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DarthNocturnal

DarthNocturnal

Male, 25, Canada

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#1

DarthNocturnal commented on Mario History: Super Smash Bros. Melee - 2001:

First game I got for my GameCube. I remember unlocking Mewtwo via the "play 700 matches" criteria. Didn't have enough people around often enough to get the 20 hours needed, so I cheesed it with SD'ing Jigglypuffs.

I did manage to beat Event 51 without losing a life. It's crazy how dumb AI can be when you do something unpredictable to their minds.

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#2

DarthNocturnal commented on VS. Excitebike Launches Into Some Races Very S...:

@ikki5

The oh-so exciting features include:

-Multiplayer!
-Different music!
-A different color palette!
-Save your created tracks!

So... yeah, not nearly as exciting as it could've been.

@JaxonH

If it's OK, I'll send the signal of "localize games that aren't slightly tweaked versions of what we already have."

Also, pretty sure most/ all of the text is in English already. No localizing was actually needed.

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#3

DarthNocturnal commented on Video: Here's What Rare's Final GameCube Title...:

@Dpishere

I enjoyed Nuts & Bolts meself. And before anyone gets on my case about that, I have all but one achievement in Kazooie, and EVERYTHING (even the Stop N' Swop II items) in Tooie. I'd very much like a Banjo Threeie, but Nuts & Bolts was pretty good at what it wanted to do. And I can't think of many games were one can "cheat" within the parameters of the game.

I don't think Rare really fell off the map until Kinect came around. They seem to be slowly coming back.

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#4

DarthNocturnal commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

Eh...concept art and music that'll be all over Youtube (or IS all over Youtube), and an art thing... I think I'll save my $ for StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Collector's Edition. Lorebooks > concept art.

I'll gladly take Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii U eShop however.

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#5

DarthNocturnal commented on Poll: The Battle of the Nindies and Questions ...:

I'm not sure there's many indies that say "buy me now!" to me on that list... I already know I like Shovel Knight, but I'm not one to just buy every indie I see. I generally wait and see how the hype pans out.

Also, isn't Nintendo doing their own things at PAX? I'm surprised that there's been nothing all day from them.

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#7

DarthNocturnal commented on Mario Memories: Basking in the Glow of Super M...:

Sunshine's only flaw was the blue coins; no ingame checklist for a large number of collectibles scattered to the winds is a big no-no in my book.

Aside from that, it was great. Diverse, open levels, big open hub world, and a gameplay mechanic tweak that was actually fun to use (I'll take F.L.U.D.D. over a not-star anyday).

@icedude545

So Grezzo can do it instead? OK.

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#11

DarthNocturnal commented on Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relat...:

@MoonKnight7

I won't be complaining if other platforms get the co-op. I have the PC version. I'm just considering one plausible scenario, and explaning why some may have a problem with this. I myself don't have any problems with it, because the other version I want doesn't have co-op anyway (but it does have the levels), I like amiibo (well, sans shortages), and it may come to other platforms for free somewhere down the line. You can understand an opposing viewpoint, even if you don't 100% agree with it.

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#12

DarthNocturnal commented on Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relat...:

@JaxonH

I'm not sure it's "never would be included otherwise". A plastic figure is odd inspiration for co-op and levels. I think that's the problem most have; it just feels like it didn't need an amiibo to unlock. And it may very well NOT require it, should the content come to other platforms.

And every game is different... but not every game is good either =P.

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#14

DarthNocturnal commented on Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relat...:

@JaxonH

"The point is, amiibo content is undoubtedly content that never would have seen the light of day if amiibos didn't exist. "

That wording makes it seem like the kind of content that amiibo unlocks only came into existence when amiibo did. Which obviously isn't true. Costumes are certainly not a new thing. Neither is co-op, or extra levels.

And what happens if One, PS4, and PC get co-op and the extra levels for no cost?

I'm not anti-amiibo. I have several, and I'm always looking for more, and I'll probably get the Shovel Knight amiibo (I plan to get the 3DS version of the game for portability; already have the PC version). But I find your statement of "it wouldn't / couldn't exist without amiibo" to be a bit off.

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#16

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

@Kaze_Memaryu

As I said...

"The poll isn't without limitations, I imagine. Legal red tape doesn't mysteriously vanish because the poll itself has no restrictions. And then there's the fact that genuinely absurd suggestions will likely be written off. Some people requested Abe Lincoln (not the S.T.E.A.M version), but we never got him, for obvious reasons."

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#19

DarthNocturnal commented on Mario History: Super Smash Bros. - 1999:

I remember just sort of stumbling into the game's webpage way back in the day... and this was late 90s/ early 2000s, so, it was pretty bad looking.

Also, I have this game to thank for introducing me to Earthbound.

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#21

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

@Kaze_Memaryu

The poll isn't without limitations, I imagine. Legal red tape doesn't mysteriously vanish because the poll itself has no restrictions. And then there's the fact that genuinely absurd suggestions will likely be written off. Some people requested Abe Lincoln (not the S.T.E.A.M version), but we never got him, for obvious reasons.

Content... I can only say "subjective", and move on. PSA lacked many of the smaller things that, when put together, make Smash as fun as it is for me (trophies, for example).

@sWiTcHeRoO

Captain Falcon's series has been in hiatus... but he's a Smash 64, Melee, and Brawl vet. So he's still been "kept around" since then, due to his popularity. He has "Smash Seniority".

I actually meant to mention (or at least, not imply) that obscure doesn't equate to "no chance of getting in". ROB, G&W, and Ice Climbers are obvious proof. And remember, I gave Isaac better chances then Urban Champion (another obscure one-shot NES game). Just, not as good as others (Donkey Kong Country, as an example).

Fire Emblem was more of an experiment. It was unknown, so, it had a clean slate. Golden Sun had it's chance, and... well, Melee's development was rushed enough as it is, so getting Isaac in at that point was nigh impossible (they released the same year in NA, if I recall). And by Brawl, the series had faded somewhat.

Speaking of which, a few music tracks and an assist trophy (which was removed from Smash 4) does not a return fully make. It's nice that it's acknowledged, but many other franchises have received similar levels of attention. But I don't think we'll get a 1080 Snowboarding rep....

I'd love it if Isaac got in. I was dissappointed with his assist in Brawl ( Move?! Use Odyssey you numbskull!), but was glad he was shown in some manner. But he has a bigger hurdle to get over compared to Shovel Knight, from what I can see.

And in the end........ why not both?

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#22

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

@Kaze_Memaryu

First, who said this was a poll character? Nevermind the fact that it might not be real, but it could be that they won't start developing poll winners until the 11th hour (or until after it ends).

Second... lack of content? What? You want lack of content? Go play Playstation Allstars.

Third, and I say this as a Golden Sun fan meself... but after the long hiatus and then a lukewarmly-received game (followed by yet another hiatus), I think Golden Sun has dropped into niche territory. It has better chances of getting a rep then, say, Urban Champion, but less so then other Nintendo AND non-Nintendo reps.

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#23

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

@sWiTcHeRoO

The number of 3rd party characters in Smash can be counted on one hand, in a roster that has over 50 fighters, and you use words like "cesspool".

And you talk of characters "making sense". Who expected Duck Hunt to "make sense"? Sometimes it's the nonsense characters that are MORE interesting.

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#24

DarthNocturnal commented on Review: Devil's Third (Wii U):

Sounds like the multiplayer is the main reason to get... but...

"Plenty of stat-boosting equipment can only be bought with Golden Eggs, while the better options of the hugely powerful X-Gear weapons (which become available in-game when you string together plenty of kills) need a lot of these eggs to buy. It'll be possible to get by without buying them, but they do provide a clear advantage."

This sounds bad. If something affects gameplay, you shouldn't lock it behind real-money purchases only. Planetside 2's F2P is a good example to follow; only cosmetics are real-money only (cosmetic variations of guns one can buy with ingame money included).

EDIT: Also, Planetside 2's starting weapons are the most balanced. Other weapons are just sidegrades, which means it comes down to skill and playstyle, not who has the bigger wallet.

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#25

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

Well now... this would be interesting. I wouldn't say no.

I ponder if this is a poll character. It doesn't close until October, and if he's playable already... they've probably been working on him for months. I supposed they could always start developing the characters when the voting slowed and clear winners were apparent.

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#27

DarthNocturnal commented on Mario History: Mario Kart 64 - 1997:

First Mario Kart I played. Shame that its one of the worse (or maybe best?) examples of rubberband AI.

On the other hand, the AI could never use Blue Shells. An idea that should be re-established.

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#30

DarthNocturnal commented on Updated 'Roadmap' Infographic Shows Nintendo's...:

@Handy_Man

Ah, yes, I see it now in the announcement article.

While having it all in one package is nice, I think I'll save $40 and just get Luigi U as DLC... after I beat Mario Bros. U.

Man, between my backlog and the September / October games... I'll have plenty to do before Christmas. And then THREE Wii U titles... dang. Good year.

EDIT: And I STILL don't own Splatoon.

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#35

DarthNocturnal commented on iOS and Android Receive Pokémon Shuffle Mobil...:

@Nintendian

This isn't the first mobile game as mentioned in the DeNA deal. Game Freak / Pokemon Company have quite a bit of freedom, and they decided to port Shuffle to mobile themselves, I imagine.

The first mobile game of the DeNA deal isn't coming until later this year. The other 4 are coming out between 2016 and March 2017, I believe.

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#37

DarthNocturnal commented on Mario History: Super Mario 64 - 1996:

3D Mario needs another Super Mario 64. I want my playground-like worlds back. My interesting hub worlds.

It just seems that, starting with Wii and DS, both 3D and 2D Mario got somewhat less... inspired. Which might be why people are excited for Super Mario Maker; it actually looks inspired, AND let's you use your own inspiration.

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#39

DarthNocturnal commented on Talking Point: Pokkén Tournament May Not Be a...:

@rjejr

I feel the need to mention that Majora's Mask 3D was set for Spring 2015, and we got it in February. Early-ish February no less.

Also, Wii U Deluxe (I.e., the set everyone cared about) was $350. But I agree on the need to price drop. And more storage. And more games, from 3rd parties in addition to their own.

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#40

DarthNocturnal commented on Nintendo Continues to Consider the Prospects o...:

Resident Evil isn't really Resident Evil though, correct? It borrows a few names, terms, and whatnot, but it's not really tied into any game.

If they can learn to not "force" live action onto a series where it just wouldn't fit, and avoid "Hollywoodizing" those that would be live action (or, any of the movies period, really), then we may have something here.

Hopefully they remain careful with whom they allow to work with their IP.

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#43

DarthNocturnal commented on Pokémon Brawler Pokkén Tournament Coming To ...:

@Robotron2084

Er, the controller has very LITTLE resemblence to a Pro controller. Longer, shinier, no control sticks...

@Kaze_Memaryu

Is the game even "out" yet? I know they had location tests, but I thought that they were still releasing parts of it in waves.

And aren't arcade titles often updated/ tweaked for console release? Maybe they could address balance concerns?

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#45

DarthNocturnal commented on Pokémon Brawler Pokkén Tournament Coming To ...:

I wonder if that's Spring Spring, or Majora's Mask "spring. Because MM3D was going to launch Spring 2015, and we got it in February.

Either way, we're getting it! Hooray!

I just hope the roster isn't padded with Pikachu variants too much. And add Sandslash!

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#47

DarthNocturnal commented on Mario History: Super Mario All-Stars - 1993:

Anyone else think that Allstars' look should be a style in Super Mario Maker? It seem distinct enough.

Having Mario Allstars + World on VC would be nice. I like how Luigi actually looks like, well... Luigi, in that version of World. And it would make WAY more sense then putting mere megabytes of data on a disc that can hold roughly 4.7 GBs...