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Male, United States

Tue 1st January, 2013

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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.



Asaki commented on Review: Undead Storm Nightmare (3DS eShop):

8 seems pretty high, the demo was very boring. You could walk right past most monsters...which made smashing crates pointless, since you don't need ammo or health...which makes the overall game...pointless. Maybe it gets better after the extremely short first level?



Asaki commented on Video: Behold the Sheer Majesty Of The Backlit...:

Biverting means first, the image is inverted electronically (using an IC), and then the image is inverted again using a polarized film in the screen.

It creates much better contrast than backlighting alone, and is claimed to also reduce motion blur.



Asaki commented on Video: Hanging Out With Arino In The Japanese ...:

I really hope this comes out over here, even if it's only an eShop title, but I have doubts =( I've never seen the show, but the first game was just awesome.

Too bad piracy killed any chances of it selling.



Asaki commented on Soapbox: A Case For The Defence: Castlevania 64:

@ToxieDogg Yeah, I never understood why peoples' main gripe with the game was the camera. Every other over-the-shoulder N64 game was exactly the same, and you never hear people saying "Mario 64 was the worst game."
@SuperMarioBros3 I wouldn't say Simon's Quest was "half-baked in [its] execution", but the confusing translation of the US version certainly didn't do it any favors. There's an English re-translation out there (not Redaction) that's really awesome, and adds a few optional extras like a real-time day/night cycle (no pausing to read those famous quotes) and save slots.



Asaki commented on Weirdness: You Can Fix Your NES 72-Pin Cartrid...:

@DaveGX Blowing in your cartridges doesn't remove the dust (maybe hairs and debris, though), it's the moisture from your breath that makes the game work. Water is a conductor, so it temporarily improves the connection...of course, if you keep doing this, all that moisture is going to corrode the contacts, and just make the problem much worse.



Asaki commented on Weirdness: You Can Fix Your NES 72-Pin Cartrid...:

This is really old news, but I'm glad it's getting more exposure.
I tried this a while back on what I thought was a completely dead NES, and it worked like new!
Also, I shouldn't have to say this, but clean out all your cartridges with alcohol and q-tips (or an actual cleaning kit, if you have one), and never blow in them.