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I'm a digital artist, wannabe game designer, and all around nice person. I love Nintendo and most video games.

Mon 4th November, 2013

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Action51 commented on Hyrule Warriors Battles Its Way to Number 3 in...:

I wouldn't mind seeing a Fire Emblem game co-developed with Tecmo Koei using the beautiful armor and character design aesthetics from the mainstream Warriors franchise, but with gameplay and battlefield design by Intelligent Systems...that would be a dream game!



Action51 commented on Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Speeds To Earlier Re...:

@Ryno - It has too many things working against it.

1) It's a Sonic game
2) It's a tie-in for a TV show
3) It's a Sonic game

I always wait for a bunch of reviews and more information, the gaming media are pretty pathetic these days...look at all the hype and fawning over Destiny and Watchdogs...and then look at the result.



Action51 commented on Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Speeds To Earlier Re...:

@GamecubeComplex @PleaseUnderstan

Good god....I had a friend growing up who had an old Sega Master system...and Alex Kidd in Miracle World was the toughest, most unfair, most hair pulling game...but it was actually a decent game with nice design and play mechanics, so you would punish yourself and keep playing thinking you would eventually get good at it.

But playing it later on emulators with save states out of pure curiosity, one realizes that this game is literally impossible to beat...I wonder if anyone has actually beaten Alex Kidd in Miracle World legit?



Action51 commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

Too much like the Warriors games.

I totally expected this to be a 7/10 game from fair and honest review sites like Nintendo Life, but what surprises me is that it's getting reviews like this from around the web. I thought for sure most of the big pay-2-play gaming sites would dump a 5-6 on this game sight unseen.



Action51 commented on Image & Form Teams Up With Zoink In Self-Publi...:


After the purge of all midsize companies in the late 7th gen game industry crash that no one ever speaks about, we were left with mostly giant mega-publishers and small indie developers.

I'm happy to see solid and creative small developers bond together to form alternatives to the big, bloated, lazy third party structure.



Action51 commented on Nintendo Confirms Week Two Details for Super S...:

UnEpic on sale...zoink

Maybe grab discounted Kid Icarus even though I have the enhanced version for 3DS...It's one of my all time favorite games.

Nice! I have something new to play this backlog was really starting to shrink over the summer.



Action51 commented on Talking Point: The Growing Role of The Treehou...:

The Treehouse events from this years E3 were great, and that is when I was really aware of them as more then just some PR outfit for NoA.

I'd like to see them do that kind of programming on a seasonal basis, maybe a weekend around winter holiday time, and a few smaller events throughout the year with a big E3 presence like they had this year.

It did wonders for their public image too...alongside the success of Mario Kart 8, the amount of Nintendoom and haters sharply dropped after this year's E3 and all the Treehouse hype.



Action51 commented on Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros....:

Oh my god...Nostalgia overload on so many levels...

I'm kind of new to the series with Brawl being my only real entry that I own and have played I was reluctant to pick up the Wii U entry (especially with Bayonetta 2 and Captain Toad on the way)...but damn!

So many characters, so much nostalgia...I may have to buy it!



Action51 commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

@Salamihawk - It's not that:

"Ubisoft wants the Wii U to fail and wants an excuse to not have to do actual work when porting to another console."

It's that Ubisoft and a handful of Mega-publishers (EA, Activision) get treated like kings by Sony and Microsoft who funnel money and free promotion to them because they NEED that content on their systems to survive...unlike Nintendo they can't survive on first party.

Ubisoft wants Nintendo to succeed and they want to make money from Nintendo console owners...however, they don't want to bother to market to, or respect Nintendo console owners. The one size-fits-all approach they take with Sony and Microsoft doesn't work, and it's less profitable for them.



Action51 commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

@Laxeybobby - Faked!

Nice job with the graphic layout on the discs. Notice he doesn't show the boxes? Discs are super easy to mock up and print out a fake but very pretty label.

For the footage? They didn't even bother to show him playing with a Wii-mote...because he probably didn't have the blu-tooth adapters and stuff set up to fake it, Wii motes are a little trickier to get to run as a PC controller then most standard controllers.

What about the footage itself?

Obviously it's low setting PC footage captured and compressed down to a standard def file and played back at a low framerate.




Action51 commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

  • An over-hyped, over-promised, under-delivering game
  • Released half a year earlier across all other platforms
  • Pawned off to a B-team for porting
  • Released during the heavily competitive Christmas shopping rush
  • Lacking most of the cool "special features" that were used as an excuse for the delay in the first place
  • From a publisher that's been openly condescending to Nintendo fans

When it absolutely bombs, Ubisoft will whine once again about how mean and childish Nintendo console owners are for not buying their overpriced mediocrity.



Action51 commented on LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC Season Pass i...:

@Nik-Davies - The biggest with that people WILL go out and buy the PS3/Xbox/PS4/PC versions now...and that will further reinforce the idea that these games "don't sell" on the Wii U.

So I'm going to skip this game 100% altogether and not get it on PC. I would prefer this type of game on my Wii U where I could do off-screen multi-player. So if I can't get the version that lets me play the way I prefer, WB can keep their game and their season pass.

Sorry - no Wii U or Steam purchase from me lost a sale.



Action51 commented on LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC Season Pass i...:

@santaglause - Yup...when the Wii U didn't sell a hundred million out of the gate like the Wii did and many gamers were slow to adopt the system, they put unrealistic expectations on the small, early adopters and then started to run away before even a full year had passed.



Action51 commented on LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC Season Pass i...:

@TreonsRealm - I Agree!

Lego Batman was a great game with lots of content and puzzles and the villain missions were really a nice way to extend the playtime, if it were released today, the villain missions would be DLC.

Lego Indiana Jones was pretty brilliant, and the sequel added some nice things to the series like split screen 2 player and deeper collect-a-thon elements.

I think I started to notice the decline with Lego Batman 2...while still a good game, the open world Gotham felt dead and sloppy. Once you unlocked Superman pretty early on, there wasn't much in the way of tricky puzzles and the whole second half of the game was fighting that Joker robot.

Lego City Undercover was a nice bright spot, but it sadly didn't perform to expectations and I think that angered the developers.

Oh well...sad to see Lego games with "Season Passes" and day one DLC, and even more sad to see it deliberately skip the Wii U. The problem now, is all of the people that may skip the Wii U version because it's already being announced as an "inferior version"...which they will claim as justification for not including the extra features.

Self-fulfilling prophecy.



Action51 commented on Video: Watch These Teenagers As They're Expose...:

@jedisquidward - Holy crap, you literally just raged at every aspect of this video. How you managed to pull this off is extraordinary:

  • You attack the FIne bros. for making the video and "exploiting" the kids
  • You then attack the kids who are being "exploited"
  • Next you attack the people who thought the kids were obnoxious for being lame old hypocrites
  • Then you go ahead and attack the kids for being obnoxious

It is truly remarkable to see a post to laden with misdirected hostlity and flailing anger. Kudos to you, sir!



Action51 commented on Video: Watch These Teenagers As They're Expose...:

When that girl with the hat said like: "I'm still a kid, I sound so patronizing"

That made me lol.

I've seen a bunch of these videos before, they even have "elders react" where they put 60-70 year olds in front of stuff like Eminem videos and Hatsune Miku and get their take.



Action51 commented on Rejoice, Little Orbit's Penguins Of Madagascar...:

Little Orbit are like a licensed movie, toy, and TV show tie video game sweatshop.

I am somewhat interested in their upcoming "Falling Skies" game if it gets some polish and turns out to be a decent tactical strategy game.



Action51 commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

@TheRealThanos - I understand that you're in communication with some of the dev team, and I have no reason to doubt your word that they are good people and want to make a great game, etc.

On the other clockwork, a big name third party publisher steps in and we hear the same old talk of delays and missing release dates for Wii U. It's kind of like hearing the same joke from five different people, then expecting the punchline to change on the sixth telling.

I really do believe you that your contacts at Slightly Mad Studios are good people, and while I congratulate them on being picked up by a big publisher, but there appears to be pressure from that publisher based on the timing of the announcements and past experiences with other big third party publishers.



Action51 commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

I'm glad most here aren't taking the attitude that we should "just be grateful" that a game is even coming to Wii U.

Now ultimately, when the game releases, we will all have to decide for ourselves if it's worth the money. If it is a solid port without any content cut...I would encourage people not to "boycott" it on release. At the same time, I would discourage anyone from buying this "just to support 3rd party" games. Buy a Lego game or a Platinum developed game if you want to support loyal 3rd parties.



Action51 commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

@Punished_Boss - Ever hear that expression "fool me once, shame on you...fool me twice, shame on me"?

I think people are reacting to this negatively because:

1) the announcement of a Wii U delay came right after the announcement of Namco-Bandai picking up distribution.

2) We've had this happen before with third party publishers like Ubisoft and Capcom.

3) This was a crowdfunded project.

As for people calling this a "sloppy port" ...are you sure people aren't merely predicting a sloppy port based on recent experiences, or bringing up the long-standing issue that Nintendo consoles have had with sloppy ports for years? Context is key, and one person saying something doesn't constitute most or lots or everyone saying it.



Action51 commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

@Punished_Boss - It's a total strawman to say that people are claiming this is a conspiracy to be mean to Wii U owners.

The only people actually using the word conspiracy to describe what's going on here are Slightly Mad's Andy Tudor and his defenders. Most of us here are just calling it a bunch of excuses and PR spin.

What the defenders of the delay can't seem to explain is why the Wii U port needs to be delayed and made a low priority despite the crowdfunding goals being reached early and...last time I checked...$10.00 from a Wii U owner is the same as $10.00 from a Playstation or Xbox owner.

Am I mistaken?



Action51 commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

@JJtheTexan said: "What do they owe us? Crowdfunding or not, it's BUSINESS. Quit taking it personally."

  • That's kind of missing the entire point of crowdfunding though, isn't it? They ask for a certain amount of money to ensure they can complete a project without taking a financial risk. Maybe you can explain what I'm missing about how crowdfunding works?

@3MonthBeef - "They are not obliged to finish it because its a kickstarter but they will, out of perhaps moral, but likely PR obligations for the sake of the company."

  • Not finishing the project sounds a little bit like something we call "fraud" or a "scam" and may be subject to a "class action lawsuit".

That's kind of the whole reason why Wii U owners are upset. Promises were made contingent on funding goals, those goals were met. Now we get delays and excuses. Spin it all you want... the fact that actual money was given to this developer by individuals based on promises made publicly changes everything.



Action51 commented on Interview: Eiji Aonuma and Yosuke Hayashi on H...:

I thought it was a good interview.

I should be a little more forgiving of Nintendo on this because they aren't used to doing crossovers with other companies' established franchises, so it's a learning experience, but then again we have Metroid Other M to consider.

In the end, I just can't muster up enough enthusiasm for this game, but fortunately I have all the hype of a Bayonetta 2 release to look forward to.



Action51 commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Flipped The Tea Table with Hy...:

@JonWahlgren - Was it before or after the release of Hyrule Warriors in Japan?

Listen, I love Miyamoto, and I think the guy is a living legend, but even living legends can do PR and spin and cover their butts when a project doesn't live up to expectations.

I just can't understand the thinking behind Hyrule Warriors ultimate end product, The Legend of Zelda franchise gave them the opportunity to tone down the generic swarms of mindless, helpless, sword fodder, but they managed to somehow make it worse by making all your foes small and dopey looking little beasties.

When I watch the game in action, I can't help but think the heroes or Hyrule are merciless super-villains wiping out entire tribes of these hapless little critters with their flashy, overkill attacks.



Action51 commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

@DiscoGentleman - Maybe he just goes on and does the standard PR thing because that's his job, but for Nintendo platform owners, we know how this process works with third party devs. We didn't just fall off the mushroom kart, and this isn't the first time.

This is a game I'm sort of interested in (less now after the "delays" on Wii U), but as a PC owner myself, I see they're essentially trying to ensure multiplatform gamers don't buy the Wii U version if given a choice.

Maybe if they were to talk about unique gamepad functions or a special bonus like Nintendo themed paint-jobs and decals they could offset the delay and keep interest up...but all we've gotten so far are vague excuses.



Action51 commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

Calling it BULL$#@&

1) As soon as Namco Bandai bought up the publishing rights we suddenly get a delay on the Wii U...where funders met the kickstarter goal like they did on every other platform.

2) We heard this EXACT same line from Ubisoft over Rayman Legends and Watchdogs, so it's not like we Nintendo fans haven't been burned in this exact same way before.

3) Since the funding goals were met early on, why weren't you working on the Wii U version alongside the PS4, XB1, and PC versions?



Action51 commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Flipped The Tea Table with Hy...:

Were these statements made recently?

I don't know, it sounds to me like this is Miyamoto and Nintendo blaming the Dynasty Warriors and Tecmo-Koei to cover for the low sales of Hyrule Warriors in Japan where everyone expected it to do best. Maybe we'll see a Tecmo Koei spokesperson blame Nintendo fans or the Zelda franchise itself next.

I think making it too much like Dynasty Warriors was a bad idea and probably born out of expediency and economic considerations. They really should have made something entirely new utilizing the talents of both developers, instead of a Zelda themed Dynasty Warriors.



Action51 commented on Atlus Showcases P3 and P4 Heroes in Persona Q:

@R_Champ - That's a cynical but possibly accurate way to look at this.

We're also going through a silent video game crash of sorts, and these money saving/shuffling tricks are getting more and more common with loyal Nintendo customers being treated like the guinea pigs and cows to milk.

I hope we're both wrong and their just testing the waters for Personna ports and future installments on 3DS platforms, but we'll see...



Action51 commented on Nintendo Confirms Details of Its Super Smashin...:

This is pretty weak all around.

With a few exceptions like Fire Emblem and Yoshi's New Island, almost everything being offered are games they've discounted deeper before, or offered as rewards and bonuses.

How about offering some discounts on stuff that hasn't been discounted or given away for free before?



Action51 commented on Interview: Six Miles Under Developer Discusses...: more silhouettes...I'm so tired of games that use them.

At least don't use them exclusively, because it just feels lazy after a while. Sure it was cool when Donkey Kong Country Returns did it...But now there are a dozen or more games that use it.



Action51 commented on Yokai Watch 2 Finally Stripped of its Top Posi...:

@OorWullie - This kind of saddens me, but also I feel like they should have done more to blend the play-styles of both franchises.

Warriors games are worse then Call of Duty or Need for Speed lately, they just keep pumping them out. While I appreciate them trying to do something different with third parties, when I saw Link and co. mindlessly slashing through hordes of helpless looking identical hobbit-sized monsters...I knew what we were in for.

The fanservice is great and all, but I don't want to pay $60 for fanservice and not even get the cool pre-order bonus stuff that Japan got.



Action51 commented on Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Ninten...:

I have my eye on an XL model, as someone with poor eyesight that doesn't play much on the go to begin with, I may be getting too old for the smallish 3DS regular screen, and I'm happy about the extra c-nub/stick too.



Action51 commented on Review: Jett Tailfin (Wii U eShop):

Ugh, Nintendo really need to do some work on the E-shop...

I can see some poor kid who sees the Finding Nemo style look of the game and begs their parents to download it for him. He does his chores and is good at school all week and so they let him get it...and then...THIS.

It's one thing to let people get ripped off on a $0.99 puzzler, but this is like a scam.



Action51 commented on Gallery: It's Time for a Shulk Super Smash Bro...:

Okay, can I chime in on this whole "skimpy outift/sexualization/Zero suit thing"?

1) Shulk is wearing long trunks and no men wear in the summer especially at the beach or swimming pool or basketball court, so what's the big deal?

  • If you find something bothersome or "gay" about a young man with no shirt, then perhaps the issue lies within you?

2) People need to relax. These are video game characters, and this kind of mild, harmless "sexualization" has been going on since comic books existed. Samus' Zero suit is pretty much a stock female superhero costume.