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Kaze_Memaryu

Kaze_Memaryu

Avid admirer of Action Girls!

Male, 24, Germany

I write Game Concepts and Stories all day, so if you need help with an idea, or an idea to begin with, I'll see if I can help!

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Kaze_Memaryu

#2

Kaze_Memaryu commented on Xenoblade Chronicles 3D First Print to Come Wi...:

@Mus1cLov3r Wait, now you misunderstand me. I didn't expect Monolith to include ANY soundtrack in the bundle, instead restocking the full soundtrack separately.
But of course you're right on that: not only is the soundtrack comparably pricey, it's also 3 or 4 discs in size - packing that together with the game would be worth the "Limited Edition" label if, anything. Hoping to get that with just the game would be too much without a noticeable increase in pricing.

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#3

Kaze_Memaryu commented on Review: Gunman Clive 2 (3DS eShop):

90 minutes? Thaaaaaaats a bit too short for my taste, even if it's cheap. I'll wait. The first game wasn't enough for that 1€ it cost me, since it took me just two hours to 100% every character.

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#5

Kaze_Memaryu commented on Review: Monster Combine TD (3DS eShop):

The general art style is nice, but seeing how the monster sprites are looking like they're from a completely different artist, this seems more like a random mash-up of things to come close enough to Plants Vs. Zombies in terms of gameplay.
Maybe I'll get it at some point, doesn't seem likely though, since I hate Tower Defense games...

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#6

Kaze_Memaryu commented on Masahiro Sakurai Once Again Highlights The Pos...:

While I'm not a fan of Sakurai's recent "efforts", I'd like to see him in a sort of supervisor role, similarly to Miyamoto. It's his ideas and openness to crazy concepts that make his titles stand out - and Kirby definitely wouldn't remain the same without him.

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#8

Kaze_Memaryu commented on 3DS Web Browser Exploit Allows Game Boy Color ...:

@MasterBlaster I do, point invalidated.

@babbeltje That matters how?

@Geonjaha Do I have to draw you a damn picture?!
If Nintendo blocked a region-bypass method that was just that, there would've been a massive outrage, and they would experience immense pressure. We lost that opportunity for nothing. If we complain about this getting patched out now, Nintendo will just point at this stupid ROM load trick and call it a day.
It doesn't matter why Nintendo committed themselves to region-locking: it's still a suicidal move for them to block a method that bypasses region-checking without enraging those affected by it, and many supporters in general.

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#10

Kaze_Memaryu commented on Xenoblade Chronicles 3D First Print to Come Wi...:

@Mus1cLov3r Then tell me: what use is this incomplete soundtrack if someone wants the whole thing? Nothing.
People who want soundtracks want the entire soundtrack, so they're gonna go and get that, meaning they'll buy it. And snip, the selection is worthless to them.
And people who don't care for the soundtrack have no use for this to begin with, making the selection worthless as well.

See the pattern? This oh-so-generous soundtrack selection is worthless to either side, no matter how you look at it. No point in defending useless practices.

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#11

Kaze_Memaryu commented on 3DS Web Browser Exploit Allows Game Boy Color ...:

@ShanaUnite That's completely besides the point. This isn't about what Nintendo implements/enforces, but about what we make of such exploits.
Just look at this: we had a region-unlock in our hands! Regardless of what Nintendo might think of it, we had the chance to prove that we can support that, and show clear interest in imported games.
But look at it now: all these people are doing is showing how utterly pathetic they are in their greedy aspirations! We lost an entire argument because of this, and NOBODY can hold it against Nintendo that they're patching this! It's just plain sickening how people fawn over this, even here in the comments, and they're even proud of this!
We had a great opportunity to prove a point, but instead these morons committed murder in court.

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#12

Kaze_Memaryu commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Flirtation With Micr...:

@JaxonH For the most part, I agree to your points. Making use of microtransactions is a choice, after all, and it's only abuse if you have absolutely no means of progress in a game without them.
The only part I stumble over is Nintendo's target audience with Pokémon Shuffle. As others noted before, it's very easy to manipulate kids into spending money on something as superficial as "continues" in a game that grants you enough tries per day by default.

I think a good middle ground for Pokémon Shuffle would be the Wii Sports Club approach: single continues for very little cash, and a single-payment full pass for unlimited tries.

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#13

Kaze_Memaryu commented on Xenoblade Chronicles 3D First Print to Come Wi...:

@Mus1cLov3r Generosity is always subjective, and this is just pointless. 12 out of more than 80 (in words: eighty) songs is a waste of time and resources. I believe people like to call this a "tease", and teasing is more annoying than anything.
Besides, I'm not asking for anything for free. I'd prefer not to have the soundtrack included in this at all. Instead, they should release the FULL soundtrack for purchase.

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#14

Kaze_Memaryu commented on 3DS Web Browser Exploit Allows Game Boy Color ...:

@Geonjaha That's nonsense and you know it. The previous exploit did exactly what people wanted: bypass region-locking. Everything was cool. But no, some jerkfaces just can't get enough and have to resort to the illegal way YET AGAIN!
Besides, GBC ROM's have nothing to with region-locking to begin with, it's just plain stupidity at its finest. "We finally have what we wanted all this time! Let's ruin it with ROM playback!"

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#16

Kaze_Memaryu commented on 3DS Web Browser Exploit Allows Game Boy Color ...:

Well, thanks to those jerks, Nintendo now has a reason to shoot down the region-free exploit. Just great - we lose an important feature just so that some pathetic cheapskates can play their goddamn ROMs wherever the hell they want...

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#18

Kaze_Memaryu commented on This Is What Happened When A Kid Pitched Super...:

@Savino Ehh, tumblr might be interested in your exaggerated white-knighting.
But just to note: nobody said Nintendo is nice to everyone, you hero. But they're definitely more consumer-friendly than most other companies in this world - and last time I checked, Congo had more pressing issues than wanting to get attention from Nintendo, so try and look for a better scapegoat, will ya?

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#20

Kaze_Memaryu commented on Video: 90's Arcade Racer Is Still Alive, And H...:

@Quorthon Okay, that's good to know! I really never thought that much about the racing genre, so I wasn't aware of some details! Thanks for the heads up, mate!
Oh, and I agree with you: I also prefer arcade racers a lot over simiulations, and thanks to you, I finally know it myself.

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#21

Kaze_Memaryu commented on Poll: Which Current Generation Nintendo Soundt...:

Xenoblade, closely followed by Kid Icarus: Uprising!

But how can anyone seriously claim that Smash Bros. has a good soundtrack when most of it isn't even Smash Bros.? And what few tracks are there are all just the same godawful tunes over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over* and over*.
It's one thing when people say there's a good music selection overall, but it's just hypocritical to state that Super Smadh Bros. 3D/Unite has a great soundtrack, since almost every single original piece is the very same leitmotif.

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#27

Kaze_Memaryu commented on Weirdness: Yoshi's Island is Rather Different ...:

@KribyKirbyKirby I second that.
It's a neat effort, but that doesn't mean it's getting a free-pass. It looks terribly stiff, bland, and has some very confusing setups (like the egg-popping sound going off the moment an enemy gets dragged close enough to the mouth). The creator(s) should've taken more time to show off a seemingly playable version instead of just going for the one-off joke he could've brought into perspective with a comic just as well.

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#29

Kaze_Memaryu commented on Video: New Nintendo 3DS In-Depth Review: Episo...:

@iPWNoobs Oh, give it a rest! The regular N3DS isn't just about the faceplates - the size, battery power, general pricing, and handling are way different from the XL.
Not everyone is willing to fork over more money for more material, but less features. Besides, what reason people want the N3DS for is entirely up to them, so don't go "wrong" people on their preferences.

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#30

Kaze_Memaryu commented on New Pokkén Tournament Controller and Gameplay...:

From a visual standpoint, this looks very nice. Varied animations, cool effects, and some really epic Super Moves.
But the gameplay... worse than I imagined. Apparently, this is very similar to the combat system of the Naruto Ninja Storm games, and that means spam, spam, and infuriating loads of even more spam - and the stream delivers right away.
As for the controller: it's dumb. A fighting game that emphasizes free movement does NOT work with a D-Pad!

I don't know what to think of this, but so far, it's shaping up to be a nice-to-look-at, but terrible-gameplay kind of game. Ugh....

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#31

Kaze_Memaryu commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

@Quorthon I heard numerous statements on developer forums, where some people confirmed thst they have to pay the server costs - what I completely missed, though, is that it's Sony who do it that way. Sorry for not clarifying...
From what I can gather, Microsoft seems to really offer their services to dev's for free, but "reclaim" this investment through higher profit shares, but info on that seems somewhat contradicting right now. Stupid silencer clauses...

As for the consewuences on DDoS attacks: I can definitely see your point on that, and I'm actually completely against shifting the blame on the platform providers, since DDoS attacks seem to be pretty much impossible to prevent (something I wasn't aware of until recently). But at the same time, this kind of stuff is a risk factor they need to account for (and normally do with mirror/backup servers).

But then, if someone hacked into your personal computer and stole all your nude selfies, would you be at fault for taking those pictures in the first place?

An interesting example. Of corse, you can't be blamed for such things, but at the same time, it's careless to do so, either way, since smart devices and PC's are regularly proven to not have sifficientsecurity possibilities to block ANY hacking attempt.. It's like locking a diamond in a safe, only to throw the safe on the middle of the broadway - someone will eventually feel challenged to try and get the contents.

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#32

Kaze_Memaryu commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

@Quorthon Okay, no. You misunderstand me. I'm not saying that PS+/XBL Gold are a rip-off, these are just unfair towards the market since they encourage not getting games at full price, regardless of how good it might be.

The rip-off is that you HAVE to use this service to play online games.

When a game is supposed to offer online functions, the developer must contact Sony/M$ and order server space for that. Then, the developer pays the FULL server costs ahead of time (depending on how long they want the servers to be online), and both Sony AND Microsoft claim that they NEED to make online a paid service despite having covered all costs already.
The joke is that no developer can get around this - even when their servers are superior (like Guilty Gear XRD, which has more input lag on PS4 than PS3).
As for DDOS attacks: it's their responsibility to deal with such things, not ours. Making the consumer pay for their problems is quite arrogant, and in no ways justifiable.

Look at it this way: all online-supporting PS3 games offer this online feature for free - because the player already paid for the online aspect through purchasing the game. The price point of PS4 games is even higher, but all of a sudden, servers are supposed to be super-expensive? It's the dumbest lie people could ever fall for.
Now, I am well-aware that some PS3 games had lackluster online performance, but PS4 doesn't even come close to improving that properly, since these servers are NEVER dedicated, meaning they're technically faster, but still way too slow.

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#33

Kaze_Memaryu commented on Video: A New Game Theory for Pokémon Lore Get...:

This isn't a theory for the most part, it's the most obnoxious and lazy justification nobody ever needed. And GameFreak themselves stirred this junk into a gross batch of idiocy.
They pretty much ruined any kind of limitation to the story with the Delta Episode, establishing that any stretch of in-universe logic can be conveniently bypassed by simply shoehorning another parallel dimension into it. At this point, Pokémon lore has lost all of its value, and I don't care what Nintendo or GameFreak says about it: Delta Episode is NOT CANON, simply for being the worst kind of deus ex machina in existence and effectively even contradicting the Pokémon logic at its core.

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#34

Kaze_Memaryu commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

Seeing the despicable kinds of people who barely buy any games outside of special offerings or sales basically wait even on their most-wanted titles, I think premium subscriptions are the worst option Nintendo could strive for.
Conditional promotions are much more appropriate, since they ensure that stingy lurkers get what they deserve (basically nothing), while actual loyal customers receive promotions that probably have a good chance fitting their general interests.

@Superryanworld The Approach Sony/M$ do with their latest devices is a blatant rip-off since it's mandatory for online play, yet neither company loses a cent through since "their" servers are paid by developers/publishers, so they cash in twice for the same "service" without ever offering more than basic online quality, and by flat-out lying to consumers about the reason online is subscription-based.
The approach for PS3 was much more favourable, seeing how it basically was a premium service, nothing more.

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#35

Kaze_Memaryu commented on Poll: As amiibo Expands and Evolves, Which Fea...:

Amiibo is kinda losing me as a WiiU accessory, since the implementation in games so far has been a waste of time, and upcoming titles don't make me care more for the features, either.

At this point, I'll probably just get my amiibo harem, and then hope for Nintendo to allow 3rd-party developers to add their characters to the amiibo range. That's the only thing that could revive my interest.

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#38

Kaze_Memaryu commented on Project Treasure Is Bandai Namco's Wii U Exclu...:

@Mus1cLov3r I don't have a problem with you liking their stuff, but I'm not one to let the lack in quality slide. Tales of games suffer from increasingly terrible writing and unoriginal characters, their animé games are so plain that a sandbox (the actual kind you see on playgrounds) is more fun, and their "fighters" all fail at the balancing of all things.
That said, this is just my opinion (except for the balancing, that has a clear definition), so what you make of this is entirely up to you.

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#39

Kaze_Memaryu commented on New Exploit Makes The 3DS Region Free Without ...:

Okay, this is pretty awesome! I just hope this won't turn into a bigger kind of exploit.

@nintendomasterr I think Iwata mentioned in an interview that it's only a few lines of code that make up the region-lock, so yes, it would be child's play for them to get rid of it. Sadly, they don't.

@Damo Small mistake: the 3DS isn't the first region-locked Nintendo handheld - it's the DSi.

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#42

Kaze_Memaryu commented on Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Due in Ma...:

@Kirk In all honesty, that's nonsense. Nintendo never dealt with cross-buy before, so simply expecting them to jump the bandwagon is delusional to begin with. Also, greedy customer = bad customer. Supporting bad practices only leads to them becoming a bad standard (see paid online on consoles).

Besides, cross-buy features definitely won't help the WiiU in terms of sales figures; going by that logic, VITA would be selling like hotcakes (hint: it isn't).

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#45

Kaze_Memaryu commented on Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Due in Ma...:

@Kirk I don't see how criticizing the idea behind cross-buy makes me a fanboy, but suit yourself.
But what I'm talking about is that people decide which platform they want a game on. And if they're suddenly not satisfied with their own decision anymore, it's their own problem.
Why should any developer be obligated to take the indecisiveness of people into consideration? Why should they care about greedy demands like this? Well, they do, but that doesn't make it any more logical.
Cross-buy is one of these convenience factors that people just want because somebody started doing it, not because they actually deserve it. If anything, a cross-buy should be limited to discounts, at best. If you don't wanna pay twice for a game, don't buy it twice, simple as that.

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#47

Kaze_Memaryu commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Hits Japan on 29th April:

I suspect a summer/early autumn release, considering localization was almost parallel to development. And even though this game is clearly bigger than its predecessor, I doubt it will take until winter.
It's most likely in Nintendo's best interest not to place Xenoblade X and Zelda too close to each other, anyway,

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#49

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

Bad move, Nintendo. It's a very premature projection to just assume nobody wants a more compact handheld with interchangeable covers. It's a completely different kind of appeal, and now that there are some very important handling differences (the space between the face buttons and C-Stick, the distance between the upper corners and ZL/ZR), it's even more important to give players an option.
I'm glad this won't happen in Europe, but this is still a decision many can't understand, because it's nonsensical, frankly.