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Male, 26, Canada

Nintendo and Sony fan. Enthusiast of classic rock, heavy metal, jazz, and the blues. Probably a weeb.

Mon 5th August, 2013

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CaviarMeths commented on A New Iwata Asks on Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Re...:

Actually the whole interview is really interesting. Iwata Asks are always a great read. Kinda got a warm fuzzy when Takahashi was talking about the old SNES days with Sakaguchi and the rest of the Final Fantasy team playing through and cheering at the completion of those old games. I'm glad those days are an influence on Takahashi now.



CaviarMeths commented on Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 Delivers an Artful Lau...:

Nah. Atlus is my favorite developer next to Nintendo, but I'm getting tired of their launch practices. $10-20 more for all of their games at launch with some cheap crap thrown in to fish for pre-orders.

Atlus would get my money Day 1 at $40, without the extras. As it is now, I'll wait for this to go on sale for $30, just out of principle.



CaviarMeths commented on Video: Here's How Long Mugen Power's New Ninte...:

Very impressive, but not really necessary. I don't think I'd ever be away from a power supply for more than 5 hours at a time unless I'm on a camping trip or something, in which case I wouldn't have my 3DS with me anyway.



CaviarMeths commented on Nintendo Set To License All IP to Mobile Publi...:

The best news here is that the online membership is coming. I suspect a true unified account system independent from hardware. This is also likely the replacement to Club Nintendo.

Also notable is that DeNA is now 10% owned by Nintendo... and 13% owned by Sony.

And yeah, Nintendo isn't going mobile. They're just doing what Iwata said they were going to do all along - use mobile to leverage their own IPs.



CaviarMeths commented on The Nintendo 3DS Was North America's Best-Sell...:

Lesser news, but the Wii U is also up YoY. It's still selling poorly, but it's still chugging along and picking up a little steam on the way. It's not much momentum, but it's momentum. I think 2015 will be its peak year. It would be following the same trend as the Wii, which also had its peak year the year following MK and Smash.

Fantastic results for Majora's Mask and Monster Hunter, and I'm sure NoA is pleased at the launch for N3DS as well.



CaviarMeths commented on Flashcard Company Announces Initial Support fo...:

@Takerkaneanite6 People aren't going to start stealing things just because they can. They haven't for the last few thousand years and they're not going to start now. People are generally pretty good at following the rules of society.

Piracy and theft is a relatively small market, and yes, it's bad. There are better ways to deal with it though. Updating firmware is fine and a good way to curb it. Competing with it works too, just ask Netflix and Steam. Sending a team of lawyers armed with cease and desist letters though is just wasteful, and that seems to be Nintendo's MO.



CaviarMeths commented on Etrian Mystery Dungeon Just Misses Top Spot in...:

For what it's worth, I think Famitsu had EMD at 1st with about 70k, so the battle for first was very close. Either way, that's an improvement over both the last Etrian Odyssey game and the last Mystery Dungeon game.

Nice to see Majora's Mask still chugging along. Mario Kart 8 looks like it will crawl past a million some time this year too.

Massive drop for Dragon Quest Heroes, but pretty standard for Musou games. I'm impressed at the solid hold for PS4 hardware despite the big drop in software.



CaviarMeths commented on Koei Tecmo Says Hyrule Warriors Has Breathed N...:

I'd just take another season of DLC for Hyrule Warriors over a sequel, really. I'm still used to being an MMO gamer, where games get expansions, not sequels. For a new game for Nintendo, I agree with everyone else that Fire Emblem Warriors seems like the most logical (and awesome).

And Dragon Quest Heroes is doing more to convince me to buy a PS4 than any other game right now.



CaviarMeths commented on A Cowboy's Tale from Nexis Games Rides to the ...:

People in this thread on about how it shouldn't have been revealed at such an early stage, as if the final version is going to look much more polished than this lol.

Game looks like "Let's take everything terrible about modern AAA games and do it on a budget of $40."



CaviarMeths commented on Full Details Emerge on Shin Megami Tensei: Dev...:

@Quinn_Blackwood $60 in Canada.

Edit: Oh, saw your other comment. Nintendo of Canada publishes these games domestically, so there should be no currency conversion. 3DS games are normally $40-45. Etrian Mystery Dungeon and Persona Q are $50, so I had marked that up as the "Atlus tax." This game is $60, the price of a Wii U game. It is overpriced, even for Canadian 3DS games, even for Atlus games.

And the games are published domestically in the UK too, so British consumers aren't paying for a currency conversion either. £32 and $40 are almost exactly the same in terms of average wage vs price of game.



CaviarMeths commented on Final Fantasy Creator Hironobu Sakaguchi Reall...:

Well, when you're one of the greatest video game creators of all time, I suppose you get to say things like that. Wish he worked more with Nintendo. The Last Story was a fantastic game, better any of the Final Fantasy direct sequels.



CaviarMeths commented on Fresh Bravely Second Details Highlight StreetP...:

Considering that Bravely Default's success in the West single-handedly caused the CEO of Square Enix to reevaluate the company's policies on localization, I have absolutely no doubt that Bravely Default will be out in NA/EU within in a year.



CaviarMeths commented on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Shows De...:

@rjejr Japan just got the Halo Master Chief Collection, bundled with a special white Xbox One and a $100~ price drop.

It's pretty much the same value as November in NA, when the Xbox One was $350 with two games. Only... the Xbox One sold over 2 million consoles in America in November. So Japan's 1,300 is still pretty much dead in the water.