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HylianJowi

Still waiting for Majora's Mask 3D

Male, 23, United States

Joined:
Tue 11th March, 2014
Website:
http://majoras-muppet.tumblr.com/

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#8

HylianJowi commented on Poll: Is Online Co-Op a Major Miss in Hyrule W...:

I can't shake the feeling this game is going to be a major disappointment for people who haven't played the Warriors series before. Online multiplayer would have been a wonderful addition to a game like this — though considering Nintendo's woefully limited options for players to communicate with each other while playing online, it makes sense that it's excluded.

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#9

HylianJowi commented on Bravely Second Shows Off New City and Job Outfits:

While I think the first one was a deeply flawed experience, it showed enough potential — and I got enough enjoyment out of it — to more than warrant continued interest in the series. I'm looking forward to seeing how they update the experience in this game. :D

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#15

HylianJowi commented on British Tabloid The Sun Brands Gaming "As Addi...:

Sigh. It's a tabloid, the only type of publication now known exclusively for irresponsible sensationalist journalism. To me, the best medicine for this kind of misinformation is education on the real facts — any attention the Sun gets is positive for them.

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#16

HylianJowi commented on First Impressions: Hyrule Warriors Is Zelda, B...:

It's not going to be a masterpiece, but it'll be a nice bit of schlock to hold us over until Zelda U. I'm glad @Damo is establishing the right set of expectations to go in with; Zelda hasn't had a knockoff fanservice-y game like this yet, so some people might be crushed.

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#27

HylianJowi commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Highlights Importance of Chil...:

@Cresartist I think it sums up why Nintendo fans feel the way they do about the company in a single image. At least for me, video games have always been more than just an "industry." When really done right, they can be magical, artistic, hilarious, insightful, and inspiring, and Nintendo has been the primary teacher of all of this. Miyamoto-san has brought smiles to the faces of millions of children, and seeing those two little boys experience his whimsy firsthand is in itself kind of a split-second nostalgia trip.

I'll see your tear and raise you a few sniffles.

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#30

HylianJowi commented on Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition R...:

@AcesHigh73 The information we got from DrinkBox directly states the release date as 2nd July — I know games generally release on Mondays in Europe and Thursdays in North America, but since this is releasing simultaneously in both regions it just sort of falls between them.

EDIT: Nevermind, games release on Thursdays on both regions. I'm full of it. ;) -JM

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#32

HylianJowi commented on New Japanese Law Bans Child Abuse Images, Yet ...:

@Prof_Clayton As a writer, I don't hold any power to represent the views of the site or its editorial staff; I just report on game news and cool Mario action figures. That said, I personally believe this community — probably the best Nintendo-dedicated platform around — has had some meaningful, intelligent discussion about video games as an industry and even as art. It's best to allow discussion until one is absolutely certain that the subject cannot be discussed respectfully.

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#33

HylianJowi commented on New Japanese Law Bans Child Abuse Images, Yet ...:

@Spoony_Tech The reason people see leaving the comments open as a "mistake" is precisely because the issue is not clear cut — and, as with other subject matter, is quite sensitive. As you said, you don't see the use of fictional characters in provocative situations as "the same," but I think it's fair to say a number of people disagree and find it quite objectionable. That said, as long as the discussion remains on the issue, and more importantly respectful, it should be allowed to remain open.

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#35

HylianJowi commented on Feature: How Rik Mayall Helped Bring Anarchy T...:

This piece had me smiling so much. I really love getting deeper insights into these things, it's almost guaranteed that there's an interesting tale to hear. Thanks for sharing this, and I hope Rik Mayall's passing only brings his zany brand of comedy to more people who might not have been in the know. :)

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#40

HylianJowi commented on Sony Overtakes Nintendo In Global Hardware Sal...:

@2Sang The market definitely represents the "superior product," in that it usually reflects products which have had the most effective marketing. On the other hand, being a "product" is only one facet of something's worth; as cited, Twilight — even with sky-high sales numbers — is a schlocky, unintelligent pile of dung. On the other hand, some low-budget indie films may be ignored by the general public but contain high artistic merit and even wonderful entertainment value.

My point is that if we only allow sales numbers to dictate what is "superior," we end up with a lot of phoned-in products and cheap imitations looking to flood the market with similar (usually lame) ideas. As of now, the video game market is full of me-too products with enormous marketing campaigns and bazillion-dollar budgets that, in the end, do little to change the way we think about our entertainment. Do we have to change? No, but a stagnant industry is a great indicator of a broken industry.

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#41

HylianJowi commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ca...:

As is evident according to my avatar, I love Majora's Mask. Beyond the mask system, I'd just love to see the Zelda series explore the darker themes of MM again in some way. I never thought I'd be so emotionally impacted by a blocky little N64 game.

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#44

HylianJowi commented on Review: Chubbins (Wii U eShop):

May I be the first to admit the art style of this game frightens me beyond words? Their eyes... so soulless.

Too bad too, because the game is fun enough.

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#48

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

@DestinyMan It doesn't have to be a Mario Kart title; while I did suggest such an idea in the article, I agree it would obviously be better as a differently (perhaps separately) branded opportunity — or, as others have suggested, it would serve well as optional DLC to supplement a Mario Kart game (thereby keeping the focus on the red plumber himself). With this being the month of Mario Kart, this seemed like an appropriate framing device — as I said before, it's more theoretical than a demand for Nintendo to make exactly what I say. :)

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#50

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

@Nabecoat Naw, I meant Poo. The dude from Mother. But I can see that it looks a bit bizarre out of context ;)

@absuplendous I wasn't so much going for dismissive as asking others to at least give the idea a second thought, but I see what you mean. Regardless, this is definitely a theoretical opinion piece — take it for what you will, and feel free to disagree (as you have)! :) After all, this stuff is SUPPOSED to inspire discussion, and you make a solid point about the series losing its identity in transition. I'd never claim to know what's best for Nintendo's illustrious franchises. :D