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This thread is in response to a review for Wario Land: Shake It! on the Wii. You are encouraged to view the review in a new window before reading this thread.

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Author: zippdementia
Posted: March 08, 2012 (10:36 AM)
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From the stories you've told on Gameroni and the stories you tell in your reviews, you have a similar history in gaming as I do, Jason. By the way, that's probably my favorite part of your reviews, that you tend to launch into some kind of history, a chunk of it usually personal, to set the stage for the emotions you brought to the game you are reviewing. That's always fun to read.

And since we have that similar background, I'm almost always with you on your opinion on games. Not always in the RPG genre, which I more or less fell out of in my early 20's and you still enjoy, but always for sure on the subject of Nintendo.

I think I would be similarly annoyed by this new Wario game, especially remembering his early games on the Gameboy, which vied for Mario with best platformers.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: March 08, 2012 (11:56 AM)
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Thanks for the feedback, Zipp! I don't feel like I did a lot of the writing you reference in this particular review, but I guess it's a case of the similar stuff I've done in older reviews helping you feel confident in the current one. I'm glad you found it helpful. I'm one of the biggest Nintendo fans I know, so I'd like to think that gives me something worthwhile to say when I cover Wii stuff!


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: March 08, 2012 (02:33 PM)
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Yeah, you're right, there wasn't too much history in this review but I was jolted into the past by this line: "Wario is a cool anti-hero, easy to love precisely because he’s such a greedy rascal." He hasn't really been an anti-hero in a long time, simply because he's only been featured in nose-picking, farting, mini-games for the wii in the last few years, so I guess I felt a connection there with someone who remembered his REAL anti hero days.

He also had what was probably the only good game on the Virtual Boy. That was a really good game.


Note to gamers: when someone shoots you in the face, they aren't "gay." They are "psychopathic."


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