints from internet message boards, lazy and false.
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Twitch is playing Fallout 3 - and it's not going well

bart64

3 years ago

@wheelysteve I believe the chats are translated to inputs automatically, so there is a sense that you have a direct impact on the actions. I think at one point in pokemon they had to add an alogorith to average out inputs in order to make progress, however. So, maybe there is something somewhat interesting about it, just that it diminishes with the complexity of the game.
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Rich Stanton on: Skill and the random element

bart64

3 years ago

How did you manage not to mention mario kart in this article? It's practically the foundation no for this debate.
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New Nintendo 3DS review

bart64

3 years ago

@84659
It's like a jump from nintendo 64 to (almost) GameCube in stereoscopic 3D, it's a pretty mind blowing effect. There are some games just as inspired as the best DS stuff. Can't wait for my new one to finish charging, I must resist turning on until fully charged...
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UK gov changing law to get tough on internet trolling

bart64

4 years ago

And how will the authorities track down the culprits? Oh that's right, but taking away Internet security. Yeah, let's give that up so that people can't post mean text messages...
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Quantum Break gameplay footage debuts at Gamescom

bart64

4 years ago

If this is mediocre, what would you call good? I like the effect and the way it interacts with the geometry. Environments have a nice style. Seems they are doing something interesting with the plot. You want a revolution? The dude has a receding hairline, that's as revolutionary as these games get.
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Chibi-Robo! Let's Go, Photo! review

bart64

4 years ago

I think this reviewer forgot this is not a full priced game. It's a charming experiment with some fun ideas. I didn't complete it but had a few hours of messing with the photos, the quirky characters and tasks, and admiring the excellent presentation.
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Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails review

bart64

4 years ago

Add me to day-one list. I've been itching for a treasure style shooter and the creativity on display here makes it a no brainer. Are all the hardcore gamers on vacation today, where are the comments?
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Nintendo slumps to another annual loss after dismal Wii U sales

bart64

4 years ago

Didn't Sony and Microsoft dig much deeper holes for themselves last-gen? Where was the doom and gloom then? Are we expecting to see any consoles turning a profit anytime soon for that matter??
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Why Watch Dogs was delayed

bart64

4 years ago

What about the horrible timing with the NSA leaks. That was probably a major reason to wait. I still feel a little dirty supporting a game that promotes unlimited access to everyone's information.
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In Theory: 1080p30 vs 720p60 - could next-gen let us choose?

bart64

4 years ago

720p looks great to me on my tv, and 30fps is fine for a narrative based game--it actually draws you more into the world. 60fps is essential for action games like Donkey Kong, and 1080p or more helps make a good up-close PC experience. Isn't it nice to have a choice and great games being developed using different techniques!!
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Savour the Wii U and Vita - they're our new Dreamcasts

bart64

4 years ago

So eurogamer joins the nintendoom bandwagon... Did you not follow what happened to 3ds? This thing still has a good chance, especially knowing what the competition has presented. Why no article about the mediocre ps4 and xb1 launch offering. The long install times, mandatory updates, crashing, lack of compelling launch titles, tapering sales...
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Microsoft Studios' Phil Spencer on Resolutiongate and Kinect

bart64

5 years ago

Love how Microsoft is forced to argue the same case Wii u did against focus on graphics! It's about games people, resolution doesn't matter, except for nintendo games, those are still weak...
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The strongest next-gen line-up from the unlikeliest source

bart64

5 years ago

Wow, lots of tough guys here hating on Mario.
I prefer the WiiU reality over the alternative wait around and hope for the best for a year or two.
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Watch us play five Super Mario 3D World levels in full

bart64

5 years ago

Seems there is a substantial coin reward for finishing with the crown, so it's not entire austhetic.
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Sonic Lost World review

bart64

5 years ago

I hope this isn't another Wonderful 101 syndrome review where the reviewer just really sucking.
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EA and Nintendo: the collapse of the "unprecedented relationship"

bart64

5 years ago

EA can go to hell. Nintendo may have messed up, but at least they don't run their company like a Chinese sweat shop. I wouldn't be surprised if EA did the "unprecedented relationship" announcement just to strengthen their position in negotiating with MS and Sony, but had no real plans to follow through.
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New Super Luigi U review

bart64

5 years ago

I'm liking it a lot. The added difficulty makes it a real challenge to reach the next castle and save progress! Seems the wrong person did this review, I believe most people will have a blast with this more extreme take on Mario platforming.
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Microsoft kills game ownership and expects us to smile

bart64

5 years ago

he only way this is ok is if prices reflect the change. If new AAA games were $30-$40 it would be acceptable. Not holding my breath though.
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Resident Evil creator Mikami: "There aren't any real survival horror games in the world right now"

bart64

5 years ago

Guess he missed ZombieU as well.
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Wii U Miiverse headed to PC, smartphones in May

bart64

5 years ago

@HotCoffee It's not esoteric, it's their core online service. The same one everyone has been asking for non-stop for ten years.
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Nintendo determined to prevent dedicated gaming consoles from dying out as threat from next-gen and mobile looms

bart64

5 years ago

@jimboton Well, at least not until we figure out quantum entanglement...
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Nintendo not interested in emulating Xbox Live, Iwata says

bart64

5 years ago

I've been messing around with the Wii U since the US launch and I'm very excited about the prospects of Miiverse. It's hard to explain how alike or different it is without trying it out yourself, but I can say that so far the community is lovely and whatever limitations are there have a purpose: usually to make things simpler/quicker and more enjoyable. It's just a nice place to meet people and share in an experience without too much committment or intimidation. It's the first time I'm truely enjoying a social network, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you all think tomorrow!

Also, drawing messages is revolutionary, especially if you like doodling.
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Paper Mario: Sticker Star review

bart64

6 years ago

@darc Yeah, it feels like something is missing without all the stats, but there's just so much in its place, and it's so engaging, that it becomes it's own thing. Unless you're a strict classic RPG player (and fear anything new) I can't imagine how you would not fall for it's charm, care in presentation, and balanced, innovative mechanics. Do yourself a favor and sip on this one like a fine wine.

@iago71 Sorry for the confusion, playing a US copy. Just wanted to chime in because I always enjoy Eurogamer's way of finding the art and joy in a video game, which they seemed to have missed this time--maybe it was a busy week!
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bart64

6 years ago

I'm about 6 hours in and completely in love. It's a difficult game but I appreciate the shift in focus from battle mechanics to puzzle mechanics. The game is constructed to keep you guessing, but because there are always two or three levels to try at any one time (you can skip to 3-1 when you're stuck on 1-3), there is always something new to explore which will always open up possibilites when you're feeling stuck or burned.

The sticker battle scheme totally re-wires your approach to battle tactics, keeping things fresh and encouraging experimentation. Every move you make has a tangible concequence, every move matters--the sticker is lost forever but it frees up room for another. Imagine a Paper Mario game where inventory management is more appealing than the script!

A game, apparently, ahead of its time.
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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Preview: The Best Final Fantasy on Nintendo in Years

bart64

6 years ago

@KanePaws Or just Theat(one syllable)-rhythm.

I was hoping there was a little more depth to this so good to hear about the RPG party elements. Much more interesting than most rhythm games with a great collection of music to work from. Sold.
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