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HappyMaskedGuy

HappyMaskedGuy

Twenty-three is number one!

Male, 27, Rest of the World

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

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Tue 3rd December, 2013

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HappyMaskedGuy

#2

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Mario Kart 8 Producer Explains The Absence of ...:

I don't think a custom track editor is relevant here. Each course in mario kart games is built around themes and the complexities of background art.
In this case, I would see it as a wasted exercise. I'd prefer Nintendo worked on new tracks to be downloaded as time goes on.

HappyMaskedGuy

#4

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Interview: Renegade Kid Discusses Its Cult Cou...:

@accc I completely agree- I think the 3DS' graphical constraints would encourage the developers to work more creatively in order to achieve a scarier game as well. I think Renegade Kid has dropped the ball on this one- what could have been a unique and niche market success on 3DS looks set to disappear under the mounds of high budget FPS' on other platforms. There will be a visual gap RK will struggle to fill.
But then I could be completely wrong- interested to read they worked with Acclaim- if they had anything to do with Turok, Turok 2, Rage Wars or Shadowman on N64 then I'll back it lol.

HappyMaskedGuy

#5

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Latest Assassin's Creed Announcement Continues...:

@pukka-pie Sorry, but I couldnt disagree more- the AC games are far better in terms of the work and imagination invested than COD games. If you haven't already, give AC IV a play, I couldnt imagine why you wouldnt enjoy it. It has flaws, but it has far more heart and soul than any CoD game Iv ever played, with some of the most gorgeous visuals Iv witnessed on Wii U, or any console for that matter.
I do not consider myself a moron or idiot in any sense, sir ;)

HappyMaskedGuy

#6

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Latest Assassin's Creed Announcement Continues...:

@AJSjedi The best gaming memories I have consist of Goldeneye, Mario Kart 64, Turok: Rage Wars, Mario Party 2 (bumper balls), Quake 2, Diddy Kong Racing and Conkers Bad Fur Day... And many many more! All local multiplayer CLASSICS. Guaranteed gold.

N64 days reign supreme for me, always will :D

I will however stick my neck out and say I really enjoy Assasins Creed games. They remind me of those golden n64 days for some reason. All about atmosphere I suppose

HappyMaskedGuy

#8

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Latest Assassin's Creed Announcement Continues...:

@AJSjedi No, the blame doesn't lie squarely at Nintendo's door, you are definately right.
I do believe that Nintendo is, in comparison, a far more respectable company than Sony or MS. I love that they stick to their guns on issues like online play (massively over-rated, I'm a local multiplayer kind of guy), their DLC philosophy is also better.
I feel that the Wii may have made Nintendo too cautious for their own good. It's success may have harmed internal creativity (it must be said, they never take any risks nowadays) and the Wii U is reaping the harvest from it. Nintendo needs to inject a bit more soul, a bit more danger into their concepts.
I will however, always stand by them as a company. They are the best, and will outlive all.
I don't mind smaller sales, but I want more emotional, artistic games which I know they are capable of achieving. If just for the fans, teasing something of the next Zelda for example, wouldn't hurt them.

HappyMaskedGuy

#9

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Latest Assassin's Creed Announcement Continues...:

@AJSjedi I'm not sure what exactly you are banging on about. But you seem agitated.

I'm happy playing Nintendo games. They are the best in the business. Far better than 99% of any 3rd party titles.
However- diversity is greatly important to extending a console's use and relevance to its owners. Third parties provide that.

If it's not Nintendo who needs to make changes in this regard, who's responsibility is it exactly? Do you blame the fans?

HappyMaskedGuy

#10

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Latest Assassin's Creed Announcement Continues...:

@Diddy_kong totally agreed man. I do think Nintendo is suffering a crisis of confidence, but by supporting other consoles and 3rd party's, fans will actually be doing Nintendo a service in terms of direction.
Co-operation would be a wonderful thing in the videogame industry. Sharing information increases product variety, quality and success.

HappyMaskedGuy

#11

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Latest Assassin's Creed Announcement Continues...:

I really enjoy the Assasins' Creed games, only got into the brand with AC3 and my Wii U purchase, then ACIV (which I might add is superb).
The sheer amount of detail and craft is wonderful, they really work hard to conjure a sense of time and place with atmosphere.
Naturally, I am pretty disappointed with the Wii U missing out. However, I do not in any way blame Ubisoft. They have tried pretty hard to foster a profitable relationship with Nintendo fans, more so than any other 3rd party. They gave the Wii U an amazing version of ACIV, which wasn't just a broken, lazy port. I appreciate that level of respect.

Fact is, they can't afford to keep doing that. The Wii U is about to be left in the dust in terms of raw power, which Ubisoft excels in exploiting from anyone's hardware.

I love Paris as well, so this announcement secured a PS4 purchase from me later in the year.
Still, I'll most likely be playing my Wii U and 3DS far more.
Nintendo should actually thank Ubisoft for being so supportive throughout such a rough ride. I want their software to return to Nintendo hardware in the future.
Bravo guys.

HappyMaskedGuy

#12

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Nintendo of America Releases Snaps of Young Ce...:

I've never heard of or seen these people, but then I'm not a kid watching kid's TV. Has to be said though, that Bella Thorne is a good looking girl. I'm neither for nor against this particular marketing campaign.
Seems a weird idea to begin with, and perhaps a competition for younger Nintendo fans to meet and have some fun with said 'celebrities' would have been a better move.

HappyMaskedGuy

#17

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Nintendo UK Launches a New "Nintendo Girls Clu...:

Coming soon; Nintendo Boy's Club!
Featuring...

Speculation! "Zelda's Lingerie?!"

Debate! "Peach- Naive or Submissive? Discuss!"

And just where the heck are those darn guns?

Find out on Nintendo Boy's Club!

Girls only allowed entry in sexy, pictorial form.

HappyMaskedGuy

#18

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Nintendo UK Launches a New "Nintendo Girls Clu...:

Another backwards step. Highly disappointing and will clearly cause further harm to Nintendo's image. Games players are better off enjoying their gaming experiences together, not gender divided and prescribed their appropriate 'relevant' experiences, as decided by old bias assumptions and frankly offensive patronisation.
I don't know any real female gamers remotely interested in such notions, not without flinching with scorn and discomfort.

HappyMaskedGuy

#19

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Super Mario Hopping Into McDonald's Happy Meal...:

Can't say I'm happy at all with advertising of this nature. Happy Meals are plain unethical, Nintendo are taking a step backwards doing this.
Maybe in the mid nineties, before people started to question how and what was being sold to them.

HappyMaskedGuy

#23

HappyMaskedGuy commented on FuzzyWuzzyGames Talks About Its Development Ex...:

Agreed- not sure why the message of poor advertising is being ignored by the marketing team in Nintendo HQ.
Its not enough to just shrug and say, "Wii U owners love it and we know its good, so why bother?"
Publicly highlighting indie support, securing exclusivity deals from new third parties with ambitious ideas and hitting the market hard with localised advertising will bring the Wii U an improved vision of health, and therefore worthy of purchase.
By the way, my friend, a Nintendo dooms-dayer, openly admits that having since bought his PS4 in mid December, he has played it 3 times. Can't find the motivation.
On the other hand, I can't keep myself off my Wii U and 3DS!

HappyMaskedGuy

#26

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Feature: A Year in Development - Image & Form:

After reading this article, I am resolute on buying this game.
Please continue to support Nintendo and its fans guys- if you bring us the goods, we will make you rich, therefore you no longer relying on bribery to further promote your game.
However, if you send me a 3DSXL pre-loaded with SteamWorld Dig, I will not hold it against you.

You loveable scamps.

HappyMaskedGuy

#27

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Hyrule Warriors Is Zelda Meets Dynasty Warrior...:

I don't want to sound ungrateful, but this game does seem forced and unnatural.
I am completely supportive of Nintendo working with other devs on their franchises (Metroid Prime is the best example, amongst many others)
I do however worry about this particular collaboration- Zelda is invaluable as a brand, its canon is practically scripture in terms of the dedication of its fanbase, its quality unrivalled for decades now. It's a gaming keystone, a complete jewel.
When I saw this demo, I couldn't help but compare it to a rushed fan made mod. Yes it may be an early build, but there were clearly fundamental flaws with the actual gameplay. King Dodongo rolling around Hyrule Field, randomly appearing/ disappearing Hylian Soldiers? Skyward Sword moblins with no sense of direction, menace or offensive focus? Link was knocking them around like a million-pin bowl. It was so....lost.
I can allow such slips in the odd Mario Party, but I wonder if Nintendo has jumped the gun here to give Wii U Zelda, in some form. Fact is, Zelda's mechanics just plain don't suit this style of game. Perhaps I could be wrong. Hopefully.
Despite Mr Iwatas worryingly anxious emphasis on the fact that this is NOT the next Zelda, right off the bat. He seemed almost concerned about it, and I see why. This game has the potential to actually harm the reputation of Nintendos greatest game world.
I foresee cancellation, or a Japan only exclusive. Either I'm happy with.
Not trolling, but experiment with other franchises before juggling the Crown Jewels, Nintendo.

HappyMaskedGuy

#29

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Hands On: Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre:

I would like to also point out that when I was at the Louvre, there were no physical copies of the game/guide being SOLD. They were renting out black 3DS XL's with the application locked on. Also, I found as a guide within the museum to be quite limited- because it only had info on a certain number of the main exhibits, and because there's just so much sheer density of stuff in there, and because of crowds, I just found it too slow to keep up with what I was looking at and the info I wanted. But maybe I was in the early stages of the project :)

HappyMaskedGuy

#30

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Hands On: Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre:

I was lucky enough to happen to be visiting the Louvre earlier in the year and couldn't believe 1)just how BUSY it is. It's sheer chaos. 2)most of those people wandering around with a black 3DS around their necks. Like an excited child I ran to the booth and demanded they give me one. I never had any idea it was a brainchild of my hero, Mr Miyamoto.

Now, I have to say, as a virtual guide within the Louvre, I just couldn't understand how on earth to navigate with it. But as I said, it's utter chaos in there. Like Heathrow Airport was poured into a pressure cooker and shook around. Chaos.

However- now I feel deeply privileged to have been a gleeful guinea pig of Miyamoto's whimsy.

I will buy it for the memories. Physical copies Nintendo!