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Bolt_Strike

Bolt_Strike

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#2

Bolt_Strike commented on Game Freak Confirms That The Pokémon Stadium ...:

@WitchSugoi They said something similar about Snap, actually. They don't want to bring it back unless they come up with new ideas for it. But in that case I don't think it's necessary simply because the game has been on hiatus for much longer and there's no other game like it.

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#4

Bolt_Strike commented on Game Freak Confirms That The Pokémon Stadium ...:

@EarthboundBenjy All they need to do is add a Battle Frontier type place and that covers pretty much everything you listed except battling on the big screen and the announcers isn't really enough to justify it.

Guys, a lot of you are missing his point. The Stadium series is essentially a stripped down game with no adventure mode, it's like if they made a full $60 game out of the Battle Frontier. Why would you spend all of that money when you can get all of that plus much, much more on the 3DS for $40? There needs to be something gameplay wise to justify its existence, they don't just want to put it on the Wii U for pretty HD graphics.

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#5

Bolt_Strike commented on Game Freak Confirms That The Pokémon Stadium ...:

This is exactly what I've been saying all along, there's absolutely no point in having the Stadium games anymore because XY already does their job gameplay wise. Now what they really should do is make another console adventure game like Colosseum and XD, but since Game Freak is stupidly stubborn about Pokemon being a handheld only experience, we're probably not going to see something like that until crossplay becomes a thing (hopefully on the 9th gen console).

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#9

Bolt_Strike commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Details o...:

Oh please, if there were any remotely exciting news to be revealed for this game, we probably would've heard it by now. The best that's going to come out of this is Primal Rayquaza, and that's definitely not worth the 7 hours of footage (I honestly can't believe they're devoting that much time for this game). It's probably going to be a recap of past information.

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#12

Bolt_Strike commented on Mega Camerupt, Mega Gallade, and Mega Sharpedo...:

How horribly predictable, every bit of info this month was stuff that people saw coming a mile away. Pretty boring reveal for something so close to release. ORAS really needs more of a surprise factor, something new and exciting that makes it worth buying to someone who's already played the originals. Fancy Mega Evolutions aren't going to cut it.

I am quite happy that they decided to go with Mega Gallade for Wally though, that really needed to happen.

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#16

Bolt_Strike commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

Serebii was saying something about more RAM too, no idea where he got that from. But assuming he's right, then more RAM = sold! That fixes pretty much every issue I have with the 3DS,

One thing I'm not really liking is how small the second Circle Pad is, it seems like it's too small to be very useful. But aside from that, pretty amazing, I definitely want this thing.

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#20

Bolt_Strike commented on Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With...:

@ColdingLight Thank you! The Wii U isn't really that revolutionary, it's just a combination of features from past consoles. There's very little you can do with the Wii U that you couldn't do on another console.

If Nintendo wants "revolutionary", they're going to need to do better than this. And IDK if that's even possible at this point.

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#22

Bolt_Strike commented on Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With...:

It's hard to imagine what they could do next aside from virtual reality. We're gradually reaching a point where new control schemes can't really lead to unique software. Again, this is a strategy I don't think Nintendo can rely on.

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#27

Bolt_Strike commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

I haven't seen any must haves from anyone this gen until Nintendo's Digital Event this year, until then it was all the same garbage as usual. So I'd definitely like a Wii U, but as far as PS4/One/PC, I'm waiting to see what exclusives those consoles are coming out with before I make a decision on another console. Right now, I'm leaning more towards PS4.

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#29

Bolt_Strike commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

I think it's fine to a degree, but with Smash Bros' designs they've pretty much crossed a line to where they've sexualized her beyond the point of practicality. First of all, there's the high heeled jet boots. The idea is pretty neat, and it fits her pretty well, but why do they have to be high heels? High heels generally aren't good for mobility. Second, I don't think it makes much sense for her to be showing off that much skin in her line of work. She's a bounty hunter, why would she bare her skin like that and make herself vulnerable? It doesn't really make sense for her to wear that kind of outfit.

I honestly don't mind a little sexualization every now and then, but this does seem to be a bit over the top. I think Zero Suit is where they should draw the line, pretty much anything else they do to sexualize her after that is just unnecessary and impractical.

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#30

Bolt_Strike commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

I don't think we're really going to see this kind of pricing revolution occur this gen, it'd most likely be implemented for the next gen console and handheld when we'll be getting account based ownership and cross platform features.

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#32

Bolt_Strike commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ambitious amiibo Pla...:

I want to see more of how they actually affect the gameplay before I decide whether or not I want them, Smash Bros. is a bad example because Amiibos just look like they play the game for you, and that's not really a good use for them.

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#34

Bolt_Strike commented on Heracross and Pinsir Distribution for Pokémon...:

About friggin time that the U.S. gets an event that isn't just some obligatory major event. I honestly don't even care that it's Gamestop, I'm just happy to have anything at this point. NA's been completely screwed over with events this gen, we've only gotten Blazikenite Torchic, Bank Celebi, and Fancy Vivillon, that's it. No Electabuzz/Magmar serial codes, no Poke Ball Vivillon, none of that stuff.

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#35

Bolt_Strike commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

@DeltaPeng Lack of exposure to digital releases is definitely a major factor here. They're not very well advertised, you'll probably never know about them unless you visit the eShop itself or a gaming site, and the major developers usually don't give them much attention beyond a 30 second sizzle reel. The ability to purchase a download code definitely sounds like a good idea, and I think the major console developers need to give them more coverage as well.

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#36

Bolt_Strike commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

@Yorumi Shrinking markets are never a good thing, especially in an age where costs have been continually rising. I don't think Nintendo can survive with just the "true" gamers nowadays, because that's basically what we're getting now. The sad fact is that us "true" gamers just aren't enough to drive a profit anymore, the casuals and the dudebros are much larger and they're the only markets that are capable of that.

You're right that the mobile market isn't really ideal at this point, but that's going to change at some point. Someone's going to come around and make a mobile device that's more gaming friendly with actual buttons, and it would most likely outsell consoles and handhelds by a mile. As for lack of quality control, that's happening in a lot of places, even the eShop.

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#37

Bolt_Strike commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

@electrolite77 It was during the investor's meeting back in January, same time when they announced the QOL.

http://nintendoeverything.com/nintendo-q3-2014-earnings-investor-briefing-roundup/

"Nomura analyst now asking why Nintendo revamped its organizational structure to merge consoles and portable devices. Mr. Iwata says there was a huge technological gap in developing consoles and portable games in the past since portable devices run on batteries, but technological advances have narrowed the architectural difference between the two. He adds he doesn’t know yet whether the two hardware will be merged in the future, but the two will become more like 'brothers.'"

@IceClimbers I think it's more than that. I think people are becoming less and less interesting in dedicated gaming devices since you can easily buy a PC or mobile device at a comparable price that can do the same things plus more. And if that's true, it's even worse news for Nintendo because video games is basically all they know at this point.

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#40

Bolt_Strike commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

@TripleGamer3K Forgot to mention my thoughts about a new 3DS model.

Yes, I think that could give them a slight bump for the rest of this generation, the 3DS has quite a few problems with things like battery life and memory that need to be addressed, and maybe they can throw in a few more apps if they want. I'd also like a second Circle Pad, but you need games to take advantage of it, so I don't think that's a very good idea. So I think an upgraded model should have the following improvements:

-longer battery life
-a better browser (the 3DS is just not powerful enough to load certain pages and lags like hell, IIRC this is caused by a lack of RAM)
-improved Wi-Fi/internet security protocols so you can use the internet in more than just your home or a Nintendo Zone hotspot (I'd like to be able to use the internet in a place like say, McDonalds or Panera Bread).
-Built in NFC reader for Amiibo compatibility

@Hernandez Nintendo pretty much confirmed a hybrid console isn't happening next gen, but they did say they're working on the next best thing: two consoles which share similar hardware, account based hardware, and crossbuy.

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#41

Bolt_Strike commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

@Yorumi What makes me skeptical about them going the Steam route is that Nintendo likes to have control over the hardware. The problem is that going forward, I think hardware developers are going to need to offer more than what Nintendo is currently willing to. And not just in terms of specs, but also in terms of apps and features, it seems to be reaching a point where people just don't want a dedicated gaming device anymore, and if that's the case, then I think Nintendo could be screwed in the long term.

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#42

Bolt_Strike commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

It seems like Nintendo is playing a zero sum game when it comes to releasing games for 3DS and Wii U, focusing on one console seems to result in neglecting another. In this case, they're focusing on Wii U and neglecting 3DS, which is a smart move in this situation because the Wii U needs a boost while the 3DS is doing fine. It just seems like nowadays it takes an exceedingly long time to make a full retail game and we're getting too few of them, even the PS4/One seem to be having this problem despite having all of the third party content in the world. I hate to be preaching doom and gloom here, but I think this is a sign that the console industry's days are numbered, it's slowly proving to be too expensive, less profitable, and more limited than PC and mobile.

As far as what Nintendo can do about it, it's going to be bad news for them if consoles don't sell anymore because I can't see them being ready to transition to PC or mobile anytime soon. But in the meantime, I think they just need to do what they can to keep the software output as high as possible, and alternate between 3DS and Wii U until they're ready to move into next gen. As far as next gen goes, I think what they have planned seems to be a smart move for them, use similar hardware for both their console and handheld so that games can be released and played on both as well as finally implementing cross buy, account based ownership, and their new discount system that they talked about. That should be enough to keep them in the game for at least another generation.

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#43

Bolt_Strike commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Continues to Evolve It...:

I'm pretty sure the reason they're not hyping Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire is because it's a by-the-books remake, not simply because it sells itself. If that were true, we wouldn't see anything like what they've done with Smash. There's just nothing to get hyped about other than the fact that it's a Pokemon game at this point.

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#46

Bolt_Strike commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

There is no way in hell Nintendo could possibly hope for the Wii U to be a tablet killer. For one, tablets are mobile platforms, you can take them out of the house with you, but with the Wii U you can't. Second, and more importantly, the people that buy tablets want more than just video games, they want music, movies, internet, apps, etc. Nintendo is not very good at this, they're primarily video game based, so they wouldn't be able to keep up in the mobile environment.

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#47

Bolt_Strike commented on CoroCoro Magazine Reveals Mega Metagross for P...:

Meh, once we found out there's going to be new Megas, we all knew Mega Metagross was happening. Because God forbid the Champion doesn't have his signature Pokemon megafied.

I'm more interested in the mention of new Pokemon in Hoenn, if that means an expanded Hoenn Dex, this is probably the biggest news about ORAS yet, and one I've been waiting to hear. The original Hoenn Dex wasn't bad per se, but it could definitely use some improvements.

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#48

Bolt_Strike commented on Video: You Really Don't Want To Know What Kids...:

That wasn't that bad, it seems like they respect the fact that it was good back in the day, but in a modern gaming world, they'd have no place. And that's true, a Game Boy would not be able to compete with stuff like the 3DS or the Vita nowadays. What annoys me the most is the ones that said they'd rather play on their iPad, because those kinds of games aren't "real" games, they're just quick distractions. It's sad that that's the kind of attitude that kids have towards gaming.

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#49

Bolt_Strike commented on Talking Point: With E3 Long Gone, Nintendo Sti...:

I'm more or less satisfied with what was revealed at E3, so there's not much else they need to reveal for the time being. The QoL platform would be interesting to see, but I have a feeling it won't be revealed through a Direct, it'll be some larger, probably not even gaming related venue. More details on amiibo would be good too, I don't think they did a good job of demonstrating the in game benefits of using them with Smash Bros (since they basically play the game for you). Other than that, maybe some eShop stuff would be nice. I don't think they're going to be sharing much more info on retail games for a while and most of the crossbuy and service related things I think they won't get around to implementing for a few years, maybe not until next gen.

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#50

Bolt_Strike commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Explains His Belief That the ...:

I agree with his point, there's too much of a trend towards dudebro games, and while those kinds of video games do tend to sell, in the long run they're not good for the industry. I mean, look at E3 this year, most of the best games of E3 aren't going to be ready until 2015, and most of the big games that were shown were either minor teases or tech demos. Game development has become incredibly long and incredibly expensive, and the payout doesn't seem to be worth it because we're just getting games that look like 7th gen games. I think I smell a crash coming, the switch to 8th gen just doesn't seem profitable at all. Nintendo is smart to stay out of this race to bankruptcy, although the push for better graphics seems to be getting to them as well.