1196 To Miss The Rain.


When push comes to shove a Brooksie will fold. There’s no doubt that a part of her wants to assert some dominance, but she’s not quite there yet.

I didn’t know this, but if you already own a virtual console title on the Wii if you transfer your account over to a WiiU they offer those games at a significantly reduced cost. It’s still kind of dick way to do things, IMO, but Nintendo certainly understands that if you don’t value your work then no one will. They very much value their work.

The VC titles are supposedly enhanced, but as far as I can tell the enhancements are basically the addition of a 3DS style flash save system. Technically an enhancement, but it feels like they are massaging the spirit of the word enhancement. In any case I wanted to see what the deal was so I repurchased Castlevania 4, or Super Castlevania 4, or whatever it’s officially called. It was, like, a buck fifty, or something. The big selling point is that you can play VC games on the game pad. Is that what it’s called? The screen controller thing. It’s kind of like playing an old Sega… thing. What was it called…? Game Gear! Except the Game Gear had a tiny screen. So it’s kind of like if the Game Gear sucked significantly less. Also you can’t walk more than 20 or so feet from the console, which is disappointing. I actually tested a wireless Game cube controller once, and you could walk 4 spots into the parking lot and still play. Assuming you could see the screen, which I couldn’t. I had to have the people inside report to me when my guy stopped moving. Anyway, I was hoping for that kind of distance so I could play WiiU in the Teen’s room. Oh well.

I like being able to watch tv and play games at the same time, so the WiiU is actually pretty cool for that. I have a hard time just playing a game when I’m having a bout of depression, but if I play while watching TV it evens me out for some reason. The downside is that I miss out on some of the nuance of the game soundtrack, but it’s a give and take. VC games, being things I’ve played before, are less of a loss on that front.

Honestly I think Nintendo should have let you just upgrade straight across. Especially since some of the Wii stuff has DLC that probably doesn’t transfer. I guess you just have to take what you can get.

Nintendo is running an Eshop promo if you got the delux set I did, but I hadn’t had anything to buy that would qualify me for it. I’m hoping that the SNES game will do the trick. Apparentl it lets you trade club points straight across to shop cash. I have a lot of points… Getting a game, a full new game mind you, would go a long way towards making the whole thing seem worthwhile.