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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.

Fri 23rd July, 2010

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DestinyMan commented on The Mysterious Murasame Castle Set For North A...:

I've been interested in this game for a while. It looks like an interesting game in the vein of the original Zelda, only with a bunch more enemies and more weapons in Takamaru's disposal.

Also, I'm firmly one of the riders of the Takamaru for SSB4 bandwagon. After many years, this game finally releases in the West and just before Super Smash Bros. comes out. I don't think that's a coincidence. I personally believe Takamaru would be an excellent addition.



DestinyMan commented on NES Remix Titles Coming in Physical Version to...:

Good thing I didn't quickly choose NES Remix for my Platinum Club Nintendo reward. I'll be getting Dillon instead because of this.

Although I have the second one, I would gladly get this again with the first game included and with a cool, new box.



DestinyMan commented on Live: The Nintendo Gaming Lounge at San Diego ...:

Yeah, I can see someone mistaking green Bowser for K. Rool at first. Quit tempting me to make me want him more, guys.

Still, it is cool to finally see a green palette swap for Bowser. It makes sense because of Bowser's original green sprite in Super Mario Bros. and King Koopa from the old Mario cartoons.



DestinyMan commented on You Won't Need To Track Too Much Treasure To B...:

I expected this price. It wasn't going to be full-priced and it wasn't going to be so low like an eShop game. I think as time goes on it will be apparent Treasure Tracker will deserve to be a full game. We just don't know enough about the game right now. We don't even know yet if there will be some kind of story.



DestinyMan commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

I wouldn't get my hopes up for SNES VC for 3DS, unfortunately. In my dream world I can imagine 3D Donkey Kong Country, 3D Yoshi's Island (imagine the final boss in 3D) along with several of the games mentioned here. But we don't even have N64 games on Wii U VC yet.



DestinyMan commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS User Interf...:

@FlaygletheBagel: There's still a Classic Mode. From interpreting gameplay footage, it looks like it'll have the same difficulty system as Kid Icarus: Uprising and there are branching paths over a map that allow you to pick your matches. It's also quite clear that it will be under "Games & More" along with Home-Run Contest and the trophy gallery.

I also like that this game will show how much battery power you have like Kid Icarus: Uprising and Star Fox 64 3D. I wish more 3DS games had that feature.



DestinyMan commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS User Interf...:

I wouldn't call the Wii U icon a "menu", but looking over that, the menu itself looks nice and simple. It's also bright like the menus in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Kid Icarus: Uprising.

I agree that the Wii U icon might be about the data transfer of customization characters and probably not cross-play. The Challenge icon might be a new name for Event Match. Games & More should be where the extra modes like Trophy Rush, Home-Run Contest, and the Trophy Gallery are.



DestinyMan commented on Tomodachi Life Stage Drops Into Super Smash Br...:

I love that Tomodachi Life has a stage. The best game with Miis by a mile. It sounds similar to Luigi's Mansion.

@Zemus-DJ: Looks like Green Hill Zone from Brawl is a retro stage in the 3DS version.

Also, the 3DS eShop may have accidentally leaked Wario. There's a Wario section and it shows all the games he appears in, including Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.



DestinyMan commented on Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perf...:

Mario Kart 8 and Tomodachi Life have been taking up my summer playtime so far, though I might be playing Pikmin 3 soon because as a Mario Kart 8 free gift and I might revisit Wind Waker HD and A Link Between Worlds to beat them. I also hope to play Shovel Knight on 3DS before this summer is over.



DestinyMan commented on Star Fox Stage Revealed for Super Smash Bros. ...:

Star Fox: Assault was made by Bandai-Namco, so I'm not surprised to see it being represented. The stage looks nice. It looks like a throwback to the Sector Z stage from Smash Bros. 64. Since Assault was Krystal's second appearance, I wish she could join the fight, but I'm expecting to see just Falco and Wolf return for the Star Fox series.



DestinyMan commented on Ocarina of Time Joins Hyrule Warriors With She...:

Great choices; I've actually played Ocarina of Time (the 3D version) so I could get a sense how these characters would fight, such as Darunia rolling into enemies and maybe using the Megaton Hammer. I think Nabooru would've been interesting as well, but I hope to see more male characters confirmed, and I wouldn't be worried about the roster being dominated by females.

I hope this game turns out well. It definitely looks and sounds good on video and paper, but reviews are where the final decision will come for me.



DestinyMan commented on Poll: Which is Your Favourite Super Smash Bros...:

Little Mac is my favorite newcomer so far. He should have been in the Super Smash Bros. series since the beginning, being the original Nintendo fighter.

With the amiibo figures, I plan on getting at least my favorites, but I may also get as many as I can afford.

My favorite character for the new games is more than likely going to be Donkey Kong. He's been one of my favorite characters throughout the series and I don't see that changing this time.



DestinyMan commented on This Super Smash Bros. Screen K.O. Shot is a G...:

The fact that they actually hit and slide down the screen is a very nice touch and it's surprising it's taken them this long to implement it. I didn't think about this preventing incidents of late star KOs from not registering at first; that's another good idea.

While many of us agonize about the characters, I'm hopeful that the games themselves will still be a blast to play.



DestinyMan commented on Nintendo Dominates List of Top-Selling Games i...:

I'm very impressed by Kirby: Triple Deluxe's numbers. Even Mario Party: Island Tour did very well, and that's one of the weakest installments in the series. Mario Kart 8's big launch isn't surprising at all, but still nice to know.



DestinyMan commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

If they were really adamant about giving us only digital game rewards, then they should have given us a bunch of eShop store credit so we could pick our own game on Wii U or 3DS. Or if not that, then more retail game choices. If Wii Party U and Pikmin 3 were choices, the Mario Kart free game promotion would allow me to get one game and the other as a Platinum reward. That's not counting more retail 3DS games they could have chosen.

But, as it is, I already have Game & Wario and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. If I didn't have one of those retail games, I would feel a bit better about this change. Getting an eShop game like NES Remix or Dillon's Rolling Western seems odd in that I'm getting a pretty inexpensive game after amassing coins redeemed from a few hundred dollars worth of games. Again, it would've been better just getting a bunch of eShop store credit and/or be provided with more retail options.

Also, I thought this comment section was going to be in the 400s, and not be double that in the 800s. Good grief, this could easily be the highest I've seen in my 3 1/2 years on NL.



DestinyMan commented on Takashi Tezuka: Mario Maker Won't Move Quite L...:

I can understand how the physics between games can be a challenge. NES mario would seem pretty heavy compared to NSMBU Mario. If they add Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World, there's even more differences in jumping physics right there.

It would be neat if we can create our own boss situations as well.



DestinyMan commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

Wow, this is quite disappointing. The past few Platinum rewards were mediocre enough, but this takes the cake. It would even be better off having more posters. I'm shocked that there's not even a calendar! I would have gladly taken that for the first time. Oh well, all I can say is I kept my expectations in check and kept wishful hopes like a Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze soundtrack in the "wishful thinking" category.

Between these downloadable games, it's between NES Remix and Dillon's Rolling Western for me.



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

I voted for Light Suit Samus and NES Golf Mario easily. Very cool of Sakurai to reference a somewhat obscure Mario game like NES Open Tournament Golf like this, and it also raises some hope for Dr. Mario and Referee Mario as costumes too. I also still have absolutely no idea what the "infamous drum-playing puppet in Osaka" is. That Japanese reference just flew over my head. As someone also pointed out that day, Luigi will probably have his green version of that suit as well.



DestinyMan commented on Captain Falcon, Lucina and Robin All Join The ...:

I'm glad this turned out to be a surprise rather than something completely predictable. I'll watch the trailer again later, but if Chrom isn't truly joining the battle, then that should debunk the Gematsu leak. Thanks Sakurai for surprising us!



DestinyMan commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

I haven't played enough of the Zelda series to say with any accuracy what is the best Zelda. But of the few Zelda games I've played, so far my favorite is easily Ocarina of Time 3D followed by A Link Between Worlds. However, had I played it a lot more, Twilight Princess, my first Zelda game, could have been a strong contender for my favorite Zelda game and may still be whenever I revisit it. I should also play more of Wind Waker HD.



DestinyMan commented on New Fighter for Super Smash Bros. to be Reveal...:

I think it's either Chrom, Shulk, or the Chorus Boys going by the Gematsu "leak." Chrom would be the easiest to announce, but I would want to see Marshall and the Chorus Boys out of those three because I have a hard time picturing how they would fight. Chrom and Shulk are swordsmen, but the Chorus Boys would have rhythmic moves that would be interesting to see in action, and seeing a video would do much to reduce doubt and confusion over them.

I would want to see King K. Rool, but I won't kid myself. He's almost certainly a secret character if he's playable at all.



DestinyMan commented on First impressions: HD Brawling with Super Smas...:

Even though I'll be getting both games on Day One and I'm looking forward to Smash Bros. 3DS quite a bit, I believe the Wii U version will be the definitive version. Even though we know very little about it, I believe there is a treasure trove of goodies that Sakurai is hiding since the 3DS one is releasing first. Super Smash Bros. has always firmly been a home console experience, and Smash Bros. Wii U is going to be the biggest version that will get families, friends, and strangers playing together at parties, tournaments, and events. Smash Bros. Wii U will also be a meatier game than Smash Bros. 3DS, and the soundtrack is already a sign since Smash Bros. Wii U has the big My Music options from Brawl returning while Smash Bros. 3DS only has two music tracks per stage.

Still, both games are going to be a blast to play!



DestinyMan commented on Kotaku Says YES to the Wii U - Rejoicing Begins:

I really enjoy my Wii U and don't understand the hating. Even during the dry months I still found something to enjoy about the console, but since Super Mario 3D World it's been played many more times, and Donkey Kong and especially Mario Kart have helped. It will only get better from here, folks.



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

I voted for Little Mac's pink sweatshirt. It's yet another sign of more alternate costumes and it looks great on Little Mac anyway. Little Mac must be one of the few guys to make pink totally work on a guy. I look forward to seeing some more.



DestinyMan commented on First Impressions: Hyrule Warriors Is Zelda, B...:

I'm not expecting this game to blow people's socks off, but I don't think it'll be absolutely horrible either. I'm still interested, but I'm definitely waiting for reviews, especially considering the other games I'll be interested in this Fall and Winter.



DestinyMan commented on The Club Nintendo Rewards Are Now Updated for ...:

I thought Paper Mario was going to be the first N64 game for the Wii U VC at first, but apparently this is just for the Wii Mode. Without the Wii U perks, I'll pass. I already have it Wii and N64 anyway. I already have the 3D Classics version of Kid Icarus and already have Donkey Kong, Jr. as an ambassador. I'm not interested in the DSiWare game.

The platinum and gold awards should be just around the corner.



DestinyMan commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2014 - Summe...:

I have to vote for Super Smash Bros. 3DS. I would be lying to myself if I didn't. The only other 3DS game I'm interested in is Pokemon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire. I haven't decided which version I would want yet. I was thinking about getting Shantae for 3DS, but when the Wii U version was announced, I think I might go for that version.



DestinyMan commented on Weirdness: The Peculiar Questions of a Typical...:

The last person sounds quite rude and silly, not realizing that Nintendo's shareholders of course are going to be concerned about the future of video games because their money depends on it for owning shares in Nintendo! That sounds like a failure at common sense economics.

I also find the cafeteria person amusing, since we would all agree workers should have a nice lunch to get through the day, but that shouldn't be the main way for Nintendo to get their developers to communicate better. Better facilities in general that would get the teams closer would do better, and that's what Nintendo is doing now. I think the Nintendo developers are getting along just fine without having to resort to pleasing each other with enticing meals.

I like the globe-trotting game idea, though, and it sounds like it would involve Miis. Tomodachi Adventure?



DestinyMan commented on Soapbox: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Lo...:

I knew I was going to get the game and enjoy it, but I still held off on getting it because I was concerned the game was going to be very complex and I wanted to prepare myself first. Thankfully, when I finally got the game a few days ago, I've learned that Tomodachi Life is extremely easy to get into. Few things in the game are set in stone, as you can change your Miis' appearances and even their personalities at any time. You can also change your island's name, which I may have to do because the island name I have now might not be pronounced properly like I wanted.

You have to do a lot of tasks with the Mii islanders, but depending on what Miis you have, the seemingly repetitive tasks could be entertaining. Time can also easily slip away when playing the game too, because you might be determined to solve as many little problems that come up as you wish. The song creator is also very cool.

So I've been loving Tomodachi Life so far and it will only get better as I add more Miis and get more Miis into better relationships. I now want the Mii voices to be in every game with Miis for now on because they add a lot of personality and put the pre-recorded Mii voices in the past to shame.



DestinyMan commented on 72 Million Kids Are Dying To Get Their Grubby ...:

As others already pointed out, there's plenty of adults that are interested in these figures too, so those numbers should be even higher. I'm excited to see the details on how these figures will work on the other games other than Smash Bros.!



DestinyMan commented on Shigeru Miyamoto States There Are "A Few" Zeld...:

Surely Majora's Mask 3D is among these Zelda games, and for those who always whine about remakes, there would still be another new Zelda game to placate them. I think this is good news, but I hope they don't milk Zelda. Great series, don't get me wrong, but I kind of want other game series to get the spotlight as well.



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

I voted for Nabbit stealing Luigi. I thought he would be stealing items instead of fighters, but then that purpose would be defeated if items were turned off.

Also, with Link's Skyward Sword tunic and today's pink sweatshirt for Little Mac, the prospect for more costumes couldn't be higher.



DestinyMan commented on Iwata's Approval Rating Rises While Miyamoto's...:

Good on Iwata, but I don't understand Miyamoto's drop. Whether you like them or not, the man finally introduced the new IP that he teased for years. And the biggest thing of all; he finally revealed Star Fox!

I won't fret about these numbers, though. Like @shaneoh wrote, better than most politicians.



DestinyMan commented on Miyamoto Thinks That Nintendo Are in a Genre o...:

Thinking like this has been a staple of Nintendo's for years. And yet even with their light-hearted approach, they still end up being "cool" in their own way.

By the way, I've just learned from NintendoofFrance's Twitter that Miyamoto won't be going to an expo in France because of the health of his father. I really hope it's not too serious.