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The Italian Nintendo/Sony gamer

Male, 25, Italy

Italian gamer belonging to both the Nintendo fanbase and - to a lesser extent - the Sony and Xbox fanbases. Currently holding out for the Gameboy Advance's official VC debut on the 3DS eShop, as well as Super Smash Bros' long-overdue handheld debut on the Nintendo 3DS.

Wed 20th February, 2013

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AlexSora89 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Sells Over ...:

Not surprised in the slightest. [insert smug smile here]
The Ninty higher-ups are either partying, or slamming their palms on their own foreheads for not making a portable Smash any sooner. I mean, a fun platform-fighter with an all-star cast reuniting folks from all over the Nintendo spectrum... made portable? It's taken fifteen years, no wonder it sold like hotcakes. Nonetheless, as I said before, hopefully they'll start treating Smash as one of their main franchises, because the attitude I've seen towards Smash so far is "Oh, and by the way, there's a Super Smash Bros. game coming". It isn't a secondary franchise to be mentioned after the newest Mario game or the next Zelda installment: it's earned its place in the front lines.
[raises a glass] To Super Smash Bros., one of the best game series ever made.



AlexSora89 commented on Sakurai Explains Reasoning Behind Removal Of I...:

I'll say, while I am hurt over the loss of one of my favorite characters ever since Melee, I can sacrifice them over the possibility of finally playing my favorite series on the go. Besides, my other three mains - Luigi, Sonic and Toon Link - made it in (and as starter characters, at that!), and while not being actually there himself, my other main, the Pokémon Trainer, is back as Charizard.

Already a pretty awesome result, although the Ice Climbers could well have been overhauled as a single character just appearing to be two (such as Popo occupying the foreground and Nana acting as his shadow in the background, and moving together instead of Nana being out of sync). Besides, we already have the IC on our 3DSes - in their own game. We'll still be seeing 'em, only they'll be in their own adventures. That, and Ultimate NES Remix, which should satiate our hunger for Ice Climbers and other Nintendo characters in the same game.

Brawl In The Family makes anything better. Too bad it's coming to an end.



AlexSora89 commented on Nintendo Download: 18th September (Europe):

As glad as I can be about being among the lucky souls who snagged the Smash Bros special demo, I have to point out the complete SSB is just about two weeks away, and there's still no sign of Kirby Fighters Deluxe.

About Theatrhythm, that's in my do-do list, but right now I'm saving my euros for Smash. Gonna get it later, maybe after the Hoenn remakes. And I can satiate my thirst for FF music with the first TFF game. I also have to point out that my next Indies Zero game won't be Curtain Call, either: I've set my sights on Ultimate NES Remix, if only for being the 3DS game in which Mario and the Ice Climbers will be featured together (sorry, fellow Smashers, but Sakurai pulled a Mewtwo on the Ice Climbers, as well as Wolf and Lucas).



AlexSora89 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Brings Circ...:

Quoting a proverb from my homeland - Italy - "the man biting the dog is much more likely to make the news". As worried for my circle pad as I am, I've been enjoying the demo without any problems so far, and I guess the same can be said about the full game as well. The fact my Gamecube controller has endured Brawl and Melee before it might say a lot. As much as Smash might be tough on 3DSes, I'm pretty sure that's nothing that can't be prevented by being a wee bit careful.



AlexSora89 commented on The GameCube is 13 Years Old:

The GCN holds the honor of being my first Nintendo home console, and my second home console overall (the first one was Sony's well-known juggernaut). The game I got it with was Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, and while its lack of single races in single-player mode (something I perceive as even more of an issue in Mario Kart 7, where it outright makes no sense) left me unimpressed, when I got my first Smash Bros game - Melee - was when the magic truly began. I still own it as a side console to be used in the kitchen (the Wii inherited its legacy thanks to its retrocompatibility), which speaks volumes of the extent I've grown affected to it. As Tv Tropes puts it, it's "the little lunchbox that could.". All hail the Cube, guys!



AlexSora89 commented on Weirdness: Playing as Peach Online is Triggeri...:

Speaking of Germany, you reminded me of something I found out today. It seems someone in Germany has the European, complete version of the game ALREADY.
I'm not even kidding - use "smash bros" and "german" as keywords in Youtube's search bar, and make the filter show only the latest results.
I thought that after envying Japanese players, I would stop going green-eyed. I was painfully wrong.



AlexSora89 commented on Talking Point: The Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo ...:

Nintendo should release demos for every major game, period. For three reasons:
1) Newbies. Newcomers to Nintendo consoles (or to console gaming in general) would feel a lot better without worrying about the dangers of buyer's remorse, and once they take the first bite out of a good Nintendo game, they'll make sure they have enough money to get the entire cake.
2) Nintendo always has surprises. Which is why no Nintendo fan should take anything for granted, in the good meaning of the sentence: before Super Mario 3D Land was released, gamers who never saw a trailer might well have rolled their eyes when they did as much as hear about a 3D Mario game with 2D Mario mechanics. Demos are safe (money-wise) ways of experiencing many different kinds of gameplay, which is why it's about time Nintendo clicked onto the fact demos have been, and still are, definitely a thing.
3) Even fans with an almost blind faith in Nintendo (like me, although skepticism finds its way as well when I'm waiting for a new game) need to ease their wait. And as much of a good thing the Super Smash Bros. special demo I just got was, I find it still came out too late. Better late than never, but getting it sooner wouldn't have hurt, either. The need to ease the wait for a new game is also the reason I wasn't impressed with the GBA Virtual Console games for 3DS Ambassador coming out after Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 - they would have helped a lot if they came out before the 3DS titles.



AlexSora89 commented on Weirdness: There Are Super Smash Bros. for Nin...:

I've been lucky enough to have been given this code by a friend of mine. I've been telling her I can't quite thank her enough for, like, an hour. Suffice to say, I stopped repeating "I still don't know how to thank you" ad nauseam once I started playing the game - don't get me wrong, it's obviously because it's so good I can't stop playing this little gem (and not because I take my thanks back, because--oh, scratch that, you get my point). If only it wasn't 3:30 AM here in Italy, I'd start playing again. I'm sleepy. Good night, fine fellow fans.



AlexSora89 commented on Demo for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Announced for N...:

Jeez, it's taking less for this demo to come out here than it did with Kirby Fighters Deluxe. The demo coming out later kind of justified the - ugh - limited number of uses, but still, Japan has already been enjoying the demo as well as the game itself now, so why the demo is coming out so late is beyond me, especially considering the little amount of text to be translated required.

Back to Kirby Triple Deluxe and regular Kirby Fighters for me, I guess. Bummer.



AlexSora89 commented on Standard 3DS Consoles Will Have Limited Online...:

I guess all the respect for us "ambassadors" got thrown out of the window. Just kidding - that already happened with the GBA Virtual Console being WiiU-only.

Oh, well, they want us to step it up, but the New 3DS is, in fact, a redesign, as far as I know. Nonetheless, I'll change my 3DS only when I feel the need to do so (and the battery might help in that regard).

Actually, I'm glad this series is finally making it to portable systems, so I'm not mad about this, if only a bit disappointed.



AlexSora89 commented on Review: Kirby Fighters Deluxe (3DS eShop):

Already said it, I'll say it again - no matter how good this beauty is, if it doesn't come out during the few coming pre-Smash weeks, then it won't have a reason to even be in my 3DS, especially considering the wait for the next Smash is what brought me to Kirby Triple Deluxe in the first place.



AlexSora89 commented on Talking Point: The Growing Role of The Treehou...:

I'm glad they're opening up so much. Before they did, all we knew about them was the fact they're the guys that kept this or that game in Japan only, although I reckon this is a really narrow-minded conclusion on my part.



AlexSora89 commented on North America is Getting the Limited Edition o...:

@ the staff (off-topic)
Speaking of "bummer", i was about to use a similar word but I remembered it's a swear word in British English; which reminded me of a question that is still... well, bugging me: why is "bloody" a swear word in the UK anyway? What's so bad about blood, aside from the fact it's not a good thing when it's not flowing in our veins?



AlexSora89 commented on Kirby Fighters Deluxe:

I'll be rude and say it right away - the only chance this game has to see my money is to arrive here in Europe before Super Smash Bros. Afterwards, it'll have missed the train. There are still three weeks to go.



AlexSora89 commented on Nintendo Treehouse Confirms 8 Hour Twitch Broa...:

[flails his arms around and bumps his shoulder on the wall]
[flails his arms around again and bumps his shoulder on the other wall]
[does the same with another wall]
[slams his forehead on the wall]
[breathes in] LONG!
[slams again]
[slams again]
[screaming in anguish] CCCCOOOOOOOME?!?!



AlexSora89 commented on Video: This New Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo...:

I wish I knew japanese. Is there a sub or something? What does that "kogekishte" (or whatever that is) that's repeated three times at the beginning (with Mario versus Bowser)?

I'd avoid these useless questions is the game was out already! Quoting Egoraptor: NNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGHHHHFFFFFFFFF!!!



AlexSora89 commented on Feature: The Benefits of a Portable Super Smas...:

The sheer irony of this article coming out while I actually was out, without username and password with me, is incredible.

I'll just reiterate what I said every other time: it's about time this series went portable, what with its sublime gameplay, encyclopedic trophy collection, and the like. The real shame is I was hoping for a "Super Smash Bros. Advance" back in the day, just to give you folks an idea of just how long I've been waiting. Nonetheless, what kept the series from debuting on the first DS is beyond me. Sure, there's the whole "lack of analog" thing, but I call bullroar on that, since Brawl had Wiimote-only controls and worked just fine.

Just a bit more than three weeks to go, Hallelujah!



AlexSora89 commented on Masahiro Sakurai Provides Another Look at Supe...:

As soon as I get the game, I'll spend my first half-hour in Training mode, and then Classic, Classic, Classic... until I unlock everyone. Then Stadium, All-Star, and Smash Run, until I get everything else. It's gonna be Smash against the CPU from then on.



AlexSora89 commented on NicoNico Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Br...:

At this point, all I hope for is just the presence of the newcomer trailers in the handheld version of the game, because I'm otherwise satisfied (without counting the fact that - if the leaks are true - the fourth Smash game seems to have pulled a Mewtwo on the Ice Climbers, which is a pity considering I love those two guys). Classic mode, tons of trophies, Mii Fighter online sharing, and much more. The handheld SSB has it all.



AlexSora89 commented on Nintendo Has Nothing to Say About Recent Smash...:

Also, DLC is needed if Ice Climbers aren't in the basic roster.
Scratch that, it's needed, period! DLC between versions would help SSB3DS get the characters that, by December, would also end up in SSBWiiU by default.
In other words: I predict that, after release, the 3DS version would get more characters as DLC, while the WiiU will have all of 'em on the disc itself.



AlexSora89 commented on Nintendo Has Nothing to Say About Recent Smash...:

I bring to your attention this article's image: Mario, Nintendo's mascot, punching Bowser in the groin.
One of the leaked characters is Bowser Junior.



AlexSora89 commented on Rumour: Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Suppos...:

Wario is in, regardless of this leak. The Australian rating board mentioned a character showing his gluteal cleft and the presence of flatulence in the game. Add that to Waluigi and Ashley having the Wario symbol next to their names during the Smash Bros. Direct, and do the math.



AlexSora89 commented on Rumour: Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Suppos...:

Didn't mean to sound rude, but that's what I've read elsewhere. Besides, an All-Star mode locked like that means the game tells players there is an an All-Star mode in the first place, which wasn't the case in Melee and Brawl (on the contrary, as is with characters and stage, the game doesn't tell you there's either this or that game mode until you unlock it).



AlexSora89 commented on Rumour: Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Suppos...:

Sorry to burst your bubble, but apparently that pic has a lock on it because the version given to ESRB doesn't have All-Star Mode in it yet.

Also, the Smashboards thread is back up. In there, a user came up with a potentially funny caption for a Dr. Mario-based pic of the day (in which Dr. Mario is revealed to be an alt):
"Pic Of The Day. Mario may be a doctor now, but he still knows how to fix leaks!"