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DestinyMan

DestinyMan

I've got a future ahead of me!

Male, 21, United States

I'm a man who likes Nintendo and Donkey Kong, Mario, and Wario in particular. I also like Disney. I'm a reader, writer, music fan, and Christian.

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Fri 23rd July, 2010

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#2

DestinyMan commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

Well, I'm in an intriguing spot now. I have never upgraded from an original 3DS and was considering the Smash Bros. 3DS XL if it ever comes to North America, but now this comes along. I suppose I'll do a bit more research and then chew this over...

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#5

DestinyMan commented on Feature: The History of Super Smash Bros.:

Nice article; I have a long and favorable history with the series. As a kid playing the original, I enjoyed playing classics like Donkey Kong and Mario while also enjoying playing Captain Falcon and spamming his Captain Falcon. The fun memories last for years, and obviously Melee and Brawl each continued that trend. I have way too many memories to recount here, but I want to add that I admire Sakurai's work ethic, determination, and ability to make games that can be played for many years.

I believe Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U will both be classics as well.

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#6

DestinyMan commented on Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With...:

Doesn't sound like a difficult concept to me. The games should take advantage of the hardware they're being played on. This is why I've been insisting for a couple of years that Nintendo use the GamePad more in ways that will make Wii U games interesting as well as fun. Let's be grateful that Miyamoto still believes in pushing hardware for pushing software.

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#7

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

With Wii U's power, I think this grand scope for the new Zelda is certainly achievable. I'm also confident that the GamePad will be used very well, besides just being a map and an item inventory. I'm still intrigued at how this game's world is portrayed as "without borders".

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#8

DestinyMan commented on Nintendo Confirms a 3DS-Themed Japanese Ninten...:

Hopefully this will be world-wide. If it's in Japan, then new games should be announced. And with Smash Bros. 3DS just around the corner over there, they have to devote some time for it.

3DS needs some new games. It looks pretty bare over the rest of this year and next besides a handful here and there. Nintendo should rightfully focus on Wii U, but they can't forget about 3DS as well.

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#9

DestinyMan commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

The utter ridiculousness of all of this is just brilliant. Link, Villager, and Isabelle racing against Mario and his clone Tanooki Mario, Peach and her clone Cat Peach, and Dry Bowser on Mercedes-Benz karts on a track from F-Zero, with the rest of the racers as multi-colored Yoshis and Shy Guys. Ridiculous brilliance.

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#10

DestinyMan commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

Not surprised to see the very enthusiastic response to this!

I'm not going to lie; I originally had some misgivings about Nintendo characters in Mario Kart outside the Donkey Kong and Wario games. But thankfully Nintendo proved it to me that it can work outside our lofty dreams in reality after all, and I'm just thankful for that.

I hope that the amiibos will unlock things too. Since they will cost at least $10, I don't think it's unreasonable that they could unlock a character and maybe even a vehicle as well, considering how impressively inexpensive these DLC packs are. They better be used in a very interesting way!

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#13

DestinyMan commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

Man, those amiibos just have to be used to unlock more stuff! At least more karts and bikes if not more characters. Otherwise it will be a wasted opportunity. I assure you, I would be very tempted to get all the amiibos and Nintendo would make cash like you wouldn't believe.

I want to see Pit racing on the Beetle and Kirby on his Warp Star!

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#16

DestinyMan commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

I voted for the Nightmare Wizard assist trophy. He just looks so intimidating. He'll be a much better distraction than the Nintendog, that's for sure. Also, the fact that darkness messes with the computer players is also nice.

What would make it better would be if the Fountain of Dreams stage from Melee was confirmed as well and the Kirby characters were there.

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#18

DestinyMan commented on Nintendo Has Nothing to Say About Recent Smash...:

The fact that the leaker lied about DLC should just really put the whole thing into question and shows how much of a troll he must be. And yet some of the leaked images like of the trophies look very real. What if there is some truth and lies mixed into this? Such as a character being real but not another? That could be possible.

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#19

DestinyMan commented on Nintendo Has Nothing to Say About Recent Smash...:

I’d actually prefer Nintendo had stayed silent on this. Responding to it at all is going to make people think the leaks are real, and especially with Nintendo’s seemingly neutral response. These leakers are such jerks; they clearly love to step on people’s toes and they're getting exactly what they want. I’ll feel bad for Sakurai if these are real.

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#20

DestinyMan commented on Rumour: Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Suppos...:

I could actually see Dark Pit being a newcomer. There is a lot from Kid Icarus: Uprising that they could tap into to give Dark Pit unique weapons and powers. I still would've rather had Hades or Medusa, but Dark Pit is a plausible fighter.

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#21

DestinyMan commented on Rumour: Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Suppos...:

If this is real, then the poor DK series has been snubbed. It's gotten two major platformers since Brawl, with Returns selling very well, and yet the series would not have gotten even one newcomer in the new Smash. I would have even taken Dixie Kong if there could be no one else, but this negates both King K. Rool and Dixie Kong. Sigh, I guess there's still DLC!

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#22

DestinyMan commented on Super Smash Bros. For 3DS Will Feature A Music...:

This is just great, and I should expect nothing less from a handheld Smash. While I knew the soundtrack was still going to be very good, I was a little afraid the smaller selection of tracks would weaken the 3DS version's soundtrack compared to the massive Wii U version's, but thankfully features like this will allow it to hold its own. I love that I can be able to customize the music in Smash Run. What to fight Koopas and Kremlings with Final Destination music playing? I can do that!

I'm a big fan of Smash Bros. music and also listening to music on my 3DS, so I know I'll be spending hours just listening to the soundtrack alone.

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#23

DestinyMan commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?:

I personally feel the Mario games should be judged separately, but for this poll I voted for Super Mario Bros. 3 in any version. That 2D game is close to platforming perfection, I believe, but Super Mario World is right behind it.

Now for 3D games, my nostalgia tempts me to vote for Super Mario 64, but I honestly feel the Galaxy games are just better. For a while I believed SMG2 was better than the first one because it has better levels, even better music, and Yoshi, but the first game is still very endearing because it actually had somewhat of a story and the overall polish felt just refreshing. And then there's Super Mario 3D World, which has short, brilliant platforming to bring into the mix. So for me it's a tie between Galaxy 1 and 2 for the 3D games.

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#24

DestinyMan commented on Brinstar Confirmed as Classic Stage for Smash ...:

When these games are out, even just the 3DS version, I don't think people will care about this anymore, unless people start always choosing this as Zero Suit Samus's alt, which might get old after a while, but they have the freedom to choose.

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#26

DestinyMan commented on Brinstar Confirmed as Classic Stage for Smash ...:

@Captain_Toad: I know, right? Miiverse artists like The Bard were already pushing it, but the drawings are going to get a bit out-of-hand.

I still think the outcry is exaggerated. If people were fine with the Wii Fit Trainer's outfit and Zero Suit Samus, they should be fine with this. What about that attention to Palutena's waist in her debut trailer while we're at it? I thought that was kinda weird. Some noticed it, but there weren't many complaining about that.

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#27

DestinyMan commented on Brinstar Confirmed as Classic Stage for Smash ...:

I still think it's very weird how they've been revealing retro stages. I bet the Green Hill Zone from Brawl returning in the 3DS version was totally missed by most people when it was hidden among a batch of new screenshots that were randomly released on the web.

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#29

DestinyMan commented on Brinstar Confirmed as Classic Stage for Smash ...:

Brinstar is a good stage, but it was already a retro stage in Brawl, so I hope Sakurai and team don't return too many retro stages that already returned once. I don't mind Jungle Japes since that's one of my favorites from Melee. But if this is in the 3DS version, I hope that means that Brinstar Depths is in the Wii U version. I would rather see huge, intimidating Kraid in HD than 3D anyway.

And about the Zero Suit Samus costumes, they suit Samus. It's not like they put Peach and Rosalina in skimpy clothes. Those shorts are legitimate source material. They were in the alternate ending screens from Metroid: Zero Mission, so they're not random at all. Some people are overreacting. Besides, the zero suit itself could be deemed sexual, and that's just her normal outfit.

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#30

DestinyMan commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS File Size i...:

@KHaceattorney: Creatures, Inc. is the successor to Ape, Inc. that developed Mother 1 and 2. We'll be getting Ness at the very least. Nice call on the copyrights, though. If this is final, then don't expect Snake, playable Rayman, or Shulk.

Now on the file size, I'm a physical space guy, so this wouldn't be that big of an issue originally. However, if I can't get the Smash Bros. 3DS XL bundle, then I'll probably just have to get a new SD card because I'm running out since I got my first 3DS.

I'm not all that surprised by the file size. Compared to Brawl, Smash Bros. 3DS has a bigger trophy gallery, but a smaller soundtrack, so they probably had to cut some corners because it's a handheld game. However, as others already mentioned, a lot of time and data went into the Subspace Emissary, so this game will have more data for more content otherwise.

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#31

DestinyMan commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

I voted for the Mii accessories. Meta Knight is cool, don't get me wrong, but I seriously never doubted his return. The Mii accessories that are more than likely the Streetpass Mii Plaza accessories just further expands the already massive customization for Miis.

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#34

DestinyMan commented on More Single Player Details Enter The Battle in...:

I love the new Classic Mode, and Mii Fighters as the new Multi-Man enemies is a great idea. I wonder if they will be Miis from your console's Mii Plaza or just generic Miis?

It's also a little interesting that we can earn trophies as rewards for clearing a match. Before, you could only get those by playing a minigame in Classic Mode, but now they can be earned in a normal match. I'm sure this is because there's so many more trophies this time than in Brawl.

I wouldn't be surprised if the Wii U version gets these modes or something similar. We all know they're hiding the single-player modes for that.

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#35

DestinyMan commented on Beautiful Limited Edition Super Smash Bros. 3D...:

I think this looks fantastic, personally. Much better than just slapping a flaming Smash Ball on it like I thought they would do with a Smash Bros. bundle. I've been waiting to get a 3DS XL for almost a year, and this would be great timing.

The problem is that I'm not European...

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#36

DestinyMan commented on Meta Knight Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. on...:

Also, it might not be anything major, but some general information was posted on the Smash Bros. website about some of the modes including single-player modes, mainly confirming the new Classic Mode with the branching paths and Kid Icarus: Uprising-like difficulty system. The Mii Fighters are also the new enemies in the Multi-Man Smash like the Fighting Polygon Team, wire frames, and alloys in the past.

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#37

DestinyMan commented on Meta Knight Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. on...:

It's worth staying up to see this reveal. I already couldn't believe that people thought the Mii mask could have possibly de-confirmed him, and this just makes them look even sillier. So much for those who thought a nerfed Meta Knight wouldn't be worth bringing back. Sakurai is the Kirby man, so of course Meta Knight is back.

Like many of you, I hope that Meta Knight has been toned down a bit, and I imagine Sakurai has been forced to do just that. He'll still be a good fighter, though.

The Halberd stage has been known since the Smash Bros. Direct, so there was that to consider this whole time as well. It's just so cool and funny that Sakurai actually joked about the Mii mask after all. I'm surprised to see a character announced on a Wednesday, but with the Smash Bros. 3DS release just around the corner in Japan, I guess we should expect more exciting reveals to come and quite a few more veterans to be revealed!

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#38

DestinyMan commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ambitious amiibo Pla...:

Even in the worst-case scenario that their function in the other games besides Smash Bros. isn't that interesting, such as not unlocking karts or tracks in Mario Kart 8, then I would still get the figures for the figures themselves. These are going to be better quality than the kind you would get from fast-food restaurants or third-party-made figures from a toy store. Even if they were just on the shelf never being used for a game, Nintendo would still have gotten my money.

But I expect there will be some neat uses for these figures in supported games. Does that mean there could be a Donkey Kong level in Captain Toad or the Beetle from Kid Icarus Uprising could be a kart in Mario Kart 8? Perhaps, but that main concern of mine is still going to have to be addressed, and that's what they will be used for in these other games. DLC? Only time will tell.

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#39

DestinyMan commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

I wasn't too hot on the idea of a female Link when the Zelda U speculation was going on, but after this, I would actually just be fine if it was something like that. She looks cool and plausible in that. After all, Link is functionally an in-game representative of the player.

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#40

DestinyMan commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ambitious amiibo Pla...:

I think amiibo will do well even with the obstacles. My main concern is the mystery over how these figures will be used in games other than Smash. It's going to be a challenge marketing to the average consumer about which figure will be usable in which games, and especially with the wide range of figures planned. It could easily get complex. Price is also a big deal.

In an interview, a Nintendo of Canda rep confirmed that the amiibo figures can only store save data for one game at a time. So if you wanted to use a Mario figure in Mario Kart 8 as well as Smash Bros., then you'll have to replace the Smash Bros. save file with the Mario Kart 8 one. That would potentially force people to get more than one figure of the same character. That's slightly disappointing to me because right now I'd feel content with just the Smash Bros. Mario and would only consider another design if it was cool enough. I won't be using all of my amiibos for Smash Bros. anyway.

But at the very least, these figures look good and would be fine even if they were just collectibles. I still hope Nintendo taps into their potential. I would want my Donkey Kong figure or Pit figure to be used in the Mario games and not just Smash.

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#41

DestinyMan commented on The Namco Special Flag Will Boost Your Score i...:

You'll be vulnerable to being attacked if you're busy trying to find a spot to raise this for a few seconds. That's the biggest drawback. However, in big stages like Palutena's Temple, I could see this spawning in a remote place and someone would run to it far from the action to use it without much of a threat.

I'm sure it's something the competitive will find eye-roll worthy, but they don't play with items anyway. Besides, I like the craziness of Smash. Sakurai himself called Smash Bros. a battle royale action game. If it bothers you that much normally, then you can just switch it off by itself in the item menu.

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#42

DestinyMan commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

Who didn't think the Game Boy stage would win? I voted for that, but I also like the Dr. Wily trophy. I also wanted the Daybreak to be an item before the Dragoon was revealed. I thought the Dragoon's return meant the Daybreak didn't make it, but thankfully that's not the case.

Wow, this is the 50th edition already? It's going to feel different when the Pic of the Day finally ends after the release of Smash Bros. Wii U. Then there will be no more staying up for that!

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#43

DestinyMan commented on Mii Mascot Outfits Shown Off for Super Smash B...:

@TeeJay: Thank you for that. It's laughable that people honestly think this debunks Meta Knight in any way, shape, or form, but that's just ridiculous. Meta Knight is returning and that's that. Remember the whiteboard drawing near the start of development? That was made when development began and we now know the roster was determined at the very start of development, so this is a big, fat tease.

Now as far as the Nintendo character accessories themselves, they're great! Sakurai and his team are doing far more with Miis than I ever imagined, and I wanted Miis since almost the beginning. There's already those default Mii costumes, but then you get these on top of them. They're just about like the hats on Streetpass Mii Plaza. It should be interesting to see how we unlock them.

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#44

DestinyMan commented on Princess Zelda A "Heroine in Her Own Right", L...:

At a Play Nintendo Tour, a Nintendo rep quizzed me about which game it was when Link almost killed Zelda. I was at a total loss. It was funny when this showed up on the internet afterward. I don't think the average gamer would know the answer to that!

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#49

DestinyMan commented on Super Smash Bros. For 3DS To Feature More Trop...:

Since the games already have a bigger character roster than Brawl, I'm not surprised that they'll have more trophies than Brawl too. Great! I love collecting trophies and I hope these games pack in as much Nintendo and third-party guest history as possible!

I just hope that this means that there will be more trophy variety. Categories like for Wario and Kid Icarus were severely lacking in Brawl even with the large amount of trophies, so I hope other franchises other than Mario and Zelda get more trophies.

I like the idea of a Trophy Shop too. It should make it easier for those who are having a tough time finding a trophy, and it also provides another way to spend those Play Coins I usually don't spend much of.