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FlaygletheBagel

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#5

FlaygletheBagel commented on Super Smash Bros. Seizes Gamescom Most Wanted ...:

@rjejr Who knows? Hopefully most people buying a 2DS for their kids have read the box it comes in, and understand that it plays 3DS games. Plus you can't fault whoever came up with the Smash Bros. names for any confusion that comes up over a dumb name like the 2DS. Two separate committees.

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#6

FlaygletheBagel commented on Super Smash Bros. Seizes Gamescom Most Wanted ...:

@ricklongo While I do agree that I would prefer more interesting names, I do understand why they named them the way they did. They were named that way to differentiate between the two versions, and to make it easier for the average consumer to understand.

Think about it this way: If they had given the games the same name - Like Super Smash Bros. Scuffle (which is a terrible name, but bear with me), then that would be a little misleading, because while the games do share the same roster and items, they are very different in other areas, like stages, game modes, trophies, challenges, and so on. Buying one version of Scuffle doesn't give you the same content as the other, and that could be confusing to the average consumer.

Meanwhile if you name them with different catchy names, like Super Smash Bros. Universe and Super Smash Bros. Scuffle, I can see how that could cause the opposite problem with the average consumer. Because then people might think the games are entirely different, even though the roster and items are shared between versions.

Wii U and 3DS may not be the most catchy or great names, but they are simple and serve their purpose. There's no confusion there - When you pick up Smash 3DS, you know you're getting the only Smash Bros. game on 3DS. Same with Wii U. So yeah, I totally agree that the "for Wii U" and "for 3DS" titles are kinda uninteresting, but I do see why they decided on them.

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#7

FlaygletheBagel commented on Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect fo...:

@mjc0961 Not sure how you figure that, since Super Mario 3D World counts as a 3D Mario game. Hence the "3D" in the title and the fact you can move on a 3-dimensional plane. It may not be the 120-star exploration game that the other 3D Marios are, but that doesn't disqualify it from being 3D Mario.

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#8

FlaygletheBagel commented on Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect fo...:

I would gladly drop 60 dollars on a Sunshine and Galaxy 1 + 2 remake, but I don't know if I'd do the same with just the Galaxies. They're great games, but they already look pretty dang brilliant on the Wii Mode, and I already own both. I don't think I could justify paying 60, 50, or even 40 dollars for slightly better looking versions. But throw in Sunshine and I'm a hundred percent sold. I'd drop 60 bucks on an HD Sunshine alone.

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#9

FlaygletheBagel commented on Donkey Kong Jr. Math Arriving on the Wii U Vir...:

Wow, this is the first time I can actually say it would have been better if we had just gotten nothing that week. Donkey Kong Jr. Math is almost straight up insulting.

@JJtheTexan I've been doing the same thing, my friend. Surely Nintendo isn't blind to how pitiful the VC support has been up to this point. We probably aren't the only ones making our voices heard on Club Nintendo.

Seriously, their VC meetings have to go something like, "Well, let's see here. We can choose from Donkey Kong Jr. Math, Metroid Zero Mission, or we can bring N64 games to VC with Super Mario 64 and Ocarina of Time. What do you all think we should do?"

board unanimously agrees with Donkey Kong Jr. Math

"That's exactly what I was thinking. Great work guys!"

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#10

FlaygletheBagel commented on More Single Player Details Enter The Battle in...:

I'm not big on the amount of single player content in the game - it feels weak by Brawl standards, but I suppose that's to be expected. I think they spiced up the traditional Classic Mode enough to keep me from getting bored with single player. Still, beating Classic with every character will still feel like a grind every now and then.

I've got this version pre-ordered though and can't wait to play it!

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#13

FlaygletheBagel commented on Review: Mega Man Battle Network (Wii U eShop /...:

@JacketsNest101 @FX29 Thanks for the recommendations! I went ahead and purchased it, and I'm enjoying it a lot this far. The net definitely is the weakest point of the game, definitely confusing to navigate. The battle system is unique and I'm impressed with it, even if it is a bit clunky to work with at first. Overall though, it's a lot of fun!

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#14

FlaygletheBagel commented on Nintendo Unleashes An Awesome Trailer Showing ...:

The trailer is fine, but since we've already seen just about everything on that list at E3, it didn't hype me that much. A Nintendo Direct would be great right about now, but I'm kinda scared that they don't have too much in the works besides those games.

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#15

FlaygletheBagel commented on Nintendo Unleashes An Awesome Trailer Showing ...:

@AVahne I would wait until it comes out and you see it running on the console itself. I thought the 3DS version looked like crap until I saw some E3 videos of the game actually running on a 3DS. I've seen some videos that don't make Smash Wii U look like much of a visual upgrade from Brawl, and other videos that make me realize this game actually looks pretty gorgeous. You never really know how a game will look until you pop the game into a console and watch it run.

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#16

FlaygletheBagel commented on Review: Mega Man Battle Network (Wii U eShop /...:

Never played a Battle Network game and I've never really been big into the Mega Man platformers, but I'm thinking of picking this one up. You all seem to attest to the quality of the series, plus I like a good RPG every now and then. You think I should?

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#18

FlaygletheBagel commented on Amazon Opens Pre-Orders For Super Smash Bros. ...:

Not buying into the whole GC Controller thing right now honestly. The Pro Controller seems like it would work well enough to justify not getting a GC controller and adding 40 dollars onto the price tag of the game. With 2 Pro Controllers and 2 Classic Controller Pros, I'm sure my friends will be more than satisfied playing Smash.

Still glad the GC Controller is an option though.

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#19

FlaygletheBagel commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

I have a bad habit of starting games but not finishing them. I have a huge list of games I've started but never finished, and that even includes classics like Super Metroid, Majoras Mask, Earthbound, and Link to the Past that I missed out on when I was growing up. While I'm not particularly a fan of the game drought, it does give me a chance to work on finishing those games. My backlog spans wayyyy back!

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#22

FlaygletheBagel commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Wii U Virtual Con...:

@Yorumi Great explanation. I think that's why the "complainers" in this comment section have a right to complain here. Once Nintendo does weeks like this on a regular basis and proves they're done being stingy with their VC games, then the complaining won't be as justified. Right now the VC deserves some healthy criticism.

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#23

FlaygletheBagel commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Wii U Virtual Con...:

I love Nintendo, and because I love them, I hate watching them make weird decisions that don't capitalize on the power they're capable of. Their E3 was brilliant, and I'm glad they're finally getting in touch with what excites their customers. But the area I'm always consistently baffled by, and the one area I feel needs improvement above anything else, is their Virtual Console. They're sitting on a treasure trove of great titles, but they only trickle out 0-1 decent titles a week. This week was different, fortunately, and granted, I understand the trickle-out strategy from a business standpoint, as it creates more demand around their already scarce and high quality titles, but geez, the least they could do is put games out at a similar rate to the Wii's VC. The Wii U is so far behind where the Wii was at this point in its life cycle that it hurts.

Anyway, there are better things to do with my time than complain about this. I just hope Nintendo's forthright and aggressive attitude at E3 eventually carries over into how they treat their Virtual Console.

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#24

FlaygletheBagel commented on Nintendo's At It Again With Another Majora's M...:

Eh, I don't think it's actually going to be a remake. If it is a remake, I think Nintendo will add some new twists to the formula. I think the unannounced 3DS Zelda title will feature Majoras Mask and will maybe even take place in Termina, but will be an entirely new Zelda game. Sort of like Link Between Worlds shared similar concepts with Link to the Past, but was very different and fresh.

I doubt we'll see a straight up remake, but I fully expect to see Majoras Mask in the next 3DS Zelda; I'd actually prefer it if they added some new twists to the formula anyway.

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#27

FlaygletheBagel commented on The Club Nintendo Reward Details Are In For Au...:

Went ahead and picked up Starfox in hopes that the Wii U VC version will come out soon and I can upgrade for a discounted price.

I'm all for Nintendo fizzling out the physical rewards on Club Nintendo, but if they do that, they need to start getting a bigger and better selection of games to choose from. If I already had Starfox, this would be a pretty crappy lineup to choose from.

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#29

FlaygletheBagel commented on Majora's Mask Fan Project Gets a New Trailer, ...:

Fan project looks nice but I doubt we'll ever see their finished project, whatever that may be.

Calling it now though: I think the unannounced 3DS Zelda title will feature Majoras Mask and will maybe even take place in Termina, but will be an entirely new Zelda game. Sort of like Link Between Worlds shared similar concepts with Link to the Past, but was very different and fresh.

If I remember correctly, a recent interview had Anouma say that the new 3DS Zelda will further explore new ideas and concepts, continuing to build off of what they learned with Link Between Worlds and the Wii U Zelda. So I doubt we'll see a straight up remake, but I fully expect to see Majoras Mask in the next 3DS Zelda; I'd actually prefer it if they added some new twists to the formula anyway.

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#30

FlaygletheBagel commented on Talking Point: Deconstructing Nintendo's Retai...:

I think the release of a physical NES Remix disc is actually a smart strategy for three reasons:

1) As others have said already, a physical release makes it look like there are more "new" Wii U titles on store shelves than there actually are. That way the public perception is less "The Wii U has a drought of games" and more "Look, Nintendo is putting out a steady stream of new games now!"

2) The product packaging would catch the eye of consumers who grew up playing the NES. Nintendo has a bigger nostalgia factor than almost any other company out there. By putting a game on store shelves that shows Nintendo is still doing things with their old 8-bit titles, they're catching the eyes of adults or parents who may want to expose their kids to titles they grew up playing. Physical copies of NES Remix may not be system-sellers, but they certainly give people more incentive to purchase a Wii U than they might've had before.

3) NES Remix, while it is a good game, had an incredibly quiet release. We got the first one as a surprise at the end of a Nintendo Direct, and the second one came out with little notice or fanfare, too. Honestly, not many people outside of Nintendo fans or Wii U owners are that familiar with it. Putting it on store shelves gives it more public exposure.

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#32

FlaygletheBagel commented on You Won't Be Able To Cross Swords Online In Hy...:

@Octane Thanks for going around and clarifying that a lack of online co-op doesn't mean there's no online period. It seems people are jumping to conclusions an awful lot on this thread, but it's nice to have someone clarifying what this really means for the game.

Anyway, I was on the fence about this game as it is, and a lack of online co-op definitely sucks, but maybe Nintendo can change my mind with their Direct on the 5th.

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#34

FlaygletheBagel commented on Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct Arriving Next ...:

Still haven't decided on whether or not Hyrule Warriors will be a purchase for me. Hopefully Nintendo can sell me on it during this direct. And if not, I guess I'll be waiting for reviews.

I think ever since February, when Nintendo had their last general, non-game-specific Direct, Nintendo was building up ammo for E3. And now that E3 was a success for them, they've probably shown everything they've got, save maybe a couple surprise games. It's disappointing, no doubt, because even if there isn't any retail game news, they could at least be working on their miserable Virtual Console. You know, the one Nintendo announced we'd have N64 games for LAST January.

On the retail side of things though, I don't really have a whole lot of complaints. I mean, Nintendo demoed almost every game they had announced during their Treehouse event. What else would they have to show? It seems like they expended themselves a lot already. It makes sense that their next Direct would be game-specific. Although it does unfortunately rule out any VC announcements.

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#35

FlaygletheBagel commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

@mr_nihilism That'd be one hurdle they'd have to jump. Ideally, the way I'm picturing it, they could sell it in two versions, so to speak. One that only includes the handheld and one that includes the handheld and the TV anchor. The handheld could stand on its own if you wanted it to, but the TV anchor could include additional features like extra controllers, HD resolutions, some additional game functionality, peripherals, and so on. The same OS would run on both, so there's no issues with things like cross buy or separate eShops, unlike the case between Wii U/3DS.

I'm totally spitballing here and there's probably a lot more to figure out about this than I even know about. But hey, it's fun to dream.

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#36

FlaygletheBagel commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

My gut tells me Nintendo isn't going to put out a new handheld until their home console has expired too-- That's because I suspect that them merging their handheld and console development teams a couple years ago was a sign of what's to come, namely, a console that doubles as a home console and a handheld.

That might be reaching a little bit, but it might solve some of Nintendo's problems. I think the reason there have been droughts of games on both platforms is because Nintendo has to split their game developers between two consoles: a home console and a handheld. If they had all their dev teams working on one console, there would be far less gaps in the release schedule. A console that you could take wherever you wanted, but also mount to your HDTV at home, would probably entice consumers a lot, particularly consumers of the Pokémon series, who would finally get to play a main series entry on their home console (or take on the go if they want). If something like that is marketed correctly and the technology allows for it, it would be one of Nintendo's most impressive consoles ever.

Just my two cents. I doubt we'll see another handheld anytime soon, but who knows? Nintendo always tends to do the unexpected, for better or worse.

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#37

FlaygletheBagel commented on Captain Toad Won't Be Tracking Treasure In Eur...:

This sucks for you European folks. Hopefully this doesn't happen with Smash Bros. The Wii U NEEDS a good game this holiday season. I understand if they need to delay Smash to make it as good as possible- no one wants a crappy or unfinished Smash Bros., but if they push it (and Captain Toad) back, there's really nothing coming out from September to 2015. Bayonetta is nice, but it's not the big name game most people will buy a Wii U for.

Nintendo needs to wise up and start padding their game droughts with more VC games. It would be less painful to wait for their bigger releases if I could play N64 games, like they promised I'd be able to LAST January, way back in 2013.

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#39

FlaygletheBagel commented on Multi-Generational Paper Mario Stage Confirmed...:

I wish we'd get a Paper Mario stage on Wii U, too. It got its start on consoles anyway, so imo it would've made more sense on Wii U. All the Mario RPGS seem to have migrated to 3DS lately, and that kinda sucks. I'd kill for a new Paper Mario game on a home console.

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#41

FlaygletheBagel commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS User Interf...:

I don't know if I like the idea of Smash Run taking up such a prominent space on the main menu. I didn't realize that was their main single player mode on 3DS. It's okay, I guess, but I was hoping there'd be more single player modes revealed than just that one. Even a revamped Classic mode would've been nice... I don't know. Maybe they hid something like that in the "Smash" or "Games and More" buttons.

I trust Sakurai as far as content is concerned though, so 3DS is still a day one purchase for me.

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#43

FlaygletheBagel commented on Poll: Which is Your Favourite Super Smash Bros...:

Favorite in the last reveal is Robin by far. Never been a big Captain Falcon user. My favorite newcomer so far is Little Mac, and my favorite character in general is Mario. Not the typical choice, I know, and they nerfed him in Brawl, but I grew up playing as him in every installment. I'll give him a try before anyone else when I play Wii U/3DS.

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#45

FlaygletheBagel commented on Sakurai Explains Why Chrom Didn't Make It Into...:

@Haljalikakick64 Fair enough, and I agree with you. I only used the Melee argument because I've seen people discredit the entirety of Smash 4 just because of the roster. That would be as silly as if I said Melee was crap because of all the clones. I don't really consider Toon Link a clone either, but I included him for the sake of argument, to concede that he had at least had a similar moveset as Link and that some might call him a clone based on that.

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#46

FlaygletheBagel commented on Sakurai Explains Why Chrom Didn't Make It Into...:

This article should shut down peoples' complaints about Lucina, not encourage them. She's essentially an alt costume for Marth (with extremely minor differences) separated into her own character slot. This is like if people complained that the Male Wii Fit Trainer would be an option in addition to the Female one. Just because Lucina has a slot on the roster doesn't mean she's taking the place of a "more deserving" character. She's essentially an alt with her own character space.

Sheesh. Everyone worships Melee but there were way more clones in that game than in this one. Dr. Mario, Falco, Ganondorf, Roy, and Young Link were all clones in Melee. It surprises me that having one or two characters like that in Wii U/3DS (Toon Link and now Lucina) is making people complain this much.

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#47

FlaygletheBagel commented on Feature: A Night At The Theatre With Symphonic...:

Sorry to hear it didn't live up to expectations; I would've thought the London Symphony Orchestra doing Zelda music would be awesome to listen to.

I love the 25th anniversary CD that came bundled with Skyward Sword, and I'm a HUGE fan of the Twilight Symphony.

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#48

FlaygletheBagel commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

Not gonna lie, I like the idea of download-only, but the game selection is awful. IMO if you spend 600 dollars on Nintendo stuff in a year, you should be offered a bigger selection than this. This is basically Nintendo flipping their middle finger to their biggest supporters.

Guess I'll pick up Game and Wario since it's one of the few I haven't actually played.

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#49

FlaygletheBagel commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

I have a PS3 for its exclusives, its Blu Ray player, and the occasional multiplatform game, and a Wii U for Nintendo exclusives. And to be honest, I don't really see myself getting a PS4 anytime in the next couple years. It's got nothing that appeals to me, and nothing at E3 stood out to me either. MGS5 will be for PS3 AND PS4, so why drop 400 dollars on a console that currently has nothing unique?

Funny thing is, as I get older, I get less and less interested in the "hardcore" consoles of Sony and Microsoft and get more drawn towards Nintendo for its innovation and unique gameplay experiences. With most people it probably works vice versa, but not for me. I don't have much time these days for video games, but when I do, I like the pure, unadulterated fun Nintendo offers.

Anyway, on-topic, I think Sony is reading their data wrong. Most casual gamers who were only Wii owners have just moved on to their smartphones.