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The wait is over! Majora's Mask 3D!

Male, 23, United States

News reporter, reviewer, and lover of all things Zelda. Also a huge PlayStation fan.

Tue 11th March, 2014

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HylianJowi commented on Former Nintendo Indie Champion Discusses the C...:

@Quorthon Wow, you locked it up and put it away. That last post just about sums up my reaction to how they've been handling things, and how so many people hold a bias that — while understandable, Nintendo is awesome — doesn't change the fact that the company is woefully behind.



HylianJowi commented on Review: Lucadian Chronicles (Wii U eShop):

@KeeperBvK That was an error on my part — my apologies. I guess I was at a loss for words! :P

@DiscoGentleman That sense of community is one of the things that's really made this game worth it; Dark Roast has clearly made a concentrated effort to keep it moving with updates, which is a breath of fresh air during a time when so many major companies — let alone indie developers — seem to offer middling support for their software.



HylianJowi commented on Review: Fire Emblem (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Ad...:

To everyone saying some screenshots are from Sacred Stones, good eye — but those erroneous screens are randomly pulled from our image collection on the game page. Wish I could fix it, but alas, only an editor can do that. Sorry!



HylianJowi commented on Review: Plenty of Fishies (Wii U eShop):

@TylerTreese I wouldn't mind if it was occasional, but it is absolutely unrelenting. I know there's going to be a patch, but this trend in gaming — products being released half-baked and then getting put back in the oven a couple minutes at a time — needs to stop.



HylianJowi commented on Iwata Saw Miyamoto As A Rival When He First St...:

Iwata talked about this rivalry in a few of his GDC keynotes; it actually helped form some of his most solid philosophies on game development at Nintendo. Iwata had quite the chip on his shoulder when he was younger, and thought his genius programming would guarantee his software higher sales than that of Miyamoto. He goes on to describe the "painful lesson" of Miyamoto's software outselling his by an enormous margin, and how it helped him identify that technology alone is not enough to make a good game.

Totally worth checking out, especially to see Iwata laughing. It's infectious.



HylianJowi commented on Professional Super Smash Bros. Melee Player Ta...:

@Turbo857 Tier lists take a long time to compile, so that's more a credit to the number of characters in the game than its balance.

As for the casual vs. pro garbage, both sides have their share of infantile whiners who are insecure about the way they play the game and feel the need to get defensive every time it comes up in conversation. Play what you like, how you like it, with no reservations. Stop telling others how best to enjoy their entertainment.



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

@BearClaus I would agree, except I believe that developers who truly enjoy making games always try to bring something of their own to the table. This doesn't guarantee their game will be a masterpiece, but they try nevertheless. With this recent influx of shovelware, I feel there's absolutely no effort involved at all. These are, at best, C-grade homework assignments from a beginner's class in game design.

I firmly believe that the worst game driven by passion will always be more interesting than the best cynical cash-in. At least then you're given the opportunity to wonder what motivated the creation. Here, I know pretty much exactly what motivated it — the need for attention and the chance to make a quick buck off of someone else's idea.



HylianJowi commented on Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key...:

This really articulates every single concern I've had about amiibo since day one. I like to remain cautiously optimistic, but I feel like we're seeing a Wii U 2.0 here; too many questions and not enough answers. As a hardcore fan, I'm sure I'll get the answers — but there's no way casual fans are going to dedicate themselves enough to finding such information. :c