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Bliquid

Bliquid

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Bliquid

#4

Bliquid commented on Keiji Inafune Discusses the Indie Experience i...:

@ noctowl:
Biohazard/Resident Evil
Resident Evil: Director's Cut - producer
Resident Evil 2 – promotion producer
Biohazard 4D-Executer - executive supervisor
Resident Evil 4 – executive producer (PS2 version)
Resident Evil 5 – executive producer (uncredited)
Onimusha
Onimusha: Warlords and Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny – producer
Onimusha Blade Warriors, Onimusha 3: Demon Siege and Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams – executive producer
Onimusha – writer (film)
Other games
Street Fighter – Graphic designer
Pro Yakyuu? Satsujin Jiken! (Professional Baseball Murder Mystery) – graphic designer
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers – graphic designer
DuckTales – graphic designer
Yo! Noid – character design, illustrations
Capcom's Gold Medal Challenge '92 – graphic designer
Breath of Fire – character design, illustrations
Capcom Fighting Evolution, Shadow of Rome and Black Cat – executive producer
Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap – producer
Shadow of Rome - executive producer
Final Fight: Streetwise – special thanks
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition – producer, original story
Dead Rising – producer
Street Fighter IV – executive producer
Bionic Commando – executive producer
Super Street Fighter IV – executive producer
Dark Void – executive producer
Lost Planet 2 – executive producer
Dead Rising 2 – executive producer
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective – executive producer
Asura's Wrath – executive producer
Dragon's Dogma - executive producer (uncredited)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney/Apollo Justice - executive producer
Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 - special guest appearance (summon character)
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory - special guest appearance (summon character)
Guild02 - designer (Mushikera Sensha)[12]
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z - producer
Soul Sacrifice - Game and concept designer
Kaio: King of Pirates - Project lead
Mighty No. 9 - Project lead
Soul Sacrifice Delta - Game and concept designer
Azure Striker Gunvolt - Promotion producer

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#6

Bliquid commented on Super Metroid is 20 Years Old Today:

Oh, Nintendo...
Why?
Samus Aran is one of the best characters in the entire entertainment history, from the looks to the skills to the backstory (i'm sorry, i won't count Other M. I didn't dislike the game, nor the intention to give Samus a more human side. I just think it didn't come out of the overly seen clichès, plotholes and forced stereotyped jap drama).
She deserves more.
Like a 3D classics Super Metroid.
Or, you know, a new game.

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#9

Bliquid commented on Ace Attorney Creator Wanted to End Series at O...:

When he finally moved on, that little masterpiece called Ghost Trick happened, so i feel the man.
AA first trilogy is part of gaming history, imho.
The rest, not so much.
Was glad to play more of it, but everything after, most of all the welcome but uninspired DD wasn't nearly as memorable.
Finger crossed for the 6th, though.

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#10

Bliquid commented on Keiji Inafune And Inti Creates Announce Azure ...:

@WiiULoveGBA : i guess his point was that there aren't any news to be reported about WiiU, which is sad.
I don't think he was blaming NL, just the fairly clear lack of support of the console.
Try reading twice, sometimes it helps overcome the restrictions of internet dialogue.

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#11

Bliquid commented on Talking Point: Steel Diver: Sub Wars Proves Th...:

@Damo : i'll be honest, although it's pretty obvious: i didn't purchase the premium content in SD, so my thoughts are spawned by speculations on what i read from both sides( that is, dedicated sites like NL and user comments).
So i really don't know what impact it has on the experience as a whole.
You say it's completely optional, and i have truly no reason to believe otherwise.
So what is left to me is to evaluate what is there for free.
In my experience (i'm sure there's no need to use capital letters for "my"), i found it lacking in both content quantity and diversity, features that, i hope you'll agree, can fit pretty well when describing a demo.
The fact it has full online features has not a big weight, as that "full" is thin.
I guess the definition IS tricky, because while i say it lacks content, many here, you included, may answer that they have played it for hours, days or weeks while having a blast.
So, in a way, the quantity of content in SD is curiously up to the user, and you won't see me write that that's a bad thing.
Fact is, when i think free to play, i think of a bigger, more varied content (not necessarily fun, mind you) that comes totally for free.
The many descriptions you made in your last comment of what a F2P model is perfectly fit what i mean when i say Free to Play, while SD doesn't.
And when i look at what's on offer, the closest thing that comes to mind is Trial version.
In the end, i think that Nintendo could have put a little more in there if they wanted to call it a F2P game, but i guess we are stuck in a sort of "lost in translation" issue.
I had fun in discussing this with you, but i think neither of us are gonna budge, so let's just have fun ( or not, in my case) with it and stick on it whatever label we like.
Sounds reasonable?

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#12

Bliquid commented on Talking Point: Steel Diver: Sub Wars Proves Th...:

@Damo : i do realize you write for other sites, i've seen some of your articles on Pushsquare, a very friendly environment. What i didn't realize is that there was no room for debate in a featured post called "Talking Point" where you sing the praises of the Great Nintendo, bringing us all the divine revolution we were so in need of.
Maybe " Damo speaks Truth" would be a more suitable title for the feature.
I'm sorry i wasted your time bringing plenty of examples of why i think what i think, while not undertstanding that your repeating that this is not a demo should have sufficed my complete lack of knowledge of the topic.
Thank you, now i see things as i should, from the perspective of someone who knows so much more than me due to his writing about it.
I mean, if it's on the internet, it has to be right, right?

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#13

Bliquid commented on Talking Point: Steel Diver: Sub Wars Proves Th...:

@Damo : let's not read selectively, now. I said that my points have nothing to do with the fact that i find it uninteresting. I'm saying that the sheer lack of content makes it impossible to consider it a full game. It's a mere matter of quantity.
And i'd like to turn around your question, if you allow me: if this wasn't presented with the label "Free to Play" on it, would you find so strange in calling it a demo or a trial version of the full game? I understand that you consider the rest of the single player missions and the additonal subs optional, but are they? Without them, isn't this a extremely basic 1 mode online game?
I see people are having fun with it, so i'm not arguing that ( my dislike of the game is a personal matter, not an absolute truth), but what i think is that Nintendo is giving the wrong label to something that has been done thousands times before.
You may or may not like what Free to Play means as of today, but one thing for sure is that it's a different model from the one adopted in SD. And it's not like Nintendo can arrive and say, for example, that their new soccer game is a third person shooter.
They can't give their own meaning to concepts already established.
LoL, Hearthstone, Plants vs Zombies 2, those are good examples of what a free to play game is and should be.
This? This is a demo. :)

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#14

Bliquid commented on Talking Point: Steel Diver: Sub Wars Proves Th...:

@Damo : i can come up with as many examples as you want to say that this is by no means what is usually referred as a Free to Play game.
But first, let me be clear: 2 subs, 2 missions, 1 Last Man Standing multiplayer mode with no means to organize with friends.
Is this what you call a full game?
If there wasn't Nintendo written on it it would have got a resounding 3.
Also, you tell me the other single player missions are optional for being basically a tutorial.
Really? Do i have to PAY for getting the tutorial in a game, now?
Don't misunderstand me, i'm not condemning the game itself, even if i found it kinda boring and uninspired.
What i'm saying is that Nintendo didn't discover hot water, and Steel Diver is nowhere near the holy grail of the Free to Play concept.
Again, there was waaay more content in Soul Sacrifice's demo (DEMO) with hours of single player gameplay, multiplayer online and the possibility to transfer progress in the full game.
You may say it didn't have all the contents found in the full release, but that would be pretty nonsense, since it still had a lot of content.
I could make a game with one character, one stage and one mode.
Could i call it a full game? Yes.
Would it be worth it? Hell no.
So the lack of content in SD can't be an excuse to call it a full game that comes for free, it's just a poor game.
Or a demo.

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#15

Bliquid commented on Talking Point: Steel Diver: Sub Wars Proves Th...:

@Damo: i take the example of Bravely Default's demo again, which is free and comes with a portion of game not present in the full title.
But to be more on topic of your description, almost every demo on the PSN nowadays lets you play the first one/two levels ( for free ofc, as they are demos) and then ask you if you want to unlock the full game, while on the main menù many voices are locked (like further levels and additional submarines in Steel Diver), with usually at the bottom the "unlock full game" option.
Are they called Free to Play?
No, they are called Demos.
The line is getting thinner between the two concepts, i get that.
But Steel Diver is a demo, not a Free to Play title.

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#17

Bliquid commented on Talking Point: Steel Diver: Sub Wars Proves Th...:

@TruenoGT : you should work at Nintendo, as it is a great idea.
But you don't, so we won't see it realized.
Unless this Stell Diver isn't in fact a testing ground for something like that.
It would work greatly for both Star Fox and F-Zero, even if the latter one would be perfect for this.

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#18

Bliquid commented on Talking Point: Steel Diver: Sub Wars Proves Th...:

@CanisWolfred : i was about to write the same thing.
F2P games are full games where later portions can or cannot be hidden behind a paywall, or full games with so called vanity items on sale for real money.
As you say, this is a demo, and not one of the most generous i've seen on 3DS, btw.
Bravely Default comes to mind, where you had hours of gameplay not comprised in the full game.
Honestly, the only difference between SD and the demos on the eShop is that it diesn't have limited uses.
But surely it is NOT a free to play game.
Not by today's standards, at least.

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#20

Bliquid commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

This game has received very good reviews all over the internet.
Problem is, as many say here, there comes a time when there are enough similar in base concept platformers on a console.
That time has come.
Plus, DK has an unappealing style in an age where minimal/cool is the bomb.
I mean, furry monkeys.
Nostalgia is a thing, but when you don't feel it, you just see ugly primates.
TL;DR : No surprise, no one cared about this.
Next.

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#22

Bliquid commented on Hands On: Storing Pocket Monsters in Pokémon ...:

I don't understand why it won't transport my proper, not hacked Arceus...
Anyway, Pokètransporter is way better than previous methods, but still far from being well done.
I can live with one box at a time, but why can't i choose it without the need to boot up B/W?

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#24

Bliquid commented on Soapbox: A Monster Hunter Obsession, and Why t...:

Good read. The " battle against the odds" concept is what really pulled me in and make me stay, in the MH franchise. Been there since PS2. The only one i skipped is MH3U, because i don't have a WiiU and i didn't feel comfortable on the 3DS.
The thing that sums it up, for me, is that in a MH game, like in Dark Souls, is that when you fail you can't blame anything but yourself.

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#25

Bliquid commented on Iwata Looking To Emulate iOS And Android With ...:

@AJ_Lethal : and again i say: do it, don't say it ( to Nintendo ofc, not you :p)
And allow me to say also that the situation WiiU is in is proof that late is late, period.
Cherry picking, you say? Nah, i just don't base my assumptions on one voice alone, especially when it comes from multinational firms.
You are free to believe them though. Faith is a good thing.

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#26

Bliquid commented on Iwata Looking To Emulate iOS And Android With ...:

@AJ_Lethal : my point is:
1) they are thinking it backwards.
2) "an interesting concept"?!? It's not a concept, it's what everyone else has been doing like norm for the past half generation.
To recap: they are still thinking if it may be a good idea when they should have done it ( the unified account) at the time of Wii.
I'm not reading selectively, i read it quite right: Nintendo keeps on talking and not doing. When i'll be able to play my games on different Nintendo platforms without opening the wallet everytime and with the proper selection ( still no SNES on 3DS has no excuses) will be the day i'll eat my hat.
I don't use hats, but shouldn't be a problem, that day is nit gonna cone anytime soon.

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#27

Bliquid commented on Iwata Looking To Emulate iOS And Android With ...:

They don't even know how to make their online work properly and they have struggles developing HD games, and now they think they can handle the development of an OS from the ground up?
Yeah, sure.
Iwata, do you know why iOS works?
Because i buy games ONCE.
Start by getting THIS right, then talk about an entire ecosystem.

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#28

Bliquid commented on Satoru Iwata States That Nintendo Should "Aban...:

@IceClimbers : Don't know about Capcom, they are indeed reaching the bottom, but Square Enix is not, as you say, dependent on the success of FF XV and KH 3.
They are making boatloads of money with their extortionate price policies on mobile games ( hence the heavy focus on that market)
Plus, after being a hell-deep hole in their pockets, now FF XIV ARR is slowly but steadily gaining momentum.
As of October 2013, it had 1.5 millions active accounts, who payed for the game plus 10 bucks each month.
I'm not sure SE will be there to be sold yet.
But Capcom yes, it has lost everything. Evidently, ripping off people with criminal DLC policies has made them not to be trusted.
Would it be a great purchase for Nintendo? Maybe, not surely.

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#29

Bliquid commented on Satoru Iwata States That Nintendo Should "Aban...:

So they want new people to fidelize.
What about fans and their legitimate requests( like unified acconts and purchases, elimination of region lock, steadier VC stream and bringing more consoles to mentioned VC)?

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#30

Bliquid commented on Satoru Iwata Confirms That DS Games Are Coming...:

This is so stupid. Iwata has totally lost it.
N64 and Cube games would have made sense. This? No.
Also, for those who think that using your TV as the upper screen is genius, ever tried to play PS One games on a HD screen?
It's like slowly putting knives in your eyes.
And DS games have lower res and are generally less detailed.
Are they trying to create the ecosystem they talked about, with this move?
Because buying repeatedly the same games for every console you own isn't how and ecosystem works.
Seriously, these news are getting me pissed, better chill out.

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#32

Bliquid commented on Kickstarter Campaign Launches For ReVeN:

Well, the mining feature is original, and something even a proper Metroid game should borrow.
That is, like, never, since Metroid looks dead and buried to Nintendo.
I think this is well made, but a little too derivative.
@WaveBoy: problem is, normal people like to have also new things, and not play the same Nes/SNES games over and over, even if i reckon this is a common feature among Nintendo core fans.
That is, dwelling stubbornly in the glories of the past without ever realizing that new stuff might be as good if not better.

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#34

Bliquid commented on Nintendo Has "Great Games" But Is Facing A "St...:

I can't believe there are still analysts, and sheeps who follow, that still say that videogame market has moved to phones and tablets.
4.2 million PS4s and 3+ millions XBones in less than 3 months.
The market has EXPANDED to mobile.
I find ridiculous that all the problems Nintendo is facing are considered by the vocal internet a phones fault.
It's because Nintendo doesn't know jack about how to keep up with the times (still no word for a service simple to manage as PokeBank? Really?)
Give us technolgy that LEADS the way, give us an online infrastructure ( no, what they have now is a 56k joke), give us services that are useful and fun, stop shielding our children from the big bad wolf.
TLDR: look around and steal what's good about the others, wrap it in a Nintendo pinky glitter and give it back to the users you claim to love but clearly don't know.

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#48

Bliquid commented on 3DS XL Given A Close Run by Vita and Vita TV i...:

@Samurai_Goroh : it has a PSVita game card slot, so you can play with physical copies, while for PSP and PSOne you have to buy/own them digitally.
You will be able to play with both DS3 and DS4 as controllers but, as you point out, they lack some of the control inputs the Vita as.
Because of this, not all the PSVita titles will be compatible with Vita TV.
Gaikai will be available for streaming all the previous generations of Playstation (One,2,3) while it has to be seen if PS4 will be comprised, due to the processing weight, and yes, PSVita TV will use Gaikai wit all these features.
Also, with it you will be able to stream PS4 games to a tv not attached to the home console. ( if you have 2 tvs in 2 different rooms, you will be able to play with PS4 on both without moving it)
For more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_Vita_TV

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#49

Bliquid commented on 3DS XL Given A Close Run by Vita and Vita TV i...:

@Nareva : it's a micro console based on Vita technology that enables you to play Vita,PSP and PSOne games on tv, plus being a central hub to connect various Playstation devices around the house.
Once Gaikai will be operative, it will also allow to play games on streaming.
And it costs 99 Dollars.
THIS is an answer.

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#50

Bliquid commented on 25 Year-Old Japanese Man Arrested For Allegedl...:

That's what happens when you don't deliver a unified account.
On a less playful note, how saddening to see comments on other console makers when there is no reason to it at all.
Nintendo just "won" with Zelda and SMB3DW, but you are never satisfied by good things, if you can't throw mud around a little bit.
You just can't help to be petty now,do you?