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Captain_Gonru

Captain_Gonru

Gamer for life.

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#3

Captain_Gonru commented on Call of Duty: Black Ops III "Ember" Tease Sets...:

@rjejr I think amiibo only threaten Skylanders if they get a comparable game. At the moment, there's really only Smash Bros. for an instance where you actually USE the amiibo as an in-game character. So while you now have, what, four games?, where you actually play AS Whamshell, you only have one place to play against a character that came out of an amiibo.
And @Quorthon is likely right about CoD, but you have a good point. Maybe they also slide a port in to entice the Splatoon crowd, giving an alternative to what could become a one-horse race for the FPS genre on Wii U. It is the one place (so far) that they wouldn't have a Battlefield, or Halo, or Star Wars shooter to contend with. Only the "all ages" Splatoon, which serves as less of a competitor, and more like a complement.
Still unlikely, as you said, but there's always fun to be had in empty speculation.

Captain_Gonru

#4

Captain_Gonru commented on Video: Nintendo Shows Off amiibo Tap: Nintendo...:

That's cool and all, but I'll just stick with many of the exact same demos that I've already paid for that are included in Smash Bros.
At least if they were tied to the games from with the figures came, it would have some sort of value to further informing a younger generation on where these characters came from. This "blind pack" approach just doesn't make much sense. Though, to be fair, this whole thing seems stupid to me, so I suppose making sense would be asking way too much.

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#7

Captain_Gonru commented on Official GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U...:

@rjejr While I know that @JaxonH just posted so restock info, I'm still of the "I'll believe it when I see it" mentality. Because, while certainly A source, I don't personally consider transpacific ordering as a successful restock plan from Nintendo. They likely will be putting much of their amiibo resources into Splatoon for now, but after that, there is likely the next "big game" that will need most of their attention. And then the next.
At this point, I would almost rather have new games featuring the other Smash characters, if for no other reason than to release a new version of the rarer characters. Wii Fit Trainer might have some functionality with the "quality of life" line they bring up occasionally. More broadly, an expansion of the "Nintendo Kart" direction they're taking right now would be an easy excuse to shoehorn Little Mac, for instance, into relevance without the need for a full Punch-Out! game (not that I wouldn't be all over one, but I'm trying to be realistic here).
On topic, does anyone know if a USB hub works well on the Wii U? I'm looking at the two ports needed for this adaptor, and wondering how I would have it, and an external drive plugged in at the same time. Though I guess it's a non-issue if the drive has ports of its own, but I'm still curious.

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#9

Captain_Gonru commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Dreamcast:

@rjejr Toy Commander was not dissimilar from the Army Men games. The basic premise of battling with toys in oversized domestic settings isn't new (the Micro Machines games were doing it, what, ten years earlier), but it was just such fun to me. The single player was fine, though overly challenging at times, but it shined in multiplayer, with four way battles all over the house. Plus, it had these little touches, like if you shot a light switch, the lights went dim. And it wore its toy origins more proudly than some of its kin. Ammo, for instance, was crayons, markers, and pencils for missiles, and guns ran on various versions of the pop gun ammo you and likely remember, but today's kids probably have never seen (remember those red rings with a bit of powder in each cup? What were our parents thinking?).
I feel like I at least saw Ooga Booga at some point. Those four player games were great back in the day.

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#10

Captain_Gonru commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Dreamcast:

@Peach64 Seaman was an interesting novelty, but I didn't find it particularly great when measured on its own merits. I think it's BECAUSE it was (and still is, to a degree) such a unique experience, it tends to get a bit more generic praise heaped upon it.
Which is not to say that everyone shouldn't have a go at least once, which I think was where you were going with that.

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#14

Captain_Gonru commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Dreamcast:

@rjejr A ahem "friend" of mine (who happens to have my same name and live in my house and look just like me) has the retro emulator disc, with a bunch of SNES, NES, and other games on in.
My personal favorite legit title was Toy Commander. I'm still holding out hope for a sequel and/or HD remake.

Captain_Gonru

#15

Captain_Gonru commented on International StreetPass Week Details Confirme...:

@MoonKnight7 Trust me, I get old school thinking. In my case, I parked nearby for work anyways, and didn't seem to actually need to enter the building to make it work.
And yeah, it was a launch model to N3DS. And as I posted above, SOME stuff transferred, but not all. Fortunately, because of my own old school thinking, pretty much all my gaming is done on physical carts. So, like, Fire Emblem was fine, other than redownloading the DLC maps. When you do upgrade, do the Wi-Fi mode, not the PC one.

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#19

Captain_Gonru commented on International StreetPass Week Details Confirme...:

@millarrp I have potentially bad news for you. I lost most of my puzzles when I did my system transfer, with only the original seven (all filled) still there. Despite numerous tags, including Reggie today via Spotpass (at home, no less), the option to even get any of the new puzzles hasn't presented itself. Hopefully it works better for you, though.

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#21

Captain_Gonru commented on Poll: What Are You Most Excited About in the M...:

@rjejr Possibly. It would make sense. Though, at some point, if you keep making the same games for both systems, you kind of already HAVE a single console.
But, yeah, MK would be a likely candidate for the Smash treatment. So would those sports games they forgot that they make.

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#22

Captain_Gonru commented on Guitar Hero Live Won't Work With Your Old Gear...:

@TossedLlama There were some really quality rhythm games long before the age of plastic instruments, and I find it sad that they didn't find another life. PaRappa with the DJ Hero turntable? Yes please.
I get the "same song the umpteenth time" issue you have. I usually treat them like karaoke. You pick a song, make a fool of yourself trying to "perform" it, and move on. It's a great party game like that, since you can play in short bursts, and it doesn't require a huge amount of skill to enjoy on the lower difficulty settings.
Funny thing with them is, though, that a few of my musically inclined friends find it harder to adjust to the game mechanics than other non-musicians. One buddy kept trying to play like he was playing the drums, and had to readjust to playing a game instead, because his real skills didn't translate.

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#25

Captain_Gonru commented on Guitar Hero Live Won't Work With Your Old Gear...:

I'll pass on this one. I enjoyed the couple of Rock Band games I played on 360 (Beatles and LEGO), and if the mood catches me, I'll still strap on the McCartney Bass. But I don't need another one, especially if it means new instruments.
Plus, didn't we all decide FMV was awful back in, like, 1996?

Captain_Gonru

#28

Captain_Gonru commented on Poll: What Are You Most Excited About in the M...:

While this will all be fun, I wouldn't mind them turning their efforts to the eventual sequel (NX launch title?) or even F-Zero or some other more "traditional" racer.
That said, if there IS more DLC coming, I wouldn't mind either a new mode (I know a lot of people miss the Battle mode), or a more dramatic addition to the racing (Double Dash mode, or maybe some kind of Team racing).

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#33

Captain_Gonru commented on Rumour: Upcoming Mario Kart 8 DLC to Include B...:

@Grumblevolcano I guess I just want something more than some extra tracks. Which may (and I'm gonna get killed for this) be why I'm kind of disinterested in whatever else is in this DLC pack. Maybe had they released it sooner, I MIGHT still be excited. But I've moved on. There's little left to do, other than either get hosed by the AI in yet another 7 on 1 race offline, or get hosed by the kid who's been playing nonstop since the game launched. At least with Double Dash, I could get hosed with a friend.

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#36

Captain_Gonru commented on Each Splatoon amiibo Will Unlock 20 Special Ch...:

@rjejr You're welcome in advance. Though, you'll only get fastballs with your pitcher at first. To unlock the rest, you just need a Wii Fit Trainer for curve balls, a Little Mac for sliders, Shulk for changeups, and Gold Mario for screw balls. It'll be released Q2 of 20never.

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#37

Captain_Gonru commented on Games Consultant Believes Nintendo NX Could Be...:

My issue is that his statement contradicts itself. He talks about this NX "controller" not being a console, but then has it playing games on the NX set top box. That sounds like a gaming console to me.
As stated, it's all utter speculation, based on very little more than a few loose strings that were pulled together.

Captain_Gonru

#38

Captain_Gonru commented on Capcom Announces Monster Hunter Stories for 3DS:

@JaxonH All true. And I'm admittedly a more recent convert (my first was MH Tri, but it wasn't until MH3U and, perhaps more importantly, a coworker helped me through the early stages that I really got hooked). I guess my trepidation regarding this game is more about ensuring this isn't Capcom slapping a MH title on a sub par RPG in the hopes of turning a quick buck. If recent history has shown us anything, it's that no company is above trying to cash in on a popular franchise through titles alone.

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#40

Captain_Gonru commented on Capcom Announces Monster Hunter Stories for 3DS:

@JaxonH I think you hit on my two questions about this game in your post (#25).
Given that the main series is built so heavily on its mechanics, and so lightly on its story, I feel like I need to basically get a review before I give this a serious look. Not that I'm not hopeful of a good game, mind you, but I would say that about ANY game announcement. The Monster Hunter name alone won't automatically bring me in.

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#41

Captain_Gonru commented on Each Splatoon amiibo Will Unlock 20 Special Ch...:

@rjejr You know, I won't say that the Nintendo rep vocalized an apology when the Wii mini, because the eye roll said it for him. I did share the above story with him which was, full disclosure, an amalgam of a couple interactions. He also found it amusing.
In all seriousness, many of those who were buying it were getting it as a console for the kid's room, to move some of the gaming out of the living room, without the nastiness of any potential online gaming.
Btw, I also recommended a baseball game to him. So, any day now...

Captain_Gonru

#43

Captain_Gonru commented on Feature: The Final Xenoblade Chronicles X Pres...:

@pyrotek85 True. And you're likely right, though until we get some actual western trailers, we won't know for certain. I was thinking it might be like "sushi" in the west, where that word is loosely used when some people are talking about sushi, sashimi, nigiri, etc. "Doll" just seems too, I don't know, delicate? Even "puppet" or "marionette" wouldn't have the same Cabbage Patch vibe as "doll".

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#44

Captain_Gonru commented on Poll: Is Splatoon a Blockbuster That'll Help R...:

@Faruko There are a lot of jerks everywhere, sadly, so global chat being left out is no biggie for me. But no friend chat just stifles a lot of my interest, particularly given that so many of the write-ups I've read talk about how important coordinating with your teammates is. And the system can clearly handle it, as shown by MH3U.
I'm hopeful for a robust offline component, as I just don't know how much interest I'll have in the online modes long-term.

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#45

Captain_Gonru commented on Each Splatoon amiibo Will Unlock 20 Special Ch...:

@rjejr I was still in retail when that stupid Mini came out. "Yeah, I understand you want to replace your old Wii so that little Timmy can still play Mario Kart with cousin Susie. But this Wii doesn't connect to the...yes, I can see the Mario Kart in the box, but you...I know you don't want a Wii U, you mentioned that, but...". Because being blamed for ruining Xmas every season wasn't bad enough, Nintendo found a way to make that job suck all year long.

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#46

Captain_Gonru commented on Feature: The Final Xenoblade Chronicles X Pres...:

@Quorthon I feel fairly confident they won't be called "Dolls" by the time they get here. That's likely one of those words that doesn't translate quite right. Personally, I'd rather have a unique name for them instead of "mechs", too.
And voice chat could still be there. Monster Hunter has it, as does Smash Bros. Its notable absence from Splatoon doesn't HAVE to mean it won't be here.

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#49

Captain_Gonru commented on Rumour: Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Teased For N...:

While I'm always hopeful for more 3rd party support (there is no good argument against more choices, even if you aren't interested in all of them), I still have my doubts. This could just be giving ALL "last-Gen" gamers a way to port some of their info from Black Ops 2 to the new game. If so, it's a nice gesture to allow Wii U users the same benefit, but I don't think it's in any way conclusive evidence that a Wii U version of BO3 is on the way. Here's to hoping, though.

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#50

Captain_Gonru commented on Reaction: LEGO Dimensions Could be a Sales Phe...:

@rjejr Yeah, the "toys as video game accessories" is a murky area, to say the least. As someone else mentioned, there were two LEGO sets released that had codes for LCU on the license plates, but I realize that is hardly identical. Again, I'm not saying it will happen. I actually think it's unlikely, given the overall market share Nintendo holds these days. But here's hoping.
And it's 6-2 I'm the 8th at the moment, which doesn't look good. I'm sure they're missing Rendon, but still...