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Tue 1st Jan 2013

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Asaki commented on Japan Is Getting Some Gorgeous New 3DS Hardwar...:

@davidevoid Might not mean much, they have a Splatoon plate, too.

@Artwark Amazon and eBay sells them.

@MrGuinea I regretted getting an XL instead of the black/gold Zelda 3DS. The screens are larger, but the resolution is nowhere near as crisp as the smaller screens, and starts to fatigue my eyes. Also, if you like to keep your handhelds in your pocket like I do, the XL is a lot heavier and bulkier. Only pro for me is that the XL has a much nicer stylus (same as the Wii U).



Asaki commented on Weirdness: The Bizarre Truth of Bowser Jr.'s M...:

I always thought Bowser Jr. was just Bowser as a baby, because didn't he first appear in Yoshi's Island, which also featured a certain pair of plumbers as babies? Who also appear to be the same age, so either they are twins, or the movie was right when they claimed that Luigi was adopted.

I figured having Bowser and Bowser Jr. together in the same game was just one of those weird paradox things, like how Baby Mario and Luigi are in the same games as their future selves.

...or are those babies actually Mario Jr. and Luigi Jr.??????

The plot thickens.



Asaki commented on Nintendo Life Weekly: Smaller New 3DS Launchin...:

@Jumpman I know what you mean. I don't really care for the faceplates that come with it, and I'm not interested in the game (home design is my least favorite part of AC), but I've waited long enough to get one of these. Also, knowing NoA, I wouldn't be surprised if this was a limited edition thing, and once it's gone, either you won't be able to get the standard size, or it'll only be available in black, or something weird like that.j



Asaki commented on Review: Wario: Master of Disguise (Wii U eShop...:

I agree. I tried playing this game, but ended up giving up on it pretty quickly. You couldn't walk five feet without another incredibly boring dialogue session popping up. I'm the kind of guy who has to read every bit of text in a game, but this game had me mashing the A button just to try to get to some kind of action.



Asaki commented on Netflix Update Goes Live on Wii U:

@Smash_kirby This is the "feature" I hate the most on the 360 version of Netflix, and there is NO way to disable it, so I always use the Wii U instead. About 80% of the time, it decides I don't want to watch the scene during the credits. 33.3% of the time (I think it is?) it starts playing another episode and stops to ask if you're still watching. IMO, selecting the next episode manually is way less effort, especially when I don't want to marathon the same show or watch some random recommended movie.



Asaki commented on Say Hello To What Could Be The Most Obscure Pi...:

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the ZIF connector on the NES; or R and L buttons on GBA/DS/3DS; or the disk drive on the FDS; or, most of all, the joystick on the N64. Maybe not international, but all very prone to failure.



Asaki commented on Review: EarthBound Beginnings (Wii U eShop / NES):

@EarthboundBenjy IIRC, the version of Mother in the GBA collection is also based on the unreleased US prototype, which unfortunately means it is censored (but I might be remembering wrong, it's been a while).
See you later, $7. I never thought this would actually get released, maybe enough people will "wallet vote" to get Mother 3 over here too, especially since they've already got GBA on the VC.



Asaki commented on Rumour: TT Games Currently Working On Minecraf...:

Isn't that what that LEGO MMO was supposed to be like? I don't even know if that game ever came out or not, that was a long time ago.
@Kirk An actual LEGOcraft game would have to end up being a lot more limited than Minecraft, though, since the pieces come in so many different shapes and sizes Also, assuming they don't go with the retro visual aesthetic (or at least something akin to Lego Star Wars DS), the polycount would be pretty huge.



Asaki commented on A Totally Complete Version Of Star Fox 2 Reall...:

I wonder what the "missing elements" are. The patched prototype feels pretty finished to me, aside from the missing multiplayer mode (which didn't seem all that exciting anyway).
A VC release would be a no-brainer...Recca got released to VC, DK Pie Factory had a limited release...I'm sure Nintendo could dig up lots of other gems, like Sim City NES.
While I'm on the topic of unreleased Argonaut games, would also be awesome to see an English release of X some day. I've always wanted to try it, but the language barrier is a little too steep for me.



Asaki commented on Video: Go Beyond The Beards With This Behind T...:

This game looks like it would fit perfectly on the Sega CD or the 3DO @_@
They're trying to get as wide a range of music as they can into the game...isn't that what caused sales of GH to plummet after 5 and Band Hero?



Asaki commented on Reminder: New StreetPass DLC Games Offer a 'Th...:

@TerrapinJess Yeah, at first I tried playing Find Mii also (the other games weren't out until the next year), but quickly realized that level 1 heroes aren't going to get you very far, no matter how many you have, and I just focused on puzzle pieces. The next year I did the same, but if passes were slow (like when we were in an event room for a while), I'd go through some of the other games.

On a separate note, I really, really like the new game vault. Warrior's Way went in there immediately; I got 100% on that one and see no reason to beat it a third time.



Asaki commented on Reminder: New StreetPass DLC Games Offer a 'Th...:

@TerrapinJess Yeah, it's kind of like that. My friends and I go to a local "everything Japan" convention every year, and your queue fills up almost instantly. You can stand in one spot outside and just constantly empty it out for a while. That's how we got the "100 StreetPass tags in one day" accomplishment (and numerous others), and it's where we fill up on pink puzzle pieces for the year.



Asaki commented on Reminder: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Out Now for ...:

I thought about getting this, but it's a moot point since NOA hasn't released the New 3DS yet, and still no sign that they plan to...
Thought about trying to import one and region unlock it, but knowing my luck, NOA would release it in the US immediately afterwards >_<



Asaki commented on Monster Tale on Its Way to the 3DS eShop in a ...:

I already have the DS game, don't know if I'd want to double dip. It's pretty fun for a Metroid clone, but not quite as meaty as the real thing. I didn't get super far yet, but I'm not sure how they can cut out MORE backtracking, it doesn't have very much to begin with (which I see as a flaw for this genre of game).
The original game came out pretty late in the DS's life, and the box art looked like some generic shovelware title. Hopefully they make a lot more sales on the eShop, it deserves it.



Asaki commented on Fans Are Translating Dragon Quest VII On 3DS B...:

Would be neat if they could figure out a way to patch the actual cart (and region un-lock it) in real-time using a browser exploit. People might need to start snatching up copies while they're still selling for only two digits.