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AVahne

AVahne

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AVahne

#2

AVahne commented on Fire Emblem If Box Art Confirms amiibo Support...:

@Gerbwmu
Unfortunately, considering low Wii U sales, the lower attach rate for non-Mario games on Wii U, and the fact that Fire Emblem still isn't that popular in the west, a Wii U FE game would be a huge financial risk for them. They've already said that they would need to sell AT LEAST 700,000 copies to justify the development costs.
I would really love another home console game, like a sequel to Radiant Dawn with even more complexity, but I can't see it happening anytime soon :(

AVahne

#7

AVahne commented on PAL Gamers Can Brighten Their Day With This Cl...:

Of course only the PAL (and JP) regions get the good physical rewards...Sigh, oh well. Club Nintendo America was always the low budget version of the CNs. At least at one point I was able to get one of those gold painted nunchucks and those Zelda anniversary posters were gorgeous.

AVahne

#8

AVahne commented on Fire Emblem's Two Versions Will Offer Very Dif...:

For everyone wanting a home console FE, convince them with your wallet...and your friends' wallets. They've already said that to develop a full console FE game on Wii U, they'd have to sell over 700k copies to justify the costs to develop such a game. Sadly, that probably won't happen, because the install base for FE on Wii U is likely very low.

AVahne

#9

AVahne commented on Fire Emblem's Two Versions Will Offer Very Dif...:

@luke88
Not exactly new. Though it was mostly optional before, that kind of thing was in the Elibe games where some gaiden chapters could only be accessed by beating a chapter fast. In the case of FE6, those gaiden chapters were required for unlocking the true final chapters.

AVahne

#10

AVahne commented on Fire Emblem's Two Versions Will Offer Very Dif...:

The differences hopefully better be more than just difficulty. For Black, they need to go back to the complexity of the home console games, specifically Radiant Dawn. Bring back AT LEAST S rank weapons, the magic trinity AND the anima trinity, weapon weight, weapon durability, Radiant Dawn-style skills where each skill is passed around rather than EVERYONE being able to learn things, weapon colors when forging, height advantages, and (highly unlikely, but would be amazing) third-tier classes.

They can't claim to be catering to old-time fans if it's just a difficulty difference. The game would still be casual in terms of FE games, just like Awakening and the White version.

AVahne

#11

AVahne commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Development Details Eme...:

Just nitpicking once again, but why only 32 players? It seems like a strange number considering you're not directly interacting with anyone. It seems to me that that number would feel a little awkward.
It would probably be more natural if there were at least 100 players "loosely connected" together, like in a Monster Hunter 3 town gate.

AVahne

#12

AVahne commented on Feature: A Day With The Biggest StreetPass Gro...:

Sounds pretty fun.
Personally I feel uncomfortable being around a massive group of gamers, as I'm extremely anti-social, but looks like good fun.

Though, how can anyone say that they're surprised that NoA doesn't want to sponsor a fan-run event?

AVahne

#15

AVahne commented on The Mechs of Xenoblade Chronicles X Are Named ...:

@whodatninja
From Dictionary.com: a homeless person who lives on the streets, sleeps in doorways or subways, etc.; derelict.

From Urbandictionary.com: Any lowlife drug addict on welfare. Can usually be found in s*** neighborhoods drinking beer all ****ing day. Identified by missing teeth, bad skin, being crack-thin (like a skeleton, hence the word: skell), and stinking of booze.

AVahne

#16

AVahne commented on The Mechs of Xenoblade Chronicles X Are Named ...:

Sigh, Dolls made sense. Both normal dolls and these mechs are humanoid objects that we are meant to manipulate or control.
Now though, it seems that NoA wants us to ride into battle atop homeless drug addicts.

AVahne

#19

AVahne commented on Call of Duty: Black Ops III "Ember" Tease Sets...:

@edgedino
There are no facts other than that it exists and that it is their next gaming device. While it's not confirmed that it'll replace Wii U (and/or 3DS), it most likely will. Nintendo doesn't support their consoles very long and having them support Wii U (and 3DS) after NX arrives would not only be uncharacteristic of them, it'll also be stretching them thin. Considering that Wii U is basically a flop, there's no point in supporting it after its generation has ended. 3DS is pretty decent success (though sales are stunted due to smart devices), but sales are dying and will only continue dying. By 2017, it will have lived long enough and a successor would naturally take its place.

AVahne

#21

AVahne commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X & Y Rec...:

Huh, thought they completely abandoned XY since they refuse to update it with ORAS content. Are they in financial trouble and need to resort to making a game in the same generation as their newest games obsolete in order to force fans to move to the new one for all the new content? And before anyone says that it's been done before, what year are we in? What console generation are we in? What console are these games on now? This kind of crap was acceptable back then because it couldn't be helped;there were hardware limitations and Nintendo's online services were still in its larval stages. Nowadays though...No. Horrible business practice. Unfortunately they'll never fix their ways, because people will always buy their game no matter what kind of crap they pull. Unfortunately I fall into that group...

AVahne

#22

AVahne commented on Flygon Was Once Going to Receive a Mega Evolution:

It's not as if they still can't make it and then patch it in. Then again they were too lazy to patch in the new megas into X Y since it's easier to make a game obsolete and force fans to buy another game they shouldn't have to buy than it is to add value to what's still a recent release and pander to the fans.
Just Gamefreak taking advantage of the fanbase as usual.

But seriously, come on, Flygon is the ONLY Hoenn dragon to not get a Mega. Hell even Sceptile, whose not a dragon to begin with, becomes a dragon type after evolution. This is way too lonely for Flygon.

AVahne

#24

AVahne commented on Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem’s Character...:

There's Tiki and characters with FE-style classes. Also a monster that bears resemblance to Gangrel. What exactly do you people need to see? Are there any actual FE fans on this entire site? Or are you all newcomers from Awakening and the Sacred Stones Ambassador release?

AVahne

#29

AVahne commented on Unity on New Nintendo 3DS Will Utilise Latest ...:

Of course barely any of the features will be supported for 3DS, but anyway...shouldn't be too surprising that it's the latest version. As far as I know, Unity is extremely scalable. I'm assuming it can be used to develop games for smartphones from 2008 (like the T-Mobile G1) or 2009, so it shouldn't be too much of a stretch to support New 3DS.

AVahne

#32

AVahne commented on Fire Emblem: If Special Edition Bundle Sold Ou...:

I'd pay that much. Despite my complaints (also still extremely pissed at how crappy Awakening's DLC was), I'm a diehard FE fan. I just hope this game will be more like past FE games and less like Awakening, which I consider to be an overrated generic fantasy anime in FE clothing (not even that, considering the extremely stupid looking class designs).

AVahne

#33

AVahne commented on Nintendo Highlights Increased US Hardware Sale...:

Sigh, really too bad about Wii U. Sure you have fun games still, but no one should be thinking that these horrid sales don't matter. Nintendo is not going to pretend the numbers are horrible and just keep pumping out great games without an awareness of the problem.
This will most likely have an effect, either positive or negative, on the next console they make. Design, power, target audience, marketing, brand image, etc. Things can change due to sales performance of the previous system. If they didn't pay did't pay mind to these things, Nintendo would just turn into Sega 2.0.

AVahne

#39

AVahne commented on Video: Xenoblade Chronicles X May Have Been Su...:

Lighting definitely got worse, but there's a chance that it's just a different scene with more lights. Same explanation goes for the missing objects. The textures have always been absolutely awful, so having them be even worse was hardly noticeable.
Honestly I don't care how disappointing the game looks anymore. This is just the best the Wii U can do. It's not on the level of the other 8th Gen consoles, PC, and even mobile (as of this year, maybe late last year), but at least the games be fun.

AVahne

#41

AVahne commented on Crunchyroll Pre-Order Bundle for Etrian Myster...:

Whelp, got the package. Didn't notice that Mystery Shirt part, so I was expecting a Crunchyroll T-Shirt or a Etrian Odyssey one. It's just a Dying Light shirt.
Also was expecting a cute little phone charm or something for the mystery item. It's just DS shovelware.

AVahne

#43

AVahne commented on Akihiro Hino on Why Fantasy Life 2 is Not Comi...:

This sequel meant to be an escapism or relaxation game that can be played mostly casually. Most adults have access to a smart phone with only gamers having a portable. They're probably just wanting to try seeing if they can make more money on a mobile release.

AVahne

#45

AVahne commented on Video: Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power is Shap...:

@rjejr
Also Bloodbourne (oh wait, already out), Final Fantasy 15, Deep Down, Witcher 3, Battlefront 3 and other games I can't remember at the moment. None of those would be able to run on Wii U without ridiculously huge drops in quality.
Power is a problem with Wii U. Xenoblade Chronicles X has huge scale, but most other Wii U games with smaller scale don't look any better than that game anyway (once you get past the scale, XCX isn't all that impressive as the individual elements are just average 7th gen-level quality).
Even so, this game would probably be able to run on Wii U once they drop character model quality and shader quality.

AVahne

#46

AVahne commented on Video: Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power is Shap...:

It's called Artifacts of Power and has little golden triangle shards.
And the video showcases a dude with sword and shield running around swinging his sword like a madman.
Even if they have to tone down the graphics quality by a ton, how can this NOT be on Wii U?

AVahne

#47

AVahne commented on Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Dow...:

Not quite yet. Considering Nintendo is pretty much the only company making games for the Wii U, save for a few third parties that have been contracted by Nintendo, there's a pretty decent amount of games coming to Wii U. Most of which are exclusives. This year has just as much support as last year. Next year is when Nintendo will start dropping support quickly. It'll follow the trend of the Wii, where we basically get a drought until the next console (mostly in America, since Japan will still get some more exclusives and Europe may get some of them localized; NoA is trash). Considering Wii U sold much worse than Wii both in hardware and software (even after you block off all the shovelware sales), it may start the drought earlier. Sales for Wii U might not slump (even more) as fast as Wii did, since until just recently it was an unknown entity to most people on the planet and people are starting to take interest, but it'll drop off the radar sooner than later. What COULD help it at this point, though, is a price drop to $200. Price drops before didn't seem to have much effect, but now that people know that the Wii U exists and that it has great games you can't get elsewhere, a price drop would probably do wonders to its health. Wii U has now been cemented as a secondary console, so it desperately needs a secondary console price.
Nvidia is getting ready to release their Shield home console for $200. It's a device that uses less energy than Wii U, yet is more powerful. It can outperform Wii U while supporting all the latest APIs and engines (something the Wii U can't do) and it's still a relatively new platform, therefore it still has plenty of room to grow in terms of sales and awareness (while Wii U has peaked). I know Nintendo fans will attack me for daring to say that a device with a mobile chipset can outperform their precious Nintendo hardware or for believing Nvidia (yes they are full of crap, but it's a fact that their stuff improves and that mobile hardware is marching ever onward at such a ridiculous pace that game devs can't really keep up). My point is, Nintendo can position Wii U as an amazing value at $200, being both a great second console and a decent set-top box for the bedroom/living room/attic/etc.

AVahne

#50

AVahne commented on Video: Check Out Every Fire Emblem Intro So Fa...:

@LinkSword
Awakening better gameplay? Please, Radiant Dawn ANNIHILATES Awakening in terms of gameplay. Only thing Awakening has over Radiant Dawn is supports.
Not trying to be antagonistic, but I truly feel that Awakening's gameplay can't come close to touching Radiant Dawn's.