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Einherjar

Male, 26, Germany

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Einherjar

#1

Einherjar commented on Fan Ports Hideo Kojima's Cyberpunk Classic, Sn...:

@Stucazzo Well, theres always emulation if there is no other way to play it ;)
At least those are my ethical standards regarding emulation.
Support as much as you can, if you cant find the game anymore or are confronted with ridiculous prices, use it if those titles are old and out of print.

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#2

Einherjar commented on Poll: Would You Like Mario Kart 8 and Super Sm...:

From my perspective: Absolutely !
This is how DLC should be made. Make a game, give it a few months to breath, and THEN think of stuff you can add to give it second wind.
This way, you create games that stay interesting for a long long time.

But were talking about Nintendo here, where a single character for a fighting game, one that was previously on the roster even, takes several months to develop due to fine tuning, balancing etc.
And we all know that Sakurai in particular is on the brink of falling to pieces already.

As much as id love to see even more DLC, give these guys a break from time to time. DLC should not become a main focus and should instantly be dropped if a new game is in the works.
As a means of "having something to do during development cycles" sure, give it your all, but in my opinion, its not that necessary to distract from other, major titles.

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#4

Einherjar commented on Editorial: Why We Don't Plan to Provide Furthe...:

*Were not going to cover it, instead we cover that were not going to cover it" :P
Why not just ignore the whole thing instead ?
But nevertheless, kudos for doing the right thing ;)

@TreonsRealm Exactly that !
When that topic comes up, i like to remember people of Nintendos utter failures like the N64 and the GameCube. You know, the consoles most sought after when it comes to the VC, the two consoles with the most "Best games of all time" on them.
And its likely going to be the same. Examine its librarys meta score. The WiiU exclusives are (among) the best rated games of all three platforms.
When i hear people whine about it, i just remember that its the internet and then everything is clear again, it wouldnt be the internet, if people wouldnt whine about everything.

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#5

Einherjar commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Use Downloadable D...:

@Henmii I dont think its due to the game crashing. If anything, acessing data from two different locations would casue some problems, and i doubt that they are offering the "one time opportunity to turn your game into a broken mess today !" :P
Thats Ubis job.

My best guess is that Nintendo themself came up with the idea to offer several install packs instead of one with people in mind which dont own a HDD, so they can eliminate the load times that bothers them the most.

And, you know, when has Nintendo done something the conventional way ? ;)

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#7

Einherjar commented on Nintendo Working on Patch for Mewtwo Glitch Th...:

Thats what happens if DLC is integrated into a game that probably was never meant for DLC in the first place ;)
As long as it does affect those who got Mewtwo "for free" its, in my opinion, not THAT big of a deal. It would be a bigger problem if people would be locked out of their purchased content.

But i sure hope that the fix will arrive rather quickly nevertheless.

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#8

Einherjar commented on Guide: Improve Your Wii U's External Hard Driv...:

@bro2dragons Well, normally, running a game doesnt require the system to meddle with the games actual files. And since save files are seperate from the actual games files, i find it rather odd that your actual game files, and not just the save is corrupted, because thats what normally happens.

Just a "last resort" kinda idea: Is your HDD filled beyond your WiiUs capacity ? If not, try to move everything BUT Runner2 to your system (maybe even just the save files, i dont know if that works though, never really dealt with it)
That way, youre able to wipe your HDD without loosing any more importnt data.
Because trust me, corrupted data is a huge hazard in the long run.
And yes, it takes bloody ages :/ Better have your 3DS charged for that operation.

Or maybe someone who has done a HDD to HDD transfer can help out here: Can you only "carbon copy" the whole HDD, oder are you able to transfer data individually ?
If the latter is possible, you might get your hands on a second HDD (maybe a friend got an unused one lying around which you can lend) and do it that way.
All you need is a way to isolate everything else from the corruption.

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#9

Einherjar commented on Guide: Improve Your Wii U's External Hard Driv...:

Also, is there Info out there if this feature was added recently or if it was always there ?
Because if it was added recenty, it might be hidden because its "experimental". Nintendo has a habit of implementing hidden features that get integrated into the main OS a little later.

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#10

Einherjar commented on Guide: Improve Your Wii U's External Hard Driv...:

@bro2dragons Just out of curiosity, how exactly did that happen ?
Because the system is on during the DL process, turns on in the case you move something (turns on in File Management) and turns on for update purposes.
Im asking because the safe file is independant from the game files and once the game is loaded, the system shouldnt be messing with any game files anymore, sleep mode or not.

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#11

Einherjar commented on Guide: Improve Your Wii U's External Hard Driv...:

AWESOME !
I thought that this was a HDD controlled feature, and that the WiiU OS had nothing to do about it.
Thanks for the headup on this one, MUCH appreaciated !

@ikki5
The following Scenario:
Youre playing a VC game. Usually, VC games get loaded completely into the system RAM.
Therefore, the system doesnt access the drive anymore which sends it into sleepmode.
Now, you finished your play session and turn your system off.
Remember what happens to data stored in a systems RAM on shutdown ? Exactly, the RAM gets wiped. Where are your games save files ? You guessed it, on your systems RAM.
If your drive isnt fast enough to turn on JUST before the system shuts off, your save files will not be written onto your HDD. Happened to me more often then i can whish for.
What that meant was: Exiting the game via the home menu, waiting for the HDD to wake up, wait for it to stop writing THEN turn the system off, just to be sure.
There, theres the "importance" about this ;)

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#12

Einherjar commented on Citizens of Earth Update Halves Wii U Load Tim...:

@alex167 The game STILL freezes ?
That would be a bloody shame, they had more then enough time to iron out any problems, had loads and loads of feedback.
If it still doesnt work, i encourage anyone to just get something else.

The game is fantastic, dont get me wrong, but all its issues make it borderline unplayable, since its freezes and crashes are completely unpredictable, that you cant even use any workaround.

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#13

Einherjar commented on Citizens of Earth Update Halves Wii U Load Tim...:

That....was about freakin time.
What took them so long to get this gem working properly ?
I sounded like a lunatic, going around, recommending this game to everyone with the warning NOT to get it :P

But at least its here now.

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#14

Einherjar commented on Sales Fall Away in Japan as Xenoblade Chronicl...:

Also keep in mind that japanese people got the Wii version way earlier then anyone else, so they probably played the goomba out of it already :P
The game is a direct port without any major bells and whistles.
More of a proof od concept for the N3DS more then anything else.

For such an old game to hold itself in the top then isnt all that bad.

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#17

Einherjar commented on Nintendo of Japan Confirms the Tracks in the U...:

Wait a minute:
That cross-ribbon part from Big-Blue looks a LOT like Ice-Ice-Outpost...in fact, the majority of the course looks rather similar, except for teh watery roads.
I somehow expected more tubing to be honest...weird

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#19

Einherjar commented on Video: Xenoblade Chronicles X May Have Been Su...:

To be fair, this could very well be part of the whole "Data Pack" thing.
To safe Disc Access time, certain features arent streamed in real time off of the disc. Those could be higher Res textures, enviromental graphics like grass etc.

Also, this hasent been the first time and will certainly not be the last.
And theres actually a reason behind all this.
Lets take the lates Uncharted 4 footage, as the graphical differences were much more noticable then those here.

You see, the teaser footage actually ran on the original PS4 Hardware, and the system was more then capable of rendering it that way.
What most people forget at this point is, that the demo footage only had that one scene in it.
A finite number of enteties, a predetermined camera route, no ingame calculation going on at the time, you get the idea.
Its not really misleading, this IS the capability of this engine under THESE circumstances.
Now you have the full game. Sure, the same cutscene plays, but it looks less pretty. Thats why the system has to prepare everything thats comming AFTER said cutscene in the background.
Entety placement, AI routines, preload textures, filters, lighting, prepare the physics engines and all that jazz.

Those things arent all in place when the first teaser trailers hit. And often, you will only notice that a system cant handle a certain level of fidelity during actual playtesting.

Maybe the datastreaming cant keep up, maybe a certain filter produces errors when used during actual gameplay scenes. Its natural.
Guess why Nintendo changed their ways to only presenting a new game when its actually rather close to being finished ? To avoid exactly that.

Another good example for things like that come from the PS2 era.
Ever noticed that games like Metal Gear Solid and Kingdoms Hearts use different character models for cutscenes ? Much more noticable in KH.
Because in a cutscene, you have way more controll over how much power your scene will ask from the console.
They could use much higher polygon models, the lighting was better, characters had facial animation etc.

And to those "WiiU games look crap" folks:
Why not go over to http://www.pushsquare.com/ ? The graphics are way nicer over there...if you like your PS3 Re-Releases to look nicer that is :P

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#21

Einherjar commented on Super Doomed'n Damned to Channel Retro Capcom ...:

That teaser looked...surprisingly dull...
I wonder how that brainstorming went...
Boss: "Ok guys, how about an action platformer with a hint of nostalgia. Graphics shouldnt be the main focus. Maybe inspired by or a sequel to one of our IPs"
Dev A: "How about MegaM..."
Dev B: "SUPER DOOMED AND DAMNED !!!! It has everything, curses in the title, tacky cardboard looking mobile phone graphics, overly simplistic gameplay and artwork inspired by the most uncreative Deviant Art high fantasy pictures ! This will be in instant HIT !!!
TV shows, comic books, merchendesign, sequels upon sequels."

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#22

Einherjar commented on Zelda-Style Adventure Midora Runs Out Of Kicks...:

@Achoo And its not the only time that happened by far.
There were many big names with questionable business plans on kickstarter that left a bitter aftertaste.
For example: Tim Shafer and Broken Age. Got several times the money that was asked, delivered only half a game. The other half is announced, but i would only trust that man as far as i can spit.
Or Mighty No.9. It also lost quite a bit of support and trust over its development time, due to several kickstarter campaigns, although everyone overshot the asking goal by miles and a pretty bad treatment of backers.

There is a TV-Tropes page for a trope, which name escaped me, but:
If it can be abused and exploited, it will be abused and exploited.

Of course, most of the time, were dealing with first time devs that never managed a large scale problems and thus, might encounter business plan errors. Completely understandable, and its a LOT of pressure for these poor souls to deal with other peoples money and seeing "Fork ! This doesnt turn out as planned !"

What ruined Kickstarter for me, were the many many veterans and big named devs who shamelessly abused it to the point, that they used their mainstream appeal and popularity, to reach deep into peoples pockets and never deliver their promised goods.

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#23

Einherjar commented on Review: Mega Man Zero 3 (Wii U eShop / Game Bo...:

@mjc0961 Since the comment you mentioned me in has vanished, i guess you stopped being a bloody pillock, read the thread and realised "man, hes not talking about making the game easier, hes talking about unlocking a hidden mode that unlocks if you gather and power up all Elfs without using them, thus, not making the game easier"

Im glad you learmed to read that quickly ;)

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#24

Einherjar commented on Akihiro Hino on Why Fantasy Life 2 is Not Comi...:

Funny, here i was thinking that it is the exact opposite.
That most adults arent that into mobile gaming, as it is most often way to shallow, that they are the ones who can afford to get a dedicated system for their needs and the respective games.

Sorry Level5, but pulling all your stuff towards mobile gaming isnt really the brightest idea. Just look at all the success other major game devs had with it...you know, like....and,,,,well, you get the idea.

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#25

Einherjar commented on Review: Mega Man Zero 3 (Wii U eShop / Game Bo...:

@Giygas_95 That ton of crystals youre talking about are exactly 23150.
Time farming them: About 4-6 hours.
Why i know this: Ive done it a couple of weeks ago and it was completely unreasonable.
You could say that multiple playthroughs would have been more fun to do, but a regular run nets you about 2-3k, 4 if you collect all one-time pickups in stages.
And to get Jackson, you may not use ANY Elf untill you got them all AND all are powered up AND you finish the game like that.

Like i said, im a completionist, i can deal with these sort of things, but on a reasonable level, those mechanics are downright broken and unplayable.

I love deeper gameplay as much as the next guy, but lets face it, the MegaMan franchise became popular because of its simplicity.
Its basically like early Mario titles: Tough as nails and yet, it uses the simplest of mechanics.

And speaking of Gunvolt: YES, so much this !
I mean swords are a big part of the games ridiculous plot, every boss uses one to transform...but for nothing else !
Whats the deal here ? Equip an Item that changes the sphere attack with a sword, tagging an enemy beforehand emits shocks on impackt, jumping over to other tagged enemies.
Oh well, a man can dream...

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#26

Einherjar commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Use Downloadable D...:

@Henmii Well, define "VERY slow".
I guess its like early Unreal Engine games, in that models take longer to pop up. Say you change your equipment in the menu, the preview pic will probably take its time to show up and reflect the changes.
Likewise, scene transition will take quite some time, since the whole game world has to be loaded on the fly.

To be honest, 10GB of HDD space is basically nothing. Take a PS4 for instance. Pretty much every game has to be installed in its entirety.
And with that system, you have no way to just plug in a cheap external HDD.
Diablo 3 for instance takes up about 50GB.
And the worst part is, if you used the system already, there is no way to simply upgrade your HDD. If you switch the internal HDD, you have to wipe it no matter what.
With teh WiiU, if you hooked up a 1TB HDD and want to switch to a bigger one, just hook them both up, hit transfer and all your data lands on the new one.
Its much more comfortable.

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#27

Einherjar commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Use Downloadable D...:

@Baker1000 When i got mine, i asked the clerk if he could open it up so i could see how exactly that thing gets its power. Its rarely a thing that is advertised on the packaging sadly.
Though let me give you a hint:
My HDD has an external power supply and shuts down with the device its connected to, which is awesome.
The downside: It also has an idle stand by mode when not used for some time.

Take VC games for instance. Smaller games get loaded completely into the systems RAM and only back up their battery saves on shutdown.
Since the game isnt accessed on the HDD all the time, the HDD goes into idle mode. If you turn the system off while playing said VC games, the HDD doesnt activate quick enouh to write the battery save before the system shuts down.
And since the games run in the WiiUs RAM, everything gets wiped on shotdown.

To prevent this, just go back to the systems home menu and shut it off from there. This wakes up the HDD early enough for the system to recognize it, write your files and then turn off the HDD afterwards.

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#28

Einherjar commented on Review: Mega Man Zero 3 (Wii U eShop / Game Bo...:

@Giygas_95 Im a completionist, so yeah, you can see how that goes with "i just ignore it" :P
But yup, Zero 1 is a very weird case in that it starts of rock hard and, if you use all elves becomes laughably easy.
I mean come on, two extended life bars plus defense up ? It takes ages to die like that !

I personally like Ultimate Mode for one, simple reason: It also gets rid of the stupid weapon level system.
I mean yeah, i get that things like the spin jump slash and quicker charging times shouldnt be available right of the bat, but the standard sword combo and charge attacks ? Locking them away is just ridiculous.

Overall, Zero 1 is by far my least favorite game of the series, still playable, but many of its mechanics are extremely annoying.

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#29

Einherjar commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Use Downloadable D...:

@Baker1000 To be fair, a nassive game needs a massive HDD ;)
And no one here wants Nintendos arbitrary size limitations from the WiiWare times back.
I think its awesome that Monolith went above and beyond with this title and made it as big as they possibly could.
And lets be honest here. A 1TB HDD isnt really all that expansive anymore.

To your "What do i have to look for" question:
There should be a WiiU Wiki that has a pretty good list of compatible drives.
Mainly: Either one with a seperate power supply or one with a double headed USB cable, one for Data, one for Power.
HDDs where Power and Data go through the same cable are not supported.

And i also hope leo is right in that they release the data packs preemptively. And even then, its "just" a loading time thing.
You can enjoy your first play session right off the bat, its just going to be a bit slower. And when youre finished, start all the downloads, let them finish over night and continue with a faster game :)

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#30

Einherjar commented on Review: Mega Man Zero 3 (Wii U eShop / Game Bo...:

First off, @BLPs Kudos for your reply to @HeroOfCybertron :D
Hit the nail on the head.

Zero 3 is definitly a very good starting point for newcomers.
Its not easy, its in no way less complex, but it gets rid of some experimental things, that held the previous games back in my opinion.

The reinvented Elf system is definitly its strongest point and the equipment you can gather really help to adjust the difficulty.
Definitly one of my favs of the series.

@Giygas_95 Not to mention that Zero 1s Elf system is just a chore. Getting Jackson and unlocking Ultimate Mode (Or as i call it: "No BS this time, now you can have fun" Mode) is unbelievably dull and mundane.

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#31

Einherjar commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Use Downloadable D...:

I wonder if it wouldnt have been easier (and cheaper in the long run) just to print a seperate installation disc.
I mean, games generally have a rather finite printing cycle, but the download packs will have to be available indefinitly in the eShop, causing traffic.

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#32

Einherjar commented on Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Dow...:

Yeah, they definitly need to put out more titles more frquently.
Just look at Ubisoft, they can do it, why cant Nintendo do the same ?
Sure, most of them arent even playable, and if they are, huge chunks of your game are hidden behind paywalls. But details details....

Seriously. Has any of these so called "Analyst" ever examined the development cycle of a Nintendo game ?
That they dont have half year releases like some other studios ?
Of course it gets fewer games later on. The early ones were developed alongside the console, thus, having a headstart.
If game development starts with the consoles release, its own release is roughly 3 years into the consoles life time.

And trust me, ill take slower releases that work over half yearly glitchfests any day.

And its funny to analyze the WiiUs situation because of the NX release because...you know...we dont even know what that thing will be.
For all i care, it could be an external 3DS docking station for all i care.

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#33

Einherjar commented on Fantasy Life 2 Is Skipping 3DS In Favour Of Sm...:

Brilliant Idea...

@Will-75 What exactly made you think it was like Animal Crossing ? Both titles have nothing in common, and i think the promotional material made that pretty clear.
It was an action RPG with emphasis on gathering and crafting.
Also, saying a game is repetetive but liking Animal Crossing is an oximoron in my book :P

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#34

Einherjar commented on Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reckons "It Would Be Co...:

@Tsurii897 Well, the answe why i didnt include concer is because i dont like conker and pretty much forgot to mention it ;)

@Quorthon Nintendo does NOT outright own the entirety of the DKC trilogy. They own character and publishing rights, the Rare still own their rights to the games codes.
Thats why these games vanished from the VC for a short time, because these deals had run out.

And when it comes to "whos to blame", there is no definite bad guy in this, as both companys have traded blows equaly.
MS prevented Nintendo from releasing games they had distribution / publishing rights to and they pretty much did the same to them.

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#35

Einherjar commented on Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reckons "It Would Be Co...:

So, how about signing a contract for those lovely Banjo games on the N64 VC then ? And while were at it, pu Diddi Kong Racing on the same bill.

It would be a real waste if those game became exinct by ridiculous contract fumbling. Sure, B&K are on the 360 but lets be honest, they are just guest visitors, their real home is on a Nintendo Platform ;)

Bury the hatchet, work together and release some of the finest games ever made.

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#36

Einherjar commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

Stalling tactics ? Really ?
I mean, the Mario Kart DLC basically doubled the content of that game for not even half the price.
If thats a stalling tactic, please carry on with that.

Nevertheless, im more then pleased with what i saw and what i got.
I have no reason to complain.

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#37

Einherjar commented on It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: ...:

Well, seems like im amongs the few people who really really enjoys this game.
Well, i understood Nintendos decision not to feature it because, as @Kaze_Memaryu put it so beatiful, its disgusting for the sake of being disgusting.
It features religious themes, lots and lots of pee and poo, blood, guts, child death, deformations, deseases and disabilities for...whatever reason.
It basically set off any alarm old Nintendo policies set into place.

But now, that they slowly but surely open up to more varied ideas and concept, its a good addition to the overall lineup. But i do understand why people cant stand it.

I, though, am a sucker for roguelikes and Isaacs completely random gameplay is a great timewaster when played in bursts.

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#38

Einherjar commented on Let's Educate Parents About Mature Titles, Sug...:

@Kaze_Memaryu Exactly, the "games as a mute button" thing is, in my opinion, one of the biggest problems when it comes to modern parenthood.

Its called entertainment device for a reason. Use it to entertain you / someone else, not hypnotise and silence them.
Its really really awfull.

What my mom used to do was to always bridge the gap between games and "real life". When i got really into Harvest Moon as a kid, my mom watched me play, we chatted about it and she took me to visit a real farm.
The same with Mario Kart back on teh SNES. My dad saw it, played a couple of rounds with me and we ended up going to a real karting course and drove around :)

There are so many opportunities for parents to get something really meaningfull out of a childs gaming hobby if they would only listen to them more often.
So, what happens when your kid enjoys GTA or CoD ? No, you dont take them to a warzone or steal their bike :P
But have a talk with them WHY they like that stuff. Most of the time, its just peer pressure. Pretty much every parent in my family (my father has 7 siblings, so its rather huge) is either a gaming enthusiast themselfes or they at least know what their kids are dealing with.
And we have no children who even remotely care about adult games. They know they exist, they know that all their friends are highly into them, they are just not interested in the slightest.
When asked why, its simply because they cant relate to it.

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#39

Einherjar commented on Let's Educate Parents About Mature Titles, Sug...:

Yup, thats also my point of view.
Age ratings on games are a good first indicator, but not the solution.
There are kids that are more mature at the age of 16 then some people at the age of 20.
And sinc ethe rating agency cant predict that, these ratings are overly generalised.

The people who should have a pretty good understanding about these kids are their parents. And they should be the ones who ultimately decide what is or isnt good for their kids.

I think the major key factor here is "why" kids like a certain thing.
Do they like it because they actually like it, or is it due to peer pressure ?
What exactly do they like about a certain game, is it only interesting because its violent, or is your kid interested in it, even if it wouldnt be violent ?

Parents shouldnt shy away from engaging in dialog with their kids. Talk and learn about their hobbies.
The basis for good parental influence doesnt lie in a dictatorship, it comes from understanding.

My parents always showed interest in what i did when it came to gaming. The end result ? They both play videogames themselfes.

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#41

Einherjar commented on Video: Something's a Bit Off About this New Tr...:

Haha, great :D
I can hear the screams for this becomming a thing already.

And you know what ? Animal Crossing Vs Phoenix Wright doesnt even sound half bad. Who doesnt want to solve the case of the stolen strawberry pattern chair ?

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#43

Einherjar commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

@Arckadius Which would be as pointless as it would need some serious retconning ;) Leave things as they are, there are plenty of female characters suited for the role of a protagonist already.

@Zombie_Barioth I think it was explained in A Link to the past, but my memory is a tad blurry.
But yeah, the Hylians are pretty much the center piece of the Hyrule chess board. Theire royals are the decendents of the goddesses.
The Gerudo tribe, pretty much demi gods, were send to Hyrule to watch over the planet and its inhabitants. And once every century, a male Gerudo is born, leading the Gerudo tribe to their new purpose.
Ganon turned against pretty much everything, the Gerudo tribe couldnt battle their own kin so it was up to the Hylians, the race closest to the goddesses, to clear things up.
Ganons and Zeldas gender are fixed by lore, Links by sheer "coincidence", because these green claded lads are all mimicking the hero of time, which pleases the goddesses, which grants them the courage triforce.

Switch that around and you had to explain why the chicken laid a dinosaur egg ;)

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#44

Einherjar commented on Review: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley (3DS):

I still think that this Minecraft-esque apprach is technically a great idea for the series.
I also dont mind the lack of "dating-sim" aspects, as this is by far the thing i like the least about Harvest Moon games.

Should it come to europe, im pretty sure i take a dive regardles of peoples opinions about the game.
Maybe not for full price, but im still interested.

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#46

Einherjar commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

@Zombie_Barioth If i remember correctly, its also said that only princesses of Hyrule have the inate powers to seal away Ganon(dorf) for good.
Pretty much like the whole Kingdom Hearts Disney Princesses thing :P

So yeah, Zeldas and Links gender are fixed by the overacrhing prophecy, ganons is linked due to the overall lore.
There could be a female Link and a male Zelda, but they wouldnt be able to defeat ganon. (because myths, legends and prophecys in fantasy universes are always 100% true). And there can never be a female ganon.

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#47

Einherjar commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

@Sanqet Because it would bring nothing new to the game at all. Just some different shout samples.
Link has no personality, no backstory, no nothing.
BUT the games overarching lore is, that at a certain age, boys dress up as the fabled hero of time.

There is literally no point and no need for a gender swap here,
In games where your actions define the games story, like many western CRPGs, its definitly a good thing to have a character creation tool.
But for a series with such a thin story such as Zelda, there is no actual need.

@Zombie_Barioth My best guess: Tumblr Culture -.-
Its the new "in" thing to be against everything, to find problems where there are none and think everything must be changed so that no one feels left out. How reasonable that is seems to be of no concern.

Also, Zelda storylines are paper thin, at least on a game by game basis. Like pretty much every Nintendo franchise, its rather "background lore" driven. And literally the only perisistant thing throughout the whole series that never ever changed in 30 years is the triforce trinity.
The couragous boy, the wise princess, the powerfull warlock.
The male / female hero duo against the male gerudo, the first of his kind in centuries. Its literally the only consistant thing.

@Quorthon It still begs the question: What exactly is your point ?
It doesnt matter if the overall demographic is evenly split or not.
There are plenty female protagonists and support characters. Why should anything be changed ?
Stop reading studies and go out and ask actual gamer woman.
There are plenty Zelda fans among them. Ask them if Link being a boy made the series overall any less fantastic over the last 30 years,
Again, there is no need to change anything. What worked for 30 years will work for another 30 years.

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#48

Einherjar commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

"The Legend of Zelda" and therefore, also the legend of Link are a prophecy about a female princess and a male boy united by the triforce.

Switching around the gender of a character that has been established 29 years ago just for the sake of switching genders would be ridiculous.
Not to mention that the gender of most Nintendo characters is completely irrelevant.
The only persons gender that is actually plot relevant in Zelda is ganondorf, being the first male Gerudo in centuries.

I also love the circla arguments when it comes to videogame character genders. "The gender is irrelevant, so why not make him a girl"
If the gender is irrelevant, its also irrelevant that he has been a boy for 30 years now, so theres no point in changing that now.

As for a female lead in general, why not ? There are plenty characters to go with here, Give Impa a spot in the limelight ? Shes already an established warrior, weve seen very little of the shiekah tribe so far, she would be a gread addition for some sort of prequel setting.
Or a Gerudo warrior, trying to stop Ganon herself to lessen the shame of her tribe thats caused by him.

And the list goes on. The Zelda universe is so rich and coloful, why change things established 30 years ago when you could just expand another characters story ?

Also, why do people want to settle with such "workarounds" ?
Whats so "progressive" about that ? Why not demand a proper female character that portraits the demographic, why take away an existing one instead ?
Thats the point where i start to think "youre not trying to push for a more inclusive cast, youre trying to conquer it for your own"

Also, to those poeple mumbling "but he already looks feminin".
Dingdong, wakeup call. Looks have nothing to do with gender.
A feminin look has always been a staple of beaty in asian countries.
Fot whatever gender there is. Feminin = beatiful. Gender didnt matter.
Take Zhao Yu form the Three Kingdoms. A man so beatiful, that plenty of men fell for him. HIs descrion could fit a woman pretty well.
His orientation ? Hes married to a woman.

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@Quorthon Which implies that its another system with a different set of games.
What would be the point of that ? It may as well be a "man-in-the-middle" device. Who knows, a streaming mediaserver, streaming WiiU games to the 3DS and vice versa, maybe with support for other media like Music, Movies and whatnot.
NX could stand for Nexus, a crossingpoint of Nintendos devices.

It could be a dedicated Nintendo Smartdevice, a tablet which could also be used in combination with the WiiU.

We know absolutely nothing about it.
But im pretty sure that we can rule out a replacement if any existing platform.
The WiiU has too many flagship titles still in the works to be ruled out so soon, Nintendo is known for delaying / canceling games to move them to the next upcomming platform, the 3DS just got upgraded, its highly unlikely