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DanteSolablood

DanteSolablood

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DanteSolablood

#1

DanteSolablood commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@thatguyEZ I don't equate power with graphics, if you read my previous posts I confirmed that the Gamecube could give better graphics than the PS2, despite the PS2 being the more powerful console. I would say however, that a lot of things you describe as needing extra resources don't require the sheer amount of power thrown into the current gen... the Gamecube could handle more individual NPCs on screen than most of the biggest name PS4 games ever use & loading times have become worse during the last couple of generations as developers have stopped using clever programming tricks developed in the PS1/PS2 era and just rely on muscle. Jakk & Daxter on the Playstation had huge sprawling, populated worlds and almost never had a loadscreen more than a couple of second.

As for CoD & Fallout, my main issue is their iterative nature & thatuse very little of the power provided by the consoles.. I do not dislike those that play FPS'... I merely dislike the idea that they are HARDCORE gamers when they rarely stray outside their narrow genre. Let's not forget, FPS players may pour money into a console... but this does not support the ORIGINAL games being released on it.

Persona? 3DS releases, JRPGs, getting a more of them on 3DS than the 360 ever would have. Yes, the PS4 has a reasonable library of games - though these are hardly given the support they need. Gundam Dynasty Warriors 4 received so little attention that it released without FANS knowing it was out & Sony acted surprised!

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#3

DanteSolablood commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@DarkKirby Your concept of casual gamers is fundamentally flawed then. You're basically saying all gamers that are not casual gamers, are hardcore gamers. At what level do casual gamers become harccore? Pokémon hasn't been AAA for years. So Pokémon players are all casual players? Would you say the same of people who've played FF7 on their cell phone?

The thought that someone playing CoD XXVII or CoD XXVIII with it's new Halo skin thinking they're a hardcore gamer genuinely makes me feel uncomfortable as well, they make Angry Birds players seem talented.

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#4

DanteSolablood commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@ashrafkk Just to confirm, but it's the job of a hardware producer to make third party developers lives easy? Not to help them produce new and innovative games, just help them produce the same game over & over again with slightly improved graphics?

Fun does not equal power. Have anyone ever considered that Nintendo simply produced another over muscled powerhouse of a console, they would not be able to compete against Sony or Microsoft who are more commonly associated with the AAA bore-a-than titles & they would have to water down their traditional focus on gameplay to feed the monumental increase in time, money & manpower that it truly takes to feed the PS4s and XB1s. Nintendo would be eaten alive.

I wouldn't mind Nintendo taking a different direction.. DELIBERATELY aiming for a cheaper console which people could buy on-top of the PS4s and XB1s which focuses on pure gameplay and joy. You don't NEED an NX port because you already have that game on the PS4.

@AJ_Lethal I don't believe the rumour yet, but it doesn't stop us discussing it theoretically. I would like to think Nintendo may pop in and listen.

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#5

DanteSolablood commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@DarkKirby Actually I disagree with your analyses, mostly around the markets you say that both consoles are aimed at. The PS4 is aimed at the gamer market and not hardcore gamers (hardcore can not, by it's own definition not be the majority of the market). While the AAA games sell well and attract gamers, it's not attracting hardcore gamers to the PS4, real hardcore gamers will play their AAAs on the PC for the best experience.

The XB1 was aimed at gamers & non-gamers, the actual games lineup was in no way inclusive of a casual audience. Media functions don't sell to casual gamers... casual games do. Microsoft's real mistake was to spend MONTHS completely alienating gamers (hardcore or otherwise) and showing utter contempt for it's market - something it did in the 360 era, but was overlooked due to it's popularity.

People seem to really underestimate the power of unvealings & launches for consoles. People like to be on the winning side when it comes to console wars & while the PS4 was pandering to it's audience, the XB1 was alienating it, attacking it and then backtracking for months after launch.

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#6

DanteSolablood commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@DarkKirby What's your definition of hardcore gamer? If you mean people that buy AAA games for ludicrous amounts of cash.. and then pump more cash into them for DLC (which would have been unlockable for free a few years ago), then I don't see them as hardcore gamers. Generally the games they buy are simply graphically updated iterations of the same old games that have been circulated for the last 5 years.

Harcore gamers are the people that play to enjoy games and genuinely put their heart & soul into their enjoyment and support of games. I probably put hundreds of hours into building obscenely detailed structures on Minecraft and have never failed to complete a pokédex (which is somewhat iterative, but nuts to you). Does that mean I'm not hardcore just because my polygon count doesn;t decide how much FUN I'm having?

EDIT: Tone was annoyed BTW. Not an attack, was just a little cheesed off.

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#10

DanteSolablood commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@aaronsullivan I disagree with your description of Nintendo's relationship with third parties. Nintendo is famous for being one of the most controlling & difficult companies for third party companies to work with & was one of the last companies to stop charging developers for the privilege of producing a game for their console.

Let's not forget that Nintendo had Final Fantasy 7 exclusively for the N64 but demanded that Square cut the game in half inorder to fit onto a smaller cartridge (despite them having cartridges big enough for the full game at the time). This caused Square to sign exclusivity with Sony until 2009. Rinse an repeat similar stories for other world-changing IPs. Also.. let's not forget that Nintendo in it's arrogance pushed Sony into making the Nintendo Playstation themselves (this is not a mistake... it was originaly the NINTENDO Playstation).

@RadicalYoseph Please see the comments from the person above who was stating the opposite. The WiiU started off with an unprecedented amount of third party support.... this was not lost through power at all. Nintendo MURDERED the WiiU at launch and in the months surrounding launch. It's is genuinely impossible to state just HOW bad it was handled.

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#11

DanteSolablood commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@Samurairu My HTC Desire from 2010 can still handle the latest Angry Birds and Marvel Champions... my Nexus 7 (2013) is still running all the latest games despite being over 2.5 years old. Your cell phone may be more powerful... but that power is not making your games faster or better, it's just beating last years specs and costing you money.

Even if you are the majority stating that the NX must handle all ports (even if Nintendo design the NX to be under $150), you won't buy it... being in the majority doesn't always mean you're right, it just means general education needs to be improved. <-- that last line is joke!!! Seriously!

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#12

DanteSolablood commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@aaronsullivan Oh I completely agree it's not just FPS - this just happened to be the example that came to mind. Though the necessity of being able to handle ports of games available on every other console is ponderous considering the NX may be aimed to be a secondary console (much like the WII which many people bought as well as their PS3s & 360s). The thing that makes me think they may be going for the secondary console position IS the power being less than the PS4. It could be more powerful than the WiiU once you take into consideration the progress of technology and lack of need for a cripplingly expensive gamepad.

@Mona-Reggie So buying a £330 PS4 for three games? I can see the temptation, but again, think about Shenmue & FF7, are they going to use the full potential of the PS4? While I agree it's tempting to get the latest game.. just download FF7 onto your cell/mobile phone and enjoy all the original games on the WiiU.

@Samurairu Something can be more cutting edge than the PS4 or XB1 but still not be as powerful. In either case, the current gen of XBox and Playstation are becoming synonymous with unimaginative games and slipping gamer numbers. Nintendo's real mistake with the WiiU was not power, but terrible marketing, naming and forcing the price to be WAY too high because of it's controller.

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#14

DanteSolablood commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

One thing I would like people to consider (having just had to switch a gaming video from 60fps to 30fps because it looked really odd). When The Hobbit was released into cinemas at 48fps... people complained, moaned and started protests despite 48fps movied UNDENIABLY looking more realistic.

Are higher specs actually improving the experience when you play or are you buying notional numbers which may in fact may have no effect or even a negative effect on your gaming experience?

In the same way that judges are proven to vote red teams the winners in sporting competitions 20% more (which stays true when the colours are digitally switched).. are people buying the numbers, not the game?

@foobarbaz Nintendo could easily catch up with the PS4/XB1, in many cases they share the same manufacturers. What Nintendo have to consider is whether the increase in horsepower will actually lead to games being more fun? This is the opposite of my experience but that's just me.

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#15

DanteSolablood commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@FragRed To be honest I gave my PS3 away to my mum well before the PS4/XB1 were released and have not even considered going back. I think I might have just hit the age where a few more pixels that can only be seen under laboratory conditions no longer excited me. I only have handhelds & my PC now & the majority of my PC time is on Minecraft. I used to be a competition level gamer but all these shiny games got boring.

The PS4/XB! lost my sales for concentrating on graphics & then producing nothing exciting in gameplay. The one game that excites me is the new FF7 remake (but that would excite me EVEN if it was released on the 3DS).

@FragRed also: What makes you thing fans that are leaving Nintendo are necessarily going for the PS4? The PS4 & XB1 are selling well, but still not in the expected numbers. I don't have a WiiU, but then I didn't go for the XB1 or PS4. My personal choice if I were to get one would still be the WiiU.

I would laugh so hard if the NX got PS4+ specs... but the games started getting worse & it killed the system. Not only would a lot more of Nintendo's first party games budget go into the graphics and away from gameplay, but the main characters like Mario, Yoshi etc. are designed to look inherently less human. Over bump-map them or wrap them in 50 layers of texture and they could look horrible.

One thing I have considered is that both the PS4 and XB1 are not selling in as large a number as the previous console generations (taking increases in population etc into consideration).. is this also because they are under powered? If we slapped even more power in the PS4, would that make it sell more?

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#16

DanteSolablood commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@Haiassai Indeed, if you are strictly comparing hardware against hardware something less powerful than something else loses... the problem is you don't play the hardware. You play a game ON the hardware. Graphical quality only counts for so much, something can look STUNNING but be as boring as sin & not sell & the reverse is true too. The main problem is that people are SO fixated by specifications they'll bore themselves to death just because a game has the highest specs.

Arkham Knight on the PC looks great and needs the most powerful hardware... go... enjoy!!! xD

@FragRed I agree, the NX needs to be more powerful than the WiiU or do something that GENUINELY makes it so fun to play that graphics are an afterthought. I know people find that hard to imagine.. but that's because people are so used to arguing specs, their imaginations are damaged.

@AVahne The PS Vita sales only righted themselves due to a couple of excellent exclusive software titles. Good software saved the hardware & not the other way around. The PS Vita was not doing well at all to begin with.

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#17

DanteSolablood commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@IceClimbers You are correct, I got the wrong game... this happened a few years ago. But the PS Vita was almost out for the count until a particular title caught the Japanese imagination. I'll try and find the title.

@FragRed It's odd though that you state the UK marketing was terrible (I'm in the UK so I agree), but the UK was one of the PS Vita's strongest markets. You have to remember though that the 3DS launch was spectacularly mishandled by Nintendo as well. It's easy to blame the Vita's launch & line-up... but Nintendo had those problems too. I know that personally as I am a Nintendo Embassador (meaning bought the 3DS before they dropped the price nearly £80).

But having bought (almost) every handheld console to date from the Gameboy, through Wonderswan, through NeoGeo Pocket Color to every iteration of DS, I can confirm the PS Vita held no interest for me as it was mainly marketed as a portable PS3. I had a PS3 (which I gave to my mum as I found more creative, less graphic minded games more fun).

One interesting thought is why is Minecraft such a global hit when it deliberately has such old fashion graphics? Fun matters a lot more than graphics... some people forget that when crunching specs.

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#18

DanteSolablood commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@FragRed The PS Vita was announced well before the 3DS was launched & yet the 3DS still managed to batter it to death in almost all territories. The PS Vita has managed to hang on due to sales with Monster Hunter & PS4 Compatibility....but is still way behind the 3DS.

Third Parties don't CARE about power... they care about market share & money. Power does not equal money, did the PS3 beat the 360? Did the Neo Geo Color beat the Gameboy Color? No. Third Party support was very strong to begin with on the WiiU and then nosedived due to Nintendo's epic mishandling of the console. A lot of people forget that.

@BLPs I meant mature. There are a lot of people who play nothing but FPS' which can be skillful, but I don't know if I'd call them real gamers when they only pay attention to one minor fragment of the spectrum. Are you a hardcore gamer if you're useless at everything but Call of Duty? I don't know.

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#19

DanteSolablood commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

Okay all you doom mongers saying power is the most important thing.. throw away your 3DS'! There's this handheld called the PS Vita and it's SO much more powerful than the 3DS. No really! If it comes down to power the 3DS can not even begin to compete... shame really, dead at launch. :/

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#20

DanteSolablood commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@ericwithcheese2 Power doesn't matter, look at the DS, 3DS and other huge successes which were not only less powerful than the current gen consoles they were up against... but also the competing handhelds (PSP & PS Vita). The WiiU really struggles as Nintendo failed utterly to launch the console & then did NOTHING to support it as 3rd party developers bled away. No 3rd party support, no market.

Nintendo has to get the balance right... with the big 2 companies, MS & Sony TELLING the consumer what they want, FPS', online shooters and GTA clones aplenty, there is a huge section of real gamers being completely unattended to.

Of course they do need ENOUGH power to not be so easilly attacked.

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#21

DanteSolablood commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

This all depends on what you mean by power. The Gamecube was technically not as powerful as the PS2.... but could actually create BETTER graphics due to the Gamecube's inbuilt texture functions and better memory segregation. Lower power does not mean lower graphics.

Also, what have the latest consoles done with all this power? The same old games which look a little prettier, if you notice between motion blur & fog effects.

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#22

DanteSolablood commented on Nintendo NX Will Avoid The Launch Issues Which...:

@Artwark Selling guns to minors is profitable.. doesn't make it either good or popular.

The Gamecube made money but also started rumours that Nintendo was just for kids, that they were going to drop out of hardware and is generally considered by business leaders as a disaster. The DS & then the Wii saved Nintendo to a certain degree. And I agree, the DS sold really well at launch (despite a lackluster games line-up in the US/UK) - but then I attribute this more to the quality of the hardware & it being a NINTENDO HANDHELD. I own or have owned one of every Nintendo handheld (including every iteration of GBA, DS), but have never bought one at launch.

Nintendo isn't good at launching hardware, promoting hardware & have relied too much on the quality of their products to sell themselves. The launch of the 3DS was better managed than the launch of the DS in many ways, but by the time the 3DS was launched people were not inclined to trust Nintendo just because they were Nintendo. I am one of the people who bought a 3DS not long before the price dropped £100,

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#23

DanteSolablood commented on Nintendo NX Will Avoid The Launch Issues Which...:

@Artwark The Gamecube had a terrible launch and really suffered for it's entire life because of it. It'd also didn't help that Nintendo REFUSED to confirm the specs for certain aspects of the Gamecube's hardware meaning people assumed it was less powerful than the Playstation 2... when in fact it could OUTPERFORM the PS2 in many ways due to more intelligent design.

Nintendo has botched launch after launch... Nintendo were genuinely lucky the Wii turned out to be so amazing at the time because they did EVERYTHING they could to scupper it at launch from poor publicit, ;lack of good launch titles and lack of hardware availability.

EDIT: Quote from the Wiki which specifically tackles the launch line-up... Joystiq compared the GameCube's launch window to its successor, the Wii, noting that the GameCube's "lack of games" resulted in a subpar launch, and the console's limited selection of online titles hurt its market share in the long run.[57] Time International concluded that the system had low sales figures, because it lacked "technical innovations"

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#26

DanteSolablood commented on Sega Is Focusing On 3DS For Sonic Boom Because...:

@GreatPlayer, the horrific buginess of Sonic Boom has nothing to do with the WiiU's ability to handle CryEngine 3, Sonic 06 was just as gut-wrenchingly buggy & was an early, easy to handle game on the XBox 360. The real issue is that Sega & it's connected developers are rushing games out to make quick money & not spending time quality assuring their games.

For anyone who reads The Trenches, there are thousands of people paid to find & report bugs & glitches in games before it's released... but developers OFTEN ignore their reports & post games broken at birth. I feel Sega has genuinely stopped caring about quality.

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#27

DanteSolablood commented on Pokémon Shuffle Celebrates 3.5 Million Downlo...:

@MadAdam81 I agree with you completely. The "Pay to Play" concept only works as many modern gamers have mistaken "completing objectives" with "having fun playing". Growing up in the NES/SNES era, I'd have laughed directly in someone's face if they'd told me they could pay £10 to skip to the end of Mario Bros.

Nowadays Nintendo could make more money by just selling ready completed copies of Pokémon ORAS. Would save hackers a lot of time.... could even charge more.

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#30

DanteSolablood commented on Nintendo Steps Away From The Brazilian Market:

@BulbasaurusRex That's not socialism Rex, England has free Healthcare, schooling (up until 18/19), working credits and the provision of benefits towards childcare & yet we don't need gigantic charges on companies that sell their products here. You pay 20% tax at the point of sale whether it's a bar of chocolate or Mario Kart 8.

I remember a US news story stating that if Stephen Hawking was English he'd never have survived to revolutionise physics. He IS English (his voicebox has a US slang) & we provided the pioneering, free care that enabled him to live his life. I think America is so against National Healthcare because they hear so many lies about it on a regular basis. Much like Fox & their terrorism expert who came out with some ridiculous lies about the UK a few days ago.

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#31

DanteSolablood commented on Nintendo Steps Away From The Brazilian Market:

@Savino That's because sentence structure is different between languages & Google Translate just does a literal word for word translation.

I'm not up to date enough to really discuss Brazilian economics, but I can understand Nintendo's decision as the WiiU was always designed to be the cheaper, more fun console... a position they can't sustain in a country where they either invest heavily in new manufacturing plants (at a time when they are recovering from some pretty nasty losses) or sit next to the xBox as the console that does less for more.

As for their lack of marketing, it doesn't seem to make much sense for Nintendo to spend huge amounts of money advertising when they already know their returns are limited. Do you spend the hundreds of thousands of dollars a year on a marketing campaign in a country where you already know a large amount of the people can't afford your hardware?

As for comments about the UK being a Sony State, that's rubbish - the PS4 is outselling the WiiU, but that's not limited to the UK... that's Nintendo's fault for a terrible launch and slow games release. The PS Vita however was predictably destroyed by the 3DS in the UK sales for years & was saved by the PS4 compatibility. Even in Japan the Vita was behind until Monster Hunter 4 was released to the Vita. Even now, Vita game prices hold value like a sieve holds water (the only reason I'm tempted to get one - £20 could get me a pretty big games collection).

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#32

DanteSolablood commented on Pokémon's Other Hidden Legendary Monster's De...:

@MegaBeedrill: Excellent, I'd rather they not be used over wi-fi. While I'm not going to go into whether hacking pokémon is good or bad, I'd rather not lose a battle to one or have one infecting my game.

invictus4000: If they ever did create a pokémon MMO you'd have to start collecting your pokémon from scratch. Just imagine how powerful someone with hacked pokémon would be.

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#33

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

I noticed you could sneak & catch pokémon with their tails poking out of the long grass in the ORAS demo. I'm really glad that this turns out to be a more fleshed out feature. While part of me is a little annoyed with how easy it's becoming to put together an awesome team... I'm also salivating over my chance to try this out. COME ON UK RELEASE!!!

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#34

DanteSolablood commented on Sonic Boom Wii U And 3DS Both Stall Outside Of...:

This is the first game where I'd say it would have sold better had they NOT released a demo. I played through it as far as I could be bothered... but it was terrible. Say what you will about how Sonic Team handled the blue hedgehog... at least in those days the only thing that really stank were his sneakers.

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#36

DanteSolablood commented on Review: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire...:

@Angelic_Lapras_King Hey, this isn't your site... get back to PkMN.net where my OCD tells me you should be! :'D

I must admit, this review seems to have a touch of disappointment about it, I was hoping that Gamefreak would be taking a few liberties with the storyline rather than following it "religiously". Though maybe this will be corrected by the amount of after-story that they seem to be putting in place.

As for the Contests... I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that they have kept the mechanics similar to the originals. Training a team of pokémon with Contest skills instead of battle skills was always a completely different challenge & added a lot of depth to the game for me. It should be even more fun now that anyone can make a fully EV'd 'mon.

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#39

DanteSolablood commented on Little Mac Is Officially The Least Successful ...:

@Olmectron Actually you quoted Sakurai right, but understood him wrong. Sakurai didn't say he wasn't changing character's stats.... he only stated that he wouldn't "average them out" (meaning they would all be exactly as strong as each other in all areas). He could still make huge differences in some aspects of a characters playability.

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#40

DanteSolablood commented on Announcement Of "Delta Episode" Brings More Le...:

This is awesome news & confirms there will be huge new story elements in this version as well as the old story... which will also be shaken up. Interestingly, JWittz has stated that ORAS also appears to delve into AZ's backstory... so may even directly continue the story from X&Y.

Can't wait to get into what's looking like a behemoth of a game,

What's your opinion @Kaze_Memaryu ?

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#41

DanteSolablood commented on Game Freak Emphasizes Its Ability to Go "In De...:

@Kaze_Memaryu Well, I'm glad your motivation is a lot simpler than I thought, you can facepalm all you like but divining intent via text chat isn't easy. Now I know you're simply against the game in it's entirety... good. Don't buy them, other people will. And no, you shouldn't care, but again Gamefreak feel the same way about you.

As for people manipulating data on the digital download... yes they are. Not only have people been duping pokémon using simple methods such as backing up their save files, trading & restoring them, but of COURSE people can access and edit the code. How do you think people are finding out about the event pokémon that haven't be released/announced? Psychic powers?

So yes, people have used the digital downloads to manipulate the data & yes, it is possible to open & amend files if you have the right tools. I look forward to another colourful reply.

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#42

DanteSolablood commented on Game Freak Emphasizes Its Ability to Go "In De...:

@Kaze_Memaryu Nope, you're not meant to care, though I genuinely hope you come around at some point & join in. Other than huge amounts of money, pokémon is also about getting people together.

That's quite an assumption that the game path will be the same as before, just because the characters are the same doesn't mean they'll do the same things or have the same experiences. The exact game path wasn't the same between Ruby & Emerald, so it's a pretty pessimistic point of view that Gamefreak are going to keep the path identical.

Also, your point about HG/SS "taking the liberty" of adding a female trainer is pretty weak, this was only done because the female trainer had become standard at this point & would have elicited complaints had she not been added. Plus considering that pokémon protagonists are universally mute with the exception of a 'yes' or 'no', I doubt adding new trainers would make that vast a difference. Judging by the ORAS demo, the story could be quite different anyway. Plus there is the added dimension that some of us who played RSE the first time round may actually want the original trainer back for the nostalgia.

As for the code issue, would Gamefreak really be stupid enough to put actual pokémon data onto the players SD Card where it can be manipulated externally? Yes, bug fixes and level data can exist outside of the cart... but as soon as they allow the actual full pokémon data including models outside the cart storage itself, they pretty much give up on preventing people freely manipulating pokémon as much as they want.

I can see where you're coming from, you're upset that X&Y won't be getting an update to include all the pokémon and that's why you're throwing your toys at Gamefreak. Are they supposed to care? They'll have more than enough money from better fans.

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#43

DanteSolablood commented on Game Freak Emphasizes Its Ability to Go "In De...:

@Kaze_Memaryu The story of ORAS will follow the same theme & share the same characters, but there will be a lot of changes for the better, not just because of how technology has changed, but because they know the people who played the original RSE are 12 years older now.... Gamefreak will pack in all sorts of surprises and twists. They added a BIG chunk of new map just for Emerald, imagine what they could do now?

Secondly, I don't know why you're so desperate for new protagonists... yes, you could play as "Joe or Tina", but then you STILL go on a quest to collect all the badges, win through teamwork & face an evil team looking to upset people (through stealing pokémon/destroying the world/flooding or drying the world). I personally think a new twist on the original RSE would be more intelligent than running through the same old story with different names... in fact new protagonists would allow Gamefreak to be MORE lazy.

Finally, if you're not going to buy ORAS until Gamefreak patch XY... it's a shame, but we'll all just have fun without you. While it may be "laughably easy" to patch in the new mega evolutions, developers always have reasons why they can't do something. They obviously haven't dropped support for XY as we recently received patch 1.3.... my guess is they haven't left enough space for all of the new pokémon forms (which could be cause by the large patch they had to release to fix the save-deleting glitch). Yes, it could be saved to your SD card... but it also needs gamecard space too.

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#44

DanteSolablood commented on Eon Ticket StreetPass Relay Announced for Pok...:

Sounds cool, most towns in the UK have streetpass meetups if you look for them... I wonder how quickly the ticket will spread? Is definitely better than last time around when they used e-cards (UK didn't get the e-card reader).

Definitely going to apply to be one of the 15, hopefully my official Google pokémaster status will help. :'P

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#45

DanteSolablood commented on Miley Cyrus Confuses Fans by Owning a Wii U:

@Ron1212 Based on ALL posts before mine (the one you first picked on), literally no one was hating on her. The only thing which could have been considered an insult was a comment saying "Just Twerk". So again, the only assumption was yours, unless you're definition of hate includes ANY mention of something she's done in the past.

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#46

DanteSolablood commented on Miley Cyrus Confuses Fans by Owning a Wii U:

@Imagamerboi Well it's hard to take a selfie with a gaming console which is plugged into her TV. If she'd been holding it, you'd have complained that she couldn't have been playing it because it wasn't plugged in.

The story is not news worthy, but I don't see why anyone would attack Miley over it.

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#50

DanteSolablood commented on It'll be Possible to Catch All 719 Pokémon Us...:

@ZenTurtle I've asked for codes from my local GAME quite a few times & no one has ever laughed at me... in fact I've had some really fun conversations with both the store staff & other pokémon fans in store.

I've been to a few events & generally had to travel to them myself... they're huge fun and wouldn't have exchanged the experiences I had for anything. Yes, you could spend 5 seconds to download a code & then get on with your life.. or spend 30 minutes on a train & mess about with 30/40 people who love the same thing you do...