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Same username as Nintendo Net ID

Male, United States

Lifelong Nintendo fan; current owner of a Wii U, New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS XL, Wii, and GameCube. Former owner of an NES, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP, Nintendo 3DS, and Virtual Boy.

Thu 7th May, 2009

Recent Comments



JJtheTexan commented on Wii U System Update Now Live, Finally Puts TVi...:

I think I used TVii twice. Nintendo probably wasted millions of dollars researching and developing the least-useful app on its flagship console. It didn't really do anything a phone, tablet or laptop can't do better, faster.

Now if Nintendo would spend some time getting rid of the nearly-as-useless Warawara Plaza and give us a functional, useful dashboard on startup, that would be great... but I imagine that R&D team is working on the NX.



JJtheTexan commented on Mario Memories: Super Mario RPG Opens Up The W...:

I often call Super Mario RPG my "gateway drug", because it was the first RPG title of any kind I ever played. Before then, I wrote off RPGs as "too Japanese" for my tastes, with unwieldy battle systems and overly-complex, confusing menus and item systems.

Then I played SMRPG and I realized how much FUN a turn-based battle system could be. The battle with Culex piqued my interest in the Final Fantasy series, too. So I tried Final Fantasy IV next. Then Chrono Trigger. And there was no turning back.

Fittingly, all of the above titles were originally from Square, so I've stayed close to those roots, but with EarthBound and Fire Emblem: Awakening under my belt, I'm still expanding my gaming horizons — and losing myself for hundreds of hours — all thanks to Super Mario RPG.



JJtheTexan commented on Nintendo Not Looking To Churn Out Yearly Seque...:

If Nintendo does one thing really, REALLY well, it's handle its core franchises. Annualized Mario Kart, Smash Bros., Super Mario Bros., Zelda, etc. would kill the creative minds that make those few-and-far-between releases so special.




JJtheTexan commented on Mighty No. 9 Delayed Until Early 2016:

Sigh. Here is my experience with games I've backed on Kickstarter:
Armikrog. for Wii U - estimated July 2014, PC version releases August 18 2015, Wii U version delayed indefinitely
Heart Forth, Alicia for 3DS - estimated May 2015, now TBA
The Deer God for Wii U - estimated September 2014, PC released February 27, Wii U delayed indefinitely
Timespinner for 3DS - estimated November 2015, most platforms delayed to June 2016, 3DS delayed indefinitely
Nefarious for Wii U - estimated July 2015, now TBA
Mighty No. 9 for Wii U - estimated April 2015, delayed to September 2015, delayed again to 2016
Yooka-Laylee for Wii U - estimated October 2016, we'll see...

I understand games will be delayed. It happens. Most Kickstarter developers are striking out on their own for the first time and can't really guess what kinds of problems they will run into.

But to be 0-for-6 on Kickstarter backing? Really?

Moral of the story: don't back games on Kickstarter unless you don't care if they are ever released.



JJtheTexan commented on Tomonobu Itagaki Outlines His Goals With Devil...:

I read the entire interview, and I have to say I'm disappointed in the softball questions the Famitsu writer posed. Do they always play so nice / patronizing with developers? No tough questions at all, which is really out of line given the mostly negative reception by Western critics (including this website).



JJtheTexan commented on Nintendo TVii Service Ends In North America On...:

(insert picture of Grumpy Cat)

I played with TVii a couple times when I bought the system at launch. I found it to be a vastly inferior experience to just using Twitter on my computer or phone. Hopefully, Nintendo has learned from this relatively minor error to just stick with games on consoles.



JJtheTexan commented on Industry Analysts Speculate On Nintendo's Futu...:

I really doubt they will hire an outsider. Someone from outside the Kyoto culture would immediately start doing what the Michael Pachters of the world want — go for broke on mobile; abandon proprietary consoles; go third-party; etc.

I expect Nintendo will promote either Satoru Shibata or Genyo Takeda. I think Reggie will take over NoA as its president.

Miyamoto-san would never accept the job, even if offered and strongly encouraged to do so. He's a creator, and he'd hate to give that up.



JJtheTexan commented on First Footage Emerges of Bandai Namco's Projec...:

So I'm guessing a Tomb Raider-inspired, online-only, 4-player co-op, with microtransactions to upgrade weapons, outfits, gear, etc.

I'll withhold judgment until after its full reveal, but I have to say it is encouraging to see ANY third-party exclusive being developed for Wii U.



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

I'd say it's slightly more likely we'll get Tomb Raider, Mortal Kombat, Grand Theft Auto V, The Witcher III, and Call of Duty: Black Ops III on Wii U.

More succinctly, no, I do not believe Project Cars will ever be released on Wii U or any other Nintendo platform. It is dead.



JJtheTexan commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

I'm incredibly disappointed, and not at all surprised. I just wish they had cancelled it last year instead of dragging it out this long.

I also wish Nintendo would make hardware that can handle cutting-edge computing demands. But they haven't done that since the Super NES, so I'm not terribly optimistic about the NX.



JJtheTexan commented on An Impressive 1.79 Million Players Have Crosse...:

I only just started playing FE: Awakening last week, right after I finally finished Majora's Mask 3D. It's my first-ever Fire Emblem game. So far... I'm hooked! Surprised by how easy it is to get into, and how beautifully and lovingly crafted everything is. It does help that I got my introduction to tactical RPGs via Project X Zone a couple years ago.



JJtheTexan commented on Waka-Waka-Well I Never, Pac-Man Turns 35 Today:

Unquestionably among the greatest games of all time. Arguably more important than Super Mario Bros. in terms of industry impact. Pac-Man set the stage for Mario and every major playable character to follow.

I'll always love the original game, but my favorite in the series is probably Pac-Man Arrangement. I sure wish Bandai Namco hadn't cancelled Pac-Man Museum for Wii U... sigh



JJtheTexan commented on Cyber Gadget's Retro Freak System Is Looking T...:

This literally looks like something I sketched in my school notebook when I was about ten years old. I concocted a console that would play NES, Super NES, Game Boy, Atari, SEGA, etc. games in one unit, with different slots for each cartridge type. I think I called it the "Ultra Game Master 2000" or something like that.

Kind of crazy that some other kid with the same idea actually made it happen all these years later!



JJtheTexan commented on Nintendo and Universal Studios Announce Theme ...:

I just want a Nintendo themed restaurant with game-inspired dishes and Nintendo characters acting as wait staff. The rest is just gonna be roller coasters with Donkey Kong or Metroid paraphernalia slapped on the sides of the cars.



JJtheTexan commented on Project Giant Robot Will Be Out Sooner Than Yo...:

This can't be correct. I think they mean the first half of the new fiscal year, which would be by October. I cannot fathom Nintendo releasing a new game by June 30 that doesn't even have a final name announced, with no prior publicity, no screen shots in a year, and basically no formal concept. Nintendo has done stealth releases before, but they were things like Dr. Luigi and NES Remix; not brand-new IP.



JJtheTexan commented on Nintendo Download: 30th April (North America):

No interest at all in amiibo Tap. I already own every single full version of the mini games, and I have just one amiibo (Link) and no interest in getting any more. I guess amiibo Tap is aimed at Wii U owners who have never played any Virtual Console or original NES / Super NES titles?



JJtheTexan commented on Just When You Thought the Humble Wii Was Dead,...:

@EllenJMiller everything I've read indicates the Wii version of Rodea is superior to the Wii U. I'm kind of surprised they couldn't easily bring over the Wii version's motion controls, but apparently the Wii U version is technically an HD port of the 3DS version, not the Wii one.

At any rate, I pre-ordered as I believe the Wii / Wii U bundle will be a collector's item.



JJtheTexan commented on Mighty No. 9 Confirmed for September Release, ...:

@unrandomsam they took quite a bit of grief from backers when they came back last year, hat-in-hand, asking for more pledges to support the DLC that nobody requested for a game that wasn't even released yet. I've been following development pretty closely (day-one backer) and I get the feeling they learned their lesson when they got greedy.



JJtheTexan commented on Mighty No. 9 Confirmed for September Release, ...:

According to the Kickstarter backer FAQ, the Wii U will indeed be getting a physical release.

I emailed the backer support team today to see about upgrading my pledge somehow so I can get a physical copy instead of digital download, and I'll update if I get a response.



JJtheTexan commented on Review: Cube Creator 3D (3DS eShop):

I have and enjoy a number of solid 3DS titles from Big John Games, so I will be picking this up as well. I've never played Minecraft at all; maybe this will get me interested in the PC version.



JJtheTexan commented on Image & Form Announces 'SteamWorld Ambassador'...:

I just love Image & Form's story. Struggling iOS developer, made SteamWorld Tower Defense for DSi with modest sales, put out SteamWorld Dig on 3DS as a last-ditch effort, for all the marbles, literally bet their future on its success or failure. Game becomes one of the best-selling indie games ever on the platform, explodes onto every other platform, turns I&F into a respected developer. And it's a GREAT game!!!

I'll definitely be trying to win every fortnight, and failing that, Heist is a day-one purchase for me.