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Captain_Gonru

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#4

Captain_Gonru commented on Feature: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U - What D...:

@rjejr Say there, fella, where's your enthusiasm for rampant speculation? Maybe everything we've seen is just a dream, or virtual training program set up by Fi? Yeah, you think, from the released footage, you'll be playing as Link, but that's just the beginning. No, you REALLY spend most of the game playing as...no, wait. That's a stupid idea. Why would a self-respecting series like this try some tomfoolery like that? It just smacks of desperation.

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#7

Captain_Gonru commented on Super Stable 3DS Update Adds HOME Menu Layouts...:

@rjejr For that price, I'll just buy a second character.
In all seriousness, I have zero interest in a cloud save solution to the amiibo problem. There is just no reason for it. Heck, charge me for an app to store the data, but don't only offer me something that won't work anymore at some point in the near future.

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#8

Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Elliot Quest (Wii U eShop):

@rjejr Lol. I remember wearing plaid and ripped jeans before the grunge movement, back when it was just called "being poor".
And let's hope those polygons stay in whatever bunker that is preventing 8-tracks from making a revival.

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#9

Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Trine Enchanted Edition (Wii U eShop):

@McoobabWATP They aren't exactly the same, but there are some similarities. Both have three characters with different abilities, and you switch between them to navigate levels. The biggest difference is that, in single player at least, you don't have all three on screen at once. Instead, you cycle through them, so you lose that element of having to get all three to the end, as all three are, for all intents and purposes, occupying the same space at the same time. In multiplayer, this distinction goes away, to a degree.
So, I guess to sum up, it's sort of similar, and probably the closest we'll get until someone wises up and delivers us a new Lost Vikings.

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#10

Captain_Gonru commented on Masahiro Sakurai Reportedly Promises That Mewt...:

@rjejr I liked Lego Batman 2, in general, but found some of the levels to be a bit too long, even with the mid-level save points. To be fair, I tend to smash everything and explore every nook and cranny, so the length may have been, in part, my own fault. That said, Lego Marvel seemed to pace things better for me, so who knows.
On topic, I'm hoping whatever follows Club Nintendo does a clearer job of communicating prize shipment. While my CN page said the SSB CD shipped (and has said that since the last article about it came out, what, a month ago?), I still haven't gotten an email or, more to the point, a CD.

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#11

Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Elliot Quest (Wii U eShop):

@rjejr Well, that's reassuring, I guess.
As for the pixel graphics, like I said before, I'm with you to a degree. I don't mind it when it makes sense, but it does get overused. Is it easier to program games like that, maybe? I don't know enough about that end of things to know for sure. Maybe it's just a phase, like a hipster thing or something. In ten years, it will be terrible looking polygonal 3D games.
THE CIRCLE OF LIIIIIIFE!

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#12

Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Elliot Quest (Wii U eShop):

@rjejr Well boo. I wonder if the same issue would exist if you only had one profile on the system. We have two profiles, but as my wife doesn't use hers, we could delete it if it meant the HDD would work to, you know, give me extra storage. Your experience just makes it sound like a huge pain in the hindquarters.

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#13

Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Elliot Quest (Wii U eShop):

@rjejr I find the "retro" graphics work for appropriate games, like Shovel Knight and Retro City Rampage, where part of the intent is calling back that era. But I'm with you when they're used simply for the sake of being "old-school". I guess it's a fine line.
Also, what was the issue with your external HDD? I'm looking to get one of my own, since I'm close to filling my 32GBs, even with my physical when possible policy. Any tips on what to look for?

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#15

Captain_Gonru commented on Masahiro Sakurai Reportedly Promises That Mewt...:

@rjejr Good to know on the DL-only status. I prefer discs, but that is still easier than buying a new console.
The original character, The Atom, could shrink himself down to the size of an atom (thus the name) plus had some other atomic-based abilities, depending on which timeline you were reading. On Arrow, they've established that his suit is called A.T.O.M., which stands for something I can't remember at the moment. He did the whole rocket-propelled flight thing at the end of one of the more recent episodes, and the weaponry that's been discussed so far has been very repulsor beam sounding (Iron Man's weapon of choice). Together, with the general personality and sense of humor they've given him, it just comes across to me as a bit too close for comfort. Though, to be fair, the shrinking thing would closely mirror the upcoming Ant-Man movie, so I guess they can't win.
And now we've taken this off topic on two different articles. Yay, nerdery!

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#16

Captain_Gonru commented on Masahiro Sakurai Reportedly Promises That Mewt...:

@rjejr Oh, that Godzilla game. I'm hoping it's still coming for PS3. I tried reserving it at Gamestop, but they only had a PS4 release date. Hardly conclusive, I know, but still troubling. I wish they'd throw the Nintendo crowd a bone with a VC release of one, or some, of the old games. They weren't all great, but it would be something.

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#17

Captain_Gonru commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

@rjejr Truth be told, I didn't see much Chuck. Nothing against the show, mind you, but it came along at a time when I just didn't have room for any new shows. It's on my "catch up" list for somewhere down the road.
And as for Routh, I've really only seen him in Superman Returns and Arrow. In Returns, I may have been too caught up in a pseudo-sequel to my beloved Christopher Reeves movies to notice his downsides. And on Arrow, I keep holding out hope he'll do the shrinking thing, as opposed to the Iron Man rip-off they're doing right now.

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#18

Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Trine Enchanted Edition (Wii U eShop):

I've been having a ton of fun with this. The only real detriment to playing this after having played the sequel is the lack of some of the later game's abilities. More than once, I've tried making a plank with the wizard, only to remember that you can't. This was less an issue with this game itself, and more a "user error" situation.
Overall, the series reminds me of the best parts of the Lost Vikings games, which I would love to see revisited someday.

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#20

Captain_Gonru commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

@Sir_JBizzle Agreed on many of your points there. Ras works, since he technically predates Bruce's birth. So in a universe where Bruce never exists (which has to be assumed if the "no Batman" rule is to hold), Ras could still have been. Now the "Ras is a title, not a name" angle bugs me, but maybe they'll clarify that down the road. They've hinted at Blue Beetle with some Ted Kord references, particularly in the first season, so I'm kinda holding out hope that between him, Flash, Firestorm (or F.I.R.E.S.T.O.R.M., if they stick with that), Atom (sorry, A.T.O.M. Don't get me started on that), Arrow, Arsenal, Wildcat, and Black Canary, we might see a TV version of the Justice League at some point.

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#22

Captain_Gonru commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

@Sir_JBizzle I don't mind the liberties, either. But there is a ppi t at which they may have taken too many and closed the door on ever seeing certain characters, i.e. Batman. If you give Ras a line like, "Of my pupils, there have only been a few who could have succeeded me. While the other has chosen a path no longer suited to the task, Queen has shown the ability to do what I have deemed necessary.". It allows for the idea that there is "someone" else out there, like Bruce Wayne, who are capable, but not willing to kill.
But Constantine even established the "multiple realities" angle in one of the early episodes, so other "Earths" isn't outside the realm of possible. And given that they aren't using the TV Flash for the movies, but are casting a different Flash (Ezra Miller is the lead rumor), they may even have that thought for their long-term plans.

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#23

Captain_Gonru commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

@rjejr Quick point of clarification. Brandon Routh was in Superman Returns, and now on Arrow. Henry Cavill is in Man of Steel, and the upcoming movies. The guy on Chuck wasn't either of them (though I can see the similarity), but was in Thor: The Dark World.
I'm actually crossing my fingers that NBC passes on Constantine, and CW picks it up unchanged, to then fold it into the Flash/ Green Arrow universe. Because the Spectre is awesome, and I see no reason why we couldn't get a "superhero" show four nights a week.
Compared to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the DC one is more fragmented than the Zelda timeline (look how I kept it on topic, moderator!).

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#24

Captain_Gonru commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

@rjejr I missed the first episodes of Constantine, but I did like what I did catch. Game of Thrones just drifted too far from the books to hold my interest.
I could draw some parallels between the approach DC took to their character reboots and Nintendo's future moves. Superman, for instance, was left mostly unchanged for years. When they decided he needed a fresh look, they put him in a denim onesie. Some people seem to be into the look, but I'm old fashioned, and like my Man of Steel with the underwear on the outside. I'm sure iMario will appeal to some, but I prefer two buttons and a d-pad.

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#25

Captain_Gonru commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

@Sir_JBizzle @rjejr Yeaaaah. It started as a writing exercise, just trying to push a crap Batman story out of my brain to get to something I could actually sell (well, it was a pretty good story, truth be told, better than some of the rumors leaking about the next movie). Anyways, after I finished, it shifted from that to a Flash/Arrow cross-over after a binge catch-up session. It's turned into a miniseries. Which, most likely, no one will ever read or see, because major studios aren't in the habit of buying scripts from random people. Maybe I'll have better luck with my original work.
Oh, and I think Flash got way better after those first couple episodes, where someone was crying every ten minutes. Arrow, meanwhile, was doing okay until the last episode, which lost me right at the end. He isn't Batman, CW, so stop trying to pretend he is.

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#26

Captain_Gonru commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

@rjejr I'm sorry. Is all this wild, baseless speculation a bother to you? ;-)
For me, I just can't get excited about the "NX" just yet, as doing so is basically the same as saying that you're finished with the current hardware. Which I'm not. I think a hybrid system sounds cool, but with zero hard evidence to support the idea so far, I'll file my ideas on what it could be next to my Flash and Arrow fan fiction (which is great, btw, and would be awesome if someone would... I'm doing it again).
At least they're still saying that mobile is in addition to, and not instead of, their traditional game formats, so let's all put our tinfoil hats away for now.
And yeah, a Wooly World date would be nice.

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#29

Captain_Gonru commented on Exclusive: Affordable Space Adventures Pricing...:

I was hoping we'd get the file size, too. I want to make sure I've got the space to download this the instant it's available.
And $20 is fine, once in a while, so long as we're getting a $20 game, which it seems we are this time. I just hope that this sends a message to other companies that we'll pay for quality, not just that we'll pay $20.

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#34

Captain_Gonru commented on Rumour: Warner Bros. is Working on Building a ...:

@rjejr The one lesson that could be learned from the "plastic instrument" fad would be the cross-use of accessories. My Rock Band guitar works just fine for Guitar Hero, but Iron Man isn't showing up in Skylanders, no matter how hard I press him on the portal. Heck, Nintendo can't even get all the amiibo working in the same game.
The one thing Lego could possibly bring to the table (and this is a doozy) is physical customization. Imagine interchangeable pieces, Warhammer-style (Google it, kids). Or even better, building whatever you wanted out of compatible pieces and putting it in the game, I assume while commenting on how awesome everything is.

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#35

Captain_Gonru commented on Rumour: Warner Bros. is Working on Building a ...:

@BaffleBlend True, but with so much of a push for digital distribution, there will be a bit of space to fill. I see these as a lifeline for retail game sales, honestly. From the store's perspective, there is zero money to be made from hardware. All their profit is software. If there's no software to sell, they won't keep consoles on the shelf "just because".

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#37

Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Mario Party 10 (Wii U):

@Nautical-Rudie Oh, sorry, I reread my post and realized I wasn't clear. Any of the Smash figures that were also released as Super Mario line of figures will work, but not any of the others. So your Smash Bros. Bowser or Luigi is fine, but Link and Wii Fit Trainer will be sitting this out. At least until some possible future patch and/or DLC.
If that bums you out, you're not that only one. Right, @rjejr?

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#40

Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Mario Party 10 (Wii U):

@MegaWatts Sorry to come off so, um, (what's a word to won't violate the code of conduct? Jerkish?) It's just one of those things that keep getting misused, and the English major in me can't seem to let it go.

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#41

Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Mario Party 10 (Wii U):

Three things:
1. Of course the regular Party mode doesn't use the Gamepad. Have you ever played with kids? God help you if one of them has something the others don't.
2. Can you use duplicate amiibo? Yes, I know everyone needs their own, but if you have two Marios ( a pretty easy scenario, given that one is packaged with the game, and the Smash one is one of the few readily available figures at retail), could two players both effectively be Mario?
3. For the last time, can someone PLEASE start using "asynchronous" and "asymmetrical" correctly? Unless you play Bowser mode at different times, it's asymmetric, NOT asynchronous. This site is horrid at knowing the difference.

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#42

Captain_Gonru commented on Video: Mario Party 10's Bowser Party & amiibo ...:

@rjejr Totally cool, my friend. We all speed read occasionally. I think @sillygostly is probably right, in that Mario Party has always made each player play as a different character. It's just that, if that is in fact the case with the amiibo, I would like it stated, either by Nintendo directly (see what I did there?) or by a reviewer. I know the NFC chip in any given Mario is the same, but with the save data feature, it would make sense to allow multiple Marios (or any if the other characters), given that each player may have different tokens saved to the character (I seem to recall it being mentioned when they first announced the amiibo support for this game that you'd be able to save stuff across multiple play throughs). Again, given that the game will come bundled with a Mario, and that Mario is one of the few Smash characters readily available at retail (let's not go too far down THAT road for the moment), this seems like a likely issue for people that should be addressed.
And yes, where's our amiibo bank, Nintendo? Deleting data to play a second game just isn't a solution to me.

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#43

Captain_Gonru commented on Video: Mario Party 10's Bowser Party & amiibo ...:

@rjejr No, I meant could two people use two amiibo that were the same character. So, if I have a Smash Mario, and my wife uses the Super Mario, um, Mario, would that still work, or would we each have to use separate characters? I suppose the question would still be applicable if I, for whatever reason, had two Smash Marios, since it is saving data to the individual figure, and thus SHOULD be able to delineate between mine versus my wife's. I caught the "everyone has to have their own" bit, though I don't disagree that there should be some kind of fall back for a family with four players but not enough compatible amiibo to go around.

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#47

Captain_Gonru commented on First Screens From Banjo-Kazooie Spiritual Su...:

I'm cautiously optimistic about this. While I enjoyed Banjo, the 3D platforming collect-o-thon genre fell by the way side for a reason. So I'm hopeful that this game, and this team, can revive AND innovative, because just reviving may not be enough.

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#48

Captain_Gonru commented on The Happy Mask Salesman is Teased for a Reappe...:

@Takerkaneanite6 You might be onto something at the end of your first post, though maybe not as you intended. What if we're looking at this from the wrong direction? What if the Happy Mask Salesman takes the place of Ravio in the next Link Between Worlds (or some variant therein)? So now you combine the weapon rental with with the new powers and abilities of the different masks. Just a thought.

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#49

Captain_Gonru commented on Two Tribes Co-Founder Doesn't Think He Would H...:

I kept forgetting about Toki Tori 2. I'd mean to get it, but needed an eShop card or something, then never seem to remember to download it, because something else caught my eye. I won't make the same mistake with Rive. That looks awesome.

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#50

Captain_Gonru commented on Video: Here’s How amiibo Will Work in Captai...:

@rjejr I do wonder when we'll see them overstep and make some piece of amiibo support TOO important to a game. What an uproar that will be.
And the MK8 tracks are taking too long. I'm quite hopeful that the wait is to line up that DLC with an Animal Crossing announcement. As I recall, that series isn't your bag, but it's been a staple in my home since the GameCube. Further, the spacing between the last one and a potential fall release of a new one would be about right based on the previous games.