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Mon 28th July, 2008

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AVahne commented on New Nintendo 3DS Undone by Dragon Quest Heroes...:

Didn't claim you were. I'm not a fan boy either. Really, the Vita is enjoyed by people who are able to find their appeal. Personally I prefer portables, so having many home console type games on it is a godsend for me. I no longer own a PS3 either, as I sold it to buy a Wii U, which I unfortunately don't play very much. It's great not only cor people who don't have Sony home consoles, but also for people who simply enjoy portables more.
Yes there are many ports, but plenty of great exclusives, too. Whether a console contains enjoyable games or forgettable ones is different with everyone. I've owned a 3DS since late 2011 and bought many games for it. At the same time, I've traded in or sold many of those games. To me, even though I like the console for some games, there are a LOT of forgettable games on 3DS.
Sorry if that sounded like a lecture, I'm just a little sick of people putting down the Vita by saying it has little to no games.



AVahne commented on Review: Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (Wii U ...:

As a long time Fire Emblem fan, I would rate this as a 7 or 8 when comparing to the other games. It's a good game, but weaker than the others.
Same deal with Awakening.
Both of these games are great for newcomers though and would probably be regarded as excellent by them.



AVahne commented on New Nintendo 3DS Undone by Dragon Quest Heroes...:

3DS actually does still have some Japanese third party support. I think.
It's nowhere near as much support as the Vita is getting in Japan (tons of third party games coming to Vita, some of them big names), but it does exist.
For example there's that Popolocrois game or however you spell it.



AVahne commented on Unity 5 Development Engine Launches, Includes ...:

Nice, should make development easier for Wii U indies.
And this is news because this is an entirely new version.
Just because it has support for an older version doesn't mean it'll have support for a new version. Especially considering the Wii U is technologically behind the other two home consoles, PC, and, as of last year, mobile and that they showed off many modern graphics effects with Unity 5..
Nice to see that Unity continues to support Vita, Wii U, PS3 and Xbox 360 though.



AVahne commented on WayForward to Celebrate 25th Anniversary With ...:

Gonna grab Mighty Flip Champs DX for free on PSP and might consider Mighty Switch Force 2.
Can't decide between 3DS and Wii U though. HD would be really nice, but I like portables more (even laughably weak ones like 3DS). Though it might be better to get the Wii U version so it'll be available for other people to play in my house.



AVahne commented on Feature: Five Remastered Games We'd Love to Pl...:

The Last Story already ran pretty poorly on Wii. Can't imagine it doing better on 3DS. It'd probably also have lower textures like Xenoblade on New 3DS.
Still, I'd love to see them try. Really loved The Last Story and how it managed to pull off so many effects on Wii that I didn't think were possible (even at the expense of framerate).



AVahne commented on Accessory Review: Mugen Power's New Nintendo 3...:

Hopefully Nintendo has the smarts to use an actual GOOD AND MODERN CPU for their next handheld to help get better battery.
At the very least something based on the A15 or the A17. A7 if they really want to cheap out and use something of lesser performance.



AVahne commented on Xenoblade Chronicles 3D New Nintendo 3DS Cover...:

I think i'll be importing these for my imported JP New 3DS that I be an American...
On another thought, I finally got my JP New 3DS and holy fark it's NICE. REALLY NICE. They're finally at the level of the Vita Slim, which is also VERY nice.
Now I see why NoA didn't want to bring it over. It's just so nice and they don't feel like we deserve it. Instead, something more toy-like in feel and appearance like the XL would probably save them more money.



AVahne commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights the Crisis and Opportu...:

Trying to not make mistakes is respectable, but really does show how painfully behind they are. By the time they catch up to where everyone else was nearly a decade ago, they'll just be another decade late again.
Their game design is fine. They need to seriously catch up on the digital front though and they need to up their hardware design skills again. They can continue having painfully weak hardware like they've been doing for the past two generations, but at least get better at other design decisions. I used to admire Nintendo's ability to make well-built and well-designed consoles (both home and handheld), however they now make too many decisions that makes me doubt their skills nowadays.



AVahne commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

I had no problem with that Damon guy's laugh. What he said afterwards ticked me (and I bet most other people) off.
Acting as if they know their audience like with every other PR disaster in recent memory, such as their naming problem. Nintendo knows nothing about the NA market and refuses to learn.
It's the same bullpoopiedoodle response they always gives now. They're as confused about their decisions as we are.



AVahne commented on We're Really Feeling It With These Xenoblade C...:

Apparently there's already a way (or almost a way) to use a Gateway cart to actually switch your firmware to that of a different region. Not sure if it's working on New 3DS yet, but it should be soon.
Though...those carts be expensive....



AVahne commented on Nintendo Download: 19th February (North America):

Meh, nothing good as usual.
And it's the start the lunar new year, too. The Japanese may not celebrate it, but I still see this as something that will just generate more bad luck for Nintendo this year.



AVahne commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

And a nice little thing about the 2DS is that the "screens" (actually one screen split using software) are closer together and on the same plane. So it makes up for the smaller screens in games that allow you to move UI elements to the bottom screens like Monster Hunter since it'll be easier to see everything.



AVahne commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

Original 3DS was phased out and the old XL is going out the door really soon. What three models?
NoA repeatedly makes bad decisions. They think them explaining things will make them look any better?

"we're a different market"
So in other words, unlike the rest of the world, we're not worth the effort.
There are many people who want to buy this thing for this region, plain and simple. Of course many people rather get the XL and its shitty screen, but that happens everywhere else, too.

"The core audience... we weren't going to win with them on that decision."
YOUR CORE NINTENDO AUDIENCE IS ALL YOU HAVE LEFT. Most casuals left for mobile and the "hard-core" people don't care for 3DS. Of course many parents are still buying systems for their kids, but the majority of the people who actually buy the GAMES are your Nintendo fans. And every horrible decision you make is slowly making that audience dwindle.



AVahne commented on A Fire Emblem 25th Anniversary Symphony Concer...:

FE still isn't nearly popular enough in the west to go through the trouble of arranging an Orchestra here.
Besides most of the new fans of the series have only ever played Awakening, which is more anime than it is Fire Emblem.



AVahne commented on Poll: Are You An Early Adopter With The New Ni...:

Would've gotten one but nope. GS had absolutely none in stock besides preorders. I was counting on the trade in to pay for a huge part of the system. Guess I'll just sell my LE 3DS on eBay and import a standard New 3DS from Japan and just learn Japanese. My existing English library will live on my 2DS.



AVahne commented on Review: IRONFALL Invasion (3DS eShop):

Question: Can someone with the full version of multiplayer play with people who only have the demo?
I wanna support these guys, so I'll buy myself a copy but I won't be buying it again for my younger brother.



AVahne commented on Review: Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ (3DS):

Loved the original release however this deserves a lower score. Nintendo and Bamco trying to make more money off an old game by as little improvement as possible.
If you're interested in this game, just get a used copy of the original. Don't support cruddy business decisions such as this game.



AVahne commented on Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega C...:

What do they expect after wasting so much money on horrible Sonic game after horrible Sonic game this gen?
They need to put Sonic down (preferably violently) and focus on every other active franchise they have. Hell, revive old ones like Space Channel 5 for instance.



AVahne commented on Nintendo Download: 12th February (North America):

I hope Ace Combat is a huge flop so that Bamco will stop rereleasing the same game on the same system with EXTREMELY minimal changes in order to get the chance to sell it for full price again. Every single change in this plus version could've been added via update to the original release. If it had online play and free flight, then this would've been a different story.