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Male, 27, United States

Mon 26th July, 2010

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IronMan28 commented on Hands On: Blast Ball Brings Crude Button Mashi...:

It's pretty hilarious that people think they understand how business works. If Nintendo (or any company) just gave you what you think you want, nothing new would happen. To paraphrase Ford, if he asked people what they wanted before the car, they'd have asked for faster horses. Any business major will tell you that while customer input matters, relying too heavily on it is not the way to run a company. Of course, many gamers don't even know that they don't get it, so it's difficult to be mad at someone that doesn't realize they're ignorant.



IronMan28 commented on Nintendo Reportedly Pitched NX To Third Partie...:

Let's be honest, it won't matter much unless they work with major third-party publishers to build the machine, and we all know that won't happen. It's going to be like GCN, Wii, and Wii U all over again, relatively bad third-party support that looks worse next to the competition. Owning 2 consoles will seem less and less attractive, Nintendo has its work cut out with them for whatever NX is. I wish them the best, but I feel like I did before Wii launched, which is not good, only this time it's much worse because there aren't two other consoles launching around the same time as NX (assuming it IS, in fact, a console and not a hybrid or handheld).



IronMan28 commented on Nintendo Board Members Retain Roles After AGM ...:

I'd argue Nintendo hardcore fans do bring a good share of the profits in, especially since we're the reason games like MK8 have sold 5.11 million on a system with 9.5 million units sold.

Anyway, whatever Nintendo does next, I guess I'm at peace with it. Even if they do go third-party and essentially make the console market even more homogenous, I guess the market has spoken, for better or for worse. Oh, and when game prices or services skyrocket because there's a single console manufacturer, don't say I didn't warn you about the dangers of wanting one console on the market.



IronMan28 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Approach to Transfor...:

In many cases, fans don't even realize what their expectations are until Nintendo breaks some of their trends. Case in point: Metroid Prime: Federation Force. Most people didn't even think of asking for a Metroid game starring Samus before they knew about that game. My point is if you don't even understand your own expectations until they're broken, even you don't know what you want.



IronMan28 commented on Nintendo Isn't Talking About NX Because It Doe...:

Let's be honest with ourselves, Nintendo is probably not smart or dumb enough to release this thing only a few months after formally revealing it. IF it gets released next year and has Wii U's Zelda at launch, it has a fighting chance at selling okay, but I doubt that will really be the case. For one, Wii U will actually have some momentum going by the time NX is released, something unheard of from Nintendo when they launch a new console. We might see it in 2017, possibly 2018 if they pull a Wii and show it at 3 E3s but leave out major details in the first and even second conferences.



IronMan28 commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

" Frankly, we suspect that to be PR spin, as the only confirmed long-term project not shown was The Legend of Zelda for Wii U - that's still confirmed for the system, but that doesn't mean it won't get the Twilight Princess treatment as a launch title on NX, too."

Remember E3 2013, when Nintendo said they'd talk mostly about games that were coming soon, as in within a year? I sure do, I also remember Nintendo never skipping an E3 with TP footage and delaying it in 2005 to show it again in '06. What I'm getting at is speculating about games based on the past doesn't always add up to what you think might be the future.



IronMan28 commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Retail Games of 201...:

@rjejr It's twice the price, but I say it's worth every penny. I realize and respect the fact that value is subjective, of course.

Sorry to hear about your father, mine passed away last September. He never met my daughter. I hope things go well for your father and the rest of your family.



IronMan28 commented on Fresh Details Emerge For Shin Megami Tensei X ...:

I don't get why people act like this game doesn't have elements from SMT and FE. Watch the battle sequences and you see influences from both. SMT has the icons that denote the type of attack you dole out and so does this game, FE has the rock-paper-scissors style gameplay, which this game has as well. Seriously, how do people NOT see it?



IronMan28 commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Retail Games of 201...:

SF Zero, I'm convinced it'll be ready for action whenever they release it. Of course, if they delay it, I won't mind.

XCX and Mario Maker will also be mine.

Oh, I almost forgot Fatal Frame, Rodea, and Wooly World, and, of course, Disney Infinity 3.0 edition (my inner Star Wars fanboy is giddy for this one). If Devil's Third makes it to NA this year, I'll check it out, although admittedly it might not be very good. Seems like a pretty good year, and I've only covered what I'm getting on Wii U. Although this is a Nintendo site, I'll be gladly getting some more good games on my Xbox One at some point this year, although Fallout 4 will be a next year purchase because I know they'll put out a GOTY edition with all of the excellent DLC.

Way OT but: Oh, and @rjejr, Swords and Soldiers 2 is really good so far. It's got a lot of the same charm as the first one, only with a much goofier story and voice-acting. The production is really good for a 2D game.



IronMan28 commented on Video: Star Fox Zero - What We Know So Far:

Well, if this game really is 2-3 hours long, then perhaps they can clean it up a bit before launch. Regardless, everyone here should be okay with the way it looks and plays since games can now improve with DLC and patches. I won't point fingers at anyone specific, but my last sentence is what many people assert is true. Remember, a delayed game is eventually good and a bad game is bad forever. ;)



IronMan28 commented on Interview: Image & Form Discusses SteamWorld H...:

"The exciting news is that the 3DS will be the first system to receive SteamWorld Heist this Fall."

I'd be more excited if Wii U was getting it first. It will definitely be a game I'll buy on my 3DS and Wii U, but still, I want the latter more.



IronMan28 commented on Video: The Nintendo Life Reaction to Nintendo'...:

Well, it was a pretty bad E3, but it wasn't E3 2003 or 2008 or 2011 for that matter. At least Nintendo was fairly honest when it said it would only cover games coming out in the next 6 months or so. I'm sure we'll see a Direct sometime this or next year that will make us wonder why the hell E3 2015 wasn't like that.



IronMan28 commented on Video: No Matter How Annoyed You Are At Ninten...:

@Giygas_95 "This is why I always say keep your expectations low. Do that and you won't be as disappointed. I wasn't."

I wasn't disappointed either, except slightly so for the AC on Wii U, just because they announced an AC and it's crap. Other than that, I wasn't too bothered by this event, tbh. Also, this is the internet, reason is not allowed.



IronMan28 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

Anyone claiming this was the worst E3 for Nintendo ever, I point to you E3 2008. THAT was bad. While this one was by no means good, I got what I wanted, simply because I never set expectations for anything too high. Although, I will admit that AC Wii U announcement was pretty horrendous, and I'll gladly save my bells for another game, namely SF0, which was way better than most people here are acting like it was.



IronMan28 commented on ​There's Already a Splatoon Inspired Minecra...:

@Kaze_Memaryu Unfortunately for Nintendo, that's good enough for most people.

@Geonjaha "'s that a lot of the Nintendo fans here are angry that Minecraft isn't on Wii U, and so they do the only thing they know to do when they cant get something; pretend it's bad and that they didn't want it in the first place."

That's what Sony and MS fans do whenever a new Zelda or Mario game comes out. Troll the crap out of it then when the subject of a third-party Nintendo comes up, they all perk up. It's called sour grapes, and it's a pretty normal function of a person's ego, and it isn't just Nintendo fans. If someone can't have something easily, they act like it isn't very good and justify it any way they can.



IronMan28 commented on Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Palico Village...:

@rjejr "I've spent at least as many hours in Xenoblade chronciles doing the side missions as the main storyline, it's just nice to help people."

It really is nice to help people on there, it's just so fulfilling for some reason. The story on that game is interesting and the world is just so massive feeling. Don't get me started on how much I like the combat, the skill links are useful and that goes for gems, too. Loved that game to pieces and I can't wait for XCX.

"Have to say, probably just me, but after 2 days of playing Splatoon the 3DS graphics seem to be showing their age."

I'm kind of with you on this one for some reason. Splatoon is so bright, colorful, and beautiful that I've been noticing 3DS games just don't look quite as nice. Whatever NX is, hopefully it remedies that. ;)



IronMan28 commented on Splatoon Producer Interview Sparks E3 Animal C...:

I'd get it if it happened. AC is a fairly lax series that I like playing, and it would look beautiful in HD. However, I don't take the co-creator comments to mean that it will be announced soon or that it's even coming.



IronMan28 commented on ​Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Confirmed...:

I might back for physical release, but I don't know where I'll be in March 2017 so I'll probably just go with the digital. Also, I didn't expect the pledges to get a copy to be so high. He's pretty serious about this game...



IronMan28 commented on Poll: Early Impressions on Splatoon and That A...:

I've been able to get some matches in, with no problems once I connect. Twice I couldn't get online at all. Overall, it's been about as good as I expected, better than PS3's alleged MW3 debacle (not sure which COD it was, tbh, it's been a while since I've played that series). Anyway, I can't complain about the price/content ratio because I'm having way too much fun with it.