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Teacher; gamer; brony

Male, 23, United States

Yo. I'm a huge game collector (and obviously a huge Nintendo fan), a HUGE brony (adult fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), and a high school history teacher in North Carolina.

Sun 23rd Jun 2013

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ElkinFencer10 commented on Review: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U):

I'm a HUGE Mario Tennis fan, so I had this one pre-ordered and picked it up Friday, but I definitely agree that this is the weakest entry in the series. It's a lot of fun, especially playing doubles online with a friend, but this needed either a lot more content or a $30 price tag IMO. Hopefully they will add content with updates like they do with Splatoon or with DLC like with Smash, but as has been said, I doubt they will for this game.



ElkinFencer10 commented on EA CFO Explains Why the Company Doesn't Make W...:

Their lackluster support early on was part of why the console has such a small install base. I understand why they don't do much NOW, but they bailed way too early, and besides, if you promise full support, you ought to deliver. Even in the business world, you shouldn't make promises if you don't intend to keep them.



ElkinFencer10 commented on Feature: Reflecting On Three Years With The Wi...:

The Wii U is like any relationship with a boyfriend or girlfriend; it's not perfect, but it's beautiful and wonderful in its own, unique way, and we (most of us, anyway) wouldn't trade that for the world. We love Nintendo not because it's an Xbox with Mario or a Playstation with Zelda but specifically because it ISN'T a Playstation or an Xbox. That's not to say that there's anything wrong with those - I absolutely adore my PS4 - but Nintendo consistently provides something different from the rest, and that's why we love them. In that respect, the Wii U is the perfect console for this generation and fits right at home with Nintendo's past consoles.



ElkinFencer10 commented on Timing Of NX Launch Could Help Nintendo Grab S...:

I think it's a mistake to be hung up on thinking of the NX as the same generation as the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Nintendo's new console will be a 9th generation console in my book. If they're not officially announcing the NX until 2016, then I'm 90% sure that it won't launch until 2017, and that will give it a launch 5 years after the Wii U's launch - EXACTLY on par with Nintendo's consoles. They all, at least from a North American standpoint, had either 5 or 6 year generations.



ElkinFencer10 commented on Review: Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique ...:

It's nice to see a game reviewed on its own merits and not in the context of the "norm" interests. Most gamers probably wouldn't have any interest in this kind of game, but that doesn't mean the game itself is garbage. Thanks for being fair in your ratings, NintendoLife; it's why you're my go-to source for news and reviews.



ElkinFencer10 commented on Review: Rodea the Sky Soldier (Wii U):

Since the Wii version is only being included in the first print of the game, I picked it up for that since it will probably be a collectible in a few years (even if it's not that great). I've also read, as has been mentioned in previous comments here, that the Wii version controls much better. I haven't played either yet - Fallout is still consuming my life - but I'll eventually play both to compare. It's a steep price for what seems like a mediocre game, but it's cool to have a new Wii title in 2015, so I picked up a copy.



ElkinFencer10 commented on You Can't Alter The Chest Size Of Female Chara...:

I suppose I'm a little disappointed because I like making super inappropriate characters (my Dead Rising 3 character ALWAYS wore a banana hammock and my Saints Row 3 character was ALWAYS naked), but really, this doesn't matter. The game will still be just as fun. Cosmetic changes are just that - purely cosmetic. If they cut out weapons or enemies, that would be different.



ElkinFencer10 commented on Nintendo's Share Value on the Rebound Followin...:

People need to have more faith in Nintendo, and I mean consumers as well as investors. What they make may not always be amazing, but it's always good. I may not like everything Nintendo's produced, but (with the exception of the Virtual Boy), it's always been good quality. I suspect Miitomo will be the same; I may not like it personally, but it'll be well-made.



ElkinFencer10 commented on Review: Slender: The Arrival (Wii U eShop):

I think 7 is fair. It's not an amazing game, but it's a good one, especially for the price. I played it on Steam originally and then again on Wii U when it came out on the eShop. It's definitely worth a download.



ElkinFencer10 commented on Nintendo Download: 22nd October (North America):

Now this is a pretty decent week IMO. I'm SUPER excited for Fatal Frame, I'm excited for Triforce Heroes, I'm going to download (just for the lulz) the Mandeer shenanigans, and I'm going to download Slender since it's so great on Steam. Finally, a week for which I can get excited!



ElkinFencer10 commented on Sources Suggest Nintendo NX Is A Fusion Of Hom...:

They need to hold off until 2017. Nintendo's consoles have always had 5 or 6 year lifespans. I'm certainly not expecting 6 years out of the Wii U, but I think it would be a disservice to those of us who have adopted the console to break precedent and have a short 4 year span.

Nintendo also has GOT to play ball at least somewhat on the hardware front. They don't have to release a juggernaut to destroy Sony and Microsoft's successors, but it needs to be beefier than the Xbox One and PS4, and not by the margins that the Wii U is stronger than the PS3 and 360. The NX needs to be a 9th generation console, not a stronger 8th generation console. Atari already tried that with the 2600 and the 5200; we don't need a repeat of that.



ElkinFencer10 commented on Review: Citizens of Earth (Wii U eShop):

I just downloaded this the other day since it's on sale, and while the loading times are definitely still an issue, I haven't encountered any bugs yet. That being said, though, I'm only 4 or 5 hours into the game. It is, however, FANTASTIC. Totally worth $15 (or, what I paid on the sale, $5).



ElkinFencer10 commented on Retro VGS Crowdfunding Campaign "Dead In The W...:

I don't know, and I think one of their problems was that they weren't sure at the end, either, but it's not like most people think and that they were just sloppy; one of the backer e-mails said something about a problem with the company's production being halted for that model, forcing them to go back and do another round of cost/benefit analysis for other processors and make a determination for where to go. I do know, however, that it was going to be at least as strong as the Jaguar (overall, anyway; again, I don't know specifics) because they said that they had plans to - if the demand ended up being there (which I doubt but still hoped) - released add-ons to play the actual cartridges from old systems without the need for emulation. They never released specifics since that was an "maybe hopefully in the future" sort of goal, but still, they'd need to have some decently versatile hardware in there for that.



ElkinFencer10 commented on Video Game Voice Actors Contemplate Strike Act...:

I think that they absolutely deserve the same right to petition for better working conditions just like anyone else. I'm not sure about deserving more pay (I don't know the average salaries), but voice acting is very demanding work; I think they definitely deserve better conditions, at least knowing the content of the script before committing.



ElkinFencer10 commented on Apple Just Announced Its Own Wii, Almost A Dec...:

This going to be an actual console or a microconsole? Microconsoles have proven that they're not a commercially viable rival to actual consoles - just look at the Ouya, Gamestick, and Playstation TV. I've got all three of those, and while (except for the Gamestick), they have something interesting to offer, they'll never take down the home console market. I can't see this latest Apple product being any more successful in that.



ElkinFencer10 commented on Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relat...:

I think co-op IS a big deal, and I think that they should have included that standard and made exclusive levels that get unlocked with the amiibo, BUT I don't think this is "evil money grubbing." Maybe not that I think of as ideal, but I think it's a fine deal, and I'm extremely excited about this.

I may have just glossed over something, so forgive me if I'm asking a question that's already been answered, but will it unlock anything exclusive to Wii U/3DS? I was pretty much sold on downloading this for Xbox One next payday because of the inclusion of Battletoads, but if there are awesome amiibo exclusive features, I'll totally jump back to Wii U for this game.



ElkinFencer10 commented on Chasing Dead To Bring Horror And FPS Action To...:

Left 4 Dead, while not geared towards horror, definitely leaves me and my friends screaming like little girls when the zombies hoard around us even with guns and ammo. It's definitely way scarier with few or no weapons, but it can be done.

It looks to me like it will be a very mediocre game technically, but I'll give it a download. Technically mediocre games can still be AMAZINGLY fun; just look at the Onechanbara and Earth Defense Force series.



ElkinFencer10 commented on Soapbox: It's A Tragedy That Rare Replay Isn't...:

This entire post is like a creed for my life. I hate emulators and refuse to use them for anything except fan-made hacks (Zelda Outlands and Super Mario Frustration, for example). They're dirty, they're unethical, and they just don't feel right. I don't get onto people as much if it's a game that you can't buy in a way that benefits the developers - a lot of Atari 2600 games, for example - but I still would rather dust off my 2600 and shell out the money on Amazon to have the actual cartridge any day.