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BulbasaurusRex

BulbasaurusRex

Male, 31, United States

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#3

BulbasaurusRex commented on Bravely Second "Tomahawk" Costume Change Confi...:

Yeah, because replacing one cultural stereotype with another makes so much sense. [/sarcasm] If games like "Street Fighter" and "Soul Calibur" can get away with it, I don't see why you can't do it. Besides, "Punch-out!!" takes cultural stereotyping up to 11, and nobody's calling for those games to be banned.

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#4

BulbasaurusRex commented on Interview: Learning More About FreezeME, a Sur...:

Automatic camera option, woohoo! It's already looking better than Super Mario Galaxy just with this.

I'm not very fond of the vague exploration style, though. While we could do without some of the forced tutorials in today's games, I prefer for my platformers to tell me where to go and what to do and let the challenge come in the process of doing it.

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#7

BulbasaurusRex commented on Macronix Will Be Providing Memory Products for...:

The way it's worded, it sounds like the press release is only assuming a 2016 NX launch while Macronix themselves said nothing about a projected release date. Although, we can't say for sure either way with such a spotty translation.

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#14

BulbasaurusRex commented on Video: See How Much Mario Kart has Changed Sin...:

@Ralizah MK Wii's Battle Mode is even worse, as it restricts you to lame time-based battles that can only be played in teams, while most of the arenas are over-gimmicky pieces of trash. MK7 has some better arenas but also some pretty lousy ones along with the same stupid rule restrictions. Sigh, Mario Kart hasn't had a good battle mode since Double Dash. Also, you do recall that MK7 also uses coins, right?

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#15

BulbasaurusRex commented on Fire Emblem Fates Removes 'Petting' Feature in...:

@thatguyEZ If it crosses the line like this, no they shouldn't, at least if you want to preserve a T rating. You'd get locked up for it or at least punched in the face if you tried it in real life, so it's really no different from the major problem the drugging scene. It's also what separates it from Pokémon Amie, as there's nothing wrong with petting animals in a non-sexual way.

@AlexSora89 That would be an acceptable compromise, although wouldn't that be pointless seeing as how you have to max out the characters' affinity with each other to get them married in the first place?

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#16

BulbasaurusRex commented on Fire Emblem Fates Removes 'Petting' Feature in...:

@AlexSora89 And "petting" every one of your friends and siblings doesn't imply dubious morality by Western standards? This kind of behavior is best saved for romantic relationships.

Anyway, I have no problem with this feature getting removed. It has very little value to the game itself and is a very creepy feature that I wouldn't have touched with a 10 foot pole.

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#19

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

@faint Sometimes it is necessary to protect other people from their own stupidity. For example, that's why we have seatbelt laws. Personally, I don't support gay marriage, either. It's okay to be gay just as long as you don't act on those feelings, and that's all I'm going to say on the subject. It's not something that's going to keep me from buying the game.

@Ryu_Niiyama Yeah, I agree that the whole drugging thing is something that shouldn't have been in the original version in the first place. Would it have really been so hard to have Soliel consent to the plan beforehand? That may even be how part of how they're going to localize it.

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#22

BulbasaurusRex commented on Review: The Legend of Dark Witch - Episode 2: ...:

When did they ever state that this game was meant to be episodic content? Plenty of fictional franchises use the "episode" moniker without using an overarching plot. There was no need to be disappointed at just receiving a self-contained sequel.

Speaking of which, even if it is just a lazy sequel (and the comments here suggest that it's much more than that), then it should still be considered just as good as the first game. Add to Wishlist...

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#23

BulbasaurusRex commented on Nintendo Removes Infamous Drugging Scene From ...:

Well, it's not exactly conversion therapy, as she's still sexually attracted to women. (The fact that she first fell in love with her husband's female form is all the proof we need that she's at least bisexual.) It was just her visual perceptions that were temporarily altered. However, the fact that she was unknowingly drugged to accomplish this is what crosses the line. Had she agreed to it beforehand, it wouldn't be so bad, although it might have still needed to be censored due to how it appears.

Something still doesn't make sense, though: Wouldn't her problem on the battlefield then become even worse with the higher number of cute "girls" (in reality, the men) out there?

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#25

BulbasaurusRex commented on Feature: Five Alternative Nintendo Reveals and...:

@SahashraLA You have some decent points, but keep in mind that most gamers do want the familiar yet ever improving versions of games like Smash Bros., Mario Kart, and Pokémon every few years, as the longer time, new systems, and added features for each release keep them a lot fresher than yearly updates for something like Call of Duty. Also, Zelda isn't the only story-driven Nintendo franchise, as you call also add the first Xenoblade Chronicles and the Metroid, Fire Emblem, Golden Sun, and Kid Icarus series to that list, Star Fox too if they weren't constantly messing with the continuity. (The second game was a story reboot of the first one. Which ending of "Command" is canon? What the heck is "Zero" continuity-wise?)

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#26

BulbasaurusRex commented on Feature: Five Alternative Nintendo Reveals and...:

I highly doubt the NX's concept has been nailed down long enough for Retro to have been working on an NX game all this time. I bet it's a still unannounced Wii U game and another good reason why we shouldn't be seeing the NX release before 2017.

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#28

BulbasaurusRex commented on Pokkén Tournament Modes and Details Emerge:

@Yorumi I'm no stranger to fighting games, and I have no idea where to even begin trying to figure out how to match up moves to individual frames, and I don't know anyone who does. Most people just concentate on getting the timing and inputs right for special moves and built-in combos, occasionally trying to land an extra hit if the opponent is juggled in the air long enough, and getting the reflexes to block or grab at the right times. It takes a lot more skill than just a decent player has to be able to consistently pull off custom combo moves that would require such frame study.

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#29

BulbasaurusRex commented on Pokkén Tournament Modes and Details Emerge:

@rjejr There's no flying blood, but the characters do take some visible battle damage with red scabs, and some of the super moves involve close-ups of characters getting their faces viciously pounded. The game's rated T, so it's up to you whether or not you think a game that's technically for 13 and up is appropriate for an 11-year-old. It does have a great story, though.

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#30

BulbasaurusRex commented on Pokkén Tournament Modes and Details Emerge:

@Yorumi Only expert level players care about stuff like that, and they're already complaining about the slight disadvantage with one player being forced to use the GamePad, anyway. The LAN mode is there for those guys to host tournaments and play competatively. For us mere mortals, 30 FPS doesn't make much of a difference.

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#32

BulbasaurusRex commented on 17 Games Get North American eShop Discounts in...:

@VR32F1END Sure, it's better to get "Injustice" on a different system, but for people like me who only have a Wii U this is still a great deal.

@burninmylight When you redo a game's graphics (and most if not all of the audio, as well) entirely from scratch, you better believe it costs a pretty penny to develop. Yes, a remaster should have that much new content, which means it was indeed worth buying again even at full price. Zelda games, particularily OoT, are more popular, so you can't really blame them for being more aggressive with its sales. $28 is still a pretty good price for "Star Fox 64 3D" for those who haven't picked it up yet.

Looking at the 3DS e-shop, I'll be picking up "Gunman Clive 2," and now I see "Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven" is on sale at half price! You're killing my wallet with all these discounts I can't pass up, Nintendo! If I had known that, I would've held off for a while on some of the "Injustice" DLC I bought alongside that game.

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#33

BulbasaurusRex commented on 17 Games Get North American eShop Discounts in...:

@Cyberbotv2 Only if you buy and play it through the Wii Shop Channel.

@burninmylight You do realize that there was more than just a graphical enhancement to Star Fox 64 3D, don't you? There's also enhanced sound, the stereoscopic 3D, the extra gyroscope control scheme, a reworked Battle Mode against the CPU or local multiplayer through Download Play, the optional ability to save after each completed mission, and the best part: a new Score Attack Mode that lets you replay any level you've beaten whenever you want.

Wow, that's a great deal on "Injustice: Gods Among Us"! I'll definitely pick it up at that price. I'll also grab "Mega Man: Battle Network" now that it's on sale.

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#34

BulbasaurusRex commented on Amazon Joins Retail Rivals in Offering Game Di...:

Yes! I've been waiting fo the right oppurtunity to use up my free trial of Amazon Prime, and the time is now. I just pre-ordered "Fire Emblem Fates" for only $32 instead of the usual $40 and "Pokken Tournament" for only $48 instead of the usual $60. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to see if there's anything I want to watch on Amazon Prime Video...

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#35

BulbasaurusRex commented on Yes, You Can Scan The Shovel Knight amiibo Whi...:

@ultraraichu But isn't part of the Shovel Knight's amiibo functionality just something you have to scan once to unlock? You wouldn't be able to use the Custom Knight or the Wii U exclusive co-op mode (short of suspiciously bringing in and hooking up your Wii U in a store), but if I had an NFC reader and the 3DS version of the game, I'd certainly scan a Shovel Knight amiibo in the store to unlock the extra relics and challenge stages for absolutely free.

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#36

BulbasaurusRex commented on Feature: A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation ...:

@FriedSquid Well, that wouldn't leave them with many options. The only types that are completely neutral to all three of them are Fighting, Psychic, Ghost, Dark, and Dragon (well, not neutral but equally fair in the latter's case); and I can't see them using Ghost or Dragon for the first gym.

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#37

BulbasaurusRex commented on Feature: A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation ...:

You left out arguably the most notable mechanical change: reusable TMs! It was a very welcome move, as with the ever expanding Pokédex it no longer made sense to be so restrictive with the extra teachable attacks (aside from a few move tutors), and it wouldn't have been feasible to just keep increasing the number of TMs like they did in Generation 4. It's then pretty well balanced by the fact that they don't hand out most of the really good TMs until late in the game. I just wish they wouldn't make us wait to buy some of them with large amounts of Battle Points.

Anyway, the "soft reset" thing was a pretty good experiment, but I think it would be best if it remained a one time thing. We did get a huge amount of new Pokémon out of it, most of them with excellent designs (although there will always be a few clunkers like Trubbish/Garbodor in this case; EDIT: Hey, I like Vanilluxe!), and the lack of new evolutions was refreshing after Gen 4 really went overboard in that regard.

Technically, Ash did face off against Giovanni in "Mewtwo Returns," although you're correct that the Meloetta Arc was the first time they ever directly interacted with each other.

Speaking of which, no meantion of Meloetta's Pirouette Form? Also, isn't "Kami" the Japanese word for the Shinto Gods? I always thought Tornadus, Thunderus, and Landorus were the Elemental Genies (or Djinni if you prefer the classical spelling).

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#38

BulbasaurusRex commented on Review: Infinite Space (DS):

A well-made animé-esque space opera action JRPG with interesting customization elements?! Heck, yes! How have I never heard of this before?! It was worth going back through the DS archive just to find this hidden gem.

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#39

BulbasaurusRex commented on Video: Learn a Little More About Chrono Trigger:

@Crimzonlogic Nintendo does keep a record of your purchases. If you console breaks or gets lost or stolen, you tell them and they'll replace your games on your new system. Sure it's a much bigger hassle than it could be, but it works and they'll give us that unified account system someday.

I admit the lack of debit or credit card is a problem, though. You could ask your parents or wait until you're 18, but it looks like you found your own solution.

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#42

BulbasaurusRex commented on Feature: Five Key Reveals and Releases That Wi...:

@JaxonH Well, if Nintendo's still not getting 99% of them, of course not. However, if they can get back even half of the major 3rd party releases, they'll win back the many gamers out there who love both Nintendo games and third party games. Even if the gamers' priority is the third party releases, they'll still come back if they can get both sets of games on one console.

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#43

BulbasaurusRex commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2016:

@FRANKLIN_BADGE "Other M" didn't "fail miserably." It's got some of the best gameplay in the whole series, an excellent presentation, and an interesting story. It just needed better dialogue, a logical reason as to why it took so long to activate the Varia Suit, and perhaps a better in-game explanation as to why Samus respected Adam so much and initially froze up upon Ridley's return to have kept those feminists from overreacting to it.

"Federation Force" looks like it could be an intriging side-story like "Hunters" and could very well deliver some very solid gameplay. I look forward to learning more.

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#44

BulbasaurusRex commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2016:

This is definitely a weaker lineup than the Wii U.

"Fire Emblem: Fates" is the only must-buy game on the list for me. I need to know a lot more about "Metroid: Federation Force" before I can make a decision on that. "Project X Zone 2" is a possible eventual purchase, but I still haven't gotten very far in the first game. "Pokémon Yellow" would be nice if I didn't already have a still working cartridge of it. I don't know why anyone would consider Red or Blue versions when FireRed and LeafGreen surpass them in every way except online play (and the 3DS games are better for that, anyway). The rest don't interest me at all.

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#48

BulbasaurusRex commented on Feature: Five Key Reveals and Releases That Wi...:

@JaxonH That still doesn't mean that us loyal Nintendo fans don't also want some of those AAA multiplats on our system of choice. I for one would love me some "Soul Calibur 5" or "Dead or Alive 5" had we gotten them on the Wii U. Plus, I'm sure there are a lot of Nintendo fans who haven't bought a Wii U by either defecting to Microsoft or Sony or just skipping the 8th console generation altogether due to the very sad third party support on the Wii U. Most people can't afford to buy more than one console a generation, you know. Getting those third parties back will sell more software and convince a lot of those people to return to the Nintendo fold.

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#49

BulbasaurusRex commented on Feature: Five Key Reveals and Releases That Wi...:

@Socar Nintendo already explained this. They announced it early to reassure everyone that they weren't giving up on consoles after announcing their smartphone deal. If it weren't for that, we wouldn't even be hearing about this thing until around E3 this year, which is why I highly doubt we'll see it release until 2017.

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#50

BulbasaurusRex commented on Feature: Five Key Reveals and Releases That Wi...:

What do you mean the 3DS is only a "case of consolidation"?! Despite a slow start, the thing has come roaring back to kick Vita's butt so hard Sony's dropping out of the handheld market! Nintendo's going to have a virtual monopoly on the dedicated gaming handheld market now like they did back in the days of the GBA!

Sure, they'll probably never again sell the sheer numbers of the DS (at least not until enough worldwide population growth makes up for it), but the market has since fractured with casual gamers sticking solely with smartphones now, and there's nothing any dedicated gaming handheld can do about it, while there will always still be a pretty healthy market among hardcore gamers for the depth that dedicated gaming handhelds can provide. The two sides of the market aren't really in direct competition, so Nintendo shouldn't worry about it aside from what they're already doing by providing some smartphone apps of their own.