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Captain_Gonru

Gamer for life.

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Captain_Gonru

#1

Captain_Gonru commented on Guide: Surviving the New Miiverse Update:

@rjejr Be fair, now, I also had a couple Balloon Fight and DK screens. Which is about the only Miiverse posting I do these days. After losing my high scores on my 3DS VC games, I've turned to Miiverse to back them up, so to speak.
It does seem odd that your in-game posts wouldn't go to a game folder or something. They obviously have some kinks to work out.
I almost wonder if this was their alternate solution to what happened with Swapnote. Maybe they saw Miiverse heading down that sort of path, and this was a better fix to them than just shutting it down.
Btw, good avatar. Between him and Dusty (and Hogan, though he sort of did that to himself), it's a bad time to be an '80s wrestling icon.

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#2

Captain_Gonru commented on Guide: Surviving the New Miiverse Update:

@rjejr I do wonder about SMM and this. Wouldn't it almost make more sense to keep the genuinely relevant feedback on user created levels in game, rather than out in Miiverse? If they employ some sort of Star rating system, as they've done before, comments might not even be necessary.
I could see some screenshots popping up, with people wanting to show off their creations, but even then, some sort of YouTube integration makes more sense (or other video sharing mechanic. I hate the monopolization of some aspects of the internet, but that's another discussion).
I don't know. You've seen my Miiverse feed. I'm also not their target demographic.

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#4

Captain_Gonru commented on Terraria Is Coming To The 3DS And Wii U, But N...:

@rjejr I got mine free on Xbox, as it was one of their "Games With Gold" awhile back. Good times.
I still think we'll likely see Zelda next year, probably in the fall. I think they just don't want to give it a date until they KNOW they can make it on time. The last thing they need is more negativity over a delayed game.

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#6

Captain_Gonru commented on Final Fantasy Explorers is Journeying To The W...:

@JaxonH Yes, it could be played solo. However, as I said in #23, I greatly prefered it with friends. And while it just may be indicative of my shortcoming as a gamer, I found the difficulty when playing alone exceeded my patience for an activity I tend to use for relaxation. If I wanted to be frustrated, I'd spend more time in the real world.
I don't mean to come off as a jerk. Just saying.

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#9

Captain_Gonru commented on Team17 Is Publishing Yooka-Laylee And Wants To...:

Sounds great, and I hope for the best for all involved. This game has a lot of momentum, and could potentially help elevate Team 17 to a new level in the publishing world.
For me, a physical copy is WAY better than digital, and would make me more likely to buy. Not that I'm not already, but don't tell them that.

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#11

Captain_Gonru commented on Nintendo Download: 30th July (North America):

@Boidoh I played a little bit of the first one with my niece. It isn't the kind of game I would play, but she enjoyed it. I'm also not much of a dancer. So, if you think you'd have any interest, I'd say try the demo. I would assume the only major difference between that and the full game is the number of songs on offer.

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#13

Captain_Gonru commented on Review: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Wii U e...:

@Konda I think it has to do with stuff not easily conveyed in a screenshot. Some of the power required "under the hood" just isn't there on the old model. Same as some of the features for Smash Bros.
Trust me. If they could get it to run on all models, they would. It would make no sense to cut off that large user base "just because".

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#15

Captain_Gonru commented on Nintendo of America is Bringing Three 'Classic...:

@rjejr I like the "Nintendo Presents" moniker. What about doing them monthly, on the same day? Like, the first Tuesday of the month. It could then focus on that month's releases, both physical and digital, plus any special events coming up, like Splatfests, Smash tourneys, and such. On light release months (like the last couple), they could look ahead to upcoming release's progress, or do more in-depth stuff, like the Yarn Yoshi bit from E3 (with the lady that first made one). It seemed out of place at that event, but would make for good filler in this format. And because it's a regularly scheduled program, it won't necessarily take any thunder away from the E3s and Gamescoms that come around.
And you could call it "Nintendo Presents...NinTuesday".

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#16

Captain_Gonru commented on Nintendo of America is Bringing Three 'Classic...:

@rjejr I hope they don't do away with the Directs. I like having a bundled presentation. And given how much he seemed to value them, I almost feel like it would be disrespectful to Iwata's memory to simply stop them.
Now, "Please Understand", on the other hand, can never be uttered again. It's too much to hope for them to never have a reason to (see the Zelda article), but they HAVE to have something else. That was his. "Whoopsie Daisie", "Our bad", or even "We got some 'splainin' to do" would all be appropriate substitutes.

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#17

Captain_Gonru commented on 3DS Software Is Getting Patched To Work With T...:

@rjejr I would be curious to know what the sales numbers on those faceplates look like, particularly as a function of attach rate to systems. I have to think that if they are/were high enough, we'd see Nintendo releasing some variant over here.
And yeah, it's a weak argument. And it isn't like Nintendo hasn't released add-on equipment before that had no function outside of one or two games. Maybe they were trying to illustrate that they can learn from that past mistake, and just picked the wrong opportunity to do so.

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#18

Captain_Gonru commented on The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Still Has a TBC R...:

@rjejr My only concern with a 2016 release is that, if true, the third parties will have only had 18 months from first look (at this year's E3), to finished product on shelf (assuming a Xmas 2016 launch). With that time frame, there is no way we don't get a bunch of half-baked ports or, even worse, half-finished exclusives. Granted, my launch guess (Spring 2017) isn't a ton more time, but at least the competition is lighter, and you get a half a year to fill the catalog for Xmas 2017.
2017 would also put it at five years after 3DS, which seems plausible if it's replacing the portable (even if it also connects to a TV, as you suggest).
And a bit off-topic, though tied to your Match.com analogy, but do you find the thought of 21st century dating to be difficult to fully comprehend? I met my wife last century, and thus "missed out" on online dating. So whenever there's a pop culture reference to Tindr or something, I find myself having to ask single friends what they're talking about.

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#19

Captain_Gonru commented on 3DS Software Is Getting Patched To Work With T...:

@rjejr I didn't think you were putting it down. And I didn't know it came in other colors.
As for the amiibo portal/reader/thingy, I do think it would have been better served to be out with Smash Bros. However, it would have, at that time, been the ONLY game using amiibo on 3DS (unless I'm forgetting something). By waiting until now, they have a few more reasons available to justify it. I'm not saying I AGREE with that stance, but I figure that's the line along which they were thinking.

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#21

Captain_Gonru commented on Nintendo of America is Bringing Three 'Classic...:

@leo13 Well, if we're staying in this vein, then I would assume they would at least have Classic Controller support, which would allow for those GameCube-esque controllers to work (Horii made them, I think).
As for the GameCube adaptor, I have no idea. I recall it being said when it was released that it would ONLY work with Smash Bros. However, I don't see why a software patch couldn't rectify that (though I also remember THAT idea being shot down by commenters who said it couldn't be done, so who knows).

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#22

Captain_Gonru commented on 3DS Software Is Getting Patched To Work With T...:

@rjejr I suppose they could make it cheaper, then charge you for each game you want to use it with ; )
In all seriousness, though, I do hope the IR isn't as fussy as the Wii Fit meter. I find it occasionally just doesn't want to think it's lined up properly. And it's also possible the Reader is running on AAs, not the 2032 the meter does (is it more of an energy hog to read a NFC chip?).
I don't want to sound too down on the Wii Fit, though. There's nothing quite like your video games telling you you're fat to make you put down the fork. Just saying.

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#23

Captain_Gonru commented on The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Still Has a TBC R...:

@rjejr I will step forward and say that I had believed them. Of course, that was because I assumed they wouldn't be willing to release nothing for the entire summer. So they got me again.
I have begun wondering just how far along this NX development really is. That line about their competitors stealing their ideas just doesn't sit right. They would likely be protected from outright theft via patents, for one. Plus, Xbox and Sony kind of have their path pretty clearly marked, for this generation anyways. So any u-turn they MIGHT even try to make would take time, right? And as I mentioned in a previous post, I'm not convinced anyone is angling to copy any part of Nintendo's business model right now.
So that leaves me with two conclusions. One, the NX is actually far enough out that revealing anything now would give their competition enough time to copy any compatible parts. This means that those closed doors meetings at e3 were either super vague and conceptual only, or just didn't happen, with everyone thinking they were the developer that wasn't invited.
Two, the NX is based almost entirely on "off the shelf" parts, making it a breeze to rip off, should their competition find out just what it is. This seems less likely, as I just don't feel like Nintendo is in a position to only go halfway with their next big thing. But, this path would eliminate the patent protection, and make the "theft" by others in the market much more simple, and thus likely.

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#27

Captain_Gonru commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

Day one instabuy on any and all of these that come west. And, as someone else mentioned, that is likely, as the PS4 has a relatively small install base in Japan. I love the main series games (the spinoffs are hit or miss for me), so this is great news. I do wonder if X will have a subscription or not. Not a deal breaker, but a curiosity.

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#29

Captain_Gonru commented on Nintendo TVii Service Ends In North America On...:

@rjejr Ugh, that Wii Mini. I'm sure I've told it before, but I was still in retail when that came out. I had so many confused people. They came looking for a Wii because someone's friend had it, and they could play together, plus the family could use it for streaming. And hey, it's only $100. Fortunately, we still had some of the Skylander Giants bundles left, so then they got a game their kids already wanted, plus the internet, for only a bit more ($125, maybe. They had a couple price cuts).
To be fair, Nintendo doesn't have the patent on stupidity, though. Xbox 360 had their "no hard drive" models flooding our shelves just as Minecraft was really taking off, so most parents were pissed that the super cheap system still needed the not so cheap hard drive that was sold separately, just so Timmy and/or Sally could download Minecraft.

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#32

Captain_Gonru commented on Review: The Quiet Collection (Wii U eShop):

@dumedum It just seemed like such a wasted opportunity. While I wouldn't have expected Leisure Suit Larry, The King's Quest or Space Quest games would have been right at home. They did have a Strongbad game (or games, if you count the episodes separately), and the Back to the Future game from Telltale, but those were more the exception than the rule.

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#34

Captain_Gonru commented on Nintendo of Europe Confirms Animal Crossing: H...:

@smikey Unfortunately, that price is pretty much in line with what I've seen elsewhere. I'm sure they'll justify it by citing NFC chip prices (not a wholly illegitimate argument, either), but the blind packs bother me too. Having suffered through many duplicates with the e-reader cards, I can see this being an issue. I almost feel it would be better to sell fewer cards, and have them unllock a smalll group of characters. This is just too obviously a money grab.

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#35

Captain_Gonru commented on Review: The Quiet Collection (Wii U eShop):

I really love the old adventure games, particularly anything by Sierra back in the day. I always thought the Wii could have used a few more, as the "Wiimote as pointer/mouse" mechanic seems obvious to me. I may have to pick this up, if only to show interest in the genre for whatever powers that be who look at eShop sales numbers.

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#36

Captain_Gonru commented on This Plate & Watch New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plat...:

@rjejr I will say that playing Pikmin 3 with Wiimote + Nunchuk, while the GamePad was on the stand serving as a map, is the closest thing I can think of to W you're talking about in my own experience. I'm sure the folks who play off-tv with separate controllers get some mileage out of it, too. Also anyone using the video chat feature (all four of them).
As for this, I've finally now been given a reason to want changeable face plates. This is awesome. Some sort of generic game would have been icing on the cake, but even without, it's still pretty awesome.

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#37

Captain_Gonru commented on Mario Kart 8 Soundtrack CD Club Nintendo Rewar...:

@rjejr It's funny that you mentioned that. One of my phone browser's bookmarks is right next to the old Club Nintendo one. So, my sausage thumb occasionally bumps it, and I keep expecting a GIF of a middle finger when it loads.
But seriously, I need that Animal Crossing soundtrack in my life. I'd even settle for a collection of K. K. Slider jams.

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#39

Captain_Gonru commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand on Miiverse and Its P...:

@rferrari24 @Grumblevolcano Was it January 2013? I only found a Pokemon Direct, for X and Y. But yeah, if my personal theory plays out, we still won't see Zelda until next summer at the earliest (Reggie said they weren't showing games that weren't coming out this year or early next. And with no Zelda shown, it stands to reason that it won't be out until after that window.)

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#41

Captain_Gonru commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand on Miiverse and Its P...:

I'm not bothered by the redesign, but I get that others are. Maybe Nintendo could add an area that those "off topic" discussions could be moved to. That way, they still keep other players from the apparent "distraction", but others who want to continue their chatting can do so.

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#42

Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Fantasy Pirates (3DS eShop):

Quick note on the "stapler octopus" mentioned in the review. According to a Miiverse post from the creator, the game is supposed to be comprised of school supplies, with the idea being that you are a student, blowing off steam after the school year. In this context, that boss was likely SUPPOSED to look like a stapler standing in for an octopus.
Speaking of Miiverse, most of the posters there seem to be enjoying the online, though it sounds like findings session is tough. But, that could be due to this being a new game, and not many people owning it yet.

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#43

Captain_Gonru commented on Nintendo TVii Service Ends In North America On...:

@rjejr Oh, come now. They've added lots of stuff. Like the ability to use amiibo for things you would have previously paid them money directly for, or a purchaseable app to use your 3DS as a controller for Smash Bros. (but not anything else). Or how about not being bogged down with purchase decisions for almost three months now. You, sir, are looking this gift horse right in the mouth.

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#46

Captain_Gonru commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

@rjejr Sorry. It just tied into the other comments I was making, about how "we" keep saying "3rd parties hate Nintendo", while ignoring the fact that all those smaller "indie" studios have been blessing us with some great titles on the eShop.
And watch your language there, sailor ;-)

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#47

Captain_Gonru commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

@rjejr That's what my problem is! "Retail". We've somehow simultaneously moved into an era where digital distribution is ubiquitous, yet don't yet equate those who distribute digitally exclusively with those who release both digitally AND physically.
Way to go, Donn... I mean, um, Junior?

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#49

Captain_Gonru commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

@enderboy221 I love the Arkham series. Lots of Easter eggs for Batman fans, a solid combat system, and a good narrative strand (though a bit padded at times, but as someone who's been reading the comics for years, that's kind of par for the course).
As for the Wii U ports, I had no issues with Arkham City. It included the DLC that was sold separately on other consoles, and some new tweaks were added for the GamePad, which I loved (being able to assign weapons to the d-pad, rather than settling for the defaults).
Arkham Origins lacked some of the content found elsewhere, so that's a more difficult recommendation. It may not be a deal breaker, but would be something to look into if you're considering it.
And really, I think this sort of sums up the AAA 3rd party situation. There are some games that work well, and some that don't. I could point out that this is the case with pretty much every console, particularly at launch, but I get the feeling that no one wants to hear that.

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#50

Captain_Gonru commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

@PlywoodStick But, they are all still non-Nintendo entities. I get that there are differences in size and operations, but it just seems like they are separated unnecessarily. Madden 25 not coming to Wii U is third-parties ignoring Wii U, yet Affordable Space Adventures coming is never third parties acknowledging Wii U.