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AVahne

AVahne

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AVahne

#1

AVahne commented on Video: Fan Recreates Stunning Build Of Ocarina...:

A very good job well done. So far. Could use some more work to make it really great, but it's a good start.
Gives us a nice look at what a future Zelda game could look like 8 years from now (possible beginning of gen 10).

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#4

AVahne commented on Itagaki Accepts "Fair" Devil's Third Criticis...:

Will definitely be getting this game, but only on sale or after price drop. $60 is a bit much for an okay shooter (I apply this to Splatoon as well), especially when I could be using that money for Battlefront 3 instead.

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#7

AVahne commented on The Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Model is Coming t...:

@SahashraLA
Sony's account transfer thing was pretty meh last gen, but it was still better than Nintendo's, who had nothing to transfer (best you could hope for is for them to send credit to your new system). This gen though, they improved and once again are better than Nintendo.
No need to make a phone call.
Just remotely deactivate all your (8th gen) systems from your account in a Web browser, and then reactivate them from the systems themselves. Still would've been nice to just choose only one to deactivate, but oh well.....also would be nice if they could NOT count PSP and Vita as the same thing when it comes to system activations.

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#8

AVahne commented on Amazon Now Offering Nintendo Games For Direct ...:

Nice, it's the exact same implementation as Nintendo's, but this isn't really anything major since they do PSN games as well. Unless Amazon is having major sales, I'm not sure why anyone would want to use Amazon to buy digital copies. I'm still waiting for Nintendo to make a true, dedicated website for eShop similar to PSN (except faster, PSN browser page is so slow) and the Google Play Store. What they have now is just a slapped together extension of the official Nintendo site.
Also, when the hell are they going to turn NinNet into a PROPER account system? As in no system tied BS that breeds nothing but inconvenience.

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#10

AVahne commented on The Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Model is Coming t...:

@mowerdude
Game is preinstalled unfortunately. Personally I'd say the best 3DS would be the standard New 3DS, but unfortunately so far its an overpriced bundle here :/
Just see if you can find friends who'll let you try the various models or check out stores for demo units to see what you like. Either of the New models would of course be best, as the menu screen is much less of a pain in the ass to use on a regular basis due to more RAM and better processing.
Again, I personally feel the Standard New 3DS is the best designed handheld Nintendo has made since the Game Boy Micro.

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#11

AVahne commented on The Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Model is Coming t...:

Meh, a bit too late as I already imported a JP system for about $85 less than what fellow Muricans will have to pay for this (so far) limited release. No regrets though, as I still have my Murican 2DS to play Murican releases.

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#12

AVahne commented on Review: Devil's Third (Wii U):

@Lord
Thing is, since it's a Nintendo game it'll be treated as so very revolutionary and reviewers will rave about it. There are already people who think the game's terrible graphics are "good".

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#13

AVahne commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

That's pretty cool, ESPECIALLY considering this is NoA we're talking about. A tad too expensive for me though, especially if that artbook isn't hardcover.
If I were to pay more than $70 for an LE, I'll be saving my money for Neptunia VII's LE which will likely be $75.
Still interested in the game though. Will likely wait for it to be on sale, since I have other games on priority.

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#15

AVahne commented on Netflix Update Goes Live on Wii U:

Still needs Wiimote support. Using Netflix on the Wii U is a pain due to the battery life being so bad and the charging cable being so flimsy.

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#16

AVahne commented on Bandai Namco's Project Treasure Is Now Called ...:

Seems like Japanese devs have a real hard time getting UE3 to run well enough on Wii U. Still, this game looks really fun! I know it'll be coming over, but I'd like to know when we'll get our beta test. Hopefully it doesn't overlap with Blade and Soul's beta or another possible Tree of Saviour beta.

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#19

AVahne commented on Review: Devil's Third (Wii U):

Game surely doesn't look great visually overall, but honestly I don't understand how people are blasting the graphics from a Wii U standpoint. Considering every other game that has released on Wii U, including Bayonetta 2 (people seem to love to praise its visuals for whatever reason), it's not bad at all for a Wii U game. There are better looking games on Wii U, but taking into consideration the art styles and what other games are going for technically, they're not that much better looking. Performance could've been better though :/

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#21

AVahne commented on FAST Racing NEO Developer Shin’en Multimedia...:

From what I know of Shin'en, their sales expectations are usually pretty reserved, so it won't be hard too please them. Though it may be different for this game considering how much sheer effort is being shoved into this game compared to their older ones.
Honestly though, the people complaining and claiming blackmail are hilarious. Devs are simply being more transparent than they've been before and despite what Nintendo and their fans like to think inside their bubble, the games industry is always rapidly changing in one way or another.
Fast Neo was likely very expensive for them to develop. Before, they mostly developed for handheld, which were usually much cheaper to dev for since their technology was usually way older than home consoles. They successfully transitioned to home consoles probably because Nintendo now develops their home consoles (Wii amd Wii U) with a similar design principle as their handheld i.e. using ultra old hardware and really getting the most out of it. But even with Nintendo slowly moving into 7th gen-level development with Wii U (they're still struggling to get a grasp of it it seems; I worry for when they release their 9th gen home console with 8th gen-level capabilities), it's likely that it's still pretty expensive for an indie that loves to push visual boundaries to do. So I'm hoping they sell a lot of copies. They're hoping they sell a lot, and they want people to know, especially with the current climate in the industry and in the Nintendo area specifically.

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#22

AVahne commented on Flowers Will Apparently Factor In The Future O...:

Fairies like flowers, and flowers are represented by grass types and grass types are weak against fire, so....fairy types will finally be weak against fire?
I really hope this is what this means, so that we can finally kill these demonic abominations WITH FIRE.

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#25

AVahne commented on Card Matching Game And Kirby's Dream Blanket A...:

How many people still have come for all these things at this point? I know that in terms of fanservice, NoE has always been far superior to NoA and always will be, but it's getting ridiculous with how many things they're putting on the catalog before Club Nintendo dies.

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#27

AVahne commented on Poll: Is Pokkén Tournament The Wii U Release...:

Not really hyped, but I'm just not in the mood for buying any Wii U games at the moment anyway. Will probably get this in the future though, but only if they have AT LEAST 40 playable characters.

Also, this is an arena-style fighter/combat game. It's almost nothing like an actual fighting game like Tekken, so it's not like this will have a high learning curb for kids.

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#33

AVahne commented on Nintendo 2DS Drops To $99 In North America:

That (or lower) had been pretty much the unofficial price with retailers for a couple of years now. Why it took Nintendo so long to do a price drop beats me. Will be interesting to see if retailers drop the price of copies without MK7 even further to $50 or something.

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#34

AVahne commented on What Can be Said About This SENRAN KAGURA 2: D...:

@BinaryFragger
3DS used to have a few pretty "strange" games as well during the first couple years. All stayed in Japan of course, but they're there. Like that one game about being trapped in a room with a girl.
But yeah, nowadays Vita gets more of them since more devs are finding they have more power and "interaction" to play with on Vita and people of a certain kind to cater to. Most stay in Japan, but thank goodness for English-translated Asian versions and region free.

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#35

AVahne commented on What Can be Said About This SENRAN KAGURA 2: D...:

Sadly the game didn't seem to do so well in Japan (seems like there are story and balancing issues or something; think there were also complaints about two important characters not being playable, though now said characters are playable in Estival Versus as DLC). Because of that, the Japanese DX Nyu Nyu pack LE is insanely cheap now. I'll just get that since it's cheaper and come with 5 mini nendoroid figures.

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#37

AVahne commented on Video: Here's How Zombi Shapes Up Against The ...:

Overall textures are better on the port. Some floors and walks look similar in quality, but smaller details such as posters are much better looking in the port. That said, the Wii U version's darker lighting and dusty camera lens filter created a great atmosphere on Wii U and it puzzles me why they changed it.

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#40

AVahne commented on Nintendo Removes Ironfall Invasion From 3DS eS...:

@JaxonH
You said a very small percentage. Yes, you didn't specifically say that a lot of games don't get localized, but at this point it sounds like you're just trying to find ways to put the Vita down. Especially when the 3DS is guilty of the same "crime". Unlike the Vita though, you'd have to buy a Japanese 3DS in order to enjoy those games that never get localized.

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#42

AVahne commented on Nintendo Removes Ironfall Invasion From 3DS eS...:

@kensredemption
I keep an eye on 3DS and own two systems in two regions. I KNOW what games are localized. Don't tell me that I don't look hard enough, as I've had to tell the same thing to Wii bashers last gen. Just because I say negative things about Nintendo doesn't mean I don't love them.

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#43

AVahne commented on Nintendo Removes Ironfall Invasion From 3DS eS...:

@IceClimbers
If you can say that about Vita, you can easily say the same about 3DS. I actually keep an eye on both systems, and it's not as if Vita misses so many games that could be localized. I guess I should expect commentors on a Nintendo fansite to do whatever they must in order to bash the Vita.

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#44

AVahne commented on Nintendo Removes Ironfall Invasion From 3DS eS...:

@JaxonH

Check again

Soul Sacrifice and SS Delta
Ragnarok Odyssey and RO Ace
Freedom Wars
Toukiden and T Kiwami
Various Warriors games
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1, 2, and 3
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD
Akiba's Trip
Hyperdimension Neptunia PP
Hyperdimension Neptunia U
Hyperdevotion Noire
A whole lot of Atelier games whose names I can't remember
SAO Hollow Fragment
Ys Celceta
Criminal Girls
Conception 2
Persona 4 Golden
Project Diva f 1 and 2
Various Bamco and Capcom games that I'm too lazy to list
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus

And there are many more, but I need to get back to work. Lots of games get localized, you just need to know where to look for this information. Try Gematsu.com
Lovely site

AVahne

#48

AVahne commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

Poor guy. I don't agree with the things he said about fans not appreciating localization costs as it all sounded like stuff to me, but really sucks for him to lose his job over it.

Though:
"Fans lack appreciation for character localization insofar that their favourite characters are, in some cases, lightly written or not written at all, and thus logical character development is seen as an affront to the fans. This again, spoken glibly."
This man has never played a Neptunia game I take it? It's difficult to "appreciate" character localization if the localized version is written so incredibly poorly. Especially if the character is the MAIN character.
In regards to Nintendo, what characters are he talking about?