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CaviarMeths

CaviarMeths

Male, 25, Canada

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

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Mon 5th August, 2013

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#3

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.

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#7

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!

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#9

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.

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#11

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.

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#15

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.

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#16

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.

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#17

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.

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#18

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.

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#25

CaviarMeths commented on Etrian Odyssey 2 3DS Remake Confirmed for Japan:

As a Canadian, I actually got all giddy and excited when Raquna in the first game said she was from Ontario and started talking about maple cuisine. Never seen Canada represented in a Japanese game before! That was fun.

Anyway, I enjoyed Untold a lot and I'm hoping to see this game hit Western shores too. :)

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#26

CaviarMeths commented on Video: This Is Possibly The Most Almighty Falc...:

I'm glad I've learned by now to always turn the sound WAY down before watching any Smash videos. Anytime something somewhat interesting happens, the commentators start screeching and hollering like they're 13 years old and The Beatles just came to America.

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#30

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

What the heck? Why is everyone blaming Nintendo for this? Nintendo isn't even developing the game. They have a few producers on the project from the SPD division, but this is a Koei Tecmo game.

Nintendo had no problem at all implementing online play for Mario Kart 8, and online will be a very central focus of Smash too. They also didn't tell Activision to skip the online play for Ghosts or Black Ops 2, so really, there's no excuse at all for dragging your knuckles on the ground and saying something ridiculous like this is Nintendo's fault.

And yeah, this seems to specifically refer to story mode. At any rate, it's worth waiting until Monday to find out for sure.

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#31

CaviarMeths commented on Nintendo Comes Out On Top As Japanese Gamers V...:

Sony has plenty of development studios, but they're pretty much all making Western games that Japanese gamers don't care about.

Top 5 is pretty much exactly as expected. Only surprise is that Koei Tecmo is lower than Capcom (only by 1 vote, but still).

The second poll there, were readers were asked more generally which were their favorite developers without having a 1 vote limit, was probably a little more indicative. Nintendo, SE, and Capcom still make up the top 3, but you see much more people voting for brands from companies like Sony and Namco. People love those companies, they just don't love them more than they love Nintendo. ;)

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#32

CaviarMeths commented on Michel Ancel Forms New Studio While Continuing...:

@AJWolfTill Not really. Nolan hasn't done a "small" film since The Prestige, but I would argue that all of his projects are passion projects. He owns his own production company, so he has the freedom of picking exactly which projects he wants. He IS Ubisoft in this case (well, sort of, he still relies on another company like WB for distribution, so maybe he's more like Platinum or BioWare).

I was trying to give an example of actors that attach themselves to a huge franchise because it pays very well, but also take interest in a number of smaller, artsier projects. Johnny Depp and Ewan McGreggor would be other good examples.

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#33

CaviarMeths commented on Michel Ancel Forms New Studio While Continuing...:

"Ambitious" and "pushing the boundaries" kinda just tells me "We spent like a kajillion dollars on this and have unrealistic expectations for it, but we'll blame that on the consumer, so it's OK." Also means that a Wii U version is unlikely.

Good for Ancel though. He has a very creative mind, so it's a good move for him to stick with Ubisoft to pay the bills and work on passion/vanity projects through his indie studio. Like the Christian Bale of developers. You do Batman so that you can afford to do whatever the heck you want in between.

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#34

CaviarMeths commented on Video: The 10 Best Zelda Games As Selected By You:

If you swapped out ALBW or SS for MM, that's pretty much identical to what my Top 5 would look like. I think OoT and WW are a cut above the rest, easily #1 and #2, and then the next 4 games (ALttP, TP, ALBW, SS) can be arranged in pretty well any order depending on my mood.

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#39

CaviarMeths commented on Looks Like You Can Only Install 300 Games And ...:

Considering I don't give 2 hoots about apps and wish I could get rid of the ones that come pre-installed on the thing, I don't think this will be a problem for me at all. I'll never have 290-odd games on my 3DS.

Still better than the Vita's 100 app limit though.

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#49

CaviarMeths commented on Bravely Default Flutters Gracefully Past The O...:

I wish more Japanese companies would realize that they weren't doing themselves any favours by trying to make their long-running series appeal more to Western gamers.

  • Resident Evil 6 is the lowest selling numbered RE game ever.
  • Final Fantasy has been trending downwards since X, even the HD remaster of X managed to outsell the most recent new FF.
  • Ninja Gaiden Z sold hilariously awfully, selling less on PS3 and 360 combined than Razor's Edge sold on Wii U (Epic Un-achievement of 2014 Award, right there).

So I'm not surprised here. The message Bravely Default sends to Japanese publishers should be that "We liked the games you used to make, why did you change them?"