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Annihilate the squishies

Male, 18, United Kingdom

Tue 18th March, 2014

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BLPs commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS):

I'll say, being at EGX yesterday and playing Splatoon (And winning a keyring of a Rock Pikmin!) I got a chance to play Smash 3DS, single player, to get a handle on things.

Damn is that fun. I used Robin, Sonic, Pac-Man and Mega Man, and all of them play differently, yet you can jump in and master things in just a few rounds. That is something I like. Plus the game is very fast paced.

One thing I will say, playing the game for myself there, to all those Japanese players: What the HELL are you doing to your 3DS to take the Circle Pad off?! I got pretty into it and was launching Smash attacks left and right at pace around the 3 other AI characters but nowhere NEAR hard enough to rip that thing off!



BLPs commented on Nintendo Confirms Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokém...:

So we have another case of DLC that comes from going to a store, getting a code and then going home and using Wi-Fi. What the hell was wrong with just Wi-Fi?

Honestly GF, at this point OmegaRuby is my last title.



BLPs commented on Guide: How To Beat Everyone At Super Smash Bro...:

"As you may already know, Nintendo Life will be there in full force to host the grand finale of the Mario Kart 8 Championship 2014 in association with Nintendo UK. It's arguably the most important reason for you all to attend, and of course we're in no way being biased when we say that. Ahem."

Well, I've been reminded so much that I actually forgot I was going with my course to study game development. -.- That is the most important reason. Then to try out demos. Then merchandise. Then having a fun time. Then maybe MK8 if I can find the time.



BLPs commented on Weirdness: A Pokémon Fan Broke into the White...:

Meanwhile in Britain the President stops off in Stonehenge, because he wants to, and then goes to talk to a random family walking past in the field over.

Meanwhile, in America, a guy with a Pikachu fetish jumps a fence and the secret service were probably contemplating shooting him like everyone else, because as we know America solves problems by force, which to their defense works, just sometimes not so good.



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


Canada and the EU are getting Pokémon OR/AS a week later, and since those are the places, at least in part, with the leaks and since there has been NO official clarification on why OR/AS is delayed, we can only draw logical conclusions.



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


I enjoyed Subspace for what it's worth. It was a nice alternative to Classic Mode and things.

Still, this got leaked before release, so does that mean Nintendo will push Smash 5 back a week because of a few people like they did with OR/AS because X/Y got out early?



BLPs commented on The Classic Mode in Smash Bros. 3DS is Bolster...:


I'm not talking production values. I don't really care how a game looks (But if it looks good then damn I'll appreciate it). I still think some NES games and PS1 titles hold up really well, even without the high polygon counts and HD of today. :)

I'm more referring to the games' programming. If I press a button, I see the code in my head of how it works. In a Pokémon game, I can see the code is fairly unoptimised (Especially due to X and Y where a Floette (I think) plays a wrong soundclip when sent out, which means each individual Pokémon in the game for every single trainer is coded individually rather than called up from a separate piece of code containing all the Pokémon data for that one Pokémon and altered slightly with variables specific for that trainer. Instead they write everything out every time, including what sound file to play. Every. Single. Time).

And it could "suck of me". But it doesn't. I got asked when I was doing A Level Computer Science if I lost a bit of enjoyment in gaming because of seeing and understanding how it works. The whole class (All 3 of us -.-) replied with yeah, it's weird to say the least, but also fun to work these things out to pass the time. Gaming has become less of a quick thing to do to kill time, now I am keeping my brain and skills active, while also enjoying myself. ^_^



BLPs commented on Shiny Gengar and Diancie Pokémon Distribution...: Just no. If it IS Wi-Fi, it's either a Pokémon that isn't rare/already something everyone has, or it's a Vivillon with useless moves that everyone already gas god knows how many of.

But you have to go to a store. You have to get a code. You then go home and input the code in Mystery Gift. On that menu to select that option, there it is. Gift via Wi-Fi. But no. GameFreak.



BLPs commented on The Classic Mode in Smash Bros. 3DS is Bolster...:


Well, I'm quite lucky. I got the flat I chose, with 7 others, I have the government paying tuition, I get my first loan of around £3000 on Monday, so I'll probably place a pre-order for both, if not then just at least 3DS.

Plus, when it comes to food, Dad is a chef so I can ask for advice, and money isn't an issue for living costs and things.



BLPs commented on The Classic Mode in Smash Bros. 3DS is Bolster...:


A good investment to be fair. I'm studying Games Design so having fresh releases gives me insight into hardware and programming structures of various games (As unfortunately I can see these things when playing the game for a while).

I don't drink or party though. Bad past experiences and university is probably not the best place for an agoraphobic.



BLPs commented on The Classic Mode in Smash Bros. 3DS is Bolster...:


It might stop me. Then again, the government loan is paying my £9000 tuition and £5000 of my student loan is going on my rent for my room. That just leaves about £850 every four months from my loan to live on. Might as well pay for a pre-order though, get it over with.



BLPs commented on Review: Mega Man X3 (Wii U eShop / Super Ninte...:

I like the X3 OST, more than X2 anyway, as that became forgetful while X3 at least stays with me. Can't say for X4-6 as those are either stupidly expensive or on the US PSN only, which means, knowing Sony EU, it'll be a year or two before the EU gets them.

X3 should hurry along though. I need to an LP of it, having already done X and X2. I'm not jumping straight to X7 and X8.



BLPs commented on Feature: The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Ri...:

I've never used an N64 controller, but I can't hold any Xbox brand controller, so I can't see it being too comfy. I don't like huge controllers, and holding the middle and right prongs just looks uncomfortable to me. Not sure why.



BLPs commented on Shovel Knight Rated By The Australian Classifi...:


Haha. I do think our ratings boards need to find a way to actually enforce these regulations, as they clearly trouble and cost firms for no avail.

Yeah, I'm not going to change 18 years of my native tongue to suit some Pokémon Showdown server guy. Honestly the man didn't want anyone using improper punctuation, you must use capitals when appropriate, and use only perfect US English, not British English, broken English if it isn't your first language: It HAD to be US English.

And no, it wasn't. I attempted to make an effort and I did, along with a few others put the point that at the end of the day it's the same damn language XD



BLPs commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's File Si...:


No console has ever sold well at the start. The Wii U has a strong line up of Mario, Zelda, hell even Star Fox is going to the system. Nintendo is putting the big franchises up, some of whom skipped the Nintendo Wii, but for Pokémon to go this long without a proper home console game akin to what we have had before is strikingly odd.

Stadium arrived in 1999/2000, and the N64 was 1996. The GC arrived in 2001, with Colosseum in 2003, Wii was 2006/2007, with Battle Revolution in 2006/2007.

The Wii U landed in 2012, so if there is going to be a Pokémon title for the system, which could probably really use amiibo as NFC is a feature of the console and Rumble U used NFC, and because not having a Stadium/RPG game on the system would just be odd, given it's merits as effectively, a more powerful, high definition DS.

Then again I don't exactly know how the Pokémon Company works. One day it's Rumble U, then Ranger vanishes, then we get another Mystery Dungeon, then they forget they wanted constant worldwide releases one game after starting them. Now we have it crossing with the Tekken engine and a supposed Conquest sequel we have heard nothing about. if they want to buck the trend then by all means, but they aren't doing the parent company any favours by skipping the Wii U.

Plus, as economics has taught me, it's a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. However as the system needs a boost and Pokémon is a notable franchise not getting in on that boost, and since the Wii U failing will affect Nintendo more than Pokémon, it may even sting the reputation of the Nintendo, and who knows, if the Wii U fails, then Nintendo might take a big hit, and this might come back to bite Pokémon and hurt it in the long run, but it also might not. We can't say for sure, but surely spending a few million from that huge bank account to at least try is better than possible suffering more in the long run, right?

On the game selling less than it's portable brethren, I'm pretty sure that has always been the case hasn't it? Yet since the N64 they have pushed those games out anyway.

Even if a Wii U Pokémon game does happen, and the Wii U does completely flop, then you know what? Better to have damn well tried with the most popular RPG franchise in video game history than to have an asset like that sit there and not be used in such a pessimistic viewpoint of the Wii U.



BLPs commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's File Si...:


Yeah the idea of Pokémon is to be portable (Been there, done that), but at the same time who is to say we shouldn't give them access to the Wii U for something like this too? Colosseum and Gale of Darkness didn't damage the franchise, while granted they didn't have the meat of the main games. I think, ultimately, while having these big worlds on 3DS is good and all, I think it is also time to try the same thing alongside the 3DS in the form of the Wii U.

Besides, as you probably are well aware, Pokémon isn't far off from Mario in terms of sales, so what if they try something new? It's going to be as realistically damaging as trying a different type of coffee.

And to my point, I said "More time on home consoles" not "All the time".



BLPs commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's File Si...:


I think, that while yes, the 3DS has proved itself capable, Pokémon should spend more time on home consoles. I mean, sure, you lose the magic of it being on the go but we have seen the 3DS can connect to the Wii U as the DS could to the Wii, and we also know you aren't losing the 2 screen stuff.

If there isn't a 3DSU attachment (Which would sell itself btw) then the seemingly only Pokémon game the Wii U is getting is...Rumble U which is okay at best.



BLPs commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's File Si...:

The X and Y engine is highly disappointing. It looks good in battle, but not on the overworld, in those all too frequent close ups, and the frame rate does drop like a rock.

Plus the instruments are good, but a lot of compositions are too repetitive, or get grating after a while (ROUTE 5!).

I also learned my lesson here. I downloaded Mega Man 6, Sonic Triple Trouble and Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, then Pokémon Y when my now ex bought me it, and all I can say is I can no longer download anything. It's all well and good offering a download but unlike the Wii U or PS3 where you don't really have to worry about space, the 3DS has a bad issue with being shipped with smaller SD cards that as far as I can tell, limit to 1 or 2 3DS titles. -.-

I'm getting the steelbook edition anyway XD



BLPs commented on Shovel Knight Rated By The Australian Classifi...:

Interest is certainly dwindling. We all know why though, PEGI are not only charging for ratings, but also demand full copies of games and all that, and it's a much more thorough affair here.

Granted, I don't think I've seen a game go through this much trouble in localization before. Yes there are 28 EU countries but a lot speak English/French as main languages.

And on the note of the English thing, the US speak English, and the cultural gap isn't exactly that great when considering we don't mind misreading colour as color and other things. Plus I don't think Ye Old English is going to be changed either, so why exactly hasn't it come out in the UK yet? Localisation is what is taking so long. (The irony of this is I was banned on an online server for not adhearing to the rule of speaking US English only. That's right, banned for having a U in certain words.)



BLPs commented on Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says T...:

I call BS if the Vita has a version.

And I'd like to remind everyone that even though the PS3 ended up surpassing the 360, the 360 had a version for almost two years before the PS3 did.

I don't think this studio really knows what to aim for, priorities seem to be whoever pays for the most for a license.



BLPs commented on Dahku Creations Announces Departure From Game ...:

I know what I'll do when making games. Avoid the app style. Granted, I don't aim for wholly casual games, granted they are easy to make. I remember making an Asteroids style thing in a few days while learning programming before moving on to my coursework, if only because I was bored XD