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About WackerJr

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  • Birthday 07/03/82

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  • Real Name
    Mike Wakely
  • Location
    South, UK
  • Interests
    Sport, Videogames, Trampoline Coaching
  • Occupation
    MI Analyst


  • Nintendo Systems Owned
    Switch, 3DS, WiiU, Wii, GameCube, N64, DS, GBA SP
  • Other Systems Owned
    PS4, X-Box 360, PS2
  • Favourite Game?
    Zelda: Oot / MM
  • Favourite Video Game Character?
    Conker, Phoenix Wright
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  1. The Wrasslin' thread

    So tonight is my 2nd favourite event of the wrestling calendar: WWE Royal Rumble. Despite some exciting moments & surprises over the past couple of years (Mickie James & Christian for example) I’ve been disappointed overall. Here’s hoping tonight can get back to the fun, unpredictability & surprises that this event can bring. My predictions are for Cody Rhodes to win the Mens, with Rhea Ripley winning the Females. They surely too favourites for each? I know there are rumours of The Rock and Stone Cold and while I’d love to see them, I think they are just rumours. Still, surprises I would love to see, despite their unlikeliness, include Nick Aldis, Mickie James, Matt Cardinal, Chelsea Green, and Dark Asuka. Watch me look back on this post in the morning and how wrong I was about it all…. 😂
  2. amiibo (NFC)

    Thanks! Found it strange that they’d promoted the release of the figures on Twitter, but didn’t have them on their own store. Glad they got them up in the end. Sounds like they’ve been snapped up in the few others places they were being sold at.
  3. Your Gaming Diary 2023

    Chase: Cold Case Investigations ~Distant Memories~ (3DS) A download-only game that will be lost after March. I got this for free years ago through My Nintendo, and I have to say that playing it now I'm so relieved I didn't pay anything for it! It's an incredibly short visual novel crime mystery where you read a few short interviews between detectives and a few people involved in an explosion a few years prior. Occasionally you choose an answer to a question, but getting them wrong isn't really punished as a 'Game Over' reverts you to the start of the conversation. One short case later and that's it. Where the likes of Phoenix Wright have enigmatic characters, the few here are really devoid of personality. I despised the lead detective, who spends most of his time shutting down and insulting his colleague, belittling her with comments such as "idiot" and insulting her in front of others. This was apparently made from some of the Hotel Dusk developers and you can see their fingerprints on it (despite appearances the detective is not Kyle Hyde!), and the writers clearly understand how to write a crime story, but the whole presentation of it and lack of gameplay makes this all feel like a one-hour pilot or a demo to try and create a larger game or series. Why this was released as an actual game I'm not sure.
  4. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    Yep, well kind of. I did finally manage to open it, although I did get a little help. Like you, when I discovered what you were supposed to do I was flabbergasted (in the best possible way!).
  5. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    Tunic (Switch) One of the last games I finished in 2022, and a wonderful and perplexing game! I'll keep my brief thoughts spoiler-free. I can only add to the accolades that it's received. It took me a while to actually get into, and I wasn't sure about the lack of obvious map to begin with, but once it clicked and I understood (or at least thought I understood) what was happening it was great! The boss battles were tough, and I wish I had discovered the penalty-free "No Fail" option before completing it! I admit to looking online for a little assistance as got stuck on a few bits, but overall a very clever and enjoyable title.
  6. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    Thanks, I hadn't heard of this before, but will try to give it a go over the next couple of months. How would you rate the difficulty (if you can remember!)? Thomas Was Alone was a good difficulty to play alongside my wife, so I'm wondering whether it would be a good game for us to try together.
  7. Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas to you & to everyone here! Hope you all have a great time this festive season. 🎄
  8. The Traitors

    Thanks, I finally got around to watch it this week and I ended up binging it. I thought it was great! With so many people I was worried it might struggle as you wouldn’t get to know or care enough about the individuals. I was wrong though, and even if you didn’t care about them, the intrigue of how each vote would go was immense. No spoilers - glad I watched it though! @EEVILMURRAY if they do invite you to apply for any future seasons you should do it! 😃
  9. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    Thomas Was Alone (Switch) So I'm around 10 years too late, but I finally got around to playing Thomas Was Alone following its Switch release (despite being available on virtually every platform available in the last decade!). I can see why this won a BAFTA, as somehow the writing and Danny Wallace's narration give personality to a bunch of quadrilaterals! A 2D puzzle-platformer, where each 4-sided shape has distinct controls (e.g., one may jump high, one is small, one floats in water, etc.) and you have to utilise their skills to reach the goal in each of the 100 mostly well-designed courses. Each level is short, and the whole game only took a few hours as it's more about solving how to get each shape to the exit as opposed to challenging platforming (well, except for the DLC). I played this with my wife and we both enjoyed this and its charming writing.
  10. Are You Ready For Nintendo's Next Console?

    I absolutely think there should be a new Switch soon. Sales-wise it’s still excellent, which is obviously good. While there have been some strong games this year and ones that have used the Switch’s capabilities to its fullest, I am finding more and more that are struggling on the Switch hardware. The obvious recent titles notwithstanding, I’m finding a great disparity now with the multi-platform games. I understand that graphically it’s hard to compare, but when performance and gameplay is becoming an issue that’s where it gets frustrating. Tunic did well at hiding it’s graphical differences, despite longer load times, we’ve seen Sonic Frontiers’ differences, but even things like the Two Point games which look good, have had to reduce gameplay elements (such as maximum number of buildings) to compromise. I love the portability of the Switch, and if the differences are minor then I’d usually opt for the portability of the Switch version. As these differences get larger it’s making the argument to get the Switch version harder. I also worry about Zelda: TotK as I desperately hope that the Switch hardware doesn’t stop this becoming as amazing a game as it should be. Finally, a fresh start to the eShop! Please! There is so much rubbish on there now it’s increasingly difficult to navigate. At least a new Switch would be a fresh start. Even if the current games still work, at least they could be filtered out, or Switch-specific could have their own section or app on the new machine.
  11. Indie World Christmas Event (19th-23rd Dec)

    Yes for Sports Story! A great finale & lovely surprise! (Ok a surprise for me, sounds like everyone else predicted it! 😄) Can’t wait to try this one.
  12. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    New Pokémon Snap (Switch) Improved upon every aspect of the original and I really enjoyed it. While my wife saw it and thought it looked really repetitive, thanks to the updates there are a surprising number of stages, and there’s variation within them by playing them in day or night. I didn’t always find it clear how I got a Pokémon to behave in a certain way, so a lot of poses were achieved by blind luck, and some of the more secret Pokémon have a very set, but unclear method for finding them, so you have to be patient enough to try things. I liked that it felt as though you were traversing a world filled with Pokémon and so was thoroughly satisfied with it.
  13. The Traitors

    I haven’t watched it yet, but the concept has my attention. I watched and enjoyed The Mole on Netflix and assumed it would be similar, but then heard the rules and it’s basically the rules of the game ‘Gnosia’ (but sounding more Mafia than Sci-Fi). I really liked that game and it’s concept so I’m sold! 😃 What are people’s opinions of it so far?
  14. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    Overboard! (Mobile) A wonderfully written choose your own adventure story, by the same developers as 80 Days. I used to really enjoy choose your own adventure books, and the clever twist of this mystery is that you already know you’re the culprit and you’re trying to work out how to get away with it (a “youdunnit” if you will… see what I did there!). It initially got found out on my first few playthroughs, but as it should be, I could use the experience and things I learned to try different narrative choices, or visit areas in a different order, to eventually succeed. Or kind of anyway. Turns out there are a variety of endings, and the game does give new objectives, usually ones I hadn’t realised were even possible, and I did play it longer than intended to try and find these additional endings and the fun writing they usually lead to. Overall, it may have only been a few hours in total, and I did give up finding all the endings in the end (I found enough), but i enjoyed this.
  15. Pocket Card Jockey (eShop)

    Fantastic! Exciting to know they haven’t given up on the series. With how fast you need to move cards to do well in the later races it’ll be much tougher when not using touch controls.