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Male, 25, United States

Long time Nintendo gamer, but also an established idort, rounding it out with Wii, 3DS, PS2, PSP, Xbox360, and my computer.

Thu 28th Feb 2013

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Benjamin commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

Star Fox and Paper Mario looked good. Just about everything else though, either I'm not in the target audience (Animal Crossing etc) or it was just downright disappointing (Metroid).

Stuff, Nintendo. Come on. You were up against FFVII of all things.



Benjamin commented on Swedish Newspaper Questions The European Relea...:

I kind of have to ask...
So a random Swedish newspaper posts a story against the game, and it gets reposted here. Nevermind that other places far more prominent have probably done similar stuff.
Is this really news, NintendoLife? Or did we just need a place to have the Senran sexism etc discussion beforehand where it could be contained and weaned out to prevent it from taking over future news posts about the game?

I mean, if that was the point, good thinking.



Benjamin commented on Review: Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi (...:

My girlfriend has been extremely hyped for this game ever since finding out it was coming to 3DS. What the article doesn't mention is that Hakuoki is an immensely popular game with a huge following overseas and a strong vocal fan base online in the west (hence the western release). The 3DS edition also includes a boatload of physical extras such as a folding fan and a thick encyclopedia about the era and time of the story.

This is a really great story and we're both looking forward to picking it up.



Benjamin commented on Nintendo Disables Swapnote's SpotPass Service ...:

Have Nintendo never used the internet before? SON OF A puppy.

I am incredibly mad here. My girlfriend JUST ordered a 3DS from their refurbishment center and we were all set to go on Swapnote for me to send her all my stationaries. For the love of pete Nintendo, screw off, this is not the right answer!
Watch the profanity please — TBD



Benjamin commented on Nintendo Disables Swapnote's SpotPass Service ...:

This is completely stupid. This is like if some silly person posted a giant penis on Twitter, and they responded by SHUTTING DOWN TWITTER. You don't shut down the entire service, you ban the poopiedoodoheads who do it and move on.
Watch the profanity and insults please — TBD



Benjamin commented on Nintendo Comes Up Empty at the Golden Joystick...:

There's already been a lot of iffy poopoodoodiecacapoopsiedoodles about these awards - every single game that won either had the Head of Marketing in Europe, or was European-based. There's a lot of idle talk online that that's just too much of a coincidence and that the awards group may not have wanted to fly anyone in from outside the Eurozone (ie: Japan or America).
Watch the profanity please — TBD



Benjamin commented on Eiji Aonuma Confirms Minor Changes to A Link B...:

Before anyone panicks about him being cagey about the game length, bear in mind that Link to the Past, for all it's content, could be 100%ed by an average player in 4-5 hours, and that's not at speedrunner time, which was even lower at a cool 2 hours without glitch abuse.

I'd expect that this game will be more about the experience than a lengthy story.



Benjamin commented on Feature: Great Nintendo 64 Multiplayer Games Y...:

BattleTanx: Global Assault was a fantastically fun game. The story was fairly grimdark cheesy, but it was fun in it's own way, and it's one of those rare sequels where you don't have to have played the first game to understand it. I'd highly recommend the game, it's a ton of fun (and you can use nukes...and yes they do absolutely decimate EVERYTHING).



Benjamin commented on Eiji Aonuma Advises Adventurers to Hoard Rupee...:

"They have never sold an item that doesn't go away after each use like the boomerang or the hookshot."


Shovel and Bow in Link's Awakening. The Blue and Red Shields and a bottle in Link to the Past. The red and blue tunics in Ocarina of Time. The Bomb Bag and Big Bomb Bag in Majora's Mask. The Sail in Wind Waker. The BOOMERANG in Minish Cap. And many, many more.

This is hardly the first time Aonuma's gaffed on his own games. God I'm worried about this nonsensical sequel.



Benjamin commented on Video: There's A Fan-Made Final Fantasy VI Mov...:


I'm a huge FFVI fan, and I do want to see a movie about it, heck I wrote a script for the first segment of a television adaptation eons back for a scriptwriting class in college. But this...yikes. Everyone's way too young, and the acting seems really stilted. And I just don't understand some of these design choices, there's at least four existing designs for Magitek Armor and this one turned it into this spindly thing that looks like a five year old could kick the legs out from under it.



Benjamin commented on Feature: A Brief History of Pokémon - Part One:

@Fusion14 You're perfectly entitled to your opinion, even though you're wrong.

FireRed and LeafGreen were enjoyable, sure, but bear in mind that they both censored and changed much of the original game. Yes they added additional content, but the cuts that came with it tends to be the defining factor of which game I choose to play now and then. I would eagerly buy up Red or Blue on the VC - I can't say the same for FireRed and LeafGreen.



Benjamin commented on Eiji Aonuma: Zelda 3DS Will Feature a Light an...:

Okay hang on, problem.

Inasmuch as I loved the Dark World, it CEASED TO EXIST at the end of Link to the Past. Link got the Triforce, banished Ganon's evil wish, and fixed everything. So HOW can the Dark World exist in a sequel? Unless they're going to completely rehash the entire plot and make Ganon get it yet again, which would make absolutely no sense since Link to the Past was one of the few Zelda games where Ganon was KILLED, and he wasn't resurrected until Oracle of Ages/Seasons (as a mindless beast which was promptly put down again).

This makes no sense.



Benjamin commented on Tales Of Symphonia Is The Most "Successful" Se...:

I'm still the only person I know who enjoyed the sequel to Tales of Symphonia on the Wii.

It's a little more structured than ToS was, because it's guiding us through a direct story, but there's a lot of good character evolution, and there are DOZENS of sidequests - they're just hidden away somewhat since the game moves in chapters. The best way to enjoy the game is to do a normal playthrough the first time, then Grade Shop for the second playthrough and THEN do the sidequests (also because several of them, like the destroyed Balacruf Mausoleum, can only be played on the second playthrough).



Benjamin commented on Legend Of Zelda Hacked To Make Zelda The Hero:

@Luigifan141 Anita Sarkeesian's videos. The video game news sites don't want to call out her shenanigans because they'd get attacked as "anti-feminist", so instead they're bandwagoning and jumping on a ton of supposedly pro-female stories.

The point is, everyone is acting like these are somehow "major victories" for women in gaming, when really the portrayal of women in video games is at the best place that it's been in for years. Anita's "Damsel in Distress" managed to get people all worked up so they somehow think there's this widespread victimization of women in video games these days. For the idiots who believe this, I point you to Dead or Alive, Tomb Raider, Baldur's Gate, Assassin's Creed, World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Pokemon, Metroid, and about two dozen other series. Everyone needs to calm down - just because one woman misrepresented and left facts OUT of her video (Zelda has been playable three times, ma'am) doesn't mean suddenly every romhack swapping characters is suddenly news. This kind of hack would have taken fifteen minutes at most to do, and moreover it's been done before actually many years ago.



Benjamin commented on Legend Of Zelda Hacked To Make Zelda The Hero:

Why are people making such a big deal out of this? Fans have been modding games to change things like gender of characters for years. Pokemon Red and Blue had a Pokemon Girl mod made even after Crystal introduced the new female character.

The only reason anyone is reporting this as "news" is because Anita finally released her seven-month-late, $160,000 video in which she basically read off the TVTropes Damsel in Distress page up to the year 1995, while promising to read the rest in the next video, which will be released on a future date yet to be determined.

This is fans being fans. It's not news, it's cheap exploitation of Anita and her status as a controversial figure - not because of the feminist movement, but because of her personally.

Edit: "Via Kotaku". Let me say something very clearly: Kotaku is the biggest example of non-news exploitation on the entire internet when it comes to video games. They have no credibility, no credentials, constantly publish fiction as fact, and will grab for attention anywhere they can get it. Do NOT let Nintendo Life, by all accounts a very good site, be wrapped up in their biased inane shenanigans.