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Male, 30, United States

Mon 21st January, 2008

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BulbasaurusRex commented on Exclusive: Masahiro Sakurai on Planned Acciden...:

@Xiao_Pai As far as Dr. Mario, Dark Pit, and Lucina are concerned, they were either going to clone-like characters, alternate costumes, or not playable at all. In this very interview he just confirmed once again that these alternate versions don't count towards the number of playable characters planned to be in the game.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Sakurai Explains Reasoning Behind Removal Of I...:

@Mega719 The difference is that other pairs like Rosalina/Luma and the Duck Hunt Dog/Duck still control like a single character, while Nana is controlled by an AI

Well, they're no big loss. They still only have a single game to their names from well over 20 years ago, and I never liked playing as them, anyway.

@Galvanic_Arcvn Whoever said the 3DS had superior hardware to the Wii (at least when the 3D effect is on)? I think the fact that the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles port requires the extra power of the new model proves that the Wii trumps the current 3DS model. As for your other complaints, the gameplay is still faster than Brawl, and what's wrong with the roster? I think they did an excellent job expanding the roster. The only real snub among most wanted characters who was actually feasable (Nintendo can no longer use any Rare characters, Ridley is just too big, Chrom would be overkill for FE: Awakening and the Fire Emblem franchise in general, and Waluigi wouldn't be able to provide an adequate moveset) is King K. Rool.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Review: Azure Striker Gunvolt (3DS eShop):

Well, the parts that require rushed, continuous quick thinking turn me off (the reason I dislike the RTS genre), but the relaxed difficulty makes up for it, as I'm someone whose only main series Mega Man game is Mega Man 10 specifically because of Easy Mode. Add to Wishlist...



BulbasaurusRex commented on Review: Kirby Fighters Deluxe (3DS eShop):

It has an "Egyptian Ratscrew" mechanic for defeated players! Awesome, I don't think I've ever seen that in a video game before!

No online multiplayer is a disappointment, but overall it sounds great, and its availability as its own game is the nail in the coffin for any interest I had in "Triple Deluxe" itself. (I really wish developers would stop overcomplicating their platformers with weird stuff like multiple 2D planes, indirect controls, controlling multiple characters at once, and/or overdoing gravity mechanics.) Add to Wishlist...



BulbasaurusRex commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

Hey, Riki isn't just any legendary hero! He's the legendary heropon!

One of the things I enjoy about Xenoblade Chronicles is some of the background info you can pick up by talking to NPCs. For example, you find out that Riki was chosen as the heropon because he's in heavy debt, and it's heavily implied that...

(This is a minor spoiler that's okay to read once you finish the first visit to Prison Island.)

Xord was Desiree's father.

You know, you could've warned us that the spoiler tags only work when they're preceded by two line breaks.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Feature: The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Ri...:

I'll give it props for the analog stick, and the three-pronged approach was a clever albeit somewhat awkward compromise between 2D and 3D gaming, but there's one thing I absolutely hate about the N64 controller: It only has two action buttons on the right side along with a very poorly placed and awkward trigger button underneath the controller. I always have trouble finding and remembering to use that stupid underneath trigger whenever I've played with friends on their N64s.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Ninten...:

While it has some nice improvements, I don't like some of the design choices. I don't like the switch to micro-SD, and I hate that you can't transfer save data while there will games exclusive to the new model.

I'm basically d***ed if I do and d***ed if I don't. Either I spend major bucks on the new model (and a high capacity micro-SD card) while being forced to keep the old one around to play the games for which I refuse to restart my save data (which would be most of them), or I don't get one and continue to rely on my beat-up original model with weakening battery and lousy web browser while missing out on the exclusive games (although I'm not interested in double-dipping on the Xenoblade port). As it stands, I'm saving up for a Wii U, so it would be a long time, if ever, before I upgrade my 3DS.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Xenoblade Chronicles Coming to 3DS in Japan:

Why would it require the new 3DS? The Wii version only makes use of one control stick and uses no motion controls, while there are just as many buttons on the current 3DS as on the Wiimote/Nunchuck. I guess this means the new 3DS does indeed have more RAM under the hood, which is necessary to run this game.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As...:

@rjejr Well, if you count second party developers, Xenoblade is a more recent major new IP, but you are right that Nintendo needs something completely fresh every once in a while, even though I would much prefer a direct scoring FPS over this lame territory covering system. Come on, High Voltage, where's our Conduit 3?



BulbasaurusRex commented on Feature: The History of Super Smash Bros.:

@Rafie I agree. I always loved watching live action versions of Mario, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, and Pikachu holding hands and dancing in a meadow to a cheesy friendship song...only for one of them to accidently get tripped, and suddenly they're at each others throats with an agressive voice-over hyping up the game.



BulbasaurusRex commented on That Shocking Pokémon Announcement Was Arcade...:

@Henmii Technically there were some attacks like Tackle, Flame Wheel, and Spark where the Pokémon made physical contact in "Pokémon Battle Revolution," Pikachu made physical contact with Quick Attack and Iron Tail in "PokéPark Wii," and the toy versions make plenty of physical contact with each other in the "Pokémon Rumble" sub-series; but you are correct that this would be the first title truly based around the idea.



BulbasaurusRex commented on That Shocking Pokémon Announcement Was Arcade...:

Please tell me that this game won't require ridiculously strict timing with the combos like in "Tekken 3D: Prime Edition." I have to set most of the best combos to the touchscreen macros just to have a chance in that game!

(True, the timing is even stricter in "Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition," but the combat in that game is designed to focus on single attacks and special moves to the point that you can get away with not even using the melee combos.)



BulbasaurusRex commented on Monopoly: Pokémon Kanto Edition is Bringing R...:

Other than replacing the plastic figures with metal ones (and swapping out Blastoise, Clefairy, and Mewtwo for Squirtle, Jigglypuff, and Eevee), how is this any different from the previous edition of Pokémon Monopoly? Does it still have the alternate bonus choices for when you roll doubles (rather than rolling again), such as being able to swipe a non-monopoly property from an opponent when rolling double 6's?



BulbasaurusRex commented on Activision Confirms That Call of Duty: Advance...:

With the Wii's online shutdown negating a lot of the fun in "Conduit 2," "Goldeneye Wii," and "Water Warfare," the Wii U really needs a good online FPS, and I mean something with traditional deathmatches rather than the experimental "Splatoon."

Oh well, I'm not a fan of the "Call of Duty" series anyway. Hopefully somebody will come along to give Nintendo another good T rated online FPS, something that I've never seen appear on Sony's and Microsoft's consoles. Is it really so hard to cut out most of the blood to avoid an M rating?



BulbasaurusRex commented on The Sega Genesis is Now 25 Years Old:

I had (and still have it) a Genesis as a kid. I basically got it for my 10th birthday in '94, and it remained my primary video game system (along with eventually the 32X add-on) until I got a GameCube in '02. I have a lot of great memories playing with that sleek black box.

Objectively, both the Genesis and SNES had their strengths over the other. The Genesis had a more powerful CPU (hence "blast processing"), while the SNES had superior graphics and sound cards. Games like "Sonic the Hedgehog" could've never run on the SNES, while games like "Donkey Kong Country" could've never been displayed on the Genesis.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Review: Mega Man Battle Network (Wii U eShop /...:

As much as I like the Battle Network series, I actually prefer the GameCube spinoff "Mega Man: Network Transmission." It combines the world, storyline (taking place between BN1 & BN2) and Battle Chip system from the Battle Network series with the side-scrolling action platform genre (but at a less punishing difficulty level) of the main series.



BulbasaurusRex commented on Hardware Review: AtGames Arcade Gamer Portable:

It would be more impressive if about half of these games didn't have superior Genesis versions, ones that are already available on the Wii VC at that. Heck, "Golden Axe" even has it's even better arcade version also available on the Wii VC.