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Male, 21, United Kingdom

Thu 21st July, 2011

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Geonjaha commented on Feature: Explaining Humble Bundle and What it ...:

It's sort of weird that this much attention and praise is going towards Nintendo for this happening. It's a good step forward I know, but for any PC gamer a Humble Bundle is just a weekly occurrence. They're great deals - it just funny that for consoles (especially Nintendo ones) this is the best sale that's pretty much ever been seen for games.



Geonjaha commented on Review: Nihilumbra (Wii U eShop):

@luke88 - No, you probably wont need to worry about that most of the time. If you are in a situation where you're trying to get somewhere very quickly (maybe to escape an enemy) then you could just use your right hand, because all you need to do is essentially draw a line.



Geonjaha commented on Review: Nihilumbra (Wii U eShop):

I played this on PC a while ago. Very surprised by how good it turned out to be. The main game is fairly short - took me about 2 hours, but for a low price its good if it's what you're looking for.

@KeeperBvK - I think this is why reviews exist - because not everyone happens to share the same opinion of a game.



Geonjaha commented on Gawk at the Dragon Quest VIII Promotional Post...:

@ekreig Untitled

Spoiler: They wont.

Square Enix are a bunch of idiots, and think that releasing Dragon Quest games in the West is no longer viable, despite the translation already existing and an eShop only release being possible to remove all risk.

This being the same company by the way that released Bravely Default, and despite selling worse than many other Dragon Quest games, will continue to release its sequels over here.



Geonjaha commented on Square Enix Pushes Back Its E3 Press Conferenc...:

I'll be watching Square Enix pretend that Final Fantasy is still a good franchise, while simultaneously keeping their amazing Dragon Quest games Japan-exclusive, all while throwing my money at the screen and cursing them.



Geonjaha commented on Square Enix Announces Dragon Quest VIII For Th...:

@bitleman - Haha, exactly. Games where translations would be extremely easy (Threatryhmn Dragon Quest) or already exist (Dragon Quest VIII) don't get released here in the West, not even an eShop only release, but somehow a spinoff on a much worse selling platform is fair game.

Not to mention they somehow thought Bravely Default did well enough to localise the sequels, despite it selling less than every Dragon Quest game to date.

@Peach64 - Every Dragon Quest games sells really well in Japan, the point is that out of eight possible games to localise, they only pick the one that is on the least popular and purchased platform, despite claiming sales are a problem.



Geonjaha commented on Square Enix Announces Dragon Quest VIII For Th...:

That makes six 3DS Dragon Quest games that I'd love to play that aren't getting localised. Square Enix is getting better at this torture stuff, and worse at making good decisions by the day.

@No-longer-postin - Dragon Quest 8 is generally considered one of the best in the main series by most, only behind 5 and maybe 3. It has enemies shown on the main map as in 9, not random encounters.



Geonjaha commented on Nintendo "Currently Investigating" The Idea Of...:

Region Locking is an issue to many gamers. If it's a 'non-issue' then why doesn't Nintendo just drop it? Oh maybe it helps them with ratings, or....something!

No. They were fine up until the DS came along, and their biggest two competitors manage to get by without it. It's an outdated practice, and one that needs to go away.

@Zyph - So basically it's a good system because it gives consumers nothing as opposed to an option to import it, enough so that people have to complain in droves that they cant play certain games. Yeah, that doesn't sound like a good thing.

@erborlongan - Do you have some statistics to back that up? As someone who's currently waiting for about 6 games to be localised to Nintendo platforms, more than before region locking came about, I don't think that's true at all.

@Azooooz - Games are localised for every platform except Nintendo's, which also happen to be region free. This fallacy that games only get localised because a console is region locked needs to stop.



Geonjaha commented on Nintendo Classics in the Running for Inaugural...:

@Yorumi - I know right? What the hell is Pokémon doing in there? It just ripped off all its ideas from better franchises like SMT and DQ that came before it, it just built on what already existed and became popular but no mention of the games that put those genres on the map and essentially paved the way for those games?



Geonjaha commented on Fire Emblem's Two Versions Will Offer Very Dif...:

Have they actually confirmed that they will be selling both versions of the game seperately over here in the West? Are they being scummy, like the Pokémon franchise?

Also, having one half of the game be considerably more different and aimed at a different group of fans basically negates any choice the player might have had. I thought the point of the storyline was to choose a side based on what you personally believed in or preferred, not to have it chosen for you based on how you like to enjoy the Fire Emblem series. Terrible design choice imo.



Geonjaha commented on Review: Cube Creator 3D (3DS eShop):

In before Nintendo fanboys claim its better than Minecraft simply because its on a Nintendo platform. Still surprised a game that rips off as much as this is actually allowed to be sold.



Geonjaha commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:

@PaperMario64 - Good for those people who find it fun, but if they're doing it for fun they don't need Nintendo's program in the first place do they, because they wouldn't be putting ads on the videos to make money? They'd be idiots if this was their job and they decided to cut their paycheck in half just to play some Nintendo games, but I suppose that's how far brand loyalty gets people.

Also, just to get this point out of the way for anyone who doesn't like the fact that YouTubers can make money from showing games. A large majority of companies accept it, and allow it to happen, because they understand that it costs them nothing, and benefits them. If a company like Nintendo puts in a system like this, good YouTubers who actually dedicate their time to make this their career simply wont play their games. It's not because they 'hate Nintendo' or 'are greedy' - it's because it's their freaking job. I can only imagine that many of the people fighting against this are completely unfamiliar with the concept, or are jealous that these people have managed to make a career not only out of what they love to do, but out of what millions love to watch them do.

You personally disagreeing with these people having their jobs is irrelevant. Stop being petty. Just because Nintendo's current stance supports your misguided views doesn't mean they're making the right choice as a business. The take home message here is that YouTubers who actually matter for the most part just wont play Nintendo games. Nintendo loses coverage, gets bad press, and shows that once again that they have very little understanding of these things. They're making the wrong decision. Just because they're inadvertently supporting your prejudices doesn't change that.

I love Nintendo, and I love playing their games. That doesn't prevent me from calling them out when they make a bad decision. Pretending Nintendo did this for the same ideological reason behind you hating YouTubers is just laughable. They're a business - they did this because they assumed it was the right business move to make. They were wrong.



Geonjaha commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:

"The argument's been made that this will encourage a wave of new Nintendo-centric video creators"

Well then its a pretty idiotic argument isn't it? All that has changed is that people now need to pay money to Nintendo for the privilege. They get no support, no benefits, nothing. No one would be stupid enough to start making Nintendo videos now, just because Nintendo suddenly arrived to take their money, and if they did, they're not going to be getting any views.

"The company said it was inundated with applicants for the program."

Lol. Why the heck wouldn't they? Even if this is true, getting dozens of people with 0-50 subscribers to play your games isn't going to be changing anything. The program is a joke, Nintendo really need to get their act together with this one.



Geonjaha commented on Review: Yoshi Touch & Go (Wii U eShop / DS):

It says a lot that so many people consider this to be one of their favourite DS games, while Yoshi's Island DS was just a mediocre Platformer trying to live off the success of the original masterpiece. They tried something new here, and even though there wasn't as much content, what's there was great.

Also worth noting to anyone who plays this game: After you unlock the latter two game modes and beat the high score on them, some balloons will float past in the main menu. Pop one of them and you get to play a small high-score based minigame where you must pop as many balloons as possible in a small amount of time. It's not much, but its just another small touch that I really enjoyed.



Geonjaha commented on Review: Yoshi's Island DS (Wii U eShop / DS):

It isn't worth playing if you have already played the original Yoshi's Island, because it's just flat out worse, despite coming out over 10 years later.

If you haven't played the original SNES or GBA versions of Yoshi's Island - play them. If you have, and you're looking for more, be prepared for a big disappointment.

People will defend it for being an 'OK' game, or saying it "would be good if not compared to the original", but they're missing the fact that it takes so much of the original's content, and just uses it to an inferior standard. It's not much to ask that a sequel that comes out 11 years after the original is at least as good as it - this one didn't even come close.



Geonjaha commented on Review: Yoshi Touch & Go (Wii U eShop / DS):

This is actually one of my favourite DS games. While every Yoshi's Island game since the first one has been horrible, this actually managed to be a really fun experience. It manages to use every aspect of the DS' capabilities and apply them to a franchise in a way that's refreshing and enjoyable to keep playing.



Geonjaha commented on Zelda-Style Adventure Midora Runs Out Of Kicks...:

They're not looking for a publisher out of pride? Those idiots. 3000+ people donated money to your cause, and you deny them their product because you're too proud to suck it up and accept you didn't have the financial sense to make it as an indie. Its bad enough when indie developers lie about how much money they need, or lose sight of what they can do and aim for more once they get more money, but to do that and then not look to every possible solution? Glad I didn't back these guys.



Geonjaha commented on New Fire Emblem on 3DS Takes Shape as Two Sepa...:

"Let us know in the comment section below what you this of this Pokemon-style approach and the concepts as a whole."

Oh, you guys love your drama, don't cha? :3
Also, typo highlighted.

To answer the question; the practice of splitting game into two and charging full price for both is a terrible business practice and holds absolutely no benefit to the consumer. Pokémon manages to get away with it, as it does with other similar issues because its fans seem to always look the other way. It's one of the reasons I stopped playing that franchise.

If Nintendo decide to really split up this game and charge full price here, I might not buy it. I wont support bad business practices.



Geonjaha commented on The New 3DS Fire Emblem Will Force You To Pick...:

Apparently Hoshido is easier. Let the peasants have their Casual mode, I'll be with Nohr, like everyone else who makes the right choice. ;)

Lets just hope they don't go the Pokémon route (ie. filthy game splitting). PokeFanboys may look the other way at bad business practices in their franchise but I'm not buying the same game twice.



Geonjaha commented on Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the...:

It doesn't matter what hardcore Nintendo fans think about it being too early to write off the Wii U - they're the ones who would buy the console regardless.

The fact is that the Wii U is really lacking in games, ironically even core Nintendo franchises. People aren't going to wait more than a year for promises of Star Fox, Zelda and Yoshi's Island.



Geonjaha commented on Review: Story of Seasons (3DS):

I'm really disappointed that the Harvest Moon series, and genre in general is just so limited in scope. When was the last time we got a great game in the series, ie. 9/10 or 10/10 material?



Geonjaha commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

"As you can see in the video update itself, below, Aonuma-san makes clear that pushing the game back is in order to ensure the best experience, with new ideas and creativity taking the lead."

And because you continue using this line, why would any developer ever claim anything otherwise? What are they going to say? "Oh sorry, we just told you a time we knew was too early to make it look like we had a good release plan for the Wii U". Giving the excuse of "Oh we want it to be as good as possible" means nothing.



Geonjaha commented on ​Japan Weekly: Bravely Second Jobs Revealed ...:

Japan Weekly? Nintendolife plz - I despair enough knowing that Japan has all these awesome Dragon Quest games that we don't, now you're going to show how awesome they are on a weekly basis? :(

...So same time next week?



Geonjaha commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

"For years and years and years, women have been on the internet and in video game magazines dressing up like Link, and pulling it off way better than dudes. Seriously. In just about every instance. Not to mention the enormous amount of female Link fanart that has been around since the dawn of time, plus fanfiction. Plus sometimes you have a dream about her, too."

I don't believe that a character like Link needs a gender change anyway (he's a blank slate), but this is just stupid. "Females do cosplay of this character better than males! [Citation needed], and fanart exists, so this should be a thing!". I'm facepalming just reading this stuff. It's an embarrassment.

No, we don't need a character to change gender just for the sake of it. There are plenty of female characters in gaming already, but if you want more, go make some. Also, linking to female Thor of an example of gender swapping done well? Really?

"Should fans be getting annoyed about the idea of Link being female, or should they be more mindful of the fact that women like gaming too, and might sometimes like to play as a character which more closely represents them?"

This question is so loaded its not even funny. Guess what, there are already plenty of female characters in gaming, and no one is opposed to there being more of them. Changing the gender of established characters is stupid in the best of cases. Most gamers don't care about the gender, race, or sexuality of the character they're playing as, because it isn't important. Stop making it an issue.



Geonjaha commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@Quorthon - Dude, I agree with everything you said in your post to JaxonH, but honestly, its kind of pointless to keep arguing. You're talking about people who are here to defend Nintendo against anything. Your logical statements are just more attacks that they can defend against. Just remember, you're arguing with the guy that said this earlier:

"And there is no comparable game, because Monster Hunter is so intense in battle you you're playing based on muscle memory. And for a fact I know I've played more than 99% of the people here."

Save your logic for people who are willing to listen to it. :)



Geonjaha commented on New Nintendo 3DS Exploit Makes Japanese System...:

Come on Nintendo, just remove this outdated business practice. Between your dumb region locking and Square Enix's stupid idea to not localise any Dragon Quest games we're missing out on so much.

@Franklin - Lol, you got a laugh out of me.

@TingLz - Really? Because I'd love to play some Japanese 3DS games right now, and I'm sure as hell not going to be buying the Japanese versions and a Japanese system.

If people aren't given the option to play games they want through legitimate means (without having to spend ridiculous amounts of money), then people will pirate.

@retro_player_22 - If someone is upgrading from one of the old 3DS's to the New 3DS, then they can just buy the Japanese one and still play games from all regions. Obviously this holds no benefit to those already with an NA/EU New 3DS.



Geonjaha commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

Pretty sure Nintendo is the only company that bothers to say they're announcing a new console, and then announces nothing.

"We're working on a new piece of hardware" - Well of course you are, why the hell wouldn't you be? Honestly, saying the opposite would have been the real news.

"It's currently code named NX, and that's all we have to say" - Why even bother making the announcement? We know nothing about it. People know literally nothing new.

Also, why even bother having a poll when every answer is loaded with one specific opinion?



Geonjaha commented on eShop Games Added To The European Club Nintend...:

Nintendo, this is all I ever asked of you for the UK Club Nintendo. It took you until the closure of the service, but I thank you none the less.

I will say that the prices are rather odd and inconsistent. Alleyway and Mario Picross are both Game Boy games, costing 800 and 2300 stars respectively...and Metroid Fusion (GBA) costs 1800...