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Chubblings

A gaming fan of all styles.

Male, 25, United Kingdom

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#1

Chubblings commented on Yoshi's Woolly World Has Limited Impact in Jap...:

@MightyKrypto Oh it was definitely a fantastic game, I rarely feel the urge to 100% games. It was fantastic, and I loved every second of it. In terms of flaws, yeah Arkham Knight identity was way too predictable, in terms of things with the plot, I'd rather not detail them here so that nobody in this thread gets unintentionally spoiled. The most non-spoiler problem I can say was that the ending left a bit to be desired (not enough closure), as well as the fact that there was not as much direct interaction with the Rogues Gallery as I would have hoped (they're relegated to separate side-missions, which are your typical combat and predator stuff). The Batmobile was cool as a drive-able, but I thought the Bat-Tank (combat) aspect of it was the main real flaw, and with the car just being drivable, the whole game would be even better. Because of it, we never got any real physical boss-fights (imagine a physical boss fight against Arkham Knight, fighting a dangerous team of Two-Face and Penguin working together, Harley Quinn, and in the case of Scarecrow, an Asylum-like sequence, etc.). I know I may sound a little critical, but don't get me wrong, this is still one of my favourite games of the year (9/10, topped Witcher 3 for me, but only because I'm a DC fanboy). Ultimately, I think no matter how great it is, it just had a monster mega hype to live up to, and I think it lived up to that for the most part.

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#2

Chubblings commented on Yoshi's Woolly World Has Limited Impact in Jap...:

@MightyKrypto About Arkham Knight though (not sure if you've played it or not), but having 100% it on both Normal and Knightmare (since they had a thing where you had to 100% the game to get the full ending), it's definitely amazing in some ways, but has a few big flaws, while I found Yoshi's Wooly World to be a great experience consistently (though can't really compare the two, as they're completely different games, plus my inner fanboy preferred Arkham Knight). However, you would think Yoshi would do better in Japan considering Arkham Knight is a very Western game.

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#3

Chubblings commented on Nintendo Announces Super Mario Maker Wii U Har...:

I got the LE bundle of the game with the art book + amiibo + shirt from Nintendo Store UK, but they sold out fairly quickly (within 24 hours), though the situation wasn't as bad as with the Splatoon triple pack bundles.

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#5

Chubblings commented on Nintendo Releases Genyo Takeda's Full Eulogy ...:

@JaxonH Same here, it really did shock me. Mr. Iwata's passing impacted me as deeply as if he were my own family member. He was truly a classy individual, and rarely have I seen someone in such an executive position have so much passion for his job, and be so open. By this, I'm referring to his willingness to admit to his own mistakes (at one point, even halving his own salary instead of laying off workers when profits were low), and communicate directly with fans. His presentations in Nintendo Directs gave a light-hearted playful to them, and I would always have a smile on my face (from staring at bananas, looking in awe at Majora Moon, or even recently, his puppet from E3).

What also makes me have so much respect for this man (aside from his other many attributes and contributions) is how his passing went about. He passed away from bile ducts, and he had a surgery last year to remove the tumour, although this surgery must not have been successful, which was what led to this unfortunate passing (as, since the tumour hadn't been removed, his death was something that people close to him were likely aware of). So, despite how ill Mr. Iwata was, he didn't want any of us to worry, and wanted to keep working, to keep touching people's hearts. That is truly what it means to be a classy individual.

Nevertheless, although Mr. Iwata may have passed, his spirit, his passion, all of which have touched countless hearts—that will live on forever.

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#8

Chubblings commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

Bile ducts...poor Iwata was in worse health than any of us could ever have imagined, but he never wanted us to worry: a classy human being. Truly a sad day for gaming, as we truly lost one of the greats. I'm really sad, felt like I lost a family member. Rest in peace Iwata, thanks for all the great fun you've given to all of us over the years.

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#11

Chubblings commented on Review: Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 (3DS):

I loved the original Chronicles on 3DS as a launch title, but I'll be getting this on the Vita due to better performance. Since this takes elements from Samurai Warriors 4, which I loved as well, this should make for a great portable experience. Stoked for Hyrule Warriors 3DS though (even if I own the Wii U version). It does baffle me why they would release it so close to Hyrule Warriors 3DS, as even though it's a couple of months from now, I imagine most people will likely get their Warriors fix through that, this year.

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#12

Chubblings commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Approach to Transfor...:

Great comparison at the end between Super Mario 3D World->Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker to Metroid Prime 2->Federation Force. Federation Force in particular has gotten a lot of flack, just because it's not Metroid Prime 4. Fans aren't judging the games we saw at E3 in terms of quality, but rather, whether it fits in line with what they want. There have been so many instances where a game gets hated on before people even play it.
I completely understand why people are upset at these spinoffs, since it seems like an insult to them, but so long as the games are of high quality and fun to play, I don't see how it's a big issue (though I can't justify Animal Crossing WiiU).

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#13

Chubblings commented on Interview: Knitting Together the Pattern of Yo...:

Incredible game, I've had a blast playing it today (I'm spreading myself too thin though, playing both this and Arkham Knight simultaneously).

To all the people in NA, if you're still on the fence for this game, it's fantastic. Visually, it's one of the most beautifully designed and visually appealing games of the year. Gameplay-wise, it's so fun, and with the plethora of collectibles, you'll be sinking a lot of tim in the game. Better than Kirby's Epic Yarn (because as you progress, there can also be a challenge, plus the collectibles).

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#14

Chubblings commented on Splatoon Holds Its Territory in the UK Charts:

@Peach64 I feel like the NintendoLife community hates way too much on the UK market. Arkham Knight's going to sell well globally (US, UK, Mainland Europe, Japan, etc.), and rightfully so: it's a truly fantastic game (and a fitting end to the trilogy). I'm a big fan of Splatoon myself, but it's blind fanboyism to hate on Arkham Knight (which is a good game) just because it'll sell well and Splatoon may not, next week.

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#15

Chubblings commented on Nintendo Download: 25th June (Europe):

Does anyone know where to find a physical copy of Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 in the UK (or is it digital only)?

Anyway, I'll be too busy this week anyway with Yoshi's Wooly World and Batman Arkham Knight.

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#16

Chubblings commented on Video: Who Needs a New Sonic Game When You Hav...:

@SuperWiiU I want a GOOD new Sonic game. I don't care if it's for Wii U, 3DS, NX, PS4, X1, whatever—Lost World was fine, but I want something in the vein of Generations again (in the Modern Sonic gameplay). What's really weird though, is that Sonic games are usually on a 2 development cycle (maximum). So with Lost World coming out in 2013, I'm surprised there hasn't been an announcement of the next game, since Sonic Team have been working on it.

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#17

Chubblings commented on PlatinumGames to Unveil a New Title at E3:

@rjejr "Their games are so good, it's a shame more people don't play them."
^This. I couldn't agree with you more, those folks at PG truly make magic with games (except Korra, which doesn't really count, being a low budget title an all). With W101 and Bayo2 on Wii U, and coupled with the fact that PG likes working with Nintendo, I think Nintendo should put some cash in to get them as a second party dev.

@Knuckles I liked Metal Gear Rising Revengeance! The only problem I had with it was that, it as a bit short, but a fantastic game nonetheless. Revengeance 2 would be great, now that you mention it, ugh..... there's so many different projects they could go with (MGR2, Bayo3, W102, etc.), but I have no doubt that whatever it is, will be fantastic.

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#18

Chubblings commented on PlatinumGames to Unveil a New Title at E3:

@rjejr Although I'd be really happy for them if one of their games sells really well, I believe the reason why they're able to continually do projects is because sales don't matter. Specifically in that, unlike many devs, they're given a certain amount of money to do a project (that's not their own), and their job is simply to make the best game they can with that money, and then they get paid for it. I don't think they get a cut from sales (though correct me if I'm wrong).

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#21

Chubblings commented on Feature: Go Fast - An Ode To The Glorious Chao...:

@Shiryu You need not apologise, it's not your fault. It was a somewhat tongue-in-cheek comment. In all seriousness, I really do like this article, as your passion for the series really shows through your writing (gives emotion to the piece) and we seem to share the same opinions on the series. I hate to raise my hopes up, but F-Zero UX (that's what I would call it) could definitely be a plausible possibility (given Nintendo's 'unannounced titles' and their recent venture with Mario Kart 8). At the very least, if there's no new F-Zero for Wii U, I'd at least like a port for F-Zero GX on Wii U, or better yet, a remaster with 1080p/60fps visuals and online...I'm getting a bit ahead of myself aren't I.

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#22

Chubblings commented on Feature: Go Fast - An Ode To The Glorious Chao...:

Greatly written article, but I couldn't help but notice the line,
"Do you race around in the Blue Falcon with your Mii wearing Captain Falcon's outfit? "
...Well I would, if those darn scalpers didn't buy out the Captain Falcon amiibo.

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#24

Chubblings commented on This Is The Ultimate Way To Display Your Treas...:

@Hazmavore Well it's good to hear that some customers have been able to get them because the frustration I have with these amiibos isn't that they sell out, but rather the way they do with scalpers, as they ruin everything (though Nintendo can be blamed for not keeping up with demand).

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#28

Chubblings commented on Nintendo "Currently Investigating" The Idea Of...:

@Azooooz The main issue I have with region locking is in the instance that for example, someone lives in the UK or somewhere in Europe (so PAL system and games), and for whatever reason (job, etc.) they have to move to the US (where the games and systems are NTSC), it really screws them over. Sure you could use the eShop, but with Nintendo's shady online infastructure in that things are tied to the console, people may not want to go digital (and Nintendo's digital prices are ridiculous)
Furthermore, there are a lot of fallacies regarding region locking. When people use the excuse that the DS had a lot of piracy due to region locking, this is not because of region locking, but rather because Nintendo had a poor anti-piracy system in place. Also, games that are region free these days are localised for every platform. Nintendo is the only one continuing with this outdated practice, and it's ridiculous.

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#29

Chubblings commented on Video: Gengar Confirmed as a Fighter in Pokké...:

@edgedino I understand the thought process behind it all, it's just that this would be a great addition to the Wii U library, and I suppose the hype for it overcame my rational outlook on the situation. Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see what new characters are unveiled as we come closer to its release in Japan.

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#30

Chubblings commented on Video: Gengar Confirmed as a Fighter in Pokké...:

That looks fantastic! Now just add in Nidorino (M.), have him fight Gengar, and then my nostalgia levels will go through the roof. Seriously though, you would think Nintendo would have the common sense to see this would be great for Wii U seeing how so much effort has been put into it.

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#32

Chubblings commented on Digital Foundry Puts Splatoon's 60fps Promise ...:

@akaDv8R I apologise...I should have realised that sarcasm doesn't translate well into text (I'll edit in the "SARCASM" thing at the end of my comment to prevent any further misunderstandings). I'm well aware of 30fps vs. 60fps, and also know that anyone can see the difference (though 60 vs. 120 is a bit difficult).
My first statement to @Wouwter was continuing off of his/her (whichever applicable) joke on how devs constantly justify 30 as superior to 60 (you can see his/her comment in regards to this) when they can't achieve 60fps, using petty untrue excuses such as, people can't tell the difference, hence the sarcasm in the post.
My reply to @PLATINUM7 was on a more serious note, in reference to how he/she said devs go for 30 instead of 60, to which I said they likely try, but are not always able to reach that target, and therefore PR excuses come.
Once again I do apologise if my comments came across as ignorance, as far as I know, we're on the same standpoint based on your views, and as such this was just a misunderstanding pertaining to how sarcasm is not always easily detectible in text.

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#33

Chubblings commented on Digital Foundry Puts Splatoon's 60fps Promise ...:

@Wouwter I know man...human eye can't see above 30fps anyways, silly Nintendo.

@PLATINUM7 I wouldn't say that many games go for the 30fps as opposed to 60. Rather, I would say that devs do try to get 60fps if it's possible (key word: possible). They can bring up cinematic BS as much as they want, the fact of the matter is this: when they can't get the game to successfully run at 60fps, they immediately turn to petty excuses (looking at you, Ubisoft). However, when they are able to reach 60fps in games, they then promote the heck out of it, suddenly claiming how amazing 60fps is (See the Last of Us: Remastered). Thankfully, Nintendo is free from this 30-60 scandal, but I do wish devs were just honest instead of coming up with excuses.

EDIT: [SARCASM] if it wasn't clear.

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#34

Chubblings commented on Video: Something's a Bit Off About this New Tr...:

This is quite amusing, and I'm definitely looking forward to Takumi's Dai Gyakuten Saiban/Great Ace Attorney. But the one I'm more looking forward to (Which they haven't given much details) the Ace Attorney 6/Gyakuten Kenji 3 that's being developed by the same team behind the Investigations games and Dual Destinies.

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#35

Chubblings commented on Feature: The Best Pro Wrestling Games That the...:

@NorthLightSuplx Yeah, Finn Balor to me will be the main guy when he comes over to the main roster (if Vince doesn't screw up his character just because he's Irish). He has the look, in ring-ability, decent on the mic, and most importantly, has the IT factor. But yeah, the main event is going to be unpredictable, and I definitely like your idea (esp. since Heyman's been teasing over the past few weeks) because Reigns is not getting over as babyface. I myself though, am hoping Heyman turns on Lesnar, Reigns turns heel, but Brock still retains (becomes next big face, since crowd loves him)...but when it seems like he's going to stand tall, Reigns takes him out (makes Reigns look strong despite losing) and Rollins cashes in and wins.

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#37

Chubblings commented on Feature: The Best Pro Wrestling Games That the...:

Wrestlemania 31 tonight! The buildup for the feuds overall has been meh, but the matches themselves shouldn't disappoint. The match I'm looking forward to is the IC ladder match (that's been booked perfectly IMO).

On the topic of the article, I definitely agree (No Mercy! is still fun to play today), though, as of recent memory, the wrestling games haven't been great, some have, but generally, they're okay, like 2k15 for PS4/X1 had awesome story mode and great graphics, but lacking in customisation and some awkward game mechanics).

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#38

Chubblings commented on Poll: Vote For Your Ten Must-Play Games On Nin...:

@Pius No need to say sorry, you were on the side of justice! See here:
defendant, Thomas, clearly stated, "I specifically explain why it's retail only in the article, therefore no dual destinies. "
Objection Slams Desk
The defendant is clearly lying. He states retail games count for the poll...but Dual Destinies was a retail release in Japan!

All joking aside though, I do wonder if NintendoLife will run an article with the Top 10 eShop only releases as well.

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#40

Chubblings commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

I understand the need for innovation, but Nintendo really has to create a powerful system, that's friendly for third parties, because as great as their first parties are, a console CANNOT survive on first parties alone (and then sales will end up becoming another Wii U).

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#41

Chubblings commented on GameStop Lists Crazy Majora's Mask New Nintend...:

I'm so thankful that I was able to get my hands on one in the UK before they sold out (was literally checking Nintendo Store every hour to see when the LE system would pop ever since the direct showed it). Though I do think that while, it is limited edition, Nintendo probably should have made a few more, so as to prevent sad situations like this, where even a retail place, is joining in on the scalping.

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#42

Chubblings commented on Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Confirmed For Eu...:

@Quorthon Meh, it's not my type of game (as I don't mind sexuality/nudity, as there are games like GTA which do that right, but this is just too blatant for me), but I have heard it has a decent storyline and gameplay. Nevertheless, it's just a matter of cultural differences, which I can respect. Though it's not for me, it does add another game to the 3DS Library for this year. Although the 3DS has had a tremendous library and IMO is my favourite Nintendo handheld ever: it's a bit barren with releases this year, and I suppose this game will also fill a niche.

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#43

Chubblings commented on Fans Are Translating Dragon Quest VII On 3DS B...:

It's great that fans are doing this, but Squenix should really see the potential money in front of them (IMO, aside from a few hits such as Deux Ex: HR, Squeenix hasn't been the same since they first changed the name from Squaresoft. Though FFXV does look really good). I'm really getting the vibes from when Capcom wouldn't (and still hasn't) localised Miles Edgeworth Ace Attorney Investigations 2/Gyakuten Kenji 2, and fans took the matter in their own hands, and now you can play the game in English.

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#46

Chubblings commented on Sonic Team Boss States That There Are No Plans...:

@Inkling Listen, any and ALL 3D Sonic games are better than Boom (Boom is so bad that it makes Sonic 06 look like Ocarina of Time). I know Sonic Team have had their hits and misses, but they would really have to want to screw up their game if it was as bad or worse than Boom.

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#47

Chubblings commented on GameStop Italy Lists Majora's Mask New Nintend...:

@NinjaWaddleDee I'd have a feeling it has something to do with the Zelda name. I recall the Limited Edition Zelda 3DS that came with Ocarina of Time, and that sold out relatively quickly (if I recall). Nevertheless, the plausible explanation is likely that Nintendo produced so few of them (Iwata did mention a possibility of stock shortages of the "New" systems in general), and couple that with the growing factor of scalpers, and voila, there it sells out quickly.
Economically speaking, it is a very safe strategy of what they're doing by producing not as much, that's a guaranteed sellout, as opposed to a huge amount of stock and it still being there (that's also why the "New" systems did not grace the West in the Winter, because Nintendo were trying to finish off as many of their old XL models as possible).

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#48

Chubblings commented on GameStop Italy Lists Majora's Mask New Nintend...:

@exegesis48 Ah yes, perhaps the most valid reason to bring region free to Nintendo systems...region lock is simply too inconvenient for those who move between regions. I live in the UK and was able to get the MM3D XL, but I can imagine in the hypothetical situation that I moved to the US, it would be extremely inconvenient (due to all my Nintendo systems and games being PAL region).

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#50

Chubblings commented on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Mons...:

The Order's not a terrible game but suffers from many detrimental flaws that prevent it from being worth the full retail price:
A. Way too short—only 5-7 hours to beat it, and it's a SINGLE player game, no online multiplayer (and unlike a game like Arkham Asylum per se, which was actually 10-12 hours at least, this isn't anything revolutionary)

B. It's an FPS that isn't 60fps (it's only 30fps) AND it isn't 1080p either (some weird 'cinematic' cop-out excuse).

As a result, I don't see how this game did well at all.