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CanisWolfred

CanisWolfred

Gundam (and Wolf) Lover

Male, United States

A Certain wolf who has yoshied his evil past and now lives a normal wolfie life sipping tea and watching anime. And sometimes plays games, too. Avid Fan of JRPGs, Anime, Art/Writing, and Wolves

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Thu 3rd July, 2008
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http://caniswolfredsden.blogspot.com/

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CanisWolfred

#3

CanisWolfred commented on Poll: Vote For Your Ten Must-Play Games On Nin...:

I actually had more trouble coming up with 10 games, though that's more due to my playing habits. Had to throw my 10th vote to Codename Steam, even though I just got the game...but I'm pretty confident.

Also, I'm liking the mostly even spread so far.

CanisWolfred

#12

CanisWolfred commented on The Wanderer Class and One Month of Free DLC R...:

@DontPlayDumb Don't play dumb, you're gonna buy it anyways. Besides, the DLC quests seem to be tedious crap that most people wouldn't care about anyways. I'm more surprised they bothered making them rather than the fact they're giving them away for free. It'd be like selling more fetch quests at a dollar each in World of Warcraft. Most people are just gonna ignore it, unless they're desperate.

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#16

CanisWolfred commented on Hyper Light Drifter Might Not Hit Wii U Until ...:

Jokes aside, this is proof that Kickstarters shouldn't really have "release dates" since they're usually the kind of internal "we'd like to get it done by then" sort of thing that usually isn't released to the public. If they need an extra year, fine. But you shouldn't have promised to have it done by June 2014 in the first place...

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#19

CanisWolfred commented on Games Industry Analysts Somewhat Divided On Ni...:

I agree with the "It's Too late" crowd, that ship has long sailed - the "wild frontier" of Mobile gaming is seeing a lot more failures than successes these days, I doubt there's any "motherloads" left to dig up. But good luck standing out in a crowded marketplace where no one wants to pay a dime just to play games on the bus or in the lunchroom for a few minutes, Ninty. Seriously, you'll need it.

CanisWolfred

#26

CanisWolfred commented on Sega Is Bringing Imageepoch’s RPG Stella Gl...:

Sega: please leave it in Japan this time. It really shouldn't be hard. I mean, you don't bring over anything that Atlus or Sonic Team isn't directly involved in anyways, but still...just...leave it. Please. Imageepoch does not know how to make anything that isn't utterly average and generic. With the exception of Time and Eternity. That one couldn't even hit average...

CanisWolfred

#27

CanisWolfred commented on Clive 'N' Wrench Aims to Bring Back Those Rare...:

@starmarx39 And again, why are you bothering to say that? I'm not saying it needs to be stunning. I never said that a game needs to look great to play great. I never said graphics were more important than gameplay. I was indeed simply saying they are important enough, that it shouldn't look bad. I can get your point - I don't agree, but only because I've yet to play a game I thought looked guinely bad, yet I still enjoyed playing it, but that could just as easily be chalked up to personal preference and limited experiences. I just hope after all this time we can come to a mutual understanding, even if we don't agree.

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#32

CanisWolfred commented on Clive 'N' Wrench Aims to Bring Back Those Rare...:

@starmarx39 No, you're misunderstanding. It's about art-style, or rather the lack thereof. No one's asking them to make a AAA games that pushes the tech. I'm just saying "don't make it ugly". That's not too much to ask, I've never in my life played a game where the art style felt amatuerish and that did not translate to the rest of the game. Especially a game I've had to pay actual money for.

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#33

CanisWolfred commented on Clive 'N' Wrench Aims to Bring Back Those Rare...:

@starmarx39 No I don't. Some of, if not all of the good indie games out there look generally good. Not all look great or Amazing, but they're generally pleasing to the eye and work well with the style of game they're going for. I really don't think this is the case here, and quite frankly, I don't see why they deserve to get their project funded when there are many more obviously competant developers out there who can demonstrate that they're good at more than one thing. "Gameplay over graphics" isn't admirable. The goal is to be good in as many areas as you can be.

CanisWolfred

#35

CanisWolfred commented on Review: Pokémon Shuffle (3DS eShop):

I couldn't even make it through the tutorial because of some bad luck (75% catch rate! Breaks out! Wut?!). I've played other F2P games that felt more forgiving than this, at least at the onset. Don't do F2P again, Pokemon Company. You just ain't good at it...

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#36

CanisWolfred commented on Clive 'N' Wrench Aims to Bring Back Those Rare...:

@starmarx39 No. Graphics are important to a degree. They're like clothes. You have to at least be presentable. That's a requirement for daily living. If you look like a disheveled hobo, people are gonna think you're a disheveled hobo, and if you aren't a disheveled hobo, then you'll be expected to get your act together, or else you'll have a bad time, especially if you want legitimate work.

That's sort of the thing here. Even if they get everything else right, they still are gonna have trouble convincing people they actually made something worthwhile when their main characters were drawn by a six-year-old. No matter how good you are as a game designer, a game still needs a good artist. How can anyone be trusted to design levels well when they clearly demonstrate a complete lack of forethought?

TL;DR, there's a minimum standard when it comes to art in games. There's a difference between style and just amatuerish, and this is clearly the latter.

@Mega719 A kickstarter is like a sales pitch, just to a larger audience. It's not a charity, it's an investment. At the very least, he could've hired a better artist, and took him into account in terms of the full cost of the game. We're not asking them to develop a AAA game, we're asking them to act like complete amatuers in front of the people you're trying to get money from.

CanisWolfred

#37

CanisWolfred commented on Feature: Five Remastered Games We'd Love to Pl...:

No option for "none"? Or even "something else"?

Seriously, why would I need any of these on the 3DS? What would that add? What would it benefit from? If I just wanted to play The Last Story, I'd pop in the disc I already own or could easily purchase from Gamestop for less than Nintendo would ever charge me. Same with Pikmin, though I understand Pikmin 2 got rare, but I'd rather they just do the "Wii VC" they started recently. It'd cost the same and they'd be utilizing superior control methods.

Eternal Darkness I could see maybe doing something cool, but why does it have to be a re-release? I don't the original developer even exists anymore. May as well just do a full sequel.

F-Zero GX would be terrible on a portable. I can't stand racing games in 3D - it's the only time I ever get motion sickness, and in F-Zero's case, it may be difficult to hold a steady framerate with 3D on considering the amount of cars and the size of the tracks.

CanisWolfred

#44

CanisWolfred commented on Nintendo Download: 19th February (North America):

@TheSwagMaster98 Um, we just got a new Kirby game. You really expect them to re-release an old one when they're trying to convince people to buy the new spin-off they spent so much money on? Europe only got it as a consolation for the delay of the new one...they don't even have a release date yet for pete's sake...

CanisWolfred

#48

CanisWolfred commented on Review: Mega Man Battle Network 2 (Wii U eShop...:

"However, if you visit the “Network" multiplayer section in the menu anyway, you'll receive a pack of rare, powerful chips you could only have normally picked up through linked trading and battling - a very classy move on Capcom's part."

Okay, Now I have to get this...not that I'm complaining. ;)

CanisWolfred

#49

CanisWolfred commented on Review: 3D Fantasy Zone (3DS eShop):

I always wanted to get into this game, but couldn't because of the arcade difficulty. This looks to be the best option I could possibly ask for. I'll pick this up along with 3D Outrun next month. :)

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#50

CanisWolfred commented on Poll: Are You An Early Adopter With The New Ni...:

I like how Code Name: STEAM is not one of the choices despite coming out with the other games and having New 3DS features.

Okay, just got back from Gamestop and it comes out March 13th. Thanks for confusing the crap out of me, Nintendo. :|