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Thu 12th September, 2013

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BertoFlyingFox commented on Video: The Game Theorists Tackle That Vital St...:

Back then, I thought they had metal legs and metal hands, except for Slippy Toad.

Like when they were given a human form they still had paws, so those were removed to give them actual hands and feet that they could use in combat. Slippy Toad would be the only one that had "hands" since Toads have four fingers in their front legs.

Since then they've changed the design. The metal legs stayed but everyone's hands were altered.



BertoFlyingFox commented on Composer Noriyuki Iwadare Returns For More Lan...:

I only remember playing bits of the first Langrisser and enjoying it. If this continues the story of the previous games then I'm going to have a hard time picking it up on release....if it ever even reaches the NA region that is.

A collection on 3DS would be nice to set us up for this new release.



BertoFlyingFox commented on Poll: Is Splatoon a Blockbuster That'll Help R...:

I'm not really interested in Splatoon. When it was first announced I was curious, but after more details were revealed I just stopped caring.

When compared to what Xenoblade Chronicles X is doing with their online component, it's pretty laughable. It'll go over well with the casual and younger crowds though, which is why Nintendo made it in the first place.

The option for voicechat should always be there in an online game. But of course Nintendo and Options dont go very well together. They need to pidgeon-hole gamers into their mindset, then we're all waggling un-responsive controllers during Skyward Sword and pointing gamepads at screens to control an Arwing.

Witcher3 will come out 10 days before Splatoon. That's what I'll be playing instead.



BertoFlyingFox commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

They're in an odd spot now, some things I like and some I dont.

As long as the software is still Nintendo quality and they arent stripping pieces of a game out only to sell it to me later, I'm fine. Their other mumbojumbo is for some other market.



BertoFlyingFox commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

Overall slightly disappointing. Maybe I'm just getting tired of Nintendo software in general but I'm less excited the more they reveal their mobile/DLC/amiibo mentality across all their titles.

All the games being revealed are slowly looking like that Mona Lisa DLC meme. Some pieces are getting cut up and put into store-exclusive amiibos that sell out pre-orders within minutes and are being re-sold for over three times the price on Ebay. $1 costume packs suddenly added to a game that's all about unlocking trophies and new challengers.

Personally I'm done for a while. After all that news all I cared for were the indies, the addition of 200cc, and the Mewtwo DLC that really should've just released with the SSB games. And that shouldnt have been the case. If this NDirect happened last year before all the amiibo rush, I would've been happy to pick up SM64 and DK64. Now, I'm content letting all that pass me by.



BertoFlyingFox commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

After everything Nintendo released last year, with no Zelda in 2015, this year will feel like a crapshoot.

Xenoblade looks like a great RPG, so that's nice. But the other titles either dont appeal to me at all or they consist of Miyamoto screwing around with motion/touch controls. Splatoon wont have voice chat or bots, that already makes me less excited to try it considering I like to communicate with friends online.

At this point, I wonder why the gamepad even has a microphone...oh yeah, so you could blow into it during Captain Toad levels....



BertoFlyingFox commented on Sony Hardware Takes Charge of Japanese Charts ...:

Nintendo's last few games werent very big and with Club.Nintendo shuttered, they're going to lose lots of attention. Sony is pretty much striking while the iron is hot, so much software has been good and their Spring Fever program is awesome.



BertoFlyingFox commented on Nintendo NX Will Be About Creating "Fun New Wa...:

I feel WiiU was their shot at going back to the more traditional style of gaming (despite the gamepad), and they found it's taking much more leg work to appease to the "hardcore" gamer crowd that doesnt really want to adopt Nintendo console hardware for one reason or another.

"Fun new ways to play" at this point, sounds great to me. Have at it guys, we all win when Nintendo just decides to be themselves.



BertoFlyingFox commented on Nintendo's Share Value Jumps a Massive 21% as ...:

That's great, we're entering another couple of years of exciting Nintendo developments. With DeNA upping their reputation in the mobile business and a new console reveal in 2016, it looks like they got hardware covered. Now I'm hoping we see a lot of stellar software announcements at E3 2015.



BertoFlyingFox commented on Here’s Why Axiom Verge is Not Initially Comi...:

I imagine it's a mixture of difficulty to get the game ported to WiiU and also exclusivity with Sony, because XBO is completely capable of running this thing too.

It'll be a PS+ freebie or a $5 steam sale by this holiday, I'll wait til then and pick up other indie titles on the eShop.



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

They did it to increase their profit gain and couldnt care less about the XLs stretched out picture or consumer choice. This is Nintendo now, they pick and choose exactly where they wont meet demand with supply so they could sell more expensive items. NA is essentially their "whale" now.

I dont mind, it'll just hurt them in the long run once they've milked the cow dry.



BertoFlyingFox commented on Excave Aims to Bring Dungeon-Crawling RPG Good...:

This looks great, especially for the price. I'll be sure to pick it up.

I hope smaller games like this keep releasing for the system. Gunman Clive, Xeodrifter, Azure Striker, and now what seems like a decently meaty dungeon-crawler.

@cfgk24 I wish they'd bring that back for WiiU. Maybe the Shadow of Mordor guys can make another Champions of Norrath.



BertoFlyingFox commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

Whoops, meant to pick the EG labeling system for the last question. Anyway, I generally like the reviews.

Lots of other game critics score games with a high number but the actual words in the review are just vague or excessively flowery. That isnt helping anyone. Props to EuroGamer for deciding to back out of that awful metacritic culture and revamping the review structure.



BertoFlyingFox commented on Live-Action Netflix Series For The Legend of Z...:

This is going to be baaaad. You'd think because Nintendo is such a Japan-first company, that they'd have an anime movie first over there or something. Instead it's live-action with the promise of family friendly (think of those horrible shows on ABC) but they're also trying to apply Game of Thrones' structure to it.....making it sound like a "me-too!" series.

I have no hope for this. Get ready to see Jon Snow as talking Link.



BertoFlyingFox commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

Honestly, these YouTubers sound like stuffy ameteur TV executives. Thinking their "channel" is of higher value than it actually is.

We'll all still play games and the world will keep turning. Dont care about needing maximum revenue gain to justify you playing a game over a webcam.



BertoFlyingFox commented on Satoru Iwata States That Around 5.7 Million am...:

All the talk of new hardware between 3DS and WiiU has me thinking that Nintendo could be announcing the big handheld/home console hybrid by E3-2016.

What the analysts are saying should be concerning to Nintendo when they have the New3DSXL just starting to release in NA in a few weeks.



BertoFlyingFox commented on Weirdness: Even Masahiro Sakurai Struggles to ...:

Chances are, once re-stocked, they'll sell out within hours. I work and live my life, don't really have time to babysit reddit pages and retail stores.

I'm not in it for that, so I just dont buy any more of them and spend my money on things that are properly stocked by a normal company. Not this weird cornered scalpers-market Nintendo has going for itself. Even one of their own developers (most likely all of them) can't get amiibo for the game he developed for cripe's sake.

It'll still make Nintendo millions and continue to sell like hotcakes, so my buying amiibo or not means nothing to them. Just readily available software from here on out for me.



BertoFlyingFox commented on Weirdness: Even Masahiro Sakurai Struggles to ...:

I only picked up a few of my favorites. Captain Falcon, Pit, and Little Mac are nowhere to be found in my area and I'm not in a big craze to buy them off scalpers. I just stop collecting them and spend my money elsewhere.

The only one I'm picking up is Ike, but that pre-order could go the way of the dodo judging by news.



BertoFlyingFox commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

They could compare sales numbers for different models all they want. It still shouldnt mean a lack of choice for one region while most of the others still get that choice. The Ambassador promotion in Europe makes this even more confusing, if NoA wont release the faceplate model....then why not at least release it as a Club.Nintendo promotion.

The kids I know like the 2DS and regular 3DS models, when commuting in NYC or walking in Disney World...those are the two models I see everywhere. The issue of extra costs for Nintendo would disappear too, considering they'll be selling faceplates like crazy and probably running out of stock for those within hours.

But alas, it wasnt meant to be so I wont be upgrading. The weight of the top screen and that clicking hinge just make the XL models uncomfortable for me. Consumer choice is just that...a choice made by the consumer, not their bottom line sales data team.



BertoFlyingFox commented on Interview: Exploring Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate...:

Their handling of the Palicos is really great, they feel more like two loyal pets that can help during different situations.

Love getting tossed onto dragons by my palico buddy! Also, the charge blade and glaive are sweet additions to the weapon selection.