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Mon 28th July, 2008

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

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 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).



AVahne commented on Bayonetta 2 Triggered Platinum's Involvement W...:

If using between 5th and 6th gen level graphics with better lighting in HD resolution is considered an "art-style" these days...I don't know what to say.
The game has environments with low res textures, and the every single model in the game is extremely low poly. The environment is especially bad. Visually this game looks like an upscaled 3DS game.
It looks like it'll be really fun, but visually it's just plain poor.



AVahne commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

The muppets were fun, Star Fox Zero is looking to be an awesome game despite looking like a Gamecube game with better lighting (also hoping gyro isn't required), and its nice to see more SMTxFE (even though the trailer doesn't show much newness). The rest of the show was horrible.



AVahne commented on Metroid Prime: Federation Force Is The Metroid...:

Can't really call that Metroid Prime, or really Metroid. It's like they needed an excuse to make an FPS and tacked on the Metroid Prime name to get more sales.
Might get it if it's a cheap eShop game, but not paying full price for it.



AVahne commented on Exclusive: Get Revved Up With the First FAST R...:

I'm really looking forward to this game, but that trailer was just plain underwhelming. Too much flashing camera cuts, pixellation effects that make the game look like there's a lot of aliasing, and too many extremely boring frontal camera shots.
Definitely not the best way to show off their game; it's as if they don't want to fully show it off yet.



AVahne commented on The First Mother Game Is Finally Coming To The...:

Anyone know if they retranslated the game or if it's just the original never-released translated ROM?

Anyway this is amazing news! Hopefully we can get them to release the ROM for Star Fox 2 on virtual console since it's apparently fully completed.



AVahne commented on Video: Fan-Made Mother 4 Gets Shown Off In 'At...:

Unfortunately, Nintendo usually waits til a fan game is near completion before throwing in a CEASE AND DESIST. They take sick pleasure in obliterating the care and love fans have for their games (in my mind at least; makes a whole lot more sense than Nintendo being paranoid of fan games degrading the value of their franchises or taking the limelight from them, which is a hilarious notion).



AVahne commented on 3DS Hits 15 Million Sales Landmark in the US:

Pretty awesome. Not my favorite handheld, but it has its merits. Since I missed out on PSP last gen, it wasn't until this gen that I got to experience 6th-gen graphics on a handheld. I remember being amazed by 3DS before launch and for a year and a half afterwards.
That was until I grew tired of all the many irritations of the OG 3DS and bought a Vita and a stronger Android phone and finally shook off the ignorance I had as a Nintendo fan.
3DS is still fun every now and then though and I now have a couple of PSPs to complement my couple of 3DSes.



AVahne commented on Capcom Thinks It Can Shift 2.5 Million Copies ...:

The "low" expectation is probably BECAUSE of the fact they're just reusing assets. People accuse them of reusing assets all the time due to the games all looking like 6th gen games, but this time it'll actually be true.