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Male, 25, United States

Sun 15th Sep 2013

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DTFaux commented on Poll: Nintendo's Free-to-Play Experiments - Ar...:

Out of all of them, Badge Arcade and Rusty+Stretchmo (which are more one-time purchases of individual games) are the only ones I've been on board with.

Unlike Rumble World and Shuffle, which break up an already working formula to get money out of you, Badge Arcade is pretty straightforward with its set-up and prizes. Your wins are more based on skills and smart plays over chance. And you have something to show for your time/money that's not tied exclusively to the one game. Also the bunny's dialogue and overly animated movents are pretty amusing.

If Nintendo continues with "Free to Start", I only hope that they avoid the gem/feul system that makes me delete every other F2P game as soon as I hit 0.

Addendum: Pacman 256 on mobile is the only exception I've made to my "No feul-based F2P" game strike so far.



DTFaux commented on Star Fox Zero Launches on 22nd April, 2016:

@Reusinck While the trailer didnt show gameplay, there was some gameplay shown right after during the Direct. People might be referring to that.

Additionally (at least with the NA trailer) it noted "Not actual gameplay". But not being gameplay doesnt mean it's all pre-rendered CGI. It looked like it used in-game assets and settings as if it were an in-game cutscene with a little bit of post-production touch-up for the trailer. I could be wrong, though.



DTFaux commented on Star Fox Zero Launches on 22nd April, 2016:

The delay can only mean good news for the quality of end product. When it was initially delayed I figured they were just doing some sprucing up and bug checks, but a 5 month delay sounds like more time to add extra modes and features. Maybe even the multiplayer folks have been asking for.

But out of all the stuff I liked, it's the voice acting that has me most excited. Not only does it seem like they have the cast from SF64/3DS back for this one, but it seems like the tone from those games carried over as well. Here's hoping for some great new one-liners!



DTFaux commented on Bigley's Revenge Arrives on the Wii U eShop Ju...:

Someone needs to send a memo to Ninja Pig Studios that purposely bad efforts are only funny/effective if you can prove strenghts in other areas (or prove what you can do with actual effort).

When all you've shown are "for teh lulz" AND have the audacity to charge for it, that comes off as a teensy bit obnoxious, IMO...



DTFaux commented on Cutie Pets Pick Berries Brings Provocative Man...:

"What initially appears to be an innocent and fairly unexceptional puzzle game quickly takes a turn for the erotic when it slaps these creatures on the screen:"

Well, now we know what the E rating really stands for. :V

But for reals, that's a smart move coupling it with such an art theme and encouraging miiverse interactivity, as the gameplay in any other format probably wouldnt stand much of a chance. This article and the comment reactions proves that they know what they're getting themselves into.



DTFaux commented on The Animal Crossing amiibo Cards Collectors Al...:

Not to take away from sales, but due to getting tired of waiting here in the US, I went old school and just bought a binder and some of those card holder pages (you can usually find them at a comic book store, or the trading card section of your local Target/Walmart). It's not as fancy as the official thing, but it definitely gets the job done.

That said, I'd definitely get the official album if ever released in the US. I heard that you can obtain one if you run into a Nintendo rep, but those albums are 2×2 as opposed to 3x3 everywhere else.



DTFaux commented on Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets Ge...:

@TrueWiiMaster Either NL is being coy about the channel name or it's a legit interpretation error (which is completely understandable), as the channel is officially pronounced Disney "ecks dee" in all regions.

The suits and designers at Disney likely intended that the channel name/logo could be taken multiple ways.



DTFaux commented on Miiverse Gets a Major Web Redesign, and Introd...:

@Mogster Not to discount how uncomfortably aggressive advertisers are at times (soliciters in a store, knocking on your door, getting your phone number, the amount of commercials from a paid service, etc), but there is a bit of give and take when it comes to "free" services.

And I believe many consumers often take for granted that the stuff they dont pay literal money for still needs to be funded another way. That's where advertisers come in, paying for our attention and potential money. There is the option to go the paid subscription route and be done with advertisers, but folks arent usually down with that unless otherwise forced. Ironically, the more people try to dodge ads, the more aggresive and intrusive advertisers will get.

IMO, consumers could benefit from valuing their time and content a bit more and advertisers could ease up a little/lot.



DTFaux commented on Chieftain Bob Meets Gunman Clive, You Won't Be...:

@TheHunter On one hand, making news about stuff like this does help show, "Hey guys, this stuff is a thing and that's ok and normal." But at the same time, if something is considered "normal" it shouldn't really be deemed news worthy.

I do believe in diverse representation, be it love, race, gender, etc.
And if the goal is to "normalize" something, it should feel organic and casual. Having that scene in the game was a neutral to positive move. It's there and it is what it is. If that's what the dev wants to do, more power to him.

The moment a spotlight was shined on it, it became less neutral/normal, and more became a special case. That's not to say diversity shouldn't be celebrated, but I feel like how and when it's talked about can diminish how "normal" it really is.

EDIT: Can we get a 4-Player for GC3. Imagine the mayhem with four folks playing as Clive, Bob, that lady, and the duck all at the same time!



DTFaux commented on Rumour: Fresh Sources Suggest Shovel Knight Is...:

If Shovel Knight makes it in as a playable character, that's really gonna mess up the criteria of needing to be a Nintendo IP/Exclusive or from a franchise/company that played a major part in video game history. Because lord knows there's far more deserving characters than a dude from a single [really good and successful] multiplatform indie game.

But I guess if we HAVE to start a precedent of "NIndie" reps in Smash, Shovel Knight wouldn't be the worst choice.



DTFaux commented on WayForward May Be Teasing a New Mighty Switch ...:

I've always said that I wish we could learn more about Patty's history and her world. Maybe this "Academy" project will finally be the game to do it? Though, I know it's a long shot, but a backstory would be cool to see in comic or animated format over a game, at least once.



DTFaux commented on Super Mario Maker's eShop Pre-Load is Live in ...:

@rjejr The point isnt so much to secure a high demand item, but for those who are going to go the digital route anyways.

It's a First World problem, but none the less frustrating to have midnight hit, you have to spend minutes at best and hours at worse watching the load bar download and install a game.

Sure, it's not that big a deal in the grand scheme of things, but those high on hype or short on time value the time pre-loading shaves off.



DTFaux commented on Movie Review: Pixels Proves Once Again That Vi...:

Wreck-It Ralph and Scott Pilgrim proved to be competent, if not amazing video game movies. It's all about execution and the guys who did Pixels missed the target.

Though thinking, can you imagine a Captain N movie if handled correctly? That feels like one of the VERY few concepts where live action + CGI could work really well.



DTFaux commented on Zombi Reveal Trailer Suggests That Wii U Gamer...:

Watch this version get a higher review, contradicting all their original complaints of the Wii U version as praise because they "get it" now, and that the gamepad doesnt "get in the way of the action".

I'm indifferent to a certain extent, because lord knows I hate horror games, but I definitely wanna see how this goes down.



DTFaux commented on How Fire Emblem amiibo Interact with Fates:

I understand a lot of folks' integrity in trying to get the amiibo they want at MSRP, but as I'm typing this, you can get Ike, Marth, and Robin on for a little under double MSRP. Not ideal, but if you're only shooting for one or two amiibo...

If that doesn't work for you, try to follow one of the amiibo boards like /r/amiibo on Reddit. They helped me land a few at MSRP with their constant flow of news and updates. Or at the very least, landed a few import pre-orders so I don't have to deal with NA's shenanigans.



DTFaux commented on We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Fas...:

Even if their resources were unlimited, I could imagine they like to time their VC releases. As exciting as it would be to get classic after classic, week after week, that would do more damage that good for Nintendo.

People argue, "Just release now and let people buy when they feel like it." But that's not a way to maximize "launch" sales. And there's only so many classics in the catalog. The very week the gems stop coming is the very week folks revert back to, "Ugh, there's nothing good this week!"

And that makes me pretty sad when I hear it NOW. There's usually a decent flow of games every week (whether or not they're your cup of tea is another thing). But if it's not a major Nintendo release or a beloved VC classic, people will act like NOTHING else exists.



DTFaux commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

What bothers me most about all this NX talk and rumors is that it's creating a self-fulfilling prophesy where the Wii U might as well be given up on, despite it still having fuel in the tank.

But if the NX really is due out so soon, I at least hope it'll have system transfer and BC functionality. And if nothing else, make GOTY editions of their biggest games (Smash, MK8, Mario Maker, and Splatoon).



DTFaux commented on Fans Are Creating A Brand-New Quest For The Le...:

By the off-chance I look like a fool for pointing out the obvious... I don't think it's a coincidence that the 3 and the Q form a 30 when the Zelda franchise turns 30 next year. And suddenly, it makes sense why Nintendo delayed Zelda U's showing/release this year...

On topic: I got mixed feelings about these fan-made games sometimes... Like, if it's something you enjoy doing and you have a passion for the official work, more power to you. At the same time, with all your skills and abilities, why not create your own original game? Something you can actually profit off of AND build a fanbase that wants to make fan creations of YOUR masterpiece? At the very least, an unofficial original Zelda game/story speaks louder than trying to shoehorn an unofficial story into a classic.



DTFaux commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:

Folks can hate on his Wind Waker analogy all they want, he's right. Whether it's style (Wind Waker and Federation Force), gameplay/scale (Mario 3D World), or straight-up failed expectations (the reveal of DK:TF over a new Metroid), there's ALWAYS some kind of outcry. But as we get closer to release of all those games, hype grows. And post-launch, the positive reviews and sales just roll in. The last game I can recall that proved the outcry right was Yoshi's New Island, and even THAT game wasn't "the worst".

And to the folks who are going, "If you really listened to us, you'd have delivered by now!", they hear what you're saying. Of course they KNOW what you guys want. But that doesn't mean they have to oblige right here and now. That's never been their way. A new Metroid WILL come in due time (likely around the NX's life).

It's so ironic that folks demand for Metroid for years, they get a form of Metroid, and are just turning it away without giving it a chance. Discarding this Metroid isn't gonna make the "real" one arrive any sooner.



DTFaux commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

It's definitely not as strong as the past few years, but it was far from the worst. At any rate, it does feel like Nintendo is in the transition phase where they dont want to throw too many of their strongest games onto the Wii U and would rather push whatever they're holding back onto the NX.

I doubt anything could've "saved" this presentation because there's always unrealistic expectations along with everyone's eyes on the NX.



DTFaux commented on Street Fighter Legend Ryu And Fire Emblem's Ro...:

With two of Capcom's most iconic characters showing up in Smash, we technically and finally have the Nintendo Vs. Capcom we've been asking for!

Sidenote: I cant believe Capcom officially gets 2 reps in Smash. Not even Sega got that luxury. And the queston still remains, who gets an in when the Smash ballot closes?



DTFaux commented on Stretchmo, Known as Fullblox in Europe, is Ava...:

I gotta say, this is some free-to-play I feel I can get behind. I mean, a F2P Feul/Gem system has it's benefits for those low on cash and time to spare, but I more prefer to buy the game/content outright if I can afford it at the time.



DTFaux commented on Rynn’s Adventure: Trouble in the Enchanted F...:

It looks solid already, but MAN, this game feels sooooo close to being something even more if they can manage to add a bit more polish to it (as a whole).

And is the fox's name meant to sound like "r-ai-n" or "r-i-n"? Because the former would have some short-term hilarious potential. :Y



DTFaux commented on Video: The Nintendo 64 Kid Is Taking Unboxing ...:

Man, I got mixed feelings about this commercial. Like, props for the effort and getting the original kids... but at the same time, they're essentially equating the hype of getting some budget [yet tasty] fast food that got an extra serving of meat with the joy of getting a brand new video game system FOR CHRISTMAS.

Not a terrible commercial by any means, but it feels like one of the more manufactured commercials I've seen in a while.



DTFaux commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 DLC is a Winning F...:

I voted for more tracks and characters, but really, I say just keep it all coming. Just like Smash, Mario Kart is in a good position where the foundation is pretty much set, so a true sequel might not be necessary so soon (if ever).



DTFaux commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Available to Download ...:

Was playing earlier this morning. I dont think I've EVER needed to apply the brake like I have these past few races at 200cc. It's super fun, but dang, you're really gonna have to know the tracks to keep up the momentum!



DTFaux commented on Super Mario 64 HD Triggers Surge Of YouTube In...:

@AlexSora89 Agreed. I have no problem with the game's popularity, but the unfortunate byproduct of that effect is having to see their creepy faces staring at me from the suggested thumbnail bar... I know these are fictional characters, but they're no less creepy to look at for someone who's not keen on the horror genre.



DTFaux commented on Poll: Would You Like Mario Kart 8 and Super Sm...:

The reason I'm down with DLC through the entire generation is that when the games were initially released, they were already packed with so much content. No one can deny that those games couldn't be labeled as "complete" without seeming a little bit entitled (though free to complain).

On top of that, these DLC content come out MONTHS down the road. Heck, the MK8 DLC2 is nearly an entire YEAR after MK8 initially released. We're not talking about Day-one/on-disk DLC. These are freakin' Expansion Packs.

On a side note: While the character prices might be a bit much for someone many might not even use, it's hardly worth complaining about costumed DLC because they're purely cosmetic (and not even that poorly priced to begin with).



DTFaux commented on Rumour: Project X Zone 2: Brave New World Head...:

Man, I've barely started the first game, but I'd be more than down for the sequel if it hits Stateside.

And if that's an interesting choice for the title, because the theme song for Namco x Capcom on PS2 was actually called "Brave New World".



DTFaux commented on ​Video: This Is How Much Faster Code Name: S...:

Like many others, this game is now officially back on my "To Buy" list thanks to this update.

Only thing I wonder is, why release it without speed-ups or skips to begin with? It's always better late than never, but Nintendo's usually on the ball with such features.



DTFaux commented on Yoshi's Woolly World Knits Up Some Release Det...:

While I'm legit curious if Yarn Yoshis will have the same function as SSB and SMB Yoshis, I know I'm gonna try to get all three of them anyway, just cause they look cool.

At the very least, I hope their related colors appear in game.



DTFaux commented on Splatoon Release Date, Modes and amiibo Inform...:

Their dedication towards amiibos have been pretty good so far, but finally getting something non-Smash or Mario related shows that they mean business with amiibo functionality now.

On one hand, I'm super happy about it. On the other hand, my wallet is in absolute tears right now.



DTFaux commented on Bandai Namco Is Opening Up Its Classic IP To D...:

It makes me wonder why they closed down ShiftyLook to begin with... but man, if not for the "Domestic Creators" part, I'd have love to try my hand at Mappy. I wonder if they'd allow more than just games as open projects? Like, would comics and cartoons be fine too?

Also, I think this is a great way to bring attention to unused/forgotten IPs. Lord knows other companies could benefit from doing the same thing. Looking at you Konami with all those Hudson Soft IPs...



DTFaux commented on Head Teachers in the UK Issue Warning to Paren...:

I'm all for trying to get parents to be more responsible over the games they buy for their kids, but calling the police and social services seems pretty extreme, in my opinion. I'd imagine anyone who thinks it's a good idea to do so over a video game, likely has never seen the wrath and rage of a [good] parent when you threaten to take their kids away... It can essentially be traumatizing for everyone involved.

That said, something does need to be done about the ignorant parents unknowingly (or simply not caring enough about) buying mature games for their kids. These are likely the same parents that wouldn't just hand their kids an R-rated film, give them a link to a porn site, or give them a free pass to curse around them. So why are they so lax on video games?

Though, let's not forget that the rating system for TV, games, and movies are more for parental guidance than a hard and fast law. If a parent has looked into a product and assesses that their child is mature enough to handle it (add to that, they've likely talked to them about not imitating what's seen), then there's not much else one can do from a legal standpoint unless that child actually DOES something illegal with the consumed medium being to blame.



DTFaux commented on Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think ...:

@DualWielding If it helps, most folks have said that by the time the NX is actually going to release, the Wii U will have already lived the "average" console cycle (4-6 years). This probably also explains the N3DS being a stop-gap until the next gen (many folks have mentioned this too).

Really, it all just seems par the course.



DTFaux commented on Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think ...:

I commented in another article that with all the other branches Nintendo is pushing (amiibos, QoL, and now the DeNA partnership), it seems like they're trying to get a foot-hold on new ways to make money when consoles and portables [inevitably] merge together.

I really hope the speculation of the NX being a unified system is true. I cant see many reason why they shouldn't do it from a convenience standpoint.



DTFaux commented on Nintendo Working On New 'Dedicated Game Platfo...:

Like many, here's hoping this NX is the "fusion" rumor we've been hearing for a while now. It only seems like the next natural step as portables get that much closer to consoles in terms of power. And I can imagine a dedicated system that sits at home and you link up your portable "accessory" for cross-saves and as an extra controller (a la Smash Bros Wii U/3DS).

And while it will be the end of an era (like how the DS ended the Gameboy line), this might bring about the unified account system and cross-buy we've all been waiting for.



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

Ooh, this makes me a bit nervous... but I guess as long as their portable/home consoles arent neglected...

And maybe this is Nintendo acting proactively. Between amiibos, their QoL stuff, movie/TV show rumors, and now this, maybe they're trying to find more ways to bring cash in as they're [supposedly] gonna merge their portable and console in the next gen.