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Playing modern classics since 1988.

Male, 26, 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 Video: Mother 4 Fan Game Gets a Crazy New Trai...:

@Chaozrush21 I'm pretty sure the devs will not accept any donations directed towards completing the game since that would entail them making money off of an intellectual property they do not own, and that is how many of these fan games get C&D'd. That or Ninty gets a wild hair to start perusing google for fan games and throw lawyers at them.



AshFoxX commented on Complete First Season Of Donkey Kong Country T...:

I remember being downright terrified of this show as a kid because it always seemed like the animation was broken, especially for K. Rool, and that is coming from a huge ReBoot fan.

The animation reminded me of my fears of animatronics I've had decades before FNaF became a... thing.



AshFoxX commented on New River City Ransom Game Announced For The J...:

I'm always happy to see a new beat-em-up, especially if it's either a cheap e-shop game so my friend(s) can play co-op, or a retail game with download play for the same reason. I'm hoping for some sort of localization for this one :D



AshFoxX commented on Former Sega of America CEO Talks Out on the Co...:

@MoonKnight7 He is speaking as the CEO that had the Game Gear, he doesn't understand a successful handheld. :p

In seriousness though, it's too bad the Sega-Sony merger didn't happen. I'd love to have seen Sega and Nintendo continue being the big two in the industry, putting the M$ brand to shame in the process.



AshFoxX commented on Review: Flipnote Studio 3D (3DS eShop):

@Obito_Sigma I totally agree about the layers system. I could really care less about the 3D effect, I don't even mind that they only give you three layers to work with (background, subject and eyes/mouth tend to work.) What I hate is that when they allow you the use of layers in advanced tools, they screw it up and only allow you two colors per layer. Heck, even for mouth and eyes you need at least 3 colors if you intend to color the eyes or the tongue! (black, white and COLOR) Why limit the app in advanced tools mode? it's asinine.

The lack of a sharing feature is not a concern of mine. If I manage to make something cool, uploading it to my computer is a very simple 30 second process. It's tough working around the flawed layers system though for good stuff, and the 'no layers' normal tools are a pain to do if you intend to use a background.



AshFoxX commented on Feature: Five Nintendo 64 Games We'd Love to P...:

@Captain_Gonru yeah I'm aware of the Vigilante 8 Arcade that used to be on XBLA, and I actually liked it but it felt like a weird remake of the first game with a lot of stuff omitted. Twisted Metal for PS3 was okay but the 'races' were just painful. Good thing I still have V8 on N64 as I feel it is the perfect example of the 'car combat' genre, even better than TM2 in my opinion. Plus it has Dreamland 64 as a stage and the music for that level is legendary.



AshFoxX commented on Feature: Five Nintendo 64 Games We'd Love to P...:

Super Mario 64 by far, though I'd prefer a new true 3D Mario game for the Wii U and 3DS. 3D Land and World don't count as they are a different beast altogether existing as a mesh between traditional linear 2D games and the 3D titles. I want another 3D Mario game with no time limits, a hub world, and themed areas with objectives to complete to obtain stars.

Just don't put FLUDD in it please, gadgets belong in Luigi's games.

edit I would also give honorable mention to Donkey Kong 64 3D. The reason I didn't originally add it to my original post is that this is a discussion about remakes that Nintendo would actually try. Also, not an N64 exclusive or anything, but Vigilante 8 needs a reboot already. I don't care if it's on Wii U or 3DS, I just want the series to return.



AshFoxX commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

I've said it before, I would have likely sprung (sprang?) for the New 3DS model if it was released here for the faceplate possibilities and the fact that I already have a gorgeous red and black XL model I have no plans on selling, so it would be nice to have the smaller system for the diversity. The regular 3DS on the other hand was always too small and felt kinda flimsy before I sold it. (also not a fan of the fingerprint analysis that was metallic paint...)

Even if they had more pleasing looking consoles in terms of colors or maybe even released a NA specific range of XL faceplates I would have been there this week to pick one up. As it stands, the 'new red' and 'new black' are ugly to me. As far as 'limited editions' go, good luck getting one at retail price is all I will say about those...



AshFoxX commented on Weirdness: Pokémon Fan Finds a Way to Trade F...:

All the folks on here saying 'whats the point' and 'why bother working with outdated tech' are foreign to me. It's like asking what is the point of playing your Super Nintendo when you have a Wii U, or maybe more accurately why are you throwing carefully written code from a game genie into your copy of F-Zero just to see if it changed anything. As a Nintendo fan I believe more than any other (Sony/M$/Sega) fanboys the importance of 'lateral thinking with withered technology'.

If anything, articles such as these should instead be praised for carrying on that way of thinking.



AshFoxX commented on Review: Rock 'N Racing Off Road (Wii U eShop):

Darn. I was looking forward to this game. Only thing that was stopping me is none of my friends really understand how to control vehicles in an isometric view, whether it be RC Pro Am, Super Off-Road or even Micro Machines.



AshFoxX commented on Review: Blaster Master (Wii U eShop / NES):

This is one of the games from the NES that makes me remember why I'm a gamer. No matter how many times I play it, I always enjoy playing from the beginning every time just to get just a tiny bit further. I was actually looking for this at the local retro store today but of course they didn't have it, so I may have to dip into the Wii U version even though I don't usually buy NES games from the Wii U VC since I got most of them on my derelict Wii.

Blaster Master is right up there on my favorite NES games right next to Little Samson and Jackal.



AshFoxX commented on Soapbox: Portable Gaming Forges a Special Rela...:

I miss my big gray brick from 89'. It was the first system I ever beat a game on, and it lasted me well into the Game Boy Color release up to when I replaced her with a GBA SP, which was promptly stolen less than a year after I got it. My old brick would still be with me but over the years I started literally losing pieces of it, starting with the battery pack, then the contrast knob, before one day the whole system was missing.

My current Handheld group that goes with me everywhere is my 3DS XL which I will retire as soon as I find it feasible to drop another $200 on a new console, my backup DSLite and a fully loaded 'hacked' PSP that I only ever touch when I have an itch to play Star Wars Battlefront 2, EDFPortable or GTA.

I feel the same way though in that I do NOT want to trade in my red and black 3DS XL toward a 'new' 3DS. I get attached to things like handhelds and vehicles, so I always shed a few tears when they are gone, and often regret having replaced them later on down the road. On the other hand I have gone through four PS2's and when they break or get stolen, I just get frustrated that I can't use the machine, not that I had a personal connection to it, so I get it. It also helps that the current range of handhelds has so many limited edition designs and colors, (and the N3DS has those faceplates for even more personality) we are only getting more and more personal with our handhelds.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who beams at my shiny red and black 3DS XL along a line of others well worn blacks and blues and mario editions and zelda editions all lined up on a table and sharing streetpass with each other with a blinking green orchestra as their owners look on with a small glint of satisfaction in their eyes that they are a part of the chorus. We all have our color, and dealer be damned if they don't have that color when I come in to buy it.



AshFoxX commented on 3D Streets Of Rage 2 Rated By Australian Class...:

Streets of Rage really is the cream of the crop for console beat-em-ups. over 20 years later and I still boot up all three with my friends. Probably won't delve much into the 3DS versions since trying to get 2 player is like slicing off your finger with wire cutters.

However if Sega is paying attention to downloads to decide whether it's worth making Streets of rage 4, I will buy any and all retail versions of all of the games to show that I WANT SoR4 DEMET!!!



AshFoxX commented on Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega C...:

Sega is disappointed that their unfinished game didn't sell very well? Even if it was finished it was boring as sin.

If Sega is in the middle of a restructuring period, maybe they need to put Sonic on the back burner for a while, and revisit some of their forgotten IP like Streets of Rage, Phantasy Star (Online), Shenmue, ToeJam and Earl, Valkyria Chronicles, Golden Axe, I can keep going for DAYS!

Final thought Sega: Finish your damn games and maybe they will sell a bit better. Yes, a deadline is a deadline but it's better to delay past the holiday season and release a quality product that will ensure consumer trust than to release another ET for 2600.



AshFoxX commented on Poll: Are You An Early Adopter With The New Ni...:

I live in NA and all we got is the 'new black' which is dark gray at best, and 'new red' which is more of a pinkish wine. Neither of which are to my liking. I'm on the fence as to whether I should go ahead and pick up the ugly 'new red' and trade off my red and black 3DS XL, wait for a nicer colored N3DSXL, or just not even dive into the new hardware all together and buy a PSVita for the 2 or 3 games I actually want to play on it.

Sad that the only thing keeping me from an update of a system I already own is the case color, and that teeters on the edge of getting a Vita which I am only mildly interested in... Plus the GS guy said not to bother with Vita unless I have a PS4... Which I don't for the same reasons i don't have a Vita.

No games I want... If NoA had released the regular sized N3DS's with the interchangeable cases, or had NA exclusive cases for the XL models, it'd be a no brainer since I'd have a reason to keep my old 3DSXL.



AshFoxX commented on Video: How To Game Safe On Valentine's Day:

"Alas, this is a video for those of the former category, but the single folk amongst you could do worse than make some notes for that potential future Player Two in your lives."
My ex was a feminist so Player 2 was considered gender bias. I usually let her be player 1 just to avoid the doghouse XD



AshFoxX commented on Video: Defy Gravity With These Sonic Lost Worl...:

This reminds me. It might not be the best Sonic game available but I really enjoyed the demo for this game and it was a driving force in me buying my Wii U, along with the video for Mario 3D World. I should really get around to picking up a copy of this.

It says a lot for a sonic game to have fun glitches instead of just falling through the ground and clipping into walls like every other 3D game in the series.



AshFoxX commented on Exclusive: Full Fat Is Bringing The Insanely P...:

I love golf games for some reason and this one looks different enough to at least keep my ear to the ground and look up the app. Sadly I have a windows phone so I highly doubt I can play it. Maybe Kindle has it, but I doubt that too.



AshFoxX commented on Protect Me Knight 2 For 3DS eShop Is In the Pr...:

It always throws me off when the first game is released on not only another competitors system, but the sequel is on a handheld. Regardless, this looks really cool, though even if it has multiplayer I doubt any of my friends will know anything about it, and thus wont have a copy to play with me.



AshFoxX commented on Ubisoft's Unreleased and Finished Wii U Game H...:

@Kroisos I have made a pact that I will not partake in any profits to Ubisoft until Beyond Good and Evil 2. They will have me singing their praises and comparing them to the golden era of Rareware if they do the smart thing and release it in similar fashion to Bayonetta 2 and include the HD remaster of the first game as well.

But we all know BGaE2 is the next Duke Nukem Forever, and it will come out in another 10 years or so and be so lost in what it was trying to be that it will kill the franchise, and maybe even some of it's fans.