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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 Midora Developer Admits He Knew Kickstarter Fu...:

I think I'm done with Kickstarter. A real shame, but too many people are abusing it and I've seen more and more met goals still end in "We need MOAR"...

I'm just... People used to make stuff for fun, for FREE.



AshFoxX commented on Sega Will Be Bringing a Game Gear 3DS Theme We...:

Never had a Game Gear and as I grew up, I realize I didn't really miss anything I would have liked more than what I had on my Game Boy. If 3DS themes are on the table, I am still waiting on Game Boy and N64 themes...



AshFoxX commented on A Prototype Cartridge For an Unreleased N64 Sh...:

@Mr-DNA "If you have $3,000 to drop on a video game, surely you can afford some video capture equipment instead of filming your TV."

If I spent $3,000 on a game I'd be living on ramen noodles for a few months. We are lucky we got anything, even if it was filmed with a toaster.



AshFoxX commented on HAL Laboratory Finally Joins Twitter:

Oh thank goodness, for some reason I was under some assumption that Konami bought Hal recently and since Konami is in a weird state at the moment I figured Hal was lost. I really gotta stop believing everything that YouTube broadcasters tell me.

I think it was Ant Dude...

edit I'm an idiot, it was Hudson Soft that was bought and dissolved by Konami. My bad... Still, it sucks.



AshFoxX commented on First Impressions: Taking A Shot At Fatal Fram...:

I played the first Fatal Frame back on the OG Xbox, and I never could get used to the controls, but I always knew the gamepad was perfect for a game that involves pointing a camera at ghosts to kill/capture them. A F2P trial model is also appealing, but it's unfortunate that I can't just snag a physical copy in the states. oh well, still looking forward to busting some ghosts when this drops in the states.



AshFoxX commented on Video: This Laparoscopic Wii U Controller is T...:

@MadAdam81 agreed, sir. I'm not even a mech fan but we are long overdue for a new Front Mission. I was just making a mech assault joke about the expensive complicated controller for the one game. Never played mech assault myself, but anyone who mentions Front Mission 3 is a darn hero in my book.



AshFoxX commented on Review: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (...:

Meh, designing my home was always the least fun part of Animal Crossing for me, anyway. I prefer collecting fossils for the museum and amassing collections of shirts and lost items piled haphazardly around my house instead of making the place look nice...

I am the Hoarders of Animal Crossing O.O



AshFoxX commented on The Retro VGS Wants To Revive The Glory Days O...:

As a huge fan of physical media, carts especially, and also as a huge fan of my Ouya console (r.i.p), this thing will never be a successful console. It's a cool thing, sure, but the market for a dedicated machine to play physical versions of games you can get on steam for sales as low as .99 cents is just not feasible.

I am also dubious about the specs of the console. We know that with today's technology we can get great looking 3D visuals from cartridges the size of a small cracker as the 3DS has shown us, but it's the hardware that limits what cartridges can do since all a cart is is a storage medium for the program. N64 had a memory limit of 64MB and those games looked more complex than any in the pitch video.

From what the pitch shows, I'm still not sold based on just the collecting aspect of physical media, it needs to also push limits on what we conceive cartridge based systems to be capable of. I picked up in the pitch that the cartridge has the hardware to run the game, and that just confused me further, and brings to mind the Super FX chip and the like which will add to the issue of pricey media.

It's a very cool idea and if I had any reason to believe that it would stand a chance in today's gaming market, I'd be all over this, but I am not going to pony up the price of a Wii U for a RetroN 5 that may or may not be capable of having 3 year old indie games released for it I've already played elsewhere. If it was like the Ouya and sold for a safe price point - $99 - I may have pitched them a bone.

Good luck guys, I really hope I am wrong.



AshFoxX commented on Feature: Have You Played... ZombiU?:

I've only played it once, but I really need to go and play it again because the only reason I stopped playing was because my room mate at the time was watching me play and was having a panic attack and waking up my daughter who was under 1 year old at the time.

Now that I have a room that is devoid of windows, I bet the game would be even more effective in making me freak out.



AshFoxX commented on Factor 5's Lost Wii Kid Icarus Boasted A Dark ...:

Really not a fan of the Factor 5 Pit design, but the gameplay ideas sounded really great, and I am pretty certain that the controls would not be as needlessly complicated as Uprising. Don't get me wrong, I love Uprising, but I can only handle so much flicking of my wrist before they pop.

This sounded like it would have controlled like a free movement version of Sin and Punishment 2. Also would have killed for Rogue Squadron 4 on Wii. Might have to pick up a used copy of Lair as well, I had never really known what it was but if it was originally conceived as a Rogue Squadron game on 360, how bad can it really be? We miss you Factor 5. Not as much as we miss Pandemic and Free Radical, but we do miss you.



AshFoxX commented on Rumour: New Report Suggests That Konami Has Al...:

This sucks, I was just having a conversation about Konami being one of my favorite developers when I was growing up, and many of their earlier games still held up. Also sucks that now I'm a huge fan of Castlevania, and the last we get is Lords of Shadow.

R.I.P Castlevania/Contra/Guitar Freaks/Bomberman...



AshFoxX commented on 3DS Exclusive Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Slips Int...:

It's about time Sega learned that quality is miles ahead of quantity, ESPECIALLY for Sonic. Personally I would have preferred to see what Rise of Lyric would have been had it actually been finished instead of making another game just like the one nobody played.



AshFoxX commented on Feature: The Wild And Wacky World Of WarioWare:

Game & Wario was not a WarioWare game, regardless of what Nintendo says. How they thought something as genius as Smooth Moves and D.I.Y would translate to a lazy minigame collection is beyond me. Here's hoping the series continues soon, either Wii U or 3DS, doesn't matter, it will be epic.



AshFoxX commented on Weirdness: Mario Infiltrates Sonic's First Adv...:

As far as rom hacks go, this one is pretty well polished. I can't tell you how many times I've played a texture hack for a game and several frames of animation are either unchanged, missing, or horribly glitched. Good on you LoneDevil!



AshFoxX commented on First Impressions: Getting Down with Shantae: ...:

I actually can't stand the original game, but Pirates Curse I picked up during the recent sale and now I'm considering getting the steam version of Risky's Revenge. I'd rather play it on a console but it's only on DSiWare through the 3DS eShop and it's more likely to see a good sale and is already a couple bucks cheaper on steam for the Directors Cut.

I was hoping this Shantae would be a retail release, but I'll settle for eShop on my Wii U.



AshFoxX commented on Review: VS. Excitebike (Wii U eShop / NES):

Excitebike for NES was the very first game I ever played and I never got to play the disk version so I think I will actually be picking this one up. It's cool to see Nintendo releasing games on the eshop that didn't exist outside of Japan lately, especially Earthbound Beginnings. A nice bonus would have been if they also tacked on "Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium" with this release as well, but I can definitely understand why they didn't.



AshFoxX commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer...:

I was torn between Super Mario Bros. 3 and Galaxy, but ultimately nostalgia won out and I picked 3. I have gone back and played that game more times than any other Mario game, SMW included, and Galaxy (haven't had the chance to play Galaxy 2 yet but I hear its even better) is definitely the best 3D Mario platformer I've ever played, I mean, it made me go back and appreciate Super Mario 64, which I absolutely hated for nearly 18 years.



AshFoxX commented on PixlCross is Bringing Picross and Puzzle Creat...:

If the price is right, I will be all over this. I still need to start playing the 3DS Picross e series, but I sort of want to wait and see if a wild bundle appears with all 6 of them for a decent price. Wishful thinking I know but I rarely ever buy games at full price, I was raised to bargain hunt.



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.