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Mon 18th October, 2010

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Caryslan commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

You know, I wish some people would take the high road and not turn this into a "lets bash Sony and Microsoft." fest in the comments section.

Contrary to popular belief, there are fun, creative games on both those systems and not every game on those platforms is a holly-wood cutscene, M rated beige shooter with blood and boobs.

I know people are mad at Ubsoft, and rightfully so. But we don't need to jump into the mud ourselves. Making comments like that is no better than people running around saying Nintendo is "kiddy!"

Also, stop with the whole "we have taste" nonsense. Ok, you don't want gimped ports on the Wii U and you like Zelda and Mario games. How does that make you have better tastes than a Playstation or Xbox owner?

All three systems have great games, let's all try to remember that.



Caryslan commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

This is why I own both Playstation and Nintendo systems. It's the best of both worlds. I get all the awesome third-party games on my PS3, and I have my Nintendo systems for Nintendo's franchises.

Both platforms have thier share of fun and enjoyable games. Personally I don't care if Ubisoft ditches the Wii U, I own a PS3 to play their games. Although, I don't buy many Ubisoft games anyway.

Although, I do feel bad for Wii U only owners. They really got screwed here. And for some reason, Ubisoft has ditched the 3DS, which kinda makes me mad, given how popular the system is.



Caryslan commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

@CaptainToad Watch Dogs is likely so far in development, it's simply not worth it to cancel it at this point. Might as well bring it out, make whatever money they can off the WIi U version, and lessen the losses they would take.

If they cancel it now, they gain nothing.



Caryslan commented on Retro Studios Ramps Up Recruitment for a Varie...:

We don't need Retro to work on another Donkey Kong, Metroid, or even take over a series like F-Zero.

This is a talented development house, and one of Nintendo's best outside of Japan. They need to be working on brand-new IPs that can help bolster the software libary of the Wii U and 3DS. More importantly, they could create games that could appeal to western tastes and help the Wii U out. Retro has expereince with First-Person games, why not let them make their own FPS series? Western RPG? I think they were working on one of those for the Gamecube before they worked on Metroid Prime.

Retro is a great studio, but I feel like Nintendo is keeping them on a leash. Perhaphs Nintendo fears another Rare where they could lose IPs if they ever lost control of Retro.

But Retro needs to work on new IPs. Reviving old Nintendo IPs is all fine and good, but I get the impression that holds them back. Rare became a powerhouse and saved the N64 not just by putting out Donkey Kong games, but by creating their own IPs and doing the games Nintendo would never do themselves.

Retro needs that chance. A new F-Zero would be cool, but it would feel like Retro is being held back and kicking the same can down the street.

Nintendo, please, give Retro the ball and tell them to go make something amazing. Don't keep them on dead series revival duty. Let Retro become this generation's Rare. I think if given the chance, they could do it.



Caryslan commented on Mario Kart 8 Passes One Million US Sales as Wi...:

@shigulicious I had it, but I did not like it. So far, Skyward Sword and A Link Between Worlds have kinda soured me off the Zelda series.

I know alot of people loved it, but I just could not get into either one of those games. Now, if they did something in the vein of Twilight Princess that would be cool.



Caryslan commented on Mario Kart 8 Passes One Million US Sales as Wi...:

@SockoMario Because we don't comment on the Wii U? I'm happy it's doing better and I hope to get one in a year or two, but why would I comment on a console I don't own?

My investment with Nintendo right now is tied to the 3DS. That's the system I focus on and care about right now.

I don't comment on PS4 articles on Push Square for the same reason. I own a PS3 and Vita, so whatever happens with the PS4 does not concen me. I don't want it to fail, but if it gets a remaster of Last of US, I really have no reason to care.

Same thing here. Yay, Mario Kart 8 is doing good and I'm happy it's a success, but I'm more concerned with the upcoming 3DS games.



Caryslan commented on The Sega Genesis is Now 25 Years Old:

@WaveBoy To this day, I still contend that the Genesis had the best Castlevania, Contra, TMNT game(Hyperstone Heist) and the best playing version of Street Fighter II which had real turbo. :)

Let me put it this way, I play Bloodlines, Hyperstone Heist, and Street Fighter II: Special Championship Edition more than their SNES counterparts.



Caryslan commented on The Sega Genesis is Now 25 Years Old:

The Genesis was my first game console, and to this day remains my favorite. And to be honest, I loved my Genesis more than the SNES. The Genesis was the best place to play sports, action, and arcade games. Not to mention, it had the best controller of the era with the Six-button control pad. Street Fighter never had a more natural controller.

Who can forget Sonic though? Add in some of the best RPGs of that era like Phantasy Star IV, and the two Lunars on the Sega CD that could stand up to Earthbound and the SNES RPGs, and you just had one amazing system.

I find myself going back and playing Genesis games far more often that SNES games. The little Sega system that jumpstarted the 16-bit Revolution and made Nintendo sweat for the first time will always hold a special place in my gaming heart.

It brings a smile to my face when I still see consoles carrying the Genesis name being sold slongside the Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One in video game departments.

Nintendo may have won the generation, but the Genesis is the little console that refuses to die.

Happy Birthday to the best system ever made!



Caryslan commented on Meta Knight Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. on...:

@doctor_doak They have a bigger passion that Microsoft. And the PS3 and PS4 do prove that Sony does care about gaming, and view it as more than yet another product line. They have some people running the Playstation division who are passiiontate about video games(some of whom are former Sega guys.)

And while I'm not defending their treatment of the Vita, it feels like Sony is cutting their losses on a system that flopped. Their strongest line if their home consoles, and it feels like they are focusing on that.

I can understand your frustratiion wiith the Vita, but as a PS3 owner I'm happy with Sony. I feel like I've gotten my money's worth, and I'm happy Sony is the only one who has not left older hardware owners out on a limb. Microsoft has all but abandoned the Xbox 360.

To me, the souless company is Microsoft. It seems less and less like they understand gaming and seem to be run by guys who view it as yet another division, no dfferent from Windows, Internet Explorer, and Office.



Caryslan commented on The Console Wars Live On As Night Trap Remake ...:

While there is no doubt Nintendo was a company that often played dirty during the 8 and 16-bit eras, and it could be argued they used the senate hearings during that time less because they cared about violence in video games(as Sega showed when they threw the Super Scope and the violent games on their platforms in Nintendo's face at those same hearing) and more to hurt Sega's image, this is pretty pathetic.

So what, who cares if Nintendo unfairly dragged Night Trap through the mud in 1993 to spite Sega and hurt them? Nintendo was in the middle of the single most bitter console battle and they often resorted to cheap and dirty tactics to keep or regain their lead. You know what? Sega did the same thing. Nintendo used the hearings to help their business and show themselves as the family friendly company compared to the much more liberal Sega.

That is all in the past. Howard Lincoln has been gone from NOA for over ten years. Sega no longer makes video game systems and is Nintendo's closest ally, and Nintendo no longer blocks content on their systems and has even bankrolled or published some M rated games over the years.

Night Trap is a footnote in history, and why they think we need a remake is beyond me. Why the development team wants to bring up the past is even more beyond me.

Sony and Microsoft fans don't hate Nintendo like Sega fans did back in the day! The modern Console wars(if you want to call it that) pretty much involves some light hearted jabs each company tosses at each other. Everyone in the modern gaming market has their share of the pie and they are happy with that. Being the top console no longer has the meaning it did in pervious generations.

Compare that to the 16-bit era where Nintendo and Sega were constantly trading barbs, insults, and cheap shots at each other and fought a bitter war to become the top console. While the fans of each system argued with each other on playgrounds and you did not see Nintendo congratulating Sega on a successful launch back then!

That's my point, Microsoft and Sony fans don't care, old Sega fans like me don't care since the Modern Sega no longer makes systems, and most Nintendo fans likely don't care or don't even know what these developers are talking about since they were likely born well after the 16-bit era!

At the end of the day, who cares? All the major players have changed since 1993. Maybe someone should send the Night Trap remake team the memo over a fax machine or something. Tell them its 2014,21 years have passed and that FMV games have been out of style since the PS1 and Saturn.



Caryslan commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

Summer has always been a dead period when it comes to companies putting out new games. Which to be honest, I have never figured out why companies are so unwilling to put out new AAA games during the summer months. Schools are out, most of the major TV shows are on hiatus, MLB and MLS are the only major sports leagues that are playing and its so hot outside(it's over 100 degrees in Texas), you would think companies would be more willing to get their games out in the summer, especially since it lets them avoid a crowded Spring and Fall release window.

The only thing I can figure is that video game companies don't want to compete with the Summer Blockbusters which tend to draw in crowds.

Oh well, one positive is that I've been able to catch up on some of the games in my backlog!



Caryslan commented on Mii Mascot Outfits Shown Off for Super Smash B...:

@TheWPCTraveler Ness needs to be in no matter what, since he comes from the only game that made it out of Japan, and therefore, would be more recognizable to international audiences.

I'm sure Mother 3 has a great cast, but I doubt they are as well known in the US as Earthbound's cast.

I say Ness and Lucas stay, and a new rep from the series joins in.



Caryslan commented on Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perf...:

For me, it's Fire Emblem Awakening and Dead or Alive Dimensions. A good quality 3D fighter is awesome year round, and DOD:A is the best fighting game on the system right now in my opinion. It helps that a good number of people are still playing it online.

So, two great summer games right there, and let's not forget about dipping into the classics on the eshop! Just downloaded The Mysterious Murasame Castle!



Caryslan commented on Die Rise Could Arrive in Call of Duty: Black O...:

@Laxeybobby While I like Ghosts and consider it better than Black Ops II, I think BO II is the more popular game across all platforms. I know on the PS3, Black Ops II still has more players than Ghosts. So, with that in mind, I guess the Wii U version of Black Ops II has the most players out of both games.

Can anyone who owns both on the Wii U verify this? Does Black Ops II or Ghosts tend to have more players online?



Caryslan commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Wii U Virtual Con...:

Uhh Nintendo? How about some VC titles that are coming to the 3DS? Numerous 3DS owners would like the same courtesy that you gave Wii U owners and give us an idea of what the 3DS is getting this month.

I don't get it, why do they insist on treating their most popular console currently on the market like it's an afterthought? I get it, they need to save the Wii U.

But the 3DS was left out of E3, we keep losing systems to the the Wii U's virtual console, and we can't even get a mention in a press release. Another few lines Nintendo, that's all it would have taken for you to include the 3DS in this press release.

Or hell, give us our own. Because I'm getting tired of waiting each week hoping a good VC game comes out rather than yet another Sudoku game.

When is Final Fantasy coming? Donkey Kong Land? Bubble Bobble?

Really Nintendo, this is why the 3DS' sales have plummeted this year. You've managed to somehow waste away all the momentum that it had lin 2012 and 2013 while you focus everything on the Wii U.

The 3DS family has sold 45 million systems. We deserve better than to be treated as an afterthought while all the focus remains on the Wii U.

I don't hate the Wii U, I intend to get one. But I'm just tired of being treated like an afterthought Nintendo. Me and my brother own a couple of 2DS consoles and a 3DS. I wish we would be treated better this year.



Caryslan commented on Feature: The Ten Best 3DS Games For Your Kids ...:

At the end of the day, this proves one thing. The family and kids market will always remain Nintendo's strength over its rivals. No matter what, Nintendo will always have a draw with those two audiences that Sony and Microsoft will never have.

Not to mention that while everyone loves to rag on Mario and the other Nintendo characters for being outdated, the fact is, they still remain timeless characters that sell games. 30 years later, Mario games can still sell systems and make people who play the games happy.

How many other franchises can claim that honor?



Caryslan commented on Nintendo Hardware and Exclusives Hold Firm at ...:

@SparkOfSpirit What mess? The PS4 is the top selling next-gen console in the west, the PS3 is doing pretty decently, and the Vita is the second most popular console in Japan. In terms of gaming, they are doing pretty good, perhaps even better than Microsoft right now.

Their other products may have problems selling, but Sony is doing pretty good in the video game market.



Caryslan commented on Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Ev...:

I find it ironic how people will bash Capcom for not putting a game on the Wii U and therefore are "screwing" the fans, but yet they want Capcom to be sold to Nintendo, which would pretty much screw over Playstation and Xbox owners who might like Capcom's games.

None of the big three needs to own Capcom. They are too big, and their games are so varied across numerous platforms, someone buying them out would get a major(and arguably unfair) advantage when it came to support.

Capcom needs new managment, but they also need to remain an independent company.

But here's the thing, why does everyone think the magic solution to Nintendo's third-party support is to go and buy third-party developers?

So what if they buy Capcom and Sega? Hooray, they bought one company that is having managment issues, and they bought another company whose main profits come from arcade and PC games, and whose main developers have left years ago.

Point is, what would Nintendo gain? Exclusive Street Fighter, Resident Evil, and Monster Hunter will sell systems, but it's like putting a band-aid on a large cut. It stops the bleeding to some degree, but does not solve the root of the problem.

And the root of the problem is that third-parties simply don't want to make games on Nintendo's platforms. Of course, some people will chalk this up to "well, third-parties want to be jerks and see Nintendo fail! Its some grand conspiracy!"

But the question is, what does 2K or other third-party developers gain by wanting Nintendo to fail?

This has been a problem since the N64 era, that has only gotten worse each generation. Rather than blasting Capcom for "betraying the fans!" and chalking this up to yet another horrible company that wants to pick on Nintendo, maybe some questions should be asked.

Capcom has no problem supporting Nintendo, their efforts on the 3DS and Wii U have proven that. So, why does Capcom think this game is not worth bringing to the Wii U? Why do games like WWE2K, Madden, NBA2K, and hell, even anime games that have a wide appeal such as Dragon Ball and Naruto not make it to Nintendo platforms?

The problem is not all on the third-parties. Maybe some questions should be asked of Nintendo. Why do their systems never get the support that Sony and Microsoft platforms get? Is it the fact that their hardware is radically different from other consoles, making it harder to port games? A fear that their games will not be bought by Nintendo gamers? The fact that Sony and Microsoft tend to pay good money for exclusive features?

What is it? Because the problem is more than Capcom wanting to be a jerk and give Nintendo fans the middle finger. Rather that assuming these companies are all part of a huge conspiracy to see Nintendo fail, maybe we should ask one simple question. What would they gain from a Nintendo that fails?

The third-party issue does not start with Capcom, Ubisoft, or any other third-party company. It starts with Nintendo.



Caryslan commented on Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Ev...:

@t377y000 The PS3 and Xbox 360 are still very popular systems that have an active base of players that buy games. Not everyone is upgrading to the new consoles right now, so Capcom would be stupid to ignore the two consoles with the biggest userbases out of all the consoles that are being sold right now.

Especially since this is an HD remaster, meaning they don't need the most powerful consoles to make it work.



Caryslan commented on Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Ev...:

Abadon their fans? Resident Evil started on the Playstation, and outside of a few games that eventually got ports to Playstation platforms has pretty much been considered a Playstation franchise since the PS1 era.

Maybe this remaster is unneeded, but I would wager most of the Resident Evil fanbase is on the Playstation and to a lesser degree the Xbox.

If this were Mega Man, people may have a point. But let's be honest here, outside of the RE remake, RE Zero, RE 4, and RE: Revelations, Resident Evil has been nothing more than a minor blip on Nintendo platforms. Two of those games(4 and Revelations) were ported anyway, so they even arrived on the Playstation.

Capcom is going where the market is for Resident Evil fans, and quite frankly its the Playstation. The Xbox and Nintendo brands are extra icing on the cake.

I still think the Wii U does deserve a port of this game, but the main fanbase for the series is on the Playstation and the Xbox.

But they are not abandoning their fans, since the vast majority of the people who like Resident Evil are likely not going to play it on a Nintendo platform anyway.



Caryslan commented on Heracross and Pinsir Distribution for Pokémon...:

Why in 2014 on a system that has built-in wifi, and a game that has hearty online features do we need to go to a store for this kinda thing?

Why can't these Pokemon just hold the Mega Stones when we get them?

I'm still happy I'm getting a Heracross, but come on Nintendo, why split the distribution like this?



Caryslan commented on You Won't Be Able To Cross Swords Online In Hy...:

For everyone who is saying that this is only Koei Tecmo's fault, keep in mind one thing. They are making a game based on Nintendo's third largest IP. That means more that likely, Nintendo has the final say over everything that gets into this game, from gameplay modes to characters.

One thing to keep in mind is that Dynasty Warriors 8 has both online and offline co-op.

Something to think about.



Caryslan commented on Nintendo Download: 31st July (North America):

For once, I'm happy that there is nothing really good coming out this week to the 3DS. There's nothing this week that will compete with my money, so I can feel better getting Nazo no Murasame Jō next week!



Caryslan commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

@Yorumi I've always questioned why Nintendo even needs a home console. Their handhelds have outsold their home console since the Game Boy, and they have been the Nintendo platforms that retain strong third-party support.

The reality is that Nintendo is fighting a losing battle in the home console market. Microsoft and Sony are more popular when it comes to home consoles, their home consoles get third-party support that puts Nintendo's support to shame, and they have successfully tapped into the market of making the Xbox and Playstation brands more than just game console. Now, they are marketed as entertainment consoles that allow you play video games, watch the most recent movies, have access to NHL, MLB, and WWE apps.

My point is this, to the average consumer the Xbox and Playstation platforms come off as the better value, and their games are pretty good as well and tend to come out more often than Nintendo's offerings.

I've always felt that Nintendo walking away from the Home Console business would only serve to help them. The Japanese have turned their backs on home consoles and have gone to handhelds, meaning Nintendo has lost a market where their home consoles tended to be popular.

But with a focus with only on handhelds, they could create a killer handheld system, and be capable of devoting all of their resources to a single platform.

When people think of the modern Nintendo, what do they think of first? What do they buy more of? Nintendo is known as the king of handhelds, and have successfully staved off every challenge from Sega, NEC, Atari, Sony, and Tiger. They have even managed to put up a decent fight in a market where tablets have taken over.

Maybe it is time for Nintendo to walk away from the home console market and let Sony, Microsoft, and PC fanboys fight over who have the nicer graphics.

What would they lose? A home console business that outside of the Wii(which declined halfway through its lifespan) has always been treated as an afterthought by consumers and the press?

The bigger question is, what would Nintendo gain with a handheld only focus. How much more dangerous could they become if they efforts were devoted to only one platform?



Caryslan commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

@ericflapjack The lineup this year seems to play it alot safer than the 2013 lineup. Kirby Triple Deluxe is a fun game, but it's your typical Kirby game with little that's changed, Yoshi's New Island is the same as Kirby in the sense that it's not really changing much, Mario Toadstool Tour is a good game with great online, but again it pretty much plays it safe.

Compare that to 2013 where we got Fire Emblem:Awakening which added tons of new stuff and was packed with content, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, which was a sequel to a cult Gamecube classic, and added online play, and that's only the tip of the iceberg.

Not only were the 2013 games better, but they seemed to take more chances and seemed more innovative or willing to try new ideas. Kirby and Yoshi are fine games, but honestly they feel like safe sequels that add a couple of new bells and whistles, but don't want to rock the boat.

Hopefully, 2015 will see Nintendo get alot more bold with games on the 3DS again.



Caryslan commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

@6ch6ris6 The issue is that Sony is starting to regain some ground with the Vita. The system has only been slightly behind the 3DS most weeks in Japan, and the recent hardware redesign for the Vita recently sold out at numerous stores. Not to mention, major games like Minecraft are still coming to the Vita.

Nintendo is pretty lucky Sony can't get their head out of their behind and market the Vita properly in the West. If Sony had a good lineup of games for the Vita and good promotion, the 3DS might be in bigger trouble., especially in a lackluster year like this one. As I said before, in Japan, the Vita is keeping pace with the 3DS and selling very well.

The problem is that Sony has no interest in recreating that success in the West. If they put their full effort behind the Vita, gave it their AAA games, and blitzed the hell out of it, then they might give the 3DS a challenge.

But the 3DS has gotten a very lucky break thanks to Sony not caring about the western handheld market.



Caryslan commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

To be honest, it's felt like Nintendo has tried to nudge people away from the 3DS family and get them to buy the Wii U. Our Virtual Console has suffered, most of the directs have been focused on the Wii U, and perhaps most stupid of all, the 3DS barely even appeared at E3. It was all Wii U!

I understand Nintendo had to save the sinking ship that is the Wii U, but it feels like it's come at the cost of the 3DS! Have their been good games this year? Yeah, Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Mario Golf were good games. But they barely had any hype behind them. They just quietly appeared on store shelves.

We can't go a day without hearing about some new character in Hyrule Warrors or seeing another Wii U game get hyped up. Why can't the 3DS get the same treatment?

It looks like Nintendo decided to put the 3DS on autopilot and hope for the best. And quite frankly, the decision has bit them in the behind. Sales are down, and the 3DS is losing the momentum it had. Meanwhile, the Vita has started to gain some ground, and of course mobile devices are always there to eat away at the 3DS's market share.

This is not like the 90's and 2000's where Nintendo handhelds sold pretty much automatically, and there was no competition outside of the Game Gear and PSP.

At the end of the day, it's games that sell a system and 2014 was not as good as previous years. And as I said before, keeping the 3DS out of the biggest gaming trade show of they year is both pathetic and stupid, and only serves to hurt the platform. Think of how much hype Nintendo would have created had they announced Majora's Mask 3D or a new Metroid game on the 3DS.

I understand their focus is on saving the Wii U, I get that. But they just can't expect their handhelds to coast by on name alone anymore. The 3DS needs to keep the steady stream of great games going, it needs content! And it's games need to be promoted just as much as anything on the Wii U!

The 3DS is not in danger yet, but a massive sales drop is not a good thing and a lack of content and promotion is the main problem. The Wii U should be promoted, but not at the expense of the 3DS.



Caryslan commented on Hardware Review: AtGames Arcade Gamer Portable:

The funny thing about these systems is that they keep Sega's name on a console on the shelf in the video game section right next to the big three and their modern hardware.

Being a Sega fanboy, it brings a smile to my face when I see these systems.

Although, the irony is that the Genesis keeps on outliving the SNES and its other rivals from that since the hardware keeps coming back in new forms and is still on store shelves alongside newer and far more powerful systems.

I own the portable Genesis and the At Games Genesis system, and they are great little systems to have. I may pick this one up if it drops in the US.



Caryslan commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

@Kaze_Memaryu Given the 3DS is comparable to the Wii in terms of hardware, I don't see how it would have any real trouble with SNES games if it was straight emulation. Now, maybe 3D classics might be a problem.

But emulation of the SNES should not be an issue for the 3DS. It's not a weak system, and if the Wii could handle SNES games with problem, then why would the 3DS have issues?



Caryslan commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

To be honest though, I just wish we would get some of the Game Boy and NES games in the US that Japan and even Europe have had for months or in some cases, even years.

It took us over a year to get Super Mario Bros 3, and Nintendo even broke a promise to release it before 2013 ended. We still don't have Final Fantasy, Donkey Kong Land, Gargoyle's Quest II, Bubble Bobble, Donkey Kong Land 2 and some other games over here yet.

As much as I would love to see SNES and GBA games added to the VC, I would love to see more attention given to the NES and Game Boy's Virtual Console.

I'm getting kinda tired of going each week hoping that they will finally put up Donkey Kong Land or Final Fantasy on the Virtual Console. Why we can go a week or sometimes weeks without a single VC game is beyond me.



Caryslan commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

@JaxonH The 3DS is as powerful as a Wii, it can handle a SNES game with no problem. The reason why the GBA VC games lacked features and may not have been really good, was because Nintendo rushed GBA games onto the system to make up for dropping the 3DS' price.

There is no reason why the 3DS can't handle SNES or GBA games. The 3DS is around the Wii's level in terms of power and ability.



Caryslan commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

Why do we need another 3D classics line? Just put the SNES titles out on the 3DS family Virtual Console, and call it a day. For me, I would love having Super Mario World, Earthbound, the DKC trilogy, Super Castlevania IV, A Link to the Past, and the countless other classics from the SNES on my 2DS where I can take them anywhere I go.

Having NES games on the 2DS is cool enough, but Nintendo needs to bring the SNES games to the 3DS family. Having the best games from the best Nintendo home console at my fingertips where ever I go?

Why can't Nintendo see the potential profit from this?



Caryslan commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

@dumedum Aww, why hate on the 2DS? It's a good little budget console that is helping sell even more consoles in the 3DS family.

Plus, there are people who can't see the 3D effect on the 3DS, so having a model like the 2DS helps save money and removes a pointless feature that might never be used.

Plus, I think the 2DS has the best form factor of all the 3DS consoles. The L & R buttons are much larger on that model, and it fits better in the hand, kinda like the first model GBA, the PSP, or the Vita does.



Caryslan commented on Yokai Watch 2 Maintains Dominance as Hardware ...:

@eaglebob345 I would be shocked if Microsoft even bothers with the Xbox One in Japan. The Xbox and the 360 both flopped in Japan, and there is no intrest in the Xbox brand over there.

Given the poor sales of home consoles in Japan, Microsoft would be better served selling their consoles in the West and elsewhere. If the PS4 and Wii U are struggling to make an impact, then the Xbox One will be DOA in that market.



Caryslan commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

@vamkar Honestly, the Nintendo Seal of Quality was meaningless, even during the NES era. All it bascally meant is that a developer paid Nintendo to allow them to make games on the NES, and there was no questionable content in the game.

Otherwise, the Nintendo Seal of Quality was a cute little marketing tool to convince parents to buy products that only Nintendo allowed.

But for the quality of the game? The seal basically meant nothing. Companies like Acclaim released garbage games on the NES, as did other companies. If the seal was a judge of quality, Acclaim never would have found any success on the NES.



Caryslan commented on Wii U Purchasing Intent Doubles In The Wake Of...:

For people who are curious why the PS4 is still selling so well, my assumption is that people are buying the console in anticipation of games that will eventually come out. We know Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy XV, Batman: Arkham Knight, Assassin's Creed Unity, Fallout 4, Tekken 7, and other major high-profile games are coming to the PS4 eventually, and like it not, none of those games look to be coming to the Wii U.

Now, the question remains as to why Microsoft is not enjoying an upwswing as well since most of those games will also be on the Xbox One. The best answer is that many gamers likely don't trust Microsoft after all the crap that they pulled leading up the Xbox One's release.

Microsoft is learning the hard lesson that Sony learned last generation. That consumers will gladly leave your console if they feel like they are being insulted and ripped off by a greedy company. With the PS3, Sony insulted their fanbase with arrogant comments and a belief that the system alone would sell the system.

They spent the past generation rebuilding their reputation, and they have just recently managed to win back gamers and make the PS3 something of a success.

Microsoft will likely be in the same boat Sony was last generation, trying to rebuild their reputation with gamers while gradually winning them back. They made some good steps, and realized their mistake sooner than Sony did last gen. So, they should be fine.

As for Nintendo, they will do what they have always done. Sell their systems on the strength of their IPs that can't be found anywhere else.

Sony has the lead now, but this could become a close generation, just like the last one. If nothing else, it will be fun to watch.



Caryslan commented on Poll: Which is Your Favourite Super Smash Bros...:

Pac-Man is my top newcomer. Mega Man is cool and all, but he's not the icon Pac-Man is, plus Pac looks like he has a cool moveset where he pulls out old Namco arcade characters to attack opponents.

The other newcomers are great, but there is no beating the first icon of Gaming joining Smash. Especially when he has such a great looking moveset.



Caryslan commented on Nintendo Download: 17th July (North America):

Nintendo must have forgotten how to put a new Virtual Console game onto the 3DS eshop each week.

Really Nintendo, put up some Virtual Console games! Where's Final Fantasy, Donkey Kong Land, or the other NES and Game Boy games that are in the pipeline that have been out for months in other regions?

There's no excuse given there are tons of games they could put up each week.



Caryslan commented on Meet LeapTV, The Wii Challenger in 2014:

What cheap clickbait! Leapfrog is not trying to tap into Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft's market with this system. They are selling this as a educational system that gets kids active, like their other products! More than likely, this won't even be sold in the Video Game aisle, but rather, will be sold in its own department in the toy section.

People really think this is trying to steal Nintendo's market? Come on guys, you all must also think Plug and Play games and Sega's new Genesis consoles that have built in games are also a threat to Nintendo as well, huh?

I mean, there's a portable Genesis on the market right now! The 3DS must be doomed!

This is cheap clickbait of the highest order. This is a leapfrog product, which means its aimed at little kids and will target parents by touting how educational it is. It kinda makes us look bad when we are sitting here bashing this system, when its clearly not even going for the same market as Nintendo or the other big two.

It's not like Nintendo is pushing out Mario's Alphabet Adventure on the 3DS.



Caryslan commented on Rayman Trophy Revealed For Super Smash Bros. O...:

I want it to be a Castlevania character, namely Simon Belmont with a Death assist trophy. Konami and Square Enix are the only two major Japanese developers who don't have a a rep in Smash Bros yet. If Snake did got cut, then the only logical option is to replace him with a Castlevania character.



Caryslan commented on Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Says Nintendo Provides B...:

@Kaze_Memaryu I don't see shooters as a problem on the Playstation platforms. Yes, the PS3 and PS4 both get their yearly Call of Duty installments and Battlefield every couple of years, but the shooter market has started to dry up over the last couple of years. Major titles like Medal of Honor: Warfighter, and Dead Space 3 flopped, Resistance is a dead brand at this point, and the only FPS titles that are still making any kind of money are Call of Duty, Battlefield, Halo, and Killzone, and even those have waned in popularity compared to previous games in those series.

This is why Call of Duty's popularity did not bother me, because the "me-too" copy cat FPS games that flooded the market would eventually flop and die out, just like all the GTA clones during the 6th generation and the mascot with an attitude platformers during the 16-bit era.

I've never felt Sony has ever been dependent on shooter games. Yeah, they have Killzone, but they also have other titles that cover a wide array of genres. Not to mention, out of the big three are pretty much the home console of JRPGs, quirky Japanese games, and countless other games.

Of course they make money off of the yearly Call of Duty, but its not the dependence that Microsoft seems to have. If Call of Duty every flops, I think Microsoft would be hurt the worst.

Sony still had JRPG fans, sports game fans(they are the only system with an MLB game right now) and fans of other games in general that may not be FPS fans who will still buy a Playstation.

Microsoft is the one that will be hurt the most if the FPS bubble bursts. They are dependent on Call of Duty, Battlefield, Gears of War, and Halo to sell their consoles. Besides Forza, what is there on the Xbox that is a major title that does not involve guns? And even the multiplats are simply better on Sony's platforms.

Sony and Nintendo are fine, since they have invested in a wide array of games for their platforms. Microsoft on the other hand may not be so lucky...



Caryslan commented on Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Says Nintendo Provides B...:

@retro_player_22 Don't know what the issue with the Arkham games are, since they are pretty much based on the modern version of Batman, which is a dark character anyway. The Batman games have a darker, more muted artstyle, but that's pretty much all modern Batman media(the Dark Knight movies were like the Arkham games in that regard and even the Batman Animated series was darker and more muted than the later Superman and Justice League cartoons in the same universe.)

Plus, Batman never touches a gun in any of the Arkham games, so I don't see the problem. I consider Batman a pretty good break from the countless FPS games on the market. Plus, the Arkham games are one of the few titles that encourage the player to use all of Batman's tools, rather than simply brute forcing your way through the game.

Now, with a fourth game coming, the Arkham games aren't a fresh as they were in 2009, but they are still some of the best single player games on the market today.



Caryslan commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

I am so happy Twilight Princess is winning, that was such a great game!

My top 5 Zelda games are

1. Twilight Princess
2. A Link to the Past
3. Link's Awakening
4. Ocarina of Time
5. The Legend of Zelda

I have never played Wind Waker or Minish Cap, so they are not in the running right now....