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Captain_Gonru

Captain_Gonru

Gamer for life.

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#1

Captain_Gonru commented on Nintendo's Revival of Animal Crossing: New Lea...:

@rjejr Thanks a bunch for that. Now I can't stop thinking about how cool amiibo Crossing would be. You could use amiibo to automatically place a resident, or have them show up via Streetpass or Spotpass or something (to satisfy the "You don't need to ever buy an amiibo" philosophy they seem to like).
They are great games, though. My wife and I have been playing the series on one console or another since 2002. It's just very, Zen, I guess. You don't really win or lose Animal Crossing, or even finish it. It simply is. It exists, and you play it. Or not.

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#5

Captain_Gonru commented on Talking Point: It's Time to Salute The Nintend...:

I'm still playing on my launch Aqua Blue, though it will finally get retired when the New 3DSXL comes out.
Funny story about the Aqua Blue. I preordered it when it was just being called "Blue", which would have matched my DS and DSiXL. I seriously considered changing to the Black. I'm glad I didn't, though, as the Aqua Blue is the rarer of the two nowadays.

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#6

Captain_Gonru commented on Nintendo Reveals Splatoon Will Be Playable At ...:

@OorWullie As much as I loathe them, the map pack DLC that the "other" shooters distribute keeps the online community alive. I'd hate to see it in Splatoon, but I think, to quote that famous British gentleman spy, that train has sailed.
Up side, when the AC DLC for MK8 finally launches, you should have an easier time finding games, at least for a bit. Ditto the Smash Bros. extra character (Mewtwo? I feel like I spelled that wrong. Don't kill me, Internet).

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#7

Captain_Gonru commented on Not Everyone is Thrilled That Metroid Prime Tr...:

@ROBLOGNICK Your Mars vacation is safe. While there may be a dip in price at the moment, those physical items will ultimately retain their collectors value. Rereleased items are just that, a reissue of a past product. That isn't the same as the original product.
See you at the Olympus Mons Hilton ;-)

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#8

Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Breath of Fire (Wii U eShop / Super Ni...:

I'm going to circumvent the "what should the score be" discussion for now, and focus on the text itself. Just brilliant. It was an enjoyable and informative read, that I felt covered many of the aspects that a good review should, while engaging the reader with some light humor (the "C.Stn" bit was a nice touch).
The number at the end of any review will inevitably be off to someone. One of the best I ever read was Jeremy Parish's review of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon for 1up.com. It was also one of the last articles that site ever posted, so he was able to eschew the standard scoring practice of assigning a number score, and instead just write a nice piece about the game. The site is still there, though without any new content, for anyone interested.
But back on topic, great review.

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#11

Captain_Gonru commented on Video: 90's Arcade Racer Is Still Alive, And H...:

@PinkSpider I went back and watched the first trailer when I saw your comment. The first half of this one looks similar (even sharing what look to be the same locales). The second half, though, looked different, particularly the trees. I'm not sure about better or worse, but rather, of a separate style. Like maybe that's an homage to something else. It was almost cartoony to me.
I am looking forward to this, though. I always liked the Daytona, Rush, and Cruisin' games. (Who has the rights to Cruisin' these days? If memory serves, it was a joint venture with Nintendo and Midway, but with no Midway anymore, I wonder where that leaves things? I'd love an anniversary update or something.)

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#14

Captain_Gonru commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

@rjejr Fortunately for me, I've already got my FiOS.
It is an unusual quandary for the game companies, though, isn't it? They've tried so hard to normalize digital distribution, while pushing the envelope of game size and scope, only to be stymied by the very networks they want their consoles always connected to. People laughed at Ted Stevens and his "the internet is a series of tubes" comment, but oversimplification aside, he was kinda spot on, analogy-wise. As a guy with a couple of shelves of games like yours, I'm cool with physical discs.

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#15

Captain_Gonru commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

@StarDust4Ever With rural customers, it isn't even always about the money. Some of those areas don't have the population density to justify, from the company's point of view, the expensive of running the lines. And this isn't even reserved for the "middle of nowhere". My mother, who doesn't live very far from major highways and a major power plant, has only one option for cable service (in this case Comcast), because they are the only one that happens to have lines on her street. The FiOS lines end about a quarter of a mile away. They say they'll be extending them "eventually", but that's been their timetable for the last three years.

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#17

Captain_Gonru commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

@rjejr I think you're right on about the physical DLC thing. But, I feel like we are approaching a era of download only. It will be movies and music first, but games aren't too far behind.
Oh, and I only use Amazon for the third party sellers. I find them, then go directly to their site, because Amazon is evil. And that's only a bit of the booze talking.

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#19

Captain_Gonru commented on Best Buy Is Cancelling Majora's Mask New 3DS X...:

@OorWullie That would have required forethought. Having worked at a "big box" store like this, I can tell you from experience that planning ahead isn't usually one of their strengths.
And, sadly, since too many of the buying public will concede defeat and pony up, rather than boycotting a place that engages in practices like this, they really have no incentive to change.

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#22

Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Kemonomix+ (3DS eShop):

There are some pieces of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicle: My Life as a King here from the sounds of it, but only enough to make me want a port of that game instead of this. Thanks for helping me save my money.

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#23

Captain_Gonru commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

@rjejr Hmm. My only experience with multiple 3DSs has been mostly hassle free. I have my Wii U, my 3DS, and my wife's 3DS tied to my Club Nintendo account. I've registered multiple copies of the same game a couple times with no issue. Now there is only one NNID in that mix (mine, from the Wii U and 3DS), since we really only use mine on Wii U (hers is just for individual save files), so I guess that's where your hang-up is. Don't games downloaded on one NNID appear on all profiles? So maybe they figure the initial buyer is the only one that needs a survey.
Wow. I think I just confused myself. So, yeah. Sort that out, Nintendo.

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#25

Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Lucadian Chronicles (Wii U eShop):

@ejamer I was more referencing the fact that the only mention of online play at all is the last line of the fifth paragraph, and even then it's only in passing. Having spent almost a month and a half waiting for this review (there are surprisingly few reviews online anywhere), I'm shocked that an entire game mode was completely overlooked.

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#27

Captain_Gonru commented on Wii U Games, Likely in Hardware Bundles, Enjoy...:

@rjejr I see your point on the game play difference. Those single player games are fine for nights with my wife and a couple friends to pass the 'pad (TM) while enjoying a beverage or three, but I totally get how that isn't quite a possibility when you put kids in the mix.
The game pack-in angle always seemed like a way to help justify the new controller purchase, particularly with the Motion Plus. "Hey, we know you don't really want to spend another $40 for a controller, but how about we throw in a fun collection of minigames and call it $50?"
And that board game idea is brilliant. You could even do asynchronous game play, where you make a move, then send it off with a taunting pic, or even some GIF variant. The video chat in general is underused.

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#29

Captain_Gonru commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

Regardless of what comes next, they need an app instead of a web site. The Wii U browser remembers my Xbox Rewards password, but somehow not my Club Nintendo one. Always thought that was dumb.
Yeah, and the surveys aren't going anywhere, so let's just forget that. They take a couple minutes, tops.

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#30

Captain_Gonru commented on Splatoon Updates Give More Insight Into Stages...:

@rjejr Good points. I guess Monster Hunter would be a better example of how well it might work. Smooth online play (with chat), varied character models (for both players and enemies), though none of the environmental changes you mentioned.
I don't know. The CoD games seem to work well, as I understand it.

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#31

Captain_Gonru commented on Wii U Games, Likely in Hardware Bundles, Enjoy...:

@rjejr We'll have to agree to disagree on some of the games. The DK cart and Balloon Fight games were some of my favorites, though I'll concede that they lacked some depth.
And I also agree that we haven't seen the last of this series. I'm curious what will be packed with it. You referenced Play, which, if I recall, came packed with Wiimotes both times. Might we see NL2 packed with the 2nd Gamepad that we haven't gotten in the West yet?

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#36

Captain_Gonru commented on Poll: As amiibo Expands and Evolves, Which Fea...:

@allav866 Totally agree. Mario Party 8 had such a great mix of maps, it was like having a bunch of different games in one. There was one where you had to buy properties as you went around the map, sort of Monopoly-style, that got played constantly with my wife and friends. Maybe we'll have better luck in 11?

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#37

Captain_Gonru commented on Splatoon Updates Give More Insight Into Stages...:

@JaxonH @sinalefa @rjejr I've got my fingers crossed that they're putting in work on a quality matchmaking system. My biggest issue with online shooters is getting stuck with too many over-dedicated players, and not enough "casuals" (I hate that term, but it fits here, I think). World of Tanks does a pretty good job of this, so I know it can be done.

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#38

Captain_Gonru commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Localisation Work is "W...:

Who's in for a Kickstarter to pay for the overtime to get this out faster? ;-)
Also, let's not try too hard to tie this too closely to the previous game. With RPGs in particular, I tend to assume we're getting a sequel to the gameplay mechanics, not necessarily the story (Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy come to mind).

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#41

Captain_Gonru commented on Cube Life: Island Survival is Another Minecraf...:

@TheItalianBaptist I had the same thought. While I'm not trying to say that this or any of the others aren't trying to cash in on Minecraft's popularity, I feel it's misplaced to call any other game that even remotely resembles Minecraft a copy. Yes, it was, for the most part, the first of it's kind (though there WERE previous games that had the same sort of free building mechanics, including one by Lego as far back as '98), but that doesn't mean that no one else should ever try to improve upon it (and there is room for improvement).

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#43

Captain_Gonru commented on Hyrule Warriors Majora's Mask Pack DLC and Up...:

@rjejr I'm also looking forward to being able to sell whenever I want. It seemed like an oversight NOT to have that option.
As for that MK8 DLC, wouldn't that timing line up nicely with a spring Direct, announcing a fall release of Animal Crossing Wii U? Food for thought.

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#44

Captain_Gonru commented on Wii U Games, Likely in Hardware Bundles, Enjoy...:

@rjejr The budget priced software angle does make more sense to me. Maybe it's different across the pond, but I haven't even seen the original bundle for some time now. Usually, it's either the SM3W or NSMBU packs.
And I concur with the other posters on the desire to see a sequel. I LOVE Nintendoland, and still play it when I need something to goof around with after a frustrating session of something else.

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#45

Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues (Wi...:

Two things surprise me here.
1. This managed a "5". I suppose not bricking your system upon start up is worth a point or two, but still...
2. We got this review before Lucadian Chronicles. For a site that prides itself in reviewing EVERYTHING, I'm left perplexed how this has been overlooked. Frankly, we're moving so far from its release that I would wonder if it would even still be relevant. Except that there are so few reviews online that there is still a need for a good one.

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#46

Captain_Gonru commented on Lucadian Chronicles:

@Aqueous Thanks for that. I checked it out a few weeks ago. Somehow, though, it would seem to be the one of the only reviews on the entirety of the internet. Nothing on gamefaqs.com, which normally does a good job of aggregating reviews. Hell, Metacritic doesn't even have any critic reviews, and only two user reviews. Why has no one reviewed this?

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#50

Captain_Gonru commented on Nintendo's amiibo Website and Compatibility Ch...:

@thesilverbrick @Olmectron The settings menu allows you to delete, but not store, as of the last time I looked (a week or two ago at this point).
I'm hopeful an update fixes this glaring oversight, or better yet, some kind of fun amiibo app. As I've stated (ranted) elsewhere on this site and others, the lack of a solution to this is baffling to me. It could be that we haven't heard about it yet, because it hasn't been relevant yet. But man, having to delete a topped out Smash amiibo just to use it in another game (that is read/write, of course), that sucks.