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Jake_homs

Jake_homs

Hooked since NES days @ age 6!

Male, 35, United States

I grew up in the NES days and have been a Nintendo fan ever since! Here are my "favorites": Game = Legend of Zelda (NES) System = SNES Future Game = Zelda Wii U Current Game being Played: Mario Kart 8 or Super Mario 3D World (tough choice!)

Joined:
Thu 24th January, 2013

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Jake_homs

#1

Jake_homs commented on Standard-Sized New Nintendo 3DS Photos Emerge ...:

This will be an immediate for me preorder if it comes to NA. I'm deliberately holding out for this and not buying the XL model. While it's a drop in the bucket of $ Nintendo is getting, I'm putting my money where my mouth is, so to speak, and holding out until the smaller version arrives. Fingers crossed!

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#4

Jake_homs commented on Video: New LEGO Jurassic World Trailer Builds ...:

I can't wait for this game!!! I loved the original movie back when I was a teen, and can't wait for the upcoming movie this year. Combine that with Legos, and I don't care what the rating is, it's an immediate purchase for me! I have a feeling I'll be playing it more than my son. :)

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#5

Jake_homs commented on Chrono Trigger Turns 20, but is Ultimately Tim...:

I re-play this about every 2 years. It's a perfect game in all ways, and one that never gets dull. It contains an excellent balance of clever story, great artwork, fun and engaging combat and great armor and weapons to boot! I can't get enough of this game and to this day I still cherish my SNES copy.

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#7

Jake_homs commented on Look On In Despair At The Hardest Super Mario ...:

Timing the hit on the yellow shell ~ 4:50 was gorgeous. I don't care if it was done frame by frame, I'm still so dang impressed! After watching this, I better stop my complaining about the mario levels I can't beat ;-)

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#11

Jake_homs commented on Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download Fr...:

Little King's Story is fantastic! I'm all for bringing this to the eShop for others to enjoy. I'd also recommend Beyond Good and Evil, another great title that many missed. Finally, I love Zelda games more than anything, but I just couldn't do Skyward Sword due to the control mechanics. I'm sure it's a great game, but for me, I could never get into it and just found myself more frustrated than its worth. With that said, if they would/could change to allow a controller to be used, I'd play it in a heartbeat. I'm sure that'd take away a lot from the game, so I'm not holding my breath.

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#16

Jake_homs commented on Poll: Which New Nintendo 3DS Will You be Buying?:

As I've mentioned in other posts, I have a current XL but yes, I was hoping to upgrade to the new Standard 3DS. Unfortunately, being in NA, that's not possible currently so my plan is just to wait and hope that does get released in time. My XL still works well enough but I want a newer one (with all the 'bells and whistles') but also get a more portable feel. Here's hoping in time that'll be available here in the states.

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#18

Jake_homs commented on Nintendo of America Issues Non-Statement on th...:

It was a poor decision not to release the standard model. I have a current XL but wanted to downsize to a new 3DS, and liked the screen size being between a current 3DS and XL (not to mention the faceplates and button colors). I am disappointed and they lost an immediate pre-order from me. I'll stick with my current XL until they change their minds in the near future (hopefully) and release the standard model.

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#19

Jake_homs commented on New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13...:

As others have said, I'm disappointed they didn't offer NA the smaller 3DS version. I too wanted it for the more "pocketable" size as well as the great buttons. It would have been a no-brainer pre-order for me, now I'm left unsure if I should just buy one now or wait for a possible release of the smaller version.

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#23

Jake_homs commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

I've already pledged to Blossom Tales! Really hope this gets funded, and as you guys said, Castle Pixel (the dev) said even if it doesn't hit the high Wii-U stretch goal, it'll most likely still be planned! Can't wait!

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#35

Jake_homs commented on The Sega Genesis is Now 25 Years Old:

I was the Nintendo fan, and my cousin (only a month younger than I) was the Sega fan. Lots of good Nintendo memories, and right up there were the ones with Sonic on the Genesis. Quite fun!

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#38

Jake_homs commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

I'm loving the work Nintendo is doing to add some variety to this already amazing franchise. The work done in the recent 3DS LBW game was fresh and varied, and made for a fantastic game. They already showed us the 'open world' in Zelda Wii U, and I can only hope that's just the beginning to some more new features in the game. I love the old tried and true (heck, my favorite game of all time is the NES LoZ) but I'm also a big fan of what they may be doing now. Way to go!

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#39

Jake_homs commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ambitious amiibo Pla...:

I will purchase a few of these, but mainly to collect. The images I've seen so far show a high level of detail, and they'll look great on my wall of collectibles. Since I'll most likely purchase some of the games that these'll work with, I may try out that aspect, but I don't see it being the deciding factor that pushes me to buy more.

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#41

Jake_homs commented on Talking Point: Deconstructing Nintendo's Retai...:

I also agree with TruenoGT. I too am a digital fan. I've lost too many games, or had scratched discs that were unplayable. If I have a choice, I opt for the digital version, but many don't so it's nice to see them have the option for the physical discs.

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#42

Jake_homs commented on Official Hyrule Warriors Screens Show Ocarina ...:

Die-hard Zelda fan from the NES days. At first, this game just didn't entice me. I felt bad to admit that, but it was true. But seeing this game take shape over the last few months, and now seeing these absolutely beautiful locales, I'm certainly coming around and may end up getting this on day 1.

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#43

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

@Garuu-Popka That reward would have been awesome! I too am disappointed at these choices. Don't get me wrong, a free gift is a free gift, but it feels like a let-down from the past offerings. Not to mention, I have most of these, which is how I got to be Platinum this year! Seems silly to have these be the only options. I guess there's always next year...

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#49

Jake_homs commented on Talking Point: The Nintendo Figurine Platform ...:

I'm an adult, and I am excited to collect these. They're not for everyone, clearly, but having been a youth in the mid-80s, I grew up on these items and when I can't be playing a game (which is more often than not!) it's fun to see the collectibles in my den. I have a great framed poster of Earthbound and another of all the Zelda weapons and items right above my computer. Again, not for everyone, but for those like me this move by Nintendo could be quite intriguing!