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About nekunando

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    Nintendo Blood
  • Birthday 05/15/87

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    Northern Ireland
  • Interests
    Football, Nintendo, Fightstar, The Strokes, Bloc Party
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    Sales Administrator


  • Nintendo Systems Owned
    SNES, N64, Gamecube, Wii, Wii U, Switch, GBA, DS Lite, New 3DS
  • Other Systems Owned
    PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, PS5, Dreamcast
  • Favourite Game?
    Super Mario Galaxy 2
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    [PES09: 4296-8921-6191]
    [MSCF: 0731-1502-7087]
    [MKWii: 4897-6073-6079]
    [MKDS: 154743-830168]
    [SSBB: 2406-6588-1070]
  1. The controls not mapping well to a modern controller is the only thing that can prevent this from being the best release of the year
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

    I love that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been getting new tracks after all this time but I almost feel like it's somehow making the overall product inferior in quality, in a strange way. I've never really touched Mario Kart Tour but basically all of these tracks being released that are based on real cities aren't really gelling with me and while in theory the different routes on each lap could be great, I'm finding myself not really appreciating it. The remainder of the tracks are of varying quality but I'd say very few of them have been able to stand up to the excellence of the original courses. Don't get me wrong.. I'm still looking forward to seeing what else is to come and continually having more reasons to return to what is almost certainly my favourite Mario Kart title. I'm just finding each wave is falling a little flat each time!
  3. Genuinely might be the reason I never go back to play it.. 😐
  4. PlayStation WrapUp - 2022

    I probably spent more time browsing the Nintendo eShop than I played on PlayStation this year..
  5. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    I would say so far that I'm probably not enjoying is as much as Yoshi's Crafted World but then that game didn't really click completely for me until just recently! I kind of expect a similar trajectory here but slightly worried at how my lack of skill with some of the abilities might prevent me from beating target times in later challenges 😳
  6. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    I would say it's similar.. perhaps maybe even a little easier..? Like the main game, I played through it all on Normal but I've never braved the Expert difficulty. Honestly..? I might some day. The game is too amazing not to use it as an excuse to return to it some day. You'd be crazy to skip the game just because people say it is difficult, @Glen-i. It is certainly challenging but in a satisfying way. You'll cry sometimes when you see the progress bar after a defeat and know you were within a bullet or 2 from success but you'll hit retry and be straight back in amongst it all again. It's wonderful 🙂
  7. The Woooooorld Cuuuuup

    That short little period of time after 70 minutes when both Spain and Germany were being eliminated was a real WOW sort of moment for me and probably the first little spark I've really felt for this World Cup. Hopefully there's still some fun to come in the knockout stages
  8. No More Heroes 3

    If you've been following the Gaming Diary thread, you'll perhaps be aware that I finished No More Heroes 3 in the early hours of this morning. You may also have noted that my enthusiasm dwindled with each tweet that I shared! I dipped my toe into the first hour last year expecting it to be one of my highlights of 2021 but I never got around to playing more of it until only a few weeks ago. Back at that time, it felt like it was gonna be as wild and crazy as expected and the return to form the franchise needed after only really excelling with the original on Wii. I was wrong Is the game wild and crazy? Absolutely yes, but not in a way that elevated the game beyond the sum of its highly questionable parts. The combat is largely satisfying but the scenarios in which you get to perform are so rigid and repetitive that I grew tired of the formula pretty quickly. Locate and fight a few designated battles in the embarrassingly poor 'open world', carry out a couple of random tasks to raise funds (which often wasn't even necessary) and then pay to enter the next ranking battle. Rinse and repeat. The original game had you feeling like you were really building up for each battle and, when you'd get there, you'd really have to concentrate to take down each assassin in an often long and intense fight knowing that one or two mistakes could see you in trouble. Here, I didn't really feel much of a sense of threat or triumph from the ranking battles and when those appear to be the main hook to keep your progressing, that's a big problem. Despite offering up several unique scenarios to take down the eclectic cast of aliens, the game rarely, if ever, knocked it out of the park. To have each episode punctuated with regular and increasingly grating credits sequences followed by watching irrelevant chatter on a mocked up CRT TV quickly became tiresome and this feeling was further emphasized by knowing that once you were back in Travis' apartment it was just going to be the same routine of going down the pole to enhance your abilities and then outside to find the next selection of designated battles marked on the map. Honestly, the game is such a disappointment and with all the insane tangents that Suda 51 seems to want to take you on, nothing ever really lands. It just feels crazy for the sake of it. Aw well.. at least the icon on the Switch menu is cool 😅
  9. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    I could probably go into detail now but I'll wait until I've finished it before I share my overall thoughts. What I will say is that for a game that goes out of its way to be crazy and off the wall, I feel like I'm just going through the motions right now
  10. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    I'll stop reading there. Maybe not a great idea to be throwing around spoilers when, like I said, I'm only a few hours in. Thankfully, I've already experienced that bit but I'm not risking the rest of your post!