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Tue 28th December, 2010

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DarkKirby commented on Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is Adventuring ...:

I hope the story isn't terrible like Gates to Infinity.

Sorry Pokemon acting like realistic humans instead of being blindly trusting and friendly is not a crisis.

And if Ralts line is one of the starters.

I'm in.

Additionally being able to evolve during the main story for once would be nice. Creating facial animations for each starting Pokemon's evolution lines wouldn't be the end of the world. Now with Mega Evolutions putting that into the story would be cool too.



DarkKirby commented on Fire Emblem If Changes The Traditional Weapons...:

I'm happy the system is "evolving". It's bad when developers are afraid of progressing the mechanics because what they did before still works.

Can't say I'm a fan of limited use weapon systems in the first place so I'm glad to see that gone.



DarkKirby commented on SEGA Records Financial Losses and Aims to Stic...:

How can Sega take a loss and still decide that the only IP they should focus on in the west is Sonic. Their stubbornness is unreal.

Officially open the the Japanese PSO2 servers internationally already and just have the English language patch as an in game option! What's wrong with you! It's like they just don't want money.



DarkKirby commented on Video: We Deduce That The Great Ace Attorney i...:

Keep in mind I don't understand Japanese.

But why are the jury members the ones being questioned? This is looking like the multiple witness system in Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright, but how can it be guaranteed that the guilty party is in the jury?



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

Region Locking is anti consumer, its 2 main purposes is as a selling point when selling the rights to an IP or game to a company in another region and to discourage importing if said company from the local region that decided to purchase an IP or game decides to take 2 years to localize something, as if the language barrier wasn't enough in most cases. The "various issues" Nintendo mentions are not legal ones, but image control and contract negotiation ones. And if you decided to import an console from a different region, Nintendo makes more money from you anyway, so it's another win for them no matter what.



DarkKirby commented on Sega Won't Have A Booth At This Year's E3:

Just officially open up the Phantasy Star Online 2 servers internationally and have the English text patch which fans already made for the game as an option and set up a Phantasy Star Online 2 booth at E3. You'll make tons more money and it'll barely cost you anything. No English voice acting isn't a deal breaker for any significant amount of people!

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I seriously don't know why Sega thinks the only IP they own that westerners are interested in is Sonic. It's ridiculous. Also ridiculous is whatever casuals, grandmas, little kids and smartphone game players they had for their focus group that convinced them Sonic is "too fast".



DarkKirby commented on Talking Point: Is Konami About To Exit The Con...:

Until all the news came up that Konami was possibly closing I didn't realize that Konmai hasn't actually released a game in a very long time. Even Metal Gear Rising was actually developed by Platinum because Konami couldn't get it to work.



DarkKirby commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Legacy Makes The Vir...:

Whenever there is an article criticizing Nintendo in any way there are people flocking out to defend Nintendo in droves. I know this is a Nintendo site where Nintnedo fans gather but still.

Nintendo is capable of not being perfect you know. There is always room for improvement.



DarkKirby commented on Fire Emblem If Box Art Confirms amiibo Support...:

I will be really upset if on top of the already announced likely day 1 DLC, likely more of the overpriced and including pay to win DLC in Awakening, they are going to make amiibo exclusive content too. It'd be DLC gouging consumers to the extreme.



DarkKirby commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:

It should be obvious to everybody, well, everybody except Nintendo, that their demand for an iron fisted control of everything, demanding a cut out of everything on youtube or straight prevention of content on youtube at all, intentional prevention of communication between players, anti consumer practices like region locking, and high need for censorship, is not helping their company. But Nintendo doesn't seem to care, they'd rather do it the way they want, of fail trying.

And as it says in the article it was never about if it's Nintendo's legal right to choose these actions, it's about if it's in their best interest, and even if you personally agree with them, they are certainly not in Nintendo's best interest financially.



DarkKirby commented on Diddy Kong Nerfed In Latest Super Smash Bros. ...:

Diddy is still one of the best characters in the game and high tier at worst after the nerfs. Some people are acting like Diddy has become trash tier or something.

Zelda got her forward Smash fixed so characters fall out less, that's not really a buff as much as a repair, and Phantom Slash, one of the worst specials in the entire game, nerfed.

Lucina got damage buffs so minor (+.5%?!) she's basically unchanged and still terrible. Her problems are, nothing is safe, below average start up on moves, lots of lag on moves, nothing combos into anything (intentionally, characters can even act between the hits of Dancing Blade), and despite having no projectile and having a sword she's out ranged by a large majority of melee characters.

Wii Fit Trainer, arguably the worst character in the game, got nothing (and was nerfed twice last patch).

Please don't mention customs as part of balance because a large majority of people cannot play with them because they are unreasonable to unlock and even if they weren't there is no online mode to play with randoms, and no open lobbies with options.



DarkKirby commented on Review: Suspension Railroad Simulator (Wii U e...:

I feel like there isn't a time when most people will play one of these serious simulator games and not expect it to be boring.

The mentioned Goat Simulator, and Surgeon Simulator, are actually parodies of these serious "simulator" games, as they are the straight opposite of serious.



DarkKirby commented on Games Consultant Believes Nintendo NX Could Be...:


The biggest problem with saying it's pointless to appeal to hardcore gamers because the market is already lost, is that Nintendo absolutely does not have the casual market either. The loss of the casual market is what caused the Wii to eventually fail, and the Wii U to fail. In all honesty, hardcore gamers probably care more about Nintendo products than casual gamers, but the Wii U was specifically designed to appeal to casual gamers that no longer cared, and omitted features hardcore gamers care about. Nintendo made the Wii U difficult to port next gen multiplatform games on when they knowingly under powered it so they could sell it at a higher profit margin.

Continued business practices like intentional prevention of communication built into the systems and games, no account based digital purchasing system, region locking and censorship, is further a turn off for hardcore gamers.



DarkKirby commented on Project X Zone 2 Crosses Over to the West For ...:

Look the characters and character interactions (with accurate portrayals of the characters) was what made Project X Zone interesting, but I REALLY hope they improve the combat system so it's a lot more interesting and progresses. Project X Zone's combat was basically the same from the beginning of the game to the end, and it got stale before 1/2 of the game was finished, which averaged about a whopping 50 hours. Especially when you stopped meeting new characters, the game just became a humongous grind since the story was pretty much nonexistent, and now you weren't even meeting new people.



DarkKirby commented on Poll: Is Splatoon a Blockbuster That'll Help R...:

A portion of the Wii U user base will buy this game.

It won't sell systems. I don't think anything will at this point. The Wii U is basically supported by just hardcore Nintendo fans. The casuals have left for smartphone games, they're not coming back, and hardcore gamers are more interested in the PS4 and PC for their better raw hardware and multiplatform support.

No voice support is more intentional prevention of communication by Nintendo to "protect the children" and will further make this game less appealing to hardcore gamers,



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

bonkers storyline
I think "almost non existent storyline" is more accurate. Your group is literally randomly transported from area to area with no control over it. The interest in moving on was based around the characters and their interactions, since the story didn't actually have progression.

But progression was an issue in the battle system too, since the combat is essentially the same for the entire game, which was around 50 hours, because battles took a very long time. Since there was no real progression in how you played the game, the combat got very stale before the game was even 1/2 done.

I don't hate Project X Zone, it did a lot of things right, like had amazing attack animations and accurate portrayals of all the characters, but if it also had a combat system that progressed instead of staying the same and an actual story it would have been a lot better.



DarkKirby commented on Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the ...:

That said of the choices on the poll I choose Shantae.

I like Bayonetta the games (the 1st one more than the second), but I don't really care that much about Bayonetta the character. Also, I don't think there is a way to make Bayonetta playable without butchering her anyway, as was Snake who didn't use guns in Brawl.

I like Golden Sun, but I wouldn't choose Isaac. Although maybe if a Golden Sun character was playable Nintendo would actually have another good Golden Sun game made because Dark Dawn was a disaster and ended in a cliffhanger.

I think there is a good chance this whole thing is a publicity stunt and the poll results will either be edited before they are revealed or not revealed at all, and it's questionable if Nintendo will really care about what the poll results are.



DarkKirby commented on New Fire Emblem on 3DS Takes Shape as Two Sepa...:

Nintendo clearly DLC gouged the heck out of Awakening with its multiple overpriced and pay to win DLCs, with that being a success they are going even further with IF.

How upset I am about the 2 games will really depend on exactly how different the games are, if you have to pay $15 to choose a different path mid game that's pretty stupid. I think what's worse is the supposed "Final Chapter" is DLC and being developed with the rest of the game but being sold as day 1 DLC, you are essentially being blackmailed into paying for the ending of the game.

And if you are okay with this I want to ask you if you are also okay when EA does day 1 story based DLC, to check if you are letting bias swing your opinion. While most DLC is developed with the rest of the game these days because it's cheaper, most companies hide this fact by releasing the DLC a month or so later because they are aware of the negative press they get for day 1 story DLC.



DarkKirby commented on Feature: Gawk at Fancy Super Smash Bros. Mewtw...:

I fail to see the purpose of extra Mii costumes when you can't show them off against randoms, and there still aren't open lobbies with options either.

Also I personally find veterans as DLC disappointing. Rather than getting something new as DLC, you're getting what you've already had before and arguably should have come with the rest of the game.



DarkKirby commented on The New 3DS Fire Emblem Will Force You To Pick...:

Unlike Fire Emblem: Awakening, you won't be assuming the role of a off-screen strategist but will instead step into the boots of the main character, taking a major part in battles.

What, while using Robin (Avatar) in battles was technically optional you basically were the main character and were one of the strongest units not counting children. The story revolved around you and your decisions and was seen from your perspective.

Also the Nohr side looks to have much cooler characters I don't care if they are being portrayed as the bad ones. If they do it right, it can be like the Fallout 3 DLC or the Skyrim War where in the end despite initial appearances nether side is really completely right and it was really more about choosing who was less wrong.



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

Pretty sure the age rating pertains to if someone is allowed to purchase a game not if they are allowed to play it. You can't call the police for that.



DarkKirby commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

There would have been a "Blockbuster-Sized Gap" in release dates of noteworthy games on the Wii U even if LoZ Wii U was coming out in 2015, because the Wii U STILL has no 3rd party support. And people who think any console or gaming platform "doesn't need 3rd party support" are delusional.



DarkKirby commented on Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 Delivers an Artful Lau...:

Does anybody know if this game has a good story with interesting characters? The battle system doesn't look very interesting, I'm not against turn based but the battles look kind of underwhelming (in their appearance).



DarkKirby commented on A New Iwata Asks on Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Re...:

I agree Nintendo should stop treating its customers like idiots, however from a business perspective they see it like this.
"No one in this world, so far as I know — and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me — has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby."
— H. L. Mencken, "Notes on Journalism"



DarkKirby commented on Talking Point: That Paper Mario: The Thousand-...:

I really like Thousand Year Door, but I'm not sure I'd play it again just because it was in 3D. They would have to add something to make it better, like a new chapter, or a new partner, or something.

Also, keep Vivian a physical male that wants to be a girl, this isn't about some SJW crap, I just don't like material being censored and changed from the original work.



DarkKirby commented on Gallery: Pikachu's Career-Focused Business Sui...:

Release a larger than key chain sized Gardevoir plush already Nintendo.

Also stop making Gardevoir's eyes and spike pink. You changed them to pink in BW, change it back to red, Gardevoir fans know they're supposed to be red.

Also that slow news day tag, I don't consider plushies minor news, plushies are serious business.



DarkKirby commented on We Have Shigeru Miyamoto To Thank For The Supe...:


This isn't a new system. It's a remake of an old system. You're delusional if you think Nintendo isn't making a huge profit off of each sell. You wouldn't buy the same model of smartphone 5 years later for nearly the same price because it has some minor upgrades (and doesn't even come with a charger). The Vita is bad because it doesn't have many good games true, but the 3DS isn't good because it has poor hardware.



DarkKirby commented on We Have Shigeru Miyamoto To Thank For The Supe...:

I don't know why I should have to thank Shigeru Miyamoto for head tracking 3D, it should have been an obvious decision. Nintendo didn't invent it or owns the patent for it, but perhaps that is why it was originally excluded, so they wouldn't have to pay a royalty to somebody else.

“Why aren't we putting that in this system? If we don't put this in it, there's no point in making the system."

I never had an issue with the non stable 3D but I admit the 3D is very stable on the New 3DS, as I never tried head tracking 3D before, only read about it online, I was surprised at how well it tracked, you can move your head very fast or wear large headphones on the dark and it still tracks very well. I had assumed that you would have to move your head very slowly for it to track well. With the 3D tracking working so well I am surprised it's not being push on more PC monitors and for PC games.

Still, would have been better of Nintendo had just released a new handheld, as even with the small processing power upgrade that most games won't be able to use, the 3DS's hardware is woefully outdated.



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

I said it before and I'll say it again, it's fine if Nintendo wants to try to recreate gaming with each new console, but don't do it at the expense of graphics and processing power than build the system as low end as you think you can get away with to sell it at the highest profit margin. If you're going to try to make your console "innovative", do it in conjunctions with actually good hardware.



DarkKirby commented on Nintendo NX Will Be About Creating "Fun New Wa...:

You want to try to redefine gaming with every system, fine, but don't do it at the expense of the raw graphics and processing power of the system. It's what turned developers and players away from the Wii U. Make your money off of the software don't build the systems as cheap as you think you can get away with so you can get a high profit margin off of their sales.

Don't have ridiculous online restrictions no other system has. Stuff like Friend Codes HAS TO STOP. No open lobbies in Smash 4 is TERRIBLE. Parental restrictions as an option is ENOUGH, it' up to parents to decide what's right for their kids it's not Nintendo's job.

And have an account based digital purchasing system!