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Male, 32, Canada

Systems I currently own: NES, Master System, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, GBA, GBA SP, DS, DS Lite, DSi, DSi XL, 3DS, 3DS XL, New 3DS (JPN), New 3DS XL, 2DS, PSP 1000, PSP 3000, PSP Go, Vita, Vita slim

Mon 2nd Dec 2013

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BinaryFragger commented on Editorial: It's Not Fun to Criticise Nintendo ...:

No need to apologize, Tom. The fanboys will not be happy unless you praise Nintendo 24/7 and defend all of their decisions.

Those of us who don't have our heads stuck in the sand can see that Nintendo is not having a very good year. 2015 will be the year of mediocrity.



BinaryFragger commented on Review: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U):

This game is $65 in Canada, they'res no way I'm paying that much for so little content.

It's sad to see Nintendo becoming like the other big game companies. The Nintendo apologists love to insist that Nintendo doesn't do cash grabs but games like this prove otherwise.



BinaryFragger commented on You Can't Alter The Chest Size Of Female Chara...:


Oh, absolutely. I can't stand seeing constant complaints either but always hearing "it's no big deal" when a company makes a stupid decision really gets on my nerves. It's as if we're not allowed to question any of their decisions.
As for "we may not be so lucky next time", you're absolutely right. It's not a big deal NOW but who knows what they'll cut next.



BinaryFragger commented on You Can't Alter The Chest Size Of Female Chara...:

@JaxonH @Ralizah @Yorumi

I agree 100%.

Sure, they're minor issues and are probably considered as first-world problems, but if I pay $60 for a game, you can bet that I'll let the company know if I'm not pleased with the product.
I constantly see the words "brat", "whiner" and "entitled" thrown on this forum and it's ridiculous. I don't understand why it's so taboo to criticize video game companies. Don't complain, just buy the game and accept it the way it is!

No wonder video game companies love screwing us over with shady practices. With so many gamers willing to bend over and accept anything, it'll only get worse.



BinaryFragger commented on Timing Of NX Launch Could Help Nintendo Grab S...:


What about games like MadWorld? Excellent and unique game yet it flopped.
The Wii had plenty of good third-party games:

Bit.Trip Complete, Boom Blox, A Boy and His Blob, Epic Mickey, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicle, Fragile Dreams, Little King's Story, NBA Jam, Nights: Journey of Dreams, Pandora's Tower, The Last Story, Rayman Origins, Red Steel 2, Rune Factory, Sakura Wars, Shiren the Wanderer, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, Sonic Colors, Trauma Center, etc...



BinaryFragger commented on Timing Of NX Launch Could Help Nintendo Grab S...:

As much as I dislike Pachter, he's absolutely correct about Nintendo needing third-party support.
I like my Wii U and I'm absolutely loving the first-party games, but where are the racing sims, the sports games or the RPGs (aside from Xenoblade Chronicles X)?

Back in 2012, even Reggie admitted that third-party support is important:

"What I’ll tell you is that with the Wii we did not have the benefit of multiplatform games from key publishers. I didn’t have The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I didn’t have the best of the Call of Duty games. That’s what I missed."

The 3DS is benefiting from third-party games such as the upcoming Final Fantasy Explorers and Dragon Quest VII & VIII, all featured during the latest Direct. Heck, Nintendo promoted the crap out of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for the New 3DS XL launch.
Gaming systems need one thing: games. Lots of games. Third-parties help with that.



BinaryFragger commented on Amazon Lists Pokémon Red, Yellow And Blue At ...:

A bit pricey for 20-year old handheld games that are nearly untouched. That's the same price I paid for Final Fantasy IX on PSN. They'res also Sega's 3D Classics which are completely remastered with additional features yet cost less.

I'll still download one of them, though (probably Yellow). It'll be nice to play the game without having to worry about the battery.



BinaryFragger commented on Poll: Did The Nintendo Direct Comeback Fire on...:

I really enjoyed this one especially compared to the pathetic E3 Direct. I was beginning to think that we'll never see new 3DS Virtual Console games as well as Dragon Quest, so both announcements were exciting for me.

2016 will be a great year for the 3DS.



BinaryFragger commented on Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 12t...:

I'm still giddy with excitement from the Dragon Quest announcement. Dragon Quest VII 3DS was released way back in 2013 in Japan and I was beginning to lose hope that it'll ever see a Western release. Now we're finally getting VII and VII. With classic Pokemon, Dragon Quest, Fire Emblem, Bravely Second and Final Fantasy Explorers, 2016 will be a fantastic year for the aging 3DS.

The Wii U upcoming lineup, on the other hand, is very "meh" for me. My 3DS will be seeing much more playtime than my Wii U.



BinaryFragger commented on Super Mario Maker Web Portal Arriving in December:

I don't have a problem with it being a website instead of an app. Like @mjc0961, I'd rather just use the web browser. It's convenient for me since I can synchronize my bookmarks with Google Chrome across my various devices regardless of operating system (I own a mix of Android, Windows and Linux devices).

Apps have their uses but not everything needs one. They'res a real estate company in my area that has billboards that actually advertises the fact that they don't have an app.



BinaryFragger commented on Yoshi's Woolly World Secures Top 10 Spot in US...:

People will continue to insist that Xbox/PlayStation only has first-person shooters despite only two games from the genre being on the list.

As for Woolly World, I've been playing it for the past few days and it absolutely deserves to be in the top 10. Such a wonderful game (I especially loved the velcro belt level).



BinaryFragger commented on Dragon Quest VII And VIII Both Confirmed For W...:

Holy crap, this announcement alone makes this the best direct ever for me. I had given up hope of even seeing these games in the West but my 3DS will be seeing a lot of Square Enix games next year. I'm also excited for Bravely Second and Final Fantasy Explorers.

I already own the PS1 and PS2 versions of DQ VII and VIII but it'll be nice to play them on the go.



BinaryFragger commented on Minecraft Wii U Edition Has Been Rated By PEGI:


I bought it twice on the XB360 (digitally then physically) and on the Vita. I'll gladly buy it again for the Wii U if it has GamePad support.

It's been a while since I last played Minecraft but I'm excited of the possibilities of the game taking advantage of the Wii U's features.



BinaryFragger commented on Minecraft Wii U Edition Has Been Rated By PEGI:

Although it's very late to the party, this is very good news for Nintendo. Whether you hate or love Minecraft, it's important to have such a popular game on the system.

As great as Nintendo's games are, they need games like Minecraft to fill the voids. For instance, my nephew is very much into Minecraft and sports games which made the Wii U out of the question for him and got an Xbox One instead.



BinaryFragger commented on Site News: Nintendo Life Turns 10 Today:

Congrats on the milestone!

I love how balanced the articles are. Even though you guys are clearly Nintendo super fans, you're aren't afraid to call out Nintendo on their BS. Fan sites are often incredibly biased and act like Nintendo can do nothing wrong but that's not the case here. This is by far the best place to get all Nintendo news, positive and negative news alike.

Here's to another 10 years.



BinaryFragger commented on Nintendo May Monetise Miitomo Through Outfits,...:

@Yorumi @rjejr

Get your flamesuits on, the Nintendo apologists hate it when the topic of Nintendo going third-party is brought up.

I used to be against the idea of them going third-party, but I now fully support it. Some friends asked me how I liked my Wii U when I bought it last year, and I said I loved it especially because DCK Country TF, Mario Kart 8 and Mario 3D World. That's when I realized that it's the GAMES that I love, not necessarily the console. They'res no reason why those aforementioned games wouldn't play well on a Microsoft or Sony consoles since they don't use the GamePad well.

It's the same thing with the Wii. Its claim to fame were motion controls yet my favourite games for the system use the Classic Controller or use motion controls in a useless, gimmicky way (like New Super Mario Bros Wii). Kinda ironic that it's main feature was totally optional.
Nintendo makes great games. Heck, I think they're one of the greatest and by far the most consistent. As for their hardware, it's very "meh."



BinaryFragger commented on Rejoice, The Wii U Has Finally Outsold Sega's ...:

Needing 35 months to sell 10 million consoles isn't something that should be bragged about, especially after selling over 100 million Wiis.
Look, I enjoy my Wii U but I don't have my head stuck in the sand. The system will most likely be outsold by the GameCube.



BinaryFragger commented on Editorial: It's Far Too Soon to Go Download-On...:

"The industry keeps telling them 'digital is the future, digital is the future' (which they will, because it suits them) and some people just blindly follow."

It's because of those people that the gaming industry is now plagued with rushed games and bad DLC. It's sad that people would rather just say "that's the way it is now" instead of voting with their wallets and trying to change the industry for the better.

As for the editorial, digital-only has one been disadvantage for many people, especially here in Canada. Here are the internet packages from Bell, the largest ISP in my area:

15 Mbps
50GB/month bandwidth cap

25 Mbps
125GB/month bandwidth cap

50 Mbps
250GB/month bandwidth cap

The speeds are fine but downloading several 40GB games would exceed the bandwidth caps very quickly.



BinaryFragger commented on Review: Guitar Hero Live (Wii U):

Looks interesting but I quickly got burned out on rhythm games during the Guitar Hero/Rock Band craze. I still have a closet full of plastic instruments that I used for a month or two.

I got Guitar Hero III and DJ Hero 2 for about $10 each (brand new) a few years ago, so maybe I'll get this one on clearance someday too.



BinaryFragger commented on Poll: The Tricky Issue of Retail Games as Down...:


We're kinda screwed either way. If we don't buy Fatal Frame because it's digital-only, Nintendo will think that we're not interested in the series. If we do buy it, they'll think we're ok with digital-only releases.

I'm still undecided on the game; I want to support the series but don't want to support Nintendo's decision.



BinaryFragger commented on Poll: The Tricky Issue of Retail Games as Down...:

Although digital is more convenient (especially for a handheld), I prefer physical media. It has nothing to do with elitism, as @BaffleBlend suggested.

With physical media, I can lend my games to friends and borrow theirs. I love the bonus stuff that some games come with, such as the recent Legend of Legacy. Lastly, Nintendo's account system still sucks. It's much better than before but it still needs a lot of work.

I really hate this new trend of splitting up games. I saw the physical release of Minecraft Story Mode on Amazon which I had in my shopping cart until I saw this:

"Get instant access to Episode 1 on the season disc, and get access to four more episodes as they become available to download."

Why??? It's such a stupid thing to do. Either make it digital or physical, none of this "partially" physical nonsense. Another stupid example is Minecraft for the Vita. I ordered the physical release and the box contained a download code for the game. No cart at all (although I hear that the European version is actually physical).
Ugh. I love modern games but some aspects are really annoying.



BinaryFragger commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes ...:

This will be the first Zelda game that I skip. Although it's nice that Nintendo is trying something different with the franchise, I don't want to pay $CAD 50 for a game with limited single-player content. The multiplayer offers lots of replay value but will people still be playing it a year or two from now? How long will the servers be online?

I'll pick it up if it ever goes on sale, which rarely happens for first-party Nintendo titles.



BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: The NX Hype Will Ramp Up as Nin...:


Very well said. I especially like the Nokia analogy.
Nintendo apologists love to say "Nintendo can go 20+ years without making a profit and still be ok" but they fail to realize that once a company starts nosediving, it sinks very quickly. Look at BlackBerry, Kodak or Nortel. They also love pointing out that Nintendo is over 100 years old, but so is Kodak (founded in 1888. one year before Nintendo).

Nintendo is still ok right now (it's not all doom and gloom yet) but if they keep losing their relevance in the gaming industry, things can go downhill very quickly.



BinaryFragger commented on Editorial: A Wii U Price Cut is Still Worthwhi...:

Although the system could indeed use a price cut (especially with the PS4 and XB1 costing only $50 more), I'm not sure how much it would actually help.
The GameCube had its price slashed to $99 and the system still struggled to sell 20 million units. Price cuts didn't help the Dreamcast either (heck, Sega were GIVING them away with SegaNet subscriptions at one point).

The Wii U just doesn't appeal to people. Don't get me wrong, I love my Wii U and the poor sales don't affect my enjoyment of the console but I don't have my head stuck in the sand; people just don't want the Wii U. It's a shame but it is what it is.



BinaryFragger commented on Nintendo Has "Moved On" From Game Boy Games on...:

"What aggravates me is the huge potential of the VC that Nintendo continually wastes."

I agree 100%. I get that the Virtual Console probably doesn't generate that much revenue but Nintendo has a massive catalog of classic games that people are willing to pay to download. Just look at how popular emulators are.
The VC had so much potential but Nintendo squandered it.



BinaryFragger commented on Final Fantasy Explorers is Playable at New Yor...:

I'm surprised that this is getting a western release with Square Enix's reluctance to release RPGs here. I already have my copy pre-ordered, though. I own the Japanese version but it'll be nice to play it in English.

The game plays somewhat like Monster Hunter and Phantasy Star where you complete quests, such as collect X amount of certain items or defeat X amount of a certain enemy.