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Dodger

Dodger

The hero of many fictional worlds.

Male, 17, United States

Dodger is an almost-adult who plays video games. He is from the American Midwest, but is currently stuck in Papua New Guinea, of all places. He got a 3DS for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, waited several very painful years and it was all worth it.

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Tue 9th February, 2010

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#1

Dodger commented on Review: The Letter (Wii U eShop):

So like Dear Esther, but a lot worse? A bunch of walking around with little interaction with the world for the sake of uncovering a story, but with a really boring story?

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#3

Dodger commented on Rayman Trophy Revealed For Super Smash Bros. O...:

@SockoMario Pretending that you wrote a polite and pleasant post, I have absolutely no idea. This doesn't make sense either way. Why would a Rayman trophy be in if he isn't playable? If he is playable, why would they make a big fuss about a live stream just to spoil it the day before? I wasn't sure before and I most certainly am not sure now.

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#4

Dodger commented on Rayman Trophy Revealed For Super Smash Bros. O...:

@Red_XIII WOW TH4T SUR3 1S 4 LOT OF 31GHTS >:]

Hmm. I can't see why the heck they would put a Rayman trophy in SSB if he isn't at least an assist trophy. Given that every fighter is a trophy too in SSBB, I don't think this confirms or denies Rayman yet. But it makes it a lot more likely. I already guessed Rayman, I won't rehash my reasons from the post I made.

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#5

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

My Dad and I engaged in a bit of speculation regarding this 3 minute video. A 3 minute video isn't abnormal, but announcing it in advance is different than what they have done so far. They want people paying attention to this. I don't expect it will be a veteran character, which leaves a new Nintendo character or a third party character. After the attention that Pac-Man got, if it is a third party character then they most certainly want the media paying attention.

I can't think of many 1st party characters they could add that would demand this level of attention. I can think of 1st party characters, but not many people know about them. Paper Mario, Chrom, Shulk, Robin, Groose, Tingle, Ridley, Bowser Jr. Nothing that couldn't just be announced though.

What about third party characters? There are already fighters from Capcom, Sega and Namco. We thought of a few. They aren't exactly likely though .

My dad waa thinking along the lines of what would grab attention. After Miyamoto's playful statements suggesting that they could already be talking with Mojang, he thought it would be a good idea to announce Minecraft for Wii U and Steve for Smash Bros. Unlikely, yes. But it would get a lot of attention.

Level Five has given a lot to the DS. Professor Layton would be a possibility. His series is over though. I can see both sides.

Ubisoft has made a decent amount of games for Nintendo. I could see Nintendo making a deal with them that they would get a character in Smash Bros. if they continue to support Nintendo systems. Rayman is the logical choice. He has had games on Nintendo systems since way before Origins, even if you don't count the Rabbids. He could have a decent moveset and he seems likely to have games on Nintendo systems in the future.

But the best thing would be if they announced CDi Link.

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#6

Dodger commented on Review: AiRace Speed (3DS eShop):

I hope to pick this up sometime, as I loved Tunnel. I actually still play it sometimes. I wasn't as impressed by AiRace. The courses were kind of cool, but sitting down to play one, especially the tournament mode, took forever. Like, all Rainbow Roads and no Baby Parks.

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#7

Dodger commented on 3DS System Update 8.0.0-18 is Now Live:

@JuanitoShet Unfortunately, keeping a dsiware app open on the 3DS still is a lame option, since it keeps it from getting streetpasses or spotpasses. It would be a lot nicer to have a 3DS alarm. I used to use Photo Clock, because it came with a bundle I got along with two of the BrainAge DSiware games, but it wouldn't let me transfer them to my 3DS.

It sure is weird to jump a whole number for a stability update.

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#8

Dodger commented on First Impressions: Taking Sonic Boom for a Spi...:

Sonic doesn't need anymore friends. They should have just added Big the Cat instead of Sticks. There is a lot of game play potential in being able to let Froggy go into secret passages and team up for combat . They could just keep his voice actor from the old games. Best Sonic game ever, right there.

(in case it isn't clear, I'm not serious)

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#9

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

I don't quite get the way the developers handled this opportunity. They get the once in a lifetime opportunity to make an action themed Zelda spinoff and it sounds like they didn't even try to make anything remotely Zelda like, besides character skins. If I was going to make a spinoff between Dynasty Warriors and Zelda, Zelda would get a lot more attention than the rather average Dynasty Warriors series. The opposite of the way it looks like they decided to handle this. If on top of that, they can't actually make it work well or look good, I probably won't have much interest. I hope they at least tried to put their finger on the elements that make a Zelda game.

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#10

Dodger commented on Feature: Our Weirdest And Most Wonderful Tomod...:

Pretty weird stuff, man. My best friend has asked Princess Peach out 5 times, but has been rejected because she is already going out with reformation theologian, Martin Luther. Hermione Granger got my parents to start dating, before going out with Groose from Skyward Sword, but I don't think she likes him much. Link is my lookalike's brother in law now. Waluigi got married to the Black Widow and they had a kid, named Walusha, a combination of Waluigi and Natasha. She inherited all of her father's good looks. Tony Stark got arrested for mixing hot mustard in with random dishes. The Doctor and comedian Jim Gaffigan are best buddies.

What a great game. So different for everyone.:D

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#11

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

Storm Punch. The 12 moves thing is really cool. I certainly will be picking the one that makes stupid FLUDD do damage with boiling water. I wonder what ones can replace moves like inhale or Pikmin pluck.

But before this game is any good, I want to see Groose, Linebeck, Tingle, OoT Great Fairy, Iggly, Beardo, Lyle, Tom Nook, Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Lego Batman, Slippy, the Hulk, Master Chief, Waluigi, Frederick, Lissa, Tharja, Gordon Freeman, Waddle Dee, Ms. Pac-Man, John Egbert, Don Quixote, Vladimir Putin and Reggie as challengers. :D I've seen some sillier ideas on Miiverse, but that is to be expected, I suppose.

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#12

Dodger commented on Animal Crossing 'Clone', Castaway Paradise, Co...:

I suppose as long as there are some differences. I don't really care. I have no desire for a life sim that is visually unappealing, given how much time you spend looking at the same things. Wild World looked good fora ds game but City Folk was really ugly. That was just one reason I disliked it. New Leaf got it right. Tomodachi Life has so many strange animations and scenes. Harvest Moon: A New Beginning is about the worst a life sim can look before I lose interest. The bland green textures, clunky animations and terrible 3D get old, but the game is fun.

This game doesn't look good or sound that fun though. Too bad, I guess. Micro transaction filled, real-time farming games get old. I would take Harvest Moon over Farmville any day because I can pause or save Harvest Moon and put it down.

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#13

Dodger commented on Review: ATV Quad Kings (DSiWare):

Just buy Mario Kart DS if you own a dsi and want a good racing game. No more online, sadly, but the single player and local multiplayer are great. Unlike MK7 (which to be fair, is still a great game), they went out of their way to provide single player modes, with a custom rules mode, a challenge mode and in my opinion, the best battle mode in the series. I really should dig it out again sometime soon.

This looks pretty bland. At least AiRace had some good looking tracks, if you are really desperate for a dsiware racing game.

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#14

Dodger commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Defends Wii U Prospects as Sh...:

He isn't wrong. Sales may still not be phenomenal, but I certainly can see them going up.

I would like to be a fly on the wall while the MK8 devs talk about new ideas.

Dev1: What should we do with the gamepad now?
Dev2: Can we use it as a horn again? Pretty please?
Dev1: We did that last time, and only because you wouldn't stop bugging us!
Dev3: We could put important maps on the gamepad screen only to punish pro controller or wii remote users?

Don't get me wrong, MK8, great game.

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#15

Dodger commented on Nintendo Needs To Cut Wii U Cost To Capitalise...:

He isn't completely wrong. The system would sell more if the price was lower.

I see it this way, if you were starting an apple orchard, you wouldn't complain that you had to waste an apple to plant a tree because you get a lot more apples later. If they sold the Wii U for say, $80 less, they lose money on every system. But, you can probably expect every person who buys one to also buy 3 to 10 first party Nintendo games and now you have made it back. If they let the $80 per system go and gain say, another 100,000 to 500,000 customers buying 3 to 10 games a year, I would say that would be worth it.

I have little love for Ubisoft, but I think that is what he is trying to get at. One possible approach that Nintendo could take is to bite the bullet, drop the price and make getting a Wii U in your house really attractive deal. It may be the cheapest, but if all 3 are too expensive for parents to justify putting them under the tree this Christmas, the Wii U could have a nice opportunity.

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#16

Dodger commented on Eiji Aonuma Vows to Reduce Hand-Holding in Fut...:

I love Skyward Sword, but for all the creativity of the new puzzle designs, Fi spoiled too many of them.

Navi was okay. Simple hints that can be completely ignored are fine by me, and I like having a character to tell me what the names of the enemies are. Fi told you the solutions to the puzzles, exactly how to defeat the enemies and where any secrets were, sometimes without any choice.

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#17

Dodger commented on Talking Point: Mii, Myself and I - The Argumen...:

In my opinion, mii deserves to be in Smash Bros. based on its own merits as a character. They have been involved in 3 of the best selling games of the last gen, the record setting Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort and Mario Kart Wii. This alone justifies them without any other games.

I expect to have a lot of fun with the Mii Fighters. I am happy that they are in. But I still can find things to complain about. If they are going to be in the roster, there should be a way to play using them online. First of all, on the Wii U, a system where random miis run across your screen and deliver messages from their owners, and a system where Mario Kart 8 is playable online using miis, this is silly. If you would be offended by a Hitler mii in one game, the same is true of another. If a mii with a crude drawing for a face or of a famous dictator would offend you beyond an eyeroll or a shrug, online gaming may not be for you. Because that is hardly the worst thing on the internet.

But even if they want to say no custom made miis in online mode, they could at least offer a few generic faced miis to give a move set to for online. For tournaments and online mode, if you picked Mii as your main. It just seems a strange decision after how many other games share miis over the Internet.

Oh well. I think some people are overreacting a little bit. They are as optional as Pink Gold Peach, as far as I know.

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#19

Dodger commented on Eiji Aonuma Plans To Shake Up the Puzzle Formu...:

Great. I like the series, but you get to a point where solving puzzles from the 1990s isn't even solving puzzles anymore because you know what to do. Skyward Sword was a great first step. The dungeons and combat were great, and this strength made the flaws in Skyrim's dungeon design even more glaring. However, Skyrim had such a great overworld that it made the linearity of Skyward Sword's overworld that much more clear. There wasn't any exploration. At all.

I still love both games. I wouldn't mind seeing a bit of the best of both worlds.

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#20

Dodger commented on Mario Maker to Include Additional Graphical St...:

@Sahashra I think you are seeing something that I am not in this article/comments thread. I just see an article about a Nintendo employee saying that there will at least be some ways to share levels in a level editor and some people talking about what features they would like to see in a level editor for them to be interested in it.

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#22

Dodger commented on Nintendo Download: 12th June (North America):

Turns out that I had just enough leftover for NightSky and Inazuma Eleven. I thought I only had enough for one, and was quite pleased. I was counting sales tax in my math but it didn't charge it. As the country I am currently in isn't even on the list, I haven't changed my region from Indiana and I used to have sales tax. I certainly am not complaining. Both of these games look great. If I wait until Tuesday, I can download them in town and get a much better price for the internet.

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#24

Dodger commented on Review: Inazuma Eleven (3DS eShop):

I think I will pick this up with the money I have left over from Tomodachi Life. Does it have a free play mode? Where you can just jump in and play soccer?

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#26

Dodger commented on E3 2014: Nintendo Won't Bring Live Twitch Stre...:

This is quite stupid on their part. One has only to look at how many Nintendo Let's Plays and Twitch streams there are to see that somebody finds it fun. More importantly, it is free advertising. Maybe Joe Blow isn't very interesting, but there are some very interesting people that do LPs and streams that get a lot of followers. I have bought more than one game because of Chuggaaconroy, myself.

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#27

Dodger commented on E3 2014: Quickfire Shigeru Miyamoto Video Focu...:

@Turbo847 In my opinion, Star Fox is to Nintendo as Guardians of the Galaxy is to Marvel. They both have dedicated fans and it is super awesome that they are being visited, but most people have never heard of them and they are just a tiny bit of of place next to their larger, AAA brothers. To most, I fear, Fox is that guy from Smash Bros. that has the move that warps you off of a cliff, no matter where you are. (seriously, what is with that move)

Personally, I am excited for both the adventures of Star Fox and Starlord.

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#28

Dodger commented on Feature: All Of The Vital Super Smash Bros. Ro...:

@zipmon Good information. I hope it is fun, as it seems like a lot of extra work to find these figures just to use them on one screen. I will see.

Wario really needs to be in the game because my little sister can't stand him. This makes him among my favorite Nintendo characters, of course.

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#29

Dodger commented on Feature: All Of The Vital Super Smash Bros. Ro...:

Being a Game & Watch main, I am still a bit nervous, but there are so many other good characters announced that I will find a new main if the father of Nintendo handheld gaming doesn't make it in the first handheld SSB game, on a system that lets you play most of his major games, through things like DSiware, the Game Boy collections on VC and both Club Nintendo collections.

I already am good with Toon Link, Olimar, Peach and Kirby, but Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, Pac-Man, Rosalina and Palutena all look fun. Plus Pit has a new move set that looks better than before. I am sure it will be among my most played 3DS games, and I likely will buy it again when I eventually get a Wii U.

The figurine mode still doesn't make much sense. I would assume that they are for single player mode, and that you can add them before a fight. The idea of buying one to have an AI character that can match you in skill and learn your play style is cool, but that could be done without figurines. They sure do look cool. I am curious to see how others use them. Especially Mario Kart. Yoshi, Peach and Mario are already in the game and ones like Samus don't make much sense, so I doubt it will be to unlock characters, which would already be dumb. Scanning a figure just to select it in a race is a boring way to interact with the figurines. But I am off subject.

The Mii Fighters were at the top of my wish list for new characters. I will have much fun with this. Making fictional characters punch each other. After all, isn't that why people play Lego games?

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#30

Dodger commented on E3 2014: Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Star Fox fo...:

Well, that will be a fun game. Another reason to get a Wii U when I go back to the States.

I am pessimistic about the sales potential of the game. I doubt it will be a major source of sales. But that is no reason not to make it. They need games for the fans like us who read websites and play games like Metroid, Pikmin and Star Fox.

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#31

Dodger commented on Review: 1001 Spikes (3DS eShop):

To be fair, the lack of a major feature that is in one version and could be in the other could still be an annoyance, even if you hear about it in advance. Like Mario Kart 7 not having free play when the DS and Wii versions did. Although the two games have little to do with each other. They should make 1,001 Spikes Kart.

Not a game for me though. The Donkey Kong Country series is about as hard as I like my platformers. Sounds like a fun game to watch someone else play.

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#33

Dodger commented on Nintendo Download: 5th June (North America):

I do agree with @Rafx. It shouldn't be hard to take a rom and add it to Wii U and 3DS at the same time. They still haven't added any of the pokemon games for Gameboy. This is sad, because I want to buy them. I don't care about link cables or trading.

I don't see why they aren't adding a few vc games a week to the Wii U. Earthbound is good and all, but the wii VC library is so incredibly good that it shouldn't take years and a lot of repurchases to get anywhere close. Same goes for 3DS. I enjoyed the VC on the Wii enough that an even better Wii U Vc would make me want a Wii U even more.

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#34

Dodger commented on Nintendo Download: 5th June (North America):

I already have minish cap from the ambassador program. I can't say I love it. It isn't terrible, but I haven't had much desire to finish it. Lesson: Making the damsel in distress, the exposition fairy and most of the npc characters all incredibly obnoxious is not good world building. I wish somebody would turn Ezlo to stone too, and this is coming from someone who didn't find Navi annoying. The dungeons are quite clever though.

Tomodachi Life is for me. I have miis ready to add. I have been excited for it since the Nintendo direct and all the previews I have read have made it sound pretty cool. Maybe not as good as Animal Crossing, but I don't see why it has to worry about filling those Graciegrace priced boots when it is so different from Animal Crossing.

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#35

Dodger commented on Review: LEGO The Hobbit (Wii U):

I can't say that the idea ever sounded fun. Neither the book or the movies expect you to really tell the dwarves apart except for a few that repeatedly do things and Bombur. The Fellowship section of LtLotR already had an awkward amount of characters. It already seems pretty clear to me at least that two movies would have been a better decision and one, finished Lego game would be the way to go.

The glitches my dad and I are running into while playing the PC version of Lego LotR are crazy though. Falling into walls, boss fights that refuse to move on once they are finished, the ground not loading under your feet, making you fall into the void until you restart, falling out of the stage in Rivendell, Etc. When it works, it is good fun but major glitches are shamefully common. Lego Marvel sounds fun, but I am worried about the same thing happening.

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#36

Dodger commented on Review: Arc Style: Baseball 3D (3DS eShop):

@Obito_Tennyson No idea. There probably is somebody else with the same name on the internet, I suppose. My RL name was one of the most popular names in my birth year, so I am used to it. :P

@XCWarrior
Hey, thanks! I don't have a PS3, but that is another game on the list of reasons to get one. There really are a lot of good games on the PS3 and I would love to pick up a used one sometime. I hadn't heard any opinions on the MLB The Show series.

@Ras I was pretty sure. My worst game in Little League was 0-30. With the mercy rule. There is always that one team that gets all the huge kids. Believe it or not, I am worse at baseball then the pros. Shocking!

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#38

Dodger commented on Review: Arc Style: Baseball 3D (3DS eShop):

I haven't played many good baseball video games. I used to love the Backyard Baseball games when I was a kid. Until the developer switch. Then littlekid!me stopped liking them. Wii Sports baseball is fun, but simplistic to an extreme. Super Mario Sluggers tries hard, but the pitching physics are silly and the controls don't work too often. I am a bit disappointed, because I had my eye on this game. Baseball is my favorite sport. My name comes from a longer username I used to use about the LA Dodgers, my favorite team.

I don't know about the pros, but in most little league games, there is a mercy rule if someone is ahead by too many runs. My team fell victim to this many times. We were the worst team in the league. :P I don't think I have seen a pro game where a team was up by 15 runs though. It probably has happened.

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#39

Dodger commented on Mario Kart Month: Expanding the Universe of Ma...:

@MrGuinea I bet that was a weird discussion.
Fearless Leader: OK, development team, we have word that little girls want a character that is Princess Peach, but heavier.
Dev 1: Rosalina?
Leader: We already have her...
Creepy Dev: How about Fat Peach? I already made a character model in my spare time, just hoping for a moment like this... I based it off of a dream I had...
Leader: Does this man even work for us?
Dev 3: How about Metal Peach?
Leader: Not girly enough.
Dev 4: Gold Peach?
Leader: I like where you are going with that. Pink Gold Peach. Get on it.
All: Yes sir!

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#40

Dodger commented on Mario Kart Month: Expanding the Universe of Ma...:

@Grumblevolcano

I don't rreally have a problem with Wendy being in the game. I just find it a bit disappointing that the entire unlockable roster consists of two invented characters and a whole lot of characters that are variations on the same Bowser-like theme. I guess I don't agree that one being in means that they all have to be in.

Which is both a big deal and not much of a deal at all. I spent a lot of time unlocking characters in single player in other MK games, especially MKWii. I already know that I don't want to play as any oftthe unlockable characters. So when I have the opportunity to get a wii u and MK 8, I probably won't bother much. I'll just stick with the characters I like and go online.

But I guess I can understand why somebody who has played a lot more Mario World and who actually liked NSMBW might be quite happy that those bosses from Mario World and NSMBW are all in the gang.

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#41

Dodger commented on Review: Grinsia (3DS eShop):

I still have too many jrpgs that I haven't finished to add another that is a copy of the ones that I haven't finished.

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#42

Dodger commented on Mario Kart Month: Expanding the Universe of Ma...:

I think it could be cool, but keep it subtle. Add a few characters that are cartoony and light-hearted. Toon Link, Toon Zelda, Kirby and Pikachu, for example. Enough to stand out in the unlockable roster, not enough to change it into Smash Kart.

But I do think that Kat, Ana, Ashley, Captain Syrup, Pauline, Young Rosalina or Dixie Kong would have been better than PGP or Baby Rosalina. I get that they want female characters in the cast. Totally get that. Marvel is struggling with the same thing. So is SSB. But there have to be better options then Pink Gold Peach, Baby Rosalina and Wendy.

Besides, if they had to invent new female characters, everybody knows that Waria and Waluigiette are much better.

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#43

Dodger commented on Video: Shaun White and Shaquille O'Neal Appear...:

My extensive research on this game makes me think that it is a tiny bit more than a gag collection. Although that is certainly part of it. Trust me. I am an authority. I watched videos on the Internet. I even read gamefaqs. B/

It looks like a life sim with RPG elements. Each mii has a XP bar. You fill it by making them happy. Give them good advice for reationships, give them food and clothes that they ask for, complete quests for them (often animal crossing style lost item or delivery quests), play mini games with them, Etc. This is the main meat of the game. When they level up, you can customize them with different things. You can write songs for them, give them catchphrases, give them special, interactive furniture, Etc. Giving a mii a NintenDog is like a whole extra layer of meta in a pet sim. Anyway, as they level up, I think they will do more things and give more quests. I know that you can unlock some new things on the island that way. Their personality types also change a lot of what they say and do and there are a lot of different combinations. If it is a gag collection, there are a lot of gags, a lot of gags you make yourself, a lot to do in between the gags, a lot to do to unlock more gags and a lot of personality apart from the gags, in my opinion.

The advertising has done a very poor job of showing this. This is par for the course with Nintendo advertising. They have been missing the point since the '80s, at least. Except the SSB 64 "So Happy Together" commercial. That was good.

That being said, it may not be the kind of game that everyone should play for hours. If Animal Crossing is best in half-hour segments, Tomodachi Life is best in 15 minutes segments at a time? You can play for longer, but you don't have to. My advice, if you think you would like it, get it as a download. Both this and Animal Crossing arebetter that way. You can play for 15 minutes or 5 hours at any time of the day. In 24 hour based real time life sims, this is good. No problem in waiting for reviews first though.

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#44

Dodger commented on Chibi-Robo! Let's Go, Photo! Coming Into The E...:

So, the photo finding part of the game, the one that sounded really frustrating due to camera quality on the 3DS, is going to be the main part of a sequel? Seems a bit strange. I am no expert on this series, but it sounds to me like the first game is very different (and better than) any of the sequels.

I would love to play it sometime, but 1st party gamecube controllers can be hard to find. My sister bought me a third party one, not knowing why I hadn't gotten one yet, so I didn't want to say anything and tried it and the wii wouldn't turn back on for a few days.

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#45

Dodger commented on Review: The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll ...:

I haven't played any of them yet. I would love to though. The demoes have always seemed quite charming. Unless a retail collection comes out that I can import, I probably won't until I go back to America for college. It is time consuming and expensive to download games in PNG and Tomodachi Life is what I am downloading next time I stay at a hotel.

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#46

Dodger commented on Ike Joins the Battle in Super Smash Bros. for ...:

Ike was my dad's favorite character, so he will be happy to hear this.

I did really love Fire Emblem Awakening, but
I just can't think of a way to make Chrom (or Lucina) different than Marth. There even is a Marth theme between the two of them. I think Robin would be a fun character though. Give him magic attacks for special moves and sword based attacks for A moves.

But what I REALLY want is every My Little Pony, Captain America, the dog from Adventure Time, the Dragonborn and Master Chief. The game won't be any good otherwise. /shot

Of course, if they added Mii as a character, people could play as any obscure, non-Nintendo character that they want. Problem solved. :P

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#47

Dodger commented on Talking Point: What We Want To See From Ninten...:

In the end, does it matter who is "right" or "wrong" about digital only? In this case, numbers matter. I would guess that at least 95% of the people who expressed opinions about it on this thread were very against it.

We people who like Nintendo enough to make accounts and talk about it on the Internet are not the main source of Nintendo sales. Sometimes we are even wrong. Neither Fzero or Metroid will be huge system sellers. Oftentimes we do have a good sense of the pulse of the industry. Look at how well Xenoblade sold once they put it out there. They didn't make many copies but the ones that are there sell for $90 to $200. Either way, one way for Nintendo to get feedback says no very strongly.

It wouldn't be appreciated by retailers. At all. It makes a big difference when kids, and especially parents are exposed to not just advertising, but the fact that the game exists. The average parent will never browse the eshop to find a gift for their kid. They go to Walmart. This made up a lot of sales. I would know. My dad often would take me to Walmart at night when he was tired after work. I spent a lot of that time in the games section. The prices there made Gamestop look cheap. Ever wonder why all of that shovel ware for the Wii kept existing? Parents would rather buya $20 game then a $40 game. If Walmart doesn't carry games, it will be very bad for Nintendo.

That is three strikes. The devoted fan base doesn't want it, the ignorant masses won't use it and they will lose a lot of support from retailers. Don't get me wrong, I can see ways to solve those problems. Download kiosks with the info already on them are a great idea, for example. But with such a small group of people wanting it, I really doubt that Nintendo will see it as a good thing, yet.

Also, my experience with the averages smartphone is that the screens are so frustrating that I don't even llike using them. They always do something other than what I want them to do. Proof reading is next to impossible and the games aren't even fun to play because of the screen. Feels like in between technology to me. They will get better and we will all find it funny that we ever used the old tech. Like dialup internet.

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#48

Dodger commented on Feature: Time For a Super Smash Bros. New Chal...:

Some rather interesting background events are in these screenshots.

Zelda: What is she doing with that phantom? Moveset? Final Smash? Item? Maybe more information has been given and I missed it. I always thought they could make a Toon Zelda character in Brawl and base it around Tetra/Spirit Tracks Zelda. Give her pirate themed attacks and add the phantom as a final smash.

Mario: Darn it. FLUDD is back. I was seriously hoping they would reconsider Mario's moveset. He was one of my least favorite characters in Brawl and Melee. Heavy, no range and FLUDD is useless. He is nothing like he is in Mario games. Galaxy, for example, is a game where it is very rewarding to more around and fight enemies.

Wii Fit Trainer: Male Wii Fit Trainer is a confirmed alternate form for Wii Fit Trainer. I always found the female version was a bit preferable to look at while doing pushups.

Dodger

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Dodger commented on Review: Yumi's Odd Odyssey (3DS eShop):

I think the issue with the price isn't the game not being worth $30, but with the advertising not making it clear that the game might be worth $30. I had never heard of this game series when I saw it on the eshop. I didn't know it was a puzzle platformer from the eship banner. I saw a picture of an anime girl and a high price tag. Nothing made me want to learn more until I saw this review. I would assume that others who browse the eshop might have the same experience.

Dodger

#50

Dodger commented on Super Mario RPG Command System Inspired by a L...:

Bowser's Inside Story is my favorite DS game by far. The writing is incredible and it switches from platforming to puzzle solving to turn based battling seamlessly (and sometimes just has all three at the same time). Dream Team is a blast so far even if the writing isn't as top-notch.