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Michael Powell

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  • Avatar for Neifirst Neifirst 15 days ago

    It was a $60 closed system that offered Nintendo no potential for future profit, but helped to keep their name in the headlines during the holidays. It's not really that shocking that it's being discontinued.

    Posted in So Long NES Classic, and Thanks for All the Aggravation

  • Avatar for Neifirst Neifirst A month ago

    @Xemus80 There's the explanation. Capcom knows people will double dip when it's made available for home consoles now, and then made for portable gaming in the summer time. This isn't too hard to figure out.

    Posted in Capcom's Decision to Keep the Disney Afternoon Collection off the Nintendo Switch Is a Load of Duck Feathers

  • Avatar for Neifirst Neifirst A month ago

    I haven't played it recently, but I beat the original Legend of Zelda (and the second quest) when I was in 4th grade. It couldn't have been that difficult. I'm loving Breath of the Wild so far for its similar lack of hand-holding. Just play the darn game and you figure things out eventually!

    Posted in Which Legend of Zelda Should You Play First?

  • Avatar for Neifirst Neifirst 2 months ago

    @guilhermeleroy10 Different author. There's no "USGamer" score. I am kind of surprised this wasn't reviewed by open world enthusiast Mike Williams though - maybe he's taking care of Breath of the Wild?

    Posted in Horizon Zero Dawn Review

  • Avatar for Neifirst Neifirst 2 months ago

    Whew...hang in there, Caty. I've never seen commentary like this is on USGamer before, which leads me to believe there are a lot of new registrants. I appreciate your insights here, but one thing I didn't see addressed was to what degree you need to complete sidequests to advance. Are the rewards / stat building they provide critical to completing the main storyline, or could you have been more choosy (in retrospect) and hence suffered less tedium? I'm going to pick it up regardless on account of its Pro support and the robotic dinosaurs, but I'd love to hear a response.

    Posted in Horizon Zero Dawn Review

  • Avatar for Neifirst Neifirst 3 months ago

    I watched it again just to be sure, but I think that Breath of the Wild might be the single best trailer I've ever seen. The Switch is going to be exactly what I expected: the Wii + a smattering of 3rd party offerings from those companies who typically supported Nintendo handhelds like Atlus and Square Enix. And that's fine.

    I preordered at Best Buy to be on the safe side, but I'd be perfectly fine with waiting until Christmas and getting the system along with Zelda, Mario Kart Deluxe, Splatoon 2, and Mario Odyssey too.

    Can't wait for the avalanche of US games journalist "think pieces" decrying the lack of indies and western 3rd party support beginning today...

    Posted in Reaction: This Was Pretty Much the Switch's Worst Case Scenario

  • Avatar for Neifirst Neifirst 3 months ago

    I guess I agree that they don't need Zelda day one, but indies and ports from the other consoles aren't going to excite anybody.

    Posted in Opinion: The Switch's Success Doesn't Hinge on Zelda Being Available at Launch

  • Avatar for Neifirst Neifirst 3 months ago

    I'm really looking forward to 2017 and USGamer's coverage. Thank you for all of the great work thus far, particularly on Axe of the Blood God.

    Posted in A Note from the Editor: What to Expect From USgamer in 2017

  • Avatar for Neifirst Neifirst 4 months ago

    2016 was absolutely fantastic as we're finally starting to see the fruits of Japanese console development in releases Dragon Quest Builders, Final Fantasy XV, Rez Infinite, and The Last Guardian, which portends even more greatness in the first half of 2017 with Gravity Rush 2, Yakuza 0, Resident Evil 7, Ni-Oh, Persona 5, and Nier Automata. Combined with the release of PS4 Pro and VR, I haven't enjoyed current releases and anticipated the next wave this much since the PS2 era.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: Was 2016 a Good Year for Games?

  • Avatar for Neifirst Neifirst 4 months ago

    Interesting lists, as expected, from the USGamer staff. As a longtime Fire Emblem fan, Fates was just too much for me - too much dialogue, too much relationship building, too much game taking place at the HQ. Path of Radiance was much more up my alley - getting right to the battles with a sprinkling of the other stuff. And DQVII was similarly too much - another lost continent, another set of identical villagers, another dungeon. But Dragon Quest Builders...fantastic!

    Here's my list:
    1. Final Fantasy XV
    2. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
    3. Ratchet & Clank
    4. Dragon Quest Builders
    5. The Last Guardian
    6. Titanfall 2 (sp only)
    7. Rez Infinite

    Posted in Our Favorites: Each USgamer Staff Member Picks Their 10 Best Games of the Year