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Drawdler

Drawdler

Formerly Nibelilt

Female, Australia

No longer active on NL forums, but post on news and threads on the sidebar occasionally.

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Wed 1st February, 2012

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Drawdler

#5

Drawdler commented on Nintendo Patent Hints at Pokémon Standalone C...:

Yawn. Still waiting to see a use of TTL that makes sense in the context of the game world and feel immersive, rather than being slapped on. Skylanders had it in the first game, lost it after. Considering amiibo doesn't have that and pretty much every other TTL game doesn't, I'm not hopeful, but maybe that's me being a cynic because I'm annoyed this morning.

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#6

Drawdler commented on Shigeru Miyamoto's Pikmin Short Films to Make ...:

It begins with Captain Olimar blending an object — resembling a red Pikmin — into a juice and drinking it, though thankfully it turns out to be a carrot

Felt like this would feel like really dark Nightmare Fuel when I read the first part. O_O I hope these are made common somehow- I'd love to watch them!

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#7

Drawdler commented on Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros....:

@SamirMalik But he fights with his Silver Bow in actual battles. And I never played Pit and don't know his moveset, but I hear everyone saying he's a clone. He only shows off his staff in his victory pose (and possibly Final Smash, which I haven't seen yet).

Anyway, I'm super glad to finally see Duck Hunt's render! :D I only want to see the complete roster and better shots of leaked character renders.

Leak Info Compilation: http://www.reddit.com/r/smashbros/comments/2g2rcc/neogaf_information_tracking_information/

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#9

Drawdler commented on UK And Australian Pricing For Nintendo's Amiib...:

@rjejr I really hope that Nintendo don't do any amiibo reposes with extra features like Skylanders did with giving reposes path-switching and an extra upgrade. They're already going to be doing multiple versions of characters for different games, it seems, which is probably enough to keep characters people need for amiibo features in circulation. I like how Disney Infinity has no repose rubbish (granted it has worse content-locking than Skylanders with Power Discs and the chests in-game).

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#13

Drawdler commented on Review: Jett Tailfin (Wii U eShop):

@TheRealThanos That footage really looks really stiff and the cutscenes are bad (kind of rushed yet kind of stretched out and unfun and more confusing than they should be). And the track design just looks bad; it seems like you could easily be left without items because there are so few barrels, and the environments are uninteresting and almost indistinguishable from one another.

The Letter might be dreadfully short, but at least it doesn't cost this much. Imagine how many other, more enjoyable eShop games you could get with $35.

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#16

Drawdler commented on Nintendo Confirms amiibo Launch Range of 12 Fi...:

@sillygostly Exactly ;_; I'll just be waiting for the Aus pricing here... EB Games placeholder price is $30, and I doubt they will be, but if they end up that expensive I won't touch any except those of my all-time favourites like Pit and Greninja.

I'm not really interested in any of the launch characters, but I've been considering quitting Skylanders, and if I do these'll just fill the void. :P

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#17

Drawdler commented on Reaction: Picking Apart The New Nintendo 3DS A...:

I honestly prefer the coloured letters of the XL to the coloured buttons of the standard! They stand out too much on the standard, imo.

Super excited for this regardless, portable Xenoblade will be awesome and good to have faster speeds.

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#18

Drawdler commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

"and the smaller model will have interchangeable covers, like the GBA Micro."
Wait, so ONLY the smaller one? Hmm, I want both interchangeable covers and the larger screen :(

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#21

Drawdler commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

Glad I didn't get a second XL to replace my older one. But darn, that second circle pad looks tiiiiny! It's really cool that these'll have interchangeable covers! :)

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#25

Drawdler commented on Nintendo's Unity Presentation Confirms Critica...:

I usually like to see a bit of focus put onto story in game, but I don't believe that should be done at the expense of extra content to replay and challenges besides getting through the story. Once you get through it once, then you'd have nothing left rather quickly. I haven't played Gone Home, but it seems like it that's what it's like. I just can't buy it at this price.

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#29

Drawdler commented on Review: Skylanders SWAP Force (Wii U):

... I still feel the same way I felt about this before (#48), and I think this game has a mediocre story overall... Not just that, but maxing out all your Skylanders is horribly unrewarding in this game, even if the immersion doesn't matter. All you get for doing every Quest on one is 75 HP extra- which is totally irrelevant in Nightmare Mode, where enemies toss out hits that do hundreds of damage each.

Plus, those Quests aren't fun (many involve grinding), and a bunch of them can only be completed in 1-2 spots. If you have a bunch of Skylanders, this means you'll be replaying those few areas with some of them over and over if you want to max them out.

Spyro's Adventure/Giants gave you humongous stat boosts for doing all the Heroic Challenges, which took about the same time to complete as it takes to finish all the Quests in SF. In Giants you get +48 Speed, +30 Armor, +85 Critical Hit and +55 Elemental Power for finishing 50 Heroics on a Skylander, and those boosts are far more significant and feel a lot cooler than a measly 75 extra HP.

After I completed the game, it felt like there was nothing left to do with the Skylanders I had, because I couldn't take them further besides completing the Quests (which I hated). If I weren't such a completionist, I probably would have upgraded everyone by abusing the Sky Diamond, tried them out in fully-upgraded form and never touched the game after I tried everyone, because there would be nothing I was interested in left to do. I wanted to do Heroics in SA/Giants, because even though they were repetitive, it was cool to see my Skylanders have all the stat boosts from them- I think if I played more casually, I still would have played some of the Heroics with Skylanders I like, so that they had better stats.

And I hate all the unskippable dialogue- you can skip a lot of it (although it's kind of slow), but there's also a lot that you can never skip, and it became incredibly annoying. It made it unfun for me to replay levels because I got interrupted by so much dialogue and I either had to wait a second to skip each line or had to sit through it, waiting for it to finish. It's especially bad in Time Attack, which should feel fast, but doesn't when you're interrupted so much. (It was also a huge annoyance when replaying a level over and over to try and get a good time.)

I think it's got great design for the most part, and I like pretty much all the additions, but I think these are major flaws. I just didn't have fun replaying SWAP Force. For that reason, it's my least favourite Skylanders game. :(
I still played Survival Mode for a while, to mess around with each Skylander's mechanics and figure them out to the finest detail, although there wasn't really anything in the game that pushed me to. And I got bored of that before too long.

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#33

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

@SavoirFaire There isn't a Frozen Play Set. They come in a double pack (with texture discs), but you can only use them in the Toy Box; they don't have their own game world like the Incredibles or Toy Story figures.
Same with Wreck-It Ralph/Vanellope (:() and Phineas/Perry.

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#34

Drawdler commented on 3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stage...:

I'm glad some people here already know about 3DS piracy. I'm only going to mention it because someone else did in another comment- it's called Gateway and I've heard it's pretty faulty (bricked a bunch of systems), and don't know the status of it now, but it still exists so if piracy comes out of the homebrew channel, It won't really be new. Actually, wasn't there an article about it here? Oh yeah, I remember they put in those bricking measures because they didn't want people copying their work. :P

@unrandomsam Yeah. I don't want one, though I've read about it.

@Starwolf_UK I actually forgot about that! I remember seeing topics on GameFAQs about the Japanese save editor when it came out, but I never heard anything about it afterwards.

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#35

Drawdler commented on 3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stage...:

I'm surprised people don't know cheating and piracy are already things for the 3DS. Thankfully, I don't think those cheats even work online (though they can give you stuff to use online, like cheated Pokémon). We'll see if this homebrew paves the way for that.

I actually kinda want one. If I get it, I'll probably use it on my sister's original 3DS, which she hasn't touched since she got an XL.

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#38

Drawdler commented on Mario Kart 8's Hackers Open Up Over Their Plan...:

Don't forget that console sales aren't the only thing that matter. Of course they help, maybe the boost in console sales could be a huge difference; but third-parties developing on WiiU want profit, and I don't think increased hardware sales give them that (directly). Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong on that.

@PieEater163 I'm pretty sure that's not hacking, but graphics lag.

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#40

Drawdler commented on Video: Check Out Some Exclusive Skylanders Tra...:

I already saw this, then checked here. Not for this, but for the Shovel Knight Butt Mode article. :P Just saw this on the side.

I'm glad villains can reach some extra areas, and it's nice to see more footage with stuff in-hand...

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#42

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

What @ejamer said. I still want to buy a couple just because I really, really like particular characters, but not very many. Not excited to actually use them with games, because we have very, very little detail about that, which is a huge con to me.

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#43

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

Is the whole game really free in app form? The FGTV video for this gave me the impression there would be a free demo, but you would need to pay for the whole game. Which makes much more sense, because the app actually gives you two digital Skylanders you can use, and if it were free you could probably beat the main story for free using the digital Skylanders. (Edit: According to IGN's video, you can only play the full game once you register the Portal with it or something, otherwise it's just a demo with a couple chapters.)

Here's how this will work, from what I understand, based on FGTV's video: you CAN play without the Portal (even using the controller without the Portal).

However, you cannot keep a particular Skylander from a toy "stored" in the game and play them without the Portal. When you don't have the Portal, you are given digital Skylanders Instant Snap Shot and Instant Food Fight, recolours of the regular Snap Shot and Food Fight exclusive to the tablet version. They have upgrades and all, but will not be released in toy form, and it seems like they don't connect to any figures.

So... Wanna scan in a particular toy, collect Gold or finish Quests with them on the go, and later scan the progress you made onto the toy? NOPE, stuck with two digital ones and no choice for others, unless you take the Portal and toys with you. It seems to run well and the accessories seem well designed, I'm sure this will work out well for them and plenty will enjoy it- though I personally have no use for it.

I think the main replayability of the games comes from maxing out new Skylanders, and it's a huge missed oppurtunity that you can't store even ONE Skylander on the tablet version to upgrade them/finish Quests in a full portable version, then scan the progress on later. Also, since I already have the Wii U version, I can play off of the TV at home similarly using the GamePad. This is a no-go for me (and the list of compatible tablets I've found doesn't have "iPad Mini", so I couldn't play it anyway :().

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#44

Drawdler commented on Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino Leaked for Pokém...:

I went on GameFAQs and saw topics for some Mega Slowbro. Then checked Serebii and laughed out loud when I read about the Korean site accidentally leaking these. Oops! XD

Indifferent towards Mega Slowbro (prefer the look of regular), love Mega Audino.

@Yorumi Agreed.

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#48

Drawdler commented on The Letter Plummets to a New Low With eShop Di...:

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If it were available here, I don't know wether I'd buy this because of how bad it apparently is, or leave it be because of how bad it apparently is...

Hopefully the developer will use the money they get from this to release it elsewhere, because who am I kidding? I'd buy this and I want this.
I'd feel bad supporting a game I know is awful, but I'm a masochist for them. Except Sonic 06. Because long load screens are my breaking point.