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Male, 35, United States

Sat 9th May, 2009

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Darknyht commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

I don't plan on getting another console, the Wii U is all I want. It has the most important feature for my family in Off-TV play, and covers the gaming needs of my family.

Honestly, the only thing that frustrates me with it is that games that are capable of being on the console are not brought to the console. I understand a studio like 2K not bringing Borderlands to the Wii U; but struggle to understand the lack of EA Sports titles, especially when the Wii just got FIFA 15.



Darknyht commented on New Legend Of Zelda "Only Possible" Thanks To ...:

A company representative states that latest game only possible on the latest hardware the company makes!!! Say it isn't so!!!

As for his reasoning, I thought Xenoblade Chronicles already showed you how to have a huge open world while having players not get lost on story elements.



Darknyht commented on Capcom Is Suing Koei Tecmo For Patent Infringe...:

@Caryslan They are giving their fans what they want with Super Ultimate Street Fighter IV Alpha Plus Extra Infinity Squared edition. Those games specifically cater to the hardcore competitive fighting game scene, and that is the bread and butter of those games.

As for the other titles, sometimes you just run out of ideas where to go with a series. Resident Evil basically lost it's way and probably would benefit from a story reboot. Dead Rising seems to still do what it set out to do. Mega Man has the same problem as Resident Evil.

(Edit: Forgot to square the Infinity for Inifinity to the second power, which has to be better.)



Darknyht commented on Weirdness: Earthbound Designer Shigesato Itoi ...:

While I wish that Mother 1 & 3 came to the states, I feel like Earthbound would be much like Star Wars felt when I went and saw Phantom Menace if they pushed another one out. Sometimes you just cannot go back...

As for the internet, John Gabriel summed it up best in his theory: Normal Person + Anonymity + Audience = What you see happening on 2ch (I'll let you go find how he put it).



Darknyht commented on Mario Kart 8 Update, Mercedes Karts and DLC Pr...:

Well, need to add this to next year's budget along with Super Smash Bros. Wii U. Actually interested in Link and the Villager, along with their tracks.

As for them adding DLC, for most people there will be no problem. However, for collectors it is a headache as it becomes difficult or impossible to legally get the content once the servers for the system go down. Sort of like the Satellite games that Japan had for SNES or the special summer download games for Famicom.



Darknyht commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

Well let me go to put on my Axe body spray, pick up my Sony Erikson phone and mark Nintendo as product placement terrorists before my Visa fraud-protection service warns me that they stole my money.

Pot.... Kettle... Black...

Product placement has been going on since Pole Position put Pepsi, Canon Film and Marlboro Cigarette ads on the billboards.



Darknyht commented on GameStop President Says "Don't Bet Against Nin...:

@CaptainToad Actually, the Gamecube was the technical superior to the Xbox and PS2 in every regard except the media disc. On paper, the Xbox appeared to have higher numbers and would push more theoretical polygons, but in actual games developed for the specific consoles (most games were developed to the specs of the PS2 which was most popular but weakest in power) the Gamecube spanked the Xbox. It was the failure of the Gamecube despite being technically superior that pushed Nintendo towards the Wii model (power doesn't matter, games and innovation does).

That is why Nintendo shouldn't be discounted. Nintendo is more responsible for bringing more innovation to the mass market than the others. Reviving Analog sticks (N64), Rumble pak (N64), touch screens (DS), dual screens (DS), motion controls (Wii), off-tv play, solving 3D platforming (Super Mario 64), solving console shooters (Perfect Dark), asymmetric gameplay (Pac-Man vs) have roots in becoming mass market successes out of Nintendo. Where Nintendo has led, the other two have followed.



Darknyht commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

Lost in all of this discussion is the fact that the character skin causing the ruckus was created because of the determination of a female developer. That's correct, female and not male. There is fan service there, but no more than most armor suits for female characters in any RPG ever made.

It is also a throwback to the original game and is little more than a sports bra and short shorts. I see this all summer long as women go running around town and no one complains about them being oversexualized by Nike.



Darknyht commented on Nintendo Download: 21st August (North America):

Nevermind, from's website:

Great characters. Great adventures.

Disney Infinity is now free in the Nintendo eShop for Wii U! While you’ll still need a Disney Infinity base and Disney Infinity figures to play the game, families that purchased the starter pack on Wii can now enjoy the game on Wii U with their existing accessories for free! Enjoy online multiplayer and more fun ways to play! Use your Wii U Game Pad to create your own worlds in the Toy Box, or activate missions and unlock toys in Play Sets.

Discover three Play Sets, including Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Incredibles:

Play as Sulley in his early student days in the world of Monsters University
Plunge into adventure as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean and find pieces of the Kraken’s Bane
Activate the powers of Mr. Incredible on a quest to save the world from Syndrome and his super villains
Create your own worlds in Toy Box! Mash up unlocked toys from the Play Sets along with Disney and Disney/Pixar characters to invent just about any adventure you can imagine.

Notice: A Disney Infinity Figure and Base are required to play downloadable game. Compatible figures and base are available in the Disney Infinity Wii packaged version and the Disney Infinity Wii U packaged version. Additional Disney Infinity figures sold separately at retail stores. File size for digital download is 9.15 GB.



Darknyht commented on Nintendo Download: 21st August (North America):

I will grab the free Disney Infinity when I get home and start looking around for a portal. I can grab the Cars and Toy Story playset and they will be happy.

It appears the PC version is also free on their website now (Disney Infinity 1.0) and comes with a digital starter pack of the Incredibles. Instead of needing a portal you just digitally purchase the characters you want. Perhaps this is what the Wii U digital version will do also.

EDIT: As stated below, this is a free upgrade for Wii Disney Infinity owners.... Sad, as I wouldn't mind the game for my children, if I didn't need to have the statues and other crap all over the place.



Darknyht commented on Wii U Sales Continue to Rise with the Release ...:

It's good to see the console still selling well over in Japan. Hopefully this will mean that we may sell at least continued Japanese developer support for it since it is apparent that the big three Western developers are stopping the life-support trickles (Ubisoft, Activision) or just gone (EA).



Darknyht commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

The pricing is a little high and the concept of one size fits all is not smart. Games like Urban Champion should never be $5 and barely reach $0.99 appstore quality levels. Arcade ports like Donkey Kong, Jr. and Donkey Kong have more value but again not $5 worth. I would argue not even the original Super Mario Bros is worth $5.

There should be at least three price points for all NES Virtual Console games, like there appears to be three price points on the Wii U ($20 and under for digital eShop, $40 for bargain retail, and $60 for full retail).

Also as I said elsewhere, they need to do Special Celebration Sales. Start with one on the day the NES launched. Release and put on sale every game originally sold that initial year on sale for $1 for one week on the week it originally came to market. Put up interviews with the programming teams. Show us prototype stuff. Celebrate the awesomeness you created. Call it NES Year One, and then sit back and watch press coverage and happy consumers abound.



Darknyht commented on Nintendo Confirms Loads of "Veteran Fighters" ...:

@DualWielding I don't ever see them doing a Steam type sale anytime soon, but I do wish they would do a little more than they do now. When I first purchased my Wii U, it was in the middle of the 30th year anniversary. I was stoked to find Super Metroid for $0.30, and jumped on the few remaining titles that followed on the day they released. I never would have purchased Wario's Woods or Yoshi had it not been $0.30.

You don't even need to be that extreme, just offer all the NES Year One releases for a $1 on the week they originally released or something simple like that. It isn't about the sales so much as the celebration of Nintendo, the good press, and good will you build with the community.



Darknyht commented on Resident Evil Revelations 2 Assets Spotted:

The horror survival genre is far from my favorite genre, but it would be sad to see this skip Wii U/3DS since this spin-off started on Nintendo. Wii U needs to be able to hit all those niche genres to be a complete product. At least fans of the genre have Fatal Frame to look forward to, and the first entry in the series to play.



Darknyht commented on Alone In The Dark is Set for Yet Another Comeback:

I just wish they would just recreate the original three on PC with improved graphics and include all the interesting artifacts in the case/box. Part of the charm was that it was set in the 20's when the occult was still a somewhat mainstream part of culture.



Darknyht commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

I am interested in the games, but not $60 interested in them. The lack of true DLC support automatically lowers my interest, and I suspect that it pushes anyone that loves the series (and owns another console) to purchase it on that console.

My current plan is to pick up Assassin's Creed: Black Flag when it hits the $20 price point on the eShop. AC3 was reviewed too poorly by the reviewers i trust and I still have a bitter taste of the glitchy collectibles achievements on the first (and only) one I've played.



Darknyht commented on Review: Double Dragon II: The Revenge (Wii U e...:

The controls were pioneered in Renegade I believe, but work better in this game. As others have said, there are two moves needed for most enemies (really, just one): The overpowered knee kick and the helicopter kick. I don't think I ever used the other attacks once I learned those two.

It seems like the reviewer is being a little harsh and punishing the game that handled the limitations of the system fairly well. This is also a home console version of a game that had the primary purpose of getting quarters fed into it. It wouldn't be a true port if it did not keep the cheap deaths (platforming or otherwise) in it. Not a great design now, but back then it was acceptable.



Darknyht commented on Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect fo...:

I would love to see an HD re-release of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles on Wii U with both online multiplayer support and local multiplayer with 3DS connectivity.

Despite having just purchased a used copy of Xenoblade Chronicles, I would also love to see it get an HD treatment as part of the Xenoblade Chronicles X release.



Darknyht commented on Donkey Kong Jr. Math Arriving on the Wii U Vir...:

@AdanVC Yoshi's Island SNES emulating FX chip issues
DKC Trilogy - Rare owned by Microsoft
Secret of Mana - owned by Square-Enix
Chrono Trigger - owned by Square-Enix
Final Fantasy Series - owned by Square-Enix
Super Mario RPG - possible issues since developed by Square-Enix

It is amazing how complicated some of the licensing and copyright issues are on old games. In licensed games the original developer may not have the license anymore (TMNT games for example) which makes reselling difficult, if not impossible.

Then there is the fact that the company no longer exists and the rights to the product has changed hands. Sometimes multiple parties believe they own something. Other times the rights holders are just not interested in releasing the back catalog onto the platform. Occasionally, people cannot figure out who owns the rights to ask permission because the creator passed away or there is poor documentation.

Even when there is no licensed product included, re-release can be difficult because there are multiple parties claiming copyright or ownership. Look at all the potential issues surrounding Earthbound ( that probably had to be vetted before it arrived on Wii U.

There are times when Nintendo is frustrating in releasing stuff that we want, but I would guess that most of the time there are compelling legal reasons for it not being there. Trust me, Nintendo wants to sell you stuff, but they have to do so legally and our system is a little messed up.



Darknyht commented on Ubisoft Clarifies Reasoning For The Crew Skipp...:

While I am not bothered by the announcement, I am bothered by the dishonesty of the announcement. It is well documented that the Wii U is more powerful than the Xbox 360.

i would guess this is more of an issue with their programmers not being able to program a Wii U or PS3 version quickly. This would mean either releasing late or delaying everything. Delaying is not an option because they have become bad at doing so lately, and releasing late has shown to be a bad strategy with Watch Dogs and Rayman. With Rayman, delaying increased costs and didn't help sales. With Watch Dogs, delaying hurt potential sales on the delayed platforms because people actually played the game and saw all the flaws.



Darknyht commented on Nintendo Download: 14th August (North America):

Double Dragon II will a purchase for me, but XType Plus at least has my interest. However both will have to wait for my new HDD USB enclosure to arrive. My current old Maxtor HDD is starting to give out and while I have a replacement, I need an 2.5" enclosure for it.

It is good though to see more than a single VC game release, multiple eShop games arrive and Nintendo continuing to inform people of upcoming Virtual Console arrivals.



Darknyht commented on Yokai Watch 2 Passes Two Million Sales in Japa...:

@rjejr Good to see the Wii U doing better, but I don't know if Tomb Raider is even a blip in the Japanese gamer radar. Plus, it is a timed exclusive like Call of Duty stuff used to be on Xbox 360.

@AndyWARbear You would think there could be a small niche market at least in porting over Ultimate Collection versions of some of the 360/PS3 back library to the Wii U.



Darknyht commented on Nintendo Confirms a Huge Range of eShop Discou...:

@SKTTR I bought Wii Party U only because I found a damaged box version that was discounted to $4.99 that included the WiiMote. That was probably the fairest price for it as my family has barely touched it after that first night. I originally purchased it for the controller and because thought it would be fun to play with kids (very young). They were not fans.



Darknyht commented on Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack Poses...:

Let's not ignore that this may be the cheapest way to land a Bluetooth (edit: not sure USB was on the mind) controller for a tablet. Since the lack of a controller being one of the biggest problems with Tablet gaming, if successful this may turn into something painful for console manufacturer's bottom line in the future.

Heck, I might seriously look at it if the controller is priced better than most Bluetooth controllers out there.



Darknyht commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

@midnafanboy @darkgamer001 The Wii U library will be primarily filled with Nintendo Exclusives, paid for exclusives by Nintendo to third parties, and family friendly titles. The rate this can happen will be slow and limited. It is gotten bad enough on Nintendo's side of the equation they are releasing eShop games as retail titles to fill space on store shelves. That is reality. Claiming there is no long term software drought or arguing that Sony and Microsoft's freshman blues will continue is dishonest.

Nintendo needs games. It needs to have representation in stores in order to entice consoles sales so that it gets better outside support for the console. I prefer quality over quantity, but Nintendo's bigger problem is that there isn't enough quantity to keep a display case filled at a store. That is part of the reason Wii Sports Club and NES Remix are getting retail releases. When two years into your system it still takes looking back 9 months to get eight "New Releases" on your website you have a quantity problem no matter your quality. By the end of the year, Microsoft and Sony will have solved that problem but two years into their system Nintendo is still battling it.



Darknyht commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

@darkgamer001 I'll bite. September.

Xbox One: Warriors Orochi 3, Destiny, Dance Central Spotlight, NHL 15, Disney Infinity 2.0, FIFA 15, Shadow Warrior, Forza Horizon 2, Mad Max, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

PS4: Destiny, FIFA 15, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Shadow Warrior, Disney Infinity 2.0

Wii U: Citizens of Earth, Disney Infinity 2.0, Hyrule Warriors.

(BTW, you won't win. Wii U will stay behind PS4 and XBO from this point forward because they have Third Party support and Nintendo does not. I am not saying that it is a bad system or you cannot enjoy the system, but it will always be starved for Triple A content compared to the other two. And the drought that has been there since the launch will continue until the system is replaced when lined up against the other two.)



Darknyht commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

@darkgamer001 Which lineup sounds better to you for August?

Wii U: Jett Tailfin, Shut the Box, Gaiabreaker, SteamWorld Dig

PS4: The Swapper, Road Not Taken, Hohokum, Diablo III, Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, The Golf Club, Infamous First Light, Madden NFL 15, Metro 2033 Redux, Metro: Last Light Redux

Edit: Here's the Xbox One lineup: Diablo III, Madden NFL 15, Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light Redux, and I would almost guarantee four Arcade games that just haven't been announced by Major Nelson.



Darknyht commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

Yeah, it's more of a system lifespan drought where there is occasional drizzles of content to get your hopes up that it will end. Most of us don't want to purchase games just because it was the only thing released in the past six weeks. It may become better when Nintendo at least gets up to a release a month like the normally do.

There are games on the system (I currently have around 60), but most of that are Virtual Console games, old used Wii Games, or cashing in coins. In fact, bargain bin Wii games and Club Nintendo rewards are what carried me for the first few months of my Wii U. At the same time I didn't buy the console to play SD games with waggle controls, that is what made me sell the Wii in the first place. And the best of the Wii games are all still horribly overpriced both new and used here in the States (Europe appears to have a more functional Nintendo Selects system).



Darknyht commented on Zen Studios States That Wii U Pinball News is ...:

As much as I loved this game on Xbox 360, I am left feeling like a second class citizen now that I have moved to a Wii U. Sorcerer's Lair is free everywhere apparently but on Wii U, no tourneys, and lots of missing content. I did expect better from Zen.

And their promises of "working on it" ring hollow after months go by and nothing changes. If they were serious about showing support for it, they would get a simple tournament up and running. After all, it something they advertised and promised when the game released almost two years ago.

I won't spend a dime more on the game (or other Zen products) until they deliver on what they sold me. I already would have bought more tables if not for this.



Darknyht commented on Interview: Two Tribes Discusses RIVE, Starting...:

Finally got around to playing my Steam version of Toki Tori (via one Steam sale or another) in my attempt to clear my Pile of Shame. While puzzle platformers are not generally my cup of tea, I am enjoying this more than Mario vs Donkey Kong. At least I have direct control of the character. So far it has been decent enough, I probably will eventually pick up the sequel on Wii U (my preferred platform), and am now a little more curious about other projects.



Darknyht commented on Coleco Wants to Bring Back Their Version of Do...:

We had an Intellivision II as a kid (along with Odyssey II), but I remember borrowing this and Donkey Kong, Jr. from the neighbor. Only realized later that my dad had somehow hacked the console to let the games play. I would love to see Intellivision games on the Wii U Virtual Console.



Darknyht commented on August Is Officially Princess Peach Month, Acc...:

Remember that time that Peach got kidnapped and stood around helplessly... No, no not that time, it was another one.... No, that was Princess Toadstool, anther time.... Wait that was Princess Daisy.... No, there were no Kooplings... Yes, browser was responsible.... Yeah, that one. She was totally cool as a helpless object to be saved.



Darknyht commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Wii U Virtual Con...:

@Gen0neD There are a lot of people that love Nintendo, and with love comes emotions. It is not a bad announcement, more shocking that they actually announced something in advance than anything else. The problem is that every Nintendo fan has their list of games they want on Virtual Console and no matter what Nintendo does, someone will be unhappy.



Darknyht commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Wii U Virtual Con...:

This is getting scary. Nintendo is actually communicating what it will be doing..... in Advance!!!!! Not only that, it confirms that for three weeks in a row the Wii U will get two virtual console games.

(Really excited to be able to buy Double Dragon II also. One of my favorite games I owned on NES, and so much better than the port of the first one).



Darknyht commented on Super Mario Kart Speeds Onto the North America...:

@Nionel True, but Mario Kart recently saw an appearance on Club Nintendo. I figure by the time it cycles around again, the Wii wlll be officially retired in North America. It already has been reduced to a Wii Mini model that is not online, and like it or not eventually the flash drives in the Wii wear out.



Darknyht commented on The Club Nintendo Reward Details Are In For Au...:

@2Sang You do realize that the industry as a whole are moving to digital distribution? Steam has done it for PC. Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo are all making efforts but cannot figure out how to do it while keeping box stores happy enough to carry the consoles. Even Apple and Microsoft moving to App stores in their Operating Systems.