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DQ & SQ Fanatic

26, United States

Playing video games for 24 years, often on Nintendo platforms but not exclusive to them. Nowadays remain confined to 3DS.

Sat 7th Nov 2015

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Browny commented on Undertale Creator Open To Nintendo Port, But W...:

Wouldn't bank on that one, buddy. I'm highly reactive; if the game forces me against a monster and then expects me to let them off for whatever reason following that, that monster is a dead cookie. Such a set up is made to guilt trip the player, and I don't appreciate that.



Browny commented on Undertale Creator Open To Nintendo Port, But W...:

I have a copy sitting on my computer but honestly can't be arsed to even boot it up. If a major draw is "befriending monsters instead of killing them" I won't like the game much in the end.

Call me a hateful bloodthirsty mongrel but I play RPGs to slaughter monsters by the thousands, no matter how cute or ugly. Though I suppose it would be interesting to see what kind of outcome the game has if I do just that.



Browny commented on Splatoon Producer Hints at More Content Being ...:

Maybe it's been my recent experiences but finding amiibo isn't as hard as it used to be. The most recent releases have lingered weeks after launch on store shelves. Prices on Amazon are also not grossly inflated. I think Nintendo learned from their mistakes and now provide greater quantities when they ship new figures.

On topic: I'm certainly not against new content even if they are simply Callie & Marie amiibo. I want the figures myself. The fact that certain users in these comments seem so against them is quite frankly hilarious. No matter your reasons, amiibo is here to stay as they're providing great income for Nintendo. Income they need, we as fans should be happy because some of this will turn into new games from the company. And I for one want them to continue making games.



Browny commented on Rumour: Super Smash Bros. Planned as NX Launch...:

Doubt a new game of the rumor pans out, but like stated a "Complete Edition". Which would suck for anyone who dumped money on the DLC but such is life.

Such a launch title would make the NX have a strong opening. Add in at least one good new game (Pikmin 4?) and we might have a winner. Though Smash does nothing for me; the last Smash I liked was the original and as a fighter of any merit I find it lacking. Hoping to see how this turns out.



Browny commented on Nintendo Outlines Details of DLC Map Pack One ...:

The only DLC I got for Awakening were those that gave me the new classes, Stats+2 and I think the beach episode? But I was two years late to the party then.

Considering I'm saving $16 on the game thanks to Amazon Prime, I can see myself getting the bundle for about the same price. The grinding and gold farming DLC will make my life much easier.



Browny commented on Hands On: Seeking an Awakening in Fire Emblem ...:

I'm honestly happy they nerfed the Pair Up mechanic which I thought to be one of the worst inclusions in Awakening. The multiplayer bit also sounds fun but I'd rather reserve judgement until I try it for myself.



Browny commented on Rumour: Intelligent Systems Is Working On New ...:

The odds of this being anything like TTYD are so slim I'm not even hyped. I would like to say "please be a return to form" but somehow I know they will never go back to the depth and complexity (if one could call it that) of the original game and sequel.

So for now, I'm rather hoping this turns out to be a rerelease of TTYD for Wii U with new visuals or content. About as good as we will ever get.

Feel free to prove me wrong, Nintendo.



Browny commented on Nintendo Further Explains Fire Emblem Fates Lo...:


One other thing to add to that: the pair-up mechanic. In my opinion, it has completely thrown off the balance of the game since it turns your units into walking death machines. To compensate, they've made enemy units stronger, which in turn forces the pair-up mechanic to even stand a chance of victory.

I know, unrelated to the localization topic at hand but I just wanted to share this opinion with everyone.



Browny commented on Nintendo Further Explains Fire Emblem Fates Lo...:

I still don't understand why the same sex option isn't available for the character from the whole "drugging" fiasco.

Still on board with the few options given to us here. I'll have to look into these characters and see if I like them enough to marry one during a run of the game.



Browny commented on Fire Emblem Fates New Nintendo 3DS XL Model Co...:

It's nice to know that the special edition I dropped all that money on (less now thanks to Amazon Prime) will have all three versions on the cart. So this means we get access to Revelation before anyone who couldn't get it?

I like. I like a lot.



Browny commented on ​Eiji Aonuma and Malo Begin Talking About Th...:

All I want to know is if that rumored Cave of Twilight is something akin to the ... Pit of Trials? Cave of Ordeals? Something like that, or an actual new place to faff about in for a while. I don't expect anything beyond that, and the game will be based off the GC version. Hunch.



Browny commented on Poll: Are You Optimistic About Nintendo's 2016?:

This year is already set to be amazing with Dragon Quest VII and VIII on 3DS. That's it, the year is won. Toss in SMT4 Final and Etrian Odyssey V? I'm set to go for my RPG fix. Shame I'm still waiting on a release date for all these games.



Browny commented on Natsume Is Selling Vintage Factory Sealed Stoc...:

It's super cool that they're selling a sealed copy of Lufia 2 (one of my favorite games of all time... I've never beaten it). However, I could never justify that kind of price for the game, especially when I already have a complete copy in its box.



Browny commented on ​Ichiro Hazama Would Like to Keep Making Mor...:

I'd actually be against Kingdom Hearts. Why bother? I mean I love Yoko Shimomura's work, don't get me wrong. But skip the BS and go straight to Disney themselves. Theatrhythm Disney. They have a fantastic catalogue of music that is ripe for this kind of game. That's what I'd like.

Other than that, would be nice to get actual Chrono Cross tracks in some form. A few Chrono Trigger tracks was nice, but the music of Cross was far better in my opinion, and it didn't get a single track in Curtain Call. Very disheartening.



Browny commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2016:

Of those on the list, definitely want Genei Ibun Roku the most. Even if my friend likes to bash it into submission, especially after its poor launch.

It's an Atlus game. Atlus hasn't disappointed me in a decade. Doubt they'll start now.



Browny commented on Poll: Did The Final Video Presentation for Sup...:

Overall I think it's a nice end for the game in terms of DLC.

However I kinda hate Smash so I'm the dude who watches just to see pretty things on screen and answer the polls with the funny "I don't care" responses.



Browny commented on Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei Dated For a 1...:

Mildly off-topic but... I've always considered the likes of Fire Emblem and FF Tactics (or its spiritual predecessor and overall better game Tactics Ogre) to be different sub-genres. Strategy and Tactical; guess the major difference being whether or not facing is a feature in the game (no for FE, yes for FFT, TO).

That being said, I can enjoy both though both tend to cause me undue stress. Still more 3DS content is always a good thing. And competition for stuff like FE is always a good thing.



Browny commented on Guide: The Best Nintendo Gifts For The Holiday...:

I remember when I was younger there was a Pokemon board game (name escapes me) that I used to play all the time with my cousins. The goal was to defeat the Elite Four and capture one of the four legendaries. I kinda wish that one was still available, even if it is like 5 generations and 600 Pokemon out of date.



Browny commented on Tatsumi Kimishima Discusses His Focus on Ninte...:

I'm biased towards the empire that is Disney so part of me is ever so sad that Nintendo isn't working with Disney for that theme park project. I don't know just seems like a better fit for the company than Universal.



Browny commented on NX Won't Be The Next Version Of Wii Or Wii U, ...:

As fun as it can be picking apart snippets of information from people in charge, I'd rather just forget about the NX's existence until they show us the physical product.

Saves me the headache. And I trust in Nintendo to do right by their fans.



Browny commented on Review: Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U):

A good read and promising review. Not that I needed a review to sell me on the game. The original became a favorite immediately thanks to almost no desire to even try it when it was released.

Sadly, since I don't own a Wii U my time to play is limited since I borrow. And he whom I borrow from has a game lined up that releases this Friday...



Browny commented on Random: Check Out the Most Expensive Super Mar...:

It's ugly as sin. A sin to pay that price, too.

I'd rather (and hopefully someday) get the Mr Jones Sun & Moon Miyamoto for £175 they reported on here a while back. I just find it hard to justify that kind of price for an accessory like a watch, though I am fascinated by the design of the thing. If only I made more money to buy it without a million regrets...



Browny commented on Review: Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (3DS):

Soon as it drops to half off or less I'll consider it. I'm all for the grind in most cases; I can do it for hours on end in the likes of Dragon Quest games. But I could never suffer the Mystery Dungeon grind. Yet I'm still interested enough.



Browny commented on Dragon Quest X Compilation of All Three Versio...:

I remain hopeful DQX makes it to the West as a launch title for NX. So hopeful...

@Fazermint @CB85 the versions in question are updates to the game, basically. 1.0, 2.0, 3.0; each with a different core narrative culminating in a final boss fight. At least, that's what I've been led to believe from descriptions and forum posts of people who play the game.



Browny commented on Poll: Nintendo's Free-to-Play Experiments - Ar...:

I still play the Badge Arcade daily because it takes up a few minutes of my time and I get something for it. Shuffle and Rumble World both bored me quick, and of course I had less inclination to spend money on either.

Still haven't spent money on Badge Arcade, and I don't intend to. Doesn't help that the pink rabbit really rubs me the wrong way.



Browny commented on Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U eShop Games - Third ...:

I have Olliolli on 3DS but haven't played it. AVGN I'd actually like to try but I'm waiting for a sale. Gunman Clive I have on 3DS, but still haven't tried it. I have Shantae but haven't finished it yet. Freedom Planet I didn't much care for, and I skipped on NES Remix. Duck Tales I have on PS3, but didn't play for more than a few minutes. SteamWorld Dig was promising, but I have it on the backlog. Shovel Knight I got recently (3DS) and it's certainly fun.

Again, thoughts on the selection.



Browny commented on This Handsome Infographic Shows Off All The Jo...:

I heard nothing but bad press over this game when it was released in Japan. And quite frankly the gameplay reminds me of Crystal Chronicles without the charm but all of the mindless combat.

Not only will I wait for more information in the form of reviews, but even then I'd rather pick it up used for $10 at most.



Browny commented on Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U Retail Games - Third...:

Pikmin 3 was fun but felt short. Yoshi Woolly World was fun overall. Wind Waker HD was as nice as on GC but never finished it. DKCTF I didn't like much (input issues). Bayonetta 2 was a blast. Mario 3D World was great fun with a friend. I hate Smash. Mario Maker burned me out super fast. Splatoon has probably been the most fun game on Wii U ever. I disliked Mario Kart 8.

Just my thoughts on all of them.



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


Doesn't bother me, since I'm content being able to play either gender regardless of their appearance. By the end of the game, male or female, you'll probably be so decked out in cool armor you wouldn't be able to tell how large the chest is anyway.



Browny commented on Fire Emblem Fates Releases In North America On...:

Earlier in the comments I made a post about perceived value to the general consumer. I am a general consumer, like you. Individually we could argue whether a game merits the additional cost for the amount of content they provide. However, as a whole the general consumer's perceived value of a handheld game at this time is $30-50 (US). Anything more than that will be perceived as "overpriced". It sucks, but it's true.

That in mind, while I can applaud the company for not reusing assets as a way of providing new content, they can't expect the general consumer to willingly pay more for this effort. Companies recycle assets to save time and money so they can maximize profits from the established trend, in this case your typical price point of $40 for a handheld game. Replacing assets I would imagine only happens when necessity demands it, such as a switch in platform.

I think the idea that just because Fates went the extra mile and didn't abuse existing assets from Awakening (I won't argue if this is true or not, for the sake of debate I'll assume it is) doesn't mean it justifies an increased price point. Your typical consumer will obtain this knowledge, go "Oh...", and then put the game back on the shelf and wait for a sale. It sucks, but it's true.

As for your final comment, my mention of those particular prices were in regards to getting the games on sale. If your average consumer wanted to get Fates in its entirety on sale, they would have to wait for all three to drop in price. Which I think won't happen more than once in our lifetimes simply from experience at how Nintendo handles sales of their properties on their own shop.

Of course even this is subjective; one could acquire (for example) Birthright on sale for $20, then still pay full price for Conquest and Revelations (both digitally for $40 total), paying out a total of $60 and consider it a bargain since it is still less than the $80 typical cost. I consider it a bargain when I pay less than that magical perceived value amount of $30-50 we have been trained to accept.

(And I didn't touch on the classes bit because at the end of the day I'm a weird Fire Emblem player in that I only use Lords and Mages/Sages in my runs, never anyone else.)



Browny commented on Fire Emblem Fates Releases In North America On...:

@VanillaLake Until the end of time I will continue to chant how Nintendo got greedy with this entry in the franchise.

However, the simple fact of the matter is because of Revelations being exclusive to the eShop, it will be virtually impossible save for perhaps ONE, MAYBE TWO sales in the lifetime of the eShop to get all three story paths at what could honestly be considered a true discount (say, $20 for the first, $10 and $10 for the other two). And even then the total would STILL be $40, the price of a typical new release. Nintendo wins.

So yes, I did get the special edition the second the option went up on Amazon. Because I know that there is no way in Hell Nintendo will leave such a version on store shelves for long. It would completely undermine their hopes of extorting all other buyers. And the odds of finding a used copy are slim at best.

As long as they never pull this crap again, all is well. They want to double dip the Fire Emblem fandom, they're free to. None of Nintendo's first-party offerings rank among favorites for me, so my soapboxing is really just for my own amusement. And if they were to ever try something like this again, I'll just 100% boycott their product and make sure others know why.



Browny commented on Preview: Crossing Over With Mario & Luigi: Pap...:

I'm super excited for this one, probably far more than I ever was for Dream Team. Sadly Dream Team was a bit of a letdown (and let's face it, Bowser's Inside Story is a tough act to follow). I'm hoping Paper Jam does the series justice again, and revives the since-fallen Paper Mario series.

It would be so nice to see a PROPER sequel and return to form for that series. At the very least I'll take a port of The Thousand Year Door on 3DS. Make it happen, Ninty. Make it happen.



Browny commented on Review: Stella Glow (3DS):

I certainly want the game, but sadly priorities demand I not buy the game to save funds for XMas gifts for my friends.

I am holding out hope for a lucky find during Black Friday. If not, I'll wait. And if I miss out on the Launch Edition with that fabulous cloth poster, I'll continue to wait for a super cheap sale on the eShop.



Browny commented on Fire Emblem Fates Releases In North America On...:

Don't get me wrong, I'm probably the most anti-AAA release person here. But that's mostly because I've abandoned major console gaming in favor of my 3DS. Simply because my genre of preference (RPG) is at home here. That said, I'm against any game that demands a constant online connection (barring MMOs).

As for me, I prefer saving money, so I don't mind waiting games out. Some I'll buy up front regardless to support the developer, like Atlus. But if I can get away with it, I'd rather wait for a sale. Gaming isn't my only pasttime, so I can't drop insane cash on each and every release. So again, where for you Fates is actually a steal, for me it's highway robbery given the low prices of Atlus games, my other main fix.

No hard feelings; I like to rattle cages sometimes.



Browny commented on Fire Emblem Fates Releases In North America On...:

I understand the need to avoid comparing games, but sadly it's inevitable (at least in my case). Whether a result of having bought and played hundreds of games in my lifetime, I find myself comparing them if they are similar enough to be compared to. Fates to Tactics Ogre was a big one for me because they both share a genre and concept (story branches).

In a better world, my problem would be solved by waiting it out. They could charge $80 now, but give it time and it'll drop. Sadly, this is Nintendo, and they are bastards when it comes to dropping their game prices. Add to that the fact that the Complete Edition isn't something they'd want on shelves any longer than launch window to maximize their profits. And as such, its price will increase as time goes on.

So yes, it sucks that this is the only way to experience it. I do think it's important to voice your discontent with something like the price even if you intend to buy it, so that the company doesn't become complacent and think they can pull this crap with every release. As it were, I already have my Complete Edition reserved via Amazon. Grudgingly, but it's there.