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ElkinFencer10

ElkinFencer10

Teacher; gamer; brony

Male, 22, 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.

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#1

ElkinFencer10 commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

I think it could be a good idea to cut the prices, but I don't think it's critical. What they ought to do is offer a Wii U without the gamepad for a reduced price (after, of course, making the needed software updates to allow that) and sell the gamepad separately. Either way, though, I think the Wii U will do fine this holiday season. I highly doubt it will outsell the PS4, but with Smash coming out next month, I think it will be on par with the Xbox One (though the temporary Xbox One price drop might change that).

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#5

ElkinFencer10 commented on Capcom Won't Greenlight Sequels If A Game Does...:

Two million is a bit steep, I think. Sometimes the original of a game is mediocre but sequels end up being amazing. Look at Red Steel. Look at Assassin's Creed. Look at Killzone. Look at Kingdom Hearts (in my opinion, at least). If sales completely flop, then sure, don't approve a sequel, but there's precedent for a sequel's fixing the original's problems, and two million is a bit steep anyway.

Keep in mind that, by Capcom's logic, neither Star Wars: The Old Republic nor Star Wars: Battlefront sold well enough to warrant making a sequel, and everyone knows those were both amazing games (and Battlefield's sequel was incredible).

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#6

ElkinFencer10 commented on Nintendo 64x64: Turok 2:

Turok 2 wasn't the best game, and it hasn't aged well, but it was pretty good at the time. I remember playing it at my friend's house when it came out, and we were both scared like crazy (we were in elementary school at the time). It was a heck of a lot of fun at the time, even if it hasn't aged as well as Perfect Dark or Goldeneye.

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#9

ElkinFencer10 commented on Nintendo Unleashes Wacky Super Smash Bros. For...:

The silliness of these commercials is everything that was right about video games in the 1990s and everything that gaming today is missing. It's silly, it's fun, and it's more than just "grit" and varying shades of grey and brown. Screw Call of Duty; let's settle it in Smash.

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#13

ElkinFencer10 commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

I'm not a big fan of the tiny circle pad (hopefully that's not a finalized component and they'll take feedback about its size into account), but any second circle pad is better than only having one. I'll be picking thing this up, though lord knows when I'll have the money.

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#14

ElkinFencer10 commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against Re...:

I have no problem with the existence of ROMs for the purposes of preserving games. These flash carts, on the other hand, are a bit grey for me. I don't have a problem with their use to play hacks and homebrews - playing Legend of Zelda: Outlands or Super Mario Frustration on an NES, for example - but that's where I draw my limit. I'm less okay with their use to play released games and not at all okay with their use to play games that have been rereleased on a Virtual Console-like service. With that said, however, I don't think it's my place to pass judgement given how little money is likely to be denied to the developers and publishers from these devices. I just have a personal problem with emulators in general.

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#18

ElkinFencer10 commented on Project CARS Shows a Tremendous Graphical Upgr...:

I'll be picking this up on Wii U. Xbox One has Forza 5; Playstation 4 will have the next Gran Turismo. I'm looking forward to having a good driving game on my Wii U. So what if it's not quite as pretty as on PS4 or Xbone? It's still stronger hardware than the PS3 and 360, and I still think Forza 4 looks amazing, so it's not like it's going to look bad.

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#19

ElkinFencer10 commented on The Letter Plummets to a New Low With eShop Di...:

This is the Wii U's version of the Atari 2600's ET; it's so bad that it's not worth ANYTHING, but it's still something that a lot of us will want to play BECAUSE it's so bad. It's just something some of us need to experience. I, I'm ashamed to say, downloaded it when it was still $2 after reading NL's review.

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#21

ElkinFencer10 commented on Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Ev...:

This is bullpoopoodoodoocacapoopledooplepoop, and I'm beyond pissed off, but I have it for both Gamecube and Wii, and while it SHOULD be on Wii U and Capcom is full of cacapoopiedoopiedoggiedoodoodoopieoople for not porting it, it's not the end of the world; it's just another HD port/remake, and Nintendo's been doing too many of those on their own as it is. If Resident Evil 7 isn't on Wii U, though, we're gonna have problems.

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#26

ElkinFencer10 commented on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Wii U Rumours P...:

My personal rule is always to buy games for my favorite platform on which it's released. Between that and how WONDERFULLY the gamepad did split screem (you know, by not splitting the screen), I'll definitely be picking this up for Wii U if Activision decides to make the smart decision and release on Wii U.

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#30

ElkinFencer10 commented on Pure Chess DLC Will Be Available Day One, And ...:

Day One DLC is a scourge to gamers everywhere. As @Damo said, it's not really a rip-off, but it is, in my opinion, the absolutely wrong way to do gaming. DLC should be made in response to consumer demand as extras. This DLC is purely "extra," certainly, but DLC should be because gamers love your game and beg for more. All Day One DLC does is milk people for more money. It's a fantastic business move, but it just feels dishonest to gamers.

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#32

ElkinFencer10 commented on Iwata Accepts Responsibility For Poor Financia...:

A company is more than one man, even the man at the top. A lot of Nintendo's problems are Iwata's responsibility, but he alone is not to blame for the company's misfortunes. The Wii U was a gamble that didn't pay off, but that doesn't mean that it was a bad gamble. I think the system was a good idea, but the way the industry is right now isn't the right environment for brilliant ideas. Right now, all most gamers want is powerful hardware and and integrated online network, and I'll fully admit that Nintendo screwed the pooch in a BIG way on the latter. The processing power, though? It shouldn't matter, and in a generation or two, I don't think it will, but for the moment, that's almost all that matters, and Nintendo didn't take that into account. That doesn't mean that the Wii U was a bad idea, just that the demand for hardware strength should have been taken into account during the planning phase.

Iwata is right, I think, to stay on right now. He's not a bad leader for the company, and both he and the company will learn from these admittedly painful mistakes. The shareholders are hurting and we customers are hurting, but Nintendo gamers have one trait that Sony gamers often don't and Microsoft gamers almost universally lack - brand loyalty. Those of us who truly love Nintendo for doing precisely what it's doing - being different no matter what the flavor of the week is - will continue to support the company.

The Wii U is not a bad system, and it's not without its great games. Does it have enough for 14 months of shelf life? Absolutely not, and I'll not deny that. Were there a LOT of mistakes made in the system's design, advertising, and launch date decision? Absolutely. It should have been more powerful to compete with the PS4 and XBone, they should have held it back a year or two so that more powerful hardware could be added for a lower MRSP, they should have been working on more first party titles to get the system off the ground, and they should have done more earlier on to try to woo third party companies to the system. The console is not doomed, though. The Wii U will not outsell this generation's Playstation or Xbox, but that doesn't mean that it will fail at the end of the day. It's off to a very rough start, but I firmly believe that Nintendo will turn things around and break even at the end of the generation.

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#33

ElkinFencer10 commented on Iwata Accepts Responsibility For Poor Financia...:

A company is more than one man, even the man at the top. A lot of Nintendo's problems are Iwata's responsibility, but he alone is not to blame for the company's misfortunes. The Wii U was a gamble that didn't pay off, but that doesn't mean that it was a bad gamble. I think the system was a good idea, but the way the industry is right now isn't the right environment for brilliant ideas. Right now, all most gamers want is powerful hardware and and integrated online network, and I'll fully admit that Nintendo screwed the pooch in a BIG way on the latter. The processing power, though? It shouldn't matter, and in a generation or two, I don't think it will, but for the moment, that's almost all that matters, and Nintendo didn't take that into account. That doesn't mean that the Wii U was a bad idea, just that the demand for hardware strength should have been taken into account during the planning phase.

Iwata is right, I think, to stay on right now. He's not a bad leader for the company, and both he and the company will learn from these admittedly painful mistakes. The shareholders are hurting and we customers are hurting, but Nintendo gamers have one trait that Sony gamers often don't and Microsoft gamers almost universally lack - brand loyalty. Those of us who truly love Nintendo for doing precisely what it's doing - being different no matter what the flavor of the week is - will continue to support the company.

The Wii U is not a bad system, and it's not without its great games. Does it have enough for 14 months of shelf life? Absolutely not, and I'll not deny that. Were there a LOT of mistakes made in the system's design, advertising, and launch date decision? Absolutely. It should have been more powerful to compete with the PS4 and XBone, they should have held it back a year or two so that more powerful hardware could be added for a lower MRSP, they should have been working on more first party titles to get the system off the ground, and they should have done more earlier on to try to woo third party companies to the system. The console is not doomed, though. The Wii U will not outsell this generation's Playstation or Xbox, but that doesn't mean that it will fail at the end of the day. It's off to a very rough start, but I firmly believe that Nintendo will turn things around and break even at the end of the generation.