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Male, 21, United States

Austroid is a fairly quiet dude who loves to draw, collect his favorite things immortalized in plastic, and of course play videogames. He hopes to one day work at Nintendo of America and become Reggie's secret apprentice.

Mon 14th January, 2013

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Austroid commented on Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros....:

@Caryslan I highly doubt whether or not a series is currently "dead" determines if they should have a new rep. If anything, more reps would help the series get more attention.

Other M was a polarizing game, but it wouldn't be the reason to not have any new reps. Because every other series has had 9-10/10 games every time, right?

Sakurai just doesn't care for Metroid or F-Zero. Goroh and Dark Samus had every right to be playable. Making them assist trophies and instead adding Dark Pit (and Dr. Mario, I still don't get that) is nothing short of insulting. He simply favors the series' he's worked on; and judging by this final roster, I stand by that.



Austroid commented on Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros....:

@SamirMalik You're kidding right? Dark Pit is more interesting? Dark Samus' creation alone is more interesting.

She was the result of Metroid Prime's combination with Samus' Phazon suit following its defeat. In Prime 2 she was Samus in name only; she was a feral, yet calculating creature who's mission was to harvest Phazon all over the planet Aether, in order to gain strength. Her and Samus had multiple, intense encounters with little more than body language as their "dialogue." No quips, no generic "faker" banter; just body language.

In Prime 3 she basically became a god-like figure to the Space Pirates; brain-washing the ones who would serve her and making them her disciples, then outright killed those who opposed her. Throughout the game's Pirate Logs you find out she searched for planet Phaaze: the source of all Phazon; as well as discovering the Leviathans, which were basically controllable Phazon missiles. In the end she becomes one with Phaaze in order to fight Samus but ultimately fails.

Yeah, Dark Pit is so much more interesting. "A flawed, incomplete clone of Pit." Pit in looks only, huh? I think you've got it backwards. Those other tropes you listed for him don't help break the "cliché evil doppelganger" vibe he gives. He's no different than Shadow the Hedgehog.



Austroid commented on Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros....:

@C-Olimar What's even more irritating is that from the looks of all the alt color palettes, Pit still has his Dark Pit colors. Also, we totally needed Dr. Mario back as his own character, instead of a just being a simple alt costume.

Nice going there Sakurai, getting rid of clones and all...



Austroid commented on LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC Season Pass i...:

Hopefully Wii U does get the DLC as I'd love to play The Dark Knight and Batman 75th packs. If not then they'll have lost a(nother) potential customer.

I'm a sucker for First Appearance Batman's suit and since we never got any legit Dark Knight or Dark Knight Rises games, a Lego version would be the next best thing.



Austroid commented on Feature: We Put Bayonetta 2's Nintendo Outfits...:

@Diz93 I wholeheartedly agree with you. This would be embarrassing to play in front of people.

I could barely play Catwoman's missions in Arkham City due to the 12-year-old mentality that went into her outfit, walk cycle, "fighting" moves, etc.



Austroid commented on Rumour: Concept Work from Former Next Level Ga...:

@JaxonH To me, the Primes 2-3 design of the suit was just about perfect in all respects.

It remained true to the suits' roots, (suits' roots?) while evolving into something more modern. The little details; like the tweaked visor shape, extra panel-lining and green lights spread throughout, the slimmed-down but still imposing look to it all, the sense of weight it looked like it had whenever she moved, etc.

Other M went a full 180, and basically made Samus' 16-bit sprite in 3D; devoid of anything interesting to look at besides Samus' overly exposed face (how's it a protective helmet if you can see her whole head through the visor?)

I don't know, I think Retro put a lot of effort into redesigning Samus' suit and it was unfairly scrapped in favor of something inferior.



Austroid commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS S...:

I'm disappointed with Samus, since I was hoping there would be actual alt. suits instead of palette swaps. The Light, Dark, and Fusion suits are the only ones of the bunch that aren't palette swaps in the actual games.

Meanwhile Zero suit Samus gets her two-piece outfits from Zero Mission/Fusion's endings, and Little Mac gets a wireframe look and his pink hoodie.

Are only some characters getting costume swaps or what? :



Austroid commented on Gallery: It's Time for a Shulk Super Smash Bro...:

Another realistic human being; wielding a sword no less?

What happened to the zany, oddball aspects of the character roster? SSB4 is starting to get full of Final Fantasy would-bes. It sort of ruins that special charm SSB is known for.



Austroid commented on Nintendo Has Nothing to Say About Recent Smash...:

I've noticed that Smash 4 has added a lot more realistically-proportioned humans into the mix. I find it boring in the sense that "that's the best they can come up with?" At least Wii Fit Trainer is quirky.

We need more zany characters like Bowser Jr. and Duck Hunt Dog, should this leak prove to be true.



Austroid commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

Wow nice! So it begins...

But why more Mario and Peach variants as racers? Regular, metal/gold, and baby versions aren't enough? :P

Love that SNES Blue Falcon though! I'd love to see Samus's ship become a kart now; with her driving it of course.:)



Austroid commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

@Trikeboy The thing that bugged me personally, was that it felt like Samus was two completely different people in Other M; the one you actually control and the one in the cutscenes. One minute you're blasting up a boss in an over-the-top fashion, suddenly a cutscene starts and she's all mopey about what Adam thinks about her; its so alien.

Samus did have a personality in the Prime trilogy though; she was a super tough female bounty hunter, true. But she also put her life before others in order to ensure their safely (the Luminoth, GFed troopers in Prime 3, etc.), she had compassion; lamented the deaths of her allies, and she never let the loss of them stop her from completing her mission.

-Prime 2 cutscene where she finds the GFed Troopers (starts at 0:30.)

-Prime 3's 75% ending

Most of the Fusion and Other M connections regarding her characterization have to do with the fact that Yoshino Sakamoto directed them both. She was fine in Fusion, but I think the lack of VA helped.

If Other M was a prequel or even sequel to the first game but before the Prime games, I think it would've worked a lot better; Ridley break-down scene and all.



Austroid commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

I miss when you barely saw more than her face Prime 1, even at 100% completion; She had more of a mystique.

Even with the Zero suit invented by Prime 3, at least Retro used it tastefully. (showing only parts of her face and body, and never being sexual in any way) Samus nowadays is just blatant, over-done fanservice. (Thanks to Brawl mainly; a body suit doesn't work like that for a woman's chest-area)

It used to be a treat to see the heroine take off her suit; now its just commonplace and honestly uninteresting.

Its like a Batman movie where Batman's Bruce Wayne most of the time. ;)



Austroid commented on Brinstar Confirmed as Classic Stage for Smash ...:

Nice! Brinstar is one of my favorite stages!

While I'm all for these alt. suits due to them being more practical and all (and a nice nod to those ending pics from Zero Mission), you can almost hear the creeps hyperventilating...

Sakurai's lying about the designer being female, obviously. I remember seeing some translated notes of concept art for Zero Mission; with one saying "I'm really going to enjoy drawing this!!!" with an arrow pointing at Samus' behind.



Austroid commented on Retro Studios Ramps Up Recruitment for a Varie...:

Fingers crossed for Metroid!

They seriously outdid themselves with Prime 3 in every way possible. The art design, the gameplay, the epic story, and its cinematic elements were all just top notch. They took advantage of the Wii's capabilities and added motion controls effortlessly to the experience.

Its been my all-time favorite game ever since! :)



Austroid commented on Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect fo...:

Honestly, I'd rather have new games than HD remasters.

Making an already great-looking batch of titles that I own (Prime Trilogy, Galaxy 1-2, and GX) and have immensely enjoyed in HD isn't enough to make me buy them again.



Austroid commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

I'm bummed the awesomeness that is the Light suit, is nothing more than a palette swap. :(

Its one of the few suits from the series that is an actual different suit, as opposed to a simple color change. Makes me wonder what actual alt. costumes Samus will have...



Austroid commented on Here's What Metroid's Samus Aran Would Look Li...:

I like it! That little Metroid sidekick would definately of been a thing had there been such a show. :P

Its odd that pretty much every big name Nintendo franchise has had at least some kind of cartoon, besides Metroid and Star Fox. It'd be awesome to one day see Metroid on TV, or even as a live action movie...



Austroid commented on Exclusive: Getting Into Sync With Dead Pixel E...:

Looks fairly interesting! All the Metroid talk has me hoping we hear of a new title in the works before Sync's release date. (Fingers crossed!)

@SecondServing You're kidding right? The Wii remote made playing games like Metroid Prime Trilogy, Red Steel 2, Resident Evil 4, and most FPSs released on Wii MUCH more intuitive, unique, and precise than traditional analog controls.



Austroid commented on Talking Point: Mii, Myself and I - The Argumen...:

I'm glad Mii's are being added.

Who wouldn't want to be themselves and battle alongside (or against) their favorite characters? Then there's the unlimited possibilities of "who else you could use or make a Mii of to fight with?"



Austroid commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:

Absolutely loved how Nintendo handled this year's E3!

The Digital Event was a much more relaxed, entertaining time than the awkward, more formal approach to the pre-recorded presentation from last year. I think this is the future of E3, and its for the better.

Amazing job Nintendo! :)