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Male, 32, United States

Feel the more in-game reading of text I have to do, the better the game usually is (as long as it's well written and stylized as such.) The best games (or literature, movies, television, etc. for that matter) are those playing with self-reflexiveness/awareness of their craft.

Mon 20th June, 2011

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FubumblR commented on Feature: Why We're Still Playing... Monster H...:

MH3U was the first one in this series for me, and I'm a bit embarrassed to admit this, but, I logged in just over 1,000 hrs. in the WiiU version before I finally decided to shelve it for good.

Such good times, it's the online community, really, even if you don't find a regular crew to hunt with people are generally more than friendly and willing to help out.

And now I am already hooked on MH4U; and I've barely even gone online yet in it. Is there a MH Anonymous meeting somewhere? I think I might have a problem. :P



FubumblR commented on Former Sega of America CEO Talks Out on the Co...:

Definitely agree that some limited amounts of older VC type games could help to boost awareness across generations; nostalgia for the older that may have stopped gaming altogether, and help push awareness for those younger that may only game on non-Nintendo devices. Include adverts pushing what's available on current Nintendo hardware in terms of modern software, I'd say it couldn't hurt.

Of course companion apps are well and great as well, but these types of apps are geared toward people who already own modern Nintendo hardware and aren't necessarily going to push new sales.

Of course the key is a balanced practice.



FubumblR commented on Video: You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy:


No, actually, the games themselves look relatively crisp still, I was surprised since I've been playing it on a 50." The only thing that looks muddy/blurry is the startup menus before you actually load up one of the trilogy games.

All in all, these games still look pretty darn great despite not being in HD.



FubumblR commented on Review: Chariot (Wii U eShop):

I would love to try this game, but the apparent bias towards co-op play leaves me quite hesitant. It's quite rare I'd actually be able to get together with another "competent" gamer to play with beside me on the couch.

Can anyone give more info about the single player experience, would it still be worth picking this up?



FubumblR commented on Lucky New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Gamers Jump ...:

I have no issue with people doing this, as it is their right and prerogative. I do have slight issues with price gouging for stuff like this, however, if these people are lucky enough to find others desperate or dumb enough to pay exorbitant prices, then more power to them. As a buyer, you make a purchasing decision between you and your wallet.

The choice is simple, you want something bad enough you will pay for it; if not, well then like [spoiler alert OMG!] don't buy it. It's not that hard, people.



FubumblR commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U St...:

Indeed, 2015 will be a great year for Nintendo fans.

The biggest hit being a game with endless seas of grass ripe for the cutting.

Side quest: locate and purchase Link's legendary riding mower, the 'Sheikah Shaver!'



FubumblR commented on Wii U System Update 5.3.2 Promises Stability, ...:

What happened with mine is there was a special golden pants notification Mii that showed up in my Wara Wara Plaza. When I went to click on it and explore it further, it indicated I needed a system update.

Don't know if this is related as I've never seen a mii like that in my plaza before.



FubumblR commented on Inflated Prices and Limited Stock Cause Frustr...:

As much as I love the gamecube controller and all its awesomeness, I've got to say the Pro controller is slightly better.

But I do feel bad for those having to wait to get their hands on their preferred controller input.

However, I will say that people should learn to use a proper forum for venting their frustration; a product's reviews and ratings board should be reserved for, oh I dunno, reviewing and rating the actual physical product...?...not the sideshow hokum that are the inevitable products of botched supply and demand.



FubumblR commented on Peculiar Outfits and Details Revealed for Twil...:

Wow, it all looks pretty sweet to me! But I've barely even touched the last DLC adventure map, looks like I'll have plenty to do when I finally decide to start catching up!

It's also kinda unfair Postman Link doesn't get a bigger bulge when pretty much all the women are these busty babes. Someone needs to teach him that wadded up sock in the crotch trick...

...or maybe this is why Link has the sole right to wield the Master Sword...compensating... ;P



FubumblR commented on Mario Kart 8 Software Update and DLC Available...:

Loving this DLC! There really isn't a bad course in the pack, though, I'd say the weakest is Dragon Driftway, but mainly because the viewing angle makes it hard to see what's coming ahead sometimes. I am enjoying Ice Ice Outpost's awesome shortcuts.

Maybe it's my imagination but the VR win/loss ratio seems to have been adjusted a bit again, for the better. Just noticed that coming in 1st gets you more points and last doesn't penalize you as severely. Maybe I'll actually start gaining VR again instead of hovering around the same level as has been my fate since the previous update. Here's to hoping!



FubumblR commented on Eiji Aonuma Confirms Majora's Mask 3D Has Been...:

While he's saying the core essence and tone of this game will remain the same, I just hope that these changes to smooth out the gameplay don't take away from the experience.

Granted, there's always room to improve with any game post-launch, but I don't remember MM being that difficult and actually loved how it was one of the first Zelda games that actually stumped me at times.

I guess some of the minigames could use some tweaking, and mayhaps the controls for rolling around as a Goron, as well as tweaking the controls in general.

Oh, and here's to hoping they add to the Bomber's notebook quests, and, a Master Quest type playthrough would be welcome.



FubumblR commented on Review: Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (Wi...:

While I recently downloaded this and haven't finished it yet, I was pleasantly surprised by this game, as I'd heard some negative things about it; this is my first time playing it.

There are only a few things I'd knock it for:
-bosses seem easier with not very complicated movesets
-there don't seem to any breakable walls/ceilings/floors to reveal secret items/rooms/paths (other than those few special walls/barriers that require a whip upgrade to break, but those don't count, imo).

Otherwise a great entry in that Metroidvania style!



FubumblR commented on Video: We Tackle the Legendary Hyrule Warriors...:

@rjejr Yeah, I def. feel your pain with the item selection. Though, personally I'd rather give up the Boomerang and then they could use another one of the items to help you deal with Manhandla.

It shouldn't be this way (but you do what you have to given your options) and I've mastered the art of reaching my right hand over to the d-pad to swap items while still keeping my character in constant motion with the left thumb stick. This is using the pro controller mind you, as it's my preferred.

I also wish they would've done more with info display options on the Gamepad. Seriously, I'd much prefer having a larger map displayed on it or like the ability to toggle between enemies and allies on it.

The apothecary isn't so much an issue to me as when you go and select which mixture to craft it lists every material you have in stock.

I just wish you could hold more than 10 of each weapon type in your inventory, granted this is probably to force you to strategically keep the more slotted, rarer skilled, and higher starred ones, but, sometimes you just want to keep all of them and can't.

Oh, and why can't you just sell a weapon at any time instead of having to wait until you've reached the 10 max? Oy.

These are all small niggling issues for me, but I still love this game to death. Hopefully some of these things will be fixed in future updates.

Everyone just needs to buy this game!



FubumblR commented on Video: How Hyrule Warriors Forges A Link With ...:

Been loving this game to death. Can't wait until the DLC arrives. Somehow this game has pushed Smash into the background for me. I've played Smash occasionally on the go, but even then Curtain Call is mostly what's played on the 3DS these days.

Something must be wrong with me...I was super excited for Smash, but then I played Hyrule



FubumblR commented on Wii U System Update 5.2.0 Brings Folders, New ...:

Maybe this isn't new, but did anyone notice that after closing software the setup of your TV/Gamepad screens prior to launching a game is now remembered by the system? If you had Wara Wara on the Gamepad display and the games menu on the TV I'm pretty sure it always defaulted back to the reverse after closing a game.

Thank you Nintendo, this was something I didn't even know I wanted, a very nice touch!



FubumblR commented on Video: This Hyrule Warriors Launch Trailer Aim...:

While I've been super hyped to get this, I really don't know if I'm $60 hyped, ya know? Will probably just wait until the inevitable first price drop, and work on my backlog instead...

...and well...Smash.

Looks like I caved and went and bought it anyway. Can't wait to pop this in later! Nintendo, why do you love my wallet so much?



FubumblR commented on Nintendo 64x64: Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon:

The final stage performance towards the end of this game always cracked me up and I had to usually play it over and over just to get enough of it. I'm glad I kept this cart, one day I'll play it again! :D



FubumblR commented on SEGA Announces Sand-Based Arcade Game, Probabl...:

Perhaps Japanese children are much more well behaved, or they expect parents to always be paying close attention?

Just saying, any kid I've ever seen playing in a sandbox; the sand to them is not necessarily meant to stay IN the sandbox.

I just see awful mess potential all through the arcade zone. Unless they addressed this issue in the video, but, it's Japanese to me. :P



FubumblR commented on NES-Themed Nintendo 3DS XL On The Way as GameS...:

So basically, most of the people who will buy the NES skin will be collectors, can't see it being a huge seller with the new ones coming out next year.

The inside looks pretty stellar, but it's kinda overshadowed by the clunkiness of the exterior. In comparison with the NES GBA SP way back, the exterior looks turrrrible.



FubumblR commented on Feature: The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Ri...:

@Kirk @ungibbed Yeah, I am sorry, wires apparently did cross, so many apologies! please understand.

And yes, I was just stating a fact that it was just more comfortable for my hands to hold it that way, versus your way. Also, for me, it have better grip. When I tried the other other I often lost grip because it felt there wasn't much to hold on to. I'm not criticizing your method, just stating what worked best for me.

And yes, the nunchucks...way too small.

Also, the girls (actually guys) do like em! :D



FubumblR commented on Feature: The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Ri...:

@ungibbed @Kirk

Just saying, for people with larger hands and longer fingers, it's just unwieldy, uncomfortable, and awkward to hold that controller the way you suggest. Whenever I tried it that way it just hindered my gameplay rather than helped it.

Might want to step down from that high horse; no one's play style is the same. Doesn't make someone an "idiot, noob, or casual." Just step off, yo! ;P