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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 Mario History: Super Smash Bros. - 1999:

@NintyMan I would love a return to individualized stages for each character for 'break the targets' and 'board the platforms', especially considering board the platforms was way more fun than break the targets in my opinion. I hated how the later games used the SAME 'break the targets' stage for every single character.

A return to the 'race to the finish' minigame would be a very welcome change, too. I wonder why those cool little features were removed as the series went on?



AshFoxX commented on Super-Hard Platformer Volgarr The Viking Set T...:

Nah, ill pass on this one. I already had to fix my gamepad screen due to it falling off a desk, I don't want to have to fix it again after flinging it into the ceiling fan in a fit of rage. If I'm gonna try this, ill need a nerf pad first, lol!



AshFoxX commented on Hyper Light Drifter Wii U eShop Release Drifts...:

Good to know some developers care more about a well polished game than an earlier (holiday perhaps) release window. Most indie devs are good about that, but its still nice to see not everyone takes a page from some of the bigger guys.



AshFoxX commented on Video: How Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Dev Facto...:

I would have loved Quik and Silva if I had been growing up in the UK. It's surprisingly solid for a 2 week rush job and as a budget game. Especially considering it's a early platformer on a computer system which, to my experience, have always been horrible with slow scrolling and awful graphics and color compared to what home consoles could do at the time.



AshFoxX commented on Mario History: Mario Party - 1998:

I know Mario Party is tantamount to a four-letter-word to some, but I have to admit when the first game came out, it really was a killer app for my N64 system. Almost every week we wound up renting the first game and playing it nearly non-stop all weekend, finally getting our own copies of Mario Party 2 (still my favorite in the series, I wish they'd bring back themed costumes) and 3 (which due to it's rarity I wish my parent's hadn't sold it from under me)

As for the famed 'blistered palms', we learned very quickly, like 2 mini-games in, to keep an old sock by our sides at all times to serve as our 'glove'. Worked very well for the time.



AshFoxX commented on Mario History: Mario Kart 64 - 1997:

MK64 is still one of my favorite entries probably due to the fact that it was my first in the series, and the first game I played on my brand new N64 nearly 20 years ago. I've had many very close and hectic races with my mates over the course of those years, and it still holds a place on our shelf of must play games for gatherings. I even beat almost everyone who raced me when they had the game at a con last year due to most people moving on exclusively to the easier entries in the series, notably 8.

Not to say that 64 is harder than 8, but it involves different tactics as they have entirely different engines and hardware. I own and enjoy all 8 home variants of the series, but it all started for me with MK64. Oh, and anyone I race who uses the glitch shortcuts (on rainbow road and wario stadium especially) get controllers unplugged immediately.

My list goes MK7 (I know, my favorite is universally hated for some reason), MK8, MK64, MK:DD, MKWii, MKDS, MKAC and last is the original SMK.

Just my personal opinion tho, I do love all of them.



AshFoxX commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

@russellohh yeah, a 64 GB SD card costs about 8 bucks to produce, but the price of a disc of similar storage size is much cheaper so physical 'carts' like that would push the extra price to the consumer. That is why N64 games retailed for more than a PlayStation disk in the 90's.



AshFoxX commented on Review: 3D Gunstar Heroes (3DS eShop):

All of the M2 games I want are better with friends, and none of mine have a 3DS or like to play 4th generation console games anymore. Otherwise, all of the Streets of Rage games (a trilogy pack would be appropriate if the third game gets ported over too) and Gunstar heroes for sure. The only other game I would buy from M2 regardless of multiplayer would be any of the Road rash games, but I can understand completely why those wouldn't be '3D-ized'.



AshFoxX commented on Collectors Rejoice, Rare amiibo Figures Are Ge...:

I'm just glad I snatched up Fox before he disappeared from shelves, but I am still on the hunt for Rosalina, Zero Suit Samus and eventually Falco. I thought Sonic was going to be rare, but I see Sonic figures everywhere where I live. Also, the tagline was a bit misleading to me when i first saw it, as 'Rare' immediately sent my mind to Conker and Banjo Kazooie amiibo. It must be my recent interest in Xbox One and re-purchasing a 360 last week.



AshFoxX commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

If the NX is going to be download only, i'm going to be a little down but I'm sure I'll buy one regardless. However, if it brings the triumphant return of physical cartridges, I will be pretty excited for that. Although, in order to provide the amount of storage per cart to match up to PS4/Xbone, we might end up with one of the Dolphin Prototype carts like this one.



AshFoxX commented on This iBookGuy Video Explaining How "Oldschool"...:

I was born on the tail-end of the 8-bit era but this stuff has always fascinated me. I remember mentioning to my buddy that the reason I love the games from that era is the limitations of the machines made for some very interesting and unique decisions on the part of the designers. Same can be said of the film industry going from rubber suits and cel drawn animation to CGI. It's cool that we have it now, but it's not the same.



AshFoxX commented on Picross 3D Sequel is Heading to the 3DS in Jap...:

Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please [breathes] Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please!!!!!!!



AshFoxX commented on This Mario Kart XXL Game Boy Advance Prototype...:

@sevex I knew I had seen that arrow someplace before, you just saved me a random headache trying to figure out what it was. I Agree about it likely being some fan homebrew cart as well, but if so, it is pretty impressive. The GBA was a 32 bit system after all, its not crazy to think camera sweeps like that were possible in a racing game.



AshFoxX commented on Weirdness: Female UFC Champ Was A Huge Pokémo...:

Huh, kind of surprising that Ronda and I share a lot of the same principals. I always catch guff from folks for saying I didn't really like Majora's Mask for the exact same reason - I hate timers in my games. I also agree with her views on lives, although for older shorter games like Contra the game would be too easy if you didn't have lives to challenge yourself. As for the 'Death Mode', I would recommend to her '5 minutes to kill yourself' from Adult Swim games - but then again, timers... Timers everywhere...

I also constantly posted on a forum/chat on Psypoke back in the early 00's as pikapal59... I can't believe I still remember that... I even had the email, cant remember which. Good times.



AshFoxX commented on Nintendo: Wii U GamePad Is The Only Real Innov...:

'R Wing'? Seriously?

Anyway, I am surprised how much I grew to love my little gamepad, even refusing to play my Wii U until I had fixed the screen after it fell off of my desk even if some of my games would still work without it. It's my preferred screen for GBA VC games, and I still love the games that put your inventory on the gamepad while the main action is on the TV. (Shantae Pirates Curse and Windwaker are sterling examples) The asymmetric gameplay that the gamepad afforded me was second to nothing I had ever played, and because of it's simple brilliance will likely live on in my household as a go-to system long after it has been taken off store shelves and put into other friend's closets.

It's just a shame that it took this long for developers to really tap into what it could do, but I figure we still have a good year at least of interesting examples of what makes the system unique.



AshFoxX commented on Retailer Listing Suggests That Telltale's Accl...:

This would be pretty cool on Wii U, especially considering the gamepad was begging to be used as an adventure game interface/inventory screen. If it weren't for the fact that I already own both games, 400 days, and am eagerly awaiting the mini-series Michonne on Steam, I'd be on this very quickly, especially for the price.

Then again, if Mass Effect Trilogy had been a Wii U release, I'd have bought them a fourth time so never say never.



AshFoxX commented on Talking Point: Fatal Frame's Trial Version and...:

I've never been a big Fatal Frame fan, due to my major lack of skill tracking ghosts through a camera lense, but I always thought the idea was perfect for the Gamepad so if the reviews cite good use of the device, I will be picking this up retail if I can. Still not a fan of getting full retail games as 'licensed for use' instead of 'this is mine and I own it forever'.



AshFoxX commented on Rayman’s Creator Is Designing One Of The 60 ...:

I'm looking forward to seeing what Ancel has in mind for a Mario Course, Rayman Origins/Legends are possibly my favorite multiplayer platformers, and Beyond Good and Evil is in the top 5 games for me from that era, and I still gasp whenever I hear rumblings of the sequel.



AshFoxX commented on Review: Legend of Kay Anniversary (Wii U):

Hopefully the fanbase for this game will grow enough to warrant this IP to become a franchise, but I will admit that I would be upset if that happened before we got Beyond Good and Evil 2. I'm all in on this game if I see it in the wild, but as of right now I'm busy raging at Amazon for holding my replacement Gamepad screen hostage so I can't play ANY Wii-U at the moment.



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

@Satans_Therapist I actually ordered the game not long after I made that comment and have been enjoying it immensely. I had forgotten that the slot on the GBA SP was on the bottom too, had I remembered that I would not have considered a problem on DSLite.



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.