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Twenty-three is number one!

Male, 28, United Kingdom

Nintendo love. Opinionated. Nasty drunk. Do you have any change at all???!

Tue 3rd December, 2013

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HappyMaskedGuy commented on Feature: The Making of Rocket: Robot on Wheels:

I think the protagonist and packaging let the game down in terms of exciting the consumer. There also wasn't any marketing at all really. I own the game but haven't played through it, though I remember my cousin loving it. One thing I do take away from this article, that I have always loved about the N64, was that almost every game had its own engine, built from the ground up and that was trying to accomplish something. It made every title feel unique and organic. Nowadays I despair at the cookie cutter reliance on the Unreal engine. Games now may look different, but feel fundamentally the same. Detest it.
I miss the reign of the N64.



HappyMaskedGuy commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:

The Wii U is an online device, by it's very nature it is assumptive to the changes in its environment, namely updates. I'm all for anti materialism, yet Nintendo is the only company by my count offering both free online community services and backwards compatibility with Wii software.
My advice? Stop crying, and go complain about companies who deserve legitimate criticism.



HappyMaskedGuy commented on Nintendo UK Executive Says Wii U Has Had "Quit...:

Can't understand these people who constantly insist that a price cut will help the Wii U- it's far cheaper than its competitors already. Also the idea of 'ditching' the game pad is ridiculous. Dropping the consoles USP would not help it. The Wii U only needs to change people's attitudes, and it will sell. end of story.



HappyMaskedGuy commented on Video: You'll Be Able To Play As Metroid's Sam...:

This is pretty awesome, though I do worry that this cross contamination of different IPs could potentially water down and harm the integrity of their constituent parts- I don't want Link in Mario Kart, and I don't really eat Bayonetta dressing up as Fox, those annoy me. This is interesting, if they can pull it off. Maybe encourage Nintendo to think outside the box when it comes to evolving the Metroid formula? Samus suits chasing down big monsters, can't argue with that.....



HappyMaskedGuy commented on Nintendo 64x64: Turok 2:

@Genesaur You have no taste, if this is truly your belief.
I can understand criticisms levelled at its frame rate, but for its time, Turok 2 was pushing the boundaries of what was possible on any console, with workmanship and artistry that still holds solidly today.
Terrible? Really? Clearly you have not played it, or you don't understand a good game. I can name a good few 'classic' games that have fared far worse to time than this.
Try again, with eyes anew ;)



HappyMaskedGuy commented on Video: Début Footage of UCraft Aims to Show M...:

Couldn't give a flying monkey's about Minecraft. Instead if whining about not having an extremely overhyped Lego simulator, Wii U owners should be relishing the honour of having Bayonetta 2, touted as game of the year, as an exclusive to our system????
Keep your bloody Minecraft nonsense, its already going out of fashion anyways. I prefer my Wii U not be tainted by the whims of tablet jerks and spoilt children.



HappyMaskedGuy commented on Video: Volga Unleashes Flames of Justice in Hy...:

So what's the civilian verdict here on Hyrule Warriors? Worth investing? I need that extra wee push! With Smash Bros on 3DS and Wii U, not to mention Bayonetta on the imminent horizon, I'm struggling to justify buying this with regards to my crummy budget.

I am open to the concept of cash loans, by the way. TOTALLY good for it ;)



HappyMaskedGuy commented on Want Bayonetta 2 On PS4 And Xbox One? You Migh...:

@CaptainToad agreed- Nintendo could perhaps step in to revive beloved franchises that were carelessly scrapped by many big publishers in their race for obscene profits. It would certainly reinforce their philosophy of prioritising games and fun over trends and chasing the quickest buck.
There must be hundreds of oppurtunities in this sector, not necessarily the same model as Platinum and Bayonetta 2, but simply listening to the actual players of games and investing in the loyalty of an established fanbase. Nintendo- the games saviour! No no, THIS is for the players, Sonny ;)



HappyMaskedGuy commented on Nintendo@E3 2014 Community Now Live on Miiverse:

@Mr_Video Exactly- I'm predicting the things you wouldn't expect nintendo to do at E3, because we all know from bitter experience that nintendo almost never unveil what we want or expect from them! Lol.

Perhaps a direct sequel to Link Between Worlds? Or Majoras Mask Part 2? Hey you, Raichu?
Some lessons for the Art Academy Sketchpad would be nice...

A big part of the West's presentation will be Tomodachi Life I bet.

Then we can all slump bak into a resigned sense of underwhelmed-ness.

Love E3 ;)



HappyMaskedGuy commented on Nintendo@E3 2014 Community Now Live on Miiverse:

@Luna-Harmony I've got my fingers crossed for some Metroid, and I am also confidently predicting an unveiling of Twilight Princess HD.

Also an extra series of downloadable cups for Mario Kart 8, hopefully including both N64 Banshee Boardwalk and Bowsers Castle.

And Smash Bros Melee HD, purrdy p-p-p-please? :)



HappyMaskedGuy commented on Nintendo@E3 2014 Community Now Live on Miiverse:

I think it's a great thing. The Wii U has a strong online community spirit, a shared enthusiasm, more so than any of the other consoles- comparitively barren, soulless deserts of bashing each other's mamas.

Rock on with the intelligent, nonsensical and downright dumb expectations for Nintendo at E3!



HappyMaskedGuy commented on Weirdness: Luigi's Mario Kart 8 'Death Stare' ...:

Why is everyone getting so hung up on the fact it isn't Fox News? Plenty of people have already pointed out as much in the comments- aye, journalistic accuracy is important, but big woo, it isn't Fox Network News. Who cares? :/

No need to repeat what others have said already. Read the other comments first perhaps? It's good manners, yo ;)



HappyMaskedGuy commented on Weirdness: Luigi's Mario Kart 8 'Death Stare' ...:

Clearly the Wii U is still DOOOOMED...

Haha, those Nintendo cynics never cease to amaze me with their ability to grossly underestimate the greatest gaming company ever (and evermore).

All who bashed the Wii U, please get off this planet. You are all fools of the highest caliber.



HappyMaskedGuy commented on Mario Kart Month: Expanding the Universe of Ma...:

I think that introducing non-nintendo characters to smash bros took away a good deal of its purity and power as a franchise (compare Melee to Brawl), so NO, leave your hairbrained idea out of this, dilution would harm Mario Kart as a pure, working and consistently exciting formula.

Go play Sega or Sony's 'brilliant' multi universe multiplayer games if you want such watery nonsense.



HappyMaskedGuy commented on Interview: Mario Kart 8 Director, Kosuke Yabuk...:

@Thecoolmana777 perhaps I just look for things to worry about lol. I suppose it's just not my kind of game. You are right, it is a safe medium of escapism to do things you couldn't otherwise do, and who knows, it may even be therapeutic in a bloodthirsty quenching frustration kind of way.
Videogames need and deserve more study. There's some really interesting human insight to be found I'm sure! :)



HappyMaskedGuy commented on Interview: Mario Kart 8 Director, Kosuke Yabuk...:

@Spanjard Super Mario World 4 plot;

Yoshi babysits all the babies.

Yoshi eats them.

A hole is torn in the space time continuum.

Yoshi and Bowser merge and are stretched into one giant, Lovecraftian horror of the stars, travelling back and forth through time, devouring planets.




HappyMaskedGuy commented on Interview: Mario Kart 8 Director, Kosuke Yabuk...:

@NavySpheal I think there is a huge mistake made by many people when comparing violence in a movie to violence in a videogame. A videogame is an active participation simulation- I don't think that violent Videogames make people violent, not at all. But I am worried by the desensitisation it can create, and often, parents buy these games for their younger children without realising the serious nature/ content of them, because there is a very real problem of Videogames still being generalised by non-players as just 'toys'.
I just don't see why we actually need these types of FPS? Regardless of story, the characters in the games have a total disregard for the rules of warfare, so it's not exactly making a valuable contribution to how we view war and how to avoid it. Nah, just torture some dude then blow his brains out. Doesn't matter, he's not real, no consequences.

Maybe I'm coming across as a jerk here, because I can hear a collective of people groaning, 'Chill, it's just a game'- but that is just the problem. The CoD games market themselves as super realistic, yet paradoxically it is viewed as a 'toy' to the uninformed. This contradiction can be incredibly confusing, so much that it could ultimately hurt gaming's development as a thoughtful space for creativity.

However, Suggesting an NWA album for their kids, or allowing them to go see the next SAW film would send 'em bananas in uproar, because everyone KNOWS how to view movies. They know where they stand. Also, movies stand completely seperately, they are not tied in to a particular media format, as games are. They are also non-participant in nature.

I think there should be room for all types of Videogames, to support that artistic freedom. But FPS' have a stranglehold on the market which is, to me, a problem. As a gamer, I don't want to be prejudged as someone who enjoys pretending to shoot people.



HappyMaskedGuy commented on Interview: Mario Kart 8 Director, Kosuke Yabuk...:

@Roadkill409 I think that is why I have always been such a big fan of Nintendo hardware. I don't have kids (yet lol), but violent 'adult' Videogames have never interested me. GTA etc, the majority of people who I know who play those games play ONLY those games. Which isn't a gamer to me. I find it perplexing when these people, who buy every CoD and GTA release but nothing else, proclaim themselves 'mature' gamers! It leaves me positively aghast!

Fact is, no Playstation or Xbox releases have made me want their consoles, for more than a decade- I'm just not their market. I love colourful, creative and exciting worlds that in reality I otherwise could not escape to and explore. I am however, frequently accused as being a fanboy by said 'mature gamers'.

It continues to perplex me. I want to be able to share these fantastic experiences with my future children. I DO NOT want them to become desensitised to simulated human violence through Videogames. There is so much violence in the real world, we see it happening all over the world almost every day to people we don't know, and I would prefer my kids were appalled by, rather than numb and indifferent to a stranger's suffering.

I love Nintendo games because, like reading to my future children, playing with them and generally enjoying life with them, I'll be able to explore these worlds and share something very special with them for a long, long time.

Hopefully :)



HappyMaskedGuy commented on Interview: Mario Kart 8 Director, Kosuke Yabuk...:

@BLPs I've always been extremely uncomfortable with Videogames which glorify shooting other human beings. I couldn't believe Call of Duty was allowed to include that airport massacre scene. It didn't have a point to make, it was simply shock value and marketing. It was utterly disgraceful. Also glorifying casual, indiscriminate violence such as torture in a videogame is unacceptable to me, and completely unnecessary. But jeez, is it popular. Disturbing.

Ill stick with games like Mario Kart, Zelda, Child of Light, Trine 2, Okami and other adventure, racing, RPG fun multiplayer games. All of which have more creativity and true escapism in 1 screen than all of CoD's series put together.

Games should be a positive force in the world. The most violent I can go (just) is in the Assasins Creed games. Purely for the work that goes into creating the worlds of past times, I find it fascinating.