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Mon 28th July, 2008

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AVahne commented on The Pokémon Company Sues Fan for Copyright In...:

Though not owned by Nintendo as far as I know, they're pretty close to them so being this aggressively money grubbing is normal for them. Feel bad for the guy, though more people should know by now that Nintendo is aggressively against anyone using their IPs in any way without permission.
Actually I'm surprised Nintendo and the Pokemon Company and other directly related companies haven't attacked Comiket yet (which I heard is actually illegal in Japan, but companies value its existence so it's allowed to continue).



AVahne commented on Scalebound was Originally Planned to be a Wii ...:

Glad they moved it to XBone (though I would like a PC port). The game the way it is now would never run on the Wii U.
Still, would be nice to have a return to that little girl on dinosaurs concept for a future game on WiiU or NX.
Not understanding any of these Xenoblade comparisons; the gameplay between these games are EXTREMELY different. It's as if no ones ever played Xenoblade before...



AVahne commented on Star Fox Zero Delayed To Achieve a "Platinum F...:

60 FPS isn't that impressive when the game's graphics are ridiculously low poly and with low-res textures. Not much happening on screen either, so it feels like Nintendo and Platinum are just playing it safe and making a Dreamcast-level game on Wii U with better lighting.

Still, hopefully this delay let's them tweak controls and other gameplay mechanics. There's no way they can possible make this game actually look attractive unless they completely overhaul the visuals OR apply some really high quality lighting.



AVahne commented on Updated Sega Mega Drive Arcade Ultimate Handh...:

They're not very keen on releasing their own hardware anymore sadly. I believe there was a handheld a short while back called the gamegadget that would have it's own browser based online shop where you could buy ROMs of different games. The goal was to give devs another outlet to resell their old retro games and Sega was an early supporter, but it flopped pretty badly and pretty quickly.



AVahne commented on Updated Sega Mega Drive Arcade Ultimate Handh...:

Well that took them forever and like...a billion different models or something.
But huh, this thing existing is probably the reason why Stuart Ashens was able to get the previous latest model for less than 20 quid.



AVahne commented on Climate "Not Healthy" For Dedicated Handheld G...:

Having the market to themselves is a horrific thing. It means less competition and means Nintendo will have an excuse to become lax in their approach to design and functionality, even MORE so than they were this gen, since other than Android handhelds people will only have the choice of Nintendo next gen for mainstream handheld gaming.



AVahne commented on FAST Racing NEO's F-Zero-Like Hero Mode is For...:

Can't really see the comparison. Wipeout is much slower than this with way narrower tracks. It was essentially a futuristic Mario Kart, rather than a high speed racer.
This may not have quite as much speed as an FZero game or have tracks that are as crazy as GX, but this closer to FZero than Wipeout.



AVahne commented on Retailers In North America Merge Wii U & 3DS L...:

Eh, makes sense. Wii U is pretty much dead in a sense while 3DS is starting to dry up. Better to put them together under one banner so that they can support each other during the final stretch of their life (probably makes it easier for consumers to look around). Maybe instead of having to use stupid and confusing names, most consumers can just start saying: "I'm going to buy my kid a Nintendo for Christmas" again after so many years.
Anyway, really would love to see them go back to red. The grey change seemed too......corporate.



AVahne commented on Talking Point: Star Fox Zero's Delay Could Be ...:

Star Fox Zero can hardly be called a AAA title. If anything, it's just an incredibly low budget and experimental project for Miyamoto to mess around with. It's just like those Project Giant and Project Guard demos, but with a name and slightly more flesh.

The ONLY AAA-class game that the Wii U has this holiday is Xenoblade X and that all hasn't changed.



AVahne commented on New Nintendo Controller Patent Features Rotati...:

Combine that with Gamecube style analog triggers with digital click, and we could have the ultimate controller. Also get either touchscreen or touchpad (neither are necessary though, unless this is a handheld we're talking about), plus stick clicks, paddle buttons under the controller, analog face buttons (kinda useless), and of course 9-axis motion controls and yeah. Also good build quality like the Dualshock 4.



AVahne commented on Capcom Announces Anime Adaptations Of Monster ...:

Might watch the Ace Attorney, but not the MH one. I wish they had made one based on the main MH games rather than this kids game.
Anyway, the game is looking really nice for a 3DS game. Just too bad the trailer doesn't really represent the final game, as the actual game will likely have a lot of jaggies. Anyway, Capcom really knows how to make good looking 3DS games. Unlike Nintendo, they know what to do when doing a non-realistic graphics style on 3DS. Basically I'm bashing Fed Forces' incredibly horrendous graphics. Again.



AVahne commented on The Pokémon Green Blob, New Legendary Zygard...:

Pretty obvious they were Zygarde-related, but good to get a confirmation. These designs are dumb and ugly though. Pokemon has a history of weird evolutions and forms, but this is going too far. How does something to from dog to snake to standing....thing and still be considered a dragon?
Also i think i guessed sometime before that the small one is like the main body or something.



AVahne commented on Rumours and Speculation Stir Over Potential In...:

Nintendo simply better not be working for a potential competitor.
Anyway, good for Apple if they're putting more effort toward gaming. Though, I think I would still prefer the Shield Console since NVIDIA has been making actual efforts to get AAA games on Android.



AVahne commented on Review: Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI DX (3DS):

Been waiting a long time to finally get Miku on a Nintendo platform in the west, but I'll be waiting. Could've gotten it on my JP New 3DS, but I wanted English menus. But again, I'll be waiting. Still need to finish Project Diva f on my Vita, and get f 2nd. I'll definitely get this before I get Diva X on Vita though.
Not sure why people are saying the graphics are bad though. Sure they're chibi, and of course it doesn't look as good as the Vita games, but this is great for 3DS and I would rate this among the best looking 3DS games. The chibi models, being lower poly and all, probably helped to allow them to use those nicer, old shaders.



AVahne commented on Video: Fan Recreates Stunning Build Of Ocarina...:

A very good job well done. So far. Could use some more work to make it really great, but it's a good start.
Gives us a nice look at what a future Zelda game could look like 8 years from now (possible beginning of gen 10).



AVahne commented on Itagaki Accepts "Fair" Devil's Third Criticis...:

Will definitely be getting this game, but only on sale or after price drop. $60 is a bit much for an okay shooter (I apply this to Splatoon as well), especially when I could be using that money for Battlefront 3 instead.



AVahne commented on The Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Model is Coming t...:

Sony's account transfer thing was pretty meh last gen, but it was still better than Nintendo's, who had nothing to transfer (best you could hope for is for them to send credit to your new system). This gen though, they improved and once again are better than Nintendo.
No need to make a phone call.
Just remotely deactivate all your (8th gen) systems from your account in a Web browser, and then reactivate them from the systems themselves. Still would've been nice to just choose only one to deactivate, but oh well.....also would be nice if they could NOT count PSP and Vita as the same thing when it comes to system activations.



AVahne commented on Amazon Now Offering Nintendo Games For Direct ...:

Nice, it's the exact same implementation as Nintendo's, but this isn't really anything major since they do PSN games as well. Unless Amazon is having major sales, I'm not sure why anyone would want to use Amazon to buy digital copies. I'm still waiting for Nintendo to make a true, dedicated website for eShop similar to PSN (except faster, PSN browser page is so slow) and the Google Play Store. What they have now is just a slapped together extension of the official Nintendo site.
Also, when the hell are they going to turn NinNet into a PROPER account system? As in no system tied BS that breeds nothing but inconvenience.



AVahne commented on The Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Model is Coming t...:

Game is preinstalled unfortunately. Personally I'd say the best 3DS would be the standard New 3DS, but unfortunately so far its an overpriced bundle here :/
Just see if you can find friends who'll let you try the various models or check out stores for demo units to see what you like. Either of the New models would of course be best, as the menu screen is much less of a pain in the ass to use on a regular basis due to more RAM and better processing.
Again, I personally feel the Standard New 3DS is the best designed handheld Nintendo has made since the Game Boy Micro.



AVahne commented on The Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Model is Coming t...:

Meh, a bit too late as I already imported a JP system for about $85 less than what fellow Muricans will have to pay for this (so far) limited release. No regrets though, as I still have my Murican 2DS to play Murican releases.



AVahne commented on Review: Devil's Third (Wii U):

Thing is, since it's a Nintendo game it'll be treated as so very revolutionary and reviewers will rave about it. There are already people who think the game's terrible graphics are "good".



AVahne commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

That's pretty cool, ESPECIALLY considering this is NoA we're talking about. A tad too expensive for me though, especially if that artbook isn't hardcover.
If I were to pay more than $70 for an LE, I'll be saving my money for Neptunia VII's LE which will likely be $75.
Still interested in the game though. Will likely wait for it to be on sale, since I have other games on priority.



AVahne commented on Netflix Update Goes Live on Wii U:

Still needs Wiimote support. Using Netflix on the Wii U is a pain due to the battery life being so bad and the charging cable being so flimsy.



AVahne commented on Bandai Namco's Project Treasure Is Now Called ...:

Seems like Japanese devs have a real hard time getting UE3 to run well enough on Wii U. Still, this game looks really fun! I know it'll be coming over, but I'd like to know when we'll get our beta test. Hopefully it doesn't overlap with Blade and Soul's beta or another possible Tree of Saviour beta.