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Christ Follower

Male, 23, Rest of the World

I'm a born again Christian, I love God, and what he's done for me, and I'm extremely thankful for everything. This is first and foremost the most important aspect of my identity - my relationship with Jesus Christ.

Tue 26th November, 2013

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Aurumonado commented on Mario Memories: Basking in the Glow of Super M...:

People complain about "bad camera", "clunky controls", and "annoying blue coins".

To those people I say: Did you play a completely different game than me, because I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. I don't understand even remotely where people are coming from with talk like that. Mario Sunshine has the best camera of any 3d video game I have every played. 360 degree camera control with the c-stick. It's fluid and perfect. And the controls? Also fluid and perfect. I have never had an issue and they aren't even remotely 'clunky'. In fact, the camera and controls are two of the three pillars that make SMS the greatest 3d platform adventure game. The third pillar is the adventure aspect of it (which admittedly only SM64 and SMS have). Most mario games are linear but SMS was open to explore. And the brilliant blue coins mechanic emphasizes the important of exploration in this game (in the same way that weapon expansions and lore emphasize exploration in Metroid Prime, or landmarks exmphazise exploration in Xenoblade Chronicles). All you need to know is that there are 30 blue coins in each level.

I love exploring more than linear platforming which is why I love SMS so much but if you're going to complain about it, don't make stuff up that's not true. The camera is literally the best camera I've ever experienced, the controls are the most fluid of any 3d platformer I've ever played, and the emphasis on exploration is a real treat (made even better by the FLUDD controls, which btw were only possible with the gamecube controller). And I only realized this within the last year. I replayed it after watching a Samura1man any% speedrun and absolutely fell in love with every aspect of it. Prior to this my favourite game was SM64 btw (my first video game).



Aurumonado commented on Mario History: Super Mario Sunshine - 2002:

I'm surprised your mario sunshine article was so short and lacking. This was the one I was looking forward to the most. SMS is easily the greatest 3d plaform adventure game ever made and my personal favourite mario game. Sunshine is so fluid and perfect in every way. Haters can hate, but that doesn't change the quality. The highest quality adventure platformer on the market.



Aurumonado commented on Mario History: Super Mario 64 - 1996:

I absolutely love adventure games. They pull me in so much more than just action platformers, which is why I love open mario adventures much more than linear mario platformers. My top 5 favourite games are all sub-genres of the adventure game and Mario 64 / Mario Sunshine are in there for sure. I always said that Super Mario 64 was the greatest video game of all time until I recently took off my nostalgia goggles. However, there will still always be a shining star in my heart for Super Mario 64. If I try to be unbiased, I can still say it is one of the best and most influential games ever made.



Aurumonado commented on Mario History: Super Mario 64 - 1996:

Super Mario 64 is the second best 3d platform adventure game in my opinion. Second only to Super Mario Sunshine. And this is coming from a guy who's very first video game was Super Mario 64. It will always be one of my favourites.



Aurumonado commented on Fire Emblem Fates Looks Set to be a Single Rel...:

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To everyone who hasn't played it: Again, I say that FE:Fates is TWO games. Two separate games with different chapters that play differently. Only the first 5 chapters are the same but that doesn't take away from the fact that they are very different games. They are both the size of a normal FE game. Asking for two new games for the price of one is ridiculous. It's like if OoT and MM were released at the same time and everyone was like "WTF NINTENDO! GIVE US BOTH IN ONE PACKAGE FOR THE PRICE OF ONE GAME!"

What NA has called "Fates" is two separate games with a really sweet dlc third path.



Aurumonado commented on Nintendo Not Looking To Churn Out Yearly Seque...:

I hate the annual model and I'm glad first party nintendo doesn't do it. It comes at the cost of both quality content and my wallet!

BUT I also don't want to wait TOO long, you know? An F-Zero every year wouldn't be very good. But an F-Zero AT ALL would be great.

I think that Zelda Team, Retro Studios, and Monolith Soft have perfect release schedules with high quality content. Intelligent Systems too.



Aurumonado commented on Masahiro Sakurai Tackles Criticisms of Bonus F...:

I would also like to add something for all the silly westerners who are complaining about the current Fire Emblem:

FE14 is literally the best fire emblem game ever made. Casuals complained that previous Fire Emblems were too difficult to get into and Cores complained that awakening was too casual. So Intelligent Systems said "Why not both?"

Hoshido is just like awakening, sacred stones, and FE2 with the optional grinding.
Nohr is just like the more core titles where you go from level to level with nothing in between to grind on.

Are you a series FE fan? Then FE:Fates is for you. Are you a casual fan who liked awakening? Then FE:Fates is for you.
Stop complaining and support one of the greatest games of this current generation.



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

It's not forced, you can turn motion control off. But mastering two sticks and the gyroscope will make for a much more fulfilling flight simulator than one stick. Any anyone who plays splatoon should know that the motion controls give you a huge advantage when you get used to them. It's faster more intuitive gameplay - we're just all used to an archaic layout from the 90's so we don't like change.