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  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn 10 days ago

    I was pretty excited for this game before, but this direct really pushed that up a few notches. My one big concern was the number of levels - I felt that Sunshine just didn't have enough stages, and enough variety, to feel like a proper follow up to Mario 64. Unless I've miscounted I believe we are now up to 9 stages in this game - and they look fantastically diverse, and quite large, and I believe the narrator said there were more. Well, my concerns are pretty much over now! I really can't wait for this game!

    Posted in Super Mario Odyssey Has a Gorgeous Photo Mode, New Nintendo Switch Bundle

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn 15 days ago

    The FIRST game I wish I could have returned? Maybe "Last Action Hero" on the Genesis.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What's the First Game You Bought That You Wish You Could've Returned?

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn A month ago

    My plan is to buy one if I see one but I'm not doing any of this craziness. This is basically my philosophy with all products. But when it comes to these plug and play emulator consoles I basically gave up after failing to get an NES Classic and have decided to build a Raspberry Pi machine for myself. I have no idea how to build one, but I'm confident it'll be easier than pre-ordering a SNES classic.

    Posted in The SNES Classic Pre-Order Debacle is a Bad Look for Nintendo

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn A month ago

    Hmm. For me, Capcom (and many other publishers) have left behind too many of the franchises I really liked. They focus on a fairly narrow range of proven, popular franchises, and neglect just a ton of old franchises that people used to love (to say nothing of creating NEW franchises). I understand why this is from an economic perspective (I think I do, anyway) - they need assurances that these games are going to make back their budget. But I think there's a hidden cost in terms of brand image.

    We all know about Megaman - but there are so many more! What about the fighting games they used to make OTHER than Street Fighter and Vs.? What about Ghosts and Goblins? Not since Maximo 2 has that series seen any attention. What about all the shmups? What about Final Fight and the myriad of other beat 'em ups? Dino Crisis, Rival Schools, Breath of Fire, Viewtiful Joe, Power Stone, Strider - to say nothing of one offs like P.N. 03. I mean it just goes on and on. THIS is what the company's reputation is built on, not constantly revisiting the same half dozen wells over and over. Not all of these games are suitable for full blown HD treatment (although I think some of them are), but surely many of them are good for shorter, download indie game style updates? (Like Strider, come to think of it, I believe that did okay for them, right?)

    Anyway, my point is the name 'Capcom' used to mean quality gaming because they had a huge catalogue of impressive games to their credit. With only a few living franchises and only a tiny number of titles releasing in any given year, no wonder people become wary. And if a couple of those games turn out to be disappointments, they can get in a lot of trouble really quickly.

    Posted in Capcom Is In A Sad, Sorry State Right Now

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn A month ago

    @Ralek I would add that there was a sub theme of the main character being unhappy in the real world for specific reasons - powerlessness, lack of confidence, dissatisfaction with his appearance - all of which the game world allowed him to subvert. But over the course of his digital quest he actually changes all of that, becoming fit, confident, etc. It's all standard Hero's Journey type stuff, but it is there, and I think it provides the emotional center of the book, so that it isn't merely about the references. Still I essentially agree with Mike's points. It's a pretty entertaining breezy page turner, but it's not fine literature.

    Posted in Ready Player One's Movie Teaser Reflects A Book That's About Nothing

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn 2 months ago

    I mean, I think it's kind of clever. I remember a while back seeing a puzzle that was the cover of the Beatles White Album... so I guess actually THAT should be the Dark Souls of puzzles. But anyway I could see myself getting something like this if only for the novelty.

    Posted in This Mario Puzzle Could be the Dark Souls of Puzzles

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn 3 months ago

    I am honestly confused by the attitudes people have about price. People seem happy (well, maybe not happy but you get the idea) to spend significant money on smartphones, tablets, etc. My laptop cost almost twice what the OneX is going to cost. But people complained about the Switch price. I thought $300 was very fair considering how complex and novel the device was - it's literally half the price of my iPhone 6, and that's without any economy of scale! Meanwhile, people seem excited about the PS4 Pro, even though that's a $100 more? Just because of extra pixels I guess? People don't put any value on the unique functionality of the Switch? And now here comes the One X, and everybody is complaining again. Paying an extra $100 for superior graphics is what everybody was defending, I thought, whenever Nintendo consoles are compared to the competition (not only recently, but going way back, such as Wii vs. 360).

    At the end of the day, each of these products serve different markets with different needs. That's the only way I can make sense of the varied (contradictory?) reactions to the different prices these products are launching at. Considering that the Xbox One launched at $500 the fact that they are able to offer a significant upgrade at the same price seems totally reasonable. I don't really see the logic in being shocked or upset by it. It's a prestige item for high end consumers, so the price makes sense.

    That said, this product isn't for me so I don't think I'll be getting one unless some amazing exclusives get announced.

    Posted in The Internet Reacts to the Xbox One X $499 Price

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn 4 months ago

    @DrCorndog Exactly. The population disparity between Japan and the Western markets may make it difficult/impossible for Japan to dominate the industry economically, but if the idea of "on top" is shifted to refer to critical acclaim, beloved characters, or innovative game design then Japan can still be a leading light, and an inspiration to many Western devs and fans.

    Posted in Tekken 7 Producer Says Japan Will Never "Be Back on Top of Game Development"

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn 4 months ago

    @Sturat Agreed, Castlevania 3 is the correct winner. Some may say "That wasn't a choice, that's cheating!" But as this is clearly a world without any decency who cares? :p

    Posted in Retro Game Fans Get Riled Up by the Twitter Poll from Hell

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn 5 months ago

    I have a feeling that this is just preparing the way for a new product - either a very similar product with different (longer term?) licenses or else some kind of enhanced product. Maybe one that can download new games from the virtual console or otherwise be extended. Given how popular this has proven to be, I doubt Nintendo is just going to walk away from the concept.

    Posted in NES Classic Prices Rise With End of Production, Mini Famicom Discontinued Too