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AshFoxX

AshFoxX

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.

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AshFoxX

#1

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.

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#2

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.

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#3

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.

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#4

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.

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#5

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.

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#8

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.

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#9

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?

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#10

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.

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#11

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.

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#13

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.

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#15

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.

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#16

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.

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#17

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.

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#18

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.

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#20

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.

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#21

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.

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#22

AshFoxX commented on Mario Parody Kill The Plumber Rejected From iO...:

I bet if the 'Mario' character had green clothes instead of red, it would be just fine since even the residents of the Mario and Luigi games don't know who Luigi is..

As for the gameplay, I could see myself having a blast with this during smoke breaks at work. It's a neat idea in the vein of scribblenauts requiring you to think backwards for some of the harder puzzles. I hope the game passes soon with some changes so I can check it out.

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#25

AshFoxX commented on Pokémon Jukebox Arrives For Free on Android D...:

@EllenJMiller Yo, it's all about the evolution of the Pokemon
The training, attaining, n' bein part of the phenomenon
B a Poke Master icon...Ha! Team Rocket will B long gone.
But first U gotta know about the different types
Grass, Fire, Ground, Flame, Electric,Water, Rock, Flying, Ice, Normal, Bug,
Ghost, Fighting & Dragon...
Don't forget about Psychic!

Still have 2BA Master CD in my car.

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#36

AshFoxX commented on Star Fox Zero Started Life Way Back On The Ori...:

@TheFurminator I see your point about Star Fox One, but here's the deal buddy. This is a discussion about Star Fox Zero. I'll admit that Star Fox One looks rough around the edges, but give it a break man, it came out 22 years ago, on a console that couldn't physically run it at a playable framerate! We all know the SNES was just a box to hold that wonderful Super FX chip.

[/end playful ribbing]

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#37

AshFoxX commented on Video: Star Fox Zero - What We Know So Far:

Okay, I have noticed quite an influx on complaints about the graphics. Could it be that the reason everything feels a bit unpolished and the animations are stiffer than we would like is because they are going for more of a 'Thunderbirds' esthetic? Miyamoto said years ago (and in the direct itself) that he always envisioned the series this way. Nuff' said.

As for the gameplay, I feel like they are trying to do more of a Star Fox 2 game, especially considering Miyamoto mentioning doing 2 or 3 different kinds of missions on a single planet. Star Fox 2 was similar in that you would visit many different planets to find a switch to open the base and destroying the core at the center of it, which was actually shown in the direct, and compared to Star Fox 2 in the video in this article. (chicken walker shooting at an HD replica of Star Fox 2's base core)

You also had to intercept incoming forces, missiles, and take down battleships that were creating those aforementioned threats to finally face off against the big bad himself while on an overworld screen, which was not shown in the reveal, and nowhere have I seen it said that all of the missions would be in a linear sequence. Miyamoto even mentioned he wanted it to have a more 'episodic TV show' feel with small skirmishes all around Lylat instead of one big blockbuster movie like the past games have gone for.

At the end of the day, E3 was a reveal of some of the gameplay Star Fox Zero would have to offer. Based on what I have seen, I think what we got was just an underwhelming taste of the Vegas style buffet that Nintendo is planning to release. All I have to say is if this is Star Fox 2 re-imagined, they had my money 20 years ago, and they can have it again.

drops the mic

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#38

AshFoxX commented on Star Fox Zero Started Life Way Back On The Ori...:

This game is amazing. I wept for about a half hour in joy when I saw the walker transformation from Star Fox 2. Anyone who is complaining about graphics has already forgotten what it means to play a good game. Playing a game for graphics is like watching a porn for story.

I think everyone is just mad about Metroid and no F-Zero, and is taking it out on Star Fox.

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#40

AshFoxX commented on Super Mario Bros. Inducted Into the World Vide...:

"Two of these titles are Nintendo-system classics" Technically, this can be taken one of two ways. Either only one of them (Super Mario Bros.) is actually considered to be a 'Nintendo-system classic', or three of them (including Tetris and Pac-Man) are. Tetris was a computer and arcade game long before it was a Nintendo game.

Also @BinaryFragger, the first mainstream MMORPG is either Ultima Online or Everquest. WoW is just the only one anyone still plays anymore :p

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#43

AshFoxX commented on Feature: Game Boy Collector Tracks Down Origin...:

This is a lot like that story about the lost 3DS that was returned through Nintendo Life posted a few months ago. That story was better though, because I never really understood why this person would want to return the Game Boy to it's owner, if they may have even been the ones that traded it in to begin with. It's not like he found it on a lunch table at an amusement park and sought out to find out who lost it. It's kinda neat, but ultimately was a strange and needless gesture given the circumstances.

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#44

AshFoxX commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Could Use Google's Android...:

I love my Ouya, but it's really nothing more than a hacking box in my house. I have more stuff sideloaded onto the poor thing than I ever got from the actual Ouya marketplace.

As a standalone console, it's pretty awful, but for 99 bucks I wasn't really expecting much either. With a better processor, it could be a great platform, though. If it is true, NX might just be a 'third pillar' device instead of a hardware replacement for either Wii U or 3DS.

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#46

AshFoxX commented on Nintendo Wants Metroid-Style Title Axiom Verge...:

Obvz teh grefiks r 2 xtream 4 teh 3DS and Wii U, y elz u tink it xlusive un PC muzder rase and nex gen sys?

Ow, that seriously burst a blood vessel in my brain. Seriously though, I would love a Nintendo release of Axiom. I've considered a Steam purchase, but I'd much prefer playing a 'Nintendo' game on a Nintendo system.

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#50

AshFoxX commented on Nintendo Hides a Surprise in Its Super Mario B...:

I don't think we are going to get Galaxy 3. (Or Sunshine 2 for that matter.) Naturally, the next step from Solar System (Sunshine) to Galaxy, is Super Mario Universe.

Super Mario *U*niverse! confirmed E3 2015. Called it right here.