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EngieBengie

EngieBengie

20, Canada

Big Nintendo fan and Big Nintendo critique too. I started out gaming at the age of 5 with the Gameboy Color and I haven't stopped since.

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Sun 2nd February, 2014

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EngieBengie

#10

EngieBengie commented on Super Smash Bros. Evo 2015 Champ ZeRo Is Join...:

@Chaoz Son, let me logically dismantle the argument. What Sakurai says has nothing, I repeat, nothing to do with genre classification. The way to classify genres is by their game mechanics. Historically, Smash was always considered a fighting game by both Nintendo and even Sakurai. What was Smash before it was called Smash? It was a game called Dragon King the FIGHTING game. The back of Brawl's label refers itself as a fighting game. On the eShop, you find Smash under the fighting game section. At the Game Awards, Smash was a nominee for fighting games. Mechanically, everything points to it being a fighting as it has pretty much every basic thing you find in a fighting game. Neutral game, spacing, mix ups, anti aerials, tier lists, combos, light medium heavy attacks, etc. Unlike items and 4 player FFAs, these things are not optional and can't be turned off.

tl;dr What Sakurai says doesn't dictate what genre Smash pertains to, only the game mechanics do.

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#11

EngieBengie commented on Guide: How to Get the Most Out of Super Smash ...:

@Wolfgabe Tournaments have always been like that. Yet again Nintendo does it's own thing when people just outrighted wanted simple 1v1 Tournaments. Less people not being satisfied and more Nintendo screwing up yet again when people told them what they wanted straight to their face. How could you screw up when people tell you outright what they want?

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#13

EngieBengie commented on Super Smash Bros. Is Getting A Massive Update ...:

@night less entitlement and more you being sensible to negative criticism. People begged for K Rool as a fighter, gets K Rool as a costume. Then we are all wondering why there is hatred. He might still win the Ballot to become a fighter but you aren't doing any effort into seeing where these people come from.

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#14

EngieBengie commented on Editorial: Super Smash Bros. Should be Integra...:

Meh. I love smash but it went downhill after Melee. Doubt I'd buy the next entry if it's anything like 4 (Try as I might I can't for the life of me enjoy this game due to anemic and restrictive game mechanics). Doubt it would save the NX. Unless it has powerful hardware, great third party and it's up to date with online standards, the NX is as good as dead. That's what the Wii U should've been. If there is anything to learn from the Wii U, one big title isn't going to save it. You need all the big nukes ready at launch plus third party nukes.

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#19

EngieBengie commented on Talking Point: Raw Power Isn't Vital to Ninten...:

Power is most certainly vital if you want to keep hardcore gamers and third party devs invested. If you can't get third party devs, you get less games and getting less games in an industry when game development time takes longer and longer is bad. Better put money on better hardware instead of the next hit or miss gimmick.

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#25

EngieBengie commented on Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and So...:

Jesus Christ, are people actually defending this? Everyone's account on the system being denied access for the fault of one person, assuming they were rightfully, and not falsely, banned to begin with. This is so stern and so rigid. It's like Nintendo is North Korea or something. Do something wrong and your whole family pays the price. If Nintendo doesn't change, than I'd gladly abandon them after this generation. I've had it with these guys.

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#27

EngieBengie commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

@Project_Dolphin Sony and Microsoft, unlike Nintendo, have the third parties to appeal to the younger crowd if they so want. You have the Mature games, the T rated games and the E rated games. With Nintendo, it's really just E rated. You get a few T rated games, even fewer M rated ones and that's about it. That's why third parties are important.

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#30

EngieBengie commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

@Project_Dolphin True but Metacritic isn't an aggregation of user scores, only an aggregation of media scores. Not to mention the user scores on this site is basically "it's good: 10/10, it's bad 1/10". I get what you are trying to get at but reliability is important. Metacritic user scores aren't very reliable because of that.

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#31

EngieBengie commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

@Project_Dolphin They do make great games but not as great as what they used to do. Barely a handful of truly great games have come out. These days, they are making their games easy as hell, Zelda games can't for the life of them let the player explore on their own, Mario games seem to just give you godmode for dying to much, Splatoon doesn't have basic features and the use of Amiibos is intolerable. They still do make great games but it seems like every new game has its own big problem while back then Nintendo pumped out masterpiece after masterpiece. And games like Animal Crossing Mario Party Edition, Metroid Federation Farce make me feel pessimistic about Nintendo's future. Hell, Star Fox Zero didn't impress me that much, it just seems like they've taken Star Fox 64 3D and made it HD.

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#32

EngieBengie commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

@CreativeWelshman Umm yeah. Because them being unique makes them automatically good or better than the others? No. You don't seem to be an owner of either consoles or seemed to have payed attention to Sony and Microsoft's E3 Press conference. Might be wrong but you seem to. The PS4 and Xbox One had a slow launch. Know who else had a slow launch? Nintendo. And you know something bout Nintendo? They still. have. droughts. Meanwhile the PS4 is getting all the big games like Kingdom Hearts, Star Ocean, Final Fantasy, hell, Shenmue 3, Black Ops 3 so on. Same for the Xbox one. Currently, the Witcher 3 has 92 on Metacritic, Arkham Knight 91, Bloodborne (PS4) 91. What Nintendo game that came out this year has gotten a score in the 90s. I'm not saying score matters but what these scores say is that these are darn great games. And then the classic "PS and Xbox players only play Cod and football". Where do I even begin with this asinine statement?

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#33

EngieBengie commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

Nintendo and the Wii U don't have ONE big problem, they have MULTIPLE big problems. Being underpowered, having no third parties, still not having basic current gen features, prehistoric online, lack of new IPs, unwillingness to use the money they earned, not having enough manpower. It's not just one, it's many.

In this case they're blaming tablets for some reason without really knowing anything. Know what you are and know what you aren't. You are a video game company not a tablet company. People buy tablets like iPads for the brand, if not they buy it for the Media, like watching movies on the go, listening to music. If you want to sell tablets, make a freaking tablet. Simple as that.

Enough of the "innovation" crap and the "new ways to play", go back to what you do best, making great games. Enough of this forced gimmick crap that has been plaguing Nintendo since the Wii days. In that regard, the Wii U is an absolute failure. It outright failed to prove to me how the GamePad is an innovative feature that is needed in controllers. The best games on the Wii U don't make use of the gamepad and the ones that do like ZombiU can also be done without the gamepad since it's coming to PS4 and Xbox One. I've yet to understand how I need this stupid tablet controller.

Not only that but these "innovations" keep developers like Miyamoto on focusing on the aspect of games fans care most about: fun. These days, the games Nintendo makes have these pointless sections where you have to use the controller's new features and it feels soooooo forced. You take a look at their past games and that wasn't a problem. The mechanics felt natural but now, most of the time they feel forced. Should focus more on making great experiences that are remembered 10 years from now and are fun than forceful test demos for the controller.

And then somehow, someway, the developers are being called "lazy" for not wanting to develop games around such gimmicks. Umm, it's their choice? They are not and should not be obligated to follow Nintendo and their stubbornness. And this is a bad thing. If we can get anything out of this year's E3 it's that Nintendo does not have many games in store, had they had the power and the third parties, we'd be seeing Kingdom Hearts, Star Ocean, Mass Effect, etc. It's a huge problem because, moving forward from here, games are gonna take longer to make, games are gonna take more people to make and if you can't pump out enough games, especially games people care for, none of that Metroid Prime Federation Farce or Animal Crossing Mario Party Edition, you are going to lose more and more fans.

So, better get your engine together, stop playing it safe, make use of your money, embrace third party developers, embrace a much more simpler controller, improve online infrastructure, get on with the standards and make the games your fans want to see.

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#40

EngieBengie commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach is Often Peculi...:

@kingofthesofa So let me recapitulate. I post my opinion saying "being different doesn't make you the best". A user responds to this with a sarcastic and condescending tone, I tell him if "something I said is bugging you", afterwards I agree with someone who shared a similar opinion but then I am called a troll by Action 51 and you, plus, you say that "I am drinking from the same kool-aid as Quorthon". So, somehow, a user calling me a troll for my opinion, a user replying to me sarcastically and in a condescending manner and you also calling me a troll is passable but, my opinion... isn't? And the say it to my face wasn't in capital, so you're pretty much exaggerating there.

And like it or not, Wii U was Nintendo's attempt at being different and it still sells poorly. Their attempts at making games that are different like Wii Music and Sticker Stars (Which was a deviation from the standard gameplay from the series) can be met with negative or mixed reactions. Simply being different isn't going to make you good or better than the others. It's one thing appreciating them being unique, it's another if its uniqueness is good. And indeed I was wrong saying it was a fact.

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#42

EngieBengie commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach is Often Peculi...:

@kingofthesofa Fact- Being different doesn't make you the best. Example: WiiU BAM! The second is a reply to the way he responded to me so I don't know why you are expecting a fact here.

So it's pretty rich of you to say that you upset me yet... how come you replied to me? How come that one user named EngieBengie caught your eye? Heed my advice and do what I told you to do. I know how to defend my stance, I know how to back my opinions so I don't need the advice but if these comments bothered you so much and made you upset, then yeah, you better leave the internet because you're just gonna meet more and more people like me who will criticize Nintendo harshly. After all, I'm not the one who threw personal attacks (Ad hominem) at someone for criticizing Nintendo.

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#43

EngieBengie commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach is Often Peculi...:

@kingofthesofa Then you are the one trolling because you, again, do not try to argue your points like someone normal. Instead, let's attack that EngieBengie guy with ad hominem instead of proving him wrong with facts. I faced criticism, but unlike you, I bring my arguments to the table and defend my stance instead of cowardly throwing personal attacks and calling them trolls for presenting their opinions. Trolling is about posting an inflammatory response for the purpose of upsetting users. I doubt that's what I am doing, rather, I'm presenting my opinion. So next time, actually argue like a man. Also, there are no facts in my previous post because I'm addressing the manner you spoke to me rather than the stance you take on this discussion.

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#44

EngieBengie commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach is Often Peculi...:

Nintendo's uniqueness is a hit or miss situation. Oh sure, you get your Splatoons (With no voice chat) and your Mario Galaxies, but you also get your Wii Musics and your Sticker Stars. This constant desire to make new controllers only to give up on them the next generation is a waste of money at best. The best games on Wii U (Mario Kart, Smash, Bayonetta, Super Mario 3D World) are all games that do not require the gamepad whatsoever and do nothing special with it. And this constant focus on how your games use the controller rather than the game being a memorable and fun experience is making me more and more worried about them.

If you were to ask long time Nintendo fans, and just video game enthusiasts in general what Nintendo's best console was, they often respond Super Nintendo. Why? 'cause it had the games. First Party and third party. And yet it does not matter if we don't have third party games right? Surely it does not matter not having your Witcher 3s, MGS V, Batman Arkham Knight, etc. right? Right? Yes it matters. Not everyone has the money to buy two consoles or, a Nintendo console and a capable PC but somehow, it's a huge offense to demand Nintendo to offer what they've managed to offer in the past: Third party games.

I welcome their craziness, but to assume that their craziness is somehow self sufficient and it going to save them and keep them in business is folly at best. It's not like they can deliver what Sony and Microsoft delivers and still be wacky but to some in this comment section, it's either one or the other.

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#45

EngieBengie commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach is Often Peculi...:

@kingofthesofa Say it to my face. If you disagree so much with what I say, maybe, AND THAT'S JUST A GUESS, maybe you should present your arguments, your facts, whatever instead of saying that I'm "drinking Quorthon's kool aid". If you can't handle criticism, your best bet is to leave the internet period because, believe it or not, people on the internet have opinions that they will defend.

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#46

EngieBengie commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach is Often Peculi...:

@Action51 Okay, this is one comment I just can't let go by unanswered.

First off, my first comment was an answer to people in the comment section, not the article. Idiot.

Second, since when is criticism trolling? Call me crazy but rather me being a troll, I'd say it's you being sensible and not being capable of facing harsh criticism. If that guy had the nerve to reply to me with such a sarcastic and condescending tone, without actually offering arguments and trying to prove me wrong, how are you NOT calling him a troll and me instead?

InnerSpirit's comment perfectly highlights my problems with Nintendo. Hence me agreeing with him. But somehow, someway, criticizing Nintendo is wrong and trollish to people like you, isn't it?

I was just as big of a Nintendo defender as a lot of people in this comment section and no matter how many times I defended their stupid decisions, they kept making exactly that, stupid decisions. Then I understood that being apologetic and defensive about things is not going to change anything unlike criticizing them.

So, before idiots like you start calling me a troll for criticizing, maybe you should ask yourself if you're the one being sensible.