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Caryslan commented on Poll: Buying Bayonetta 2 - eShop Convenience o...:

This is sounding what happened with Fire Emblem Awakining last year. Nintendo and stores underestimated demand, so there were fewer copies on shelves and the game sold out.

This is good to hear, hopefully Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors can give the Wii U a push leading towards Smash Bros' release.



Caryslan commented on Feature: Five 'New Things' We Want in Super Sm...:

@Azooooz Because there are fans of Lucas, Wolf, Mewtwo and other characters that did not make the cut that want them back in the game. DLC might also allow the Ice Climbers to rejoin, since time can no be focused on getting them to work in both versions.

How can DLC not be a good thing? It gives cut characters a second chance to come back into the roster, and might even give us some newcomers.



Caryslan commented on Rumour: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Dat...:

@Inkling How is Nintendo any different now then they ever were? Because they now offer DLC for games that already packed with features and content? If Smash Bros 4 gets DLC, those characters are icing on top of a 50+ character roster and feature-packed cake.

Not all DLC is a evil money grab. If done right, if can enhance games and help them extend their lifespan. DLC for Smash would allow characters like Mewtwo, Wolf, Lucas to finally come back. Without it, we might never see them until potentally the next Smash Bros.

As for HD, of course Nintendo is going to focus on that aspect. Their current console is an HD system after all. Not that it really affects the quality of their games. They still play just as good as they ever have. Now, they just look better with an HD coat of paint.



Caryslan commented on Poll: Nintendo Minute Debate - Is Super Mario ...:

@Hikingguy People also tend to forget that many enemies that appear in modern Mario games like Shy Guys, Snifit, Pidgit, Pokey, Bob-omb, Birdo, Cobrat, and Ninji all first appeared in Super Mario Bros 2.

Super Mario Bros 2 often gets treated like the black sheep of the series, when it introduced many things to the larger Mario universe. While it might not have set the standards that later games follow like Super Mario Bros 3, World, or 64 did, there is no way to deny the impact Super Mario Bros 2 did make.



Caryslan commented on Poll: Nintendo Minute Debate - Is Super Mario ...:

The problem with this question, is that both games did an equal job of adding new and innovative features to the series and the platformer genre as a whole.

Here is what both games brought to the table.

Super Mario Bros 3
-Introduced an overworld map to the series

-Introduced a way to collect and stock powerups for use anytime on the world map

-Introduced mini-games and battles to the series

-Introduced a powerup that allows the player to fly

-Introduced powerups with their own abilites that offered different advantages based on the level

-Introduced the ability to skip levels and worlds at will

-Introduced smaller castles in the middle of the world that had a mini-boss to defeat.

Super Mario World
-Introduced a map that allowed the player to move freely between areas and visit levels at will

-Introduced the ability to store items for use inside a level.

-Introduced the concept of levels having multiple exits, many of them leading to different paths on the world map.

-Introduced the concept of a rideable animal buddy to the series(Yoshi)

-Introduced the concept of bonus worlds that could be accessed by playing very well.

-Introduced Baby Yoshis to the series that if properly taken care of, would give the player access to unquie abilites. In other words, the concept of taking along something that hinders you at first, but if developed helps you out later on.

-Introduced Switch Palaces, which allowed the player to add special blocks to courses that offered more powerups, and new paths in levels.

-Introduced Ghost Houses to the series, which had gimmicks that made them different from normal levels.

It's easy to act like Super Mario World did nothing to innovate the Mario series, especially since many of its changes and things that it added are less obvious then what Super Mario Bros 3 introduced.

For example, while Super Mario Bros 3 did introduce the concept of more powerups with varied uses, Super Mario World introduced the concept of not only a ridable buddy, but each color of Yoshi having its over powers and abilites. A concept that would later be adapted by Donkey Kong and Kirby.

Yes, Super Mario Bros 3 introduced the world map, but it was still a linear map. Once you beat a level and a world, you were done. Super Mario World introduced the concept of going between areas at will, and revisiting levels as well. And while old games like Mega Man allowed you to revist levels, it was often to stock up on E Tanks. With Mario World, it introduced the concept of revisiting worlds to unlock new paths, switch palaces, star roads, etc.

Look at Donkey Kong Country, it's overworld was inspired by what Super Mario World did offering the player the ability to revisit old areas and tons of levels with secrets that are unlikely to ever be discovered on the first playthrough.

I don't argue that Super Mario Bros 3 is an innovative game. But to simply dismiss Super Mario World as a prettier SMB 3 that lacked innovation with Yoshi as the only new thing is foolish.

Look at how many platformers of the 16-Bit era drew their inspiration from what both Super Mario Bros 3 and Super Mario World did.

Both are innovative to their series and their genre in their own ways. Super Mario Bros 3's innovations are much more obvious since it followed Super Mario Bros and both versions of Super Mario Bros 2. That's why so many people say that it's more innovative, because the bonus games, world map, new power ups, etc are obvious changes. They are much more clear from the second you power on the game

For Super Mario World, the innovations are less obvious. But as you get through the game, as you truly begin to play it, the innovations are there. A ridable buddy, a large, expansive map that no longer locks you into an area, replay ble levels with tons of secrets, hidden paths to discover and unlock, bonus worlds besides the 8 normal worlds with their own secrets, the list goes on.

Both are innovative games in their own right,and there is no clear answer.



Caryslan commented on Nintendo Celebrates Super Smash Bros. and Wii ...:

@Faruko I think what makes this even more impressive is that it came out in a month where Destiny was running on the hype machine and getting most of the gaming press, and a strong month for Madden(since September is when Football season starts)

That's the key for Nintendo, they need the games that will make people want a Wii U. Hyrule Warriors sold very well, and its another feather in the cap of the Wii U. They don't need to beat the PS4 or take the crown as the top system this generation.

Just carving up a nice little market as a secondary system will do them very well. As the lines between the PS4 and Xbox One's libraries become blurred due to having pretty much the same games, the Wii U stands out more and more.

Smash will sell Wii U's this holiday season, and I think the Wii U might have a good chance of keeping its second place spot. Microsoft themselves are struggling to sell the Xbox One, and even a free game promotion did not help them this past month.

I think Nintendo has to be very happy right now. They just need to keep the games coming. Build up a library of games people can't find anywhere else. That has always been their strength with the N64, Gamecube, and Wii.

It will work again. It might not make them the top system this gen, but they don't need that title. The Wii U will still sell good as a great secondary console for people who want to play Nintendo's games.



Caryslan commented on Weirdness: Sony Fan Creates Petition In Hope O...:

Maybe instead of doing a petition about getting a port of Smash onto the Vita, maybe he should make a petition that tells Sony to give a damn about the Vita.

The Vita is now over two years old, where is the exclusive God of War game? Gran Trusimo, other Sony franchises? The 3DS alone is not the reason why the Vita is failing, its Sony's own lack of concern for the system. They could turn it around in the west, they don't care. The 3DS keeps selling because Nintendo keeps putting games on there that people want to play.

The Wii U has struggled like the Vita, but its starting to sell better, and there's a major reason for that. Nintendo is putting out games that people want to play.

What was the last major Vita exclusive? Killzone? The Wii U has started to see better sales because Nintendo is putting their best efforts behind the system. They are getting rewarded for their effort. Sony could reap that same benefit with the Vita, but there's nothing to sell it. The revised Vita landed with the Borderlands 2 bundle and then nothing. Sony did nothing to build on the hype of a hardware revision.

Minecraft, argubly the one game the Vita has that could sell the system and maybe take some people away from portable Smash is quietly launched on the Playstation store like they are ashamed of it. Sony could have been marketing the hell out of this game, putting out hardware bundles.

The first portable version of Minecraft that plays like the console ones would get tons of people to buy a Vita! Minecraft is argubly bigger then Smash, that could have been the game that could have jumpstarted the Vita. And again, Sony wastes the chance.

Smash Bros would not sell the Vita, because that's not the Vita's problem. The issue is that Sony is not putting out games for the Vita that makes people want the system and they don't care to market the system.

Maybe this fan should blame Sony for leaving the Vita to die, rather then attack Nintendo because they have exclusives for their systems.

All consoles have exclusive games. You buy Nintendo for Mario and Zelda, you buy Microsoft for Halo and Forza, and you buy Sony for Uncharted and God of War.

Why does this fan not get that?



Caryslan commented on Nintendo Celebrates Super Smash Bros. and Wii ...:

I think 190,000 units for Hyrule Warriors is pretty good. Despite the Zelda name, at its core its a Warriors game, which is a niche series in the West. People who want a true Zelda experience might have skipped it over or will wait till it drops in price.

For me, I just got my Wii U a few days ago and I picked Wind Waker HD as my first Zelda game to play through. Hyrule Warriors looks fun, but I want wait a bit on it.

190,000 is not a bad number, in fact I think it the best debut for a warriors game in the US in years . Not to mention, the game came out on September 26th, which means there are only a few days of tracking.

I can see Hyrule Warriors reach 250,000-500,000 units at some point.



Caryslan commented on Hardware Review: The New Nintendo 3DS Is The B...:

I kinda wish they would do a new 2DS. A model with all the shiny new features but without the 3D and the form factor of the 2DS. I prefer the design of the 2DS, it fits better in my hand then the design of the 3DS models.
I'm not sure I could ever go back to that square flip-top form of the 3DS models. I tried using my old 3DS a few weeks ago and it felt uncomfortable.



Caryslan commented on Capcom Won't Greenlight Sequels If A Game Does...:

I really don't want Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft to buy Capcom or any other major third-party studio. Why not let Bandai Namco buy out Capcom? Out of all the major third-party companies in Japan, they seem to have no real issues.



Caryslan commented on Capcom Won't Greenlight Sequels If A Game Does...:

@XFsWorld Here's the problem, they wanted to build Revelations 2 on much more powerful hardware. Putting it on the 3DS would have either resulted in a gimped port or gimping and holding back the other versions. The 3DS is the weakest system on the market right now, and I doubt even the "New 3DS" would have done any better.

Capcom had two choices. Either make it on the 3DS and hold back on things the development team wanted to do in order to expand the world and gameplay, or in an attempt to make 3DS owners feel better give a gimped port that would likely be trashed anyway.

It's been obvious from day one that Revelations 2 is a console game. The only handheld on the market right now that could handle a port is the Vita. I don't understand why people want a 3DS port. Do people want a gimped port that will be trashed by everyone while they play superior versions on other hardware?

I can understand people being upset with the Wii U not getting a version, but let's just give up on the 3DS version. Like it or not, the 3DS hardware is what is keeping it from getting this game.



Caryslan commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Release Dates Conf...:

There's no Wii U system bundle with Smash? Ahh well, I'll just get another bundle and skip Smash Bros on the Wii U when I get the system since I already have it on my 2DS.

Still kinda shocked Nintendo would skip a bundle like that. A Smash and Mario Kart bundle would sell insane numbers this holiday season.



Caryslan commented on Want Bayonetta 2 On PS4 And Xbox One? You Migh...:

Here's what I don't get, the first Bayonetta sold a little over a million copies on two systems. That's the entire reason why Sega did not want to fund and publish a sequel, they did not see any potential in the franchise.

So why the big fuss if Nintendo gets this game? Not trying to sound insulting here, but we're not talking about a Devil May Cry, God of War, or Ninja Gaiden here. Bayonetta is a niche franchise. How many Xbox and Playstation gamers would have bought this game were it on their systems anyway? How many of them bought the first game.

They are crying over a game that many of them likely did not care about in the first place. Nintendo did not get exclusive rights to a big third-party franchise here. Bayonetta has its fans, but its no Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, Street Fighter, or Madden in terms of fanbase and popularity.

Maybe Bayonetta 2 is better off on Nintendo platforms. At least it will get the attention it deserves as as opposed to being lost in the sea of games that are coming to Playstation and Xbox.

But people really need to stop acting like spoiled brats. Nintendo has lost far larger franchises to Sony and Microsoft in the past(Final Fantasy anyone?) and their fans pretty much carried on. I would assume many people got a PS1 to play alongside their N64 so they could play Final Fantasy VII.

But when the reverse happens, everyone cries like a spoiled child. And it's not even over a major franchise!

Bayonetta is a niche series that barely sold a million!

Good lord, I think there was less fuss when the Xbox One got Tomb Raider as an exclusive, and it's a much bigger series.

Sometimes, I am just disgusted by the self-entitlement of modern gamers.



Caryslan commented on Fantasy Life Makes Top 10 UK Chart Début as H...:

@AdanVC Umm, the UK has never been big on Nintendo. Unless I'm wrong its pretty much been Playstation land over there since the PS1, and before that Sega and computers like the Amiga were real big.

Nintendo has always struggled in the UK. I think their handhelds tend to do well, but their home consoles struggle in that market.

Can anyone else add anything to this? Am I right or wrong about this?

I just always heard that Sega, Sony, and computers like the Amiga were big in the UK and Europe and Nintendo's always had trouble over there.

I do know Europe was one of the few regions where the Master System beat the NES.



Caryslan commented on Fantasy Life Makes Top 10 UK Chart Début as H...:

While I don't want Nintendo to bend over and kiss EA's behind, this does show a clear problem. Namely, the fact that the Wii U needs games like Fifa and Madden.

People can scoff at that comment all they want, but Football and Soccer are big sports and the games based of them sell millions of copies.

Think about this, if Madden and Fifa were on the Wii U, it would make it more attractive to consumers(especially given its lower price), and that in turn might help other games.

Like EA and their games or not, these are major titles that sell tons of copies each year and Nintendo's newest console is not getting a cut of the pie.

If nothing else, why does Nintendo not make their own exclusive sports that are not based on Mario or the Wii series? They did it back on the SNES and N64, and Sony sells millions of MLB: The Show each year, so the market is there.

Sports games sell millions of copies across numerous leagues and are some of the major titles on platforms each year. People can bash Fifa all they want and act like the people who but those games are idiots.

But they sell well and are on Playstation & Xbox. Not having Fifa on the Wii U is hurting the system. When people go into stores and see Madden on everything but the Wii U, how does that look to consumers? Not getting Destiny is one thing, not getting yearly sports games like Madden and Fifa just makes it look bad to casual consumers.

I don't care what anyone says, the Wii U needs Madden and Fifa.



Caryslan commented on Nintendo Confirms Development of Games That Wi...:

@AdmiralThrawn What? Am I supposed to applaud Nintendo and blindly cheer them on no matter what they do? I have bought their consoles since the NES, I own a 3DS and 2DS. I have every right to voice my opinion as a consumer.

I don't get it, I'm a whiner because I'm not blindly hopping on the "Everything Nintendo does is great bandwagon!"

I have a legimite point. This is the first hardware revision that looks to outright screw over consumers who own the older hardware.

But let's play a little devil's advocate for a moment. How badly would Microsoft and Sony get bashed if they pulled something like this? Suppose Halo 4 had only worked on the new Xbox 360 S models. Would that have been ok?

This is a stopgap, and there is concern Nintendo will make games "exclusive" to the new 3DS to ensure people buy the new model. The DSi had a shop, but older DS owners could still play retail games. Right now, Xenoblade is being dangled as a carrot to get people to buy a stopgap system.

How long before the carrot becomes a Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, or Fire Emblem game? Even better, how long before the true 3DS successor gets announced and makes the New 3DS irrelevant? The Dsi came out in 2009 and less then a year later, the 3DS was being shown of.

But I love how you just dismiss all my arguments as whining. Because apparently, I have no right to voice my opinion about products that I have bought.

This is a cash grab plain and simple, and you apparently missed the other point I was trying to make. The post that I responded to made the argument that everyone does hardware revisions. And they have a point, Sega, Sony, Microsoft, all of them have offered hardware revisions.

But the point I was trying to make was that Peace Walker worked on all PSPs, regardless of the model. Destiny works on pretty much all PS3s. There is no game being put out that splits the userbase like this.

But Nintendo is doing that, they are dangling an exclusive game that can't work on older hardware like a carrot to go buy a hardware revision. The NEW 3DS is a hardware revision.

And before someone brings up the Game Boy Color, I was playing games when the Game By Color was out. Nintendo treated it like a new system rather then a mere upgrade or hardware revision.

Maybe the New 3DS will turn out like that. But I don't appreciate my opinions being slammed as whining. I spend money on a product, I have every right to voice my opinion about what a company does. Especially when they put out new versions of hardware that cuts away at a userbase and splits it.



Caryslan commented on Nintendo Confirms Development of Games That Wi...:

@bizcuthammer The thing is, the later revisions of the PS3, Xbox 360, PSP, and Vita did not get exclusive games that would not work on older hardware. Someone could buy Destiny and play it on a launch PS3 provided they have the room to install it on the HD. The PSP went through 5 revisions, and games worked the same across all versions of hardware. Ghost of Sparta and MGS: Peace Walker worked on a launch era PSP just as well as a PSP-3000.

The Xbox 360 is a little dicer since the older models lacked an HD, but its the same concept. Newer games will work on older versions of the same hardware.

The issue is not a hardware revision, the issue is that Nintendo is selling the New 3DS as another revision of the 3DS hardware, but cutting out a segment of the market that own older 3DS consoles with games like Xenoblade.

You brought up the Vita, but again its the same thing as the PSP. Newer Vita games work across both models, there is no "Well, Borderlands 2 will only work on the Vita-2000" nonsense.

This is why people are upset. Nintendo is trying to sell a hardware revision as a new console that plays exclusive games. Its a stopgap system, that will likely be replaced once the 3DS' real successor is ready to go.

The problem is that Nintendo is splitting they market and their userbase with the stunt. Do you think Microsoft would have been given a free pass with something like "Well, Halo 4 will only work with the Xbox 360 S" or Sony with "Well, The Last of Us will only work with the Super Slim PS3s!"

No, and reality is, no company should get away with this. Halo 4 and The Last of Us work fine with older Xbox 360 and PS3 models, because doing so would have split the userbase.

But now, Nintendo is basically leaving older 3DS owners out in the cold with this stunt.

Hardware revisions are a good thing, they allow a company to fix issues with older versions of hardware, integrate newer tech into their consoles, and keep the system fresh in the eyes of consumers.

But hardware revisions should never split up a userbase. What purpose does the New 3DS serve? Its nothing more then a stopgap console, just like the DSi before it. If Nintendo was going to make games exclusive to new hardware, why not wait a bit and put out the real successor to the 3DS?



Caryslan commented on Talking Point: History Shows Us That Nintendo'...:

@DESS-M-8 I don't know how it was in the UK, but numerous PS1 and Saturn game showed in-game footage. I remember the Crash Bandicoot commercial where he parked in front of NOA's headquarters and showed off real gamplay footage.

The general consumer was not swayed by smoke and mirrors that Sony put on. The reality is, the Playstation had the games that people wanted to play during that era, and has the best libary of any console during that generation.

The N64 and Saturn had their gems, but their libraries were much smaller then the PS1's.

Symphony of the Night Final Fantasy VII, VII, and IX, Resident Evil 1-3, Capcom's fighting games, Meta Gear Solid, the list could go on and on. Those were on the PS1. Those games are the reason it sold so well, along with better marketing then anything Sega or Nintendo tried during that generation.

I don't get why people are so determined to take away the PS1's success during that era and act like they only did well because they tricked an easily amused customer base who went "FMV cutscenes!! OMG, I have to own the PS1!"

The Sega CD, 3D0, and Saturn all had games with FMV cut scenes. Hell, the Sega CD and 3D0 had interactive FMV games and both systems are look at as jokes years later. All three of those systems bombed. Why? Because for all their flash, they did not have the games.

The Saturn did have the games, but many of them, never made it to the west.

The Playstation deserved its success. Sega and Nintendo both made foolish mistakes that Sony was able to take advantage of, and they had the games people wanted to play.

I just don't get it. Not just you, but other people who have posted act like the PS1 was a system that only got by because it had nothing but flashy commercials and FMV cut scenes.

People seem to forget that games are what sells consoles. Sony had them with the PS1. The N64 and Saturn had their gems, but they lost for a reason. Sony was the company that generation with the most games that people wanted to play and the better message to get their console into the hands of gamers.



Caryslan commented on Hyrule Warriors Battles Its Way to Number 3 in...:

@Nintenjoe64 Fire Emblem warriors is the only one that makes any real sense. It would be perfect, since Fire Emblem is already based around taking on armies that are larger then your own. Just replace the SRPG gameplay with the DW gameplay.

Make characters from each of the classes playable or at least the major ones like Lords, Knights, Paladians, Mages, Archers, Fighters that kinda thing. An extra wrinkle is that they can promote into the advanced version of their classes like in the Fire Emblem games.

Fire Emblem has tons of characters to pick from, tons of content across 13 games to draw from, and a perfect setup already since the series is about armies fighting each other.

As a Fire Emblem fan, I would to see a game like this.



Caryslan commented on Sakurai Explains Reasoning Behind Removal Of I...:

I know they had their fans, but I really don't care either way. Duck Hunt Dog is the classic-NES rep that I look forward to playing as.

To be honest, the cuts that we got in this game are not that bad compared to other fighting games. You have ones like Street Fighter and Soul Calibur that cut characters for no good reason. At least with Smash 4, there was an effort to keep as many characters from Brawl as possible.

And Sakurai is at least nice enough to explain why the Ice Climbers did not make it in. Capcom and Namco would not even bother explaining why they cut almost the entire roster between Street Fighter II and Street Fighter III or the mess that was Soul Calibur V's roster.

Sagat or Sakura fan? Like Taki? Want to know where they are? Then go screw yourself if you don't like the stupid new characters we added.

At least Smash Bros kept characters like Ike, Toon Link, Lucario, ROB, and other who looked like they were going to be cut.

I know the loss of the Ice Climbers is a major blow, I played as Wolf and it sucks that he's gone as well. But there is a silver lining in this. Several new characters are waiting to be discovered in Smash 4.

Wolf may be gone, but I'm looking forward to Robin, Little Mac, Mega Man, and Pac Man.

I am just dismayed people want to focus so much on the negatives of this game. Do people complain this loudly when Capcom cuts out characters and then adds them in with updates? What are we at now, the fourth or fifth update of Super Street Fighter IV?

We have over 50 characters in this game, tons of game modes, and other cool content.

But all people want to do is complain about what the game does not have. I'm kinda unhappy to see this. Video games are supposed to be fun. Can't we enjoy games for what they do have?



Caryslan commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Sells Over ...:

@BlackSpy This won't do a thing to the Vita, it is still the second best-selling console in Japan and it gets a good amout of third-party support. If the Vita has sold steady despite Monster Hunter 4, Mario Kart 8, Youkai Watch 2, and Pokemon coming out, then Smash Brothers is unlikely to finish it off.

The Vita may be dead in NA and Europe, but it's destorying the PS4 and Wii U in sales in Japan. Sony can still have a pretty successful time with the Vita even if it remains in second place in Japan.

One thing is for sure, every week in the Japanese charts the Vita is almost always in second place behind the 3DS and its games are in the charts(unlike the Wii U and PS4)

The Vita is not likely to die anytime soon in Japan. If Pokemon could not kill it, then Smash Bros won't either. The Vita has their audience and their libary of JRPG games that the 3DS simply does not have. It will keep on selling unless Sony loses their minds and drives off third-parties.



Caryslan commented on Talking Point: The Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo ...:

Well, I can safely say that the Smash Bros 3DS demo is the first one I have ever played for over two hours, and I'm not done yet!

I just love how well Smash Bros 3DS turned out. It plays faster and better then Brawl, Mario and Link have all be buffed and vastly improved, Mega Man is a fun character to use, the Villager is interesting but fun as well, and the new items are great and don't disrupt matches as badly as the ones Brawl introduced.

Quite frankly, I think going by this demo that this is the best Smash Bros yet..

One other thing, the new Battlefield theme is now my favorite one out of all of them in the series!



Caryslan commented on A 3DS Can be Used as a Controller in Super Sma...:

Maybe this is a major reason why Nintendo is creating a New 3DS model. To allow players who don't have a gamepad to have their own screen on a controller for a Wii U game. Sony already offered something like this with the PSP & PS3, and the Vita and the PS4.

Maybe Nintendo could not figure out a cost effective way to sell the gamepad separately or add a second one onto the console, so this is the next best solution.

If they can link the Wii U and the 3DS together, it can only benefit both systems in the long run.

Plus, this might be the test for that Console/Handheld hybrid system that the rumors keep talking about.



Caryslan commented on Standard 3DS Consoles Will Have Limited Online...:

Alright, not a big deal for me. I never use Miiverse on my 2DS anyway, and I only go into the web browser when I need help with a boss or a puzzle, Since Smash is a fighting game, the only time I see myself going online to look up info is to learn how to unlock characters.

And my PC is better suited and faster for that kind of task.



Caryslan commented on Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros....:

@minotaurgamer Kirby has not risen past lower mid tier since Melee where he was the worst character in that game. King Dedede is a top-mid tier character that pretty much gets by with a gimmick chaingrab in Brawl.

I know everyone is going to point out that Meta Knight is overpowered! But here's the thing, for all intents and purposes he's been nerfed in this game. He could very well end up in the garbage tier like Kirby who was top tier in 64 and horrble in Melee, and failed to reclaim his glory in Brawl.

I don't get how the Kirby characters are labeled as overpowered in these games. Characters from Star Fox have a much better showing between games, with at least one of them making the top tier in 64, Melee and Brawl.



Caryslan commented on Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros....:

@Austroid F-Zero has not had a new game in over a decade, for all intents and purposes its a dead series. It only needs a single playable rep until it gets a game that revives the series.

As for Metroid, I think there is still some backlash at Nintendo over how badly other M bombed.

As for Brawl getting Kirby reps, it should be noted that King Dedede and Meta Knight missed 64 and Melee in favor of adding characters from other series. This game also did not get any new playable reps fro the Kirby series. Kirby als deserves their three reps. It's a series that has sold more then Metroid and F-Zero.

As for Kid Icarus, its a game that Sakurai both worked on and the flavor of the month as the old series that had a recent successful game that revived it. Mother got the same treatment in Brawl, getting two reps in that game. Now, Lucas is gone and Ness is still the only one left.

II'm sure Kid Icarus will have the same thing happen to it next game. Kid Pit more then likely is a one-shot character.



Caryslan commented on Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros....:

I just watched the Duck Hunt Dog video! His moveset includes using characters from Wild Gunmen! So not only is he a cool choice, but he showcases Nintendo's old Zapper games with his movset!

Man, so many great newcomers. I don't know who to play first. Mega Man would have the top pick, but then Little Mac, Pac Man, Robin, and now Duck Hunt Dog have have joined the roster!

Honestly, I like this group of newcomers more then what Brawl had. Brawl's newcomers were pretty much the big name characters that had missed the cut in 64 and Melee. This group on the other hand shows off Nintendo's history alot better, and what defines them.



Caryslan commented on Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros....:

The haters can go shove it, Duck Hunt Dog is here and he looks awesome! He's the perfect retro rep, how many NES consoles were sold with Duck Hunt packed alongside Super Maro Brothers? Duck Hunt is one of Nintendo's most famous games, and I'm glad it's finally getting its due in Smash Bros. Does that mean we finally get a Duck Hunt stage as well?

And Dr. Mario is back! I loved playing as him in Melee! Not to mention, I can finally bring back my jokes about Dr. Mario writing a prescription for pain!

Also, Mr. Game & Watch is also back! No surprise, but he was one of my mains in Brawl.



Caryslan commented on Video: Watch These Teenagers As They're Expose...:

@ekreig Given the popularity of Playstation and Xbox, which these kids likely grew up playing, it's possible they might have never heard of Zelda outside of a seeing the case in store shelves.

Like it or not, we have had at least a couple of generations who likely never touched a Nintendo console in their life. And that's the thing, if you live in a bubble of only owning Playstation or Xbox, then you might not know anything about Nintendo besides how its a "kiddy console" and has nothing but Mario.



Caryslan commented on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Oo...:

@Grimlock_King It's not up to Nintendo. Konami which was the developer of Turtles in time and Acivision who is the current license holder have to come to an agreement to release this game onto the eshop. There is also the issue with the soundtrack of the 80's cartoon, which in the past forced ports of first TMNT arcade game and Turtles in Time that were put in as bonuses for two PS2-era turtles games to get all new soundtracks.

So, we have an issue where the previous license holder has to come to an agreement with the current license holder and the holder of the soundtrack of the 80's cartoons.

Its tons of rights to wade though. There is really nothing Nintendo can do to get the old Turtles games onto its virtual console besides hope Konami and Activision work out a deal. Not to mention, it's unlear how Nickoloden would factor into this as well.



Caryslan commented on Yokai Watch 2 Finally Stripped of its Top Posi...:

@Mega719 I'm not saying the Vita is getting AAA titles, but it is getting support from third-party developers and is getting games that appeal to Japanese gamers.

Also, Zelda has declined in Japan to some degree. If I remember correctly, Skyward Sword did not sell very well in Japan. So, Hyrule Warriors might not be a system seller over there.



Caryslan commented on Yokai Watch 2 Finally Stripped of its Top Posi...:

@Mega719 The issue is, the Vita in Japan is getting tons of great games that appeal to tastes over there. That, and handhelds sell much better then home consoles over there.

But the problem I think is that the Vita in Japan has gotten great third-party support, while the Wii U has struggled to get anything on their consoles.

I mean, look at the charts this week. 3 New Vita games are on that chart!

Nintendo simply cannot compete with only an AAA title every few months, especially in Japan where home consoles have enough trouble selling as it is.



Caryslan commented on Nintendo Direct on 4th September to Reveal Mor...:

The funny thing about this, is somewhere Sega's upper managment is smiling all the way to the bank. They get a cut of this game's sales since they own the IP, and they don't have to lift a finger.

Even if this game bombs, Sega is still a winner since their only investment is letting Nintendo have the publishing rights.

With that said, this games does look awesome. I really hope it does well.



Caryslan commented on Resident Evil Revelations 2 Confirmed By Capco...:

Ok, one thing I don't get is this. If the game is being made for the PS3, Xbox 360, and the next-gen consoles, then that means it would be larger and more ambitious then the first game that came out on the 3DS and was ported to other consoles.

Think about this, you are all crying foul over a game that might not even be possible on the 3DS. This is not the first game to move from a handheld to a home console or from a home console to a handheld.

Capcom sees potential in the series and they want to expand it on more powerful hardware. What is the issue with that? I could understand the anger over not getting a Wii U version, but think about this. If a 3DS version did exist, it would either be a watered down port, or would drag down the console versions to make it fair.

So, your choices are either a watered down port of a game, or a version that because of its much weaker hardware will hold back the console versions, especially the ones on the PS4 and Xbox 360.

Capcom wants to expand this series to the consoles with a proper console entry. What is the issue with that? I'm not a fan of Capcom, but it sound like people would rather see Revelations 2 held back then see what potential it could have by being built on hardware that's more powerful then the 3DS.

I think a Wii U port should exist, but a 3DS version would hold back what is clearly something built for home consoles.



Caryslan commented on Previously Teased Alone In The Dark: Illuminat...:

@CaPPa You can do good horror with a FPS game, Doom 3 managed to do that. I have never played a more disturbing, more uneasy game in my life. And what was funny is that being armed to the teeth with weapons did not take away that fear of uneasiness.

It's a damn shame so many people bash Doom 3. It was a great game, and did the whole survial horror thing better than any Resident Evil game.

Only Eternal Darkness was Doom 3's peer when it came to just freaking me out.



Caryslan commented on Resident Evil Revelations 2 Confirmed By Capco...:

@Einherjar I don't want any of the big three to buy a major third-party developer for one simple reason, it could start an arms race where hardware compaines snap up third-parties, especially the smaller or weaker ones.

For example, if Nintendo buys Capcom, then what's to stop Sony from buying Square Enix and cutting Nintendo off from Dragon Quest, Bravely Default, and Final Fantasy?

If Nintendo takes a bold move like buying Capcom, then I fear the other two will become more aggressive and start buying up all but the biggest third-parties.

The thing is Sony and Microsoft are not going to shrug their shoulders and do nothing if they suddenly lose major third-party games on their platforms. They will get more aggressive and this could backfire on Nintendo.

I would rather see Capcom go to either another big third-party developer like Bandai Namco or have it's leadership replaced with new blood.



Caryslan commented on Mario Kart 8 Leads Nintendo Nominees in Golden...:

Fire Emblem: Awakening is not in the running for handheld game of the year? That makes me sad :( I hope Pokemon X/Y wins it then. I don't want to see ALBW win this award again, it's such an overrated game....

And it's in the running for game of the year? When there were much better 3DS games like Fire Emblem: Awakening that came out last year?

I don't get all the praise ALBW gets. I'm a huge Zelda fan, and I found it to be the most boring, uninspired Zelda game I have ever played.



Caryslan commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

I know I am in the minority, but I hate they are using the clamshell desgin for these. I love my 2DS, and I think it has a much better and more comfortable form factor then either one of the current 3DS models. It fits well in your hands, and the buttons are placed the best out of all the 3DS Models.

Something that bothers me is that everything looks cramped. Maybe if they were selling a version with the 2DS' form factor I would be a sold a little more.

But I hate that clamshell desgin. I love my 2DS, and I don't see myself going back to the clamshell desgin with the 3DS family. Maybe with the true Successor of the 3DS, but that's it.

To be honest, I wanted a new 2DS model with all the new features, but with the 3D cut out and with the awesome form factor of the 2DS.



Caryslan commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

@darthllama Why would I cry myself to sleep? I love my 2DS! The thing is, as long as I still get new games that work on my 2DS, I'll be happy. Does it suck that I can't play Xenoblade? Yes, but I have that game on the Wii anyway. Not to mention, current 3DS and 3DS XL owners can't play the game either, they are in the same boat as 2DS owners.

And that's the key, if a bunch of exclusive games come to these new 3DS models, then everyone who already owns a 3DS, 3DS XL, and 2DS will have to either upgrade to the new models, or wait until the true successor of the 3DS arrives in a few years.

Why am I going to cry myself to sleep over this? I'm not even mad about the new models anymore. My 2DS rocks, has tons of great games on it, and still has a better form factor then any of the other 3DS models. The current models are still going to get new games, Nintendo is not stupid enough to alienate their existing 3DS userbase by making something like Zelda or Pokemon exclusive to the new models.

What am I missing out on compared to the current 3DS models? 3D that I never use, a bigger screen and stereo speakers that can be fixed with a decent pair of headphones?

Even the newer models don't really make me what to upgrade. It's great hardware, but my 2DS still has alot of life left in it.



Caryslan commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

@Hy8ogen Only thing I want to say about the Circle Pad Pro is that it's pretty rare in the US, it never came out on the XL in the US, and 2DS owners like me can't have one since a CCP was never made for that model. So, it's not like we can run down to Gamestop or Walmart and pick up a CCP.

That is kinda the issue, although I doubt its a gamebreaker. Games will simply offer different ways to control the camera if they are on the older 3DS models.

That's how games like Monster Hunter 3 and Resident Evil did it.