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Saving lives, one goomba at a time.

Male, 23, United States

A lifelong gamer raised on Nintendo consoles. Currently living in LA and studying to be a wildlife biologist. Love books, nature, cookies, and my 3DS far more than I should. Nice to meet you!

Tue 30th Jul 2013

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Garios commented on Feature: Five 'New Things' We Want in Super Sm...:

I don't get why people would want 8 players on the screen at once. 4 players and all items on already makes keeping track of your character hard enough and people wanna double it? Also, how big do the stages have to be to accommodate 4 more? Obviously, it's difficult to judge without actually seeing it, but it's just not an appealing idea for me.



Garios commented on Game Boy Advance Games On The Wii U Virtual Co...:

The negativity here is a little confusing to me. Aside from the fact that this isn't much of a surprise, are there really a lot of GBA games that need multiplayer to be fun? Or even offer it for that matter? I'm genuinely curious because from what I remember of the GBA library, it doesn't sound like we're missing out on much except for a few mini-games...



Garios commented on Super Mario 3D World and Animal Crossing: New ...:

Definitely agree with everyone else here. The lack of any 3DS games in the handheld category is puzzling, especially considering how many fantastic exclusives it got this past year. Also would have been nice to see Dragon's Crown get some recognition for its incredible art.



Garios commented on Watch_Dogs Delayed Again on Wii U, Will Arrive...:

Yet more brilliance from Ubisoft. Apparently, releasing the game across all platforms at the same time suddenly isn't a priority anymore? I suppose it makes sense to get the game out to the bigger market ASAP, but I just know that when the Wii U sales turn out to be god awful, they're gonna point their fat fingers at Nintendo because who else could possibly be to blame?



Garios commented on Lucario The Aura Warrior Returns To Battle In ...:

Not too hyped about this one. I was actually really excited to see who they would replace Lucario with, but now I just have to hope Pokemon trainer stays. I know I'm probably in the minority here, but yeah. I managed to get pretty damn good with Ivysaur.



Garios commented on Video: Nintendo Minute Highlights Its 3DS Favo...:

Kid Icarus U has to be in this conversation. I know it's unlikely to win because there were just so many great games released this year, but Kid Icarus was a fantastic experience. It was frantic, fun, and very very unique. It's one of my favorite action games hands down.



Garios commented on The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Pic...:

@Shambo If you have a 3DS, I would say to just stick with that, honestly. I had both handhelds and despite all the Vita's promise, it was just a very expensive paperweight for me. Unless you really want that Persona 4 Golden or other handful of exclusive games, you have to ask if it's really worth it to pay for a console with a future lineup that consists primarily of indie games and ports that are always gonna be available on other platforms. The console is beautiful though and it plays great, but there weren't enough games to justify having one imo.



Garios commented on Poll: As the PS4 Arrives, What Do You Think of...:

It's still way too early to tell, especially since the PS4 launch is so underwhelming. The thing will be sold out for the holidays along with the One, but once all the pre-orders have been shipped out, will they still be able to keep their momentum? Unless they're able to crank out some killer exclusives, it might be a struggle for them as well. Personally, they don't offer enough to make me dish out $500+ and add more clutter to my TV area.



Garios commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ambitious Sales Targ...:

The sales numbers are definitely troubling and I'm curious to see if they are due in large part to Nintendo's mistakes or if they are also indicative of general disinterest in upgrading hardware. I know us "core" gamers always try to keep up with the latest consoles and games, but I can definitely see why the average person would be more reluctant to drop down $400+ on a new console and games when they can simply purchase a much cheaper PS3/360 with an already immense library or even just try to catch up on all the games they missed this gen. The crazy amount of quality games that were being pumped out month after month for a good long while literally made it impossible for me to buy and play every game that I wanted. I'm sure that's the case for a lot people as well and the prices on those games will only go down, making them more appealing and really hurting the next-gen.



Garios commented on Out Now: Pokémon X & Y 3DS XL Models Arrive i...:

@bluecat When I upgraded, I kept mine for my inevitable trading between games since I have SS, Black, and Black 2. Then again, mine is the Zelda 3DS too and there's no way I'd part with it. Hope you enjoy your XL! Once you go big, it's hard to go back though. The original just feels ridiculously small in comparison after a while.



Garios commented on CoroCoro Magazine Reveals "Mega Evolution" and...:

I really hope this is a branching of the evolution line and not a full upgrade considering that half those pokemon don't need any help in terms of stats. Perhaps just a redistribution of stats along with the new ability? Anyway, these look awesome and I hope they're fair about it and give us quite a few other mega-starters. If my Charizard was a force to be reckoned with before, I can only imagine him in mega-form... drool



Garios commented on Talking Point: Wii U and Third-Party Inconsist...:

I bought the Wii U for Nintendo games and in a few months, there will be more than I can dish out money for. I also really hope Nintendo maintains its close relationship with Platinum. The Wonderful 101 looks amazing and I'd love to see more exclusive games from them. If they can keep the quality titles coming, there's no reason for me to get another system. Especially considering there are SO many games that I haven't played on my PS3 yet and those are only gonna get cheaper. I honestly see very little incentive to upgrade to PS4/XB1. The only game that caught my eye for either system was KH3 and that isn't coming until 2015 at the earliest.



Garios commented on SEGA Reportedly Interested in Acquiring Atlus'...:

@Peach64 What makes you say that? I imagine they'd be treated similarly to MonolithSoft and given free reign of their projects. The only negative I can see to Nintendo buying them out is that they'd only be on Nintendo systems and I, personally, don't see that as a bad thing. =p