Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Lego Marvel Super Heroes Wii U Rant

I've got a lot of grievances with Lego Marvel Super Heroes on Wii U and now you're gunna hear about them. Ok maybe just one. Or Two. First off, when playing two player either split screen or primary/gamepad mode the frame rate can really really drop bad. Like sub 10 FPS bad. Not too often but it happens.

My primary beef, the beef to end all beefs. Pro controller support. The game supports the pro controller. For the second player. The first player always has to use the gamepad. Always. So in single player you are stuck using the gamepad even though it adds no meaningful functionality to the gameplay at best, and at worst is just plain uncomfortable for this type of game. I might, MIGHT let this slide if they hadn't put the work in to support the pro controller. The second player can play with the pro controller, so the support is already there. I'm struggling to understand why they force you to use the gamepad for single player/first player.

Other games aren't like this. Pac-Man has full Pro Controller support. I can actually play Pac-Man off screen on the gamepad, with the Pro Controller. This is great, someone can be watching TV or whatever and I can pop the gamepad up on a stand, grab the Pro Controller and go at it. Namco, you done good. Travelers Tales. You done not so good.

I want to support Nintendo I really do. And all things considered I don't care what platform I have my lego games on, PS3, Wii U, PC, Mac.... For the type of gameplay Lego games have its to my benefit to have it on a console connected to my TV. But if you are going to make irrational control scheme choices for no good reason on Wii U my hands are kind of tied. To PS3.

Travelers Tales, get it together man!
Well I managed to finish Final Fantasy I. I started on the NES and got through the Earth Orb by the end of January but the NES version is so slow going. I had to switch to the phone version and burn through it there. I've moved onto Final Fantasy II for February. Trying to burn through it on the phone by the end of the month.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Maybe I should do this. Probably kill me but it's worth a shot.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Decided to do a run through all the main Final Fantasy games. Currently playing Final Fantasy 1 NES. Just made it past Marsh Cave.