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Playing modern classics since 1988.

Male, 27, United States

Video games are my passion, and Nintendo is the heart of that passion. Also, ponies rock.

Wed 5th March, 2014

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AshFoxX commented on Donkey Kong Nearly Missed Out On Pixels Stardom:

I'm not surprised the metacritic score is so low, most of them just downrate the movie based on the fact that Sandler is even in it. I love most of the movies he is in, and Pixels looks awesome too, even if it is a little dumb fun, his movies know what they are and they don't try to be anything else.

I don't get why so may people hate Adam Sandler, but different strokes I guess.



AshFoxX commented on Don't Worry, Samus Will Be In Metroid Prime: F...:

I dunno, I was actually interested in this game. I had no interest as to whether it was a Metroid game or not, it just looked cool to me. I'm just curious if any information has been released as to whether it requires a New 3DS to play, or can I still use my XL? And if so, how would the controls work? (probably stylus in absence of the nintendo nipple)



AshFoxX commented on If Nintendo Did Decide To Make A Smartphone, W...:

Maybe it's because I have been stuck with a Lumia WP8 for the past couple years, but this actually looks good to me. In any event, I would not only buy the phone, but I would join a premium carrier just to have the phone.



AshFoxX commented on Playtonic Happy to Move Away From "Box-Ticking...:

I just sincerely hope this will have a physical retail release. I will gladly buy it regardless, but I don't fully trust digital distribution as it really just means you own a temporary license to play a game, but you don't actually own the game.



AshFoxX commented on Tributes and an Outpouring of Respect Are Shar...:

Dylan Cuthbert, Phil Spencer, Bungie, Ken Lobb, Konami, Zelda Williams, Warren Spector, even PlayStation! Many names and teams that I hold in high regard all celebrating the great man that is Satoru Iwata. It really is amazing just how beloved the man was, even by his competitors.



AshFoxX commented on Obituary: Satoru Iwata:

I just read that it's a strong possibility that long-time representative director Genyo Takeda could step up as CEO. As quoted from a Yahoo news article:

"His replacement has not been named, although senior managing director Genyo Takeda will lead the committee for Iwata's funeral, a sign he could be taking on the leadership role."

Still taking in the loss of Iwata-San, but just thought this bit of info would interest someone.



AshFoxX commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

Buddy sent me a text, I was expecting it to be fake... Aside from being the face of Nintendo, Iwata had a hand in some of my most cherished games, right up there with Miyamoto, Sakurai and Yokoi. Rest in peace sir, you will be greatly missed.



AshFoxX commented on Nintendo Download: 9th July (North America):

Shantae is definitely on my radar, and with this discount maybe now I can take the plunge and try it already. The original GBC game was not my cup of tea, but Pirates Curse looked much better when I saw it years ago.



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

pretty neat find. As for the statement of them being built to fail, the same was said of Henry Ford because he would go to junk yards and find pieces of the Model T that hadn't completely failed on the wrecks there, and those parts were then redesigned with cheaper material to save on production cost.



AshFoxX commented on The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure Wi...:

@Seanmyster6 @KeeperBvK I was about to say, must have mixed up the SNES and Gens/MD versions of Aladdin. I had the Gens version growing up and I always got confused when the game wound up on so many lists of great games around the time we got internet, not knowing until much later that the SNES version was much better.

I miss Capcom Disney games.



AshFoxX commented on DeNA Executive Confirms Plans For Five Nintend...:

@Inkling I highly doubt it, devs don't care about the WP8 crowd because nobody buys it because it has no apps because... Yeah.

Hate to say but my next big purchase is probably going to be a Galaxy phone, especially now that the 8.1 update on my WP8 made Hulu Plus unusable. Also, looking forward to some Ninty F2P games for my cigarette breaks at work.



AshFoxX commented on Feature: Taking to the Skies for a Final Look ...:

I had a feeling that some of the press who played the game were overthinking the controls, and the video at the end of the article just proved me right. I will pre-order this as soon as it has a release date in the US, and I will probably wind up sobbing uncontrollably again once I have it in my hands.

Yes, I literally cried with joy for the first half hour of Nintendo's digital event solely based of Star Fox Zero alone. Also, it's the E3 build. I bet SFZ will ship in it's final form with multiple control setups and local multiplayer modes.



AshFoxX commented on Poll: Does Nintendo's Drive Towards Multiplaye...:

Multiplayer is my preferred way to play any game that allows for it, but it's not that easy to get a group together to play, at least for me. Nobody really plays games in my family, and my friends and I are always juggling work and school with off-time to get together for some multiplayer. However, in that rare moment where we have a full room of old friends, time escapes and it is pure bliss.

Online multiplayer has tried to amend this limitation, but the experience is a mixed-bag on even the best occasion. Sometimes you will get a good group and maybe you might even get a few friends to join up and smack talk over a headset, but the experience is different when you can't elbow your buddy in the ribs after stealing a star. Other times, you get elitist jerks and 8-year-olds who yell and scream because you killed them while their mom was telling them to clean their room.

The other limitation to local is, for 3DS, everyone needs a console to play on instead of just a controller, and in many cases, another copy of the game you are playing... It's just not that common that me and my mates can actually play handheld adventures together unless the game has a strong single-player aspect too so they have a reason to play when we aren't butting heads in local. The only reason me and my best friend can play together is I bought him his DSLite and an R4 card with some of the games I own so we can play those together when I come to visit - games that otherwise he would not want to play alone. Multiplayer is important, but for me, single player experiences are just easier to manage.



AshFoxX commented on The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Director...:

All in all, gender should not dictate who you are and what you are capable of. Video Games taught me this many years ago, first spurred off by Samus Aran and Lara Croft. As a an adult, though, if I get a choice in the matter, I tend to pick/create female characters as they are more pleasant to look at, and lets face it - if your going to be staring at a characters butt for the better part of 40 hours, might as well be a cute butt.



AshFoxX commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metro...:

I want to love this game. It has a lot that I want in a portable 'fps', especially in regards to local multiplayer. Only thing I'm missing is very few of my friends have 3DS', and even fewer have the same games I do to play multiplayer. So far, I've only done a couple races in Mario Kart 7 and one or two matches in Smash Bros.

I didn't endlessly watch the Treehouse presentation at E3, so I don't know anything relating to Single Player, but hopefully it's meaty enough to warrant the price tag.



AshFoxX commented on ​Shigeru Miyamoto Defends Star Fox Zero's Co...:

It's games like these that make me miss Blockbuster. Sure, I will be buying Star Fox Zero on day 1, but I have been a fan of the series for about 18 years.

I think rentals would help some people who are on the fence determine for themselves whether they can grasp the controls or not. I am not worried, as I was one of the many who stuck through the difficult controls for Kid Icarus, and I still hold the game in high regard because I could see, even as I was struggling for control, that what was going on the screen was interesting and fun.

I guess we do have redbox and GameFly now, but I have never used any of those services for video games, and seldom for movies. I did, however, used to go to Blockbuster every single weekend to try new games for as long as I could remember, all the way up to when I was buying up inventory during their last weeks.



AshFoxX commented on Shovel Knight is Coming to Retail:

I would be all over this if you could buy one copy physically and it included a code to download a copy for the other console.

I already have SK for Wii U, but for $20 I was hoping for a bit more incentive. I'll probably get it after the price drops used for 3DS since the memory space limitations (and concerns for servers in 10-20 years) are the main reason I refuse to buy digital exclusively.



AshFoxX commented on Super Mario Maker Producer Tells Fans Not To E...:

I'd like to see a 3D Mario Maker type of software, but i think it would work better based around SM3DW instead of SM64 since SM64's levels were based around exploring large areas to get stars by meeting a certain criteria while SM3DW is more traditional and linear which makes for better freedom for a game like that. I would say Mario Kart/F-Zero maker but part of the fun of those games is the varied designs of the levels that give them a unique flavor instead of just basing a template and winding a road through it.



AshFoxX commented on Review: WarioWare Twisted! (GBA):

I just remembered that all I have to play GBA games is my DSLite, will the gyro work at all with it since the pak is upside down on the DSLite instead of upright as it would be on a GBA/SP?



AshFoxX commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Approach to Transfor...:

This whole section reminds me of the time between Mario Party 8 and 9.

Mario Party 8 came out, and everyone says 'meh, more of the same. They should really try something new.'

Mario Party 9 changed things up, and for me and my mates, is very fun. However, the fanbase immediately goes for the throat and screams 'why is it different?! more of the same!' Same thing happened with 10, which I will add, is SUPER fun, especially Bowser Party.

Nintendo just can't please anybody these days.



AshFoxX commented on Working On F-Zero Wouldn't Have Been My Idea O...:

I just want Burnout 4. (or 5, or 6 depending on how you look at the series) Burnout Paradise was pretty, but it wasn't Burnout, it was Midnight Club with pretty damage models. I wish Burnout Revenge was ported to PS3 like it was to 360, I'd snap that up in a second.



AshFoxX commented on Nintendo Download: 25th June (North America):

Wow, Mario & Luigi and Starfox Command are tempting me, but I already own them on DS... But I would like to try them on the TV... But StarFox Command has that stupid 'turns' feature that always guarantees failure.

Would have been nice if they upgraded SF:C a bit to remove the turns system, or more realistically add the ability to control the arwing with the sticks and buttons instead of the touch screen. It might feel pretty cool on a gamepad, tho.



AshFoxX commented on Eight SEGA 3D Classics Get Discounts in North ...:

Put 3D Road Rash II instead of 3D Super Hang-On, and you already had my money a week ago.

It won't happen because it's EA and not Sega, but it's still the best racing series on the Genesis/Mega Drive IMO. I might spring for Streets of Rage, but that would be it.



AshFoxX commented on Review: WarioWare Twisted! (GBA):

This was the only Warioware game I didn't play because I could never find the pak when I was still buying GBA games and it's impossible to emulate due to the gyro sensor. Warioware 1 (and the GCN game which is pretty much a party version of 1) and 'Touch!' are my all time favorites in the series, but I think I would have loved 'Twisted!'. As for Smooth Moves, D.I.Y and Game & Wario (shudder), the former 2 are competent Warioware games, but the latter for Wii U... Just... No...

I really hope Ninty figures out how to put this game on the e-shop, but after seeing this review, I may have to hop on Amazon and try to track a pak down.

Also, I apologize in advance for calling cartridges 'paks'. Blame Nintendo Power and growing up in the 90's.



AshFoxX commented on Video: New Factotum Trailer Feels Like Red Dwa...:

I had to watch the video muted, not sure how it is like Red Dwarf or Hitchhikers Guide likely due to no sound, or my general knowledge of both, which is almost none, but what I saw was interesting to say the least. As @Toadthefox mentioned, I got a retro-portal feel from it, and that's never a bad thing. I'm curious if this will do cool things with the gamepad.



AshFoxX commented on Titan Tank Rumble Is "Twisted Metal Meets N64-...:

I'll keep an eye out, though I'd rather see another game like Vigilante 8 than Twisted Metal. I LOVE Twisted Metal, but Vigilante 8 is my favorite.

Also, its very easy to screw up a vehicular combat game, since I can think of only 2 good franchises for the genre, and they were aforementioned in my previous statement.

Also, 4-5 player local split screen or no buy.



AshFoxX commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

@minotaurgamer I had the same feeling about Wii U being the 'Sega Saturn' of the bunch, including the Wii being an analog of the Genesis/Mega Drive and supposedly the NX becoming the next Dreamcast. The parallels are certainly there, but it's also a case of human nature trying to find patterns where there are none to be found.

Also, this article brought some disturbing figures about the Wii U, stating that the Wii U 'may' surpass the Dreamcast in overall sales.

The Dreamcast's earliest release was in Japan on November 27, 1998, and was discontinued worldwide March 31, 2001, so it was less than 3 years old when it ultimately sold 10.6 million units.

Wii U however was first released November 18, 2012, and has sold, as of late March of 2015 which is approximately equal to how long Dreamcast was supported, approx. 9.54 million units.

Either way you look at it, the Dreamcast was a slightly stronger contender than Wii U, and it was the death blow to Sega's hardware.



AshFoxX commented on Parent Trap: Woolly Yoshi amiibo Finally Turn ...:

I'm game for more 'plushie' amiibo. heck, I'll re-buy my Fox, Pikachu and Sonic amiibo if plushie variants of them are ever made.

And if they release a plushie Zero Suit Samus, well, I'll have something new to cuddle up with when I go to sleep.