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PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure

12 October 2017 - 07:38 PM



Before I begin, there was a topic on this, but it was so old and I'm pretty sure if I had bumped it, it would have been split into a new topic anyways, so...


Since My Nintendo had that 20% off deal for the first PokéPark game and I had some extra eShop cash to use on Wii U, I bought the "Virtual Console" version of the game.  Several years ago I was kinda put off due to the reviews, but since now the game is way cheaper, I decided to get the game.  It's like if they expanded the ol' Pokémon Stadium mini-games and tied in an adventure game into it.  I've only just started and the game so far is too cute for words.  Sure it may be easy and the controls could have been done better (seriously, no nunchuk support for running/dashing?).


The story goes one day Mew seeks out Pikachu and its friends and teleports them to the PokePark.  Apparently a sacred crystal was shattered somehow and Pikachu and crew are tasked to recover all of the shards by way of adventuring and mini-game playing.  If Pikachu doesn't recover all the shards, the PokéPark will get destroyed.  Anyways I'll continue playing off and on and maybe look for a copy of the second game.  The second game seems to have been way better to many of the players.


If you're wondering about the Pokémon themselves, the first PokéPark was released during Generation 4, so Pokémon from Unova and onward didn't exist yet.  The second game came out in Generation 5 and added some Unova Pokémon to the roster.  I'm lucky to have a capture card, so if I take any more pictures, I'll post them.  And if there's anything that could make for a good video, I could record something for YouTube (unfortunately I do not record any story-related things for any game that has a story in it).

Super Mario Sunshine -- The 2nd "Questionable" Super Mario Game

07 October 2017 - 09:37 AM



Released in 2002 for the Nintendo GameCube, this entry in the long running Super Mario franchise brings Mario, Peach, and her staff of Toads to the island of Isle Delfino for a tropical vacation.  But when they get to the island, things are not what they seem.  Pollution seems to be everywhere and the Piantas are in a uproar about their island being desecrated.  Oddly, Mario finds a water pump/jetpack named FLUDD.  The Isle Delfino police then immediately arrest Mario and charge him for the crime of polluting Isle Delfino and driving out all of the island's Shine Spirits which guard the island.


Mario gets found guilty and is charged with the task of cleaning Isle Delfino from top to bottom and recovering all of the Shine Sprites.  Mario takes FLUDD and gets to work.  The game would be infamous not only from the amount of changes from Super Mario 64 (including bad voice acting), but the game has glitches and gamebreaking a plenty being Nintendo's second foray into 3D platformer development.  This game would have various technical problems that wouldn't get fixed until Super Mario Galaxy and onward.  One thing most players agree on though is the Super Mario Sunshine soundtrack whipped all kinds of ass.


As time went on reception starting turning more favorable for Super Mario Sunshine after the GameCube era ended and the Wii era began.  Then when the Wii U era came along, there were calls for Super Mario Sunshine to either be remade or be re-released somehow.  But nothing ever came of it (not helping is when Super Mario 3D World "rerighted" the Super Mario ship that was wavering post Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 on Wii).


To me Super Mario Sunshine is one of those classic games.  It had its problems, but for all the hassle, it was still fun to play to a degree (just don't expect your fun to stay if you aim for 100% completion).  I'm one of those players that does agree Super Mario Sunshine needing a remake to rebalance and fix everything that was broken about the original (from a technical standpoint).  Things like Yoshi not being able to swim to "FLUDD driving" things like that Corona Mountain boat.  Also that Pachinko course and that poison river course can fuck off!  >.<




Here's some new trivia.  Did you know Super Mario Sunshine originally had no Shine Sprites?  Back in early development, the team had Mario cleaning the pollution being the goal for the player (in that you couldn't progress without cleaning enough pollution first).


What were some of your favorite and not-so-favorite Super Mario Sunshine moments?  Do you think this game needs a remake?  Or does it need a port a la Virtual Console?

Sakamoto - No Plans for any more Metroid Remakes Currently

02 October 2017 - 08:15 AM



When asked for the possibility of any more Metroid remakes, Sakamoto says there are no plans currently and that he and his team are analyzing feedback from fans to see what to do next for Metroid (besides bringing Prime 4 that is).



Coming from producer and Metroid franchise co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto...


“It really depends on the reasons you have for undertaking such a challenge, whether there’s a need for it, and your own motivation, but at the moment I have no plans for another remake. I think we need to spend time considering whether fans are only wanting remakes going forward, and what that might mean.”


What do you think?  Have we seen enough remakes or are there games that could stand to be remade*?


*Super Metroid, Metroid Fusion, Metroid: Other M, Metroid Primes 1-3, are Prime Hunters are the titles that haven't been remade from scratch.

Nintendo to Close Wii Shop Channel in 2019

29 September 2017 - 06:44 AM





Even though NoA hasn't updated yet, we expect them to announce the Wii Shop Channel closure too.  Basically this is how the timeframe will go...(will be updated as things warrant)


1) Until March 26/27th, 2018, you can continue to use the Wii Shop Channel as usual on Wii consoles or in Wii U's Wii Mode.


2) After March 26/27th, 2018, you will no longer be able to add Wii Points via the current methods as the Wii Shop Channel will start entering partially closed state.


3) On January 31st, 2019, the Wii Shop Channel will stop selling software (however redownloading* will continue though until a unspecified time in 2019 -- the time where the Wii Shop Channel will fully close will be announced at a later date).


If you don't have a Wii U and want to keep some of your Wii Virtual Console purchases, you should get a Wii U and initiate a Wii to Wii U system transfer ASAP!  This will carry over most** VC purchases***.  You'd only have to rebuy them for as little as a buck to two bucks each.  Please note that the Wii U VC does not have crossbuy so any VC games from Wii that got rereleased on 3DS too, you will not be able get them for free or for a discount on 3DS!  You'll have to pay full price on 3DS!


* NOTE 1 - Games/Apps with expired licenses may have the option of redownloading pulled.


** NOTE 2 - If certain Wii VC games have not been rereleased on Wii U, you will lose them entirely when the Wii Shop Channel fully closes.


*** NOTE 3 - Wii Channels and WiiWare will be lost on the Wii Shop Channel's full closure.  Check to see if the relevant apps/games have been rereleased on other platforms, but you may have to repurchase them though!  For example, you can get the Ace Attorney Trilogy on 3DS if you happen to lose the trilogy on WiiWare.  Also if you have Skyward Sword, you may want to snag the save file fix channel from the Wii Channels area of the Wii Shop Channel!


EDIT - NOA has announced the closure too.  Their page on this.

Dark Horse Localizing TLoZ Encylopedia - Due Out April 2018

25 September 2017 - 05:18 PM

To complete the trifecta started with Hyrule Historia and later the Art & Artifacts book, Dark Horse will be bringing the TLoZ: Encylopedia in April of next year for $39.99!


This encylopedia will have images, explanations, and descriptions of various characters, items, etc. from the first NES game to Twilight Princess HD.  It will be 320 pages in all and will have maps and screenshots too.  There will be an interview featuring Eiji Aonuma included in this book.  Is anyone interested in this encyclopedia?


Source:  https://gonintendo.c...da-encyclopedia