Reader Reactions on Issue 5: Jumping the Fence

We compile our favorite reader comments to Issue 5 stories right here.

By M. Noah Ward. Posted 07/11/2010 22:23 Comment on this     ShareThis

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We’re starting a new feature with Issue 5 wherein we highlight some of our favorite reader comments to the stories we’ve posted throughout the week. While the Nintendojo staff is always chatty, they won’t be featured in here, though checking out the individual stories below will likely turn up some gems from them as well.

This isn’t the full list of stories in Issue 5, either– here’s the complete table of contents.

Soulcalibur II Screenshot Round Table: Baby, Come Back
by Nintendojo Staff
We reminisce about the games we used to play on Nintendo machines, and which of those we’d like to see again.

2hsieh said on July 10, 2010 at 3:43 AM…
When Tatsunoko vs. Capcom came out in America, I felt for sure that people (i.e. Capcom) were actually listening to the hardcore crowd on Wii for once–but my hopes have fallen in recent times, though admittedly when I heard about Xenoblade and The Last Story, I got a bit more interested. As for older, prodigal game franchises that aren’t on the big N anymore? I’ve learned to forget about them. It’s time to move on– they’re certainly not coming back.

xeacons said on July 10, 2010 at 8:08 AM…
Too bad Sega can’t put their old Dreamcast games on the VC. From the makers of Heavy Rain and Indigo Prophecy came their first sandbox adventure: Omikron. Not interactive cinema, but full freedom to explore a virtual city, predating GTA3, complete with drivable cars, strip clubs, and David Bowie concerts!

Final Fantasy VII Screenshot Tidman’s Take: Betrayed
by Matthew Tidman
Or: Why I Will Never Play Final Fantasy VII.

Williaint said on July 6, 2010 at 9:59 PM…
I agree with Tidman, mostly. The First RPG I ~really~ played was SMRPG.
I’d played some FF, but it just didn’t interest me. I had seen some pics of FF7 in Gamepro, but I was much more interested by future N64 games. I didn’t even have a Playstation until a couple years ago, because it was $10, and I still don’t have any games. Of course, if I did want to, All I have to do is download them, and burn them onto a CD which, is what most my friends did at the time…
Anyway, I can’t see myself playing FF7 in the near future. Maybe 50 years, when I retire, and can catch up on the rest of the series; not soon, because I have too many other games to play.

chrisbg99 said on July 8, 2010 at 4:18 AM…
I really didn’t have much of an opinion on Square during the SNES era at most playing only little bits of most of their RPGs so FF7 was interesting to me since prior it had a good reputation.

Suffice to say, I hate FF7. The game nearly killed my interest in the genre along with FF8.

I also noticed how they barely advertised the game’s actual graphics. It was almost all FMV. I’m sure a lot of people were surprised to see Popeye the Sailor Cloud in-game after seeing the, at the time, well done FMV sequences.

Terr said on July 8, 2010 at 3:05 PM…
You didn’t lose me & people are always telling me I’m ‘hardcore’ :P Though, I respect your views on it & though I believe FFVII isn’t the omguber game everyone says it is, it’s a great game witha great story. Your reasoning though… it seems like a silly reason to not play ANY game, not just this one game. I hope one day you can look past this & just enjoy the game for being an ok game & stupendous story, not for who’s company label is on it.

Nester64x: Who Needs 'Em? Nester64x: Who Needs ‘Em?
by Nester64x
Nintendo doesn’t need those traitorous swine! They need Nintendo!

The humor of our resident fanboy columnist was lost on some…

MikeVielhaber said on July 7, 2010 at 5:38 PM…
What exactly was the point of this article?

but not others…

xeacons said on July 10, 2010 at 7:48 AM…
Had me rolling!

Just so you know, readers, Nester64x is just a crazy fanboy here for your amusement. Don’t take him too seriously– just don’t tell him we told you that. –Ed.

Final Fantasy VI Screenshot Backpedal Fantasy
by M. Noah Ward
We’re lucky to still get Final Fantasy sequels today, but we’d be luckier if they were more like their forebears.

Terr said on July 8, 2010 at 3:08 PM…
I agree that the I – VI of Final Fantasy are the best of the numbered games. The rest are great games, but it’s the good ol’ days which have me firmly. There is something to say for the eye candy & ease of todays FF games, but the awesome joy which lies within the older FF games outweighs it by far. Even when they added FMV’s to the releases of the older games, that was even cooler! To see the old characters in short FMV’s, brought to life!

Hot Air Hot Air: Fencejumped
by Aaron Roberts
I went two generations without a piece of Nintendo hardware…

Williaint said on July 8, 2010 at 6:44 PM…
The N64 looks awkward… I mean, how can you hold all three handles with only 2 hands? It’s still one of my favorite controllers, second to the Gamecube’s Wavebird (in comfort).

Sonic Adventure 2: Battle Artwork Homecoming
by James Stank
To wrap our fifth issue, we look at great series that showed up on Nintendo platforms after departing for, or starting out on, consoles made by the competition.

2hsieh said on July 10, 2010 at 3:38 AM…
Crash Bandicoot? Holy crap, I haven’t heard nor seen that name in forever. He’s right up there with Spyro the Dragon in terms of … well, enough badmouthing. I don’t know if I want to see Crash back, haha. Resident Evil, on the other hand–well, I just finished up RE5 on PC, and really, thinking about that (or another numbered game) on a Nintendo console just gets me all excited.

That’s a wrap for this issue’s feedback. If you leave a great piece of feedback in Issue 6, we’ll call feature it next weekend, so keep on commenting! Don’t forget you can also send us tweets at our Twitter account–— or catch us on Facebook!

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