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Mon 8th July, 2013

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MIDP commented on The Pokémon Company Sues Fan for Copyright In...:

Anyone up for a petition to have The Pokemon Company retract their demand?
I personally don't feel like buying their products after something like this. It doesn't matter how much you I love Pokemon, this is BS.

The problems here are:

  • Sure, they have the right to protect their IP, but they could have told this guy, like they did "Drop the party" and then continue on with their business instead of demanding 4k from him.
  • The biggest problem is that they should encourage this, since it is LITERALLY PROMOTING their product.
    It was not like he was making a huge chunk of money of it, he wanted to cover expenses for throwing a party where he was showing his love for Pokemon.

If we as fans need to worry about showing our love for Pokemon, because they could demand money like this from us, then at least I am willing to take my money elsewhere.

The Pokemon Company deserves all the negative press they could get from this.



MIDP commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2015 - Q4 ...:

Xenoblade X is obivously an exciting game, except that I probably won't buy it since I won't find time to play it. I haven't even played the first one yet...
So I think that Mario Tennis'll be the only one I'll buy...hmm...

When looking at this, the thing that I am hoping for the most is:

  • Another big Smash Update, with DLC characters and stages basically.
  • A Mario Maker Update. It still keeps me very busy, but it's always fun with new things to the games we love, and there are plenty of more cool things that could be added to the already perfect Mario Maker.
  • More info on Pokemon Go
  • More info on the next Pokemon
  • Speaking of... isn't Pokken Tournament coming out this quarter, or is that in 2016?


MIDP commented on This Is The Last Real Console Cycle, Proclaims...:

I dislike him too, but he seems pretty much spot on everything here.
If anything, Nintendo would benefit, maybe the most of this change, if only they could execute a little better.
Their games are simply amazing, yet most people don't even know of them.
A few days ago, I spoke to some people where I am from, who either own PS4 or XBone.
4 people who play a lot of games. Only 1 of them knew of the Metal Gear series.
So basically, what I'm saying is, and what Pachter is saying, for us who sit here and comment on games we love, its easy to forget that we are a small percentage of gamers out there.
We might be some of the more dedicated ones, some of us, not even me, to be honest, but you get my point.
So if now, 10 milion has a chance to play Mario Kart 8, how many more do you think would play it if they could get the experience without owning a console?
Honestly, I'd say about EVERY one, that I show Mario Kart, or any other great Nintendo title love it. They usually want to get a console, the thing is, like with everything sales, finishing that funnel on the other side is difficult if it means paying more than around 100 bucks.
If the risk gets smaller, more people take it.
Just look at microtransactions...



MIDP commented on Quest Forge: By Order Of Kings Mixes Zelda And...:

Oh ok, those are some good points.
I am aware that you need clearance from Nintendo, but assumed that a well developed game would (seeing as there is so much unacceptable content already) get that.
Other than that I see what you are saying.

I still have that feeling that, even though it is only a "fun, side project", they could have gotten it cleared, and released it through the E-Shop as well regardless, as it is still work that they have put in, and some people would maybe appreciate the game.

Because if a studio does something, even if it is a side project for fun, then that is still a product that can give them a return, an IP, credit, etc.
The only reason I see why it would not have been worth it, is if the clearance simply is too expensive, or they feel that the project doesn't have enough quality to represent them.

Because I am really trying to see it the way you present it, but every time it comes back to "Well, you can still always have it on the E-Shop too".
I know that I am not buying it, since I don't have an NES, but I may have, if it was on the E-Shop. Instead, I am going to read this article, then never hear about the developer or game again.

So I guess it just comes down to me being a little disappointed that this company could have done something in a different way than I think may have been better for them.
Hopefully I am wrong!



MIDP commented on Quest Forge: By Order Of Kings Mixes Zelda And...:

Yeah, why would they do this???
Put it out on the E-Shop and have a physical copy that the hardcore can buy if they want to...
I mean, not for me, but for them.
I guess their strategy is to sell it for 34 bucks, and have the few hardcore to really buy it, but at the same time, they would probably have more people buying it for 10 bucks on the E-Shop anyways, at least 4 per every 1 copy on a real NES?
But hey, if this works, I'm very happy for them, I just don't see it and hate to see studios with interesting games go down because they had a weird marketing strategy...



MIDP commented on Nintendo Download: 10th September (Europe):

Is there a difference between the physical Mario Maker and the download?
Other than the obvious of course. What I mean is, does it always come with that special Amiibo or is there something else really cool about it?



MIDP commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer...:

I was just thinking this morning about a list like this and realized that my all time favorite is Super Mario 64 DS.
Crazy enough, a list like that pops up, but ironically doesn't have my favorite as an option.
Here I chose 64 because, its kind of the closest, but in reality its not how I feel.
I think the DS version brought way more because you could have it on the go, and with different characters etc. a WAY better game in my opinion.

1. Super Mario 64 DS
2. Super Mario 3D World
3. Super Mario Bros 3
4. New Super Mario Bros U
5. Super Mario Galaxy
6. New Super Mario Bros Wii
7. Super Mario 3D Land

The rest is difficult to put in order.
Super Mario World though was the first I grew up with, and I somehow find it very overrated, even though I love the game, of course.



MIDP commented on Nintendo of America Makes Young Boy's Dream Co...:

I don't think it's because they're racist. In a company many things run from Japan, how is a person supposed to be the head of that without fully understanding the language and the culture.
It would unfortunately make a lot of things more complicated.
There of course is a part of it where one can ask about how he would be perceived by the Japanese investors and the public, if he, as an american would be the head of the company, and you can call that racism (the subtle form) if you want to.
But even if you took that away, the main problem first mentioned would still remain, and that's why I find it difficult to accuse them of racism being a reason.
Because I am a 100% sure that if they knew to a 100% without any doubt that it would make them money by having Reggie as CEO of NOJ, they would.



MIDP commented on Mario Memories: Pre-Internet Timeline Confusio...:

I only got to "really" play it after World, and I still like it way more than World.
I only had an SNES but remember really wanting an NES to be able to play Mario 3 that I had seen so many times and played at friends places.
So finally one day, we got All Stars!

The rest is history...or something



MIDP commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

I just read that SuicideGirl thing.
So what, only because a member on an adult site has listed a Nintendo game as one of her favorite games, they filed a lawsuit!?
WTF Nintendo?
Like, WTF for real, I dont even know where to begin...

They tell a fan to not promote their product, because they think the fan is bad for their image...whats next, are you going to select what fans can even play your games at all?

Out of all the ridiculous things Nintendo has ever done, that is the worst I've heard. I've always backed them no matter what, but this is like discrimination as well as bad morals in my opinion.
I didn't even know one could get sued or force to not write "ZELDA" on the internet.
Are they going to block our comments here to then? I guess they could technically then.

Please tell me I've misunderstood what was in that info, like it was a joke or something, because the way I feel about this now...I'm not sure if I am going to keep buying any Nintendo products in the future...
I'm seriously so disappointed right now.



MIDP commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

Wow, I've lost a bunch of amazing jobs, but seriously.
That is really a failure mentality. I understand that one is sad, almost, kind of.
Whenever my jobs end, I just recharge and come back stronger to the next place.
What I think I am trying to say is, he's making it sound like he is the only person who ever lost a job...



MIDP commented on Chris Prangar, Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Who ...:

How can he say he did NOT see it coming, I even wrote it was coming
This was my comment:

"Is it just me or do that team (whoever was talking in the interveiw/podcast) need a new spokesperson?
Or was that just poorly written from sounds to text?
Sure, I understood the point, but there is like a milion ways to make that sound way more professional than that.
This was almost at the level of Mega Man Legends 3..."

If I said something like that in any of my jobs, while I worked in America I'd get fired too.
Which kind of sucks since the freedom of speech should be free always...



MIDP commented on Review: DK: Jungle Climber (Wii U eShop / DS):

I think this is one of the most underappreciated games ever.
The gameplay is really unique and feels truly good to play. You use the shoulder buttons to kind of swing yourself, and its really a lot about having a nice "flow".
Its a great game on the go that is simply put, simply a lot of fun.

I personally would give this game an 8.

Since this version is not on the go, I can kind of see why its not an 8.
That shouldnt take away the fun that the story provides however.



MIDP commented on Mighty No. 9 Producer Shares Regret Over Delay...:

...and of course, planning a little better, even though that argument doesn't make too much sense either really, since one has to assume they did try to plan with the knowledge they had, and since that wasn't enough, they wouldn't had done differently.
So all they can do then is to plan better for next time.



MIDP commented on Mighty No. 9 Producer Shares Regret Over Delay...:

Exactly. Like he says, its bad, and it sucks.
But planning stuff when you have a lot of stretch goals that get reached when you didn't plan on ever reaching them in the first place of course has to be difficult.
Essentially, that should had been put in to account when planned initially.
But it is very easy for me to see how, you have this plan and timeline, but then you run into some bumps you didn't plan on running into initially, which in itself leads to some more bumps, then another thing you may not have counted on shows up.

And since they probably pay people on monthly pay rolls, it makes even more sense that they have to move teams that do nothing, to do something.
A smaller company really needs to make sure to take every revenue stream possible, if they sit and lose out on some money, and they run into something unexpected later, that might in fact be the difference of bankruptcy compared to being able to maybe survive another few months to be able to recover.
Thats why Nintendo will survive fine with the Wii U losing them money, because they have made sure to generate enough money to be able to take a fall like that, maybe even 2, 3 or 4.
At the end of the day, a company needs to always try to make as much money as possible, because that gives them a better chance to deliver better products.

The only thing I see that they've done wrong is the way, as he says, they've presented all of it. It should have been way better informed to the backers and the fans, and explained why it is OK for them to start Red Ash while doing Mighty No 9 at the same time.



MIDP commented on Chris Pranger From Nintendo Treehouse Discusse...:

Is it just me or do that team (whoever was talking in the interveiw/podcast) need a new spokesperson?
Or was that just poorly written from sounds to text?
Sure, I understood the point, but there is like a milion ways to make that sound way more professional than that.
This was almost at the level of Mega Man Legends 3...



MIDP commented on Masahiro Sakurai Tackles Criticisms of Bonus F...:

Well spoken. It is like "Pokemon Amie" or customizing your character in Pokemon (Which still I don't understand why they had to remove, and their bs excuse to why was terrible).

Extra features that are there if you want to use them, otherwise don't, and just play the game and enjoy.
Some reviewers sure are...bad at reviewing I guess...or something along those lines.



MIDP commented on Video: 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Trailer Confirm...:

@Seanmyster6 I know, same with Gunstar Heroes right?
But still, first Gunstar Heroes announced, now this...
Man, I could explode from excitement
Maybe not a big deal to most, but both these games, but espescially Sonic 2, is such a big part of my child hood and has played a big part of what Ive become...sounds pretty deep for a game, but the more I think of it, its probably very true
Also, the 2 player VS is like the most underrated VS multiplayer mode in gaming, one of the most, at least
Played it with my brother and a friend endlessly
Both with teleporters and normal items, its a blast
The dynamic with teleporters is also so much fun because it changes the gameplay completely
Other than that mode, Sonic 3 & Knuckles combined is the far superior game in every way imaginable...except like the mentioned VS mode, of course



MIDP commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Retail Games of 2015 ...:

When I saw Dragon Ball, I thought, "sold", but when I saw it was in 2D...
Well, they dont want my money...
Im sure if they made a 3DS 3D Dragon Ball similar to the ones on consoles, every Dragon Ball fan with a 3DS would buy it instantly.
But hey, Im probably wrong, and maybe thats just I who would...
Maybe in the next gen...



MIDP commented on Obituary: Satoru Iwata:

Its a sad day for us all.
I will never forget how good all the Nintendo Directs were with him.
His personality was truly amazing.

Wherever you are now, we miss you Iwata - "Directly to you" <3



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

Ok, wait a 2D to 3D Metroid is "Evolution", while Metroid Prime to Prime Federation Force is "Transformation"?
Sounds like a very subjectively irrational comparison.
I mean, almost nothing in 2D and 3D Metroid is similar when it comes to gameplay.
While Prime and Fed Force is , well first off we don't really know, but judging by footage, it is pretty similar except for the fact that the "mood" and "objectives" are different.
It seems more like a different "mode" of Prime.
And while that could mean that it at the end might also feel completely different, I still think it is pretty illogical to say that 2D to 3D is less different.
In other words, 2D to 3D would then be more of a "transformation" than Prime to Fed Force...



MIDP commented on 3D Gunstar Heroes Brings New Modes And Local C...:

Im so f***ing excited about this game!
Honestly, its like one of my favorite games all time!
To be able to have it on the 3DS is a dream come true, Ive waited for so long.
The thing that sucks though is that you need two copies for Co-op...
It feels like so many games on the 3DS does that for the wrong reasons (I think).
Because it feels like they want you to buy two copies obviously, but many times, it feels like if you're actually able to play the game with someone who doesn't have a copy, that leads to the extra copy, and many times a new fan of the franchise in question, which of course in turn, generates more copies.
Some of the first party titles do a good job of this actually, like MK7 and Mario Party, where they let you do Download Play.
That has led some of the people I've showed games to, to become fans of them, buying more games.
And when you look at home consoles, all you need there is an extra controller.
So yeah, it is truly a huge negative on many 3DS games...
But hey, still happy the game is coming!



MIDP commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

@Kirk Thad'd be cool
Kind of like 3DS.
...speaking of which, is something that should somehow be incorporated more.
One example is why they half do it with Super Smash, "Here, a mode to use the controller...only in Smash mode, otherwise you have to choose another one"
And then they drop this 1 EUR add on - of when I read, was sure that it enabled you to use it in all modes, I bought it right away, only to find out afterwards that, no, this was only for people with a 3DS, without Smash on it, who wants to use it to play Smash on the Wii U - once again, only in one mode!
Like, are they kidding us, first of all, how often do you run into that scenario even.
I mean, sure, I guess it does happen, but that just makes it even more of a reason to let you be able to use your 3DS as a controller in all modes.
Just in general, it feels like they should have been able to make an app for the 3DS that just lets it be a controller.
Like many other nit picky things, its not the deal breaker of how good the console is, but it is one of many small things that just feel like they shouldn't be that difficult to fix, and if they had this, along with much other things, the console would feel so much better.
And don't get me wrong, I sound negative, but I love my Wii U, it is my favorite console ever behind the New 3DS.
But it just feels, like said before, so many small things could together give an overall better experience if they were fixed, and many of these small things should not be, or have been to difficult to fix.



MIDP commented on First Impressions: Our Maiden Flight In Star F...:

@Zach I think so too
The controls seem fun, I dont find the graphics to be that bad at all.
Also, I dont see what the complain about Assault is that everyone seems to have.
That is the only Star Fox game Ive truly enjoyed, times and times better than 64 in my opinion.



MIDP commented on Akihiro Hino on Why Fantasy Life 2 is Not Comi...:

Well, theyre not eliminating the "kids playing on 3DSs" since they also play on smart devices.
Maybe I misunderstood what was written.
Either way, I think this makes good sense.
More people will be able to buy it now, and granted that they can make their title visible among all other good phone titles, then its a great move.
Although I'd love to see the sequel on the 3DS as well obviously.