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A gaming fan of all styles.

24, United Kingdom

Sat 28th December, 2013

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Chubblings commented on Video: You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy:

@6ch6ris6 I don't get it...wouldn't the fact that a lot of people buying the Wii VC on Wii U lead Nintendo to ponder that a lot of people liked Metroid Prime and want a new one? Because you're saying that you hope people won't buy them, so I'm just curious at why you think by people not buying them will lead to a new Metroid Prime, when it should in fact, lead to the opposite.



Chubblings commented on Talking Point: It's Time to Salute The Nintend...:

This is easily to me the best Nintendo handheld, definitely ranking up high in best Nintendo consoles of all time. It has the dual screen layout like the DS, but unlike the DS in now way does it feel being gimmicky by shoving down touch screen controls (to this day I can't play Phantom Hourglass or Spirit Tracks for those very reasons) while the 3D itself even if some may find it gimmicky, there still is an option to turn it off for those who don't like it, the buttons layouts are all nice, and it has a great variety of games, be it fighters, platforms, shooter, puzzle, adventure, and so on. All of my 3DS games have been fun to play and some have even brought to me some of my best gaming experiences in a while (Fire Emblem Awakening, A Link Between Worlds, Pokémon Omega Ruby, Kingdom Hearts 3D just to name a few).



Chubblings commented on Weirdness: Sega Features the Infamous Knuckles...:

@lividd3ad That's what I was thinking...As hilarious as it would be for them to make fun of the game, the writers would never be allowed to add that in the show because it's bad press for the game (as though it doesn't have enough already), and just the repeating pause being in German even though the cartoon is in English is a contradiction.



Chubblings commented on Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download Fr...:

Really solid list and I know it's only Part One, but I would have added Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, and Xenoblade Chronicles (yes I know there's a new 3DS version, but release this much later for those who don't want a new 3DS, because it's pretty much unavailable to buy on Wii physical). They're both games I missed out on, and are pretty much impossible to get now.



Chubblings commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

I have 6000+ stars on my Club Nintendo (that I've been saving up over a long time for like say, a statue, like the Luigi's Mansion 2 one, which was really well made), I'm assuming these won't be transferable to the New system that's launched in replacement, but come on Nintendo, for Majora's Mask release, at least put some new stuff up in Club Nintendo Europe (there hasn't really been anything noteworthy recently—golfballs, even as a golfer I say no thanks—pin badges, too pricy for what they give, only really the T-shirt is good, but even then there have been better ones). Anyways, like everyone else has said, I do hope this new system leads to account based, as then I will have more assurance with buying Nintendo products digital.



Chubblings commented on Sonic Boom Gets a Whopping 1GB+ Update in Euro...:

@Einherjar I also thoroughly enjoyed Lost World, but my only issue with the game (aside from the painlessly easy boss fights as you mentioned) were the amount of 2D sections. Sonic games generally have great 3D and 2D sections, but Lost World really shined most when it was 3D, while its 2D sections just weren't as interesting (which were quite a major part of the game).



Chubblings commented on New Exploit Makes The 3DS Region Free Without ...:

@JaxonH That's a really sound argument that I agree with myself. However, I do find myself wondering, even though region locking has its benefits, there are some negative impacts. For example, should someone from the UK (who has a 3DS with many games from the region) move to the US, they wouldn't be able to buy any games for their system (even though both PAL and NTSC have English). So in that case, if you're moving around regions of the world, region locking can be an inconvenience.



Chubblings commented on Video: Nintendo Drops a Legend of Zelda: Major...:

Never played Majora's Mask before (only 3D Zelda I haven't played), I've got the Limited Edition New console with it preordered, the game looks truly incredible. I'm glad I waited for the remake instead of buying it on Wii VC.

On a side note, do any of you think that the fact that the game is coming out on Friday the 13th is just pure coincidence, or on purpose by Nintendo?



Chubblings commented on Professional Super Smash Bros. Player Proposes...:

Pretty appropriate tagline of "Marry-o" because even though I live in the UK, I simply can't stand the way that UK promotional adverts pronounce Mario's name as Marry-o/Mare-eo instead of Ma-rio. All jokes aside, congratulations to the two.



Chubblings commented on Zelda: Majora's Mask New 3DS Bundles Available...:

@Damo THIS (For example, us in the UK have to wait for "second half 2015" for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse whilst North America gets it in February, but you don't see us complaining).

Anyways, got the Majora's Mask Limited Edition Console with Limited Edition Skull Kid Statue+Charger for £210. Can February come any sooner?!



Chubblings commented on Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Yea...:

Wii U retail: Mario Kart 8 (it was MK8 v. Smash for me, but the DLC Pack 1 really solidified MK8 for me)

Wii U eShop: Shovel Knight (Played it on Wii U, 3DS, and PC-all outstanding)

3DS Retail: Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire-really thought that they did a tremendous job with the remakes making them really stand out and feel fully fleshed, 1000000x better than X and Y (although those games were good). They're still my favourite Pokémon games of all time (even surpass R/B/Y even though those are the ones I grew up on)

3DS eShop: Shovel Knight

Overall: Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (may be unpopular opinions, but I think truly deserved).



Chubblings commented on Video: Today's Teens Simply Cannot Handle The ...:

@ricklongo I'm going to go with something different, and suggest it's just these kids (the ones in the video)'s attention span and impatience. They're not really getting the gist of how you play a 2D platformer. You don't just keep running for the end not pressing anything hoping for the best; the point is that you take your time, explore, be strategic about these things, or even just try your best. These kids have grown up in an age of technology where everything in itself is instantaneous and quick, and things come in short-bursts and they're not really used to concentrating on things for long spans of time; they just do something and move on. In reference to your girlfriend's nephew who you mentioned loves MegaMan and was able to blast through, I think that's more of him perhaps not being as enamoured to things like mobile phones, and rather the creative, eager to learn spirit of a child coming through (which is what games really capture).



Chubblings commented on Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Cha...:

@aaronsullivan I thought Nintendo reported a few months ago that they were selling Wii U's without loss now, but I may be mistaken. In any case however, the only thing I find important for the Wii U is that the top-notch first party games come (which they have been, and will definitely continue to in 2015), and that Nintendo is at least making profit for it so they continue to support it and that they don't lose money of off it. Nevertheless, I was really surprised at how well amiibo sold and could very well single-handedly turn the tides of the Wii U's sales should Nintendo choose to capitalise on it.



Chubblings commented on Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Poké...:

I liked the Secret Bases concept in the original and like the new 'Super' Secret Bases in ΩRAS. However, I find it absolutely ridiculous that the only way to get the Garchompite (a stone that many will want to use) through collecting 1000 flags. That's just too much - I'm fine with maybe 50 flags, but 1000 - not everyone will play online/streetpass and unfortunately, it's the only way to use Mega Garchomp in that game because unless you trade with someone that has Mega Garchomp, it's impossible because Pokémon Bank doesn't let you store Pokémon holding items (so you can't transfer your Mega Garchomp from X and Y).



Chubblings commented on Splatoon Developers Continue to Paint a Pictur...:

This game is looking real good, and definitely one of my most hyped games for 2015. Everything about it is just so fresh, new and relaxing. I was sold by the game at E3, but as time passes, it just keeps on looking better and better.



Chubblings commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:

The article is well written, using a variety of good arguments, but ultimately the idea of a Nintendo Phone is (in my opinion) one of the WORST decisions that Nintendo could ever make. Firstly, it would be a flop like others have said (since gaming phones aren't successful and people don't buy phones for games, they're just an extra), and there's just too much competition. Secondly, it would completely ruin the purpose of their handhelds, and might actually hurt that division. Lastly and simply, it's not what they're here to do: they make video games (and systems for it), they don't do phones, and the argument that they started out as a card and toys company is simply irrelevant; they became renowned for their video games (how big was Nintendo really back before video games).



Chubblings commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Have Sh...:

Woah! I knew it would do good, but I didn't know it would be that good. I guess it will be the best selling 3DS game just like the originals were for Gameboy. Much deserved though for my favourite Pokémon games (Gen 3 was the best for me, even though I started with Gen 1). The remakes were very well done, and there was a lot of content added in, not just some graphics touch ups.



Chubblings commented on Out Today: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphir...:

Omega Ruby arrived yesterday from Nintendo Store for me (a day early)! The game's the same masterpiece it was when I played it 11 years ago. I haven't had this much fun with Pokémon, or even a video game, in a long while.Now I'm just waiting for Smash Wii U today.



Chubblings commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U):

9/10 is an amazing score, don't know why people are mad. It got 9's mostly across the board (well there were 9.5's etc. and even IGN gave it a 9.8), but that's just the way NintendoLife's Review scale works, it has to be whole numbers (at least to my knowledge). It makes sense then, to round down to 9, but not round up to 10 (because rounding a score to the perfect score is a bit much). Just my opinion though.



Chubblings commented on Feature: Batman Vs. Superman In The Battle Of ...:

@Rafie I share your stance completely, and people really do forget that up until the Arkham games, Batman games were just plain bad. With Arkham Knight finishing up the Arkham trilogy, I think Rocksteady will definitely open up to revitalise Superman in video games (and regarding your last statement, whilst it wasn't without faults, I thoroughly enjoyed Man of Steel).



Chubblings commented on Weirdness: Super Smash Bros. amiibo Modificati...:

I don't think this is too unlikely as my copy of SSB 3DS had this problem where it is unable to play Classic Mode (and the system then proceeds to restart). I've sent the game to Customer Service in Nintendo about 6 weeks ago, and first they had no idea what happened, then they lost the game, and now a replacement is supposed to come soon (which they said like 3 weeks ago). My copy of SSB U better be problem free considering the utter torture I've had to deal with with the 3DS version.



Chubblings commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Nintendo Diffe...:

@ColdingLight It's not a competitor right now, but there has been a lot of talk as of late, with Amazon hiring game developers etc., to release their own video game console with games. While there's not guarantee that it'll be a competitor, people are speculating regardless that Amazon will release a budget console with approachable games, that'll take away all of the casual market, thus jeopardising Nintendo with the taking away of that market.



Chubblings commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

I do love my Wii U, although I can't help but see it as anything more than a secondary console to accompany PS4/X1/PC. That said, I've had much more enjoyment with the Wii U thus far, then my PS4, while X1 just doesn't interest me at this point (will likely pick one up at the end of the generation). As a gaming console as its own (the only gaming console you'll own), it's definitely a C-. However, if you grade it as a secondary console, I do think it's well worth an A(+).

On a minor note, there is a typo in the article:
" Nintendo will likely simply target a return to profitability and modest success — improvement will be need to even reach GameCube levels, however."
It should be "improvement will be need*ed* to even reach Gamecube Levels however."



Chubblings commented on Video: Nintendo Releases 60 FPS Trailers for S...:

"WHAT! There is no difference between 30fps and 60fps. I mean everyone knows that the human eye can only see 30fps, and 60fps is weird, and games are so much better at 30fps with that "cinematic feel"
-Iterating PS4/X1 fanboys who try to justify things when their games are at 30fps, after the developers failed to reach their target goal of 60fps. Ironically, when their games do hit 60fps (See LOTU: Remastered, Halo MCC), they brag about this, awesome, silky-smooth experience, in spite of the fact that prior to 7th gen, 60fps was a gaming standard.



Chubblings commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Offers the Best of Bot...:

@dbobo I do somewhat agree, because like you, I also have played every Pokémon game in all of the generations. While I think what they're doing works, I do fear that it may get stale in the future. The only real way to take things to the next level to innovate the series is really just better hardware to be able to add new things, just like how the series was in top-down format until X and Y, which the newer hardware introduced full 3D (which is why they could make an amazing true Pokémon game on Wii U). Another thing that they could do is to stop making one every year, and instead make one every 2-3 years, thus that way, they have more time to add a plethora of new things to make each instalment fresh (kind of like the 3D Mario's-same platformer style, but each completely unique and fresh). Regardless, I am excited for ORAS as they were my favourite generation. I do recommend though that you try B2/W2, as in my opinion, they're one of the best in series, far outshining D/P/Pt, B/W, and even X/Y.