Bundles of Awesome - The Official WiiWare Discussion Thread

Let me be very clear--throughout this entire post.

I love Pokemon. It's my favorite series, and has produced many of my favorite games. I do think the single-player is rather droll, only ever hitting the heights of C+ or B- territory, but multiplayer in the mainline games is where it's at. Past or present, I've owned Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, another copy of Gold, Silver, Crystal, Ruby, Sapphire, Fire Red, Leaf Green, Emerald, another copy of Emerald, Diamond, a Japanese copy of Diamond (and I don't know Japanese), Pearl, and a Japanese copy of Pearl.

With the exception of Gold/Silver/Crystal, I always manage to pull at least 550 hours from every Pokemon generation. Not all of those are active hours, of course; I would say that at least 40% of them are spent hatching eggs while browsing GAF, talking on the phone, or any number of other things. My boxes inevitably reach a point of overflow, and that point almost always signals the exact time that I'll stop playing; I don't want to breed more eggs if I can only hatch 20 or 30 in one shot. For this reason, extra storage slots are always a plus to me.

I don't only buy the main games. I've owned Battle Revolution, Colosseum, Mystery Dungeon Blue, Pinball, Ranger, Snap, Stadium, Stadium 2, Trading Card Game (GBC), Trozei, and XD. I didn't particularly love Ranger; I'll buy its sequel anyway purely because I saw room for improvement. I didn't particularly love Colosseum; I still played through it three times to hoard more Suicune. I'll be getting Platinum day one, and I consistently hold out hope for a DS Pokemon Pinball and a Wii Pokemon Snap, along with another Colosseum or XD-style home console RPG.

I've been a series critic; for example, Diamond/Pearl have ludicrously slow gameplay compared to their GBA counterparts, and Pokemon Battle Revolution is an outright horrible waste of money. And I've highlighted a number of ways that the games could improve without radically changing any one aspect to a degree that might alienate the fanbase. It makes sense to critique something you love, right? Constructively, in hopes that it would improve.

But this post will not be a critique.



My Pokemon Ranch is the dirtiest of shovelware that Nintendo has yet produced or published. I am not talking about a "Yoshi's Story" level of shovelware. I am not talking about a "Pinball" level of shovelware. I am not talking about a "Virtual Boy" level of shovelware. I am talking about something new, unprecedented, and unparalleled, very nearly industry-wide. I am saying that if ever there were a case to be made against intelligent design and natural selection in one fell swoop, then I would say that the conception, creation, approval, and publication of My Pokemon Ranch rank among the strongest imaginable evidence.

I bought under the assumption that, given my understanding of what constitutes a fundamental human intelligence--what functions of thought exist that not even the mentally retarded or brain-damaged lack, never mind game planners ostensibly skilled enough to be hired and paid in this industry (or, if it's not their fault, then the marketers or other higher-ups who forced various design decisions on them)--nobody could screw up this title's one selling point, which is 1000 extra storage slots. Just to be clear that calling storage this title's one selling point is not my own unique and personalized hyperbole, Nintendo added a screen before the final purchase, warning prospective buyers that they can't use My Pokemon Ranch to battle or trade. This is good.

What's not good is that they provide only two of the four reasons that, much like the internal memory of Wii itself, My Pokemon Ranch doesn't even suffice as a storage utility. To begin, here's what they caution players about:

1) Any Pokemon which is deposited to My Pokemon Ranch cannot be withdrawn to a DS card other than the card which originally deposited it.
2) Any Pokemon which is deposited to My Pokemon Ranch cannot be withdrawn to the DS card it was deposited from if that DS card has started (and saved) a new game.

Exactly which of these two oversights may be called more asinine is nothing I can decide. Putting aside fanatics like myself for a moment, there are two significant reasons that a person would buy a Wii storage utility for a DS Pokemon game. The first reason is that she owns two or more copies of Pokemon but only has one working DS, in which case she can't pool the items and teams of her two files. If she wanted to do so, My Pokemon Ranch would not allow it. The second reason is that she has one copy of Pokemon and wants to start a new file without losing her old Pokemon. If she wanted to do so, My Pokemon Ranch would not allow that either.

I have four copies of Pokemon and two DSes, and I don't want to restart any of them since I don't care about the single-player. (And even if I did, technically I've already played through Pokemon D/P four times.) Consequently, neither of the above mistakes in My Pokemon Ranch apply to me--which explains why I would press on and buy it anyway, yes? Actually, no. I still want the option to start a new file if I feel like it, and transferring Pokemon between my two English copies without setting up trades between my two DSes would have been an enormous selling point. Nonetheless, after a few minutes of hesitation I went forward and bought it because of two remaining assumptions that ended up not holding water. And here is why they didn't hold water--here are the things which they don't caution players about:

3) You can't instantly store 1000 Pokemon. On the first day you can only store a total of 20--which on your end is only 14, since an in-game Pokemon ranch girl has already put in six (which you can't withdraw). You have to upgrade your ranch over a period of days before you can store that maximum amount. It will take a minimum of five days to hit the 1000 mark--or, alternatively, a minimum six instances of messing around with your Wii clock settings (the sixth being to set it back to normal).
4) There's no box interface. Yes, that's correct: a glorified 1000-slot Pokemon box does not have a series-standard box interface with which to conveniently organize Pokemon. The order you deposited them in is the order you're left with.

How does one manage to screw up systems which have been in place for over a decade? They only had to copy and paste what had already been done before, but couldn't manage that. Even a parrot who imitates human speech without contextual understanding is closer to legitimate language than My Pokemon Ranch is to a legitimate storage utility, much less a product worth paying for.

Before anyone argues that I'm merely upset because I spent too much money for an inferior product, I have to say that such a person would be wrong. Between a Smash tournament and various gift cards, I've gotten my last 6000 Wii Points at significant discounts. Going in chronological order, you might say that I effectively paid $2 for LostWinds, $0 for Defend Your Castle, $0 for Family Table Tennis, $2.15 for Dr. Mario Online Rx, $2.69 for Toki Tori, and $5.15 for My Pokemon Ranch. But even if My Pokemon Ranch had been released at a time to cost me effectively $0, I would still be upset. I don't make posts this large over a matter of price unless it's a $50 game that barely warrants a C grade. No, it's a matter of principle. This title is an insult to its series and has set Pokemon storage titles back nine years--literally, seeing as Pokemon Box and Pokemon Stadium 1 each handled extra storage capacity more effectively. Stadium didn't allow a quantity of 1000, mind you (though these were in the days before breeding and before more than 151 Pokemon, so hitting that high wasn't quite as important), but even that title allowed for clean transfer from one portable Pokemon game to another.



I suppose I could mention lesser troubles with My Pokemon Ranch as well. For example, I can point out that the music is repetitive, that the main girl talks for ten or so unskippable minutes before you can begin to deposit anything, or that the Pokemon models are 3D scarcely on par with a heavily anti-aliased version of 1992--to say nothing of their shapes, which are not only neither cute nor appealing, but so hideous as to actually detract from this title. All of that would be tangential, though. The exterior trappings--fair word there, at least in this case--are irrelevant in this scenario of a title which was called upon to do only one thing and ultimately could not do even that.

Get on with it and make a real Pokemon Box Wii, Nintendo, and pretend this abject, abominable aberration of a title never happened.
 

Man God

Non-Canon Member
10 bucks for a mew and 1000 more slots.

also some of the models are cute in a grotesque way.

also all of the traded pokemon either have good egg moves, rare berries or items, or both.

Also problem 1 and 2 in Jiggy's list are exactly the same problem.

Every time you restart the game you get a new Trainer ID number.

Of course such a big pokemon fan like Jiggy already knew this, but she does like her lists.
 
Jiggy37 said:
lots of stuff
I can understand your criticism of the storage features, but I think you're being a bit harsh on the product as a whole. Taken at face value as what it is, I'm sure a lot of Pokéfreaks are going to like it. I see it more as a cute (yes, I like the simple papercraft-ish models) playground to watch your Pokémon play in and take pictures of them, and a little bit of a building sim (as you add Pokémon, your ranch grows,) and a nice incentive to play Diamond or Pearl (since Diamond and Pearl give little incentive to play for those of us who have beaten Pokémon games dozens of times and play for the single player.) I haven't even finished Diamond yet, despite owning a copy since launch (and an import copy since Japanese launch,) and yet this cute little ranch sim already has me jumping into my copy of Diamond to catch the "wanted" Pokémon and more to help build up and fill the ranch. I'm also eager to beat the Elite 4 now so I can transfer my hundreds of Porygons from Emerald over and put them in the Ranch to make my own little Pory farm.

I'm sure My Pokémon Ranch is going to have a lot of critics, but I think the real audience is those of us who have always loved the games and characters enough to buy/play/watch anything they put them on, and in that respect, this is a cute and fun diversion in my humble opinion.
 
Jiggy37 said:
I am not talking about a "Yoshi's Story" level of shovelware.
What the hell is this?
What the hell is this?

Jiggy37 said:
4) There's no box interface. Yes, that's correct: a glorified 1000-slot Pokemon box does not have a series-standard box interface with which to conveniently organize Pokemon. The order you deposited them in is the order you're left with.
Wow. It's like - let's make this channel obviously for a certain purpose, and then don't even try on that one purpose.

That's terrible.
 
Soka said:
Jiggy is overcome with anger (and rightfully so, from the sound of it). We can just assume, caught up in his emotions, he meant to say "Yoshi's Cookie."
Oh thank god. I guess now I understand how My Pokemon Ranch can fuck with your mind like that.
 

PantherLotus

Professional Schmuck
Jiggy37
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Btw, OP cleaned up and updated. I removed all the extra information like blocks, cost, and territories released for a more crisp look. The assumption is that if the researcher is interested he or she can search for more. If anybody has any official links they'd like me to add to the op (like the online gaming ones?), I'd love to add them.

OP said:
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RECOMMENDATIONS
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At least one of us has played each one of these games, and these are our collective opinions of the game. If you have a different opinion or can make a case for why a game belongs under a different rating, feel free to try. Click the links for the official thread (or vital post) of each game.


GREAT Games -- Almost Everybody Loves these

AVERAGE Games -- Good Games That May Not Appeal To Everyone
  • TV Show King
  • Star Soldier R

BAD Games -- If You Spend Points On These You're Part Of The Problem
  • V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack
  • Protothea
  • Critter Round-Up
  • My Pokemon Ranch
 
Since the last few post have been about pokemon.....
Why hasn't nintendo released the downladable rare pokemon over the nintendo channel, instead of having people go out their way to find a store that is participating?
 
I was about to buy Pokémon Ranch... Thank you so much Jiggy!

Now, please Nintendo, let me download the event items for Darkrai, Shaymin, and Arceus. Ok, Arceus isn't happening anytime soon, but the other two, please. I don't want the Pokémon outright, I just want to be able to capture them. That's all.

EDIT: If in the end of the next two weeks Pokémon Ranch passes LostWinds or MLK in sales, I will be very, very sad.
 
The Yoshi's Story comment was in (really obscure) reference to Drinky Crow's recent callout. >_> I was trying (and probably failing :lol) to get across the point that some people might say Yoshi's Story was disappointing compared to Yoshi's Island, but anyone calling it shovelware is exaggerating--whereas I'm not exaggerating. :(
I probably am exaggerating, but I do really and truly hate what they've done with the "storage" here. :/

The only possible reasons to buy My Pokemon Ranch are if you really, really want that Hypnosis/Synthesis Mew or if you're some kind of collector. Or, as BooJoh suggested, if you actually like the designs of the chibi-ized Pokemon and want to take pictures of them. But even then, I would still say that buying this game makes you part of the problem. I felt so guilty that I had to write an epic post of hate just to offset my sins! :(


Man God said:
Also problem 1 and 2 in Jiggy's list are exactly the same problem.
In terms of how they're handled technically, yes. In terms of the audience they affect negatively, no. :(
 
Fantastical said:
Well, I kinda feel bad about calling him a dick. I don't think he's a dick but he needs to be more aware of what he is saying. I enjoy that he is honest, but honesty doesn't mean you have to be a dick which he kind of was.

I think he probably was just in a bad mood or something. Pissed off at what the game was and it didn't come out as he envisioned it.
He means well, I think. Just word your answers better please Mr. Bernard. [Is he reading this right now? :D ]
Nah, I think that's kinda his personality. He's had a couple other interviews where he came across the same way. I suspect that some of his comments might be jokes that come across wrong in translation, as well.

I dunno why people are so down on his game, though. Just because the guy doesn't interview well doesn't mean his game will be bad. It still looks like it has great potential, even if he isn't totally satisfied with the final result (and few artists ever are).
 
I forgot to mention it in here.

My previous website, XBLAH, which used to deal exclusively with Xbox Live Arcade titles, has now expanded. Thanks to Think Services, I'm now running the new website GamerBytes, which will follow XBLA, PSN and WiiWare titles!

http://www.gamerbytes.com

Hopefully I'll be able to bring all sorts of news to the table for WiiWare fans which the other sites don't :)
 
Stuneseht said:
Since the last few post have been about pokemon.....
Why hasn't nintendo released the downladable rare pokemon over the nintendo channel, instead of having people go out their way to find a store that is participating?
Because then they'd neither be rare nor promotions to get people into stores.
 

Iam Canadian

and have the worst user name EVER
Whoa, Jiggy. Just...whoa. Post of the thread so far for sure.

I always find it kind of amusing that Jiggy always uses the female pronouns when referring to some hypothetical person. Nice touch, Jiggy. :p

Jiggy37 said:
I am not talking about a "Yoshi's Story" level of shovelware.
Fantastical said:
What the hell is this?
What the hell is this?
Soka said:
Jiggy is overcome with anger (and rightfully so, from the sound of it). We can just assume, caught up in his emotions, he meant to say "Yoshi's Cookie."
Yoshi's Story Defense Force assemble!

Wait...Yoshi's Story has a defense force?

Why?
 

PantherLotus

Professional Schmuck
Updated the upcoming games list in the OP, but removed extra information (every game's release date was TBA) for ease of reading. Any additions, corrections, or links to news theads/official sites are always welcome:

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UPCOMING GAMES
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The following have been revealed or announced. Click on the links for more information.

Announced Games | Developer
  • Alien Crush | Hudson
  • Animales de la Muerte | HighVoltage
  • Block Buster Deluxe | GameLoft
  • Blue Oasis | Hudson
  • Bomberman Wii Ware | Hudson
  • Bruiser and Scratch in he Case of the Puzzling Paw | SteelPennyGames
  • Butterfly Garden | Autonomous
  • Cocoto Fishing Master | NekoEntertainment
  • Crescendo | Konami
  • Eternity’s Child | LucBernard
  • Frat Party Games-BeerPong | JVGames
  • Fresco Beach | Konami
  • Gravitronix | MedaverseStudios
  • Gyrostarr | HighVoltage
  • Helix | Ghostfire
  • Home Sweet Home | BigBlueBubble
  • Joysound | Hudson
  • Last Flight | BlobberTeam
  • LIT | Way Forward
  • Lost Winds 2 | Frontier
  • Mad Stone | RivermanMedia
  • Major League Eating:TheGame | Mastiff
  • Midnight Bowling | GameLoft
  • Midnight Pool | GameLoft
  • My Pokemon Ranch | Nintendo
  • Pirates : The Key of Dreams | OxygenGames
  • Plättchen Twist n Paint | Bplus
  • Potpourrii | AbstractionGames
  • Project Bang! | EngineSoftware
  • Rolling Bloobs | BlobberTeam
  • Rose Princess | LucBernard
  • Shantae | WayForward
  • SPOGS Racing | ProntoGames
  • Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People | Telltale
  • Target Toss Pro : Bags | n-Space
  • Tetris | Hudson
  • Wordsnake | Alien8
  • World of Goo | 2DBoy
 
This could potentially be an offensive question Jiggy, but are you a male or female, or in a situation where you just don't want to have people know? I'd always assumed male because, well, most video gamers are male, but you were saying "she" so...
 
So, I throw this out every so often because I really want the game, but is there any news on Joysound? A US release? Maybe? I needs my Karaoke, and American Idol Encore did not pull it's weight.
 
batbeg said:
This could potentially be an offensive question Jiggy, but are you a male or female, or in a situation where you just don't want to have people know? I'd always assumed male because, well, most video gamers are male, but you were saying "she" so...
Jiggy is a dude. In the Smash thread, he pretended to be a chick for a while though. Crazy fucking Smash thread.

Thanks for the heads up on Pokemon Ranch. I'm trying my darndest to hold on to my points until either StrongBad or Gyrostar come out, but if they don't hit next week I might pick up Toki Tori since GAF is whoring it so much.
 
RetroGamer42 said:
So, I throw this out every so often because I really want the game, but is there any news on Joysound? A US release? Maybe? I needs my Karaoke, and American Idol Encore did not pull it's weight.
I'd fucking kill something cute and fluffy for a chance to buy that game.

CUTE.

AND FLUFFY.
 
It still kills me that they couldn't manage to implement a proper box system. Just to explain a little more about why the storage doesn't work (only three paragraphs this time!)...

I have 39 Pokemon stored in Ranch now (with my other 11 slots being taken up automatically by the game girl herself), so the game displays two boxes if I try to withdraw something, but there's no option to move any of the Pokemon within those boxes. I can't change my mind and decide that I want to move my Elekid (or whatever) from Ranch box 1 to Ranch box 2, and that's outright absurd.

Also, when I go to withdraw a Pokemon, I can't even choose which place I want to put it back into on my DS game. I can only choose which DS box I want to put it into, and I can't see the contents of that DS box before I decide. It's unreasonable to expect me to remember what's sitting around in my DS game's BOX 16, or even a box that I gave a name to like LOTTO 2, or exactly how I organized my boxes, without being able to look at them.

It's not like I'm asking for these people to invent time travel or cure cancer; they seriously only had to copy Pokemon Box, a pre-existing title, exactly as it was. In that title I could move stuff around anywhere I felt like while also seeing the organization of both Box and the GBA games simultaneously. Ugh. :/



pakkit said:
Jiggy is a dude. In the Smash thread, he pretended to be a chick for a while though.
I'm pretty sure that having fun imitating the dialogue of an exaggeratedly-hyper anime girl once every six nights or so isn't the same thing as pretending to be the kind of female who exists on Earth. :p
That said, I later found out that I managed to make even one of GAF's female posters momentarily wonder, so I guess I must have done some kind of exceptional job. D: And to think I wasn't even screening my writing pre-posting with this scientific* research method to determine gender...
 
batbeg said:
This could potentially be an offensive question Jiggy, but are you a male or female, or in a situation where you just don't want to have people know? I'd always assumed male because, well, most video gamers are male, but you were saying "she" so...
Maybe he's French? "Person" is a feminine word in French so a common mistake French people do is to use the feminine "she" when speaking about a person in English, just like they do in French...
 
Virtual Console

1 (1) - Super Mario Bros. 3
2 (2) - Super Mario Bros.
3 (3) - Super Mario World
4 (4) - Punch Out!!
5 (5) - The Legend of Zelda
6 (6) - Super Mario Bros. 2
7 (7) - Mario Kart 64
8 (9) - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
9 (8) - Super Mario 64
10 (10) - Double Dragon
11 (13) - Donkey Kong
12 (11) - Donkey Kong Country
13 (17) - Metal Slug
14 (12) - Pac-Man
15 (14) - Paper Mario
16 (16) - Star Fox 64
17 (15) - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
18 (18) - Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
19 (19) - Kirby’s Adventure
20 (N/A) - Bubble Bobble

WiiWare

1 (1) - Dr Mario Online Rx
2 (2) - Defend your Castle
3 (N) - My Pokémon Ranch
4 (3) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
5 (4) - TV Show King
6 (6) - Family Table Tennis
7 (5) - LostWinds
8 (11) - Toki Tori
9 (7) - Pop
10 (12) - Protöthea
11 (8) - V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack
12 (9) - Star Soldier R
13 (10) - Critter Round-Up
That's sad. I hate that MPR is that high up, but Toki Tori moved up! ^_^ Right behind LostWinds, probably where it should remain. It should move up with LostWinds because I think they are of nearly the same quality.
 

Iam Canadian

and have the worst user name EVER
I hate to see Pokemon Ranch and Final Fantasy so high up there (Final Fantasy mostly because I don't support its pricing; I don't know how good the actual game is), and Toki Tori is too low; there's no way it should be below Lost Winds.
 
Iam Canadian said:
I hate to see Pokemon Ranch and Final Fantasy so high up there (Final Fantasy mostly because I don't support its pricing; I don't know how good the actual game is), and Toki Tori is too low; there's no way it should be below Lost Winds.
MLAAK is worth the damn money. Before I played it, I thought the same way - but I can confirm, without any hesitation, that it's worth the price of admission.
 

blu

Wants the largest console games publisher to avoid Nintendo's platforms.
Fantastical said:
WiiWare

1 (1) - Dr Mario Online Rx
2 (2) - Defend your Castle
3 (N) - My Pokémon Ranch
4 (3) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
5 (4) - TV Show King
6 (6) - Family Table Tennis
7 (5) - LostWinds
8 (11) - Toki Tori
9 (7) - Pop
10 (12) - Protöthea
11 (8) - V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack
12 (9) - Star Soldier R
13 (10) - Critter Round-Up
That's sad. I hate that MPR is that high up, but Toki Tori moved up! ^_^ Right behind LostWinds, probably where it should remain. It should move up with LostWinds because I think they are of nearly the same quality.
is that europe? 'cause last time i checked the NA wiiware top (last night) it looked differently. or do the charts updated today?
 

Iam Canadian

and have the worst user name EVER
Stumpokapow said:
I just graded the post I'm quoting by you on that page and it gave you male... just barely. 451 Male to 431 Female.
I tossed the entire post into the Gender Genie and it came out as dominantly female. That being said, the criteria it uses to judge gender makes absolutely no sense to me.
 
PantherLotus said:
Btw, OP cleaned up and updated. I removed all the extra information like blocks, cost, and territories released for a more crisp look.
It does look cleaner, but I'm a fan of more info. Besides, with the current state or storage the size of a game is an important piece of information. I also like knowing the control support. I'm a sucker for small Wiimote controlled games. I know I can look this info up, but I'd rather see it all in one spot.
 

PantherLotus

Professional Schmuck
Luigison said:
It does look cleaner, but I'm a fan of more info. Besides, with the current state or storage the size of a game is an important piece of information. I also like knowing the control support. I'm a sucker for small Wiimote controlled games. I know I can look this info up, but I'd rather see it all in one spot.
Feel free to design something better than the current. if it looks better while offering more information, we'd all be for that. The current problem is the ridiculous
Code:
 function. If you design something that combines all of the wanted information with clickable and relevant links (that is legible and eye pleasing), I'd be happy to put in the OP.
 

Iam Canadian

and have the worst user name EVER
For whatever my opinion's worth, I like the OP as it is. I don't think an OP needs to be a comprehensive source of information, just a quick overview. That being said, links to sources of information not covered in the OP could be introduced without adding too much clutter.

Also, perhaps the link to the "Ultimate Awesome VC Discussion" thread should be changed to reflect the current thread title. :/
 
Are pop and Family Table Tennis really worth getting the great category? I'm just really wondering, I've heard about both titiles, and both don't impress me in the least...
 

VideoMan

30% Failure Rate
Hmm, I think I know what we're getting this week...

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11 2008
School coalitions protest 'beer pong' video game

Fairfax County school groups, drug-free coalitions and anti-underage-drinking groups are protesting the release of a video game version of the college drinking game “beer pong.”

In a May 19 press release, Nevada-based JV Games Inc. announced its new “Frat Party Games” line for the Wii video game system.

Beer Pong will be the line's first video game in the series when it is released next week.
http://fairfaxtimes.com/news/2008/jun/11/school-coalitions-protest-beer-pong-video-game/
 

MrCheez

President/Creative Director of Grumpyface Studios
Is this the 'Dojo Thread' reunion thread? :D I just noticed that a lot of the ol' gang is hanging out in here!

Have you all downloaded FFCC:MLAK yet??? It's super super good!
 
MrCheez said:
Is this the 'Dojo Thread' reunion thread? :D I just noticed that a lot of the ol' gang is hanging out in here!
Ha Ha. Thanks for the memories. What did you get from the Dojo? I got a Wii, DS, Raymen Raving Rabids, a guide, a soundtrack, and it seems like something else I can't recall at the time.

MrCheez said:
Have you all downloaded FFCC:MLAK yet??? It's super super good!
So I've heard. What game would you compare it to most?
 

MrCheez

President/Creative Director of Grumpyface Studios
Luigison said:
So I've heard. What game would you compare it to most?
It reminds me of Harvest Moon more than anything else, actually. The game is structured into 5-minute long 'days', and as you play you'll constantly have tasks in mind that you want to accomplish during each of the days. You'll find yourself getting very attached to your town (the layout of which is completely customizable) and your citizens. The interaction with those citizens is quite a bit like the interaction with the NPCs in Harvest Moon as well.

Something about the game is very charming and addicting, and it's actually a bit hard to put my finger on just what it is!
 
Leatherface said:
Just bought Toki Tori last weekend. I highly recommend it. Great game and fun as hell. :D
yeah i got it last week or so. i thought lost winds was going to be my first wiiware game. once im done wiht toki tori ill get it. i like TT hopefully it sells enough for a sequel
 
Just wanted to say that searching based on recommendations in the Nintendo channel seems to be working now. I searched for hardcore games and finally got some games to come up.
 
pakkit said:
Is anyone picking up the games this week? Take one for the team?
I'll likely get block breaker, but I'm waiting for a review to see how many levels there are.

I also wanted to mention that there is a new feature in the Nintendo channel that shows you graphs and stuff about what people think of each game. It's cool.