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LoveSugoi

LoveSugoi

Full time ota, part time geek

Female, 24, United States

Love J-Idols, manga, comics, movies, tokusatsu, animation, Hatsune Miku, and Hello Kitty. Just getting back into video games. :3

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Wed 10th July, 2013

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LoveSugoi

#1

LoveSugoi commented on Pokkén Tournament Dated For 16th July in Japa...:

Ugh, that's cool and all but CONFIRM GRENINJA ALREADY DAMMIT.

@Rhydas

Probably because in this case, Nintendo owns the IP? There's very few Pokemon games we haven't gotten over here and tbh, the majority of it was stuff best left in Japan. Porting it would be the most no brain-er way to add another big title to the Wii U/NX's schedule with development as slow as is. I'm pretty sure that's mostly the reason we've been seeing normally Japan exclusive titles like Fatal Frame and Tomodachi Life lately. I'm pretty confident we'll get this unless it bombs hard at the arcades.

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#2

LoveSugoi commented on ​Fire Emblem Fates Birthright Edition Is The...:

Ah, had a feeling the "Light" would win out over the "Darkness" in Japan lol. I wonder if it'll be the same story in the West or the opposite?

@Fath Speaking of Western tastes, LOL. It never ceases to amaze me how people tend to demonize sex more than violence on our side of the pond.

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#7

LoveSugoi commented on First Impressions: Digging Up Details on Harve...:

@scubydo

I'd definitely recommend Story of Seasons, I'm having a blast with it. Has a charming aesthetic and the music's good. I haven't played a lot of the past HM games to compare it to but a lot of long time fans seem to consider it one of the best entries in years.

Seeds of Memories seems to be aiming to replicate the past console HM game and drop nostalgic nods. Natsume's in house efforts like Hometown Story and The Lost Valley don't exactly have the best track record so I'd personally wait for the reviews on this one.

There's also Rune Factory which is a spin off of the HM series (the real ones) but has more fantasy RPG elements. The 4th installment came out in 2013, I have it and what I've played so far is really good. The most beautiful game I've seen on the 3DS and it even has animated cutscenes.

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#8

LoveSugoi commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metro...:

This game is low budget spin off milk that is completely depending on the Metriod Prime name to sell. It'll be lucky enough to sell 250K, even luckier to get a sequel and regardless of the sugary coated 'transformation' talk, it's quite doubtful that much of this title's gameplay will make it over to a future main Metroid title. Anyone trying to prop it up as some kind of "evolution" by making Wind Waker or Awakening comparisons is deluding themselves. Reggie's just doing his job: spinning and BSing.

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#10

LoveSugoi commented on Fire Emblem Fates Storms to Number One in Japan:

Fantastic start for FE. The wait's gonna be painful. Good to see Splatoon hanging in there with a bunch of new releases, beautiful legs on this one. :)

@DarthNocturnal

Eh, I don't really consider it "cheating" as this type of gimmick is mostly designed to milk the whales, the type of people that'd buy multiple versions anyway in support of a release (one for use, one for collection, one to gift, etc.). At least by offering multiple versions, they're getting additional content for their spending. Most people will just settle on one version/copy. I would like to see the sales split though just to see which is the "popular" version.

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#11

LoveSugoi commented on First Impressions: Digging Up Details on Harve...:

I'm all for Retro throwbacks but this honestly just looks like a cheap, facebook Harvest Moon knock off. Graphics aren't everything but come on, they could have done something far more grand for a game that's going to be on console and mobile considering what both platforms can handle nowadays.

Not impressed with what I'm reading about the game itself either. I thought Natsume would take TLV's criticism to mean they should work harder to polish and perfect the direction they taking with the series... but going off that description, it seems they just gave up on one of major differences and settled on using a gimmick-y nostalgia fueled knock off of past BokuMono games? Even going as far as to use "inspirations" of past BokuMono characters... REALLY?! Have they have no sense of pride?

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#13

LoveSugoi commented on Pokémon Shuffle is Heading to Android and iOS...:

I've been saying since the beginning that it should have been on Android/iOS. This game should be able to live up it's sales potential now.

I didn't bother with this because I already had Trozei but I'll totally download it now for my Droid.

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#15

LoveSugoi commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Approach to Transfor...:

@Sakura This certainly feels like the Twilight Zone reading some of the bizarre mental gymnastics being used here to defend Nintendo releasing what are ultimately cheap, low risk spinoffs to milk fans of existing IP and fill up the schedule without putting the money and time into mainline entries. Couple that with the accusatory and butthurt comments about fans never wanting change and being "ungrateful" for whatever crap the company pulls out of it's *** and stick a price tag on ... and you have entered the fanboy zone! :P

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#16

LoveSugoi commented on Nintendo Isn't Talking About NX Because It Doe...:

@Paulyvara

Oh definitely. I was just saying they need to have more exciting stuff than the Animal Crossing amiibo game and Mario spinoffs on the horizon to please Wii U owners. It's too late to start any big 3 year projects but some small to medium sized games are more reasonable to see over the next year.

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#17

LoveSugoi commented on Nintendo Isn't Talking About NX Because It Doe...:

Yeah.... I'm getting more convinced now that the NX is the rumored fusion console. There'd be no reason to talk about the 3DS at all here if it were only replacing the Wii U (and vice versa). Neither system's upcoming line up instill confidence that it's going to "survive" past 2017 (granted 3DS games don't take long to make).

They better have some cooler tricks than Mario Party: Animal Crossing to pull over the next year and plenty of them because that's the only way they're going to satisfy Wii U owners.

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#18

LoveSugoi commented on Reggie Talks Yo-Kai Watch And The Importance O...:

Lol Reggie, plenty of kids have smartphones and tablets at the age. But there's plenty with DS's too. All my best friend's nephews have 3DSes and I passed down my old DS to my niece. Still, I mostly see a lot of people my age (young adult) with handhelds but then that could just be because I normally hang with geeky crowds. :P

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#21

LoveSugoi commented on Animal Crossing Director Talks More About Happ...:

"It's safe to say that fan reaction has been rather mixed towards the amiibo-centric focus of the two upcoming Animal Crossing games for Wii U and 3DS."

That's a bit of understatement. I'd say it was easily the second most hated announcement coming from the Digital Event. Though I guess it does look "mixed" when you compare it to how much the #1 is hated. :P

E3 kind of soured me on HHD but the details are warming me back up to it.

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#23

LoveSugoi commented on Japan Is Getting A Pokémon Periodical Aimed A...:

The Pokemon formula is designed to appeal to a new generation of kids every time but it's nice when Nintendo acknowledges the "kids" that never quite moved on every now and then.

This sounds nice, I hope the Pokemon Center site starts selling an English version. :)

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#24

LoveSugoi commented on Masahiro Sakurai Confirms That Recent Super Sm...:

Cool. I had forgotten all about that ballot but this means Bayonetta and the Inklings still have a chance (though after the success of Splatoon, Inklings might be non-ballot additions anyway).

This is the first I've heard of people suggesting Phoenix Wright... but that sounds so awesome.

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#27

LoveSugoi commented on Fire Emblem Fates Iwata Asks Explores Multiple...:

Aw, so his daughter encouraged to write a big epic story. That's really sweet.

I personally like the "pick your poison" gimmick and if you're going to do a shameless multiple version cash in then do it right and actually offer the content to justify it. A story that's 3x as big as Awakening and told from different perspectives does it for me. The only thing I take issue with is the gay male and female characters being split across the two stories too. Not cool.

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#32

LoveSugoi commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:

I haven't found anything reassuring about the next console's future from Reggie's nor Miyamoto's comments lately. They sound painfully in damage control mode and don't seem apologetic about the missteps Nintendo has taken this generation at all. This interviews just reeks of arrogance. How do they expect to win back gamers and casuals if they aren't even arsed about winning over their loyal fans lately?

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#37

LoveSugoi commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at Smaller New Nintendo...:

@Rocky2418

Thank you for posting that sales data. I'm so tired of people peddling around that "XL outsells standard" excuse (like this is a phenom exclusive to the NA). Someone in another comment section even had the gall to call the standard audience "niche". On planet is 33% considered "niche"?

And isn't the point of having variations of products anyway is that you're serving the different tastes and needs of your audience? With this decision NoA had basically told 33% of the 3DS owners to either upgrade to their way or no way. I chose "no way" and I'm sure I wasn't alone. Ridiculous that this is even a problem when America is one of the Nintendo's biggest markets but it's another example of how stingy and arrogant NoA can be.

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#38

LoveSugoi commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at Smaller New Nintendo...:

The new XL and the 2DS their "best" lineup? Really? Despite how pathetic it looks for a large market like America to only have those two options when Japan and Europe have them all? Ugh.

There's a reason Pizza Hut has pan, small, medium, large, and XL sized pizzas, Reggie. It's not about which is selling the most, it's about fulfilling as many needs as possible.

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#39

LoveSugoi commented on Keiji Inafune Would Still Be Interested in Mak...:

You'd think with Bloodstained, Shenmue 3, and Yooka Laylee's success, Capcom would just revive the project already. Especially since they have Mighty No. 9 as a reference for how successful an actual Megaman kickstarter would be. There's obviously lots of money in this type of thing... I just don't get it.

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#41

LoveSugoi commented on Take More Risks With Your eShop Purchases, Ple...:

With all due respect Mr. Baker, how about you guys sort out an actual account system and cross buy first before asking people to be riskier with their eshop purchases? There's still people who are reluctant to support the eshop for something that is very much in Nintendo's hands.

I think some here oversimplify the issue with Nintendo fans supporting more indies and 3rd parties. There ARE indies that have found success on Nintendo platforms such as Steamworld Dig, Affordable Space Adventures, Gunman Clive, Mutant Mudds, Mighty Switch Force, and Shovel Knight. There are also 3rd parties that have success on Nintendo handhelds, the 3DS is virtually unchallenged in the dedicated handheld market because it's home to stuff like Monster Hunter, Yokai Watch, BokuMono as well as Nintendo's staple of IP's. The home console situation is different and has a more troubled history but I think generally what the Nindies/3rd parties that find success on Nintendo platforms have in common is a certain aesthetic, level of polish, and type of gameplay that appeals to the Nintendo fan's palette. Stroking the nostalgia buttons and promotional backing from Nintendo usually helps too.

I'd say most of my 3DS eshop/retail purchases are from indies/3rd parties. But it's not out of obligation or some need to support the little guy, it's because I personally have found a lot of quality and interesting titles. Make'em good and I'll buy.

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#42

LoveSugoi commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Attempts To Explain Why Zelda...:

@MadAdam81

Okay, so you meant "COD-esque" as in churning out yearly franchises and rarely innovating. Sorry for misunderstanding. However, I still have to disagree. Mario, Pokemon, and Zelda would already fall into this category you described. It's rarely one year (or in Mario's case barely a few months) where we don't see some type of game from them and not every game is a new or fresh iteration. Zelda has had three remakes in the past three years and the most recent traditional Pokemon game was also a remake. For every Mario, Pokemon, and Zelda released, that's resources Nintendo could have used to come up with a new IP or revive an older one with fresher ideas and new inspiration. Even Splatoon was originally going to be a Mario game. Nintendo makes new IP's all the time, many of them are just smaller games that don't get the push or spotlight that Splatoon does.

Your concerns about Metriod, F-zero, Animal Crossing, etc. would be understandable if these franchises were used more frequently to begin with. Fans shouldn't have to wait two generations to see Starfox when they barely have to wait two months to see Mario.

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#43

LoveSugoi commented on Exclusive: 2D Hack And Slash Title Wulverblade...:

@fullyilly

Right off the bat, I'd like to thank you guys for the honesty regarding the technical hurdles you're experiencing with the Wii U port. That kind of integrity is refreshing to see.

The game looks like good bloody fun. I hope everything works out and you can reach as broad of a audience as possible. Good luck. :)

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#44

LoveSugoi commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Attempts To Explain Why Zelda...:

@MadAdam81

"If Nintendo istend to what the fans thought they wanted, we'd get every Nintendo franchises churning out yearly terrible CoD like stuff."

You've been on this site for two years, unless you've never read a single comment section before now, there is no way you actually believe that utter nonsense you just spewed out. The straws you're reaching for aren't even in the same restaurant at this point.

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#46

LoveSugoi commented on Nintendo Is A Slave To Its Past Success, Says...:

@Mr_Zurkon

True. I'd say my niece knows Mickey and Minnie mainly through the merchandise we buy her and the occasional viewing of Mickey Clubhouse on Disney Junior. She benefits from being in a house full of 90's/80's kids so we make sure she gets a healthy dose of Disney Renaissance to go with along with the current Frozen and Tinkerbell climate. :P

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#47

LoveSugoi commented on Nintendo Is A Slave To Its Past Success, Says...:

First off, WTF at his kids not knowing Mickey Mouse. My three year old niece knows Mickey, Minnie, Tom & Jerry, Scooby Doo, Superman, and a host of other pop culture characters beyond her years because we don't keep her in a freaking bubble.

Secondly, he'd have a point... if Nintendo were actually doing what he thinks they're doing. The Internet and so-called industry experts seem to have a warped perception of who the hardcore Nintendo fan actually is and what their wants are (ironically it's similar to the perception they have of SEGA fans) and it shows here with his comments.

Metriod and Animal Crossing have by far been the two most requested franchises to make their Wii U appearance. No one has been jumping up and down asking for a 3DS Federation spinoff or an amiibo party game with AC characters slapped on it. People have been asking for console entries for a traditional Fire Emblem and Pokemon Stadium/Colosseum/Snap but I don't remember anyone asking for a Skylanders crossover. Fans have embraced new IP like Splatoon that Nintendo itself embraced but were cold on W101 and Codename Steam which Nintendo sent out to sink or swim. Fans have also been clamoring for lesser known IP's like F-zero, Sin and Punishment, Eternal Darkness, and Advance Wars to make their appearance this generation. None of which have. If the Wii U library actually reflected Nintendo pandering strictly to it's core fanbase, there'd be a lot more of the franchises mentioned and a lot less Mario and Wii.

Instead, Nintendo has been trying to pander to a mass audience that simply isn't there anymore with the same bag of tricks. They need to appease the fans they have left with a diversified library of staple IPs while also trying to reel in new ones by extending their marketing reach and creating new exciting IPs. There's no reason it has to be a either/or situation.

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#48

LoveSugoi commented on Satoru Iwata Didn't Apologise For Nintendo's E...:

People need to stop the ad hominem. I made it a point to reduce my expectations to zero going into the event and was still disappointed. The bait and switch with AC and Metroid Prime didn't help either. Good for you if you found the presentation fulfilling and feel there's nothing to be upset over, just accept that you're very much in the minority and throwing around "you're all entitled and selfish!" insults does nothing to change that.

Reggie thought the Spaltoon reactions were bad? Huh? It pretty much sparked a fandom overnight. Tumblr filled with fanart and homemade plushes within a day of it's reveal. Two days after MP:FF's people are signing cancellation petitions and giving the trailer tens of thousands of dislikes. What kind of out of touch revisionist nonsense...

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#50

LoveSugoi commented on New Nintendo 3DS XL Back On Top In Japan As Wi...:

Splatoon showing some nice legs. That's a pretty soft drop from last week. It's looking like 500K will be in the bag in the not too distant future, possibly 1M+ lifetime which would be outstanding for a new IP on this system.

Nice to see Rhythm Heaven doing well, now announce a localization. kthxbai