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Male, 35, United States

Fri 17th Aug 2012

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Hordak commented on Gold Mega Man amiibo Launching Alongside Mega ...:

I pre-ordered it from Amazon just now, but the box art doesn't clearly state whether or not it contains a physical copy of the games or download codes. There is some writing on the side, but I can't make it out. I suppose I can always cancel or return it if it isn't physical.



Hordak commented on Michael Pachter Thinks Miitomo Will Have Troub...:

"Also he was right about the Wii U. Said it would bomb hard and that's exactly what it did."

...yet I can honestly say I've had more fun playing the Wii U than any system from any company since the SNES. Maybe it has bombed at retail, but my 50+ Wii U game library has brought me more enjoyment in the last 20 years of my 35 years of gaming than anything. I'm also going to mention that I own virtually every released western home console since the Atari 2600 with the exceptions of the Atari Lynx, Virtual Boy, Neo Geo AES, Sega Saturn and Xbox One.



Hordak commented on Nintendo Reportedly Pitched NX To Third Partie...:

Here is an idea, Nintendo:

Ask gamers/3rd parties what they want and actually GIVE them what they want. I'm not just talking about current Nintendo supporters, but all of them in general.

I'm sure the first thing they won't say is "great 3rd party games like Raving Rabbids and dancing games from Ubisoft."

Here is another idea, 3rd Parties:

Make great games for all platforms and release them all at the same time. Don't release a game for XB1 and/or PS4 then complain and pull support because the port doesn't sell on NX when it's released 1.5 years later.

Just a few thoughts.



Hordak commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

If NX is a hybrid home/portable and we still can't buy and take digital SNES games on the go, I'm out. If there is one thing I would want before I die it's a portable system that allows me to have a ton of SNES games on it. That would make me happy forever.



Hordak commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

I still haven't seen one shred of evidence from Nintendo that states the NX is HARDWARE. They call it a PLATFORM. Aside from that, here are some issues:

The system is woefully underpowered
Nintendo admitted they had no idea how to make HD games
People still refer to the Wii U as just Wii
The name of the Wii U was one of the worst decisions Nintendo has ever made
Nintendo is terrible at marketing and PR
While Amibo is a good idea supply issues have thoroughly p****ed a lot of people off
The complete lack of a real account system is shameful
System storage capacity is so small it hurts
Nintendo says they know what we want, but when is the last time they have actually delivered what the loud majority of their fans wanted?

We wanted a darker, more adult Zelda game; we get cartoonish/painted games. We wanted Super Mario Galaxy 3; we got Super Mario 3D World. We wanted a new, TRUE Metroid game; we got Metroid Soccer. We wanted Retro to work on said Metroid; we got more Donkey Kong. We wanted a new F-Zero; we got nothing. We want a new Kid Icarus; we got nothing. We want good 3rd party games; we get dancing games from Ubisoft. We wanted N64, GameCube, TG16, Genesis, NeoGeo games on Virtual console; we got GBA, DS and Wii games instead. etc., etc., etc..

That said, when anyone in my family plays on the Wii U they Usually have a smile and clearly have fun. I can't say the same When they try my PS4 or XB1.

P.S. The Wii U is the new NeoGeo. No one is willing to risk making games for it except the parent company.



Hordak commented on Capcom Reveals E3 Plans and Mega Man Legacy Co...:

"...will include a Challenge Remix mode that presents scenarios to apparently test veterans but also help newcomers get familiar with the mechanics"

Translation: young gamers today need their hands held and trophies awarded for everything because we are raising a generation based on coddling and entitlement.

Disclaimer: I am aware this comes across as harsh, but it is clearly meant to be humorous.



Hordak commented on Poll: We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do ...:

The whole Amiibo thing just has me confused. I'm not sure the general consumer has any idea what they actually do, what games each figure are really useful for and why we actually need them. In a sense, it's like the Wii U has been all along.



Hordak commented on Despite the Rumours, Nintendo NX Will Not be A...:

What if Nintendo develops NX based on the same architecture as Xbox One and Playstation 4 but just makes the system more powerful/flexible? Is that not a viable option? Wouldn't that show their desire to lure 3rd parties back into the fray?



Hordak commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

I guess I didn't follow it closely enough, but since it's basically built almost entirely for online multiplayer, I'm 90% leaning toward not buying Splatoon. I love Nintendo as much as the next person, but I'm having a difficult time with accepting online multiplayer as a sole reason for a game to exist. I hate to ask, but am I getting too old/jaded/cynical to be a gamer anymore?



Hordak commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

Ladies and gentlemen THIS is exactly why we need to stop pre-ordering anything and everything in the gaming world. More times than not, these crowd funded games simply don't live up to expectations or promises. I can only think of a few examples ( I'm looking at you, Shovel Knight!) that totally blow us away but generally, games from KIck Starter are overhyped, ask for way too much money and ask us to wait way too long.



Hordak commented on A Totally Complete Version Of Star Fox 2 Reall...:

It makes me laugh that it's still so difficult to accurately emulate a chip that made its retail debut in 1993 and was running at roughy 10.7mhz in the first iteration. 22 years later, with systems on a chip that can produce millions of polygons with no hassle, we don't really have a reasonable way to handle games that were only rendering a few hundred polygons. I, by no means, am a systems/software engineer, but this is still funny to me.



Hordak commented on Exclusive: eShop Publishers Are Dropping Relea...:

Not surprised. In addition to certain governmental fees and regional regulations, it feels to me like there are about 300 new games released every week. Sadly, I've begun to feel completely overwhelmed by the entire video game industry. Sorry to the "indie" developers, but the market has become so completely oversaturated that I just don't even bother with very many games from new companies anymore (Shovel Knight being the main exception) unless there is an actual physical release. I STILL cannot get myself to purchase digital only content.



Hordak commented on Nintendo Download: 14th May (North America):

Has anyone considered that MAYBE Nintendo isn't putting many Virtual Console games out because Club Nintendo is almost officially done, the replacement service might somehow include an actual universal account system and they are holding off until it's launched so people don't keep buying games and eventually feel burned (more so than they already will) when the new service allows for cross platform play with a single purchase?

I'm sure it's wishful thinking on my part, but a [35 year old] boy can dream, can't he?



Hordak commented on Talking Point: Is Konami About To Exit The Con...:

I'm not sure if this is true or not but, from my perspective, mobile gaming caused all video game markets to become so ridiculously oversaturated with bedroom indie "artists" that the entire market is heading for a massive implosion. It's almost an identical situation with what happened to the Music Industry.

Once computer recording became so efficient, affordable and portable, every music consumer with a laptop became a "musician" and started writing, recording, publishing and distributing their own music. Major record labels crumbled leaving only giant publishers (Sony, BMG, etc.) standing and the industry as a whole is in disarray.

Now, video game consumers themselves have the affordable, pre-packaged development tools guessed it...write, create, produce and distribute their own games. Major companies (Sega, Capcom, Konami, etc.) are feeling the effects and the Giants like EA, Activision and a few others are really all that's left. It can't be THAT coincidental, can it?

Don't get me wrong. There are some AMAZING games from small developers (Shovel Knight comes to mind), but as a whole, there are just TOO many games coming out for consumers to care about everything.



Hordak commented on Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the ...:

My list of wants in no particular order:
1. Simon Belmont (Castlevania)
2. Kid Niki (Kid Niki Radical Ninja)
3. Bonk (Bonk's Adventure)
4. Ryu (Ninja Gaiden)
5. Rygar
6. Mikey (Goonies II)
7. Master Higgins (Adventure Island)
8. Nemo (Little Nemo the Dream Master)
9. Boy and Blobert (A Boy and his Blob)
10. Kraid, Ridley, Mother Brain (Metroid)
11. Eggplant Wizard (Kid Icarus)
12. Bucky O'Hare
13. Arthur (Ghosts 'n Goblins)
14. Firebrand (Gargoyle's Quest/Demon's Crest)
15. Darkwing Duck (Darkwing Duck)
16. Gizmo Duck (Duck Tales)
17. Little Samson
18. Earthworm Jim
19. Toejam and Earl
20. Vectorman

I realize some of these definitely cannot happen, but it's fun to wish!



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

I can't stand touch controls for phones and tablets. Unless the console and phone/tablet games are 100% identical and have a cross buy feature, I will not be partaking in it. Also, when Nintendo (Sony and MS as well) go all digital, I'm done with gaming. There are VERY few digital games I have ever purchased and have no interest in it in the future. Physical copies or no copies for me.



Hordak commented on Video: Hyperkin RetroN 5 Review - King Of The ...:

@vitalemrecords I always called it the Super Nintendo so no one could ever wonder what the heck I was talking about. If I said S-N-E-S or "snes" I would, more times than not, get a look of confusion or a question from somebody which would then need explaining and take longer than just calling it by the real name. In the 80's, everyone knew the NES as the Nintendo. There was no need to call it the Nintendo Entertainment System. When the SNES came out, it still only needed to be called the Super Nintendo. I must also point out that I never once heard anyone ever call it the "snes" or "snez" for the same reason I never heard the U.S.S.R. referred to as "ussr" or the U.S.A. refered to as "usa."



Hordak commented on Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS eShop Games That Ar...:

How the heck did Shovel Knight get omitted? That might actually be my game of the year on any platform! I can easily get a 5-10 minute play session in or a 2-3 hour session and feel just as fulfilled either way.



Hordak commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's System Updates Bring...:

For me, if Nintendo announces at E3 that the Nintendo Network ID will now all be tied to one account rather than hardware, they will effectively win E3 regardless of any other announcements. That's for me. Although, I would still appreciate:
Zelda Wii U
Metroid Wii U
Star Fox Wii U
F Zero Wii U
Kid Icarus Wii U



Hordak commented on Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition Confir...:

I absolutely loved Out of this World. I had it on PC (with that stupid code wheel) and only ever beat it on SNES. This is an instant download for me on Wii U, and possibly 3DS and/or Vita. People complaining about the visuals are going to miss out on an unbelievably epic mood, story, etc. this game was truly amazing in its day and it still feels the same to me now.



Hordak commented on EA Releases Lengthy List of Online Services to...:

So, basically you only leased part of these games? I have always felt that single player or local only multiplayer is the best option for me for this reason exactly. I can play my Nintendo (EDIT: NES, Gameboy, SNES, N64, GameCube, etc) games forever without ever having to worry about my service being shut off. I suppose this is me being old and standing on a soapbox, but I just don't and won't support "digital download only" or any games deeply rooted in online based play.



Hordak commented on Koji Igarashi, Best Known for the Castlevania ...:

I still don't understand the term "Metroidvania" for some reason. Iga basically took Castlevania and used the Metroid format. Shouldn't they just be referred to as games like Metroid? Granted, Metroidvania sounds cool, but it seems as though Castlevania is getting credit for doing what was already done to perfection in Metroid 1, 2, and Super Metroid.