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Hey Nintendo, PlatinumGames wants The Wonderful 101 on Switch

kirinnokoshin

1 day ago

Please fix the frame rate
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God of War review: astonishing technological craft in the service of simple pleasures

kirinnokoshin

1 week ago

@mostro

Super Mario Odyssey is a 97
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In Theory: Can a Switch hardware revision extend its lifespan?

kirinnokoshin

1 month ago

Even if I agreed that the Switch's games visuals look dated on a big screen (I don't), 'dated' does not equal 'worse'. It's obviously a balancing act, but framerate and art direction (quality) always trumps details/poly count (quantity).
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Super Smash Bros. announced for Nintendo Switch

kirinnokoshin

1 month ago

I hope they can sort out lag once and for all when playing online. I donít have many mates who play games and would play SSB a lot more if the online experience was more akin to Mario Kart or Street Fighter 4/5.
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Nintendo's Arms director confirms "no plans" for more content updates

kirinnokoshin

3 months ago

@grassyknoll

Is it? Iím buying Knack right away then!
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Street Fighter 5 Arcade Edition review

kirinnokoshin

3 months ago

@mintgreen

Ah, good to hear.
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kirinnokoshin

3 months ago

Has anyone experienced the game freezing during the white out before the fight starts in Arcade mode? Happened 3 times in a row for me a couple of days ago and I havenít touched it since.
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Mario Odyssey encourages curiosity - and what higher praise is there?

kirinnokoshin

6 months ago

For me itís another masterpiece and has subverted my expectations of what this amazing series of games can achieve once more. Special note has to go to New Donk City which from its setting, gimmicks, npcís and string of challenges easily ranks as one of the most enrapturing sequences of gameplay I can think of ever (the place deserves some sort of spin off TV series).
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Super Mario Odyssey review

kirinnokoshin

6 months ago

I want to move to new Donk City and marry Pauline. Weíll live rest our lives in a penthouse apartment on Cranky Avenue.
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kirinnokoshin

6 months ago

Spent the last 2 hours in the lakeside kingdom, what a mesmerising, beautiful game.
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kirinnokoshin

6 months ago

Iíve spent a couple of hours with it. After playing so many 3D Marioís that follow a goal based and linear level design over the last decade, initially I found it a little jarring.

Needless to say it takes very little time to adjust and frankly itís feels like no other mario before, the possibility scope here and density of ideas is really flabbergasting even after 2 hours. Hello weekend!
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Super Mario Galaxy, the Nintendo game that landed from another star

kirinnokoshin

6 months ago

Although I think the 2nd is superior from a level design and streamlining perspective and is more consistently brilliant, the original had the wow factor and a majesty about it that I donít think any mario game has equalled since.

Got a dispatch note for Odyssey yesterday afternoon, looking down the barrel of a loooooong work day :-)
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Super Mario Odyssey has a live-action music video

kirinnokoshin

6 months ago

Super Mario Odyssey got a 10 in the latest Edge Magazine. Nintendo are killing it in 2017.
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How Super Mario Odyssey scales across docked and handheld modes

kirinnokoshin

7 months ago

Uncompromised performance is the least I expect from an EAD Tokyo game. From the previews it sounds predictably incredible and the next few weeks of waiting will be agony.
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Metroid: Samus Returns review

kirinnokoshin

7 months ago

@RawShark

Donkey Kong on the Gameboy holds up. After all these years I still think it's one of the most charming and tightly designed puzzle platformers ever.
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Now PlatinumGames has teased The Wonderful 101 for Nintendo Switch

kirinnokoshin

10 months ago

If they can get it running locked at 60fps, then I'll double dip.
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Level-5 is trying to make a Layton game work on Nintendo Switch

kirinnokoshin

10 months ago

@Number1Laing

Why would it be awful? Zak and Wiki on the Wii was a gesture based point and click puzzler which worked fine and released before Wii motion plus (gyro tech).
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Street Fighter 2 Nintendo Switch first-person mode is the worst of Wii waggle

kirinnokoshin

11 months ago

@deez

It just serves to underline how important the development and testing effort is to get motion controls calibrated and working properly. You can't just flick a switch called 'motion controls - on'
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Nintendo's not making Hey! Pikmin

kirinnokoshin

1 year ago

30 quid saved there then
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review

kirinnokoshin

1 year ago

@OnlyJoeKing

Chiming in with you here, this is an absolutely astonishing game/world/experience. I have no idea how something so huge could feel so crafted, real and magical all the same time. To anyone on the fence I say jump in, this is gaming history in the making and all I can say is I was there!
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kirinnokoshin

1 year ago

Doomed
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Platinum's Turtles game delisted from Steam, PSN and Xbox

kirinnokoshin

1 year ago

Shell Shock
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Nintendo Switch CPU and GPU clock speeds revealed

kirinnokoshin

1 year ago

Meh, should have just duct taped 3 Dreamcasts together.
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Super Mario Run is now live on the App Store

kirinnokoshin

1 year ago

@levitate

Reboot your iPhone. I had the same problem earlier.
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Street Fighter 5 sales grind to a halt as community calls for revamp

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

Disappointment of the year for me.
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Nintendo Switch games list, 2018 release dates and every Switch game released so far

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

I guess Breath of the Wild will lack second screen functionality on the Switch. It looked like it might be pretty useful in the demo they showed in 2015 (it's certainly is in wind waker HD).

Think I'll get the Wii U version unless there's a noticeable performance improvement on Switch.
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Metroid Prime: Federation Force flops

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

Well on the bright side it'll be selling for 2 bob and a pickled egg soon.
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Nintendo NX is a portable console with detachable controllers

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

All in all this is terrible news I was expecting 3 GTX 1080's duct taped together for £200.
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kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

@Dat_Guy

It will be powered by pedometer and solar energy. That's what those detachable whatsits are for.
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kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

So it's exactly what we thought it would be all along.
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The UK's two biggest video game magazine companies are now one

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

I subscribe to Edge and think they are the best critics of the lot. Also has excellent in-depth features that you rarely get from online publications. I hope they continue as is.
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Tech Analysis: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

It really is an amazing looking game. So many factors contribute like the the colour tone that bring such vibrancy to every scene, the quality and range of character animation, how the in-engine cut scenes blend into gameplay just makes for a sumptuous experience.

I can't think of any other studios apart from Naughty Dog and Nintendo EAD that bring that level of meticulous polish to their games as to render the technology almost invisible (Blizzard get similar praise but don't play their stuff so can't comment). A bit of a luxury all things considered.
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Nintendo's NX console launches March 2017 globally

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

I've seen some chatter about Zelda being delayed until 2017 as well. Is there any truth to this? Seems strange to focus this E3 on Zelda and not release it in 2016, it'd be a nice swansong for Wii U.

Edit: Ah , 2017 it is.
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There's a Welsh language cover of PES's Euro 2016 game

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

Bendigedig Butt
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Revealed: Sony's plan for PlayStation 4K - codename Neo

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

Having bought a OG and New 3DS, I'd be a hypocrite to say I've derived no value in intra-generation console hardware upgrades. However with a handheld you get more than just improved silicon. Screen quality, form factor, battery life etc all get a boost, so the enhancement feels reasonably comprehensive. More importantly, handhelds are a lot cheaper and tend to suffer more wear and tear due to their portability, so it just makes more sense. Ultimately the upgrade isn't purely about performance.

The only real motivator to upgrade to Neo is improved game performance, or more cynically to avoid the sub-standard performance that OG PS4 owners will be left with once developers exploit the extra headroom offered by Neo. I think that's really the issue here, assurance that baseline performance isn't going to be unduly compromised would go a fair distance toward calming the nerves.

But how can any assurance be offered on a system that relies primarily on 3rd parties and indies for games? If Neo spec reports are true, I think Sony needs to address this issue sharpish.
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The new Doom is having a tough time with Steam user reviews

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

@jabberwocky

Yeah that's what I did. Ah well the Beta on PS4 is over now I believe.
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kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

I don't remember waiting for players to connect for over 20 minutes (on PS4) and then shutting the game down when they don't. So not really like old school DOOM.
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Dark Souls 3 review

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

@Zerobob

I got trounced by the BSB too and also couldn't get close quickly enough when using the blood cocktails. Things got much easier when I started gun parrying/visceral attack. You can pull it off whenever it raises onto it's hind legs for the two handed attack, and sometimes for the standard swipes if your timing is good enough. Once I started to employ this tactic successfully I killed it on my 2nd/3rd attempt (after dying about 10/15 times prior).

Also remember to release lock-on to leg it away faster when it goes totally beserk. Also don't forget antidotes.
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Star Fox 64 launches on Wii U Virtual Console this week

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

Good launch price but doubt I'll bother since having owned the excellent 3DS remake.
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Uncharted 4 continues to look fantastic

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

@Dubya

No
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Street Fighter 5 does not punish players who rage quit

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

I think SFV and think of Ryu and Ken. That iconic yelling that sliced through the cacophony of the early 90's arcade.

"A ball of shit!"
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Performance Analysis: Street Fighter 5 on PS4

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

Can't believe it's shipped without a basic Arcade mode.
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Street Fighter 5's first DLC character, Alex, live in March

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

@MasterBruce

That's annoying.

However I just found this:

http://shoryuken.com/2016/02/09/report-street-fighter-v-day-one-update-adds-legacy-controller-support-alex-coming-in-march/

So hopefully it's all good and it includes FightPad Support too. The new SFV fight pads are a rip off at £50 especially considering PS3 ones were on for less than £20 back in 2010.
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kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

Do the the PS3 FightPads work as well?
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Nintendo postpones plans for sleep sensor launch

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

About time they put that idea to bed.
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Unravel review

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

Sounds a bit like Never Alone. Heartfelt premise, dreamy aesthetic but undercooked in the gameplay department.
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A brief history of one of gaming's greatest studios

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

I hope that Nintendo commission a port of The Wonderful 101 to future hardware. I struggle to think of a more original, intricate and generous action game and it's such a shame that so much is spoiled by the erratic frame rate.
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Xbox One exclusive Scalebound delayed to 2017

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

A delay is always disappointing but it's usually for a good reason, especially if announced a while in advance.

Personally I wish Kamiya's last game The Wonderful 101 had been delayed so they could have improved the erratic frame rate, something last years' Scalebound demo needed a hell of lot of work on.
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Readers' top 50 games of 2015

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

@Rodimus-Prime

Come on be honest Rod, you may have the touch, you may have the power, but you didn't get on with Transformers Devastation because you aren't in it.
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Eurogamer's Games of 2015 no. 2: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

kirinnokoshin

2 years ago

Did chapter one and thought it was brilliant, my favourite game this year after Splatoon and Bloodborne. Not really an MGS stalwart so couldn't care less about story threads, the dynamic gameplay was strong enough to carry it despite the repetitive nature of the missions on the surface.

Can't really be arsed with Chapter 2 as the game has felt conclusive enough, and from the sounds of it may sour the experience.
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