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General Rotors / Re: Wii U
« on: May 09, 2013, 12:11:59 AM »
Oh. Guess I'll add everybody here that has gotten one recently once I'm on it again.

Been playing the hell out of Monster Hunter recently. And also, yeah, it's a pretty good Netflix device, which is kind of a sad perk, but at least you can't watch things on the controller if the TV is in use for something else or whatever. Never thought Nintendo and Breaking Bad would go together so well.

General Rotors / Re: We're all old now.
« on: February 03, 2013, 01:45:32 PM »
update save shaq fu and we'll talk

I've tried. I can't remember the login information, and ALL of my files for the website are on my old, dead computer. So first I need a new computer, then transfer shit, then find my password. One day it will happen.

General Rotors / Re: Yoshi's Epic Yarn
« on: January 25, 2013, 01:24:26 AM »
At ... At least it isn't Yoshi's Island DS 2? Cause man... YIDS was so disappointing.

General Rotors / Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« on: January 25, 2013, 12:47:14 AM »
The 3D games definitely did become a bit more linear. I enjoyed the 2d ones for how open they felt, having areas you never needed to bother exploring on the main map but could if you wanted to.

Ocarina aged poorly for me. After Twilight (which I didn't find GREAT but was still fun) Hyrule field just felt entirely too small. Skyward Sword is definitely the most lineae and hands dowb has the least amount of adventure feeling in it. Wind Waker though, you can travel all over exploring new places pretty early on. You have the feeling of "getting lost", which is great for adventure games.

I look forward to it fully.

Would still like another proper 2D one though.

General Rotors / Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« on: January 23, 2013, 03:50:40 PM »
Sofox: I asked for opinions. I don't care if they are good or bad, opinions are opinions. What is it you don't enjoy about'em?

James: Yes. Is that hard to fathom? Making a topic about the part that I actually wanted to discuss? If I wanted to discuss the other things in the Nintendo Direct news, I would have brought them up as well. This was the part I found the most interesting, because I rather enjoyed Wind Waker, and turning an already pretty game into HD is pretty neat. So, congrats, your post makes you look like an idiot.

General Rotors / Re: Sonic Fan Movie "Spec Film"
« on: January 14, 2013, 03:05:38 AM »
Let's ignore that it is Sonic for a second and instead pretend the main character is any other generic optimistic cool guy ... That being said, why couldn't they at least have kept his speech patterns and general lingo relevant to the times? Yes, he used to say "way past cool",  but not because it was a catch phrase of his, it was the generic "cool guy lingo" at the time. So if you're making a movie to try to hold an audience, at least keep the shit being spoken up to date. Just ... Bad bad bad all around.

General Rotors / Re: Sonic Fan Movie "Spec Film"
« on: January 13, 2013, 03:40:59 PM »
What I said was meant to be a rhetorical question.

General Rotors / Re: Sonic Fan Movie "Spec Film"
« on: January 12, 2013, 01:22:52 AM »
Jaleel White's voice makes me want to cringe. Visually, it is well done, and I was surprised as some of the "famous" people they managed to get in it, but over all, why would anyone WANT a Sonic movie? Who actually ever played the games for their story? Nobody ever, we played them because they were fun games. With this, you get all the cringe worthy cutscenes from the later games, but with no game play in between them to ease the pain.

Also his texture bothered me. I realize it was done to give him the look of actually having quills, but it looked ... odd.

Knuckles had fingers...

General Rotors / Re: OWHH LOOK ITSA FRUNGLEFIZZ (Pokémon X/Y)
« on: January 09, 2013, 12:57:56 PM »
There was also that little note in the video saying it doesn't reflect the finished product, but I guess we will see. It does look a little DSy though, not nearly up to what the 3DS could handle. I'm sure it will be fun though.

General Rotors / Re: Wii U
« on: January 07, 2013, 01:54:53 AM »
This has been bugging me this entire thread. Hol, it's not "Wii-U" it's just "Wii U", there is no hyphen. Also, yeah, the NSMB games are rehashes, but everything you have said is just ... wrong. NSMB Wii and NSMBU aren't really that similar at all, aside from the core mechanics and being a NSMB game. There was no lag in the Wii version. The title that probably had the least though put into it was NSMB2, which was fun, but still probably the weakest link.

As for 3D Land, I was literally JUST talking about this on AIM a second ago. Today I decided to start a new file on it, seeing as I haven't touched the thing since I got the five stars on my file just a few weeks after it came out, and I must say it is way more boring than I remembered. I think my first play-through was basically inspired by it being a new game and wanting to see what all it had, and yeah I definitely enjoyed that it had a decent amount of unlockables, what with a whole second half of the game, and also an extra secret stage, but the game play itself is kind of terrible. The game was everything I always wanted, a 3D Mario game that played like a 2D game, but now I have kind of come to realize that it just doesn't work how I thought it would.

Firstly, the levels are ridiculously short, and after a while start feeling uninspired. They started recycling level designs entirely, and even a lot of the second half of the game were just the levels from the first half albeit a little "harder." The problem lies in the fact that, for one, controls feel clunky. A 3D game needs to have a free-camera, not having one just makes things more annoying than they should be, especially say on stages where you're on the airships being chased by that shadow Mario (why does he exist in this game with no other ties to Galaxy or Sunshine?) The enemy placement is just stupid. You see a goomba, you can either risk trying to jump on it, and possibly missing, or just ... I dunno, walk right beside it and ignore it ever existed? It didn't do enemy placement quite like the real 3D games, so it just feels like they are uselessly put in. At least in the 2D Mario games, enemies are actually in your PATH.

The game also feels surprisingly empty and "lonely." The idea was great, and it should have been better than what it was, but it really isn't quite the game I thought I remembered. Once I played it without all that "new game feel" on it, I kind of realized that it is rather boring, unfortunately.

General Rotors / Re: KNIFE FIGHTS....
« on: January 06, 2013, 11:51:53 PM »
Terrify, no. Huge and annoying, yes.

General Rotors / Re: KNIFE FIGHTS....
« on: January 06, 2013, 05:16:19 PM »
Hol, I hate your signature so damn much. It's annoying scrolling past that image in every topic you post in (which is every topic now), especially on a phone.

General Rotors / Re: Black fried egg!
« on: December 31, 2012, 04:51:01 PM »
"Relax" said the nightman

It'd have been neat to do like a secret santa gift exchange over the holidays or something. I don't think we've ever done anything like that, but seeing as there are only like, maybe 7 people that have posted here as of late, it would almost be pointless. Plus, somebody would end up drawing the short stick and have to receive/get a gift from Hol. So ... perhaps it was for the best.

General Rotors / Re: We're all old now.
« on: December 28, 2012, 02:12:32 PM »
26 and still no idea what I'm doing.

General Rotors / Re: Wii U
« on: December 28, 2012, 02:09:53 PM »
NSMBU was probably my favorite of the NSMB titles. The challenge mode is great and adds hours of playtime, especially if you go for golds. It is indeed a rehash, but I mean, that is to be expected I guess. So as long as you don't go into it expecting the difference from Mario 1 to Mario 3 then, it is still very enjoyable.

Ignoring all the critic reviews, ZombiU is a pretty awesome game as well. Genuinely a spooky atmosphere, and the gameplay is fun.

Sonic and All stars racing is fun, and has been patched so any problems it has are fixed. Admittedly though, I have a hard time playing it because it feels too much like a generic racing game and less like the knock off Mario Kart I was hoping for.

Nintendoland is one of the best games hands down, especially with friends. That Animal Crossing chase game is great.

From what I've watched my girlfriend playing Scribblenauts, it looks neat. Nice and crisp, fun atmosphere.

General Rotors / Re: Tomb Raider
« on: December 11, 2012, 06:39:38 PM »
I've never found Lara Croft or the Tomb Raider series in any way fun or interesting, but at the same time, I do think it is kind of ridiculous that there has to be a rape scene involved. Can't be a tough woman unless you were raped or almost raped. Can't just be a tough woman, gotta go through some sort of problem. Never is it just in your personality normally.

General Rotors / Re: Uncooked Hamburger Meat
« on: December 07, 2012, 03:53:42 PM »

It's always rare, it's uncooked.

Badum tish!

Weren't you supposed to be proving you're a girl now? You're going to make me say these words: Looks like Squish was right.

General Rotors / Re: the new paper mario is a bad game
« on: December 05, 2012, 09:24:32 AM »
I always let Sonic get carried off to sea by the whale.


General Rotors / Re: Wii U
« on: December 02, 2012, 10:48:06 PM »
Keith, for some reason it wouldn't let me register you through Miiverse like everbody else, so I had to do it through the actual friend thing, meaning you'll have to add SimplyAJ for it to be approved.

General Rotors / Re: Wii U
« on: December 02, 2012, 03:58:05 PM »
the price of the console is pretty high

At launch:
Playstation 3: 20 GB model priced at $499, and a 60 GB model at $599
XBox 360: "Xbox 360" package priced at $399, the "Xbox 360 Core", priced at $299
Wii U: Basic: $299.99, Premium: $349.99

Average-to-low price as far as I'm concerned for a newly released console.

But being an owner of one, I can tell you that the tech is pretty neat, perhaps in line with Shinmera's comment of "gadget aspect" ... they're trying a lot of neat stuff that I'm assuming will be best proven in the next year or two.  The included tablet controller allows you to interact with the core system more like a dynamic remote control (heck, it can even BE a functional remote for your TV) and will probably be best realized once some more of the media features come online.  The continuous connection to the built-in online community is interesting ... in my experience playing NSMB U, you can comment or read comments from people who have been to the level you're about to enter or have completed.  It's just kind of fun to shout out your accomplishments or difficulties.  And kind of surreal when my sister who had gotten ahead of me had a comment show up when I arrived.

I've seen ZombiU which uses a sort of augmented reality aspect of looking through and moving the tablet controller around as a "scanning" device, which is something that I'm sure will be explored upon more.  Nintendo Land also uses it as a way of interacting with the 3D world or as a private view port for an interesting take on multiplayer, e.g. in a "chase" game where the one to be chased is running off the tablet and the others are just running around trying to catch them.

I think there will be some great and unique experiences on the Wii U and then a bit after that Microsoft and Sony will come out with their own takes on the idea that are not as popular, that seems to be the current pattern.

All of that, and you fail to post your ID!

But yeah, the technology behind it is pretty awesome. I really enjoy the constant connection on the network. Makes you feel like you're a PART of it, as opposed to say like, PSN, where I just see "SUITCASE HAS LOGGED ON!" "DRAK HAS LOGGED ON" "SUITCASE HAS LOGGED OFF."

General Rotors / Re: Wii U
« on: December 01, 2012, 10:09:46 PM »
SimplyAJ is mine. Now to ... find Miiverse.

General Rotors / Re: So Hol ... Sera ... wants back in
« on: December 01, 2012, 09:59:30 PM »
I thought as much, but wasn't sure.

General Rotors / Wii U
« on: December 01, 2012, 09:54:48 PM »
Anybody got this? I know Joshi does. I just got one today, and am setting it up and what not.

If anyone DOES have it, what are your IDs and what not?

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