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romeogbs19

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#12717075 Wind Waker Wii U Bundle - $299 at Nintendo Store (DEAD)

Posted by romeogbs19 on 31 May 2015 - 12:13 AM

Am I the only one who hates the idea of these downloadable extras?  

 

I'm so glad I bought my Wii U last winter when Mario 3D World and Nintendoland were physically packaged with my console.  

 

Consoles break and I"m simply not a fan of the notion that I actually "own" games sitting on a server. When networks decide to go down or move on, and my console breaks - there goes my ability to ever play those games again.  At least with physical copies, all I need a used console and let's face it, those are usually in ample supply years down the road.




#12694875 Best Buy $10 Reward Certificates Pre-order Promo. (Gears of War: Ultimat...

Posted by romeogbs19 on 17 May 2015 - 01:47 PM

Come on best buy, add onechanbara z2 to this promo.




#12642886 GameStop and Amazon: Wii U GameCube Adapter

Posted by romeogbs19 on 16 April 2015 - 07:48 AM

Even as a Wii U owner (and yes, a long-time fan of Nintendo games), it pains me that there is SO much hoopla over a lame controller adapter.  The very fact that people are clamoring over a device that effectively works on one Wii U game (forget the DL games) shows just how lost the Wii U has become.

 

Don't get me wrong, I like the games on my Wii U, but why Nintendo couldn't just add a GCN controller port bugs me.  They could just as easily create a wireless GCN controller (Wavebird 2 anyone?) and forgo the darn adapter entirely.

 

And don't get me started on the Amiibos ... I understand cash-grabs, but the level of blind loyalty to people buying these is practically ridiculous.  I mean, I'm of the mind now that Nintendo (and well, the customers, too) don't even care whether any of these things actually "do" anything gameplay-wise ... which they don't.




#12572622 (PS3) Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster - $13.99 on Amazon.com

Posted by romeogbs19 on 17 March 2015 - 02:13 PM

Honestly, how much more is Square going to milk this game for?  They might as well announce the PS5 version.




#12541958 Trials Fusion (X1/PS4) $19.99 South Park: TSoT (360/PS3) $19.99 Bes...

Posted by romeogbs19 on 02 March 2015 - 05:12 PM

South Park is very tempting at $16 with GCU.  I just think it will go lower at Black Friday next year and it is not like I do not have stuff to play.  Hmm...

I agree, but then I think that it's going to be awfully hard to find new copies of this game come this Nov.  I mean, if you look at stores nowadays, it's clear that the last gen sections are getting smaller and smaller.  I'm sure you'll be able to get this at Gamestop used, but for those who want it new, I'm not sure waiting til BF is the better option.

 

My general view right now is IF there is a last-gen game you want, and you want it new, then buying it sooner rather than later should be the MO. 

 

As for Stick of Truth, I'm tempted to pick it up.  I'm not even a SP viewer, but I've seen some reviews and clips of this game, and it looks shockingly hilarious.




#12507520 Nintendo Wii U 32GB Black Deluxe Set w/ Super Mario 3D World & Nintendo L...

Posted by romeogbs19 on 17 February 2015 - 01:29 AM

Bought mine last December from Walmart when they had a $50 GC promo going on.   It came out to roughly this price.  Used the promo GC to pick up Bayonetta 2.

 

I understand Ninty is having a difficult time this go-around; reminds me of the Gamecube era, but in some ways it's worse this time as third parties are essentially non-existent. 

 

I'm happy to be a Wii U owner since I care only about first-party games anyways (and always have when it comes to Ninty's home consoles), but I imagine that other gamers may be inclined to skip the Wii U for that problem.

 

There are enough first-party highlights at this point to jump on (unless you feel like waiting til next Black Friday).  I still don't see this dropping to $199 - may be $229-249 since Ninty will have Legend of Zelda ready to go this year.  I can see a $249 bundle but I doubt Nintendo wants to drop it to $199 MSRP since that it almost admitting commercial defeat in the face of what will probably be $299 or $349 PS4s and Xbox Ones.  Retailers will probably be willing to sell it at $149 at $199 MSRP and that would be a perception killer.

 

Perception plays a BIG role in the gaming industry, and some feel Sega doomed the Dreamcast when they dropped it to $199 too early against the PS2.  I think Ninty will likely keep it at ~$249 next year.




#12494173 Her (BD / DVD / UV DC) - $6.49 @ Rakuten.com

Posted by romeogbs19 on 13 February 2015 - 03:32 AM

I picked this up on blu during Target's $10 sale; watched it today and it is easily one of the best movies I've seen in my lifetime.  Such a touching and meaningful reflection about the meaning of relationships and the complexities of our *human* emotions.  This is an amazing movie that anyone who is or has been in a relationship should see.  I loved it and am happy it is in my movie collection.




#12480926 Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z $4.99 YMMV

Posted by romeogbs19 on 08 February 2015 - 05:03 PM

I just can't pull the trigger on this game.  I get how *cheap* it is, but may be it's because all of us just have less time as we get older, and I have a hard time now justifying spending time on games that we know suck.  Heck, most of us don't even have time to play the AAA games out there.

 

If I see it at a BBY I might think twice, but I've got so many better games in my backlog that even $5 sounds like too much because it's no so much the money, but the time I'd waste and when I factor that in, it's still too much :-)




#12435312 Akiba's Trip $10 off all versions @ Amazon/Gamestop

Posted by romeogbs19 on 23 January 2015 - 07:24 AM

Not entirely sure as I haven't touched the other versions but I think they also added a visual editor, and the ability to change ur character's smart phone wallpaper at the start of the game. Again, idk if these were already present in the original. I think they might've also fixed some of the problems with the loading times, graphics, and the collecting 100 Ad flyers trophy. Again, I was just taking other people's word for it and the game said these were additions. The Neptunia T-shirt, Sonico costume were part of the DLC i think.

This is true. The PS4 version has improved load times and enhanced graphics.  It's the definitive version.  As for this hitting $20, the inferior ps3 version might but the PS4 version is rare and few retailers even carry that one. Frankly, the same goes for the ps3 edition, too.




#12321814 Sunday Ad Video Game Deals (12/14 to 12/20) BB: B1G1 40% off WiiU/3DS, FH2...

Posted by romeogbs19 on 12 December 2014 - 11:55 AM

Don't forget, Target has a cheaper deal on the Wii U, so pricematch if you're going to buy the console like me.

 

Between Smash, Hyrule, Mario Kart, and Mario 3D, I don't think I need more Wii U games. Hopefully Pokemon is qualified for the $20.

Bayonetta 2?




#12298284 Killer is Dead - $9.99 on Amazon - PS3 and 360

Posted by romeogbs19 on 04 December 2014 - 06:34 AM

Both play the same.  Same screen tearing issues on both, but I remember when I researched this a while back I read the 360 version performs better.

 

This is generally the "rule" with the last generation (and no, I'm not a fanboy, I have both systems).  Unless it's price, I usually opt for the 360 over the PS3 on multi-platform titles.  Sole exception is SF Ultra IV - just can't play SF on that 360 controller :-P




#12298268 Killer is Dead - $9.99 on Amazon - PS3 and 360

Posted by romeogbs19 on 04 December 2014 - 06:23 AM

FYI - I'm not sure where the no second print run comments are coming from. 

 

As for the game itself, it's pretty okay - there is a lot of screen tearing but the game itself isn't bad.  Haven't finished it yet but I can easily say that this is definitely not as good as Lollipop Chainsaw.  As others have said for $10 it's an easy recommendation.

 

When it comes to Suda 51, I think the No More Heroes games are the pinnacle of his design/storytelling. The second NMH is especially good, though the redone HD version for the PS3 is no slouch (even if it is the first one with most of its flaws/slow points).




#12235778 Black Friday 2014 Video Game Deals - Microsoft Store, GameStop and More LIVE...

Posted by romeogbs19 on 13 November 2014 - 04:14 AM

GAMESTOP SHOW YOURSELF!

lol - I'm hoping for GS to pull some prior gen deals.  Not quite ready to jump into the next gen, though I'm really tempted to pick up a few cheap XBONE or PS4 games (since I do plan on buying both eventually).  Right now, the only "next gen" I'm interested in is Wii U because of Bayonetta 2 and Super Mario 3D World; only console I feel has enough games to justify the purchase.  None of the next-gen games really thrill me yet.




#12125350 Injustice: Gods Among Us - Ultimate Edition (PS4/PS3) $19.99 @ Best Buy.

Posted by romeogbs19 on 29 September 2014 - 01:04 AM

Well it was $8 only for ps+ members. I unfortunately didn't have plus at the time so I missed out, but now that I have a ps4, and some amazon credit, Im able to a physical copy which I can trade in for another game unlike owning a digital only copy.

I am old school; need the physical copy.  I'm cool with digital music but when it comes to games, movies, or books, I want the hard media.  Not going to change for me.




#12090098 Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z PS3/360 $9.99 @ Gamestop (Price Drop)

Posted by romeogbs19 on 13 September 2014 - 03:44 AM

Is this game really that bad? It just looks like a simple brawler with an intentionally bad story and cutscenes. Is it not intentional and silly?

I think it is that bad.  This is not like one of those games critics derail but it's actually good (i.e. God Hand); I'd rather drop $10 on Neverdead, and that's saying something.