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Male, 25, Canada

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

Mon 5th August, 2013

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CaviarMeths commented on Feature: Meet The Unsung Pioneer Behind The Mo...:

Very interesting story there.

I think it was Patton Oswald who said something along the lines of, "I only want to be in the best movies and the worst movies. I'm in this business for two things, the money and the stories, and the worst movies always have the best stories behind them."

That's from memory, so I'm most likely misquoting him a little, but it feels relevant.



CaviarMeths commented on Pre-Orders Open For NES, Persona Q and Smash B...:

I would rather have the Persona one than the New 3DS, to be honest.

The Smash and NES ones are up on EBGames now (Canadian Gamestop outlet), but the Persona Q one is still missing. According to reddit, EBGames will be getting the Persona Q one in very limited supply.



CaviarMeths commented on Nintendo Download: 11th September (North America):

@Gerbwmu It's the biggest software drought in Nintendo's 30 year history in the video game industry. They could have padded out the summer with VC content, but in the last 18 weeks, they have released a grand total of 3 first party games on the Wii U VC: Mario Tennis: Power Tour, Donkey Kong Jr. Math, and Super Mario Kart.



CaviarMeths commented on Yokai Watch 2 Back at Number One in Japan - Wi...:

It's still possible for Hyrule Warriors to hit 150k LTD in Japan, which would be a decent starting point to do 1m worldwide. I'm expecting lower of course, but will be very pleasantly surprised if it does cross into the seven digit magic land.

For fun, here's a list of things that sold better than Japan's XB1 launch week:

  • The movie "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo"
  • Hitler memorabilia
  • John Travolta and Olivia Newton John's 2012 Christmas Album
  • Both of David Hasslehoff's autobiographies (yes, he's written two)
  • AIDS


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

@Mega719 Japanese gamers don't care about AAA titles. Considering the sales of the Vita in the west, western gamers don't care about handheld AAA titles either. Assassin's Creed, Killzone, Uncharted, etc, did nothing for the system. Everybody's favorite game on it is Persona 4: The Golden, a port of a PS2 game. That's the kind of audience that exists for the Vita.

@Gerbwmu The XB1 launch line up is awful for Japan. There is not a single game that would appeal to Japanese gamers.



CaviarMeths commented on Square Enix Wants To Bring Dragon Quest VII To...:

@Peach64 Difference is that Dragon Quest has historically had respectable sales in the west. VII, VIII, and IX all did well. Even the IV, V, and VI remakes on DS did alright (for being virtually unmarketed remakes). The last time a Dragon Quest game sold worse in the west than Wonderful 101 was 1990. Dragon Quest VII 3D would outsell Wonderful 101's LTD in its first month.

Atlus and NIS find it absolutely hilarious that Square-Enix "isn't sure" if their 2nd biggest IP would sell well in the west.



CaviarMeths commented on Full Extent of Nintendo of Europe Job Cuts Bec...:

@Ufaowl The opposite, most likely. Before, Nintendo of Europe relied on contracts with temporary workers to localize games. Now they are instead outsourcing it to 3rd parties, which means more resources will be available and more projects will be able to be taken on at once.

It's a move to increase efficiency, not scale back production.



CaviarMeths commented on Xenoblade Chronicles Coming to 3DS in Japan:

It sold much better Stateside than it did in Japan, so it will probably be localized. It would be shame on NoA if they made that same mistake twice.

Great news for people who missed it the first time around though!



CaviarMeths commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

Er... what the heck am I supposed to do with that tiny "circle pad?" It looks like the little mouse nubs on old laptops, and those were terrible. Also, going from SD to microSD would be great if I wanted to cut my storage capacity in half.



CaviarMeths commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?:

I have to say 3D World. It may not have the best level design or features, but to me, platformers are boring has heck when you play alone. Local multiplayer is where 3D World really shines, elevating it from good entry to best entry in the series.



CaviarMeths commented on Video: Turns Out Former James Bond Pierce Bros...:

He was an alright Bond. He didn't really do anything unique with the character and spent his entire tenure aping Connery or Moore, but he pulled it off decently.

Shame about Die Another Day though. He deserved a better send off than that pile of hot garbage.



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

Rayman probably would have been a better example, but yeah, this guy seems to be the first major exec with one of the Big 3 Western devs that understands that the Nintendo audience is fundamentally different from the Sony/MS audience.

The 3DS, the Wii U, and the Vita all have an audience that doesn't really care about "mature" games (which is a dumb way to describe them, but whatever), but all three have a type of game that sells well to its audience.



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

Man, do I ever hope it's NOT Metroid. Prime series was phenomenal, but what a colossal waste of one of the most talented studios on the planet to have them make the same game over and over again. I want a new Metroid, but not from Retro.

Let this company tackle a different IP, or make a new one altogether. They've proven themselves capable.



CaviarMeths commented on Night Trap ReVamped Developer May Flip-Flop on...:

I didn't even know it was possible to suffer from 20-year old butthurt. I think they're getting a little ahead of themselves to declare that a remaster of a crappy old game most famous for its controversy is the 3rd party support that the Wii U sorely needs.

I think @smikey is right. The change of heart came about because there wasn't enough interest for them to reach their crowdfunding goal without Nintendo.