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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 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.



JJtheTexan commented on Video: Learn More About the SEGA Genesis / Meg...:

I remembered the original SEGA game ratings system, but I didn't realize it was the predecessor to the ESRB, PEGI and CERO. For all the grief those organizations get and the delays they can create in getting games released, they do well at keeping parents informed and (at least in the USA) keeping government regulation out of the gaming sphere.



JJtheTexan commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

"Perhaps Nintendo's beyond being concerned about numbers for the Wii U and is simply using the system to hone its HD development and work on exciting games."

Totally in agreement with this statement. I think Nintendo has decided to cut their losses, to some degree, with Wii U. They are resigned to the fact that it is not going to move even 20 million units lifetime, and they just need to keep putting out software for it at a steady, deliberate pace, until the NX is ready, probably in 2017. There is no longer any point in banking on killer titles making a big boost in Wii U sales — Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U failed to move the needle in any meaningful way.

The Wii U is clearly halfway through its lifespan, and an incredible Zelda game as its grand finale could be a great springboard into whatever is next from NX.



JJtheTexan commented on Zelda Lookalike Oceanhorn: Monster Of Uncharte...:

I've watched a few Let's Plays of the recent PC port and it just doesn't do anything for me. I'd rather play a real Zelda game than a knock-off. As Oceanhorn was designed for mobile, it suffers a bit from big-screen play when you notice the limited animations, lack of proper lighting, etc.

No offense intended to fans or the developers. It just looks way too similar to The Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass to warrant a Wii U or 3DS port. Its superior inspirations are already available.