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Einherjar

Einherjar

Male, 25, Germany

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Einherjar

#1

Einherjar commented on Nintendo Download: 24th April (Europe):

NES Remix 2 and Yoshis Island for me ;)
And for all the usual whiners about Yoshis Island being the GBA version instead of the SNES one: Like many others said, the Super FX chip is part of the issue here. Nintendo is aiming to emulate games as close as possible to the original game. And although there are emulators which can run this game on some consoles, its anything but smooth sailing. The thing is: Since Nintendo has to charge money for it, they need to deliver a good job. The makers of said emulators dont charge you, so they can get away with some rough edges here and there. Thats a small but very important detail.
The GBA version of it is perfectly playable and even offers more content. If its all just about the "gameplay and design" as you people always claim, then why cant you just enjoy the perfectly fine port ?

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#3

Einherjar commented on Poll: Have Your Say on Nintendo Direct Bonanza...:

Nintendo Directs are an awesome way to build up some hype.
Both, focused and wide spread directs are very welcome. If there is a major release coming up, talk about it, if you have nothing in particular, cover the whole lineup.
But in my opinion, they schould definitly spread them out a little, keeping each individual presentation a tad longer.
If they are released too regularly, they will get thinner and and the buzz around them will lessen.

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#4

Einherjar commented on Nintendo Download: 17th April (Europe):

@Sceptic Well, what do you expact ? AppStore shovelware prices ? Get these games for free ? These prices are perfectly fine for what they offer.
And liek i said, if you dont like them, just get the game in cartridge form and hope that it will work for another year or two.

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#5

Einherjar commented on Nintendo Download: 17th April (Europe):

Just found out that they just released the US version of Golden Sun in Europe and not the usual Euro5 version.
Why every other game (Mario&Luigi, WarioWare, Kirby etc) was released that way and not such an important title is beyond me.
So much for buying these games out of impulse just for the sake of supporting them. Im seriously disappointed.

@Sceptic Stop whining about the price tag. If thats too much, get youserlf a cartridge of it. And good luck with those safe batterys.

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#6

Einherjar commented on Ubisoft Expects Watch_Dogs To Be One Of The Bi...:

@GamerOZO Yup, what is there to buy to even generate these sales ? Games people already got for years ? Ports with lack of support (further DLCs, patches etc) ?
It always baffles how high the horses are, these developers are sitting on. If this trend keeps on going, predicted sales figures will keep on going higher and higher to the point that every human on earth must buy a game twice to reach the expected sales threshold...
@Topic
It will be the best selling game in the whole omniverse and beyond yawn
Seriously, i dont thinks its a smart move to hype a game to such extend. You are just creating expectations that are quite difficult to match.
And the internet people especially are keen on bashing hyped games that couldnt live up to the hype 100%. Either this will be the best game ever created or get squashed by the sheer amoun pre-hype that was build up beforehand.

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#8

Einherjar commented on Capcom Investing $80 Million in Two New R & D ...:

Sales plummit because games are made in the exact opposite way their target audience prefers them. Lacking income because of critical abscence of major IPs. Consumer alienation due to constant and shameless milking of the same games year after year.
Logical conclusion ? Throw the money you dont have (capcom statement: No money to poduce much needed sequels to franchises, Street Fighter V for instance) at two new R&D buildings, so you have more room to not spend the money you dont have on games which no one wants.

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#9

Einherjar commented on Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshid...:

@Nintendo_Ninja They are not power hungrym they are reasonable. People are just not used to a site that takes its own rules serious.
MiiVerse is a high protocol community with strict but fair rules. If you can follow them, you have no problems at all.
I personally find it more worrying that have more problems with strict rules that with people going nuts, calling names and smash talking on other communitys (XBL for instance)
I am very glad that these mods take their job so very serious, care about the spoiler feature and take care of trouble makers.
Some may call it restrictive, i call it relieving that its a community that is free of harrasment and such.

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#10

Einherjar commented on Rumour: Mario Golf: World Tour To Offer Additi...:

@unrandomsam Well, that wouldnt be possible out of at least 2 reasons:
First, like you said, its a major copyprotection flaw. You could get all content by accident when buying a used game.
Also, It would rule out last minute DLC ideas, since the cartridge itself needs appropriate storage space. Building in too much and not using it would be cosntly, building in to few would end up preventing the contents release alltogether.

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#11

Einherjar commented on Rumour: Mario Golf: World Tour To Offer Additi...:

@Dreamz You know the difference between "Expansion Packs" and "Download Content" ? The former couldnt be names DLC because at the time, there was barely any internet to download it from.
Other than that, its the exact same. Its additional content for an already released game.
You have to blame developers and publishers for ruining it, not the concept itself. By your logic, the disc version of New Super Luigi U would be considered an expansion pack and therefore ok, the download is considered DLC an dtherefore bad.

DLC by itself is an awesome concept. Its the dev who is to blame if he abuses it. And just hating on DLC in general, the concept of it while neglecting all the positive examples is just wrong.

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#12

Einherjar commented on Rumour: Mario Golf: World Tour To Offer Additi...:

Why all the hate towards DLC ? Yeah, im aware that 95% of DLC content is basicly fraud like on Disc unlockables, content that should be part of a retail game and so forth.
But honestly, what nintendo is offering is mostly quality stuff. If they think that they could implement more courses over time, without delaying the game, im more than happy to except them as DLC content.
In my opinion, there is nothing better than further updating a game with meaningfull content to keep it "fresh" for longer,
Many games suffered from deadlines in the past. There is nothing worse than constantly delaying a game. So, why not pack the game as full as possible, release it, watch customer reactions and add in content they miss or that would suit the game afterwards, when the release date pressure is liftet ? Characters, Stages, MOdes for Smash Bros, Karts, Tracks, Drivers for Mario Kart, stuff like that can really lengthen playability and keep a game interesting for longer periods of time.
Sure, day one DLC can also kiss my behind, but DLC after a month or two that gives me reason to go back to a title is always welcome,
For an appropriate content/price ratio of course.

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#14

Einherjar commented on Wii Classic Controllers No Longer Being Manufa...:

If they dont counter it with controller emulation via gamepad / pro controller, this could turn into a problem fpr future buyers and the Wii Mode backwards compatibility.
Sure, these little buggers are sturdy as all hell, and etting one used wont be a problem, but this needs some counter measures nintendo, or it could turn ugly in the future.

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#15

Einherjar commented on EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's...:

@bizcuthammer The biggest problem is, that these blinded "casual" flood them with money. And money is a "competition repellant" in this business.
"Oh, youre a growing new developer with praised games that might overshadow ours ? Well, consider yourself bought, disbanded and lables a failure"
That sad thing is, that ^this happend so often that it isnt funny anymore.

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#16

Einherjar commented on Wii U System Update 4.1.0 Available Now:

@withoutdk Seriously ? THAT is an "issue" and a "drop in vallue for your money" ? You must have fun with SO MANY games out there if THAT is a reason to complain -.- No offense, but that is ridiculous.
The only thing that this prooves it, that too many shaded smoke cloud sprites with lots and lots of alpha blending can lead to slowdown.
And that will happen to basicly every mashine out there.
Its not a problem, its more an unwise decision to use that effect IF it happens at all that is.

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#19

Einherjar commented on Six Portable Mega Man Games, Including Mega Ma...:

@BLPs WHat does the PSN have to do with the WiiU VC ? I was talking about releases on the VC, not releases in general.
When it comes to that, id prefer a filled to the brim legacy collection:
1 Bluray filled with each and every game from the series, from the classics all the way to the PS3 titles (DS titles could be complicated though if its NOT on the WiiU. But honestly, considering that most games originated on a nintendo consoles, the WiiU would be the only right way to go here.
And with the drought surrounding the franchise as a whole, i bet that it will attract quite a lot of customers.

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#22

Einherjar commented on Capcom Cuts Profit Projections By Over 50%, De...:

Are people (especially at Capcom) still baffled that the mobile market is all smoke and mirrors ?
Its unreasonable, unexplainable hype that sells games on there, not the games itself.
If people would look rationally at some of these games, the market wouldnt boom like this. Good for the lazy devs, bad for the rest of the industry.
Capcom staff, make a mental note: continuing a beloved console franchise (im looking at you Breath of Fire) on a smartphone while ALSO abandoning everything that made it great might not have been the smartest idea.
But i guess you guys are used to make loads and loads of stupid decisions by now.

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#23

Einherjar commented on Weirdness: First Zelda, Now Mario And Luigi Ma...:

@Zombie_Barioth The thing is, what ARE their selling points then ?
It cant be the "breathtaking" graphics, (Watchdogs seems to have gotten a downgrade too), it isnt the possibility of sheer endless entitys on screen, we already got that, they are not using all this hardware power to finally start working on "smart" AI scripts (a thing severely lacking this generation) or to finally embark on the journy of "grey instead of black/white moral systems" because that hardware power, cloud computing and whatever else there is would enable such an amount of possibilitys.
No, they kicked that "next generation" of with the exact games they made last generation, just with added polygons and lighting effects,
Gone are the attempts of trying out, at showing what COULD be possible with that amount of hardware power in the future.
Resistance on the PS3 showed what would be possible in multyplayer, upping the player count to 40, Kameo on the 360 teased the scale of games a bit, showing large amounts of entitys on screen, physics based gameplay etc.
The current lineup of games ist just pretty underwhelming in one way or another.

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#24

Einherjar commented on Weirdness: First Zelda, Now Mario And Luigi Ma...:

@Andross Yeah, and ? Whats so special about these pictures ? That a console game now looks like a PC game from a couple of years ago ?
I couldnt care less. The "all new and powerfull particle effects" ? Youre kidding me.
They just got a step further in the uncanny valley of "almost photorealism but not quite" and for me, thats not a selling point for a new, totally overpriced console with games, that offer nothing new and are rather mediocre.
If you ask me, games could be in low res black and white, as long as they are fun to play, i couldnt care less about graphics and technical shenanigans.

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#25

Einherjar commented on Weirdness: First Zelda, Now Mario And Luigi Ma...:

@Zombie_Barioth Reducung the costs ? WIth the two new consoles, development costs and time almost exploded. Just look at UbiSoft. Massive delays, throwing everything overboards thats not a guaranted hit and franchise starter tu reuse assets.
My bet is, and i said that in an earlier discussion already, the these inflated costs Vs. the lackluster rewards could bring a few developer / publishers to their knees.
Last generation suffered badly, because no dev wa swilling to take risks anymore. Now, its even less likely.

Talking about cross generation titles: The FoxEngine developed for MGSV was catered towards the new generation of consoles and it was demented in early development that it would run on PS360 generation hardware. And, well, it does. And it doesnt look that different.
And PS4 / One exclusives dont look that spectecular to begin with. Remember the launch titles of last generation. Things like Kameo come to mind. While not looking all that spectacular, it was catered especially to show off the new features possible with the then new generation: Insane amounts of enteties on screen for that time and a bigger emphesis on physics.
With this generation leap, i literally have no idea what has changed except a slightly higher poly count. And that could be worked around by a crafty developer. Other than that, its the same kind of system.

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#26

Einherjar commented on Weirdness: First Zelda, Now Mario And Luigi Ma...:

@SkywardLink98 The thing just ist, artstyle is SO much more effective and powerful than hardware could ever be. Look at Mario Kart 8 for instance. It looks brilliant. And what about it could be made more beautiful with more hardware power ?
You can achive the same graphical "wow" effect even on less powerful consoles if youre crafty enough. More power doesnt always mean better graphics.
To stay slightly on topic: I still think that face animations and renders of Infamous 3 are no where near as nice as in some PS3 games, Beyond for instance.

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#28

Einherjar commented on Weirdness: First Zelda, Now Mario And Luigi Ma...:

With all these nintendo-esque easter eggs, i kinda wonder why they arent developing for nintendo then ?
Im not sure about their status, are they a 1st, 2nd or 3rd party dev of sony ?
If youre free, why not give the WiiU a visit ? Strike a deal, make an Infamous crossover or something, and both parties would greatly benefit from it.

@SkywardLink98 So, uhm...youre comparing the PSX to the WiiU ? I guess you should consider glasses or contacts...

EDIT: Oh, nevermind, you probably reffered to Infamous 3 there. Still, that game looks "meh" at best. Its beatiful, dont get me wrong, but its not on par with all the hype the systems hardware got in the first place. Compared to how people praise it to be the new hardware god, it looks kinda shoddy. Just look at MGS V. The PS3 version looks almost identical to the next gen version. The leap in hardware wasnt nearly as big as "promied" or made out to be ;)

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#29

Einherjar commented on Child of Light Creators Discuss Their Transiti...:

@Kaze_Memaryu @UnknownNico Well, youth today is mostly reffered as the "Facebook Generation" around here (here being Germany) since its almost IMPOSSIBLE to meet a human being that doesnt constantly stare on his "smart device" blabbering 24/7 about facebook.
Its an epedemic around here. Most people around here traded in common sense, knowledge, social skills and, well, brains for a facebook account :P
Its not uncommon to see to people sitting right next to each other on a train, sending messeges to each other over facebook and / or whatsapp, direct communication has ceised to exist :P
Jokes aside, its grossly exaggerated, sure, but it IS a sad thing around here and its basicly what Kaze_Memaryu described.
Its the fact that so many people are basicly brainwashed and midcontrolled by these social media platforms, that "the others" just wish for a way to leave this planet behind :P Ever seen the movie "They Live" ? Its this "problem" in a nutshell.

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#31

Einherjar commented on Child of Light Creators Discuss Their Transiti...:

@Kaze_Memaryu Well, mostly correct. @shaneoh was mostly correct. Most fairytales were simply "Scare tactics" to raise children in a certain way. Basicly, its the same way most religions work. Its the same concept: "Dont do this and that, or else that will happen"
In the bible, you have stuff like the 10 commandments and the constant death / going to hell threats :P and in fairy tales its more down to earth like "eat your soup, dont suck your thump, dont prank people" with the same crippling / lethal threats.
Threatening and scaring someone is one of the most effective ways to raise / teach them, if its one of the best is up to you to decide ;)

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#33

Einherjar commented on Game Boy Advance Games On The Wii U Virtual Co...:

@unrandomsam Also, you cannot compare amateurs JUST focus on that one thing with a company that needs to manage its recources, money and projects, focused on making money with more recent software. Pretty much what i said earlier.
Also, you cant compare one emulated system to another. Just wrap your midn around the fact that the Wii emulator pretty much runs perfect and beyond (turning Wii games into full HD versions of themselfes) while most N64 games STILL barely work. Or the fact that a PSX emulator is WAY less stressful to your system than an NES or even an SNES emulator, but its pretty much the opposite for these emulators on other platforms, like consoles or mobile devices.

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#34

Einherjar commented on Game Boy Advance Games On The Wii U Virtual Co...:

@Jampie Whining and bashing things is the speciality around here :/ People complain about everything. If they would find a bag on money on the sidewalt, they would STILL find something to complain about. Maybe the bad currency exchange rates, that the bag is slightly dirty etc.
Jokes aside, i was part of the Emulation scene back in the day and i know what a hassle it was to cope with the GBAs link cable shenanigans.
I dont know any details but i know that it was quite complicated to trick the system into thinking a physical link cable connection existed. It was also a big deal that both emulators needed to run exactly the same, every bit of latency would cut the connection.
Say, you want 4 player mario kart on a WiiU: The systems needs to emulate the game 4 times, emulate a link hub and emulating 4 connected systems (if im right, that would make 6 connections between al 4 players) and all of that without any latency. And we all know how well emulation on consoles works in general ;) And now, that it is "just" a GBA games doesnt matter at all.
With anything involving a 3DS, let alone a wi-fi connection, yeah no. Not in the near future i would guess.
@Captain_Toad Exactly ;) Who cares about being able to play one of the best gaming systems ever made when the games dont have multiplayer :P

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#35

Einherjar commented on Game Boy Advance Games On The Wii U Virtual Co...:

@TreesenHauser Thanks, but its the sad truth...
Fan favourite Golden Sun amongst the launch line up, better whine about the lack of multiplayer for age old games.
Of course its sad that its not supported, but looking at other forms of emulation, it IS a hassle to do it. No matter what platform.

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#36

Einherjar commented on Game Boy Advance Games On The Wii U Virtual Co...:

You people DO realise that even the long running emulator scene struggled with this for years, do you ? And these people work on regular PCs, which are MUCH more flexible than a console.
In other words: No, its not surprising that it doesnt work, either on the WiiU OR over cross-play with the 3DS.
It COULD work, thats not the point, but i dont think that any developer would put that much time and effort into decade old games sold for 8 bucks.
And the talk about "boo hoo, when mario kart comes out, it wont be as much fun" Do you remember Mario Kart DS ? Or mario Kart 7 ? Or even Mario Kart 8 ? I bet these titles will give you the Markio Kart multiplayer fix you need.
But whatever, you folks will always find something to whine about ;) So go ahead.

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#37

Einherjar commented on Industry Veteran Peter Molyneux Warns The Indi...:

@Emblem And exactly that is what could kill it rather quickly. Oversaturation is way more damaging than drought to be honest.
A drought means that people are more likely to pick something up and maybe be interested in the game afterall. If youre over saturated, you will be less likely to just delve in and find the gem amongst the poop because youre just fed up with the sheer mass of stuff.

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#38

Einherjar commented on Industry Veteran Peter Molyneux Warns The Indi...:

As much as i hate that guy, he has a point here, that doesnt only concern indies.
If you look closely at this generation, you will see that people are developing some sort of "hive minds mentallity" and are jumping from band wagon to band wagon, trending mundane stuff left and right.
The thing is, these things only stay "in" as long as the next big "hit" comes around. Like Molyneux said, that trend could be over in a heartbeat. If the hive mind dictates that indies arent "cool" anymore, its over.
And thats why i find it rather dangerous for companys to blindly follow these trends instead of just doing what they do best.
If youre not blinded by the overall craze you realize, that most indies arent really that different from the tripple A business model. They also start to follow the schematic of "look, that game was popular, lets make another one of it". Very few indie devs are really creative and rather follow their dreams instead of the whats "in" at the time.
Dont get me wrong, the indie scene CAN be the "knight in shining armor" that the industrie needs so desperately, but it isnt a given just because its indie.

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#44

Einherjar commented on Keiji Inafune Stills Wants To Make Mega Man Le...:

"I could still gather most of the original team, even right now"
Then DO IT !
Wait for the income of Mighty Nr9 and Gunvolt, buy the rights to MegaMan with this and secure yourself one of the most iconic franchises ever made.

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#46

Einherjar commented on Capcom Shows Off Graphical Improvements In Ace...:

@KnightRider666 Im not so sure at all. Its Capcom that were talking about after all. Look at what a hassle it was to get them to release PW5 over here, or MH4 for that instance.
To get Capcom to localise a game, you basicly need to set up a secret altar and make a newborn sacrifice to SLIGHTLY increase your chances (at least for games not containing the words Street and Fighter...)