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Mon 28th July, 2008

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AVahne commented on Matters Of Import: Final Fantasy Explorers Fig...:

So it's basically 3DS's Ragnarok Odyssey; decent, but unimaginative and with too many overly bright colors.
I would still get it if an extended version releases here (like Ragnarok Odyssey Ace), but it's too bad that the 3DS doesn't get any unique MH alternatives as good as Vita's Soul Sacrifice, God Eater 2, and Freedom Wars.
Of course there's the MH games on 3DS, but it'd be nice to see more variety in the genre for 3DS.



AVahne commented on Sharp Gearing Up to Supply 'Free-Form' LCD Scr...:

As long as the resolution for the next handheld console is 720p or 1080p, especially if they go with 5 inch screens next (which I think is the perfect size for portable consoles after owning a Shield and a Vita). 1080p would most likely be overkill though considering you really don't need that many pixels packed into such a small screen. It would just draw more processing power for no good reason and kill the battery even faster. Considering Nintendo will most likely use a pretty weak SoC by, say, 2017's standards and use a relatively small battery as well, a 720p on 5 inch screen would be perfect (if Nintendo expects to sell this console for $200 or less while still making a profit, we have to expect 2013-level mobile hardware. It'll probably be equivalent to the Shield Portable, or worse depending on what trade offs they're making. Perhaps we COULD get lucky and they'll use second-half 2014 silicon instead).
Even the guys at Dragonbox are using a 5 inch 720p screen for their Pyra handheld, which is a far more advanced gaming handheld than any other (in terms of functionality).



AVahne commented on Demand For amiibo Continues As Pre-Orders For ...:

My standards are probably a lot higher than most people then. Every time I see them at a GS or retail store, I just can't understand the appeal. I guess for tiny, tiny $12 figures they're not bad, but I'm confident that most people would not be able to tell the difference between an official figure and a decent Chinese knockoff. The quality is that low in my eyes.
Hopefully they'll allow third parties to make amiibo figures as well. I'd like to see Japanese third party games that have amiibo support include higher quality figures in their limited editions.



AVahne commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:

Xperia Play came too soon, and it used 2010 specs despite being a 2011 phone. Nintendo COULD probably do better (since Sony didn't really try that hard), but I doubt they would put the money into making a high quality phone.

EDIT: "the only development cost in terms of software would be the creating of the "skin" which sits on top of Android"
Considering how inexperienced Nintendo is at making decent OSes, I fear we would just get another Touchwiz if Nintendo made a phone.



AVahne commented on Code Name: S.T.E.A.M Local and Online Multipla...:

I think Gamestop lists the limited edition for March, so I'm basing it off that. Either way, this game will have to wait. I have two Neptunia games to worry about in early 2015 and those currently have the highest priority for me. Plus I still need to get Omega Ruby.



AVahne commented on Rumour: Has Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem B...:

This would be very difficult for me to swallow. I was really looking forward to this, especially with the severe lack of JRPGs on Wii U.
IF this sad news comes true, hopefully IS can at least start work on a sequel to Radiant Dawn on Wii U.



AVahne commented on Review: Alphadia Genesis (Wii U eShop):

Of course it'll be generic. Kemco's mobile RPGs are meant to be generic so they'll be quick games to make and play. Kemco pushes out JRPGs quickly to cater to whatever audience there is on mobile that wants classic style JRPGs. Personally I prefer the ports that HyperDevBox releases. They do ports of Idea Factory's PSP and home console games.

Whelp, at least Kemco has been improving their 2D art and sprites and have started going into 3D development.



AVahne commented on Nintendo Download: 27th November (North America):

No, but the wording in your previous comment implied that you think that Nintendo controls pricing on the eShop. I know Atlus can pricee however they want, but the question is why they decided to price these two games this way.
I was seeking an answer or at least a theory, not some kind of random, long-winded debate or rebuttal.



AVahne commented on Feature: Five Nintendo Games Perfect For Multi...:

Considering the context for which this list is made, it should've been obvious what kind of criteria is required for games to make this list. Monster Hunter is great and all but it's not the type of game that you can easily setup for anyone to play on a Thanksgiving evening.



AVahne commented on Nintendo Download: 27th November (North America):

Why the heck is the digital version of Persona Q $50? The same could be said of SMTIV. I understand the physical copies being more expensive since they probably come with special edition type stuff, but digital, too?
It makes no sense to do price the digital copy this way, especially when you look at the Vita's PSN library of home console style games and lengthy JRPGs. I don't see any games being priced at $50 there.

On a sidenote, it's nice that Azure Gunvolt is on sale. Now you but it and Mighty Gunvolt and still pay $1 less than early adopters.



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

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.