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AVahne

AVahne

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AVahne

#5

AVahne commented on Review: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U):

@TheRealThanos
Sigh, really wish that Crytek could've gotten EA to let them release the finished Wii U version of Crysis 3. Performance concerns aside, it could've served to show us just what CryEngine 3 and Wii U were truly capable of together.

AVahne

#6

AVahne commented on Review: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U):

Seriously people, only ONE LOOK is needed to judge a Sonic game if it's bad or good. The whole "don't knock it til you try it" does not apply to Sonic games. At this point, a gamer should be able deduce whether or not a Sonic game is good just by looking at it. He's just special like that.

AVahne

#12

AVahne commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

@bobbypaycheque
Yeah I'll be getting it. Any kind of performance boost to the 3DS hardware line is welcome in my eyes. Menu loading is sometimes painful with my current 3DS, plus I hear the new ones are more comfortable as well. But anyway, judging from Japanese prices the new 3DSes should be priced at about the same prices as the current models, so it shouldn't be TOO expensive after I trade in my current unit.
I'm a bit of a handheld console fanatic though, so for me it's a question of when I'll get it rather than if.

AVahne

#14

AVahne commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

@bobbypaycheque
I've owned my 3DS since 2011 and have a 2DS as a backup unit, so I know full well what kind of variety the 3DS. You are right in saying that I'm selling is variety short, but I believe most people do the same for the Vita. And while 3DS has plenty of fighters, most of them pale in comparison to fighters on Vita (not to mention the Vita's superior d-pad...somehow). 3DS does have Smash Bros., yes, but I don't see a point in that when the Wii U version exists.
Don't get me wrong, I love my 3DS as well. It's just at the moment my Vita's getting more playtime.
And no, I'm not in the minority that loves their Vita, I'm in the minority who loves 3DS and Vita equally (also Android, the Shield rocks!).

EDIT: Curious, will you be trading in your Vita to get the New 3DS?

AVahne

#16

AVahne commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

@bobbypaycheque
Well that's that then. Personally I think it's a great handheld that's starting to get much more playtime than my 3DS. I don't play many western games anyway.
EDIT: Just saying, it's also great for people who want normal fighting games and rhythm games on the go, much better than 3DS in those regards. Honestly I think 3DS is for people who want Nintendo games, life sims, and JRPGS while Vita is for people who want everything else plus JRPGs.

AVahne

#20

AVahne commented on Video: This Is What Watch Dogs Looks Like On W...:

Very beginning looks godawful, Starts looking a little better once Aiden gets out of the room, but this wasn't worth the delay especially not at full price.

EDIT: Then it starts looking bad again over half-way through. Do all the versions look this flat?

AVahne

#23

AVahne commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

Vita is awesome. What's not awesome is Sony's lack of support for it (and those horribly-priced memory cards). I'd say Vita and 3DS are equal in terms of enjoyability. Though, Vita currently has more games holding my interest (NEPTUNE).

But anyway, these Sony folks be pretty damn aggressive.

AVahne

#26

AVahne commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

I wanna agree but I dunno. Wii U has more quality games at the moment, but also had the least remaining potential. Since third parties outside of collabs and Ninty-funded games are all gone, Nintendo has to support this console all on their own. There are also indies, but that's hardly a selling point. And since Nintendo has to provide most of the support now, they'll burn out faster and abandon the Wii U hardware in favor of their next gen machine earlier than we fans would hope. In other words, Wii U doesn't have the life expectancy of its competitors nor their predecessors. I expect it to last a year less than the Wii, even.
The Wii U is an "in-the-moment" machine with great, highly-enjoyable games, but unfortunately I wouldn't recommend it to people who can only have ONE machine unless they are Nintendo mega fans. Many of those mega fans would already own one by now though.
Anyway, a few more days til Smash U! Excite!

AVahne

#27

AVahne commented on Video: Nintendo Releases 60 FPS Trailers for S...:

Even with the 60 FPS option turned on in Chrome, that Splatoon footage is still in 30 FPS or less except for a few instances.
Gonna try resetting my Internet connection to see if there's a connection issue.

AVahne

#33

AVahne commented on Pokémon Star Pikachu Is Getting His Own GameC...:

The PDP ones seem cheaper so I'll probably get one of those instead of waiting for these hori ones. While the Gamecube adapter with controllers would be more authentic (perhaps necessary for 8 player matches on the small chance that I can get that many people to play), I rather have something I can use for other Wii and Wii U games.

AVahne

#34

AVahne commented on Shulk amiibo Listed as GameStop Exclusive in t...:

Sigh, sucks that Shulk will be GS-exclusive, but we should at least be thankful to them for helping to bring Xenoblade over. Nintendo of America had no intention at all (despite Operation Rainfall) to ever bring this game over. I'm thinking that GS and their cash is the reason why we even got this game at all and why it's GS-exclusive.
So instead of hating them about it, we should be thanking them. You can hate them about anything else though, like the whole Monster Hunter Tri demo debacle and the overpricing of Xenoblade a year after it came here.
This figure being exclusive is unnecessary though.

AVahne

#35

AVahne commented on Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data L...:

@Discostew
I never said that the chips themselves have much memory in them. I'm saying that they could've put in another chip for storage that the NFC chip could transfer the data to and from. NO ONE is saying that the NFC chips have memory. You're putting words on our fingers.

AVahne

#36

AVahne commented on Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data L...:

@Discostew
I never said that they had flash memory capabilities on their own. I'd like for them to be able to move data they recieve from the NFC transfer to an internal memory unit, like on an Android phone. Then again, these things don't have their own power source.... Oh well

AVahne

#38

AVahne commented on Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data L...:

Pretty unfortunate that they didn't include additional memory in these things considering how expensive they are (at least put in a 1GB chip). The figures themselves don't look to be that high quality for the price tag.
Whelp, not like I had much interest in these anyway. I WAS considering getting Charizard, Shulk, and the Fire Emblem figures, but I don't think the cost can be justified anymore considering how limited these things are.
Though if they were to make Neptunia amiibos....

AVahne

#39

AVahne commented on Video: Early Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Footage...:

@kamifox1
And it's your opinion to think otherwise.
Have fun when you get it. To me it doesn't look like it's worth the money considering all the other games coming out on Wii U.
And I never said that I don't like Sonic. I just think poorly of his Wii U appearances. Give me the fun that I experienced back in the with Sonic 2 on the Genesis (hell, Colors was decent fun). Maybe I'll just play that on my Nomad and let modern blue rat fans enjoy his recent entries.
Anyway, enjoy your game. I've said what my cranky, just-awoken self felt like saying, so bye.

AVahne

#40

AVahne commented on Video: Early Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Footage...:

@GreatPlayer
Not sure where you're getting wildly fluctuating framerates from, as my experience was very smooth. And while we expect better, that's an early gen remaster compared to this original game. Of course we don't know which has a longer dev time and bigger budget, but I would expect a remaster to have less of each.
And don't compare a platformer such as this to Xenoblade Chronicles X. Even if this had a "huge world", it'll be nothing compared to a game designed specifically for open world.
And you're telling me to ask PC gamers when I am complaining about the Wii U version? Which was an unfortunate, but funnish, glitchfest? Yeah is great that the game had 5 player mode and flight sections, but those were the only fun things about the game that kept me coming back up until I traded it in.

AVahne

#41

AVahne commented on Video: Early Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Footage...:

@kamifox1
Yes, those are glitches and I do remember Skyward Sword's game breaking glitch as well (and MK7's Maka Wuhu glitch). Like I said, glitches falling through are common, but we expect Nintendo to fix them. My expectations of Sega of America are currently much lower (they have more money issues after all) .
And I've been gaming since the SNES games. I know what makes a game fun or not. And yes, if I want, I can watch a movie, go outside, or play on PC. Or hell, I can play Mario Kart 8. Simple graphics, but looks pretty OVERALL. By themselves, weak game, weak textures, weak lighting, etc. can be forgivable if the rest holds up. In this case, the game looks awful overall.

AVahne

#42

AVahne commented on Video: Early Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Footage...:

@kamifox1
As for the Miku games, they've only just started bringing those over, so it's forgivable that we only have a few so far. This is Sega opening up a little bit and taking a risk with an IP that they cannot be sure will be profitbale enough in the west. And while Mirai Deluxe hasn't been the news lately it doesn't need to be. It's a rhythm game that isn't close to its release window yet, and no ones pushing for info. So unless Sega wants to pull another PSO2, there's nothing to worry about for now.

AVahne

#43

AVahne commented on Video: Early Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Footage...:

@kamifox1
ONE GLITCH THAT WAS SHOWN TO THE PUBLIC. It could mean that there are other glitches or bugs. You realize that they have debugging teams that are responsible for trying to break the game in order to find every problem so that it can be fixed? Of course it's common for a glitch or two to slip by in this day and age, but we don't yet know the full extent of the problems that Sega let slip. After owning Sonic Racing Transformed for Wii U for a while, I don't think Sega even gives a damn about debugging Sonic games these days.
And a FEW bad textures? I'm someone who thinks Xenoblade Chronicles X has weak overall environment textures, but that's forgivable considering it's a huge open world. This game's textures are godawful overall. Not to mention the lighting and shading. The Wii U should be more capable than....this.
As for framerate, we're not in the 5th generation anymore. We expect stable framerates from our games that are coded for a static hardware specification. And we expect high framerates from games that don't look like they come anywhere close to pushing the hardware. This was rushed and possibly low budget and Sonic deserves better than that.
Now you can go buy the game and enjoy it for what it is, as that'll be your choice, but I still stand by my opinion. Sega needs to tend to their other fans and put Sonic on hold. Let them save up a little more money in their little piggy banks and then make the great game that the spiky blue veteran truly deserves.

AVahne

#44

AVahne commented on Video: Early Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Footage...:

Sigh.... Sega just doesn't know when to stop pushing out the crap. Please, no more blue rat games for at least 5 years Sega. Bring over your GOOD games like Phantasy Star, Yakuza, and Shining whatever. Also I'm still waiting for Valkyria Chronicles 3. Only consistently good games they bring over nowadays are Miku games, and that shouldn't be the case.

AVahne

#45

AVahne commented on Bandai Namco Announces Ace Combat: Assault Hor...:

@6ch6ris6
No reason why it would be a New 3DS exclusive. This one's an example of being an enhanced game.
Though, the original supported the circle pad pro in Japan, so I'm pretty sure theyre just copy pasting the controls while trying to make a big deal out of it.

AVahne

#47

AVahne commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

PC and Wii U (along with 3DS and/or Vita) are all you really need this gen.
XBoner has nothing I want, other than Scalebound, which I don't really NEED to play. PS4 only has Neptunia V II, but I can probably count on a Re;birth4 for Vita in the future for that. As for Multi-plats like FF15, I can wait. PC gamers can be patient when they want to be. I've been waiting for an Age of Empires 4 to come out for a long while now.