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Calling to you from outer space

Male, 24, United States


Tue 8th October, 2013

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GalacticMario28 commented on Poll: Nintendo Minute Debate - Is Super Mario ...:

I prefer Super Mario Bros. 3, but I'd say Super Mario World is more influential due to its art style, its connected map, secret exits, special worlds, and Yoshi, among other things that I can't think of at the moment. SMB3 had the raccoon tail and Tanuki Suit, as well as the Kooplings, but I can't think of much else that's really been all that influential, even though I do prefer it as a game to SMW.



GalacticMario28 commented on Controversy Arises at U.S. Pokémon Nationals ...:

In general, there are two things I consider when it comes to this hacked/illegitimate Pokémon thing. First: stats. The Aegislash had acceptable stats, so there's no problem there. Second: breeding/training. It's possible that the Aeglislash could have been hacked to have perfect IVs and a specific EV distribution and nature from the moment it hatched from its egg, not to mention having the right ability on top of this. While this has no impact on the battle itself, it does significantly shorten the amount of time spent trying to obtain such a Pokémon. I consider this unfair to the many trainers who have spent who knows how long breeding and hatching eggs to get the right IVs, nature, ability, and possibly egg moves. If the Aeglislash was indeed illegitimate in such a way, then I believe Rizzo should have been disqualified if he had made it further because it tramples all over the hard work other trainers put into making their teams. If such a thing were allowed for the sake of convenience, that would be a different story. But under the current rules, I stand by my position.



GalacticMario28 commented on Cross-Buy is Now a Thing on Nintendo Platforms:

That is a somewhat misleading headline, but I suppose its purpose is to give hope for the future. And that's exactly what I have right now. This seems like a "testing the waters" kind of thing. If this works out the way Nintendo hopes, we may very well see a full cross-buy system in the future. I just hope it doesn't take too long.



GalacticMario28 commented on Talking Point: New Ideas, Not New IPs, Are The...:

"We should care more about what a game is doing and how much fun it is, not the characters posing on the box art."

Yes. This is what I've been thinking for quite a while now. The characters and other things related to the brand do play a role in making a game, but at the end of the day, it's the gameplay that makes a game what it is. If the gameplay is different, it shouldn't matter very much if the brand is the same. Likewise, if the gameplay is the same, it shouldn't matter very much if the brand is different. I hope Nintendo embraces this idea going forward, and I hope gamers are willing to accept this idea should Nintendo choose to embrace it.



GalacticMario28 commented on Miyamoto Confirms Next Wii U System Update Is ...:

I'm not too concerned with achievements, personally. Cross-buy would be convenient. I'd like to see unified accounts, but I think it might be a little too soon for that. That is, I don't think Nintendo has worked out a way to unify accounts with a 'Nintendo' spin yet. But I wouldn't mind being wrong.



GalacticMario28 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:

The Digital Event was easily my favorite part of E3. I did enjoy watching a bit of the Treehouse streams, but I was too busy to keep up with more than a few of them. Overall, Nintendo blew my expectations away. The self-aware humor in the skits was a nice change of pace, and the balance of old to new and expected to unexpected felt just right to me.

I think the only thing I don't like about Nintendo's E3 this year is that it sets such high expectations for next year, and it will be hard for Nintendo to live up to those expectations.



GalacticMario28 commented on Mario Maker to Include Additional Graphical St...:

This sounds like it has a lot of potential. I'm familiar with a different Mario editor, but this one sounds like it will be easier to work with, and will have things the other editor doesn't, most notably the music composition and the level sharing. I'll have to keep my eye on this.



GalacticMario28 commented on E3 2014: Ubisoft Admits to Holding Back Comple...:

Business-wise, it's a reasonable decision to hold the game back, but there are two things about this that stand out to me. First, the game has already been completed for six months, yet it sounds like Ubisoft plans to wait at least another 6 months to a year before even considering releasing it; by that time, the game will probably be completely outdated and will have lost most if not all of its appeal, even if it is just a family game. Second, they actually said that; I can't believe anyone was brave enough to actually say that to the press. I'm honestly not sure if I should be angry or impressed.



GalacticMario28 commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Patch The Controversial ...:

Wow, the poll results are completely divided at the moment. I choose to wait and see how much of a difference it makes. If it turns out to only be useful for time trials, I don't mind it, but if it turns out to give a small portion of racers a big advantage in online races, then I say patch it.



GalacticMario28 commented on Ubisoft Reconfirms Watch Dogs For Fall 2014 Re...:

I'm less interested in this now that I've heard some things about it. Basically, I've heard that it's a good example of a sandbox game, a genre I don't really like that much. I'll still be keeping an eye out to see what kind of changes the Wii U version will bring, but I'm a lot less likely to buy it now.



GalacticMario28 commented on Mario Kart 8 Sells More Than 1.2 Million Units...:

This is great news, exactly what I was hoping to hear. I'm glad that Reggie emphasized how this is a start. That gives me hope that Nintendo won't just sit back and expect MK8 to do all the work. I really hope this brings a big increase in console sales.



GalacticMario28 commented on Poll: A Tale of Two Blockbusters as Mario Kart...:

Mario Kart 8 for me. The recent footage I've seen of Watch Dogs has made it seem more like a typical sandbox game, which I don't really care for; I was only paying attention to it because of the hacking aspect, but I haven't really seen that aspect pushed in the trailers. Then again, it's been a while since I've seen a trailer, so they might have addressed that complaint. But I'll be keeping an eye on the Wii U version to see if it's any different; if it's different enough, I may buy it after all.



GalacticMario28 commented on Mario Kart Month: Keeping the Mario Kart 8 Rac...:

I'd pay for challenges because I find them interesting and because I think Nintendo could make them relatively easily without using up too man ideas for future Mario Kart games. I wouldn't mind seeing different characters, but I don't care enough about characters to pay for them.



GalacticMario28 commented on Round Table: Let's Discuss Our Hopes and Dream...:

I always liked the concept of secret bases, but I could never really get into them; it's strange because I liked customizing my room in G/S/C. I suppose if they revamp they system, I might be able to get into it.

As one of the few people who will comment on these ORAS articles who didn't really like R/S/E, I'd like to see some notable changes to Hoenn itself. I felt that a lot of the new locations in Hoenn were interesting, but that they didn't really fit together too well as part of the same region. I'm not sure why I feel that way when I love the diversity in X & Y; it must have to do with really small details. My other major gripe with R/S/E is that the battle system felt like it was in a weird transition state. I like the concept of abilities, but I didn't like the way they mixed with the pre-physical/special split system and the stats/movesets of the available Pokémon. But since the remakes will probably have the split, I don't think that will be a problem. Just give me that and Super Training and I'll be happy in terms of new features.

Also, Katy's comment about Pansear reminds me of the time I raised a Bayleef to level 100 in Crystal because I liked Bayleef better than Meganium.



GalacticMario28 commented on Several New Pokémon Online Competitions Annou...:

Okay, so there will be more competitions throughout the year; that's really good news. I'll be busy during the first one, but I should have time for the others. Some of these sound really cool; I always love when a competition has a theme or some other kind of twist to it.



GalacticMario28 commented on Nintendo Hosting Two Big Evening Presentations...:

As much as I'd like to see it, I wouldn't expect it to be Majora's Mask; I think that's being a little too optimistic. I suppose it depends on whether "new" means it hasn't been released yet or it hasn't been announced yet. I'm hoping for the latter.