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HnD commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2016:
ANY Virtual Console game...
HnD commented on Here are the Top Three Wii U and 3DS Games, Ac...:
Glad Nintendo dangled out the Triforce Heroes demo and nobody ever got to play it because ITS A BIG TEASE.
HnD commented on Random: The Super Mario Bros. Ground Theme Has...:
Fantastic find - thank you.
HnD commented on The Yo-Kai Watch Franchise Has Now Shipped Ove...:
I played this demo game for 20 minutes; had I played it for 21, would something actually have happened? I ran around, found stuff with my watch - and then what? Where's the battle? Where's the objective? Ridiculous. Would not recommend for anyone over age 8.
HnD commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass...:
Integrating the stylus was a great idea; too bad most of us didn't have the patience to struggle through it. Desperately needed d-pad support.
HnD commented on Video: Yo-Kai Watch's Launch Trailer Gets Busy...:
The demo... was so insufferably boring though...
HnD commented on Feature: How Mario Kart Brought Two Soul Mates...:
Just glad they survived without the Miiverse Admins raining down hellfire on them for exchanging e-mails.
The Zelda package pic was cool, that is one very sweet gal.
HnD commented on North American Yo-Kai Watch Demo Coming on 22n...:
Holy FU, this game SUCKS!
HnD commented on Review: StarTropics (Wii U eShop / NES):
So: another release for WiiU, and Jack Schnitzel for 3DS. Thanks, Big N.
HnD commented on Review: SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson (3DS):
@ghostjoshu True dat.
If I go back through these comments and find one single "man" opposed to boobs, that guy is history.
The trailer above was plumb awful! Half of it was on some stage select with a bunch of crappy hexagons, and then the rest of the game, we are to infer, is in red Orochi world? Maybe I'll pass after all.
HnD commented on Mario History: Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Lev...:
What the hell is "glitch manipulation" in the linked video? There is no way this guy can stop one pixel short of a pirahna plant umpteen times without some kind of cheaterrific cheating.
HnD commented on 3DS Free To Play Release Pokémon Rumble Wo...:
This game really needed a shot in the arm.
Got stuck on LV51. Numerous people gave me advice on how to catch the bosses, but beating them up/healing them/beating them up/healing them - to make them punch-drunk and able to capture - was just too much.
HnD commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand on Miiverse and Its P...:
Any people still having trouble disbelieving the hate?
Go do a field study and see unfiltered (filtered) disgust on one of Miiverse Amy's posts itself.
HnD commented on Suda51 Isn't Done With No More Heroes and Trav...:
Killer 7 - masterpiece. Suda51, the Jim Jarmusch of gaming. I've gotta get on the news feed somehow.
HnD commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS eShop Games of 2015 -...:
So many inconsistencies with the promo photo.
1. Why are the two Asian chicks hanging out with that thug? Unless it's the set for a blue movie, it looks pretty implausible..2. Why do they all look like they've never played 3ds before? They're not stereotypical looking gamer grrls.3. Therefore, who is being targeted in this ad? ... ...Not buying it.
HnD commented on Nintendo NX Might Be The First Social VR Platf...:
Is it still bannable to say "NX," on Miiverse?
What is up with THAT?
A big part of Ma N's rationale is that user conversations are "limiting peoples' full enjoyment of the games." Where did that happen? Everyone posts on WiiFit or YouTube if they want to blab about nothing. That's a full 1% of their communities, but accounts for the great majority of traffic to their forum.
The moderators may have their hands full, but don't overlook false-reporting and overly severe perma-bans with no means for remediation.
"Making Miiverse better." What great Newspeak for a big shakedown.
HnD commented on Review: G.G Series VERTEX (DSiWare):
China needs to give its workers a few days off, and Nintendo needs to stop populating its e-shop with these 30-year outdated duds.
Still, unexplainably, NL ranks this higher than Japanese Rail Sim 3D. Go figure.
HnD commented on Review: Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburb...:
TRUE: This game could likely appeal most to a niche audience.
FALSE: This game deserves 3/10.
Biases: I love riding trains in Japan.
The demo is a good time. Give it a whirl and hopefully, buy the full game to support the great little company making it.
3/10 feels like a death sentence.
HnD commented on Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and So...:
All fun and commentary aside, I'm trying to figure out if a 3DS perma-ban is now actually a console ban. Did anyone interpret that as being the case?
"Most complainers are the ones who abuse the flaw in the banning system to begin with, they have no one to blame but themselves"
Yeah, tell that to your buddy King George III.
I've been around the block; done the "Phone call to Miiverse Admins rodeo"; written on blogs and commiserated with fellow users. The perma-ban and severe moderation are rotten to the core. Young people, "family-friendly" sure, if you draw a giant ding-dong that's one thing, but now people have been reduced to writing disclaimers on their forum posts to the admins in hopes of not being banned.
I once wrote, "Admins, this is not hateful. This is a discussion about XYZ." You know what happened? The admin threw that in my face, deleted the post, and banned me.
It's probably not possible with their personnel size for the admins to review every single complaint/infraction etc., but when they do, they do a fairly ham-fisted job. Otherwise, they have to do it robotically, in bulk, without context and then seldom reverse themselves.
If you choose to use MV (a privilege), the punishments for being moderated are very severe, including being cut off permanently from peer groups, since outside interaction is forbidden as one of the first rules. The hair-trigger moderation is a whole other issue. When they do get involved, it's a zero-sum game. Every small ding brings you closer to a lifetime ban.
So you don't have to use Miiverse, but the temptation is there, you enter the fray and do some free promotion for Nintendo, and then they toss your charred husk onto a funeral pyre.
I made a policy recommendation concerning Miiverse "perma-bans". The "perma" is far too severe in most cases - responsible use of the forum and context are not evaluated when admins deny forum privileges.
Alternatives exist, such as different-length ban periods, fines, correspondence, fact-finding, and use of more neutral guidelines when determining bans. Phone calls with administrators are far too unpleasant and embarrassing to have to argue for favorable outcomes.
My last phone call to administrator "Miss R." was about my being banned for saying "Root Beer" and drawing a root beer stein. The call ended up in a no-kidding shouting match. The admin talking over me, condescension, just utter nonsense. Far, far too stupid an experience.
HnD commented on Talking Point: The Fragility of Buying Downloa...:
They [the companies] can take away other rights.
Any privilege granted can be revoked. That's because it's a privilege, and not a right. A great example is Miiverse.
Physical all the way.
ANOTHER reason dl'd games are less than optimal (suck) is because you lose them all when Nintendo bans your a$$ from Miiverse. Or was that even mentioned already?
HnD commented on Don't Worry Colour-Blind Gamers, Splatoon Has ...:
@Stitches et al.
I'm color-blind as schnitzel. (Red-green color deficient, sorryyyyy.)
Monster Manor on the Street Pass suite is the WORST. Can't tell orange from green, green from red, nor yellow from yellow-green.
A lot more guys have this issue than one might think. Good move, Nintendo.
HnD commented on Comic Workshop Update on the Way to "Mark the ...:
The moderation on Miiverse is way too heavy-handed. The perma-bans should expire after a month unless someone is posting pr0n or something obscene.
The place is full of people who make report-bombing a sport, and the moderation should be relaxed.
HnD commented on Here's Why The StreetPass Bunny Couldn't Care ...:
@Finntendo Hopefully, people are still allowed to discipline their kids in Europe. 800 Euros gone? Yeah, that's a whoopin' and no presents for birthday/Christmas for the next two years.
Hats off to the author (and the tipster) for making such a good article happen.
America has thousands upon thousands of laws already and doesn't need another, "You can't, you can't," codfied into law. Where would you stop? You know the kind of ads going on during kids' shows.
However, this kind of guidance is good. Unfortunately, the UK's amount of specious, overblown and unnecessary law-making makes it nearly impossible to live. "Wanna take a dump? You need to A,B, and C first, and make sure you're not offending anyone, etc. etc. ad nauseam.)
HnD commented on Don't Seethe Too Much Over Xbox One Shovel Kni...:
Is it time to start calling GameStop for Battle Toads yet
HnD commented on Review: Sky Kid (Wii U eShop / NES):
Did reviewer ever play original back in the day?DID HE?This game is good shiat. Totally worth 5 bucks. VC deserves more titles and SNES games!
HnD commented on Swedish Newspaper Questions The European Relea...:
HnD commented on Saints Row Design Director Was Working On An O...:
Nice thug life cover to that game. I'd shiatcan that garbage in a heartbeat too.
HnD commented on The Legend of Zelda New Nintendo 3DS Cover Pla...:
N nailed a good design with the gold Link Btwn Worlds 3ds. I love mine. So what if I load a little slower. No thanks.
HnD commented on Review: Blaster Master (Wii U eShop / NES):
So I'm guessing no turbo B or slo-mo...
Def onboard with the " greatest 8bit tunes ever" comment.
HnD commented on New River City Ransom Game Announced For The J...:
The independent RCRU is still updating their [fantastic] Kickstarter page. About 6 mos. delayed.
This sequel news is very confusing. I thought we'd heard the last of Kunio-kun outside of Conatus Creative's project.
HnD commented on Video: Here's How amiibo Works With Mario Kart...:
Did Nintendo pay off Skylanders for the concept? It seems Skylanders will be out of business before long, thanks to Nintendo.
HnD commented on Review: Secret Journeys: Cities of the World (...:
Card-carrying iSpot Japan lover right here. Thanks for the review. Good to know this one is lacking, so I won't waste my cash.
HnD commented on Nintendo Shows Off 38 "Kisekae Plate" Changeab...:
In my day, we had customization too. We called these things stickers or decals, and they were cheap.
HnD commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:
The Benz doesn't look like it belongs. On the bright side, at least they didn't do a Beemer. That's a real azzhole car.
HnD commented on Steel Diver: Sub Wars Version 3.0 in Developme...:
I have a controversial opinion on the change in Update 3.0 preventing team kills: It's going to affect close-quarters battle in a negative way. The change should not be made!! Reason: aiming with precision and choosing carefully is more desirable for realism and emphaisizing skill. When 2 or 3 are ganging up on 1 player from three bearings, in the way things are, the poor schmoe in the middle could have some hope of escaping; people choose carefully as to not hit a teammate and suffer a point deduction. In Update 3.0, everyone will be spamming torpedoes with reckless abandon, skill is deemphasized. Strategy and fine-tuning should remain the dominant feature, now we'll get derp, and I also won't be able to send any more love notes back if someone friendly fires on me. P.S.: JOIN FLUFFY CLAN FTW.
HnD commented on Review: The Mysterious Murasame Castle (3DS eS...:
Sigh, why is it an issue to bring it from Europe to N. American markets? Too much red-tape to get in the U.S./CAN? Terrible.
HnD commented on Review: Senran Kagura Burst (3DS eShop):
"Be prepared to deal with international norms, equality, repercussions, etc. blah blah blah whack whack." Pansies! Sounds like some people around here have a massive head trauma case of, "STOP LIKING WHAT I DON'T LIKE!!!!"
HnD commented on Steel Diver Version 2.0 Delayed, Now Targeting...:
Doom and gloom, the end is nigh. I hate to be so dramatic, but the Update 2.0 two play coin requirement for internet multiplayer (non-premium) could fall on its face. In other words, they are really turning the thumb screws for people to buy the game, but I guess Nintendo really researched the market and said, "Damn the torpedoes..."
We shall see...
HnD commented on Review: Super Castlevania IV (Wii Virtual Cons...:
I don't understand why this and other SNES classics can't be made more available on the 3ds vice the WiiU.
I second everything Klimbatize said, and third everything Noonch said. What I would really like to see is more than one new multiplayer arena. I'm glad they're taking time they need to get the update out instead of rushing.
HnD commented on Feature: Tomodachi Life Is The Game Your Mii H...:
Blah blah blah, gay blah blah blah.
HnD commented on Miiverse Update Changes Profiles in New User P...:
Ack. Annoying as hell. Normal notifications will get drowned out because of the flood of new ones. Also, if I need translation support for a post, three extra clicks are now needed for me move to the post, copy the post, and return to the original. TOO MUCH STUFF. The simpler, the better.
HnD commented on Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for May, Physica...:
Why no Hanafuda decks?
HnD commented on Interview: A Look Through the Periscope at Ste...:
Greetings, comrades. I hope this update includes multiple map-Ssuh, plural, but I'll be grateful for any new add ons, and hope more updates are on the way.