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AVahne

AVahne

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AVahne

#1

AVahne commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@123akis
Wii U is definitely underpowered.
All those games you listed look nice (except for Smash Bros), but they all bear huuuuge amount of sacrifices in order to look the way they do. None of which would need to happen if Nintendo had made a console that looked like it competed with XBone and PS4 rather than PS3 and 360.

AVahne

#2

AVahne commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@FragRed
Even without Sony's support, the Vita's situation sort of fixed itself over in Japan. It's selling well and steadily. Third party support is plentiful and is only going to continue to rise. I'd say third party support for Vita is higher than 3DS and Wii U combined in Japan.
Westward, yeah Vita's pretty much dead. Thankfully there are third party publishers who are willing to keep bringing Japan's bounty over.

AVahne

#3

AVahne commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

If it's a handheld, then that's fine. I don't expect Nintendo to create a handheld that can compete with the PS4; That's NVIDIA's job.
However if this is strictly a home console...then no, I'm sorry, I ain't getting this thing. If they can't even reach PS4 (and I'm also assuming XBone) level, what's the point in getting it and not a Wii U? If it's that weak, third party support will no doubt be as weak or even weaker than Wii U's support, so that's a missing selling point. As for first party games, I'll be fine just playing Wii U games and catching up on old Wii games when I want my Nintendo game fix. Plus, Smash Bros 4 is decent enough that I won't need a successor for a long time (don't really care for the game as much as Brawl and Melee, so I might just be burnt out of Smash anyway) while I'm doubting the next Mario Kart will be hyped enough to persuade me to buy it.

AVahne

#6

AVahne commented on Video: Watch Acclaimed Manga Artist Kozaki Yu...:

@IceAnt573
It's not just the loss of durability that irks me; that's just the tip of the iceberg, or rather the final nail in the FE coffin. They've removed so many things with Shadow Dragon since it was supposed to be a remake of the original, and only kept the weapons triangle. With Awakening, since it was a brand new game, they could've brought everything back. Things like the magic trinity, height advantages, weapon weight, biorhythm, and other things. Instead, they threw all the old things away and just built on the terrible reclassing system they introduced with Shadow Dragon (admittedly it's at least better than it used to be) and replaced Rescue with Pair-up. Even legendary weapons became insignificant toys.
It seems like now they're just rebooting the entire franchise by throwing almost all the old out and taking things in a new direction. I guess it's not a bad thing, but these games don't feel like Fire Emblem.
I guess Nohr MIGHT appeal more to me with the higher difficulty, but the overall gameplay system is still as casual as Hoshido.

AVahne

#7

AVahne commented on ​Fire Emblem Fates Birthright Edition Is The...:

@ZenTurtle
Unless EVERY enemy in the game is AT LEAST as strong as the army of dragons in the final chapters of Radiant Dawn no matter what difficulty you're playing in, infinite weapons will not make me think towards strategy more. In fact, if the game isn't that hard by default, then I'll be using even less strategy than I did with Awakening.

AVahne

#8

AVahne commented on ​Fire Emblem Fates Birthright Edition Is The...:

@HopeNForever
Casual mode wasn't the reason why it was successful.
Heroes of Light and Shadow was the first to implement Casual mode and the Avatar system, yet it didn't sell as well nor was it as critically acclaimed.
With Awakening they made the general gameplay easier by replacing the Rescue command with Pair-up, among other changes, so that the game appeals much more to casuals and mobile gamers. They also went with a more anime route with the characters and story. It was made just for the mainstream crowd. Though, they DID revive and improve support conversations, which I'm thankful for.
With Fates, they took all that even further hence the sales numbers.

AVahne

#10

AVahne commented on Video: Watch Acclaimed Manga Artist Kozaki Yu...:

His art for FE finally looks decent for this game and is much better than the disastrous crap he drew for Awakening, but I hope they change artist for the next game. Considering they never use the same artist for more than 2 games, they likely will.
I would like to see Fujisaka Kimihiko-sensei or Tsunako-sensei do an FE game. Fujisaka's art style would go well with a non-casual, Radiant Dawn-style home console FE game while Tsunako's cutesy and pretty art style could go well with the same style of casual gameplay that Awakening and Fates have.

AVahne

#14

AVahne commented on Nintendo NX Will Avoid The Launch Issues Which...:

@JesWood13
What you're asking for is basically what the PS4 and Vita combo offers, though streaming isn't as nice since the Vita doesn't have dedicated streaming hardware like the Wii U has.
Considering Nintendo wants to repeatedly blab about how NX is an entirely new concept, the two for one thing probably isn't on the cards.

AVahne

#15

AVahne commented on Nintendo NX Will Avoid The Launch Issues Which...:

BS again, NX will be a mess at launch like all their recent endeavors. Most likely they'll have some kind of new Wii Sports that'll appeal to casuals, but they'll dry on every other front.
Also, Nintendo ain't Sony. 3DS might get lucky and get support after 2017, but I expect Wii U's last notable game to release in 2017. Nintendo can't be expected to fully support 3 consoles at the same time, as well as work on mobile, so the two 8th gens need to make way for the 9th gen. Also, Nintendo has much less support from both Western and Japanese third parties than Sony so there's almost no one else who can help effectively carry their systems. Considering the 3DS just isn't that much higher than PSP when it comes power (3DS is higher, but both can be considered to be on the level of 6th gen home consoles), Japanese devs will eventually want to move on from that level. The support 3DS has been getting has already started to wane over there, while Vita's support has only been raising. It's the same situation as DS and PSP.

AVahne

#16

AVahne commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

I call BS on all that, especially if NX ends up being a home console. If they release it next year, it'll be too early and they'll definitely be on a similar road to ruin as Sega was. Also expecting sales that high, it's simply impossible for them now. They act as if mobile and their console competitors don't exist.
I can't believe Nintendo would be that stupid (though I do believe Iwata's Nintendo is quite stupid compared to Yamauchi's), so I call foul.

AVahne

#17

AVahne commented on ​Miiverse is Getting a Massive Redesign this...:

Been wanting the screenshot album for a long while. The ONLY thing I ever used Miiverse was for screenshots, because unlike Vita, Android and everything else in the gaming hardware market the Wii U and 3DS don't have their own system wide screenshot feature.
Though, since privacy doesn't exist with Nintendo, I'm sure these albums will be heavily regulated.

AVahne

#19

AVahne commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metro...:

Price it at $20 or lower as an eShop release and I'll bite. Not paying $40 for what is essentially a poor man's Lost Planet 2 or Evolve. If Reggie wants to be an idiot and try to defend this game with Wind Waker as an example, he should've made sure this game was AT LEAST on the level of EX Troopers first; that game is ancient in 3DS years, but OBLITERATES this game in terms of visuals.
EX Troopers was almost nothing like a Lost Planet game; graphics were cartoony, gameplay was different, and premise was different. However, it was beautiful. I don't know how fans received it, but I felt that the game stands up well on its own.
This, however, looks like a half-assed attempt at making a game that many other devs have successfully made many times before.

AVahne

#24

AVahne commented on Nintendo Reportedly Pitched NX To Third Partie...:

Time to keep expectations low, that way ANYTHING about the NX will be a surprise. We've had these types of 3rd party approval and promises to recapture players from before 3DS and Wii U and look how those turned out

AVahne

#29

AVahne commented on Rumours Surface of Android Emulation On The Ni...:

Got a whole bucket of salt ready, so yeah.
Absolutely no point in "emulating" Android, in my mind. Would be better to use Android as a base for their OS and fork it. People act as if stock Android or Android with a skin is the only way of using it.
That Disney deal seems a bit more plausible, but I'm afraid for Nintendo if they're not careful. We don't have anybody in the Yamauchi family heading Nintendo anymore (afaik), so I'm cautious.

AVahne

#30

AVahne commented on Fire Emblem Fates Iwata Asks Explores Multiple...:

Story wise it should be nice, considering the drama in the new trailer. They really can't do worse than Awakening's drivel.
I just wish that the gameplay hadn't gotten so simple. There's barely any FE left in it. It's almost to the point of being a generic SRPG or being military tactics game like Advanced Wars.

AVahne

#31

AVahne commented on Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and So...:

Unlike most Nintendo fans I don't like being locked in a cage, so I don't really use Miiverse despite hyping for it before it released. That moderating stuff is fine in theory and all, but it seems to be abused more often than not.
Honestly the only thing I really liked about Miiverse was the picture of the chick with the fork.

AVahne

#32

AVahne commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:

Fed Forces seriously just looks like a VERY poor man's Lost Planet 2.
I don't think Reggie really gets things. Nowadays gamers are much more open to exotic and interesting art styles than they were back then.
Just look at the beauty of games like No Man's Sky, for example.
This and Star Fox Zero, however, are just Nintendo trying to cut as many costs as they possibly can to make more and more games.
There's also the issue of image. If an indie was making these games, then they would be accepted as trying to be retro.
With Nintendo however, I can't call them making a major game like Star Fox Zero with Dreamcast-level graphics with better lighting an art style.
Nor can I call them making even a spinoff of a major franchise like Metroid have worse graphics than its DS predecessor an art style.

Though, if Federation Force is priced at $20-30, I may be interested in getting it. My 3DSes are kinda starved for shooters.

AVahne

#38

AVahne commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at Smaller New Nintendo...:

@rushiosan
New XL feels like a toy compared to the New standard model so I don't know what you mean by better build quality. I, and all my friends, were pleasantly surprised by how nice it was. Haven't had such a nice handheld from Nintendo since the Game Boy Micro.

AVahne

#39

AVahne commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

After what happened with Wii U, I ain't buying another Nintendo home console at launch. I'll be waiting a few years before getting the NX if it's a home console, and only if any games truly catch my attention and once the price has dropped significantly. I'm already pretty sure that even if it releases in 2017, it'll still be weaker than my PC with parts from 2013/2014. Meaning third party support will be welcome, but not my main reason for buying (though I still think massive 3rd party support will be needed for NX to survive).