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JCnator

JCnator

Gaming since late 90s

Male, 22, Canada

I've been playing many Nintendo video games since late 90s. It all started when my curiosity told me to pick up a SNES Controller and turned the console on with Yoshi's Island on it.

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Mon 3rd March, 2014

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#1

JCnator commented on Guide: All You Need to Know on Mario Kart 8 Ch...:

I got a suggestion for a Heavy 3 Bike combination: Comet/Sport Bike/Jet Bike/Yoshi Bike + Roller/Azure Roller + Any acceleration type glider. This combination will give you a speed of 4.25, an acceleration of 4.00 and a handling of 3.25. Sure, you may need to practice their unusual drifting style, but they'll be also able to cut corner faster than any other kart/bike builds.

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#2

JCnator commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

Nintendo of America has just proven that they really dropped the ball on Club Nintendo's Gold/Platinum rewards for multiple reasons. What were they thinking?!

  • The lack of physical rewards
  • All of the offered games were released before the end of 2013
  • The lineup isn't exactly the best
  • Huge disparity in terms of value between rewards

All ranting aside, I think Game & Wario would be the wisest choice out of the bunch for me.

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#3

JCnator commented on Captain Falcon, Lucina and Robin All Join The ...:

Two problems with the latest character reveal:

  • Too many Fire Emblem representatives
  • Lucina is a very likable character, but she's basically an expy of Marth with her nearly identical movesets according to the trailer

On a more positive note, I'm happy with Captain Falcon's glorious comeback, while I'm genuinely interested trying out Robin's unique movesets.

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#4

JCnator commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

A Link to the Past is certainly my best Zelda game to date, followed by Ocarina of Time. Every time I play the SNES classic, I never seem to get bored. It just ages so well I might as well call it a timeless classic!
While Ocarina of Time was revolutionary by the time it got released on N64, the gameplay starts showing its age even in its 3DS remastering, mostly due of its occasional camera problems. Thankfully, they aren't as aggravating as Majora's Mask does. In the latter, the gameplay is so action-oriented that the actual camera system reused from the previous iteration and the relatively low framerate caused some major annoyances through certain parts of the game. Snowpeak Temple and Great Bay Temple posed me too many unnecessary frustrations on the more action-oriented sections, which were enough for me to stop playing at this point and having hard time to come back. A remake of Majora's Mask would easily solve these aforementioned issues and potentially help it to become one of the best Zelda games to date.

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#5

JCnator commented on The Club Nintendo Rewards Are Now Updated for ...:

I already have Paper Mario on my Wii U's Wii mode, 3D Classics: Kid Icarus, and Donkey Kong Jr. on both e-Reader and 3DS. I'm not even remotely interested in Metal Torrent.

Can't wait for the next month already!

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#6

JCnator commented on Review: Pac-Land (Wii U eShop / NES):

@ToxieDogg The actual controls of Pac-Land were actually mimicking the original arcade version's one. Player 1 has the first two buttons to move and another button is used to jump. Player 2 maps the moving command to the last 2 buttons, with the very first served to jump. In the NES/Famicom conversion, you can actually use the second controller, which have mapped the move buttons to the Control Pad and the jump button to A. If you use the GamePad, you should try changing from Player 1 to Player 2 via VC Menu once the game actually begins. But still, this is a very odd design decision for a platformer that arrived before Super Mario Bros. came in.

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#7

JCnator commented on Pac-Land and Pac-Man Collection Chomp Onto Nor...:

So, I downloaded both Pac-Land and Pac-Man Collection to my Wii U. I heard that the controls for the former is odd. Movement is usually done by pressing A to move right and B for Left. Guess where the jump command is assigned. That is, unless you play as Player 2, as the controls are typical for any platformer.

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#8

JCnator commented on E3 2014: Fantasy Life for 3DS Gets a North Ame...:

Oh yeah, I actually own the Japanese version Fantasy Life and its DLC that allows you to play online and access to a new island for expert players. Can't wait to connect with you guys with my Level 75+ dude on October 24th, as long as the North American version includes everything from Fantasy Life Link!

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#9

JCnator commented on Nintendo Download: 29th May (Europe):

The Mysterious Murasame Castle seems to be interesting for me, yet I'm not a European and want it to arrive on Wii U VC instead. It basically looks like the gameplay is based on Zelda, but with a faster pace and much tougher difficulty. Hardcore Gaming 101 has this covered, so you might as well read it to see more details about the game.

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#10

JCnator commented on Nintendo Releases Unlock Code Hint for NES Rem...:

Wario's Woods is far too complex for my brain to even handle its basics. What's even worse, the electronic manual never told me anything about the controls and tricks. This is irritating, because the game isn't quite as known as Nintendo seems to expect out from us.

Also, it seems to take forever to unlock NES Open Tournament Golf due of its insane requirement, so the code would help us unlocking that game.

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#11

JCnator commented on Mario Kart Month: Mario Kart's Best Weapon Isn...:

Yup, Mario Kart's Swiss Army knife came in form of green shell! I also love on how many victories I got by using the item, even when they seemed to be out of reach. I got to master its usage, especially because I often placed 1st in many many races.

Personally, Blooper is the most useless item ever conceived. Seriously, anyone who've played enough Mario Kart won't be affected, especially when there is a map. Blooper only becomes a real threat against newbies and computer players, with the latter swerving left and right that slow themselves down (assuming that MK8's AI behaves like those from MK7 and MKDS). It seems like that in the Wii U iteration, the ink only covers the center of the screen instead of all over the place. When we already have the Coin item taking out our precious item slot, Blooper's inclusion only seem to be more redundant considering its usefulness. I'm wondering why Nintendo continues to include it anyway.

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#12

JCnator commented on Club Nintendo Distributing Tomodachi Life Demo...:

Nope, nothing from me. I even checked my spam folder and still no sign of it. I swear I could've gotten the demo, given that I have very well over 1500 coins gained this year and happens to have downloaded Animal Crossing: New Leaf since its launch day. Oh well.

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#13

JCnator commented on Tecmo Koei Hopeful That Hyrule Warriors Will T...:

Personally, this game looks very interesting. I could easily imagine some classic Zelda gameplay, but in a much faster pace and more intense that the Warriors franchises are known for. The thing is, I'm wondering how the entire game will play. That's because the first trailer made the game seems like to be a clone of Dynasty Warriors with Zelda slapped in, since it's just demonstrating the concept in first place. I guess I'll be waiting for later trailers and reviews to come before I decide to take part among the million gamers who would purchase the game.

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#15

JCnator commented on Nintendo Download: 8th May (North America):

@Capt_N My GBA games from 3DS is noticeably blurrier in motion than my Game Boy Player's Soft Filter. When the former's video is in motion, it gets as detailed as if I half-shut my eyes. GBP's Soft Filtering on the video is much less blurry in comparison, to the point I can still spot the finer details of the picture.

The thing is, GBA emulation on 3DS is kinda rushed compared to Wii U's VC. Functional Sleep Mode available on certain games but isn't triggered by simply closing the 3DS, darker coloring, no Restore Point, no Suspend Point and being unable to go back on HOME Menu without closing the software. The other VC games available on 3DS don't have these problems.

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#16

JCnator commented on Download Sales On Nintendo Formats Have Treble...:

The funny thing is, I own a compatible 2TB hard drive connected to my Wii U. It would take me around 80 25GB games to fill this storage device, which is almost impossible for me since I usually don't buy that many games. Therefore, I won't need to worry about running out of space during the entire Wii U lifetime.

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#17

JCnator commented on Nintendo Download: 8th May (North America):

Looks like I'm going to download Wario Land 4 to my Wii U today. As a 3DS Ambassador, I'm not particularly fond of the way the 3DS system emulated GBA games due of its excessive motion blurring.

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#18

JCnator commented on Sleek Metal NES Analogue Nt Now Available for ...:

That console looks a lot more professional than your average clone system. So are the website and the offers. Since RetroN 5 is launching soon with the price of around $139.99, Analogue Nt is exorbitantly overpriced for a console that plays nothing but NES and Famicom games.

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#19

JCnator commented on Talking Point: What We Want To See From Ninten...:

When it comes on abandoning physical retail games to fully undergo digital, it truly depends on how Nintendo will plan to handle online purchases. You never know when Nintendo is finally going to let us switch hardware seamlessly without losing anything in the process. If the company does that, then I wouldn't mind opting for eliminating physical option, especially because they won't have any excuse for still pricing the games expensively.
Even better, setting a download kiosk on every retailer (or anywhere else) will allow us to download whatever game available on the eShop server without having to use Internet. Every content available on that server will be automatically downloaded on a download kiosk, so you will be able to purchase and install games without waiting for far too long.

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#20

JCnator commented on Nintendo Direct: Special Mario Kart 8 Direct S...:

Questionnable new character additions aside, Mario Kart 8 is pretty much shaping to be the greatest Mario Kart game ever conceived.

Also, getting a free Wii U retail game from a game that we're going to be buying anyway is definitely welcome!

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#21

JCnator commented on Mario Kart 8 Club Nintendo Promotion Offers a ...:

I'm already going to get Mario Kart 8, and then it will net me a free game before July? Great news!

Let's see... I already own both Pikmin 3 and The Wind Waker HD purchased on my Wii U, and Wii U Party doesn't interest me at all since I don't often have friends in my house. Therefore, I'll get New Super Mario Bros. U! Glad I haven't bothered purchasing it before.

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#22

JCnator commented on Nintendo Download: 17th April (North America):

I never touched Golden Sun during its heydays, mainly because I wasn't that much interested in RPGs when I was younger. The game appears to be very well received. Now's the time to rectify my mistake and buy it off from eShop!

As for Super Mario Bros. 3, I have to download it off from Wii U eShop even though I already own the superior GBA port.

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#23

JCnator commented on The North American Version Of Tomodachi Life W...:

Couldn't Nintendo of America just reuse the French assets from the European version like a good number of the French movies that came in Quebec? Even if they don't necessarily have the same accents as we do, it would be still understandable.
Lazy, lazy NOA!

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#24

JCnator commented on Tomodachi Life is Big on Character, But Modest...:

@RobMondavi There's no multiplayer function in this game. Though, there's the StreetPass function that allows you to share your specialty fashion item (e.g. clothes, hats, helmets) chosen at some point in your gameplay and sending one of your children to travel island by island. SpotPass is used to download SpotPass specialty fashion items, like the Frog Helmet from a certain Japan-only Game Boy Game.

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#25

JCnator commented on Nintendo of America is Cutting the Price of Fi...:

It's tempting to get Mario Kart 7 from eShop with the price of 29.99$, but I'll simply pass because I already own the physical version of it and Mario Kart 8 is coming quite soon.
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D doesn't even interest me, especially because I already own the Wii version. A few extra levels, easy mode and waggle-free controls weren't enough to justify a double-dip.
For the rest of the games, they are already downloaded to my system.

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#26

JCnator commented on Tomodachi Life is Big on Character, But Modest...:

For comparison, my Japanese version of Tomodachi Life took 2956 blocks, which is 435 blocks fewer than the European version for supporting more than one language and added direct ImageShare interaction.
When I saw that Japanese version's file size last year, I was astounded by how small is the game.

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#27

JCnator commented on Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshid...:

I've managed to get warned by some mod for unintentionally promoting a harmless out-of-bound glitch found on ACNL. And they didn't provided with the actual reason(s). An average Internet community wouldn't mind that glitch, so why would Miiverse be paranoid over it? And that's coming from someone who normally behave properly. The moderation part of Miiverse definitely have rooms for improvement.

When dealing with warns and bans, there's no way for both Miiverse mod and I to argue in a more detailed fashion, since we're limited with a selection of pre-made messages. If I somehow break one of the rules that is categorized as "Other", I won't exactly know how I did until I call with a Nintendo representative. That's not quite efficient to be honest.
I understand that Nintendo wants to have a family-friendly environment on Miiverse, I have no problem with them being strict especially with kids roaming around there. But too much strictness can mean that a seemingly okay post would be modded for the most incomprehensible reasons. And that's even if an average Joe wouldn't mind that.

The procedures of Miiverse Mods is my only issue with Miiverse. I genuinely enjoyed it anyway and wish it would further improve as we're speaking.

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#28

JCnator commented on Feature: The Castlevania That Konami Doesn't W...:

I wonder which version the writer played. In America, there's two versions. M is the most common and the hardest, in which you get less enemy drops and sustain more damage from hits. The other version is easier, but still way more difficult than the Japanese versions (N and P).

Either way, I'm staying away from playing Haunted Castle. Even if I could use some save states, it wouldn't be enjoyable in long-term.

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#29

JCnator commented on Nintendo Direct: Nintendo Shows Off The Peculi...:

As someone who already played the Japanese version of it, I can tell the North American Nintendo Direct did nailed its lively spirit quite well! Though, I'm still surprised they'd also throw a retail version considering the amount of content. Can't see myself getting it for more than 30$ CAD.

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#31

JCnator commented on The Club Nintendo Rewards Are Confirmed for April:

I used to own Mario Golf on my N64 since a decade or so and then lost the system and most of my games. Given that I haven't already downloaded that game, I decided to pick it up from Club Nintendo.

I already have Super Mario World on my Wii U, and the other two games didn't caught my interest.

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#32

JCnator commented on Star Parodier Removed From the Wii Virtual Con...:

If I heard that it was going to disappear, then I would've gotten this gem via Wii Shop Channel. And it's even more saddening when considering that 3rd party companies are less interested bringing their retro games to Wii U eShop service outside of Japan.

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#33

JCnator commented on Tomodachi Collection: New Life Tests Western W...:

As someone who already played Tomodachi Collection: New Life from a Japanese 3DS, I'd definitely say that this game is worth playing even if it feels a bit shallow in terms of content. This game's humor also draws some inspiration from the WarioWare series, such as seeing one of my male Miis dreaming about becoming a magical girl. What a fun little game!

Interesting to see that they went with robot heads to replace the black-veiled cashiers from the Japanese version. I don't remember what were the name for that headgear and the meaning behind it, but that's a part of Japanese's culture that oversea players probably won't perceive the same way the developers originally intended.

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#36

JCnator commented on Nintendo 64 Support Teased For A Future Hyperk...:

I'm still waiting for my RetroN 5 to arrive in my home a bit after it got released. So, I'm not expecting RetroN 6 (or whatever it'll be called) to reach us in a few years. Though, I did heard it'll also read Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 games. I can't find the source link as of now, but I remember reading that article.

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#37

JCnator commented on Review: Yoshi's New Island (3DS):

The funny thing is, Miiverse opinions are apparently heavily contrasting against those from the reviewers. Does that means the latter were expecting too much from the game?

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#39

JCnator commented on Review: Yoshi's New Island (3DS):

After seeing more disappointing reviews for this game, I think I'm going to keep my hard-earned money for something better. 45$ CAD for that game is a bit too much to ask considering the quality of the game. And that is coming from someone who played Yoshi's Island to death.

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#40

JCnator commented on Nintendo Download: 13th March (North America):

I'm definitely upgrading Lost Levels to Wii U, so I can totally abuse Restore Points on that game and say goodbye to Game Over screens. Especially because controlling both Mario and Luigi felt too floaty for those types of levels.

Waiting for the reviews to hatch for Yoshi's New Island, but I have a bad feeling I'd be likely holding off buying this one for some time.

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#41

JCnator commented on Talking Point: Important Steps to Bring the 3D...:

All of what was said in this article could possibly apply to the next generation of Nintendo home consoles and handhelds, given that Iwata told at Investor Q&A is planning to merge both hardware development teams in one and to adequately absorb the Wii U architecture. I'm all for seamlessly transitioning between my home console and handheld!

Given that it's about Nintendo, we shouldn't be surprised on how the online services compare to PSN and Xbox Live. Some Wii U developer who shared the inside story of the development of game(s) designed for the console noticed: "At some point in this conversation we were informed that it was no good referencing Live and PSN as nobody in [Nintendo's] development teams used those systems (!) so could we provide more detailed explanations for them?". Uh oh, this is going to take a longer while for Nintendo to get online right than you anticipate.

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#42

JCnator commented on The Club Nintendo Rewards Are In For March:

While there's not a single game out of the bunch that really caught my attention, I went ahead and decided to place an order for the baby blue Animal Crossing 3DS pouch.

Though, why are the prices for these monthly games and the more recent physical Club Nintendo rewards are so high? Can't they just come up with more prizes or stock more of a same prize than they're aiming for? Well, that's Nintendo of America to ya... :(

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#43

JCnator commented on Feature: Lifting the Curtain on Game Ratings a...:

Didn't PEGI's Simon Little unveiled International Age Rating Coalition (IARC) at last year’s London Games Conference? They said that the procedures of getting the games rated will be similar to ESRB and is due to be rolled out early this year. Major industry players including Nintendo are interested in IARC. While this seems to be important for the gaming community, it somehow went unnoticed by the network.

Source link: http://www.dealspwn.com/international-age-ratings-system-160904

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#44

JCnator commented on Yumi's Odd Odyssey Casting Into North American...:

After seeing some gameplay videos of the Super Famicom cult classic, it got me hooked. The price tag of Yumi's Odd Odyssey is rather salty for my taste buds, so I'd wait for a significant price drop and reviews before biting it.

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#45

JCnator commented on Nintendo Download: 6th March (North America):

Adventure Island II seems to be an interesting game, but I'd rather try it out on the perhaps inevitable Wii U VC version.
Otherwise, none of the games of the week really caught my interest.

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#46

JCnator commented on Interview: Takashi Tezuka on Bringing Yoshi's ...:

I remember on how hard the difficulty curve turned out in Yoshi's Island DS when I reached on World 4 and 5. While I didn't lose more than 10 lives back then on these Worlds alone, I did hear quite a lot of players struggling more often than I did on that part. Artoon thought it was good idea to bump the difficulty much higher on a game designed to cater the kids since they're obviously the last two Worlds.

Aside from that, I'm still excited on Yoshi's New Island will play out when I get my hands on it. The original Yoshi's Island on the SNES was so amazing it defined my childhood, and the 3DS instalment looks like it'll be the sequel it finally deserved.