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LordGeovanni commented on 3DS Version Of Dragon Quest VIII To Feature Br...:

I think I'm getting sick of all the Dragon Quest news not featuring localisation news. This ending mentioned is probably just a bad ending that anyone can guess if they played the original. But still it is frustrating to hear more news about a game I may never get.



LordGeovanni commented on Final Fantasy Explorers is Journeying To The W...:

So this gets localisation but eight Dragon Quest in a row don't? This is why I don't like SE. If it wasn't for Nintendo, we would still be waiting for the DS remake of 6 and 9 too. But "JRPGs don't sell in the West". So just send more FF instead. Idiots.



LordGeovanni commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

@Dr_Lugae (referencing post #107)

I see your point with Nintendo needing to drop support for 1st party and advertising 3rd party specials and DLC exclusives, it actually made me stop to post although I wasnt planning to any more.

The biggest problem with Nintendo having that concept is that gaming is all that Nintendo is. 1st party doesnt sell on Xbox? Microsoft still has PC. 1st party doesnt sell on PS? Sony still has movies, physical devices, Blu Ray...

Nintendo has... games. That is all. It isnt like Nintendo can afford to survive on only console sales. They still have workers to pay and corporate Board Members to feed.

I dont feel as though you disagree either. I just wanted to say that. I dont see Nintendo surviving as 3rd Party. I just dont. But I also dont see Nintendo able to survive without their 1st Party lineup.



LordGeovanni commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

The biggest problem that I have with 3rd-Party companies is that they seem to think a scattershot method works on games.

Let me clarify with example, EA. They have both of the exact issue I detailed and it is the best example I can think of:
''First'', they make a game but make it for as many systems that they can. This causes people to not explore other systems. If they can get the game they want already for a system they own, the chance of that fan getting another system lowers. And the options available with the systems does not get explored. So things like the GamePad still look stupid to the PS4/XboxOne fans because they havent experienced the Pad or its Off-TV Play and other capabilities.
''Second", is the quick reload that they have on games. Why should I as a casual (or not even that) sports gamer care for the newest Basketball or Football (or Futbol ) game when it costs $60 and the same game that was released 9~15 months ago is now already bargain bin for $20 or less... 6 months after it was released? The constant "basic" upgrade and then spamming Christmas for new releases hurts a lot more than you think.

Super Mario Galaxy has only had one sequel (two games total). I am certain that if/when it has a third game, there will be much demand, but that is also because of much more quality and improvements. Much more than is capable with a yearly Port-to-everything game.

If you want further proof of how this damages the systems overall, just look at Ubisoft. System EXCLUSIVE Rayman was reduced to a YEAR wait past the system's release. And it wasnt even Exclusive any more. In fact, the ONLY system that didnt get it was a Nintendo one. The 3DS. (YES, it was on the PSVita too.) That just encouraged PS and Xbox gamers to ignore Nintendo (and save their $ from buying what they believe to be a garbage system), and praise Ubisoft for giving them the game too. At the same time, people who supported Nintendo and Ubisoft in order to get the Rayman EXCLUSIVE were left sour and holding a bag of rotten apples. Game was LATE, Not Exclusive as promised, and Nintendo lost out. But Ubisoft got $ from the PS and Xbox gamers, right? Good Job Ubisoft! /sarcasm



LordGeovanni commented on The Square Enix Teases for Dragon Quest 3DS Lo...:

I love dragon quest so much. If the only way for me to get dragon quest 7 in states was to purchase two new 3DS XLs (I have been holding out for a Standard), AND having to cook and EAT my left shoe, I would cook my right shoe too, "just in case".

But it isn't like I am eager to give SE my money I suppose...



LordGeovanni commented on Square Enix Shuts Down Dragon Quest VII Fan Tr...:

A cease and desist for something like this should also come with an announcement of a translation coming. This still leave the possibility of them not doing anything for the fans. It is right out insulting for them to stop fans from making a translation when they themselves feel it is too expensive.

Until they provide more info, I am considering this SE's way of yelling at us that we're not allowed to play the game no matter what.



LordGeovanni commented on Smash Bros. Presentation Confirms Ryu and Mii ...:

I want all four of the ones above. As well as Roy (and all the other FEs still)

And I will probably get one or two of the Mii Fighter amiibo. Mewtwo as well. But I still need to get Dark Pit and Olimar. Maybe Dr. Mario and Bowser Jr.



LordGeovanni commented on Sonic Dash Passes 100 Million Smart Device Dow...:

I hope this continues to work out for Sega, but I dont like mobile. I stay as far away as I can, it doesnt feel like a platform made for games (it isnt) and therefore anything made just feels like it lacks polish to me. I would rather ust stick with my 3DS, Wii U and PS3 (and hopefully soon, PS4).



LordGeovanni commented on Hands On: Checking Out Splatoon's Freshly Unlo...:

Ranked seems a slap in the face to me. I have already thought of at least 4 different methods that they could have some competition in 4v4. They currently use two of them. King of the Hill (the current "Ranked") is just incredibly insulting to anyone wanting Rollers as their main weapon. I have noticed that the Zones are lower and if it isnt the Chargers sniping you before you have your weapon out, it is the Splatters raining on you before you can do anything either. Rollers need their weapon out for inking. If you ''fall'' you LOSE the Roller. You have to pull it out again. Or at least have to wait for your Inkling to get ready to move. ALL the ones seem to be in lower areas. This causes Rollers to STAND STILL and they already suffer from distance fighting.

I thought that Nintendo said that they made each of the games balanced for whatever style of play (weapon) you like? The game flat out states that Chargers are King and while not saying it, Rollers are most certainly Tier 4.

This also does nothing to talk about how the Rankings are based solely on you winning the match, regardless of your strength. And top that with the COMPLETE LOSS of exp, coin, and equip upgrade if you lose and it is not worth my time. I already lost 4 of 5 matches, including ALL the ranking points I earned in the second game, and walked away with 1300 coin and exp after half an hour. I would have that in about 7 minutes in regular battle.



LordGeovanni commented on Reaction: There is a Positive Angle to Nintend...:

@mjc0961 #1

There are three major issues with pre-orders. The three issues are the people involved.
First you have the company producing the game. In this case, Nintendo. Pre-orders should be something that the company uses to judge interest in the game. If you have 10,000 pre-orders for a game, it might not be all that interesting to the customers and therefore the company should buck up and get out to showing the customers why the game is so good. If the pre-order amount is higher, like 250,000 copies then Nintendo needs to buck up and produce that many copies earlier on.
Second problem is the selling company. Take for example, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Whoever. Now this is the part where things get iffy... They usually have a HARD LIMIT on how many pre-orders they can sell. While this isnt the point of pre-orders, they still need to Work Within That Limit. Best Buy selling thousands of Majora edition New 3DS XLs just to cancel is a plague on pre-orders. A pre-order is a contract for purchase. If they cannot fulfill the contract they shouldn't sign the deal. They need to gather the pre-orders and then bring them to Nintendo and ask for more FIRST.
Third group is the customer. You. Me. That guy by the telephone pole. Whoever. We get pre-orders for three reasons. First is the pre-order bonus. I like this a lot. It helps us show interest in the game, it gives us a bonus for dropping money early, it allows collectibles that are frequently difficult to obtain in other ways, and it is GUARANTEED if you pre-order. (Of course this doesnt apply when the bonus isnt made enough, that is a fault of the company). Second reason is to support the company and game that we are buying. How will Nintendo know we want that game or amiibo if no one pre-orders it? Then Nintendo should limit production so that they dont make too many. You make for the demand. The pre-order defines the demand. The third reason is actually tied in here. The pre-order GETS US THE GAME. Nintendo has played smarter with the amount of games, systems, and toys made. We have ALL felt the lack of a game, toy, or system. Pre-orders get us those games. If the pre-order failed, it was because of the selling company (Best Buy, Target, etc...). That still doesnt mean that pre-orders are bad, because it is also how I ensure that I got my amiibos and how I got my games.

For you to support the cancellation of pre-orders is insane. pre-orders are essential for Nintendo to know how many games to make. Do you want MORE shortages? Because that is what will happen. And I cannot blame Nintendo if they have NOTHING saying the interest in their game.

@bizcuthammer #40

Quote for Truth.



LordGeovanni commented on Talking Point: Mario Maker Can Be A Game Chang...:

I really hope that a Zelda Maker is coming. And soon. While it would be a bit repetitive compared to the other IPs that never get anything, I think that people would really enjoy playing through a dungeon designed by other players. And unlike Mario, Zelda is harder to ROM hack so it would be a fresh experience for those players too.

And we already know that Zelda 1, LttP, and LA can be different skins.



LordGeovanni commented on First Impressions: The Addictive Futility of t...:

South New Jersey checking in. I seem to have "enough" Streetpass hits here. But I DO have to use the Streetpass Relays for my hits. With my 3(!) McDonalds and Home Depot around, I can get a bunch quick. This would be awesome if I didnt have to go a little out of the way for the Home Depot and one of the McDonalds, but I still have two Relays right on my usual paths. In addition, I have a second 3DS so I will always be able to play (and with a 2 Play Coin/game discount )

As for the three new items:

Ultimate Angler seems well designed. It is spaced out and rewards multiple SP brought in at the same time. It also allows a nice amount of design to share and the levels and upgrades are built for you to understand what is going on.

Battleground Z is interesting for me too. The levels are clear in their requirements, the additional "metals" for additional challenge adds replay (slightly), and not having to store the weapons allows me the fluid motion between weapons instead of Monster Manor where I was constantly pressed to improve my weapons and keep 3+ weapons around for improved damage.

And finally, the "VIP" room. It is a bit weird. It (currently) has only 4 benefits and those vary based on your impressions and importance. The first is the "VIP" Room itself. If you collect over 1000 (non-Invitation) Miis, you PERMANENTLY lose access to the oldest Mii for the games. While this sounds silly for purposes of using the Miis in the games, the Special Spotpass Miis are included in this. They usually give an additional benefit to the game when they are recruited, so this is welcome to prevent them from expiring. Second, the "Birthday Collector". Basically, it is little more than a Puzzle Swap where the other person can only give you one day out of 366. It also has several Plaza Tickets involved which allows me to get the newest hats (and speech bubbles) quickly. It also claims to give more Tickets than the other games (combined?). The final two things are REALLY minor, however. Simply the ability to change the music playing in the Plaza, and the ability to play the music from the Music Player through headphones while the game is in Sleep Mode. This also is highly inferior, (by what I understand) because it doesnt seem like there is a way to control or modify the list of songs playing. I havent looked into this all that much, however. I could easily be mistaken on this.



LordGeovanni commented on Reminder: This is Your Last Day to Register Pr...:

I waited until the last few days to go looking for codes for that reason. I also only took codes from games that were Pre-owned. Technically, GameStop classifies them as "promotional inserts" which means they are the same as bonus material. They are actually ordered to remove them and destroy them but no one ever does that with bonus material in that company, maybe keep it for themselves, but not destroy them.



LordGeovanni commented on Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the...:

Excellent topic. I feel exactly the same. Announcing the "NX" or delaying the Zelda means nothing to be honest. "NX" is still in the timeline of 5~6 year turnaround for gens. And even if it is early, 4~5 years, we still have at least another 2 in my honest opinion. And Zelda games have a ~5 year turn around. WW was 2002, TP was 2006. Skyward was in 2011. Next should be 2016, no? Even if you show that OoT -> MM was a year and a half, and MM -> was 2.5 years, really the time between the major (console) releases has slowly widened. If we went off the extreme, I would expect it late 2017. But I fully expect it around Nov.-Dec. 2016



LordGeovanni commented on Reminder: This is Your Last Day to Register Pr...:

Was actually thinking of attempting to contact you guys to make an article about this. I somehow managed to get over 4000 coins by raiding my local (and not so local) GameStops. The guys there have been very helpful in allowing me to search and I made a bunch of friends too. I already picked up the Zelda Messenger Bag and an 18 Game Case.

Still thinking about the Puzzle or Smash Bros. Posters (version 2). Maybe will buy a few games, but probably will buy a bunch more of the 18 Game Cases. I already have 5 but they get full SO fast



LordGeovanni commented on Mobile Developers Extremely Positive About Nin...:


If it goes the way I understand, DeNA is in charge of it. This is also under my impression that there will be more DL games and less Physical rewards. I honestly have put off buying anything from NA CN until I collect all the coins I can in order to get everything I want and shop accordingly. Games that I can buy? Not exclusives. So I dont want to spend coins on that when there are physical exclusives also available.

Additionally, I worry that DeNA will focus on getting something for all the different video game avenues (phone, Tablet, PC, Wii U, 3DS, NX). If we had issues just getting basic things for Wii U and 3DS, I fear 6 different focuses will stretch Nintendo too much.

But this is all just my fears.



LordGeovanni commented on Mobile Developers Extremely Positive About Nin...:

As long as Nintendo doesnt divert the normal amount of attention they give to their Handheld and Consoles, I really could care less about mobile games. Even better, if there is additional life brought to the games through mobile games interacting, I will just consider it DLC and go from there.

If there is a monthly/yearly subscription, I 'may' decide to go for it, or not. It depends on the content I get. I am worried about the "New Club Nintendo" system they are putting into place, however.

Honestly, I would love to see Nintendo make games and DeNA take over with the finalization of online play and interaction. I think Nintendo's strength is not online and if DeNA takes over that aspect, I am sure we will see more Nintendo magic brewing. I think that is what DeNA is looking for too.



LordGeovanni commented on The Wanderer Class and One Month of Free DLC R...:

Was already Pre-ordered for me. With it being Etrian and Mystery Dungeon, I knew I needed it. Etrian is relatively new to me (only really played IV), I love a good Roguelike so Mystery Dungeon was already in my wallet.

Free DLC? Sure. But it isnt changing my mind on buying any sooner



LordGeovanni commented on Review: Flipnote Studio 3D (3DS eShop):

I was joking, It seems NA and PAL can NEVER get a full game at times. Either No Export occurs, Reduction in content occurs, Scaled Back Extras occurs, or a reissued "Master" version comes out almost immediately that is No Export. (Thanks SquareEnix).



LordGeovanni commented on Review: Flipnote Studio 3D (3DS eShop):

I was much Hyped for this because I never had a DSi. Without the Online though, I wouldnt give it more than a 4/10. It feels like there is a large missing element from this. Like something was planned and never developed. Or perhaps was stripped out of it instead because we shouldnt get the full game so easily. :/



LordGeovanni commented on Nintendo YouTube Creators Program Update Clari...:

I think this is actually better than the news last week. It shows a large amount of interest, regardless of the "highest viewed" members scorning the concept. It also details rules a bit clearer and prevents some of the miscommunication that has been happening. It is still sad to see that ONLY the approved games are allowed to be on the channel, but that isn't stopping anyone from making a new channel to host only the Nintendo specific videos.In fact, it is encouraged with an extra 10%.

And since this is still a Beta, I think the games allowed will grow quickly after this Trial Run is over.



LordGeovanni commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

I have also thought about a few things to also bring to this table:

With ALL the games that I have seen through YT and the like, I have only been interested in buying three. Cave Story (which I did buy), Spelunky (which I am looking into options for), and Minecraft (which I dont want to buy because of its current owner). ALL the others I have had the same type of response: "Why would I want to play a game that I already know the story of?"

This is even further amplified from Nintendo's own response to questions concerning a SE style Adventure Mode in SSB4.



LordGeovanni commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

I read through your entire comment and realized that I made a mistake with your previous post. I read it as "half the posts (the half defending Nintendo) did nothing to support their stance". I apologize for this error.

In better news, I think that you should reread MY post.
Nintendo shouldn't be FORCED to accept "free advertising". You questioned why I said that even though I detailed reasons later in the post.
NintendoLife is not making videos for the purpose of getting money. They are a news site. Distribution of information (release schedules, sneak peeks, reviews) are expected. Additionally, they ARE supported by Nintendo already. This is shown with NL constantly mentioning contacts with Nintendo representatives and the Review Copies of games given to them often.
And you also asked why Nintendo would lose Mario or Zelda? I ALSO detailed that answer in the first post. Check again. Or look into why "Band-Aid" changed their name to "Band-Aid Brand". It wasn't really by their choice...

And so what if Nintendo acts like an old man? The company has been around for over 125 YEARS. I would think that they seem to understand running a company better than you. Again, the sales are what matter. If Nintendo is doing everything "so wrong" and "against the grain", then they should have died during the N64, no?



LordGeovanni commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

So you just want to ignore the GC Discs completely? It isn't like the GC was almost piracy-proof you see. (sarcasm). If links to pages regarding piracy were allowed I would supply the link, but take this quotation from the page I easily found:
~ "According to the Mexican software pirate, the GameCube discs are not as "good" as they are much harder to pirate and illegally copy because of the proprietary 8cm Mini-DVD discs it uses, as well as security features which are proving a little hard to get around."

Thank you for saying that my comment contained "not a single decent argument for nintendo". I mean, it isn't like Nintendo should worry about losing company assets, right?



LordGeovanni commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

I find it baffling that so many people keep bringing up the "hardship" that uploaders have to go through. I have a lot to say so I am just going to scattershot:

Why should Nintendo HAVE to accept free advertising? They OWN the material. They have the RIGHT to enforce laws protecting their property. Regardless of ANYONE else's opinion.
If the Uploaders should make money because they spent time creating the "content" (commentary), why shouldn't the creating company be paid for the use of their PROPRIETARY creations? I think Nintendo is right to ask for money, and the amount that they ask for is NOT unreasonable on the side of the Uploader. In fact, asking for only 30~40% is FAR low-balling for the content.
If the Uploader spends even 10 Hours crafting the video, they should get paid for their contributions, right? Alright. Let us compare that to the THOUSANDS of man-hours put into the development of that game. Uploaders getting more than 1% is insane from that perspective. Saying "their tech costs" doesn't contribute either. That SAME tech is used for other videos. It is not likely that they spent $1000+ on cameras and lighting just to abandon it after the one video.
Do people here not even fully understand the laws regarding property and retaining Copyrights, Patents, and Trademarks? Unauthorized use of your assets CAN STRIP you of those assets. Ask Band-Aid why... oh, I'm sorry, ask "Band-Aid Brand" why they changed their name. Nintendo HAS to enforce their rights or they lose their property. Ask them if they want to give away Mario or Zelda.

Nintendo actively defends itself because of what happened in 1983. And since they REBUILT the ENTIRE video game market, they are sort of entitled to run their ship they way they want. Even if the rest of the world feels otherwise, it doesn't matter.

The funniest thing from all of this is that people STILL are buying Nintendo products. Nintendo is DOOMED people Like that time that their stocks dropped. Or when Sony tried to STEAL their IPs with the SNES-CD system. Or when they refused to make a CD based system that got PIRATED like crazy (PS original). Or when they forced the N64 instead of CDs and Memory Cards. Or when they made a Lunchbox for a system that (while superior in multiple ways) was ridiculed for being "kidware". Or when they started using proprietary discs that couldn't be read and ripped easily. Or that time their stocks went down. Or when they started doing "gimmicks" like a second screen. Or a "gimmicks" like touch screen. Or that time their stocks went down. Or a "gimmicks" like "motion-control". Or a "gimmicks" like 3D tech that works without glasses. Or that time their stocks went down...



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

It isnt just faceplates. The screens are larger but the dimensions are the same. That means that the larger screens are just "zoomed in". It doesnt show you more, just bigger. Faceplates make the system adaptable. The biggest issue is the lack of respect though. "Americans will not want this, let us just force them to buy the more expensive one". That is the issue.



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

I am not here to argue. I am not here to rant. I only have a basic message for leaving here:

Nintendo is screwing up. I don't condemn them for it. I DO have a long amount of irritation with their practices over the last several months. Amiibo shouldnt be limited to one run if they are flying off the shelves. WiiU-GC Adapters should have been reprinted within two months of their demand, and announced within 2 weeks that there was a reprint coming. Majora's Mask LE Game + statue shouldnt sell out within hours. MM New 3DS XL shouldnt sell out within A QUARTER OF AN HOUR.

And MOST CERTAIN, Nintendo shouldnt limit my choices. I only wanted a Standard N3DS. I was planning that all along. When I found out that the Standard was unavailable, I decided to settle for the MM Special Edition. I couldnt get that either. I will WAIT. And I WILL say it wherever I want. Social Media and in RL.

Nintendo's current actions have been crippling to their company and just sitting down and saying nothing will Not help Nintendo. Because they will not know the level of our anger.



LordGeovanni commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Frustration at Missed ...:

I find it hilarious that you decided to nit-pick out my list and detail how horrible it is. I DID say that it was a list of things I would like to see. It is BY FAR not the only things that I would expect to be changed. For you to question such a basic concept makes me wonder who let you on the internet. I find it even more hilarious that you want Nintendo to increase the cost of producing the Wii U just because YOU dont like seeing an external HD attached. I mean, it isnt like other people might have trouble finding another $50 to pay for this "improvement" when at least some part of the consumer-base might not need it and would be forced to pay more while others are excluded entirely because they cant afford the extra $50. I am even disturbed by your reaction to me saying that ROMs on Computers are illegal. You laugh. Or at least typed LOL. If you dont think that Nintendo should have a right to their own created property, why are you even bothering with a Nintendo site?

I find it fascinating that you take a record of Wii selling OVER 100 MILLION and say that it fails against Multimedia because TWO different, competing systems have a combined total higher. Nintendo outsold ALL other companies by 5-to-4. But this isnt significant to you. It CERTAINLY doesnt show that Multimedia isnt as powerful in this conversation. OBVIOUSLY everyone wanted a Multimedia source because if they REALLY didnt want one, the Wii would have sold more than at LEAST one of the competitors... Oh wait!

That is Ok, you bring up a good point about Nintendo being able to Tank BOTH Microsoft and Sony at the same time. It isn't like that happened before... Oh wait! GameCube happened. TONS of media coverage of Sony and Microsoft berating the Nintendo "Lunchbox" says hi...

Well, at least you give some good advice for Nintendo: "<B>Clearly, they need to start playing "the game" the way MS and Sony do, and they need to improve upon it and come out all guns blazing in a way that A) only Nintendo can and B) MS and Sony have not considered. At the same time, they very much need to adopt the common and expected practices and policies that define the core experience of the Xbox and Playstation brands--recognizable controllers, account-based profiles, an Achievement/Trophy system, an optional paid service, a lot more media content, built-in harddrive, generation-relative hardware heft, etc.</B>"

Let me summarize, Nintendo! Stop being you and be them. And be them BETTER than they are themselves. Obviously that is the answer. You need to be MORE Sony than Sony is. Get RID of the Off-TV Play, Get RID of the Miiverse, Get RID of the IPs that are not on PlayStation or Xbox, they are NOT what gamers want obviously.

@Quorthon, @Kirk,

Do you guys even bother to read your own thoughts at times? We can all agree that Nintendo should make some changes, but the best part of Nintendo is the low chance that they will accept a person on the internet's plans and concepts. I can rest quite easy knowing that Nintendo will do much better than the ideas that you have suggested. Especially because I know Nintendo wouldn't do such silly concepts. You would destroy the company within 5 years.