Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - NWR_insanolord

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 703
1
They've done so many of those Mini Mario games, I really wish they'd go back to that original Mario vs. DK formula at least one more time.

2
General Gaming / Re: Sitting on the sidelines: PS5 vs XB Series X
« on: February 24, 2021, 11:58:24 PM »
I got a Series X about a month ago and I've enjoyed it a lot. A lot of what I've played is older stuff, but the higher specs and much quicker load times make those a really improved experience on the new hardware too. Coming from an original model Xbox One, the entire interface feels so much better.

3
A big one I want to point out, though, is DK: King of Swing. I really loved that game, which felt like it just came and went without getting any real attention. You control it with the shoulder buttons, which cause the big ape to grab onto things, and as the name implies, when you're only grabbing onto one thing you swing around it. You use these mechanics to navigate the environment, and it has a lot of neat ideas. It also got a sequel on DS called DK: Jungle Climber, which is pretty good too.

Looked this one up based on your post, but I gotta say it doesn't look very appealing in video form. The movement (jumps especially) looks slow, and there's a flatness to the art style in that Mr. Driller way, but more towards the pastels spectrum. Much prefer the Mario vs. DK visuals.
Looking at the gameplay I'm kind of reminded of Clu Clu Land, of all things.
Is it just a game that looks a bit dull but is really fun to play? Is there a rhythm component to alternating button presses, like how Khush is saying? I'm curious what makes this one so good, since it doesn't really wow me at a glance.

I wasn't that big a fan of the art style, but I liked the game despite that. The Clu Clu Land comparison makes sense in that most of your inputs are just about grabbing with either or both hands. I don't think it feels that slow in motion, especially as it goes on and the game expects more of you in terms of complexity. I don't know what video you saw, but it may have been early on, where it probably is slower and more simple.

4
Mario Golf: Advance Tour is my favorite game in that series. Mario Tennis: Power Tour gets all the attention around these parts because of Stan's infamous review, but I think the golf version is the better game. I really wish they'd bring back that RPG mode. Golf Story on Switch was fun, but it's not quite the same.

5
Nintendo Gaming / Re: Place your bets on Feb 17th Megatons!
« on: February 17, 2021, 01:35:46 PM »
Donkey Konga 2 for DK's 40th.  Calling it now.

(seriously, gimme a bongo-based sequel, Nintendo.  This game was insane.)

Donkey Konga Labo, with cardboard bongos.

6
Some real standouts here. Both Advance Wars games are great. The DS ones are really good too but I think these are the best ones, at least out of those that have come to the west. Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town is probably my favorite game in that series, though it was recently remade for Switch and that version adds a lot of quality of life improvements.

A big one I want to point out, though, is DK: King of Swing. I really loved that game, which felt like it just came and went without getting any real attention. You control it with the shoulder buttons, which cause the big ape to grab onto things, and as the name implies, when you're only grabbing onto one thing you swing around it. You use these mechanics to navigate the environment, and it has a lot of neat ideas. It also got a sequel on DS called DK: Jungle Climber, which is pretty good too.

7
Administration / Re: I wanna see the manager!
« on: February 14, 2021, 02:43:15 AM »
I don't think money's a factor, it's just a matter of our webmaster taking the time to do it, and I don't know exactly how much effort that requires.
Have you tried asking for his/her manager?

I suppose that's John and/or Neal, and I have mentioned it to them as well.

8
Administration / Re: I wanna see the manager!
« on: February 13, 2021, 09:30:25 PM »
I don't think money's a factor, it's just a matter of our webmaster taking the time to do it, and I don't know exactly how much effort that requires.

9
Administration / Re: I wanna see the manager!
« on: February 12, 2021, 08:35:30 PM »
I keep bringing it up and keep getting noncommittal answers, so if you really want it updated immediately I suggest you find a major bug in the software that lets you ban literally everyone all at once, as that's worked in the past.

10
Administration / Re: Now That's What I Call Safe Words 17! Sign-up Thread!
« on: February 09, 2021, 07:48:34 PM »
Second place, here I come!

11
Nintendo Gaming / Re: poll: How many Wii U ports have you double dipped on?
« on: February 08, 2021, 09:55:03 PM »
I've got ports of games I'd never bought before on an earlier system like Pokken Tournament, FF7, World of Goo.

I almost counted those, but it didn't seem to jive with the intent of the thread. I'm sure folks would agree that most of the ports are great and desirable games on their own merit, so it makes sense to buy them on the new system instead of the old for the typical extra features and content as well as the expected improved performance. The only reason it would be preferred to buy the older title would be for the possible lower price of a discounted older system or for collectors sake.

Do others feel the same way or am I being too picky with the terms?

I think the point of the thread is about buying games multiple times, so picking up one you missed the first time around doesn't count. Nintendo ported all these games over because they're good games that were previously stuck on a system nobody owned, the whole point was to appeal to people who never previously played them.

12
Most of the penalties were legit, but the problem is Kansas City was playing that way all season and they chose this moment to start calling them on it. If officiating had been consistent over the course of the season the Chiefs either would have cut that out or not been in the Super Bowl.

13
Nintendo Gaming / Re: poll: How many Wii U ports have you double dipped on?
« on: February 06, 2021, 07:31:19 AM »
I will be buying Super Mario 3D World next week, and beyond that just going down my Switch's home screen I have:

New Super Mario Bros. U
Pikmin 3
Captain Toad
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Mario Kart 8
Rayman Legends

not to mention 10 or 20 indies that I've bought on both. I have a problem

14
General Chat / Re: Official NFL Discussion: Great Googly Moogly
« on: January 31, 2021, 03:27:16 AM »
Detroit had committed to trading Stafford already while Houston's still acting like they might not trade Watson. I don't know if the Rams had enough ammo to get Watson anyway, especially if it turns into a bidding war. We've never really seen anything like this before, so it's hard to tell how it will go.

15
General Chat / Re: Official NFL Discussion: Great Googly Moogly
« on: January 30, 2021, 11:08:46 PM »
Huge blockbuster trade tonight. The Rams acquire Matthew Stafford from the Lions in exchange for two future 1sts, a 3rd, and Jared Goff. The Rams have been mortgaging their future to win now for the last few years, and now they're doubling down on that strategy. The last time the Rams had a first round pick was 2016 (which was Goff, who's now gone), and now they won't have one until at least 2023.

Also, if Stafford is worth that much, how much can Houston get for DeShaun Watson, who's younger and better and under contract for longer?

16
Movies & TV / Re: Star Trek
« on: January 30, 2021, 10:26:10 PM »
Where No Man Has Gone Before was the second pilot, but The Man Trap was the first episode actually aired, so they must be in that order. And yeah, a lot of the world building happened on the fly, so there's plenty of seemingly contradictory stuff being thrown around especially early on.

17
General Chat / Re: Lets Keep These Threads Positive
« on: January 27, 2021, 06:37:30 AM »
They used EZBoard a long, long time ago. We haven't updated the software in a decade (I know, I know, I'm working on it) and that was still multiple iterations of the forums ago. As for Grey Ninja, I don't remember that specific story.

18
He's coming for you, Khush. You're not the only one who can make dupe accounts just for dumb jokes.

19
This is definitely the best one yet.

20
They play again on Friday, so I've got a chance for 4 in a row.

Beyond just the win, tonight's game was super promising for the Flyers. Going into the season there were a few things that seemed like they could be the difference between the Flyers being a good-to-really-good team and being a true Stanley Cup contender, and at least for one game a lot of them look pretty nice. Getting Nolan Patrick back after missing all of last season was big, and tonight he had a goal and generally looked good. Improving the power play after an awful showing in last year's playoffs was hugely important, and they went 2 for 3. And Joel Farabee showed some signs of a potential breakout season coming in, then scored 4 points tonight. All in all a very nice start.

21
Hockey season is back and in the first game of the year the Flyers beat the Penguins 6-3, so take that, Khush!

22
General Chat / Re: Official NFL Discussion: Great Googly Moogly
« on: January 11, 2021, 12:19:31 AM »
The Browns get their first playoff win in 26 years, and their first win in Pittsburgh of any kind in over 17! Baker Mayfield leads a strong Browns offense while Ben Roethlisberger throws 4 interceptions in what may be his final game for the Steelers! I'm having an extremely good time tonight!

23
Nintendo Gaming / Re: Best of the Wii U eShop (Round 8: 2016 - Part 2)
« on: January 10, 2021, 07:26:36 PM »
The only game on this list I've played is Axiom Verge, which is excellent.

24
Nintendo Gaming / Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021?
« on: January 02, 2021, 09:15:03 PM »
• New 2D Metroid Game from MercurySteam
• Pikmin 4 Finally Comes Out
• Zelda 3D All-Stars for the Zelda Anniversary
• New Star Fox Game from the Starlink Team at Ubisoft
• N64 Games Added to Switch Online
• Rare Replay Ported to Switch

25
General Chat / Re: Um, Apple thread
« on: December 26, 2020, 10:33:03 PM »
If you're having trouble with Face ID failures you can try disabling Require Attention for Face ID in Settings. It's quicker and more reliable that way, though it is theoretically easier to fool.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 703