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Lalivero commented on Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the ...:

Shantae and Isaac(Golden Sun). Those are the only two I've pretty much been talking endlessly about and are the only ones I really care about/hope get added at this point, heh.

P.S. I love that Shantae 3DS theme. O:



Lalivero commented on Nintendo Announces Next amiibo Waves And Asks ...:

How can anybody not vote for Shantae? She just seems way to frickin' obvious if you ask me, ha, and has great potential for a unique moveset and she's been a part of Nintendo for some time now:

  • Shantae (original) - GBC
  • Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Dsiware
  • Shantae and the Pirate's Curse - 3DS & Wii U
  • Shantae: Half Genie Hero - upcoming for Wii U

@Cinnamon115 I'm giving a vote to Isaac as well. Where is our Dark Dawn sequel anyways? ;_; Love the Golden Sun series.



Lalivero commented on Nintendo DS And Nintendo 64 Games Finally Comi...:

@joey302 The same reason they're offering Wii downloadable retail games on Wii U, despite you being able to pop in a disk such as Super Mario Galaxy 2?

DS games aren't even that big either.

Back on topic a bit, I agree with others on the 3DS got no love here. >_>



Lalivero commented on Super Mario 3D World and Kirby: Triple Deluxe ...:

@ShadJV That's pretty much what I've decided to do...wait. At least have a few months of being able to hold onto coins and see. Probably won't be anything, but who knows...I'd love to see something pop up randomly for those who are patient to hold out, honestly.



Lalivero commented on New Nintendo 3DS Exploit Makes Japanese System...:

I wish they would just release the standard model or, better yet, as mentioned above, get rid of the irritation that is 'region locking'.

The XL model just isn't personally worth it for the long run...and, on top of that, they couldn't even release any decent colors at that. That 'red' model...just no.

If it wasn't for the tiny bit of (probably pointless) hope that they'll release it sometime later this year, I'd probably go ahead and try this out.



Lalivero commented on Iwata: Embracing Smart Devices Has Made Us Eve...:

Though more awareness is always good(especially when pretty much everyone owns a device you are spreading it on), I have to side with @A01 @Kaze_Memaryu .

Nintendo doesn't want to devalue IP so will still ensure that stuff released on mobile is quality. If someone can get quality stuff for cheap, why the hell would they 'waste'(in their mind) $200-250+ on a separate system/device, not including the prices of individual, 'full games'?



Lalivero commented on Satoru Iwata Emphasizes That There Are "No Exc...:

@DBPirate Actually, if anything, I think Animal Crossing is one of the few IP that would work almost as is. Its relaxed, lasting, 'play in short bursts' appeal is not too unlike how a mobile game is played. It's a frightening fit to that explanation he was giving(wow, it's weird saying that):

"On the other hand, as I just said, games on smart devices require ever-evolving services rather than just being a finished product."

It's one of those games that pretty much continuously has (new) stuff to do and get.



Lalivero commented on Video: This Harmless Exploit Will Help You Gra...:

If you aren't the kinda person who gets many streetpass hits, I don't see the harm in doing it at least for the pink pieces(which you need streetpass for), which would be less tedious as you would just collect blue pieces from using the coins with regular usage and play normally that way.

I have to agree though about upping the coin limit and street pass limits(at least the former), because I tend to walk a crap ton, so it sucks that only 1k steps is counted, as someone said above.

ETA: I, too, find the Honest Abe thing to be pretty funny.



Lalivero commented on Iwata Doesn't Feel amiibo Has Shown Its Full P...:

@Coldpancakes That's actually an interesting idea for those who plan to collect a lot of amiibo figures but want to probably use them on the go with their 3ds's. They could keep their (collectable) figures at home for home use and have a stack of cards for the ones they want to have access to while out and about(because cards obviously take up far less space).

@ElementSponge Exactly what I was thinking when I first read the title. How the heck do you expect them to reach any potential when there are none? The fact that amiibo barely exist has already put off a lot of people from even wanting to check for them because it's just a huge waste of time.



Lalivero commented on Iwata Doesn't Feel amiibo Has Shown Its Full P...:

I agree with everyone who talks about them needing to fix stock issues before they are concerned with other stuff(which goes pretty hand-in-hand with the idea that many buy just for the look). I mean c'mon, half the figures don't even show up on store shelves it seems and you're lucky as heck to even see them in person at all.

Because of this stock mess, it's pretty much made me not interested in amiibo at all.



Lalivero commented on Nintendo Held Back Western Launch Of New 3DS D...:

@WaveBoy I sure as hell don't like them either, ha. I've tried the XL out and, though the 3D(among other features) is great, good grief it just further confirms how much of a pixel-y mess I figured it would be in comparison(got rid of my og XL in favor of a 2DS a ways back).

Majora's Mask(as an example I've used before) looks a heck of a lot better on my 2DS than it does on the n3ds XL. I, too, wish they would get rid of the region lock so I could just simply import one rather than hear the nonsense they keep babbling.

@Rob_mc_1 ...but EU got -both- models...



Lalivero commented on We're Really Feeling It With These Xenoblade C...:

@Spoony_Tech Just as I already said, I'm not the only one to note about the XL being uncomfortable to many with smaller hands? We even have some comments on it above? I personally don't have the portability issue because I carry my systems in my bag usually, so I was addressing the concerns of others there(I -have- tried an XL in a pants pocket of mine, when I originally got one, and while it was fine I can definitely see how it'd be too snug for someone else).

As for the second part, it doesn't require a college degree to get that when the res used for a smaller screen is just thrown onto a bigger screen like they've done, it stretches out. I've even tried out the XL and can personally say that Majora's Mask looks a lot better (crisper, etc.) on my 2DS screen, as one example. This isn't even accounting the 3D, which makes the pixels even more noticeable. If only I had eyes like yours that take even the most horrid screens and adjusts them to look great...

But hey, there's always exceptions though, right?



Lalivero commented on We're Really Feeling It With These Xenoblade C...:

@Donutman You must have only listened to like 5 complaints total then? Numerous posts about the XL have pointed out its portability issues, and what about people who have hands a bit smaller than you? The XL just isn't comfortable for many to hold for that reason - just as you apparently have bigger hands and find the XL better for comfort, not everyone has adult-sized hands, ya know?

Along with that, the system has the same res as the smaller model, which means the picture is just stretched the heck out. It's bad enough the res is pretty crappy on a smaller screen(making it at the least a lot crisper than the XL), but that pixel-yness on the XL model really is annoyingly distracting. I'm far from the only one who has noted this as well.

The faceplates, while still a valid complaint for the lack of, are just one part of the bs that is the mess NoA has been getting itself into lately.

People acting as if this is another act of 'Nintendo is always right!' is just as "annoying" as you feel the supposed hate is.

@CanOn-CanOff I can only hope that that reasoning has some legitimacy(this is NoA we are talking about, heh...). :-l They likely just kept the XL intact because it is the XL size did see that reply we got yesterday where they felt the random need to give relevancy to the original standard model(despite the fact that dang near everybody has confirmed that the model is next to impossible to find at retails due to discontinuation or whatever and isn't even advertised on the official site)? They are making less and less sense the more they supposedly try to explain.



Lalivero commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

@JasonHadouken The 2DS is very comfortable to hold...feels a lot more natural, as well, than that clamshell stuff if you ask me. It's one of those little reasons I feel kinda weird about wanting a n3ds, because I would have to go back to that. If they came out with a n2DS model(doubtful), I'd be all over that. Then again, an ideal model imo would be something similar to the 2DS design(although a bit more 'carry around' friendly) w/ 3D and the enhancements of n3ds.



Lalivero commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

No surprise that they keep making even less sense as time goes on.(where is the OG standard on their site even, anymore, if they're seemingly wanting it to be a relevant choice?)

@Mk_II Then, as noted above by others, why not just rid of the OG standard model(which already seems to be the case as mentioned numerous times) and replace that with the new standard, if they are indeed going to somehow claim that the (old) standard is still relevant as a choice?

ETA: Or just sell it online as others have suggested as well?

@TingLz I guess it would at the very least be a lot -less- confusing than 'new' 3ds XL. Asking for a 3ds pro would better end up with you getting what you want than asking for a 'new 3ds XL' but someone very easily mistaking that for a new (older) '3ds xl'. <-- good grief, heh.



Lalivero commented on Best Buy Is Cancelling Majora's Mask New 3DS X...:

@BlatantlyHeroic I can see where you are getting at, but wouldn't it be a catch 22 anyways? I mean, alongside a number of families having multiple consoles in one order, it opens the doors for scalpers to order like 3 million consoles a piece(who would probably notice it before many families would), and plenty of families likely wouldn't get theirs anyways... :-l

And ditto about the covers...

@JellySplat That probably would've been a little more fair in a scenario like that I suppose.



Lalivero commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

@rjejr There are also people out there who can't see 3D anyways, not just kids? In that sense, it can be considered gimmick-y. It's just a cheaper alternative model anyway you look at it, for anybody really. And, despite the likeliness of stock not being ready before, you can consider the launch of the 'new 3DS (XL)' being so soon after the holidays as a reason to burn down N HQ in that case.

That whole 'we have a 2DS' is also a poor excuse if they really want to use it, considering EU got the standard model. That's pretty frickin' laughable actually.



Lalivero commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

Well it's on them really if my money means nothing to them; I'll be content with my 2DS for the foreseeable future, as I have no interest in the 'new XL'. Will definitely make a call though to give my own direct input soon-ish.

@rjejr Then it seems a bit strange that, even if they would only focus on that and the 2DS, the latter hasn't gotten word on any kinda upgrade...maybe they could actually -somewhat- right this wrong(for now). I'm not even a kid and, 3D aside, I find the 2DS form to be highly superior to the clamshell design(though it's pretty silly to say the 2DS is the kiddy model anyways, imo). Even 'kids' would want to have access to any further exclusive games and such coming out.

@KillScottKill Agree with that post. The XL is pretty much a pixel-y mess imo. The new standard seems to apparently hit a sweet spot in size when it comes to that.



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

@Caryslan Despite liking the 3D so the enhanced 3D had me hopeful, I have to agree with you there a lot. I got rid of my original XL and got my sea green 2DS and have been gaming on that since and would love if they brought out a 'new' 2DS. It's the very least they could do if NoA wants to screw us over by not offering the standard n3ds model that -everyone else- gets.(it would also make more sense to allow 2DS owners to enjoy the new games and such if they really aren't planning to release the standard anymore for whatever stupid reason).

The 2DS is very comfortable to hold and I kinda hate the clamshell design, among other things, so a slight screen size increase like the standard n3ds(since the og 2DS and 3DS are the same as well) along with the other enhancements and I'd be set for a n'2'DS.

(Though my -ideal- desire would be a system with the 2DS form but with 3D, ha)



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

@AdanVC Ditto.

There should've been a 'sticking with my current 2DS' option in the first poll, heh(or just lumped in with the same option for original 3DS).

Either way, because of the lack of the standard model of the n3DS(along with everything that personally makes it better), I have no interest in upgrading to a 'new' model for the foreseeable future. 2DS love all day e'ryday it is then!



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

@JaxonH The whole positivity/negativity thing was more a general statement on my part, too, to put that out there.

I know some internet people are probably doing this for the heck of it, but I know (of) people who are actually calling NoA to ask questions about why it isn't making its way here.

It's a shame that we at least weren't given some kind of ambassador promotion like EU with the standard though. Can't even import a model because of region locking(which would've lessened the blow). :-l



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

@JaxonH The XL is only better in that it is easier to see, if we're only talking the screen size(which also makes the pixel-y mess that is the same res easier as well, which ruins it's appeal otherwise personally). The new standard also appears to have found more of a sweet spot with size in that regard because it is bigger than the original's screen.

And this is ignoring blatantly questionable decisions regarding the N3DS such as missing out on face plates, etc.

Blindly looking at only positives and not addressing potential issues(that have next to -no- good reason stated for them at that) is just as bad as only looking at the negatives.

As @ShikabaneHime13 said, it's almost amusing in a way because EVERYONE ELSE gets it but NA, despite the XL pretty much selling better elsewhere as well. N may as well have not released the standard at all if popularity was an issue, which further calls out the poor excuse given.

Ah well I suppose. -If- we for some bizarre reason don't get the standard, any exclusives can wait for the next gen then(since they tend to keep bc).



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

As someone already pointed out on the forum, do they not actually read over these kinda statements before putting them out? It makes no sense at all really...I mean look:

"Different territories make their own business decisions regarding individual products and timing. We think New Nintendo 3DS XL makes the most sense for our market. Nintendo makes different systems at different price points for a whole range of consumers, and New Nintendo 3DS XL simply expands those choices even further."

So, by limiting us to the XL and not giving us the option for the standard -at all-(as of yet), our choices are expanded? Unless that 'simply' is put in there to mean 'expand, but just a little', it is doing the exact opposite.

I guess my 2DS will apparently be getting more use until we hear a further announcement(-if- we do), because they clearly aren't interested in my(and others') cash. :-l



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

@Ps4all There actually is a way(think because there actually is a link now with NNID and stuff), but it's a bit of a hassle and it appears you lose your saves and plaza puzzles, etc., so likely isn't worth it if you have a ton of stuff.

As for the trade in, it might depend on your employees but, when I traded one of my old in before at a nearby town's GS, they let me buy the new system for the trade-in difference and allowed me to transfer my stuff but I ofc had to do a transfer while at the store(so you'd need internet access obviously). It probably was a rarer exception and who knows if I could do it again, but there are some people like that out there. :)



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

Looks like I may hold out on buying a new 3DS after all, if I bother(will have to see later releases). Why couldn't they at least given us an Ambassador option, so they wouldn't have to pump out to the masses if they so chose not to? Can't even bother importing one because titles won't be compatible due to region lock, etc.

This really sucks because it is the one I have been wanting for the face plates, etc.(it also seems to be a sweet spot in screen size). I'm really not that interested in the pixel-y-ness of the XL, so eh. :-l

Loved the direct but this was disappointment.

@Spoony I never understood the whole 'can't fit in your pocket thing, unless you either have no pockets or are wearing super tight pants/skinny jeans. I wear regular sized jeans and stuff and have even gotten my 2DS into a pocket(though that is a little snug and won't happen regularly ofc).

Speaking of 2DS though, I wonder why people are so against it. I personally feel the 2DS design is far superior than the 3DS. If the 2DS had the same design as now, but with 3D and the bits of the 3DS, I'd snap that up in a heartbeat. I do not care for the clamshell design, particularly after how comfortable it is to use my 2DS.